Provides that a school district vote on a bond resolution shall take place on the third Tuesday in May in conjunction with the school budget vote; provides that such bond resolution vote may only be resubmitted to the voters of the school district one time subsequent to such vote.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 8, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing that a
school bond resolution vote shall take place in conjunction with the
school budget vote
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 2022 of
2 the education law, as amended by section 7 of part A of chapter 97 of
3 the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read
4 as follows:
5 Vote on school district budgets, on bond resolutions and on the
6 election of school district trustees and board of education members. 1.
7 Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the
8 election of trustees or members of the board of education, [and] the
9 vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated
10 expenditures, and the vote upon a bond resolution, except where the
11 board shall by unanimous vote declare that an emergency exists and the
12 commissioner determines that the best interests of the district require
13 that the vote on the bond resolution be held on a different date, in any
14 common school district, union free school district, central school
15 district or central high school district shall be held at the annual
16 meeting and election on the third Tuesday in May, provided, however,
17 that such election shall be held on the second Tuesday in May if the
18 commissioner at the request of a local school board certifies no later
19 than March first that such election would conflict with religious obser-
20 vances. The sole trustee, board of trustees or board of education of
21 every common, union free, central or central high school district and
22 every city school district to which this article applies shall hold a
23 budget hearing not less than seven nor more than fourteen days prior to
24 the annual meeting and election or special district meeting at which a
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 3876 2
1 school budget vote will occur, and shall prepare and present to the
2 voters at such budget hearing a proposed school district budget for the
3 ensuing school year.
4 1-a. Any bond resolution voted upon pursuant to subdivision one of
5 this section may only be resubmitted to the voters of the school
6 district one time subsequent to such vote.
7 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
8 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.