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A03876 Summary:

Amd §2022, Ed L
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.
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A03876 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 8, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        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.
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