Bill Text: NY A05357 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the electronic and print publication of certain school district reports within 7 days after approval; defines "local officer or employee" to include certain school officials.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-11 - referred to education [A05357 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05357-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. FITZPATRICK, MONTESANO, TAGUE, FINCH, SALKA --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, DeSTEFANO, HAWLEY, KOLB, MANK-
          TELOW, RAIA, THIELE -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
        AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to electronic and print
          publication of certain school  district  reports,  and  to  amend  the
          general municipal law, in relation to additional definitions
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 2-e. Publication of school  reports.  Notwithstanding  any  contrary
     4  provision  of law or regulation, no later than seven calendar days after
     5  the approval by any trustee, principal, officer, or board  of  education
     6  of  any  public school in any BOCES, city, union free, common or central
     7  school district or any charter school, such school shall make  available
     8  on  a  school  or  district sponsored website and in printed form at the
     9  district office all audit reports, proposed and enacted budgets, expend-
    10  iture  reports,  union  contracts,  superintendent  contracts,  and  the
    11  minutes of all school board meetings.
    12    §  2.  Subdivision  3  of section 810 of the general municipal law, as
    13  amended by section 5 of part J of chapter 59 of the  laws  of  2013,  is
    14  amended to read as follows:
    15    3.  The  term "local officer or employee" shall mean a superintendent,
    16  district superintendent or school business official as well as the heads
    17  (other than local elected officials) of any  agency,  department,  divi-
    18  sion,  council,  board, commission, or bureau of a political subdivision
    19  and their deputies and assistants, and the  officers  and  employees  of
    20  such  agencies,  departments, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions or
    21  councils who hold policy-making positions, as annually determined by the
    22  appointing authority and set forth in a written instrument  which  shall
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  be  filed with the appropriate body during the month of February; except
     2  that the term "local officer  or  employee"  shall  not  mean  a  judge,
     3  justice, officer or employee of the unified court system. Members, offi-
     4  cers,  and employees of each industrial development agency and authority
     5  established by this chapter or created by  the  public  authorities  law
     6  shall  be  deemed officers or employees of the county, city, village, or
     7  town for whose benefit  such  agency  or  authority  is  established  or
     8  created.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    10  it shall have become a law.