STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5357 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 Education 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. LBD05979-01-9A. 5357 2 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.