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A04563 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4563

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 4, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. RAIA, McKEVITT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
         BURLING -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Governmental
         Operations

       AN  ACT  to amend the state law, in relation to designating the official
         state book

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read
    2  as follows:
    3    S  89. STATE BOOK. EACH YEAR PRIOR TO MAY FIRST, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
    4  IN THE STATE SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSIONER OF  EDUCATION  ITS  CHOICE
    5  FOR  THE  STATE BOOK FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, SUCH SELECTION BEING MADE
    6  ACCORDING  TO  STANDARDS  DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER.  FROM  SUCH
    7  SUBMISSIONS  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SELECT ONE BOOK TO BE DESIGNATED THE
    8  NEW YORK STATE BOOK FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR COMMENCING JUNE FIRST.  THE
    9  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SUBMITTING  THE  BOOK  SO DESIGNATED AS THE STATE BOOK
   10  SHALL RECEIVE SUCH SALUTATIONS AND  COMMENDATIONS  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER
   11  SHALL DETERMINE.
   12    ON  OR BEFORE JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION IS
   13  DIRECTED TO FORWARD HIS OR HER SELECTION OF THE STATE BOOK FOR THE ENSU-
   14  ING YEAR TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AND MINORITY LEADER OF THE
   15  SENATE, SPEAKER AND MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE  MEMBERS  OF
   16  THE  DELEGATION TO THE LEGISLATURE COMPRISING THE DISTRICTS OF WHICH THE
   17  PREVAILING SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IS  A  PART.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
   18  PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, DURING THE FIRST YEAR FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE
   19  DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE BOOK "ROBERT'S TALL FRIEND" AUTHORED BY VIRGI-
   20  NIA HARRIS SHALL BE DESIGNATED THE STATE BOOK.
   21    S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
   22  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06613-01-1
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