SENATE, No. 286

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  RONALD L. RICE

District 28 (Essex)

Senator  SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes a three-year moratorium on the establishment of new charter schools.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

  


An Act concerning the establishment of charter schools and supplementing P.L.1995, c.426 (C.18A:36A-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    For a period of three  years following the effective date of P.L.    , c.   (C.      ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill), the Commissioner of Education shall not approve any application for the establishment of a charter school submitted pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1995, c.426 (C.18A:36A-4).  At the end of the three-year period, prior to the approval of any application for the establishment of a new charter school, the commissioner shall consider applications or proposed charter amendments submitted for the expansion of the approved enrollment or grade levels of existing charter schools.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on October 1 next following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that for a three-year period following the bill's effective date, the Commissioner of Education will not approve any application for the establishment of a charter school.  At the end of the three-year period, prior to the approval of any application for the establishment of a new charter school, the commissioner must consider applications or proposed charter amendments submitted for the expansion of the approved enrollment or grade levels of existing charter schools.