senate Bill S693

Amended

Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 12 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 17 / Mar / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / May / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 14 / May / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 693A
  • 27 / May / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.476
  • 01 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jul / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4587A

Summary

Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district which were denied by the education department for failure of the district to publish certain information required by statute.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S693
S693A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8797

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S693

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain
transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district


PURPOSE :
To legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain acts of the
Schenectady City School District in order to ensure that the District
receives state reimbursement for some transportation contracts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 of the bill legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the
acts and proceedings of the Schenectady City School District in
relation to certain transportation contracts. Section 2 of the bill
directs the Education Department to consider such transportation
contracts as valid and proper obligations of the Schenectady City
School District.

JUSTIFICATION :
The State Education Department has recently identified an error in a
legal notice published by the Schenectady City School District in
regard to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for certain transportation
services. As a result, the Department has indicated that
transportation aid will not be paid for two contracts entered into in
the 2003-04 school year, nor for the extensions of those contracts in
the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. The loss of
this aid would have a significant negative impact on schoolchildren
and local taxpayers. This legislation will enable the District to
receive the appropriate transportation aid as it would otherwise be
entitled to receive.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.8797 of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
This bill ensures that the Schenectady City School District receives
transportation aid to which it would otherwise be entitled.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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