senate Bill S693A

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

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4587A
Versions:
S693
S693A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8797

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BILL NUMBER: S693A

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 certain 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 the approved costs of
such transportation contracts as valid and proper obligations of the
Schenectady City School District.

JUSTIFICATION :
The State Education Department 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 which it would otherwise be entitled to receive.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New bill.

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

                                 693--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Education  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation
  contracts of the Schenectady city school district

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

  Section  1. All the acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken
or caused to be had and taken by the Schenectady  city  school  district
and  by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relat-
ing to or  in  connection  with  transportation  contracts  C252137  and
C252138  for  the  2003-2004  school  year, and transportation contracts
E252137 and E252138 for the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 school
years, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized,  validated,
ratified  and  confirmed, notwithstanding any failure to comply with the
contract award, approvals and filing provisions of  the  education  law,
general municipal law or any other law or any other statutory authority,
rule  or regulation, other than those filing provisions defined in para-
graph a of subdivision 5 of  section  3604  of  the  education  law,  in
relation  to  any omission, error, defect, irregularity or illegality in
such proceeding had and taken, and provided further that any amount  due
and  payable to the Schenectady city school district as a result of this
act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of  subdivi-
sion 5 of section 3604 of the education law.
  S  2.  The  education  department  is  hereby directed to consider the
approved costs of the aforementioned contracts for transportation aid as
valid and proper obligations of the Schenectady city school district.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05047-02-9

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