senate Bill S714A

Legalizes actions of the Port Washington union free school district with respect to certain building aid contracts

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Bill Status


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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 17 / Mar / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 24 / Mar / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 24 / Mar / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 714A
  • 27 / May / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.477
  • 01 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1356A

Summary

Legalizes actions of the Port Washington union free school district with respect to certain building aid contracts.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1356A
Versions:
S714
S714A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8469, A11538

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BILL NUMBER: S714A

TITLE OF BILL :
An act in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming
actions of the Port Washington union free school district with respect
to certain building aid contracts


PURPOSE OF BILL :
To remedy a ministerial filing error on the part of the port
Washington Union Free school District in relation to their eligibility
for state aid.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Section 1 provides for the legislative intent on the legislation.

Section 2 legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the port
Washington Union Free School District's compliance with the
requirements set forth so that they shall receive the appropriate
state aid previously allotted to them.

Section 3 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION :
The port Washington Union Free School District approved several
capital improvement projects through the State Education Department
which were deemed eligible for state aid. Due to ministerial error,
however, the proper filing for such aid was never accomplished, and
thus, the District became ineligible for such aid. This legislation
seeks to rectify that situation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08: Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 714--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. C. JOHNSON, ONORATO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  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  in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming
  actions of the Port Washington union free school district with respect
  to certain building aid contracts

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the
Port Washington union free  school  district  approved  several  capital
improvement  projects  which  were  designated  by  the  state education
department as project numbers 0001-006,  0002-001,  0003-004,  0005-008,
0006-004,  and  0007-005.  In  addition,  the projects were eligible for
certain state aid. The legislature further finds that due to ministerial
error, a required filing for eligibility for such aid was  not  made  by
the  district  in  a  timely  manner  making the district ineligible for
certain aid. The legislature further finds that without  such  aid,  the
capital  improvement  projects  will impose an additional, unanticipated
hardship on district taxpayers.
  S 2. All the acts done and proceedings heretofore  had  and  taken  or
caused  to  be  had  and  taken by the Port Washington union free school
district and by all its officers or agents relating to or in  connection
with  certain  final  cost  reports to be filed with the state education
department  for  projects  0001-006,   0002-001,   0003-004,   0005-008,
0006-004,  and  0007-005,  and  all  acts  incidental thereto are hereby
legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any  fail-
ure  to  comply with the approval and filing provisions of the education
law or any other law or any other statutory  authority,  rule  or  regu-
lation,  in  relation  to  any omissions, error, defect, irregularity or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04344-03-9

S. 714--A                           2

illegality in such proceedings had and taken, and provided further  that
any  amount  due  and  payable  to the Port Washington union free school
district for school years prior to  the  2009--2010  school  year  as  a
result of this act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph
c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law.
  S  3.  The  education  department  is  hereby directed to consider the
approved costs of the aforementioned project as valid and  proper  obli-
gations of the Port Washington union free school district.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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