senate Bill S1461A

Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 10 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1461A

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Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1414A
Versions:
S1461
S1461A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง54, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6463, A9121

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BILL NUMBER:S1461A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to authorizing
cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local
government efficiency grant program

PURPOSE:
Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the
local government efficiency grant program municipal merger incentives.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Paragraph r of subdivision 10 of Section 54 of the state finance law,
as amended by Section 6 of part GG of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2009,
is amended to include cooperative library systems in the definition of
municipalities making them eligible to apply for funds under the local
government efficiency grant program municipal merger incentives.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Local Government Efficiency Grant Program was established in New
York State to help promote and fund service sharing and consolidations
to ultimately save taxpayer dollars. Funding from this program is
currently available to counties, cities, town, villages, special
improvement districts, fire districts, school districts, BOCES, water
and sewer authorities, and regional planning and developments boards.
Public library systems are also eligible under this program; however,
cooperative library systems are not. Cooperative library systems'
sole mission is to support public library projects that consolidate
services, eliminate waste, make operations more efficient and most
importantly save taxpayers money. This legislation is necessary to
include the eligibility of cooperative library systems in this program
thereby allowing this agency to enhance their efforts on behalf of
hard pressed taxpayers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.6463

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
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    S. 1461--A                                            A. 1414--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Finance in accordance with Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, MURRAY --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee  on Libraries and Education Technology -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Libraries and Education  Technology  in  accordance  with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to authorizing coop-
  erative library systems to apply for funds under the local  government
  efficiency grant program

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

  Section 1. Clause 1 of subparagraph (i) of paragraph r of  subdivision
10  of section 54 of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 470 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) For the purposes of this paragraph, "municipality"  shall  mean  a
county,   city,   town,  village,  special  improvement  district,  fire
district, public  library,  association  library,  [or]  public  library
system  as  defined  by section two hundred seventy-two of the education
law OR COOPERATIVE  LIBRARY  SYSTEM,  provided  however,  that  for  the
purposes of this definition, a public library system shall be considered
a  municipality  only  in  instances  where  such  public library system
advances a joint application on behalf of its  member  libraries,  water
authority,  sewer  authority,  regional  planning and development board,
school district, or board of cooperative educational services; provided,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03843-02-2

S. 1461--A                          2                         A. 1414--A

however, that for the purposes of this definition, a  board  of  cooper-
ative  educational  services  shall be considered a municipality only in
instances where such board of cooperative educational services  advances
a  joint  application  on  behalf  of school districts and other munici-
palities within the board of cooperative  educational  services  region;
provided,  however,  that  any  agreements  with  a board of cooperative
educational services: shall not generate additional state aid; shall  be
deemed not to be a part of the program, capital and administrative budg-
ets of the board of cooperative educational services for the purposes of
computing  charges  upon component school districts pursuant to subdivi-
sion one and subparagraph seven of paragraph b of  subdivision  four  of
section  nineteen  hundred fifty and subdivision one of section nineteen
hundred fifty-one of the education law; and shall  be  deemed  to  be  a
cooperative  municipal service for purposes of subparagraph two of para-
graph d of subdivision four of section nineteen  hundred  fifty  of  the
education law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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