senate Bill S1573

Amended

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1091
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.658
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1573A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1573
S1573A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4634A

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1573

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to creating a disabled person retrofit
tax credit

PURPOSE:
To provide an incentive for owners of residential buildings to
retrofit homes for access to the disabled.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One of the bill amends Section 606 of the tax law to allow a
taxpayer a tax credit to be equal to thirty percent, with a maximum
of $5,000 dollars, of the cost of expenditures for retrofitting a
home for disabled access- Qualified improvements include:

*A no-step entrance or entrance allowing access to the residence;

*Interior passage doors providing at least thirty-two in wide opening;

*Reinforcements in bathroom walls allowing installation of grab bars
around the toilet, tub and shower; and

*Light switches and outlets Placed in locations accessible to disabled
Persons.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many homeowners discover that retrotfitting homes to allow better
access for the disabled cost prohibitive and be deterred from making
the improvements. This legislation would provide a tax credit that is
equal to thirty percent of the cost expenditures, up to $5,000 for
making qualified improvements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 - S.5058A - Referred to Investigations and Gov't Ops

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on January 1, 2014; provided further,
this act shall apply to all tax years commencing on or after January
1, 2014.

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

                                  1573

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  DIAZ,  MONTGOMERY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of
  cooperative educational services to enter into contracts  with  public
  libraries for high-speed telecommunications services

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

  Section 1. Paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the  educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 8 to read as follows:
  (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR PUBLIC
LIBRARY  SYSTEMS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNI-
CATIONS SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  HIGH-SPEED  INTERNET
SERVICES.  ANY SUCH PROPOSED CONTRACT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW AND
APPROVAL  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER,  WHO  MAY  ONLY  APPROVE  SUCH PROPOSED
CONTRACT WHEN, IN SUCH COMMISSIONER'S OPINION, SUCH CONTRACT:  (A)  WILL
RESULT IN A MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING BOARD OF COOPERATIVE
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES OR RESOURCES
THAN  WOULD  BE  ACHIEVED  WERE SUCH CONTRACT NOT APPROVED; (B) WILL NOT
DISRUPT THE LEVEL OF SERVICES TO COMPONENT  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS;  AND  (C)
WILL  RESULT  IN  A  MORE  ECONOMICAL  UTILIZATION  OF  EXISTING LIBRARY
RESOURCES. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A FINDING,  IN  WRITING,  MAKING
ANY DETERMINATION PURSUANT TO THIS SUBPARAGRAPH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05305-01-1

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