senate Bill S1573A

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

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Versions:
S1573
S1573A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4634A, A739A
2007-2008: A6592

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BILL NUMBER:S1573A

TITLE OF BILL:
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

PURPOSE:
To grant to any Board of Cooperative Educational Services
(BOCES), the ability to enter into contracts with public or
association libraries or library systems to provide
telecommunications services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends paragraph h of subdivision 4
of section 1950 of education law by adding a new subparagraph 10
which grants to boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES)
the ability to enter into contracts with public or association
libraries or library systems to provide telecommunications services.

EXISTING LAW:
Currently BOCES are not authorized to enter into these
types of contracts.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many BOCES have invested significant sums of money in
developing their own telecommunications networks including high-speed
Internet service. Public libraries, throughout the State have a
similar need to access telecommunication services including high
speed Internet services, but have not been able to invest the money
needed to create their own systems. This measure would allow
libraries to access already established telecommunication services
and to share the costs of maintaining such a system at a reduced cost
for both parties in the contract.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4634-A/A.B673-A of 2009-2010 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective 120 days after it has become law.

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

                                 1573--A
    Cal. No. 658

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  FARLEY,  ADDABBO,  AVELLA, BONACIC,
  DeFRANCISCO,  DIAZ,  HANNON,  KRUEGER,  MAZIARZ,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,
  RANZENHOFER,  SAMPSON,  SEWARD,  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS,  VALESKY,
  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered  to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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 10 to read as follows:
  (10) TO ENTER INTO  CONTRACTS  WITH  INDIVIDUAL  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES  OR
PUBLIC  LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH-SPEED TELECOM-
MUNICATIONS 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.   SUCH SERVICES TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05305-02-2

S. 1573--A                          2

PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY SYSTEMS SHALL BE PROVIDED AT COST AND SHALL
NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AID PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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