senate Bill S4053A

Signed by Governor

Includes public library systems within the definition of entities that are eligible to apply for local government efficiency grants

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 15 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.857
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4053A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6468B
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.247
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Aug / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Aug / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.470

Summary

Includes public library systems within the definition of entities that are eligible to apply for local government efficiency grants.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6468B
Versions:
S4053
S4053A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง54, St Fin L

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BILL NUMBER:S4053A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to the inclusion of library
systems within the definition of entities that are eligible to apply for
local government efficiency grants

PURPOSE:
To add library systems to the list of organizations eligible
for Local Government Efficiency Grants.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds library
systems to the list of
entities that are eligible to apply for Local Government Efficiency
Grants.

Section two provides for the effective date, which will take effect
immediately.

EXISTING LAW:
Existing law allows public libraries and association
libraries the ability to apply for Local Government Efficiency
Grants, however, library systems were left out of the statute.

JUSTIFICATION:
In many locations within the state,
particularly in
large urban areas, public libraries and library systems are one and
the same. In more rural areas of the state, library systems provide
shared services for a number of small libraries. When Local
Government Efficiency Grants (LGEG) were created in 2008, as the
successor to the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant program,
the purpose of the program was to create incentives for cooperative
activities which would reduce municipal expenses and property taxes.
When the law was written, public libraries and association libraries
were defined as eligible to apply for a grant.
Unfortunately, library systems were left out of the statute. This bill
would rectify this problem by including library systems in the list
of eligible entities for LGEG grants.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6875-A/A.10412 of 2009-2010 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4053--A
    Cal. No. 857

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FARLEY, OPPENHEIMER, ADDABBO, ALESI, DeFRANCISCO,
  FUSCHILLO, GRIFFO, HANNON, JOHNSON, KRUEGER, KRUGER, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,
  MARCELLINO,  MAZIARZ, MONTGOMERY, NOZZOLIO, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SAMP-
  SON, SEWARD,  STEWART-COUSINS,  VALESKY,  ZELDIN  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be 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 state finance law, in relation to the  inclusion  of
  library systems within the definition of entities that are eligible to
  apply for local government efficiency grants

  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 added by section 3 of part
K of chapter 57 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,
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, however, that for the purposes of this
definition, a board of cooperative educational services shall be consid-
ered a municipality only in instances where such  board  of  cooperative
educational  services  advances  a joint application on behalf of school
districts and other  municipalities  within  the  board  of  cooperative
educational services region; provided, however, that any agreements with

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09929-02-1

S. 4053--A                          2

a  board  of  cooperative educational services: shall not generate addi-
tional state aid; shall be deemed not to be a part of the program, capi-
tal and administrative budgets of the board of  cooperative  educational
services  for  the  purposes  of computing charges upon component school
districts pursuant to subdivision one and subparagraph  seven  of  para-
graph b of subdivision four of section nineteen hundred fifty and subdi-
vision  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 paragraph d of subdivision four of section nine-
teen hundred fifty of the education law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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