senate Bill S4123

Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 21 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1223
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts with other school districts, boards of education, counties, municipalities, or any division of the state for any services, goods or products it has the duty or power to provide, so long as the contract will result in cost savings.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4123
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1709, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6670

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4123

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to education cooperative
contracts

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
SECTION 1 - amends section 1709 of the Education Law to add a new
subdivision 43. This new paragraph will allow the Board of
Education to enter
into cooperative contracts with other school districts, counties,
municipalities the state or divisions or agencies of the state for
any service that these other public entities are currently providing.

SECTION 2 - provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION:
School districts across the state are under
increasing fiscal pressure as costs rise and demands for services
increase. Taxpayers are already buried under high real property
taxes, and increasing these taxes should not be an option. The state
is no longer in a position to increase school aid. School districts
must be given more options to find ways to operate more efficiently
and cut costs. This bill will allow school districts to enter into
cooperative agreements with other public entities to share contracts
for goods or services when such agreements will result in savings to
the district.

EXISTING LAW:
School districts have limited ability to contract for
services with some other public entities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.6670 -- EDUCATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
It is anticipated that there will be substantial
savings to school districts, there are no costs for the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4123

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, SALAND -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to education cooperative
  contracts

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

  Section  1.  Section  1709 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF  SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  FIVE  OF  THIS CHAPTER, SECTION ONE HUNDRED THREE OF THE
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,
THE  BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO A "COOPERATIVE
CONTRACT" WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, A COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, BOARD OF
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, THE STATE OR ANY DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE  STATE,
FOR  ANY  SERVICE,  GOOD OR PRODUCT IT HAS THE DUTY OR POWER TO PROVIDE,
PROVIDED THAT THE BOARD FINDS THAT THE CONTRACT COST IS APPROPRIATE  AND
ENTRY INTO A "COOPERATIVE CONTRACT" WILL RESULT IN A COST SAVINGS TO THE
SCHOOL  DISTRICT.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  A "COOPERATIVE
CONTRACT" MEANS A CONTRACT FOR A SERVICE, GOOD OR PRODUCT  THAT  ANOTHER
SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  COUNTY,  MUNICIPALITY, BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
STATE OR DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE IS ALREADY PROVIDING THROUGH AN
EXISTING CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02535-01-1

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