S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 6, 2011
Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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 providing for infla-
tionary increases in library aid
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 286 to
read as follows:
S 286. COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR LIBRARY AID. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS
USED IN THIS SECTION:
A. "BASE YEAR" MEANS THE CALENDAR YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE
CALENDAR YEAR FOR WHICH AN APPORTIONMENT OF AID IS TO BE PAID PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION.
B. "CONSUMER PRICE INDEX" MEANS THE REGIONAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR
THE NEW YORK, NEW YORK-NORTHEASTERN, NEW JERSEY AREA, BASED UPON THE
INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS (CPI-U), AS DETERMINED BY THE UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
C. "COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FACTOR" MEANS THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX OVER THE PERIOD COMMENCING DECEMBER FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND TEN AND ENDING ON DECEMBER FIRST OF THE BASE YEAR, PROVIDED
THAT SUCH FACTOR SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN ZERO.
D. "TOTAL APPORTIONMENT OF LIBRARY AID" MEANS THE SUM OF ALL APPOR-
TIONMENTS PAYABLE TO A LIBRARY, LIBRARY SYSTEM OR OTHER ELIGIBLE INSTI-
TUTION PROVIDING LIBRARY SERVICES FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR PURSUANT
TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO, TWO HUNDRED
SEVENTY-THREE, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE-A, TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR OR
TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF THIS PART.
2. CALCULATION OF COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT. FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, IN ADDITION
TO ANY OTHER APPORTIONMENTS PURSUANT TO THIS PART, EVERY LIBRARY,
LIBRARY SYSTEM AND OTHER ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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ADDITIONAL APPORTIONMENT EQUAL TO THE PRODUCT OF ITS TOTAL APPORTIONMENT
OF LIBRARY AID MULTIPLIED BY THE COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FACTOR, WITH
THE RESULT ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE DOLLAR.
S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011; provided however, if
this act shall have become a law after such date it shall take effect
immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on
and after July 1, 2011.