senate Bill S6257E

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary to implement the education, labor and family assistance budget

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 17 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Feb / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Feb / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6257A
  • 17 / Feb / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Feb / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6257B
  • 11 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6257C
  • 15 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6257D
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6257E
  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.485
  • 30 / Mar / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9057D

Summary

Relates to school district eligibility for an increase in apportionment of school aid and implementation of new standards for conducting annual professional performance reviews to determine teacher and principal effectiveness; relates to contracts for excellence, apportionment of school aid, apportionment of school aid and of current year approved expenditures for debt service, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, apportionment for transportation, school district management efficiency awards, maximum class size, transportation to students who remain at school until 5 pm or later; relates to requiring the office of temporary and disability assistance to provide the department of education with certain information; relates to withdrawals from the employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund; relating to funding a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city, relating to apportionment and reimbursement and extends the expiration of certain provisions; relates to authorizing the Roosevelt union free school district to finance deficits by the issuance of serial bonds, in relation to extending certain provisions; relates to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets, to amend chapter 82 of the laws of 1995, amending the education law and certain other laws relating to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government, to amend chapter 698 of the laws of 1996 amending the education law relating to transportation contracts, to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001 amending the education law relating to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees, to amend chapter 425 of the laws of 2002 amending the education law relating to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school, to amend chapter 101 of the laws of 2003 amending the education law relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to amend chapter 57 of the laws of 2008 amending the education law relating to the universal pre-kindergarten program, in relation to extending the expiration of certain provisions of such chapters; relates to authorizing annual professional performance reviews transition grants; authorizes the Roosevelt union free school district to finance deficits by the issuance of serial bonds; relates to school bus driver training; relates to the support of public libraries; relates to providing special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to purchases by the city school district of Rochester; relates to submission of school construction final cost reports; repeals certain provisions of the education law relating to annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals and the teacher evaluation appeal process; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); relates to tenured teacher disciplinary hearings (Part B); relates to increasing the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons living in the community (Part C); relates to the standards of monthly need for persons in receipt of public assistance (Part D); relates to authorizing the office of temporary and disability assistance to administer the program of supplemental security income additional state payments and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part E); relates to funding for children and family services, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (Part F); relates to establishing a juvenile justice services close to home initiative and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart A); relates to juvenile delinquents and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B) (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (Part H); relates to provision of services, technical assistance and program activities to state agencies by Cornell university (Part I); relates to authorizing the board of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with the commissioner of children and family services to provide certain services and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part K); repeals provisions relating to annual reports of the youth center facility program (Part L); relates to the creation of a validated risk assessment instrument (Part M); directs the board of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to conduct a study on student remediation and strategies and programs to promote transition to college readiness (Part N); relates to the SUNY Challenge Grant Program (Part O); relates to non-resident tuition of students of the university centers of the State University of New York (Part P); relates to community college charges for non-residence students (Part Q); relates to the demonstration program authorized within Nassau and Suffolk counties (Part R); authorizes payments of aid and incentives for municipalities (Part S); relates to state aid on certain state leased or state-owned land (Part T); relates to the municipal redevelopment law authorizing tax increment bonds payable from and secured by real property taxes levied by a school district within a project area (Part U); relates to prescription forms and labels, interpretation services and patients with limited English proficiency (Part V); relates to providing for the establishment of a state veteran's cemetery (Part W).

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9057D
Versions:
S6257
S6257A
S6257B
S6257C
S6257D
S6257E
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6257--E                                            A. 9057--D

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted  by  the  Governor  pursuant  to
  article  seven  of  the  Constitution -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  again reported from said committee with amendments, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- again reported from
  said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  in  relation  to school district eligibility for an increase in
  apportionment of school aid and implementation of  new  standards  for
  conducting annual professional performance reviews to determine teach-
  er  and  principal  effectiveness;  to  amend  the  education  law, in
  relation to contracts for excellence,  apportionment  of  school  aid,
  apportionment  of school aid and of current year approved expenditures
  for debt service,  calculation  of  the  gap  elimination  restoration
  amount,  apportionment  for transportation, school district management
  efficiency awards, maximum class size, transportation to students  who
  remain  at  school  until  5 pm or later; to amend the social services
  law, in relation to requiring the office of temporary  and  disability
  assistance  to provide the department of education with certain infor-
  mation; to amend the general municipal law, in relation to withdrawals
  from the employee benefit accrued liability  reserve  fund;  to  amend
  chapter 756 of the laws of 1992 relating to funding a program for work

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12672-07-2

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  force  education  conducted  by the consortium for worker education in
  New York city, in relation to apportionment and reimbursement; and  in
  relation  to  extending the expiration of certain provisions; to amend
  chapter 121 of the laws of 1996, relating to authorizing the Roosevelt
  union  free  school  district  to  finance deficits by the issuance of
  serial bonds, in relation to extending certain  provisions;  to  amend
  chapter 169 of the laws of 1994 relating to certain provisions related
  to  the  1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects
  and debt service budgets, to amend chapter 82 of  the  laws  of  1995,
  amending  the  education  law and certain other laws relating to state
  aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support
  of government, to amend chapter 698 of the laws of 1996  amending  the
  education  law  relating to transportation contracts, to amend chapter
  147 of the laws of 2001 amending the education law relating to  condi-
  tional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employ-
  ees,  to  amend chapter 425 of the laws of 2002 amending the education
  law relating to the provision of  supplemental  educational  services,
  attendance  at  a  safe public school and the suspension of pupils who
  bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school, to amend  chapter
  101  of the laws of 2003 amending the education law relating to imple-
  mentation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to amend chapter 57
  of the laws of  2008  amending  the  education  law  relating  to  the
  universal pre-kindergarten program, in relation to extending the expi-
  ration  of certain provisions of such chapters; to amend the education
  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing  annual  professional  performance
  reviews  transition  grants;  to  authorize  the  Roosevelt union free
  school district to finance deficits by the issuance of  serial  bonds;
  in  relation to school bus driver training; in relation to the support
  of public libraries;  to  provide  special  apportionment  for  salary
  expenses;   to   provide  special  apportionment  for  public  pension
  expenses; in relation to suballocation of certain education department
  accruals; in relation to purchases by  the  city  school  district  of
  Rochester;  relating  to  submission of school construction final cost
  reports; to repeal certain provisions of the education law relating to
  annual professional  performance  review  of  classroom  teachers  and
  building  principals  and  the  teacher evaluation appeal process; and
  providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof
  (Part A); intentionally  omitted  (Part  A-1);  intentionally  omitted
  (Part A-2); to amend the education law, in relation to tenured teacher
  disciplinary  hearings  (Part B); to amend the social services law, in
  relation to increasing the standards of monthly need for  aged,  blind
  and  disabled  persons  living in the community (Part C); to amend the
  social services law, in relation to the standards of monthly need  for
  persons  in receipt of public assistance (Part D); to amend the social
  services law, in relation to authorizing the office of  temporary  and
  disability  assistance to administer the program of supplemental secu-
  rity  income  additional  state  payments;  and  to   repeal   certain
  provisions  of such law relating thereto (Part E); to amend chapter 83
  of the laws of 2002 amending the executive law and other laws relating
  to funding for children and family services, in relation to the effec-
  tiveness thereof (Part F); to amend the social services  law  and  the
  family  court  act,  in  relation  to  establishing a juvenile justice
  services close to home initiative and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof  (Subpart  A);  and  to  amend  the
  social  services  law,  the family court act and the executive law, in
  relation to juvenile delinquents; and providing for the repeal of such

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  provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart  B)  (Part  G);  to  amend
  chapter  57  of the laws of 2005 amending the labor law and other laws
  implementing the state fiscal plan  for  the  2005-2006  state  fiscal
  year, relating to the New York state higher education capital matching
  grant  program for independent colleges, in relation to the effective-
  ness thereof (Part H); to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to
  provision  of services, technical assistance and program activities to
  state agencies by Cornell university (Part I);  intentionally  omitted
  (Part  J);  to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the
  board of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with
  the commissioner of children and family services  to  provide  certain
  services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion  thereof  (Part K); to repeal section 527-l of the executive law,
  relating to annual reports of the youth center facility program  (Part
  L); to amend the executive law, in relation to the creation of a vali-
  dated  risk  assessment  instrument  (Part  M); directing the board of
  trustees of SUNY and CUNY to conduct a study  on  student  remediation
  and strategies and programs to promote transition to college readiness
  (Part  N);  to  amend the education law, in relation to the SUNY Chal-
  lenge Grant Program (Part O); to amend the education law, in  relation
  to  non-resident  tuition of students of the university centers of the
  State University of New York (Part P); to amend the education law,  in
  relation to community college charges for non-residence students (Part
  Q);  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the demon-
  stration program authorized within Nassau and Suffolk  counties  (Part
  R);  to  authorize  payments  of aid and incentives for municipalities
  (Part S); to amend the public lands law, in relation to state  aid  on
  certain state leased or state-owned land (Part T); to amend the gener-
  al  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  the municipal redevelopment law
  authorizing tax increment bonds payable from and secured by real prop-
  erty taxes levied by a school district within a project area (Part U);
  to amend the public health law and the education law, in  relation  to
  prescription  forms  and  labels, interpretation services and patients
  with limited English proficiency (Part V); and to amend the  executive
  law,  in relation to providing for the establishment of a state veter-
  an's cemetery (Part W)

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

  Section  1.  This  act enacts into law major components of legislation
which are necessary to implement the state fiscal plan for the 2012-2013
state fiscal year. Each component is  wholly  contained  within  a  Part
identified  as Parts A through W. The effective date for each particular
provision contained within such Part is set forth in the last section of
such Part. Any provision in any section contained within a Part, includ-
ing the effective date of the Part, which makes a reference to a section
"of this act", when used in connection with that  particular  component,
shall  be  deemed  to mean and refer to the corresponding section of the
Part in which it is found. Section three of  this  act  sets  forth  the
general effective date of this act.

                                 PART A

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  Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of law, no
school district shall  be  eligible  for  an  apportionment  of  general
support  for  public schools from the funds appropriated for the 2012-13
school year in excess of the amount apportioned to such district for the
same  time  period  during the base year unless such school district has
submitted documentation that has been approved by  the  commissioner  of
education  by  January  17,  2013 demonstrating that it has fully imple-
mented new standards and procedures for conducting  annual  professional
performance  reviews  of  classroom  teachers and building principals to
determine teacher and principal effectiveness including but not  limited
to  providing  for  (i)  state assessments and other comparable measures
which shall comprise twenty or twenty-five percent  of  the  evaluation;
(ii)  locally  selected measures of the student achievement subcomponent
which shall comprise twenty or fifteen percent of the evaluation;  (iii)
subjective  measures  of  effectiveness  that  have been approved by the
commissioner with the majority of such points based on multiple observa-
tions by an administrator or principal with  at  least  one  unannounced
observation  which shall comprise 60 percent of the evaluation; and (iv)
a scoring rubric which ensures that it is possible to receive any one of
four ratings limited to  highly  effective,  effective,  developing  and
ineffective; provided however that if any such payments in excess of the
amount  apportioned to such district for the same time period during the
base year were made, and the school district has not submitted  documen-
tation that it has fully implemented new standards and procedures as set
forth  above  that has been approved by the commissioner of education by
January 17, 2013, the total amount of such payments shall be deducted by
the commissioner from future payments to the school  district;  provided
further  that,  for the 2012-13 school year if such deduction is greater
than the sum of the amounts available for such deductions, the remainder
of the deduction shall be withheld from payments scheduled to be made to
the school district pursuant to section 3609-a of the education law  for
the  2013-14  school  year;  provided  further  that notwithstanding any
inconsistent provision of law to the contrary such  documentation  shall
include a plan adopted by the governing board of the school district for
conducting annual professional performance reviews of classroom teachers
and  building principals that has been approved by the commissioner, and
in order to be approvable such plan shall conform with the  requirements
for  conducting  annual  professional  performance  reviews of classroom
teachers and building principals, including but not limited to (i) state
assessments and other comparable measures which shall comprise twenty or
twenty-five percent of the evaluation; (ii) locally selected measures of
the student achievement subcomponent  which  shall  comprise  twenty  or
fifteen  percent  of the evaluation; (iii) subjective measures of effec-
tiveness that have been approved by the commissioner with  the  majority
of  such  points  based  on multiple observations by an administrator or
principal with at least one unannounced observation which shall comprise
60 percent of the evaluation; and (iv) a scoring  rubric  which  ensures
that it is possible to receive any one of four ratings limited to highly
effective,  effective,  developing  and ineffective; consistent with and
conforms to a chapter of the laws of 2012  amending  the  education  law
relating to annual professional performance review of classroom teachers
and building principals and the teacher evaluation appeal process in the
city  of  New  York,  as proposed in legislative bill numbers S.6732 and
A.9554, and provided further that for a school district in a city with a
population of one million  or  more,  notwithstanding  any  inconsistent
provision  of  law,  no  such  school  district shall be eligible for an

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apportionment of general support  for  public  schools  from  the  funds
appropriated  for the 2012-13 school year in excess of the amount appro-
priated to such district for the same time period during the  base  year
unless  such  school  district has submitted documentation that has been
approved by the commissioner by January 17, 2013 demonstrating  that  it
has  adopted  an  expeditious  appeals  process pertaining to the annual
professional performance review of classroom teachers and building prin-
cipals that is consistent with and conforms to a chapter of the laws  of
2012 amending the education law relating to annual professional perform-
ance review of classroom teachers and building principals and the teach-
er  evaluation  appeal  process  in the city of New York, as proposed in
legislative bill numbers S.6732 and A.9554, and if any such payments  in
excess  of  the  amount  apportioned  to such district for the same time
period during the base year were made, and the school district  has  not
submitted  documentation  that  has been approved by the commissioner by
January 17, 2013 that it has  adopted  an  expeditious  appeals  process
pertaining  to  the  annual professional performance review of classroom
teachers and building principals that is consistent with and conforms to
a chapter of the laws of 2012 amending the  education  law  relating  to
annual  professional performance review of classroom teachers and build-
ing principals and the teacher evaluation appeal process in the city  of
New York, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S.6732 and A.9554, the
total amount of such payments shall be deducted by the commissioner from
future  payments  to the school district; and provided further that, for
the 2012-13 school year if such deduction is greater than the sum of the
amounts available for such deductions, the remainder  of  the  deduction
shall  be  withheld  from  payments  scheduled  to be made to the school
district pursuant to section 3609-a of the education law for the 2013-14
school year.
  S 2. Paragraph e of subdivision 1 of section 211-d  of  the  education
law,  as  amended  by  section  1 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  e. Notwithstanding paragraphs a and b of this  subdivision,  a  school
district  that  submitted a contract for excellence for the two thousand
eight--two thousand nine school year shall submit a contract for  excel-
lence  for  the  two  thousand  nine--two  thousand  ten  school year in
conformity with the requirements of subparagraph (vi) of paragraph a  of
subdivision  two  of this section unless all schools in the district are
identified as in good standing  and  provided  further  that,  a  school
district  that  submitted a contract for excellence for the two thousand
nine--two thousand ten school year, unless all schools in  the  district
are  identified  as in good standing, shall submit a contract for excel-
lence for the two thousand eleven--two thousand twelve school year which
shall, notwithstanding the requirements of subparagraph  (vi)  of  para-
graph  a of subdivision two of this section, provide for the expenditure
of an amount which shall be not less than  the  product  of  the  amount
approved  by the commissioner in the contract for excellence for the two
thousand  nine--two  thousand  ten  school  year,  multiplied   by   the
district's  gap  elimination  adjustment percentage AND PROVIDED FURTHER
THAT, A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SUBMITTED A CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE FOR THE
TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR, UNLESS ALL SCHOOLS
IN THE DISTRICT ARE IDENTIFIED AS  IN  GOOD  STANDING,  SHALL  SUBMIT  A
CONTRACT  FOR EXCELLENCE FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIR-
TEEN SCHOOL  YEAR  WHICH  SHALL,  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF
SUBPARAGRAPH  (VI)  OF  PARAGRAPH  A OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF AN AMOUNT WHICH SHALL BE  NOT  LESS  THAN

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THE  AMOUNT  APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN THE CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE
FOR THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE  SCHOOL  YEAR.    For
purposes  of this paragraph, the "gap elimination adjustment percentage"
shall  be  calculated as the sum of one minus the quotient of the sum of
the school district's net gap elimination adjustment  for  two  thousand
ten--two thousand eleven computed pursuant to chapter fifty-three of the
laws  of  two  thousand  ten,  making  appropriations for the support of
government, plus the school district's gap  elimination  adjustment  for
two  thousand  eleven--two  thousand  twelve as computed pursuant to [a]
chapter FIFTY-THREE of the laws of two thousand eleven, making appropri-
ations for the support of the local assistance budget, including support
for general support for public schools, divided by  the  total  aid  for
adjustment  computed  pursuant to [a] chapter FIFTY-THREE of the laws of
two thousand eleven, making  appropriations  for  the  local  assistance
budget,  including  support  for  general  support  for  public schools.
Provided, further, that such amount shall be  expended  to  support  and
maintain  allowable programs and activities approved in the two thousand
nine--two thousand ten school year or to support new or expanded  allow-
able programs and activities in the current year.
  S 3.  Subdivision 7 of section 95 of the social services law, as added
by chapter 452 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  7.  A.  When  an  eligible  recipient  under this section is issued an
authorization to participate in the food stamp  program  by  written  or
electronic means, such authorization to participate [may]:
  (I)  MAY  be  redeemed  for  food  stamp program coupons at designated
redemption centers by the recipient or by an authorized  representative.
When  an  eligible  recipient  under  this  section is issued food stamp
program coupons, such food stamp program coupons may be used to purchase
food items from a food distributor by the recipient or by an  authorized
representative.  Any other transfer or sale of authorizations to partic-
ipate or food stamp program coupons shall constitute an unauthorized use
of said authorizations or coupons;
  (II) SHALL REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE
TO  PROVIDE  THE  STATE  EDUCATION DEPARTMENT A DATASET WHICH CONTAINS A
LISTING OF STUDENTS AGES THREE TO EIGHTEEN WHO RECEIVE  FEDERAL  ASSIST-
ANCE  THROUGH  THE  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND
TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF).
  (III) THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE SUCH DATASET AVAILABLE
TO ALL SCHOOLS (PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC) THAT PARTICIPATE IN: THE  NATIONAL
SCHOOL  LUNCH,  SCHOOL  BREAKFAST,  SUMMER FOOD SERVICE, OR SPECIAL MILK
PROGRAMS WITH A FREE MILK OPTION OF THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH DATASET.
  (IV) ALL SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (III)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH
SHALL  ACCESS  SUCH  DATASET OUTLINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARA-
GRAPH AT LEAST THREE TIMES A YEAR AND IDENTIFY SUCH  CHILD  AS  ELIGIBLE
FOR  FREE  MEALS/MILK AND SUCH CHILD MAY RECEIVE FREE MEALS/MILK WITHOUT
FURTHER APPLICATION. UPON IDENTIFICATION, SUCH SCHOOL SHALL  NOTIFY  THE
STUDENT'S  PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  OF  SUCH ELIGIBILITY. SUCH NOTIFICATION
SHALL ALSO CONTAIN  AN  OPPORTUNITY  TO  DECLINE  THE  RECEIPT  OF  FREE
MEALS/MILK.  IN  THE EVENT A SCHOOL RECEIVES NOTIFICATION TO DECLINE THE
FREE MEALS/MILK BENEFIT THE CHILD SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE FREE  ELIGI-
BILITY LIST IN SUCH PROGRAM.
  (B)  For the purposes of this subdivision, "authorized representative"
shall be defined in regulations promulgated by the commissioner.
  S 4. Intentionally omitted.

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  S 5. Paragraphs dd and ee of subdivision 1  of  section  3602  of  the
education  law,  as  added  by section 25 of part A of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  dd.  "Allowable  growth amount" shall mean the product of the positive
difference of the personal income growth index minus one, multiplied  by
the  statewide total of the SUM OF (1) THE apportionments, including the
gap elimination adjustment, due and owing during the base year, commenc-
ing with the base year computed for the two thousand  twelve--two  thou-
sand thirteen school year, to school districts and boards of cooperative
educational  services  from  the  general  support for public schools as
computed based on an electronic data file used to produce the school aid
computer listing produced by the commissioner in support of the  enacted
budget  for the base year PLUS (2) THE COMPETITIVE AWARDS AMOUNT FOR THE
BASE YEAR.
  ee. "Competitive awards amount"  shall  mean,  for  THE  two  thousand
twelve--two  thousand  thirteen  state fiscal year AND THEREAFTER, fifty
million dollars[, and for two thousand thirteen--two  thousand  fourteen
and  thereafter,  the product of the personal income growth index multi-
plied by the base year competitive awards amount].
  S 6.  Paragraph c of subdivision 17 of section 3602 of  the  education
law, as added by section 37 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011,
is amended and a new paragraph d is added to read as follows:
  c.  The  gap  elimination  adjustment for the two thousand twelve--two
thousand thirteen school year and thereafter shall be equal to  the  gap
elimination adjustment for the base year, plus, in any year in which the
preliminary growth amount exceeds the allowable growth amount, the prod-
uct  of  the gap elimination adjustment percentage for such district and
the positive difference, if any, between the preliminary  growth  amount
less  the  allowable  growth amount, as computed pursuant to subdivision
one of this section, and  less  the  [product  of  the  gap  elimination
adjustment percentage for such district and the] gap elimination adjust-
ment  restoration  amount,  if  any,  allocated pursuant to [subdivision
eighteen of] this section.
  D. THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT RESTORATION AMOUNT FOR THE TWO THOU-
SAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR  FOR  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
SHALL BE COMPUTED BASED ON DATA ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER AND IN THE
DATABASE  USED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO PRODUCE AN UPDATED ELECTRONIC DATA
FILE IN SUPPORT OF THE ENACTED BUDGET FOR THE TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE--TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN STATE FISCAL YEAR, AND SHALL EQUAL THE SUM OF (I) THE
GREATER OF:
  (A) THE PRODUCT OF (1) THE PRODUCT OF THE  EXTRAORDINARY  NEEDS  INDEX
MULTIPLIED  BY  TWO  HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE  DOLLARS  AND  EIGHTY  CENTS,
COMPUTED TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES WITHOUT ROUNDING, MULTIPLIED BY  (2)  THE
STATE  SHARING  RATIO  COMPUTED  PURSUANT  TO PARAGRAPH G OF SUBDIVISION
THREE OF THIS SECTION MULTIPLIED  BY  (3)  THE  PUBLIC  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
ENROLLMENT FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF
PARAGRAPH  N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, WHERE THE EXTRAORDINARY
NEEDS INDEX SHALL BE THE QUOTIENT OF THE EXTRAORDINARY NEEDS PERCENT FOR
THE DISTRICT COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH W OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION DIVIDED BY FORTY-EIGHT HUNDREDTHS; OR
  (B) FOR ANY DISTRICT WITH A GEA/TGFE RATIO GREATER THAN ONE, WHERE THE
GEA/TGFE RATIO SHALL BE THE QUOTIENT OF THE GAP  ELIMINATION  ADJUSTMENT
FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE
DISTRICT DIVIDED BY THE TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES OF SUCH DISTRICT
IN THE BASE YEAR, DIVIDED BY THE QUOTIENT OF  THE  STATEWIDE  TOTAL  GAP
ELIMINATION  ADJUSTMENT FOR THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE

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SCHOOL YEAR DIVIDED BY TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES IN THE BASE YEAR,
THE PRODUCT OF (1) THE PRODUCT OF THE GEA/TGFE RATIO MULTIPLIED BY NINE-
TY DOLLARS, COMPUTED TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES WITHOUT ROUNDING,  MULTIPLIED
BY  (2)  THE  STATE  SHARING  RATIO  COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH G OF
SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION MULTIPLIED BY (3)  THE  PUBLIC  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  ENROLLMENT  FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARA-
GRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION; OR
  (C) THE PRODUCT OF TWO AND NINE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX ONE-THOUSANDTHS OF A
PERCENT (0.02956) MULTIPLIED BY THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT  FOR  THE
TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR; OR
  (D)  THE  PRODUCT  OF  (1) THE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE, IF ANY, OF ONE AND
THIRTY-SEVEN ONE-HUNDREDTHS (1.37) MINUS THE  PRODUCT  OF  THE  COMBINED
WEALTH  RATIO  COMPUTED  PURSUANT  TO SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF PARAGRAPH C OF
SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION MULTIPLIED BY ONE AND ONE-HALF  (1.5),
BUT  NOT  MORE  THAN  ONE,  MULTIPLIED BY (2) THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
ENROLLMENT FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF
PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, MULTIPLIED BY  (3)  FOUR
HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE DOLLARS AND SEVENTY CENTS; OR
  (E)  FOR  ANY  DISTRICT  WITH  A TAX EFFORT RATIO COMPUTED PURSUANT TO
SUBPARAGRAPH THREE OF PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION SIXTEEN OF THIS SECTION
THAT IS GREATER THAN FOUR AND FOUR-TENTHS (4.4) AND  A  COMBINED  WEALTH
RATIO  COMPUTED  PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF PARAGRAPH C OF SUBDIVI-
SION THREE OF THIS SECTION THAT IS LESS THAN ONE AND ONE-HALF (1.5), THE
PRODUCT OF (1) THE STATE SHARING RATIO COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  G
OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION MULTIPLIED BY (2) THE PUBLIC SCHOOL
DISTRICT  ENROLLMENT  FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARA-
GRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,  MULTIPLIED
BY (3) THREE HUNDRED NINE DOLLARS AND THIRTY CENTS;
BUT  SHALL BE NO GREATER THAN THE PRODUCT OF TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT AND THE
GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT FOR THE  TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN--TWO  THOUSAND
TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE DISTRICT, AND (II) THE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFI-
CIENCY  RESTORATION  WHICH SHALL BE APPORTIONED TO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS
OF CITIES WITH A POPULATION IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  THOU-
SAND AND LESS THAN ONE MILLION. FOR ANY SUCH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A
LIMITED  ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RATIO GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO FOUR PERCENT
AND LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT, THE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY  RESTORATION
SHALL  EQUAL  THE PRODUCT OF THE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RESTORATION
BASE MULTIPLIED BY SEVEN TENTHS. FOR ANY SUCH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT  WITH
A  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  RATIO  GREATER  THAN  OR EQUAL TO FIVE
PERCENT, THE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY  RESTORATION  SHALL  EQUAL  THE
PRODUCT  OF  THE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RESTORATION BASE MULTIPLIED
BY TWO AND TWO TENTHS. FOR ANY SUCH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A  LIMITED
ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  RATIO  LESS THAN FOUR PERCENT, THE LIMITED ENGLISH
PROFICIENCY RESTORATION SHALL EQUAL THE PRODUCT OF THE  LIMITED  ENGLISH
PROFICIENCY   RESTORATION   BASE  MULTIPLIED  BY  ONE  AND  SEVENTY-FIVE
HUNDREDTHS.
  (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPUTATIONS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBPARAGRAPH (1)
"LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RATIO" SHALL MEAN THE QUOTIENT OF  (A)  THE
PRODUCT  OF  THE  LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY COUNT COMPUTED PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH O OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  MULTIPLIED  BY  FIFTY
PERCENT,  DIVIDED  BY (B) PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT FOR THE BASE
YEAR COMPUTED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF THIS SECTION;
  (2) "LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY  RESTORATION  BASE"  SHALL  MEAN  THE
PRODUCT  OF  THE  AMOUNT  SET  FORTH FOR SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT AS "TOTAL"
UNDER THE HEADING "2011-12 BASE YEAR AIDS" IN THE  SCHOOL  AID  COMPUTER

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LISTING  PRODUCED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER IN SUPPORT OF THE ENACTED BUDGET
FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR AND ENTITLED "SA121-3" MULTIPLIED BY  ELEVEN
HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PERCENT.
  (E)  THE  GAP  ELIMINATION  ADJUSTMENT  RESTORATION AMOUNT FOR THE TWO
THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND  FOURTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR  AND  THEREAFTER
SHALL  EQUAL  THE  PRODUCT  OF  THE  GAP ELIMINATION PERCENTAGE FOR SUCH
DISTRICT AND  THE  GAP  ELIMINATION  ADJUSTMENT  RESTORATION  ALLOCATION
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHTEEN OF THIS SECTION.
  S 6-a. The opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of paragraph b and the
closing paragraph of paragraph 2 of subdivision 4 of section 3602 of the
education  law,  as amended by section 26 of part A of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  In addition to any other apportionment pursuant  to  this  chapter,  a
school  district, other than a special act school district as defined in
subdivision eight of section four thousand one of this chapter, shall be
eligible for total foundation aid equal to the product of total  aidable
foundation  pupil units multiplied by the district's selected foundation
aid, which shall be the greater of five hundred dollars ($500) or  foun-
dation  formula aid, provided, however that for the two thousand seven--
two thousand eight through two thousand eight--two thousand nine  school
years,  no  school district shall receive total foundation aid in excess
of the sum of the total foundation aid base for aid payable in  the  two
thousand  seven--two  thousand  eight  school  year computed pursuant to
subparagraph (i) of paragraph j of subdivision one of this section, plus
the phase-in foundation increase computed pursuant  to  paragraph  b  of
this subdivision, and provided further that for the two thousand twelve-
-two  thousand  thirteen  school year and thereafter, no school district
shall receive total foundation aid in excess of the  sum  of  the  total
foundation  aid  base  for  aid payable in the [two thousand twelve--two
thousand thirteen] TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE school  year
computed  pursuant  to  paragraph  j of subdivision one of this section,
plus the phase-in foundation increase computed pursuant to  paragraph  b
of  this  subdivision,  and  provided  further that total foundation aid
shall not be less than the product of  the  total  foundation  aid  base
computed  pursuant to paragraph j of subdivision one of this section and
one hundred [three] AND SIX-TENTHS percent (1.006) subject to allocation
pursuant to the provisions of subdivision eighteen of this  section  and
any  provisions of a chapter of the laws of New York as described there-
in, nor more than the product of such total foundation aid base and  one
hundred  fifteen percent, and provided further that for the two thousand
nine--two thousand ten through two thousand eleven--two thousand  twelve
school years, each school district shall receive total foundation aid in
an  amount  equal  to the amount apportioned to such school district for
the two thousand eight--two thousand nine school year pursuant  to  this
subdivision.  Total  aidable  foundation pupil units shall be calculated
pursuant to paragraph g of subdivision two  of  this  section.  For  the
purposes  of  calculating  aid pursuant to this subdivision, aid for the
city school district of the city of New York shall be  calculated  on  a
citywide basis.
  (1)  The  phase-in  foundation increase shall equal the product of the
phase-in foundation increase factor multiplied by [the greater  of  (i)]
the  positive  difference, if any, of [(A)] (I) the product of the total
aidable foundation pupil units multiplied  by  the  district's  selected
foundation  aid  less  [(B)]  (II) the total foundation aid base for aid
payable in the two thousand  eleven--two  thousand  twelve  school  year
computed  pursuant to paragraph j of subdivision one of this section [or

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(ii) the product of the phase-in due-minimum percent multiplied  by  the
total foundation aid base for aid payable in the two thousand seven--two
thousand  eight  school  year  computed  pursuant to subparagraph (i) of
paragraph j of subdivision one of this section].
  For  the  two  thousand  eleven--two  thousand twelve school year, the
phase-in foundation increase factor shall equal  thirty-seven  and  one-
half  percent  (0.375)  and the phase-in due minimum percent shall equal
nineteen and forty-one hundredths percent (0.1941), [and]  for  the  two
thousand  twelve--two thousand thirteen school year THE PHASE-IN FOUNDA-
TION INCREASE FACTOR SHALL EQUAL ONE AND SEVEN-TENTHS  PERCENT  (0.017),
AND FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR and
thereafter  the commissioner shall annually determine the phase-in foun-
dation increase factor subject to allocation pursuant to the  provisions
of  subdivision eighteen of this section and any provisions of a chapter
of the laws of New York as described therein.
  S 7.  Paragraph a-1 of subdivision 11 of section 3602 of the education
law, as amended by section 75 of part A of chapter 58  of  the  laws  of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  a-1.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of paragraph a of this subdivi-
sion, for aid payable in the school years two thousand--two thousand one
through two thousand nine--two thousand ten, and two  thousand  eleven--
two  thousand twelve THROUGH TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN,
the commissioner may set aside an amount not to exceed two million  five
hundred  thousand  dollars  from  the funds appropriated for purposes of
this subdivision for the purpose of serving persons twenty-one years  of
age  or older who have not been enrolled in any school for the preceding
school year, including persons who have received a high  school  diploma
or  high school equivalency diploma but fail to demonstrate basic educa-
tional competencies as defined in regulation by the  commissioner,  when
measured  by  accepted  standardized tests, and who shall be eligible to
attend employment preparation education programs  operated  pursuant  to
this subdivision.
  S 8. Intentionally omitted.
  S  9. The opening paragraph of section 3609-a of the education law, as
amended by section 40 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  For  aid  payable in the two thousand seven--two thousand eight school
year and thereafter, "moneys apportioned" shall mean the lesser  of  (i)
the  sum  of  one hundred percent of the respective amount set forth for
each school district as payable pursuant to this section in  the  school
aid  computer  listing for the current year produced by the commissioner
in support of the budget which includes the appropriation for the gener-
al support for public schools for the prescribed payments  and  individ-
ualized  payments due prior to April first for the current year plus the
apportionment payable during the current school year pursuant to  subdi-
vision  six-a  and subdivision fifteen of section thirty-six hundred two
of this part minus any reductions  to  current  year  aids  pursuant  to
subdivision seven of section thirty-six hundred four of this part or any
deduction  from  apportionment  payable  pursuant  to  this  chapter for
collection of a school district basic contribution as defined in  subdi-
vision eight of section forty-four hundred one of this chapter, less any
grants  provided pursuant to subparagraph two-a of paragraph b of subdi-
vision four of section ninety-two-c of the state finance law,  less  any
grants  provided  pursuant  to  subdivision twelve of section thirty-six
hundred forty-one of this article, or (ii) the apportionment  calculated
by  the  commissioner  based  on data on file at the time the payment is

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processed; provided however, that for the purposes of any payments  made
pursuant  to this section prior to the first business day of June of the
current year, moneys apportioned shall  not  include  any  aids  payable
pursuant  to  subdivisions  six  and fourteen, if applicable, of section
thirty-six hundred two of this part as current year aid for debt service
on bond anticipation notes and/or bonds first issued in the current year
or any aids payable for  full-day  kindergarten  for  the  current  year
pursuant  to  subdivision nine of section thirty-six hundred two of this
part. The definitions of "base year" and "current year" as set forth  in
subdivision  one  of  section  thirty-six hundred two of this part shall
apply to this section. For aid payable in the [two thousand  eleven--two
thousand twelve] TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN school year,
reference  to  such  "school  aid computer listing for the current year"
shall mean the printouts entitled ["SA111-2"] "SA121-3".
  S 10. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 3612  of  the  education
law,  as  amended  by  section 46 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  b. Such grants shall be awarded to school districts, within the limits
of funds appropriated therefor, through a competitive process that takes
into consideration the magnitude of any  shortage  of  teachers  in  the
school  district, the number of teachers employed in the school district
who hold temporary licenses to teach in the public schools of the state,
the number of provisionally certified teachers, the fiscal capacity  and
geographic  sparsity  of  the  district,  the number of new teachers the
school district intends to hire in the coming school year and the number
of summer in the city student internships proposed by an eligible school
district, if applicable. Grants provided pursuant to this section  shall
be used only for the purposes enumerated in this section.  Notwithstand-
ing  any  other provision of law to the contrary, a city school district
in a city having a population of one million or more inhabitants receiv-
ing a grant pursuant to this section may use no more than eighty percent
of such grant funds for any  recruitment,  retention  and  certification
costs  associated  with transitional certification of teacher candidates
for the school years two thousand one--two  thousand  two  through  [two
thousand  eleven--two thousand twelve] TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND
THIRTEEN.
  S 10-a. The opening paragraph of subdivision 10 of section  3602-e  of
the  education  law, as amended by section 38 of part A of chapter 58 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, for aid  payable
in  the  two thousand eight--two thousand nine school year, the grant to
each eligible school district for universal prekindergarten aid shall be
computed pursuant to this subdivision, and for the two  thousand  nine--
two thousand ten and two thousand ten--two thousand eleven school years,
each  school district shall be eligible for a maximum grant equal to the
amount computed for such school district for the base year in the  elec-
tronic  data  file  produced  by  the commissioner in support of the two
thousand nine--two thousand ten education, labor and  family  assistance
budget,  provided,  however, that in the case of a district implementing
programs for the first time or implementing expansion  programs  in  the
two  thousand  eight--two  thousand nine school year where such programs
operate for a minimum of ninety days in any one school year as  provided
in  section  151-1.4 of the regulations of the commissioner, for the two
thousand nine--two thousand ten and two thousand ten--two thousand elev-
en school years, such school district shall be eligible  for  a  maximum
grant  equal  to the amount computed pursuant to paragraph a of subdivi-

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sion nine of this section in the two thousand eight--two  thousand  nine
school  year,  and for the two thousand eleven--two thousand twelve [and
two thousand twelve--two thousand thirteen  school  years]  SCHOOL  YEAR
each  school district shall be eligible for a maximum grant equal to the
amount set forth for such school district as "UNIVERSAL PREKINDERGARTEN"
under the heading "2011-12 ESTIMATED AIDS" in the  school  aid  computer
listing  produced  by  the commissioner in support of the enacted budget
for the 2011-12 school year and entitled "SA111-2", AND FOR TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEARS EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MAXI-
MUM  GRANT  EQUAL  TO  THE  GREATER OF (I) THE AMOUNT SET FORTH FOR SUCH
SCHOOL DISTRICT AS "UNIVERSAL PREKINDERGARTEN" UNDER THE HEADING  "2010-
11  BASE  YEAR  AIDS" IN THE SCHOOL AID COMPUTER LISTING PRODUCED BY THE
COMMISSIONER IN SUPPORT OF THE ENACTED BUDGET  FOR  THE  2011-12  SCHOOL
YEAR  AND  ENTITLED  "SA111-2",  OR  (II)  THE AMOUNT SET FORTH FOR SUCH
SCHOOL DISTRICT AS "UNIVERSAL PREKINDERGARTEN" UNDER THE HEADING  "2010-
11  BASE  YEAR  AIDS" IN THE SCHOOL AID COMPUTER LISTING PRODUCED BY THE
COMMISSIONER ON MAY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH
B OF SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS  CHAP-
TER,  and  provided  further that the maximum grant shall not exceed the
total actual grant expenditures incurred by the school district  in  the
current school year as approved by the commissioner.
  S  10-b.  Subdivision  11  of  section 3602-e of the education law, as
amended by section 19 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2007,  is
amended to read as follows:
  11. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision ten of this section,
where  the  district  serves fewer children during the current year than
[in the base year] THE LESSER OF THE CHILDREN SERVED IN THE TWO THOUSAND
TEN--TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN SCHOOL YEAR OR ITS BASE AIDABLE PREKINDERGARTEN
PUPILS COMPUTED FOR THE TWO THOUSAND SEVEN--TWO  THOUSAND  EIGHT  SCHOOL
YEAR,  the  school  district  shall have its apportionment reduced in an
amount proportional to such deficiency in the current  year  or  in  the
succeeding  school  year, as determined by the commissioner, except such
reduction shall not apply to school districts which  have  fully  imple-
mented  a  universal  pre-kindergarten  program  by  making such program
available to all eligible children.  Expenses  incurred  by  the  school
district  in  implementing  a  pre-kindergarten program plan pursuant to
this subdivision shall be deemed ordinary contingent expenses.
  S 10-c. Paragraphs d-1 and d-2 of subdivision 12 of section 3602-e  of
the education law, as added by section 23 of part B of chapter 57 of the
laws of 2008, are amended to read as follows:
  d-1.  guidelines  which allow personnel employed by an eligible agency
that is collaborating with a school district to provide  prekindergarten
services  and  licensed  by an agency other than the department, to meet
the staff qualifications prescribed  by  the  licensing  or  registering
agency;  provided  however, a written plan is established for prekinder-
garten teachers to obtain a  certificate  valid  for  service  in  early
childhood  grades  within  five years after commencing employment, or by
[January third]  JUNE  THIRTIETH,  two  thousand  [thirteen]  SEVENTEEN,
whichever is later;
  d-2.  guidelines  which allow personnel employed by an eligible agency
that is collaborating with a school district to provide  prekindergarten
services and not licensed or registered by the department or other agen-
cy, to meet the staff qualifications prescribed by such eligible agency;
provided  however,  a  written  plan  is established for prekindergarten
teachers to obtain a certificate valid for service  in  early  childhood

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grades  within  five  years  after commencing employment, or by [January
third] JUNE THIRTIETH, two thousand [thirteen] SEVENTEEN,  whichever  is
later;
  S 11. Intentionally omitted.
  S 11-a. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 3641
of  the  education law, as added by section 1 of part B of chapter 58 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) Such plan shall include but not be  limited  to:  the  process  by
which  a request for proposals is developed; the scoring rubric by which
such proposals will be evaluated; the form and manner by which  applica-
tions  will  be submitted; the manner by which calculation of the amount
of the award was determined, including establishing benchmarks based  on
actual cost savings that must be met before any awards are paid; and the
timeline  for  the  issuance  and  review of applications to ensure that
grants will be first awarded [during] WITHIN ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DAYS
FOLLOWING THE END OF the two thousand eleven--two thousand twelve school
year.
  S 11-b. Paragraphs d and e of subdivision 5 of  section  3641  of  the
education law are relettered paragraphs e and f and a new paragraph d is
added to read as follows:
  D. A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SUBMITS DOCUMENTATION THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED
BY  THE COMMISSIONER BY SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE DEMONSTRAT-
ING THAT IT HAS FULLY  IMPLEMENTED  NEW  STANDARDS  AND  PROCEDURES  FOR
CONDUCTING ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS OF CLASSROOM TEACHERS
AND  BUILDING  PRINCIPALS  TO DETERMINE TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EFFECTIVE-
NESS, SHALL RECEIVE BONUS POINTS IN THE SCORING OF  ITS  GRANT  APPLICA-
TION.
  S  11-c. Subdivision 5 of section 3641 of the education law is amended
by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
  G. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN  STATE  FISCAL
YEAR  AND  THEREAFTER,  IN  ADDITION TO THE COMPETITIVE AWARDS AMOUNT AS
DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH EE OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED
TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, A MINIMUM  OF  THIRTY-SEVEN  MILLION  FIVE  HUNDRED
THOUSAND  DOLLARS  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  FOR  THIS PURPOSE IN EACH STATE
FISCAL YEAR.
  S 11-d. Subdivision 6 of section 3641 of the education law is  amended
by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
  G.  FOR  THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN STATE FISCAL
YEAR AND THEREAFTER, IN ADDITION TO THE  COMPETITIVE  AWARDS  AMOUNT  AS
DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH EE OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED
TWO  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  A  MINIMUM OF THIRTY-SEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE AVAILABLE  FOR  THIS  PURPOSE  IN  EACH  STATE
FISCAL YEAR.
  S  12.  Subdivision 6 of section 4402 of the education law, as amended
by section 58 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  6. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the  contrary,
the  board  of  education of a city school district with a population of
one hundred twenty-five thousand or more inhabitants shall be  permitted
to  establish  maximum  class  sizes  for  special  classes  for certain
students with disabilities in accordance with  the  provisions  of  this
subdivision. For the purpose of obtaining relief from any adverse fiscal
impact  from under-utilization of special education resources due to low
student attendance in  special  education  classes  at  the  middle  and
secondary level as determined by the commissioner, such boards of educa-
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ty-six through June thirtieth, two thousand  [twelve]  THIRTEEN  of  the
[two  thousand  eleven--two  thousand  twelve]  TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO
THOUSAND THIRTEEN school year, be authorized to increase class sizes  in
special  classes  containing students with disabilities whose age ranges
are equivalent to those of students in middle and secondary  schools  as
defined  by  the  commissioner for purposes of this section by up to but
not to exceed one and two tenths times the applicable maximum class size
specified in regulations of the commissioner rounded up to  the  nearest
whole  number,  provided  that  in a city school district having a popu-
lation of one million or more, classes that have a maximum class size of
fifteen may be increased by no more than one student and  provided  that
the  projected average class size shall not exceed the maximum specified
in the applicable regulation, provided  that  such  authorization  shall
terminate  on  June thirtieth, two thousand. Such authorization shall be
granted upon filing of a notice by such a board of  education  with  the
commissioner  stating the board's intention to increase such class sizes
and a certification that the board will conduct a  study  of  attendance
problems  at  the secondary level and will implement a corrective action
plan to increase the rate of attendance of students in such  classes  to
at  least  the  rate for students attending regular education classes in
secondary schools of the district. Such corrective action plan shall  be
submitted  for  approval by the commissioner by a date during the school
year in which such board increases class sizes as provided  pursuant  to
this  subdivision  to  be  prescribed by the commissioner. Upon at least
thirty days notice to the board of education, after  conclusion  of  the
school year in which such board increases class sizes as provided pursu-
ant  to this subdivision, the commissioner shall be authorized to termi-
nate such authorization upon a finding that  the  board  has  failed  to
develop or implement an approved corrective action plan.
  S 12-a. Subdivision 2 of section 4204 of the education law, as amended
by section 51 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  2.  For  expenses  incurred  in  the two thousand eleven--two thousand
twelve school year and thereafter, each deaf pupil so received into  any
of  the  institutions  subject  to  this  article shall be provided with
board, lodging and tuition, and such institutions  shall  be  reimbursed
for such expenses in accordance with this subdivision.
  a.  [The] FOR THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWELVE AND TWO THOUSAND TWELVE-
-THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEARS, costs of tuition as defined in section forty-two
hundred eleven of this article,  shall  be  a  charge  upon  the  school
district of which any such child is resident at the time of admission or
readmission  to  any of the institutions subject to this article and the
directors of the institution shall bill such school  district  for  such
tuition costs on a quarterly basis. The first such quarterly payment may
be  based  on  projected  enrollment,  provided that subsequent payments
shall be adjusted to reflect actual enrollment. The  amount  of  tuition
paid  by such school district shall be eligible for reimbursement by the
state to the extent provided in section forty-two hundred four-b of this
article.
  b.  FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR
AND  THEREAFTER,  THE  COSTS  OF TUITION AS DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO
HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL  BE  A  CHARGE  UPON  THE  CURRENT
SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OF RESIDENCE OF ANY SUCH CHILD SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE
AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE INSTITUTION SHALL BILL SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR
SUCH TUITION COSTS ON  A  QUARTERLY  BASIS.  THE  FIRST  SUCH  QUARTERLY
PAYMENT  MAY  BE BASED ON PROJECTED ENROLLMENT, PROVIDED THAT SUBSEQUENT

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PAYMENTS SHALL BE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT ACTUAL ENROLLMENT. THE  AMOUNT  OF
TUITION PAID BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT
BY  THE STATE TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO HUNDRED FOUR-B
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  C. The costs of board and lodging shall be a charge upon the state and
the directors of the institution shall receive an appropriation for each
pupil  so provided for, in quarterly payments, to be paid by the commis-
sioner of taxation and finance, on the warrant of  the  comptroller,  to
the  treasurer of said institution; provided, however, that an estimated
one-half of each such quarterly payment shall be due on the first day of
each quarter, the estimate to be based on the  affidavit  of  the  chief
executive  officer  of  the institution stating the number of pupils for
whom board and lodging was so provided by  the  institution  during  the
preceding  quarter  and  during  the comparable quarter of the preceding
year, and the remaining part of each such quarterly payment shall be due
thereafter during the first day of each quarter next ensuing,  upon  the
presentation  by  the treasurer of the institution of a bill showing the
actual time and number of pupils attending the institution who  received
board  and  lodging,  which  bill shall be signed by the chief executive
officer of the institution, and verified by his oath.
  S 12-b. Section 4204-b of the education law, as amended by section  53
of  part  A  of  chapter  58  of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 4204-b. School district contribution  and  state  reimbursement.  1.
[The]  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE--TWO  THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND PRIOR
SCHOOL YEARS, THE school district of which any such child is resident at
the time of admission or readmission  to  any  of  the  institutions  or
facilities  subject  to  this article shall be required to reimburse the
state on account of any expenditure made by the state for any such child
initially appointed by the commissioner to such institution or  facility
after  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-seven in an amount equal
to the school district basic contribution defined in  subdivision  eight
of section forty-four hundred one of this title, except that for the two
thousand  eleven--two thousand twelve AND TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOU-
SAND THIRTEEN school [year and thereafter] YEARS, such  school  district
shall be responsible for reimbursing the state in an amount equal to the
positive  difference of the school district basic contribution minus the
tuition paid by such  school  district  pursuant  to  section  forty-two
hundred four or forty-two hundred seven of this article.
  2.  FOR  THE  TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR
AND THEREAFTER, THE CHILD'S CURRENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  RESIDENCE  SHALL
BE REQUIRED TO REIMBURSE THE STATE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY EXPENDITURE MADE BY
THE  STATE FOR ANY SUCH CHILD IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE POSITIVE DIFFER-
ENCE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BASIC CONTRIBUTION MINUS THE TUITION PAID BY
SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FORTY-TWO  HUNDRED  FOUR  OR
FORTY-TWO HUNDRED SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  The state comptroller may deduct from any state funds which become
due to a school district for each  year  in  which  such  child  was  in
attendance  at  such  institution  or  facility  an  amount equal to the
reimbursement required to be made by such school district in  accordance
with  this  section, and the amount so deducted shall not be included in
the operating expense of such district for the purposes of computing the
apportionment for operating expense aid pursuant to  subdivision  eleven
of section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter.
  [2.]  4.  The  state  shall reimburse the school district of which any
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the institutions subject to this article for tuition paid to the  insti-
tution  in an amount equal to the positive difference between the amount
of such tuition and the school district basic contribution.  Such  state
reimbursement  to  the  school district shall not be paid prior to April
first of the school year in which such tuition costs  are  paid  by  the
school  district.  The tuition incurred through December thirty-first of
such school year shall be payable prior to June thirtieth of such school
year, provided that a claim is submitted on or before June first.
  S 12-c. Subdivision 2 of section 4207 of the education law, as amended
by section 54 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  2. For expenses incurred in  the  two  thousand  eleven--two  thousand
twelve school year and thereafter, each blind pupil so received into any
of  the  institutions  subject  to  this  article shall be provided with
board, lodging and tuition, and such institutions  shall  be  reimbursed
for such expenses in accordance with this subdivision.
  a.  [The]  FOR  THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN AND TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL
YEARS, costs of tuition, as defined in section forty-two hundred  eleven
of this article, shall be a charge upon the school district of which any
such child is resident at the time of admission or readmission to any of
the institutions subject to this article and the directors of the insti-
tution shall bill such school district for such tuition costs on a quar-
terly  basis. The first such quarterly payment may be based on projected
enrollment, provided that  subsequent  payments  shall  be  adjusted  to
reflect  actual  enrollment.  The  amount of tuition paid by such school
district shall be eligible for reimbursement by the state to the  extent
provided in section forty-two hundred four-b of this article.
  b.    FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR
AND THEREAFTER, THE COSTS OF TUITION AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  FORTY-TWO
HUNDRED  ELEVEN  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  SHALL  BE A CHARGE UPON THE CURRENT
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE OF ANY SUCH CHILD SUBJECT TO  THIS  ARTICLE
AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE INSTITUTION SHALL BILL SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR
SUCH  TUITION  COSTS  ON  A  QUARTERLY  BASIS.  THE FIRST SUCH QUARTERLY
PAYMENT MAY BE BASED ON PROJECTED ENROLLMENT, PROVIDED  THAT  SUBSEQUENT
PAYMENTS  SHALL  BE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT ACTUAL ENROLLMENT. THE AMOUNT OF
TUITION PAID BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT
BY THE STATE TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO HUNDRED  FOUR-B
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  C. The costs of board and lodging shall be a charge upon the state and
the directors of the institution shall receive an appropriation for each
pupil  so provided for, in quarterly payments, to be paid by the commis-
sioner of taxation and finance, on the warrant of  the  comptroller,  to
the  treasurer of said institution; provided, however, that an estimated
one-half of each such quarterly payment shall be due on the first day of
each quarter, the estimate to be based on the  affidavit  of  the  chief
executive  officer  of  the institution stating the number of pupils for
whom board and lodging was so provided by  the  institution  during  the
preceding  quarter  and  during  the comparable quarter of the preceding
year, and the remaining part of each such quarterly payment shall be due
thereafter on the first day of the quarter next ensuing, upon the  pres-
entation by the treasurer of the institution of a bill showing the actu-
al  time  and  number  of  pupils attending the institution who received
board and lodging, which bill shall be signed  by  the  chief  executive
officer of the institution, and verified by his oath.
  S  13.  Subdivision b of section 2 of chapter 756 of the laws of 1992,
relating to funding a program for work force education conducted by  the

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consortium  for worker education in New York city, as amended by section
65 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  b.  Reimbursement for programs approved in accordance with subdivision
a of this section [for the 2008-09 school year  shall  not  exceed  62.8
percent  of  the lesser of such approvable costs per contact hour or ten
dollars and sixty-five cents per contact hour,  reimbursement]  for  the
2009-10  school year shall not exceed 64.1 percent of the lesser of such
approvable costs per contact hour or eleven dollars and fifty cents  per
contact  hour,  reimbursement  for  the 2010--2011 school year shall not
exceed 62.6 percent of the lesser of such approvable costs  per  contact
hour or twelve dollars and five cents per contact hour [and], reimburse-
ment for the 2011--2012 school year shall not exceed 62.9 percent of the
lesser  of  such approvable costs per contact hour or twelve dollars and
fifteen cents per contact hour, AND  REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  THE  2012--2013
SCHOOL YEAR SHALL NOT EXCEED 63.3 PERCENT OF THE LESSER OF SUCH APPROVA-
BLE  COSTS  PER CONTACT HOUR OR TWELVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY-FIVE CENTS PER
CONTACT HOUR, where a contact hour represents sixty minutes of  instruc-
tion  services provided to an eligible adult.  Notwithstanding any other
provision of law to the contrary, [for  the  2008-09  school  year  such
contact  hours shall not exceed one million nine hundred forty-six thou-
sand one hundred seven  (1,946,107)  hours;  whereas]  for  the  2009-10
school  year  such  contact  hours  shall  not  exceed one million seven
hundred sixty--three thousand  nine  hundred  seven  (1,763,907)  hours;
whereas  for  the  2010--2011  school  year such contact hours shall not
exceed one million five hundred twenty-five thousand one  hundred  nine-
ty-eight  (1,525,198) hours; whereas for the 2011--2012 school year such
contact hours shall not exceed one million seven  hundred  one  thousand
five  hundred  seventy  (1,701,570)  hours;  WHEREAS  FOR THE 2012--2013
SCHOOL YEAR SUCH CONTACT HOURS SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE MILLION SIX  HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO (1,664,532) HOURS.  Notwith-
standing  any  other provision of law to the contrary, the apportionment
calculated for the city school district of the city of New York pursuant
to subdivision 11 of section 3602 of the education law shall be computed
as if such contact hours provided by the consortium  for  worker  educa-
tion,  not  to  exceed the contact hours set forth herein, were eligible
for aid in accordance with the provisions  of  such  subdivision  11  of
section 3602 of the education law.
  S  14. Section 4 of chapter 756 of the laws of 1992, relating to fund-
ing a program for work force education conducted by the  consortium  for
worker  education  in New York city, is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion q to read as follows:
  Q. THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT  APPLY  AFTER  THE
COMPLETION  OF PAYMENTS FOR THE 2012--2013 SCHOOL YEAR.  NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION  SHALL
WITHHOLD  A  PORTION  OF EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION EDUCATION AID DUE TO THE
CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO SUPPORT A PORTION OF THE
COSTS OF THE WORK FORCE EDUCATION PROGRAM. SUCH MONEYS SHALL BE CREDITED
TO THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION FUND-LOCAL ASSISTANCE  ACCOUNT
AND SHALL NOT EXCEED THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLARS ($13,000,000).
  S  15. Section 6 of chapter 756 of the laws of 1992, relating to fund-
ing a program for work force education conducted by the  consortium  for
worker education in New York city, as amended by section 67 of part A of
chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  6.  This  act  shall  take effect July 1, 1992, and shall be deemed
repealed on June 30, [2012] 2013.

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  S 16. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  3627  to
read as follows:
  S  3627. TRANSPORTATION AFTER 5PM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVI-
SIONS OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, FOR THE TWO THOUSAND  TWELVE--TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR, A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT LOCATED IN A CITY
HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE  MILLION  OR  MORE  PROVIDING  TRANSPORTATION
PURSUANT  TO  THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR (I) PROVIDING TRANS-
PORTATION AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON FOR THOSE CHILDREN ATTEND-
ING PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIX  WHO
REMAIN  AT  THE  SAME  SCHOOL  FOR WHICH THEY ARE ENROLLED FOR REGULARLY
SCHEDULED ACADEMIC CLASSES FROM HALF-PAST NINE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING OR
EARLIER UNTIL FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON OR LATER, ON  WEEKDAYS,  AND
RESIDE  AT  LEAST  ONE  MILE  FROM THEIR SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE FOR GRADES
THREE THROUGH SIX, AND AT LEAST  ONE-HALF  MILE  FROM  THEIR  SCHOOL  OF
ATTENDANCE  FOR  GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWO OR (II) REIMBURSING THE
COST INCURRED BY LICENSED TRANSPORTATION CARRIERS PURSUANT TO  CONTRACTS
WITH  SUCH  SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR THOSE CHIL-
DREN ATTENDING PUBLIC  AND  NONPUBLIC  SCHOOLS  IN  GRADES  KINDERGARTEN
THROUGH  SIX  WHO  REMAIN AT THE SAME SCHOOL FOR WHICH THEY ARE ENROLLED
FOR REGULARLY SCHEDULED ACADEMIC CLASSES FROM HALF-PAST NINE O'CLOCK  IN
THE  MORNING OR EARLIER UNTIL FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON OR LATER, ON
WEEKDAYS, AND RESIDE AT LEAST ONE MILE FROM THEIR SCHOOL  OF  ATTENDANCE
FOR  GRADES  THREE  THROUGH  SIX,  AND AT LEAST ONE-HALF MILE FROM THEIR
SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWO.  NOTHING HERE-
IN SHALL  PROHIBIT  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  FROM  REIMBURSING  FOR  COSTS
INCURRED  FOR  SUCH CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ANY ENTITY
PROVIDING OR CONTRACTING FOR SUCH TRANSPORTATION SERVICE.    A  DISTRICT
DOES  NOT  SATISFY ITS OBLIGATION UNDER THIS SECTION BY PROVIDING PUBLIC
SERVICE TRANSPORTATION.
  2. THE EXPENDITURE OF THE APPROPRIATION PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE HERE-
IN SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION AID.
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION TO THE  CONTRA-
RY, IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH
THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  BE REQUIRED TO INCUR ANY COSTS IN
EXCESS OF THE APPROPRIATION PROVIDED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. IN THE EVENT  THE
APPROPRIATION PROVIDED FOR SUCH PURPOSE IS INSUFFICIENT, THE CITY SCHOOL
DISTRICT  OF  NEW  YORK SHALL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN THE
AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED ON AN EQUITABLE BASIS, UNTIL SUCH APPROPRIATION  IS
EXHAUSTED.
  4.  THE  CHANCELLOR  OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
COMMISSIONER, SHALL PRESCRIBE THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE SYSTEM FOR  IMPLE-
MENTING  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PARAGRAPHS (I) AND (II) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ATTEMPTING TO  MAXIMIZE  STUDENT  SAFETY
WITH CONSIDERATION OF THE AGE OF THE STUDENT TO BE TRANSPORTED.
  5.  THE  PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORIZED BY SUCH
PARENT OR GUARDIAN SHALL HAVE NOTIFIED THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WRITING IN
THE SAME MANNER AND UPON THE SAME DATES AS ARE REQUIRED  FOR  A  REQUEST
FOR  TRANSPORTATION  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX
HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE WITH NO OPTION TO REQUEST  TRANSPOR-
TATION  AT  A LATER DATE PROVIDED THAT A REQUEST FOR SUCH TRANSPORTATION
FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL  YEAR  MAY  BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 16-a. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
where  the  education department denies or has denied transportation aid
for a school district transportation contract or has recovered  overpay-

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ments  of  such  aid  relating  thereto, the actions or omissions of all
officers, employees or agents of an eligible school district relating to
or in connection with transportation contracts for  the  2004-05  school
year  through  the  2011-12  school  year and for contracts and contract
extensions entered into prior to  the  2004-05  school  year  for  which
expenses  were  incurred  in the 2004-05 school year or thereafter, and,
where a district can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner
that such actions or omissions involve only inadvertent and minor  cler-
ical  or technical errors, all acts incidental thereto are hereby legal-
ized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure  to
comply  with  the  filing  provisions  of the education law, the general
municipal law or any other law, rule  or  regulation  other  than  those
filing  provisions  defined  in  paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section
3604 of the education law, in relation to any omission,  error,  defect,
irregularity or illegality in such proceeding had and taken.
  2.  The  education  department  is  hereby  directed  to  consider the
contracts legalized,  ratified,  validated  and  confirmed  pursuant  to
subdivision  1  of  this  section  for transportation aid as a valid and
proper obligation of the school district for  aid  payable  for  expense
incurred  in  the 2004-05 school year and thereafter; provided that such
school district submits  to  the  education  department  the  applicable
contract  number or numbers, school year and upon request, a copy of the
contract, on or before December 31, 2012 and the contract is approved by
the commissioner of education, and provided further that any amount  due
and  payable  for  school  years  prior  to the 2012-13 school year as a
result of this act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph
c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law.
  3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law  to  the  contrary,  any
pending  payment  of  moneys  due  to  a  school district for a contract
approved for transportation  aid  pursuant  to  subdivision  2  of  this
section,  as  a prior year adjustment payable pursuant to paragraph c of
subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law for aid  claims  that
had  been previously paid in excess as current year aid payments and for
which recovery of excess payments is to be made pursuant  to  this  act,
shall  be  reduced  by  any remaining unrecovered balance of such excess
payments, and the remaining scheduled deductions of such excess payments
pursuant to this act shall be reduced by the commissioner  of  education
to reflect the amount so recovered.
  S 17. Subdivision 1 of section 167 of chapter 169 of the laws of 1994,
relating  to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations,
aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets, as amended
by section 68 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. Sections one through seventy of this act shall be  deemed  to  have
been  in  full  force  and effect as of April 1, 1994 provided, however,
that  sections  one,  two,  twenty-four,  twenty-five  and  twenty-seven
through seventy of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed on March
31, 2000; provided, however, that section twenty of this act shall apply
only  to  hearings  commenced  prior  to September 1, 1994, and provided
further that section twenty-six of this act shall expire and  be  deemed
repealed  on  March  31,  1997;  and provided further that sections four
through fourteen, sixteen, and eighteen, nineteen and twenty-one through
twenty-one-a of this act shall expire and be deemed  repealed  on  March
31,  1997; and provided further that sections three, fifteen, seventeen,
twenty, twenty-two and twenty-three of this  act  shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed on March 31, [2013] 2014.

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  S  17-a.  Subdivision  6-a of section 140 of chapter 82 of the laws of
1995, amending the education law and  certain  other  laws  relating  to
state  aid  to  school  districts and the appropriation of funds for the
support of government, as amended by section 51 of part B of chapter  57
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (6-a) Section seventy-three of this act shall take effect July 1, 1995
and shall be deemed repealed June 30, [2012] 2017;
  S  18. Subdivisions 22 and 24 of section 140 of chapter 82 of the laws
of 1995, amending the education law and certain other laws  relating  to
state  aid  to  school  districts and the appropriation of funds for the
support of government, as amended by section 69 of part A of chapter  58
of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (22)  sections  one  hundred twelve, one hundred thirteen, one hundred
fourteen, one hundred fifteen and one hundred sixteen of this act  shall
take effect on July 1, 1995; provided, however, that section one hundred
thirteen of this act shall remain in full force and effect until July 1,
[2012] 2013 at which time it shall be deemed repealed;
  (24)  sections one hundred eighteen through one hundred thirty of this
act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on  and  after
July 1, 1995; provided further, however, that the amendments made pursu-
ant  to  section  one hundred nineteen of this act shall be deemed to be
repealed on and after July 1, [2012] 2013;
  S 19. Section 4 of chapter 698 of  the  laws  of  1996,  amending  the
education  law relating to transportation contracts, as amended by chap-
ter 165 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
deemed repealed on and after June 30, [2012] 2017.
  S  20.  Section  12  of  chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the
education law relating to conditional appointment  of  school  district,
charter school or BOCES employees, as amended by section 72 of part A of
chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  12.  This  act shall take effect on the same date as chapter 180 of
the laws of 2000 takes effect, and shall expire July 1, [2012] 2013 when
upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.
  S 21. Section 4 of chapter 425 of  the  laws  of  2002,  amending  the
education  law  relating  to  the  provision of supplemental educational
services, attendance at a safe  public  school  and  the  suspension  of
pupils  who  bring  a  firearm  to  or possess a firearm at a school, as
amended by section 73 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  S  4.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2002 and shall expire and be
deemed repealed June 30, [2012] 2013.
  S 22. Section 5 of chapter 101 of  the  laws  of  2003,  amending  the
education law relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
of 2001, as amended by section 74 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately; provided that sections
one, two and three of this act shall expire and be  deemed  repealed  on
June 30, [2012] 2013.
  S  22-a.  Subparagraph  5  of  paragraph g of subdivision 2 of section
3012-c of the education law, as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2012
amending the education law relating to annual  professional  performance
review  of  classroom  teachers  and building principals and the teacher
evaluation appeal process in the city of New York, as proposed in legis-
lative bill numbers S. 6732 and A. 9554, is REPEALED.

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  S 22-b. Section 3641 of the education law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS TRANSITION GRANTS.  A. FOR
THE  TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR AND/OR THE TWO
THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR PROVIDED, IF A SCHOOL
DISTRICT HAS SUBMITTED A PLAN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH K OF SUBDIVISION TWO
OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER BEFORE  JUNE  THIRTI-
ETH,  TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AND THE COMMISSIONER FINDS THAT SUCH PLAN DOES
NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION THREE  THOUSAND  TWELVE-C  OF  THIS
CHAPTER  UNDER  PARAGRAPH K OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND
TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER, AND THAT THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING  THE  LOCAL-
LY-DEVELOPED  COMPONENTS  OF AN APPROVED PLAN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH K OF
SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS  CHAPTER  ARE
MORE COSTLY THAN THE PLAN THAT IS ORIGINALLY SUBMITTED, THE COMMISSIONER
IS  AUTHORIZED  TO AWARD ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS TRANSI-
TION GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION.
  B. PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF THE PLAN FOR APPROVAL UNDER PARAGRAPH  K
OF  SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER A
SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY SUBMIT FOR REVIEW TO THE COMMISSIONER PRIOR TO  JUNE
THIRTIETH,  TWO THOUSAND TWELVE LOCALLY DEVELOPED COMPONENTS TO MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER FOR  THE
TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN--TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE  SCHOOL YEAR AND/OR THE TWO
THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
SHALL  HAVE  THE AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT LOCALLY DEVELOPED COMPONENTS TO THE
COMMISSIONER ONLY IF SUCCESSFULLY DETERMINED THROUGH COLLECTIVE BARGAIN-
ING. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE DISCRETION AND AUTHORITY TO  REVIEW
SUCH  LOCALLY DEVELOPED COMPONENTS AND IN SUCH CASES IF THE COMMISSIONER
DETERMINES THAT CHANGES TO THE SUBMITTED  LOCALLY  DEVELOPED  COMPONENTS
ARE  NECESSARY  TO  MEET  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  SECTION  THREE THOUSAND
TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER AND FURTHER THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  SUCH
CHANGES ARE MORE COSTLY THAN THE LOCALLY DEVELOPED COMPONENTS ORIGINALLY
SUBMITTED  UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO AWARD
ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS TRANSITION  GRANTS  TO  ELIGIBLE
SCHOOL DISTRICTS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION UPON FINAL APPROVAL OF THE
PLAN  UNDER  PARAGRAPH  K  OF  SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND
TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER.
  C. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY  PROVIDE  A  SCHEDULE  OF  SUCH  ADDITIONAL
EXPENSES,  IF  ANY,  ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, THAT WERE
NECESSARILY INCURRED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ORDER  TO  IMPLEMENT  THE
SPECIFIC  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER  CONTAINED IN THE APPROVED
PLAN. THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  HAVE  THE  DISCRETION  AND  AUTHORITY  TO
APPROVE  OR DISAPPROVE SUCH EXPENSES FROM SUCH SCHEDULE FOR GRANTS UNDER
THIS SUBDIVISION. THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE SUPPORTING  DOCUMENTATION
FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ADDI-
TIONAL  EXPENSES  WERE  VALID, REASONABLE, AND ESSENTIAL TO IMPLEMENTING
THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER AND TO  DETERMINE  WHETHER
OR  NOT  SUCH CLAIM, OR ANY PART OF SUCH CLAIM, BE APPROVED. THE COMMIS-
SIONER MAY ALSO CONSIDER THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COMPONENTS OF THE  PLAN
WERE  DEVELOPED  AND  IF SUCH REQUIREMENTS WERE NOT MET AS A RESULT OF A
LACK OF GOOD FAITH.
  D. APPROVED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOR  ANNUAL  PROFESSIONAL  PERFORMANCE
REVIEWS TRANSITION GRANTS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE
FOR  REIMBURSEMENT. SUCH APPROVED EXPENSES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT
ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER FIRST FOLLOWING THE END  OF  THE  SCHOOL  YEAR  IN
WHICH  SUCH  EXPENSES  WERE APPROVED. IN THE EVENT THE APPROPRIATION FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION IN ANY YEAR  IS  INSUFFICIENT  TO  PAY  ALL

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APPROVED CLAIMS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PAY
SUCH  CLAIMS  ON A PRORATED BASIS AMONG ALL DISTRICTS FILING SUCH CLAIMS
UNTIL THE APPROPRIATION IS EXHAUSTED. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY  TO  IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SUBDIVISION WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THE  CHAPTER  OF
THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND TWELVE THAT ADDED THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S  23. Subdivision 4 of section 51 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws
of 2008 amending the education law relating to the universal pre-kinder-
garten program, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 2011, is  amended
to read as follows:
  4.  section  23  of  this act shall take effect July 1, 2008 and shall
expire and be deemed repealed June 30, [2012] 2017;
  S 24. School bus driver training. In addition to apportionments other-
wise provided by section 3602 of the education law, for aid  payable  in
the  2012--13  school year, the commissioner of education shall allocate
school bus driver training grants to  school  districts  and  boards  of
cooperative  education  services pursuant to sections 3650-a, 3650-b and
3650-c of the education law, or for contracts directly with not-for-pro-
fit educational organizations for the purposes  of  this  section.  Such
payments  shall  not exceed four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) per
school year.
  S 25. Support of public libraries. The  moneys  appropriated  for  the
support  of public libraries by the chapter of the laws of 2012 enacting
the aid to localities budget shall be apportioned for the 2012--13 state
fiscal year in accordance with the provisions of sections 271, 272, 273,
282, 284, and 285 of the education law as amended by the  provisions  of
this  act,  provided  that  library construction aid pursuant to section
273-a of the education law shall not be payable from the  appropriations
for  the  support  of  public  libraries  and  provided  further that no
library, library system or program, as defined by  the  commissioner  of
education,  shall  receive  less  total  system  or  program aid than it
received for the year 2001--2002 except  as  a  result  of  a  reduction
adjustment  necessary  to  conform  to the appropriations for support of
public libraries.
  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary the  moneys
appropriated for the support of public libraries for the year 2012--2013
by  a  chapter of the laws of 2012 enacting the aid to localities budget
shall fulfill the state's obligation to provide such aid  and,  pursuant
to a plan developed by the commissioner of education and approved by the
director of the budget, the aid payable to libraries and library systems
pursuant  to  such  appropriations  shall  be reduced proportionately to
assure that the total amount of aid payable does not  exceed  the  total
appropriations for such purpose.
  S  26.  Special apportionment for salary expenses. a.  Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, upon  application  to  the  commissioner  of
education,  not  sooner  than  the first day of the second full business
week of June, 2013 and not later than the last day  of  the  third  full
business  week  of  June, 2013, a school district eligible for an appor-
tionment pursuant to section 3602 of the education law shall be eligible
to receive an apportionment pursuant to this  section,  for  the  school
year  ending June 30, 2013, for salary expenses incurred between April 1
and June 30, 2013 and such apportionment shall not exceed the sum of (i)
the deficit reduction  assessment  of  1990--91  as  determined  by  the
commissioner  of  education, pursuant to paragraph f of subdivision 1 of
section 3602 of the education law, as in effect through June  30,  1993,
plus  (ii)  186  percent  of such amount for a city school district in a

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city with a population in excess of 1,000,000  inhabitants,  plus  (iii)
209  percent  of such amount for a city school district in a city with a
population of more than 195,000 inhabitants and less than 219,000 inhab-
itants  according  to  the  latest  federal census plus (iv) the net gap
elimination adjustment for 2010--2011, as determined by the commissioner
of education pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2010,  plus  (v)  the
gap elimination adjustment for 2011--12 as determined by the commission-
er of education pursuant to subdivision 17 of section 3602 of the educa-
tion  law, and provided further that such apportionment shall not exceed
such salary expenses.  Such  application  shall  be  made  by  a  school
district, after the board of education or trustees have adopted a resol-
ution  to do so and in the case of a city school district in a city with
a population in excess of 125,000 inhabitants, with the approval of  the
mayor of such city.
  b.  The  claim  for  an  apportionment to be paid to a school district
pursuant to subdivision a of this section  shall  be  submitted  to  the
commissioner  of  education  on  a form prescribed for such purpose, and
shall be payable upon determination by such commissioner that  the  form
has been submitted as prescribed. Such approved amounts shall be payable
on  the  same  day in September of the school year following the year in
which application was made as funds provided  pursuant  to  subparagraph
(4) of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 92-c of the state finance
law,  on  the  audit  and  warrant  of the state comptroller on vouchers
certified or approved by the commissioner of  education  in  the  manner
prescribed  by  law  from  moneys in the state lottery fund and from the
general fund to the extent that the amount paid  to  a  school  district
pursuant  to  this  section  exceeds the amount, if any, due such school
district pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph a of subdivision 1 of
section 3609-a of the education law in the  school  year  following  the
year in which application was made.
  c.  Notwithstanding  the provisions of section 3609-a of the education
law, an amount equal to the amount paid to a school district pursuant to
subdivisions a and b of this section shall first be  deducted  from  the
following  payments  due  the  school  district  during  the school year
following the year in which application was made  pursuant  to  subpara-
graphs  (1),  (2),  (3),  (4) and (5) of paragraph a of subdivision 1 of
section 3609-a of the education law in the following order: the  lottery
apportionment  payable  pursuant  to  subparagraph (2) of such paragraph
followed by the fixed fall payments payable pursuant to subparagraph (4)
of such paragraph and then followed by the district's  payments  to  the
teachers'  retirement  system pursuant to subparagraph (1) of such para-
graph, and any remainder to be deducted from the individualized payments
due the district pursuant to paragraph b of such  subdivision  shall  be
deducted on a chronological basis starting with the earliest payment due
the district.
  S  27. Special apportionment for public pension accruals. a.  Notwith-
standing any other provision of law, upon application to the commission-
er of education, not later than June 30, 2013, a school district  eligi-
ble  for  an apportionment pursuant to section 3602 of the education law
shall be eligible to receive an apportionment pursuant to this  section,
for  the  school  year ending June 30, 2013 and such apportionment shall
not exceed the  additional  accruals  required  to  be  made  by  school
districts  in  the  2004--05  and  2005--06 school years associated with
changes for such public pension liabilities. The amount  of  such  addi-
tional  accrual  shall  be certified to the commissioner of education by
the president of the board of education or the trustees or, in the  case

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of  a  city  school  district  in  a city with a population in excess of
125,000 inhabitants, the mayor of such city. Such application  shall  be
made by a school district, after the board of education or trustees have
adopted  a resolution to do so and in the case of a city school district
in a city with a population in excess of 125,000 inhabitants,  with  the
approval of the mayor of such city.
  b.  The  claim  for  an  apportionment to be paid to a school district
pursuant to subdivision a of this section  shall  be  submitted  to  the
commissioner  of  education  on  a form prescribed for such purpose, and
shall be payable upon determination by such commissioner that  the  form
has been submitted as prescribed. Such approved amounts shall be payable
on  the  same  day in September of the school year following the year in
which application was made as funds provided  pursuant  to  subparagraph
(4) of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 92-c of the state finance
law,  on  the  audit  and  warrant  of the state comptroller on vouchers
certified or approved by the commissioner of  education  in  the  manner
prescribed  by  law  from  moneys in the state lottery fund and from the
general fund to the extent that the amount paid  to  a  school  district
pursuant  to  this  section  exceeds the amount, if any, due such school
district pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph a of subdivision 1 of
section 3609-a of the education law in the  school  year  following  the
year in which application was made.
  c.  Notwithstanding  the provisions of section 3609-a of the education
law, an amount equal to the amount paid to a school district pursuant to
subdivisions a and b of this section shall first be  deducted  from  the
following  payments  due  the  school  district  during  the school year
following the year in which application was made  pursuant  to  subpara-
graphs  (1),  (2),  (3),  (4) and (5) of paragraph a of subdivision 1 of
section 3609-a of the education law in the following order: the  lottery
apportionment  payable  pursuant  to  subparagraph (2) of such paragraph
followed by the fixed fall payments payable pursuant to subparagraph (4)
of such paragraph and then followed by the district's  payments  to  the
teachers'  retirement  system pursuant to subparagraph (1) of such para-
graph, and any remainder to be deducted from the individualized payments
due the district pursuant to paragraph b of such  subdivision  shall  be
deducted on a chronological basis starting with the earliest payment due
the district.
  S 27-a. Subdivision 11 of section 3641 of the education law is amended
by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
  C.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF ENSURING IMPROVEMENT IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS GRANT, IN ANY YEAR  IN  WHICH  AN
APPORTIONMENT  IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE ROOSEVELT UNION
FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL:
  (1) SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSIONER A  FIVE-YEAR  EDUCATIONAL  PLAN,  IN  A
MANNER  PRESCRIBED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER,  AND  SUCH PLAN SHALL INCLUDE
SPECIFIC COURSES OF ACTION THAT WILL BE TAKEN AND DETAILS DESCRIBING HOW
ADDITIONAL STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS WILL BE USED TO  IMPROVE  EDUCATIONAL
OUTCOMES  FOR  STUDENTS AND INCREASE THE QUALITY OF TEACHERS AND PRINCI-
PALS.  THIS FIVE-YEAR EDUCATIONAL PLAN WILL BE UPDATED AND SUBMITTED  TO
THE COMMISSIONER BY SEPTEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR.
  (2)   SUBMIT  A  FIVE-YEAR  FISCAL  STABILIZATION  PLAN  IN  A  MANNER
PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND ALIGNED WITH  THE  FIVE-YEAR  EDUCA-
TIONAL  PLAN FOR APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS DESIGNEE BY SEPTEM-
BER FIRST OF EACH YEAR.
  (3) PROVIDE A PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET TO THE COMMISSIONER BY THE  FIRST
BUSINESS DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR.

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  (4)  PROVIDE  AN  ANNUAL  APPROVED  BUDGET TO THE COMMISSIONER BY JULY
FIRST OF EACH YEAR.
  (5)  PROVIDE QUARTERLY BUDGET STATUS REPORTS INCLUDING COMPLIANCE WITH
THE ANNUAL APPROVED BUDGET OF THE DISTRICT.
  (6) TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL ACTIONS  OR  SUBMIT  ADDITIONAL  DOCUMENTATION
IDENTIFIED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  DEEMED NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE FISCAL
INTEGRITY OF THE ROOSEVELT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  S 27-b. Subdivision a of section 5 of chapter 121 of the laws of 1996,
relating to authorizing the Roosevelt  union  free  school  district  to
finance  deficits,  as  amended  by  chapter  9  of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  a. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law,  upon  application  to
the  commissioner of education submitted not sooner than April first and
not later than June thirtieth of the applicable school year, the  Roose-
velt  union  free school district shall be eligible to receive an appor-
tionment pursuant to this chapter for salary expenses, including related
benefits, incurred between April first and June thirtieth of such school
year.  Such apportionment shall not exceed:  for the 1996-97 school year
through  the  [2010-11]  2012-13  school  year,  four  million   dollars
($4,000,000);  for  the  [2011-12]  2013-14  school  year, three million
dollars ($3,000,000); for  the  [2012-13]  2014-2015  school  year,  two
million dollars ($2,000,000); for the [2013-14] 2015-16 school year, one
million dollars ($1,000,000); and for the [2014-15] 2016-17 school year,
zero  dollars.  Such annual application shall be made after the board of
education has adopted a resolution to do so with  the  approval  of  the
commissioner of education.
  S  28.  a.  Notwithstanding  any  other law, rule or regulation to the
contrary, any moneys appropriated to the state education department  may
be  suballocated  to  other state departments or agencies, as needed, to
accomplish the intent of the specific appropriations contained therein.
  b. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the  contrary,
moneys  appropriated  to the state education department from the general
fund/aid to localities,  local  assistance  account-001,  shall  be  for
payment  of  financial  assistance,  as scheduled, net of disallowances,
refunds, reimbursement and credits.
  c. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the  contrary,
all  moneys  appropriated  to  the state education department for aid to
localities shall be available for payment of aid heretofore or hereafter
to accrue and may be suballocated to other departments and  agencies  to
accomplish the intent of the specific appropriations contained therein.
  d.  Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary,
moneys appropriated  to  the  state  education  department  for  general
support  for  public  schools may be interchanged with any other item of
appropriation for general support for public schools within the  general
fund  local  assistance  account office of prekindergarten through grade
twelve education programs.
  S 29. Notwithstanding the provision of any law, rule, or regulation to
the contrary, the city school district of the city  of  Rochester,  upon
the  consent  of  the  board  of cooperative educational services of the
supervisory district serving its geographic  region  may  purchase  from
such  board  for  the  2012--13  school  year, as a non-component school
district, services required by article 19 of the education law.
  S 30. The amounts specified in this section shall be a  setaside  from
the  state  funds  which  each such district is receiving from the total
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  a. for the purpose of the development,  maintenance  or  expansion  of
magnet schools or magnet school programs for the 2012--2013 school year.
To  the city school district of the city of New York there shall be paid
forty-eight  million   one   hundred   seventy-five   thousand   dollars
($48,175,000) including five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for the
Andrew  Jackson  High School; to the Buffalo city school district, twen-
ty-one  million  twenty-five  thousand  dollars  ($21,025,000);  to  the
Rochester  city  school district, fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000);
to  the  Syracuse  city  school  district,  thirteen   million   dollars
($13,000,000);  to  the Yonkers city school district, forty-nine million
five hundred thousand dollars ($49,500,000); to the Newburgh city school
district,  four  million  six  hundred   forty-five   thousand   dollars
($4,645,000); to the Poughkeepsie city school district, two million four
hundred  seventy-five thousand dollars ($2,475,000); to the Mount Vernon
city school district, two  million  dollars  ($2,000,000);  to  the  New
Rochelle  city  school  district,  one million four hundred ten thousand
dollars ($1,410,000); to  the  Schenectady  city  school  district,  one
million eight hundred thousand dollars ($1,800,000); to the Port Chester
city  school  district,  one  million one hundred fifty thousand dollars
($1,150,000); to the White Plains city  school  district,  nine  hundred
thousand  dollars ($900,000); to the Niagara Falls city school district,
six hundred thousand dollars  ($600,000);  to  the  Albany  city  school
district,   three   million   five   hundred   fifty   thousand  dollars
($3,550,000); to the Utica city school  district,  two  million  dollars
($2,000,000); to the Beacon city school district, five hundred sixty-six
thousand  dollars  ($566,000);  to  the Middletown city school district,
four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000); to  the  Freeport  union  free
school district, four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000); to the Green-
burgh   central   school   district,   three  hundred  thousand  dollars
($300,000); to the Amsterdam city school district, eight  hundred  thou-
sand  dollars  ($800,000);  to  the  Peekskill city school district, two
hundred thousand dollars ($200,000);  and  to  the  Hudson  city  school
district, four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000).
  b.  notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of this section, a
school district receiving a grant pursuant to this section may use  such
grant  funds  for:  (i) any instructional or instructional support costs
associated with the operation of a magnet school; or (ii)  any  instruc-
tional  or instructional support costs associated with implementation of
an alternative approach to reduction of racial isolation and/or enhance-
ment of the instructional program and raising of standards in elementary
and secondary schools of school  districts  having  substantial  concen-
trations  of  minority students. The commissioner of education shall not
be authorized to withhold magnet grant funds from a school district that
used such funds in accordance with this paragraph,  notwithstanding  any
inconsistency with a request for proposals issued by such commissioner.
  c.  for  the  purpose of attendance improvement and dropout prevention
for the 2012--2013 school year, for any city school district in  a  city
having  a  population of more than one million, the setaside for attend-
ance improvement and dropout prevention shall equal the amount set aside
in the year prior to the base year. For the 2012--2013 school  year,  it
is  further  provided  that  any city school district in a city having a
population of more than one million shall allocate at least one-third of
any increase from base year levels in funds set aside  pursuant  to  the
requirements  of  this subdivision to community-based organizations. Any
increase required pursuant to this subdivision to community-based organ-

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izations must be in addition to allocations provided to  community-based
organizations in the base year.
  d.  for the purpose of teacher support for the 2012--2013 school year:
to the city school district of the city of New York,  sixty-two  million
seven  hundred seven thousand dollars ($62,707,000); to the Buffalo city
school district, one million seven hundred  forty-one  thousand  dollars
($1,741,000);  to the Rochester city school district, one million seven-
ty-six  thousand  dollars  ($1,076,000);  to  the  Yonkers  city  school
district,   one   million   one  hundred  forty-seven  thousand  dollars
($1,147,000); and to the Syracuse city school  district,  eight  hundred
nine  thousand  dollars ($809,000). All funds made available to a school
district pursuant to this subdivision shall be distributed among  teach-
ers  including prekindergarten teachers and teachers of adult vocational
and academic subjects in accordance with this subdivision and  shall  be
in  addition  to  salaries  heretofore  or  hereafter negotiated or made
available; provided, however, that all  funds  distributed  pursuant  to
this  section  for  the  current year shall be deemed to incorporate all
funds distributed pursuant to former subdivision 27 of section  3602  of
the  education law for prior years. In school districts where the teach-
ers are represented by certified or recognized  employee  organizations,
all salary increases funded pursuant to this section shall be determined
by separate collective negotiations conducted pursuant to the provisions
and  procedures  of article 14 of the civil service law, notwithstanding
the existence of a negotiated agreement between a school district and  a
certified or recognized employee organization.
  S  30-a.   Subdivision 10 of section 6-p of the general municipal law,
as added by section 81 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  10.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the govern-
ing board of a school district may, during  the  two  thousand  [eleven]
TWELVE--two  thousand  [twelve]  THIRTEEN school year, authorize a with-
drawal from this fund in an amount not to exceed the lesser of: (a)  the
dollar  value  of  excess funding in the fund as determined by the comp-
troller pursuant to section thirty-three of  this  chapter  or  (b)  the
amount  of the school district's REMAINING gap elimination adjustment as
calculated by the commissioner  of  education  pursuant  to  subdivision
seventeen  of section thirty-six hundred two of the education law. Funds
withdrawn pursuant to this subdivision may only be used for the  purpose
of  maintaining educational programming during the two thousand [eleven]
TWELVE--two thousand [twelve] THIRTEEN school year which otherwise would
have been reduced as  a  result  of  such  gap  elimination  adjustment.
Governing  boards  which  make such a withdrawal shall submit, in a form
prescribed by the commissioner of education, relevant information  about
the withdrawal, which shall include but not be limited to, the amount of
such  withdrawal,  the date of withdrawal, and the use of such withdrawn
funds.
  S 31.  a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the  contrary,
the actions or omissions of any school district which failed to submit a
final building project cost report by June 30 of the school year follow-
ing  June  30 of the school year in which the certificate of substantial
completion of the project is issued by the architect or engineer, or six
months after issuance of such certificate, whichever is later, are here-
by ratified and validated,  provided  that  such  building  project  was
eligible  for  aid  in  a year for which the commissioner is required to
prepare an estimate of apportionments due and owing  pursuant  to  para-
graph  c of subdivision 21 of section 305 of the education law, provided

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further that such school district submits a  final  cost  report  on  or
before December 31, 2012 and such report is approved by the commissioner
of  education,  and provided further that any amount due and payable for
school  years  prior  to the 2013-14 school year as a result of this act
shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of subdivision 5
of section 3604 of the education law.
  b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law  to  the  contrary,  any
pending  payment  of moneys due to such district as a prior year adjust-
ment payable pursuant to paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of
the education law for aid claims that had been previously paid in excess
as current year aid payments and for which recovery of  excess  payments
is  to  be  made pursuant to this act, shall be reduced by any remaining
unrecovered balance of such excess payments, and the remaining scheduled
deductions of such excess payments pursuant to this act shall be reduced
by the commissioner of education to reflect the amount so recovered.
  c. The education department is hereby directed to adjust the  approved
costs  of the aforementioned projects on a pro-rata basis to reflect the
number of years between June 30 of the school year following June 30  of
the  school  year  in which the certificate of substantial completion of
the project is issued by the architect or engineer, or six months  after
issuance of such certificate, whichever is later and the date upon which
the  district  filed  a  final cost report as a proportion of the useful
life of the project, and to consider such  adjusted  approved  costs  as
valid and proper obligations of such school districts.
  S  31-a.  Clause (b) of subparagraph 3 of paragraph e of subdivision 6
of section 3602 of the education law, as amended by section 4 of subpart
F of part C of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (b)  Such  assumed  amortization for a project approved by the commis-
sioner on or after the later of the first day of December, two  thousand
one or thirty days after the date upon which this subdivision shall have
become  a law and prior to the first day of July, two thousand eleven or
for any debt service related to projects approved  by  the  commissioner
prior  to such date where a bond, capital note or bond anticipation note
is first issued on or after the first day of December, two thousand  one
to  fund  such  projects, shall commence: (i) eighteen months after such
approval or (ii) on the date of receipt by the commissioner of a certif-
ication by the district that a general construction  contract  has  been
awarded  for  such project by the district, whichever is later, and such
assumed amortization for a project approved by the  commissioner  on  or
after  the  first day of July, two thousand eleven shall commence: (iii)
eighteen months after such approval or (iv) on the date  of  receipt  by
the commissioner of both the final certificate of substantial completion
of  the  project  issued by the architect or engineer and the final cost
report for such project, whichever is later or (v)  upon  the  EFFECTIVE
date  of  A WAIVER BASED ON a finding by the commissioner, PURSUANT TO A
PROCESS SET FORTH BY THE COMMISSIONER, that the [certificate of substan-
tial completion of the project has been issued by the architect or engi-
neer, but the] district is unable  to  SUBMIT  A  FINAL  CERTIFICATE  OF
SUBSTANTIAL  COMPLETION  FOR  THE PROJECT AND/OR complete the final cost
report because of circumstances beyond the control of the district. Such
assumed amortization shall provide  for  equal  semiannual  payments  of
principal and interest based on an interest rate established pursuant to
subparagraph five of this paragraph for such purpose for the school year
during  which  such  certification is received. The first installment of
obligations issued by the school district in support  of  such  projects

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may  mature  not  later  than the dates established pursuant to sections
21.00 and 22.10 of the local finance law.
  S 32. Severability. The provisions of this act shall be severable, and
if  the  application  of  any  clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision,
section or part of this act to  any  person  or  circumstance  shall  be
adjudged  by  any  court  of  competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such
judgment shall not necessarily affect, impair or invalidate the applica-
tion of any such clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, part
of this act or remainder thereof, as the  case  may  be,  to  any  other
person  or  circumstance,  but shall be confined in its operation to the
clause,  sentence,  paragraph,  subdivision,  section  or  part  thereof
directly  involved  in the controversy in which such judgment shall have
been rendered.
  S 33. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2012, provided,
however, that:
  1.  Section  ten-b  of  this  act shall be deemed to have been in full
force and effect on and after July 1, 2011;
  2. Sections six, seven, nine, ten, ten-a, twelve, thirteen,  fourteen,
sixteen-a  twenty-four  and thirty of this act shall take effect July 1,
2012;
  3. Section sixteen of this act shall take effect July    1,  2012  and
shall expire and be deemed repealed June 30, 2013;
  4.  The  amendments  to  paragraphs  d-1  and d-2 of subdivision 12 of
section 3602-e of the education law made by section ten-c  of  this  act
shall  not  affect  the  repeal  of  such paragraphs and shall be deemed
repealed therewith;
  5. The amendments to subdivision 6 of section 4402  of  the  education
law  made  by  section twelve of this act shall not affect the repeal of
such subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith;
  6. The amendments to chapter 756 of the  laws  of  1992,  relating  to
funding a program for work force education conducted by a consortium for
worker  education  in New York city, made by sections thirteen and four-
teen of this act shall not affect the repeal of such chapter  and  shall
be deemed repealed therewith;
  7. Section twenty-two-a of this act shall take effect on the same date
and  in  the  same  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2012 amending the
education law relating to  annual  professional  performance  review  of
classroom  teachers  and  building principals and the teacher evaluation
appeal process in the city of New York, as proposed in legislative  bill
numbers S. 6732 and A.  9554, takes effect; and
  8.  Section  twenty-eight  of  this  act  shall  expire  and be deemed
repealed June 30, 2013.

                                PART A-1
                          Intentionally Omitted

                                PART A-2
                          Intentionally Omitted

                                 PART B

  Section 1. Section 3020-a of the education law, as amended by  chapter
691  of  the  laws of 1994, paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as separately
amended by chapters 296 and 325 of the laws of 2008,  paragraph  (c)  of
subdivision  2  and paragraph a of subdivision 3 as amended and subpara-

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graph (i-a) of paragraph c of subdivision 3 as added by chapter  103  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3020-a. Disciplinary procedures and penalties. 1. Filing of charges.
All charges against a person enjoying the benefits of tenure as provided
in  subdivision  three of section [one thousand one] ELEVEN hundred two,
and sections [two thousand five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred nine, [two thousand
five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred seventy-three, twenty-five  hundred  ninety-j,
three  thousand twelve and three thousand fourteen of this chapter shall
be in writing and filed with  the  clerk  or  secretary  of  the  school
district or employing board during the period between the actual opening
and  closing  of  the  school  year  for  which the employed is normally
required to serve. Except as provided in subdivision  eight  of  section
[two  thousand  five]  TWENTY-FIVE hundred seventy-three and subdivision
seven of section twenty-five hundred ninety-j of this chapter, no charg-
es under this section shall be brought more than three years  after  the
occurrence  of  the  alleged incompetency or misconduct, except when the
charge is of misconduct constituting a crime when committed.
  2. [(a)] Disposition of charges. A. Upon receipt of the  charges,  the
clerk or secretary of the school district or employing board shall imme-
diately  notify  said  board  thereof. Within five days after receipt of
charges, the employing board, in executive session, shall determine,  by
a  vote of a majority of all the members of such board, whether probable
cause exists to bring a  disciplinary  proceeding  against  an  employee
pursuant  to this section. If such determination is affirmative, a writ-
ten statement specifying (I) the charges in  detail,  (II)  the  maximum
penalty  which  will  be  imposed  by the board if the employee does not
request a hearing or that will be sought by the board if the employee is
found guilty of the charges after a hearing and  [outlining]  (III)  the
employee's  rights under this section, shall be immediately forwarded to
the accused employee by certified or  registered  mail,  return  receipt
requested or by personal delivery to the employee.
  [(b)] B. The employee may be suspended pending a hearing on the charg-
es  and  the  final  determination thereof. The suspension shall be with
pay, except the employee may be suspended without pay  if  the  employee
has  entered  a  guilty  plea to or has been convicted of a felony crime
concerning the criminal sale or possession of a controlled substance,  a
precursor of a controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia as defined in
article  two  hundred twenty or two hundred twenty-one of the penal law;
or a felony crime involving the physical abuse of a  minor  or  student.
The  employee  shall be terminated without a hearing, as provided for in
this section, upon conviction of a sex offense, as defined  in  subpara-
graph two of paragraph b of subdivision seven-a of section three hundred
five of this chapter.  To the extent this section applies to an employee
acting  as  a school administrator or supervisor, as defined in subpara-
graph three of paragraph b  of  subdivision  seven-b  of  section  three
hundred  five of this chapter, such employee shall be terminated without
a hearing, as provided for in this section, upon conviction of a  felony
offense  defined  in  subparagraph  two  of  paragraph  b of subdivision
seven-b of section three hundred five of this chapter.
  [(c)] C. Within ten days of receipt of the statement of  charges,  the
employee  shall  notify the clerk or secretary of the employing board in
writing whether he or she desires a hearing on the charges and when  the
charges concern pedagogical incompetence or issues involving pedagogical
judgment,  his  or  her  choice  of either a single hearing officer or a
three member panel, provided that a three  member  panel  shall  not  be
available where the charges concern pedagogical incompetence based sole-

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ly  upon  a  teacher's or principal's pattern of ineffective teaching or
performance as defined in section three thousand twelve-c of this  arti-
cle. All other charges shall be heard by a single hearing officer.
  [(d)]  D. The unexcused failure of the employee to notify the clerk or
secretary of his or her desire for a hearing  within  ten  days  of  the
receipt  of  charges shall be deemed a waiver of the right to a hearing.
Where an employee requests a hearing in the manner provided for by  this
section, the clerk or secretary of the board shall, within three working
days of receipt of the employee's notice or request for a hearing, noti-
fy  the  commissioner  [of  education] of the need for a hearing. If the
employee waives his or her right to a hearing the employing board  shall
proceed,  within fifteen days, by a vote of a majority of all members of
such board, to determine the case and fix the penalty,  if  any,  to  be
imposed in accordance with subdivision four of this section.
  3.  Hearings.    a. Notice of hearing. Upon receipt of a request for a
hearing in accordance with subdivision two of this section, the  commis-
sioner  shall  forthwith  notify  the  American  Arbitration Association
(hereinafter "association") of the need for a hearing and shall  request
the association to provide to the commissioner forthwith a list of names
of  persons  chosen  by  the association from the association's panel of
labor arbitrators to potentially serve as hearing officers together with
relevant biographical information on each arbitrator.  Upon  receipt  of
said list and biographical information, the commissioner shall forthwith
send  a  copy  of  both  simultaneously  to  the employing board and the
employee. The commissioner shall also  simultaneously  notify  both  the
employing  board  and  the  employee of each potential hearing officer's
record in the last five cases  of  commencing  and  completing  hearings
within the time periods prescribed in this section.
  b.  (i)  Hearing officers. All hearings pursuant to this section shall
be conducted before and by a single hearing officer selected as provided
for in this section. A hearing officer shall not be  eligible  to  serve
[as  such]  IN  SUCH  POSITION  if he or she is a resident of the school
district, other than the city of New York, under the jurisdiction of the
employing board, an employee, agent or representative of  the  employing
board  or  of  any  labor  organization  representing  employees of such
employing board, has served as such agent or representative  within  two
years  of  the  date  of  the scheduled hearing, or if he or she is then
serving as a mediator or fact finder in the same school district.
  (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, FOR HEARINGS COMMENCED
BY THE FILING OF CHARGES PRIOR TO APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE,  the
hearing  officer shall be compensated by the department with the custom-
ary fee paid for service as an arbitrator  under  the  auspices  of  the
association  for  each  day  of actual service plus necessary travel and
other reasonable expenses incurred in the  performance  of  his  or  her
duties.  All other expenses of the disciplinary proceedings COMMENCED BY
THE FILING OF CHARGES PRIOR TO APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE shall be
paid in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner [of educa-
tion]. CLAIMS FOR SUCH COMPENSATION  FOR  DAYS  OF  ACTUAL  SERVICE  AND
REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  NECESSARY  TRAVEL  AND  OTHER  EXPENSES FOR HEARINGS
COMMENCED BY THE FILING OF CHARGES PRIOR TO APRIL  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND
TWELVE SHALL BE PAID FROM AN APPROPRIATION FOR SUCH PURPOSE IN THE ORDER
IN  WHICH  THEY  HAVE  BEEN  APPROVED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER FOR PAYMENT,
PROVIDED PAYMENT SHALL FIRST BE MADE FOR ANY OTHER HEARING COSTS PAYABLE
BY THE COMMISSIONER, INCLUDING THE COSTS OF TRANSCRIBING THE RECORD, AND
PROVIDED FURTHER THAT NO SUCH CLAIM SHALL BE SET ASIDE FOR INSUFFICIENCY
OF FUNDS TO MAKE A COMPLETE PAYMENT, BUT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PARTIAL

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PAYMENT IN ONE YEAR AND SHALL RETAIN ITS PRIORITY DATE STATUS FOR APPRO-
PRIATIONS DESIGNATED FOR SUCH PURPOSE IN FUTURE YEARS.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO
THE CONTRARY, FOR HEARINGS COMMENCED BY THE  FILING  OF  CHARGES  ON  OR
AFTER  APRIL  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND TWELVE, THE HEARING OFFICER SHALL BE
COMPENSATED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR EACH DAY OF ACTUAL SERVICE PLUS NECES-
SARY TRAVEL AND OTHER REASONABLE EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF
HIS OR HER DUTIES, PROVIDED THAT  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
SCHEDULE  FOR MAXIMUM RATES OF COMPENSATION OF HEARING OFFICERS BASED ON
CUSTOMARY AND REASONABLE FEES FOR SERVICE AS AN ARBITRATOR  AND  PROVIDE
FOR LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF STUDY HOURS THAT MAY BE CLAIMED.
  (ii)  [Not  later  than  ten days after the date the] THE commissioner
[mails] SHALL MAIL to the employing board and the employee the  list  of
potential  hearing officers and biographies provided to the commissioner
by the association, the employing board and the  employee,  individually
or  through  their  agents or representatives, shall by mutual agreement
select a hearing officer from said list to conduct the hearing and shall
notify the commissioner of their selection.
  (iii) [If the employing board and the employee fail  to  agree  on  an
arbitrator  to  serve  as a hearing officer from said list and so notify
the commissioner within ten days  after  receiving  the  list  from  the
commissioner,  the commissioner shall request the association to appoint
a hearing officer from said list.] WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS  AFTER  RECEIVING
THE LIST OF POTENTIAL HEARING OFFICERS AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE EMPLOYING BOARD AND THE EMPLOYEE SHALL EACH NOTI-
FY  THE  COMMISSIONER OF THEIR AGREED UPON HEARING OFFICER SELECTION. IF
THE EMPLOYING BOARD AND THE EMPLOYEE FAIL TO AGREE ON AN  ARBITRATOR  TO
SERVE  AS A HEARING OFFICER FROM THE LIST OF POTENTIAL HEARING OFFICERS,
OR FAIL TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER OF A SELECTION  WITHIN  SUCH  FIFTEEN
DAY  TIME  PERIOD, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL APPOINT A HEARING OFFICER FROM
THE LIST. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY IN  CITIES
WITH  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE MILLION OR MORE WITH ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES
SPECIFIED IN SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWENTY OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (iv) In those cases in which the employee elects to have  the  charges
heard by a hearing panel, the hearing panel shall consist of the hearing
officer,  selected  in  accordance  with this subdivision, and two addi-
tional persons, one selected by the employee and  one  selected  by  the
employing  board, from a list maintained for such purpose by the commis-
sioner [of education].  The  list  shall  be  composed  of  professional
personnel  with  administrative  or  supervisory responsibility, profes-
sional personnel without administrative or  supervisory  responsibility,
chief  school  administrators,  members  of  employing boards and others
selected from lists of nominees submitted to the commissioner by  state-
wide  organizations  representing  teachers,  school  administrators and
supervisors and the employing boards. Hearing panel members  other  than
the  hearing  officer  shall be compensated by the department [of educa-
tion] at the rate of one hundred dollars for each day of actual  service
plus  necessary  travel  and subsistence expenses.   The hearing officer
shall be compensated as set forth in this subdivision. The hearing offi-
cer shall be the [chairman] CHAIRPERSON of the hearing panel.
  c. Hearing procedures. (i) (A) The commissioner [of  education]  shall
have  the  power  to  establish  necessary  rules and procedures for the
conduct of hearings under this section.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO MONITOR  AND  INVESTIGATE  A
HEARING  OFFICER'S  COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY TIMELINES PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ANNUALLY INFORM  ALL  HEARING  OFFICERS

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WHO  HAVE HEARD CASES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR
THAT THE TIME PERIODS PRESCRIBED IN THIS  SECTION  FOR  CONDUCTING  SUCH
HEARINGS  ARE TO BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED.  A RECORD OF CONTINUED FAILURE TO
COMMENCE  AND  COMPLETE  HEARINGS  WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS PRESCRIBED IN
THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSIDERED GROUNDS FOR THE COMMISSIONER TO EXCLUDE
SUCH INDIVIDUAL FROM THE LIST OF POTENTIAL HEARING OFFICERS SENT TO  THE
EMPLOYING BOARD AND THE EMPLOYEE FOR SUCH HEARINGS.
  (C)  Such  rules  shall not require compliance with technical rules of
evidence. Hearings shall be conducted by the  hearing  officer  selected
pursuant  to  paragraph b of this subdivision with full and fair disclo-
sure of the nature of the case and evidence against the employee by  the
employing  board and shall be public or private at the discretion of the
employee. The employee shall have a  reasonable  opportunity  to  defend
himself  or  herself  and  an  opportunity  to testify in his or her own
behalf. The employee shall not be required to testify. Each party  shall
have  the right to be represented by counsel, to subpoena witnesses, and
to cross-examine witnesses. All testimony  taken  shall  be  under  oath
which the hearing officer is hereby authorized to administer.
  [A competent stenographer, designated by the commissioner of education
and  compensated by the state education department, shall keep and tran-
scribe a] (D) AN ACCURATE record of the proceedings SHALL BE KEPT AT THE
EXPENSE OF THE DEPARTMENT at each such hearing IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
REGULATIONS  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER. A copy of the [transcript] RECORD of
the hearings shall, upon request, be furnished  without  charge  to  the
employee  and  the board of education involved.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO UTILIZE ANY NEW TECHNOLOGY OR SUCH OTHER APPROPRIATE MEANS
TO TRANSCRIBE OR RECORD SUCH HEARINGS IN AN  ACCURATE,  RELIABLE,  EFFI-
CIENT  AND  COST-EFFECTIVE  MANNER WITHOUT ANY CHARGE TO THE EMPLOYEE OR
BOARD OF EDUCATION INVOLVED.
  (i-a)(A) Where charges of incompetence are brought based solely upon a
pattern of ineffective teaching or performance of a classroom teacher or
principal, as defined in section three thousand twelve-c of  this  arti-
cle, the hearing shall be conducted before and by a single hearing offi-
cer  in  an  expedited  hearing,  which shall commence within seven days
after the pre-hearing conference and shall  be  completed  within  sixty
days  after the pre-hearing conference. The hearing officer shall estab-
lish a hearing schedule at the pre-hearing conference to ensure that the
expedited hearing is completed within the  required  timeframes  and  to
ensure an equitable distribution of days between the employing board and
the  charged employee. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation
to the contrary, no adjournments may be granted that  would  extend  the
hearing  beyond  such  sixty days, except as authorized in this subpara-
graph. A hearing officer, upon request, may grant  a  limited  and  time
specific  adjournment  that  would  extend the hearing beyond such sixty
days if the hearing officer determines that the delay is attributable to
a circumstance or occurrence substantially beyond  the  control  of  the
requesting  party  and an injustice would result if the adjournment were
not granted.
  (B) Such charges shall allege that the employing board  has  developed
and substantially implemented a teacher or principal improvement plan in
accordance  with  subdivision four of section three thousand twelve-c of
this article for the employee following the first  evaluation  in  which
the employee was rated ineffective, and the immediately preceding evalu-
ation  if  the  employee was rated developing. Notwithstanding any other
provision of law to the contrary, a pattern of ineffective  teaching  or
performance  as defined in section three thousand twelve-c of this arti-

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cle shall constitute  very  significant  evidence  of  incompetence  for
purposes  of  this  section.  Nothing  in  this  subparagraph  shall  be
construed to limit the defenses which the employee may place before  the
hearing  officer  in challenging the allegation of a pattern of ineffec-
tive teaching or performance.
  (C) The commissioner shall annually inform all  hearing  officers  who
have heard cases pursuant to this section during the preceding year that
the  time  periods  prescribed in this subparagraph for conducting expe-
dited hearings are to be strictly followed. A record of continued  fail-
ure  to commence and complete expedited hearings within the time periods
prescribed in this subparagraph shall  be  considered  grounds  for  the
commissioner to exclude such individual from the list of potential hear-
ing officers sent to the employing board and the employee for such expe-
dited hearings.
  (ii)  The  hearing  officer  selected  to conduct a hearing under this
section shall, within ten to fifteen days of agreeing to serve [as such]
IN SUCH POSITION, hold a pre-hearing conference which shall be  held  in
the school district or county seat of the county, or any county, wherein
the  employing school board is located. The pre-hearing conference shall
be limited in length to one day except that the hearing officer, in  his
or her discretion, may allow one additional day for good cause shown.
  (iii) At the pre-hearing conference the hearing officer shall have the
power to:
  (A) issue subpoenas;
  (B)  hear and decide all motions, including but not limited to motions
to dismiss the charges;
  (C) hear and decide  all  applications  for  bills  of  particular  or
requests  for production of materials or information, including, but not
limited to, any witness statement (or statements), investigatory  state-
ment  (or statements) or note (notes), exculpatory evidence or any other
evidence, including district or student records, relevant  and  material
to the employee's defense.
  (iv) Any pre-hearing motion or application relative to the sufficiency
of  the  charges,  application  or amendment thereof, or any preliminary
matters shall be made upon written notice to the hearing officer and the
adverse party no less than five days prior to the date of the  pre-hear-
ing  conference.  Any  pre-hearing  motions  or applications not made as
provided for herein shall be deemed waived  except  for  good  cause  as
determined by the hearing officer.
  (v)  In  the  event  that  at the pre-hearing conference the employing
board presents evidence that the professional license  of  the  employee
has  been revoked and all judicial and administrative remedies have been
exhausted or foreclosed, the hearing officer shall  schedule  the  date,
time  and  place  for an expedited hearing, which hearing shall commence
not more than seven days after  the  pre-hearing  conference  and  which
shall  be limited to one day. The expedited hearing shall be held in the
local school district or county seat of the county or any county, where-
in the said employing board is located. The expedited hearing shall  not
be  postponed  except upon the request of a party and then only for good
cause as determined by the hearing officer. At such hearing, each  party
shall have equal time in which to present its case.
  (vi)  During  the  pre-hearing  conference,  the hearing officer shall
determine the reasonable amount of time necessary for a final hearing on
the charge or charges and  shall  schedule  the  location,  time(s)  and
date(s)  for  the  final hearing. The final hearing shall be held in the
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ein the said employing school board is located. In the  event  that  the
hearing  officer  determines  that  the  nature of the case requires the
final hearing to last more than one day, the days that are scheduled for
the  final  hearing  shall be consecutive. The day or days scheduled for
the final hearing shall not be postponed except upon the  request  of  a
party  and  then  only for good cause shown as determined by the hearing
officer. In all cases, the final hearing shall  be  completed  no  later
than  sixty  days  after  the  pre-hearing conference unless the hearing
officer determines that extraordinary circumstances  warrant  a  limited
extension.
  (VII)  ALL  EVIDENCE  SHALL  BE  SUBMITTED  BY  ALL PARTIES WITHIN ONE
HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE FILING  OF  CHARGES  AND  NO  ADDITIONAL
EVIDENCE SHALL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SUCH TIME, ABSENT EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUM-
STANCES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE PARTIES.
  D.  LIMITATION  ON CLAIMS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, NO PAYMENTS SHALL  BE  MADE  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION ON OR AFTER APRIL FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND TWELVE FOR: (I) COMPENSATION OF A HEARING  OFFICER  OR  HEARING
PANEL  MEMBER,  (II)  REIMBURSEMENT  OF  SUCH  HEARING OFFICERS OR PANEL
MEMBERS FOR NECESSARY TRAVEL OR OTHER  EXPENSES  INCURRED  BY  THEM,  OR
(III)  FOR  OTHER  HEARING  EXPENSES ON A CLAIM SUBMITTED LATER THAN ONE
YEAR AFTER THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE HEARING BY ANY MEANS,  INCLUDING
SETTLEMENT, OR WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PARA-
GRAPH,  WHICHEVER  IS LATER; PROVIDED THAT NO PAYMENT SHALL BE BARRED OR
REDUCED WHERE SUCH PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF A COURT  ORDER  OR
JUDGMENT OR A FINAL AUDIT.
  4.  Post hearing procedures. [(a)] A. The hearing officer shall render
a written decision within thirty days of the last day of the final hear-
ing, or in the case of an expedited hearing  within  ten  days  of  such
expedited  hearing,  and shall [forthwith] forward a copy thereof to the
commissioner [of education] who shall immediately forward copies of  the
decision  to the employee and to the clerk or secretary of the employing
board. The written decision shall include the hearing officer's findings
of fact on each charge, his or  her  conclusions  with  regard  to  each
charge  based  on  said  findings  and shall state what penalty or other
action, if any, shall be taken by the employing board. At the request of
the employee, in determining what, if any, penalty or other action shall
be imposed, the hearing officer shall consider the extent to  which  the
employing  board  made  efforts  towards  correcting the behavior of the
employee which resulted in charges  being  brought  under  this  section
through  means  including  but  not limited to: remediation, peer inter-
vention or an employee assistance plan. In those cases where  a  penalty
is  imposed, such penalty may be a written reprimand, a fine, suspension
for a fixed time without pay, or dismissal. In addition to or in lieu of
the aforementioned penalties, the hearing officer, where he or she deems
appropriate, may impose upon the employee remedial action including  but
not  limited to leaves of absence with or without pay, continuing educa-
tion and/or study, a requirement that the employee  seek  counseling  or
medical  treatment  or that the employee engage in any other remedial or
combination of remedial actions.
  [(b)] B. Within fifteen days of receipt of the hearing officer's deci-
sion the employing board shall implement the decision. If  the  employee
is  acquitted  he  or  she shall be restored to his or her position with
full pay for any period  of  suspension  without  pay  and  the  charges
expunged from the employment record. If an employee who was convicted of
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section,  has  said conviction reversed, the employee, upon application,
shall be entitled to have his OR HER pay and other emoluments  restored,
for the period from the date of his OR HER suspension to the date of the
decision.
  [(c)]  C.  The  hearing officer shall indicate in the decision whether
any of the charges brought by the  employing  board  were  frivolous  as
defined  in  section [eight thousand three] EIGHTY-THREE hundred three-a
of the civil practice law and rules. If the hearing  [officers]  OFFICER
finds  that  all of the charges brought against the employee were frivo-
lous, the hearing officer shall order the employing board  to  reimburse
the  [state  education]  department the reasonable costs said department
incurred as a result of the proceeding and to reimburse the employee the
reasonable costs, including but not  limited  to  reasonable  attorneys'
fees,  the  employee  incurred  in defending the charges. If the hearing
officer finds that some but not all of the charges brought  against  the
employee  were  frivolous, the hearing officer shall order the employing
board to reimburse the [state education] department a  portion,  in  the
discretion  of the hearing officer, of the reasonable costs said depart-
ment incurred as a result of the proceeding and to reimburse the employ-
ee a portion, in the discretion of the hearing officer, of  the  reason-
able costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, the
employee incurred in defending the charges.
  5.  Appeal.  A.  Not  later than ten days after receipt of the hearing
officer's decision, the employee or the  employing  board  may  make  an
application  to the New York state supreme court to vacate or modify the
decision of the hearing officer  pursuant  to  section  [seven  thousand
five]  SEVENTY-FIVE  hundred eleven of the civil practice law and rules.
The court's review shall be limited to the grounds  set  forth  in  such
section.  The  hearing panel's determination shall be deemed to be final
for the purpose of such proceeding.
  B. In no case shall the filing or the pendency of an appeal delay  the
implementation of the decision of the hearing officer.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, except that if this act
shall have become a law on or after April 1, 2012 this  act  shall  take
effect  immediately  and  shall be deemed to have been in full force and
effect on and after April 1, 2012.

                                 PART C

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b),  (c)  and  (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section  131-o  of  the  social services law, as amended by section 1 of
part S of chapter 58 of the  laws  of  2011,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  in  the  case of each individual receiving family care, an amount
equal to at least [$130.00] $135.00 for each month beginning on or after
January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE.
  (b) in the case of each  individual  receiving  residential  care,  an
amount  equal  to at least [$150.00] $155.00 for each month beginning on
or after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE.
  (c) in the case of  each  individual  receiving  enhanced  residential
care,  an  amount  equal  to  at  least [$178.00] $184.00 for each month
beginning on or after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE.
  (d) for the period commencing January  first,  two  thousand  [twelve]
THIRTEEN,  the monthly personal needs allowance shall be an amount equal
to the sum of the amounts set forth in subparagraphs one and two of this
paragraph:

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  (1) the amounts specified in paragraphs  (a),  (b)  and  (c)  of  this
subdivision; and
  (2)  the  amount  in subparagraph one of this paragraph, multiplied by
the percentage of any  federal  supplemental  security  income  cost  of
living adjustment which becomes effective on or after January first, two
thousand  [twelve]  THIRTEEN,  but prior to June thirtieth, two thousand
[twelve] THIRTEEN, rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
  S 2. Paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of  subdivision  2  of
section  209 of the social services law, as amended by section 2 of part
S of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) On and after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE,  for  an
eligible individual living alone, [$761.00] $785.00; and for an eligible
couple living alone, [$1115.00] $1152.00.
  (b)  On  and after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE, for an
eligible individual living with others with or without  in-kind  income,
[$697.00] $721.00; and for an eligible couple living with others with or
without in-kind income, [$1057.00] $1094.00.
  (c)  On and after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE, (i) for
an eligible individual receiving family care, [$940.48] $964.48 if he or
she is receiving such care in the city of New  York  or  the  county  of
Nassau,  Suffolk,  Westchester  or  Rockland;  and  (ii) for an eligible
couple receiving family care in the city of New York or  the  county  of
Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester or Rockland, two times the amount set forth
in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph; or (iii) for an eligible individ-
ual  receiving  such  care  in  any other county in the state, [$902.48]
$926.48; and (iv) for an eligible couple  receiving  such  care  in  any
other  county  in  the state, two times the amount set forth in subpara-
graph (iii) of this paragraph.
  (d) On and after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE, (i)  for
an  eligible  individual receiving residential care, [$1109.00] $1133.00
if he or she is receiving such care in the city of New York or the coun-
ty of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester or Rockland; and (ii) for an eligible
couple receiving residential care in the city of New York or the  county
of  Nassau,  Suffolk,  Westchester or Rockland, two times the amount set
forth in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph; or (iii)  for  an  eligible
individual  receiving  such  care  in  any  other  county  in the state,
[$1079.00] $1103.00; and (iv) for an eligible couple receiving such care
in any other county in the state, two times  the  amount  set  forth  in
subparagraph (iii) of this paragraph.
  (e)  (i) On and after January first, two thousand [eleven] TWELVE, for
an eligible individual receiving enhanced residential  care,  [$1368.00]
$1392.00; and (ii) for an eligible couple receiving enhanced residential
care,  two  times the amount set forth in subparagraph (i) of this para-
graph.
  (f) The amounts set forth in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this subdi-
vision shall be increased to reflect any increases  in  federal  supple-
mental  security income benefits for individuals or couples which become
effective on or after January first, two thousand [twelve] THIRTEEN  but
prior to June thirtieth, two thousand [twelve] THIRTEEN.
  S 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

                                 PART D

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a-3) of subdivision 2 of section 131-a of the
social services law, as amended by section 2 of part U of chapter 58  of

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the  laws of 2011, is amended and a new paragraph (a-4) is added to read
as follows:
  (a-3)  For  the  period  beginning July first, two thousand twelve and
[thereafter]  ENDING  SEPTEMBER  THIRTIETH,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE,  the
following schedule shall be the standard of monthly need for determining
eligibility  for  all  categories  of  assistance  in  and by all social
services districts:
                     Number of Persons in Household
    One         Two         Three       Four        Five        Six
    [$158]      [$252]      [$335]      [$432]      [$533]      [$616]
    $150        $239        $317        $409        $505        $583
  For each additional person in the household there shall  be  added  an
additional amount of [eighty-four] EIGHTY dollars monthly.
  (A-4)  FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AND
THEREAFTER, THE FOLLOWING SHALL BE THE  STANDARD  OF  MONTHLY  NEED  FOR
DETERMINING  ELIGIBILITY  FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF ASSISTANCE IN AND BY ALL
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS:
                     NUMBER OF PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLD
    ONE         TWO         THREE       FOUR        FIVE        SIX
    $158        $252        $336        $433        $534        $617
  FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON IN THE HOUSEHOLD THERE SHALL  BE  ADDED  AN
ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF EIGHTY-FIVE DOLLARS MONTHLY.
  S  2.  Paragraph (a-3) of subdivision 3 of section 131-a of the social
services law, as amended by section 4 of part U of  chapter  58  of  the
laws  of  2011, is amended and a new paragraph (a-4) is added to read as
follows:
  (a-3) For the period beginning July first,  two  thousand  twelve  and
[thereafter]  ENDING  SEPTEMBER  THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, persons
and families determined to be eligible by the application of the  stand-
ard  of  need  prescribed  by  the provisions of subdivision two of this
section, less any available income or resources which are  not  required
to  be  disregarded  by  other provisions of this chapter, shall receive
maximum monthly grants and allowances in all social services  districts,
in accordance with the following schedule, for public assistance:
                     Number of Persons in Household
    One         Two         Three       Four        Five        Six
    [$158]      [$252]      [$335]      [$432]      [$533]      [$616]
    $150        $239        $317        $409        $505        $583
  For  each  additional  person in the household there shall be added an
additional amount of [eighty-four] EIGHTY dollars monthly.
  (A-4) FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE  AND
THEREAFTER, PERSONS AND FAMILIES DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE BY THE APPLI-
CATION  OF THE STANDARD OF NEED PRESCRIBED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF THIS SECTION, LESS ANY AVAILABLE INCOME OR  RESOURCES  WHICH
ARE  NOT REQUIRED TO BE DISREGARDED BY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER,
SHALL RECEIVE MAXIMUM  MONTHLY  GRANTS  AND  ALLOWANCES  IN  ALL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICTS,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  FOLLOWING SCHEDULE, FOR
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE:
                     NUMBER OF PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLD
    ONE         TWO         THREE       FOUR        FIVE        SIX
    $158        $252        $336        $433        $534        $617
  FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON IN THE HOUSEHOLD THERE SHALL  BE  ADDED  AN
ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF EIGHTY-FIVE DOLLARS MONTHLY.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2012.

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                                 PART E

  Section  1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 3 of section 22 of the social
services law, as relettered by chapter 611  of  the  laws  of  1979,  is
relettered  paragraph  (g)  and  a new paragraph (f) is added to read as
follows:
  (F) UNLESS AN AGREEMENT IS IN EFFECT  FOR  FEDERAL  ADMINISTRATION  OF
ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS
CHAPTER,  APPLICANTS  FOR AND RECIPIENTS OF ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER;
AND
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 208 of the social services law, as added
by chapter 1080 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows:
  2. "Additional state payments" shall mean payments made to aged, blind
and disabled persons who are receiving,  or  who  would  but  for  their
income  be  eligible  to  receive,  federal supplemental security income
benefits, whether made by [social  services  districts]  THE  OFFICE  OF
TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE in accordance with the provisions of
this title and with title sixteen of the federal social security act, or
by  the  [secretary]  COMMISSIONER of the [federal department of health,
education and welfare] UNITED  STATES  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ADMINISTRATION,
pursuant  to  and in accordance with the provisions of this title, title
sixteen of the federal social security act, and provisions of any agree-
ment entered into between the state and such [secretary] COMMISSIONER by
which the [secretary] COMMISSIONER agrees to administer such  additional
state  payments  on behalf of the state.  SUCH PAYMENTS ARE EQUAL TO THE
STANDARD OF NEED, LESS THE GREATER OF THE FEDERAL BENEFIT RATE OR COUNT-
ABLE INCOME. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  TITLE,  THE  "FEDERAL  BENEFIT  RATE"
SHALL  MEAN  THE MAXIMUM PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PAYABLE
TO A PERSON OR COUPLE WITH NO COUNTABLE INCOME.
  S 3. Section 208 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12. THE TERM "STANDARD OF NEED" SHALL  REFER  SOLELY  TO  THE  MAXIMUM
LEVEL  OF  INCOME  A  PERSON  OR COUPLE MAY HAVE AND REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR
ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS UNDER THIS TITLE. THE TERM APPLIES  SOLELY  TO
THE  PROGRAM  OF ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS AND HAS NO APPLICATION TO ANY
OTHER PROGRAM OR BENEFIT.
  S 4. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1  of  section  209  of  the  social
services  law, as added by chapter 1080 of the laws of 1974 and subpara-
graph (iv) as amended by chapter 214 of the laws of 1998, is amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGI-
BLE FOR ANY PAYMENT PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE WHO IS INELIGIBLE FOR SUPPLE-
MENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN HAVING COUNTABLE INCOME
EXCEEDING THE FEDERAL BENEFIT RATE FOR SUCH PROGRAM. An individual shall
be  eligible  to  receive  additional  state  payments  if he OR SHE HAS
APPLIED FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME BENEFITS, HAS RECEIVED A DETER-
MINATION WITH RESPECT TO SUCH APPLICATION AND:
  (i) is over sixty-five years of age, or is blind or disabled; and
  (ii) does not have countable income in an amount equal to  or  greater
than  the  standard  of  need  established  in  subdivision  two of this
section; and
  (iii) does not have countable resources  in  an  amount  equal  to  or
greater  than  the  amount of resources an individual or couple may have
and remain eligible for supplemental security income  benefits  pursuant
to federal law and regulations of the department; and

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  (iv)  is a resident of the state and is either a citizen of the United
States or is not an alien who is or  would  be  ineligible  for  federal
supplemental security income benefits solely by reason of alien status.
  S  5.  Subdivision  1  of  section  212  of the social services law is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 1 is added to read as follows:
  1. IF THERE IS NO AGREEMENT IN EFFECT FOR  FEDERAL  ADMINISTRATION  OF
ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS
TITLE,  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING SUCH PAYMENTS TO  ELIGIBLE
RESIDENTS OF THE STATE AS REQUIRED BY THIS TITLE AND SHALL:
  (A)  ACCEPT  AND PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS TO
BE MADE PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
  (B) DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR  AND  THE  AMOUNT  OF  ADDITIONAL  STATE
PAYMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE;
  (C)  REDETERMINE  ELIGIBILITY  PERIODICALLY AS THE OFFICE MAY REQUIRE;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY  SUCH  REDETERMINATIONS  SHALL  BE  NO  MORE
FREQUENT  THAN  PROVIDED  BY  THE  APPLICABLE  REGULATIONS OF THE UNITED
STATES SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION; AND
  (D) TAKE ALL OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS TITLE.
  S  6.  Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 366
of the social services law, as added by chapter  1080  of  the  laws  of
1974, is amended to read as follows:
  (2)  is receiving or is eligible to receive federal supplemental secu-
rity income payments and/or additional state payments[, so long as there
is in effect an agreement between the state and the secretary of health,
education and welfare, pursuant to section three  hundred  sixty-three-b
of  this  title,  for  the federal determination of eligibility of aged,
blind and disabled persons for medical assistance, and so long  as  such
secretary requires, as a condition of entering into such agreement, that
such person be eligible for medical assistance] PURSUANT TO TITLE SIX OF
THIS  ARTICLE;  ANY  INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OTHER LAW
NOTWITHSTANDING, THE DEPARTMENT MAY DESIGNATE THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY
AND  DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AS ITS AGENT TO DISCHARGE ITS RESPONSIBILITY,
OR SO MUCH OF ITS RESPONSIBILITY AS IS PERMITTED  BY  FEDERAL  LAW,  FOR
DETERMINING  ELIGIBILITY  FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WITH RESPECT TO PERSONS
WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  FEDERAL  SUPPLEMENTAL  SECURITY  INCOME
PAYMENTS  BUT  WHO  ARE  RECEIVING  A  STATE  ADMINISTERED SUPPLEMENTARY
PAYMENT  OR  MANDATORY  MINIMUM  SUPPLEMENT  IN  ACCORDANCE   WITH   THE
PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS
ARTICLE; or
  S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART F

  Section 1. Section 28 of part C of chapter 83 of  the  laws  of  2002,
amending  the executive law and other laws relating to funding for chil-
dren and family services, as amended by section 1 of part Q  of  chapter
57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S  28.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided that sections
nine through eighteen and twenty through twenty-seven of this act  shall
be  deemed  to  have been in full force and effect on and after April 1,
2002; provided, however, that section fifteen of this act shall apply to
claims that are otherwise reimbursable by the state on or after April 1,
2002 except as provided in subdivision 9 of section 153-k of the  social
services  law  as added by section fifteen of this act; provided further

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however, that nothing in this act shall authorize the office of children
and family services to deny state reimbursement  to  a  social  services
district for violations of the provisions of section 153-d of the social
services  law  for  services provided from January 1, 1994 through March
31, 2002; provided that section nineteen of this act shall  take  effect
September  13,  2002  AND  SHALL  EXPIRE AND BE DEEMED REPEALED JUNE 30,
2012; and, provided further, however, that notwithstanding  any  law  to
the  contrary, the office of children and family services shall have the
authority to promulgate, on an emergency  basis,  any  rules  and  regu-
lations  necessary to implement the requirements established pursuant to
this act; provided further, however, that the regulations to  be  devel-
oped  pursuant  to section one of this act shall not be adopted by emer-
gency rule; and provided further that the provisions  of  sections  nine
THROUGH  EIGHTEEN  AND  TWENTY  through  twenty-seven  of this act shall
expire and be deemed repealed on June 30, [2012] 2017.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2012.

                                 PART G

  Section  1.  This part enacts into law major components of legislation
which are necessary for establishing a juvenile justice  services  close
to  home initiative. Each component is wholly contained within a subpart
identified as subparts A through B. The effective date for each  partic-
ular  provision  contained  within such subpart is set forth in the last
section of such subpart. Any provision in any section contained within a
subpart, including the effective date of the subpart, which makes refer-
ence to a section "of this act",  when  used  in  connection  with  that
particular  component,  shall  be deemed to mean and refer to the corre-
sponding section of the subpart in which it is found.   Section four  of
this part sets forth the general effective date of this act.
  S 2. Legislative intent. In order to provide a juvenile justice system
that ensures public safety and improves short and long term outcomes for
youth  and  their  families,  it  is  the  intent of this legislation to
authorize the city of New York to provide juvenile justice  services  to
all  adjudicated  juvenile  delinquents  who reside in the city, and are
determined by the family court to need placement other than in a  secure
facility. This legislation aims to transform the juvenile justice system
by  authorizing  the city to develop a system for its youth that strives
to:
  (a) provide an effective continuum of diversion,  supervision,  treat-
ment  and  confinement, ensuring that the most appropriate level of care
is provided for all youth, consistent with public safety, keeping  youth
close  to  home, minimizing the dislocation of youth from their families
and building on positive connections  between  young  people  and  their
communities;
  (b)  provide accountability of the system and organizations within the
system, ensuring that both internal and external  mechanisms  for  over-
sight of the system are maintained;
  (c)  be  data-driven, ensuring that objective instruments are employed
at all key decision making stages and that  system  actors  readily  and
transparently  share information to inform ongoing changes in policy and
practice;
  (d) promote family and community involvement, ensuring  that  positive
family and community supports are actively engaged;

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  (e)  be  based  on evidence-informed practices, ensuring that programs
and services provided are shown to have worked in improving outcomes for
youth, maintaining public safety and  reducing  unnecessary  confinement
and recidivism and unwarranted racial/ethnic disparities; and
  (f)  provide  effective  reintegration  services,  ensuring that youth
remain connected to appropriate educational services and positive behav-
ioral supports and/or treatment modalities upon transitioning home  from
placement.

                                SUBPART A

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
404 to read as follows:
  S 404. JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE.    1.  A
SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION IN EXCESS OF ONE
MILLION MAY IMPLEMENT A CLOSE TO HOME  INITIATIVE  TO  PROVIDE  JUVENILE
JUSTICE SERVICES TO ALL ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS DETERMINED BY A
FAMILY  COURT  IN  SUCH  DISTRICT  AS  NEEDING PLACEMENT OTHER THAN IN A
SECURE FACILITY AND TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH ANY AUTHORIZED  AGENCY,
AS  DEFINED  BY  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, TO
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN NON-SECURE AND LIMITED SECURE FACILITIES.   SUCH  A
SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  HAVE SUFFICIENT CAPACITY TO SERVE ALL
ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS NEEDING RESIDENTIAL  PLACEMENTS  WITHIN
THE  DISTRICT  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS OF APPROVAL OF A PLAN FOR EACH
SETTING LEVEL EXCEPT FOR THOSE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS WHO NEED SPECIALIZED
SERVICES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITHIN THE DISTRICT.
  2. A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL OBTAIN  PRIOR  APPROVAL  FROM  THE
OFFICE  OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF ITS PLAN FOR ESTABLISHING AND
IMPLEMENTING SUCH AN INITIATIVE IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  GUIDELINES  ESTAB-
LISHED  AND  IN  THE  FORMAT, AND INCLUDING THE INFORMATION REQUIRED, BY
SUCH OFFICE. SUCH DISTRICT SHALL  SUBMIT  SEPARATE  PLANS  FOR  HOW  THE
DISTRICT  WILL  IMPLEMENT INITIATIVES FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN
NON-SECURE SETTINGS AND IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS. ANY SUCH PLAN  SHALL
SPECIFY, IN DETAIL, AS APPLICABLE:
  (A)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE A CONTINUUM OF EVIDENCE INFORMED,
HIGH-QUALITY  COMMUNITY-BASED  AND  RESIDENTIAL  PROGRAMMING  THAT  WILL
PROTECT  COMMUNITY  SAFETY  AND  PROVIDE  APPROPRIATE SERVICES TO YOUTH,
INCLUDING THE OPERATION OF NON-SECURE AND LIMITED SECURE FACILITIES,  IN
SUFFICIENT  CAPACITY AND IN A MANNER DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENTS CARED FOR UNDER THE INITIATIVE. SUCH PROGRAMMING  SHALL
BE  BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF RECENT PLACEMENT TRENDS OF YOUTH FROM WITHIN
SUCH DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF YOUTH WHO HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE
CUSTODY OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES FOR  PLACEMENT  IN
OTHER THAN A SECURE FACILITY;
  (B)  THE ANTICIPATED START-UP AND ON-GOING SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATIVE
COSTS OF THE INITIATIVE;
  (C) THE READINESS OF THE DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH THE INITIATIVE AND  THE
AVAILABILITY OF ALL NEEDED RESOURCES, INCLUDING THE LOCATION OF SERVICES
AND  AVAILABILITY  OF  THE  PROVIDERS  THAT  WILL  PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY
SERVICES UNDER THE INITIATIVE INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  RESIDEN-
TIAL,  NON-RESIDENTIAL,  EDUCATIONAL,  MEDICAL,  SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MENTAL
HEALTH AND AFTER CARE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION;
  (D) THE PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN AND DOCUMENTATION  OF  THE
DISTRICT'S  READINESS TO BEGIN ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATELY SERVING JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENTS UNDER THE PLAN;

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  (E) HOW THE DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE NECESSARY AND  APPROPRIATE  STAFFING
TO IMPLEMENT THE INITIATIVE;
  (F)  HOW THE DISTRICT WILL MONITOR THE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO
YOUTH, INCLUDING HOW THE DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES;
  (G) HOW, THROUGHOUT THE INITIATIVE, THE DISTRICT WILL SEEK AND RECEIVE
ON-GOING COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT RELATING TO THE  IMPLEMENTATION
AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVE;
  (H)  HOW THE DISTRICT WILL ENSURE THAT ALL STAFF WORKING DIRECTLY WITH
YOUTH SERVED UNDER THE INITIATIVE HAVE RECEIVED NECESSARY AND  APPROPRI-
ATE TRAINING;
  (I)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT  WILL  MONITOR THE USE OF RESTRAINTS ON YOUTH,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE USE OF MECHANICAL RESTRAINTS;
  (J) HOW THE DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS AND  POLICIES
TO  ENSURE  PROGRAM  SAFETY  AND THAT YOUTH RECEIVE APPROPRIATE SERVICES
BASED ON THEIR NEEDS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EDUCATIONAL, BEHAV-
IORAL, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE  SERVICES  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLANS DEVELOPED FOR EACH YOUTH;
  (K)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT  WILL  DEVELOP  AND  IMPLEMENT GENDER SPECIFIC
PROGRAMMING AND POLICIES TO MEET THE SPECIALIZED NEEDS OF LESBIAN,  GAY,
BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH;
  (L)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMMING THAT IS
CULTURALLY COMPETENT TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF THE YOUTH;
  (M) HOW THE DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT  LOCAL  PROGRAMS  THAT
WILL  SEEK TO REDUCE THE DISPROPORTIONATE PLACEMENT OF MINORITY YOUTH IN
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM;
  (N) HOW THE DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO  REDUCE  THE
NUMBER OF YOUTH ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FROM PLACEMENT;
  (O)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT  WILL  DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT POLICIES TO SERVE
YOUTH IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE SETTING  CONSISTENT  WITH  THE  NEEDS  OF
YOUTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY, AND TO AVOID MODIFICATIONS OF PLACEMENTS TO THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES;
  (P)  HOW THE DISTRICT WILL ENGAGE IN PERMANENCY AND DISCHARGE PLANNING
FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN ITS CUSTODY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED TO, SECURING ADEQUATE HOUSING AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND EDUCATION  AND
EMPLOYMENT, AS APPROPRIATE;
  (Q)  HOW THE DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE AFTER
CARE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR YOUTH WHO HAVE  RE-EN-
TERED  THE  COMMUNITY  FOLLOWING  A  JUVENILE JUSTICE PLACEMENT WITH THE
DISTRICT;
  (R) HOW THE DISTRICT WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT  POLICIES  FOCUSED  ON
REDUCING RECIDIVISM OF YOUTH WHO LEAVE THE PROGRAM;
  (S)  HOW THE LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENT WILL IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE
PREDISPOSITION INVESTIGATION PROCESS THAT INCLUDES, AT LEAST, THE USE OF
APPROPRIATE     ASSESSMENTS     TO     DETERMINE     THE      COGNITIVE,
EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL,  AND  SUBSTANCE ABUSE NEEDS OF THE YOUTH AND THE
USE OF A VALIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT, APPROVED BY THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; AND HOW THE  DISTRICT  WILL  IMPLEMENT  AN
INTAKE  PROCESS  FOR  YOUTH PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL CARE THAT INCLUDES THE
USE OF APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENTS TO DETERMINE THE MEDICAL, DENTAL,  MENTAL
AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS OF THE YOUTH; AND
  (T)  HOW  THE  DISTRICT  WILL  PROVIDE FOR THE RESTRICTIVE SETTING AND
PROGRAMS NECESSARY TO SERVE YOUTH WHO NEED PLACEMENT IN A LIMITED SECURE
SETTING CONSISTENT WITH THE NECESSITY FOR THE PROTECTION OF  THE  HEALTH
AND SAFETY OF THE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN THE FACILITY AND THE SURROUND-
ING COMMUNITY.

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  3.  (A)  PRIOR  TO  SUBMITTING ANY PLAN PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF
THIS SECTION TO IMPLEMENT A JUVENILE  JUSTICE  SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME
INITIATIVE  FOR  JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE  PUBLIC  HEARING  ON
THE  PROPOSED  PLAN.  ANY  SUCH PUBLIC HEARINGS SHALL ONLY BE HELD AFTER
THIRTY DAYS NOTICE HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN A NEWSPAPER  OF  GENERAL  CIRCU-
LATION WITHIN THE JURISDICTION FOR WHICH THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS
LOCATED.  THE  NOTICE  SHALL SPECIFY THE TIMES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING AND
PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW WRITTEN COMMENTS ON THE PLAN MAY BE SUBMITTED
TO THE DISTRICT FOR CONSIDERATION.   ADDITIONALLY, FOR A  PERIOD  OF  AT
LEAST  THIRTY  DAYS  PRIOR  TO A HEARING, THE DISTRICT SHALL POST ON ITS
WEBSITE A NOTICE OF THE HEARING, A COPY OF THE PROPOSED PLAN, AND INFOR-
MATION ON HOW WRITTEN COMMENTS ON THE  PLAN  MAY  BE  SUBMITTED  TO  THE
DISTRICT FOR CONSIDERATION.
  (B)  PRIOR  TO  SUBMITTING  A PLAN PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION TO IMPLEMENT A JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITI-
ATIVE  FOR  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS, THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL:
  (I) HOLD AT LEAST ONE FORUM IN EACH OF THE FIVE  BOROUGHS  WITHIN  THE
DISTRICT  FOR  COMMUNITY  MEMBERS  AND  RELEVANT  STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING
POTENTIAL PROVIDER AGENCIES TO DISCUSS, IN GENERAL, THE MANNER IN  WHICH
THE  DISTRICT  INTENDS TO PROVIDE THE RESIDENTIAL AND AFTERCARE SERVICES
TO YOUTH WHO NEED PLACEMENT IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS IN  A  MANNER  TO
PROTECT COMMUNITY SAFETY AND PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SERVICES TO SUCH YOUTH,
AND TO RESPOND TO CONCERNS AND RECEIVE SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVES;
  (II)  CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE PUBLIC HEARING IN EACH OF THE FIVE BOROUGHS
WITHIN THE DISTRICT ON THE PROPOSED PLAN.  SUCH  PUBLIC  HEARINGS  SHALL
ONLY  BE  HELD AFTER THIRTY DAYS NOTICE HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN A NEWSPAPER
OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE RESPECTIVE BOROUGH. THE NOTICE SHALL SPEC-
IFY THE TIME OF THE HEARING IN THE RESPECTIVE BOROUGH AND PROVIDE INFOR-
MATION ON HOW WRITTEN COMMENTS ON THE  PLAN  MAY  BE  SUBMITTED  TO  THE
DISTRICT FOR CONSIDERATION. ADDITIONALLY, FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST THIR-
TY  DAYS  PRIOR  TO  EACH  SUCH  HEARING, THE DISTRICT SHALL POST ON ITS
WEBSITE A NOTICE OF THE HEARING, A COPY OF THE PROPOSED PLAN, AND INFOR-
MATION ON HOW WRITTEN COMMENTS ON THE  PLAN  MAY  BE  SUBMITTED  TO  THE
DISTRICT FOR CONSIDERATION.
  4.  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL SUBMIT, WITH ANY SUCH PLAN, AN
ASSESSMENT OF ANY WRITTEN COMMENTS RECEIVED, AND ANY COMMENTS  PRESENTED
AT THE PUBLIC HEARING. AT A MINIMUM, SUCH ASSESSMENT SHALL CONTAIN:
  (A) A SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE ISSUES RAISED AND SIGNIFICANT ALTER-
NATIVES SUGGESTED;
  (B)  A  STATEMENT OF THE REASONS WHY ANY SIGNIFICANT ALTERNATIVES WERE
NOT INCORPORATED INTO THE PLAN; AND
  (C) A DESCRIPTION OF ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE PLAN AS A RESULT OF  SUCH
COMMENTS.
AT  THE  TIME  OF,  OR PRIOR TO, THE SUBMISSION OF EACH SUCH PLAN TO THE
OFFICE, THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL POST ON ITS WEBSITE THE  PLAN
AND  THE  ASSESSMENT OF COMMENTS. AT THE TIME IT SUBMITS ITS PLAN TO THE
OFFICE, THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE A COPY  OF  THE  PLAN
AND  ASSESSMENT OF COMMENTS TO THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  5. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH
THE  OFFICE  OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE
ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST AMENDMENTS  TO  ANY  PLAN
PRIOR  TO APPROVAL.   FOR ANY PLAN THAT ONLY COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS
PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, THE OFFICE SHALL, WITHIN THIRTY  DAYS  OF

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RECEIVING  THE  PLAN,  EITHER  APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE THE PLAN OR REQUEST
AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN. IF ANY AMENDMENTS ARE REQUESTED TO THE PLAN, THE
OFFICE SHALL APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE THE PLAN WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS  OF  ITS
RESUBMISSION  WITH  THE  REQUESTED  AMENDMENTS. FOR ANY PLAN THAT COVERS
JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED  IN  LIMITED  SECURE  SETTINGS,  THE  OFFICE
SHALL, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF RECEIVING THE PLAN, EITHER APPROVE OR DISAP-
PROVE  THE PLAN OR REQUEST AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN. IF ANY AMENDMENTS ARE
REQUESTED TO THE PLAN, THE OFFICE SHALL APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE  THE  PLAN
WITHIN  FIFTEEN  DAYS OF ITS RESUBMISSION WITH THE REQUESTED AMENDMENTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OFFICE APPROVE SUCH  A  PLAN  FOR  LIMITED  SECURE
SETTINGS PRIOR TO APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.
  6.  (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IF
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES APPROVES  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT'S  PLAN  TO IMPLEMENT A JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME
INITIATIVE FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS,  SUCH
OFFICE  SHALL  WORK WITH SUCH DISTRICT TO IDENTIFY THOSE JUVENILE DELIN-
QUENTS IN THE OFFICE'S CUSTODY RESIDING  IN  NON-SECURE  PLACEMENTS  AND
THOSE CONDITIONALLY RELEASED FROM A FACILITY WHO WERE PLACED BY A FAMILY
COURT  WITHIN  THE  JURISDICTION  OF  SAID SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT. THE
OFFICE SHALL EVALUATE THE PLACEMENT LENGTH AND THE NEEDS OF  SUCH  JUVE-
NILE  DELINQUENTS  AND,  WHERE  APPROPRIATE, FILE A PETITION PURSUANT TO
SECTION 355.1 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT TO TRANSFER CUSTODY OF SUCH  YOUTH
TO  SAID  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN, OR
AS SOON AS APPROPRIATE THEREAFTER, BUT IN NO  EVENT  LATER  THAN  NINETY
DAYS  AFTER SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IF THE OFFICE DETER-
MINES, ON A  CASE-BY-CASE  BASIS,  FOR  REASONS  DOCUMENTED  IN  WRITING
SUBMITTED TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, THAT A TRANSFER WITHIN NINETY
DAYS  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THE PLAN WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE
EDUCATION OR THE EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH  OF  A  YOUTH,  OR
WOULD  SERIOUSLY INTERFERE WITH THE YOUTH'S INTERSTATE TRANSFER OR IMMI-
NENT DISCHARGE, THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED TIME BY WHICH  THE
OFFICE  EXPECTS TO BE ABLE TO PETITION FOR THE TRANSFER OF SUCH YOUTH OR
TO RELEASE SUCH YOUTH FROM ITS CARE, AND SHALL NOTIFY THE  DISTRICT  AND
THE  ATTORNEY  FOR THE RESPONDENT OF ANY DELAY OF THAT EXPECTED DATE AND
THE REASONS FOR SUCH A DELAY.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IF THE
OFFICE APPROVES A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT'S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT  A  JUVE-
NILE  JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS
PLACED IN LIMITED-SECURE SETTINGS, SUCH  OFFICE  SHALL  WORK  WITH  SUCH
DISTRICT TO IDENTIFY JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN THE OFFICE'S CUSTODY RESID-
ING  IN  LIMITED  SECURE PLACEMENTS WHO WERE PLACED BY A FAMILY COURT IN
THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SHALL EVALUATE THE PLACEMENT LENGTH AND NEEDS OF  SUCH  JUVENILE  DELIN-
QUENTS AND, WHERE APPROPRIATE, FILE A PETITION PURSUANT TO SECTION 355.1
OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT TO TRANSFER CUSTODY OF SUCH YOUTH TO SAID SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN OR AS SOON AS APPRO-
PRIATE  THEREAFTER,  BUT  IN  NO EVENT LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER SUCH
EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IF THE OFFICE DETERMINES, ON A  CASE-
BY-CASE BASIS, FOR REASONS DOCUMENTED IN WRITING SUBMITTED TO THE SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT,  THAT A TRANSFER WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THE PLAN WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE EDUCATION OR THE EMOTIONAL,
MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH OF A YOUTH, OR WOULD SERIOUSLY INTERFERE  WITH
THE  YOUTH'S INTERSTATE TRANSFER OR IMMINENT DISCHARGE, THE OFFICE SHALL
PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED TIME BY WHICH THE OFFICE  EXPECTS  TO  BE  ABLE  TO
PETITION  FOR  THE  TRANSFER OF SUCH YOUTH OR TO RELEASE SUCH YOUTH FROM
ITS CARE, AND SHALL  NOTIFY  THE  DISTRICT  AND  THE  ATTORNEY  FOR  THE

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RESPONDENT OF ANY DELAY OF THAT EXPECTED DATE AND THE REASONS FOR SUCH A
DELAY.
  7.  (A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION
FIFTEEN OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, OR  ANY  OTHER
LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  IF  THE  OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
APPROVES A SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT'S  PLAN  FOR  A  JUVENILE  JUSTICE
SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE TO IMPLEMENT SERVICES FOR JUVENILE
DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE OR LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS, SUCH OFFICE
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED, FOR UP TO A YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THE
FIRST OF ANY SUCH APPROVED PLAN FOR A DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT SERVICES FOR
EACH  SETTING  LEVEL,  BUT  IN  NO EVENT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN: (1) TO CLOSE ANY OF ITS FACILITIES IN THE CORRESPOND-
ING SETTING LEVELS COVERED BY THE APPROVED PLAN AND TO MAKE  SIGNIFICANT
ASSOCIATED  SERVICE  REDUCTIONS  AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEE STAFFING REDUCTIONS
AND TRANSFER OPERATIONS  FOR  THOSE  SETTING  LEVELS  TO  A  PRIVATE  OR
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ENTITY,  AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE
OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SOLELY TO REFLECT THE  DECREASE  IN  THE
NUMBER  OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED WITH SUCH OFFICE FROM SUCH SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT; (2) TO REDUCE COSTS TO THE  STATE  AND  OTHER  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICTS  RESULTING  FROM  SUCH  DECREASE;  AND (3) TO ADJUST
SERVICES TO PROVIDE REGIONALLY-BASED CARE TO JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS  FROM
OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE NEEDING SERVICES IN THOSE LEVELS OF RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES.  AT  LEAST  SIXTY  DAYS  PRIOR  TO TAKING ANY SUCH ACTION, THE
COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OF SUCH  ACTION  TO  THE
SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND
SHALL POST SUCH NOTICE UPON ITS  PUBLIC  WEBSITE.  SUCH  NOTICE  MAY  BE
PROVIDED  AT  ANY  TIME  ON OR AFTER THE DATE THE OFFICE APPROVES A PLAN
AUTHORIZING A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS  FOR  JUVE-
NILE  DELINQUENTS  PLACED  IN THE APPLICABLE SETTING LEVEL. SUCH COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT ANY AND  ALL  PREPARATORY  ACTIONS
WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE SUCH CLOSURES OR SIGNIFICANT SERVICE
OR  STAFFING REDUCTIONS AND TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS DURING SUCH SIXTY DAY
PERIOD. IN ASSESSING WHICH OF SUCH FACILITIES TO CLOSE, OR AT  WHICH  TO
IMPLEMENT  ANY  SIGNIFICANT SERVICE REDUCTIONS, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE STAFFING
REDUCTIONS AND/OR TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS TO A PRIVATE OR  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
ENTITY, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: (1) ABIL-
ITY  TO  PROVIDE  A  SAFE, HUMANE AND THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT FOR PLACED
YOUTH; (2) ABILITY TO MEET THE  EDUCATIONAL,  MENTAL  HEALTH,  SUBSTANCE
ABUSE  AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT NEEDS OF PLACED YOUTH; (3) COMMU-
NITY NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROMOTE THE SOCIAL, MENTAL, ECONOMIC
AND BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT OF PLACED YOUTH; (4) FUTURE CAPACITY REQUIRE-
MENTS FOR THE EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF YOUTH FACILITIES; (5) THE  PHYSICAL
CHARACTERISTICS,  CONDITIONS AND COSTS OF OPERATION OF THE FACILITY; AND
(6) THE LOCATION OF THE FACILITY IN REGARDS TO COSTS AND EASE OF  TRANS-
PORTATION OF PLACED YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
  (B)  ANY  TRANSFERS OF CAPACITY OR ANY RESULTING TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO BE MADE BY THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF
CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  AND ANY TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL UPON SUCH
TRANSFER OF CAPACITY OR TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS SHALL BE  ACCOMPLISHED  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION SEVENTY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
LAW.
  8. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,
ELIGIBLE  EXPENDITURES  DURING  THE  APPLICABLE  TIME  PERIODS MADE BY A
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE
TO HOME INITIATIVE SHALL,  IF  APPROVED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  FAMILY
ASSISTANCE,  BE SUBJECT TO REIMBURSEMENT WITH STATE FUNDS ONLY UP TO THE

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EXTENT OF AN ANNUAL  APPROPRIATION  MADE  SPECIFICALLY  THEREFOR,  AFTER
FIRST  DEDUCTING  THEREFROM ANY FEDERAL FUNDS PROPERLY RECEIVED OR TO BE
RECEIVED ON ACCOUNT THEREOF; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  WHEN  SUCH  FUNDS
HAVE  BEEN  EXHAUSTED,  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  MAY RECEIVE STATE
REIMBURSEMENT FROM OTHER AVAILABLE STATE APPROPRIATIONS FOR  THAT  STATE
FISCAL  YEAR FOR ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES FOR SERVICES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD
BE REIMBURSABLE UNDER SUCH FUNDING STREAMS. ANY CLAIMS  SUBMITTED  BY  A
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR A PARTICULAR STATE FISCAL
YEAR  FOR  WHICH  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT DOES NOT RECEIVE STATE
REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE  APPROVED  CLOSE  TO
HOME INITIATIVE MAY NOT BE CLAIMED AGAINST THAT DISTRICT'S APPROPRIATION
FOR THE INITIATIVE FOR THE NEXT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT STATE FISCAL YEAR.
  (I)  STATE  FUNDING  FOR  REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE, SUBJECT TO APPROPRI-
ATION,  IN  THE  FOLLOWING  AMOUNTS:  FOR  STATE  FISCAL  YEAR  2013-14,
$35,200,000  ADJUSTED BY ANY CHANGES IN SUCH AMOUNT REQUIRED BY SUBPARA-
GRAPHS (II) AND (III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH; FOR STATE FISCAL YEAR  2014-15,
$41,400,000  ADJUSTED  TO  INCLUDE THE AMOUNT OF ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE
STATE FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 APPROPRIATION  UNDER  SUBPARAGRAPHS  (II)  AND
(III)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL CHANGES REQUIRED BY SUCH
SUBPARAGRAPHS; AND, SUCH REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE,  SUBJECT  TO  APPROPRI-
ATION,  FOR ALL SUBSEQUENT STATE FISCAL YEARS IN THE AMOUNT OF THE PRIOR
YEAR'S ACTUAL APPROPRIATION ADJUSTED BY ANY CHANGES REQUIRED BY SUBPARA-
GRAPHS (II) AND (III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  (II) THE REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I)  OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  INCREASED  OR DECREASED BY THE PERCENTAGE THAT THE
AVERAGE OF THE MOST RECENTLY APPROVED MAXIMUM STATE AID RATES FOR  GROUP
RESIDENTIAL  FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS IS HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE OF
THE APPROVED MAXIMUM STATE AID RATES FOR GROUP RESIDENTIAL  FOSTER  CARE
PROGRAMS  IN  EXISTENCE  IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE MOST RECENTLY APPROVED
RATES.
  (III) THE REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE INCREASED IF EITHER THE POPULATION OF ALLEGED JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENTS WHO RECEIVE A PROBATION INTAKE OR THE TOTAL  POPULATION
OF  ADJUDICATED  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS PLACED ON PROBATION COMBINED WITH
THE POPULATION OF ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED OUT  OF  THEIR
HOMES  IN  A  SETTING  OTHER  THAN A SECURE FACILITY PURSUANT TO SECTION
352.2 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, INCREASES BY AT LEAST  TEN  PERCENT  OVER
THE RESPECTIVE POPULATION IN THE ANNUAL BASELINE YEAR. THE BASELINE YEAR
SHALL BE THE PERIOD FROM JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TEN THROUGH JUNE THIR-
TIETH,  TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN OR THE MOST RECENT TWELVE MONTH PERIOD FOR
WHICH THERE IS COMPLETE DATA, WHICHEVER IS LATER.   IN  EACH  SUCCESSIVE
YEAR,  THE  POPULATION OF THE PREVIOUS JULY FIRST THROUGH JUNE THIRTIETH
PERIOD SHALL BE COMPARED  TO  THE  BASELINE  YEAR  FOR  DETERMINING  ANY
ADJUSTMENTS  TO  A  STATE FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION.   WHEN EITHER POPU-
LATION INCREASES BY TEN PERCENT  OR  MORE,  THE  REIMBURSEMENT  WILL  BE
ADJUSTED  BY A PERCENTAGE EQUAL TO THE LARGER OF THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE
IN EITHER THE NUMBER OF PROBATION INTAKES FOR  ALLEGED  JUVENILE  DELIN-
QUENTS  OR  THE  TOTAL  POPULATION  OF  ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS
PLACED ON PROBATION COMBINED WITH THE POPULATION OF ADJUDICATED JUVENILE
DELINQUENTS PLACED OUT OF THEIR HOMES IN A SETTING OTHER THAN  A  SECURE
FACILITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 352.2 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  (IV)  THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT AND/OR THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT
OF PROBATION SHALL PROVIDE AN ANNUAL REPORT INCLUDING THE DATA  REQUIRED
TO  CALCULATE  THE  POPULATION ADJUSTMENT TO THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF
MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE
STATE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET NO LATER THAN THE FIRST  DAY  OF  SEPTEMBER

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FOLLOWING  THE  CLOSE  OF THE PREVIOUS JULY FIRST THROUGH JUNE THIRTIETH
PERIOD.
  (B)  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  FAMILY  ASSISTANCE  IS  AUTHORIZED,  IN  ITS
DISCRETION, TO MAKE ADVANCES TO A SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  IN  ANTIC-
IPATION OF THE STATE REIMBURSEMENT PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION.
  (C)  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL CONDUCT ELIGIBILITY DETERMI-
NATIONS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING AND SUBMIT CLAIMS  FOR  REIMBURSE-
MENT  IN  SUCH FORM AND MANNER AND AT SUCH TIMES AND FOR SUCH PERIODS AS
THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE SHALL DETERMINE.
  (D) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE, STATE REIMBURSEMENT  SHALL  NOT  BE
MADE FOR ANY EXPENDITURE MADE FOR THE DUPLICATION OF ANY GRANT OR ALLOW-
ANCE FOR ANY PERIOD.
  (E)  CLAIMS  SUBMITTED BY A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR REIMBURSEMENT
SHALL BE PAID AFTER DEDUCTING ANY EXPENDITURES DEFRAYED BY  FEES,  THIRD
PARTY  REIMBURSEMENT,  AND  ANY NON-TAX LEVY FUNDS INCLUDING ANY DONATED
FUNDS.
  (F) THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL NOT REIMBURSE ANY
CLAIMS FOR EXPENDITURES FOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES THAT ARE SUBMITTED MORE
THAN TWENTY-TWO MONTHS AFTER THE CALENDAR QUARTER IN WHICH THE  EXPENDI-
TURES WERE MADE.
  (G) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE STATE SHALL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE  FOR  REIMBURSING  A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT AND A DISTRICT
SHALL NOT SEEK STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY PORTION OF ANY  STATE  DISAL-
LOWANCE  OR  SANCTION TAKEN AGAINST THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, OR ANY
FEDERAL DISALLOWANCE ATTRIBUTABLE TO FINAL FEDERAL AGENCY  DECISIONS  OR
TO SETTLEMENTS MADE, WHEN SUCH DISALLOWANCE OR SANCTION RESULTS FROM THE
FAILURE  OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL OR STATE
REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FAILURE TO DOCUMENT  ELIGI-
BILITY FOR THE FEDERAL OR STATE FUNDS IN THE CASE RECORD.  TO THE EXTENT
THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT HAS SUFFICIENT CLAIMS OTHER THAN THOSE
THAT ARE SUBJECT TO DISALLOWANCE OR SANCTION TO DRAW DOWN THE FULL ANNU-
AL  APPROPRIATION,  SUCH  DISALLOWANCE OR SANCTION SHALL NOT RESULT IN A
REDUCTION IN PAYMENT OF STATE FUNDS TO THE DISTRICT UNLESS THE  DISTRICT
REQUESTS  THAT  THE DEPARTMENT USE A PORTION OF THE APPROPRIATION TOWARD
MEETING THE DISTRICT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAY  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT
FOR THE DISALLOWANCE OR SANCTION AND ANY RELATED INTEREST PAYMENTS.
  (H) RATES FOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES. (I) THE OFFICE SHALL ESTABLISH THE
RATES,  IN  ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-A OF THIS
CHAPTER, FOR ANY NON-SECURE FACILITIES  ESTABLISHED  UNDER  AN  APPROVED
JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE. FOR ANY SUCH NON-SE-
CURE  FACILITY  THAT  WILL  BE  USED  PRIMARILY  BY  THE SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT WITH AN APPROVED CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE, FINAL AUTHORITY  FOR
ESTABLISHMENT  OF  SUCH  RATES  AND ANY ADJUSTMENTS THERETO SHALL RESIDE
WITH THE OFFICE, BUT SUCH RATES AND ANY  ADJUSTMENTS  THERETO  SHALL  BE
ESTABLISHED  ONLY  UPON  THE  REQUEST OF, AND IN CONSULTATION WITH, SUCH
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT.
  (II) A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT  WITH  AN  APPROVED  JUVENILE  JUSTICE
SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN
LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS  SHALL  HAVE  THE  AUTHORITY  TO  ESTABLISH  AND
ADJUST,  ON  AN  ANNUAL  OR REGULAR BASIS, MAINTENANCE RATES FOR LIMITED
SECURE FACILITIES PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL SERVICES UNDER SUCH  INITIATIVE.
SUCH  RATES  SHALL  NOT  BE  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE
HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-A OF THIS CHAPTER BUT SHALL BE SUBJECT  TO  MAXIMUM
COST LIMITS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES.

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  9.  UPON  APPROVAL OF A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT'S PLAN, THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL NOTIFY THE SUPERVISING  FAMILY  COURT
JUDGE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  FAMILY COURTS SERVING SUCH DISTRICT OF THE
EFFECTIVE DATE AND PLACEMENT SETTINGS COVERED BY THE PLAN.
  (A) BEGINNING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A DISTRICT'S APPROVED PLAN THAT
ONLY COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, A FAMILY
COURT  JUDGE  SERVING IN A COUNTY WHERE SUCH SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS
LOCATED SHALL ONLY BE AUTHORIZED TO PLACE AN ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELIN-
QUENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF  CHILDREN  AND
FAMILY  SERVICES  FOR  PLACEMENT  IN A SECURE OR LIMITED SECURE FACILITY
PURSUANT TO SECTION 353.3 OR 353.5 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  (B) BEGINNING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A DISTRICT'S APPROVED  PLAN  TO
IMPLEMENT  PROGRAMS  FOR  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE
SETTINGS, A FAMILY COURT JUDGE SERVING IN A  COUNTY  WHERE  SUCH  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT IS LOCATED SHALL ONLY BE AUTHORIZED TO PLACE AN ADJU-
DICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES FOR PLACEMENT IN A SECURE FACILI-
TY PURSUANT TO SECTION 353.3 OR 353.5 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  10. IF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT RECEIVES THE NECESSARY APPROVAL TO
IMPLEMENT  A  CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE, THE DISTRICT SHALL IMPLEMENT THE
INITIATIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS  AND
REGULATIONS.    IF  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT RECEIVES THE NECESSARY
APPROVAL OF A PLAN FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS  PLACED  IN  LIMITED  SECURE
SETTINGS,  THE  OFFICE SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE OPERA-
TION OF SUCH LIMITED SECURE FACILITIES.  IF  SUCH  REGULATIONS  ARE  NOT
ADOPTED  PRIOR  TO  THE  DATE  THAT  AN  AUTHORIZED AGENCY APPLIES FOR A
LICENSE TO OPERATE SUCH A FACILITY, THE FACILITY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE
EXISTING REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE THAT WOULD APPLY TO THE OPERATION  OF
A  FOSTER  CARE  FACILITY  OF THE SAME SIZE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE
OFFICE SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO GRANT AN EXCEPTION TO THE AUTHORIZED AGEN-
CY, UNTIL SUCH LIMITED SECURE  REGULATIONS  ARE  ADOPTED,  TO  ANY  SUCH
EXISTING  REGULATION THAT THE OFFICE DETERMINES WOULD IMPEDE THE ABILITY
OF THE AUTHORIZED AGENCY TO PROVIDE THE RESTRICTIVE SETTING AND PROGRAMS
NECESSARY TO SERVE YOUTH WHO NEED PLACEMENT IN A LIMITED SECURE  SETTING
IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THE APPROVED PLAN. ANY LIMITED SECURE FACILITY THAT
IS GRANTED SUCH A WAIVER SHALL COMPLY WITH  ANY  ALTERNATE  REQUIREMENTS
THE  OFFICE  MAY  CONSIDER NECESSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH OR
SAFETY OF THE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN THE FACILITY  OR  THE  SURROUNDING
COMMUNITY.    THE  OFFICE  SHALL  TAKE ALL REASONABLE STEPS AVAILABLE TO
FINALIZE THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING  THE  OPERATION  OF  SUCH
LIMITED  SECURE  FACILITIES NO LATER THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER IT ISSUES THE
FIRST LICENSE FOR A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS
PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH REGULATIONS
BE ADOPTED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS.
  (A)  THE  INITIATIVE  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT TO THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY SERVICES' ONGOING OVERSIGHT AND  MONITORING  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO:  CASE RECORD REVIEWS; STAFF, FAMILY, AND CLIENT INTERVIEWS;
ON-SITE INSPECTIONS; REVIEW  OF  DATA  REGARDING  PROVIDER  PERFORMANCE,
YOUTH  AND  STAFF SAFETY, AND QUALITY OF CARE, WHICH MUST BE PROVIDED TO
THE OFFICE IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, IN THE  FORM  AND
MANNER  AND  AT  SUCH  TIMES  AS  REQUIRED  BY THE OFFICE; AND CONTINUED
LICENSING AND MONITORING OF THE AUTHORIZED AGENCIES  PROVIDING  SERVICES
UNDER THE PLAN PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER.
  (B)  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE EACH JUVENILE DELIN-
QUENT WITH AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF SERVICES DESIGNED TO MEET HIS OR  HER
INDIVIDUAL  NEEDS  AND  TO  ENHANCE  PUBLIC SAFETY AND SHALL PROVIDE THE

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OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES  WITH  SPECIFIC  INFORMATION  AS
REQUIRED  BY  THE OFFICE, IN THE FORMAT AND AT SUCH TIMES AS REQUIRED BY
SUCH OFFICE, ON THE  YOUTH  PARTICIPATING  IN  THE  INITIATIVE  AND  THE
PROGRAMS  SERVING  SUCH YOUTH. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ON A MONTHLY BASIS FOR THE  FIRST
TWELVE  MONTHS  IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMS
FOR EACH LEVEL OF CARE AND SHALL BE PROVIDED TO SUCH OFFICE ON  A  QUAR-
TERLY BASIS THEREAFTER.
  11.  THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT  OF  THE
SENATE  AND  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, IN THE FORMAT REQUIRED BY SUCH
OFFICE, DETAILING OVERALL  INITIATIVE  PERFORMANCE.  SUCH  REPORT  SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A)  NUMBER  OF  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS  PLACED  WITH  THE LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT;
  (B) NUMBER OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED  IN  A  NON-SECURE  FACILITY
WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT;
  (C) NUMBER OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN A LIMITED SECURE FACILITY
WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, AS APPLICABLE;
  (D) DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN CARE;
  (E)  NUMBER  OF  SPECIALIZED  BEDS  IN  EACH  CATEGORY  OF SPECIALIZED
PROGRAM;
  (F) NUMBER AND NATURE OF INCIDENT REPORTS;
  (G) NUMBER OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE PER FACILITY;
  (H) AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY;
  (I) NUMBER OF CONDITIONALLY RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS;
  (J) NUMBER OF DISCHARGED JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS  WHO  ARE  SUBSEQUENTLY
PLACED WITH THE DISTRICT;
  (K) NUMBER AND NATURE OF CORRECTIVE ACTION PLANS AND RESOLUTIONS;
  (L)  NUMBER  OF  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS TRANSFERRED BETWEEN FACILITIES,
INCLUDING THE  NUMBER    OF  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS  TRANSFERRED  BETWEEN
NON-SECURE AND LIMITED-SECURE FACILITIES, AS APPLICABLE; AND
  (M) NUMBER OF PETITIONS FILED TO TRANSFER JUVENILE DELINQUENTS BETWEEN
THE CUSTODY OF THE OFFICE AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT.
  12.  IF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES DETERMINES THAT THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PROVIDE FOR THE  JUVE-
NILE  DELINQUENTS PLACED UNDER AN APPROVED PLAN, SUCH OFFICE MAY REQUIRE
THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO SUBMIT A  CORRECTIVE  ACTION  PLAN,  FOR
SUCH  OFFICE'S APPROVAL, DEMONSTRATING HOW IT WILL RECTIFY THE INADEQUA-
CIES IN THE TIME SPECIFIED BY THE OFFICE, BUT NO LATER THAN THIRTY  DAYS
FROM  SUCH  REQUEST.  IF  THE OFFICE DETERMINES THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT IS FAILING TO MAKE SUFFICIENT PROGRESS TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING THE
CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN IN THE TIME AND MANNER APPROVED BY THE OFFICE BUT
NO LATER THAN SIXTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SUBMISSION OF  THE  CORRECTIVE
ACTION  PLAN,  THE  OFFICE  SHALL PROVIDE THE DISTRICT WRITTEN NOTICE OF
SUCH DETERMINATION AND THE BASIS THEREFOR, AND MANDATE THAT THE DISTRICT
TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE  PLAN.  IF  A  DISTRICT  HAS
FAILED,  WITHIN  A REASONABLE TIME THEREAFTER AS SPECIFIED BY THE OFFICE
BASED ON THE NATURE OF THE FAILURE, WHICH SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED SIXTY
DAYS, TO MAKE PROGRESS IMPLEMENTING ANY REGULATION, OR ANY OTHER PORTION
OF SUCH PLAN THAT IS INTENDED TO PREVENT IMMINENT DANGER TO THE  HEALTH,
SAFETY  OR  WELFARE OF THE YOUTH BEING SERVED UNDER THE PLAN, THE OFFICE
MAY WITHHOLD OR SET ASIDE A PORTION OF THE FUNDING DUE UNDER SUBDIVISION
EIGHT OF THIS SECTION UNTIL THE DISTRICT  DEMONSTRATES  THAT  SUFFICIENT
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE; OR TERMINATE THE DISTRICT'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE
ALL  OR  A PORTION OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITI-

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ATIVE, TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS  TO  ASSUME  CUSTODY  FOR,  AND  PROVIDE
SERVICES  TO, THE APPLICABLE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS BEING SERVED UNDER THE
INITIATIVE, AND DISCONTINUE FUNDS PROVIDED  TO  THE  DISTRICT  FOR  SUCH
SERVICES.  THE OFFICE SHALL NOT WITHHOLD, SET ASIDE OR DISCONTINUE STATE
AID TO A DISTRICT UNTIL WRITTEN NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
THE DISTRICT, AND IN THE EVENT FUNDING IS WITHHELD, SET ASIDE OR DISCON-
TINUED,  THE  DISTRICT MAY APPEAL TO THE OFFICE, WHICH SHALL HOLD A FAIR
HEARING THEREON IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION  TWENTY-TWO
OF  THIS CHAPTER RELATING TO FAIR HEARINGS. THE DISTRICT MAY INSTITUTE A
PROCEEDING FOR A REVIEW OF THE DETERMINATION OF THE OFFICE FOLLOWING THE
FAIR HEARING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW
AND RULES.  ANY FUNDS WITHHELD, SET ASIDE OR  DISCONTINUED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  PROVISION  SHALL  BE  APPLIED TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM WHICH WAS THE
BASIS FOR SUCH SANCTION.  IF THE OFFICE TERMINATES A DISTRICT'S AUTHORI-
TY TO OPERATE ANY PORTION OF A JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE  TO  HOME
INITIATIVE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBDIVISION, THE OFFICE SHALL NOTIFY
THE SUPERVISING FAMILY COURT JUDGE RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  FAMILY  COURTS
SERVING SUCH DISTRICT OF SUCH TERMINATION AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SUCH
TERMINATION.
  13. ONCE A PLAN BECOMES OPERATIVE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  CARRY OUT THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND
DUTIES WITH RESPECT TO PLACEMENTS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN  ACCORDANCE
WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SUCH PLAN AND ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE
LAWS AND REGULATIONS:
  (A) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH AUTHORIZED AGENCIES,  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, TO OPERATE AND MAIN-
TAIN FACILITIES AUTHORIZED UNDER SUCH PLAN; SUCH CONTRACTS  MAY  INCLUDE
SUCH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE DISTRICT;
  (B)  TO  DETERMINE THE PARTICULAR FACILITY OR PROGRAM IN WHICH A JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENT PLACED WITH THE DISTRICT SHALL BE CARED FOR, BASED  UPON
ANY APPLICABLE COURT ORDER, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 353.3
OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, AND AN EVALUATION OF SUCH JUVENILE DELINQUENT;
  (C)  TO  TRANSFER A JUVENILE DELINQUENT FROM ONE FACILITY TO ANY OTHER
FACILITY, WHEN THE INTERESTS OF SUCH JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  REQUIRE  SUCH
ACTION,  UPON  PRIOR  NOTICE  TO  THE  RESPONDENT,  THE ATTORNEY FOR THE
RESPONDENT AND THE RESPONDENT'S PARENT  OR  LEGAL  GUARDIAN,  UNLESS  AN
IMMEDIATE  CHANGE  OF  PLACEMENT IS NECESSARY, IN WHICH CASE SUCH NOTICE
SHALL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY;  PROVIDED  THAT,  IF  THE
DISTRICT  HAS AN APPROVED PLAN TO IMPLEMENT SERVICES FOR JUVENILE DELIN-
QUENTS PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS, A JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  TRANS-
FERRED  TO  A  NON-SECURE FACILITY FROM A LIMITED SECURE FACILITY MAY BE
RETURNED TO A LIMITED  SECURE  FACILITY  UPON  A  DETERMINATION  BY  THE
DISTRICT  THAT,  FOR  ANY  REASON,  CARE AND TREATMENT AT THE NON-SECURE
FACILITY IS NO LONGER SUITABLE;
  (D) TO CAUSE A JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  UNDER  THE  JURISDICTION  OF  THE
DISTRICT  WHO  HAS  RUN  AWAY  FROM A FACILITY RUN BY THE DISTRICT OR AN
AUTHORIZED AGENCY; OR IS  CONDITIONALLY  RELEASED  AND  HAS  VIOLATED  A
CONDITION OF RELEASE THEREFROM, OR IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES
AND  THE  DISTRICT DETERMINES THAT IT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS
AND BEST INTERESTS OF SAID JUVENILE DELINQUENT AND THE NEED  TO  PROTECT
THE COMMUNITY; TO BE APPREHENDED AND RETURNED TO THE DISTRICT, DETENTION
FACILITY,  AUTHORIZED  AGENCY, OR PROGRAM PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS OF THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; PROVIDED FURTHER THAT:
  (I) A SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL SHALL GIVE IMMEDIATE WRITTEN NOTICE  TO
BOTH THE OFFICE AND THE FAMILY COURT WHEN ANY JUVENILE DELINQUENT PLACED

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WITH  THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS ABSENT FROM SUCH PLACEMENT WITHOUT
CONSENT;
  (II)  AN  AUTHORIZED AGENCY SHALL GIVE IMMEDIATE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE
OFFICE, THE DISTRICT AND THE FAMILY COURT WHEN ANY  JUVENILE  DELINQUENT
PLACED BY THE DISTRICT FOR CARE IN SUCH AUTHORIZED AGENCY IS ABSENT FROM
SUCH PLACEMENT WITHOUT CONSENT;
  (III) A MAGISTRATE MAY CAUSE A RUNAWAY OR CONDITIONALLY RELEASED JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENT TO BE HELD IN CUSTODY UNTIL RETURNED TO THE DISTRICT;
  (E)  TO  ISSUE A WARRANT FOR THE APPREHENSION AND RETURN OF A JUVENILE
DELINQUENT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DISTRICT WHO HAS RUN AWAY  FROM
A  FACILITY  RUN  BY  THE DISTRICT OR AN AUTHORIZED AGENCY; OR IS CONDI-
TIONALLY RELEASED AND HAS VIOLATED A CONDITION OF RELEASE THEREFROM,  OR
IF  THERE  IS A CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE DISTRICT DETERMINES THAT
IT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTEREST OF SAID JUVENILE
DELINQUENT AND THE NEED TO PROTECT  THE  COMMUNITY;  PURSUANT  TO  REGU-
LATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; PROVIDED THAT:
  (I)  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES  OFFICIAL, PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, SHALL ISSUE A  WARRANT  DIRECTED
GENERALLY  TO  ANY  PEACE  OFFICER,  ACTING  PURSUANT  TO SUCH OFFICER'S
SPECIAL DUTIES, OR POLICE OFFICER IN THE STATE FOR THE APPREHENSION  AND
RETURN  OF  ANY  RUNAWAY  OR  CONDITIONALLY RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENT
UNDER THE JURISDICTION  OF  THE  DISTRICT  AND  SUCH  WARRANT  SHALL  BE
EXECUTED BY ANY PEACE OFFICER, ACTING PURSUANT TO SUCH OFFICER'S SPECIAL
DUTIES,  OR  POLICE  OFFICER  TO  WHOM  IT  MAY BE DELIVERED; THE SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT ALSO SHALL PROVIDE RELEVANT LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES
WITHIN  FORTY-EIGHT  HOURS WITH ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY RUNAWAY OR CONDI-
TIONALLY RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENT FOR  WHOM  A  WARRANT  IS  ISSUED,
TOGETHER WITH ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION RELATIVE TO SUCH JUVENILE DELIN-
QUENT; SUCH PHOTOGRAPHS SHALL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT  AND SHALL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL FOR USE SOLELY IN THE APPREHEN-
SION OF SUCH JUVENILE DELINQUENT AND SHALL BE RETURNED PROMPTLY  TO  THE
DISTRICT  UPON  APPREHENSION  OF  SUCH  JUVENILE DELINQUENT, OR UPON THE
DEMAND OF THE DISTRICT;
  (F) TO  AUTHORIZE  AN  EMPLOYEE  DESIGNATED  BY  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT,  WITHOUT  A  WARRANT,  TO APPREHEND A RUNAWAY OR CONDITIONALLY
RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DISTRICT  WHO
HAS  RUN AWAY FROM A FACILITY RUN BY THE DISTRICT OR AN AUTHORIZED AGEN-
CY; OR IS CONDITIONALLY RELEASED AND HAS VIOLATED A CONDITION OF RELEASE
THEREFROM, OR IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN  CIRCUMSTANCES  AND  THE  DISTRICT
DETERMINES THAT IT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS
OF  SAID  JUVENILE  DELINQUENT AND THE NEED TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY; IN
ANY COUNTY IN THIS STATE WHOSE RETURN HAS BEEN ORDERED BY  THE  DISTRICT
PURSUANT  TO  THE  REGULATIONS  OF  THE OFFICE, AND RETURN SAID JUVENILE
DELINQUENT TO ANY APPROPRIATE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, DETENTION FACIL-
ITY, AUTHORIZED AGENCY OR PROGRAM;
  (G) PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY
SERVICES,  TO  DEVELOP AND OPERATE PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH PLACED OR REFERRED
TO THE DISTRICT OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ORDER PROVIDED  IN  ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 353.6 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT;
  (H)  UPON  THE  PLACEMENT OF ANY JUVENILE DELINQUENT EIGHTEEN YEARS OF
AGE OR OLDER, OR UPON THE EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY OF ANY YOUTH PLACED IN THE
CUSTODY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR AN ADJUDICATION OF  JUVENILE
DELINQUENCY  FOR  HAVING COMMITTED AN ACT WHICH IF COMMITTED BY AN ADULT
WOULD CONSTITUTE A FELONY, AND  STILL  IN  THE  CUSTODY  OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT,  TO NOTIFY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
OF SUCH PLACEMENT OR BIRTHDAY.   PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IN  THE  CASE  OF  A

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YOUTH  ELEVEN  OR  TWELVE  YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME THE ACT OR ACTS WERE
COMMITTED, THE DIVISION  OF  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES  SHALL  NOT  BE
PROVIDED  WITH THE YOUTH'S NAME, UNLESS THE ACTS COMMITTED BY SUCH YOUTH
WOULD CONSTITUTE A CLASS A OR B FELONY. UPON THE SUBSEQUENT DISCHARGE IT
SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO NOTIFY THE DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES OF THAT FACT AND THE DATE OF DISCHARGE. FOR
THE  PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, A YOUTH'S AGE SHALL BE DETERMINED TO BE
THE AGE STATED IN THE PLACEMENT ORDER;
  (I) TO PROVIDE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS  IN  RESIDENTIAL  PLACEMENTS  WITH
REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE VISITATION BY FAMILY MEMBERS AND CONSULTATION
WITH  THEIR  LEGAL  REPRESENTATIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; AND
  (J) TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL CARE IN PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO THE REGULATIONS
OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, FOR INFANTS  BORN  TO  OR
BEING  NURSED  BY  FEMALE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED WITH THE DISTRICT;
RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR SUCH AN INFANT MAY BE PROVIDED FOR SUCH  PERIOD  OF
TIME AS IS DEEMED DESIRABLE FOR THE WELFARE OF THE MOTHER OR INFANT.
  14. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO VISIT, AT THEIR PLEA-
SURE,  ALL  PROGRAMS OPERATED BY A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT PURSUANT TO,
OR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION: THE GOVERNOR;  LIEUTENANT  GOVERNOR;
COMPTROLLER; ATTORNEY GENERAL; MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE; JUDGES OF THE
COURT  OF  APPEALS;  JUDGES  FROM SUPREME COURT, FAMILY COURT AND COUNTY
COURTS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, COUNTY ATTORNEYS AND  ATTORNEYS  EMPLOYED
IN  THE OFFICE OF THE CORPORATION COUNSEL HAVING JURISDICTION WITHIN THE
APPLICABLE SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  OR  COUNTY  WHERE  A  PROGRAM  IS
LOCATED; AND ANY PERSON OR AGENCY OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE.
  15.  A JUVENILE DELINQUENT IN THE CARE OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT
WHO ATTENDS PUBLIC SCHOOL WHILE IN RESIDENCE  AT  A  FACILITY  SHALL  BE
DEEMED  A  RESIDENT  OF  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE THE YOUTH'S PARENT OR
GUARDIAN RESIDES AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE PURPOSE
OF DETERMINING WHICH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE
YOUTH'S TUITION.
  16.  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE PERMITTED TO APPEAR AS
AMICUS IN ANY ACTION INVOLVING AN APPEAL FROM A DECISION OF ANY COURT OF
THIS STATE THAT RELATES TO PROGRAMS, CONDITIONS OR SERVICES PROVIDED  BY
SUCH  DISTRICT  OR  ANY  AUTHORIZED  AGENCY  WITH WHICH THE DISTRICT HAS
PLACED A JUVENILE DELINQUENT PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION.  WRITTEN  NOTICE
SHALL  BE  GIVEN  BY THE CORPORATION COUNSEL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, OR
COUNTY ATTORNEY, AS APPLICABLE, TO THE PARTIES TO THE APPEAL  WHEN  SUCH
AMICUS STATUS IS REQUESTED.
  17.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT MAY DELAY  ACCEPTANCE  OF  A  JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  IN
DETENTION WHO IS PLACED IN THE DISTRICT'S CUSTODY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
REGULATIONS  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT WHERE THE JUVENILE DELINQUENT IS IN DETENTION, SUCH  DELAY
MAY  NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE THE PLACEMENT WAS MADE EXCEPT
AS  PROVIDED  FOR  IN  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION   THREE   HUNDRED
NINETY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
  18.  NO  ORDER THAT PLACES A JUVENILE DELINQUENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT THAT RECITES THE FACTS UPON WHICH IT  IS  BASED
SHALL  BE  DEEMED OR HELD TO BE INVALID BY REASON OF ANY IMPERFECTION OR
DEFECT IN FORM.
  S 2. Section 351.1 of the family court act is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  (A) IN A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE
JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR

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HUNDRED  FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, THE LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENT
SHALL DEVELOP AND SUBMIT TO THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILY  SERVICES
FOR PRIOR APPROVAL A VALIDATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRU-
MENT  AND ANY RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS.  THE OFFICE SHALL SHARE A COPY OF
ANY SUCH INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS WITH THE OFFICE OF PROBATION AND CORREC-
TIONAL ALTERNATIVES AND ANY EXPERT CONSULTING WITH THE  OFFICE  PURSUANT
TO  THIS  SECTION.    SUCH  DEPARTMENT SHALL PERIODICALLY REVALIDATE ANY
APPROVED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT  INSTRUMENT.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  CONSPICUOUSLY  POST  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THE  INSTRUMENT  ON  ITS
WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NAME OF THE  INSTRUMENT;  THE
NAME  AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE PERSON, INSTITUTION OR COMPANY THAT
DEVELOPED SUCH INSTRUMENT; WHAT THE INSTRUMENT IS INTENDED  TO  MEASURE;
THE TYPES OF FACTORS AND INFORMATION THE INSTRUMENT TAKES INTO CONSIDER-
ATION;  THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE INSTRUMENT IS USED IN BOTH THE PRE-DIS-
POSITION INVESTIGATION AND DISPOSITIONAL PHASE OF A HEARING; THE PURPOSE
FOR THE INSTRUMENT AND HOW THE INSTRUMENT INFORMS THE RECOMMENDATION  IN
THE   PRE-DISPOSITIONAL   INVESTIGATION  REPORT;  LINKS  TO  INDEPENDENT
RESEARCH AND STUDIES ABOUT THE INSTRUMENT AS WELL AS ITS OWN  VALIDATION
ANALYSIS  RELATING  TO  THE  INSTRUMENT, WHEN AVAILABLE; THE MOST RECENT
DATE THE INSTRUMENT WAS VALIDATED AND THE DATE  THE  NEXT  RE-VALIDATION
PROCESS IS ANTICIPATED TO BEGIN. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONFER WITH APPRO-
PRIATE  STAKEHOLDERS,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ATTORNEYS FOR CHIL-
DREN, PRESENTMENT AGENCIES AND THE FAMILY COURT, PRIOR TO  REVISING  ANY
VALIDATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT OR PROCESS.  SUCH
DEPARTMENT  SHALL PROVIDE ANY APPROVED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS TO THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND  THE
SPEAKER  OF THE ASSEMBLY.  ANY REVISED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PERIODIC EMPIRICAL VALIDATION AND TO  THE
APPROVAL  OF  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES.  THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL CONSULT WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH PROFES-
SIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE  IN  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE;  SOCIAL
WORK;  JUVENILE  JUSTICE;  AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS, PSYCHOMETRICS AND/OR
STATISTICS TO ASSIST THE OFFICE IN DETERMINING THE METHODS IT  WILL  USE
TO: APPROVE THE DEPARTMENT'S VALIDATED AND REVALIDATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS; AND ANALYZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF
THE  USE  OF SUCH INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS IN ACCOMPLISHING THEIR INTENDED
GOALS; AND ANALYZE, TO  THE  GREATEST  EXTENT  POSSIBLE,  ANY  DISPARATE
IMPACT  ON  DISPOSITIONAL  OUTCOMES  FOR  JUVENILES  BASED ON RACE, SEX,
NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  ECONOMIC  STATUS,  AND  ANY  OTHER   CONSTITUTIONALLY
PROTECTED  CLASS, REGARDING THE USE OF SUCH INSTRUMENT. THE OFFICE SHALL
CONSULT WITH SUCH INDIVIDUALS REGARDING WHETHER  IT  IS  APPROPRIATE  TO
ATTEMPT  TO  ANALYZE WHETHER THERE IS ANY SUCH DISPARATE IMPACT BASED ON
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND, IF SO, THE BEST METHODS TO CONDUCT  SUCH  ANALY-
SIS.  THE OFFICE SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ANY RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN
BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS INVOLVING IMPROVEMENTS THAT COULD BE  MADE  TO  SUCH
INSTRUMENT  AND  PROCESS.   THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TRAINING ON THE
APPROVED INSTRUMENT AND ANY APPROVED PROCESS TO  THE  APPLICABLE  FAMILY
COURTS,  PRESENTMENT  AGENCY, AND COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEYS FOR RESPOND-
ENTS.
  (B) ONCE AN INITIAL VALIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY  RISK
ASSESSMENT  PROCESS  HAVE  BEEN  APPROVED  BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY SERVICES IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF PROBATION AND CORREC-
TIONAL ALTERNATIVES, THE LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE
APPLICABLE  SUPERVISING  FAMILY COURT JUDGE WITH A COPY OF THE VALIDATED
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY SUCH PROCESS ALONG  WITH  THE  LETTER
FROM THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES APPROVING THE INSTRUMENT

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AND  PROCESS,  IF APPLICABLE, AND INDICATING THE DATE THE INSTRUMENT AND
ANY SUCH PROCESS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH  EFFECTIVE  DATE
SHALL BE AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS AFTER SUCH NOTIFICATION.
  (C)  COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A VALIDATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY APPROVED PROCESS AND THEREAFTER, EACH
PROBATION INVESTIGATION ORDERED UNDER SUBDIVISION TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  INCLUDE  THE  RESULTS  OF  THE  VALIDATED  RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE
RESPONDENT AND PROCESS, IF ANY; AND A RESPONDENT SHALL NOT BE PLACED  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 353.3 OR 353.5 OF THIS PART UNLESS THE COURT HAS
RECEIVED  AND  GIVEN  DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE RESULTS OF SUCH VALIDATED
RISK ASSESSMENT AND ANY APPROVED PROCESS AND MADE THE FINDINGS  REQUIRED
PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  (F) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 352.2 OF THIS
PART.
  (D) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  DATA
NECESSARY  FOR COMPLETION OF A PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRU-
MENT MAY BE SHARED AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROBATION,  COURTS,  DETENTION
ADMINISTRATIONS,  DETENTION  PROVIDERS,  PRESENTMENT  AGENCIES,  AND THE
ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD UPON RETENTION  OR  APPOINTMENT  SOLELY  FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF  ACCURATE  COMPLETION  OF SUCH RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT. A
COPY OF THE COMPLETED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT SHALL
BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE ATTORNEY FOR THE RESPONDENT AND THE  APPLICABLE
COURT.
  (E)  THE  LOCAL  PROBATION  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  OFFICE OF
PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVES WITH INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE
USE  OF  THE  PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY RISK
ASSESSMENT PROCESS IN THE TIME AND MANNER REQUIRED BY  THE  OFFICE.  THE
OFFICE  MAY  REQUIRE THAT SUCH DATA BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE ELECTRON-
ICALLY.  THE OFFICE SHALL NOT COMMINGLE ANY SUCH  INFORMATION  WITH  ANY
CRIMINAL  HISTORY DATABASE. THE OFFICE SHALL SHARE SUCH INFORMATION WITH
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES.  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND
FAMILY  SERVICES  SHALL  USE  AND  SHARE  SUCH  INFORMATION ONLY FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH
INFORMATION  SHALL  BE SHARED AND RECEIVED IN A MANNER THAT PROTECTS THE
CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE SHARING,  USE,  DISCLOSURE  AND
REDISCLOSURE  OF SUCH INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON, OFFICE, OR OTHER ENTITY
NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE IT PURSUANT TO  THIS  SECTION  OR
ANY OTHER LAW IS PROHIBITED.
  (F)  THE FAMILY COURTS SHALL PROVIDE THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES WITH SUCH INFORMATION, IN THE TIME AND MANNER REQUIRED  BY  THE
OFFICE,  AS  IS  NECESSARY  FOR THE OFFICE TO DETERMINE THE VALIDITY AND
EFFICACY OF ANY PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS
SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE FOR  APPROVAL  UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION  AND  TO
ANALYZE  ANY DISPARATE IMPACT ON DISPOSITIONAL OUTCOMES FOR JUVENILES IN
ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  THE OFFICE SHALL USE
AND SHARE SUCH INFORMATION ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  INFORMATION  SHALL BE SHARED AND
RECEIVED IN A MANNER THAT PROTECTS THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUCH  INFORMA-
TION.  THE SHARING, USE, DISCLOSURE AND REDISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION
TO ANY PERSON, OFFICE, OR OTHER ENTITY NOT  SPECIFICALLY  AUTHORIZED  TO
RECEIVE IT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER LAW IS PROHIBITED.
  (G)  THE  OFFICE  OF  PROBATION  AND  CORRECTIONAL  ALTERNATIVES SHALL
PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND
FAMILY  SERVICES,  REGARDING  THE ROLE OF LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENTS IN
THE COMPLETION AND USE OF THE PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT  INSTRU-
MENT AND IN THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS.

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  S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 352.2 of the family court act is amended
by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
  (F)(1)  IN  A  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE
JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED  FOUR  OF  THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY RISK  ASSESSMENT  PROCESS  THAT  HAVE
BEEN  APPROVED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION TWO-A OF SECTION 351.1 OF THIS PART, THE  COURT  SHALL  GIVE
DUE  CONSIDERATION  TO  THE RESULTS OF THE VALIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT AND
ANY SUCH PROCESS PROVIDED TO THE COURT PURSUANT TO SUCH SUBDIVISION WHEN
DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISPOSITION FOR THE RESPONDENT.
  (2) ANY ORDER OF THE COURT DIRECTING THE  PLACEMENT  OF  A  RESPONDENT
INTO A RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SHALL STATE:
  (I)  THE LEVEL OF RISK THE YOUTH WAS ASSESSED AT PURSUANT TO THE VALI-
DATED RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT; AND
  (II) IF A DETERMINATION IS MADE TO PLACE A YOUTH IN A HIGHER LEVEL  OF
PLACEMENT  THAN  APPEARS WARRANTED BASED ON SUCH RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRU-
MENT AND ANY APPROVED RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS,  THE  PARTICULAR  REASONS
WHY  SUCH PLACEMENT WAS DETERMINED TO BE NECESSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF
THE COMMUNITY AND TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS  OF
THE RESPONDENT; AND
  (III)  THAT  A  LESS  RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVE THAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT
WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT  AND  THE  NEED  FOR
PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY IS NOT AVAILABLE.
  S  4. Section 353.3 of the family court act is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRA-
RY,  AND PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION IN A DISTRICT OPER-
ATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE
PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW:
  (A)  BEGINNING  ON  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE DISTRICT'S APPROVED PLAN
THAT ONLY COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, THE
COURT MAY ONLY PLACE THE RESPONDENT:
  (I) IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT FOR PLACEMENT IN A NON-SECURE LEVEL OF CARE; OR
  (II)  IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY SERVICES FOR PLACEMENT IN A LIMITED SECURE  OR  SECURE  LEVEL  OF
CARE; AND
  (B) BEGINNING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE DISTRICT'S APPROVED PLAN TO
IMPLEMENT  PROGRAMS  FOR  YOUTH  PLACED  IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS, THE
COURT MAY ONLY PLACE THE RESPONDENT:
  (I) IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT FOR PLACEMENT IN:
  (A) A NON-SECURE LEVEL OF CARE;
  (B) A LIMITED SECURE LEVEL OF CARE; OR
  (C) EITHER A NON-SECURE OR LIMITED SECURE LEVEL OF CARE, AS DETERMINED
BY SUCH COMMISSIONER; OR
  (II)  IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY SERVICES FOR PLACEMENT IN A SECURE LEVEL OF CARE.
  S 5. Subdivision 9 of section  353.3  of  the  family  court  act,  as
amended  by  section  6  of part G of chapter 58 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  9. If the court places a respondent with the office  of  children  and
family  services,  OR  WITH  A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WITH AN APPROVED
PLAN TO IMPLEMENT A JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME  INITIATIVE
UNDER  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, pursuant to

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this section after finding that  such  [child]  RESPONDENT  committed  a
felony,  the  court  may,  in  its  discretion,  further order that such
respondent shall be confined in a residential  facility  for  a  minimum
period set by the order, not to exceed six months.
  S 6. Subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 353.5 of the family court act, as
added  by chapter 920 of the laws of 1982, subparagraph (i) of paragraph
(a) of subdivision 4 and subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivi-
sion  5 as amended by chapter 419 of the laws of 1987, subparagraph (iv)
of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 and subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a)
of subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 687 of the laws  of  1993,  para-
graphs  (b)  and (d) of subdivision 4 and paragraph (d) of subdivision 5
as amended by chapter 398 of the laws of 1983, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4.  When  the  order  is  for a restrictive placement in the case of a
youth found to have committed a designated class A felony act,
  (a) the order shall provide that:
  (i) the respondent shall be  placed  with  the  [division  for  youth]
OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY SERVICES for an initial period of five
years. If the respondent has been in detention pending disposition,  the
initial period of placement ordered under this section shall be credited
with  and  diminished  by  the amount of time spent by the respondent in
detention prior to the commencement of the placement  unless  the  court
finds that all or part of such credit would not serve the needs and best
interests of the respondent or the need for protection of the community.
  (ii)  the  respondent shall initially be confined in a secure facility
for a period set by the order, to be not less than twelve nor more  than
eighteen  months provided, however, where the order of the court is made
in compliance with subdivision five  OF  THIS  SECTION,  the  respondent
shall initially be confined in a secure facility for eighteen months.
  (iii)  after  the  period set under [clause] SUBPARAGRAPH (ii) OF THIS
PARAGRAPH, the respondent shall be placed in a residential facility  for
a period of twelve months; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE RESPONDENT HAS
BEEN  PLACED FROM A FAMILY COURT IN A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING
AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE  PURSUANT
TO  SECTION  FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, ONCE THE TIME
FRAMES IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH ARE MET:
  (A) BEGINNING  ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  SUCH  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT'S  PLAN THAT ONLY COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SE-
CURE SETTINGS, IF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES  CONCLUDES,
BASED ON THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR
PROTECTION  FOR THE COMMUNITY, THAT A NON-SECURE LEVEL OF CARE IS APPRO-
PRIATE FOR THE RESPONDENT, SUCH OFFICE SHALL FILE A PETITION PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH (B) OR (C) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 355.1 OF THIS PART TO
HAVE THE RESPONDENT PLACED WITH THE  APPLICABLE  LOCAL  COMMISSIONER  OF
SOCIAL SERVICES; AND
  (B)  BEGINNING  ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  SUCH  A  SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT'S PLAN THAT  COVERS  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS  PLACED  IN  LIMITED
SECURE   SETTINGS,  IF  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES
CONCLUDES, BASED ON THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE  RESPONDENT  AND
THE  NEED FOR PROTECTION FOR THE COMMUNITY, THAT A NON-SECURE OR LIMITED
SECURE LEVEL OF CARE IS APPROPRIATE  FOR  THE  RESPONDENT,  SUCH  OFFICE
SHALL  FILE  A  PETITION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OR (C) OF SUBDIVISION
TWO OF SECTION 355.1 OF THIS PART TO HAVE THE RESPONDENT PLACED WITH THE
APPLICABLE LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  (C) IF THE RESPONDENT IS PLACED WITH THE LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF  SOCIAL
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REMAINDER OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONTINUE TO  APPLY  TO
THE RESPONDENT'S PLACEMENT.
  (iv)  the  respondent  may  not  be released from a secure facility or
transferred to a facility other than a secure facility during the period
provided in [clause] SUBPARAGRAPH (ii) of this paragraph,  nor  may  the
respondent  be  released  from  a residential facility during the period
provided in [clause] SUBPARAGRAPH (iii) OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH.    No  home
visits shall be permitted during the period of secure confinement set by
the  court  order  or  one year, whichever is less, except for emergency
visits for medical treatment or severe illness or death in  the  family.
All  home  visits  must be accompanied home visits: (A) while a youth is
confined in a secure facility, whether such confinement is pursuant to a
court order or otherwise; (B) while a youth is confined in a residential
facility other than a secure facility within six months  after  confine-
ment  in a secure facility; and (C) while a youth is confined in a resi-
dential facility other than a secure facility in excess  of  six  months
after  confinement  in  a  secure  facility  unless two accompanied home
visits have already occurred.  An "accompanied home visit" shall mean  a
home  visit  during  which  the  youth shall be accompanied at all times
while outside the secure or residential facility by appropriate  person-
nel of the [division for youth designated pursuant to regulations of the
director  of the division] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OR, IF
APPLICABLE, A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WHICH OPERATES AN  APPROVED
JUVENILE  JUSTICE  SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION
FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (b) Notwithstanding any other  provision  of  law,  during  the  first
twelve months of the respondent's placement, no motion, hearing or order
may be made, held or granted pursuant to section 355.1; provided, howev-
er,  that  during  such  period a motion to vacate the order may be made
pursuant to [355.1] SUCH SECTION, but only upon  grounds  set  forth  in
section 440.10 of the criminal procedure law.
  (c) During the placement or any extension thereof:
  (i)  after  the expiration of the period provided in [clause] SUBPARA-
GRAPH (iii) of paragraph (a) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, the  respondent  shall
not be released from a residential facility without the written approval
of  the  [director  of  the  division for youth or his designated deputy
director] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OR,  IF  APPLICABLE,  A
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES
CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (ii) the respondent shall be subject to intensive supervision whenever
not in a secure or residential facility.
  (iii) the respondent shall not be discharged from the custody  of  the
[division  for  youth]  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES OR, IF
APPLICABLE, A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING  AN  APPROVED  JUVENILE
JUSTICE  SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, unless a motion therefor  under
section  355.1  is  granted by the court, which motion shall not be made
prior to the expiration of three years of the placement.
  (iv) unless otherwise specified in the order, the [division] OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES  OR,  IF  APPLICABLE,  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT  OPERATING  AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME
INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW  shall  report  in writing to the court not less than once every six
months during the placement on the status, adjustment  and  progress  of
the respondent.

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  (d)  Upon  the  expiration  of the initial period of placement, or any
extension thereof, the placement may  be  extended  in  accordance  with
section  355.3  on  a  petition of any party or the [division for youth]
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES,  OR,  IF  APPLICABLE,  A  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE
TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  LAW,  after  a dispositional hearing, for an additional period
not to exceed twelve months, but no initial placement  or  extension  of
placement  under this section may continue beyond the respondent's twen-
ty-first birthday.
  (e) The court may also make an order pursuant to  subdivision  two  of
section 353.4.
  5.  When  the  order  is  for a restrictive placement in the case of a
youth found to have committed a designated  felony  act,  other  than  a
designated class A felony act,
  (a) the order shall provide that:
  (i)  the  respondent  shall  be  placed  with the [division for youth]
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES for an initial  period  of  three
years.  If the respondent has been in detention pending disposition, the
initial period of placement ordered under this section shall be credited
with and diminished by the amount of time spent  by  the  respondent  in
detention  prior  to  the commencement of the placement unless the court
finds that all or part of such credit would not serve the needs and best
interests of the respondent or the need for protection of the community.
  (ii) the respondent shall initially be confined in a  secure  facility
for  a  period  set  by the order, to be not less than six nor more than
twelve months.
  (iii) after the period set under [clause] SUBPARAGRAPH  (ii)  OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH,  the respondent shall be placed in a residential facility for
a period set by the order, to be not less than six nor more than  twelve
months; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN PLACED FROM A
FAMILY  COURT  IN A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVE-
NILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, ONCE THE TIME FRAMES IN SUBPAR-
AGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH ARE MET:
  (A)  BEGINNING  ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  SUCH  A  SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT'S PLAN THAT ONLY COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN  NON-SE-
CURE  SETTINGS, IF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES CONCLUDES,
BASED ON THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR
PROTECTION FOR THE COMMUNITY, THAT A NON-SECURE LEVEL OF CARE IS  APPRO-
PRIATE FOR THE RESPONDENT, SUCH OFFICE SHALL FILE A PETITION PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH (B) OR (C) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 355.1 OF THIS PART TO
HAVE  THE  RESPONDENT  PLACED  WITH THE APPLICABLE LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF
SOCIAL SERVICES; AND
  (B) BEGINNING  ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  SUCH  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT'S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE
SETTINGS, IF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES CONCLUDES, BASED
ON  THE  NEEDS  AND  BEST  INTERESTS  OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR
PROTECTION FOR THE COMMUNITY, THAT A NON-SECURE OR LIMITED SECURE  LEVEL
OF  CARE  IS  APPROPRIATE  FOR  THE RESPONDENT, SUCH OFFICE SHALL FILE A
PETITION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OR (C) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF  SECTION
355.1  OF  THIS  PART  TO HAVE THE RESPONDENT PLACED WITH THE APPLICABLE
LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  (C) IF THE RESPONDENT IS PLACED WITH A LOCAL  COMMISSIONER  OF  SOCIAL
SERVICES  IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE (A) OR (B) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, THE

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REMAINDER OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONTINUE TO  APPLY  TO
THE RESPONDENT'S PLACEMENT.
  (iv)  the  respondent  may  not  be released from a secure facility or
transferred to a facility other than a secure facility during the period
provided by the court pursuant to [clause]  SUBPARAGRAPH  (ii)  OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH, nor may the respondent be released from a residential facili-
ty during the period provided by the court pursuant to [clause] SUBPARA-
GRAPH (iii) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.  No home visits shall be permitted during
the  period  of  secure  confinement set by the court order or one year,
whichever is less, except for emergency visits for medical treatment  or
severe illness or death in the family.  All home visits must be accompa-
nied  home visits:   (A) while a youth is confined in a secure facility,
whether such confinement is pursuant to a court order or otherwise;  (B)
while  a youth is confined in a residential facility other than a secure
facility within six months after confinement in a secure  facility;  and
(C)  while  a  youth  is confined in a residential facility other than a
secure facility in excess of six months after confinement  in  a  secure
facility  unless  two  accompanied home visits have already occurred. An
"accompanied home visit" shall mean a home visit during which the  youth
shall  be  accompanied at all times while outside the secure or residen-
tial facility by appropriate personnel of the [division for youth desig-
nated pursuant to regulations of the director of the division] OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES  OR,  IF  APPLICABLE,  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE
PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (b)  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, during the first six
months of the respondent's placement, no motion, hearing or order may be
made, held or granted pursuant to section 355.1; provided, however, that
during such period a motion to vacate the order may be made pursuant  to
such  section,  but only upon grounds set forth in section 440.10 of the
criminal procedure law.
  (c) During the placement or any extension thereof:
  (i) after the expiration of the period provided in  [clause]  SUBPARA-
GRAPH  (iii)  of paragraph (a) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, the respondent shall
not be released from a residential facility without the written approval
of the [director of the division for  youth  or  his  designated  deputy
director]  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OR, IF APPLICABLE, A
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES
CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  FOUR  OF  THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (ii) the respondent shall be subject to intensive supervision whenever
not in a secure or residential facility.
  (iii)  the  respondent shall not be discharged from the custody of the
[division for youth] OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES,  OR,  IF
APPLICABLE,  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE
JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (iv) unless otherwise specified in the order, the [division] OFFICE OF
CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  OR,  IF  APPLICABLE,  A SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE  TO  HOME
INITIATIVE  PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW, shall report in writing to the court not less than once  every  six
months  during  the  placement on the status, adjustment and progress of
the respondent.
  (d) Upon the expiration of the initial  period  of  placement  or  any
extension  thereof,  the  placement  may  be extended in accordance with

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section 355.3 upon petition of any party or  the  [division  for  youth]
OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  OR, IF APPLICABLE, A SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES  CLOSE
TO  HOME  INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW, after a dispositional hearing, for  an  additional  period
not  to  exceed  twelve months, but no initial placement or extension of
placement under this section may continue beyond the respondent's  twen-
ty-first birthday.
  (e)  The  court  may also make an order pursuant to subdivision two of
section 353.4.
  S 7. Subdivision 8 of section 353.5 of the family court act, as  added
by chapter 920 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
  8. The [division for youth] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OR,
IF  APPLICABLE, THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED CLOSE
TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  LAW, shall retain the power to continue the confinement of the
youth in a secure or other residential facility, AS  APPLICABLE,  beyond
the periods specified by the court, within the term of the placement.
  S  8. Subdivision 2 of section 355.1 of the family court act, as added
by chapter 920 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
  2. An order issued under section 353.3,  may,  upon  a  showing  of  a
substantial  change of circumstances, be set aside, modified, vacated or
terminated upon motion of the commissioner of  social  services  or  the
[division  for  youth]  OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES with whom
the respondent has been placed.
  (A)(I) FOR A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT THAT ONLY HAS AN  APPROVED  PLAN
TO  IMPLEMENT  PROGRAMS  FOR  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE
SETTINGS AS PART OF AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME
INITIATIVE  PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW, BEGINNING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THAT  PLAN,  IF  THE  DISTRICT
DETERMINES  THAT  PLACEMENT  IN A LIMITED SECURE FACILITY IS APPROPRIATE
AND CONSISTENT WITH THE NEED FOR PROTECTION OF  THE  COMMUNITY  AND  THE
NEEDS  AND  BEST  INTERESTS  OF THE RESPONDENT PLACED INTO ITS CARE, THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL FILE A PETITION TO TRANSFER  THE  CUSTODY
OF  THE  RESPONDENT  TO  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND
SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH PETITION TO SUCH  OFFICE,  THE  RESPONDENT,
THE  ATTORNEY  FOR  THE  RESPONDENT AND THE RESPONDENT'S PARENT OR LEGAL
GUARDIAN. THE COURT SHALL RENDER A DECISION WHETHER THE JUVENILE  DELIN-
QUENT  SHOULD  BE  TRANSFERRED  TO  THE OFFICE WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO HOURS,
EXCLUDING WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. THE FAMILY  COURT  SHALL,  AFTER
ALLOWING THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AND THE ATTORNEY FOR
THE  RESPONDENT,  AFTER  NOTICE  HAVING BEEN GIVEN, AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD, GRANT SUCH A PETITION ONLY IF THE COURT DETERMINES, AND STATES IN
ITS WRITTEN ORDER, THE REASONS WHY A LIMITED SECURE PLACEMENT IS  NECES-
SARY  AND CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT
AND THE NEED FOR PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.
  (II) FOR A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WITH AN APPROVED PLAN OR  APPROVED
PLANS THAT COVER JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE OR IN NON-SE-
CURE  AND  IN  LIMITED  SECURE  SETTINGS AS PART OF AN APPROVED JUVENILE
JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, BEGINNING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE
OF THE PLAN, IF THE DISTRICT DETERMINES THAT A SECURE LEVEL OF PLACEMENT
IS APPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT WITH THE NEED FOR PROTECTION OF THE COMMU-
NITY  AND THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT PLACED INTO ITS
CARE, THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL FILE A PETITION TO TRANSFER THE
CUSTODY OF THE RESPONDENT TO THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES,

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AND SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH PETITION TO SUCH OFFICE,  THE  RESPOND-
ENT,  THE  ATTORNEY  FOR  THE  RESPONDENT AND THE RESPONDENT'S PARENT OR
LEGAL GUARDIAN. THE COURT SHALL RENDER  A  DECISION  WHETHER  THE  YOUTH
SHOULD  BE  TRANSFERRED WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO HOURS, EXCLUDING WEEKENDS AND
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. THE FAMILY COURT SHALL, AFTER ALLOWING  THE  OFFICE  OF
CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES AND THE ATTORNEY FOR THE RESPONDENT, AFTER
NOTICE HAVING BEEN GIVEN, AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD, GRANT SUCH A PETI-
TION ONLY IF THE COURT DETERMINES, AND STATES IN ITS WRITTEN ORDER, THAT
THE YOUTH NEEDS A SECURE LEVEL OF PLACEMENT BECAUSE:
  (A) THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO  BE  EXCEPTIONALLY  DANGEROUS  TO
HIMSELF OR HERSELF OR TO OTHER PERSONS. EXCEPTIONALLY DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR
MAY  INCLUDE,  BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED TO, ONE OR MORE SERIOUS INTENTIONAL
ASSAULTS, SEXUAL ASSAULTS OR SETTING FIRES; OR
  (B) THE RESPONDENT HAS DEMONSTRATED BY A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR  THAT  HE
OR  SHE NEEDS A MORE STRUCTURED SETTING AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT
HAS CONSIDERED THE APPROPRIATENESS AND AVAILABILITY OF A TRANSFER TO  AN
ALTERNATIVE  NON-SECURE  OR  LIMITED  SECURE FACILITY. SUCH BEHAVIOR MAY
INCLUDE, BUT IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO:  DISRUPTIONS  IN  FACILITY  PROGRAMS;
CONTINUOUSLY AND MALICIOUSLY DESTROYING PROPERTY; OR, REPEATEDLY COMMIT-
TING OR INCITING OTHER YOUTH TO COMMIT ASSAULTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE ACTS.
  (III)  THE  COURT  MAY  ORDER THAT THE RESPONDENT BE HOUSED IN A LOCAL
SECURE DETENTION FACILITY ON AN INTERIM BASIS PENDING ITS  FINAL  RULING
ON THE PETITION FILED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH.
  (B) THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS SHALL APPLY IF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY  SERVICES  FILES  A  PETITION  WITH  A  FAMILY  COURT IN A SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT WITH AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE  SERVICES  CLOSE  TO
HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW TO TRANSFER, WITHIN THE FIRST NINETY DAYS THAT SUCH PLAN IS
EFFECTIVE, TO SUCH DISTRICT A RESPONDENT PLACED  IN  THE  OFFICE'S  CARE
PURSUANT TO EITHER SECTION 353.3 OR 353. 5 OF THIS PART:
  (I)  SUCH A PETITION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE RESPONDENT, THE ATTORNEY
FOR THE RESPONDENT AND THE RESPONDENT'S PARENT OR LEGAL  GUARDIAN.    IF
THE  DISTRICT ONLY HAS AN APPROVED PLAN THAT COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS
PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, THE FAMILY COURT SHALL GRANT SUCH A PETI-
TION, WITHOUT A HEARING, UNLESS THE ATTORNEY FOR THE  RESPONDENT,  AFTER
NOTICE,  OBJECTS  TO THE TRANSFER ON THE BASIS THAT THE RESPONDENT NEEDS
TO BE PLACED WITH THE OFFICE OR THE FAMILY COURT DETERMINES  THAT  THERE
IS  INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION IN THE PETITION TO GRANT THE TRANSFER WITH-
OUT A HEARING. THE FAMILY COURT SHALL  GRANT  THE  PETITION  UNLESS  THE
COURT  DETERMINES,  AND  STATES  IN  ITS  WRITTEN ORDER, THE REASONS WHY
PLACEMENT WITH THE OFFICE IS NECESSARY AND CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND
BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE  NEED  FOR  PROTECTION  OF  THE
COMMUNITY.
  (II) IF THE DISTRICT HAS AN APPROVED PLAN OR APPROVED PLANS THAT COVER
JUVENILE   DELINQUENTS  PLACED  IN  NON-SECURE  AND  IN  LIMITED  SECURE
SETTINGS, FOR THE FIRST NINETY DAYS THAT THE PLAN THAT  COVERS  JUVENILE
DELINQUENTS  IN  LIMITED  SECURE SETTINGS IS EFFECTIVE, THE FAMILY COURT
SHALL GRANT SUCH A PETITION, WITHOUT A HEARING, UNLESS THE ATTORNEY  FOR
THE  RESPONDENT, AFTER NOTICE, OBJECTS TO THE TRANSFER ON THE BASIS THAT
THE RESPONDENT NEEDS TO BE PLACED WITH THE OFFICE OR  THE  FAMILY  COURT
DETERMINES  THAT  THERE  IS  INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION IN THE PETITION TO
GRANT THE TRANSFER WITHOUT A HEARING. THE FAMILY COURT SHALL  GRANT  THE
PETITION  UNLESS  THE COURT DETERMINES, AND STATES IN ITS WRITTEN ORDER,
THE REASONS WHY PLACEMENT WITH THE OFFICE IS  NECESSARY  AND  CONSISTENT
WITH  THE  NEEDS  AND  BEST INTERESTS OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR
PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

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  (C) BEGINNING NINETY-ONE  DAYS  AFTER  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  A  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT'S  PLAN  TO  IMPLEMENT  PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE
SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  FOUR
OF  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW,  IF  THE  OFFICE  OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES  FILES  A  PETITION  TO  TRANSFER TO SUCH DISTRICT A RESPONDENT
PLACED IN THE OFFICE'S CARE PURSUANT TO EITHER SECTION 353.3 OR 353.5 OF
THIS PART FROM A FAMILY COURT IN SUCH A SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT,  THE
OFFICE  SHALL  PROVIDE  A  COPY  OF  THE PETITION TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT, THE ATTORNEY FOR THE RESPONDENT AND THE PRESENTMENT AGENCY.
  (I) IF THE DISTRICT ONLY HAS AN APPROVED  PLAN  THAT  COVERS  JUVENILE
DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE SETTINGS, THE FAMILY COURT SHALL, AFTER
ALLOWING  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, THE ATTORNEY FOR THE RESPONDENT
AND THE PRESENTMENT AGENCY AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD, GRANT A  PETITION
FILED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH UNLESS THE COURT DETERMINES, AND
STATES IN ITS WRITTEN ORDER, THE REASONS WHY A SECURE OR LIMITED  SECURE
PLACEMENT  IS NECESSARY AND CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS
OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.
  (II) IF THE DISTRICT HAS AN APPROVED PLAN OR APPROVED PLANS THAT COVER
JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN NON-SECURE AND LIMITED  SECURE  SETTINGS,
BEGINNING  NINETY-ONE  DAYS  AFTER  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN THAT
COVERS JUVENILE DELINQUENTS PLACED IN LIMITED SECURE SETTINGS, THE FAMI-
LY COURT, AFTER ALLOWING THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, THE ATTORNEY  FOR
THE  RESPONDENT  AND  THE PRESENTMENT AGENCY AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD,
SHALL GRANT A PETITION FILED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  UNLESS  THE
COURT  DETERMINES,  AND  STATES  IN ITS WRITTEN ORDER, THE REASONS WHY A
SECURE PLACEMENT IS NECESSARY AND CONSISTENT WITH  THE  NEEDS  AND  BEST
INTERESTS  OF THE RESPONDENT AND THE NEED FOR PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNI-
TY.
  S 9. Subdivision 1 of section 355.5 of the family court act, as  added
by chapter 7 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  For  the  purposes  of this section the term "non-secure facility"
means a facility operated by an authorized agency in accordance with  an
operating  certificate  issued  pursuant to the social services law or a
facility, not including a secure or  limited  secure  facility,  with  a
capacity  of twenty-five beds or less operated by the office of children
and family services in accordance with section five hundred four of  the
executive  law.  THE  TERM  SHALL  NOT INCLUDE A LIMITED SECURE FACILITY
WITHIN A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE
SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  FOUR
OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  S  10. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the
state shall be authorized to lease to the city of New York, for a dollar
a year, any real property utilized for the care, maintenance and  super-
vision  of adjudicated juvenile delinquents for use by a social services
district pursuant to an approved plan for a  juvenile  justice  services
close  to  home  initiative  for the purpose of carrying out any powers,
functions or duties described in section four hundred four of the social
services law, or any other provision of this act. The city of  New  York
shall  be  responsible for all costs associated with operating and main-
taining such real property other than any debt services costs  for  such
property  that were in existence when the lease was executed. Applicable
state officials shall be authorized to make  announced  and  unannounced
inspections  of the property to determine whether it is being maintained
in an appropriate manner. The city of New York shall be responsible  for
making  any  repairs  to  such leased property necessary to maintain the
property in at least as good as condition as it was  when  the  property

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was  first  leased  to  the city, allowing for normal wear and tear, and
shall return the property to the state, when the lease ends or is termi-
nated, in the same or better condition than the property was in  at  the
time the lease was first executed, aside from normal wear and tear.  The
city  of  New  York  shall  obtain prior approval from the state for any
major renovations to any such leased property. The leasing to the social
services  district  or  the  subleasing,  design,  construction,  recon-
struction, improvement, rehabilitation, maintaining, furnishing, repair-
ing,  equipping  or  use  of  any  such  facility by the social services
district for the care, maintenance and supervision of adjudicated  juve-
nile  delinquents shall not be subject to the provisions of any general,
special or local law, city charter, administrative  code,  ordinance  or
resolution  governing uniform land use review procedures, any other land
use planning review and  approvals,  historic  preservation  procedures,
architectural  reviews,  franchise  approvals  and  other state or local
review and approval  procedures  governing  the  use  of  land  and  the
improvements thereon within the city.
  S  11.  This  act  shall take effect April 1, 2012 and shall expire on
March 31, 2018 when upon such date the provisions of this act  shall  be
deemed  repealed;  provided,  however,  that  effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective  date;
provided,  however,  upon  the  repeal  of  this  act, a social services
district that has custody  of  a  juvenile  delinquent  pursuant  to  an
approved juvenile justice services close to home initiative shall retain
custody  of such juvenile delinquent until custody may be legally trans-
ferred in an orderly fashion  to  the  office  of  children  and  family
services.

                                SUBPART B

  Section 1. Section 398 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. AS TO DELINQUENT CHILDREN:
  (A)(1)  CONDITIONALLY  RELEASE ANY JUVENILE DELINQUENT PLACED WITH THE
DISTRICT TO  AFTERCARE  WHENEVER  THE  DISTRICT  DETERMINES  CONDITIONAL
RELEASE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF SUCH JUVE-
NILE DELINQUENT, THAT SUITABLE CARE AND SUPERVISION CAN BE PROVIDED, AND
THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE PROBABILITY THAT SUCH JUVENILE DELINQUENT CAN
BE  CONDITIONALLY  RELEASED WITHOUT ENDANGERING PUBLIC SAFETY; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT SUCH CONDITIONAL RELEASE SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE  WITH
THE  REGULATIONS  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND
PROVIDED FURTHER THAT NO JUVENILE DELINQUENT WHILE ABSENT FROM A FACILI-
TY OR PROGRAM WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF  SUCH  FACILITY  OR
PROGRAM SHALL BE CONDITIONALLY RELEASED BY THE DISTRICT SOLELY BY REASON
OF THE ABSENCE.
  (2) IT SHALL BE A CONDITION OF SUCH RELEASE THAT A JUVENILE DELINQUENT
SO  RELEASED  SHALL  CONTINUE  TO  BE  THE  RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD PROVIDED IN THE ORDER OF PLACEMENT.
  (3) THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT MAY PROVIDE  CLOTHING,  SERVICES  AND
OTHER NECESSITIES FOR ANY CONDITIONALLY RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENT, AS
MAY  BE  REQUIRED,  INCLUDING  MEDICAL CARE AND SERVICES NOT PROVIDED TO
SUCH JUVENILE DELINQUENT AS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY PERSONS  PURSU-
ANT TO TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTICLE FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER.

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  (4)  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, MAY CAUSE A JUVENILE  DELINQUENT
TO BE RETURNED TO A FACILITY OPERATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE DISTRICT, OR
AN AUTHORIZED AGENCY UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE DISTRICT, AT ANY TIME WITH-
IN THE PERIOD OF PLACEMENT, WHERE THERE IS A VIOLATION OF THE CONDITIONS
OF RELEASE OR A CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES.
  (5)  JUVENILE  DELINQUENTS CONDITIONALLY RELEASED BY A SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT MAY BE PROVIDED FOR AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) IF, IN THE OPINION OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT,  THERE  IS  NO
SUITABLE  PARENT, RELATIVE OR GUARDIAN TO WHOM A JUVENILE DELINQUENT CAN
BE  CONDITIONALLY  RELEASED,  AND  SUITABLE  CARE  CANNOT  OTHERWISE  BE
SECURED, THE DISTRICT MAY CONDITIONALLY RELEASE SUCH JUVENILE DELINQUENT
TO THE CARE OF ANY OTHER SUITABLE PERSON; PROVIDED THAT WHERE SUCH SUIT-
ABLE  PERSON  HAS  NO LEGAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JUVENILE, THE DISTRICT
SHALL ADVISE SUCH PERSON OF THE  PROCEDURES  FOR  OBTAINING  CUSTODY  OR
GUARDIANSHIP OF THE JUVENILE.
  (II)  IF  A  CONDITIONALLY  RELEASED JUVENILE DELINQUENT IS SUBJECT TO
ARTICLE SIXTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW OR ELECTS TO PARTICIPATE  IN  AN
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LEADING TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, HE OR SHE SHALL BE
ENROLLED  IN  A  SCHOOL  OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LEADING TO A HIGH SCHOOL
DIPLOMA FOLLOWING RELEASE, OR, IF SUCH RELEASE OCCURS DURING THE  SUMMER
RECESS,  UPON  THE  COMMENCEMENT  OF  THE  NEXT SCHOOL TERM. IF A CONDI-
TIONALLY  RELEASED  JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  IS  NOT  SUBJECT  TO   ARTICLE
SIXTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, AND DOES NOT ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN
EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAM  LEADING  TO  A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, STEPS SHALL BE
TAKEN, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, TO FACILITATE HIS OR HER GAINFUL  EMPLOY-
MENT OR ENROLLMENT IN A VOCATIONAL PROGRAM FOLLOWING RELEASE.
  (B)  WHEN  A  JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  PLACED  WITH  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT IS ABSENT FROM PLACEMENT WITHOUT CONSENT,  SUCH  ABSENCE  SHALL
INTERRUPT  THE CALCULATION OF TIME FOR HIS OR HER PLACEMENT. SUCH INTER-
RUPTION SHALL CONTINUE UNTIL SUCH JUVENILE  DELINQUENT  RETURNS  TO  THE
FACILITY  OR  AUTHORIZED AGENCY IN WHICH HE OR SHE WAS PLACED. PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT ANY TIME SPENT BY A JUVENILE DELINQUENT  IN  CUSTODY  FROM
THE  DATE  OF  ABSENCE  TO  THE DATE PLACEMENT RESUMES SHALL BE CREDITED
AGAINST THE TIME OF SUCH PLACEMENT PROVIDED THAT SUCH CUSTODY:
  (1) WAS DUE TO AN ARREST OR SURRENDER BASED UPON THE ABSENCE; OR
  (2) AROSE FROM AN ARREST OR SURRENDER ON ANOTHER CHARGE WHICH DID  NOT
CULMINATE IN A CONVICTION, ADJUDICATION OR ADJUSTMENT.
  (C) IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, NO JUVENILE
DELINQUENT  PLACED WITH A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OPERATING AN APPROVED
JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME INITIATIVE PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
FOUR  HUNDRED  FOUR  OF THIS CHAPTER PURSUANT TO A RESTRICTIVE PLACEMENT
UNDER THE FAMILY COURT ACT SHALL BE RELEASED EXCEPT PURSUANT TO  SECTION
353.5 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  S  2. Section 351.1 of the family court act is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
  2-B.  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL DEVELOP A VALI-
DATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY RISK  ASSESS-
MENT  PROCESS  FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS.   THE OFFICE SHALL PERIODICALLY
REVALIDATE ANY APPROVED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK  ASSESSMENT  INSTRUMENT.
THE  OFFICE SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST ANY APPROVED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK
ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS ON ITS WEBSITE AND
SHALL CONFER WITH APPROPRIATE STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED
TO,  ATTORNEYS  FOR CHILDREN, PRESENTMENT AGENCIES AND THE FAMILY COURT,
PRIOR  TO  REVISING  ANY  VALIDATED  PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK  ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  OR PROCESS.  ANY SUCH REVISED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESS-

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MENT INSTRUMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PERIODIC EMPIRICAL VALIDATION.   THE
OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL CONSULT WITH INDIVIDUALS
WITH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE;
SOCIAL  WORK;  JUVENILE  JUSTICE; AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS, PSYCHOMETRICS
AND/OR STATISTICS TO ASSIST THE OFFICE IN DETERMINING THE METHOD IT WILL
USE TO: DEVELOP, VALIDATE AND  REVALIDATE  SUCH  PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK
ASSESSMENT  INSTRUMENT; DEVELOP THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS; AND ANALYZE
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE OF SUCH PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK  ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  AND  PROCESS  IN  ACCOMPLISHING  THEIR  INTENDED  GOALS; AND
ANALYZE, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, ANY DISPARATE IMPACT ON DISPO-
SITIONAL OUTCOMES FOR JUVENILES BASED ON  RACE,  SEX,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN,
ECONOMIC STATUS, AND ANY OTHER CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED CLASS, REGARD-
ING THE USE OF SUCH INSTRUMENT. THE OFFICE SHALL CONSULT WITH SUCH INDI-
VIDUALS REGARDING WHETHER IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE WHETH-
ER  THERE  IS ANY SUCH DISPARATE IMPACT BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND,
IF SO, THE BEST METHODS TO CONDUCT SUCH ANALYSIS. THE OFFICE SHALL  TAKE
INTO CONSIDERATION ANY RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS INVOLV-
ING  IMPROVEMENTS THAT COULD BE MADE TO SUCH INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS. THE
OFFICE ALSO SHALL CONSULT WITH LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENTS IN THE DEVEL-
OPMENT OF THE VALIDATED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND
THE REVALIDATION OF SUCH INSTRUMENT.  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILY
SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE TRAINING ON THE INSTRUMENT AND ANY PROCESS TO THE
FAMILY  COURTS,  LOCAL  PROBATION  DEPARTMENTS, PRESENTMENT AGENCIES AND
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEYS FOR RESPONDENTS. THE OFFICE MAY DETERMINE THAT
A PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AND ANY  PROCESS  IN  USE
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO-A OF SECTION 351.1 OF THIS PART MAY CONTINUE
TO  BE USED PURSUANT TO SUCH SUBDIVISION INSTEAD OF REQUIRING THE USE OF
ANY INSTRUMENT OR PROCESS DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (A) ONCE AN INITIAL VALIDATED  RISK  ASSESSMENT  INSTRUMENT  AND  RISK
ASSESSMENT PROCESS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED, THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMI-
LY  SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE THE SUPERVISING FAMILY COURT JUDGES AND LOCAL
PROBATION DEPARTMENTS WITH  COPIES  OF  THE  VALIDATED  RISK  ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  AND  PROCESS  AND  NOTIFY  THEM OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE
INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS, WHICH SHALL BE AT LEAST SIX  MONTHS  AFTER  SUCH
NOTIFICATION.
  (B)  COMMENCING  ON  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A VALIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  AND  ANY  RISK  ASSESSMENT  PROCESS  AND  THEREAFTER,   EACH
PROBATION  INVESTIGATION  ORDERED  UNDER SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
SHALL INCLUDE THE RESULTS  OF  THE  VALIDATED  RISK  ASSESSMENT  OF  THE
RESPONDENT  AND PROCESS, IF ANY; AND A RESPONDENT SHALL NOT BE PLACED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 353.3 OR 353.5 OF THIS PART UNLESS THE COURT HAS
RECEIVED AND GIVEN DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE RESULTS  OF  SUCH  VALIDATED
RISK  ASSESSMENT AND ANY PROCESS AND MADE THE FINDINGS REQUIRED PURSUANT
TO PARAGRAPH (G) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 352.2 OF THIS PART.
  (C) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  DATA
NECESSARY  FOR COMPLETION OF A PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRU-
MENT MAY BE SHARED AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROBATION,  COURTS,  DETENTION
ADMINISTRATIONS,  DETENTION  PROVIDERS,  PRESENTMENT  AGENCIES  AND  THE
ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD UPON RETENTION  OR  APPOINTMENT  SOLELY  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF ACCURATE COMPLETION OF SUCH RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT, AND A
COPY OF THE COMPLETED PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT SHALL
BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE  ATTORNEY FOR THE RESPONDENT AND APPLICABLE
COURT.
  (D) LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENTS SHALL PROVIDE THE OFFICE OF  PROBATION
AND  CORRECTIONAL  ALTERNATIVES  WITH  INFORMATION  REGARDING USE OF THE
PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT  AND  ANY  RISK  ASSESSMENT

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PROCESS  IN  THE  TIME AND MANNER REQUIRED BY THE OFFICE. THE OFFICE MAY
REQUIRE THAT SUCH DATA BE SUBMITTED TO THE  OFFICE  ELECTRONICALLY.  THE
OFFICE SHALL NOT COMMINGLE ANY SUCH INFORMATION WITH ANY CRIMINAL HISTO-
RY DATABASE.  THE OFFICE SHALL SHARE SUCH INFORMATION WITH THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES.    THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES SHALL USE AND SHARE SUCH INFORMATION ONLY FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL
BE  SHARED AND RECEIVED IN A MANNER THAT PROTECTS THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF
SUCH INFORMATION. THE SHARING, USE, DISCLOSURE AND REDISCLOSURE OF  SUCH
INFORMATION  TO  ANY  PERSON,  OFFICE,  OR OTHER ENTITY NOT SPECIFICALLY
AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE IT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OR ANY  OTHER  LAW  IS
PROHIBITED.
  (E)  LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FAMILY COURTS SHALL PROVIDE THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES WITH SUCH  INFORMATION,  IN  THE  TIME  AND
MANNER  REQUIRED BY THE OFFICE, AS IS NECESSARY FOR THE OFFICE TO DEVEL-
OP, VALIDATE AND REVALIDATE ANY SUCH PRE-DISPOSITIONAL  RISK  ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  AND  PROCESS AND TO ANALYZE ANY DISPARATE IMPACT ON DISPOSI-
TIONAL OUTCOMES FOR JUVENILES IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS  SECTION.    THE
OFFICE  SHALL  USE  AND  SHARE SUCH INFORMATION ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION AND SHARE IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. SUCH INFORMA-
TION SHALL BE SHARED AND RECEIVED IN A MANNER THAT PROTECTS  THE  CONFI-
DENTIALITY  OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE SHARING, USE, DISCLOSURE AND REDIS-
CLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON, OFFICE, OR OTHER  ENTITY  NOT
SPECIFICALLY  AUTHORIZED  TO  RECEIVE IT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OR ANY
OTHER LAW IS PROHIBITED.
  (F) THE  OFFICE  OF  PROBATION  AND  CORRECTIONAL  ALTERNATIVES  SHALL
PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
FAMILY SERVICES, REGARDING THE ROLE OF LOCAL  PROBATION  DEPARTMENTS  IN
THE  COMPLETION AND USE OF THE PRE-DISPOSITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRU-
MENT AND IN THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS.
  S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 352.2 of the family court act is amended
by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G)(I) ONCE A  VALIDATED  RISK  ASSESSMENT  INSTRUMENT  AND  ANY  RISK
ASSESSMENT  PROCESS  IS  A REQUIRED PART OF EACH PROBATION INVESTIGATION
ORDERED UNDER SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 351.1 OF THIS PART AND PROVIDED
TO THE COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO-B OF SUCH  SECTION,  THE
COURT SHALL GIVE DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE RESULTS OF SUCH VALIDATED RISK
ASSESSMENT  AND ANY SUCH PROCESS WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISPO-
SITION FOR THE RESPONDENT.
  (II) ANY ORDER OF THE COURT DIRECTING THE PLACEMENT  OF  A  RESPONDENT
INTO A RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SHALL STATE:
  (A) THE LEVEL OF RISK THE YOUTH WAS ASSESSED PURSUANT TO THE VALIDATED
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT; AND
  (B)  IF  A DETERMINATION IS MADE TO PLACE A YOUTH IN A HIGHER LEVEL OF
PLACEMENT THAN APPEARS WARRANTED BASED ON SUCH RISK  ASSESSMENT  INSTRU-
MENT  AND  ANY  RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS, THE PARTICULAR REASONS WHY SUCH
PLACEMENT WAS DETERMINED TO BE  NECESSARY  FOR  THE  PROTECTION  OF  THE
COMMUNITY  AND TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE
RESPONDENT; AND
  (C) THAT A LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVE THAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT  WITH
THE  NEEDS  AND  BEST  INTERESTS  OF  THE  RESPONDENT  AND  THE NEED FOR
PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY IS NOT AVAILABLE.
  S 4. The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section  353.3  of  the
family court act, as amended by section 6 of part G of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

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  Where  the  respondent  is  placed  with the commissioner of the local
social services district,  the  court  may  (I)  IN  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT  OPERATING  AN APPROVED JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME
INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW,  DIRECT  THE COMMISSIONER TO PROVIDE SERVICES NECESSARY TO MEET THE
NEEDS OF THE RESPONDENT, PROVIDED THAT SUCH SERVICES ARE  AUTHORIZED  OR
REQUIRED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO THE APPROVED PLAN TO IMPLEMENT
A  JUVENILE  JUSTICE  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE THEN IN EFFECT AND THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL NOTIFY THE COURT AND THE ATTORNEY FOR THE  RESPONDENT
OF  THE AUTHORIZED AGENCY THAT SUCH RESPONDENT WAS PLACED IN; OR (II) IN
A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT THAT IS NOT OPERATING  AN  APPROVED  JUVENILE
JUSTICE  SERVICES  CLOSE  TO  HOME  INITIATIVE  PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES  LAW,  direct  the  commissioner  to
place  him or her with an authorized agency or class of authorized agen-
cies, [including, if]; AND IF the court finds that the respondent PLACED
WITH A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION is a  sexu-
ally  exploited  child  as  defined  in  subdivision one of section four
hundred forty-seven-a of the social services law, THE  COURT  MAY  PLACE
SUCH  RESPONDENT IN an available long-term safe house. Unless the dispo-
sitional order provides otherwise, the court so directing shall  include
one of the following alternatives to apply in the event that the commis-
sioner is unable to so place the respondent:
  S 5. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 355.4 of the family court act, as
added  by  chapter  479  of  the  laws  of  1992, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. At the conclusion of the dispositional  hearing  pursuant  to  this
article,  where  the  respondent  is to be placed with the [division for
youth] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  OR  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT,  the  court  shall  inquire as to whether the parents or legal
guardian of the youth, if  present,  will  consent  for  the  [division]
OFFICE  OR  THE  DISTRICT  to provide routine medical, dental and mental
health services and treatment.
  2. Notwithstanding subdivision one of this section,  where  the  court
places  a  youth  with  the  [division]  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES OR A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT pursuant to this article  and  no
medical  consent has been obtained prior to an order of disposition, the
placement order shall be deemed to grant consent for the  [division  for
youth] OFFICE OR THE DISTRICT to provide for routine medical, dental and
mental health services and treatment to such youth so placed.
  S 6.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 510-a of the executive
law,  as  amended by chapter 465 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read
as follows:
  (a) If, in the opinion of the [division] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES, there is no suitable parent, relative or guardian  to  whom  a
youth  can be conditionally released, and suitable care cannot otherwise
be secured, the division may conditionally release  such  youth  to  the
care  of  an  authorized  agency  established  pursuant to section three
hundred seventy-one of the social services law  or  any  other  suitable
person;  PROVIDED THAT WHERE SUCH SUITABLE PERSON HAS NO LEGAL RELATION-
SHIP WITH THE JUVENILE, THE OFFICE  SHALL  ADVISE  SUCH  PERSON  OF  THE
PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING CUSTODY OR GUARDIANSHIP OF THE JUVENILE.
  S  7.  This  act  shall  take effect April 1, 2012 and shall expire on
March 31, 2018 when upon such date the provisions of this act  shall  be
deemed  repealed;  provided,  however,  that  effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary

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for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
  S 3. Severability clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivi-
sion,  section  or  part  of  this act shall be adjudged by any court of
competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment  shall  not  affect,
impair,  or  invalidate  the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in
its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph,  subdivision,  section
or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judg-
ment shall have been rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of
the  legislature  that  this  act  would  have been enacted even if such
invalid provisions had not been included herein.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
the  applicable  effective date of subparts A and B of this act shall be
as specifically set forth in the last section of such subparts.

                                 PART H

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 1 of  part  U  of
chapter  57  of  the  laws of 2005 amending the labor law and other laws
implementing the state fiscal plan for the 2005-2006 state fiscal  year,
relating  to  the New York state higher education capital matching grant
program for independent colleges, as amended by section 1 of part  I  of
chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  New York state higher education capital matching grant board
is hereby created to have and exercise the powers, duties  and  preroga-
tives provided by the provisions of this section and any other provision
of law. The board shall remain in existence during the period of the New
York  state  higher  education  capital  matching grant program from the
effective date of this section through March 31,  [2012]  2013,  or  the
date  on  which  the  last  of the funds available for grants under this
section shall have  been  disbursed,  whichever  is  earlier;  provided,
however,  that  the  termination of the existence of the board shall not
affect the power and authority of the dormitory authority to perform its
obligations with respect to any  bonds,  notes,  or  other  indebtedness
issued or incurred pursuant to authority granted in this section.
  S  2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 4 of section 1 of part U of chapter
57 of the laws of 2005 amending the labor law and other laws  implement-
ing  the state fiscal plan for the 2005-2006 state fiscal year, relating
to the New York state higher education matching grant program for  inde-
pendent colleges, as amended by section 2 of part M of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (h)  If  a  college  did  not apply for a potential grant by March 31,
2009, funds associated with such potential grant shall be awarded, on  a
competitive  basis,  to  other colleges, according to the priorities set
forth below. Colleges shall be eligible to apply for unutilized  grants.
In  such  cases,  the  following priorities shall apply: first, priority
shall be given to otherwise eligible colleges that either were, or would
have been, deemed ineligible for the program prior to  March  31,  2009,
due  to  missed deadlines, insufficient matching funds, lack of accredi-
tation or other disqualifying reasons; and second, after the  board  has
acted upon all such first-priority applications for unused funds, if any
such  funds  remain,  those funds shall be available for distribution to
eligible colleges that are located within the same Regents of the  State
of  New York region for which such funds were originally allocated.  The
dormitory authority shall develop a request for proposals  and  applica-
tion  process, in consultation with the board, for such grants and shall

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develop criteria, subject to review by the board, for  the  awarding  of
such  grants.  Such  criteria  shall  incorporate  the matching criteria
contained in paragraph (c) of  this  subdivision,  and  the  application
criteria  set  forth in paragraph (e) of this subdivision. The dormitory
authority shall require all applications in response to the request  for
proposals  to  be  submitted  by September 1, [2010] 2012, and the board
shall act on each application for such matching grants  by  November  1,
[2010] 2012.
  S 3. Subclause (A) of clause (ii) of paragraph (j) of subdivision 4 of
section 1 of part U of chapter 57 of the laws of 2005 amending the labor
law  and other laws implementing the state fiscal plan for the 2005-2006
state fiscal year, relating to  the  New  York  state  higher  education
matching grant program for independent colleges, as amended by section 2
of  part  I  of  chapter  60  of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  (A) Notwithstanding the provision of any general or special law to the
contrary, and subject to the provisions of chapter 59  of  the  laws  of
2000 and to the making of annual appropriations therefor by the legisla-
ture, in order to assist the dormitory authority in providing such high-
er  education  capital  matching  grants,  the director of the budget is
authorized in any state fiscal year commencing  April  1,  2005  or  any
state  fiscal  year  thereafter  for a period ending on March 31, [2012]
2014, to enter into one or more service contracts, none of  which  shall
exceed  30  years  in  duration, with the dormitory authority, upon such
terms as the director of the budget and the dormitory authority agree.
  S 4. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 1 of part U of  chapter
57  of the laws of 2005 amending the labor law and other laws implement-
ing the state fiscal plan for the 2005-2006 state fiscal year,  relating
to  the New York state higher education matching grant program for inde-
pendent colleges, as amended by section 3 of part I of chapter 60 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (b) Any eligible institution receiving a grant pursuant to this  arti-
cle shall report to the dormitory authority no later than June 1, [2012]
2013,  on  the use of funding received and its programmatic and economic
impact. The dormitory authority shall submit  a  report  no  later  than
November  1, [2012] 2013 to the board, the governor, the director of the
budget, the temporary president of the senate, and the  speaker  of  the
assembly  on the aggregate impact of the higher education capital match-
ing grant program. Such report shall provide information on the progress
and economic impact of such project.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2012.

                                 PART I

  Section  1.  Section  5704  of the education law is amended to read as
follows:
  S 5704. Trustees shall make reports; university subject to  visitation
of  regents;  SERVICES  FOR  STATE  AGENCIES.    1. The trustees of said
university shall make all the reports and perform such other acts as may
be necessary to conform to the act of congress, entitled "An act  donat-
ing public lands to the several states and territories which may provide
colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts," approved
July  second,  eighteen  hundred sixty-two. The said university shall be
subject to visitation of the regents of the university.

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  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  AND
SUBJECT  TO  THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER, THE STATE
MAY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY PRESCRIBING THE  GENERAL
TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  FOR  PROVIDING  SERVICES OR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  ELEVEN OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW OR PROGRAM ACTIV-
ITIES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN-B OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. SUBJECT  TO
SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS, STATE AGENCIES MAY ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH
SAID UNIVERSITY FOR THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES, ASSISTANCE OR ACTIV-
ITIES  RELATED  TO THE UNIVERSITY'S LAND GRANT MISSION, WHICH AGREEMENTS
SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART J
                          Intentionally Omitted

                                 PART K

  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 THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  SIX-A  OF  SECTION
THIRTY-TWO  HUNDRED  TWO  OF THIS CHAPTER TO PROVIDE TO SUCH OFFICE, FOR
THE BENEFIT OF YOUTH IN ITS CUSTODY, ANY SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS  AND
RELATED  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  THE  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES TO COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS. ANY SUCH PROPOSED CONTRACT SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER  TO  DETERMINE
THAT  IT  IS  AN  APPROVED  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICE.  SERVICES
PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUCH CONTRACTS SHALL BE PROVIDED AT COST,  AND  THE
BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO
CHARGE ANY COSTS INCURRED IN PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES  TO  ITS  COMPONENT
SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
  S  2. Subdivision 6-a of section 3202 of the education law, as amended
by chapter 465 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  6-a. Notwithstanding subdivision six of this section OR ANY OTHER  LAW
TO  THE  CONTRARY, the [director of the division for youth] COMMISSIONER
OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES shall be  responsible  for
the  secular education of youth under the jurisdiction of the [division]
OFFICE and may contract for such education with the trustees or board of
education of the school district wherein a facility for the  residential
care  of [division for] SUCH youth is located OR WITH THE BOARD OF COOP-
ERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AT WHICH ANY  SUCH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IS  A
COMPONENT  DISTRICT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND RELATED SERVICES.
A youth attending a local public  school  while  in  residence  at  such
facility  shall  be  deemed  a resident of the school district where his
parent or guardian resides at the commencement of each school  year  for
the  purpose  of  determining which school district shall be responsible
for the youth's tuition pursuant to section five  hundred  four  of  the
executive law.
  S  3. The office of children and family services, in consultation with
the department of education, shall prepare and submit to  the  governor,
the  temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly a
report by December 1, 2015, that shall analyze  the  cost  effectiveness
and  programmatic  impact  of  delivering special education programs and
related services through boards of cooperative educational  services  in
juvenile justice facilities operated by the office.

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  S 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012 and shall expire June 30,
2015  when  upon  such  date  the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed.

                                 PART L

  Section 1. Section 527-l of the executive law is REPEALED.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect April 1, 2012; provided, however, if
this act shall become a law after such date it shall take  effect  imme-
diately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and
after April 1, 2012.

                                 PART M

  Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 530 of
the executive law, as added by section 4 of subpart B of part Q of chap-
ter 58 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law  to  the  contrary,  eligible
expenditures  by a municipality during a particular program year for the
care, maintenance and supervision in foster care programs  certified  by
the office of children and family services, certified or approved family
boarding  homes,  and  non-secure  detention facilities certified by the
office for those youth alleged to be persons in need of  supervision  or
adjudicated  persons  in  need of supervision held pending transfer to a
facility upon placement; and in secure and non-secure detention  facili-
ties  certified  by  the  office in accordance with section five hundred
three of this article for those youth  alleged  to  be  juvenile  delin-
quents;  adjudicated  juvenile  delinquents  held  pending transfer to a
facility upon placement, and juvenile delinquents held at the request of
the office of children and family services pending extension  of  place-
ment  hearings or release revocation hearings or while awaiting disposi-
tion of such hearings; and youth alleged to be or convicted as  juvenile
offenders  shall  be  subject  to  state  reimbursement  for up to fifty
percent of the municipality's expenditures,  exclusive  of  any  federal
funds made available for such purposes, not to exceed the municipality's
distribution  from funds that have been appropriated specifically there-
for for that program year. Municipalities shall  implement  the  use  of
detention  risk  assessment  instruments  in  a manner prescribed by the
office so as to inform detention decisions.   Notwithstanding any  other
provision of state law to the contrary, data necessary for completion of
a detention risk assessment instrument may be shared [between] AMONG law
enforcement,  probation,  courts,  detention  administrators,  detention
providers, and the attorney for the child upon retention or appointment;
solely for the purpose of accurate completion of  such  risk  assessment
instrument,  and  a  copy  of  the  completed  detention risk assessment
instrument shall be made available to the applicable detention provider,
THE ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD and the court.
  (d) (I) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF  LAW  OR  REGULATION  TO  THE
CONTRARY,  ANY  INFORMATION OR DATA NECESSARY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, VALI-
DATION OR REVALIDATION OF THE DETENTION RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT SHALL
BE SHARED AMONG LOCAL PROBATION DEPARTMENTS, THE OFFICE OF PROBATION AND
CORRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVES AND, WHERE AUTHORIZED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIM-
INAL JUSTICE SERVICES, THE ENTITY UNDER CONTRACT WITH  THE  DIVISION  TO
PROVIDE  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES RELATED TO YOUTH ASSESSMENT AND
SCREENING, THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES,  AND  ANY  ENTITY
UNDER  CONTRACT  WITH  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES TO

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PROVIDE SERVICES RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT, VALIDATION OR REVALIDATION
OF THE DETENTION RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT.  ANY SUCH  INFORMATION  AND
DATA  SHALL  NOT  BE  COMMINGLED WITH ANY CRIMINAL HISTORY DATABASE. ANY
INFORMATION AND DATA USED AND SHARED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY
BE  USED  AND  SHARED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THIS SECTION. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE SHARED AND  RECEIVED  IN  A
MANNER  THAT PROTECTS THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE SHAR-
ING, USE, DISCLOSURE AND REDISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON,
OFFICE, OR OTHER ENTITY NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE IT PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER LAW IS PROHIBITED.
  (II) THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES  SHALL  CONSULT  WITH
INDIVIDUALS WITH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN CRIM-
INAL  JUSTICE;  SOCIAL  WORK; JUVENILE JUSTICE; AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS,
PSYCHOMETRICS AND/OR STATISTICS TO ASSIST THE OFFICE IN DETERMINING  THE
METHOD  IT  WILL USE TO: DEVELOP, VALIDATE AND REVALIDATE SUCH DETENTION
RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT; AND ANALYZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE  OF
SUCH  DETENTION RISK ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT IN ACCOMPLISHING ITS INTENDED
GOALS; AND ANALYZE, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE ANY DISPARATE IMPACT
ON DETENTION OUTCOMES FOR JUVENILES BASED ON RACE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
ECONOMIC STATUS AND ANY OTHER CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED CLASS,  REGARD-
ING THE USE OF SUCH INSTRUMENT. THE OFFICE SHALL CONSULT WITH SUCH INDI-
VIDUALS REGARDING WHETHER IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE WHETH-
ER  THERE  IS ANY SUCH DISPARATE IMPACT BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND,
IF SO, THE BEST METHODS TO CONDUCT SUCH ANALYSIS. THE OFFICE SHALL  TAKE
INTO CONSIDERATION ANY RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS INVOLV-
ING IMPROVEMENTS THAT COULD BE MADE TO SUCH INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS.
  (III) Data collected for the purposes of completing the detention risk
assessment  instrument  from  any  source other than an officially docu-
mented record shall be confirmed as soon as practicable. Should any data
originally utilized in completing  the  risk  assessment  instrument  be
found  to  conflict  with  the  officially  documented  record, the risk
assessment instrument shall be completed with the officially  documented
data  and any corresponding revision to the risk categorization shall be
made. The office shall periodically revalidate any approved risk assess-
ment instrument.  The  office  shall  conspicuously  post  any  approved
detention  risk  assessment  instrument  on its website and shall confer
with appropriate stakeholders, including but not limited  to,  attorneys
for  children,  presentment  agencies,  probation, and the family court,
prior to revising any validated risk  assessment  instrument.  Any  such
revised  risk  assessment instrument shall be subject to periodic empir-
ical validation.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART N

  Section 1. The state university board of trustees and the city univer-
sity board of trustees shall jointly conduct a study  regarding  student
remediation which shall consider a variety of factors including, but not
limited  to,  strategies  and  programs  recognized  to  be effective in
addressing the needs of remedial students and promoting successful tran-
sition to college readiness, efforts to  support  a  student's  transfer
from colleges that offer associate degrees to colleges that offer bacca-
laureate  degrees,  and  methods for improving post-secondary completion
rates. The study shall be submitted to the  chairs  of  the  senate  and
assembly higher education committees and the chair of the senate finance

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committee  and  the  chair  of  the assembly ways and means committee no
later than November 1, 2012.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART O

  Section 1. Section 350 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  "SUNY CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN A LONG-TERM ECONOMIC AND
ACADEMIC PLAN SUBMITTED BY A COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS
DEFINED BY THIS SECTION, EXCLUDING UNIVERSITY CENTERS AS DEFINED BY THIS
SECTION, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR AND THE  CHANCELLOR  OF
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART P

  Section 1. Clause (ii) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision
2  of section 355 of the education law, as amended by chapter 260 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) On or before November thirtieth, two thousand eleven,  the  trus-
tees  shall  approve  and  submit to the chairs of the assembly ways and
means committee and the senate finance committee and to the director  of
the  budget  a  master tuition plan setting forth the tuition rates that
the trustees propose for resident undergraduate students  for  the  five
year period commencing with the two thousand eleven--two thousand twelve
academic  year  and  ending  in  the  two  thousand fifteen-two thousand
sixteen academic year, and shall submit any proposed amendments to  such
plan  by  November  thirtieth of each subsequent year thereafter through
November thirtieth, two thousand fifteen,  and  provided  further,  that
with  the  approval of the board of trustees, each university center may
increase non-resident undergraduate tuition rates each year by not  more
than  ten  percent  over  the tuition rates of the prior academic year[,
subject to the approval of a NY-SUNY 2020 proposal by] FOR A  FIVE  YEAR
PERIOD  COMMENCING WITH THE SEMESTER FOLLOWING THE SEMESTER IN WHICH the
governor and the chancellor of the state university of New York  APPROVE
THE NY-SUNY 2020 PROPOSAL FOR SUCH UNIVERSITY CENTER.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments made to clause (ii) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph  h  of
subdivision  two of section 355 of the education law made by section one
of this act shall not affect the expiration  of  such  subparagraph  and
shall be deemed to expire therewith.

                                 PART Q

  Section  1.  Section  6305 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. THE STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE
CITY  UNIVERSITY  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES,  IS DIRECTED TO EXAMINE THE LAWS,
REGULATIONS,  AND  POLICIES  REGARDING  COMMUNITY  COLLEGE  CHARGES  FOR
NON-RESIDENT  STUDENTS. THIS EXAMINATION SHALL REVIEW THE IMPACTS OF THE
CURRENT LAW MECHANISMS FOR COVERING THE LOCAL SPONSOR'S SHARE OF  COMMU-
NITY  COLLEGE  OPERATING  COSTS  ATTRIBUTABLE  TO NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS,
INCLUDING THE IMPACTS OF CHARGING A NON-RESIDENT STUDENT OR CHARGING THE
COUNTY WHERE THE STUDENT RESIDES A PER STUDENT ALLOCABLE PORTION OF  THE

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LOCAL  SPONSOR'S  SHARE  OF OPERATING COSTS, AND SHALL ALSO SPECIFICALLY
INCLUDE EXAMINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
  A. THE METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT THAT MAY BE CHARGED BY A
COMMUNITY  COLLEGE  FOR EACH NON-RESIDENT STUDENT'S ALLOCABLE PORTION OF
THE LOCAL SPONSOR'S SHARE OF OPERATING COSTS;
  B. THE PROCESS FOR NOTIFYING A COUNTY OF THE APPROVED ANNUAL OPERATING
AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHARGE-BACK RATES AND THE TIMELINE FOR A COUNTY TO
PAY THE CHARGE-BACK RATE TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE;
  C. POLICIES REGARDING CHARGE-BACK RATES PAID BY CITY AND TOWNS IN  THE
COUNTY; AND
  D.  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  POTENTIAL  MODIFICATION  TO  THE LAWS, REGU-
LATIONS, AND POLICIES REGARDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHARGES FOR  NON-RESI-
DENT  STUDENTS  THAT  WOULD RESULT IN IMPROVEMENTS RELATED TO EQUITY AND
EFFICIENCY AND THE FISCAL IMPACTS OF IMPLEMENTING SUCH MODIFICATIONS  TO
STUDENTS, COUNTIES AND THE STATE.
  THE BOARDS SHALL SUBMIT A JOINT REPORT OF THEIR FINDINGS TO THE CHAIRS
OF  THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEES AND THE CHAIR OF
THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIR  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  WAYS  AND
MEANS COMMITTEE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE.
  S  2.  Section  6222  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE CITY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES  SHALL  WORK  IN  CONJUNCTION
WITH  THE STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE PURPOSES OF EXAMIN-
ING THE LAWS, REGULATIONS,  AND  POLICIES  REGARDING  COMMUNITY  COLLEGE
CHARGES  FOR NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS AND SUBMITTING A REPORT TO THE LEGIS-
LATURE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ELEVEN  OF  SECTION  SIXTY-THREE  HUNDRED
FIVE OF THIS TITLE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART R

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of subdivision (a) of section 1111-b of the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 19 of the laws of 2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the county of Nassau is
hereby  authorized and empowered to adopt and amend a local law or ordi-
nance establishing a demonstration program imposing  monetary  liability
on  the  owner of a vehicle for failure of an operator thereof to comply
with traffic-control indications in such county in accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this  section.  Such demonstration program shall empower
such county to install and operate traffic-control signal  photo  viola-
tion-monitoring  devices  at  no  more  than  [fifty] ONE HUNDRED inter-
sections within and under the jurisdiction of such  county  at  any  one
time.
  S  2.  Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1111-b of the vehicle
and traffic law, as added by chapter 23 of the laws of 2009, is  amended
to read as follows:
  1.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, the county of Suffolk
is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend  a  local  law  or
ordinance establishing a demonstration program imposing monetary liabil-
ity  on  the  owner  of  a vehicle for failure of an operator thereof to
comply with traffic-control indications in  such  county  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of this section. Such demonstration program shall
empower such county to install and operate traffic-control signal  photo
violation-monitoring  devices at no more than [fifty] ONE HUNDRED inter-

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sections within and under the jurisdiction of such  county  at  any  one
time.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law made  by
sections  one  and  two  of this act shall not affect the repeal of such
sections and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

                                 PART S

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
for the state fiscal year beginning April 1, 2013,  and  in  each  state
fiscal  year  thereafter,  a  payment  of aid and incentives for munici-
palities in the amount listed below, otherwise due  and  payable  on  or
before September 25, October 15, December 15 or March 15, as applicable,
less the amount of aid annually accrued by each city pursuant to chapter
405 of the laws of 1999, shall be paid on or before May 31 in such state
fiscal  year  for  the  city  of Olean, and on or before June 30 in such
state fiscal year for all other cities,  upon  written  request  by  the
chief  elected  official  of  such  city  to the director of the budget,
provided such request is made no later than May 31, 2012 for the city of
Olean and no later than June 30, 2012 for all other cities. Such written
request shall include an attestation that the net payment  amount  being
requested  is  necessary  to  close a budget gap for the ensuing 2012-13
city fiscal year, and acknowledgment that any such payment  acceleration
provides  a  one-time  increase  in aid for the 2012-13 city fiscal year
only.

Maximum payment amounts, subject to the aforementioned criteria, are  as
follows:

For the city of Amsterdam ...................... 2,100,000
For the city of Auburn    ...................... 3,400,000
For the city of Buffalo   ......................30,000,000
For the city of Corning   ......................   900,000
For the city of Lackawanna...................... 3,600,000
For the city of Long Beach...................... 1,400,000
For the city of Olean     ...................... 1,900,000
For the city of Rensselaer......................   400,000
For the city of Rochester ......................28,000,000
For the city of Syracuse  ......................30,000,000
For the city of Watertown ...................... 3,100,000
For the city of White Plains.................... 2,200,000
For the city of Yonkers   ......................11,900,000

  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                  PART T

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of  subdivision  2-a of section 19-a of the
public lands law, as amended by section 1 of part K-1 of chapter 109  of
the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, in
addition to state aid otherwise payable pursuant to this section,  there
shall be payable to any city located in a county in which there has been
constructed  a  state  office  building  project  in accordance with the
provisions of chapter one hundred fifty-two  of  the  laws  of  nineteen

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hundred  sixty-four,  as  amended, and pursuant to an agreement entitled
the "South Mall contract" dated May eleventh,  nineteen  hundred  sixty-
five, state aid in accordance with the following schedule:
               State Fiscal Year
                                   Amount

               2000-2001           $4,500,000
               2001-2002           $4,500,000
               2002-2003           $4,500,000
               2003-2004           $9,850,000
               2004-2005           $16,850,000
               2005-2006           $22,850,000
               2006-2007           $22,850,000
               2007-2008           $22,850,000
               2008-2009           $22,850,000
               2009-2010           $22,850,000
               2010-2011           $22,850,000
               2011-2012           $15,000,000
               2012-2013           [$15,000,000] $22,850,000
               2013-2014           $15,000,000
               2014-2015           $15,000,000
               2015-2016           $15,000,000
               2016-2017           $15,000,000
               2017-2018           $15,000,000
               2018-2019           $15,000,000
               2019-2020           $15,000,000
               2020-2021           $15,000,000
               2021-2022           $15,000,000
               2022-2023           $15,000,000
               2023-2024           $15,000,000
               2024-2025           $15,000,000
               2025-2026           $15,000,000
               2026-2027           $15,000,000
               2027-2028           $15,000,000
               2028-2029           $15,000,000
               2029-2030           $15,000,000
               2030-2031           $15,000,000
               2031-2032           $15,000,000
               2032-2033           [$15,000,000] $7,150,000
  S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2012.

                                 PART U

  Section  1.  The  first undesignated paragraph of section 970-b of the
general municipal law, as added by chapter 916 of the laws of  1984  and
such  section  as  renumbered  by  chapter  686  of the laws of 1986, is
amended and a new fourth undesignated paragraph  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  It  is hereby found and declared that there exists in many communities
blighted areas which threaten the economic and social well-being of  the
people  of the state. Blighted areas are characterized by one or more of
the conditions set forth in subdivision  (a)  of  section  nine  hundred
[sixty-c] SEVENTY-C of this article.
  IT IS FURTHER FOUND AND DECLARED THAT SOUND DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOP-
MENT  OF  BLIGHTED AREAS INCREASES PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY PROVIDING

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AFFORDABLE  HOUSING  AND  EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITIES  AND  THE  NEED  FOR
EXPANDED PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES AND SERVICES.
  S  2. Subdivisions (b) and (f) of section 970-c of the general munici-
pal law, as added by chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such section as
renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws of 1986, are  amended  and  a  new
subdivision (i) is added to read as follows:
  (b)  "Legislative  body"  means  the  governing body of a municipality
empowered to adopt and  amend  local  laws  and  ordinances[;  provided,
however,  that in the case of the city of New York, the legislative body
shall, for the purposes of this article be the board of estimate].
  (f) "Planning agency" means the planning board or commission of  [the]
A  municipality  OR THE PLANNING BOARD OR COMMITTEE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT
IF ONE EXISTS.
  (I) "SCHOOL  DISTRICT"  MEANS  ANY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  A  CITY  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  OR  A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A CITY, AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN
SECTION 2.00 OF THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW.
  S 3. Subdivisions (l) and (n) of section 970-f of the general  munici-
pal law, as added by chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such section as
renumbered  by  chapter  686  of the laws of 1986, are amended and a new
subdivision (o) is added to read as follows:
  (l) shall provide a limitation on the amount of  bonds  which  may  be
issued  pursuant  to  section  nine  hundred [sixty-o] SEVENTY-O of this
article for the purpose of carrying out or administering the  redevelop-
ment plan;
  (n) shall provide a plan for the relocation of families and persons to
be  temporarily  or permanently displaced from housing facilities in the
project area, which plan shall include the provision required by section
nine hundred [sixty-j] SEVENTY-J OF THIS ARTICLE that no person or fami-
ly of low and moderate income shall be displaced unless and until  there
is  suitable housing available and ready for occupancy by such displaced
person or family at rents comparable to those paid at the time of  their
displacement[.];
  (O) SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE REVIEW OF SUCH PRELIMINARY PLANS BY THE
BOARD  OF EDUCATION OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE PROJECT AREA FOR WHICH
THE MUNICIPALITY SEEKS TO INCORPORATE THE REAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED  BY
SUCH  SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-P OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  S 4. Subdivisions (b) and (c) of section 970-h of the general  munici-
pal law, as added by chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such section as
renumbered  by  chapter  686 of the laws of 1986, are amended to read as
follows:
  (b) Notice of the hearing shall be posted in at least  four  prominent
places within the project area for a period of three weeks prior to such
hearing  and  shall  be  published  not  less than once a week for three
successive weeks prior to the hearing in a newspaper of  general  circu-
lation in the municipality involved. The notice of hearing shall include
a  legal  description  of  the boundaries of the PROJECT area [or areas]
designated in the proposed redevelopment plan [and], a general statement
of the scope and objectives of the plan, AND  A  STATEMENT  WHETHER  THE
PROPOSED METHOD OF FINANCING THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN REQUIRES THE CONSENT
OF  ONE OR MORE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO AN ALLOCATION OF TAXES AS PRESCRIBED
IN SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-P OF THIS ARTICLE. A copy of the notices
shall be mailed to the last known owner of each parcel of  land  in  the
area  designated  in the redevelopment plan.  A copy of the notice shall
also be mailed to the legislative body of each of the  taxing  jurisdic-

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tions  which  levies  taxes  upon  any real property in the project area
designated in the proposed redevelopment plan.
  (c)  Any and all persons who have any objections to the proposed rede-
velopment plan or who deny the existence of blight as defined by  subdi-
vision  (a) of section nine hundred [sixty-c] SEVENTY-C of this article,
in the proposed project area, or the legality or appropriateness of  any
of the prior proceedings, may appear before the legislative body at such
public  hearing  and  show  cause  why  the  proposed plan should not be
adopted. At any time not later than the hour set for hearing  objections
to  the proposed redevelopment plan, any person may file in writing with
the  clerk  of  the  legislative  body  a  statement  of  such  person's
objections to the proposed plan.
  S  5.  Section 970-g of the general municipal law, as added by chapter
916 of the laws of 1984 and such section as renumbered by chapter 686 of
the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S 970-g. Plan review. Before any redevelopment plan is adopted by  the
legislative body, it shall [submit]:
  (A)  [submit]  SUBMIT  SUCH plan to the planning agency for its review
and recommendations. Such review shall consider the conformity  of  such
redevelopment  plan  with  any master plan which has been adopted by the
planning agency and approved by the legislative body. The planning agen-
cy may recommend for or against the approval of the redevelopment  plan.
Within  thirty  days  after  a redevelopment plan is submitted to it for
consideration, the planning agency shall make and file  its  review  and
recommendations  with  the legislative body. If the planning agency does
not report upon the redevelopment plan  within  thirty  days  after  its
submission, the legislative body may thereafter approve the plan without
the review and recommendations of the planning agency;
  (B)  SUBMIT  SUCH  PLAN  TO  THE  BOARDS  OF  EDUCATION  OF THE SCHOOL
DISTRICTS IMPACTED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL  OF
ANY  TAX  ALLOCATION  PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-P OF THIS
ARTICLE IN RELATION TO BONDS ISSUED UNDER SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-O
OF THIS ARTICLE. TO BE SUBJECT TO SUCH REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ALLOCATION
OF TAXES PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-P OF THIS ARTICLE, THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF AN IMPACTED SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ADOPT  A  RESOL-
UTION APPROVING SUCH PLAN AND ALLOCATION AND TRANSMIT SUCH RESOLUTION TO
THE LEGISLATIVE BODY.
  S  6.  Section 970-m of the general municipal law, as added by chapter
916 of the laws of 1984 and as renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws  of
1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S  970-m.  Amendment  of  redevelopment plan. If at any time after the
adoption of a redevelopment plan for a project area by  the  legislative
body,  it  becomes  necessary or desirable to amend or modify such plan,
the legislative body may by resolution amend such plan. Such  amendments
may  include  a change in the boundaries of the project area to add land
to or, prior to the issuance of indebtedness pursuant  to  section  nine
hundred  [sixty-o]  SEVENTY-O  as  provided  by such redevelopment plan,
exclude land from the project area. An amendment or modification of  the
plan  shall  be  approved  pursuant  to  subdivisions (a) through (g) of
section nine hundred [sixty-h] SEVENTY-H of this article. Upon  adoption
of  the  amended plan by the legislative body the legislative body shall
transmit the amended  plan  as  provided  by  subdivision  (h)  of  such
section.
  S  7.  Paragraphs  (iii),  (iv)  and (v) of subdivision (a) of section
970-n of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 916 of the  laws

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of  1984  and  such  section as renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws of
1986, are amended to read as follows:
  (iii) If two or more municipalities jointly exercise the powers grant-
ed  under  this subdivision and a redevelopment plan as adopted provides
for the allocation of real property tax  revenues  pursuant  to  section
nine hundred [sixty-o] SEVENTY-O of this article the real property taxes
of each municipality shall be allocated pursuant to such section.
  (iv) If two or more municipalities jointly exercise the powers granted
under  this  subdivision  and the redevelopment plan as adopted provides
for the issuance  of  indebtedness  pursuant  to  section  nine  hundred
[sixty-o]  SEVENTY-O  of this article, such indebtedness shall either be
issued jointly by the municipalities and the resolution authorizing  the
issuance  of  such indebtedness must be approved by the legislative body
of each municipality acting separately or shall be issued by  resolution
of  the  [the] designated agent on behalf of the municipality it repres-
ents and, by resolution of its legislative body, each municipality shall
irrevocably pledge the  revenues  allocated  pursuant  to  section  nine
hundred  [sixty-p]  SEVENTY-P  of  this article to the repayment of such
indebtedness and any interest thereon.
  (v) The joint exercise of powers authorized by this subdivision  shall
be  permitted  only  for the purpose of redevelopment of an area located
wholly within each municipality AND WITHIN ONE OR MORE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
  S 8. Paragraphs (ii) and (iii) and subparagraph 1 of paragraph (v)  of
subdivision  (b) of section 970-n of the general municipal law, as added
by chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such  section  as  renumbered  by
chapter 686 of the laws of 1986, are amended to read as follows:
  (ii)  A municipal redevelopment authority shall be a corporate govern-
mental agency constituting  a  public  benefit  corporation.  Except  as
otherwise provided by special act of the legislature, an authority shall
consist  of  not  less  than five nor more than nine members. Membership
shall be apportioned among the municipalities AND  PARTICIPATING  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS,  and  the  manner of selection of a chairman determined by an
[intermunicipal] agreement approved by local law by  each  such  munici-
pality,  AND  BY  RESOLUTION  OF  THE  BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH SCHOOL
DISTRICT.  Members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing author-
ity, and each member shall continue to hold office until  his  successor
is  appointed and has qualified. The governing body OF EACH MUNICIPALITY
AND SCHOOL DISTRICT shall file with the secretary of state a certificate
of appointment or reappointment of any member appointed  or  reappointed
by  it.  Members  shall  receive  no compensation for their services but
shall be entitled to reimbursement of the necessary expenses,  including
traveling expenses, incurred in the discharge of their duties. No action
shall  be taken by an authority except pursuant to the favorable vote of
a majority of the members then in office. Any one or more of the members
of an authority may be an official or an employee of such  municipality.
In  the event that an official or an employee of such municipality shall
be appointed as a member of the agency, acceptance or retention of  such
appointment  shall not be deemed a forfeiture of his municipal office or
employment, or incompatible therewith or affect his  tenure  or  compen-
sation in any way. The term of office of a member of an authority who is
an  official  or  an  employee  of such municipality when appointed as a
member thereof by special act of the legislature creating the  authority
shall  terminate  at the expiration of the term of his municipal office.
Upon THE creation of an authority, from time to time the governing  body
of  a municipality OR A SCHOOL DISTRICT, may, by resolution, appropriate
sums of money to defray the expenses of the authority.

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  (iii) Unless otherwise provided by this subdivision or by the  special
act  of the legislature establishing a municipal redevelopment authority
or empowering an existing public corporation to carry out  the  purposes
and  provisions  of  this  article, such authority or public corporation
shall  have  the  powers,  duties and responsibilities granted a munici-
pality and its  legislative  body  pursuant  to  sections  nine  hundred
[sixty-d]  SEVENTY-D  through  nine  hundred [sixty-m] SEVENTY-M of this
article, as well as the authority to receive the taxes of  each  munici-
pality  AND  SCHOOL DISTRICT allocated and paid pursuant to section nine
hundred [sixty-p] SEVENTY-P of this article. Such  authority  or  public
corporation  shall  have  the power to designate survey areas and select
project areas as provided by sections nine hundred  [sixty-d]  SEVENTY-D
and  nine hundred [sixty-e] SEVENTY-E of this article. Such authority or
public corporation shall obtain the report  and  recommendation  of  the
planning  agency of each municipality OR SCHOOL DISTRICT on the redevel-
opment plan and its conformity to the master plan of  each  municipality
AND  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  before  presenting  the redevelopment plan to the
legislative body of each municipality OR SCHOOL DISTRICT.  In order  for
a  preliminary  plan  to  be  adopted  or for a redevelopment plan to be
adopted or amended approval must be obtained by resolution of the legis-
lative body of each municipality AND THE  BOARD  OF  EDUCATION  OF  EACH
SCHOOL DISTRICT acting separately.
  (1)  An  authority  or  public  corporation  shall have the powers and
duties granted municipalities pursuant to section nine hundred [sixty-o]
SEVENTY-O of this article to issue tax increment bonds and tax increment
bond anticipation notes.  Such bonds and notes shall be bonds and  notes
of  the  authority  or  public corporation and neither the state nor any
municipality shall be liable on such bonds and notes and such bonds  and
notes shall not be a debt of the state or of any municipality.
  S 9. Subdivisions (a), (b), (g) and (i) of section 970-o of the gener-
al  municipal  law, as added by chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such
section as renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws of 1986, are amended to
read as follows:
  (a) For the purpose of carrying out or administering  a  redevelopment
plan  adopted  by the legislative body, a municipality is hereby author-
ized, without limiting its authority under other provisions of  law,  to
issue  by  resolution of its legislative body tax increment bonds or tax
increment bond anticipation notes of the municipality which are  payable
from  and secured by real property taxes, in whole or in part, allocated
to and paid pursuant to the provisions of section nine hundred [sixty-p]
SEVENTY-P of this article. The pledge of such real property taxes  allo-
cated  and  paid  shall  constitute a first lien on the revenues derived
therefrom and tax increment bonds or  tax  increment  bond  anticipation
notes,  the  repayment of which is secured by such revenues shall not be
subordinate to any other indebtedness of the municipality  with  respect
to the pledge of such revenues. The municipality shall have the power to
issue  renewal  notes, to issue bonds to pay notes and whenever it deems
refunding expedient, to refund any bonds by the issuance of  new  bonds,
whether  the bonds to be refunded have or have not matured, and to issue
bonds partly to refund bonds then outstanding and partly for  any  other
purposes.
  (b)  In  contracting  indebtedness pursuant to subdivision (a) of this
section a municipality shall not pledge its  faith  and  credit  or  the
faith  and  credit  of the state to the payment of THE principal thereof
and the interest thereon.   INDEBTEDNESS  CONTRACTED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT  BE INDEBTEDNESS OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS

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ALLOCATED TAXES PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-P OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  (g) The amount of any indebtedness contracted under this section shall
be  excluded  in  ascertaining the power of the municipality to contract
indebtedness within the provisions of  the  state  constitution  or  the
local finance law relating thereto.
  (i) The municipality may [only] contract indebtedness pursuant to this
section for the following objects [and] OR purposes:
  (i) acquisition of land;
  (ii)  demolition and removal of buildings, structures and improvements
and site preparation;
  (iii) installation, construction or reconstruction of  streets,  walk-
ways,  docks,  drainage,  parking  facilities, flood control facilities,
water and sewer systems and other  public  utilities,  parks  and  play-
grounds;
  (iv)  other public improvements or services integral to the redevelop-
ment plan authorized by or for which a period of probable usefulness has
been established by section  11.00  of  the  local  finance  law.  [Such
objects]  OBJECTS  and purposes REFERRED TO IN THIS SUBDIVISION shall be
deemed to have the period of probable usefulness as  provided  for  such
objects and purposes by such section.
  S 10. Paragraph (i) of subdivision (d) of section 970-o of the general
municipal  law,  as  added  by  chapter 916 of the laws of 1984 and such
section as renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws of 1986, is amended  to
read as follows:
  (i)  pledging all or a part of the taxes allocated pursuant to section
nine hundred [sixty-p] SEVENTY-P of this article or  the  proceeds  from
the  sale  of property acquired with the proceeds of such notes or bonds
to secure the payment of such notes or bonds or of  any  issue  thereof,
subject to such agreements with bondholders or noteholders as may exist;
  S  11. Section 970-p of the general municipal law, as added by chapter
916 of the laws of 1984 and as renumbered by chapter 686 of the laws  of
1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S 970-p. Allocation of taxes. (a) Any redevelopment plan may contain a
provision  that real property taxes levied upon taxable real property in
the project area each year by or for the benefit of the municipality  or
municipalities  AND  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  after  the effective date of the
resolution  approving  the  redevelopment  plan,  shall  be  divided  as
follows:
  (i)  that  portion  of  the  real  property taxes not in excess of the
amount which would be produced by applying the rate upon which  the  tax
is  levied  each year by or for each municipality AND SCHOOL DISTRICT to
the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable real property in  the
project  area  as shown upon the assessment roll used in connection with
the taxation of such property by such municipality AND SCHOOL  DISTRICT,
last  adopted  prior  to  the effective date of the resolution approving
such plan, shall be allocated to and when collected shall be  paid  into
the  funds of the respective municipalities AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS as real
property taxes collected  by  or  for  said  municipalities  AND  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS adopting the redevelopment plan;
  (ii)  that  portion  of  the  real  property taxes levied each year in
excess of the portion allocated and paid pursuant to  paragraph  (i)  of
this  subdivision shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid
into the fund or funds established for such purposes to pay the  princi-
pal  and interest on indebtedness incurred by such municipality pursuant
to section nine hundred [sixty-o] SEVENTY-O of this article or,  if  the

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redevelopment  plan so provides, the amount allocated and paid in excess
of interest and principal and necessary reserves  may  be  expended  for
amounts of money to be paid in lieu of taxes. Unless and until the total
assessed valuation of the taxable property in a project area exceeds the
total  assessed  value of the taxable real property in such project area
as shown by the last assessment roll referred to  in  paragraph  (i)  of
this  subdivision,  all  of the real property taxes levied and collected
upon the taxable real property in such project area shall be  paid  into
the  funds  of the respective municipalities AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  When
such indebtedness, if any and interest  thereon,  have  been  paid,  all
moneys  thereafter  received  from  real property taxes upon the taxable
real property in such project area shall be paid into the funds  of  the
respective municipalities AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS as real property taxes on
all other real property are paid;
  (iii)  whenever  the  total  amount  of  real property taxes allocated
pursuant to paragraph (ii) of this subdivision exceeds the amounts allo-
cated and paid for interest and principal and  necessary  reserves,  and
for  amounts  to be paid in lieu of taxes, the amount of taxes in excess
of such amounts shall be paid into the funds of the  respective  munici-
palities  AND  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS as taxes on all other real property are
paid;
  (iv) the allocation of taxes authorized by this section shall apply to
taxable years beginning after  the  effective  date  of  the  resolution
approving the redevelopment plan.
  (b) Whenever real property in any redevelopment project has been rede-
veloped  and  thereafter  is leased by the municipality to any person or
persons or whenever the agency leases real property in any redevelopment
project to any person or persons for redevelopment, the  property  shall
be assessed and taxed in the same manner as privately owned real proper-
ty  and  the  lease  or contract shall provide that the lessee shall pay
real property taxes upon the assessed value of the entire real  property
and not merely the assessed value of his or her leasehold interest.
  (c)  In  any municipality OR SCHOOL DISTRICT subject to the allocation
of revenues pursuant to this section the assessed value of taxable  real
property  located  in  a  project  area shall be included on the taxable
portion of the assessment roll, provided, however, that  notwithstanding
any  provision  of law to the contrary, the assessed value determined in
accordance with paragraph (ii) of subdivision (a) of this section  shall
not  be  included in the taxable value of real property when determining
the tax rate for such municipality OR SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  (d) The rate of tax resulting from the levy  of  real  property  taxes
shall  be  applied to the assessed value of any real property subject to
the allocation provisions of this  section  as  determined  pursuant  to
subdivision  (a) of this section, however, the amount of tax levied as a
result of the application of the tax rate to the  increase  in  assessed
value determined in accordance with paragraph (ii) of subdivision (a) of
this  section shall not be paid into the fund of the municipality OR THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT as real property taxes but shall be  allocated  pursuant
to that paragraph.
  (e)  The  official or officials responsible for the preparation of the
assessment roll or rolls specified in subdivision (a)  of  this  section
shall   provide   to  the  municipality  or  municipalities  AND  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS, in addition to the assessment roll or rolls, such information
as is deemed necessary by the legislative bodies of the municipality  or
municipalities  AND  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS to effectuate the purpose of this
section.

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  (f) The allocation of real property taxes authorized by  this  section
shall  be  permitted  only  with  respect  to  municipalities AND SCHOOL
DISTRICTS which have adopted a redevelopment  plan  providing  for  such
allocation  pursuant  to  section  nine  hundred  [sixty-h] SEVENTY-H or
section  nine hundred [sixty-n] SEVENTY-N of this article and such allo-
cation shall not apply to special ad valorem levies and special  assess-
ments  as  defined  by  subdivisions fourteen and fifteen of section one
hundred two of the real property tax law.
  (g) If, after adoption of a redevelopment plan, the official or  offi-
cials  responsible  for  the preparation of the assessment roll or rolls
specified in subdivision (a) of this section undertake to  revalue  real
property  for  real  property  tax  purposes by altering the standard of
assessment utilized to establish the value of real property for  assess-
ment  purposes, the assessment of real property within a project area as
provided by paragraph (i) of subdivision (a) of this  section  shall  be
adjusted  in  such manner as if such new standard of assessment had been
utilized in the preparation of the assessment roll last adopted prior to
adoption of the redevelopment plan.
  S 12. This act shall take effect immediately.

                                 PART V

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 21 of  the  public  health
law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read
as follows:
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
TION, SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REQUIRING THAT PRESCRIPTION FORMS AND
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS INCLUDE: (A) A SECTION WHEREIN PRESCRIBERS  MAY
INDICATE WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL IS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT, AS DEFINED
IN SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THE EDUCATION LAW; AND (B)
IF  THE PATIENT IS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT, A LINE WHERE THE PRESCRI-
BER MAY SPECIFY THE PREFERRED LANGUAGE INDICATED BY THE PATIENT.   FAIL-
URE  TO  INCLUDE SUCH INDICATION ON THE PART OF THE PRESCRIBER SHALL NOT
INVALIDATE THE PRESCRIPTION.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 6810 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 905 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  1. No drug for which a prescription is required by the  provisions  of
the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act or by the commissioner of health
shall   be  distributed  or  dispensed  to  any  person  except  upon  a
prescription written by  a  person  legally  authorized  to  issue  such
prescription.  Such  drug shall be compounded or dispensed by a licensed
pharmacist, and no such drug shall be dispensed without affixing to  the
immediate container in which the drug is sold or dispensed a label bear-
ing  the  name and address of the owner of the establishment in which it
was dispensed, the date compounded, the number of the prescription under
which it is recorded in the pharmacist's prescription files, the name of
the prescriber, the name and address of the patient, and the  directions
for  the  use of the drug by the patient as given upon the prescription.
ALL LABELS SHALL CONFORM TO SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS PROMULGATED BY
THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE  OF
THIS  ARTICLE.  The  prescribing  and  dispensing  of  a drug which is a
controlled  substance  shall  be  subject  to  additional   requirements
provided  in  article  thirty-three of the public health law.  The words
"drug" and "prescription required drug" within the meaning of this arti-
cle shall not be construed to  include  soft  or  hard  contact  lenses,
eyeglasses,  or  any  other  device for the aid or correction of vision.

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Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent a pharmacy from  furnishing  a
drug  to another pharmacy which does not have such drug in stock for the
purpose of filling a prescription.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6829 to read
as follows:
  S  6829.  INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS AND STANDARDIZED MEDICATION LABELING.  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL  HAVE  THE  FOLLOWING  MEANINGS:  (A)
"COVERED  PHARMACY"  MEANS ANY PHARMACY THAT IS PART OF A GROUP OF EIGHT
OR MORE PHARMACIES, LOCATED  WITHIN NEW YORK STATE AND OWNED BY THE SAME
CORPORATE ENTITY.   FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  "CORPORATE  ENTITY"
SHALL INCLUDE RELATED SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNEES
DOING BUSINESS AS OR OPERATING UNDER A COMMON NAME OR TRADING SYMBOL.
  (B)  "LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUAL" OR "LEP INDIVIDUAL" MEANS
AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IDENTIFIES AS BEING, OR IS EVIDENTLY, UNABLE TO SPEAK,
READ OR WRITE ENGLISH AT A LEVEL THAT PERMITS SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO  UNDER-
STAND  HEALTH-RELATED  AND  PHARMACEUTICAL  INFORMATION  COMMUNICATED IN
ENGLISH.
  (C) "TRANSLATION" SHALL MEAN THE CONVERSION OF A WRITTEN TEXT FROM ONE
LANGUAGE INTO AN EQUIVALENT WRITTEN TEXT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE BY AN INDI-
VIDUAL COMPETENT TO DO SO AND UTILIZING ALL NECESSARY PHARMACEUTICAL AND
HEALTH-RELATED TERMINOLOGY.  SUCH TRANSLATION MAY OCCUR, WHERE APPROPRI-
ATE, IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT PROVIDED TO AN LEP INDIVIDUAL THAT  ACCOMPA-
NIES HIS OR HER MEDICATION.
  (D)  "COMPETENT ORAL INTERPRETATION" MEANS ORAL COMMUNICATION IN WHICH
A PERSON ACTING AS AN INTERPRETER COMPREHENDS A MESSAGE AND RE-EXPRESSES
THAT MESSAGE ACCURATELY IN ANOTHER  LANGUAGE,  UTILIZING  ALL  NECESSARY
PHARMACEUTICAL  AND  HEALTH-RELATED  TERMINOLOGY, SO AS TO ENABLE AN LEP
INDIVIDUAL TO RECEIVE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION IN THE LEP  INDIVIDUAL'S
PREFERRED PHARMACY PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
  (E)  "PHARMACY PRIMARY LANGUAGES" SHALL MEAN THOSE LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY
ONE PERCENT OR MORE OF THE POPULATION, AS DETERMINED BY THE U.S. CENSUS,
FOR EACH REGION, AS ESTABLISHED BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SECTION, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE REGULATIONS SHALL NOT REQUIRE
TRANSLATION  OR  COMPETENT  ORAL  INTERPRETATION  OF  MORE  THAN   SEVEN
LANGUAGES IN ANY REGION.
  (F) "MAIL ORDER PHARMACY" SHALL MEAN A PHARMACY THAT DISPENSES MOST OF
ITS  PRESCRIPTIONS  THROUGH  THE  UNITED  STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR OTHER
DELIVERY SYSTEM.
  2. (A) EVERY COVERED  PHARMACY  SHALL  PROVIDE  FREE,  COMPETENT  ORAL
INTERPRETATION  SERVICES AND TRANSLATION SERVICES TO EACH LEP INDIVIDUAL
REQUESTING SUCH SERVICES OR FILLING A PRESCRIPTION THAT  INDICATES  THAT
THE INDIVIDUAL IS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT AT SUCH COVERED PHARMACY IN
THE  LEP  INDIVIDUAL'S  PREFERRED  PHARMACY  PRIMARY  LANGUAGE  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF COUNSELING SUCH INDIVIDUAL ABOUT  HIS  OR  HER  PRESCRIPTION
MEDICATIONS  OR  WHEN  SOLICITING  INFORMATION  NECESSARY  TO MAINTAIN A
PATIENT MEDICATION PROFILE, UNLESS THE LEP  INDIVIDUAL  IS  OFFERED  AND
REFUSES SUCH SERVICES.
  (B)  EVERY  COVERED PHARMACY SHALL PROVIDE FREE, COMPETENT ORAL INTER-
PRETATION SERVICES AND TRANSLATION SERVICES OF  PRESCRIPTION  MEDICATION
LABELS, WARNING LABELS AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERIAL TO EACH LEP INDIVIDUAL
FILLING A PRESCRIPTION AT SUCH COVERED PHARMACY, UNLESS THE LEP INDIVID-
UAL  IS OFFERED AND REFUSES SUCH SERVICES OR THE MEDICATION LABEL, WARN-
ING LABELS AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSLATED INTO
THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY THE LEP INDIVIDUAL.

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  (C) THE SERVICES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MAY BE PROVIDED BY  A  STAFF
MEMBER  OF  THE PHARMACY OR A THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR. SUCH SERVICES MUST
BE PROVIDED ON AN IMMEDIATE BASIS BUT NEED NOT BE PROVIDED IN-PERSON  OR
FACE-TO-FACE IN ORDER TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
  3.  EVERY COVERED PHARMACY SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST, AT OR ADJACENT TO
EACH COUNTER OVER WHICH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE SOLD, A  NOTIFICATION  OF
THE  RIGHT  TO  FREE,  COMPETENT ORAL INTERPRETATION SERVICES AND TRANS-
LATION SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUALS  AS  PROVIDED
FOR  IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS SECTION. SUCH NOTIFICATIONS SHALL BE
PROVIDED IN THE PHARMACY PRIMARY LANGUAGES. THE SIZE, STYLE  AND  PLACE-
MENT OF SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMUL-
GATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  4.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  REQUIRING  THAT  MAIL  ORDER  PHARMACIES
CONDUCTING  BUSINESS IN THE STATE PROVIDE FREE, COMPETENT ORAL INTERPRE-
TATION  SERVICES  AND  TRANSLATION  SERVICES  TO   PERSONS   FILLING   A
PRESCRIPTION  THROUGH  SUCH MAIL ORDER PHARMACIES WHOM ARE IDENTIFIED AS
LEP INDIVIDUALS. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL TAKE EFFECT ONE YEAR  AFTER  THE
EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS SECTION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THEY SHALL BE
PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS  OF  THE  STATE  ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE  ACT,  ADDRESS  THE  CONCERNS  OF  AFFECTED  STAKEHOLDERS, AND
REFLECT THE FINDINGS OF A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF ISSUES INCLUDING:
  (A) HOW PERSONS SHALL BE IDENTIFIED AS AN LEP INDIVIDUAL, IN LIGHT  OF
THE  MANNER  BY  WHICH PRESCRIPTIONS ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVED BY SUCH MAIL
ORDER PHARMACIES;
  (B) WHICH LANGUAGES SHALL BE CONSIDERED;
  (C) THE MANNER AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH COMPETENT  ORAL  INTERPRETA-
TION SERVICES AND TRANSLATION SERVICES SHALL BE PROVIDED;
  (D)  THE  INFORMATION FOR WHICH COMPETENT ORAL INTERPRETATION SERVICES
AND TRANSLATION SERVICES SHALL BE PROVIDED;
  (E) ANTICIPATED UTILIZATION, AVAILABLE RESOURCES, AND  COST  CONSIDER-
ATIONS; AND
  (F)  STANDARDS FOR MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS AND ENSURING
THE DELIVERY OF  QUALITY  COMPETENT  ORAL  INTERPRETATION  SERVICES  AND
TRANSLATION SERVICES.
  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL PROVIDE A REPORT  ON  IMPLEMENTATION,  UTILIZATION,  UNANTICIPATED
PROBLEMS, AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN AND PLANNED TO THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN
TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  5.  COVERED PHARMACIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INJURIES RESULTING FROM
THE ACTIONS OF THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTORS TAKEN PURSUANT TO AND WITHIN  THE
SCOPE  OF  THE CONTRACT WITH THE COVERED PHARMACY AS LONG AS THE COVERED
PHARMACY ENTERED INTO SUCH CONTRACT REASONABLY  AND  IN  GOOD  FAITH  TO
COMPLY  WITH  THIS  SECTION,  AND  WAS  NOT NEGLIGENT WITH REGARD TO THE
ALLEGED MISCONDUCT OF THE THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR.
  6. THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  SHALL  ESTAB-
LISH A PROCESS BY WHICH COVERED PHARMACIES MAY APPLY AND RECEIVE A WAIV-
ER  FROM COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION UPON
A SHOWING THAT IMPLEMENTATION WOULD  BE  UNNECESSARILY  BURDENSOME  WHEN
COMPARED TO THE NEED FOR SUCH SERVICES.
  7.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS IN CONSULTATION WITH
THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH  TO  EFFECTUATE  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S 4. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6830 to read
as follows:

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  S  6830.  STANDARDIZED  PATIENT-CENTERED DATA ELEMENTS. 1. THE COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  REQUIRING  STANDARDIZED
PATIENT-CENTERED  DATA  ELEMENTS CONSISTENT WITH EXISTING TECHNOLOGY AND
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED ON ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE DISPENSED TO  PATIENTS
IN THIS STATE.
  2. WHEN DEVELOPING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PATIENT-CENTERED DATA ELEMENTS
ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSIDER:
  (A)  MEDICAL  LITERACY  RESEARCH  THAT IDENTIFIES FACTORS THAT IMPROVE
UNDERSTANDABILITY OF LABELS AND PROMOTES  INCREASED  COMPLIANCE  WITH  A
DRUG'S INTENDED USE;
  (B) FACTORS THAT IMPROVE THE CLARITY OF DIRECTIONS FOR USE;
  (C) FONT TYPES AND SIZES;
  (D) INCLUSION OF ONLY PATIENT-CENTERED INFORMATION; AND
  (E) THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
TO  ENSURE  PUBLIC  INPUT, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SOLICIT INPUT FROM THE
STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY  AND  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF  MEDICINE,  CONSUMER
GROUPS,  ADVOCATES  FOR  SPECIAL  POPULATIONS,  PHARMACISTS, PHYSICIANS,
OTHER HEALTH CARE  PROFESSIONALS  AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE,  AND  OTHER
INTERESTED PARTIES.
  S  5.  The  regulations adopted pursuant to this act shall preempt any
contrary local law or ordinance; provided, however, that cities  with  a
population  of  100,000 or more may retain or promulgate such local laws
or ordinances imposing additional or stricter requirements  relating  to
interpretation services or translation services in pharmacies. This act,
and  regulations  adopted  pursuant  to  this act, shall not diminish or
impair any requirement that  any  pharmacy  or  pharmacist  provide  any
language assistance, interpretation, or translation under any applicable
federal  or  state law, local law or ordinance (unless preempted by this
section), consent decree or judicial settlement, judgment or order.
  S 6. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
law.  Effective immediately, the commissioner of health, the commission-
er  of education and the state board of pharmacy are immediately author-
ized and directed to take actions necessary to implement this  act  when
it takes effect.

                                 PART W

  Section  1.  Subdivision  12  of  section 353 of the executive law, as
added by chapter 613 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  12. To [make application to the government of the United States or any
political subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof,] APPLY TO  THE
U.S.  DEPARTMENT  OF  VETERANS  AFFAIRS  AID TO STATE FOR ESTABLISHMENT,
EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF VETERAN'S CEMETERIES,  for  funds  for  the
purpose  of acquiring lands for, establishing, operating and maintaining
veteran's cemeteries in this state; to enter  into  contracts  with  any
political  subdivision[, agency or instrumentality] of the state for the
establishment, operation and maintenance of veteran's cemeteries in this
state; and to evaluate, monitor and otherwise oversee the  operation  of
veteran's cemeteries [provided, however,].
  (A)  THE STATE DIRECTOR SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERN-
ING THE SUBMISSION OF REQUESTS AND PROPOSALS BY A POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION
OF  THE STATE DESIRING TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A STATE VETER-
AN'S CEMETERY.
  (B) THE STATE MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
OF THE STATE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A STATE
VETERAN'S CEMETERY IN THE STATE. ANY SUCH CONTRACT SHALL  PROVIDE:  that

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all  costs  of  such  establishment,  operation  and maintenance, TO THE
EXTENT SUCH COSTS ARE NOT PAID OR REIMBURSED BY THE  GOVERNMENT  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES,  shall be borne by the political subdivision[, agency or
instrumentality  with  which  the  division has contracted] AND THAT THE
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION WILL MEET ANY  APPLICABLE  FEDERAL  STANDARDS  AND
REQUIREMENTS  FOR  THE PERPETUAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SUCH STATE
VETERAN'S CEMETERY.
  (C) THE STATE SHALL ACQUIRE REAL PROPERTY AS NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE
FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE  VETERAN'S  CEMETERY.  ALL  LANDS  UPON
WHICH SUCH CEMETERY IS ESTABLISHED SHALL BE OWNED BY THE STATE AND SHALL
BE  USED SOLELY FOR STATE VETERAN'S CEMETERY PURPOSES.  BY CONTRACT, THE
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SHALL BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST THE DIVISION IN CHOOS-
ING A SITE FOR SUCH STATE VETERAN'S CEMETERY. ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED  WITH
THE  ACQUISITION  OF  REAL PROPERTY ON WHICH SUCH CEMETERY WILL BE SITED
SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A COST OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF  THE  CEMETERY  FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  (D)  IN  THE EVENT THAT THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FAILS TO PERFORM ITS
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE CONTRACT, THE STATE DIRECTOR SHALL CERTIFY TO  THE
COMPTROLLER ANY UNPAID AMOUNTS OR ANY AMOUNTS NECESSARY FOR THE STATE TO
ASSUME  THE  OBLIGATIONS  WHICH  THE  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION  FAILED  TO
PERFORM, AND THE COMPTROLLER SHALL, TO THE EXTENT NOT OTHERWISE  PROHIB-
ITED  BY  LAW,  WITHHOLD  SUCH AMOUNT FROM ANY STATE AID OR OTHER AMOUNT
PAYABLE TO SUCH POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. TO  THE  EXTENT  THAT  SUFFICIENT
FUNDS  ARE  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUCH WITHHOLDING, THE STATE MAY PURSUE ANY
AND ALL AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDIES TO ENFORCE THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT.
  (E) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (B) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION,  THE  STATE  SHALL  BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE  ESTABLISHMENT,  OPERATION  AND
MAINTENANCE OF STATE VETERAN'S CEMETERIES AND FOR MEETING ANY APPLICABLE
FEDERAL STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PERPETUAL OPERATION AND MAIN-
TENANCE OF SUCH CEMETERIES.
  S  2.  Section  353  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12-a to read as follows:
  12-A. PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF
SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF THIS SECTION, ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,
TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE, THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL APPLY PURSUANT TO THE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AID  TO  STATES  FOR  ESTABLISHMENT,
EXPANSION  AND  IMPROVEMENT  OF  VETERAN'S  CEMETERIES FOR THE FUNDS AND
APPROVAL TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR AND  ESTABLISH,  OPERATE  AND  MAINTAIN  IN
PUTNAM COUNTY A VETERAN'S CEMETERY. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE BASED UPON
AN  AGREEMENT  TO  BE ENTERED INTO PRIOR TO SUCH APPLICATION BETWEEN THE
STATE AND THE COUNTY  OF  PUTNAM  WHICH  SPECIFIES  THE  POTENTIAL  SITE
LOCATION  OF  SUCH A VETERAN'S CEMETERY WITHIN THE COUNTY OF PUTNAM, AND
WHICH AGREEMENT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT THE COUNTY OF PUTNAM  PROMISES  TO
DIRECTLY  PROVIDE,  OR  REIMBURSE THE STATE FOR, ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE
NON-FEDERALLY REIMBURSED COSTS, PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH APPLICATION  SHALL
BE  MADE IF THE STATE DOES NOT ENTER INTO SUCH AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY
OF PUTNAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
the division of veterans' affairs may process any request by a political
subdivision  for  the  establishment,  operation  and  maintenance under
consideration by such division on  such  effective  date  prior  to  the
promulgation  of  rules  and  regulations  pursuant to subdivision 12 of
section 353 of the executive law, as amended by section one of this act.
  S 2. Severability clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivi-
sion, section or part of this act shall be  adjudged  by  any  court  of

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competent  jurisdiction  to  be invalid, such judgment shall not affect,
impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall  be  confined  in
its  operation  to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section
or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judg-
ment shall have been rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of
the  legislature  that  this  act  would  have been enacted even if such
invalid provisions had not been included herein.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately  provided,  however,  that
the  applicable effective date of Parts A through W of this act shall be
as specifically set forth in the last section of such Parts.

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