senate Bill S7120

Amended

Relates to the provision of services to out-of-state school districts by boards of cooperative educational services

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 31 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7120A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1476
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10205A

Summary

Relates to the provision of services to out-of-state school districts by boards of cooperative educational services.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7120
S7120A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S7120

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the education law, in relation to services to out-of-
state school districts by boards of cooperative educational services

PURPOSE:
This bill would allow boards of cooperative educational services to
provide services to out-of-state school districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Education Law Section 1950 is amended to allow boards of
cooperative educational services to provide services to out-of-state
school districts. By June thirtieth of each year, each board of cooper-
ative educational services that provides out-of-state services shall
report the amount and nature of such services to the commissioner of
education.

Section 2: Education Law Section 1950 is amended by changing the
commencement date of certain services that are prohibited from being
approved by the commissioner of education.

Section 3: This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) are often at the
forefront of innovative and cost-saving educational plans, policies, and
programs BOCES, as innovators in the development and delivery of highly
successful curricula, professional development for educators and proven
education programs, are already providing these programs and services to
schools in New York State. Although many BOCES have been approached by
educators outside New York who wish to purchase these valuable and prov-
en programs and services, they cannot sell these services because it is
not authorized by law.

This bill will allow BOCES to sell these programs and services and as a
result generate revenue in support of BOCES, their component school
districts and most importantly the students they serve. Additionally, to
the extent practical, it will enable BOCES to provide educational
services to out of state students.

To this end, allowing BOCES in New York to provide service out-of-state
will be beneficial not only to the BOCES providing the out-of-state
service, but to New York State as a whole. In tough financial times, it
is imperative that we allow proven programs and services to be provided
and sold outside of the State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7120

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  services  to  out-of-
  state school districts by boards of cooperative educational services

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

  Section 1.  Paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 10 to read as follows:
  (10) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS,  WITH
THE  APPROVAL  OF  THE  DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT  OF SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE
SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT  WITHIN  THE  SUPERVISORY
DISTRICT  UPON SUCH TERMS AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN RULES AND
REGULATIONS AND AS AGREED UPON PURSUANT TO CONTRACTS  EXECUTED  BY  SUCH
BOARD  OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND THE TRUSTEES OR BOARDS OF
EDUCATION OF SUCH OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL  DISTRICTS.  NO  LATER  THAN  JUNE
THIRTIETH  OF  EACH YEAR, EACH BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES TO OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  SHALL  REPORT
THE AMOUNT AND NATURE OF SUCH SERVICES TO THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of
the  education  law,  as  added  by  chapter 474 of the laws of 1996, is
amended to read as follows:
  (2) Certain services prohibited. Commencing with the nineteen  hundred
ninety-seven--ninety-eight  school  year,  the commissioner shall not be
authorized to approve as an aidable  shared  service  pursuant  to  this
subdivision  any cooperative maintenance services or municipal services,
including but not limited to, lawn mowing services and  heating,  venti-
lation or air conditioning repair or maintenance or trash collection, or
any  other  municipal  services  as  defined by the commissioner. On and
after the effective date of this paragraph, the commissioner  shall  not
approve,  as  an aidable shared service, any new cooperative maintenance
or municipal services for the nineteen hundred  ninety-six--ninety-seven
school year, provided that the commissioner may approve the continuation
of  such services for one year if provided in the nineteen hundred nine-
ty-five--ninety-six school year.  NO SERVICE PROVIDED TO AN OUT-OF-STATE
SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TEN  OF  PARAGRAPH  H  OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AID.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15285-02-2

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