senate Bill S926

Authorizes and empowers school districts to accept gifts, donations and contributions to the district and to solicit the same

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Authorizes and empowers school districts to accept gifts, donations and contributions to the district and to solicit the same.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S926
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1503-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S579

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S926

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to granting school districts the
power to accept and solicit gifts and donations

PURPOSE:
This bill provides authorization to school districts to
accept and or solicit gifts and donations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1503-a is added to the education law in
order to allow school districts to accept and solicit gifts and
donations. The receipt of such gifts, donations, contributions or any
other funds will be disregarded for all apportionments, computations,
and determinations of state aid.

JUSTIFICATION:
School districts throughout the state are constantly
stretching their state allocated funds to offer students the best
possible education, Too often, school administrators have to make
tough choices that sacrifice one project or program for another.

Currently school districts are allowed to accept gifts, donations and
contributions, but are not allowed to seek them out. This legislation
would allow school districts to actively solicit gifts and donations.
Acceptance of any such gift would not effect school districts'
apportionments, computations and determinations for state aid purposes.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10 S.579
2007-08: S.4379
2003-04: S.774
2001-02: S.3643

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   926

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  granting  school
  districts the power to accept and solicit gifts and donations

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1503-a
to read as follows:
  S 1503-A. POWER TO ACCEPT AND SOLICIT  GIFTS  AND  DONATIONS.  1.  ALL
SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  ORGANIZED  EITHER  BY SPECIAL LAWS OR PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF A GENERAL LAW  ARE  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO
ACCEPT GIFTS, DONATIONS, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DISTRICT AND TO SOLIC-
IT THE SAME.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OF ANY OTHER
GENERAL  OR  SPECIAL  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY, THE RECEIPT OF SUCH GIFTS,
DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OTHER FUNDS, AND ANY INCOME DERIVED THERE-
FROM, SHALL BE DISREGARDED  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  ALL  APPORTIONMENTS,
COMPUTATIONS, AND DETERMINATIONS OF STATE AID.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04395-01-1

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