senate Bill S1041

Removes cap on funds for teacher resource and computer training centers for city school district for the city of New York

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Removes the cap on funds for teacher resource and computer training centers for city school district for the city of New York.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1041
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง316, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6387

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1041

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to funds for teacher
resource and computer training centers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to make
more equitable the funding mechanism for the Teacher Resource and
Computer Training Centers.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends provisions of law
pertaining to the Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers by
removing the statutory language that places a cap on the amount of
funds the New York City public schools are eligible to receive.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers were
established by the Legislature in 1984 to provide teachers with
professional development services that would increase their general
knowledge of current educational materials and techniques to
facilitate enhanced teacher performance. This legislation would
remove the cap that unfairly limits the distribution of these funds.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2580 - 2008
S.967 - 2009
S.2068 - 2011

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  1041

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  funds  for  teacher
  resource and computer training centers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section  316  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section 4-a of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  8. Funds provided each school year to school districts and  boards  of
cooperative  educational services by the commissioner to plan, establish
and operate teacher resource and computer  training  centers  shall  not
exceed  two  million dollars per center, except that for the city school
district for the city of New York such [center] FUNDING LIMITATION shall
not [exceed sixteen million eight hundred thousand dollars]  APPLY;  and
provided  further  that each approved center shall receive not less than
twenty thousand dollars. In any year  in  which  there  is  a  statewide
increase  in funding for teacher resource and computer training centers,
such  increase  shall  be  distributed  proportionately  among  existing
centers  that  have  satisfactorily  fulfilled  the requirements of such
centers' current grant. A portion of the increase shall be  made  avail-
able  to new applicants to establish new teacher centers, and to current
teacher centers to develop and implement regional and statewide  teacher
center activities.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05668-01-3

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