senate Bill S2857A

Signed by Governor Amended

Relates to maintenance of effort for state aid to public library systems

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2857A
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1247
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2857B
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.534
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8852
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.774
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 01 / Aug / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 11 / Aug / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.287

Summary

Relates to maintenance of effort for state aid to public library systems.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2857
S2857A
S2857B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง272, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7238

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2857A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
maintenance of effort for state aid to public library systems

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to amend Education Law 272 so as
to clarify the conditions under which the Commissioner of Education
can authorize a waiver in relation to maintenance of effort provisions
for state aid to public library systems.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of this bill would amend subparagraph 3 of paragraph j of
subdivision 1 of Education Law 272 to authorize the Commissioner of
Education to determine the time period for which a waiver would be
granted.

Section two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The proposed amendments to Education Law 272 will
enable New York State's network of twenty three state-supported public
library systems to better meet New Yorkers needs for library services
in 2013 and beyond despite continued economic challenges and natural
disasters impacting local communities, local governments and school
districts.

The proposed amendments in this bill will continue the existing waiver
process that acknowledges that some local governments may from time to
time face a natural disaster such as Tropical Storm Irene or
Superstorm Sandy, or other extraordinary changes in local economic
conditions, or loss of state aid to local governments that negatively
impacts their ability to fund local programs and services, including
libraries.

The amendments to Education Law 272 will provide the Commissioner with
the flexibility to determine the time period for which a waiver from
maintenance of effort will be granted to a public library system,
based on local conditions. Depending on the local situation, the
Commissioner would have the authority to grant a waiver for one year
or multiple years. There would be no limit placed on the number of
waivers that the Commissioner could grant. All waivers granted by the
Commissioner of Education would continue to be reported to the
Assembly, Senate and Division of the Budget.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This bill is similar to a provision which was in
S. 7238 of 2012 which passed the Senate 60-0.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There are no budgetary implications for the
State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 2857--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to maintenance of effort
  for state aid to public library systems

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 3 of paragraph j of subdivision 1 of section
272 of the education law, as amended by section 2 of part O  of  chapter
57 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (3)  The  commissioner may waive the requirements of subparagraphs one
and two of this paragraph,  if  the  commissioner  determines  that  the
application of such subparagraphs would result in excessive hardship for
the  public  library  system  or  central  library  brought  about by an
extraordinary change in a local sponsor's economic condition, loss by  a
local  sponsor  of state aid to local governments provided under section
fifty-four of the state finance law, or by  a  natural  disaster.  [Such
waiver  may  be  granted  only one time to each public library system or
central library within five calendar years. The commissioner  may  grant
such  waiver  for a period of up to two consecutive calendar years.] THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL DETERMINE THE TIME PERIOD FOR WHICH SUCH WAIVER  WILL
BE GRANTED. The commissioner shall report any waivers granted under this
subparagraph  to the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of
the senate, the chairs of the  legislative  fiscal  committees  and  the
director of the division of the budget.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06735-02-3

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