senate Bill S304

Relates to contracts for technology and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors

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Bill Status


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

Summary

Relates to contracts for technology and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A897
Versions:
S304
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S7058, A1271
2009-2010: A10768A, A10768A

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BILL NUMBER:S304

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to contracts for technology and
telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational
services and third-party vendors

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow BOCES to contract with
third-party vendors to support or provide technology,
telecommunications and related services to school districts and
expands who BOCES can enter into contracts with for information
technology and internet services to include municipalities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends
subparagraph 7 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the
education law.

Section two off the bill amends subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the
education law.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow boards of cooperative
educational services (BOCES) to contract with third-party vendors to
support or provide technology, telecommunications and related
services to school districts. It also expands the definition of those
entities BOCES can enter into contracts with for information
technology and internet services to include municipalities. This
technical change would allow for municipalities to enter into
agreements that could provide municipalities significant savings on a
year-to-year basis.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7058 (2012
A.10768 (2010)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state. Potential savings for municipalities.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   304

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 contracts for technol-
  ogy and telecommunications  services  between  boards  of  cooperative
  educational services and third-party vendors

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph h of subdivision 4  of  section
1950  of the education law, as added by chapter 395 of the laws of 1984,
is amended to read as follows:
  (7) To enter into contracts with the state of New York, any  community
college,  agricultural  and  technical  college,  MUNICIPALITY or public
agency for the purpose of providing [electronic data processing]  INFOR-
MATION  TECHNOLOGY  AND  INTERNET  services  to  such agencies. Any such
proposed contract shall be subject to the review  and  approval  of  the
commissioner,  who  may only approve such proposed contract when, in his
OR HER opinion, such contract will not disrupt  the  level  of  services
provided to component school districts and will result in a more econom-
ical  utilization  of existing board of cooperative educational services
computer facilities. The commissioner shall issue a finding  in  writing
in making all determinations pursuant to this subparagraph.
  S  2. Subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by
adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows:
  OO. BOARDS OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  MAY  CONTRACT  WITH
THIRD-PARTY VENDORS TO SUPPORT OR PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS
AND RELATED SERVICES TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03231-01-3

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