senate Bill S5357

Relates to the procurement of telecommunications equipment by BOCES

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1328
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to the procurement of telecommunications equipment by BOCES.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5357
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5357

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
BOCES technology

PURPOSE: To allow school districts to leverage economies of scale by
allowing BOCES to purchase telecommunications equipment on behalf of
their component districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new paragraph to section 1950(4) of the education
law.

Section 2: Sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Recent years have confronted school districts with
unprecedented fiscal challenges. While the economic outlook for the
state is steadily improving, it is a legislative priority to provide
as much flexibility as possible to school districts to enable them to
provide the high quality education we have come to expect for our
students. While there are many requirements imposed on school
districts that provide educational value, others continue to constrain
the creativity of a district to provide services to students and
relief to taxpayers.

This bill will provide relief by clarifying that BOCES have the
authority to purchase telecommunications equipment, on behalf of
component districts, as an aidable shared service.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potential savings to local school districts.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5357

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FLANAGAN, FELDER -- 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 BOCES technology

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  4  of section 1950 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows:
  OO. AT THE REQUEST OF ONE OR MORE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CONTRACT  FOR  THE
PROCUREMENT  OF  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  EQUIPMENT  ON BEHALF OF SUCH SCHOOL
DISTRICTS, SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED THREE  AND
SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED FOUR-B OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, PROVIDED THAT
THE COSTS OF SUCH CONTRACTS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AID PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
VISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION IF APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER AS AN  AIDA-
BLE  SHARED  SERVICE  UPON  REQUEST  OF  TWO  OR  MORE  COMPONENT SCHOOL
DISTRICTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11063-01-3

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