S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to twenty-first
century demonstration project grants
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subparagraph (v) of paragraph o of subdivision 10 of
section 54 of the state finance law, as added by section 7 of part O of
chapter 56 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
(v) Twenty-first century demonstration project grants. (1) Within the
amounts appropriated therefor, subject to a plan developed in consulta-
tion with the commission on local government efficiency and competitive-
ness and approved by the director of the budget, the secretary of state
may award competitive grants to municipalities to cover costs associated
with a functional consolidation or a shared services agreement having
great potential to achieve financial savings and serve as a model for
other municipalities, including the consolidation of services on a
multi-county basis, the consolidation of certain services countywide as
identified in such plan, the creation of a regional entity empowered to
provide multiple functions on a countywide or regional basis, the
creation of a regional or city-county consolidated municipal government,
THE CREATION OF A REGIONAL SHARED SERVICES PROGRAM, the consolidation of
school districts or supporting services for school districts encompass-
ing the area served by a board of cooperative educational services, or
the creation of a regional smart growth compact or program.
(2) Twenty-first century demonstration project grants may be used to
cover costs including, but not limited to, legal and consultant
services, capital improvements, transitional personnel costs essential
for the implementation of the approved twenty-first century demon-
stration project grant work plan, and other necessary expenses. Grants
may be used for capital improvements, transitional personnel costs or
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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joint equipment purchases only where such expenses are integral to the
coordinated or consolidated service delivery.
(3) The maximum twenty-first century demonstration project grant
awarded shall not exceed [four] SEVEN hundred thousand dollars per muni-
cipality. Award amounts may vary by grant category as identified in the
request for applications.
(4) Local matching funds equal to ten percent of the total cost of
activities under the grant work plan approved by the department of state
shall be required.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.