senate Bill S5706

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1464
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1398A

Summary

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1398A
Versions:
S5706
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5706

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
authorizing boards of cooperative educational services to enter into
contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications
services

PURPOSE: To grant to any Board of Cooperative Educational Services
(BOCES), the ability to enter into contracts with public or
association libraries or library systems to provide telecommunications
services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph h of subdivision 4
of section 1950 of education law by adding a new subparagraph 6 which
grants to boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) the
ability to enter into contracts with public or association libraries
or library systems to provide telecommunications services.

EXISTING LAW: Currently BOCES are not authorized to enter into these
types of contracts.

JUSTIFICATION: Many BOCES have invested significant sums of money. in
developing their own telecommunications networks including high-speed
Internet service. Public libraries, throughout the State have a
similar need to access telecommunication services including high speed
Internet services, but have not been able to invest the money needed
to create their own systems. This measure would allow libraries to
access already established telecommunication services and to share the
costs of maintaining such a system at a reduced cost for both parties
in the contract.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: 464B passed Assembly/S1573A committed to
Rules 2009-10: A739A referred to Education/S684A referred to Education
2007-08: A6592 held in Education/S2082 passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective 120 days after it has become law.

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

                                  5706

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 authorizing boards  of
  cooperative  educational  services to enter into contracts with public
  libraries for high-speed telecommunications services

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

  Section  1. Paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 11 to read as follows:
  (11) TO ENTER INTO  CONTRACTS  WITH  INDIVIDUAL  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES  OR
PUBLIC  LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH-SPEED TELECOM-
MUNICATIONS SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIGH-SPEED  INTERNET
SERVICES.  ANY SUCH PROPOSED CONTRACT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW AND
APPROVAL  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER,  WHO  MAY  ONLY  APPROVE  SUCH PROPOSED
CONTRACT WHEN, IN SUCH COMMISSIONER'S OPINION, SUCH CONTRACT:  (A)  WILL
RESULT  IN  A  MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING BOARDS OF COOPER-
ATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  HIGH-SPEED  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICES  OR
RESOURCES  THAN  WOULD  BE ACHIEVED WERE SUCH CONTRACT NOT APPROVED; (B)
WILL NOT DISRUPT THE LEVEL OF SERVICES TO  COMPONENT  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS;
AND (C) WILL RESULT IN A MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING LIBRARY
RESOURCES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL ISSUE A FINDING, IN WRITING, MAKING
ANY DETERMINATION PURSUANT TO  THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH.    SUCH  SERVICES  TO
PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY SYSTEMS SHALL BE PROVIDED AT COST AND SHALL
NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AID PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02853-03-3

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