assembly Bill A739A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to contract with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to education
Apr 20, 2009 print number 739a
Apr 20, 2009 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 07, 2009 referred to education

A739 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S684
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §256, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A464
2013-2014: A1398

A739 - Summary

Authorizes school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and regional information centers to contract with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services.

A739 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   739

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, DelMONTE, CAHILL, FIELDS, REILLY, KOON,
  RAIA, LIFTON,  BACALLES,  ALFANO,  MOLINARO,  WALKER,  FINCH,  ERRIGO,
  JAFFEE  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. BARRA, BOYLAND, CLARK,
  CROUCH, DESTITO, EDDINGTON, GIGLIO,  HAWLEY,  HOOPER,  JOHN,  LATIMER,
  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  McKEVITT, MILLMAN, ORTIZ, PHEFFER, SALADINO, THIELE,
  TOWNS, TOWNSEND -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

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 and community
  relations 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 8 to read as follows:
  (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR PUBLIC
LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING: (I) HIGH-SPEED  TELECOMMU-
NICATIONS  SERVICES  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
SERVICES AND ANY OTHER TYPES OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICE  OR  SYSTEM,
AND/OR  (II)  COMMUNITY  RELATIONS  SERVICES.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH  "COMMUNITY  RELATIONS  SERVICES"  SHALL  MEAN  THAT   SUCH
LIBRARIES  OR LIBRARY SYSTEMS, EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR COOPERATIVELY, MAY
MORE EFFECTIVELY  AND  COST  EFFECTIVELY  ESTABLISH  COMMUNITY  OUTREACH
PROGRAMS TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON THE STRENGTHS OF UTILIZING PUBLIC
LIBRARIES  AS  A POSITIVE EDUCATIONAL TOOL AND RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS AND
THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 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
WILL  RESULT  IN: (A) A MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING BOARD OF
COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR COMMU-

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

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A739A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S684
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §256, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A464
2013-2014: A1398

A739A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and regional information centers to contract with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services.

A739A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 739--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, DelMONTE, CAHILL, FIELDS, REILLY, KOON,
  RAIA, LIFTON,  BACALLES,  ALFANO,  MOLINARO,  WALKER,  FINCH,  ERRIGO,
  JAFFEE  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. BARRA, BOYLAND, CLARK,
  CROUCH, DESTITO, EDDINGTON, GIGLIO,  HAWLEY,  HOOPER,  JOHN,  LATIMER,
  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  McKEVITT, MILLMAN, ORTIZ, PHEFFER, SALADINO, THIELE,
  TOWNS, TOWNSEND -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.    Section 256 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  BOARDS  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES   (BOCES),   SCHOOL
DISTRICTS  OR  REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTERS (RICS) ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED
TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH PUBLIC OR ASSOCIATION LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY
SYSTEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INCLUD-
ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  INTERNET  AND  TELEPHONE  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  THE
COMMISSIONER'S  OPINION,  SUCH CONTRACT WILL RESULT IN A COST SAVINGS OR
MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES FOR EITHER  PARTY  INVOLVED  IN
THE CONTRACT.
  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.
                                                           LBD02297-02-9

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