senate Bill S1573A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2012 amended on third reading 1573a
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.658
Mar 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1091
May 03, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

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S1573 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4634A, A739A

S1573 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S1573

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to creating a disabled person retrofit
tax credit

PURPOSE:
To provide an incentive for owners of residential buildings to
retrofit homes for access to the disabled.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One of the bill amends Section 606 of the tax law to allow a
taxpayer a tax credit to be equal to thirty percent, with a maximum
of $5,000 dollars, of the cost of expenditures for retrofitting a
home for disabled access- Qualified improvements include:

*A no-step entrance or entrance allowing access to the residence;

*Interior passage doors providing at least thirty-two in wide opening;

*Reinforcements in bathroom walls allowing installation of grab bars
around the toilet, tub and shower; and

*Light switches and outlets Placed in locations accessible to disabled
Persons.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many homeowners discover that retrotfitting homes to allow better
access for the disabled cost prohibitive and be deterred from making
the improvements. This legislation would provide a tax credit that is
equal to thirty percent of the cost expenditures, up to $5,000 for
making qualified improvements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 - S.5058A - Referred to Investigations and Gov't Ops

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on January 1, 2014; provided further,
this act shall apply to all tax years commencing on or after January
1, 2014.

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

                                  1573

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  DIAZ,  MONTGOMERY -- 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 8 to read as follows:
  (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR PUBLIC
LIBRARY  SYSTEMS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNI-
CATIONS 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 BOARD OF COOPERATIVE
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.
  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.
                                                           LBD05305-01-1

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S1573A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4634A, A739A

S1573A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S1573A

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 10
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:
S.4634-A/A.B673-A of 2009-2010 - 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1573--A
    Cal. No. 658

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  FARLEY,  ADDABBO,  AVELLA, BONACIC,
  DeFRANCISCO,  DIAZ,  HANNON,  KRUEGER,  MAZIARZ,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,
  RANZENHOFER,  SAMPSON,  SEWARD,  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS,  VALESKY,
  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered  to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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 10 to read as follows:
  (10) 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 BOARD OF COOPERATIVE
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05305-02-2

S. 1573--A                          2

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.

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