senate Bill S4101A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the public library construction grant program

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A113 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 signed chap.498
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1339
substituted for s4101a
Jun 17, 2011 substituted by a113a
Jun 16, 2011 ordered to third reading cal.1339
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2011 print number 4101a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 17, 2011 referred to education

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Bill Amendments

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S4101 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A113A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §273-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4248B, A6155D

S4101 - Summary

Relates to state aid for library projects construction grant program; increases state aid to up to 75% of total costs if the buildings are located in an economically disadvantaged community; provides acquisition of vacant land be considered an approved cost; provides that the application for state aid include documentation demonstrating that the project will address the needs of geographically isolated or economically disadvantaged communities  (view more) provides for an annual report on the library projects be submitted to the legislature.

S4101 - Sponsor Memo

S4101 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4101

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FARLEY,  DeFRANCISCO,  GRIFFO,  JOHNSON,  LARKIN,
  MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state aid for library
  projects

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 273-a of the education law, as
amended by section 4 of part A of chapter 57 of the  laws  of  2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. A. State aid shall be provided for up to fifty percent of the total
project  approved costs, excluding feasibility studies, plans or similar
activities, for projects for the acquisition  OF  VACANT  LAND  AND  THE
ACQUISITION,   construction,  renovation  or  rehabilitation,  including
leasehold improvements, of buildings of  public  libraries  and  library
systems chartered by the regents of the state of New York or established
by  act of the legislature subject to the limitations provided in subdi-
vision four of this section  and  upon  approval  by  the  commissioner,
EXCEPT  THAT  STATE AID SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR UP TO SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT
OF THE TOTAL PROJECT APPROVED COSTS FOR BUILDINGS  OF  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES
THAT ARE LOCATED IN AN ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY.
  B. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "ECONOMICALLY DISAD-
VANTAGED COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  A  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION WITHIN WHICH FIFTEEN PERCENT OR MORE OF
THE POPULATION IS LIVING IN POVERTY  AS  SHOWN  ON  THE  LATEST  FEDERAL
CENSUS.    FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, A "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION"
SHALL MEAN THE SMALLEST GEOGRAPHIC MUNICIPALITY WITHIN WHICH THE  BUILD-
ING  IS  LOCATED INCLUDING A VILLAGE, A CITY, A BOROUGH OR A TOWN WITH A
POPULATION SHOWN ON THE LATEST FEDERAL CENSUS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH,  "POVERTY"  IS  DEFINED AS THOSE INDIVIDUALS LIVING BELOW THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00907-01-1

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S4101A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A113A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §273-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4248B, A6155D

S4101A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state aid for library projects construction grant program; increases state aid to up to 75% of total costs if the buildings are located in an economically disadvantaged community; provides acquisition of vacant land be considered an approved cost; provides that the application for state aid include documentation demonstrating that the project will address the needs of geographically isolated or economically disadvantaged communities  (view more) provides for an annual report on the library projects be submitted to the legislature.

S4101A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4101A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4101--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FARLEY, ADDABBO, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, HANNON, JOHN-
  SON, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, VALESKY, ZELDIN --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on Education -- reported favorably from said committee
  and committed to the Committee on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  public  library
  construction  grant  program;  and  providing  for  the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 273-a of the education law, as amended by chapter
572 of the laws of 2003, subdivision 1 as amended by section 4 of part A
of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S 273-a. State aid for library construction. 1.  State  aid  shall  be
provided  for  up  to fifty percent of the total project approved costs,
excluding feasibility studies, plans or similar activities, for projects
for the acquisition OF VACANT LAND AND  THE  ACQUISITION,  construction,
renovation  or  rehabilitation,  including  leasehold  improvements,  of
buildings of public libraries  and  library  systems  chartered  by  the
regents  of  the state of New York or established by act of the legisla-
ture subject to the limitations provided in subdivision [four]  FIVE  of
this  section  and  upon approval by the commissioner, EXCEPT THAT STATE
AID MAY BE PROVIDED FOR UP TO SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL  PROJECT
APPROVED  COSTS FOR BUILDINGS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES THAT ARE LOCATED IN AN
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY.  Provided however that  the  state
liability  for  aid  paid  pursuant  to this section shall be limited to
funds appropriated for such purpose. Aid shall be provided  on  approved
expenses  incurred  during  the  period commencing July first and ending
June thirtieth for up to three years, or until the project is completed,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00907-03-1

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