|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 23, 2011||
|Sep 12, 2011||
delivered to governor
|Jun 16, 2011||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.378
substituted for a7730
|Jun 01, 2011||
referred to education
delivered to assembly
|May 16, 2011||
advanced to third reading
|May 11, 2011||
2nd report cal.
|May 10, 2011||
1st report cal.568
|Apr 12, 2011||
referred to education
senate Bill S4564
Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
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Jun 1, 2011 - floor VoteS4564610floor61Aye0Nay0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 1, 2011aye (61)
May 10, 2011 - Education committee VoteS4564170committee17Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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S4564 - Bill Details
S4564 - Bill Texts
Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district which were denied by the education department for failure of the district to publish certain information required by statute.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation
contracts of the Schenectady city school district
To legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain acts of the
Schenectady City School District in order to ensure that the District
receives needed state reimbursement that it was supposed to receive
for certain transportation contracts.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the
acts and proceedings of the Schenectady City School District in
relation to certain transportation contracts. Section 2 of the bill
directs the Education Department to consider the approved costs of
such transportation contracts as valid and proper obligations of the
Schenectady City School District.
In 2008, the State Education Department identified an error in a legal
notice published several years earlier by the Schenectady City School
District in relation to certain transportation services for the
2003-04 school year. Because of this error, the Department indicated
that the expected state transportation aid could not be paid for
these two contracts which covered the 2003-04 school year.
To exacerbate the situation, the Education Department also indicated
that the District could not be reimbursed for transportation expenses
incurred in connection with the extension of those contracts in the
2004-05, 2005-06,2006-07,2007-08 and 2008-09 school years. Because
the School District was unaware that there was a problem with the
original contracts, it had extended the contracts several times.
Because of the delay in identifying the original error, the potential
financial ramifications of this error increased dramatically.
The loss of this aid would be an excessive and unwarranted punishment
for an unintended error in a legal notice. This would have a
significant negative impact on schoolchildren and local taxpayers.
The state should not receive a windfall at the expense of the local
school district because of an administrative error. This legislation
will enable the District to receive the appropriate transportation
aid which it would otherwise be entitled to receive.
This bill does not cost the state any extra
money. Each year, the state budget includes funds to help school
districts with their transportation expenses. This bill simply
enables the Schenectady City School District to receive the
transportation aid that was allocated for it in the state budget.
These funds had been set aside for the District to receive as
reimbursement for the expenses it incurred in providing needed
transportation services to students.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4564 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 12, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation contracts of the Schenectady city school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. All the acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or caused to be had and taken by the Schenectady city school district and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relat- ing to or in connection with transportation contracts C252137 and C252138 for the 2003-2004 school year, and transportation contracts E252137 and E252138 for the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legal- ized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure to comply with the contract award, approvals and filing provisions of the education law, general municipal law or any other law or any other stat- utory authority, rule or regulation, other than those filing provisions defined in paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law, in relation to any omission, error, defect, irregularity or ille- gality in such proceeding had and taken, and provided further that any amount due and payable to the Schenectady city school district as a result of this act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law. S 2. The education department is hereby directed to consider the aforementioned contracts for transportation aid as valid and proper obligations of the Schenectady city school district. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09248-01-1
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