senate Bill S5394

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Garden City Park union free school district

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1085
May 17, 2011 referred to education

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S5394 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1092
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7449, A10799

S5394 - Bill Texts

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Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Garden City union free school district for school year 2008-2009.

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BILL NUMBER:S5394

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation
contracts of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park union free school
district

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would legalize certain
transportation contracts from the 2008-2009 school year
between the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free
School District and Huntington Coach.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill legalizes,
validates, ratifies and confirms all acts done by the New Hyde
Park-Garden City Park union free school district and by all officers,
employees or agents of such school district relating to or in
connection with a transportation contract for the 2008-2009 school
year, in the amount of $47,160 with Huntington Coach.

Section two of the bill directs the education department to consider
the costs of the aforementioned contract set forth in section one of
this act as valid.

JUSTIFICATION:
There was a situation in the New Hyde Park-Garden City
Park Union Free School District during the 2008-2009 school year
which proved to be problematic. The district began the school year
short two bus drivers, which for most districts might not affect the
transportation department drastically, however this district only has
3 in-house drivers when fully staffed. The district was supposed to
start the year fully staffed but the finger-printing clearance from
the state was taking longer than anticipated. The district's Director
of Transportation, after getting, a multiple quotes, hired Huntington
Coach and went forward with an emergency contract (allowable by the
state for 30 days).

Due to the state's continued delays in the finger-printing process,
the contract with Huntington Coach had to be continued for most of
the year.
The continuation of this contract, for reasons out of the district's
control, cost the district and local tax payers $47,160. This
legislation would forgive the district of this unanticipated and
unfair cost placed on them by the state's slow turnaround time.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The bill would become effective immediately.


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

                                  5394

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  New  Hyde  Park-Garden City Park union free school
  district

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

  Section  1.  All acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or
caused to be had and taken by the New Hyde Park-Garden City  Park  union
free  school  district  and by all officers, employees or agents of such
school district relating to  or  in  connection  with  a  transportation
contract  for  the 2008-2009 school year, in the amount of $47,160, with
Huntington Coach, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby  legalized,
validated,  ratified  and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure of such
school district to comply with the contract award, approvals and  filing
provisions  of the education law, general municipal law or any other law
or any other statutory 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  illegality  in  such  proceeding  had  and  taken, and
provided further that any amount due and payable to the New  Hyde  Park-
Garden  City  Park  union  free  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 costs
of the aforementioned contract set forth in section one of this act  for
transportation aid as valid and proper obligations of the New Hyde Park-
Garden City Park union free 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.
                                                           LBD01537-01-1

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