senate Bill S5701

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to validating actions taken by the Smithtown Central School District regarding capital improvements eligible for state aid

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 vetoed memo.81
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 22, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.580
substituted for a8119
Jun 16, 2011 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1333
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2011 referred to local government

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S5701 - Bill Details

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A8119
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Suffolk County

S5701 - Bill Texts

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Relates to actions taken by the Smithtown Central School District regarding capital improvements eligible for state aid.

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BILL NUMBER:S5701

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
relating to actions taken by the Smithtown Central School District
regarding capital improvements eligible for state aid

PURPOSE:
Relates to validating actions taken by the Smithtown Central School
District regarding capital improvements eligible for state aid

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 provides for the legislative intent.

Section 2 legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the Smithtown
Central School District's compliance with the requirements set forth
so they shall receive the appropriate state aid previously allotted
to them for certain capital projects.

Section 3 directs the State Education Department to consider the
approved costs of the aforementioned projects as valid and proper
obligations of the Smithtown Central School District.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Smithtown Central School District approved several capital
improvement projects which were eligible for certain state aid. Due
to an administrative error, required filings for eligibility for such
aid were not made by the district in a timely manner making the
district ineligible for certain aid, causing hardship on district
taxpayers. In 2011, the District learned that because 4 reports were
not filed on time, the District could lose $3.1 million dollars in
aid this year.

The Smithtown School District considers the safeguarding of taxpayer
funds as one of its paramount responsibilities, and is seeking
legislation to rectify this situation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5701

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT relating  to  actions  taken  by  the  Smithtown  Central  School
  District regarding capital improvements eligible for state aid

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds  that  the
Smithtown  Central  School District approved several capital improvement
projects which were designated by  the  State  Education  Department  as
project  numbers 7999-002, 0034-022, 0027-008 and 0023-021. In addition,
the projects were  eligible  for  certain  state  aid.  The  legislature
further  finds that due to an administrative error, required filings for
eligibility for such aid were not made  by  the  district  in  a  timely
manner  making  the district ineligible for certain aid. The legislature
further finds that without such aid, the  capital  improvement  projects
will impose an additional, unanticipated hardship on district taxpayers.
  S  2.  All  the  acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or
caused to be had and taken by the Smithtown Central School District  and
by  all its officers or agents relating to or in connection with certain
final cost reports to be filed with the State Education  Department  for
projects  7999-002,  0034-022, 0027-008 and 0023-021, and all acts inci-
dental thereto are hereby legalized, validated, ratified and  confirmed,
notwithstanding  any  failure  to  comply  with  the approval and filing
provisions of the education law or any other law or any other  statutory
authority,  rule  or  regulation,  in  relation  to any omission, error,
defect, irregularity or illegality in such proceedings  had  and  taken,
and  provided  further  that any amount due and payable to the Smithtown
Central School District for school years prior  to  the  2012-13  school
year 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11877-01-1

S. 5701                             2

  S 3. The state education department is hereby directed to consider the
approved  costs of the aforementioned projects as valid and proper obli-
gations of the Smithtown Central School District.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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