S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2012
Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
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.
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.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.