senate Bill S6143

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Legalizes actions of the Rocky Point union free school district with respect to certain building aid contracts

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Jan 10, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2012 referred to education

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Jan 10, 2012 - Education committee Vote

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S6143 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3716
2009-2010: S1796, S6703A

S6143 - Bill Texts

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Legalizes actions of the Rocky Point union free school district with respect to certain building aid contracts.

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BILL NUMBER:S6143

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming actions
of the Rocky Point union free school district with respect to certain
building aid contracts

PURPOSE:

To allow the Rocky Point Union Free School district to receive state
aid for seven contracts that have been held up due to a ministerial
filing error.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The bill would allow the State Education Department to accept Final
Cost Reports for seven projects in the Rocky Point UFSD and process
the aid applications.

JUSTIFICATION:

The contracts in question represent approximately 2.4 million dollars
in aid to the school district. The sole impediment to obtaining the
aid is the late filing of Final Cost Reports which occurred through a
ministerial error. This bill allows SED to continue the claims process.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

No additional funds to be appropriated.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011: S.3716, Passed Senate and Assembly, Veto No.74

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6143

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying  and  confirming
  actions  of the Rocky Point union free school district with respect to
  certain building aid contracts

  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
Rocky Point union free school district approved several capital improve-
ment projects which were designated by the state education department as
project numbers 001-006, 006-007, 006-010, 005-017, 005-011, 001-008 and
005-015.  In addition, the projects were eligible for certain state aid.
The legislature further finds that due to ministerial error, a  required
filing  for  eligibility  for such aid was not made by the district in a
timely manner making the district ineligible for certain aid. The legis-
lature 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 Rocky Point union free 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  depart-
ment  for  projects 001-006, 006-007, 006-010, 005-017, 005-011, 001-008
and 005-015, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized, vali-
dated, 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 omissions, error, defect, irregularity or illegality in
such proceedings had and taken, and provided further that any amount due
and payable to the Rocky Point union free  school  district  for  school
years  prior to the 2011--2012 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.
                                                           LBD09107-01-1

S. 6143                             2

  S  3.  The  education  department  is  hereby directed to consider the
approved costs of the aforementioned projects as valid and proper  obli-
gations of the Rocky Point union free school district.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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