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. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to validate certain acts of the Babylon union free school
district with regard to a certain capital improvement project
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
Babylon union free school district approved a capital improvement
project which is designated project number 0001-010. In addition, the
project was eligible for certain state aid. The legislature further
finds that due to ministerial error, the required filing of the final
cost report for such project was not made by such district in a timely
manner making the district ineligible for certain aid. The legislature
further finds that without such aid, the capital improvement project
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 or taken by the Babylon union free school district and
by all its officers or agents relating to or in connection with a
certain final cost report to be filed with the state education depart-
ment for project 0001-010, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby
legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any fail-
ure to comply with the approval and filing provisions of the education
law or any other law or any other statutory authority, rule or regu-
lation, 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 Babylon 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.
S 3. The education department is hereby directed to consider the
approved cost of the aforementioned project as a valid and proper obli-
gation of the Babylon union free 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.