|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 13, 2012||referred to libraries and education technology|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1248
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 05, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|May 02, 2012||referred to education|
senate Bill S7237
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7237 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §273, Ed L
S7237 - Summary
Relates to state aid to libraries and library systems; provides that no library shall receive less aid than they received in 2011; provides that public library systems may use the formula funding for coordinated outreach and youth services; eliminates the competitive adult and family literacy grant programs… (view more) eliminates the competitive coordinated conservation/preservation grant program and increases the statutory amount available to each of the eligible Big Eleven research libraries; provides that NYS research library's statutory formula conservation/preservation program is funded at the same level in the state operations budget as are the programs of the other Big Eleven research libraries; provides that no library or system will receive less funding than they received under statute in 2011 as a result of the use of the 2010 census.
S7237 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7237 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to state aid to libraries and library systems PURPOSE: This bill would consolidate, streamline and update certain library aid programs in order to make them more cost-efficient and effective. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 273(1)(b) of the Education Law is amended to clarify and ensure that central library development aid may be used to purchase "electronic resources" in addition to books and nonprint materials. Section 273(1)(c) of the Education Law is amended to increase the per capita aid level for public library systems from 94 cents to $1.62. This change is cost-neutral as it is offset by the elimination of the cumbersome reimbursement program of 68 cents per capita for expenditures on books, periodicals, binding and nonprint materials. In addition, the automation program aid formula -- which is currently tied to the book reimbursement program -- is adjusted in 273(1)(d) to ensure that the overall funding amount for automation program aid remains the same.
S7237 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7237 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state aid to libraries and library systems THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs b, c and d, subparagraph 1 of paragraph f, and paragraph h of subdivision 1 of section 273 of the education law, as amended by section 3 of part O of chapter 57 of the laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows: b. In a library system which submits a plan for further development of its central library, which plan shall be approved by the commissioner in relation to standards for such central libraries, the amount of central library development aid shall be: (1) thirty-two cents per capita of the population within the chartered area of service of such library system with a minimum amount of one hundred five thousand dollars, and (2) an additional seventy-one thousand five hundred dollars to the library system for the purchase of books and materials including nonprint materials AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES, as defined in regulations of the commissioner, for its central library. Ownership of library mate- rials and equipment purchased with such central library aid provided by this paragraph shall be vested in the public library system. c. The sum of [ninety-four] ONE DOLLAR AND SIXTY-TWO cents per capita of population of the area served. d. [(1) An amount equal to the amount by which expenditures by the library system for books, periodicals, binding and nonprint materials during the preceding fiscal year exceeds forty cents per capita of popu- lation of the area served but the total apportionment pursuant to this subparagraph shall not exceed sixty-eight cents per capita of population served. In the first year in which any library system changes its reporting from the calendar year to a fiscal year other than the calen- dar year, it shall file any additional reporting schedules deemed neces- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15511-02-2
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