senate Bill S7237

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to state aid to libraries and library systems

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to libraries and education technology
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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


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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

S7237 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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.


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