Senate Bill S7238

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to state aid to libraries and library systems

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S7238 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10346
Current Committee:
Assembly Ways And Means
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §272, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S2857, A5332

2011-S7238 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state aid to libraries and library systems; provides for automatic waiver of local maintenance of effort requirements in the event that state aid for public library systems is reduced by more than 15%; provides the commissioner with authority to waive provisions of certain categorical aid programs in the event that state aid programs are reduced by more than 15%.

2011-S7238 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S7238 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7238

                            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. Subparagraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of paragraph j of subdivision 1
of section 272 of the education law, subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3 as amended
by section 2 of part O of chapter 57 of the laws of 2005, subparagraph 4
as  added  by  chapter  386  of the laws of 1996, are amended to read as
follows:
  (1) IN THE EVENT THAT THE STATE AID FORMULA FUNDS APPROPRIATED  FOR  A
PUBLIC  LIBRARY  SYSTEM  UNDER SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE OF THIS
PART ARE LESS THAN EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATUTORY FORMULA  AMOUNTS
IN  SUCH  SECTION,  THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPHS TWO AND FIVE OF THIS
PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY.
  (2) In the event that the sum total of local sponsor support raised by
local taxation exclusive of the sum raised for capital expenditures  for
the  support of a public library system and participating libraries in a
twelve month period is less than ninety-five per centum of  the  average
of  the  amounts  raised for such purposes by local taxation for the two
preceding twelve month periods, the state  aid  to  which  such  library
system  would  otherwise be entitled shall be reduced by twenty-five per
centum. Such state aid shall likewise  be  reduced  by  twenty-five  per
centum  in  the  event that the public library system shall refuse after
reasonable notice to make provision for the expansion of the area served
in accordance with the regulations of the commissioner.  Upon receipt of
annual systems and participating libraries activity reports satisfactory
to the commissioner, the commissioner shall determine the amount of  any
underpayment  or overpayments related to maintenance of effort and shall
apply such adjustment to  the  next  annual  payment  due  such  library
system.  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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