Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 13, 2012
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1249
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 05, 2012
reported and committed to finance
|May 02, 2012
referred to education
Senate Bill S7238
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S7238 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S7238 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to state aid to libraries and library systems PURPOSE: To provide some flexibility to libraries and library systems during periods of reduced funding for libraries. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends 272(1)(j) of the Education Law to provide that, if state funds appropriated for library aid are less than 85% of the statutory formula amounts, the financial penalties for failing to meet the local maintenance of effort requirements would be waived. Section 2 of this bill adds a new paragraph (m) to 272(1) of the Education Law. This new paragraph provides that, if state funds appropriated for library aid are less than 85% of the statutory formula amounts, then the Education Commissioner may waive the requirements of the following programs upon request by a library system: 273(4)(b) regarding Medical Information Services Program Aid; 273(4)(c) regarding Hospital Library Services Aid; 273(6) regarding Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources
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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