senate Bill S1287

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Adds school districts to the performance of municipal cooperative activities

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S1287 - Bill Details

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Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง119-o, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3146, A7715
2009-2010: S1996, A6384

S1287 - Bill Texts

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Adds school districts to the performance of municipal cooperative activities.

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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to the performance of municipal cooperative activities

PURPOSE: To allow school districts to enter into municipal cooperative


Section one amends section 119-o of the General Municipal Law to include
school districts in the types of corporations and districts which can
enter into shared services agreements.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will give school districts more flexi-
bility in providing non-education services more efficiently by working
in cooperation with municipal governments. Many municipalities have
entered into shared services throughout New York state and have saved
taxpayers millions of dollars. These agreements have allowed the munici-
palities to provide services to residents at a much lower cost and thus,
decreasing the cost which gets passed on to taxpayers. By including
school districts in these agreements, both municipalities and the
districts will be able to take advantage of further savings.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.3146: 2009-2010 S.1996: 2007-08.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013.

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to  the  perform-
  ance of municipal cooperative activities


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 119-o  of  the  general  municipal
law,  as  amended by chapter 623 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. In addition to any other general or special powers vested in munic-
ipal corporations, DISTRICTS, and SCHOOL districts for  the  performance
of  their  respective  functions,  powers or duties on   an  individual,
cooperative, joint or contract basis, municipal corporations,  DISTRICTS
and  SCHOOL  districts shall have power to enter into, amend, cancel and
terminate agreements for the performance among themselves or one for the
other of their respective functions, powers and duties on a  cooperative
or  contract  basis  or  for the provision of a joint service or a joint
water, sewage or drainage project.  Notwithstanding the foregoing  grant
of authority, the temporary investment of moneys by more than one munic-
ipal  corporation,  DISTRICT  or SCHOOL district pursuant to a municipal
cooperation agreement which meets the definition of "cooperative invest-
ment agreement" as set forth in article three-A of this chapter shall be
in compliance with all of the requirements of that article.  Any  agree-
ment  entered  into  hereunder  shall  be approved by each participating
municipal corporation, DISTRICT or SCHOOL district by a majority vote of
the voting  strength of its governing body. Where the authority  of  any
municipal  corporation  or  district  to perform by itself any function,
power and duty or to provide by itself any facility, service,  activity,
project or undertaking or the financing thereof is, by any other general
or  special  law, subject to a public hearing, a mandatory or permissive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S. 1287                             2

referendum, consents of governmental  agencies,  or  other  requirements
applicable  to the making of contracts, then its right to participate in
an agreement hereunder shall be similarly conditioned.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.


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