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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1751
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S1751 - Details
S1751 - Summary
Establishes a school inspector general for school districts outside of the city of New York.
S1751 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1751 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to establishing within the office of the state comptroller, the school inspector general PURPOSE: To establish the School Inspector General within the Office of the State Comptroller to review the financial affairs of school districts within its jurisdiction. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new section 33-b to the General Municipal Law establishing a School Inspector General (SIG) within the Office of the State Comptroller. The SIG will review the financial affairs of a school district including, but not limited to: (i) examining and evaluating the financial records, transactions, contracts, revenues and expenditures generated by a school district each year; (ii) examining and evaluating budgeting and accounting procedures and processes; (iii) receiving complaints relating to alleged fraudulent or illegal activities of such school districts and investigating such complaints; (iv) examining and reviewing all
S1751 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1751 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 establishing within the office of the state comptroller, the school inspector general THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 33-b to read as follows: S 33-B. SCHOOL INSPECTOR GENERAL. 1. THE SCHOOL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK (SIG) SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING, AT HIS OR HER DISCRETION, THE FINANCIAL AFFAIRS OF ANY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. SUCH REVIEW MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) EXAMINING AND EVALUATING THE FINANCIAL RECORDS, TRANSACTIONS, CONTRACTS, REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES GENERATED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT EACH YEAR; (B) EXAMINING AND EVALUATING BUDGETING AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES; (C) RECEIVING COMPLAINTS RELATING TO ALLEGED FRAUDULENT OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND INVESTIGATING SUCH COMPLAINTS; (D) EXAMINING AND REVIEWING ALL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND (E) REVIEWING PROCUREMENT COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES. 2. THE SIG SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REQUEST, UTILIZE AND/OR RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND ANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN HIS OR HER JURISDICTION, AS THE SIG MAY REASON- ABLY REQUEST, TO CARRY OUT PROPERLY HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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