senate Bill S1751

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes an independent office of school inspector general for school districts outside of the city of New York

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S1751 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง33-b, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3861
2009-2010: S2812

S1751 - Summary

Establishes a school inspector general for school districts outside of the city of New York.

S1751 - Sponsor Memo

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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