senate Bill S2765

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts

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S2765 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1709, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4123
2009-2010: S6670

S2765 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts with other school districts, boards of education, counties, municipalities, or any division of the state for any services, goods or products it has the duty or power to provide, so long as the contract will result in cost savings.

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BILL NUMBER:S2765

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to educa-
tion cooperative contracts

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: SECTION 1 - amends section 1709 of the Education
Law to add a new subdivision 43. This new paragraph will allow the Board
of Education to enter into cooperative contracts with other school
districts, counties, municipalities the state or divisions or agencies
of the state for any service that these other public entities are
currently providing.

SECTION 2 - provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: School districts across the state are under
increasing fiscal pressure as costs rise and demands for services
increase. Taxpayers are already buried under high real property taxes,
and increasing these taxes should not be an option. The state is no
longer in a position to increase school aid. School districts must be
given more options to find ways to operate more efficiently and cut
costs. This bill will allow school districts to enter into cooperative
agreements with other public entities to share contracts for goods or
services when such agreements will result in savings to the district.

EXISTING LAW: School districts have limited ability to contract for
services with some other public entities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - S.4123 -- FINANCE 2011 - S.4123 --
PASSED SENATE 2010 - S.6670 -- EDUCATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: It is anticipated that there will be substantial
savings to school districts, there are no costs for the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2765

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- 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 education  cooperative
  contracts

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1709 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION
THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  THREE  OF  THE
GENERAL  MUNICIPAL  LAW,  OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO A  "COOPERATIVE
CONTRACT" WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, A COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, BOARD OF
EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES, THE STATE OR ANY DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE,
FOR ANY SERVICE, GOOD OR PRODUCT IT HAS THE DUTY OR  POWER  TO  PROVIDE,
PROVIDED  THAT THE BOARD FINDS THAT THE CONTRACT COST IS APPROPRIATE AND
ENTRY INTO A "COOPERATIVE CONTRACT" WILL RESULT IN A COST SAVINGS TO THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  A  "COOPERATIVE
CONTRACT"  MEANS  A CONTRACT FOR A SERVICE, GOOD OR PRODUCT THAT ANOTHER
SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, BOARD  OF  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,
STATE OR DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE IS ALREADY PROVIDING THROUGH AN
EXISTING CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05156-01-3

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