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. MARTINS -- 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 contracts for technol-
ogy and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative
educational services and third-party vendors
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section
1950 of the education law, as added by chapter 395 of the laws of 1984,
is amended to read as follows:
(7) To enter into contracts with the state of New York, any community
college, agricultural and technical college, MUNICIPALITY or public
agency for the purpose of providing [electronic data processing] INFOR-
MATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET services to such agencies. Any such
proposed contract shall be subject to the review and approval of the
commissioner, who may only approve such proposed contract when, in his
OR HER opinion, such contract will not disrupt the level of services
provided to component school districts and will result in a more econom-
ical utilization of existing board of cooperative educational services
computer facilities. The commissioner shall issue a finding in writing
in making all determinations pursuant to this subparagraph.
S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by
adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows:
OO. BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES MAY CONTRACT WITH
THIRD-PARTY VENDORS TO SUPPORT OR PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS
AND RELATED SERVICES TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.