senate Bill S3688

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to aid for coordinated collection development grants

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S3688 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4487
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง273, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3390, A5390, A8888
2009-2010: A10884

S3688 - Bill Texts

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Relates to aid for coordinated collection development grants for public and non-profit independent colleges and universities.

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BILL NUMBER:S3688

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to aid
for coordinated collection development grants for public and non-profit
independent colleges and universities

PURPOSE: This bill supports regional library resource sharing by modern-
izing the coordinated collection development aid (CCDA) formula in order
to maintain the goals of quality and accessible scholarship among
academic and research libraries and the public.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 details the legislative findings indi-
cating the intent to modernize the coordinated collection development
aid formula. Section 2 amends subdivision (5) (b) (1) of section 273 of
the Education Law by itemizing the grant amount for each institution in
the following manner: five thousand five hundred dollars in fiscal year
2013-2014, six thousand eight hundred seventy- five in fiscal year
2014-15, eight thousand six hundred in fiscal year 2015-2016, ten thou-
sand in fiscal year 2016-2017. Subdivision (5) (b) (2) is amended to
provide that the current aid level of one dollar and four cents for each
full-time equivalent student shall be increased annually based on any
positive growth in the Consumer Price Index as set by the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Section 3 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Under the New York State Education Law, the libraries of
public and private colleges and universities receive state aid to assist
in the development of library collections. This program, known as coor-
dinated collection development (CCD), is intended to promote the avail-
ability of critical information resources by supporting regionally coor-
dinated collections that are available through interlibrary loan. By
helping academic libraries to build their collections in specific
subject areas through annual grants, New York State ensures that the
people of the State have access to more and richer resources. Under a
CCD program, regional clusters of higher education institutions would be
spared the cost of individual purchases of select titles so long as one
of the other collaborating institutions obtained that title. Coordinated
reciprocity ensures the availability of titles. The State provides aid
to these libraries for the purpose of improving access to resources in a
coordinated manner. However, the formula directing state aid to public
and private academic and research libraries has not been adjusted since
1984. During that time, prices of published academic materials has
outpaced inflation, often rising at a rate of more than three times that
of inflation. In 2012, total statewide funding for CCD did not reach $2
million for the more than 200 participating institutions. This program
needs an adjustment in its formula if the goals of quality and accessi-
ble scholarship are to be maintained. This program provides $1.04 for
each full-time equivalent student and proportionate amounts for part-
time or graduate students. By modestly revising the CCD funding formula
to $1.50 per FTE with future increases indexed to changes in the consum-
er price index (CPI), New York State could ensure the viability of this
withering program. Updating the CCD formula is needed to maintain the

competitive advantages of New York's higher education sector. It also
promotes a model of efficiency needed to combat the exponentially rising
costs of books and other information resources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: In Senate S.3390 in Education Committee
(2011-2012). In Assembly A.8888 in Libraries and Education Technology
Committee (2011-2012).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The current aid level is four thousand four hundred
dollars per institution. Under this bill, each institution will receive
five thousand five hundred dollars in fiscal year 2013-2014, six thou-
sand eight hundred seventy-five in fiscal year 2014-2015, eight thousand
six hundred in fiscal year 2015-2016, and ten thousand in fiscal year
2016-2017. Additionally, one dollar and four cents will be granted to
each institution for each full-time equivalent student enrolled in the
academic year prior to state fiscal year 2013-2014 and thereafter
setting the rate at the level of the previous fiscal year indexed to any
positive growth in the Consumer Price Index as set by the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3688

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- 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  aid  for  coordinated
  collection  development  grants  for public and non-profit independent
  colleges and universities

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The formula directing state aid to
public and private academic and research libraries has not been adjusted
since 1984. During that time prices of published academic materials have
outpaced inflation, often rising at a rate of more than three times that
of inflation. The state provides aid to these libraries for the  purpose
of  improving access and resources in a coordinated manner. This program
needs an adjustment in its formula if the goals of quality and  accessi-
ble  scholarship  are  to  be  maintained.  Therefore, it is in the best
interests of the state, its citizens and long-term academic and economic
prospects to support modernization of the coordinated collection  devel-
opment aid (CCDA) formula.
  S  2. Subdivision 5 of section 273 of the education law, as amended by
section 3 of part O of chapter 57 of the laws of  2005,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  5. Coordinated collection development program for public and nonprofit
independent colleges and universities.
  a.  Libraries of public and nonprofit independent colleges and univer-
sities  are  entitled  to  receive  annual  funding  for  a  coordinated
collection development grant if they meet the following conditions:
  (1) Membership in a reference and research library resources system,
  (2)  Their  resources  are  made available to the public, through full
participation in  the  interlibrary  loan  and  other  resource  sharing
programs of the reference and research library resources system of which
they are members, and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08322-01-3

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  (3) They meet the requirements set forth in regulations adopted by the
commissioner including but not confined to
  (a) maintenance of effort,
  (b)  relationships  between  reference  and research library resources
systems' programs and the regional higher education master plan,
  (c) submission of interlibrary loan statistics, and such other reports
as may be required by the commissioner.
  b. Public and nonprofit independent  colleges  and  universities  with
libraries which meet the criteria of paragraph a of this subdivision are
eligible for annual grants as follows:
  (1)  [Four  thousand  four  hundred dollars for each institution] FIVE
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH INSTITUTION IN  FISCAL  YEAR  TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  FOURTEEN,  SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED
SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS FOR EACH INSTITUTION IN FISCAL  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN, EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR
EACH INSTITUTION IN  FISCAL  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND
SIXTEEN,  TEN  THOUSAND  DOLLARS FOR EACH INSTITUTION IN FISCAL YEAR TWO
THOUSAND SIXTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, and
  (2) One dollar and four cents for each  full-time  equivalent  student
enrolled  in each qualifying institution, in the academic year completed
prior to [the] state fiscal year  TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN.  THEREAFTER THE RATE SHALL BE SET AT THE LEVEL OF THE PREVIOUS
FISCAL  YEAR  INDEXED TO ANY POSITIVE GROWTH IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
AS SET BY THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. For purposes  of
this section, a full-time equivalent shall be calculated as follows:
  (i)  one full-time undergraduate student shall be considered one full-
time equivalent student;
  (ii) one part-time undergraduate student shall be considered one-third
of a full-time equivalent student;
  (iii) one part-time graduate student shall be considered one full-time
equivalent student; and
  (iv) one full-time graduate student shall be considered one  and  one-
half of a full-time equivalent student.
  c.  Funds for the support of this program shall be appropriated to the
department, except that funds for the state-operated institutions of the
state university of New York and the senior colleges of the city univer-
sity of New York, shall be appropriated to the state university  of  New
York  out of any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund to the
credit of the state purposes fund not otherwise appropriated, and  funds
shall  be  appropriated  to  the  city university of New York out of any
moneys in the state treasury in the general fund to the  credit  of  the
local  assistance  fund not otherwise appropriated, and shall be subject
to the same distribution formula as provided  in  paragraph  b  of  this
subdivision.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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