senate Bill S6329

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to extending certain provisions of the public library construction grant program

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Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.148
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Apr 30, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.575
substituted for a8732
Feb 26, 2014 referred to libraries and education technology
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.98
Jan 14, 2014 referred to education

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S6329 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8732
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 498 of 2011

S6329 - Bill Texts

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Extends certain provisions of the public library construction grant program authorizing grants for the purchase of property for library construction and increased aid for economically disadvantaged communities, until 2020.

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BILL NUMBER:S6329

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 498 of the laws of 2011
amending the education law relating to the public library construction
grant program, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE:

To extend certain provisions of the public library construction grant
program which were originally enacted in 2011.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The bill extends the sunset date from March 31, 2015 to March 31,
2020.

EXISTING LAW:

Chapter 498 of the Laws of 2011.

JUSTIFICATION:

Chapter 498 of the Laws of 2011 took effect in April 2012 and is due
to sunset on March 31, 2015. In order to better address the needs of
libraries, the 2011 law made two changes in the way that public
library construction grants are used and awarded. It authorized
funding of up to 75% of project costs from the state for construction
projects by public libraries located in "economically disadvantaged
communities." Some communities had difficulty meeting the previous 50%
match requirement for existing critical infrastructure needs, let
alone new construction. The 2011 law also permits state matching funds
to be used for the acquisition of vacant lands which can be a very
important mechanism for potential neighborhood revitalization projects
in abandoned city centers. The bill would continue these two options
for an additional five years by extending the sunset date from March
31, 2015 to March 31, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6329

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend chapter 498 of the laws of 2011 amending  the  education
  law  relating  to  the  public  library construction grant program, in
  relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

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

  Section  1.  Section 2 of chapter 498 of the laws of 2011 amending the
education law relating to the public library construction grant program,
is amended to read as follows:
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall expire and be
deemed repealed March 31, [2015] 2020.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13484-01-4

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