senate Bill S7942

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to making expenditures for school safety and security eligible for building aid

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
May 07, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2018 1st report cal.963
Mar 12, 2018 referred to education

Votes

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May 1, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S7942
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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S7942 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S115
2021-2022: S2701

S7942 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that expenditures for school safety and security shall be eligible for building aid.

S7942 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7942 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7942

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 providing building aid
  for school security and safety improvements

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  6-c of section 3602 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013,  paragraph  b  as  amended  by
section  23 of part YYY of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to
read as follows:
  6-c. a. Building aid for metal detectors, SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVE-
MENTS, and safety devices for  electrically  operated  partitions,  room
dividers  and  doors.  In  addition  to  the apportionments payable to a
school district pursuant to subdivision six of this section, the commis-
sioner is hereby authorized to apportion to any  school  district  addi-
tional  building  aid  pursuant  to  this  subdivision  for its approved
expenditures in the base year  for  the  purchase  of  stationary  metal
detectors,  security  cameras,  SCHOOL SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS,
AND safety devices for electrically operated partitions and room  divid-
ers required pursuant to section four hundred nine-f of this chapter, or
other  security  devices  approved by the commissioner that increase the
safety of students and school personnel, provided, however,  that  funds
apportioned  to  school  districts  pursuant  to  this section shall not
supplant funds  for  existing  district  expenditures  or  for  existing
contractual  obligations of the district for stationary metal detectors,
security cameras, SCHOOL SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, AND partition
and room divider safety devices, or security devices.  Portable or  hand
held  metal  detectors  shall  not  be eligible for aid pursuant to this
subdivision. Such additional aid shall equal the product of the building
aid ratio computed for use in the current year pursuant to  paragraph  c
of  subdivision six of this section and the actual approved expenditures
incurred in the base year pursuant to this  subdivision,  provided  that
the limitations on cost allowances prescribed by paragraph a of subdivi-
sion six of this section shall not apply. The commissioner shall annual-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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