senate Bill S7846

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to approvals, modifications and rejections of smart schools investment plans by the smart schools review board

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.556
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 02, 2018 referred to education

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S7846 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10156
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3641, Ed L

S7846 - Summary

Relates to approvals, modifications and rejections of smart school investment plans by the smart schools review board; requires the board to meet on a monthly basis; provide notification of rejections or modifications within seven days; and make payments within thirty days of approval.

S7846 - Sponsor Memo

S7846 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7846

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. PHILLIPS -- 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  approvals,  modifica-
  tions  and  rejections  of smart schools investment plans by the smart
  schools review board

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraphs 2 and 3 of paragraph b of subdivision 16 of
section 3641 of the education law, subparagraph 2 as added by section  2
of  part  C  of  chapter  56  of  the laws of 2014 and subparagraph 3 as
amended by section 3 of part YYY of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (2)  No  school  district  shall  be entitled to a smart schools grant
until such district shall have submitted a smart schools investment plan
to the smart schools review board and received such board's approval  of
such  investment  plan.   THE SMART SCHOOLS REVIEW BOARD SHALL MEET ON A
MONTHLY BASIS FOR PURPOSES OF APPROVING SUCH PLANS AND PROVIDING UPDATES
ON PENDING APPLICATIONS. In  developing  such  investment  plan,  school
districts  shall  consult  with  parents,  teachers, students, community
members and other stakeholders.
  (3) The smart schools review board  shall  review  all  smart  schools
investment  plans for compliance with all eligibility criteria and other
requirements set forth in the guidelines. The smart schools review board
may approve or reject such plans, or may return such plans to the school
district for modifications; provided that notwithstanding any inconsist-
ent provision of law, the smart schools review board  shall  approve  no
such plan first submitted to the department on or after April fifteenth,
two thousand seventeen, unless such plan calculates the amount of class-
room  technology  to  be  loaned to students attending nonpublic schools
pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-five of this chapter in a manner
that includes the amount budgeted by the school  district  for  servers,
wireless  access  points  and  other portable connectivity devices to be
acquired as part of a school connectivity  project;  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,
THAT  IF  A  PLAN  IS  REJECTED OR MODIFICATIONS ARE SOUGHT, SUCH SCHOOL

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

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