|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 05, 2018||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.556
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 02, 2018||referred to education|
senate Bill S7846
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7846 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3641, 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
BILL NUMBER: S7846 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to approvals, modifications and rejections of smart schools investment plans by the smart schools review board PURPOSE : To require the smart schools review board to meet on a regular monthly basis, update districts on their application status, and require moneys for approved projects to be paid out within 30 days of approval. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Subparagraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph b of subdivision 16 of section 3641 of the education law are amended to require the smart schools review board to meet monthly to approve plans, provide updates on pending applications, require schools to be notified within seven days of a plan being rejected or modifications being sought, and SED, DOB, and SUNY must develop a process to notify districts of the status of their applications and respond to district status inquires within seven days. Section 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph c of subdivision 16 of section 3641 of the education law, is amended to require payments for approved
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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