assembly Bill A3781

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to coordinated project applications

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2019 signed chap.389
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1049
substituted for s5590
Jun 04, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 30, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.498
May 21, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 31, 2019 referred to libraries and education technology


A3781 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §273-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

A3781 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that certain coordinated applications for state aid be submitted by the public library system.

A3781 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Libraries and Education Technology

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  coordinated  project


  Section 1. Section 273-a of the education law, as amended  by  chapter
498  of the laws of 2011, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 480 of the
laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  § 273-a. State aid for library construction. 1.  State  aid  shall  be
provided  for  up  to fifty percent of the total project approved costs,
excluding feasibility studies, plans or similar activities, for projects
for the installation and infrastructure of broadband services,  and  for
the  acquisition of vacant land and the acquisition, construction, reno-
vation or rehabilitation, including leasehold improvements, of buildings
of public libraries and library systems chartered by the regents of  the
state  of  New  York or established by act of the legislature subject to
the limitations provided in subdivision [five] SIX of this  section  and
upon approval by the commissioner, except that state aid may be provided
for  up  to seventy-five percent of the total project approved costs for
buildings of public libraries that are located in an economically disad-
vantaged community. Provided however that the state  liability  for  aid
paid pursuant to this section shall be limited to funds appropriated for
such purpose. Aid shall be provided on approved expenses incurred during
the  period  commencing  July  first and ending June thirtieth for up to
three years, or until the project is completed, whichever occurs  first.
Fifty  percent  of  such  aid shall be payable to each system or library
upon approval of the application by the  department.  Forty  percent  of
such  aid  shall be payable in the next state fiscal year. The remaining
ten percent shall be payable upon project completion.

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