senate Bill S115

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

S115 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7942
2021-2022: S2701

S115 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S115 (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  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2019

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


  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  11 of part CCC of chapter 59 of the laws of 2018, 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,
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

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


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