senate Bill S6245A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Amends the city of Rochester and the board of education of the city school district of the city of Rochester school facilities modernization program act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 27, 2020 print number 6245a
May 27, 2020 amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
May 29, 2019 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S6245 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 21, add §21-a, Chap 416 of 2007

S6245 - Summary

Amends the city of Rochester and the board of education of the city school district of the city of Rochester school facilities modernization program act by granting further authority to the RJSCB to modernize educational facilities in the city of Rochester.

S6245 - Sponsor Memo

S6245 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6245
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 29, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 416 of the laws of 2007, establishing  the  city
   of Rochester and the board of education of the city school district of
   the  city of Rochester school facilities modernization program act, in
   relation to granting further  authority  to  the  RJSCB  to  modernize
   educational facilities in the city of Rochester
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Chapter 416 of the laws of 2007, establishing the  city  of
 Rochester  and the board of education of the city school district of the
 city of  Rochester  school  facilities  modernization  program  act,  is
 amended by adding a new section 1-a to read as follows:
   §  1-A.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS  THAT CITY OF
 ROCHESTER SCHOOLS ARE IN NEED OF EXTENSIVE RECONSTRUCTION AND MODERNIZA-
 TION AND CERTAIN SCHOOLS ARE PAST THEIR USEFUL LIFE. THE AVERAGE AGE  OF
 THE  CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER BUILDINGS IS 74 YEARS
 WHICH IS SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE THE 65 YEARS AVERAGE AGE OF SCHOOLS IN  NEW
 YORK  STATE.    EVEN  BY  MAXIMIZING  THE  DEBT BORROWING UNDER EXISTING
 CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY LIMITS, THE CITY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OF  THE
 CITY  OF  ROCHESTER IS UNABLE TO FINANCE MODERNIZATION OF ITS FACILITIES
 AT A REASONABLE RATE AS NEEDS ARE FAR GREATER THAN THE  AVAILABILITY  OF
 CAPITAL.  THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S FACILITIES ARE LANDLOCKED IN HIGHLY
 DENSE URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS LACKING PROPER PROGRAM  SPACES,  ADEQUATE  AND
 EFFICIENT MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS, PROPER SCHOOL BUS
 STAGING AREAS FOR DROP-OFFS AND DISMISSALS, ADEQUATE ATHLETIC FACILITIES
 AND  OTHER  ESSENTIAL  SCHOOL AMENITIES REQUIRED FOR THE SAFE AND PROPER
 ADMINISTRATION OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, AND  WHILE  THE  ROCHESTER
 CITY  SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS INVESTED SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL, DETERIORATION OF
 BUILDING STOCK OUTPACES THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ABILITY TO REPAIR IT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11982-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S6245A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 21, add §21-a, Chap 416 of 2007

S6245A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the city of Rochester and the board of education of the city school district of the city of Rochester school facilities modernization program act by granting further authority to the RJSCB to modernize educational facilities in the city of Rochester.

S6245A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6245A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6245--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 29, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recom-
   mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
   sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to amend chapter 416 of the laws of 2007, establishing the city
   of Rochester and the board of education of the city school district of
   the city of Rochester school facilities modernization program act,  in
   relation  to  granting  further  authority  to  the RJSCB to modernize
   educational facilities in the city of Rochester
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivisions (g), (i) and (j) of section 2 of chapter 416
 of the laws of 2007, establishing the city of Rochester and the board of
 education of the city school district of the city  of  Rochester  school
 facilities  modernization  program act, as amended by chapter 533 of the
 laws of 2014, are amended and four new subdivisions (p),  (q),  (r)  and
 (s) are added to read as follows:
   (g) "Project" shall mean work at an existing school building site that
 involves  the  design,  reconstruction,  or  rehabilitation  of ALL OR A
 PORTION OF an existing school building for its continued use as a school
 of the city school district, which may include an addition  to  existing
 school  buildings  for such continued use and which also may include (1)
 the construction or reconstruction of athletic fields, playgrounds,  and
 other  recreational  facilities  for  such  existing  school  buildings;
 [and/or] (2) the acquisition and installation of all equipment necessary
 and attendant to and for the use  of  such  existing  school  [building]
 BUILDINGS, including but not limited to items located at sites not with-
 in a project that will allow the RJSCB to conduct district-wide technol-
 ogy  improvements to benefit existing school buildings; [and/or] (3) the
 acquisition of additional real property by the city  to  facilitate  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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