senate Bill S5589

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to project costs for buildings of public libraries located in economically distressed communities

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Current Bill Status Via A3771 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 22, 2019 signed chap.381
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1048
substituted for s5589
Jun 13, 2019 substituted by a3771a
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1048
May 08, 2019 referred to education

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S5589 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3771
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §273-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10836

S5589 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that state aid may be provided for up to 90% of the total project approved costs for buildings of public libraries that are located in an economically distressed community.

S5589 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5589 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5589

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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  project  costs  for
  buildings  of  public  libraries  located  in  economically distressed
  communities

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

  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  AND THAT STATE AID MAY BE PROVIDED FOR UP TO NINETY
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PROJECT APPROVED  COSTS  FOR  BUILDINGS  OF  PUBLIC
LIBRARIES  THAT  ARE  LOCATED  IN  AN ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED 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

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

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