senate Bill S6245

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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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
May 29, 2019 referred to education

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S6245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7976
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 21, add §§1-a & 21-a, Chap 416 of 2007

S6245 (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.

S6245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6245 (ACTIVE) - 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

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