senate Bill S8935

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing COVID related projects for smart school grants

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Aug 21, 2020 referred to rules

S8935 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3641, Ed L

S8935 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes COVID related capital projects to address any restriction, directive, executive order and regulation issued to school districts in regards to safety precautions for the reopening of schools during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) state disaster emergency.

S8935 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8935 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8935
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 21, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  establishing  COVID
   related projects for smart school grants
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subparagraph 4 of paragraph a of subdivision 16 of  section
 3641 of the education law, as added by section 2 of part C of chapter 56
 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
   (4)  "Smart schools project" shall mean a capital project as set forth
 and defined in subparagraphs five, six, seven [or], eight OR  ELEVEN  of
 this paragraph.
   §  2.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 16 of section 3641 of the education
 law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 11 to read as follows:
   (11) "COVID RELATED PROJECT" SHALL MEAN A CAPITAL PROJECT AS SET FORTH
 AND DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH FIVE, SIX, SEVEN OR EIGHT OF THIS  PARAGRAPH
 WHICH  IS  DEVELOPED  TO  ADDRESS  ANY RESTRICTION, DIRECTIVE, EXECUTIVE
 ORDER AND REGULATION ISSUED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS  IN  REGARDS  TO  SAFETY
 PRECAUTIONS  FOR  THE  REOPENING OF SCHOOLS DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
 (COVID-19) STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY, AS DECLARED PURSUANT  TO  EXECUTIVE
 ORDER  NUMBER  TWO  HUNDRED  TWO. SUCH PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
 LIMITED TO, SOCIAL DISTANCING INSTALLATIONS ON  BUSSES  AND  CLASSROOMS,
 TECHNICAL  SAFETY  EQUIPMENT  SUCH  AS  THERMOMETERS  AND  TECHNOLOGY TO
 ENHANCE DISTANCE LEARNING WITHIN SCHOOL BUILDINGS, OTHER  PUBLIC  PLACES
 AND A STUDENT'S HOME.
   §  3.  Paragraph  b of subdivision 16 of section 3641 of the education
 law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 5 to read as follows:
   (5) FOR PROJECTS IDENTIFIED AS "COVID  RELATED  PROJECTS",  THE  SMART
 SCHOOLS  REVIEW  BOARD SHALL EXPEDITE THE REVIEW OF THE INVESTMENT PLAN.
 THE REVIEW BOARD SHALL  ISSUE  AN  APPROVAL,  REJECTION  OR  RETURN  FOR
 MODIFICATION  ANY  SUCH  PLANS  WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF RECEIVING SUCH
 PLAN.  THE REVIEW BOARD SHALL REVIEW AND APPROVE, REJECT OR  RETURN  FOR
 MODIFICATION  ANY  AMENDMENTS TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF
 RECEIVING SUCH AMENDED PLAN.
   § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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