senate Bill S2701

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 22, 2021 referred to education

S2701 (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
2019-2020: S115

S2701 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2701 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2701 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 22, 2021
 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
 of  subdivision six of this section and the actual approved expenditures
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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