senate Bill S6511

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to state aid eligibility for library construction, and to streamline and modernize certain library aid formulas and program requirements

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Current Bill Status Via A7021 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1462
substituted for s6511
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by a7021
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1462
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 04, 2021 referred to libraries

Votes

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Jun 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6511
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 18, 2021 - Libraries committee Vote

S6511
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Libraries Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

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S6511 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7021
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§273-a & 273, Ed L

S6511 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state aid eligibility for library construction, and to streamline and modernize certain library aid formulas and program requirements.

S6511 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6511 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6511
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN -- (at request of the State Education Depart-
   ment) -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Libraries
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state aid eligibility
   for library construction, and  to  streamline  and  modernize  certain
   library aid formulas and program requirements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 273-a of  the  education  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  120  of  the  laws  of 2020, is amended to read as
 follows:
   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,  renovation  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  subdi-
 vision 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 disadvantaged 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 econom-
 ically distressed community. Provided however that the  state  liability
 for  aid  paid pursuant to this section shall be limited to funds appro-
 priated for such purpose. Aid shall be  provided  on  approved  expenses
 incurred during the period commencing July first and ending June thirti-
 eth  for  up  to  [three] FOUR years, or until the project is completed,
 whichever occurs first. Provided, however, that  public  libraries  that
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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