S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 941--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming actions of the Oyster Bay - East Norwich central school district with respect to certain building aid contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the 2 Oyster Bay - East Norwich central school district approved several capi- 3 tal improvement projects which were designated by the state education 4 department as project numbers 0-001-023, 0-001-025 and 0-003-014. In 5 addition, the projects were eligible for certain state aid. The legis- 6 lature further finds that due to ministerial error, a required filing 7 for eligibility for such aid was not made by the district in a timely 8 manner making the district ineligible for certain aid. The legislature 9 further finds that without such aid, the capital improvement projects 10 will impose an additional, unanticipated hardship on district taxpayers. 11 S 2. All the acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or 12 caused to be had and taken by the Oyster Bay - East Norwich central 13 school district and by all its officers or agents relating to or in 14 connection with certain final cost reports to be filed with the state 15 education department for projects 0-001-023, 0-001-025 and 0-003-014, 16 and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized, validated, rati- 17 fied and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure to comply with the 18 approval and filing provisions of the education law or any other law or 19 any other statutory authority, rule or regulation, in relation to any 20 omissions, error, defect, irregularity or illegality in such proceedings EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04425-02-2 S. 941--A 2 1 had and taken, and provided further that any amount due and payable to 2 the Oyster Bay - East Norwich central school district for school years 3 prior to the 2012--2013 school year as a result of this act shall be 4 paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of subdivision 5 of 5 section 3604 of the education law. 6 S 3. The education department is hereby directed to consider the 7 approved costs of the aforementioned project as valid and proper obli- 8 gations of the Oyster Bay - East Norwich central school district. 9 S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.