Bill S1461A-2011

Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program

Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program.

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  • May 10, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 1461A
  • May 10, 2012: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 7, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S1461A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to authorizing cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program

PURPOSE: Authorizes cooperative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program municipal merger incentives.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Paragraph r of subdivision 10 of Section 54 of the state finance law, as amended by Section 6 of part GG of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2009, is amended to include cooperative library systems in the definition of municipalities making them eligible to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program municipal merger incentives.

JUSTIFICATION: The Local Government Efficiency Grant Program was established in New York State to help promote and fund service sharing and consolidations to ultimately save taxpayer dollars. Funding from this program is currently available to counties, cities, town, villages, special improvement districts, fire districts, school districts, BOCES, water and sewer authorities, and regional planning and developments boards. Public library systems are also eligible under this program; however, cooperative library systems are not. Cooperative library systems' sole mission is to support public library projects that consolidate services, eliminate waste, make operations more efficient and most importantly save taxpayers money. This legislation is necessary to include the eligibility of cooperative library systems in this program thereby allowing this agency to enhance their efforts on behalf of hard pressed taxpayers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.6463

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 1461--A A. 1414--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 7, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, MURRAY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Libraries and Education Technology -- recommitted to the Committee on Libraries and Education Technology in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to authorizing coop- erative library systems to apply for funds under the local government efficiency grant program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Clause 1 of subparagraph (i) of paragraph r of subdivision 10 of section 54 of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 470 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (1) For the purposes of this paragraph, "municipality" shall mean a county, city, town, village, special improvement district, fire district, public library, association library, [or] public library system as defined by section two hundred seventy-two of the education law OR COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM, provided however, that for the purposes of this definition, a public library system shall be considered a municipality only in instances where such public library system advances a joint application on behalf of its member libraries, water authority, sewer authority, regional planning and development board, school district, or board of cooperative educational services; provided,
however, that for the purposes of this definition, a board of cooper- ative educational services shall be considered a municipality only in instances where such board of cooperative educational services advances a joint application on behalf of school districts and other munici- palities within the board of cooperative educational services region; provided, however, that any agreements with a board of cooperative educational services: shall not generate additional state aid; shall be deemed not to be a part of the program, capital and administrative budg- ets of the board of cooperative educational services for the purposes of computing charges upon component school districts pursuant to subdivi- sion one and subparagraph seven of paragraph b of subdivision four of section nineteen hundred fifty and subdivision one of section nineteen hundred fifty-one of the education law; and shall be deemed to be a cooperative municipal service for purposes of subparagraph two of para- graph d of subdivision four of section nineteen hundred fifty of the education law. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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