Bill S2417-2013

Requires state to pay all capital costs of the Medgar Evers college of the city university of New York

Requires the state to pay the entire capital costs of the Medgar Evers college of the city university of New York.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 17, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2417

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the capital costs of Medgar Evers college

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the capital costs of Medgar Evers college; and to repeal paragraph (ii) of subdivision E of section 6221 of such law.

JUSTIFICATION: Out of City University schools, Medgar Evers is the only senior college whose capital projects are not funded by the State. Medgar Evers' operational funding was restored to senior college status in 1994; however, because the capital funding formula was not adjusted to comply with that of other senior colleges, Medgar Evers must continue to compete for capital dollars from the considerably smaller pool of funds allocated to the community colleges. Medgar Evers is further put at a disadvantage because an allocation of capital dollars to the community colleges from the State does not necessarily assure that the city will match those dollars. It is only fair that Medgar Evers be treated as an equal among the other CUNY schools by receiving capital funding that is calculated by the same formula.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006: Old Assembly Bill Number A.9743 01/31/06: Referred to Higher Education 06/13/06: Reported Referred to Ways and Means 06/14/06: Reported Referred to Rules 06/19/06: Reported 06/19/06: Rules Report Cal.955 06/19/06: Ordered to Third Reading Rules Cal.955 06/19/06: Passed Assembly 06/19/06: Delivered to Senate 06/19/06: Referred to Rules 01/09/08: Referred to Higher Education 2010: A.3299/S.711 Held in Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: On the thirtieth day after it shall become a law, provided that no provision of this act shall be construed to affect the amounts appropriated by the city of New York for the capital costs of of Medgar Evers college for any fiscal year of such city ending on or before June 2013.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2417 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the capital costs of Medgar Evers college THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision B of section 6221 of the education law, as amended by section 1 of part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: B. Senior college capital costs. Commencing with the twelve-month period beginning July first, nineteen hundred eighty-two and thereafter, the state shall pay one hundred per centum of capital costs exclusive of those financed pursuant to the provisions of article one hundred twen- ty-five-B of this chapter, of the senior colleges of the city university of New York, provided however that commencing with the twelve month period beginning July first, nineteen hundred eighty-two and thereafter, the state shall pay one hundred per centum of capital costs exclusive of those financed pursuant to the provisions of article one hundred twen- ty-five-B of this chapter, of the college of Staten Island, New York city college of technology and, commencing with the twelve month period beginning July first, two thousand nine and thereafter, Medgar Evers college, provided, however, that appropriations authorizing such costs have been approved by the legislature. [The advancement of capital projects pursuant to this subdivision shall be undertaken only in accordance with the provisions of section ninety-three of the state finance law.] S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that no provision of this act shall be construed to affect the amounts appropriated by the city of New York for the capital costs of Medgar Evers college for any fiscal year of such city ending on or before June 30, 2013.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus