Bill S304-2013

Relates to contracts for technology and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors

Relates to contracts for technology and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S304

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to contracts for technology and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow BOCES to contract with third-party vendors to support or provide technology, telecommunications and related services to school districts and expands who BOCES can enter into contracts with for information technology and internet services to include municipalities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends subparagraph 7 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law.

Section two off the bill amends subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would allow boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to contract with third-party vendors to support or provide technology, telecommunications and related services to school districts. It also expands the definition of those entities BOCES can enter into contracts with for information technology and internet services to include municipalities. This technical change would allow for municipalities to enter into agreements that could provide municipalities significant savings on a year-to-year basis.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7058 (2012 A.10768 (2010)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state. Potential savings for municipalities.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 304 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- 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 contracts for technol- ogy and telecommunications services between boards of cooperative educational services and third-party vendors THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law, as added by chapter 395 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows: (7) To enter into contracts with the state of New York, any community college, agricultural and technical college, MUNICIPALITY or public agency for the purpose of providing [electronic data processing] INFOR- MATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET services to such agencies. Any such proposed contract shall be subject to the review and approval of the commissioner, who may only approve such proposed contract when, in his OR HER opinion, such contract will not disrupt the level of services provided to component school districts and will result in a more econom- ical utilization of existing board of cooperative educational services computer facilities. The commissioner shall issue a finding in writing in making all determinations pursuant to this subparagraph. S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows: OO. BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES MAY CONTRACT WITH THIRD-PARTY VENDORS TO SUPPORT OR PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED SERVICES TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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