Legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts of the Greenport public school district.
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Excused (1): Montgomery
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation contracts of the Greenport public school district
PURPOSE: To validate shared busing transportation contracts between the Greenport public school district and private contractors for school years 2001-2004 that were disapproved by the New York State Education Department through clerical error.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This section also cures any errors or omissions made by the Greenport public school district as relates to the submission of these contracts to the New York State Education Department for approval.
Section 2 states that the new York State Education Department shall treat the above mentioned transportation contracts as valid and proper obligations of the Greenport public school district.
Section 3 states that this act shall take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Through administrative error, numerous transportation contracts for shared busing services between the Greenport public school district and transportation contractors were not approved by the New York State Education Department due to the fact that there was missing documentation required to approve these contracts. The Greenport public school district was unaware of the fact that this documentation was missing and as such, they continued to enter into contracts with these private contractors under the erroneous belief that the contracts were being approved. This legislation will simply reimburse the Greenport public school district for expenses that otherwise would have been approved in the absence of administrative error.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10, S.1717; S.2007-08, S.7951A.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3874 A. 6140 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 8, 2011 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. LOSQUADRO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm certain transportation contracts of the Greenport public school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. All acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or caused to be had and taken by the Greenport public school district and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relating to or in connection with certain transportation contracts: EO11076, EO12203, EO12208, EO12206, EO01438, EO12307 and EO11079 for the 2001-2002 school year, EO12203, EO12208 and EO11076 for the 2002-2003 school year and EO11076, EO01438, EO11079, EO12203, EO12206, EO12208, E701134 and E701135 for the 2003-2004 school year with various contrac- tors, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure of such school district to comply with the contract award, approvals and filing provisions of the education law, general municipal law or any other law or any other statutory authority, rule or regulation, other than those filing provisions defined in paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law, in relation to any omission, error, defect, irregularity or illegality in such proceeding had and taken, and provided further that any amount due and payable to the Greenport public school district as a result of this act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the educa- tion law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09919-01-1 S. 3874 2 A. 6140
S 2. The education department is hereby directed to consider the contracts set forth in section one of this act for transportation aid as valid and proper obligations of the Greenport public school district. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.