Authorizes Cornell University to enter into memoranda of understanding with state agencies to provide services and technical assistance.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, 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, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (3): Gianaris, Rivera, Stavisky
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing Cornell university to enter into memoranda of understanding with state agencies to provide services and technical assistance
PURPOSE: To authorize the use of memoranda of understanding between the State of New York and Cornell University, for the purposes of procuring services or technical assistance from said university or providing funds to said university, related to said university's land grant mission.
SUMMARY OF PROVISION: The bill amends § 5704 of the education law, allowing for the use of memoranda of understanding (MOUs) between Cornell University and the State of New York.
EXISTING LAW: § 5704 of the education law.
JUSTIFICATION: Allowing for the use of an MOU, to detail the terms of bilateral contracts between the State of New York and Cornell university, will facilitate state mandated projects undertaken by Cornell due to its status as a land grant university. Cornell has a large number of very long-term and recurring contracts to do work for state agencies. Allowing agencies to elect to enter into an MOU with Cornell would result in significant administrative time and cost savings for the state.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Governor's Program Bill #29.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None for state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3920 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 9, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- 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 authorizing Cornell university to enter into memoranda of understanding with state agen- cies to provide services and technical assistance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5704 of the education law is amended to read as follows: S 5704. Trustees shall make reports; university subject to visitation of regents; SERVICES FOR STATE AGENCIES. 1. The trustees of said university shall make all the reports and perform such other acts as may be necessary to conform to the act of congress, entitled "An act donat- ing public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, " approved July second, eighteen hundred sixty-two. The said university shall be subject to visitation of the regents of the university. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY AS THE LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK STATE UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JULY SECOND, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO IS AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING WITH STATE AGENCIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SERVICES AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RELATED TO ITS LAND GRANT MISSION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08903-01-1