Bill S4123-2011

Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts

Authorizes boards of education to enter into cooperative contracts with other school districts, boards of education, counties, municipalities, or any division of the state for any services, goods or products it has the duty or power to provide, so long as the contract will result in cost savings.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 24, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to education
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 14, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1223
  • Jun 13, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 3, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 21, 2011: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - May 3, 2011
Ayes (16): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Huntley
Ayes W/R (1): Serrano
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jan 24, 2012
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Huntley
Ayes W/R (1): Serrano

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4123

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to education cooperative contracts

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: SECTION 1 - amends section 1709 of the Education Law to add a new subdivision 43. This new paragraph will allow the Board of Education to enter into cooperative contracts with other school districts, counties, municipalities the state or divisions or agencies of the state for any service that these other public entities are currently providing.

SECTION 2 - provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: School districts across the state are under increasing fiscal pressure as costs rise and demands for services increase. Taxpayers are already buried under high real property taxes, and increasing these taxes should not be an option. The state is no longer in a position to increase school aid. School districts must be given more options to find ways to operate more efficiently and cut costs. This bill will allow school districts to enter into cooperative agreements with other public entities to share contracts for goods or services when such agreements will result in savings to the district.

EXISTING LAW: School districts have limited ability to contract for services with some other public entities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.6670 -- EDUCATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: It is anticipated that there will be substantial savings to school districts, there are no costs for the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4123 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 21, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, SALAND -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to education cooperative contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1709 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 43 to read as follows: 43. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, SECTION ONE HUNDRED THREE OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO A "COOPERATIVE CONTRACT" WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, A COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, THE STATE OR ANY DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE, FOR ANY SERVICE, GOOD OR PRODUCT IT HAS THE DUTY OR POWER TO PROVIDE, PROVIDED THAT THE BOARD FINDS THAT THE CONTRACT COST IS APPROPRIATE AND ENTRY INTO A "COOPERATIVE CONTRACT" WILL RESULT IN A COST SAVINGS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A "COOPERATIVE CONTRACT" MEANS A CONTRACT FOR A SERVICE, GOOD OR PRODUCT THAT ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, STATE OR DIVISION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE IS ALREADY PROVIDING THROUGH AN EXISTING CONTRACT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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