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Bill S4241A-2013

Clarifies the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries

Relates to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester; clarifies the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries.

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  • May 22, 2013: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4241A
  • May 6, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.491
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S4241A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, in relation to clarifying the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district to lease properties for the purpose of providing instruction to students in the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 2-c is added to chapter 118 of the laws of 1969 which clarifies the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease properties and to expand its boundaries. Section 2-c of the bill authorizes the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district, subject to approval of the New York State education department, to lease properties located at 45 East Gainsborg Avenue in the village of West Harrison, county of Westchester and 100 North Broadway in the village of Irvington, Westchester County and to enter into any agreements necessary to lease the properties for the purpose of educating the students enrolled in the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is necessary to allow the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease properties and expand their school boundaries.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill - 2013

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4241--A Cal. No. 491 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, in relation to clarifying the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2-a of chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, as added by chapter 226 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S [2-a] 2-B. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, in addition to the powers granted by section two of this act, subject to the approval of the New York state education department, the board of education shall be authorized to lease AND EXPAND BOUNDA- RIES OF properties located at 623 Blooming Grove Turnpike, in the town of New Windsor, county of Orange, to be known as the Kaplan Career Acad- emy, for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the school district. S 2. Chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of West- chester, is amended by adding two new sections 2-c and 2-d to read as follows: S 2-C. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO LEASE AND
EXPAND BOUNDARIES OF PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 45 EAST GAINSBORG AVENUE IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST HARRISON, COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, TO BE KNOWN AS THE REACH ACADEMY, AND TO ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT SUCH AUTHORITY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GREENBURGH NORTH CASTLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT. S 2-D. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO LEASE AND EXPAND BOUNDARIES OF PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 100 NORTH BROADWAY, IN THE VILLAGE OF IRVINGTON, COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, TO BE KNOWN AS THE GREEN- BURGH ACADEMY, AND TO ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT SUCH AUTHORITY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GREENBURGH NORTH CASTLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT. S 3. The actions of the board of education of the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district in entering into a lease of properties located at 45 East Gainsborg Avenue in the village of West Harrison, county of Westchester, and 100 North Broadway in the village of Irving- ton, Westchester County prior to the effective date of this act are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed notwithstanding its location outside of the school district boundaries. S 4. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the board of education of the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district number twelve, created pursuant to chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, as amended, shall be authorized to purchase property located at the site of the Jennie Clarkson Campus (1700 Old Orchard Street, Valhal- la, New York 10595) in the County of Westchester from St. Christopher's Inc. (b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the dormito- ry authority, St. Christopher's Inc. and the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district number twelve, of the towns of Greenburgh and North Castle, in the county of Westchester, are each hereby authorized to enter into such agreements as the dormitory authority deems reason- able or necessary to comply with the requirements of subdivision (a) of this section and to provide for the performance of the obligations of St. Christopher's Inc. and the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district number twelve, in accordance with the provisions of title 4 of article 8 of the public authorities law. (c) Nothing in this chapter shall authorize the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district number twelve, of the towns of Green- burgh and North Castle, and St. Christopher's Inc. from effectuating the transactions authorized under this act without first obtaining any governmental approvals, consents, licenses, permits and accreditation otherwise required under law, which shall include but not be limited to programmatic approval of the commissioner of education. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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