Authorizes approval of certain transportation contracts of the Mamaroneck union free school district for the 2008-2009 school year.
Ayes (18): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to authorize approval of certain transportation contracts of the Mamaroneck union free school district
To amend the education law, in reference to certain acts of the Mamaroneck Union Free School District regarding transportation contract (C-412087 for the projected amount of $70,055) for the 2008-2009 school year. This bill would provide that such contract, which was unfairly denied, would be paid.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One of this bill would amend the Education law in to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm notwithstanding any failure to comply with the award for contract C-412087.
Section Two of this bill would classify the transportation aid as valid and proper.
The Mamaroneck Union Free School District followed proper procedures for public notification regarding the awarding of transportation contracts for the 2008-2009. Unfortunately, however, the newspaper of record erred and did not publish the notification as per their agreement with the school district. As a result, the State Education Department denied the contract because the ad never appeared in the paper. In response, Mamaroneck provided receipts to SED demonstrating their intent to follow the proper procedures. SED, however, would still not award the contract,
This legislation is necessary to enable SED to award the contracts as the school district did act in full compliance with the required notice provisions. This legislation is required for the school district to receive the appropriate transportation aid as they would otherwise be entitled to under state law.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: S.3467 - Passed Senate and Assembly, Veto No. 61
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6145 IN SENATE January 5, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to authorize approval of certain transportation contracts of the Mamaroneck union free school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. All the acts done and proceedings heretofore had and taken or caused to be had and taken by the Mamaroneck union free school district and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relating to or in connection with transportation contract C-412087 of the 2008-2009 school year, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure to comply with the contract award, approval, and filing provisions of the education law, the general municipal law or any other law or any other statutory authority, rule or regulations, 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. S 2. The education department is hereby directed to consider the aforementioned contracts for transportation aid as valid and proper obligations of the Mamaroneck union free school district. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08621-01-1