Authorizes approval of certain transportation contracts of the Port Chester-Rye union free school district for the 2007-2008 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 Port Chester-Rye union free school district
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the education law, in reference to certain acts of the Port Chester - Rye union free school district regarding transportation contracts for the 2007-2008 school year. The following contracts were not included in an earlier bill but are now ready to be paid. They are contracts C-260277 for the amount of $1,650.00 and C-260278 for the amount of $6,288.65.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section § 1 ratifies the Education law in to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm notwithstanding any failure to comply with the contract award.
Section § 2 directs the transportation aid as valid and proper.
Section § 3 requires that this act shall take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: The Port Chester - Rye union free school district followed proper procedures for public notification regarding the awarding of transportation contracts for the 2007-2008 school years. Unfortunately, the newspaper of record erred and did not publish the notification as per their agreement with the school district. The error resulted in the awarding of the transportation contracts without 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: 2009-2010: A.9723-A (Latimer) Passed Assembly. S.6466 (Oppenheimer) Passed Senate, Vetoed (Memo 6792) 2007-2008: A.9449-(Latimer) Referred to Education. S.6478 (Oppenheimer) Passed Senate
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6155 IN SENATE January 6, 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 Port Chester-Rye 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 Port Chester-Rye union free school district and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relating to or in connection with transportation contracts C-260277 and C-260278 of the 2007-2008 school year, and all acts inci- dental 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. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the purpose of the contracts listed in this section, the district shall be authorized to file such contracts with the state education department within six months of the effective date of this act in order for such contracts to be deemed as filed on or before June thirtieth, two thou- sand ten and aid due payable for such filing shall be deemed to be state aid payments due for prior years. S 2. The education department is hereby directed to consider the aforementioned contracts for transportation aid as valid and proper obligations of the Port Chester-Rye 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. LBD00309-04-2