Bill S6340-2011

Relates to legalizing certain acts of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District with respect to transportation contracts

Relates to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming certain acts and proceedings of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District with respect to certain transportation contracts; allows transportation aid to be paid to the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District despite a miscalculation in the required bid opening time period.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 19, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1358
  • Jun 19, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 30, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 6, 2012
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Excused (1): Oppenheimer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6340

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming certain acts and proceedings of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District with respect to certain transportation contracts

PURPOSE: To allow transportation aid to be paid to the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District despite an error in the required bid opening time period

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would legalize, validate and ratify a transportation contract entered into by the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District notwithstanding any failure to comply with certain bidding requirements and would direct the state education department (SED) to consider such contracts valid and proper obligations of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District.

EXISTING LAW: Current law requires five days between publication of the advertisement for bids and the opening of the bids.

JUSTIFICATION: The bill permits the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District in Greene County to be receive state aid for certain transportation contracts which the district entered into in 2011. Due to an inadvertent error and the publication of a bid notice one day later than planned, the required five days did not elapse between the first publication of the advertisement for bids and the opening and reading of the bids. Despite the unintentional error, it is important to the district to receive the transportation aid so as to ensure that sufficient funding is available to support the safety and educational needs of the school children of the district. The district should not lose its transportation reimbursement for the contract due to a one-day lapse in the publication of its bid notice.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Funding is available within the state's transportation categorical aid.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6340 IN SENATE January 30, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT in relation to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming certain acts and proceedings of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District with respect to certain transportation contracts 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 Hunter-Tannersville Central School District and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relating to or in connection with certain transportation contracts of the 2011-2012 school year with various contractors, and all acts incidental thereto are hereby legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any failure to comply with the contract award, approval, categorizing and filing provisions of the education law, general municipal law or any other law or any other statutory authority, rule or regulation, other than the filing provisions contained in paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the educa- tion law, in relation to any omission, error, defect, irregularity or illegality in such acts done and proceedings 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 Hunter-Tannersville Central School District. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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