Authorizes approval of certain transportation contracts of the Massapequa union free school district which failed to comply with certain filing requirements.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Diaz, LaValle
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize approval of certain transportation contracts of the Massapequa union free school district
PURPOSE: To amend the education law, in reference to certain acts of the Massapequa Union Free School District regarding transportation contracts for the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years.
SUMMARY OF 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 Massapequa Union Free School District followed proper procedure in completing transportation contracts from 2008-2009 through 2011-2012. Unfortunately, a former employee failed to submit the contracts to the State Education Department in a timely manner. In response, Massapequa has provided to SED all of the necessary paperwork required to file for transportation contracts, demonstrating their intent to follow the proper procedures. However SED is unable to accept these contracts because they were not filed on time, this legislation is necessary to enable SED to award these contracts. This legislation is required for the school district to receive the appropriate transportation aid as they would otherwise be entitled to under state law.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: Passed the Senate (S.7681/A.10655A)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 780 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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 Massapequa 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 Massapequa union free school district and by all officers, employees or agents of such school district relating to or in connection with transportation contracts E252772, C257560, C257561, E257537, E257538, E257539, E257540, E257541, E257542, E257543, E257547, E257533, E257535, E257536, E259186, E259185, E259184, E257527, E257571, E257572, E257573, E254910, E610509, E009273, E600691B, E252770, E253710, E961006, E253715, E61133C, and E253714 of the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years, 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 Massapequa 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. LBD01414-01-3