Bill S7818-2009

Relates to providing for a waiver allowing state aid in certain circumstances, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

Relates to providing for a waiver allowing state aid in certain circumstances, in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

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Actions

  • Jun 25, 2010: referred to education
  • Jun 24, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 24, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 8, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.799
  • Jun 2, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 13, 2010: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jun 2, 2010
Ayes (16): Oppenheimer, Breslin, Serrano, Espada, Squadron, Stavisky, Huntley, Addabbo, Foley, Flanagan, Saland, LaValle, Seward, Marcellino, Little, Padavan
Ayes W/R (1): Johnson C
Absent (1): Montgomery
Excused (1): Morahan

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S7818

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend chapter 386 of the laws of 1996 amending the education law relating to providing for a waiver allowing state aid in certain circumstances, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE :

This legislation would extend existing law that enables the state education department to waive local maintenance of effort requirements regarding library funding.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

This bill would amend section 2 of chapter 386 of the laws of 1996 as last amended by chapter 661 of the laws of 2005 to extend the effective date until January 1, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION :

State law requires that municipalities maintain their library funding levels at 95% of the previous two year's average or lose 25% of their state library aid grant. That provision would, in effect, be a double blow to local libraries in tough economic times, and therefore this law permits the commissioner of the state education department to waive this requirement if it would result in excessive hardship for the local library or library system. This law has been extended repeatedly.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

This is a new bill; however, this provision has previously been extended in:

2005: Chapter 661 2000: Chapter 325

This provision originally became law in 1996 as Chapter 386.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

This bill is not expected to have any cost to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7818 IN SENATE May 13, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend chapter 386 of the laws of 1996 amending the education law relating to providing for a waiver allowing state aid in certain circumstances, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 386 of the laws of 1996, amending the education law relating to providing for a waiver allowing state aid in certain circumstances, as amended by chapter 661 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the provisions of this act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after January 1, 1996, and provided, further that this act shall be deemed repealed on and after January 1, [2011] 2016. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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