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S02506 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state education, labor, housing and family assistance budget for the 2021-2022 state fiscal year; relates to school contracts for excellence; provides for a pandemic adjustment payment reduction; relates to aidable transportation expenses; relates to funding from the elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund allocated by the American rescue plan act of 2021; relates to foundation aid; relates to the statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program; legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain contracts and projects by the Huntington union free school district, the Liverpool central school district, and the Marlboro central school district; provides that the commissioner of education shall not recover any penalties from the Huntington union free school district, the Liverpool central school district, and the Marlboro central school district; legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms certain transportation contracts by the Cold Spring Harbor central school district; relates to certain moneys apportioned in the 2021-2022 school year; relates to the preparation of estimated data for projections of apportionments; relates to approved private schools serving certain students with disabilities, special act school districts and approved preschool special class and special class in an integrated setting programs experiencing enrollment decreases as a result of the state disaster emergency declared pursuant to Executive Order 202 of 2020; authorizes the board of education of a special act school district to establish a fiscal stabilization reserve fund; relates to certain tuition methodology; relates to charter school aid; relates to the calculation of nonpublic school's eligibility to receive aid; relates to reimbursement for a work force education program by the consortium for worker education in New York City for the 2021-2022 school year and withholding a portion of employment preparation education aid; relates to funds for certain employment preparation education programs; relates to the effectiveness of conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the effectiveness of the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the effectiveness of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to school bus driver training; relates to special appointment for salary expenses and public pension accruals; relates to amounts of apportionments in relation to Roosevelt union free school district; relates to authorizing the city school district of the city of Rochester to purchase certain services; relates to suballocations of appropriations; relates to the support of public libraries; relates to the New York state mentor teacher-internship program; relates to the gap elimination adjustment percentage; relates to the gap elimination adjustment (Part A); extends provisions of law relating to capital facilities in support of the state university and community colleges, procurement and the state university health care facilities (Part D); extends scholarship program eligibility for certain recipients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Part F); relates to excelsior scholarship award amounts (Part G); relates to facilities operated by the office of children and family services (Part H); extends provisions relating to restructuring financing for residential school placements (Part I); makes permanent the consolidation of the youth development and delinquency prevention program and the special delinquency prevention program (Part J); makes permanent the authorization of the board of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with the commissioner of children and family services to provide certain services (Part K); provides for compliance with the federal family first prevention services act regarding placement of children into residential treatment programs (Part L); utilizes reserves in the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part O); increases the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons receiving certain care (Part P); provides for a tax check-off for gifts to food banks (Part Q); exempts certain housing projects that entered into regulatory agreements from sales and compensating use taxes (Part U); limits child care expenses for low-income families (Part Z); provides for requirements for construction work and engineering and consulting services performed in connection with the installation of certain renewable energy systems (Part AA); enacts the "COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program of 2021"; defines terms; authorizes the commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance to implement emergency rental and utility assistance; provides for distribution, application, documentation and restrictions on evictions; establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental municipal corporation allocation fund; makes related provisions (Subpart A); establishes the utility COVID-19 debt relief credit (Subpart B) (Part BB); prohibits the inclusion of claims for unemployment insurance arising from the closure of an employer due to COVID-19 from being included in such employer's experience rating charges (Part CC); relates to tuition assistance award programs and extending the authorization of certain components of the NY-SUNY 2020 challenge grant program (Part DD); excludes certain funding from the determination of the maximum state aid rate for authorized agencies (Part EE); implements section 4 of Division X of the federal consolidated appropriations act of 2021 (Part FF); directs the state to appropriate general fund operating support to cover any increase in tuition credit (Part GG); provides for defense and indemnification of physicians acting on behalf of the state (Part HH); provides criteria for the storage of sexual offense evidence collection kits (Part II); provides supports and services for youth suffering from adverse childhood experiences (Subpart A); (Part JJ); relates to providing for optional electronic service of process (Part KK); enacts the community violence intervention act (Part LL); relates to establishing the comprehensive broadband connectivity act which directs the public service commission to review state broadband and fiber optic services (Part MM); requires every person, business, corporation, or their agents providing or seeking to provide broadband service in New York state to offer high speed broadband service to low-income consumer; defines "broadband service"; authorizes attorney general enforcement; makes related provisions (Part NN); relates to the powers that social services officials have to receive or dispose of a deed, mortgage or lien (Part OO).
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