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tions of any such private sales, which regulations shall include provision that he give notice to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly, of his intention to conduct private sale of obligations pursuant to this section not less than ten days prior to such sale

the execution of any binding agreement to effect such sale.

Notwithstanding paragraph a of this subdivision, whenever in the judgment of the comptroller the interests of the state will be served thereby, such bonds may be sold at public or private sale in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraph a of this subdivision, with interest rates that vary in accordance with a formula or procedure set forth or referred to in the bonds and may provide the holders thereof with such rights to require the state or other persons to purchase or redeem such bonds or renewals thereof from the proceeds of the resale thereof otherwise from time to time prior to the final maturity of such bonds as the comptroller may determine and the state may resell, at any time prior to final maturity, any such bonds acquired as a result of the exercise of such rights, provided, however, that at time shall the total principal amount of bonds issued pursuant to this paragraph exceed ten percent of the total principal amount of all, bonds then outstanding issued pursuant to paragraph a of this subdivision. Notwithstanding, the foregoing, the holders of bonds sold pursuant to this paragraph shall not be provided with the right to require the state to repurchase or redeem the bonds prior to the final maturity thereof less the state has entered into one or more letter of credit agreements or other liquidity facility agreements entered into for the express purposes of such sale and which shall require a financially responsible party or parties to the agreement or agreements, other than the state, to purchase or redeem all or any portion of such bonds tendered by the holders thereof for repurchase or redemption prior to the final maturity of such, bonds; Such requirement to purchase or redeem bonds shall continue until such time as the right of the holders of such bonds to require repurchase redemption of such bonds prior to the final maturity thereof shall cease. A financially responsible party or parties, for purposes

of this paragraph, shall mean a person or persons determined by the comptroller to have sufficient net worth and liquidity to purchase and

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on a timely basis all of the bonds which may be tendered for repurchase or redemption by the holders thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no new bonds shall be issued pursuant to this paragraph after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-four, but the comptroller may reissue pursuant to this paragraph variable rate bonds issued by the state prior to such date and tendered to the state or after such date.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 752

AN ACT in relation to providing memorial tuition awards to children of

certain deceased correction officers
Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, and in accordance with the terms of agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article 14 of the civil service law which so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating units designated as the security services unit and the security supervisors unit, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or chil. dren of state correction officers who died between January 1, 1981 and March 31, 1985 as a result of an injury sustained in the line-of-duty, with full' tuition up to the amount charged for an undergraduate college or university by the state university of New York to attend any college

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or university provided, however, such child or children as so designated meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purposes set forth in this act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 753

AN ACT to amend chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate

union free school district in the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, in relation to extending the territory of the union free school district Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, are amended to read as follows:

Section 1. The territory in the [town] towns of Greenburgh and North Castle, county of Westchester, which is

is owned by [St. Christopher's School) St. Christopher's - Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation in accordance with the provisions of the [membership corporations] not-for-profit corporation law, on the date when this act shall take effect, shall be and hereby is constituted a separate union free school district of the [town] towns of Greenburgh and North Castle, in the county of Westchester, and shall be known and designated as school district number twelve, of the [town] towns of Greenburgh and North Castle, and shall have and enjoy all the powers and privileges in a union free school district under the provisions of the education law,

§ 2. The said district shall be under the control of a board of education, which shall be composed of from five to nine members elected by the board of directors of [St. Christopher's School] St. Christopher's Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation as constituted pursuant to the provisions and by-laws therein provided by the [membership corporations] not-for-profit corporation law, said members to serve for terms not exceeding five years; and such board shall have all the powers and duties of a board of education of a union free school district under the provisions of the education law.

§ 3. Whenever any part of the territory described in this act shall be sold by [St. Christopher's School] St. Christopher's Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation or shall cease to be held by said [St. Christopher's School] St. Christopher's - Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation in accordance with the provisions of the [membership, corporations] not-for-profit corporation law, the same shall to be a part of the school district hereby established and shall revert to and become a part of the school district from which said territory is separated by the passage of this act. § 4.

Whenever any territory adjoining any part of the territory described in this act shall be acquired purchased by said [St. Christopher's School] St. Christopher's Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation or shall be held by said [St. Christopher's School] St. Christopher's - Jennie Clarkson child care services corporation in accordance with the provisions of the [membership corporations] not-forprofit corporation law, the same shall become a part of the union free school district hereby established and shall, together with the territory described in this act, enjoy all the powers and privileges of a union free school district under the provisions of the education law.

૬ 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after September 1, 1976. EXPLANATION-Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law

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CHAPTER 754

AN ACT to amend the local finance law, in relation to revenue

anticipation notes
Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section 25.00 of the local finance law is amended by adding a new paragraphedino read as follows:

act school district may issue revenue anticipation notes in anticipation of moneys to be received from the state or the United States government.

2. For the purposes of this paragraph, and for the purposes of sections 30.00 and 39.00 and titles four, five, six and twelve of this article, the board of education shall be the finance board and its president shall be its chief fiscal officer; provided, further, that section 162.00 of this article shall be applicable to revenue anticipation notes issued under this paragraph.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to relieving municipalities

in declared disaster areas of certain requirements for receipt of consolidated local highway assistance payments Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 10-C of the highway law, as amended by chapter 127 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read follows:

6. On the first day of the third month following the end of its fiscal year ending in nineteen hundred eighty-three and each succeeding fiscal year, each municipality which has received five thousand dollars or more in total funds paid pursuant to subdivision two or four of this section during the preceding fiscal year shall certify to the commissioner, pụrsuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner in relation thereto, that the expenditure by such' municipality in such fiscal year of nonstate funds raised by the municipality for the operation and maintenance (exclusive of capital construction) of its highways, bridges and/or highway-railroad crossings was not reduced below the level of the average of the previous two years. Provided, however, that in calculating the expenditures and revenues of the municipality' to determine the local maintenance of effort for the fiscal year being certified and the expenditure level of the average of the previous two years, municipalities shall not be required to include the amount of revenues and expenditures for operation and maintenance of its highways, bridges, and/or highway-railroad crossings necessitated by any unforeseen event for which the municipality was officially declared a disaster area. Where reduction in such spending or non-use has occurred, the distributions above the funding level to such municipality in the then-current state fiscal year shall be reduced by an amount equivalent to the amount of such reduction or non-use, except that no reduction to the funding level shall be taken for an amount caused by any unforeseen event for which the municipality was officially declared a disaster area. Municipalities not required to certify under this section may continue such noncertifying status, with the approval of the commissioner, if the apportionment to such municipality is increased to more than five thousand

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purposes of this section, a municipality shall mean a county, city, town or village or two or more such jurisdictions acting jointly.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to certifications required in 1992 and subsequent years; provided, however, that any funding due to a municipality pursuant to the provisions of section one of this act shall be made available beginning in the 1993-1994 fiscal year.

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AN ACT in relation to funding a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city

and making appropriation therefor; and provides for the repeal of the provisions of this act upon expiration thereof Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. It is the finding of the legislature that basic literacy and work skills training essential for persons to obtain or retain employment and to increase opportunities for increased earnings or employment. It is

the finding of the legislature that training conducted by groups directly involved in the workforce may be the most appropriate and efficient means of ensuring training necessary for individuals to meet the current and future needs of a dynamic workplace. It is the intent of the legislature to fund program for workforce education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city with existing employment preparation education funding:

§ 2. Work force education program. The legislature hereby authorizes partial reimbursement by the state education department of services and expenses

per contact hour of workforce education conducted by the consortium for worker education (CWE). a private not-for-profit corporation located in the city of New York. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, such programs conducted by the consortium for worker education must

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approved by the commissioner of education with the goals of enabling adults who are twenty-one years of age or older to retain ployment or improve their work skills capacity to enhance their opportunities for increased earnings and advancement. Such progộams shall operate between July, first and June thirtieth and may include, but not be limited to, day and evening, programs which provide instruction in basic education, 'life skills, high school equivalency examination preparation, English as a second language, workplace literacy, work skills training and retaining, upgrading and other programs as may be approved by the commissioner. Other authorized expenditures include those related to assessment, counseling, administration, purchase of instructional materials, purchase or lease of equipment, personal services related to the development of curriculum, cost of inservice training for participating teachers and counselors, instruction, and other administrative and program

costs as approved by the commissioner. Reimbursement shall not exceed 61.4 percent of the lesser of such approvable costs or five dollars and sixty cents per contact hour, where a contact hour represents sixty minutes of instruction services provided to an eligible adult. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the 1992-1993 school year the apportionment calculated for the city school district of the city of New York pursuant to subdivision 24 of section 3602 of the education law shall be computed as if such contact hours provided by the consortium for worker education, not to exceed three hundred sixty thousand hours, were eligible for aid in accordance with the provisions of such subdivision 24 of section 3602 of the education law. EXPLANATION-Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law

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Payment schedule. Upon approval of a program application and budget, submitted in such forms as the commissioner of education shall prescribe, the commissioner shall provide for the advance of twenty-five percent of the program year level as established herein. On or after the first day of October, based on a claim establishing the extent of the approved expenditures for the provision of not less than hundred twenty thousand contact hours of approved services, the commissioner shall provide for the payment of up to an additional twenty percent of the program year level of funding. On or after the first day of January, based on a claim establishing the extent of the cumulative approved expenditures

for the program year for the provision of not less than two hundred forty thousand contact hours of approved services, the commissioner shalí provide for the payment of up to an additional twenty percent of the program year level of funding. "On or after the first day of April, based a claim establishing the extent of the cumulative approved expenditures for the program year for the provision of not less than three hundred sixty thousand contact hours of approved services, to the extent that such funds are appropriated therefore, the commissioner shall provide for the payment of up to an additional twenty percent of the program year level of funding. On or after the first day of

July, upon receipt and approval of a final expenditure and program report, the commissioner shall provide for the payment of any additional funds due and owing within the amount established for the program year, and to the extent of the funds appropriated therefore.

§ 4. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, the commissioner of education shall withhold a portion of employment' preparation education aid due to the city school district of the city of New York equal to the reimbursed costs of the work force education program. Such moneys shall be credited to the elementary and secondary education, general fund - local assistance account and shall not exceed two million sixty-three thousand forty dollars in school year 1992-1993. $5.

5. The sum of two million sixty-three thousand forty dollars ($2,063,040), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the 1992-1993 work force education program from any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund to the credit of the local assistance account not otherwise appropriated, for services and expenses for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this act. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, this appropriation shall represent fulfillment of the state's obligation for a July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993 program. ၌ 6. This act

shall take effect July 1, 1992, and shall be deemed repealed on June 30, 1993.

CHAPTER 757

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing an

office of minority health within the department of health

Became a law July 31, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, do enact as follows:

Section Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 2-D to read as follows:

TITLE II-D

OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH

Section 238. Definitions.

238-a. Office of minority health created.
238-b. Preparation and distribution of reports.
238-c. Minority health council.

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