N.Y. Education Law Section 256
Contracts


1.

Any authority named in section two hundred fifty-five may, individually or jointly with another municipal or district body or tribal government, grant money for the support of the cost of maintaining or the cost of any capital improvements to or expenditure for one or more: free association libraries, provided such libraries are registered by the regents; public libraries, provided such libraries are registered by the regents; and cooperative library systems approved by the commissioner; or may, individually or jointly with another municipal or district body or tribal government, contract with the trustees of a free association library registered by the regents, or with any municipal or district body having control of such a library, or with the trustees of the cooperative library system, or with the trustees of a public library registered by the regents to furnish library services to the people of the municipality, district or reservation for whose benefit the contract is made, under such terms and conditions as may be stated in such contract. The amount agreed to be paid for such services under such contract shall be a charge upon the municipal or district bodies or tribal government which agree to make the payment and shall be paid directly to the treasurer of the free association library, public library or of the cooperative library system.

2.

When the municipality agreeing to make the payment or grant is a town in which there are one or more incorporated villages, which village or villages jointly with such town contract with the trustees of a cooperative library system, a free association library or with another municipal district or body having control of a public library whether or not such district or body is an incorporated village in such town, the amount appropriated by the town board in such town shall be a charge upon the taxable property of that part of the town outside of any such incorporated village.

Source: Section 256 — Contracts, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/256 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

245
State library, how constituted
246
State medical library
247
State law library
248
Manuscript and records “on file”
249
State library, when open
249‑A
Libraries of public institutions of higher education
250
Duplicate department
251
Transfers from state officers
252
Other libraries owned by the state
253
Public and association libraries and museums
254
Standards of library service
255
Establishment of a public library
256
Contracts
257
Acceptance of conditional gift
258
Closing of museum
258‑A
Purchases by museums, historical societies, zoological gardens, aquariums, botanical gardens and arboreta through office of general services
259
Library taxes
260
Trustees
260‑A
Meetings of board of trustees
260‑B
Reduction of salaries for purchase of annuities
260‑C
Reduction of salaries for tax-deferred annuities
260‑D
Board of trustees continuing education
261
Incorporation
262
Use of public and Indian libraries
263
Reports
264
Injuries to property
265
Detention
265‑A
Defense of lawful detention
266
Transfer of libraries
267
Local neglect
268
Abolition
269
Library extension service
270
Acceptance of surplus library books or property
271
Apportionment of state aid to Indian libraries
272
Conditions under which library systems are entitled to state aid
273
Apportionment of state aid to libraries and library systems
273‑A
State aid for library construction
274
Use and care of school library
275
Librarians of school libraries
276
Existing rules continued in force
277
Authority to raise and receive money for school library
278
Authority to transfer school library property to a free library
279
Fees
280
Penalty for disobedience to library law, rules or orders
281
Loans and extensions of credit to infants
282
Establishment of school library systems
283
Functions of school library systems
284
State aid for school library systems
285
State aid for cooperation with correctional facilities

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 256’s source at nysenate​.gov

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