N.Y. Education Law Section 257
Acceptance of conditional gift


By majority vote at any election or at a meeting of the electors, duly held, any municipality or district or by three-fourths vote of its council any city, or any library or any designated branch thereof if so authorized by such vote of a municipality, district or council, or any combination of such voting bodies, may accept gifts, grants, devises or bequests for library purposes or for kindred affiliated educational, social and civic agencies on condition that a specified annual appropriation shall thereafter be made for the maintenance of a library or branches thereof, or of such kindred affiliated agencies, by the municipality or district or combination so authorizing such acceptance, or upon such other conditions as may be stipulated in the terms of the gift. Such acceptance when approved by the regents of the university under seal and recorded in its book of charters shall be a binding contract, and such municipality or district shall levy and collect yearly in the manner prescribed for other taxes the amount stipulated and shall maintain any so accepted gift, grant, devise or bequest intact and make good any impairment thereof, and shall comply with all other conditions set forth in the stated terms of the gift.

Source: Section 257 — Acceptance of conditional gift, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/257 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 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. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 257’s source at nysenate​.gov

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