N.Y. Education Law Section 285
State aid for cooperation with correctional facilities


1.

Each public library system operating under an approved plan of service which has a state correctional facility or facilities within its area of service shall be awarded an annual grant of nine dollars twenty-five cents per capita for the incarcerated individual population of such facility or facilities to make available to the incarcerated individual population of such facility or facilities, in direct coordination with the correctional facilities libraries, the library resources of such system. The commissioner shall adopt any regulations necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this subdivision.

2.

The commissioner is authorized to expend up to one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars annually to provide grants to public library systems operating under an approved plan of service for provision of services to county jail facilities. Such formula grants shall assist the library system in making available to the incarcerated individual population of such facility or facilities the library resources of such system. Such grants shall be available to each public library system in such manner as to insure that the ratio of the amount each system is eligible to receive equals the ratio of the number of incarcerated individuals served by the county jail facility to the total number of incarcerated individuals served by county jail facilities in the state as of July first of the year preceding the calendar year in which the state aid to public library systems is to be paid. Incarcerated individual populations shall be certified by the New York state commission of correction. The commissioner shall adopt any regulations necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this subdivision.

Source: Section 285 — State aid for cooperation with correctional facilities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/285 (updated Aug. 13, 2021; accessed Jun. 15, 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. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Aug. 13, 2021

§ 285’s source at nysenate​.gov

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