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§ 109-a. Purchases through the office of general services by certain
public associations. The New York State Association of Counties, the
Association of Towns of the State of New York, the New York State Town
Clerk's Association, Inc., the New York State Conference of Mayors and
Other Municipal Officials, the New York State School Boards Association,
Inc., the New York Planning Federation and the Association of Fire
Districts of the State of New York, the New York State Association of
School Business Officials, the New York state council of school
superintendents, any nonpublic elementary and/or secondary school of the
state of New York, which provides the instruction required by section
thirty-two hundred four and article seventeen of the education law, and
which is chartered by, registered with or subject to examination and
inspection by the department of education and which is a not for profit
institution and any public library, association library, library system,
cooperative library system, the New York Library Association, and the
New York State Association of Library Boards or any other library except
those which are operated by for profit entities, may make purchases,
except of printed material, through the office of general services
subject to such rules as may be established from time to time pursuant
to sections one hundred sixty-three and one hundred sixty-five of the
state finance law and subdivision eight-a of section one hundred three
of this article which may establish limitations with respect to
commodities and impose such other appropriate conditions upon purchasing
as deemed necessary by the commissioner of general services in order to
protect the state's own purchasing interests; and that such association,
school, library, library system or cooperative library system shall
accept sole responsibility for any payment due the vendor. Boards of
education may permit such nonpublic schools to make purchases pursuant
to this section through the school district in which the nonpublic
school is located, provided that any administrative costs incurred by
the school district will be paid by the nonpublic school.

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