New York State Law Pertaining to Libraries, Library Systems, Trustees and Librarians

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Arts And Cultural Affairs Law

Article 20 - New York State Cultural Resources Act

  • §20.03 General definitions
    • 5. Cultural facility
  • §20.07 Creation and purpose of a trusts
  • §35.01 Child performer

Title U, Article 57-A - Local Government Records Law

  • §57.13 Statement of legislative intent
  • §57.15 Short title
  • §57.17 Definitions
  • §57.19 Local government records management program
  • §57.21 Local government records advisory council
  • §57.23 Oversight and advisory services
  • §57.25 Records retention and disposition
  • §57.27 Records with statewide significance
  • §57.29 Reproduction of records and disposition of the originals
  • §57.31 Cooperative records storage and management
  • §57.33 Exclusions
  • §57.35 Grants for local government records management improvement
  • §57.37 Regional records offices
  • §57.39 Reporting requirements

Title W, Article 61 - Miscellaneous Provisions

Civil Practice Laws And Rules

  • §2307 Books, papers and other things of a library, department or bureau of a municipal corporation or of the state

Article 45 - Evidence

  • §4509 Library records
  • §4540 Authentication of official record of court or government office in the United States

Civil Rights Law

  • §40 Equal rights in place of public accommodation, resort or amusement

Civil Service Law

Article 4 - Recruitment of Personnel

  • §62 Constitutional oath upon appointment

Article 7 - Enforcement; Prohibitions; Penalties

  • §95 Duties of public officers

Education Law

  • §2 Definitions
    • 19. Expenditures

Article 3 - Education Department

  • §140 Historical documentary heritage grants and aid
    • 2. Definitions

Article 5 - University of the State of New York

  • §207 Legislative power
  • §208 General examinations, credentials and degrees
  • §214 Institutions in the university
  • §215 Visitation and reports
  • §216 Charters
  • §216-a Applicability of not-for-profit corporation law
  • §217 Provisional charters
  • §219 Change of name or charter
  • §220 Distribution of assets
  • §222 Suspension of operations
  • §223 Consolidation of corporations
  • §226 Powers of trustees of institutions
  • §232 Departments and their government
  • §245 State library, how constituted
  • §246 State medical library
  • §247 State law library; legislative reference library
  • §248 Manuscript and records "on file"
  • §249 State library, when open; use of books
  • §249-a Libraries of public institutions of higher education; access and use
  • §250 Duplicate department
  • §251 Transfers from state officers
  • §252 Other libraries owned by the state
  • §253 Public and association libraries and museum
  • §254 Standards of library service
  • §255 Establishment of a public library
  • §256 Contracts
  • §257 Acceptance of conditional gift
  • §258 Closing of museum; admission fee during certain hours.
  • §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
  • §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
    1. Public library systems
    2. Reference and research library resources systems
  • §273 Apportionment of state aid
  • §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
  • §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

Article 6 - Enacted without article heading.

  • §293 Establishment of interstate library district
  • §294 Appointment of members of governing board of interstate library district
  • §295 Support of interstate library district
  • §296 Compact administrator
  • §297 Withdrawal

Article 7 - Commissioner of Education

  • §310 Appeals or petitions to commissioner of education and other proceedings
  • §318 Distribution of surplus computers

Article 9 - School Buildings and Sites

  • §405 Conveyance of property to public corporations
  • §416 School taxes and school bonds

Article 35 - Union Free School Districts

  • §1709 Powers and duties of boards of education

Article 37 - Central School Districts

  • §1805 Powers of central school districts; officers of component districts; transition state aid

Article 41 - District Meetings

  • §2006 Special meeting in common school district
  • §2007 Special meeting in union free school district
  • §2008 Call of special district meeting by district superintendent
  • §2012 Qualifications of voters at district meetings
  • §2018 Nomination of candidates for the office of member of the board of education in all union free school districts or for the office the office of member of the board of trustees in all common school districts which have elected to vote for trustees at a time or place separate from the annual meeting
  • §2018-a Absentee ballots for school district elections
  • §2018-b Absentee ballots for school district elections by pool registration
  • §2021 Powers of voters
  • §2023 Levy of tax for certain purposes without vote

Article 43 - School District Officers - Town and County Officials

  • §2102 Qualifications of officers

Article 51 - City School Districts of Cities With Less Than One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Inhabitants

  • §2503 Powers and duties of board of education
  • §2511 Purchase and sale of real and personal property
  • §2512 Building and sites
  • §2515 Fiscal Year
  • §2530 Power to contract indebtedness

Article 52 - City School Districts of Cities With One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Inhabitants or More

  • §2554 Powers and duties of board of education

Article 53 - School Elections in City School Districts of Cities With Less Than One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Inhabitants

  • §2601 Application of article
  • §2601-a Procedures for adoption of school budgets in small city school districts
  • §2602 Annual and special school district meetings

Article 73 - Apportionment of Public Moneys

  • §3602 Apportionment of public moneys to school districts employing eight or more teachers

Article 130* - Opportunity for Higher Education

Sub Article 1

  • §6501 Powers and duties of board of education
  • §6504 Purchase and sale of real and personal property

Sub Article 2

Article 131 - Medicine

  • §6525 Powers and duties of board of education
  • §6526 Purchase and sale of real and personal property

Environmental Conservation Law

Article 6 — State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

Estates, Powers and Trusts Law

Article 8 — Charitable Trusts

  • §8-1.3 Certain charitable trusts regulated

Article 11 — Fiduciary: Powers, Duties and Limitations; Actions by or Against in Representative or Individual Capacities

Executive Law

Article 7-A - Solicitation and Collection of Funds for Charitable Purposes

  • §171-a Definitions
  • §172 Registration of charitable organizations
  • §172-a Certain persons exempted

General Construction Law

Article 2 - Meaning of Terms

  • §41 Quorum and majority

General Municipal Law

Article 2 - General Municipal Finances

  • §10 Deposits of public money; security
  • §11 Temporary investments

Article 3 - Report of Financial Condition

  • §30 Reports
  • §31 Form of reports
  • §32 Comptroller to furnish blank forms

Article 4 - Negligence and Malfeasance of Public Officers; Taxpayers Remedies

  • §52 Liability insurance for officers and employees

Article 5 - Powers, Limitations and Liabilities

  • §77-b Expenses of certain public officers and employees attending conventions, conferences and schools

Article 5-A - Public Contracts

  • §104-c Disposal of surplus computer equipment
  • §109-a Purchases through the office of General Services by certain public associations

Article 7 - Trusts for Parks and Libraries in Villages and Towns

  • §140 Trusts for public parks, playgrounds, libraries and public buildings
  • §141 Trustees a corporation
  • §142 Eligibility of trustees
  • §143 Management and appropriation of property
  • §144 Parks, playgrounds and libraries to be free
  • §145 Subject to visitation of supreme court
  • §146 Devises and bequests restricted

Article 14-G - Interlocal Agreements With Governmental Units of Other States

  • §462 Interlocal agreements authorized

Article 18 - Conflicts of Interest of Municipal Officers and Employees

Insurance Law

  • §107 Definitions of terms of general use in this chapter

Article 34 - Insurance Contracts-Property/Casualty

  • §3435 Group property/casualty insurance

Article 47 - Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans

Judiciary Law

Article 14 - Law Reporting Article

  • §434 Contracts for publication of reports

Legislative Law

Article 3 - The Enactment and Publication of Laws

  • §47 Officers and institutions entitled to receive volumes of journals, bills, and public documents

Local Finance Law

  • §37.00 Referenda on bond resolutions or capital note resolution; school districts

New York State Printing and Public Documents Law

Article 3 - General Provisions

  • §12 Responsibilities of state agencies

Not For Profit Corporation

Article 4 - Formation of Corporations

  • §404 Approvals and consents

Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law

  • §14.05 Statewide historic preservation program
  • §14.09 State agency activities affecting historic or cultural property; notice and comment

Penal Law

  • §235.10 Obscenity; presumptions
  • §263.20 Sexual performance by a child; affirmative defenses

Public Authorities Law

  • §1680 Dormitories at certain educational institutions other than state operated institutions and statutory or contract colleges under the jurisdiction of the state university of New York

Public Buildings Law

Article 4-A - Construction of Public Buildings to Provide Access and Use by the Physically Handicapped

  • §50 Definitions
  • §51 Construction of public buildings
  • §52 Compliance
  • §53 Assistive listening system

Public Health Law

Article 13-E - Regulation of Smoking in Certain Public Areas

Public Housing Law

Article 3 - Municipal Housing Authorities

  • §59 Disposal of records
  • §60 Reproduction of records

Public Officers Law

Article 2 - Appointment and Qualification of Public Officers

  • §3 Qualifications for holding office
  • §10 Official oaths
  • §18 Defense and indemnification of officers and employees of public entities
  • §30(1)(h) Creation of vacancies

Article 6 - Freedom of Information Law

  • §84 Legislative declaration
  • §85 Short title
  • §86 Definitions
  • §87 Access to agency records
  • §88 Access to state legislative records
  • §89 General provisions relating to access to records; certain cases
  • §90 Severability

Article 7 - Open Meetings Law

  • §100 Legislative declaration
  • §101 Short title
  • §102 Definitions
  • §103 Open meetings and executive sessions
  • §104 Public notice
  • §105 Conduct of executive sessions
  • §106 Minutes
  • §107 Enforcement
  • §108 Exemptions
  • §109 Committee on open government
  • §110 Construction with other laws
  • §111 Severability

Public Service Law

Article 10 - Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities

  • §164 Application for a certificate

Real Property Tax Law

Article 4 - Exemptions

  • §420-a Nonprofit organizations; mandatory class
  • §420-b Nonprofit organizations; permissive class
  • §438 Trustees of a hospital, playground and library; hospital for benefit of a city

Article 13 - Special Provisions Relating to School Districts

  • §1322 Collecting officer's notice in districts other than city school districts
  • §1324 Collecting officer's notice in city school districts

Retirement And Social Security Law

Title 2, Article 2 - New York State Employees Retirement System

  • §30 Participation by municipalities [in the State Employees Retirement System]
  • §31 Participation by public or quasi-public organizations
  • §31-a Participation by school district public libraries
  • §31-b Participation by the Upper Hudson Library System
  • §31-c Participation by the Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency
  • §31-d Participation by the Pioneer Library System

State Finance Law

Article 4-A - State Assistance to Local Government

  • §54 Per capita state aid for the support of local government

Article 6 - Funds of the State

  • §99-L Love Your Library Fund

Article 11 - State Purchasing

  • §163 Purchasing services and commodities

Town Law

Article 3 - Town Officers, Powers, Duties and Compensation

  • §25 Oaths of office and undertaking

Transportation Law

Article 2-D - Utica Transportation Authority

  • §68 Disposal of records
  • §69 Reproduction of records

Uniform City Court Act

Article 18 - Small Claims

  • §1809 Procedures relating to corporations, associations, insurers and assignees

Uniform District Court Act

Article 18 - Small Claims

  • §1809 Procedures relating to corporations, insurers and assignees

Uniform Justice Court Act

Article 18 - Small Claims

  • §1809 Procedures relating to corporations, associations, insurers and assignees

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