2006 Board of Trustees Legislative Agenda
Police Retirement and Transfer
Permits State University Police Officers to transfer
from the New York State Employees' Retirement System to the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System and to transfer to other
police forces or departments within New York State.
Distance Learning Tuition
Permits the State University Board of Trustees to
authorize presidents of State-operated institutions to set differing tuition rates for non-resident students who are enrolled in State University
distance learning courses.
State University Construction Fund Flexibility
Provides administrative flexibility
for the Construction Fund to expand university-related economic development facilities, the use of pre-qualified bidders and the employment of the
design/build method of capital project delivery.
Administrative and Procurement Flexibility for State University
administrative efficiency in procurement activity by changing the requirements for the Notice of Procurement for Contract Opportunities, aligning the
monetary and non-monetary contract amounts, and allowing for preferred source purchasing based on market prices.
Enhances the operational and procurement flexibility of the
State University's health science centers, augmenting and clarifying the 1988 legislation which enabled the hospitals to enter into management
care and other joint and cooperative health care ventures.
Indemnity Protection for Students
Extends defense and indemnity under the Public
Officers Law to students of the State University who are required, as part of course work, to participate in clinical or other field placement
programs at sites of affiliates.
Retirement Programs for Medical, Dental and Optometric Interns and Residents
Clarifies that medical, dental and optometric residents and interns who provide services at health-related SUNY facilities are not eligible to
participate in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) but may opt to participate in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.
Services by the College of Optometry
Allows patients who are medical assistance recipients,
now required to participate in managed care programs, to obtain optometric services at clinics of the College of Optometry.
State University as Lobbyist
Excludes from the definition of "lobbyist"
officers, directors, trustees, employees, counsel and agents of SUNY and CUNY.
Stony Brook Commercial Center
Authorizes the lease of portions of Stony Brook's
West Campus to provide service, commercial, recreational and faculty-student facilities.
Purchase Land Lease
Authorizes the lease of portions of the campus of Purchase
College to provide a continuing care retirement community and faculty-staff housing.
The following two bills approved by the Governor last year are being pursued as well:
SUNY Departmental #39
OGS Centralized Contracts
Authorizes auxiliary services corporations,
campus-related foundations and other not-for-profit corporations organized to support the State University to make purchases of commodities and
services through centralized contracts of the NYS Office of General Services (OGS). This provision would not to be available to for-profit
organizations under contract with the campus or a campus-related organization or foundation
SUNY Departmental #32
DASNY Financing of Housing by State University Not-For-Profit Corporations and
Authorizes the Dormitory Authority to construct and finance student, faculty and staff housing through campus-related
foundations, auxiliary services corporations, alumni associations and other not-for-profit corporations and associations.