219-a. The New York state judicial institute. 1. There shall be established a New York state judicial institute (hereinafter referred to in this section as the "institute"). This institute shall serve as a continuing statewide center for the provision of education, training and research facilities for all judges and justices of the unified court system.
2. The chief administrator of the courts may enter into an agreement jointly with the dormitory authority and with any other person, firm, association, corporation or agency pursuant to which facilities for such institute shall be constructed or otherwise provided and thereafter maintained. The maximum amount of bonds that may be issued for such institute is sixteen million one hundred five thousand dollars, exclusive of bonds issued to fund any reserve fund or funds, pay costs of issuance and refund bonds. Expenses of the unified court system in relation to this agreement shall be paid out of funds appropriated from the court facilities incentive aid fund to the judiciary for that purpose.
3. Except as otherwise provided in the agreement specified in subdivision two of this section, the institute shall be deemed a court-related agency of the unified court system and shall be operated by nonjudicial employees thereof.
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