senate Bill S242

Exempts tuition payments from items used to determine total spending for purposes of implementing a contingency school budget

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A332
Versions:
S242
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S242

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to exempting tuition
payments from items used to determine total spending under a
contingency school budget


PURPOSE :
To exempt tuition payments from the types of expenditures used to
determine total spending under a contingency school budget.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This legislation would amend paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section
2023 of the education law by adding a new subparagraph (vii) thereto
which exempts tuition payments made by school districts from the list
of expenditures used in determining total spending under a contingency
school budget.

EXISTING LAW :
Under existing law, tuition payments made by school districts are
expenditures that are included in the calculation to determine total
spending under a contingency school budget.

JUSTIFICATION :
When a school district's budget proposals are not approved by the
voters the sole trustee, board of trustees, or board of education must
adopt a contingency budget. The contingency budget, by law, is not
permitted to exceed 4% increase in total spending over the district's
total spending under the school district budget for the prior school
year.

The school district does not determine the payments made to another
school district for tuition and therefore these payments could far
exceed the 4% increase from the previous year's spending for which a
school district is permitted to levy a tax for a contingency budget.
The school district' could conceivably find itself paying such sum to
another school district that it would be left without any increase in
monies to pay for necessary expenses. This legislation would exempt
tuition payments, which a school district has no control in
determining, from its contingency budget.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08, S.132; 2005-06, S.542; 2003-04, S.331; 2001-2002, S.3288.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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