senate Bill S85A

Amended

Extends payback by the North Bellmore union free school district on state aid overpayments during certain school years to six years beginning with June 1, 2009

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Apr / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Apr / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 85A
  • 12 / May / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / May / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.475
  • 01 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jul / 2009
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 85B
  • 15 / Jul / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A220B

Summary

Extends North Bellmore union free school district payback on state aid overpayments during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years to six years beginning with June 1, 2009.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S85
S85A
S85B
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8783

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BILL NUMBER: S85A

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to adjust certain state aid payments to the North Bellmore
union free school district


PURPOSE :
Extends payback by the North Bellmore Union Free School District on
state aid overpayments during certain school years to six years
beginning with June 1,2009.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Extends payback in the form of future years reduction in aid
distribution by the North Bellmore Union school district for
overpayments made during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years to a
six year period starting on June 1,2009 and extending every year until
2014 with no interest penalty assessed.

JUSTIFICATION :
At the request of the Superintendent of North Bellmore Union Free
School District, acting on behalf of the school board, the district
has requested that they be allowed to repay overpayments in aid over a
six year period starting on June 1, 2009. The district overestimated
the number of special education students for the 2004/2005 and
2005/2006 school years. Due to this error they owe the State Education
Department $1,576,816 and wish to spread payment over the next 6
years, in the form of future years reduction in aid, so that they can
deal with impending budget cuts in the upcoming school year.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.8783 of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
$1,576,816 will be repaid to SED over six years with no interest
penalty.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Allows North Bellmore Union Free School District to spread payments
over six years in the form of reduction in aid distribution to
alleviate deepening impending budget cuts in the upcoming school year,
FY 2008-2009.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act will take effect immediately.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 85--A                                               A. 220--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by  M.  of  A.  McDONOUGH  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to adjust certain state aid payments to the North Bellmore union
  free school district

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any  provisions  of law to the contrary,
state aid payments in the amount of  not  more  than  one  million  five
hundred  seventy-six thousand eight hundred sixteen dollars ($1,576,816)
made to the North Bellmore union free school district in  the  2004-2005
and  2005-2006 school years, which included excess payments of which the
district has been notified, and for which a recovery must be made by the
state through deduction of future aid payments, shall be reduced through
aid deductions totaling such excess payments, by deducting one-sixth  of
such  excess  payments from the payments due to such school district and
payable in the month of June in the years 2009, 2010, 2011,  2012,  2013
and 2014; provided, however, there shall be no interest penalty assessed
against such district or collected by the state.
  S  2.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of this act, any pending
payment of moneys due to such district as a prior year adjustment  paya-
ble  pursuant  to  paragraph  c  of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the
education law for aid claims that had been previously paid in excess  as
current  year  aid payments and for which recovery of excess payments is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00272-03-9

S. 85--A                            2                          A. 220--A

to be made pursuant to this section, shall be reduced  at  the  time  of
actual  payment  by  any  remaining  unrecovered  balance of such excess
payments, and the remaining scheduled deductions of such excess payments
pursuant  to this section shall be reduced by the commissioner of educa-
tion to reflect the amount so recovered.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, except that if  this  act
shall  have  become  a  law on or after June 1, 2009 this act shall take
effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in  full  force  and
effect on and after June 1, 2009.

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