senate Bill S1589A

Defines tuition for the 2013-2014 school year

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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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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1589A

Summary

Defines tuition for the 2013-2014 school year; restricts tuition rates to not more than four percent of a school year's costs.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1589
S1589A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4405, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6775

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1589A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to defining "tuition" for the
2013-2014 school year

PURPOSE:
To provide that certain schools may maintain a fund balance reserve
account of up to 4% of the school's annual allowable and reimbursable
costs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 4 of section 4405 of education law by
adding a new paragraph j to provide that special act school districts
and Chapter 853 schools, may maintain a fund balance of up to 4% of
the school's annual allowable and reimbursable costs.

Section two of the bill sets forth the enactment date, which is
immediate.

JUSTIFICATION:
Special act school districts and 853 schools in New York State
represent a particularly high needs student population. The high need
level associated with this population results in significant costs to
operate these schools. Under current law however, these schools and
school districts are not authorized to maintain any fund balance at
the end of their fiscal year. Therefore, even if these districts
achieve efficiencies, they are left with no funds to reinvest in
their programs.
Further, because the schools operated off of borrowed funds, repaid
when they receive their tuition, their lack of resources can make it
more difficult to acquire the financing they need to sustain their
operations.

Finally, special act school districts are public school districts.
Recent changes in state law allow all other public school districts to
maintain a 4% undesignated fund balance. It seems only equitable to
offer the same level of flexibility to these schools and school
districts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5446-A/A.8245-A of 2009 - Vetoed S.6775 of 2010.
01/10/11 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
01/04/12 REFERRED TO EDUCATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1589--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to defining "tuition" for
  the 2013-2014 school year

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  4405 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph j to read as follows:
  J. THE TUITION RATE METHODOLOGY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION  FOR  SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND APPROVED PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR
STUDENTS OF SCHOOL AGE FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN TUITION RATE YEAR AND THEREAFTER MAY INCLUDE A SURPLUS  FACTOR,  AT
THE  DISCRETION  OF THE COMMISSIONER AND APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE
BUDGET, WHICH SHALL EQUAL THE LESSER OF: (I) THE SUM OF: (A) THE EXCESS,
IF ANY, OF THE TUITION REVENUE COMPUTED FOR THE BASE YEAR  AND  USED  IN
DETERMINING  THE  TUITION RATE FOR THE TUITION RATE YEAR OVER THE ALLOW-
ABLE AND REIMBURSABLE COSTS INCURRED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT  OR  PRIVATE
SCHOOL  IN  THE  BASE YEAR, NET OF ANY DISALLOWANCES, PLUS (B) ANY UNEX-
PENDED SURPLUS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
PRIOR TO THE BASE YEAR, AND (II) FOUR PERCENT OF THE TOTAL GENERAL  FUND
EXPENDITURES UNDER THE BUDGET OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR APPROVED PRIVATE
SCHOOL  FOR  THE  BASE  YEAR. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "TUITION RATE
YEAR" SHALL MEAN THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR WHICH A TUITION  RATE  IS  COMPUTED
AND  "BASE  YEAR"  SHALL  MEAN  THE  SCHOOL  YEAR TWO YEARS PRIOR TO THE
TUITION RATE YEAR. THE SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICT OR  APPROVED  PRIVATE
SCHOOL  MAY  RETAIN ANY SURPLUS COMPUTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AS
AN UNRESERVED FUND BALANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05312-02-2

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