senate Bill S3284

Amended

Authorizes payment of state aid for students with handicapping conditions; resulting savings to be used to reduce taxes

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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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  • 15 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3284A

Summary

Authorizes payment of state aid by the commissioner of education for special education services for students with handicapping conditions for costs directly related to such services; provides that the results from savings should be given to school districts to be used to reduce school taxes.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3284
S3284A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4411, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S5259
2007-2008: S2839

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3284

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to state aid for special
education services for students with handicapping conditions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To amend the education law, in relation to state aid for special
education services for students with handicapping conditions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This legislation would alleviate the mandate of school districts to pay
for special education. It will instead have payments made by the
commissioner without apportionment, to the school districts and
municipalities for these services. Any money due to the school districts
and municipality would be reduced by the amount of Federal funding. The
money saved by the school district would be directly applied to the
reduction of school taxes.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would take the financial burden off the school district
for the funding of special education.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.5259 - Referred to Education
A.3700 of 97-98, S.2753 of 2001-2002, S.3858 of 2003-2004,
S.2242 of 2006-2007, S.2839 of 2008-2009

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  3284

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state aid for  special
  education services for students with handicapping conditions

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  4411
to read as follows:
  S  4411.  STATE  AID  FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH
HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS. 1. ON AND AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  ELEV-
EN,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  MAKE  PAYMENTS, WITHOUT APPORTIONMENT, TO
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION  SERVICES  FOR
STUDENTS  WITH HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS. THE FULL AMOUNT OF COST DIRECTLY
RELATED TO THE SPECIAL EDUCATION  SERVICES  RENDERED  TO  SUCH  STUDENTS
SHALL  BE  REIMBURSED,  PROVIDED THAT ANY PLACEMENT OF SUCH STUDENTS WAS
APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2. ANY MONEYS DUE TO  A  MUNICIPALITY  OR  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE
REDUCED  BY  THE  AMOUNT OF ANY FEDERAL PARTICIPATION, PURSUANT TO TITLE
XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, IN SPECIAL EDUCATION  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  WHENEVER THE STATE AID PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION CREATES A
BUDGETARY SURPLUS FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR  MUNICIPALITY,  SUCH  SURPLUS
SHALL BE UTILIZED SOLELY TO REDUCE TAXES FOR THE FOLLOWING FISCAL YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06446-01-1

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