senate Bill S3284A

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
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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:S3284A

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--A

                       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  --
  recommitted  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 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
TWELVE, 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.
                                                           LBD06446-02-2

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