senate Bill S3320

Relates to payments made to the Oswego board of cooperative educational services for costs of a certain capital project

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  • 16 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Relates to payments made to the Oswego board of cooperative educational services for costs of a certain capital project.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4853
Versions:
S3320
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Oswego County
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A4853
2007-2008: A9978A

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3320

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
relating to payments made to the Oswego board of cooperative educational
services for costs of a certain capital project

PURPOSE:
In the event of a contingency budget, this law would permit school
districts in Oswego County to exclude BOCES capital expenses from the
statutory cap. In these instances, the Oswego County BOCES capital
project would be treated in the same manner as other capital expenses
that are currently excluded from the statutory cap under the law.

SUMMARY:
This bill authorizes school districts in Oswego County to account for
Oswego BOCES capital expenses in the capital component of their
district's budget in the event they operate on a contingency budget.

JUSTIFICATION:
When the contingency budget statute was originally enacted, the intent
was to exclude capital and debt service costs from the calculations.
Although Section 2023 of the Education Law provides exemptions for
the construction, reconstruction and other improvement of school
facilities, the law does not include BOCES capital projects.

Therefore, according to current law, capital projects for BOCES are
accounted for in the administrative portion of a school district's
budget. In the event of a contingency budget, schools must fund a
BOCES capital project even though the state traditionally reimburses
9099% of the project's costs. In turn, this would force the school
district to reduce expenditures from the administrative portion of
their budget to meet the statutory cap.

For school districts in Oswego County this is a great concern. Several
school districts have recently operated on a contingency budget. If a
BOCES capital project was approved during this time, the impact on
the local school district would have created further financial
challenges and possibly job loss.

This legislation seeks to address this issue for school districts in
Oswego County by allowing the local district to exclude BOCES capital
expenses from their administrative budget in the event they operate
on a contingency budget.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                  3320

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT relating to payments made to  the  Oswego  board  of  cooperative
  educational services for costs of a certain capital project

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
payments made to the Oswego  county  board  of  cooperative  educational
services for costs of its capital project where such payments are eligi-
ble  for  an  apportionment  pursuant to paragraph g of subdivision 5 of
section 1950 of the education law, shall be deemed to be a part  of  the
capital  component  of  a  district's  budget  as formulated pursuant to
subdivision 4 of section 1608, subdivision 4 of section 1716 and  subdi-
vision  3 of section 2601-a of the education law, and shall be deemed to
be a capital expenditure for the purposes of computing  the  contingency
budget pursuant to section 2023 of the education law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07592-01-1

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