senate Bill S4480

Provides for an increase in library aid based on an increase in the cost-of-living adjustment factor

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  • 06 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Provides cost-of-living adjustment factor for aid to libraries.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4480
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง286, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A9527

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4480

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to providing for inflationary
increases in library aid

PURPOSE:
To allow an annual cost of living increase in the formulas in
statute for state aid for libraries based on the annual rate of
inflation.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill adds a new section 286 to the
Education Law to authorize the payment of an additional apportionment
to libraries, library systems and other eligible institutions
providing library services in the form of a cost-of-living adjustment
that would ensure that library aid payable pursuant to Sections
271,272, 273, 273-a, 284 and 285 of the Education Law increases as
the cost of living increases. The bill provides for annual
computation of a "cost-of-living adjustment factor" based on the
percentage increase in the consumer price index (CPI) from December
1, 2005 to December 1 of the base year (i.e., December 1 preceding
the calendar year for which library aid is to be paid). For this
purpose, the "consumer price index" is defined as the regional
consumer price for the N.Y., N.Y.-Northeastern, N.J. area, based upon
the index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), as determined by the U.S.
Department of Labor.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Education Law provides for the same amount of State
aid each year to libraries, library systems, and certain other
,eligible institutions providing library services.
Because of inflation, libraries and library systems receive less in
actual purchasing dollars than they did the year before. An annual
cost of living increase in State aid will allow libraries and library
systems to keep pace with inflation in order to maintain and extend
services for their member libraries.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: A.9201 Referred to Government Operations;
2007-08: A.6255 Referred to Libraries and Education Technology
and Reported to Ways & Means S.1685A Referred to Education;
2005-06: A.7258 Referred to Libraries and Education Technology
S.4194A Referred to Education;
2003-04: A.8355 Referred to Libraries and Education Technology;
2001-02: A.7531 Referred to Libraries and Education Technology.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect July 1, 2011; provided,
however, if this act shall become a law after such date it shall take
effect immediately, and shall be deemed to be in full force and
effect on and after July 1, 2011.


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

                                  4480

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- 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 providing  for  infla-
  tionary increases in library aid

  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 286 to
read as follows:
  S 286. COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR LIBRARY AID. 1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS
USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "BASE  YEAR"  MEANS  THE  CALENDAR  YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE
CALENDAR YEAR FOR WHICH AN APPORTIONMENT OF AID IS TO BE  PAID  PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION.
  B.  "CONSUMER PRICE INDEX" MEANS THE REGIONAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR
THE NEW YORK, NEW YORK-NORTHEASTERN, NEW JERSEY  AREA,  BASED  UPON  THE
INDEX  FOR  ALL  URBAN  CONSUMERS  (CPI-U),  AS DETERMINED BY THE UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
  C. "COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FACTOR" MEANS THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX OVER THE PERIOD COMMENCING DECEMBER FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  TEN  AND  ENDING  ON DECEMBER FIRST OF THE BASE YEAR, PROVIDED
THAT SUCH FACTOR SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN ZERO.
  D. "TOTAL APPORTIONMENT OF LIBRARY AID" MEANS THE SUM  OF  ALL  APPOR-
TIONMENTS  PAYABLE TO A LIBRARY, LIBRARY SYSTEM OR OTHER ELIGIBLE INSTI-
TUTION PROVIDING LIBRARY SERVICES FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR PURSUANT
TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO, TWO HUNDRED
SEVENTY-THREE, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE-A, TWO HUNDRED  EIGHTY-FOUR  OR
TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF THIS PART.
  2.  CALCULATION OF COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT.  FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, IN ADDITION
TO ANY OTHER  APPORTIONMENTS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  PART,  EVERY  LIBRARY,
LIBRARY  SYSTEM  AND OTHER ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01113-01-1

S. 4480                             2

ADDITIONAL APPORTIONMENT EQUAL TO THE PRODUCT OF ITS TOTAL APPORTIONMENT
OF LIBRARY AID MULTIPLIED BY THE COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FACTOR,  WITH
THE RESULT ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE DOLLAR.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1, 2011; provided however, if
this act shall have become a law after such date it  shall  take  effect
immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on
and after July 1, 2011.

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