senate Bill S466

Amended

Requires tax levy and percentage increase to be sent to all voters

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 466A

Summary

Commencing with the proposed budget for the 2012-2013, the property tax report card shall be mailed to all qualified voters of the school district after the date of the budget hearing, but no later than six days prior to the annual meeting and election or special district meeting at which a school budget vote will occur; provided further that commencing with the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year, all documents prepared by the board of education and/or school district that inform the public, whether by electronic, hardcopy, or other means, about proposed tax rate increases or decreases, and/or percentage increases or decreases, resulting from a proposed budget, shall include the proposed budget increase or decrease, and percentage increase or decrease, and the proposed tax levy increase or decrease, and percentage increase or decrease, on the same page, and in the same font style and size, as the proposed tax rate change.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S466
S466A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง2022, 1716 & 1608, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3272

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S466

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to requiring tax levy
information and
percentage increase to be sent to all voters

PURPOSE:
Requires tax levy and percentage increase to be sent to all
voters.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 paragraph a of subdivision 2-a of section 2022 of the
education law, proposes that any increase of the tax levy within the
two-thousand seven--two thousand eight school year be included in
projected contingency budget.

Section 2 amends sections 1716 of the education law adding two new
subdivisions 8 and 9. This would require school districts to mail a
tax report card to all qualified voters of the school district.

Section 3 amends section 1608 of the education law by adding
subdivisions 8 and 9. These amendments require that the cards be
mailed no later than six days prior to the annual meeting and election.

JUSTIFICATION:
Constituents who face the burden of increased taxes
deserve a period to bring forth their concerns regarding tax levy
information to the board of trustees for a school district. The
mailing of an informational tax card with relevant information
pertaining to the amount of increase or decrease of: student
enrollment and the projected tax rate(s). Individuals responsible for
controlling the tax rate will be held at a greater level of
accountability to the tax paying public that the school district
resides.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5038 of 2007/2008
S.3272 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law; provided,
however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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

                                   466

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  requiring  tax  levy
  information and percentage increase to be sent to all voters

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision  2-a  of  section  2022  of  the
education law, as added by section 3 of part A of chapter 60 of the laws
of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  Commencing  with the proposed budget for the two thousand one--two
thousand two school year, such notice shall also include  a  description
of  how  total  spending  and  the  tax  levy,  AND, COMMENCING WITH THE
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE  SCHOOL
YEAR, THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE OR DECREASE IN THE TAX LEVY resulting from
the  proposed  budget  would compare with a projected contingency budget
adopted pursuant to section two thousand twenty-three of  this  article,
assuming  that such contingency budget is adopted on the same day as the
vote on the proposed budget. Such comparison shall be in  total  and  by
component  (program,  capital  and  administrative), and shall include a
statement of the assumptions made in estimating the projected contingen-
cy budget.
  S 2. Section 1716 of the education law is amended by  adding  two  new
subdivisions 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  8.   COMMENCING   WITH  THE  PROPOSED  BUDGET  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR, THE PROPERTY  TAX  REPORT  CARD
SHALL BE MAILED TO ALL QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AFTER THE
DATE  OF  THE  BUDGET  HEARING,  BUT NO LATER THAN SIX DAYS PRIOR TO THE
ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OR  SPECIAL  DISTRICT  MEETING  AT  WHICH  A
SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE WILL OCCUR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00493-01-1

S. 466                              2

  9.   COMMENCING   WITH  THE  PROPOSED  BUDGET  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR, ALL DOCUMENTS PREPARED  BY  THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION AND/OR SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT INFORM THE PUBLIC, WHETH-
ER  BY  ELECTRONIC,  HARDCOPY,  OR  OTHER MEANS, ABOUT PROPOSED TAX RATE
INCREASES  OR  DECREASES,  AND/OR  PERCENTAGE  INCREASES  OR  DECREASES,
RESULTING FROM A PROPOSED BUDGET,  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE  PROPOSED  BUDGET
INCREASE  OR  DECREASE,  AND  PERCENTAGE  INCREASE  OR DECREASE, AND THE
PROPOSED TAX LEVY INCREASE  OR  DECREASE,  AND  PERCENTAGE  INCREASE  OR
DECREASE,  ON THE SAME PAGE, AND IN THE SAME FONT STYLE AND SIZE, AS THE
PROPOSED TAX RATE CHANGE.
  S 3. Section 1608 of the education law is amended by  adding  two  new
subdivisions 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  8.   COMMENCING   WITH  THE  PROPOSED  BUDGET  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR, THE PROPERTY  TAX  REPORT  CARD
SHALL BE MAILED TO ALL QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AFTER THE
DATE  OF  THE  BUDGET  HEARING,  BUT NO LATER THAN SIX DAYS PRIOR TO THE
ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OR  SPECIAL  DISTRICT  MEETING  AT  WHICH  A
SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE WILL OCCUR.
  9.   COMMENCING   WITH  THE  PROPOSED  BUDGET  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR, ALL DOCUMENTS PREPARED  BY  THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION AND/OR SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT INFORM THE PUBLIC, WHETH-
ER  BY  ELECTRONIC,  HARDCOPY,  OR  OTHER MEANS, ABOUT PROPOSED TAX RATE
INCREASES  OR  DECREASES,  AND/OR  PERCENTAGE  INCREASES  OR  DECREASES,
RESULTING  FROM  A  PROPOSED  BUDGET,  SHALL INCLUDE THE PROPOSED BUDGET
INCREASE OR DECREASE, AND  PERCENTAGE  INCREASE  OR  DECREASE,  AND  THE
PROPOSED  TAX  LEVY  INCREASE  OR  DECREASE,  AND PERCENTAGE INCREASE OR
DECREASE, ON THE SAME PAGE, AND IN THE SAME FONT STYLE AND SIZE, AS  THE
PROPOSED TAX RATE CHANGE.
  S  4.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law;  provided,  however,  that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive  date  are  authorized  and directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.

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