senate Bill S6615

Signed by Governor

Increases the reimbursement cap for districts from $30,000 to $60,000

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1173
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9464
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.480
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.316

Summary

Increases the reimbursement cap for districts from $30,000 to $60,000.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9464
Versions:
S6615
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-a, Cons Dists L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6615

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the soil and water conservation districts law, in relation to
increasing the reimbursement cap

PURPOSE:
This legislation would raise the cap that New York State reimburses to
Soil and Water Conservation Districts from $30,000 to $60,000.

SUMMARY:
Section 1 amends section 11-a of the soil and water conservation
districts law to increase the reimbursement cap from $30,000 to
$60,000.

Section 2 provides the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 1974, New York State enacted legislation to reimburse Soil and
Water Conservation Districts at a 50% rate for performing functions
for New York State agencies. The reimbursement at that time was
$4,000 per Soil and Water Conservation District. This amount was
increased to $10,000 in 1981. The reimbursement remained at this
level until April of 1996 when it was raised to $30,000. Due to
inflation and increased costs of doing business $30,000 is no longer
a realistic figure and does not allow Soil and Water Conservation
Districts to fulfill their statutory and regulatory mission.

HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Fiscal implications are subject to appropriation amounts.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

    S. 6615                                                  A. 9464

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 5, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  -- Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, YOUNG, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO,
  GRISANTI, RANZENHOFER,  SEWARD  --  (at  request  of  the  Legislative
  Commission  on Rural Resources) -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
  M.  of  A.  LIFTON,  LUPARDO, RUSSELL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  soil  and  water  conservation  districts  law,  in
  relation to increasing the reimbursement cap

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 11-a of the  soil
and  water  conservation  districts law, as amended by section 2 of part
U-1 of chapter 109 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Reimburse each soil and water conservation district to the  extent
of  fifty  percent  of the amount expended by the district for the items
specified in this paragraph, up to [thirty] SIXTY thousand  dollars  per
district  in  any  fiscal year. Reimbursement pursuant to this paragraph
shall be limited to expenditures  for  the  employment  of  conservation
field technicians or district managers, and the purchase of supplies and
equipment  related to these positions, for the purpose of supervising or
providing technical assistance for the establishment and  implementation
of  soil  and  water  conservation practices in accordance with programs
undertaken by the district. At the end of each calendar  year,  verified
and  detailed  claims  for  such reimbursement shall be submitted to the
state soil and water conservation committee in such form and manner  and
containing  such  information  as  the state soil and water conservation
committee, the commissioner of agriculture and  markets  and  the  state
comptroller  may  require.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of this
chapter, the soil and water conservation district of New York city shall
be considered the  equivalent  of  five  districts  when  reimbursed  in
accordance with the provisions of this paragraph.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14730-01-2

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