senate Bill S859A

Provides a $500,000 supplemental valuation impact grant to the West Valley central school district during the 2012 - 2013 school year

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 859A
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides a $500,000 supplemental valuation impact grant to the West Valley central school district to the 2012 - 2013 school year.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1955A
Versions:
S859
S859A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3641, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S8189

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S859A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to providing a supplemental
valuation impact grant to the West Valley central school district

PURPOSE:
To provide a $500,000 supplemental valuation impact grant to the West
Valley central school district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amending subdivision 3 of section 3641 of the education law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The West Valley central School District is in the vicinity of the West
Valley Nuclear Demonstration project site, a now defunct project. The
real property tax school funding system that New York state uses to
fund its public school system disproportionately hurts West Valley,
since they have little real property to tax, given that most of their
land is state-owned, and as such is tax exempt, primarily as a result
of the West valley Nuclear Demonstration Project that folded. Also,
the School District is a small, rural, relatively poor area with
little tax base to begin with.

Assessment data for 2009 shows that $832,521,000 out of the district's
estimated $939,610,000 tax base is tax exempt in the West Valley
Central School District. This equates to 93% tax exempt lands. New
York State-owned lands account for 83% of this exemption. If taxable,
this land at full value would equal over 15 million dollars of tax
revenue per school year to the district.

The West Valley Central School District finds itself in a situation
unique from most other schools in the state in that 93% of their land
is property tax exempt. This bill was requested by the school
district to help offset the loss of revenues that they incur due to
their tax exempt lands.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.8189 Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
$500,000, subject to appropriation in the state budget.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 859--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  providing  a  supple-
  mental  valuation  impact  grant  to  the  West  Valley central school
  district

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  3 of section 3641 of the education law, as
added by section 29-a of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, para-
graph a as amended by section 31 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws  of
2009, is amended to read as follows:
  3. Supplemental valuation impact grants.  a. In addition to apportion-
ments otherwise provided by section thirty-six hundred two of this arti-
cle,  for  aid  payable in the two thousand [eight] TWELVE--two thousand
[nine and two thousand nine--two thousand ten] THIRTEEN  school  [years]
YEAR, the [amounts] AMOUNT specified in [paragraphs] PARAGRAPH c [and d]
of  this  subdivision  shall  be paid for the purpose of providing addi-
tional funding for A school [districts] DISTRICT which [have experienced
a significant financial hardship caused by an  extraordinary  change  in
the taxable property valuation or extraordinary judgments resulting from
tax  certiorari  proceedings]  HAS MORE THAN EIGHTY-THREE PERCENT OF ITS
REAL PROPERTY CLASSIFIED AS TAX EXEMPT.
  b. The purpose of this subdivision is to provide financial  assistance
to  A  school [districts] DISTRICT which [have experienced a significant
reduction in the taxable full value of the school district  or  extraor-
dinary  tax  certiorari judgments] HAS MORE THAN EIGHTY-THREE PERCENT OF
ITS REAL PROPERTY CLASSIFIED AS TAX EXEMPT.  The legislature finds  that

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03727-02-2

S. 859--A                           2

A  school  [districts for which a judgment was made resulting from a tax
certiorari proceeding which is larger  than  the  total  budget  of  the
school  district  for school year two thousand seven--two thousand eight
or  for  school  districts] DISTRICT which [have observed a reduction of
taxable real property of more than seventy-five percent  between  school
year  two  thousand  five--two thousand six and school year two thousand
eight--two thousand nine] HAS MORE THAN EIGHTY-THREE PERCENT OF ITS REAL
PROPERTY CLASSIFIED AS  TAX  EXEMPT  DURING  SCHOOL  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND
TWELVE--TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN  may  benefit  from temporary additional
assistance.
  c. To the [Barker central school district, there  shall  be  paid  one
million three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000). Such grant shall be
payable  to  the  Barker  central school district in accordance with the
payment schedules contained in section thirty-six hundred nine-a of this
article, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary.
  d. To the Haverstraw-Stony Point central school district, there  shall
be  paid  two  million  five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000). Such
grant shall be payable to  the  Haverstraw-Stony  Point  central  school
district  in  accordance with the payment schedules contained in section
thirty-six hundred nine-a of this article, notwithstanding any provision
of law to the contrary] WEST VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, THERE SHALL
BE PAID FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000). SUCH  GRANT  SHALL  BE
PAYABLE  TO  THE  WEST VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE PAYMENT SCHEDULES CONTAINED IN SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED NINE-A  OF
THIS ARTICLE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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