senate Bill S1153

Provides for a June 1 to May 31 state fiscal year; repealer

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides for a June 1 to May 31 state fiscal year; makes administrative and transitional provisions therefor; requires that by April 15 of each year, the legislature must adopt a joint resolution that contains the maximum appropriations to each state agency for state operations, local assistance and capital construction.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2752
Versions:
S1153
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง3, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1189A, A6382A
2009-2010: S377, A666

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BILL NUMBER:S1153

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to the fiscal year of
the state and repealing section 3 of such law relating thereto

PURPOSE:
This legislation repeals section three of the state finance law and
adds a new section three, designating the first day of June as the
commencement of the state's fiscal year. This legislation also
designates that by April 15th of each year, the Legislature must
adopt a joint resolution that contains the maximum appropriation to
each state agency for state operations, local assistance and capital
construction.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current April 1st deadline for passage of the state budget only
gives the Legislature three months to analyze the Governor's budget.
Additionally, after a gubernatorial election year, the Governor does
not have to submit his budget until February 1st, which gives the
Legislature only two months to pass it. Another advantage of a later
passage date is that it will give the legislature a more accurate
estimate of tax receipts which were filed by April 15th.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011/2012 - A.3682/S.1189A Referred to Senate Committee on
Finance and Assembly Committee on Ways and Means
2009/2010 - S.377 Remained in the Senate Committee on Finance
2007/2008 - S.722A Remained in the Senate Committee on Finance
2005/2006 - S.227 Remained in the Senate Committee on Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  1153

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BRESLIN, KRUEGER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the fiscal year of
  the state and repealing section 3 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section  3 of the state finance law is REPEALED and a new
section 3 is added to read as follows:
  S 3. FISCAL YEAR. 1. THE  CURRENT  FISCAL  YEAR  OF  THE  STATE  WHICH
COMMENCED  WITH THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, IS HEREBY
EXTENDED AND SHALL END WITH THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF  MAY,  TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN.  FOR  ALL  PURPOSES  OF DETERMINING ANNUAL INCREMENTS OF STATE
EMPLOYEES PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION LAW, THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW OR  OTHER
STATE  LAW,  AND  FOR  ALL  PURPOSES  WHENEVER  BY LAW SOME ACT IS TO BE
PERFORMED OR TIME IS TO BE MEASURED BY THE FISCAL YEAR OF THE STATE, THE
CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, AS SO ABRIDGED, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A  FULL  YEAR
UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES A CONTRARY CONSTRUCTION.
  ON  AND AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE FISCAL
YEAR OF THE STATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUDGET,  APPROPRIATIONS,  RECEIPTS
AND  DISBURSEMENTS OF STATE MONEYS AND ALL OTHER STATE AFFAIRS WHICH ARE
REGULATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OR BASED ON  FISCAL  YEARS,  INCLUDING  THE
FISCAL  AFFAIRS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS, BOARDS, AGENCIES,
OFFICES AND INSTITUTIONS, SHALL BEGIN WITH THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE AND END
WITH THE NEXT FOLLOWING THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY.
  2. ALL BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS IN THE OFFICES OF THE  COMPTROLLER  AND  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  TAXATION  AND FINANCE SHALL BE KEPT BY FISCAL YEARS. ALL
ANNUAL ACCOUNTS REQUIRED TO BE RENDERED TO THE COMPTROLLER  OR  TO  SUCH
DEPARTMENT  BY ANY PERSON SHALL BE CLOSED ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY
IN EACH YEAR, AND BE RENDERED AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE,  IF  NO
TIME IS SPECIALLY PRESCRIBED BY LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01672-01-3

S. 1153                             2

  3.  WHERE ANY STATUTE PROVIDES, IN TERMS OR EFFECT, THAT ANY INVENTORY
OR ACCOUNT, OR A REPORT RELATING IN WHOLE OR IN  PART  TO  RECEIPTS  AND
DISBURSEMENTS  OF MONEY, BE MADE TO THE LEGISLATURE OR ANY STATE OFFICER
ANNUALLY, OR FOR A YEAR, BY A DEPARTMENT, COMMISSION, BOARD, OR  OFFICER
UNDER  THE  STATE GOVERNMENT, SUCH INVENTORY OR ACCOUNT, AND SUCH REPORT
SO FAR AS IT RELATES TO SUCH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS,  SHALL  BE  FOR
THE  PRECEDING  FISCAL  YEAR,  UNLESS  THE  CALENDAR  YEAR  BE EXPRESSLY
MENTIONED.
  4. EXISTING PROVISIONS OF OTHER LAWS  DESCRIBING  OR  REFERRING  TO  A
FISCAL YEAR OF THE STATE AS BEGINNING APRIL FIRST AND ENDING MARCH THIR-
TY-FIRST, OR MAKING ANY REQUIREMENT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH FISCAL YEAR, OR
REFERRING  TO ANY YEAR SO BEGINNING AND ENDING WHICH APPLIES TO INVENTO-
RIES OR ACCOUNTS IN STATE MATTERS, OR TO REPORTS RELATING TO STATE MONEY
OR PROPERTY, SHALL BE DEEMED MODIFIED BY AND BE CONSTRUED IN  CONNECTION
WITH THIS SECTION, AND BE DEEMED TO REFER TO A FISCAL OR TO ANOTHER YEAR
OR PERIOD BEGINNING AND ENDING AS HEREIN PRESCRIBED FOR A FISCAL YEAR.
  5. ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIFTEENTH EACH YEAR, THE LEGISLATURE SHALL ADOPT
A  JOINT  RESOLUTION  THAT ESTABLISHES THE MAXIMUM APPROPRIATION TO EACH
STATE  AGENCY  FOR  STATE  OPERATIONS,  LOCAL  ASSISTANCE  AND   CAPITAL
CONSTRUCTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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