senate Bill S4847

Requires school districts to make their budgets and an itemized summary of expenditures and revenue available in printed form and on the internet

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires school districts, outside of any city having a population of 1,000,000 or more, to make their budgets and an itemized summary of expenditures and revenue available in printed form and on the internet if such a website is operated by the school district.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3581
Versions:
S4847
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1501-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A3874, A3874
2009-2010: A2149, A2149
2007-2008: A1031B, A1031B

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4847

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, to require school
districts to make an itemized summary of their budgets, expenditures and
revenue available to the public

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To require school districts to make
their budgets and an itemized summary of expenditures and revenue avail-
able in printed form and on the internet.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1501-d of the education law is amended to
require every school district to compile, publish, update in a timely
manner and make available to the public the school district budget and
an itemized summary of all expenditures of and revenue received by such
district, making such information available in printed form and on a
school district internet website.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill recognizes a growing public concern regarding
accountability in the wake of recent scandals involving school district
finances. By making budgetary information available for scrutiny, this
bill aims to help restore the confidence of the public in fiscal manage-
ment of our school systems.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005-06 A10229 referred to education 2007-08
A.1031B referred to ways and means 2009-10 A2149 referred to education
2011-12 A3874 education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

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

                                  4847

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, to require school districts  to  make
  an  itemized summary of their budgets, expenditures and revenue avail-
  able to the public

  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 1501-d
to read as follows:
  S  1501-D. AVAILABILITY OF BUDGET, EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE INFORMATION
TO THE PUBLIC. EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT, EXCEPT A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A
CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, SHALL COMPILE, PUBLISH,
UPDATE IN A TIMELY MANNER AND MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC,  THE  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  BUDGET,  AND  AN  ITEMIZED  SUMMARY OF ALL EXPENDITURES OF AND
REVENUE RECEIVED BY SUCH DISTRICT. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE MADE AVAIL-
ABLE IN PRINTED FORM AND ON THE SCHOOL  DISTRICT  INTERNET  WEBSITE,  IF
SUCH  A WEBSITE IS OPERATED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  THE COMMISSIONER IS
AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS SHALL  BE  NECES-
SARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law,  provided  that
effective  immediately  any rules and regulations necessary to implement
the provisions of this act on its  effective  date  are  authorized  and
directed to be completed on or before such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07541-01-3

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