S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2013
Introduced by Sens. NOZZOLIO, GRIFFO, SEWARD, VALESKY -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to state assistance
to certain counties in which an Indian nation is located
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
54-m to read as follows:
S 54-M. STATE ASSISTANCE TO ELIGIBLE COUNTIES IN WHICH AN INDIAN
NATION IS LOCATED. 1. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS
OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED, "ELIGIBLE COUNTY" SHALL MEAN MADISON, ONEI-
DA, CAYUGA AND SENECA COUNTIES.
2. WITHIN THE AMOUNT APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, AN ELIGIBLE COUNTY SHALL
RECEIVE AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ITS PRIOR YEAR PAYMENTS MADE TO MUNICI-
PALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED UPON AN INDIAN
NATION BUT UNPAID BY SUCH INDIAN NATION.
3. STATE AID PAYMENTS MADE TO AN ELIGIBLE COUNTY PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION SHALL BE USED TO MAKE AN ELIGIBLE COUNTY WHOLE FOR PAYMENT OF
UNCOLLECTED TAXES TO MUNICIPALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS THEREIN AND MAY
BE DEPOSITED INTO AN ELIGIBLE COUNTY'S FUND WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
4. PAYMENTS OF STATE AID PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE ON OR
BEFORE JUNE THIRTIETH OF EACH STATE FISCAL YEAR TO THE CHIEF FISCAL
OFFICER OF EACH ELIGIBLE COUNTY AND ON AUDIT AND WARRANT OF THE STATE
COMPTROLLER OUT OF MONEYS APPROPRIATED BY THE LEGISLATURE FOR SUCH
PURPOSE TO THE CREDIT OF THE LOCAL ASSISTANCE FUND IN THE GENERAL FUND
OF THE STATE TREASURY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.