senate Bill S5283A

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Relates to state appropriations to the state university of New York and the city university of New York

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 15 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5283A
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1394
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7403A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.643
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 30 / Dec / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 10 / Jan / 2014
    • VETOED MEMO.285

Summary

Relates to state appropriations to the state university of New York and the city university of New York.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7403A
Versions:
S5283
S5283A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5283A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
state appropriations to the state university of New York and the city
university of New York

PURPOSE:

Clarifies that the SUNY health science centers are included in the
maintenance of effort provision pursuant to Chapter 260 of the Laws of
2011.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends section 355 of the education law by adding SUNY health science
centers to clarify that these facilities are included in the SUNY's
maintenance of effort provision.

JUSTIFICATION:

State support for SUNY's health science centers was created more than
20 years ago to recognize that the State has a responsibility to at
least partially compensate these hospitals for their service to
indigent populations and for the role they play in providing unique
life-saving services not generally offered by private hospitals. These
include burn units serving as the poison control centers and the major
trauma centers for their regions and other vital services. Moreover,
they fulfill an important academic mission in producing many of the
State's physicians and other medical professionals.

While SUNY's hospitals are a major part of the State University and
play a critical role in providing essential health care services to
the State and communities that they serve, the State has consistently
reduced funding to these institutions over the last decade. In 2010,
state support was reduced by almost 47 percent. These cuts have placed
these institutions in serious financial jeopardy and have threatened
their ability to carry out their health care service and academic
missions. The enactment of this legislation is necessary to clarify
that the Legislature intended for the health science centers to be
part of the State's maintenance of effort provision pursuant to the NY
SUNY 2020 legislation enacted in 2011, so that at a minimum, they will
receive prior year levels of funding from the State. While this
legislation will not solve the financial problems of these
institutions, it is desperately needed to help stop the bleeding of
state disinvestment to these critical state facilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect April 1, 2014; provided chat the amendments
to subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of
the education law, made by section one of this act shall not affect
the expiration of such subparagraph and shall be deemed to expire
therewith.

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

    S. 5283--A                                            A. 7403--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 15, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion  --  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, JACOBS, ROBERTS, LUPARDO,
  MOSLEY, DUPREY, MILLMAN, MARKEY, PERRY, BARRON --  Multi-Sponsored  by
  --  M.  of A. ABBATE, BRENNAN, CAHILL, COLTON, COOK, CROUCH, DIPIETRO,
  GABRYSZAK, GIBSON, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, MAGEE, ROBINSON, ROSA,  SCARBOR-
  OUGH,  WEINSTEIN  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher
  Education -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and  Means
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  state  appropriations
  to  the  state  university  of New York and the city university of New
  York

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

  Section  1.  Clause (iii) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivi-
sion 2 of section 355 of the education law, as amended by chapter 260 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) The state shall appropriate annually and make available  general
fund operating support, including fringe benefits, for the state univer-
sity  in an amount not less than the amount appropriated and made avail-
able to the state university in state fiscal year two thousand  eleven--
two  thousand  twelve.  Beginning  in  state  fiscal  year  two thousand
twelve-two thousand thirteen and thereafter, the state shall appropriate
and make available general  fund  operating  support,  including  fringe
benefits,  for  the  state  university  AND  THE STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH
SCIENCE CENTERS in an amount not less than the amount  appropriated  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10761-02-3

S. 5283--A                          2                         A. 7403--A

made  available  in the prior state fiscal year; provided, however, that
if the governor declares a fiscal emergency, and communicates such emer-
gency to the temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assem-
bly,  state  support  for operating expenses at the state university and
city university may be reduced in a manner proportionate to one another,
and the aforementioned provisions shall not apply.
  S 2. This act shall take effect  April  1,  2014;  provided  that  the
amendments  to subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section
355 of the education law, made by section one  of  this  act  shall  not
affect the expiration of such subparagraph and shall be deemed to expire
therewith.

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