senate Bill S5452C

Requires the state to pay down the gap elimination adjustment in three years

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1364
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5452A
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5452B
  • 15 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 15 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5452C
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.950
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires the state to pay down the gap elimination adjustment in two years.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5452
S5452A
S5452B
S5452C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Cycle:
A8295

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BILL NUMBER:S5452C

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring the state to pay down the gap elimination adjustment

PURPOSE: Requires the state to pay down the gap elimination adjustment
in three years.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds new paragraphs to subdivision 17 of section 3602 of the
education law to require the phase out of the gap elimination adjustment
in three years.

Section 2: Sets forth an effective date of July 1, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2010, the gap elimination adjustment (GEA) was intro-
duced as a means to close a $10 billion state budget gap. The impact of
the GEA on school districts was, and continues to be acute. The aggre-
gate impact of the lost funding as a result of the GEA reaches nearly $8
billion. However, as the state's fiscal prospects improve efforts
continue to be made to lessen the impact of the GEA. In the 2014-2015
Budget, the legislature increased the Executive's proposed GEA restora-
tion for a total year to year reduction of $602 million, leaving a
remaining gap of $1.04 billion. While districts are still facing finan-
cial hurdles, the state is diligently moving closer to closing the gap
that necessitated the GEA. However, it is imperative that as the state's
overall fiscal health improves, so must that of all school districts.
Therefore, this bill would ensure that at the end of three years the GEA
would be fully restored and phased out, providing much needed relief to
all school districts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: A similar provision was included in S.2607C
of 2013; Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014.

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

                                 5452--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FLANAGAN,  BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO,
  GRISANTI, KENNEDY, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE,  SEWARD,
  TKACZYK, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- 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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the state to
  pay down the gap elimination adjustment

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  17 of section 3602 of the education law is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (h) and (i) to read as follows:
  (H) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY THE GAP  ELIMINATION
ADJUSTMENT  RESTORATION  FOR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND
SIXTEEN SCHOOL YEAR SHALL EQUAL SIXTY PERCENT (0.60) OF THE  GAP  ELIMI-
NATION  ADJUSTMENT  FOR SUCH DISTRICT FOR THE TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN--TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (I) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY THE GAP  ELIMINATION
ADJUSTMENT  FOR  THE TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN SCHOOL
YEAR SHALL EQUAL ZERO.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10529-07-4

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