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
November 27, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- 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 providing addi-
tional funding to counties to cover the costs of unfunded state
mandates; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "county
payment relief act".
S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 54-m to
read as follows:
S 54-M. COUNTY PAYMENT RELIEF. 1. THERE SHALL BE APPORTIONED AND PAID
TO THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FROM MONEYS APPRO-
PRIATED, AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TWENTY DOLLARS PER RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY AS
DETERMINED BY THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS FOR THE STATE FISCAL
YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. SUCH AMOUNT SHALL BE INCREASED BY TEN
PERCENT IN EACH SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR OVER THE PRIOR YEAR UNTIL TWO
2. THE COUNTY PAYMENT RELIEF SHALL BE PROVIDED IN ADDITION TO THE
OTHER STATE AID ALREADY PROVIDED BY THIS CHAPTER AND OTHER ALREADY
EXISTING AID TO COUNTIES. PAYMENTS MADE UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT
DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF AID PROVIDED UNDER OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW.
3. COUNTIES SHALL UTILIZE FUNDS PROVIDED UNDER THIS SECTION TO PAY FOR
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CURRENTLY UNFUNDED MANDATES IMPOSED BY THE STATE.
4. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN UNFUNDED MANDATE MEANS ANY PROGRAM
OR SERVICE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED ON A COUNTY BY THE STATE THROUGH STATUTE,
REGULATION OR OTHER DIRECTIVE THAT HAS A DIRECT FINANCIAL IMPACT ON ANY
COUNTY IN EXCESS OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR, OR ON TWO OR MORE
COUNTIES IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
S 3. This act shall take effect April 1, 2014 and shall expire and be
deemed repealed on and after December 31, 2024.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.