senate Bill S7036

Awards aid to the General Brown central school district

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 21 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1350
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Awards aid to the General Brown central school district.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7036
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7036

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to certain aid for the General
Brown central school district

PURPOSE:

This bill will exempt, from the school aid calculation, the insurance
settlement received by the General Brown School District, as
compensation for losses sustained in an April 2012 fire.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 provides that the insurance settlement received by the
General Brown Central School District, from the Utica National
Insurance Group, for the rebuilding of the bus garage and the lease of
buses, shall not be included as part of the School District's school
aid calculation.

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill is necessary because in April 2012 there was a fire in the
General Brown School District which caused substantial damage to their
bus garage and destroyed their fleet of buses. As a result of this
fire, the bus garage required significant repairs and the fleet of
buses had to be replaced. As compensation for this loss, the General
Brown School District received an insurance settlement from their
insurer, Utica National Insurance. This insurance settlement helped
the School District cover the losses associated with the fire, such as
repairing the bus garage that was damaged and replacing the buses that
were lost as a result of the April 2012 fire.

However, this insurance settlement adversely affected the School
District's 2014-2015 school aid. For example, in Transportation Aid
and Building Aid combined, the General Brown School District lost over
$1 million in state aid. Therefore, this bill is necessary to exempt,
from school aid calculations, the insurance settlement that the
General Brown School District received to repair the bus garage that
was damaged and replace the buses that were lost in the April 2012
fire.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7036

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 21, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to certain aid for the General Brown  central  school
  district

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the aggregate amount of one million one  hundred  twenty-three  thousand
nine  hundred  and  twelve dollars received by the General Brown central
school district from the Utica National Insurance  Group  allocated  for
the  rebuilding  of  the  bus garage and the lease of buses shall not be
deducted from the cost allowance used to compute aid for  such  projects
pursuant  to  subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 3602 of the education law.
Any amount due and payable to the General Brown central school  district
for  school  years  prior to the 2014-15 school year as a result of this
act shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of paragraph c of  subdivi-
sion 5 of section 3604 of the education law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14597-01-4

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