senate Bill S5916

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes an annual spending growth cap and increases the maximum capacity of the rainy day fund

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to finance
Jun 18, 2009 referred to rules

S5916 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17 §§244 - 246, amd §92-cc, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S716
2013-2014: S3770
2015-2016: S5507
2017-2018: S365

S5916 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an annual spending growth cap and increases the maximum capacity of the rainy day fund.

S5916 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5916 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5916

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2009
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
  spending cap and increasing the maximum capacity of the rainy day fund

  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 article 17
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 17
                     ANNUAL SPENDING GROWTH CAP ACT
SECTION 244. DEFINITIONS.
        245. ESTABLISHMENT OF ANNUAL SPENDING GROWTH CAP.
        246. PROVISIONS REGARDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY.
  S 244. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED:
  1. "ANNUAL SPENDING GROWTH CAP" SHALL MEAN A PERCENTAGE DETERMINED  BY
ADDING  THE  INFLATION RATES FROM EACH OF THE THREE CALENDAR YEARS IMME-
DIATELY PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF A GIVEN FISCAL YEAR AND THEN DIVID-
ING THAT SUM BY THREE.
  2. "STATE OPERATING FUNDS SPENDING" SHALL MEAN ANNUAL DISBURSEMENTS OF
ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES INCLUDED IN THE CASH-BASIS FINANCIAL PLAN OF
THE STATE,  EXCLUDING  DISBURSEMENTS  FROM  FEDERAL  FUNDS  AND  CAPITAL
PROJECT FUNDS.
  3.   "INFLATION   RATE"  SHALL  MEAN  THE  PERCENTAGE  CHANGE  IN  THE
TWELVE-MONTH AVERAGE OF THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS
AS PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU  OF  LABOR
STATISTICS OR ANY SUCCESSOR AGENCY FOR A GIVEN CALENDAR YEAR COMPARED TO
THE PRIOR CALENDAR YEAR.
  4.  "EXECUTIVE BUDGET" SHALL MEAN THE BUDGET SUBMITTED ANNUALLY BY THE
GOVERNOR  PURSUANT  TO SECTION ONE OF ARTICLE VII OF THE STATE CONSTITU-
TION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14378-01-9

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