senate Bill S1270

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits reductions in appropriations for the support of education during the state fiscal year

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 06, 2011 referred to finance

S1270 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2170
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง40, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6467, A10704

S1270 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits reductions in appropriations for the support of education during the state fiscal year.

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BILL NUMBER:S1270

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to prohibiting reductions in
appropriations for the support of education during the state fiscal year

PURPOSE:
To eliminate budget cuts in New York City public schools from July 1st
up to and including the beginning of the September school year and
allow for these schools to fiscally counterbalance their budgets and
appropriate necessary monies toward administrative costs, personnel
and physical costs without worries of another budget cut pending
before the beginning of the school year.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
A new paragraph (F) is amended into Subdivision 2, Section 40, of the
State Finance Law.

EXISTING LAW:
While there is no current New York State law to block mid-year school
aid cuts, these cuts will adversely impact students and faculty in
the educational school system as class sizes increase with fewer
teachers, the compromise of new reading materials and books, and
oversight of physical projects that funds first made available could
have possibly addressed.

JUSTIFICATION:
Should the present continue where another round of allocated funds
destined for programs in the school districts are cut, the results
will be more open positions unfilled, further halting of purchases of
new supplies, larger decreases in program and after-school funding,
the scaling back of construction plans and an overall freeze on
district spending.

The New York State School Boards Association have cite mid-year school
aid cuts as devastating based on school districts already locking in
contracts with employee unions and transportation companies; the set
placement of student class schedules for the year where cuts will
force students to enroll in classes that may not interest them, which
impedes their education; and the only viable option for schools to
cut costs since local tax bills are sent out by July 1st. School
districts are given little, if any, time to cope with these cuts
before the pending school year.

Lastly, recent funding levels show that when New York State has not
engaged in these mid-year budget cuts, English and Math test scores
for grades 3-8
rose 14% and 13% respectively. Further cuts impede a student's ability
to learn.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.6467 - Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.


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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1270

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  prohibiting
  reductions  in  appropriations for the support of education during the
  state fiscal year

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of section 40 of the state finance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
  (F) NO APPROPRIATION MADE AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE  FOR
THE  SUPPORT  OF  EDUCATION  IN  THIS STATE SHALL BE REDUCED, LIMITED OR
OTHERWISE DIMINISHED IN ANY WAY PRIOR TO THE THIRTIETH DAY OF JUNE IMME-
DIATELY FOLLOWING THE STATE FISCAL YEAR FOR WHICH IT IS ENACTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02018-01-1

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