senate Bill S2199A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires any state mandated program imposed on municipalities and school districts to be funded by the state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2012 print number 2199a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 18, 2011 referred to local government

Bill Amendments

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S2199 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §1527-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1470

S2199 - Summary

Requires that the state fund any program which imposes a mandate upon municipal corporations or school districts; establishes criteria for any exemption from such law if such mandate is ordered by the judiciary, pursuant to an executive order or requested by the locality.

S2199 - Sponsor Memo

S2199 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2199

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  education  law,  in
  relation  to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for
  municipal corporations and school districts

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. State mandated programs, unlike local
service decisions, place local taxpayers  and  local  officials  in  the
position  of paying for services that they do not control. Increasingly,
however, the state has set local priorities and forced municipal  taxing
decisions  by  mandating services, programs, and standards. As a result,
many local governments and school districts  are  today  in  an  acutely
difficult fiscal situation.
  Thus,  in  order  to prevent irresponsible state actions which prevent
localities from making their own decisions,  and  which  force  unwanted
local  property  tax  increases,  it  is  necessary to ensure that state
mandates will not be forced on localities and  school  districts  unless
they are adequately funded.
  S  2.  The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25
to read as follows:
  S 25. FUNDING OF MANDATES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS THE CONTEXT
SHALL OTHERWISE REQUIRE:
  (A) "MANDATE" MEANS:
  (I)  ANY STATE LAW, RULE, OR REGULATION WHICH CREATES A NEW PROGRAM OR
REQUIRES A HIGHER LEVEL OF SERVICE  FOR  AN  EXISTING  PROGRAM  WHICH  A
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE; OR
  (II)  ANY  GENERAL  LAW  WHICH  GRANTS A NEW PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OR
INCREASES AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WHICH THE MUNICIPAL  CORPO-
RATION IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05414-01-1

S2199A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §1527-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1470

S2199A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that the state fund any program which imposes a mandate upon municipal corporations or school districts; establishes criteria for any exemption from such law if such mandate is ordered by the judiciary, pursuant to an executive order or requested by the locality.

S2199A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2199A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2199--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  education  law,  in
  relation  to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for
  municipal corporations and school districts

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. State mandated programs, unlike local
service decisions, place local taxpayers  and  local  officials  in  the
position  of paying for services that they do not control. Increasingly,
however, the state has set local priorities and forced municipal  taxing
decisions  by  mandating services, programs, and standards. As a result,
many local governments and school districts  are  today  in  an  acutely
difficult fiscal situation.
  Thus,  in  order  to prevent irresponsible state actions which prevent
localities from making their own decisions,  and  which  force  unwanted
local  property  tax  increases,  it  is  necessary to ensure that state
mandates will not be forced on localities and  school  districts  unless
they are adequately funded.
  S  2.  The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25
to read as follows:
  S 25. FUNDING OF MANDATES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS THE CONTEXT
SHALL OTHERWISE REQUIRE:
  (A) "MANDATE" MEANS:
  (I)  ANY STATE LAW, RULE, OR REGULATION WHICH CREATES A NEW PROGRAM OR
REQUIRES A HIGHER LEVEL OF SERVICE  FOR  AN  EXISTING  PROGRAM  WHICH  A
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05414-02-2

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