senate Bill S2707A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts

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Jan 11, 2012 print number 2707a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 01, 2011 referred to education
Jan 31, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.40
reported and committed to rules
Jan 28, 2011 referred to finance

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S2707 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §§1527-a & 308-a, Ed L

S2707 - Summary

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts.

S2707 - Sponsor Memo

S2707 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2707

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SALAND, FLANAGAN, HANNON, LITTLE, MARTINS -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Finance

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; and to amend the educa-
  tion law, in relation to the effect of mandates on 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.
                                                           LBD05594-06-1

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S2707A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §§1527-a & 308-a, Ed L

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts.

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2707--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SALAND, ALESI, BALL, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY,
  FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, HANNON, JOHN-
  SON, LANZA, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LIBOUS,  LITTLE,  MARCELLINO,  MARTINS,
  MAZIARZ,  McDONALD,  NOZZOLIO,  O'MARA,  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH,
  SEWARD, SKELOS, VALESKY, YOUNG,  ZELDIN  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance 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; and to amend  the  educa-
  tion law, in relation to the effect of mandates on 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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05594-08-2

S. 2707--A                          2

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