senate Bill S312

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the temporary emergency educational assistance to school districts which lack the fiscal resources necessary to provide a sound basic education

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

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S312 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1107
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 73-A §§3650-f & 3650-g, Ed L; add §91-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4152, A3905

S312 - Summary

Provides for the provision of temporary emergency educational assistance to school districts which fail to provide a sound basic education to the students in such district; provides such assistance shall be in addition to any other state aid provided to the school district; provides the board of regents shall, upon application of a school district, determine eligibility for such assistance; establishes the temporary emergency educational fund.

S312 - Sponsor Memo

S312 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   312

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
  to establishing a temporary  emergency  educational  fund  to  provide
  assistance  to  underfunded  school  districts;  and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby finds that
decades of experience have shown that the state's current school funding
system has consistently underfunded hundreds of  public  schools  across
the  state.  Currently the state is involved in a school finance lawsuit
(CAMPAIGN FOR FISCAL EQUITY, ET AL. V. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ET AL.) in
which the  constitutionality,  sufficiency  and  social  impact  of  the
state's school funding system are at issue. Unfortunately, it could take
years  before  the case is ultimately resolved.  Meanwhile, time marches
on and millions of schoolchildren  continue  to  attend  public  schools
which  lack the resources needed to prepare them for productive citizen-
ship in the twenty-first century. These children, caught  between  legal
and  political  crossfire,  are  being denied the monetary, educational,
psychological and social resources  they  desperately  need,  and  as  a
result are being irreparably harmed.
  The  legislature  declares that this act addresses the need to protect
students from the potentially irreparable harm they are exposed  to  due
to a severe lack of educational resources in public schools.  According-
ly, this act seeks to provide emergency funding for critical educational
resources  to  benefit  the  millions  of children who cannot wait until
protracted legal disputes are resolved before receiving the  tools  they
need in order to meet resource-driven academic standards.

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

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