|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|
senate Bill S312
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S312 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S312 TITLE OF BILL: 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 under funded school districts; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a temporary emergency fund to meet the immediate educational needs of public school children pending resolution of ongoing school finance litigation involving New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The education law would be amended by establishing a temporary emergency educational fund to enable under funded school districts to provide a sound basic education to students. Money from the fund shall be used by school districts only for specifically enumerated purposes such as acquiring textbooks, school library books, classroom supplies and equipment, laboratory equipment, computers and related hardware and software. Moneys from the fund shall be apportioned through a competitive process that takes into account the severity of the shortage of a
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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