senate Bill S3211

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the imposition of unfunded mandates on local governments

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Feb 11, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S3211 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1592
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง51-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A5789

S3211 - Summary

Restricts the imposition of additional unfunded mandates on local governments by the state until such time as those mandates are fully funded by the state; provides for certain exceptions; provides that a three-fifths majority in each house shall override this restriction.

S3211 - Sponsor Memo

S3211 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3211

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law,  in  relation  to  restricting  the
  imposition of unfunded mandates on political subdivisions of the state

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
state government imposes numerous program and  service  requirements  on
its  local  governments  without fully considering the fiscal impacts of
these requirements. Such unfunded  mandates  require  local  governments
already  experiencing  considerable  economic hardship to provide new or
significantly expanded programs and services without the funding  neces-
sary  to  carry  out those mandates. Because unfunded mandates aggravate
the fiscal difficulty that some local governments are now  experiencing,
the state must consider the burdens of unfunded mandates before imposing
additional  such  requirements  on  local  governments.  The legislature
therefore declares that it is appropriate that state government  provide
funding for mandates it imposes on local governments.
  The legislature also finds that some mandates are critical to preserv-
ing  the  health, safety and welfare of the people of the state. Because
it is impractical to shift immediately to  full  state  funding  of  all
state  mandates,  and  recognizing  the  need to curtail the transfer of
program and service expenses from the state to  local  governments,  the
legislature declares its intent to restrict the imposition of additional
unfunded mandates on local governments until such time as these mandates
are fully funded by the state.
  S  2.  The  legislative law is amended by adding a new section 51-a to
read as follows:
  S 51-A. STATE MANDATES ON POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF  THE  STATE.    1.
DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00353-01-1

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