senate Bill S4556

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes internal audit functions optional by school districts unless an audit by the comptroller reveals deficiencies

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2012 1st report cal.864
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.729
Apr 12, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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May 22, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S4556
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S4556
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 17, 2011

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

S4556 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2116-b, Ed L

S4556 - Summary

Makes internal audit functions optional by school districts unless an audit by the comptroller reveals deficiencies; where deficiencies are found, school districts shall perform bi-annual internal audits until the comptroller conducts another audit of such school district.

S4556 - Sponsor Memo

S4556 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4556

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to making internal  audit
  functions  optional  by  school districts unless an audit by the comp-
  troller reveals deficiencies

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 7 of section 2116-b of the education
law, as added by chapter 263 of the laws of 2005, are amended and a  new
subdivision 8 is added to read as follows:
  1.  No  later  than July first, two thousand six, each school district
shall establish an internal audit function to be in operation  no  later
than  the  following December thirty-first. Such function shall include:
(a) development of a risk assessment of district  operations,  including
but  not  limited  to, a review of financial policies and procedures and
the testing and evaluation of district internal controls; (b) [an  annu-
al]  A review and update of such risk assessment; and (c) preparation of
reports[, at least annually or more frequently as the trustees or  board
of  education  may  direct,]  which  analyze significant risk assessment
findings, recommend changes  for  strengthening  controls  and  reducing
identified  risks,  and  specify  timeframes  for implementation of such
recommendations.
  2. School districts of less than eight teachers, school districts with
actual general fund expenditures totaling less than five million dollars
in the previous school year, or school districts with actual  enrollment
of less than three hundred students in the previous school year shall be
exempt   from  this  requirement.  Any  school  district  claiming  such
exemption shall [annually] certify to the commissioner that such  school
district meets the requirements set forth in this subdivision.
  7.  Nothing  in  this section shall be construed as requiring a school
district in any city with a population of one hundred twenty-five  thou-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10627-01-1

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