|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||
referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 15, 2011||
referred to education
delivered to assembly
|Jun 14, 2011||
advanced to third reading
|Jun 13, 2011||
2nd report cal.
|Jun 07, 2011||
1st report cal.1110
|May 24, 2011||
reported and committed to finance
|May 16, 2011||
referred to education
senate Bill S5390
Provides for the repayment by the Schenectady city school district of certain excess state payments
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Jun 15, 2011 - floor VoteS5390620floor62Aye0Nay0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 15, 2011aye (62)
Jun 7, 2011 - Finance committee VoteS5390301committee30Aye1Nay4Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Finance Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011aye (30)nay (1)
May 24, 2011 - Education committee VoteS5390180committee18Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S5390 - Bill Details
S5390 - Bill Texts
Provides for the repayment by the Schenectady city school district of certain excess state payments through deduction of future aid payments over a three year period.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to provide for the repayment by the Schenectady city school district of
certain excess state payments
To allow the Schenectady City School District to spread out repayment
of excess state aid over three years.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill provides that excess aid paid to the Schenectady
City School District in the 2003-04 through 2008-09 school years, of
which the District has been notified and for which the State must
make a recovery through deductions of future aid payments, shall be
recovered by reducing the amount of future State aid payments by
one-third of the amount of such excess payments in the aid payments
for June of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In 2008, the State Education Department identified an error in a legal
notice published several years earlier by the Schenectady City School
District in relation to certain transportation services for the
2003-04 school year. Because of this error, the Department indicated
that the expected state transportation aid could not be paid for
these two contracts which covered the 2003-04 school year. The
situation worsened when the Education Department also indicated that
the District could not be reimbursed for transportation expenses
incurred in connection with the extension of those contracts covering
school years from 2004-05 through 2008-09. Because the School
District was unaware that there was a problem with the original
contracts, it had extended the contracts several times. Because of
the delay in identifying the original error, the potential financial
ramifications of this error increased dramatically.
The District now must pay back a total of $3,860,466. The Department
of Education is currently requiring that this money be paid back in
two installments. $2,956,669 is to be deducted from the June 2011
General Aid payment and $903,797 from the June 2012 General Aid
This creates a hardship for the District. This legislation would allow
the District to make the repayments to the State in three equal
payments to be deducted from the General Aid payments in June of
2011, 2012 and 2013.
Minimal to State. Provides fiscal relief to the School District.
This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5390 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to provide for the repayment by the Schenectady city school district of certain excess state payments THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, state aid payments in the amount of not more than three million eight hundred sixty thousand four hundred sixty-six dollars ($3,860,466) made to the Schenectady city school district in the 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006- 07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years, which included excess payments of which such district has been notified, and for which a recovery must be made by the state through deduction of future aid payments, shall be reduced through aid deductions totaling such excess payments, by deduct- ing one-third of such excess payments from the payments due to such school district and payable in the month of June in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; provided, however, there shall be no interest penalty assessed against such district or collected by the state; and provided, further, that notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, any pending payment of moneys due to such district as a prior year adjustment paya- ble pursuant to paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law for aid claims that had been previously paid in excess as current year aid payments for which recovery of excess payments is to be made pursuant to this section, shall be reduced at the time of actual payment by any remaining unrecovered balance of such excess payments, and the remaining scheduled deductions of such excess payments pursuant to this section shall be reduced by the commissioner of education to reflect the amount so recovered. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11487-02-1
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