senate Bill S925A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that a fixed percentage amount of school district budgets shall be dedicated and utilized solely for classroom expenses

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Jan 05, 2012 print number 925a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

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S925 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1527-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S597

S925 - Summary

Requires that a fixed percentage amount of school district budgets shall be dedicated and utilized solely for classroom expenses; authorizes the commissioner of education to define the term "classroom expenses".

S925 - Sponsor Memo

S925 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   925

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  requiring  fixed
  percentages  of  school  district  budgets  to  be  used for classroom
  expenses

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1527-a
to read as follows:
  S  1527-A.  SCHOOL BUDGET CLASSROOM EXPENSES.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED  TO  PROMUL-
GATE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS TO DEFINE THE TERM "CLASSROOM EXPENSES" AND
TO IDENTIFY THOSE EXPENSES AT A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH SHALL  QUALIFY  AS
CLASSROOM EXPENSES.
  2.  BEGINNING  WITH  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN
SCHOOL YEAR AND EVERY SCHOOL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET
FOR EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THIS STATE SHALL, AT A  MINIMUM,  PROVIDE  A
FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT  OF  SUCH  BUDGET  THAT SHALL BE DEDICATED AND
UTILIZED FOR CLASSROOM EXPENSES WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT, AS FOLLOWS:
  A. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR,
SUCH  FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT SHALL BE SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET;
  B. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR,
SUCH  FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT  SHALL  BE  SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET; AND
  C. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND
EACH SCHOOL YEAR THEREAFTER,  SUCH  FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT  SHALL  BE
SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET.
  3.  ANY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  WHICH PROVIDES LESS THAN THE REQUIRED FIXED
PERCENTAGE AMOUNT FOR CLASSROOM EXPENSES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF

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

S925A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1527-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S597

S925A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a fixed percentage amount of school district budgets shall be dedicated and utilized solely for classroom expenses; authorizes the commissioner of education to define the term "classroom expenses".

S925A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S925A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 925--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  fixed
  percentages  of  school  district  budgets  to  be  used for classroom
  expenses

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1527-a
to read as follows:
  S  1527-A.  SCHOOL BUDGET CLASSROOM EXPENSES.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED  TO  PROMUL-
GATE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS TO DEFINE THE TERM "CLASSROOM EXPENSES" AND
TO IDENTIFY THOSE EXPENSES AT A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH SHALL  QUALIFY  AS
CLASSROOM EXPENSES.
  2.  BEGINNING  WITH  THE  TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN
SCHOOL YEAR AND EVERY SCHOOL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET
FOR EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THIS STATE SHALL, AT A  MINIMUM,  PROVIDE  A
FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT  OF  SUCH  BUDGET  THAT SHALL BE DEDICATED AND
UTILIZED FOR CLASSROOM EXPENSES WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT, AS FOLLOWS:
  A. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR,
SUCH  FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT SHALL BE SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET;
  B. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN--TWO THOUSAND  FIFTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR,
SUCH  FIXED  PERCENTAGE  AMOUNT  SHALL  BE  SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04406-02-1

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