assembly Bill A8556D

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the education, labor, housing and family assistance budget for the 2014-2015 state fiscal year

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Mar 31, 2014 signed chap.56
delivered to governor
returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.31
substituted for a8556d
Mar 31, 2014 substituted by s6356d
motion to amend lost
motion to amend lost
ordered to third reading rules cal.31
rules report cal.31
reported
reported referred to rules
Mar 29, 2014 print number 8556d
amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Mar 11, 2014 print number 8556c
amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Feb 21, 2014 print number 8556b
amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Feb 12, 2014 print number 8556a
amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Jan 21, 2014 referred to ways and means

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A8556 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6356D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

A8556 - Summary

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance  (view more) authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).

A8556 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6356                                                  A. 8556

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  A  BUDGET  BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to
  article seven of the Constitution -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to contracts for excel-
  lence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration  amount,  appor-
  tionment  of  school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and
  retention program, school district reorganizations and  real  property
  tax  rates, transportation after 4 p.m., to establish a teacher excel-
  lence fund, duties and waivers of school districts with children  with
  handicapping conditions, to authorize the commissioner of education to
  establish  regional tuition rates for approved special education itin-
  erant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special educa-
  tion itinerant services based on actual attendance, to  authorize  New
  York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special educa-
  tion  itinerant  services;  to  amend  chapter 756 of the laws of 1992
  relating to funding a program for work force  education  conducted  by
  the  consortium  for worker education in New York city, in relation to
  apportionment and reimbursement; and  in  relation  to  extending  the
  expiration  of certain provisions; to amend chapter 169 of the laws of
  1994 relating to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state oper-
  ations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service  budgets;
  to  amend  chapter  82 of the laws of 1995, amending the education law
  and certain other laws relating to state aid to school  districts  and
  the appropriation of funds for the support of government; to amend the
  education law, in relation to the definition of "school district basic
  contribution";  to  amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001 amending the
  education law relating to conditional appointment of school  district,
  charter school or BOCES employees; to amend chapter 425 of the laws of
  2002  amending  the education law relating to the provision of supple-
  mental educational services, attendance at a safe  public  school  and
  the  suspension  of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm
  at a school; to amend chapter 101 of the laws  of  2003  amending  the
  education  law  relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A8556A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6356D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

A8556A - Summary

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance  (view more) authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).

A8556A - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6356--A                                            A. 8556--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted  by  the  Governor  pursuant  to
  article  seven  of  the  Constitution -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to contracts for excel-
  lence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration  amount,  appor-
  tionment  of  school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and
  retention program, school district reorganizations and  real  property
  tax  rates, transportation after 4 p.m., to establish a teacher excel-
  lence fund, duties and waivers of school districts with children  with
  handicapping conditions, to authorize the commissioner of education to
  establish  regional tuition rates for approved special education itin-
  erant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special educa-
  tion itinerant services based on actual attendance, to  authorize  New
  York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special educa-
  tion  itinerant  services;  to  amend  chapter 756 of the laws of 1992
  relating to funding a program for work force  education  conducted  by
  the  consortium  for worker education in New York city, in relation to
  apportionment and reimbursement; and  in  relation  to  extending  the
  expiration  of certain provisions; to amend chapter 169 of the laws of
  1994 relating to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state oper-
  ations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service  budgets;
  to  amend  chapter  82 of the laws of 1995, amending the education law
  and certain other laws relating to state aid to school  districts  and
  the appropriation of funds for the support of government; to amend the
  education law, in relation to the definition of "school district basic
  contribution";  to  amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001 amending the
  education law relating to conditional appointment of school  district,
  charter school or BOCES employees; to amend chapter 425 of the laws of
  2002  amending  the education law relating to the provision of supple-
  mental educational services, attendance at a safe  public  school  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A8556B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6356D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

A8556B - Summary

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance  (view more) authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).

A8556B - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6356--B                                            A. 8556--B

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  A  BUDGET  BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to
  article seven of the Constitution -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to contracts  for  excel-
  lence,  calculation  of the gap elimination restoration amount, appor-
  tionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher  recruitment  and
  retention  program,  school district reorganizations and real property
  tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m., to establish a teacher  excel-
  lence  fund, duties and waivers of school districts with children with
  handicapping conditions, to authorize the commissioner of education to
  establish regional tuition rates for approved special education  itin-
  erant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special educa-
  tion  itinerant  services based on actual attendance, to authorize New
  York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special educa-
  tion itinerant services; to amend chapter 756  of  the  laws  of  1992
  relating  to  funding  a program for work force education conducted by
  the consortium for worker education in New York city, in  relation  to
  apportionment  and  reimbursement;  and  in  relation to extending the
  expiration of certain provisions; to amend chapter 169 of the laws  of
  1994 relating to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state oper-
  ations,  aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets;
  to amend chapter 82 of the laws of 1995, amending  the  education  law
  and  certain  other laws relating to state aid to school districts and
  the appropriation of funds for the support of government; to amend the
  education law, in relation to the definition of "school district basic
  contribution"; to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001  amending  the
  education  law relating to conditional appointment of school district,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A8556C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6356D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

A8556C - Summary

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance  (view more) authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).

A8556C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8556--C

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

A  BUDGET  BILL,  submitted by the Governor pursuant to article seven of
  the Constitution -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Ways
  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted to said committee --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with
  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to contracts  for  excel-
  lence,  calculation  of the gap elimination restoration amount, appor-
  tionment of school aid and foundation aid, deferment of  building  and
  interest rates, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention
  program,  school district reorganizations and real property tax rates,
  transportation after 4 p.m., academic grants to  the  Roosevelt  union
  free  school  district,  charter  school  reserves, the computation of
  transitional aid for a Tier 4 eligible school district; to  amend  the
  education law, in relation to extending the dates in which the commis-
  sioner  may  set aside school aid; to amend the general municipal law,
  in relation to  authorizing  withdrawals  from  the  employee  benefit
  accrued  liability  reserve  fund;  to  authorize  the commissioner of
  education to establish regional tuition  rates  for  approved  special
  education  itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved
  special education itinerant services based on  actual  attendance,  to
  authorize  New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved
  special education itinerant services; to amend chapter 756 of the laws
  of 1992 relating  to  funding  a  program  for  work  force  education
  conducted  by the consortium for worker education in New York city, in
  relation to  apportionment  and  reimbursement;  and  in  relation  to
  extending  the  expiration of certain provisions; to amend chapter 169
  of the laws of 1994 relating to  certain  provisions  related  to  the
  1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt
  service budgets; to amend chapter 82 of the laws of 1995, amending the
  education  law  and certain other laws relating to state aid to school
  districts and the appropriation of funds for the  support  of  govern-
  ment;  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to the definition of
  "school district basic contribution"; to amend part C of chapter 57 of
  the laws of 2004, relating to support of  education,  in  relation  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A8556D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6356D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

A8556D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance  (view more) authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).

A8556D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6356--D                                            A. 8556--D

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  A  BUDGET  BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to
  article seven of the Constitution -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee --  again  reported  from
  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
  with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to contracts  for  excel-
  lence,  calculation  of  the gap elimination restoration amount, total
  foundation aid, apportionment of  school  aid,  teachers  of  tomorrow
  teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganiza-
  tions  and  real  property  tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m., to
  establish a teacher  excellence  fund,  relates  to  charter  schools,
  subjecting  charter  schools to financial audits by the comptroller of
  the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and
  by the state comptroller for charter schools located  outside  of  the
  city  of  New  York,  closure  or  dissolution  of charter schools, to
  authorize the commissioner of education to establish regional  tuition
  rates  for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize
  reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services  based
  on  actual  attendance,  to authorize New York city to establish local
  tuition rates for approved special education  itinerant  services;  to
  amend  chapter  756  of the laws of 1992 relating to funding a program
  for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker educa-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets