senate Bill S1176

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the imposition of unfunded mandates on local governments

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations


S1176 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง51-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3211, A1592
2009-2010: A5789

S1176 - 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.

S1176 - Sponsor Memo

S1176 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINS, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

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


  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:

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


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