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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S1176
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S1176 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1176 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to restricting the imposition of unfunded mandates on political subdivisions of the state PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Restricts the imposition of certain unfunded mandates by the legislature on localities; and provides that a three-fifths (3/5) super majority in each house shall override this restriction. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the Legislative Law by adding a new section 51-a that provides as follows: * Defines "political subdivision" and "qualifying bill". * Prohibits the legislature from passing any bill - except those explicitly exempted - that establishes a state program, significantly changes services required to be provided by such program, or results in a change in revenues or expenses of a political subdivision, if the direct impact of the bill exceeds $10,000 per year for any subdivision or $100,000 if more than one subdivision is affected, unless the bill provides for state reimbursement to the affected
S1176 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1176 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD04792-01-3
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