senate Bill S2967

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the state to assume all costs of basic quality education; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Apr 30, 2013 held in committee
Mar 19, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 28, 2013 referred to education

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S2967 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1598
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title V Art 71 §§3501 - 3506, amd §§1909, 3601, 3602 & 3651, Ed L; rpld Art 13, amd RPT L, generally; rpld §§1204, 1211 & 1212, §1261 sub (e), §1262 sub (e), amd Tax L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A447
2009-2010: A6009

S2967 - Summary

Makes provisions for the state to assume all costs of basic quality education and for the elimination of real property taxes for the support of education; requires board of regents to establish a schedule of mandatory basic services and costs thereof; provides that school districts shall submit an annual basic budget to the department of education for basic services; increases taxes on personal income and business  (view more) makes special provisions for reduction of tax in certain cities and for reduction in rent by tenants in such cities; provides for phased in methods of funding using a "Basic Quality Education" formula; repeals certain provisions of the tax law and real property tax law relating thereto.

S2967 - Sponsor Memo

S2967 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2967

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the real property tax law and the tax
  law, in relation to abolishing certain  school  taxes,  providing  for
  alternative  taxes  and  state  distribution  to school districts; and
  repealing certain provisions of the real property tax law and the  tax
  law relating to certain taxes

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

  Section 1. Title V of the education law is amended  by  adding  a  new
article 71 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 71
                      FINANCING OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SECTION 3501. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        3502. BASIC QUALITY EDUCATION.
        3503. MINIMUM APPORTIONMENT.
        3504. COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION.
        3505. CONSTRUCTION WITH OTHER LAWS.
        3506. SEVERABILITY.
  S  3501.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  IT IS THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE TO
FULFILL ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE  STATE  CONSTITUTION
WITH  RESPECT  TO THE FINANCING OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN THIS STATE AND,
AT THE SAME TIME, ELIMINATE THE INEQUITABLE AND REGRESSIVE  REAL  ESTATE
TAX  AS  THE  SUPPORT  OF  SUCH  SCHOOLS. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FURTHER
INTENDS TO GUARANTEE THE QUALITY AND EQUALITY OF EDUCATION FOR  ALL  OUR
CHILDREN, WHILE LEAVING WITH THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE PRESENT
LEVEL OF LOCAL CONTROL INCLUDING THE AUTHORITY TO PERMIT OR PROHIBIT THE
TRANSFER  OF  STUDENTS  INTO OR OUT OF SUCH DISTRICTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 3502. BASIC QUALITY EDUCATION. 1. THE STATE SHALL ASSUME  ALL  COSTS
OF  BASIC  QUALITY  EDUCATION,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH SECTION THIRTY-FIVE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03776-01-3

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