senate Bill S3343

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes payment of state aid for students with handicapping conditions; resulting savings to be used to reduce taxes

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S3343 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4411, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3284A
2009-2010: S5259

S3343 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes payment of state aid by the commissioner of education for special education services for students with handicapping conditions for costs directly related to such services; provides that the results from savings should be given to school districts to be used to reduce school taxes.

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BILL NUMBER:S3343

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
state aid for special education services for students with
handicapping conditions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the education law, in
relation to state aid for special education services for students with
handicapping conditions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation would alleviate the
mandate of school districts to pay for special education. It will
instead have payments made by the commissioner without apportionment,
to the school districts and municipalities for these services. Any
money due to the school districts and municipality would be reduced by
the amount of Federal funding. The money saved by the school district
would be directly applied to the reduction of school taxes.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would take the financial burden off
the school district for the funding of special education.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: 8.5259 - Referred to Education
A.3700 of 97-98, S2783 of 2001-2002, S.3858 of 2003-2004, S.2242 of
2006-2007, S.2839 of 2008-2009

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3343

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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 state aid for  special
  education services for students with handicapping conditions

  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  4411
to read as follows:
  S  4411.  STATE  AID  FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH
HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS. 1. ON AND AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  THIR-
TEEN,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL MAKE PAYMENTS, WITHOUT APPORTIONMENT, TO
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION  SERVICES  FOR
STUDENTS  WITH HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS. THE FULL AMOUNT OF COST DIRECTLY
RELATED TO THE SPECIAL EDUCATION  SERVICES  RENDERED  TO  SUCH  STUDENTS
SHALL  BE  REIMBURSED,  PROVIDED THAT ANY PLACEMENT OF SUCH STUDENTS WAS
APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2. ANY MONEYS DUE TO  A  MUNICIPALITY  OR  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE
REDUCED  BY  THE  AMOUNT OF ANY FEDERAL PARTICIPATION, PURSUANT TO TITLE
XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, IN SPECIAL EDUCATION  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  WHENEVER THE STATE AID PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION CREATES A
BUDGETARY SURPLUS FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR  MUNICIPALITY,  SUCH  SURPLUS
SHALL BE UTILIZED SOLELY TO REDUCE TAXES FOR THE FOLLOWING FISCAL YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06423-01-3

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