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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S3456
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
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S3456 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3456 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3456 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to tax levy limits of school districts PURPOSE: To ensure adequate protection and safety of children, teachers and other school personnel by encouraging school districts to make certain improvements to school buildings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 and 2 of the bill amend section 2023-a of the education law by adding provisions relating to expenditures that are exempt from the school district "tax cap". The new provisions exempt expenditures for safety measures such as security personnel, safety training, security devices, safety equipment and certain infrastructure improvements. Section 3 of the bill is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Recent events at schools across the country demand that our school districts take appropriate actions to protect our children and school personnel. As a result, improved school building infrastruc- ture and better security measures such as safety personnel, training and equipment have become necessary expenditures. School districts in New York are already burdened with numerous mandates
S3456 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3456 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 tax levy limits of school districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph i of subdivision 2 of section 2023-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (v) to read as follows: (V) A TAX LEVY NECESSARY FOR EXPENDITURES TO ENSURE ADEQUATE SAFETY AND PROTECTION FROM A SERIOUS VIOLENT INCIDENT OR SIMILAR EMERGENCY, AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN PART 155.17 OF THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, EXPENDI- TURES FOR SECURITY PERSONNEL, SAFETY TRAINING OR INSTRUCTION, INFRAS- TRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND SECURITY, AND THE ACQUISI- TION OF SECURITY DEVICES OR OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 2023-a of the education law, as added by section 2 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in the event the trustee, trustees or board of education of a school district that is subject to the provisions of this section proposes a budget that will require a tax levy that exceeds the tax levy limit for the corre- sponding school year, not including any levy necessary to support the expenditures pursuant to subparagraphs (i) through [(iv)] (V) of para- graph i of subdivision two of this section, then such budget shall be approved if sixty percent of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma- tive. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend- ments made to section 2023-a of the education law by sections one and two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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