|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 18, 2013||
|Dec 06, 2013||
delivered to governor
|Jun 21, 2013||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.641
substituted for a7226
|Jun 17, 2013||
referred to education
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1393
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 04, 2013||
reported and committed to finance
|May 08, 2013||
referred to education
senate Bill S5087Signed By Governor
Authorizes the commissioner of education to disregard a reduction in the apportionment of public money to the Clarkstown central school district
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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Jun 17, 2013 - floor VoteS5087630floor63Aye0Nay0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 17, 2013aye (63)
Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS5087230committee23Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee VoteS5087190committee19Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S5087 - Bill Details
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S5087 - Bill Texts
Authorizes the commissioner of education to disregard a reduction in the apportionment of public money to the Clarkstown central school district.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the commissioner of education to
disregard a reduction in the apportionment of public money to the
Clarkstown central school district
PURPOSE: Provides that the Clarkstown central school district shall be
entitled to full aid notwithstanding the fact that they were in session
for only 179 days.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill provides that, notwith-
standing the fact that the Clarkstown central school district was only
in session for one hundred seventy-nine days in the 2012-2013 school
year, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to disregard the
reduction of state aid required pursuant to section 3604 of the Educa-
tion Law and shall pay the Clarkstown central school district it's
apportionment as if it had been in session for the required one hundred
eighty days. Section 2 provides the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: The Clarkstown Central School District failed to meet the
minimum of 180 session days due to devastating weather conditions caused
by Super-Storm Sandy and an unexpected snowstorm on March 8, 2013. Under
ordinary circumstances, Education Law requires that districts utilize
scheduled vacation days to make-up any days of instruction to fulfill
the 180-day requirement. However, Clarkstown was unable to reschedule
days during available vacation days during "Spring Break" due to possi-
ble infringement of religious practices surrounding the holidays of
Passover and Easter. Large numbers of people from both the Jewish and
Christian faiths reside in the district, and require those vacation days
to observe religious customs and be with their families. Being away from
school, and together with family, is an essential part of growing up and
is not something that Clarkstown school district was comfortable inter-
rupting by scheduling a make-up day. This legislation will authorize the
Commissioner of Education to disregard a reduction in state aid due to
the extraordinary and unique circumstances, which caused the school
district to be in session only one day less than the required 180.
Furthermore this legislation is essential to prevent the burden of lost
foundation aid being placed onto the local taxpayers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state; prevents the loss of $110,000 in aid
to the Clarkstown central school district.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5087 A. 7226 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 8, 2013 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to authorize the commissioner of education to disregard a reduction in the apportionment of public money to the Clarkstown central school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the fact that the Clarkstown central school district was only in session for one hundred seventy-nine days in the 2012-2013 school year, the commissioner of education is authorized to disregard the reduction of state aid required pursuant to section 3604 of the education law and shall pay such school district its apportion- ment as if the school district had been in session for the required one hundred eighty days. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10793-01-3
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