senate Bill S5137

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to repair reserve funds for municipal corporations, school districts, board of cooperative educational services, district corporations and improvement districts

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Oct 24, 2013 tabled
Oct 23, 2013 vetoed memo.237
Oct 11, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1652
substituted for s5137
Jun 21, 2013 substituted by a6435
ordered to third reading cal.1652
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2013 referred to local government

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S5137 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6435
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6-d, Gen Muni L

S5137 - Bill Texts

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Relates to repair reserve funds for municipal corporations, school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, district corporations and improvement districts.

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BILL NUMBER:S5137

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to the repair reserve funds for municipal corporations, school
districts, board of cooperative educational services, district
corporations and improvement districts

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To extend the authority to establish a repair reserve fund to boards
of cooperative educational services (BOCES).

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The bill would amend Section 6-d of the General Municipal Law to
extend the authority to establish a repair reserve fund to BOCES which
already exists for municipal corporations, school districts, district
corporations and improvement districts.

JUSTIFICATION:

BOCES, as a municipal entity, must maintain property and buildings in
the same way as a school district does. While school districts have
the authority to establish repair reserve funds, current law does not
extend this authority to BOCES. This bill would address this problem
by extending this authority to BOCES.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5137

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  the  repair
  reserve  funds  for municipal corporations, school districts, board of
  cooperative educational services, district corporations  and  improve-
  ment districts

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

  Section 1. Section 6-d of the general municipal law, as added by chap-
ter 383 of the laws of 1950, the section heading and subdivisions 5  and
6  as  amended  by  chapter  693  of  the laws of 1952, subdivision 1 as
amended by chapter 828 of the laws of 1961, subdivision 2 as amended  by
chapter  740  of  the  laws  of 1957, paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 and
subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 140 of the laws of 1996 and subdivi-
sion 7 as amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read
as follows:
  S  6-d.  Repair  reserve  funds  for  municipal  corporations,  school
districts,  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, district corpo-
rations and improvement districts. 1. The governing board of any munici-
pal corporation,  school  district,  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES,  district corporation, or town or county improvement district,
may establish a special fund which shall be known as the repair  reserve
fund  of  such  municipal corporation, school district, BOARD OF COOPER-
ATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  district   corporation   or   improvement
district.  There may be paid into such fund an amount as may be provided
therefor by budgetary appropriation or such revenues as are not required
by law to be paid into any other fund or account.
  2. In cases of emergency, moneys in such fund may be expended pursuant
to a resolution approved by not less than two-thirds of the  members  of
the governing body of such municipal corporation, school district, BOARD
OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, district corporation or improvement

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09637-01-3

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district providing that not less than one-half of the moneys so expended
shall be repaid in the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year
in  which such moneys were expended and the total amount shall be repaid
not  later  than  the  last day of the second fiscal year succeeding the
fiscal year in which the moneys were expended.
  Prior to the adoption of any other resolution, act, ordinance or local
law by  the  governing  board  of  such  municipal  corporation,  school
district,  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, district corpo-
ration or improvement district, appropriating money from such fund,  the
governing board shall cause to be published in the official newspaper or
newspapers, if any, or otherwise in a newspaper or newspapers designated
for  such  purpose, a notice stating in substance that it is proposed to
appropriate a specified amount  from  the  repair  reserve  fund  for  a
particular purpose, and that a public hearing on such proposed appropri-
ation  will  be  held  at a time and place stated therein. At least five
days shall elapse between the publication of such notice  and  the  date
specified  for  the  hearing.  The hearing shall be held at the time and
place so specified.
  3. Moneys in such fund may be appropriated only:
  a. For repairs of capital improvements or equipment, which repairs are
of a type not recurring annually or at shorter intervals.
  b. In the case of a municipal corporation, to a capital  reserve  fund
established pursuant to section six-c of this article or to a contingen-
cy  and  tax  stabilization reserve fund established pursuant to section
six-e of this article.
  c. In the case of a fire district, to a capital  reserve  fund  estab-
lished pursuant to section six-g OF THIS ARTICLE.
  d.  In  the  case of a school district, OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCA-
TIONAL SERVICES to a reserve fund established pursuant to section  thir-
ty-six hundred fifty-one of the education law.
  4.  The  moneys  in  such  fund  shall be deposited and secured in the
manner provided by section ten of this article. The moneys in such  fund
so  deposited  shall  be accounted for separate and apart from all other
funds of the municipal corporation, school district,  BOARD  OF  COOPER-
ATIVE   EDUCATIONAL   SERVICES,   district  corporation  or  improvement
district, in the same manner as provided in subdivision ten  of  section
six-c  of  this article. The governing board or the chief fiscal officer
of such municipal corporation, school  district,  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE
EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  district corporation or improvement district, if
the governing board shall delegate such duty  to  him,  may  invest  the
moneys  in  such  fund  in the manner provided in section eleven of this
article. Any interest earned or capital gains realized on the moneys  so
deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of such fund.
  5.  The  members of the governing board of such municipal corporation,
school district, BOARD OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  district
corporation or improvement district are hereby declared trustees of such
fund and shall be subject to all the duties and responsibilities imposed
by law on trustees, and such duties and responsibilities may be enforced
by  such municipal corporation, school district, district corporation or
improvement district, as the case may be, or by any  board,  commission,
agency, officer or taxpayer thereof.
  6.  The  members of the governing board of such municipal corporation,
school district, BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  or  district
corporation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if they:
  a.  Authorize  a  withdrawal  from a repair reserve fund for any other
purpose except as provided in this section.

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  b. Expend any money withdrawn from a repair reserve fund for a purpose
other than that as provided in this section.
  7.  Notwithstanding  the  foregoing provisions of this section, in any
town which is located wholly or partly within the  Adirondack  park  and
has  within  its  boundaries state lands subject to taxation assessed at
more than thirty per centum of the total taxable assessed  valuation  of
town  as  determined  from the assessment rolls of the town as completed
from time to  time,  or  in  any  district  corporation  or  improvement
district situated in whole or in part in any such town, a repair reserve
fund shall not be established unless the state comptroller, on behalf of
the  state,  shall  consent  thereto,  and  in any such town or district
corporation or improvement district no appropriation shall be made  from
a  repair  reserve  fund  unless the state comptroller, on behalf of the
state, shall consent thereto.
  8. Moneys of a municipal corporation, school district, BOARD OF  COOP-
ERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  or district corporation which, upon June
thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty, constitute a repair reserve  fund  of
such municipal corporation, school district, BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCA-
TIONAL SERVICES or district corporation, shall continue to so constitute
a special fund and be known as the repair reserve fund of such municipal
corporation,  school district, BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
or district corporation. From and after  such  date,  payments  to,  and
appropriations  from,  such  fund  shall  be  subject  to  the foregoing
provisions of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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