senate Bill S6566

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing school taxes and prohibiting unfunded mandates

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Feb 06, 2014 referred to education

S6566 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3602 & 3623-a, add §2023-b, Ed L; add §49, Leg L; add §28, St Fin L

S6566 - Summary

Enacts the school property tax reduction act to reduce school taxes and prohibit unfunded mandates; institutes cost saving measures and prohibits increased spending.

S6566 - Sponsor Memo

S6566 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6566

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2014
                               ___________

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 legislative  law  and  the  state
  finance law, in relation to enacting the school property tax reduction
  act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and cited as the  "School  Property
Tax Reduction Act".
  S  2.  Section  3602  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A. INCREASED FOUNDATION AID. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF
THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IN THE TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR,  EACH  SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
RECEIVE A TEN PERCENT INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL FOUNDATION AID, AS
DETERMINED BY SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, OVER  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
THIRTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR. BEGINNING IN THE TWO THOU-
SAND FIFTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
SHALL  RECEIVE A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION
AID, AS DETERMINED BY SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, OVER THE  PREVI-
OUS  YEAR  UNTIL  SUCH  TIME AS THE PROPORTION OF TOTAL STATE AID TO THE
TOTAL TAX LEVEL OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT.
  S 3. Section 3623-a of the education law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CONTRA-
RY, FOR SCHOOL YEARS COMMENCING AFTER JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN, STATE TRANSPORTATION AID SHALL  BE  EQUAL  TO  ALL  TRANSPORTATION
COSTS INCURRED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  S  4.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 2023-b to
read as follows:
  S 2023-B. TAX  LEVY;  FOUNDATION  AID.  EVERY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL
DECREASE  THE TAX LEVY BELOW THE AMOUNT ESTABLISHED THE PRIOR YEAR BY AN
AMOUNT WHICH IS THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN STATE FOUNDATION AID PURSUANT
TO SUBDIVISION FOUR-A OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER.

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

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