senate Bill S998

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts to establish a reserve fund to cover the costs and expenses of providing special education programs

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S998 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3651, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6125

S998 - Summary

Authorizes school districts to establish a reserve fund to cover the costs and expenses of providing special education programs.

S998 - Sponsor Memo

S998 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   998

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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  authorizing  school
  districts  to establish reserve funds for the payment of the costs and
  expenses of programs of special education

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

  Section  1. Section 3651 of the education law is amended by adding two
new subdivisions 1-c and 3-b to read as follows:
  1-C.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS
SECTION,  ANY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  MAY  ESTABLISH  A  RESERVE FUND FOR THE
PAYMENTS OF THE COSTS AND EXPENSES  OF  PROVIDING  PROGRAMS  OF  SPECIAL
EDUCATION  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  EIGHTY-NINE  OF  THIS CHAPTER, WITHOUT
APPROVAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF  THE  DISTRICT,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  THE TOTAL OF THE MONIES HELD IN SUCH RESERVE FUND SHALL NOT EXCEED
THAT AMOUNT WHICH MIGHT REASONABLY BE DEEMED NECESSARY  TO  MEET  ANTIC-
IPATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF PROVIDING PROGRAMS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR
WHICH THE STATE HAS NOT PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ANY MONIES DEPOS-
ITED  TO SUCH RESERVE FUND WHICH ARE NOT EXPENDED FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE
COSTS AND EXPENSES OF PROVIDING PROGRAMS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION DURING THE
SCHOOL YEAR AND/OR WHICH WILL NOT REASONABLY BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANY SUCH
COSTS AND EXPENSES SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL FUND.
  3-B. NOTWITHSTANDING THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION, ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH ESTABLISHES A RESERVE FUND IN ACCORD-
ANCE  WITH  SUBDIVISION ONE-C OF THIS SECTION MAY MAKE EXPENDITURES FROM
SUCH FUND FOR THE PURPOSES SPECIFIED IN SUCH SUBDIVISION WITHOUT AUTHOR-
IZATION OF THE VOTERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01200-01-3

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