senate Bill S3144A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2016 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2016 1st report cal.260
Feb 11, 2016 print number 3144a
Feb 11, 2016 amend and recommit to local government
Jan 06, 2016 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 27, 2015 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2015 1st report cal.195
Feb 02, 2015 referred to local government

Votes

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Mar 1, 2016 - Local Government committee Vote

S3144A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2016

aye wr (1)

Mar 3, 2015 - Local Government committee Vote

S3144
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S3144 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §§1527-a & 308-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2707
2013-2014: S5042
2017-2018: S1347

S3144 - Summary

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts.

S3144 - Sponsor Memo

S3144 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3144

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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  and  the  education  law,  in
  relation  to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for
  municipal corporations and school districts; and to amend  the  educa-
  tion law, in relation to the effect of mandates on school districts

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. State mandated programs,  unlike  local
service  decisions,  place  local  taxpayers  and local officials in the
position of paying for services that they do not control.  Increasingly,
however,  the state has set local priorities and forced municipal taxing
decisions by mandating services, programs, and standards. As  a  result,
many  local  governments  and  school  districts are today in an acutely
difficult fiscal situation.
  Thus, in order to prevent irresponsible state  actions  which  prevent
localities  from  making  their  own decisions, and which force unwanted
local property tax increases, it  is  necessary  to  ensure  that  state
mandates  will  not  be forced on localities and school districts unless
they are adequately funded.
  S 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new  section  25
to read as follows:
  S  25.  FUNDING  OF MANDATES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS THE CONTEXT
SHALL OTHERWISE REQUIRE:
  (A) "MANDATE" MEANS:
  (I) ANY STATE LAW, RULE, OR REGULATION WHICH CREATES A NEW PROGRAM  OR
REQUIRES  A  HIGHER  LEVEL  OF  SERVICE  FOR AN EXISTING PROGRAM WHICH A
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06349-01-5

S. 3144                             2

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S3144A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §§1527-a & 308-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2707
2013-2014: S5042
2017-2018: S1347

S3144A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts.

S3144A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3144A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3144--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE,  GALLIVAN,  MARCHIONE,  MURPHY,  NOZZOLIO,
  RITCHIE, ROBACH, SERINO -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted  to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general municipal law and the education law, in
  relation to requiring the state to fund certain programs mandated  for
  municipal  corporations  and school districts; and to amend the educa-
  tion law, in relation to the effect of mandates on school districts

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. State mandated programs, unlike local
service decisions, place local taxpayers  and  local  officials  in  the
position  of paying for services that they do not control. Increasingly,
however, the state has set local priorities and forced municipal  taxing
decisions  by  mandating services, programs, and standards. As a result,
many local governments and school districts  are  today  in  an  acutely
difficult fiscal situation.
  Thus,  in  order  to prevent irresponsible state actions which prevent
localities from making their own decisions,  and  which  force  unwanted
local  property  tax  increases,  it  is  necessary to ensure that state
mandates will not be forced on localities and  school  districts  unless
they are adequately funded.
  S  2.  The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25
to read as follows:
  S 25. FUNDING OF MANDATES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS THE CONTEXT
SHALL OTHERWISE REQUIRE:
  (A) "MANDATE" MEANS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06349-02-6

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