senate Bill S4197

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to establish minimum standards for the maintenance and repair of school buildings

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Mar 09, 2015 referred to education

S4197 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3401
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง305 & 2023-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5053
2017-2018: S1245, A5530
2019-2020: A4528

S4197 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish minimum standards for the maintenance and repair of school buildings; eliminates the tax levy cap for expenditures related to school building maintenance and repair.

S4197 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4197 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4197

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 directing the  commis-
  sioner  of  education  to  establish standards for the maintenance and
  repair of school buildings and exempting expenditures for the  mainte-
  nance and repair of school buildings from the tax levy limit

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 53 to read as follows:
  53. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, BY RULE, ESTABLISH MINIMUM  STANDARDS  FOR
THE  MAINTENANCE  AND  REPAIR  OF  SCHOOL  BUILDINGS SO AS TO PROVIDE AN
APPROPRIATE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITHIN EACH SUCH BUILDING.
  S 2. Subparagraphs (iii) and (iv) of paragraph i of subdivision  2  of
section  2023-a of the education law, as added by section 2 of part A of
chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new  subparagraph  (v)
is added to read as follows:
  (iii)  in  years in which the normal contribution rate of the New York
state teachers' retirement system, as defined by paragraph a of subdivi-
sion two of section five hundred seventeen of this chapter, increases by
more than two percentage points from  the  previous  year,  a  tax  levy
necessary  for  expenditures  for  the  coming  fiscal  year  for school
district employer contributions to the New York state teachers'  retire-
ment  system  caused by growth in the normal contribution rate minus two
percentage points; [and]
  (iv) a capital tax levy[.]; AND
  (V) A TAX LEVY NECESSARY FOR  EXPENDITURES  FOR  THE  MAINTENANCE  AND
REPAIR OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law, provided  that,  effective
immediately,  any  rules  and  regulations  necessary  to  implement the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06825-01-5

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