senate Bill S7622

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts to increase school budgets by up to two percent without a supermajority vote

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May 11, 2016 referred to education


S7622 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd 2023-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:

S7622 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes school districts to increase school budgets by up to two percent without a supermajority vote.

S7622 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7622 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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  increase  school budgets by up to two percent without a
  supermajority vote


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of subdivision 6 of section 2023-a of the
education law, as added by section 2 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in the
event the trustee, trustees or board of education of a  school  district
that is subject to the provisions of this section proposes a budget that
will  require  a tax levy that exceeds the tax levy limit for the corre-
sponding school year BY MORE THAN TWO PERCENT, not  including  any  levy
necessary  to  support  the  expenditures  pursuant to subparagraphs (i)
through (iv) of paragraph i of subdivision two  of  this  section,  then
such budget shall be approved if sixty percent of the votes cast thereon
are in the affirmative.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of  section  2023-a  of
the  education  law made by section one of this act shall not affect the
repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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


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