senate Bill S1255

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Exempts certain expenditures relating to school safety from tax levy limits

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 06, 2017 referred to education

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S1255 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A869
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2023-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3456, A4843
2015-2016: S3052, A1182
2019-2020: S3008, A1836

S1255 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts certain expenditures relating to school safety from tax levy limits.

S1255 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1255 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1255

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE,  BONACIC,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to tax levy limits of
  school districts

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

  Section  1. Subparagraphs (iii) and (iv) of paragraph i of subdivision
2 of section 2023-a of the education law  are  renumbered  subparagraphs
(iv) and (v) and a new subparagraph (iii) is added to read as follows:
  (III)  A TAX LEVY NECESSARY FOR EXPENDITURES TO ENSURE ADEQUATE SAFETY
AND PROTECTION FROM A SERIOUS VIOLENT INCIDENT OR SIMILAR EMERGENCY,  AS
SUCH  TERMS ARE DEFINED IN PART 155.17 OF THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY
THE COMMISSIONER, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT  LIMITED  TO,  EXPENDI-
TURES  FOR  SECURITY  PERSONNEL, SAFETY TRAINING OR INSTRUCTION, INFRAS-
TRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND SECURITY, AND  THE  ACQUISI-
TION OF SECURITY DEVICES OR OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT;
  § 2. 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, not including any levy necessary  to  support  the
expenditures  pursuant  to subparagraphs (i) through [(iv)] (V) of para-
graph i of subdivision two of this section, then such  budget  shall  be
approved  if sixty percent of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma-
tive.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  made  to  section 2023-a of the education law by sections one and
two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
deemed repealed therewith.

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