|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to education|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 13, 2019||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 04, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|May 30, 2019||1st report cal.1047|
|May 06, 2019||referred to education|
senate Bill S5528
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5528 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5528 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the education department to study, review and report on the placement of the county of Westchester in the Hudson Valley region for purposes of public school foundation aid, and the appropriateness of placing such county in the Long Island/New York city region for such purposes.
S5528 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5528 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the education department to study, review and report on the geographic cost variation of counties in the Hudson Valley labor force region to determine the appropriateness of the region cost index values for purposes of the public school foundation aid formula PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to direct the Education Department to study, review and report on the placement Westchester County in the Hudson Valley region for purposes of public school foundation aid. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Establishes the Legislative Intent. Section 2. The Education Department shall study and review the geograph- ic cost variations of the counties located in the Hudson Valley labor
S5528 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5528 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 6, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to direct the education department to study, review and report on the geographic cost variation of counties in the Hudson Valley labor force region to determine the appropriateness of the region cost index values for purposes of the public school foundation aid formula THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the introduction of the regional cost index into the state public school aid formula provided a regional approach to recognizing the difference in labor market costs. In a June 7, 2006 report to the board of regents subcommittee on state aid, state education department staff noted in the combination of the city of New York and Long Island that there was "evidence that these two areas actually function as a single labor market region. With professionals, especially those in the education professions, moving to jobs across the lines between New York city and Long Island, it is necessary to consider this entire region as a single area, with similar wage costs". At this same time, the education depart- ment decided to keep the county of Westchester within the Hudson Valley for the regional cost index calculation. In 2016, this state enacted a new law to increase the minimum wage across the state. This legislation included the county of Westchester along with the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, in phasing in such wage increases, setting a new precedent that should be considered by the education department with regard to which labor market the county of Westchester should be included in. § 2. The education department shall, in consultation with the depart- ment of labor, study and review the geographic cost variations of the counties located in the Hudson Valley labor force region to determine the appropriateness of the regional cost index values used within the public school foundation aid formula, as well as county placement in the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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