senate Bill S8623

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to special act school districts and special education

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.931
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 13, 2020 committee discharged and committed to education
Jun 24, 2020 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8623
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Education committee Vote

S8623
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8623 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10834
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4004 & 4405, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S572, A5142

S8623 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to special act school districts and special education; authorizes boards of education of special act school districts to establish fiscal stabilization reserve funds.

S8623 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8623 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8623

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  special  act  school
  districts and special education

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

  Section 1. Section 4004 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  THE  BOARD  OF EDUCATION OF A SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A FISCAL STABILIZATION RESERVE FUND.  THERE  MAY
BE  PAID  INTO  SUCH  FUND  AN AMOUNT AS MAY BE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE
REQUIREMENTS OF PARAGRAPH K OF SUBDIVISION FOUR  OF  SECTION  FORTY-FOUR
HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS TITLE.
  §  2. Subdivision 4 of section 4405 of the education law is amended by
adding a new paragraph k to read as follows:
  K. THE TUITION METHODOLOGY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION
FOR THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR AND ANNU-
ALLY  THEREAFTER SHALL AUTHORIZE APPROVED PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL OR NON-RE-
SIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH  DISABILITIES  THAT
ARE  LOCATED  WITHIN  THE  STATE,  AND  SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO
RETAIN FUNDS  IN  EXCESS  OF  THEIR  ALLOWABLE  AND  REIMBURSABLE  COSTS
INCURRED  FOR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS. THE
AMOUNT OF FUNDS THAT MAY BE  ANNUALLY  RETAINED  SHALL  NOT  EXCEED  ONE
PERCENT  OF  THE SCHOOL'S OR SCHOOL DISTRICT'S TOTAL ALLOWABLE AND REIM-
BURSABLE COSTS FOR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR FROM WHICH THE FUNDS ARE TO  BE  RETAINED;  PROVIDED
THAT THE TOTAL ACCUMULATED BALANCE THAT MAY BE RETAINED SHALL NOT EXCEED
FOUR  PERCENT  OF  SUCH  TOTAL  COSTS FOR SUCH SCHOOL YEAR. FUNDS MAY BE
EXPENDED ONLY PURSUANT TO AN AUTHORIZATION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE
SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR A PURPOSE EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED AS PART OF
THE APPROVED TUITION METHODOLOGY FOR THE YEAR IN WHICH THE FUNDS ARE  TO
BE  EXPENDED.  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  BUDGET,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
COMMISSIONER, SHALL ESTABLISH THE AUTHORIZED USES FOR  THE  EXPENDITURES
OF SUCH FUNDS AS PART OF THE APPROVED TUITION METHODOLOGY. ANY SCHOOL OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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