Frank R. Seddio (Chair, Subcommittee on Trust and Estates New York State Assembly ). New York State Assembly. 2005.

A05413 Summary: Provides for the apportionment of textbook aid from the lottery for education

SAME AS    No same as                                                          

                                                                               

SPONSOR    Ramos                                                               

                                                                               

COSPNSR    Seddio                                                              

                                                                               

MLTSPNSR   Diaz R, Lavelle, Rivera J                                           

                                                                               

Amd S92-c, St Fin L; amd S701, Ed L                                            

Provides that all state textbook aid be paid from the New York state lottery   

for education fund; phases in reapportionment of such funding.                 


A05413 Actions:

02/22/2005 referred to education                                               


A05413 Votes:


A05413 Memo:

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the state finance law and the                  

education law, in relation to the apportionment of textbook aid funds          

from the New York state lottery for education                                  

                                                                               

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:                                               

This proposal directs that all money distributed by the state to               

school districts for the purchase of textbooks shall be paid from the          

lottery fund.                                                                  

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:                                                

Amends S92-c(4)(b)(1) of the state finance law and SS701(4), (6) and           

(7) of the education law.                                                      

JUSTIFICATION:                                                                 

The New York State Lottery was originally established to supplement            

state aid to education; however, the manner in which the lottery money         

is allocated leads to many public doubts and questions regarding the           

equity of the payments. School districts which are determined by the           

state aid formula to enjoy twice the statewide wealth average are              

ineligible for general lottery assistance -- they only qualify for the         

fifteen dollar per eligible pupil textbook assistance. This formula            

has caused perceived inequities in the distribution of lottery funds,          

as one school district may receive many times the lottery aid provided         

to an adjacent or neighboring district. The public often does not              

fathom the reason for the disparity, and merely believes the lottery           

money is being distributed inequitably. This perception impacts on the         

number of lottery tickets sold, and thereby reduces overall lottery            

proceeds for education.                                                        

                                                                               

This proposal, if enacted, would require that all state textbook               

assistance be paid from lottery funds, not merely the 15 dollar per            

pupil supplement. If the entire per pupil textbook aid were to be              

allocated through the lottery, it would increase the minimum amount of         

lottery assistance received by each school district. Since this                

increase would leave less lottery monies to be distributed through the         

wealth formula, this proposal would tighten up the disparity in                

distribution.  Any decrease in lottery aid suffered by a particular            

school district would be corrected through an increased general fund           

allocation.  Consequently, only the source of the funding will be              

affected -- the overall level of education aid received by each                

district will remain unchanged.                                                

                                                                               

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:                                                     

A.6725 of 2004                                                                 

A.1416 of 2001/2002                                                            

A.1110 of 1999/2000.                                                           

A.703 of 1997/98                                                               

A.2627 of 1995/96.                                                             

A.6631 of 1994                                                                 

                                                                               

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:                                                           

None. This proposal merely changes the source of the funding; it               

neither increases nor decreases the appropriation received by any              

district.                                                                      

EFFECTIVE DATE:                                                                

This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to aids payable         

in school years beginning on or after July 1, 2000.                            

                                                    

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

       ________________________________________________________________________

                                                                               

                                         5413                                  

                                                                               

                              2005-2006 Regular Sessions                       

                                                                               

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y                          

                                                                               

                                   February 22, 2005                           

                                      ___________                              

                                                                               

       Introduced  by  M. of A. RAMOS, SEDDIO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.

         R. DIAZ, LAVELLE, J. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee

         on Education                                                          

                                                                               

       AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the education law, in relation

         to the apportionment of textbook aid funds from  the  New  York  state

         lottery for education                                                 

                                                                               

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-

       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:                                               

                                                                               

    1    Section 1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of  section

    2  92-c  of  the state finance law, as amended by chapter 82 of the laws of

    3  1995, is amended to read as follows:                                    

    4    (1) each eligible school district  shall  receive  a  minimum  lottery

    5  grant of fifteen dollars per pupil residing in the district and enrolled

    6  in grades kindergarten through twelve in public and nonpublic schools in

    7  the  base  year to be used for the expenditures made pursuant to section

    8  seven hundred one of the education law in the base year  upon  proof  of

    9  such  expenditures.    THE  MINIMUM LOTTERY GRANT SHALL BE: (I) FOR AIDS

   10  PAYABLE IN THE TWO THOUSAND FOUR--TWO THOUSAND FIVE SCHOOL  YEAR,  FORTY

   11  DOLLARS  AND  NINETY  CENTS,  (II)  FOR AIDS PAYABLE IN THE TWO THOUSAND

   12  FIVE--TWO THOUSAND SIX SCHOOL YEAR, FORTY-SIX DOLLARS  AND  EIGHTY-SEVEN

   13  CENTS,  (III)  FOR  AIDS  PAYABLE  IN THE TWO THOUSAND SIX--TWO THOUSAND

   14  SEVEN SCHOOL YEAR, FIFTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND THIRTY CENTS,  AND  (IV)  FOR

   15  AIDS  PAYABLE  IN THE TWO THOUSAND SEVEN--TWO THOUSAND EIGHT SCHOOL YEAR

   16  AND THEREAFTER, SEVENTY-EIGHT DOLLARS AND  EIGHTEEN  CENTS.  Payment  of

   17  such lottery grant to eligible school districts shall be made in accord-

   18  ance with the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision; and        

   19    S  2. Subdivision 4 of section 701 of the education law, as amended by

   20  chapter 82 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:          

   21    4. No school district shall  be  required  to  purchase  or  otherwise

   22  acquire textbooks, the cost of which shall exceed an amount equal to the

   23  {apportionment pursuant to subdivision six of this section plus a} mini-

                                                                               

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

                             { } is old law to be omitted.                     

                                                                  LBD04511-01-5

                                                                               

       A. 5413                             2                                   

                                                                               

    1  mum  lottery  grant  determined  pursuant to subdivision four of section

    2  ninety-two-c of the state finance law multiplied by the number of  chil-

    3  dren  residing in such district and so enrolled in the base year; and no

    4  school  district  shall  be  required to loan textbooks in excess of the

    5  textbooks owned or acquired by such district; provided, however that all

    6  textbooks owned or acquired by such district shall be loaned to children

    7  residing in the district and so enrolled in public and nonpublic schools

    8  on an equitable basis.                                                  

    9    S 3. Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 701 of the education law,  subdi-

   10  vision  6 as amended by section 2 of part H of chapter 83 of the laws of

   11  2002 and subdivision 7 as amended by section 2 of part A of chapter  436

   12  of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows:                    

   13    6. The commissioner, in addition to the annual apportionment of public

   14  monies  pursuant  to  other articles of this chapter, shall apportion to

   15  each school district an amount  equal  to  the  cost  of  the  textbooks

   16  purchased  and  loaned  by  the district pursuant to this section in the

   17  base year, but in no case shall the  aid  apportioned  to  the  district

   18  exceed  the  product  of  the  {textbook  factor plus a} minimum lottery

   19  grant, determined pursuant to subdivision four of  section  ninety-two-c

   20  of  the  state  finance  law,  and  the sum of the enrollments in grades

   21  kindergarten through twelve in the  base  year  calculated  pursuant  to

   22  subparagraphs  four,  five, and six of paragraph n of subdivision one of

   23  section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter. Aid payable pursuant  to

   24  this section shall be deemed final and not subject to change after April

   25  thirtieth of the school year for which payment was due.                 

   26    {For  aid  payable  in the nineteen hundred ninety-seven--ninety-eight

   27  school year, the textbook factor shall equal  twenty-five  dollars.  For

   28  aid  payable  in  the  nineteen hundred ninety-eight--ninety-nine school

   29  year, the textbook factor shall equal  twenty-five  dollars  and  ninety

   30  cents. For aid payable in the nineteen hundred ninety-nine--two thousand

   31  school  year,  the  textbook  factor  shall equal thirty-one dollars and

   32  eighty-seven cents. For aid payable in the  two  thousand--two  thousand

   33  one  school  year, the textbook factor shall equal forty-two dollars and

   34  thirty cents. For aid payable in the two thousand one--two thousand  two

   35  school  year,  the  textbook  factor shall equal sixty-three dollars and

   36  eighteen cents. For aid payable in the two  thousand  two--two  thousand

   37  three  school  year  and  thereafter,  the  textbook  factor shall equal

   38  forty-two dollars and thirty cents.}                                    

   39    7. {The apportionment provided for in this section shall be  paid,  at

   40  such  times as may be determined by the commissioner and approved by the

   41  director of the budget, during the school year in which the expenditures

   42  are reported to the department prior to  such  apportionment.}  Expendi-

   43  tures  by  a  school  district in excess of the product of the {textbook

   44  factor plus a} minimum lottery grant determined pursuant to  subdivision

   45  four of section ninety-two-c of the state finance law and the sum of the

   46  enrollments  in  grades  kindergarten  through  twelve  in the base year

   47  calculated pursuant to subparagraphs four, five, and six of paragraph  n

   48  of  subdivision one of section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter in

   49  any school year shall  be  deemed  approved  operating  expense  of  the

   50  district for the purpose of computation of state aid pursuant to section

   51  thirty-six  hundred  two  of  this  chapter, but expenditures up to such

   52  product shall  not  be  deemed  approved  operating  expenses  for  such

   53  purpose.                                                                

   54    S  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to aids

   55  payable in school years beginning on or after July 1, 2004.             

.SO DOC A 5413          *END*                    BTXT                 2005