Richard L. Brodsky (Chair, Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, New York State Assembly). New York State Assembly. 2005.

A05610 Summary: Adds a regional cost of living factor to state aid to schools formula

SAME AS    No same as                                                          

                                                                               

SPONSOR    Brodsky                                                             

                                                                               

COSPNSR    Galef, Paulin, Bradley                                              

                                                                               

MLTSPNSR   Karben                                                              

                                                                               

Add S3602-g, Ed L                                                              

Adds a regional cost of living factor to state aid to schools formula providing

school districts eligibility for apportionment related thereto; provides       

formula therefor; a school district shall be deemed to be in the region in     

which a majority of its students reside.                                       


A05610 Actions:

02/24/2005 referred to education                                               


A05610 Votes:


A05610 Memo:

TITLE  OF  BILL:    An  act to amend the education law, in relation to         

adding a regional cost of living factor into any category  of  aid  to         

school districts in which a statewide formula is used                          

                                                                               

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA:                                                       

                                                                               

To  add  a  regional cost of living factor into any category of aid to         

school districts in which a  statewide  formula  is  used  and  limits         

administrative expenditures by school districts.                               

                                                                               

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:                                                

                                                                               

Adds a new section 3602-g to the education law.                                

                                                                               

The bill requires the Department of Education in consultation with the         

Department  of  Labor  to  generate  county  by  county cost of living         

indices and requires the Commissioner of Education to factor them into         

any formula-driven state school aid program.                                   

                                                                               

JUSTIFICATION:                                                                 

                                                                               

This bill recognizes the fundamental unfairness in the  formula  which         

now  equates  the cost of providing an education in different areas of         

the state.  The  state  formula  should  address  the  real  costs  of         

providing an education.                                                        

                                                                               

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:                                                     

                                                                               

A.2902   (1993-94),   A.324   (1995-96),  A.387-B  (1997-98),  A.969-A         

(1999-2000), A.577 (2001-2002), A620 (2003-2004)                               

                                                                               

FISCAL IMPLICATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:                            

                                                                               

To be determined.                                                              

                                                                               

EFFECTIVE DATE:                                                                

                                                                               

This act shall take effect immediately.    

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

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                                         5610                                  

                                                                               

                              2005-2006 Regular Sessions                       

                                                                               

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y                          

                                                                               

                                   February 24, 2005                           

                                      ___________                              

                                                                               

       Introduced  by M. of A. BRODSKY, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred

         to the Committee on Education                                         

                                                                               

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to adding a regional cost

         of living factor into any category of aid to school districts in which

         a statewide formula is used                                           

                                                                               

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

       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:                                               

                                                                               

    1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3602-g

    2  to read as follows:                                                     

    3    S 3602-G. REGIONAL COST FACTOR. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER APPORTION-

    4  MENT,  FOR  AID  PAYABLE IN THE TWO THOUSAND SEVEN -- TWO THOUSAND EIGHT

    5  SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER, A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN

    6  APPORTIONMENT  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION TO ACCOUNT FOR THE

    7  HIGHER COST OF PROVIDING A PUBLIC EDUCATION  IN  CERTAIN  AREAS  OF  THE

    8  STATE.  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT`S  APPORTIONMENT UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE

    9  COMPUTED BY MULTIPLYING THE APPROPRIATE  REGIONAL  COST  FACTOR  BY  THE

   10  TOTAL AMOUNT OF FORMULA AIDS PAYABLE TO SUCH DISTRICT UNDER SUBDIVISIONS

   11  TWELVE,  TWELVE-A, THIRTEEN, PARAGRAPHS D AND F OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN,

   12  SUBDIVISIONS SIXTEEN, SEVENTEEN, PARAGRAPH SEVEN  OF  SUBDIVISION  NINE-

   13  TEEN,  SUBDIVISIONS  TWENTY-TWO,  TWENTY-THREE, TWENTY-FOUR, TWENTY-SIX,

   14  THIRTY-TWO, AND THIRTY-EIGHT OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO  OF  THIS

   15  ARTICLE,  SUBDIVISIONS FOUR, SIX, AND SEVEN OF SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE

   16  OF THIS CHAPTER, SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION  SEVEN  HUNDRED  ELEVEN  OF

   17  THIS  CHAPTER,  SECTION  SEVEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY-ONE  OF THIS CHAPTER, AND

   18  SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO-E OF THIS ARTICLE IN THE CURRENT YEAR.   

   19    2. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  LABOR,

   20  SHALL ANNUALLY COMPUTE THE REGIONAL COST FACTORS FOR THE VARIOUS REGIONS

   21  OF  THE  STATE.  IN  MAKING  SUCH  COMPUTATIONS,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL

   22  CONSIDER, AT A MINIMUM, THE COST TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS  OF  PROVIDING  FOR

   23  EMPLOYEES`  SALARIES,  STUDENTS`  TRANSPORTATION, AND THE ACQUISITION OF

                                                                               

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

                             { } is old law to be omitted.                     

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       A. 5610                             2                                   

                                                                               

    1  VARIOUS GOODS AND SERVICES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN NO CASE SHALL THE

    2  REGIONAL COST FACTOR EXCEED FIVE HUNDREDTHS.                            

    3    3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE DEEMED

    4  TO  BE  SITUATED  IN  THE  REGION  IN WHICH THE MAJORITY OF ITS STUDENTS

    5  RESIDE.                                                                 

    6    S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.                         

.SO DOC A 5610          *END*                    BTXT                 2005