Steve Englebright (Member, Committee on Education, New York State Assembly). New York State Assembly. 2005.

A06257 Summary: Establishes state school aid for differential salary adjustments by certain school districts

SAME AS    No same as                                                          

                                                                               

SPONSOR    Englebright                                                         

                                                                               

COSPNSR    Eddington, Rivera P                                                 

                                                                               

MLTSPNSR   Green                                                               

                                                                               

Amd S3602, Ed L                                                                

Allows for differential salary adjustment aid to certain school districts which

are required by law to absorb teachers when a school district takes back       

tuition students from another district; provides that such amount be equal to  

the difference between the salary and benefits of each teacher absorbed from   

the receiving school district and $30,000.                                     


A06257 Actions:

03/08/2005 referred to education                                               


A06257 Votes:


A06257 Memo:

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

differential salary adjustment aid to certain school districts                 

                                                                               

 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :                                             

                                                                               

This bill establishes a differential salary adjustment to reimburse            

school districts who have taken on teachers pursuant to section 3014-c         

of the state education law.                                                    

                                                                               

 SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :                                              

                                                                               

This bill will provide salary differential adjustment aid equal to the         

difference between the salary and benefits of each teacher who has             

been absorbed from a receiving school district and thirty thousand             

dollars. Over the next five years that aid will accrue at a declining          

rate of twenty percent per year. The Commissioner of Education shall           

verify teacher salary differential adjustment aid payments for each            

year that such payments are applied for. Finally, the bill requires            

that all differential salary adjustment aid be used for local property         

tax stabilization.                                                             

                                                                               

 JUSTIFICATION :                                                               

                                                                               

Section 3014-c of the education law requires that a school district            

that sends students to a receiving school district must, when it no            

longer sends students to the receiving school district, employ those           

teachers from the receiving school district. These teachers must be            

employed by their current salary and benefits, even though the sending         

school district could have hired new teachers at a much lower base             

salary and lower cost benefits.                                                

                                                                               

 PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :                                                   

01/07/98 A.6859-A referred to Education                                        

04/29/98 A.6859-A amend (t) and recommit to Education                          

04/29/98 A.6859-A print number 6859a                                           

05/06/98 A.6859-A referred to Ways and Means                                   

03/01/99 A.5742 referred to Education                                          

01/05/00 A.5742 referred to Education                                          

03/05/01 A.6015 referred to Education                                          

01/09/02 A.6015 referred to Education                                          

02/12/03 referred to education                                                 

01/07/04 A4157 referred to education                                           

                                                                               

 FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :                                                         

                                                                               

Estimated to be $1.2 million                                                   

                                                                               

 EFFECTIVE DATE :                                                              

Immediately upon passage        

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

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                                         6257                                  

                                                                               

                              2005-2006 Regular Sessions                       

                                                                               

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y                          

                                                                               

                                     March 8, 2005                             

                                      ___________                              

                                                                               

       Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, EDDINGTON, P. RIVERA -- Multi-Spon-

         sored by -- M. of A.  GREEN -- read once and referred to the Committee

         on Education                                                          

                                                                               

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  differential  salary

         adjustment aid to certain school districts                            

                                                                               

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

       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:                                               

                                                                               

    1    Section 1. Section 3602 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a

    2  new subdivision 11-b to read as follows:                                

    3    11-B. DIFFERENTIAL SALARY ADJUSTMENT AID. A. SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE

    4  REQUIRED  TO  ABSORB CERTAIN TEACHERS PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND

    5  FOURTEEN-C OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL  RECEIVE  SPECIAL  DIFFERENTIAL  SALARY

    6  ADJUSTMENT  AID. THE AMOUNT SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE

    7  SALARY AND BENEFITS OF EACH TEACHER ABSORBED FROM THE  RECEIVING  SCHOOL

    8  DISTRICT AND THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.                                   

    9    B.  THIS  AID  SHALL  APPLY  TO  ALL TEACHERS WHO ARE OR WERE ABSORBED

   10  PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND FOURTEEN-C OF  THIS  CHAPTER  BETWEEN

   11  JULY FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY AND JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIVE.  

   12    C.  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  THREE  THOUSAND FOURTEEN-C OF THIS CHAPTER,

   13  TEACHERS SHALL BE ABSORBED AND THUS A DISTRICT THAT ABSORBED SUCH TEACH-

   14  ERS WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL DIFFERENTIAL SALARY ADJUSTMENT AID  UNDER  THIS

   15  SECTION  FOR  FIVE  YEARS  AFTER  THE TEACHER HAS TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW

   16  SCHOOL DISTRICT.  THE ABSORBING SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE  THE  FULL

   17  AMOUNT  OF  THE SALARY DIFFERENTIAL AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION FOR THE

   18  FIRST YEAR AN ELIGIBLE TEACHER HAS TRANSFERRED TO THE  ABSORBING  SCHOOL

   19  DISTRICT.    THIS DIFFERENTIAL SALARY AID SHALL BE SET AT EIGHTY PERCENT

   20  OF THE FIRST YEARS` AMOUNT DURING THE SECOND YEAR, SIXTY PERCENT  DURING

   21  THE  THIRD YEAR, FORTY PERCENT DURING THE FOURTH YEAR AND TWENTY PERCENT

   22  DURING THE FIFTH YEAR.                                                  

                                                                               

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

                             { } is old law to be omitted.                     

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    1    D. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL APPLY TO THE COMMISSIONER TO RECEIVE  THE

    2  SPECIAL  STATE  DIFFERENTIAL  SALARY ADJUSTMENT AID AS SPECIFIED IN THIS

    3  SECTION.                                                                

    4    E.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL VERIFY ELIGIBILITY OF ALL TEACHERS PURSUANT

    5  TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND FOURTEEN-C OF THIS CHAPTER EVERY YEAR  THAT  A

    6  REQUEST  FOR  THE SPECIAL STATE DIFFERENTIAL SALARY ADJUSTMENT AID UNDER

    7  THIS SECTION IS MADE.                                                   

    8    S 2. Notwithstanding any other  provision  of  law,  the  Mount  Sinai

    9  school  board shall transfer all special differential salary adjustments

   10  aid received pursuant to subdivision 11-b of section 3602 of the  educa-

   11  tion law, as added by section one of this act, during any fiscal year to

   12  a special fund which shall be known as a tax stabilization reserve fund.

   13  Moneys in such fund may be appropriated only for the purpose of reducing

   14  taxes.  Moneys  in  such  fund  shall be deposited in one or more of the

   15  banks or trust companies designated, in a  manner  provided  by  law  as

   16  depositories of the fund for the Mount Sinai school district. The moneys

   17  in  such fund so deposited shall be kept in a separate bank account. The

   18  board of education may invest in such  fund  in  a  manner  provided  in

   19  section  6-e  of  the  general municipal law. Any interest earned on the

   20  moneys so deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of  such

   21  fund.                                                                   

   22    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.                          

.SO DOC A 6257          *END*                    BTXT                 2005