Sam Hoyt (Member, Committee on Children and Families New York State Assembly). New York State Assembly. 2005.

A07689 Summary: Requires appropriate maintenance of local effort for certain fiscally dependent large city school districts

SAME AS    No same as                                                          

                                                                               

SPONSOR    Hoyt                                                                

                                                                               

COSPNSR                                                                        

                                                                               

MLTSPNSR                                                                       

                                                                               

Amd S2576, Ed L                                                                

Requires appropriate maintenance of city funding for certain fiscally dependent

large city school districts in order to preclude the replacement of local funds

by state aid revenues intended to increase support for education.              


A07689 Actions:

04/27/2005 referred to education                                               


A07689 Votes:


A07689 Memo:

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

maintenance of effort requirement for certain fiscally  dependent  large       

city school districts                                                          

                                                                               

PURPOSE  OR  GENERAL  IDEA OF BILL: This bill extends the maintenance of       

effort provision established pursuant to a chapter of the laws  of  2002       

for New York City to the City of Buffalo.                                      

                                                                               

SUMMARY  OF  SPECIFIC  PROVISIONS:  The  legislation stipulates that the       

appropriated city share of public school spending from total city reven-       

ues (which exclude revenues from  State  and  Federal  non-discretionary       

aid,  STAR  payments,  county  sales  tax  receipts shared with the city       

school district, debt service payments and private  contributions)  will       

not  decline  from  one  year to the next unless the total city revenues       

also decline. Furthermore, any decline in the city share  cannot  exceed       

the  percentage decline in total city revenues, as defined in the legis-       

lation.                                                                        

                                                                               

JUSTIFICATION: The school systems of  cities  with  populations  greater       

than  125,000  do not have independent taxing authority to support their       

public schools. As  State  aid,  Federal  Aid  and  STAR  revenues  have       

increased during the last nine years by over $8 billion there has been a       

decline  in  support  from local city tax revenues, which contributes to       

the fiscal problems these school systems now face. Based on State  Comp-       

troller  data  and  Board of Education estimates, city local support for       

their public schools dropped by a total of almost  $82  million  between       

the 1993-94 and 2001-02 school years. This legislation will help prevent       

any  further decrease in support, unless the decrease is associated with       

a net decline in city revenues.                                                

                                                                               

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:                                                     

                                                                               

A8690A 3/10/04 Passed Assembly                                                 

S7130 4/19/04 Referred to Education                                            

                                                                               

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.                                        

                                                                               

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Prevents a  reduction  in  city  support  for       

public education in the city of Buffalo.                                       

                                                                               

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2004.     

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

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                                         7689                                  

                                                                               

                              2005-2006 Regular Sessions                       

                                                                               

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y                          

                                                                               

                                    April 27, 2005                             

                                      ___________                              

                                                                               

       Introduced  by  M. of A. HOYT -- read once and referred to the Committee

         on Education                                                          

                                                                               

       AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  a  maintenance  of

         effort  requirement for a certain fiscally dependent large city school

         district                                                              

                                                                               

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

       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:                                               

                                                                               

    1    Section 1.  Subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 2576 of the education law,

    2  subdivision  2 as amended by chapter 65 of the laws of 1972 and subdivi-

    3  sion 4 as renumbered by chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, are amended  to

    4  read as follows:                                                        

    5    2.  In  the  city  school districts of Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers

    6  such estimate shall be filed with the mayor or city manager. Such  offi-

    7  cer  shall  place  such estimate before the board of estimate and appor-

    8  tionment or other similar body at the same time and in the  same  manner

    9  as  estimates  from  city departments or officers are placed before said

   10  board or body, and such estimate shall thereafter be subject to the same

   11  consideration, action and procedure as all  other  estimates  from  city

   12  departments  or  officers{.  The}  AND  said board or body may increase,

   13  diminish or reject any item contained in said estimate, except for fixed

   14  charges for which the city is liable  AND  SUBJECT  TO  THE  LIMITATIONS

   15  PROVIDED  BY  SUBDIVISION FIVE-B OF THIS SECTION.  When such estimate is

   16  adopted, the said board or body shall file it with the common council.  

   17    4. In {a} THE city {which had, according  to  the  federal  census  of

   18  nineteen  hundred  forty,  a population of four hundred thousand or more

   19  but less than one million} SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OF  BUFFALO  such  estimate

   20  shall  be  filed with the officer authorized to receive other department

   21  estimates and the same acted on by such officer and by  the  council  of

   22  such  city  in the same manner and with the same effect as other depart-

   23  ment estimates EXCEPT THAT SUCH ACTIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE  LIMITA-

   24  TIONS  PROVIDED  BY  SUBDIVISION FIVE-B OF THIS SECTION.  The council is

                                                                               

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

                             { } is old law to be omitted.                     

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    1  also authorized, in its discretion, to include in such budget a sum  for

    2  any of the purposes enumerated in paragraph c of subdivision one of this

    3  section,  and  any further amount for such purposes as may be authorized

    4  by  a  tax election held in such city pursuant to the provisions of this

    5  chapter. After the adoption of such budget the council shall  cause  the

    6  amount thereof to be included in the tax and assessment roll of the city

    7  and  the same shall be collected in the same manner and at the same time

    8  as other taxes of the city are collected, and placed to  the  credit  of

    9  the board of education.                                                 

   10    S  2.  Section  2576  of  the education law is amended by adding a new

   11  subdivision 5-b to read as follows:                                     

   12    5-B. A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERMS:              

   13    (I) "CITY FUNDS" SHALL MEAN FUNDS OF EACH CITY HAVING A POPULATION  OF

   14  TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY  THOUSAND  OR  MORE  INHABITANTS  AND LESS THAN ONE

   15  MILLION INHABITANTS DERIVED FROM ANY SOURCE EXCEPT FUNDS CONTAINED WITH-

   16  IN THE CAPITAL BUDGET, FUNDS FROM COUNTY SALES TAX REVENUES SHARED  WITH

   17  SUCH  CITY,  FUNDS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE

   18  OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW AND FUNDS DERIVED FROM ANY  FEDERAL,  STATE

   19  OR PRIVATE SOURCES OVER WHICH THE CITY HAS NO DISCRETION.               

   20    (II)  "CITY AMOUNT" SHALL MEAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES FUNDED

   21  BY CITY FUNDS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  EACH  CITY

   22  HAVING  A  POPULATION OF TWO HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND OR MORE INHABITANTS

   23  AND LESS THAN ONE MILLION INHABITANTS, NOT INCLUDING  CITY  PAYMENTS  TO

   24  BOND  OR  NOTE  HOLDERS  FOR  DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS OF SUCH DISTRICT, AS

   25  CONTAINED WITHIN THE BUDGET AS ADOPTED BY SUCH CITY.                    

   26    (III) "BASE YEAR" SHALL MEAN THE FISCAL YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE

   27  FISCAL YEAR FOR WHICH THE BUDGET REFERRED TO  IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)  OF

   28  THIS  PARAGRAPH  IS  ADOPTED.  THE INITIAL BASE YEAR SHALL BE THE FISCAL

   29  YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND SEVEN.                         

   30    B. THE CITY AMOUNT SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN THE CITY AMOUNT APPROPRIATED

   31  IN THE BASE YEAR DETERMINED AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION OF  THE  BUDGET  FOR

   32  THE  ENSUING  FISCAL  YEAR.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  IN THE EVENT THE TOTAL

   33  AMOUNT OF CITY FUNDS RELIED UPON TO BALANCE SUCH BUDGET  IS  LOWER  THAN

   34  THE  TOTAL AMOUNT OF CITY FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE BASE YEAR, AS DETER-

   35  MINED AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET, THE  CITY  AMOUNT  MAY  BE

   36  REDUCED  BY UP TO THE SAME PERCENTAGE AS THE OVERALL PERCENTAGE DECREASE

   37  IN CITY FUNDS BETWEEN THE BASE YEAR AND THE ENSUING FISCAL YEAR.        

   38    S 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2006.                         

.SO DOC A 7689          *END*                    BTXT                 2005