Brian M. Kolb (Member, Committee on Higher Education, New York State Assembly ). New York State Assembly. 2005.

A07776 Summary: Provides for increased school aid in cities of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants

SAME AS    No same as                                                          

                                                                               

SPONSOR    Kolb                                                                

                                                                               

COSPNSR    Finch                                                               

                                                                               

MLTSPNSR   Barclay, Townsend                                                   

                                                                               

Amd S3602, Ed L                                                                

Provides for increased school aid in cities of less than one hundred           

twenty-five thousand inhabitants for the 2005-2006 school year.                


A07776 Actions:

05/02/2005 referred to education                                               


A07776 Votes:


A07776 Memo:

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

aid in cities of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants        

                                                                               

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in        

relation to school aid in cities of less than one hundred twenty-five          

thousand inhabitants                                                           

                                                                               

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would:                               

                                                                               

-- Define "eligible school district" as any school district coterminous        

with or partly within or wholly within a city having a population of           

less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants according to the        

most recent available federal census.                                          

                                                                               

-- Amend Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 31-a of the education           

law.                                                                           

                                                                               

JUSTIFICATION: There are seven districts in New York State that receive        

no Hurd Aid. There are twenty-seven districts that receive less than one       

percent of their previous year`s total General Fund expenditures in Hurd       

Aid. There are also several districts that receive in excess of ten            

percent of their previous year`s expenditures and one district receiving       

almost twenty percent of their previous year`s expenditures in Hurd Aid.       

This bill would provide for a more equitable distribution of school aid        

among small city school districts.                                             

                                                                               

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:                                                     

                                                                               

A5601 of 2003/04                                                               

2001-2002 A.2126 Referred to education                                         

A.10186 of 1997/1998 Held for consideration in education                       

A.4501 of 1999/2000 Held for consideration in education                        

                                                                               

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.                                                     

                                                                               

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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                                         7776                                  

                                                                               

                              2005-2006 Regular Sessions                       

                                                                               

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y                          

                                                                               

                                      May 2, 2005                              

                                      ___________                              

                                                                               

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

         on Education                                                          

                                                                               

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to school aid  in  cities

         of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants             

                                                                               

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

       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:                                               

                                                                               

    1    Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 31-a  of  section  3602  of  the

    2  education  law,  as amended by section 35 of part C of chapter 57 of the

    3  laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:                            

    4    g. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this subdivision, in

    5  a school year in which the maximum increase in the aids subject to tran-

    6  sition pursuant to subdivision eighteen of this section is equal to zero

    7  and for aid payable in  the  nineteen  hundred  ninety-six--ninety-seven

    8  school year, the number of years on save harmless shall not increase and

    9  aid  payable  in  the  current  year shall equal aid payable in the base

   10  year. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or of section thir-

   11  ty-four of part B of chapter one hundred forty-nine of the laws  of  two

   12  thousand one, for aid payable during the two thousand four--two thousand

   13  five  school year, aid payable pursuant to this section shall equal that

   14  payable pursuant to this section in the base year.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE

   15  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  FOR  AID PAYABLE DURING THE TWO THOUSAND

   16  FIVE--TWO THOUSAND SIX SCHOOL YEAR, AN "ELIGIBLE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT"  FOR

   17  PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL MEAN ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT COTERMINOUS

   18  WITH OR PARTLY WITHIN OR WHOLLY WITHIN A CITY  HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF

   19  LESS  THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS ACCORDING TO THE

   20  MOST RECENT AVAILABLE FEDERAL CENSUS, AND AID PAYABLE PURSUANT  TO  THIS

   21  SECTION  SHALL  EQUAL  THE  GREATER OF SUCH AID PAYABLE PURSUANT TO THIS

   22  SECTION IN THE BASE YEAR OR THE PRODUCT OF THE DISTRICT`S TOTAL  GENERAL

   23  FUND EXPENDITURES FOR THE BASE YEAR AND ONE ONE-HUNDREDTH.              

   24    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.                          

                                                                               

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

                             { } is old law to be omitted.                     

                                                                  LBD07322-01-5

.SO DOC A 7776          *END*                    BTXT                 2005