A00497 Summary:

BILL NOA00497
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGantt
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S54, St Fin L
 
Relates to aid and incentives for municipalities with populations of greater than two hundred thousand.
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A00497 Actions:

BILL NOA00497
 
01/07/2015referred to ways and means
01/06/2016referred to ways and means
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A00497 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A497
 
SPONSOR: Gantt
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to aid and incentives for municipalities with populations of greater than two hundred thousand   PURPOSE: Increase the amount of aid to municipalities with a popu- lation of greater than two hundred thousand when they have received less aid than another municipality with a population of greater than two hundred thousand.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subparagraph (v) of para- graph e of subdivision 10 of section 54 of the state finance law relet- tering subparagraph (vi) and amended and a new subparagraph (v) is added in which the amount of aid received by a municipality with a population of greater than two hundred thousand is increased if another munici- pality with a population of greater than two hundred thousand receives more aid. Subparagraph (vi) addresses how to divide aid should the required amount of funds not be available. Section two makes the bill effective immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Municipalities of similar size should not receive disparate state aid.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: A2766 2011-2012: A.774 2013-2014: A.1022   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00497 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           497
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Ways and Means
 
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to aid and incentives
          for municipalities with populations of greater than two hundred  thou-
          sand
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (vi) of  paragraph  e  of  subdivision  10  of
     2  section  54 of the state finance law, as amended by section 2 of part GG
     3  of chapter 56 of the laws of 2009, is relettered subparagraph (vii)  and
     4  amended and a new subparagraph (vi) is added to read as follows:
     5    (vi)  Commencing with the state fiscal year commencing on April first,
     6  two thousand fifteen and thereafter, all  municipalities  with  a  popu-
     7  lation  of  greater  than  two  hundred thousand shall receive equal per
     8  capita aid provided pursuant to this subdivision.  Per capita aid  shall
     9  be  increased  for  all municipalities with a population of greater than
    10  two hundred thousand to the highest per capita aid  calculated  pursuant
    11  to  this  subdivision  for a municipality with a population greater than
    12  two hundred thousand.
    13    (vii) If sufficient funds are not available for additional aid in  the
    14  amount authorized pursuant to subparagraphs (ii), (iii), (iv) [and], (v)
    15  and  (vi) of this paragraph, additional aid shall be apportioned to each
    16  municipality eligible for such aid based on the municipality's pro  rata
    17  share of available funds.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02834-01-5
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