BILL NO A06964
SAME AS SAME AS S04603
Amd S24, St Fin L
Requires the budget submitted by the governor to include an itemization, by
each individual school district, of appropriations for the support of school
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
requiring itemization, by school district, of proposed appropriations
to the education department for the support of school districts
PURPOSE: Requires the budget submitted by the governor to include an
itemization, by each individual school district, of appropriations for
the support of school districts.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 24 of the state finance law, adding a new
subdivision 6, which requires the apportionment of school district aid
moneys to be included with the governor's annual budget bill.
Section two provides the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: School aid runs are vitally important to the
formulation of school budgets. Unfortunately, the release of these
projections is not mandated by law. Their release as a part of the
Executive Budget Proposal has served as an acknowledgement of the
complex and time-consuming nature of the school budgets. Due to the
fact that they are not mandated by law, the governor has the ability
to unfairly withhold them from his/her budget proposal. This would
subject schools to a shorter amount of time within which to formulate
a budget that needs to be presented and voted upon by their district's
voters. This bill would mandate the release of school aid run
projections as a part of the executive's budget proposal. This would
assure superintendents, school boards, teachers, and parents of access
to projections, that they rely on to develop their school's budget.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: 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
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
April 15, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Ways and Means
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to requiring itemiza-
tion, by school district, of proposed appropriations to the education
department for the support of school districts
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Section 24 of the state finance law is amended by adding a
2 new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
3 6. IN EACH BUDGET BILL SUBMITTED ANNUALLY BY THE GOVERNOR, AND IN
4 EVERY AMENDMENT THEREOF SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR, WHICH APPROPRIATES
5 MONEYS TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS,
6 THERE SHALL BE INCLUDED FOR EACH SUCH APPROPRIATION, THE APPORTIONMENT
7 THEREOF TO EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE.
8 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.