BILL NO A06964
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
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A6964
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 formu-
lation of school budgets. Unfortunately, the release of these projec-
tions 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 with-
hold 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 exec-
utive'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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
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 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.