BILL NO A04721
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR McLaughlin (MS)
COSPNSR Barclay, Borelli, Duprey, Crouch, Palmesano, Brabenec, Wozniak
MLTSPNSR Blankenbush, Curran, DiPietro, Garbarino, Graf, Hawley, Kearns,
Lupinacci, McDonough, Montesano, Raia
Add S54-m, St Fin L
Prohibits state mandated expenditures on localities.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
prohibiting state mandated expenditures on localities
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Relates to prohibiting state mandated expenditures on localities.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
54-m that states the state shall not mandate expenditures on
localities (any county, town or village) unless such expenditures are
otherwise funded by the state.
The State of New York presently mandates to local government and
school districts certain services that must be provided by these
respective municipalities and forces them to cover the cost. These
"unfunded mandates" continue to crush county, local and school
This act shall take decisive action to force State government to pay
for the programs it mandates throughout New York State while denying
State government the opportunity to pressure local governments and
school districts through property assessments.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A5001 - 2014.
To be determined.
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
February 5, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. McLAUGHLIN, BARCLAY, BORELLI, DUPREY, CROUCH,
PALMESANO, BRABENEC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BLANKENBUSH,
CURRAN, DiPIETRO, GARBARINO, GRAF, HAWLEY, KEARNS, LUPINACCI, McDO-
NOUGH, MONTESANO, RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to prohibiting state
mandated expenditures on localities
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
2 54-m to read as follows:
3 S 54-M. PROHIBITION OF MANDATED EXPENDITURES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
4 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE STATE SHALL NOT MANDATE ANY
5 EXPENDITURES ON ANY LOCALITIES UNLESS SUCH EXPENDITURES ARE OTHERWISE
6 FUNDED THROUGH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, ARTICLE THREE OR ARTICLE
7 FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE TERM "LOCALITY" SHALL
8 MEAN ANY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE.
9 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.