BILL NO A04721
SAME AS No Same as
COSPNSR Barclay, 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.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A4721
SPONSOR: McLaughlin (MS)
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 budgets.
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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
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 § 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 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.