Authorizes the Hamburg Central School District to utilize certain payments related to video lottery gaming facilities to provide increased support to public schools; authorizes such school district in which a video lottery gaming facility is located to receive payments to increase support for public schools.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
March 16, 2023
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to authorizing the
Hamburg Central School District to utilize certain payments related to
video lottery gaming facilities to provide increased support to public
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 and paragraph b of subdivision
2 3 of section 54-l of the state finance law, as added by section 1 of
3 part J of chapter 57 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as
5 b. "Eligible municipality" shall mean a county, city, town or village
6 in which a video lottery gaming facility is located pursuant to section
7 sixteen hundred seventeen-a of the tax law that is not located in a city
8 with a population equal to or greater than one hundred twenty-five thou-
9 sand. Beginning April first, two thousand twenty-three, "eligible muni-
10 cipality" shall also include the Hamburg Central School District in the
11 town of Hamburg, county of Erie.
12 b. State aid payments made to an eligible municipality pursuant to
13 paragraph b of subdivision two of this section shall be used by such
14 eligible municipality to: (i) defray local costs associated with a video
15 lottery gaming facility, or (ii) minimize or reduce real property taxes,
16 or (iii) for an eligible municipality that is a school district,
17 increase support for public schools in such district.
18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.