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A06601 Summary:

BILL NOA06601A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05418-C
 
SPONSORRivera JD
 
COSPNSRMcDonald, Sayegh, Burdick, Santabarbara, Clark, Galef, Ashby, Montesano, DeStefano, Norris, Tague, Gallahan, Manktelow, Davila, Lunsford, Sillitti, Jacobson, Salka, Lemondes, Simon, Wallace, Kelles, Griffin, Lupardo
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Establishes the New York state aid and incentives for municipalities redesign task force for municipalities formula and allocations; an analysis of available alternatives to the current aid and incentives for municipalities formula and allocations, including models from other states; provides that such analysis of available alternatives shall not include the allocation of funds to any municipality which is not currently receiving aid and incentives for municipalities funding; and recommendations concerning such alternatives to the formula used to determine future aid and incentives to municipalities funding allocations.
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A06601 Actions:

BILL NOA06601A
 
03/19/2021referred to local governments
05/03/2021amend and recommit to local governments
05/03/2021print number 6601a
05/25/2021reported referred to ways and means
06/07/2021reported referred to rules
06/09/2021reported
06/09/2021rules report cal.669
06/09/2021substituted by s5418c
 S05418 AMEND=C COONEY
 03/04/2021REFERRED TO FINANCE
 03/05/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
 03/05/2021PRINT NUMBER 5418A
 03/15/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
 03/15/2021PRINT NUMBER 5418B
 04/23/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
 04/23/2021PRINT NUMBER 5418C
 05/04/20211ST REPORT CAL.912
 05/05/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 05/10/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 05/12/2021PASSED SENATE
 05/12/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/12/2021referred to local governments
 06/09/2021substituted for a6601a
 06/09/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.669
 06/09/2021passed assembly
 06/09/2021returned to senate
 10/27/2021DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 11/08/2021VETOED MEMO.56
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A06601 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6601A
 
SPONSOR: Rivera JD
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to establishing the New York state aid and incentives for municipalities redesign task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates the aid and incentives for municipalities redesign task force. Such task force shall issue a report to the governor and legislature within one year concerning: *A review and analysis of the current aid and incentives for munici- palities formula and allocations; *An analysis of available alternatives to the current aid and incen- tives for municipalities formula and allocations, including models from other states, provided, however, that such alternatives shall not include the allocation of funds to any municipality which is not currently receiving aid and incentives for municipalities funding; *Recommendations concerning such alternatives to the formula used to determine future aid and incentives to municipalities funding allo- cations, provided, however, that such alternatives shall not include the allocation of funds to any municipality which is not currently receiving aid and incentives for municipalities funding; and *Any other information the task force deems necessary of relevant. Section 2 establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program provides state aid to nearly all of New York's cities, towns, and villages. Munici- palities across the state rely on this funding to finance vital services within their communities. While AIM funding accounts for merely three- tenths of one percent of the state's overall budget, this funding has remained flat for eleven years. In addition, this program is often the target of cuts, which can jeopardize the budgets of cities, towns, and villages that rely on it the most. The base formulas that determine the amount of aid allocated to each municipality are very outdated. For cities, the formula is based off of aid levels that date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s. For towns and villages, the aid levels are even older. In the wake of the unprecedented revenue shortfalls for municipalities resulting from the pandemic, new sources of aid are desperately needed. To that end, this bill would create an AIM Task Force that would exam- ine, review, and recommend changes to the current AIM formula and allo- cation system, in order to create a more fair and equitable distribution of these much-needed funds. The task force must submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the Governor and Legislature within one year, in order for these recommendations to be taken into account in the next year's budget process.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2022.
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A06601 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6601--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. J. D. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Local Governments -- committee discharged, bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT in relation to establishing the New York state aid and incentives
          for  municipalities  redesign task force; and providing for the repeal
          of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  1.  New  York state aid and incentives for municipalities
     2  redesign task force. There is hereby created the aid and incentives  for
     3  municipalities  redesign  task force whose membership shall consist of 7
     4  members: the director of the division of the budget or his or her desig-
     5  nee as chair; the comptroller or his  or  her  designee;  the  executive
     6  director of the New York State Conference of Mayors or his or her desig-
     7  nee;  the  executive director of the New York State Association of Coun-
     8  ties or his or her designee; the executive  director  of  the  New  York
     9  State  Association of Towns or his or her designee; one member appointed
    10  by the temporary president of the senate; one member  appointed  by  the
    11  speaker  of  the assembly.  The task force shall report to the governor,
    12  the speaker of the assembly and the temporary president of the senate no
    13  later than one year after the effective date of this act.   Such  report
    14  shall include, but not be limited to:
    15    (a)  A review and analysis of the current aid and incentives for muni-
    16  cipalities formula and allocations;
    17    (b) An analysis of available  alternatives  to  the  current  aid  and
    18  incentives  for municipalities formula and allocations, including models
    19  from other states, provided, however, that such alternatives  shall  not
    20  include  the  allocation  of  funds  to  any  municipality  which is not
    21  currently receiving aid and incentives for municipalities funding;
    22    (c) Recommendations concerning such alternatives to the  formula  used
    23  to  determine  future aid and incentives to municipalities funding allo-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10348-06-1

        A. 6601--A                          2
 
     1  cations, provided, however, that such recommendations shall not  include
     2  the  allocation  of  funds  to  any  municipality which is not currently
     3  receiving aid and incentives for municipalities funding; and
     4    (d) Any other information the task force deems necessary or relevant.
     5    2.  All  appointments  to  the  task force shall be made no later than
     6  sixty days after the effective date of this act. Any  vacancy  shall  be
     7  filled  by  the  appointing  authority.  The  task  force  shall meet as
     8  frequently as it deems necessary  prior  to  issuing  its  findings  and
     9  recommendations.  The  members  of  the  task  force shall serve without
    10  compensation, except that members shall be allowed their  necessary  and
    11  actual  expenses  incurred in the performance of their duties under this
    12  section.  The department of taxation and finance and the division of the
    13  budget shall provide the task force with such data as the task force may
    14  request to carry out its powers and duties. To the  extent  practicable,
    15  such data shall be provided in a format in accordance with the standards
    16  outlined  in the New York State Open Data Handbook pursuant to executive
    17  order 95 of the laws of 2013. The task force may consult with any public
    18  or private entity it deems necessary in order to assist the  task  force
    19  with  information  gathering,  analysis, and formulating its conclusions
    20  and recommendations.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    22  deemed repealed December 31, 2022.
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