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Bill S1486-2013

Requires a statement setting forth the total expenditures made by each school district in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature

Requires a statement setting forth the total expenditures made by each school district in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature.

Details

Actions

  • Mar 20, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 19, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 18, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.307
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: referred to education
  • Jun 20, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 20, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1223
  • Jun 11, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Mar 18, 2014
Ayes (15): LaValle, Flanagan, Gallivan, Griffo, Grisanti, Maziarz, Robach, Savino, Valesky, Zeldin, Stavisky, Parker, Rivera, Serrano, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (3): Ritchie, Seward, Krueger
Nays (1): Kennedy

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1486

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to including special education expenditures in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature

PURPOSE: This legislation requires a statement setting forth the total expenditures made by each school district in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 215-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to require a statement setting forth the total expenditures made by each school district in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature.

JUSTIFICATION: School districts continue to struggle with the costs associated with education special education students. Some districts have claimed that their special education costs exceed 20% of their total budget.

Under current law, there is no requirement for the school districts to compile their actual special education costs not covered by State or Federal aid. This legislation would require such information to be collected and would provide valuable insight into the costs of special education in New York State. Once compiled, the State would have a better understanding of the impact of special education costs on local school district budgets and the effect on the taxpayer.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6938 of 2008 (Passed Senate). S.589 of 2009/10 (Senate Higher Education Committee). S.930 of 2011/12 (Senate Education Committee).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1486 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to including special education expenditures in the regents' annual report to the governor and the legislature THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 215-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. THE ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE A STATEMENT SETTING FORTH THE TOTAL EXPENDITURES MADE BY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION. SUCH STATEMENT SHALL INDICATE: (A) THE AMOUNT OF SUCH EXPENDITURES COVERED BY STATE AID; (B) THE AMOUNT OF SUCH EXPENDITURES COVERED BY FEDERAL AID; AND (C) THE AMOUNT OF SUCH EXPENDITURES NOT COVERED BY EITHER STATE OR FEDERAL AID. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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