Bill S7889-2013

Relates to apportionment for student transportation

Relates to apportionment for student transportation.

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  • Jun 16, 2014: REFERRED TO RULES

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7889 IN SENATE June 16, 2014 ___________
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to apportionment for student transportation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 3602 of the educa- tion law, as amended by section 17 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: a. In addition to the foregoing apportionment, there shall be appor- tioned to any school district for pupil transportation, the lesser of ninety per centum or the state share of its approved transportation expense for the base year. The state share shall equal the sum of the transportation sparsity adjustment and the transportation aid ratio, but not less than six and one-half percent. The transportation aid ratio shall equal the greater of (i) the product of one and two hundred sixty-three thousandths multiplied by the state sharing ratio, (ii) an aid ratio computed by subtracting from one and one hundredth the product computed to three decimals without rounding obtained by multiplying the resident weighted average daily attendance wealth ratio by forty-six percent, where such aid ratio shall be expressed as a decimal carried to three places without rounding [or], (iii) excluding cities with a popu- lation of more than one million, an aid ratio computed by subtracting from one and one hundredth the product computed to three decimal places without rounding obtained by multiplying the number computed to three decimals without rounding obtained when the quotient of actual valuation of a school district, as defined in paragraph c of subdivision one of this section, divided by the sum of the resident public school district enrollment, the resident nonpublic school district enrollment and the additional public school enrollment of the school district for the year prior to the base year is divided by the statewide average actual valu- ation per the sum of such total resident public school district enroll- ment, nonpublic school district enrollment and additional public school enrollment of all school districts eligible for an apportionment pursu-
ant to this section except central high school districts as computed by the commissioner using the latest single year actual valuation computed under paragraph c of subdivision one of this section, by forty-six percent, where such ratio shall be expressed as a decimal carried to three decimal places without rounding. The computation of such statewide average shall include the actual valuation of all school districts eligible for an apportionment pursuant to this section except central high school districts OR (IV) FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT GREATER THAN ONE HUNDRED PUPILS AND WHOSE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOUR- TEEN RESIDENT NONPUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT IS GREATER THAN THIR- TY PERCENT OF ITS TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT, AN AID RATIO COMPUTED BY SUBTRACTING FROM ONE AND ONE HUNDREDTH THE PRODUCT COMPUTED TO THREE DECIMAL PLACES WITH- OUT ROUNDING OBTAINED BY MULTIPLYING THE NUMBER COMPUTED TO THREE DECI- MALS WITHOUT ROUNDING OBTAINED WHEN THE QUOTIENT OF ACTUAL VALUATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH C OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, DIVIDED BY THE SUM OF THE RESIDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT, THE RESIDENT NONPUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT AND THE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE BASE YEAR IS DIVIDED BY THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE ACTUAL VALU- ATION PER THE SUM OF SUCH TOTAL RESIDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLL- MENT, NONPUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT AND ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT OF ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ELIGIBLE FOR AN APPORTIONMENT PURSU- ANT TO THIS SECTION EXCEPT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS COMPUTED BY THE COMMISSIONER USING THE LATEST SINGLE YEAR ACTUAL VALUATION COMPUTED UNDER PARAGRAPH C OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, BY TEN PERCENT, WHERE SUCH RATIO SHALL BE EXPRESSED AS A DECIMAL CARRIED TO THREE DECI- MAL PLACES WITHOUT ROUNDING. THE COMPUTATION OF SUCH STATEWIDE AVERAGE SHALL INCLUDE THE ACTUAL VALUATION OF ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ELIGIBLE FOR AN APPORTIONMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION EXCEPT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. The transportation sparsity adjustment shall equal the quotient of: the positive remainder of twenty-one minus the district's public school enrollment for the year prior to the base year per square mile, divided by three hundred seventeen and eighty-eight hundredths. Approved transportation expense shall be the sum of the approved trans- portation operating expense and the approved transportation capital, debt service and lease expense of the district. Approved transportation expense shall not be aidable pursuant to section nineteen hundred fifty of this chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.

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