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A05619 Summary:

BILL NO    A05619 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Englebright (MS)

COSPNSR    Schimel

MLTSPNSR   

Add SS521-a & 3602-g, amd SS3602, 305, 1950, 3623-a, 4313 & 4357, rpld S3602
sub 5-a, S1950 sub 4 a sub 2, Ed L; amd SS161, 163, 165-a & 167, Civ Serv L;
add S49, amd S51, Leg L; add SS13 & 44-a, amd S40, Exec L; add S201-b, St Ad
Proc Act; amd S54, add SS28, 24-a & 29, St Fin L; add S1001-b, amd S2801, Pub
Auth L; add S3-d, Gen Muni L

Enacts the "framework for the future act"; requires the state to pay one-half
of the employer contributions to the New York state teachers' retirement
system; provides that officers and employees of school districts and boards of
cooperative educational services shall participate in the state employee health
plan, one-half of which shall be financed by the state; provides an
apportionment to school districts for the one-half amount of the additional
cost of pupils with a disability; directs state leaders to lobby for more
federal education aid; directs the governor to establish a study group to
compare and study the differences between state and federal special education
requirements; prohibits state unfunded mandates upon political subdivisions;
requires disclosure of the cost and source of funding of any provision in a
bill, executive order or proposed rule requiring a political subdivision of the
state to expend additional funds or forego revenue; directs the commissioner of
education to develop and implement a program to provide information, expertise
and assistance to school districts relating to consolidation of functions
within and among such districts; establishes efficiency study grants for school
districts and boards of cooperative educational services through the education
department; authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to provide
any shared services requested by their component school districts; eliminates
all limitations on the compensation that may be paid to the superintendent of a
board of cooperative educational services; provides state aid to boards of
cooperative educational services for career and technical education programs;
directs the commissioner of education to establish a task force to analyze and
report on alternative methods of funding charter schools which do not reduce
the funding to the school districts of residence; provides state aid to school
districts for energy cost increases; directs the power authority of the state
of New York to provide financial assistance to school districts for energy
conservation improvements; directs boards of cooperative educational services
to study, in cooperation with their component school districts, the feasibility
of and savings derived from establishing a regional transportation system for
the benefit of component schools; increases the total foundation aid payable to
school districts; provides state transportation aid to school districts based
upon actual expenses incurred; doubles reorganization incentive aid payable to
school districts; provides for the payment thereof over a period of 5 years;
provides that the department of education and office of children and family
services shall pay cost of attendance of children who are residents of the
state at state schools for the blind and the deaf; directs the department of
audit and control to annually publish a taxpayer report card, detailing state
and local expenditures and revenues; requires the state and political
subdivisions thereof, and public authorities to publish and post on the
internet their proposed budgets at least 30 days before approval thereof;
directs the department of audit and control to annually produce a report on the
costs incurred by localities in complying with state laws, rules and
regulations; provides for certain annual state budget allocations for the
support of school districts.
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