Bill Text: NY A01836 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Exempts certain expenditures relating to school safety from tax levy limits.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-17 - referred to education [A01836 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01836-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
          BRONSON,  HAWLEY,  RAIA, MONTESANO, CROUCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A. COOK, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Educa-
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  tax  levy  limits  of
          school districts
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraphs (iii) and (iv) of paragraph i of  subdivision
     2  2  of  section  2023-a of the education law are renumbered subparagraphs
     3  (iv) and (v) and a new subparagraph (iii) is added to read as follows:
     4    (iii) a tax levy necessary for expenditures to ensure adequate  safety
     5  and  protection from a serious violent incident or similar emergency, as
     6  such terms are defined in Part 155.17 of the regulations promulgated  by
     7  the  commissioner,  which  may include, but are not limited to, expendi-
     8  tures for security personnel, safety training  or  instruction,  infras-
     9  tructure  improvements  to improve safety and security, and the acquisi-
    10  tion of security devices or other safety equipment;
    11    § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 2023-a of the education
    12  law, as added by section 2 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws of  2011,
    13  is amended to read as follows:
    14    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in the
    15  event  the  trustee, trustees or board of education of a school district
    16  that is subject to the provisions of this section proposes a budget that
    17  will require a tax levy that exceeds the tax levy limit for  the  corre-
    18  sponding  school  year,  not including any levy necessary to support the
    19  expenditures pursuant to subparagraphs (i) through [(iv)] (v)  of  para-
    20  graph  i  of  subdivision two of this section, then such budget shall be
    21  approved if sixty percent of the votes cast thereon are in the  affirma-
    22  tive.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    §  3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
     2  ments made to section 2023-a of the education law by  sections  one  and
     3  two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
     4  deemed repealed therewith.