Bill Text: NY A04332 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to Tier 1 high tax aid apportionment and foundation aid.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-03 - referred to education [A04332 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A04332-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to Tier 1  high  tax  aid
          apportionment and foundation aid
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph a of subdivision 4  of  section
     2  3602  of the education law, as amended by section 5-a of part A of chap-
     3  ter 56 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (2) The regional cost index shall reflect an analysis of labor  market
     5  costs  based on median salaries in professional occupations that require
     6  similar credentials to those of positions in the  education  field,  but
     7  not  including  those  occupations in the education field, provided that
     8  the regional cost indices for  the  [two  thousand  seven--two  thousand
     9  eight]  two  thousand  seventeen--two  thousand eighteen school year and
    10  thereafter shall be as follows:
    11            Labor Force Region  Index
    12            Capital District    1.124
    13            Southern Tier       1.045
    14            Western New York    1.091
    15            Hudson Valley       1.314
    16            (excluding Westchester)
    17            Westchester         1.425
    18            Long Island/NYC     1.425
    19            Finger Lakes        1.141
    20            Central New York    1.103
    21            Mohawk Valley       1.000
    22            North Country       1.000
    23    § 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 16 of section 3602  of  the  education
    24  law,  as  amended  by  section 18 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of
    25  2008, is amended to read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 4332                             2
     1    b. Tier 1 high tax aid apportionment. For any tier 1  eligible  school
     2  district,  the tier 1 high tax aid apportionment shall be the greater of
     3  (1) the product of the public school district enrollment of the district
     4  in the base year, as computed pursuant to subparagraph two of  paragraph
     5  n  of subdivision one of this section, multiplied by the product of four
     6  hundred fifty dollars multiplied by the state sharing ratio, or (2)  one
     7  hundred thousand dollars. In no event shall a district receive less than
     8  the amount to which it was entitled pursuant to this paragraph.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.