Bill Text: NY A05365 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the legislature to provide funding to reimburse localities for the costs associated with expenditures made as a requirement of any law which mandates the undertaking of a new program or increases the level of service of an existing program by a locality; requires the legislature to establish procedures for the allocation of funds among the local governments.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 30-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - opinion referred to judiciary [A05365 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05365-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5365
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. FRIEND, BLANKENBUSH, KOLB, GIGLIO, HAWLEY, FINCH,
          PALMESANO,  GARBARINO,  MONTESANO, CROUCH, RA, RAIA, GOODELL -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, McDONOUGH, B. MILLER,  STEC,  THIELE
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing  an amendment to article 9 of the constitution, in relation to
          acts of the legislature having fiscal impact on local governments
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur),  That  article  9  of  the
     2  constitution be amended by adding a new section 4 to read as follows:
     3    §  4. The legislature shall provide state funding to reimburse cities,
     4  counties, towns, and/or villages for the costs associated with  expendi-
     5  tures  made  as a requirement for any law, general or special, effective
     6  the first day of January succeeding the approval of  the  voters,  which
     7  mandates  the  undertaking  of  a  new program or increases the level of
     8  service of an existing program by a city, county, town, or village.  The
     9  legislature shall establish procedures for the allocation of funds among
    10  the cities, counties, towns, and/or villages.
    11    This requirement shall not apply where federal reimbursement or match-
    12  ing  funds  are  available and such provision would disqualify a munici-
    13  pality, or impair a municipality's ability, to participate in or receive
    14  such federal funds. The legislature shall, in its discretion,  determine
    15  if  state  funding  shall  be  provided  for the support of such federal
    16  programs provided by a municipality.
    17    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    18  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    19  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    20  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    21  published for three months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89097-01-9
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