Memos of Support and Opposition


S.515 Young / A.3823 Nolan
Summary of Provisions
This bill would amend the General Municipal Law to authorize Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) to establish workers’ compensation reserve funds.

S.564 Young / A.7146 Abinanti
Summary of Provisions
This bill would require that aid be paid in the current year for new high-cost students with disabilities who move into a district during the school year.

S.1191 Little / A.2874 Galef
Summary of Provisions
The legislation would allow municipal corporations to value cooperative and condominium units the same as they would other property in order to alleviate the negative impacts placed on localities by current statute.

S.1293 Marcellino
Summary of Provisions
This bill would require businesses that make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) to provide local governments and school districts with notice of their intention to challenge their assessment.

S.1710 Marcellino / A.4530 Thiele
Summary of Provisions
This bill would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to forward fingerprints to the State Education Department in order to eliminate duplicative fingerprinting processes for bus drivers.

S.2404 Marcellino / A. 7079 Thiele
Summary of Provisions
This bill would provide an incentive for school districts to share pupil transportation and reduce costs to districts and the state.

S.3203 DeFrancisco / A. 2112 Nolan
Summary of Provisions
This bill would update the Education Law to restrict BOCES district superintendent salaries to 98 percent of the education commissioner’s 2016-17 salary rather than the 2003-2004 salary as the law is currently written.

S.3962 Seward / A.6566 Brindisi
Summary of Provisions
This bill would five districts the option to conduct a risk assessment biennially instead of annually.

S.3970 Seward / A.3231 Thiele
Summary of Provisions
This bill would increase the cost threshold for eligibility for base-year capital outlay reimbursement from $100,000 to $250,000.

S.4250 Seward / A.359 Paulin
Summary of Provisions
This legislation would clarify what positions constitute the position of the chief financial officer of a district.

S.4156 Marcellino / A.7211 Paulin
Summary of Provisions
This bill would establish that any successful challenges to property assessments by a business would not change the property’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) until the following tax year.

S.4563 Golden / A.7353A Buchwald
Summary of Provisions
This bill would allow school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) to establish Teacher Retirement System (TRS) reserve funds.

S.4733 Murphy / A.5969
Summary of Provisions
This bill would repeal the school Tax Relief (STAR) Credit program and revert to the STAR Exemption program for new homeowners.

S.4723 Carlucci / A.4587 Jaffee
Summary of Provisions
This bill would amend the town law to allow school districts to collect their own taxes without having to seek permission from their town(s).


 S.1002 Bonacic
Summary of Provisions
This bill would amend the education law to provide that a school district vote on a bond resolution shall take place on the same day as the school budget vote or on another date decided upon by the education commissioner. 


S.3005 LaValle
Summary of Provisions
This bill would amend the education law to provide that a school district vote on a bond resolution shall take place on the same day as the school budget vote. 

S.5238 DeFrancisco / A.5344 Cusick
Summary of Provisions
This bill would require public owners and contractors to release retainage to subcontractors within sixty days of the substantial completion of work.