LEGISLATION UPDATE
(Letters Sent by NSSBA)

H.R. 5 Student Success Act (Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA) - Letter to L.I. Congressional Representatives July 18, 2013
   
Reimbursement for Private School Placements of Certain Students - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 19, 2013
End of Session - No New Mandates! - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 7, 2013
   
High Tax Aid - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 14, 2013
   
Temporary State Energy and Utility Service Conservation Assessment (aka 18-a Assessment)  - Letter to Governor Cuomo February 7, 2013
   
Request to Veto Payments for Private School Placements - Letter to Governor Cuomo June 29, 2012
   
End of Session - STOP THE MANDATE MADNESS - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 21, 2012
 
Payments for Private School Placements - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 21,2012
   
Technical Amendment Section 2023-a - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 15, 2012
   
New York State Budget - What's at State for Long Island? - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 23, 2012
   
Nassau County Guarantee - New York State Tax Levy Cap - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 21, 2012
   
MTA Payroll - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations December 2011
   
NYS Local School Levy Cap - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 24, 2011
   
NYS Local School Levy Cap - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations June 22, 2011
   
Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve Fund - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations May 11, 2010
   
Special Education Mandate - Letter to Regent Tilles, Commissioner Steiner & Chancellor Tisch April 16, 2010
   
Mandate Relief Act 2010 - Letter to L.I. Assembly Delegation March 22, 2010
   
Nassau County - Limit Shift in Base Proportions - Letter to L.I. Senate Delegation July 10, 2009
   
Rockefeller Drug Law - Repeal provision that seals conviction records - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations, Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver June 4, 2009
   
MTA Payroll Tax - BOCES - Letter to Senators Brian Foley, Craig Johnson, Suzi Oppenheimer, Andrea Stewart-Cousins (cc:  L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations) May 6, 2009
MTA School Payroll Tax - DON'T SELL OUT for the BAILOUT! - Letter to Senators Brian Foley, Craig Johnson, Suzi Oppenheimer, Andrea Stewart-Cousins (cc:  L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations) May 5, 2009
Reject the Governor's MTA Bailout Scheme!!! - Letter to Senators Brian Foley & Craig Johnson   (cc:    L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations, Gov. David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair, Senate Education Committee; Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Chair, Assembly Education Committee May 4, 2009
MTA School Payroll Tax - No Place in School Budgets - Letter to Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair, Senate Education Committee (cc:  Gov. David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Chair, Assembly Education Committee; L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins) May 4, 2009

MTA School Payroll Tax Stop the Shell Game! - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations (cc:  Governor Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver)

May 1, 2009
   
ALERT - Derail the MTA Payroll Tax! April 30, 2009
Payroll Tax on Schools to Fund MTA Bailout - Letter to Gov. David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (cc:  L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations April 30, 2009
Legislative Alert - Stop the MTA School Payroll Tax in its Tracks!l April 28, 2009
The MTA payroll tax is the ultimate unfunded mandate - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations, Gov. David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver April 22, 2009
School Budgets are NOT an ATM for the MTA! - Letter to Gov. David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (cc:  L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations April 3, 2009
   
Opposition to the MTA Payroll Tax - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2009
Oppose the Cap/Reduction of Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT's) on State Owned Lands - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2009
Shift to School Districts of Pre-School Special Education Costs - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2009
   
Legislative Alert - MTA Payroll Tax February 2009
MTA Payroll Tax - Letter to Governor David Paterson, NYS Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations February 2009
   
IDEA - Letter to Governor David Paterson January 8, 2009
   
Thank You - Letter to Senator Dean Skelos  December 2, 2008
Report of the Task Force on Maximizing School District Resources  
   
Mid-Year School Aid Cuts - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations November 2008
   
School Crossing Guards - Letter to Governor Paterson August 2008
Establishment of a Retiree Health Insurance Task Force - Letter to Governor Paterson  
State Holding Up Local Records Management Grants - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations August 2008
   
Mandatory Negotiation of Discipline - Letter to Governor Paterson July 2008
Permanent Agency Shop Fee - Letter to Governor Paterson July 2008
   
Burden of Proof in IEP Challenges - Letter to Governor Spitzer August 2007
   
Medicaid Reimbursement - Letter to Senators Schumer & Clinton July 2007
   
Wicks Law - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegation May 2007
Fund Balance - Letter to L.I. Assembly Delegation, cc:  L.I. Senate Delegation May 2007
   
Nassau County Base Proportions - Letter to Assemblyman Weisenberg April 2007
   
Charter School Expansion - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2007
Erosion of School District Bargaining Authority - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2007
Wicks Law Repeal -  Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations March 2007
   
Imposing Charter Schools on Suburban Communities - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations December 2006
   
"Streamlining" Mandate - Letter to L.I. Assembly Delegation June 2006
   
Charter School Expansion - Letter to L.I. Senate & Assembly Delegations May 2006
House Budget Resolution FY2007 - Letter to Representatives Ackerman, Bishop, Israel, King and McCarthy May 2006
   
Proposition 1 - Letter to Member Boards of Education October 2005
Capped real property school tax for persons over 70 years of age -   Letter to Senator LaValle & Assemblyman Englebright October 2005
   
Amendments to the Taylor Law - Letter to L.I. Senators & Assembly. June 2005
   

DS Caps - Letter to L.I. Senators & Assemblymembers

April 2005
Contingency Budget Cap - Letter to L.I. Senators & Assembly. April 2005
Five-Point Plan - Letter to L.I. Senators & Assemblymembers April 2005
One Vote Mandate - Letter to L.I. Senators & Assemblymembers April 2005
Federal E-rate Regulation - Letter to L.I. Congressional Delegation April 2005