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A08806 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state education, labor, housing and family assistance budget for the 2024-2025 state fiscal year; relates to requirements under contracts for excellence; relates to the calculation of foundation aid; relates to allowable transportation expenses; relates to transportation aid under the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022; relates to academic enhancement aid; relates to high tax aid; relates to universal prekindergarten and the statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program; relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014; relates to special apportionments and grants-in-aid to school districts; relates to aid for BOCES and special services; relates to the additional apportionment of building aid for certain projects; relates to aid for certain transportation; relates to the computation of building aid for the construction, reconstruction or modernizing of certain schools by the Binghamton city school district; relates to aid for universal pre-kindergarten; extends the teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program; relates to maximum class sizes for special classes for certain students with disabilities; extends funding for a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; relates to the financing of charter schools; relates to aid payable for certain persons twenty-one years of age or older; updates the fee collected by county clerks for deposit into the cultural education account; extends the date for the submission of recommendations of a comprehensive study of alternative tuition rate-setting methodologies for approved providers operating school-age and preschool programs receiving state funding; extends certain provisions relating to the 1994-95 budgets; extends certain provisions relating to census reporting; provides for special apportionment for salary expenses; provides for special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides for set-asides from the state funds which certain districts are receiving from the total foundation aid; provides for support of public libraries; relates to aid for library materials (Part A); requires the commissioner of education to provide school districts with evidence-based and scientifically-based instructional best practices, for the teaching of reading to students in prekindergarten through grade three (Part B); creates uniform resources on post-secondary financial aid programs including a presentation and training on certain applications and notice to students of applicable resources (Part C); extends certain provisions relating to the NY-SUNY 2020 challenge grant program (Part F); relates to increasing the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons (Part H); utilizes reserves in the mortgage insurance fund for the neighborhood preservation program, the rural preservation program, the rural rental assistance program, and the New York state supportive housing program (Part N); requires the state university of New York trustees and city university of New York trustees to jointly develop recommendations regarding a new formula for financing the operating costs of community colleges (Part V); permits tuition assistance program awards to be made to part-time students enrolled in certain degree granting institutions chartered or authorized by the New York state board of regents (Part W); increases the income eligibility threshold for the tuition assistance program (Part X); authorizes monthly grants and allowances of public assistance (Part Y); provides that a caregiver shall be eligible for assistance for child care under the child care block grant regardless of the hours the parent actually works (Part Z); establishes the foundations for futures housing program to develop and administer a program which shall provide assistance in the form of payments, grants and loans for the formation of limited equity cooperative housing utilizing funding appropriated; provides tax exemptions for housing under the foundations for futures housing program (Part AA); establishes the homeownership opportunity connection program (Part BB); establishes differential payments rates for child care services provided by licensed, registered or enrolled child care providers (Part CC): establishes a housing access voucher program to provide rental assistance for homeless individuals through vouchers issued by the housing trust fund corporation (Part DD); prohibits the higher education services corporation from seeking recovery of certain awards made in error during the 2020--2021, 2021--2022, or 2022--2023 academic years, due to administrative error (Part EE); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; relates to creating the smart schools bond act of 2024 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs, install or construct zero-emission school bus charging infrastructure, modernize buildings and campuses to increase energy efficiency, and install high-tech security features; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2024 (Part FF); requires the office of children and family services to utilize a cost estimation model when determining the actual cost providers incur when providing child care; requires the office to prepare a report detailing such (Part GG); implements the smart schools bond act of 2024 (Part HH); establishes and certifies pro-housing communities (Part II); establishes the Increasing Nutrition Support for Prenatal and Infant Resiliency ("INSPIRE") pilot program (Part JJ); requires the use of project labor agreements for certain large scale construction projects (Part KK); establishes the civil right to counsel in eviction proceedings in New York state; creates the New York state office of civil representation; requires that covered individuals be given notice of such right to counsel (Part LL); raises the income cap for eligibility for the New York state get on your feet loan forgiveness program to $66,000 (Part MM); extends the duration of tuition assistance program awards (Part NN); expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness; increases loan reimbursement for certain attorneys who work in legal services with indigent clients (Part OO).
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