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  • NJ A4352
  • Provides for elimination of newly formed non-operating school districts; establishes procedures for eliminating deficit that existed prior to merger; authorizes renting of school building for 10 years.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides for the elimination of non-operating school districts that were established after the effective date of P.L.2009, c.78. Under that law, the executive county superintendents of schools were required to develop a plan for eliminating the non-operating school districts in their counties. To date, 14 such school districts have been eliminated; however, additional districts have subsequently become non-operating school districts. This bill makes the elimination of a non-operating school district discretionary, and also specifies that if, at the time of a required merger, a school district has a deficit in its general fund, then the Commissioner of Education will require that the district that incurred the deficit raise a supplemental general fund tax levy to eliminate the deficit. Any such supplemental tax levy would be in addition to any increase that is authorized under the tax levy growth limitation, and the commissioner will determine if the supplemental levy will only affect the current year or if it will be a permanent increase. The bill increases the term under which a Type II school district may rent buildings for school purposes without voter approval. Under current law, a district may, in the case of emergency, enter an agreement to rent a building for a term of five years. This bill increases the maximum term to 10 years.
Education, 2nd Reading in Assembly to Concur with Gov Recommendations, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, 2nd Reading in the Senate to Concur with Gov/Recommendations, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Received by the Assembly
Approved P.L.2017, c.102.  (on 7/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/7/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.102.
7/4/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (35-0)
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading - Concur. w/Gov's Recom.
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (71-3-1)
6/15/2017 A 2nd Reading in the Assembly on Concur. w/Gov.'s Recommend.
6/15/2017 A First Reading/Governor Recommendations Only
6/12/2017 A Conditional Veto, Received in the Assembly
5/25/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-1)
5/25/2017 S Substituted for S2843 (1R)
5/18/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
2/27/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
2/15/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (65-4-1)
1/30/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/30/2017 A Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 1/30/2017 A-4352 pending referral)
1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 1/30/2017 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
12/5/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/4/2017 Senate Floor: Concur Governor Recommendations 35 0 5
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Concur Governor Recommendations 71 3 6
Detail 5/25/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 1 1
Detail 5/25/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2843 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 5/16/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 10 0 3
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 65 4 11
Detail 1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 0