Contact Your Elected Officials
Welcome to NYSASBO's Advocacy Center, where you can contact your state elected officials (legislators, Governor) on issues important to school business officials and public education.
Here you can find our tool to look up your elected Federal and State representatives.
Below are brief descriptions of legislation and links to pre-written letters that will be emailed to the appropriate legislator or Governor. Click on each link to send a letter by filling out your contact info (so it knows which legislator to send an email to). You can choose to provide either your school/BOCES or home contact info, whichever you prefer.
Internal Audit Function (S.3962 Seward / A.6566 Brindisi) –This bill would allow school districts to conduct a risk assessment of district operations every other year, instead of annually, while maintaining in depth reviews of specific areas annually. (Passed Senate, In Education Committee)
Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund (S.4563 Golden / A.7353A Buchwald) – This bill authorizes school districts and BOCES to establish reserve funds for the purpose of contributions to the NYS Teachers’ Retirement System. (On Senate Floor Calendar, In Rules Committee)
PILOT Assessments (S.4156 Marcellino / A.7211 Paulin) – This legislation relates to businesses that make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs), establishing that any reduction in school taxes shall not take effect until the following tax year. (On Senate Floor Calendar, In Ways and Means Committee)
Collection of School Taxes (S.4723 Carlucci / A.4587 Jaffee) – This legislation removes requirement that school districts have to seek permission from their local town receiver of taxes to collect their own taxes. (Passed Both Senate and Assembly)
BOCES Capital Project Exclusion (S.4283 Murphy / A.5965 Galef) - This legislation would include a school district's share of BOCES capital project in the district's tax cap exclusion. (On Senate Floor Calendar, On Assembly Floor Calendar)