N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 25
Treatment of capital costs and certain fund balances of the city of New York

  • revenue stabilization fund of such city

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special state law or local law to the contrary, including but not limited to the New York city charter, the following shall apply with respect to the budget and accounts of the city of New York:

1.

All costs that would be capital costs in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, but for the application of governmental accounting standards board statement number forty-nine, shall be deemed to be capital costs for purposes of this chapter and any other provision of state or local law, including but not limited to the New York city charter, relevant to the treatment of such costs;

2.

The determination as to the existence of a deficit pursuant to the New York state financial emergency act for the city of New York, while such act remains in effect, and any other provision of state or local law, including but not limited to the New York city charter, shall be made without regard to changes in restricted fund balances, as defined by the governmental accounting standards board, where restrictions in relation to such fund balances are imposed by state or federal law or regulation, or otherwise by private or governmental parties other than the city of New York, and without regard to funds held in the health stabilization fund, the school crossing guards health insurance fund, any revenue stabilization fund established pursuant to section fifteen hundred twenty-eight of the New York city charter and the management benefits fund established by the city of New York. Deposits into any such revenue stabilization fund shall be deemed to be expenses of such city for all purposes in the fiscal year during which such deposits are made, and withdrawals from such fund shall be deemed to be revenues of such city for all purposes in the fiscal year during which such withdrawals are made; provided however, that surpluses of such city, whether accumulated from fiscal years ending prior to the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand twenty that amended this subdivision or existing at the close of any fiscal year ending after such effective date, shall be deposited into such revenue stabilization fund as soon as practicable, and such deposits shall not be deemed expenses of the city in the fiscal years during which such deposits are made; and

3.

The city of New York may establish and maintain a revenue stabilization fund pursuant to section fifteen hundred twenty-eight of the New York city charter. Except as required by subdivision two of this section with respect to surpluses, deposits into and withdrawals from such fund may be made by means of the procedures set forth in such charter for adoption or modification of the expense budget of such city, as applicable, provided that no more than fifty percent of the total amount of such fund may be withdrawn in any fiscal year unless the mayor has certified that there is a compelling fiscal need, which may be based on circumstances including, but not be limited to, a national or regional recession, a reduction in total revenues from the preceding fiscal year as projected in the financial plan of the city of New York, a natural or other disaster, or a declared state of emergency in the city of New York or the state of New York. The authority to establish a revenue stabilization fund set forth in this subdivision shall be in addition to any other authorization set forth in this article or other applicable law.

Source: Section 25 — Treatment of capital costs and certain fund balances of the city of New York; revenue stabilization fund of such city, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/25 (updated Jun. 19, 2020; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Compensation for property of a municipal corporation, school district or district corporation taken by eminent domain
3‑A
Rate of interest on judgments and accrued claims against municipal corporations
3‑B
Limitation on real estate tax in New York city
3‑C
Limit upon real property tax levies by local governments
4
Investigation of expenditures of towns and villages
5
Payment of fines, civil penalties, rent, rates, taxes, fees, charges and other amounts by credit card
5‑A
Electronic or wire transfers
5‑B
Collection of fines, civil penalties, rent, rates, taxes, fees, charges and other amounts via the internet
6‑C
Capital reserve funds for counties, cities, villages, towns and sewer and water improvement districts
6‑D
Repair reserve funds for municipal corporations, school districts, district corporations and improvement districts
6‑E
Contingency and tax stabilization reserve fund for municipal corporations
6‑F
Snow and ice removal and road repair reserve funds for municipal corporations
6‑G
Capital reserve funds for fire districts
6‑H
Reserve fund for payment of bonded indebtedness in counties, cities, villages, towns and fire districts
6‑I
Airport development and amortization funds
6‑J
Workmen’s compensation reserve fund
6‑K
Electric utility depreciation reserve funds
6‑L
Mandatory reserve fund for municipal corporations, fire districts and school districts
6‑M
Unemployment insurance payment reserve fund
6‑N
Insurance reserve fund
6‑O
Solid waste management facility reserve funds
6‑P
Employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund
6‑Q
Intermunicipal agreement for a joint capital reserve fund in the county of Tompkins
6‑R
Retirement contribution reserve funds 1
6‑S
Community preservation funds
6‑T
Charitable gifts reserve fund
6‑U
Charitable gifts reserve fund
6‑V
Asset forfeiture escrow fund
7
Payment of municipal bonds
8
Application of revenues of a public improvement or part thereof, or service
9
Use of tax moneys raised outside constitutional tax limit
9‑A
Inter-fund advances
10
Deposits of public money
11
Temporary investments
12
Deposits of public authorities, public benefit corporations and other corporations
20
Special population census: population data
21
Cancellation of unpaid checks or drafts
22
Claims against fire insurance proceeds
23
Flexible benefits program
24
Corporation for the benefit of the city of New York
25
Treatment of capital costs and certain fund balances of the city of New York

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 19, 2020

§ 25’s source at nysenate​.gov

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