Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi are introducing legislation calling for an immediate remedy to the small city school districts funding lawsuit.

Eight school districts, including Utica, are suing the state for violating students rights to a "sound basic education."

The case is before State Supreme Court in Albany.

The legislation would fund the state's Foundation Aid formula for the eight school districts over a four-year period beginning in 2017.  The eight districts are owed a total of $150 million under the formula.

Griffo and Brindisi have told the legislature it's not necessary to wait any longer for a decision in the case, which has been pending for years.

The other school districts in the lawsuit are Jamestown, Kingston, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Niagara Falls, Port Jervis and Poughkeepsie.