Purpose

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

6250D
Direct to 3rd Reading
BUDGET Makes appropriations for the support of government - State Operations Budget.
6251B
Direct to 3rd Reading
BUDGET Makes appropriations for the support of government - Legislative and Judiciary Budget.Budget.
6253E
Direct to 3rd Reading
BUDGET Makes appropriations for the support of government - Aid To Localities Budget.
6254D
Direct to 3rd Reading
BUDGET Makes appropriations for the support of government - Capital Projects Budget.

6256D
Direct to 3rd Reading

BUDGET

Relates to evaluations or services under the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, state aid reimbursement to municipalities for respite services, and service coordination; repeals subdivision 7 of section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of the public health law, relating to administering early intervention services; requires that each municipality be responsible for providing early intervention services; requires health maintenance organizations to include coverage for otherwise covered services that are part of an early intervention program; relates to payment for early intervention services; repeals subsection (e) of section 3235-a of the insurance law relating to claims for early intervention program services; relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with handicapping conditions; and repeals subdivision 18 of section 4403 of the education law, relating to the power of the education department to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A); relates to funding and operations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part B); establishes the supportive housing development reinvestment program; relates to applicability of the assisted living program; includes podiatry services and lactation services under the term medical assistance; relates to comprehensive HIV special needs plan, in relation to HEAL-NY, and in relation to the EQUAL program; relates to education, outreach services and facilitated enrollment activities for certain aged, blind and disabled persons; expands prenatal care programs, establishes the primary care service corps practitioner loan repayment program, authorizes moneys in the medical indemnity fund to be invested in obligations of the United States or the state or obligations where the principal and interest are guaranteed by the United States or the state and moneys distributed as non-Medicaid grants to non-major public academic medical centers; relates to the powers of the dormitory authority; directs a workgroup on medically fragile children; relates to notice requirement for preferred drug program, payment to the commissioner of health by third-party payors, audit of payments to the commissioner of health, electronic submission of reports by hospitals, and changing the definition of eligible applicant; relates to medical assistance where relative is absent or refuses or fails to provide necessary care; relates to third-party payor's election to make payments; relates to reserved bed days; relates to the personal care services worker recruitment and retention program; relates to the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions; relates to certain public school districts and state operated/state supported schools; relates to the licensure of home care services agencies; relates to managed care programs; relates to the distribution of the professional education pools; relates to the powers and duties of the dormitory authority of the state of New York relative to the establishment of subsidiaries for certain purposes, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to costs incurred in excess of revenues by general hospitals in providing services in eligible programs to uninsured patients and patients eligible for Medicaid assistance; relates to the effectiveness of known and projected department of health state funds Medicaid expenditures; relates to certain payments with regard to local governments; relates to Medicaid reimbursement; and repeals certain provisions of the public health law relating thereto (Part D); relates to an administrative cap on reimbursements for expenditures made by or on behalf of social services districts for medical assistance for needy persons and the administration thereof; relates to general hospital reimbursement for annual rates, in relation to the cap on local Medicaid expenditures; relates to the department assumption of program administration for medical assistance; and provide for the repeal of certain provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof (Part F); relates to the regulations for computing hospital inpatient rates and to the effectiveness of the preferred drug program (Part G); establishes a cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs, in relation to foregoing such adjustment during the 2012-2013 state fiscal year (Part H); relates to the office for people with developmental disabilities and the creation of developmental disabilities regional offices and state operations offices; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part J); extends certain provisions relating to comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs (Part K); permits the commissioners of the department of health, the office of mental health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and the office for people with developmental disabilities the regulatory flexibility to more efficiently and effectively integrate health and behavioral health services (Part L); authorizes contracts for the provision of special education and related services for certain patients hospitalized in hospitals operated by the office of mental health and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part M); relates to the statewide comprehensive services plan for people with mental disabilities and in relation to the local planning process; and repeals certain provisions of the mental hygiene law relating thereto (Part N); relates to the closure and the reduction in size of certain facilities serving persons with mental illness; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part O); amends procedures under the sex offender management and treatment act (Part P); provides for outpatient capacity restoration of felony defendants at article 28 hospitals (Part Q); relates to the effectiveness of provisions related to the recovery of exempt income by the office of mental health for community residences and family-based treatment programs (Part R); relates to the excess medical malpractice liability coverage pool (Part S); and relates to the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage; and repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part T).

6257E
Direct to 3rd Reading

BUDGET

Relates to school district eligibility for an increase in apportionment of school aid and implementation of new standards for conducting annual professional performance reviews to determine teacher and principal effectiveness; relates to contracts for excellence, apportionment of school aid, apportionment of school aid and of current year approved expenditures for debt service, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, apportionment for transportation, school district management efficiency awards, maximum class size, transportation to students who remain at school until 5 pm or later; relates to requiring the office of temporary and disability assistance to provide the department of education with certain information; relates to withdrawals from the employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund; relating to funding a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city, relating to apportionment and reimbursement and extends the expiration of certain provisions; relates to authorizing the Roosevelt union free school district to finance deficits by the issuance of serial bonds, in relation to extending certain provisions; relates to certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets, to amend chapter 82 of the laws of 1995, amending the education law and certain other laws relating to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government, to amend chapter 698 of the laws of 1996 amending the education law relating to transportation contracts, to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001 amending the education law relating to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees, to amend chapter 425 of the laws of 2002 amending the education law relating to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school, to amend chapter 101 of the laws of 2003 amending the education law relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to amend chapter 57 of the laws of 2008 amending the education law relating to the universal pre-kindergarten program, in relation to extending the expiration of certain provisions of such chapters; relates to authorizing annual professional performance reviews transition grants; authorizes the Roosevelt union free school district to finance deficits by the issuance of serial bonds; relates to school bus driver training; relates to the support of public libraries; relates to providing special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to purchases by the city school district of Rochester; relates to submission of school construction final cost reports; repeals certain provisions of the education law relating to annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals and the teacher evaluation appeal process; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); relates to tenured teacher disciplinary hearings (Part B); relates to increasing the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons living in the community (Part C); relates to the standards of monthly need for persons in receipt of public assistance (Part D); relates to authorizing the office of temporary and disability assistance to administer the program of supplemental security income additional state payments and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part E); relates to funding for children and family services, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (Part F); relates to establishing a juvenile justice services close to home initiative and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart A); relates to juvenile delinquents and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B) (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (Part H); relates to provision of services, technical assistance and program activities to state agencies by Cornell university (Part I); relates to authorizing the board of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with the commissioner of children and family services to provide certain services and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part K); repeals provisions relating to annual reports of the youth center facility program (Part L); relates to the creation of a validated risk assessment instrument (Part M); directs the board of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to conduct a study on student remediation and strategies and programs to promote transition to college readiness (Part N); relates to the SUNY Challenge Grant Program (Part O); relates to non-resident tuition of students of the university centers of the State University of New York (Part P); relates to community college charges for non-residence students (Part Q); relates to the demonstration program authorized within Nassau and Suffolk counties (Part R); authorizes payments of aid and incentives for municipalities (Part S); relates to state aid on certain state leased or state-owned land (Part T); relates to the municipal redevelopment law authorizing tax increment bonds payable from and secured by real property taxes levied by a school district within a project area (Part U); relates to prescription forms and labels, interpretation services and patients with limited English proficiency (Part V); relates to providing for the establishment of a state veteran's cemetery (Part W).

6259D
Direct to 3rd Reading

BUDGET

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary to implement the state fiscal plan for the 2012-2013 state fiscal year; relates to the effectiveness of provisions of law relating to oil and gas charges (Part A); relates to the suspension of STAR exemptions and related benefits of persons who are delinquent in the payment of outstanding state tax liabilities (Part B); relates to providing exemptions, reimbursements and credits from various taxes for certain alternative fuels, in relation to extending the alternative fuels tax exemptions (Part D); relates to making technical amendments to the tax treatment of diesel fuel to reflect industry practice (Part E); relates to establishing standards for electronic real property tax administration, allowing the department of taxation and finance to use electronic communication means to furnish tax notices and other documents, mandatory electronic filing of tax documents, debit cards issued for tax refunds, improving sales tax compliance and repealing certain provisions of the tax law and the administrative code of the city of New York relating thereto, in relation to the expiration thereof (Part G); relates to extending the empire state commercial production tax credit (Part I); relates to the credit against income tax for persons or entities investing in low-income housing (Part J); relates to extending the biofuel production tax credit; and to amend part X of chapter 62 of the laws of 2006, amending the tax law relating to providing tax credits for biofuel production plants, relating to the effectiveness thereof (Part K); relates to providing an enhanced earned income tax credit, relating to the effectiveness thereof (Part L); relates to tax rates and exclusions under the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax for professional employer organizations and to amend part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2011 amending the tax law relating to the tax rates and exclusions under the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax, relating to the effectiveness thereof (Part N); relates to licenses for simulcast facilities, sums relating to track simulcast, simulcast of out-of-state thoroughbred races, simulcasting of races run by out-of-state harness tracks and distributions of wagers; relates to simulcasting and the imposition of certain taxes, in relation to extending certain provisions thereof (Part O); relates to the distribution of revenue collected from the corporate and utilities taxes imposed under sections 183 and 184 of the tax law; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part P); relates to facilitating the compliance of room remarketers with their obligation to collect sales tax on their sales of occupancy (Part Q); relates to transitional provisions relating to the enactment and implementation of the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley act (Part R); relates to video lottery gaming (Part S); relates to the deadline for employer applications to the New York youth tax credit program (Part T); provides for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2012-13 budget; authorizes certain payments and transfers; relates to school tax relief fund; relates to issuance of certifications of participation, variable rate bonds, payments, transfers and deposits of funds and investment of general funds, bond proceeds, and other funds not immediately required; relates to state environmental infrastructure projects; relates to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2005-2006 budget, in relation to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Capital Projects; relates to the financing of the correctional facilities improvement fund and the youth facility improvement fund, in relation to the issuance of bonds; relates to housing program bonds and notes; relates to the establishment of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund, in relation to the issuance of bonds; relates to courthouse improvements and training facilities, metropolitan transportation authority facilities, peace bridge projects and issuance of bonds by the dormitory authority; relates to funding project costs for the state university of New York college for nanoscale and science engineering and the NY-SUNY 2020 challenge grant program; relates to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2008-2009 budget, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2009-10 budget, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2009-10 budget, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to the metropolitan transportation authority, the New York city transit authority, and the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, in relation to authorizations to issue bonds and notes; repeals provisions relating to the reserve funds of private not-for-profit schools established with the dormitory authority; repeals provisions relating to the rural housing assistance fund; repeals provisions relating to penalties for violations of the lobbying act (Part U).