senate Bill S3728

Signed by Governor Amended

Relates to the New York state emergency services revolving loan account

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 13 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3728A
  • 17 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 17 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3728B
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.796
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5120B
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.466
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / Oct / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Oct / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.393

Summary

Relates to increasing amounts for certain loans under the New York state emergency services revolving loan account.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5120
Versions:
S3728
S3728A
S3728B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §97-pp, St Fin L

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BILL NUMBER:S3728

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
the New York State emergency services revolving loan account

PURPOSE: To increase the amounts of loans allowable under the emergency
services loan account for the purchase and repair of firefighting and
rescue equipment and facilities

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends paragraphs (i) through (viii) of subdivi-
sion 4 (a) of § 97-pp of the State Finance law to increase the amounts
of loans as follows: All caps on loans (usually 75% of project costs)
remain in place.

(i): Purchase of firefighting apparatus from $225,000 to $375,000 or
from $400,000 to $550,000 if a joint application;

(ii) Purchase of ambulance or rescue vehicles from $150,000 to $225,000
or from $265,000 to $350,000 if a joint application;

(iii) Purchase of protective equipment or communication equipment from
$100,000 to $200,000 or from $165,000 to $265,000 if a joint applica-
tion;

(iv) Repair or rehabilitation of firefighting apparatus, ambulances or
rescue vehicles from $75,000 to $200,000 or from $135,000 to $400,000 if
a joint application;

(v) Purchase of accessory equipment from $75,000 to $125,000 or from
$135,000 to $175,000 if a joint application;

(vi) Renovation, rehabilitation or repair of facilities that house fire-
fighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equipment
from $150,000 to $250,000 or from $265,000 to $500,000 if a joint appli-
cation

(vii) Construction of facilities that house firefighting equipment,
ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equipment from $300,000 to
$500,000 or from $525,000 to $750,000 if a joint application;

(viii) Construction of facilities for the purpose of live fire training
from $150,000 to $250,000 or from $265,000 to $400,000 if a joint appli-
cation.

Also amends sub-paragraph (5) (c) (ii)) of § 67-pp to increase the
threshold of annual budgets for volunteer fire departments and rescue
services that receive 50% of all loans from $100,000 to $200,000.

JUSTIFICATION: The loan amounts referenced have not been adjusted for
inflation since 2004, The equipment and structure referenced in the

legislation has escalated in cost so as to make appropriate purchases
impossible in today's market

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3728

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the New York State
  emergency services revolving loan account

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 4 of section 97-pp of the
state finance law, as amended by section 30 of part B of chapter  56  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) The commissioner of the division of homeland security and emergen-
cy  services,  on  recommendation  of  the state fire administrator, may
make, upon application duly made, up to the amounts available by  appro-
priation, loans for:
  (i)  Purchasing  fire  fighting  apparatus. A loan for purchasing fire
fighting apparatus shall not exceed the lesser of [two  hundred  twenty-
five  thousand]  THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND dollars or seventy-
five percent of the cost  of  the  fire  fighting  apparatus;  provided,
however,  that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not
exceed the lesser of [four hundred] FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY thousand  dollars
or seventy-five percent of the cost of the fire fighting apparatus.
  (ii)  Purchasing  ambulances or rescue vehicles. A loan for purchasing
an ambulance or a rescue vehicle shall not exceed  the  lesser  of  [one
hundred  fifty] TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE thousand dollars or seventy-five
percent of the cost of the ambulance or rescue vehicle; provided, howev-
er, that loans issued in response  to  a  joint  application  shall  not
exceed  the lesser of [two hundred sixty-five] THREE HUNDRED FIFTY thou-
sand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost  of  the  ambulance  or
rescue vehicle.
  (iii)  Purchasing  protective  equipment or communication equipment. A
loan for purchasing protective equipment or communication  equipment  or
both shall not exceed [one hundred] TWO HUNDRED thousand dollars. Commu-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08625-01-3

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nication equipment purchased with such loan shall, to the maximum extent
practicable,  be compatible with the communication equipment of adjacent
services and jurisdictions; provided,  however,  that  loans  issued  in
response  to  a  joint  application shall not exceed [one hundred sixty-
five] TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE thousand dollars.
  (iv) Repairing or rehabilitating fire fighting apparatus,  ambulances,
or rescue vehicles. A loan for repairing or rehabilitating fire fighting
apparatus, ambulances, or rescue vehicles shall not exceed the lesser of
[seventy-five]  TWO  HUNDRED  thousand dollars or one hundred percent of
the cost of the repair or rehabilitation; provided, however, that  loans
issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of
[one  hundred  thirty-five] FOUR HUNDRED thousand dollars or one hundred
percent of the cost of the repair or rehabilitation.
  (v) Purchasing accessory equipment. A loan  for  purchasing  accessory
equipment  shall not exceed [seventy-five] ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE thou-
sand dollars; provided, however, that loans  issued  in  response  to  a
joint application shall not exceed [one hundred thirty-five] ONE HUNDRED
SEVENTY-FIVE thousand dollars.
  (vi)  Renovating,  rehabilitating  or  repairing facilities that house
firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and  related  equip-
ment.  A  loan  for  this  purpose  shall  not exceed the lesser of [one
hundred fifty]  TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY  thousand  dollars  or  seventy-five
percent of the cost of the project; provided, however, that loans issued
in  response  to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [two
hundred  sixty-five]  FIVE  HUNDRED  thousand  dollars  or  seventy-five
percent of the cost of the project.
  (vii)  Construction costs associated with the establishment of facili-
ties that house firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles  and
related  equipment.  A loan for this purpose shall not exceed the lesser
of [three hundred] FIVE HUNDRED thousand dollars or seventy-five percent
of the cost of the construction, or be used for the payment of fees  for
design, planning, preparation of applications or other costs not direct-
ly attributable to land acquisitions or construction; provided, however,
that  loans  issued  in response to a joint application shall not exceed
the lesser of [five hundred twenty-five] SEVEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY  thousand
dollars  or  seventy-five percent of the cost of the construction, or be
used for the payment of fees for design, planning, preparation of appli-
cations or other costs not directly attributable to land acquisitions or
construction.
  (viii) Construction costs associated with the establishment of facili-
ties for the purpose of live fire training.  A  loan  for  this  purpose
shall  not  be granted if another live fire training facility is located
within the boundaries of the county or within twenty-five miles.  A loan
for this purpose shall not exceed the lesser of [one hundred fifty]  TWO
HUNDRED  FIFTY  thousand  dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of
construction, provided, however, joint applications shall not exceed the
lesser of [two hundred sixty-five]  FOUR  HUNDRED  thousand  dollars  or
seventy-five  percent  of  the  cost  of construction or be used for the
payment of fees for design, planning,  preparation  of  applications  or
other   costs   not   directly  attributable  to  land  acquisitions  or
construction.
  S 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (c) of subdivision  5  of  section
97-pp  of  the  state finance law, as amended by section 30 of part B of
chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) In making determinations on loan applications,  the  commissioner
of the division of homeland security and emergency services shall assure

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that loan fund moneys are equitably distributed among all sectors of the
emergency  services  community  and all geographical areas of the state.
Loans for the purpose  of  personal  protective  firefighting  equipment
shall  be  given  preference for a period of two years from the date the
first loan is made. Not less than fifty percent of  the  loans  annually
made  shall  be  made  to  applicants whose fire protection or ambulance
service is provided by a fire  department  or  ambulance  service  whose
membership  is  comprised exclusively of volunteers and whose budget for
the fiscal year immediately preceding did not exceed [one  hundred]  TWO
HUNDRED thousand dollars.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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