S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
June 14, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to authorize a certain city included in the Hurricane Sandy
federal disaster area to grant exemptions for certain filing fees and
provide for reimbursement of such fees
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York city Hurricane Sandy filing fee exemption and reimburse-
S 2. As used in this act, "eligible city" shall mean a city having a
population of one million or more which has been included in the federal
disaster declarations for Hurricane Sandy.
S 3. The provisions of this act shall only apply to an eligible city,
and only where the city council of such city, within 30 days of the
effective date of this act, has enacted a resolution adopting the
provisions of this act.
S 4. All filings with the county clerk's office, or the office of the
city register, between the period beginning October 28, 2012 and ending
December 31, 2013 related to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disas-
ter Loan as defined in 15 USCS S636(b)(1) within an eligible city where
the city council has enacted a resolution pursuant to this act, shall be
exempt from any filing fees required pursuant to sections 8019 and 8021
of the civil practice law and rules.
S 5. Any person or entity that paid filing fees required by sections
8019 and 8021 of the civil practice law and rules to the county clerk's
office or the office of the city register, between the period beginning
October 28, 2012 and ending December 31, 2013 due to any filings related
to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan as defined in 15
USCS S636(b)(1) within an eligible city where the city council has
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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enacted a resolution pursuant to this act, shall receive a reimbursement
of all such fees.
S 6. Before any reimbursement is paid, the county clerk or the office
of the city register shall notify the commissioner of education in writ-
ing of any amounts which have been collected on behalf of and remitted
to the commissioner of education pursuant to section 8021 of the civil
practice law and rules, which must be reimbursed pursuant to this act.
Upon such notice, the commissioner of education shall remit such amounts
to the eligible city within fifteen days of notice. Upon receipt of such
payment from the commissioner of education the county clerk or the
office of the city register shall reimburse the full amount of fees paid
to an eligible person or entity pursuant to this act.
S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.