R818

Proposes the inclusion of certain Senate budget bills in the Executive Budget

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  • 11 / Mar / 2013
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  • 11 / Mar / 2013
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R818


RESOLUTION adopting proposed amendments to the 2013-2014 Executive Budg-
et submission (Legislative Bills S2600C, S2603C, S2604C, S2605C, S2606C,
S2607C, S2608C and S2609C)

WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to effectuate the timely
passage of a State Budget; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to engage in the Budget
Conference Committee process, which promotes increased participation by
the members of the Legislature and the public; and
WHEREAS, The Senate Finance Committee has conducted an extensive study
and review of the Governor's 2013-2014 Executive Budget submission and
has recommended proposed amendments to such Budget submission in the
above referenced Legislative Bills and Report on the Amended Executive
Budget; and
WHEREAS, Article VII of the New York State Constitution provides the
framework under which the New York State Budget is submitted, amended
and enacted. The New York State Courts have limited the Legislature in
how it may change the appropriations bills submitted by the Governor.
The Legislature can delete or reduce items of appropriation contained in
the several appropriation bills submitted by the Governor in conjunction
with the Executive Budget, and it can add additional items of appropri-
ation to those bills provided that such additions are stated separately
and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer each to a
single object or purpose; and
WHEREAS, An interchange is the movement of appropriations resulting in
an increase or decrease of appropriation authority within a program or
purpose, or between programs. In accordance with Section 51 of the State
Finance Law, there is unlimited interchangeability of appropriations
from the same fund within a program or purpose, but there are limits on
the interchangeability of appropriations between programs or purposes of
the same fund; and
WHEREAS, An extensive study and review of the Governor's 2013-2014
Executive Budget submission has revealed that the construction of the
budget bills submitted to the Legislature by the Governor constrains the
Legislature in its ability to fully effectuate its intent in amending
the Governor's budget submission; and
WHEREAS, The 2013-14 Executive Budget includes just over $3 billion in
new programs throughout various agencies which are direct aid and grant
programs, have been drafted as lump sum appropriations and are proposed
to be distributed at the sole discretion of the Executive. In addition,
some of these proposed initiatives would be funded by eliminating exist-
ing programs. New capital spending, distributed through regional econom-
ic development councils, is also included in the Executive proposal; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature has amended the Governor's 2013-2014 Execu-
tive Budget submission to the fullest extent possible within the author-
ity provided to it pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the New York
State Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The Senate, in addition to the Governor's 2013-2014 Executive
Budget submission bills as amended by the Senate, does hereby provide
its recommendations as to provisions in the Governor's 2013-2014 Execu-
tive Budget submission which reflect those items the Senate is
constrained from effectuating as amendments to the 2013-2014 Executive
Budget appended hereto; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage of
the Governor's 2013-2014 Executive Budget submission as amended by the
Senate, and the incorporated Report on the Amended Executive Budget may
provide a basis for both houses of the Legislature to convene Committees

on Conference pursuant to Joint Rule III of the Senate and Assembly for
the purpose of reconciling any differences between the amendments to the
Governor's budget as proposed by each house of the Legislature; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That, the above referenced legislative bills (S2600C,
S2603C, S2604C, S2605C, S2606C, S2607C, S2608C and S2609C) be and are
incorporated as part of this resolution and are hereby adopted as the
New York State Legislature's proposed amendments to the 2013-2014 Execu-
tive Budget Submission.

REPORT ON THE AMENDED EXECUTIVE BUDGET
ALL STATE AGENCIES AND OPERATIONS

ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,085,400.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to reappropri-
ate previous year's funding of $500,000.

AGING, OFFICE FOR THE

State Operations (S.6260-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of $12.9
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $228.7 million
as follows:
o Adds $2.75 million for elder care initiatives.

AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6260-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $119.7
million with the following modification:
o Denies the Executive's language allowing transfer authority for
laboratories between the Departments of Health, Environmental
Conservation, and Agriculture and Markets.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate provides restorations to Agricultural programs as
follows:
o $821,000 for the Farm Viability Institute;
o $500,000 for North Country Agricultural Development;
o $150,000 for efforts to fight Eastern Equine Encephalitis;
o $100,000 for Tractor Rollover Prevention;
o $100,000 for the Maple Producers Association;
o $100,000 for the Cornell Rabies Program;
o $100,000 for Cornell Farm Family Assistance (FarmNet);
* The Senate provides additional funding as follows:
o $794,000 for the Apple Growers Association;
o $287,000 for the Wine and Grape Foundation;
o $279,000 for the Farm Viability Institute;
o $100,000 for Cornell Farm Family Assistance (FarmNet);
o $100,000 for the Cornell Rabies Program;

o $25,000 for the Maple Producers Association;
o $220,000 for Dairy Profit Teams to be administered by Farm
Viability;
o $100,000 for the Christmas Tree Farmers Association;
o $100,000 for Fruit Fly Research at Geneva Experiment Station;
o $77,500 for Cornell Research Station; and
o $20,000 for a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3,000,000.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
* PART BB: The Senate advances language to reduce impediments to agri-
cultural organizations using county fairgrounds, by clarifying that
local grounds can be rented for storage of personal property for
profit and by limiting local ordinances that require approval for
payment of a fee for exhibits and entertainments.
* PART CC: The Senate advances language to limit any change in agri-
cultural land value assessments to a maximum of two percent of the
preceding year.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $18.9
million.

AUDIT AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$273,089,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs the Executive recommendation of $32,025,000.

BUDGET, DIVISION OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $53,878,000 to:
o Deny $2.5 million for a Financial Restructuring Assistance
Program;
o Restore $10,000 for the membership to the National Conference of
Insurance Legislators (NCOIL); and,
o Restore $459,000 for membership to the Council of State Govern-
ments (CSG).

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
$540.4 million, an increase of $11.2 million or 2.12 percent from
SFY 2012-13 levels, with the following modifications:
o Denies facility closures and program model costs related to the
Close to Home expansion initiative, net savings of $820,000.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)

* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of $3.2
billion, a decrease of $53.0 million or 1.63 percent from the SFY
2012-13 levels, as follows:
o The Senate restores and/or adds funding to the following General
Fund programs:
o Child Care Subsidies, add $2 million;
o Child Advocacy Centers, restore $750,000 and add $2.5 million
for a total of $8.2 million;
o Youth Development and Delinquency Program / Special Delinquency
Prevention Program, restore $1.3 million and add $1.2 million
for a total of $16.6 million;
o Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs, restore $214,456 for a
total of $2.57 million;
o Safe Harbor - Sexually Exploited Youth, restore $1.5 million and
add $500,000 for a total of $2 million;
o Community Reinvestment Programs, restore $1.75 million and add
$1.75 million for a total of $3.5 million;
o Boys and Girls Club, restore $750,000 and add $250,000 for a
total of $1.0 million;
o Yeled V'yalda Early Childhood Center, add $350,000;
o Helen Keller - CORE Program, add $35,000; and
o National Federation of the Blind, add $75,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
$37.7 million, consistent with SFY 2012-13 levels.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
* PART G: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to consolidate the
youth development and delinquency prevention program and the special
delinquency prevention program into one program as follows:
o Establishes the definitions of "local youth bureau" and "munici-
pal youth bureau" and amends the definition of "municipality" to
include a local youth bureau.
o Amends the proposal to require the Office of Children and Family
Services to consider the percentage of youth living in poverty
and the number of youth under the age of 21 as factors when
determining the amount of state aid each municipality will
receive.
o Amends the proposal to require that a municipality's comprehen-
sive plan address the need for youth development programs in not
only towns and cities but also villages with a youth population
of 20,000 or more.
o Amends the proposal to require that the Office of Children and
Family Services work with pertinent stakeholders when developing
and promulgating regulations. Further requires that the regu-
lations include the distribution formula and role of municipal
youth bureaus in the development of the comprehensive plan.
o Amends the proposal to provide for two municipalities to join
together to establish, operate and maintain youth development
programs.
o Denies the proposal to include language with respect to the
runaway and homeless youth program.
o Establishes that the program shall expire as of December 31,
2018 and requires the Office of Children and Family Services to
promulgate regulations on or before the proposal's effective
date.

* PART H: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to expand the
Close to Home Juvenile Justice Initiative model, enacted as part of
the 2012-13 State Budget, to the entire state for youth placed with
the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for care in a
non-secure setting.

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of $2.3
million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive proposal for community college base
aid to increase full-time equivalent (FTE) funding by $150. Base aid
would be $2,422 per FTE under the Senate proposal, for a total of
$9,261,000.
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make $2,000,000 in
program incentive fund awards to CUNY community colleges.
* The Senate restores $544,000 for CUNY community college childcare
centers.
* The Senate adds $1,880,000 for CUNY community college workforce
development.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate encourages the development of a new five-year capital
plan to fund critical maintenance projects and strategic initiatives
at the City University of New York.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
* PART D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the Next
Generation NY Job Linkage program.
* PART V: The Senate advances language to codify several recommenda-
tions from the chargeback report submitted pursuant to chapter 57 of
the laws of 2012. The language also eliminates the ability of coun-
ties to charge back towns for upper division courses at the Fashion
Institute of Technology, subject to appropriation.

Article VII (S.2609-C)
* PART II: The Senate advances language to exempt community colleges
from the MTA payroll tax.

CIVIL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $56,549,000 to:
o Deny $2.7 million for 26 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
* PART X: The Senate a new PART X to prohibit the Department of Civil
Service from merging or consolidating with any other department,
agency, or division of the State.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
* PART X: The Senate Proposes language to establish a commission on
Management Confidential (M/C) employee compensation.

COMMISSION OF CORRECTIONS, STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate reduces the Commission's funding by $1 million to $1.9
million.

CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 billion,
with the following modifications:
o Restores funding of $6 million for the full and continued opera-
tion of Beacon Correctional Facility;
o Restores funding of $60,000 for the continued maintenance
expenses associated with Fulton Correctional Facility;
o Modifies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice,
related to language to allow Beacon and Bayview Correctional
Facilities to close with a 60 day notice instead of the current
one-year prison closure notification.
o Removes appropriation language, without prejudice, related to
the permanent extension of a licensure exemption for social
workers, mental health practitioners and psychologists working
in certain exempt settings. (Discussed further in the Miscella-
neous section PART W, S. 2607-C).
* The Senate includes the following reduction:
o ($7.5 million) General Fund Maintenance Undistributed reduction
from the elimination of duplicative administrative positions in
correctional facilities at certain facilities within close prox-
imity to one another.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $31 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $310
million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
* Part A: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to close Beacon and
Bayview Correctional Facilities with a 60 day notice.
* Part B: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer the
Fulton Correctional Facility to the Thomas Osborne Memorial Fund
Incorporated.
* Part Y: The Senate advances language to require the Commissioner of
the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to establish
prison facility efficiency to reduce duplication of facility admin-
istrative positions for correctional facilities that are located in
close proximity to one another.
* Part AA: The Senate advances language to require the Department of
Corrections and Community Supervision to supervise the mandatory
installation and maintenance of ignition interlock devices of
persons released on community supervision.

COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4,719,000

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $37,964,000

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $88.4
million, with the following modification:
o Provides $2.5 million for the creation of a Gun Offense and
Violent Felony Offender Database.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $175
million, with the following modifications:
o Modifies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice,
related to the Federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG) appropriation. Alternatively the Senate requests that the
Byrne/JAG program be allocated as it has been in previous years.
o Restores funding of $609,000 for domestic violence programs.
o Restores funding of $450,000 for anti-crime, anti-violence,
crime control and treatment and prevention programs.
o Restores funding of $650,000 for civil or criminal legal
services for domestic violence programs with the Legal Services
Assistance Account.
o Restores $600,000 for the Indigent Parolee Program from the
Legal Services Assistance Account.
o Provides $2 million for the establishment of regional operation
S.N.U.G programs.
o The Senate denies $1 million for services and expenses of state-
wide indigent legal services for persons reentering communities
from state prison.
o The Senate denies new funding of $3.7 million for civil or crim-
inal legal services including domestic violence services, pursu-
ant to a plan submitted by the Division of Criminal Justice
Services and approved by the Division of the Budget.
o The Senate denies the Executive proposal to combine existing
Alternative to Incarceration and Drug and Alcohol funding of
$5.1 million allocated through a competitive process.
o The Senate denies combining two existing Alternative to Incar-
ceration programs totaling $4.4 million and adding an additional
$7 million for $11.4 million in funding under a competitive
process to target high risk offenders.
o The Senate reduces by $3 million the Executive proposal to
increase General Fund spending by $7 million for Alternative to
Incarceration programs.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
* Part D: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to Ratify the
National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.
* Part E: The Senate extends for two years various criminal justice
provisions set to expire in 2013, allows the provision pertaining to
the community treatment program to expire, and denies the Executive
proposal to make any of the provisions permanent.
* Part F: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to continue
provisions relating to the disposition of certain monies recovered
by county district attorneys.

* Part Z: The Senate advances language to allow courts in the City of
New York to sentence certain offenders without a pre-sentence inves-
tigation.
* Part BB: The Senate advances language for the creation of a Gun
Offense and Violent Felony Offender Database.
* Part II: The Senate advances language to waive earning limitations
pursuant to section 211 of the retirement and social security law
for retired police officers employed by a school district as a
School Resource Officer.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $892,000.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $4.8 million.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
o $3,720,000 for the Administration Program.
o $385,000 for the Clean Air Program.
o $2.5 million in funding for services and expenses of the tourism
marketing program and adds $2.5 million for the I ? NY program.
* The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations:
o $3,000,000 for the 2016 MWBE disparity study.
o $2,000,000 for the Taste New York program.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
o $5,234,000 for Centers of Excellence and adds funding of
$500,000 to the Stony Brook Center of Excellence in advanced
energy research.
o $13,818,000 for Centers of Advanced Technology.
o $343,000 for the Science and Technology Law Center.
o $3,815,000 for local tourism matching grants and adds $2,500,000
for local tourism matching grants.
o $7,470,000 for the Training and Business Assistance Program.
o $11,297,000 for the High Technology program.
* The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations:
o $1,250,000 for the Innovation Hot Spots program.
o $5,000,000 in funding for the Market New York program.
* The Senate adds $1,000,000 for the New York State Business Incubator
program.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $582 million
in all funds state operations appropriations for the State Education
department.
* The senate recommends adding $1 million for the administration of
general equivalency diploma (GED) exams

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation for Aid to Localities
as follows:

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
o The Senate modifies the Executive's school aid by increasing
General Support for Public Schools (GSPS) to a total program of
$21.1 billion. This represents a $415 million increase over the
Executive proposal for the 2013-14 school year;
o On a fiscal year basis the changes proposed beyond the Executive
translate into an $319 million general fund need which is offset
by reductions in the Executive's proposed fiscal stabilization
grants ($142 million) and several categories of proposed compet-
itive grant programs (-$77 million);
o The Senate's proposed $20.1 billion GSPS program provides for a
$931 million school year increase. Of this amount $925.49
million represents the year to year increase on the state aid
run which is an increase of 4.61 percent;
o The Senate recommends increasing the Executive's proposed GEA
from $321 million to $620 million overall. This proposal would
reduce the overall Gap Elimination Adjustment to $1.54 billion;
o The Senate restores the Executive's reductions in high tax aid
while ensuring those that received increases under the Execu-
tives plan continue under the Senate plan; and
o The Senate proposes to reduce the GEA over three years for a
full phase down in the 2016-2017 school year.

NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS:
o The Senate recommends an increase in Comprehensive Attendance
policy reimbursement by $16 million. This will bring the total
program level to $50 million.
o The Senate recommends including language requiring the State
Education Department to calculate reimbursement for CAP funding
using the 2005-06 methodology; The Senate recommends adding $4.5
million for reimbursement of nonpublic safety grant purchases;
and
o The Senate recommends requiring New York City to enhance student
safety, by providing transportation to children attending public
and non-public schools in grades K-6, who remain at the same
school for regularly scheduled academic classes until 4 o'clock
in the afternoon or later. In addition language is proposed
requiring the Chancellor to determine if the City or if alterna-
tive transportation providers can transport its students in the
most cost effective way while maximizing student safety.

ANNUAL PROFESSION PERFORMANCE REVIEWS (APPR):
o The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to withhold the
increase in school aid for districts which did not implement an
APPR deal by January 17, 2013 for the 2012-13 school year and
every year thereafter;
o The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide for bind-
ing arbitration in the City of New York if the school district
and the union do not have an APPR plan in place by the first
Wednesday following the first Friday in May. The Senate plan
provides for binding arbitration for all school districts across
the State. The Senate recommends requiring the Commissioner of
Education to arbitrate a binding Annual Performance Review Plan
for all districts who do not have an APPR plan by July 1, 2013

to ensure that all districts have an implemented plan by Septem-
ber 1, 2013; and
o The Senate recommends extending APPR grants through the 2013-14
school year and provide for funding through remaining unexpended
competitive grant appropriations.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:
o The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to change the initial
payment responsibility methodology for 4201 Deaf and Blind
schools (+$24 million);
o The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to provide a waiver
for those state mandated special education requirements which
exceed Federal law. The waiver would require districts to
provide notice ensuring that parents are aware of all relevant
changes and are allowed 60 days prior to the application to
comment;
o The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to allow NYC to set
rates for pre-school special education tuition rates;
o The Senate recommends providing additional funding for Special
Act school districts, Chapter 853 schools and 4201 schools (+$15
million); and
o The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to allow munici-
palities to retain 100 percent of recovered funds from pre-
school special education audits they perform. Currently they
retain 40.5 percent.

BUILDING AID:
o The Senate repeals the building aid assumed amortization ten
year interest rate recalibration;
o The Senate recommends increasing the minimum reimbursement for
school building safety purchases from 10 percent to 50 percent;
and
o The Senate recommends language to provide relief to those
districts that have filed a late final cost report and are
penalized an amount equal to the aid associated with the period
between when the report was due and when it was submitted;
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create community
schools by adding an additional $700,000.
* Contracts for Excellence: The Senate recommends subjecting only the
City of New York to the Contract for Excellence Program for the
2013-2014 school year, with reduced investments (Gap Elimination
Adjustment) unless they can be identified as in "good standing."
* School Aid Database Freeze: The Senate rejects the Executive
proposal to freeze school aid claims and payments.
* Internal Audits: The Senate recommends eliminating the internal
claims audit for all school districts at the school district option.
* Charter School Tuition Freeze: The Senate accepts the Executive
proposal to extend freezing the Charter school tuition for the
2013-14 school year.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
* Personal Income Growth Index (PIGI): The Senate recommends changing
the way in which the GSPS aid cap is calculated moving from a one
year index to one that takes the 10 year average of the State's
personal income growth.
* Regional High Schools (Statewide): the Senate recommends Article VII
language to create the regional high school program which intends to

help fiscally struggling districts to share services and provide for
a highly rigorous educational program.
* Supplemental Valuation Impact Grants: The Senate recommends provid-
ing grants to mitigate the impact of significant full valuation drop
on school district budgets as a result of energy company settle-
ments. The school districts that have experienced these significant
changes are the North Shore School District, Union Endicott, West
Valley & Marlboro.
* Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve Extender: The Senate
recommends allowing school districts to withdraw excess funds from
the reserve up to the amount of their Gap Elimination Adjustment.
* Mandate Relief: The Senate recommends the following mandate relief
proposals:
o Eliminating the State back lit bus sign mandate - federal law
allows for reflective tape to be utilized;
o Provide transportation relief for those school district's
impacted by Superstorm Sandy;
o Elimination of school building visual inspection requirements;
o Provide that school districts may take their annual census bian-
nually;
o Provide flexibility for high performing districts which consist-
ently meet high standards and demonstrate excellence in selected
criteria such as test scores and attendance/graduation rates;
o The Senate recommends negating penalties for school districts
which were unable to open due to an extraordinary circumstance,
natural disaster or emergency;
o Clarify that under State law when out of State homeless students
move to a school district in the State of New York that the
school district is not the district of origin for the purposes
of school district chargebacks;
o Allowing school districts that are operating their own transpor-
tation system to move a portion or all of their transportation
contracts to a private operator. Transportation aid will still
be calculated at the district operation expense rate. Districts
will be allowed to keep any savings resulting from the private
contracts.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $310
million for State Fiscal year 2013-14.

ELECTIONS, STATE BOARD OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,200,000.

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
o $42,885,000 for the Economic Development Program.
o $5,000,000 for promotional activities relating to Super Bowl
XLVIII.
* The Senate provides funding for the following:
o $3,200,000 for the USA Niagara Development Corporation.
o $350,000 for the Adirondack North Country Association.
o $5,000,000 for military base retention efforts.

o $1,000,000 for Center State Corporation for Economic Opportu-
nity.
o $2,500,000 for economic development projects.
o $250,000 for the CNY Biotech Accelerator.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
o $53,891,000 for the Ralph Wilson Stadium.
o $2,166,000 for the retention of professional football in Western
New York.
o $75,000,000 for the Buffalo Regional Innovation Cluster.
o $55,000,000 for the NY SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
o $55,000,000 for the NY CUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
* The Senate denies without prejudice the following Executive
proposals:
o $150,000,000 for allocation by the regional economic development
councils.
o $165,000,000 for the New York Works Economic Development Fund.
o $720,000,000 for the Transformative Capital Fund.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
* PART H: The Senate amends the proposal to permanently authorize UDC
to issue loans; and instead extends the authorization for one year.
* PART I: The Senate approves the proposal to allow the Dormitory
Authority to provide design and construction services to the Depart-
ment of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Parks, Recre-
ation, and Historic Preservation until 2015.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $13 million to:
o Deny $2.7 million for 26 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.
o Deny $5 million for a jobs training pilot program related to
facility closures.

ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $8,791,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $7,439,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $37,000,000 by
denying $25,000,000 in funding for the Cleaner, Greener, Communities
Program.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART K: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to authorize
and direct the Comptroller to receive for deposit to the General
Fund a payment of up to $913,000 from the New York State Energy
Research Development Authority to offset debt service related to the
Western New York Nuclear Service Center (West Valley).
* PART L: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to finance

a portion of its research, development and demonstration, and policy
and planning programs, and to finance the Department of Environ-
mental Conservation's climate change program, from an assessment on
gas electric corporations.
* PART S: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal related to
on-site backup generation capacity for retail gas and diesel provid-
ers to permit retailers to apply for grants administered by the New
York State Energy and Resource Development Authority for costs to
enable a retailer to pre-wire an existing outlet with an appropriate
transfer switch for using a generator, or grants for the purchase of
a generator, provided the grant program receives approval of storm
cost recovery related federal mitigation funds.
* PART JJ: The Senate advances language to establish a repowering and
local mitigation fund to temporarily assist school districts and
local governments facing imminent fiscal distress from a loss of ad
valorem revenues received from power generating facilities. These
funds would be collected from climate impact allocations on imported
power from out-of-state generators.
* PART MM: The Senate advances language to impose climate impact
assessments on the importation of electricity at the same levels
that in-state power producers currently have to meet.
* PART RR: The Senate advances language to direct various state agen-
cies and interested parties to study and offer recommendations for
encouraging micro-grid systems in New York State. Micro-grid elec-
trical systems are self sustaining distributed energy generation and
transmission resources that can operate both on or off the grid, and
are designed, in part, to help protect vital public health and safe-
ty infrastructure in the event of major disruptions to the power
grid.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of
$451,805,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive's proposal to fund the Department of
Environment Conservation's Aid to Localities efforts at $1,676,000
through an addition of $500,000 to restore and augment the Cornell
Community Integrated Pest Management Program for a recommended fund-
ing level of $2,176,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal for $444,300,000 in
capital project funding, however recommends amendments to the Envi-
ronmental Protection Fund to better reflect Senate priorities
including increasing efforts for invasive species eradication, fund-
ing for zoos and botanical gardens and the Finger Lakes - Lake
Ontario Water Protection Alliance.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART F: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to increase
revenues deposited to the EPF by redirecting unclaimed bottle depos-
it receipts as well as enhancing fraud prevention measures under the
Bottle Bill law, and by making a programmatic change that would
streamline accounting practices for participating businesses.

* PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend author-
ization of the waste tire fund permanently by extending the fee for
three years and creates a competitive grant program for manufactur-
ers that use recycled tire materials.
* PART R: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to simplify and
consolidate fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, and to reduce
the price of such licenses, by proposing language for the continua-
tion of a separate and distinct trapping license.
* PART T: The Senate advances language to delay the implementation of
the Diesel Emission Reduction Act by two years.
* PART FF: The Senate advances language to define integrated pest
management in statute consistent with the current regulatory defi-
nition in New York to provide clarity and predictability for the
various entities that utilize this protocol for pest management.
* PART KK: The Senate advances language to authorize the Department of
Environmental Conservation to regulate the use of crossbows. Hunting
with crossbows would not be allowed in New York City, Westchester or
Long Island and enforcement measures governing their use would be
strengthened.
* PART NN: The Senate advances language for a comprehensive environ-
mental and urban reclamation reform package covering three major
programmatic areas:
o Reform the Oil Spill Program to allow volunteers that agree to
perform cleanups under State oversight to receive a liability
release, and require more vigorous State enforcement actions
against non-conforming responsible parties.
o Restrict eligibility for the Brownfield Cleanup Program to sites
suffering significant contamination and economic distress, to
allow state superfund sites into the program, and provide
comprehensive administrative reforms regarding regulations, fees
and enforcement. In addition, the current tax credit sunset date
of December 31, 2015 would be eliminated.
o Reform the brownfield opportunity area program to provide appli-
cants with guidance on the program's eligibility and scope and
encourage the actual implementation of local cleanup and reuse
plans.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $17,854,000.

FINANCIAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of
$3,131,700.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $326.6
million.

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $225.6
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART GG: The Senate advances a proposal to expedite the formation of
New York State Health Care Quality and Cost Containment Commission.

GENERAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)

* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $1,026,425,000 to:
o Deny $9.1 million for 87 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $37,675,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART P: The Senate modifies the Governor's proposal to allow discre-
tionary purchasing by state agencies for NY commodities under
$200,000 in value in order to provide explicit requirements to
exclude potential favoritism within the process.

Article VII Proposal (S.2608-C)
* Part OO - The Senate advances language to create the Office of Risk
Assessment and Management within the Office of General Services,
which would be tasked with (1) identifying the State's potential
exposure to costs associated with damage to its real and personal
property damage, (2) implementing risk management programs to manage
the State's exposure to risk, and (3) coordinating and supporting
risk management programs for all State agencies.

GENERAL STATE CHARGES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $3,025,967,000 to:
o Reduce the Albany PILOT payment by $5.35 million;
o Reduce cash disbursements for employer pension contributions to
reflect savings accrued to New York State from participating in
the long-term stable pension contribution option proposed by the
Executive for local governments and school districts and through
other workforce related re-estimates.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
* PART G: The Senate proposes modifications to the Executive proposal
to provide the New York State Comptroller and the New York State
Teachers' Retirement System Board authority to make a long-term
stable pension contribution option available to local governments.
Providing localities with predictable and stable pension obligations
will provide needed relief at all levels of government. The end
result of any plan adopted should ensure the Comptroller and the
Teachers' Retirement System Board can meet their fiduciary duties,
keep pension plans appropriately funded and provide municipalities
the stability they request.
* PART H: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the Civil
Service Law in relation to the reimbursement of Medicare premium
charges

GREENWAY HERITAGE CONSERVANCY OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $166,000.

HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $3.1 billion
as follows:
o Denies the Executive's proposal to consolidate and/or co-locate
Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environmental Conser-
vation, and Department of Agriculture and Markets laboratories;
o Denies adding two Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) associated with
the proposal to transfer the Child Health Plus (CHP) rate
setting process from the Department of Financial Services (DFS)
to DOH, and reduces funding by $200,000;
o Reduces General Fund spending by $29.0 million, or by five
percent; and
o Provides $8.1 million for the spinal cord injury research fund.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of $85.6
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $115.8 billion
as follows:

PUBLIC HEALTH
o Denies the Executive's proposal to consolidate 89 public health
programs into six competitive pools, and provides $40.0 million
to restore the 10 percent reduction.
o Modifies the proposal to limit the number of excess medical
malpractice policies, and restores $12.7 million.
o Denies the Executive's proposal to transfer the rate setting
process for CHP from DFS to DOH, and provides $10.0 million to
sunset the 28 percent reduction to premiums above the statewide
average.
o Denies the Executive's proposal to implement reforms to the
Early Intervention (EI) screening process and require CHP to
cover EI services, and achieves $789,000 in General Fund
Savings.
o Restores $300,000 for the Maternity and Early Childhood Founda-
tion and $500,000 for women's wellness initiatives.
o Provides funding for the following programs or initiatives:
* $7.1 million- Health Care Transition Funds;
* $1.5 million- Critical Access Hospitals;
* $600,000-Ciometric Pilot Program;
* $375,000 Adrenoleukodystrophy (ADL) Screening; and
* $100,000-ARC Demonstration Program.

MEDICAID
o Modifies the Executive's proposal to extend the two percent
reduction to all service sectors for one year by restoring the
reduction effective February 15, 2014 and provides $26 million.
o Denies the Executive's proposal to:
* Eliminate spousal refusal and provides $34.3 million;

* Eliminate prescriber prevails for atypical anti-psychotics
under managed care and all drugs under Fee For Service (FFS),
and provides $2.1 million;
* Reduce the FFS pharmacy brand reimbursement and provides $1.8
million;
* Require minimum supplemental rebate requirements for drugs
that are eligible for State public health plan reimbursement
and provides $475,000;
* Require CHP to cover EI services under Medicaid and provides
$450,000
o Authorizes prescriber prevails for all drug classes under
managed care and provides $2.3 million.
o Authorizes all counties to perform Medicaid audits at the local
level and achieves $7.1 million in additional State Medicaid
recoveries.
o Reduces the utilization of Medicaid optional services by five
percent and achieves $208.0 million in State savings.

Article VII Proposals (S.2606-C)
* Part A: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to implement
Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Phase III initiatives as follows:
o The Senate denies the proposals that would:
* Authorize DOH to amend certain existing contracts that imple-
ment actions recommended by the MRT without a competitive bid
or request for proposal process;
* Eliminate provider prevails provisions related to prior
authorization requirements for certain prescription drugs;
* Reduce the FFS pharmacy brand reimbursement rate from the
Average Wholesale Price (AWP) minus 17 percent to the AWP less
17.6 percent;
* Authorize the Commissioner to require pharmaceutical manufac-
turers to provide minimum supplemental rebates for drugs that
are eligible for State public health plan reimbursement;
* Authorize reimbursement for individual psychotherapy services
that are provided by licensed social workers for persons under
the age of 21 and to a person requiring such services because
of, or related to pregnancy or giving birth;
* Authorize up to $15 million be used to fund health home
infrastructure development;
* Authorize reimbursement for integrated mental health services,
and/or alcoholism and substance abuse services, and/or phys-
ical health services, and/or services to persons with develop-
mental disabilities when such services are provided at a
single location or service site;
* Authorize DOH to post on their website Diagnosis Related
Groups (DRGs) for inpatient detox;
* Authorize the Commissioner to update the base year of inpa-
tient psychiatric services, other inpatient services, and
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) certified
services;
* Authorize the exclusion of certain capital adjustments from
the calculation of Managed Care Organization (MCO) default
rates;
* Authorize the Commissioner to promulgate regulations for the
establishment of capital reimbursement methodologies for
specialty inpatient and outpatient services;
* Authorize the Commissioner of Health and the Commissioner of
Labor to establish rates of pay for nursing home personnel,

and mandate that managed care contracts with nursing homes
include such rates of pay;
* Transfer rate setting for CHP from DFS to DOH;
* Require counties to use enrollment broker services for manda-
tory managed care and MLTC;
* Authorize the Commissioner to establish capital reimbursement
methodologies for nursing homes through regulation;
* Reallocate $30 million from the Nursing Home financially
disadvantaged program to the VAP/Safety Net program;
* Eliminate the cap (75) on the number of managed long-term care
plans that may be authorized by the Commissioner; and
* Require responsible relatives with sufficient income and
resources to provide medical assistance unless the resources
are not available because the relative is absent and the
refusal or failure of such absent relative to provide the
necessary care and assistance (Spousal Refusal).
* The Senate modifies the proposals to:
o Extend the 2% Medicaid across the board rate reduction as well
as the Commissioner's "super power" in the event that the Global
Cap is pierced by:
* Restoring the 2% reduction effective February 15, 2014;
* Adjusting the cap to exclude natural disaster and waiver
spending;
* Including legislative oversight if cap is pierced; and
* Requiring additional information on cap expenditures in the
monthly reports.
o Permanently eliminate the trend factor for Hospitals, Nursing
Homes, Home Care and other providers of services reimbursed by
Medicaid by reinstating the trend factor effective April 1,
2014.
o Conform the New York State False Claims Act to Federal Require-
ments by clarifying provisions to more appropriately conform
with federal law.
o Merge the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&TC) into the
Drug Utilization Board (DUR) and modify the public notification
requirements for recommendations developed by the DUR board by
rejecting the modification to public notifications; and requir-
ing all rebates to be settled at one time.
o Authorize DOH to deny prior authorization of an opioid analgesic
in excess of four prescriptions in a 30 day period if DOH deter-
mines that the additional prescription is not medically neces-
sary by removing DOH authority to determine what is "medically
necessary."
o Authorize the Commissioner to develop a pricing methodology for
specialty nursing homes by expiring the Commissioner's authority
after three years.
o Establish Development Disability Individual Support and Care
Coordination Organizations (DISCOS) to provide managed care to
developmentally disabled Medicaid enrollees ensuring services
provided will facilitate independent and integrated living for
individuals with developmental disabilities.
o Broaden the definition of Special Needs Programs (SNPs) to
permit other models pursuant to federal waivers; place SNPs
under the definition of Medicaid "managed care program" for
reimbursement purposes; and allow SNPs to provide comprehensive
services under a fully capitated model to individuals previously
excluded or exempted from Medicaid managed care by implementing
quality control measures and permitting legislative oversight.

* Part B: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to extend or
permanently extend previously enacted Medicaid savings initiatives
by denying all proposals that would be permanently extended or elim-
inated. The Senate extends authorization for each initiative based
on the length of the previous extension.
* Part C: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to provide DOH
with regulatory authority to revise the current Indigent Care Pool
(ICP) program by distributing funds based on uncompensated care
amounts by:
o Limiting the maximum reduction a hospital can receive under the
new methodology to 2.5 percent in year one, 5 percent in year
two, and 7.5 percent in year three, based on the prior three
year average distributions; and
o Adjusting payments to voluntary teaching hospitals to account
for payment losses due to an error in the current formula.
* Part D: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to implement
changes to Medicaid and the New York State Health Exchange associ-
ated with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) as follows:
o Deny any proposals that expand New York law beyond what is
required under the ACA;
o Define "benchmark coverage" as Healthy NY;
o Make the elimination of the Family Health Plus program contin-
gent upon full implementation of the ACA and the enrollment
center;
o Deny DOH the authority to modify existing contracts to comply
with the ACA;
o Require DOH to report to the Legislature on progression of
implementation of the health benefit exchange, state enrollment
center, and state Medicaid enrollment center;
o Ensure that navigators do not sell, solicit, or negotiate insur-
ance;
o Require navigators to comply with the fiduciary duty and be
subject to the same statutory rules and penalties as brokers and
agents with regard to misrepresentations relating to insurance
products;
o Deny requiring Health Maintenance Organizations to offer
products outside the health benefit exchange for the purpose of
access for undocumented individuals; and
o Deny requiring Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) to
rate separately for individuals, individual proprietors, and
small group employers.
* PART E: Public Health
o The Senate denies the Executive proposals that would:
* Make reforms to the EI screening process and modify insurance
coverage and participation;
* Restructure health care program funding by establishing the
"Outcome Based Contracting and Outcome Based Health Planning"
program;
* Authorize temporary operators of facilities, including general
hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers, and adult care
facilities.
o The Senate denies, without prejudice, the consolidation of Emer-
gency Medical Services (EMS).
o The Senate modifies the following Executive proposals:
* Limit the number of excess medical malpractice policies by
maintaining the current limitations on the pool, as enacted
under the SFY 2012-13 budget.

* Reform the General Public Health Work program by requiring
counties to "substantially" provide core services, and contin-
uing to authorize State aid claims for primary prevent
services for children under the age of 21 and fringe expenses
of contractors.
* Authorize diagnostic and treatment centers to operate in
retail settings (limited retail service clinics) by expanding
the authorization to hospitals.
* Establish a pilot program to facilitate capital investment in
health care facilities by expanding the maximum number of
pilot programs from two to ten, and prohibiting participation
by publically traded organizations.
* Make changes to the Certificate of Need process related to the
approval of establishment and construction of health care
facilities.
* Implement scope of practice changes by denying expansions for
home health aides and eliminating written practice agreement
and protocols for nurse practitioners providing primary care
services.

The Senate advances legislation to:
* Prohibit DOH from subjecting facilities to penalties and
interest for recoupments related to rate reductions;
* Establish the "home care stabilization act";
* Clarify retail pharmacy and mail order pharmacy under managed
care;
* Establish a home and community based care work group to exam-
ine continuity of care, regulatory guidance, quality assurance
and care delivery;
* Provide Medicaid reimbursement to general hospitals for total
hip or knee joint replacement cases;
* Require the Commissioner of DOH to report to the Legislature
on progress and preparedness of the health care benefit
exchange;
* Require the Commissioner of DOH to report to the Legislature
annually on activities, goals, and missions;
* Extend the date by which DOH must contract with and utilize a
fiscal agent for the EI program;
* Establish a broad-scale systems integration demonstration
program to study cost savings achieved through providing
dental, health, behavioral health, employment, and social
services intervention within a managed care model in a rural
setting;
* Require newborn testing for ADL;
* Provide critical access hospitals with a reimbursement
enhancement for outpatient services;
* Require that five and six tenths percent of the monies
collected by the mandatory surcharges imposed on motor vehicle
violations be allocated to the Spinal Cord Injury Research
Trust Fund;
* Establish a health technology assessment committee;
* Authorize local social services districts to conduct Medicaid
provider investigations;
* Conduct an oversight audit, review, and evaluation of the
Office of the Medicaid Inspector General;
* Provide that counties and the City of New York will receive
100 percent of the local share of recoveries from the prose-
cution of Medicaid fraud by localities;

* Establish a Medicaid identification and anti-fraud biometric
technology pilot program;
* Require any remaining Health Care Efficiency and Affordability
Law of New Yorkers (HEAL-NY) funds be allocated subject to an
appropriation;
* Require any federal funds received by the State associated
with a Medicaid 1115 waiver be allocated subject to an appro-
priation;
* Accelerate the State takeover of the local growth of Medicaid;
* Ensure that each person with a serious mental illness has an
opportunity to make an informed decision with regard to hous-
ing and treatment options that are both appropriate and inte-
grated;
* Establish a required methodology for calculating health insur-
ance out-of-network reimbursement for health care service.
Includes transparency and disclosure provisions, and
provisions to establish patient protections with regard to
billing for emergency room services.
* Address anti-trust concerns of NuHealth; and
* Establish a moratorium on retroactive rate adjustments.

HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION (HESC)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of
$87,804,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of
$1,046,018,000.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
* PART Y: The Senate advances language to establish a Student Loan
Linked Deposit Program.

HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $65.6
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $13.7
billion, with the following modifications:
o The Senate restores $9.3 million for local Public Safety Answer-
ing Points (PSAPs) from the Statewide Public Safety Communi-
cations Account.
o The Senate recommends a reduction of $65 million in spending
authority for the Interoperable Communications Grant Program to
align appropriations with spending.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
* Part Q: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to
include school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational
Services (BOCES) as participants within the Intrastate Mutual Aid
Program (IMAP), in short-term immediate disaster response oper-
ations.

* Part V: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to provide
immunity from liability to mobile carriers when issuing an emer-
gency alert.
* Part EE: The Senate advances legislation to clarify that counties
that are not eligible for grants due to unconsolidated Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) are eligible to be reimbursed for
operating expenses relating to local PSAP operations.
* Part FF: The Senate advances language that requires Federal Emer-
gency Management Assistance and Community Block Grant reporting
for federal disaster relief aid programs. This language would also
require an agreed upon deliberative and responsive process for
public input and inquiry for federal disaster relief aid in order
to meet the critical needs of all citizens impacted by Superstorm
Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$93.75 million, an increase of $856,000 or 0.92 percent from SFY
2012-13 levels as follows:
o The Senate denies the $5.8 million increase for the OHP Rent
Administration Program - Tenant Protection Unit.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$89.4 million, a decrease of $56.4 million or 36.68 percent from SFY
2012-13 levels as follows:
* The Senate restores and adds funding to the Neighborhood Preserva-
tion and Rural Preservation Programs, and allocates the following
appropriations:
o $11.5 million for the Neighborhood Preservation Program; and
o $4.8 million for the Rural Preservation Program.
* The Senate provides $20.4 million for the Rural Rental Assist-
ance Program.
* The Senate adds $3 million for the Main Street Program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$74.2 million, consistent with SFY 2011-12 levels as follows:
* The Senate adds funding to the following Capital programs:
o $1 million, for a total of $2 million, for the Access to Home
Program; and
o $600,000, for a total of $1 million, for the RESTORE program;
and
o $500,000 for the Adirondack Community Housing Trust.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
* PART F: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer admin-
istration of the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) from the
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to the Division of
Housing and Community Renewal.
* PART K: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to merge and reform
the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs (N/RPP) into a
single, performance based program.
* PART L: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to modernize the
investment powers of the State of New York Mortgage Agency and the
Housing Finance Agency.

* PART M: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to utilize excess
Mortgage Insurance Fund reserves and transfers:
o $211.7 million to the General Fund;
o $4.5 million to the Housing Finance Agency for the purposes of
reimbursing any costs associated with Mitchell Lama housing
projects;
o $10 million for the purposes of reimbursing any costs associated
with the Rural and Urban Community Investment Fund Program.
* PART U: The Senate provides language to create a Rural and Urban
Community Investment Fund Program for the preservation and/or
improvement of affordable housing, and the creation, preservation or
improvement of the commercial, retail or community facilities compo-
nent of mixed-use affordable residential developments in rural and
urban areas of the state.

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY COMMUNITIES COUNCIL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $185,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $136,000.

INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.5
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $77 million
and restores:
o $4 million in additional funding for indigent defense services
for upstate counties that have a high volume of indigent defense
caseloads.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $55,000,000 to:
o Deny $5.8 million for 55 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART N: The Senate accepts the transfer of the functions of the
Office of Cyber Security to the Office of Information and Technology
Services (ITS) from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Services and other provisions related to the transfer of employees
to ITS.

INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $8,056,000 to:
o Deny the proposed merger of the Office of the Welfare Inspector
General into the Office of the State Inspector General.
o Deny $420,000 related to the transfer of four full time equiv-
alent positions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
* PART I: The Senate denies the Executive Proposal to merge the Office
of the Welfare Inspector General into the Office of the State
Inspector General.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
of $

INTEREST ON LAWYERS ACCOUNT

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.8
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45 million.

JUDICIARY

Legislative and Judiciary (S.2601-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.75
billion, however redirects funding from Judiciary-wide maintenance
undistributed as follows:
o $1,500,000 to Courts of Original Jurisdiction to restore funding
for Court Appointed Special Advocates; and
o $150,000 to Courts of Original Jurisdiction to restore funding
to Community Dispute Resolution Centers.

Legislative and Judiciary (S.2605-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$102,377,495.

JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,384,000.

JUDICIAL NOMINATION, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.

JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.

JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies $742,000 in nonpersonal service costs.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $487,000.

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$741,881,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $5,613,278,000 to
restore:
o $750,000 for the Chamber On-the-Job training program;
o $155,000 for the New York Council on Occupational Safety and
Health (NYCOSH) located on Long Island;
o $200,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
(BTPAP) located in Rochester;
o $50,000 for the Rochester tooling and machining Institute, Inc.;
o $100,000 for Hillside Works Inc.;
o $250,000 for the Summer of Opportunity Youth Employment Program
- Rochester;
o $300,000 for Project RISE - Referral, Information, Services,
Employment;
o $2,295,000 for the New York State American Federation of Labor
and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) Workforce
Development Institute (WDI);
* The Senate provides additional funding for the following:
o $200,000 in additional funding for the Building Trades Pre-Ap-
prenticeship Program (BTPAP) located in Western New York;
o $2,305,000 in additional funding for the New York State American
Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization
(AFL-CIO) Workforce Development Institute (WDI);
o $150,000 for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of
Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) Cornell Leadership Institute;
and,
o $150,000 for the Domestic Violence Program of the Cornell
University Labor Extension School in partnership with the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization
(AFL-CIO)

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
* PART N: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to transfer
the State Data Center from the Department of Economic Development to
the Department of Labor
* PART O: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to reform the
Unemployment Insurance Benefit System
* PART P: The Senate will consider modifications to the Executive
proposal to increase the minimum wage. Like wages for many workers,
the minimum wage has not kept up with the pace of inflation. The
Senate will consider phasing in any minimum wage increase over three
years beginning in 2013. The Senate believes that any discussions on
an increase in the minimum wage must consider: (i) the impact on
workers and business' ability to maintain and create jobs; (ii) the
total compensation of employees; (iii) wages authorized under the
Fair Labor Standards Act and the impact on the youth employment
rate, and; (iv) the overall impact on New York's economy. The
Senate's goal of creating vibrant and expanding opportunities for
families requires that the State enact measures to provide all New
Yorkers the ability to find meaningful and financially viable
employment and work together to ensure a more stable and prosperous
New York.

* PART Q: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to reform interest
arbitration and accepts the extension of current provisions which
are due to expire July 1, 2013.
* PART Z: The Senate proposes to extend the current Self Employment
Assistance Program (SEAP) while modifying the program to more effi-
ciently serve those individuals who seek to establish their own
business

LABOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $31.2
million.

LAW, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$220,641,000.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $630,000.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive's proposed Aid and Incentives for
Municipalities (AIM) program as follows:
o Reduce Base AIM for the City of Niagara Falls by $2.3 million;
o Provide $102,473 in additional base level grants to the follow-
ing villages who do not currently receive base level AIM:
Mastic Beach ($55,599)
Sagaponack ($1,105)
South Blooming Grove ($18,969)
Woodbury ($26,802);
o Provide $20.2 million for an Enhanced AIM, excluding New York
City, which shall be distributed on a $1.80 per capita basis.
Town populations shall exclude the population of any incorpo-
rated villages within such town's borders. If a town and village
are coterminous, the exclusion shall not apply and AIM will be
divided equally amongst the village and town.
o Amend to consolidate the $40 million Local Government Perform-
ance and Efficiency Grant and the $4 million Local Government
Efficiency Grant program into one $44 million Local Government
Efficiency Grant program.
* The Senate amends the Executive's proposal for the Aid to Munici-
palities with Video Lottery Gaming Facilities Program by adding $7.2
million. This increase restores funding to SFY 2008- 09 levels.
* The Senate amends the Executive's proposal for Miscellaneous Finan-
cial Assistance by $1.96 million, as follows:
o $980,000 increase to Madison County
o $980,000 increase to Oneida County

Miscellaneous Appropriation
* The Senate adds $6 million for the reimbursement of New York City
Off-Track Betting Retiree Health Benefits.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART K: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to modify the Local
Government Citizens Re-organization and Empowerment Grant Program
and the Local Government Efficiency Grant Program. The Senate
proposal would increase transparency and eligibility for applicants
of such grants by including language to provide a cure period for
deficient grant applications, provide expanded consideration of
applications, and required notice to local governments for final
decisions related to grant or denial of such application. Addi-
tionally, the Senate includes language to require additional consid-
erations for studies under such grant programs. Lastly, the Senate
consolidates the Local Government Efficiency Grant Program and the
Local Government Performance and Efficiency Program in order to
streamline the application.
* PART L: The Senate amends the Governor's proposal related to the
elimination of burdensome reporting requirements imposed on school
districts and local governments. The Senate modifies the proposal to
require that each state agency and authority report to the Legisla-
ture and the Governor regarding all reports that such agencies and
authorities receive from such local governments and recommendations
as to which reports can be eliminated. Additionally, recommenda-
tions can be made for greater efficiencies in the reporting process.
* PART M: The Senate amends the Governor's proposal to increase the
$2.5 million dollar loan for the City of Salamanca's CFY 2012-13
budget to $5 million.
* PART T: The Senate amends the Governor's proposal to increase the
Albany South Mall PILOT payment in SFY 2013-2014 by $7.85 million
and decrease the SFY 2031-2032 PILOT payment. The Senate reduces
the SFY 2013-2014 PILOT to $2.5 million and correspondingly modifies
the SFY 2013-2014 PILOT decrease.
* PART W: The Senate proposes legislation to reimburse New York City
for costs associated with providing New York City Off Track Betting
retirees with health benefits.
* PART CC: The Senate provides a new provision to authorize funding
for four villages that are currently ineligible for AIM, including
Mastic Beach, South Blooming Grove, Sagaponack, and Woodbury.
* PART DD: The Senate provides an amendment to section 54-l of the
State Finance Law in order to restore Host Community Video Lottery
Aid at SFY 2008-2009 levels.
* PART HH: The Senate provides modifications and extensions to Chapter
401 of the Laws of 2002 related to the assessment administration and
review procedures within the County of Nassau.

MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation of $66.5
million.

MENTAL HYGIENE

State Operations (S.2600-C) and Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate denies without prejudice, appropriation language which
notwithstands a licensure exemption for social workers, mental
health practitioners and psychologists working in certain exempt
settings. (See Higher Education Part W, S. 2607-C).

MENTAL HEALTH, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies the Executive's proposal for psychiatric center
closures, mergers and/or consolidations; and restores $12 million
for this purpose;
* The Senate denies $16.8 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal and restores funding as
follows:
o $100,000 for the North Country Behavioral Healthcare network.
o $3 million for veteran mental health programs; and
o $2 million for community mental hygiene services and expenses of
contracts with municipalities, educational institutions and/or
not-for-profit agencies.
* The Senate proposes savings from the delay of the implementation of
various initiatives.
* The Senate denies $5 million in community reinvestment funding asso-
ciated with the closure, merger and/or consolidation of psychiatric
centers.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $197 million.

Article VII Proposal(S.2606-C)
* Part F: Modifies the Executive's proposal to prohibit fee increases
as a result of expanding the Methadone registry to include accurate
dosage information and disaster and facilitating disaster manage-
ment.
* Part H: Denies the Executive's proposal to permanently authorize the
Office of Mental health to close facilities. Requires OMH to submit
a long-term plan to the Legislature on the infrastructure of the
inpatient and outpatient service delivery system for mental health.
* Part I: Modifies the Executive's proposal to permanently authorize
recovery of Exempt Income to allow for such recoveries for one year.
* Part J: Denies the Executive's proposal to allow the Office of
Mental Health's appointing authority to reside solely with the
Commissioner.
* Part K: Concurs with the Executive's proposal to make technical
amendments to the Sex Offender Management Treatment Act.
* Part L: Modifies the Executive's proposal to create mental health
incident review panels to:
o Allow a local government unit to request the establishment of a
Panel;
o Require that final reports of a review panel be submitted to the
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assem-
bly within fifteen days; and
o Require the annual cumulative report to the Governor and the
Legislature to include a summary of the findings and recommenda-
tions by review panel members, measures that have been imple-
mented, and a description of the impact of such implementations.
* Part M: Modify the Executive's proposal to eliminate redundant
reports by the Office of Mental Health and the Office of Persons
with Developmental Disabilities by amending the Office of Mental
Health five-year plan to include descriptions of community support
and emergency services, (which shall include comprehensive psychiat-
ric emergency programs).
* Part N: Concurs with the Executive's proposal to defer the human
services Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for designated human

services programs for the fiscal year, and extends the sunset one
year to March 31, 2016.

ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies $1.1 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to specify that $14.9
million of problem gambling and chemical dependency prevention and
treatment services funding be directed to the New York City Board of
Education.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $97.6 million.

PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, OFFICE FOR

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies $16 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate denies the six percent rate reduction to non-state oper-
ated residential and non- residential developmental disability
providers, and restores $120 million for this purpose.
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to restore $50,000 for
the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $197 million.

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate supports appropriating $7 million to the MTA for costs
associated with providing a Staten Island resident toll discount for
crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
* The Senate also supports appropriating $7 million to the MTA to
provide a toll discount to local, Richmond County commercial vehi-
cles for crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $75.7
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $900,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $39.2
million.

MORTGAGE AGENCY (SONYMA)

State Operations (S.2600-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$76.8 million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$97.05 million, an increase of $5.4 million or 3.2 percent from SFY
2012-13 levels.

MOTOR VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $123.5 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $20.8 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate supports the Executive's proposal of $205.7 million to
establish the Customer Service Initiative to improve customer
service and reduce wait times.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
* PART D: The Senate concurs with the Executive to allow the Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles to serve the public on Saturdays as part of
the Customer Service Initiative.
* PART U: The Senate directs the Department of Motor vehicles to
conduct a criminal background check on all bus drivers before issu-
ing a commercial driver's license.

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive Budget recommendation of
$30.33 million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive Budget recommendation of
$350,000.

POWER AUTHORITY ASSET TRANSFER

OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of funding
support for the Olympic Regional Development Authority $5,417,000.

PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $224.3
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate provides an increase of $1.1 million for snowmobile trail
development, maintenance, and safety efforts resulting in a $12.8
million funding level.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $106.2
million for capital projects.

PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.7
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.2
million.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3,984,000.

PUBLIC ETHICS, JOINT COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $4,931,000 to:
o Deny $931,000 for 8 additional full time equivalent positions.

PUBLIC SERVICE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $79,892,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $6,750,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART M: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to author-
ize the Department of Health to finance certain activities with
revenues generated from an assessment on cable television companies.
* PART N: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend, for five
years, the Temporary State Energy and Utility Service Conservation
Assessment under Public Service Law 18-a and allows the assessment
to expire as scheduled on March 31, 2014. In addition, the Senate
advances language that would finance the activities of the Depart-
ment of Public Service at one-third of one percent of utilities'
gross revenues consistent with the amount of such assessment before
enactment of the Temporary Assessment in 2009.
* PART O: The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive proposal
to implement the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to date
on storm preparedness and response due to the number and complexity
of the issues the bill raises. The State must balance the need to
assure safe and adequate service to all utility ratepayers in New
York while refraining from over- regulating the affected industries
and their respective employees to the point that the efficient and
cost sensitive delivery of these essential services is compromised.
To address operational and structural impediments utilities experi-
enced during their response to Superstorm Sandy, the Senate proposes
that the PSC immediately review all current electric emergency plans
to determine the adequacy of such plans including, appropriate safe-
ty precautions regarding electrical hazards such as downed wires and

whether electric corporations have appropriate measures in place to
disconnect electrical service, to the extent feasible, within thir-
ty-six hours of notification from an emergency management director.
In addition, the Senate recognizes the need to ensure appropriate
corrective action be taken. The Senate recognizes the extreme impor-
tance to the citizens of New York in finding the best resolution of
these concerns at the most proximate pace, and urges an intensive
effort designed to reach a measured and effective solution to the
issues of storm preparedness and response immediately after the
adoption of the SFY 2013-14 budget.
* PART EE: The Senate advances language to eliminate the requirement
that telephone corporations file tariffs for their competitive
retail services with the Public Service Commission, and instead
allow them to market their products in the same manner as wireless
and cable telephone services.
* PART GG: The Senate advances language to establish a Northern New
York Power Proceeds Allocation Board, similar to the Western New
York Power Proceeds Allocation Board adopted in last year's budget,
to allow unallocated power from the FDR hydropower facility in
Massena to be monetized and used for economic development purposes
within the local region.
* PART II: The Senate advances language to allow the New York Power
Authority to issue revenue backed bonds to electric generators seek-
ing to upgrade existing power plants conforming to the procedures in
the new streamlined Article X. This financing would aid the
construction of the cleanest and most efficient state-of-the-art
power plants in the country.

QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, COMMISSION
ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10.9 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10,745,000.

GAMING COMMISSION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive's recommendations as follows:
o Advance $750,000 to the Regulation of Racing Account for the
purpose of Racing Fan Development.
o Deny the $3.5 million transfer from the Regulation of Indian
Gaming Account to the Regulation of Racing Account.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
* PART I: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to create a
New York State Gaming Commission Account in State Finance Law.
* PART J: The Senate amends the Executive proposal in relation to
racehorse safety to additionally redirect:
o $1.5 million of thoroughbred purse money to a jockey organization
to fund jockey health and pension benefits; and
o $750,000 of all purse money to the Regulation of Racing Account
for Race Fan Development.
o Annual reports to the legislature shall be required to disclose
the manner in which funds are spent.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
* PART R: The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to authorize three casinos in Upstate New York. Specific enabling
legislation authorizing casino gaming should be enacted prior to the
second passage of the constitutional amendment. The Senate supports
the labor peace agreement requirements for casino construction as
proposed by the Executive.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
* PART QQ: The Senate advances an Off-Track Betting (OTB) Mandate
Relief proposal to do the following:
o Reduces OTB dark day and maintenance of effort payments made to
regional harness tracks by 50 percent;
o Allows OTBs to retain any un-cashed pari-mutuel tickets to be used
for corporate purposes;
o Reduces the geographic area of consent needed by a New York State
race track from 40 to 10 miles and eliminates the consent needed
for Nassau County Regional OTB to establish fast track or easy bet
locations; and
o Requires any regional OTB with a capital acquisition fund balance
greater than $5 million to disburse any monies in excess of $5
million to the participating Counties within the OTB region.

RACING REFORM PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed re-appropriation
level of $2 million, no change from SFY 2012-13.

ROCKLAND BERGEN BI-STATE RIVER COMMISSION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation by including $150,000
for the Rockland Bergen Bi-State River Commission.

Article VII Proposal (S.2608-C)
* The Senate advances language to create the Rockland Bergen Bi-State
River Commission. New York and New Jersey will jointly identify and
remediate potential flood hazards within an identified regional
area.

STATE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies the addition of 22 FTE's to the Business and
Licensing SRO and 8 FTE's to the Local Government and Community
Services Program, reducing the Executive's proposal of $71.4 million
to $69.1 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $65.3 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10 million

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)

* PART P: The Senate concurs with the Executive to extend for one year
the authority of the Secretary of State to charge increased fees for
expedited handling of documents.
* PART Q: The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive's amend-
ments to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, and remains committed
to reforming and streamlining non-profit laws and incorporation
through a comprehensive dialogue post-Budget.
* PART Z: The Senate requires that not-for-profits that do work for
the State are entitled to prompt payment from the State, and inter-
est on late payments from the due date.

The Senate believes it is necessary to protect the public health and
safety by ensuring only qualified persons and firms are involved in mold
remediation. The Senate proposes requiring the Department of State to
review and adopt necessary standards to ensure contractors properly
remediate mold during home and business construction, repair and reno-
vation and establish, if necessary, licensure standards that include
appropriate minimum competency and practice requirements.

STATE POLICE, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $674
million, except as follows:
o The Senate denies the Executive proposal to provide $3.2 million
in funding for personal service and contractual services related
to the implementation of the New York Secure Ammunition and
Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE).

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate denies $32.7 million in capital funding related to the
development of a pistol permit database.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive proposal to restore a $27.8 million
subsidy to the SUNY Hospitals.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive proposal for community college base
aid to increase full-time equivalent (FTE) funding by $150. Under
the Senate proposal, Base aid would be $2,422 per FTE for a total of
$21.5 million.
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make $3 million in
program incentive fund awards to SUNY community colleges.
* The Senate includes $5,600,000 in funding to reimburse counties for
upper division charge back costs at the Fashion Institute of Tech-
nology.
* The Senate adds $1.9 million for SUNY community college workforce
development.
* The Senate restores $653,000 for SUNY community college childcare
centers.
* The Senate restores $300,000 for the Harvest New York program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)

* The Senate encourages the development of a new five-year capital
plan to fund critical maintenance projects and strategic initiatives
at the State University of New York.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
* PART B: The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to establish a new
financing structure for the SUNY Residence Hall program.
* PART D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the Next
Generation New York Job Linkage program.
* PART T: The Senate advances language to authorize the formation of
community college regions for the purpose of sponsoring a community
college operating as part of SUNY, and authorize the transfer of a
community college with a sole sponsor to that community college
region.
* PART V: The Senate advances language to codify several recommenda-
tions from the chargeback report submitted pursuant to chapter 57 of
the laws of 2012. The language also eliminates the ability of coun-
ties to charge back towns for upper division courses at the Fashion
Institute of Technology.
* PART AA: The Senate advances language directing SUNY to establish a
remedial education plan and program, modeled after CUNY's Acceler-
ated Study in Associate Programs. The language directs SUNY to fully
implement this program by academic year 2016-2017.
* PART II (S. 2609-C): The Senate advances language to exempt communi-
ty colleges from the MTA payroll tax.
* The Senate recommends exploring the impact of the property tax cap
on the local share of community college capital funding.

STATEWIDE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $55 million to:
o Deny $3.2 million for 30 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.

TAX APPEALS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
of $3.1 million, no change from SFY 2012-13.

TAXATION AND FINANCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies $9.1 million for 200 additional auditors
* The Senate modifies the Executive's proposed Revenue Processing and
Reconciliation Program level by reducing the program $420,000 for
cost associated with the transferring of 4 additional FTEs.

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
of $928,000, no change from SFY 2012-13.

TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
$448.63 million, a decrease of $20.5 million or 4.38 percent from
SFY 2012-13 levels.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$5.23 billion, an increase of $1.0 million or 0.02 percent from SFY
2012-13 levels, as follows:
* The Senate restores and/or adds funding to the following General
Fund programs:
o Disability Advocacy Program, restore $250,000 and add $870,000,
for a total of $1.12 million.
* The Senate restores and/or adds funding for the following TANF
programs:
o ACCESS- Welfare to Careers, restores $800,000 and adds $200,000,
for a total of $1 million;
o Child Care Facilitated Enrollment, restores $1.26 million and
adds $2.73 million, for a total of $4 million;
o Displaced Homemakers, restores $546,000 and adds $1.9 million,
for a total of $2.5 million;
o Legal Services for the Elderly or Disadvantaged of Western New
York, adds $40,000;
o Non-Residential Domestic Violence, restores $1.2 million and
adds $1.8 million, for a total of $3 million;
o Nurse Family Partnerships: restores $2 million and adds $2
million, for a total of $4 million; and
o Wage Subsidy Program: restores $950,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer administration
of the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) from the Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance to the Division of Housing and
Community Renewal and provides an All Funds Recommendation of $30
million, consistent with SFY 2012-13 levels.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
* PART E: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to authorize the
Supplemental SSI Federal COLA pass-through.
* PART F: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to transfer the
administration of the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program from
the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to the Division of
Housing and Community Renewal.

THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to allocate $2
million in capital funds to the Canal Corporation's revenue
collection pass-through account.
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to establish an annual
State Assistance package for the Thruway Authority in the amount of
$84 million. The Senate introduces language to transfer the Canal
Corporation from the Thruway to the Department of Transportation in
an effort to assist the Thruway and avoid toll increases. This
transfer would occur over a two-year period. See Department of
Transportation Article VII Part DD.

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer $20 million
from the Mass Transportation Operating Assistance (MTOA) account to
pay debt service on MTA service contract bonds.
* The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to include $3.9 million to
reimburse the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for
suspending tolls on the Rockaway Bridges after Superstorm Sandy.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate accepts the Executive proposal of $36 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate accepts the Executive's proposed spending level of an
additional $400 million in Transportation Capital funding, for a
total transportation capital spending level of $3.6 billion, with
the following modifications.
o $100 million for the Core Road and Bridge program
o $100 million for an increase to CHIPS
o $16 million to upstate transit to be distributed equitably. This
is a 9.4% increase over last year, and is commensurate with the
9.4% increase to downstate transit in the Executive proposal.
o $15 million for the AIR99 Aviation program
o $10 million dedicated to freight rail
o $159 million dedicated to agreed upon Statewide transportation
capital projects.

These initiatives will be paid for by reallocating a portion of the
Executive's proposed $300 million for New York Works spending, $100
million of which was proposed to be allocated through the Economic
Development Regional Councils. The Senate denies allocating transporta-
tion capital funds through the Regional Councils.
* The Senate adds $4 million in Airport Improvement Funds, for a total
of $8 million. This funding pays the State share of Federal Aviation
projects.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
* PART A: The Senate increases by $100 million the Executive's
proposed funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway
Improvement Program (CHIPS) for State fiscal year 2013-14. The
Senate includes language to continue the practice of allowing for
the use of certain resurfacing types to be permissible through the
CHIPS program.
* Part B: The Senate concurs with the Executive to make permanent the
distribution of the transmission tax between the upstate (PTOA) and
downstate (MMTOA) transit accounts.
* PART C: The Senate concurs with the Executive regarding amending
State law to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
rules regarding cell phone use and texting by commercial motor vehi-
cle operators.
* PART E: The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive's finan-
cial assistance package for the New York State Thruway Authority,
and offers an alternative proposal to transfer the Canal Corporation
from the Thruway Authority to the Department of Transportation.
* PART V: The Senate removes the current mandate that all permissible
destinations be set forth in an attachment to the registration of
farm vehicles.

* PART W: The Senate permits the Department of Environmental Conserva-
tion to set speed limits below 25 mph in parks within its jurisdic-
tion.
* PART X: The State directs the transfer of permits for outdoor adver-
tising in New York City from the New York City Department of Trans-
portation to the State Department of Transportation and generates
$20 million in State revenues.
* PART Y: The Senate proposes changes to Chapter 496 of the Laws of
2009 related to driving while intoxicated and the installation of
ignition interlock devices.
* PART AA: The Senate authorizes signs displayed on school buses to be
constructed with reflective material, instead of being illuminated.
* PART DD: The Senate directs the transfer of the Canal Corporation
from the Thruway Authority to the Department of Transportation.
* PART HH: The Senate directs the release of authorized $19 million in
transit capital funds for upstate transit systems to make up for
flat operating funding.
* PART PP: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to permit the
Department of Transportation to utilize design-build-finance
contracts for infrastructure projects.

TRIBAL STATE COMPACT

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
* The Senate accepts the Executive's proposed appropriation level of
$50.8 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
* PART M: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to extend for
three years the Tribal State Compact Revenue Accounts appropriation
disbursement authority from March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2016

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
$8.37 million, an increase of $600,000 or 7.7 percent from SFY
2012-13 levels.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of $9.1
million, an increase of $30,000 or 0.3 percent from SFY 2012-13
levels, and provides funding as follows:
o $25,000 for the Vietnam Veterans of America;
o $50,000 for the Buffalo Veterans Service Organization; and
o $75,000 for the New York City Veterans Service Organization.
* The Senate restores a $500,000 reappropriation for a State Veterans
Cemetery.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
* PART S: The Senate advances legislation related to the establishment
of a State Veterans' Cemetery which would:
o Establish a Veterans' Remembrance and Cemetery Maintenance and
Operation Fund for collection of funds to go towards the mainte-
nance and operation of a State Veterans' cemetery;
o Create a "Gift for Honor and Remembrance of Veterans" tax check-
off to allow for taxpayer contributions to the fund.

o Authorize the Division of Veteran's Affairs to promulgate rules
and regulations on establishing, implementing, and maintaining a
State-operated Veterans Cemetery and make an application to any
agency of the Federal Government necessary to do so.

VICTIM SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $10.3
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $66 million.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $203,227,000 to:
o Deny $2.6 million for 25 additional full time equivalent posi-
tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
* Part O: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to the sweep of
the State Insurance Fund and the administration of the runoff of the
reopen case fund following its closure, but accepts the additional
reforms proposed by the Executive to reform the workers compensation
law.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
* PART R: The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to exempt certain
employees from the two year and lifetime ban requirements contained
in the Public Officers Law

WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESERVE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $14,400,000.

WELFARE INSPECTOR GENERAL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to merge the Office of
the Welfare Inspector General into the Office of the State Inspector
General and provides an All Funds recommendation of $1.5 million, a
decrease of $39,000 or 2.5 percent from SFY 2012-13 levels.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
* PART C: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Facilities program. The
Senate proposal would eliminate the regional distribution of unallo-
cated funds.
* PART W: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to permanently
extend a licensure exemption for social workers, mental health prac-
titioners and psychologists working in certain exempt settings. The
Senate proposal includes a temporary, three-year exemption with
grandfathering provisions, continuing education and reporting

requirements to ensure compliance with licensure laws by July 1,
2016.

MISCELLANEOUS PILOT PROGRAM: COUNSEL AT FIRST ARRAIGNMENT

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to provide $3 million for a
Pilot Program for Counsel at First Arraignment.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
* Part U: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a pilot
program to provide grants to counties to be used for improvement of
services to indigent defendants at their first arraignment before a
court

GREEN THUMB PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.8
million.

HEALTH INSURANCE CONTINGENCY RESERVE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$607,022,000.

HEALTH INSURANCE RESERVE RECEIPTS FUND

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$192,400,000.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$1,605,000,000.

RESERVE FOR FEDERAL AUDIT DISALLOWANCES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$200,000,000.

SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$100,000,000.

SPECIAL FEDERAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of
$1,000,000,000.

NEW YORK WORKS TASK FORCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to appropriate $1
million to the New York Works Task Force.

WORLD TRADE CENTER

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal

REVENUE

Article VII Proposal (S.2609--C)
* PART A: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend the
1981 Temporary MTA Business Tax Surcharge for five years.
* PART B: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to increase the
film tax credit by $420 million annually over the next two years.
The Senate proposes increasing the credit percentages for certain
parts of the state and requires a study to report the effectiveness
of credit versus other credits in increasing economic and fiscally
positive activity.
* PART C: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the Inno-
vation Hot Spots program.
* PART D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend the limi-
tation on itemized deductions for charitable contributions.
* PART E: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to change the taxa-
tion of royalty income.
* PART F: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend and
enhance the historic properties credit by increasing the cap from $5
million to $12 million over three years.
* PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create an
electric vehicle recharging property credit by expanding the credit
to include refueling property for other alternative fuels.
* PART H: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make permanent
Tax Modernization provisions of the Tax Law: requiring electronic
filing of authorized tax documents by tax return preparers; requir-
ing electronic filing of authorized tax documents by taxpayers that
prepare their own authorized tax documents using computer software;
and requiring taxpayers that fail to pay sales tax to make deposits
to a segregated account.
* PART I: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the
Taste-NY program.
* PART J: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to limit the abili-
ty of Industrial Development Agencies to offer state sales tax
exemptions.
* PART K: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to make a
technical amendment to all the fuel taxes for compressed natural gas
(CNG).
* PART L: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to equalize the
treatment of fuel tax exemptions for volunteer emergency squads by
creating an up-front exemption from the petroleum business tax.
* PART M: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
authorization of the Department of Tax and Finance to refuse to
issue a Certificate of Authority for sales tax vendors.
* Part N: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to expand the
Department of Taxation and Finance's ability to refuse to reissue or
revoke a cigarette certificate of registration.
* Part O: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increase
civil penalties for unstamped cigarettes.

* PART P: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow the
Department of Taxation and Finance in conjunction with the Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles to suspend drivers' licenses for tax delin-
quency.
* PART Q: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow the
Department of Tax and Finance to issue warrantless wage garnish-
ments.
* Part R: The Senate accepts the Executive recommendation to authorize
counties and cities to impose their current additional local rates
of sale and compensating use taxes without obtaining State legisla-
tive authority while maintaining current preemption rules. In addi-
tion, the Senate supports advancement of a proposal that empowers
local governments with enhanced local authority to make their own
financial decisions provided sixty percent of the local governing
board votes in favor of such law, the locality is prohibited from
exceeding the property tax cap for three fiscal years and the local-
ity implements best-budgeting practices.
* PART S: The Senate modifies the Executive proposals to eliminate the
Quick Draw restrictions by only eliminating the square footage
restriction.
* PART T: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposals to extend
the Monticello VLT distribution rates for one year.
* PART U: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to lower the
pari-mutuel tax for simulcasting out of state races permanently, to
extend the provisions for one year
* PART V: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to extend the
enhancements to the historic home rehabilitation credit by five
years to extend such enhancements by six years.

FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT
* PART Y: The Senate advances language to enact the Family Tax Relief
Act to include the following:.
o increasing the dependent exemption from $1,000 per dependent to
$2,020 per dependent;
o increasing the dependent care credit to increase the amount of
the federal credit that can be claimed;
o increasing the child tax credit from $330 per child to $375 per
child; and
o providing a new supplemental child tax credit of $500 per fami-
ly.
o PART Z: The Senate advances language to provide a STAR Rebate
check for seniors in the 2013-14 school year and for all STAR
recipients in the 2014-15 school year.
* PART AA: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
* PART BB: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
* PART CC: The Senate advances language to create a Hire-a-Vet credit
to provide a tax credit to any business that hires full-time a
veteran returning home from military service. That credit will equal
10 percent of wages paid -- increasing to 15 percent of wages if the
veteran is also disabled.
* PART DD: The Senate advances language to provide enhancements to the
Excelsior Jobs Program and to increase the cap on the tax credits.
* PART EE: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
* PART FF: The Senate advances language to create the New York State
Business Incubator Program.
* PART GG: The Senate advances language to create a 30 percent credit
for the rehabilitation of distressed properties.

* PART HH: The Senate advances language to increase the deposit under
the Excelsior Linked Deposit Program and to allow technology and
innovation businesses to participate in the program.
* PART II: The Senate advances language to exempt community colleges
from the payroll mobility tax.

GROWN IN NEW YORK
* The following five parts represent legislation needed to enact the
Senate's "Grown in New York" plan to Strengthen Agriculture and
Family Farms.
o PART JJ: The Senate advances language to provide a personal
income tax deduction for deposits to a farm reserve account.
o PART KK: The Senate advances language to authorize the creation
of first time farm purchase accounts and to authorize a personal
income tax deduction for deposits to such accounts.
o PART LL: The Senate advances language to exempt farms valued
under $5 million from the estate tax.
o PART MM: The Senate advances language to create a 25 percent
natural resources improvement credit for farmlands and forest-
lands.
o PART NN: The Senate advances language to increase the credit for
ethanol production from 15 cents to 25 cents if it is cellulosic
ethanol that is produced.
* PART OO: The Senate advances language to cap the tax on cigars at 50
cents per cigar.
* PART PP: The Senate advances language to change the timing of tax
payments for tobacco products
* PART QQ: The Senate advances language to make the QETC training
credit permanent and add a retroactive fix to eliminate a dispute
taxpayers are experiencing with the Department of Tax and Finance
* PART RR: The Senate advances language to allow a deduction under the
personal income tax for transportation fringe benefits if the Feder-
al government eliminates the pre-tax benefit parity between transit
passes and parking expenses.
* PART SS: The Senate advances language to create a 20% asbestos reme-
diation credit.
* PART TT: The Senate advances language to exempt the sale of private
aircraft from sales tax.
* PART UU: The Senate advances language to increase sales tax
exemption for food from vending machines from seventy-five cents to
one dollar and fifty cents.
* PART VV: The Senate advances language to create a clean fuels and
job creation tax credit for investments of new gas piping made by
major electric generating facilities.
* PART WW: The Senate advances language to creating a 10 percent cred-
it for solar or battery storage manufacturers up to $25 million.
* PART XX: The Senate advances language to amend the tax law to allow
foreign LLC/LLPs an exemption from nexus for using New York fulfill-
ment services.
* PART YY: The Senate advances language to allow Mixed Martial Arts in
New York.
* PART ZZ: The Senate advances language to cap appeal bonds of a judg-
ment at $100 million for Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) signato-
ries and affiliates in order to protect MSA payments being made to
the State.
* PART AAA: The Senate advances language to amend the definition of
manufacturer.

* PART BBB: The Senate advances language to increase from two cents to
a range of fourteen to fifteen cents the handling fee a cigarette
stamping agent receives.
* PART CCC: The Senate advances language to create a personal income
tax check-off for the purpose of increasing educational awareness of
teen health problems.
* PART DDD: The Senate advances language to allow the Department of
Taxation and Finance to share credit card payment data with the City
of New York.
* PART EEE: The Senate advances language to authorize the Division of
Lottery to sell advertising on the game of Quick Draw and on lottery
tickets.
* PART FFF: The Senate advances language that allows VLT Facilities
the ability to operate up to 6 a.m., but no more than twenty hours
per day and to increase free play percentage from 10 to 15 percent.
* PART GGG: Miscellaneous sweeps and transfers.

Miscellaneous

BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS: RETHINK, REVITALIZE, REBUILD

The following represents proposals that should be considered to enact
the Senate's Blueprint for Jobs plan. Additional parts of this plan
would include a rejection of the 18-A assessment, and three constitu-
tional amendments to: 1) Cap State spending at two percent, 2) require a
two-thirds "super majority" vote for any tax hike, and 3) empower the
Legislature to veto regulations that negatively impact job creation and
retention efforts.

* The Senate shall consider proposals to:
o Provide small businesses and small farms a deduction against net
income.
o Eliminate the corporate tax rate for small businesses over four
years.
o Eliminate Corporate Tax entirely for Manufacturers over the next
four years.
o Create a Hire-a-Vet credit to provide a tax credit to any busi-
ness that hires full-time a veteran returning home from military
service.
o Provide enhancements to the Excelsior Jobs Program and to
increase the cap on the tax credits.
o Enhance the sales tax exemption for utilities used in the manu-
facturing process to make it less burdensome and more inclusive
of the entire manufacturing process.
o Create the New York State Business Incubator Program.
o Extend and enhance the historic properties credit.
o Create a credit for the rehabilitation of distressed properties.
o Increase the deposit under the Excelsior Linked Deposit Program
and to allow technology and innovation businesses to participate
in the program.
o Direct Executive State Agencies to ease administrative burdens
on businesses by repealing unnecessary rules and regulations.
o Empower Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC) to
ensure Executive agency rules and regulations do not overly
burden small businesses and enable ARRC to provide greater guid-
ance during the regulatory process and oversight of implemented
rules and regulations.

o Require agencies to publicly disclose their response times to
permit applications and to tell applicants how long they can
expect to wait for approval.
o Improve transparency and provide more definitive timelines in
the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.
* The Senate shall consider a proposal to establish a program to
provide a state contract preference for service-disabled veteran
businesses.
* The Senate shall consider a proposal to consider increasing the
number of businesses that can participate in the Minority and Women
Business Enterprise Program.
* The Senate supports authorizing and regulating internet gaming for
games of skill, including poker, to reflect recent changes in the
classification of these games.
* The Senate supports the creation of a modernized regulatory frame-
work that would oversee all Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) companies
that take bets from residents in New York State.

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