assembly Bill A2527

Provides for the establishment of a senior care choices program to give care and services at home to senior citizens

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Provides for the establishment of a senior care choices program to give care and services at home to senior citizens; sets criteria for such program; directs application for a federal waiver.

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A2527
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §214, Eld L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2527

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a senior care
  choices program in the office for the aging

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

  Section  1.  Section  214  of the elder law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. SENIOR CARE CHOICES PROGRAM. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER  LAW  TO
THE  CONTRARY, THE DIRECTOR SHALL FILE, OR CAUSE TO BE FILED, WITHIN ONE
HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AN  APPLI-
CATION  FOR  A  FEDERAL  WAIVER  PURSUANT TO SECTION 1115 OF THE FEDERAL
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, OR ANY SUCCESSOR THERETO, FOR A SENIOR CARE CHOICES
PROGRAM, UNDER WHICH THE  OFFICE  SHALL  AND  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  TO
PROVIDE  DIRECTLY OR BY CONTRACT A COORDINATED PLAN OF CARE AND SERVICES
AT HOME TO SENIORS IN A SEAMLESS NETWORK  THAT  SHALL  INCLUDE  SERVICES
PROVIDED BY AND THROUGH THE OFFICE AND ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES AS MAY BE
NECESSARY  TO MAINTAIN SUCH PERSONS AT HOME AS AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBDI-
VISION. EVERY STATE AGENCY IS HEREBY EMPOWERED AND DIRECTED TO COOPERATE
WITH THE OFFICE AND TO COMPLY WITH ANY REQUEST FOR THE  FILING  OF  SUCH
WAIVER  IF  THE  DIRECTOR  SHALL LACK POWER AND AUTHORITY TO FILE SUCH A
WAIVER. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "SENIOR" MEANS PERSONS WHO
ARE AGED SIXTY AND OLDER WHO ARE MEDICALLY ELIGIBLE FOR PLACEMENT  IN  A
LONG-TERM  CARE  FACILITY, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-ONE
HUNDRED NINETY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  (1) THE SENIOR CARE CHOICES PROGRAM SHALL BE PROVIDED IN THE  SENIOR'S
HOME  OR  IN  THE  HOME  OF  A RESPONSIBLE RELATIVE OR OTHER RESPONSIBLE
ADULT, AND, OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION TO  THE  CONTRARY  NOTWITH-
STANDING,  IF THE WAIVER GRANTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1115 OF THE FEDERAL
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OR ANY SUCCESSOR THERETO SHALL SO PROVIDE, MAY  ALSO
BE  PROVIDED  IN  ADULT CARE FACILITIES, OTHER THAN SHELTERS FOR ADULTS,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06500-01-5

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CERTIFIED PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  SIXTY-B  OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW, PROVIDED THAT THE SENIOR MEETS THE ADMISSION AND CONTINUED
STAY  CRITERIA  FOR  SUCH FACILITY, EXCEPT THAT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE
PROGRAM  SHALL  NOT  DUPLICATE  OR  REPLACE  THOSE WHICH THE FACILITY IS
REQUIRED BY LAW OR REGULATION TO PROVIDE.
  (2) IN FILING SUCH WAIVER FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM, THE OFFICE
SHALL SEEK TO PROVIDE SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE  PRINCIPLE  THAT  SENIORS
HAVE  THE  PRIMARY  AUTHORITY  TO  MAKE CHOICES THAT WORK BEST FOR THEM,
REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OR EXTENT OF THEIR DISABILITY OR THE SOURCE  OF
PAYMENT  FOR  SERVICES. IN DESIGNING THE PROGRAM AND PROVIDING SERVICES,
THE OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO WAIVE ANY PROVISION OF THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW  OR  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW, OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED
THEREUNDER, WHICH IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE OFFICE RESTRICTS ITS ABILITY TO
PROVIDE SERVICES AS REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION, SO LONG AS SUCH WAIVER
IS CONSISTENT WITH ANY FEDERAL WAIVER GRANTED PURSUANT TO  SECTION  1115
OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OR ANY SUCCESSOR THERETO.
  (3) THE OFFICE SHALL SEEK TO EXPAND SOURCE OF PAYMENT FOR THE PROGRAM,
INCLUDING  SEEKING  PAYMENTS FROM VOLUNTARY AND WILLING PRIVATE SOURCES,
INSURANCE PLANS, CHARITIES AND FOUNDATIONS, AND INDIVIDUALS.
  (4) THE OFFICE IS HEREBY EMPOWERED TO  PROVIDE  OR  CONTRACT  FOR  THE
PROVISION  OF  SUCH SENIOR CARE CHOICES PROGRAM IN ANY COUNTY WITHIN THE
STATE. THE OFFICE SHALL SEEK TO COORDINATE  SERVICES  WITH  ANY  CURRENT
PROVIDER  OF  SERVICES. NO STATE AGENCY SHALL IMPOSE A LIMITATION ON THE
NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS SERVED IN THIS PROGRAM. THE OFFICE  SHALL
NOT  BE SUBJECT TO AUDIT, ASSESSMENT, SUSPENSION, SANCTION, OR REPORT BY
A STATE AGENCY FOR A PROGRAM CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THIS
SUBDIVISION, EXCEPT THAT IT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO AUDIT BY THE  OFFICE  OF
THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH PROGRAMS WOULD HAVE BEEN
SUBJECT TO AUDIT BUT FOR THIS PARAGRAPH.
  (B) IF A SENIOR DEEMED BY HIS OR HER PHYSICIAN ABLE TO REMAIN  IN  HIS
OR HER OWN HOME OR THE HOME OF A RESPONSIBLE RELATIVE OR OTHER RESPONSI-
BLE  ADULT  IF THE NECESSARY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED APPLIES FOR ADMISSION
TO THE PROGRAM,  THE  OFFICE  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ORDER AN ASSESSMENT TO BE PERFORMED USING
THE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISION OF SECTION
THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND IN ADDITION  AN
ASSESSMENT  OF  THE  INFORMAL CAREGIVING NETWORK AND SUPPORTS CAPABLE OF
PROVIDING SOCIAL AND NON-MEDICAL SERVICES TO THE SENIOR. IF THE  RESULTS
OF  THE  ASSESSMENT INDICATE THAT THE SENIOR CAN RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE
LEVEL OF CARE AT HOME OR IN THE HOME OF  SUCH  RESPONSIBLE  RELATIVE  OR
OTHER  RESPONSIBLE  ADULT,  AND  THAT  THE  SENIOR  CAN BE APPROPRIATELY
SUPPORTED BY FAMILY, INTIMATES, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY, THE OFFICE SHALL,
AFTER CONSULTING WITH THOSE WHO PERFORMED THE  ASSESSMENT,  PREPARE  FOR
THAT  SENIOR  A  PLAN FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES THAT MAY INCLUDE ANY
SERVICE THAT WOULD BE RENDERED IN A NURSING HOME  PLUS  SUCH  ADDITIONAL
SERVICES  AS  THE  OFFICE  IS  AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE DIRECTLY OR THROUGH
CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE  WAIVER  AUTHORIZED  BY  THIS
SUBDIVISION.  CONTINUED  PROVISION OF SERVICES PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI-
SION SHALL BE CONTINGENT ON ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS PERFORMED  EVERY  ONE
HUNDRED  TWENTY  DAYS. AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT, AND AT THE
TIME OF EACH SUBSEQUENT ASSESSMENT (OR MORE OFTEN IF THE SENIOR'S  NEEDS
REQUIRE),  THE  OFFICE  SHALL ESTABLISH A MONTHLY BUDGET FOR PAYMENT FOR
THE SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER SUCH PLAN.   TOTAL ANNUAL  EXPENDITURES  FOR
MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE  SERVICES  MADE  PURSUANT TO TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTICLE
FIVE OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW FOR ALL SUCH SENIORS WITHIN  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT  WITHIN  WHICH  SUCH  SENIORS RESIDE SHALL NOT EXCEED

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SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE OF THE ANNUAL RATES PAYABLE UNDER SUCH
TITLE FOR NURSING HOME SERVICES WITHIN THE SOCIAL SERVICES  DISTRICT  IN
WHICH  SUCH  SENIORS RESIDE, SUCH AMOUNT TO BE DETERMINED BY MULTIPLYING
THE  TOTAL NUMBER OF SENIORS WITHIN THE PROGRAM IN ANY YEAR BY THE AVER-
AGE OF THE ANNUAL RATES PAYABLE FOR SUCH NURSING HOME SERVICES.
  (C) SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE SENIOR CARE  CHOICES  PROGRAM  INCLUDE
SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  THE OFFICE, AND PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE WAIVER,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUCH  LONG  TERM  CARE  SERVICES  AS  CARE,
TREATMENT,  MAINTENANCE  AND  SERVICES  PROVIDED  IN  A NURSING FACILITY
LICENSED UNDER  ARTICLE  TWENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  OR
PROVIDED BY A HOME CARE SERVICES AGENCY, CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY OR
LONG  TERM  HOME  HEALTH  CARE PROGRAM, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTY-SIX
HUNDRED TWO OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR PROVIDED BY AN ADULT DAY HEALTH
CARE PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
OR PROVIDED BY A PERSONAL CARE PROVIDER LICENSED  OR  REGULATED  BY  ANY
OTHER  STATE  OR LOCAL AGENCY, AND SUCH OTHER SERVICES FOR WHICH MEDICAL
ASSISTANCE IS OR OTHERWISE WOULD BE AVAILABLE  PURSUANT  TO  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  LAW  INCLUDING  THOSE  WHICH  ARE DESIGNATED AS LONG TERM CARE
SERVICES IN LAW OR REGULATIONS OF THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH,  CONSUMER
DIRECTED  PERSONAL  ASSISTANCE  SERVICES AND SUCH OTHER SERVICES AS HOME
MODIFICATION, TELEHEALTH, PHARMACY REVIEW AND PALLIATIVE CARE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

assembly Bill A2526

Transfers any unspent funds from the regents health care professional opportunity scholarship program to the regents physician loan forgiveness program

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Summary

Transfers any unspent funds from the regents health care professional opportunity scholarship program to the regents physician loan forgiveness program and provides direction to distribute these funds to meet the same purposes as originally intended.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2526
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §605, Ed L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2526

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to funding  of  physician
  loan forgiveness programs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of  section  605  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
  G.  USE  OF  EXCESS  FUNDS  FROM  THE REGENTS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS. ANY FUNDS APPLIED  TOWARD  THIS  PROGRAM  FROM
UNUSED  ALLOCATIONS DIRECTED TOWARD THE REGENTS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TEN OF  THIS  SECTION,
SHALL  BE  DISTRIBUTED  IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGENTS RULES THAT SHALL GIVE
PRIORITY TO PHYSICIANS WHO ARE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED AND/OR MEMBERS
OF AN UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY GROUP. AWARDEES  SHALL  PROVIDE  SERVICE
PAYBACK  IN  AN  AREA DESIGNATED AS HAVING A SHORTAGE OF PHYSICIANS, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PRIMARY CARE SERVICES.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 10 of  section  605  of  the
education law, as added by chapter 31 of the laws of 1985, is amended to
read as follows:
  Regents  health  care  professional  opportunity scholarships shall be
awarded annually to students who are beginning or engaged in an approved
program in medicine or dentistry and who are economically  disadvantaged
and/or members of an underrepresented minority group, provided, however,
that  to  the  extent  that regents health care professional opportunity
scholarships are not awarded, such [scholarships  shall  be  awarded  as
regents  professional  opportunity scholarships] REMAINING FUNDING SHALL
BE APPLIED TO THE REGENTS  PHYSICIAN  LOAN  FORGIVENESS  PROGRAM.  These
scholarships  shall  be  classified  and  allocated  in  accordance with
regents rules.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05541-01-5

A. 2526                             2

  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
ments to subdivisions 9 and 10 of section 605 of the education law, made
by sections one and two of this act, shall not affect the termination of
such  program  and  scholarship  respectively  pursuant to section 17 of
chapter  31 of the laws of 1985, as amended, and such program and schol-
arship shall terminate therewith.

assembly Bill A2510

Provides for issuance of annual special hauling permits for trucking companies in certain circumstances on the New York state thruway in the Westchester area

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Summary

Provides for issuance of annual special hauling permits for trucking companies in certain circumstances on the New York state thruway in the Westchester area.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2510
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381-a, Pub Auth L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2510

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  issuance  of
  annual  special  hauling  permits  for  trucking  companies in certain
  circumstances on the New York state thruway in the Westchester area

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 381-a to read as follows:
  S 381-A. FURTHER ADDITIONAL POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY TO  ISSUE  SPECIAL
HAULING  PERMITS  IN  THE  WESTCHESTER  AREA. 1. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY
AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO  ISSUE  ANNUAL  SPECIAL  HAULING  PERMITS  TO
TRUCKING  COMPANIES  FOR  TRAVEL  WITHIN  THE WESTCHESTER AREA WHEN SUCH
TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE OPERATING IN RESPONSE TO CERTAIN SPECIAL  CIRCUM-
STANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A)  AN  EMERGENCY SITUATION CALLED IN BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTA-
TION AUTHORITY;
  (B) AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ROCK  SLIDES
AND BRIDGE OR STRUCTURAL COLLAPSES CALLED IN BY THE AUTHORITY;
  (C)  AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACILITY AND
STRUCTURE MAINTENANCE CALLED IN BY  CONSOLIDATED  EDISON  OR  ANY  OTHER
LOCAL UTILITY COMPANY.
  2.  SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE VALID FOR ONE YEAR AND MAY BE RENEWED ANNUAL-
LY.
  3. THE PROCESSING FEE FOR SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the thruway authori-
ty shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for  the  imple-
mentation of this act on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05486-01-5

assembly Bill A2524

Allows livestock owners to directly purchase killed rabies vaccine for the purpose of vaccinating livestock owned by such livestock owner

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
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Summary

Allows livestock owners to purchase and possess rabies vaccine and to vaccinate their livestock against rabies during emergency rabies outbreak situations as determined by the commissioner of health; provides for the expiration and repeal of such provisions after two years; defines livestock for the purpose of this section.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2524
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §89-a, Ag & Mkts L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2524

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  administration  of  rabies  vaccine to livestock and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 89-a to read as follows:
  S  89-A.  ADMINISTRATION  OF  RABIES  VACCINE. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER SECTION OF LAW, ANY LIVESTOCK OWNER MAY DIRECTLY  PURCHASE  KILLED
RABIES  VACCINE  FOR  THE SOLE PURPOSE OF VACCINATING LIVESTOCK OWNED BY
SUCH LIVESTOCK OWNER. LIVESTOCK VACCINATED IN SUCH A MANNER WITHOUT  THE
DIRECT  OR  SUPERVISORY  PARTICIPATION  OF  A  VETERINARIAN  WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED AS VACCINATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT  OF
AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS,  OR ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, OR AGENT OF
THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF MATTERS INVOLVING STATE ACTION  OR  POLICY
TOWARDS LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, QUARANTINE IN THE CASE
OF  A  RABIES  OUTBREAK  OR  LOCAL RABIES EMERGENCY, AND ELIGIBILITY FOR
PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR OR ANY COUNTY OR LOCAL FAIR RUN
BY ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.  LIVESTOCK VACCI-
NATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR INDEMNIFICATION
FOR RABIES AS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE SIX-A OF THIS  CHAPTER  IF  IT  IS
DETERMINED  THAT  SUCH  VACCINATIONS,  CONDUCTED  WITHOUT  THE DIRECT OR
SUPERVISORY PARTICIPATION OF A VETERINARIAN, CONTRIBUTED TO THE  DAMAGES
TO THE ANIMAL.
  (2)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, THE TERM "LIVESTOCK" SHALL MEAN
CATTLE AND HORSES AND ANY SPECIES OF LIVESTOCK THAT ARE INDICATED ON THE
VACCINE LABEL OR PACKAGE INSERT. THE TERM  "LIVESTOCK"  SHALL  NOT  MEAN
DOGS  AND  CATS.  ALL  KILLED  RABIES  VACCINES  MUST BE ADMINISTERED IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01489-01-5

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ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS  OF  THE  PRODUCT  LABEL  OR  PACKAGE
INSERT.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

assembly Bill A2523

Authorizes municipalities to make purchases from other municipalities' contracts

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Summary

Authorizes municipalities to make purchases from other municipalities' contracts.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2523
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2523

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  municipalities to make purchases from other municipalities' contracts

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 103 of the general municipal  law,
as  separately amended by section 5 of subpart A of part C of chapter 97
of the laws of 2011 and by chapter 608 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
any officer, board or agency  of  a  political  subdivision  or  of  any
district therein authorized to make purchases of materials, equipment or
supplies,  or  to contract for services, may make such purchases, or may
contract for services, other than services subject to  article  nine  of
the  labor  law,  when  available,  through: (A) the county in which the
political subdivision or district is located; or [through] (B) any coun-
ty within the state subject to the rules established pursuant to  subdi-
vision  two  of  section  four hundred eight-a of the county law; OR (C)
ANOTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR DISTRICT OF ANY COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE
SUBJECT TO THE RULES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF  SECTION
FOUR  HUNDRED  EIGHT-A  OF  THE  COUNTY LAW; provided that the political
subdivision or district for which such officer,  board  or  agency  acts
shall  accept  sole  responsibility  for  any  payment due the vendor or
contractor. All purchases and all contracts for such services  shall  be
subject to audit and inspection by the political subdivision or district
for which made. Prior to making such purchases or contracts the officer,
board  or  agency  shall  consider whether such contracts will result in
cost savings after all factors, including charges for service, material,
and delivery, have been considered. No officer, board  or  agency  of  a
political subdivision or of any district therein shall make any purchase

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01490-01-5

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or  contract for any such services through the county in which the poli-
tical subdivision or district is located or through  any  county  within
the  state  when bids and offers have been received for such purchase or
such services by such officer, board or agency, unless such purchase may
be  made  or the contract for such services may be entered into upon the
same terms, conditions and specifications at a lower price  through  the
county.
  S  2.  Subdivision  3  of section 103 of the general municipal law, as
amended by chapter 608 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
any officer, board or agency  of  a  political  subdivision  or  of  any
district therein authorized to make purchases of materials, equipment or
supplies,  or  to contract for services, may make such purchases, or may
contract for services, other than services subject to article  eight  or
nine  of  the  labor  law,  when available[,]: (A) through the county in
which the political subdivision or district is located; or [through] (B)
any county within the state subject to the rules established pursuant to
subdivision two of section four hundred eight-a of the  county  law;  OR
(C)  ANOTHER  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR DISTRICT OF ANY COUNTY WITHIN THE
STATE SUBJECT TO THE RULES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
SECTION  FOUR HUNDRED EIGHT-A OF THE COUNTY LAW; provided that the poli-
tical subdivision or district for which such officer,  board  or  agency
acts  shall accept sole responsibility for any payment due the vendor or
contractor. All purchases and all contracts for such services  shall  be
subject to audit and inspection by the political subdivision or district
for which made. Prior to making such purchases or contracts the officer,
board  or  agency  shall  consider whether such contracts will result in
cost savings after all factors, including charges for service, material,
and delivery, have been considered. No officer, board  or  agency  of  a
political subdivision or of any district therein shall make any purchase
or  contract for any such services through the county in which the poli-
tical subdivision or district is located or through  any  county  within
the  state  when bids and offers have been received for such purchase or
such services by such officer, board or agency, unless such purchase may
be made or the contract for such services may be entered into  upon  the
same  terms,  conditions and specifications at a lower price through the
county.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
ments  to subdivision 3 of section 103 of the general municipal law made
by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and rever-
sion of such subdivision pursuant to section 9 of subpart A of part C of
chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, as amended,  when  upon  such  date  the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

assembly Bill A2522

Excludes fundraising from consideration in appropriating state aid and reimbursement for services to volunteer ambulance companies

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Excludes fundraising from consideration in appropriating state aid and reimbursement for services to volunteer ambulance companies, including regional emergency medical councils.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2522
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3005-c, Pub Health L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2522

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  excluding  money
  raised  by  fundraising  for volunteer emergency medical services when
  allocating state funding

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
3005-c to read as follows:
  S  3005-C.  FUNDRAISING  BY  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  COMPANIES.  1.  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION  A  "FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY" MEANS A METHOD OF
RAISING FUNDS TO EFFECTUATE THE LAWFUL PURPOSES OF A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE
COMPANY, BUT SHALL NOT  INCLUDE  ANY  METHOD  PROHIBITED  BY  THE  STATE
CONSTITUTION  OR  THE  PENAL STATUTES OF THIS STATE, OR THE CONDUCT OF A
BUSINESS OR OTHER COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE EXCEPT ON TEMPORARY BASIS FOR  A
PERIOD  OR  PERIODS NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF NINETY DAYS IN ANY CALENDAR
YEAR.
  2. MONIES GENERATED FROM FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES SHALL NOT  BE  CONSID-
ERED WHEN DETERMINING STATE AID OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES TO PARTIC-
IPATING  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  COMPANIES,  INCLUDING  REGIONAL EMERGENCY
MEDICAL COUNCILS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




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                                                           LBD01488-01-5

assembly Bill A2507

Provides that persons who sell or rent video games shall display a warning with respect to the relationship between playing video games and epileptic seizures

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Provides that persons who sell or rent video games shall display a warning sign with respect to the relationship between playing video games and epileptic seizures; establishes penalties for a violation of such provisions.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2507
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-gg, Gen Bus L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2507

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  epilepsy warnings on video games

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-gg to read as follows:
  S 399-GG. VIDEO GAME;  EPILEPSY  WARNING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  THE  TERM  "VIDEO  GAME" SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE ANY VIDEO GAME
SYSTEM, VIDEO GAME  CARTRIDGE,  VIDEO  GAME  COMPACT  DISC,  VIDEO  GAME
DIGITAL  VERSATILE  DISC  OR  DIGITAL  VIDEO DISC, VIDEO GAME COMPONENT,
VIDEO GAME ACCESSORY, OR VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER OF ANY VARIETY.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO SELLS, OFFERS FOR SALE,  RENTS  OR  OFFERS  TO  RENT
VIDEO  GAMES TO THE PUBLIC SHALL DISPLAY A SIGN OR POSTER IN A PROMINENT
OR CONSPICUOUS LOCATION WITHIN THE AREA WHERE SUCH VIDEO GAMES ARE  SOLD
OR  RENTED  WHICH  HAS PRINTED THEREON AN EPILEPSY WARNING. SUCH WARNING
SHALL BE IN LETTERS OF NOT LESS THAN THIRTY POINT TYPE AND SHALL CONTAIN
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
                            "EPILEPSY WARNING
                 READ BEFORE USING YOUR VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
  MEDICAL RESEARCH INDICATES A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF  THE  POPULATION  MAY
EXPERIENCE  EPILEPTIC  SEIZURES OR SEIZURE-LIKE SYMPTOMS WHEN EXPOSED TO
CERTAIN STIMULI, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIGHT PATTERNS, FLASHING
LIGHTS OR CERTAIN PATTERNS OF BACKGROUNDS  ON  A  TELEVISION  SCREEN  OR
VIDEO  MONITOR.  EXPOSURE TO THESE STIMULI WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES MAY
INDUCE AN EPILEPTIC SEIZURE OR SEIZURE-LIKE SYMPTOMS IN  THESE  INDIVID-
UALS.   CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN
IN PERSONS WHO HAVE NO PRIOR HISTORY OF SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY.    IF  YOU
EXPERIENCE  ANY  OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE PLAYING A VIDEO GAME --
DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES,  LOSS  OF  AWARENESS,

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                                                           LBD06747-01-5

A. 2507                             2

DISORIENTATION,  AND  INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT OR CONVULSIONS -- IMMEDIATELY
DISCONTINUE USE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE PLAY."
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  SELLS OR RENTS A VIDEO GAME IN VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY  DOLLARS  FOR  EACH
OCCURRENCE.
  S  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
law.

assembly Bill A2520

Includes working farm dogs within the meaning of the term "crops, livestock and livestock products" for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricultural districts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Includes working farm dogs necessary for the control and protection of livestock within the meaning of the term "crops, livestock and livestock products" for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricultural districts.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2520
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2520

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MAGEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  includ-
  ing  working  farm  dogs  necessary  for the control and protection of
  livestock within the meaning of the term "crops, livestock  and  live-
  stock products" for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricul-
  tural districts

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
law is amended by adding a new paragraph k to read as follows:
  K. WORKING FARM DOGS NECESSARY FOR THE CONTROL AND PROTECTION OF LIVE-
STOCK AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH E OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






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                                                           LBD05713-01-5

assembly Bill A2506

Establishes an exemption from the state personal income tax for certain veterans seventy-five years of age or older

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Establishes a total exemption from the state personal income tax for certain veterans of the armed forces of the United States seventy-five years of age or older with an annual total gross income of less than $40,000.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2506
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §601, Tax L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2506

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. TEDISCO, BUTLER, RAIA, THIELE, MILLER -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  establishing  an  exemption
  from  the  state personal income tax for certain veterans seventy-five
  years of age or older

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

  Section  1.  Section  601  of  the  tax law is amended by adding a new
subsection (g-1) to read as follows:
  (G-1) EXEMPT VETERANS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF  LAW  TO
THE CONTRARY, A TAXPAYER SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE TAX UNDER THIS ARTICLE
IF  HE  OR SHE IS A VETERAN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LAW,  WITH  AN
ANNUAL  TOTAL  GROSS  INCOME  OF LESS THAN FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IS
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after the first of  January  next  succeeding  the
date on which it shall have become a law.





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                                                           LBD02628-01-5

assembly Bill A2519

Authorizes the creation of certain local civil administrative enforcement procedures in the town of Huntington

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Authorizes the creation of certain local civil administrative enforcement procedures in the town of Huntington.

Bill Details

Versions:
A2519
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §380, Gen Muni L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2519

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LUPINACCI  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  local civil administrative enforcement procedures in the town of Hunt-
  ington

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

  Section 1. Section 380 of the general  municipal  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING AN ADMIN-
ISTRATIVE  ADJUDICATION  HEARING  PROCEDURE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE FOR ALL CODE AND ORDINANCE  VIOLATIONS  RELATING  TO  CONDITIONS
WHICH  CONSTITUTE  A  THREAT  OR  DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR
WELFARE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






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                                                           LBD04603-01-5

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