senate Bill S4053A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides grants to owners of small businesses to rebuild storefronts severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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Feb 21, 2014 print number 4053a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Mar 06, 2013 referred to finance

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S4053 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6072A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-v, St Fin L

S4053 - Bill Texts

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Provides grants to owners of small businesses to rebuild storefronts severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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BILL NUMBER:S4053

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
providing grants to rebuild storefronts damaged by Hurricane Sandy

PURPOSE: To provide a grant of $10,000 to a small business which has a
storefront in order to rehabilitate the facade of the building.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: To provide a state grant of $10,000 to a small
business that was damaged by storms, rains or floods which occurred
during the period beginning on October 29, 2012 and ending November 3,
2012. A small business is defined as any business located within this
area, independently owned and operated, and employs 50 or less
individuals. The grant could only be used to rehabilitate, repair or
replace a storefront of a business that existed prior to October 29,
2012, and the business owner must provide proof that the storefront is
severely damaged and that the damage was sustained by Hurricane Sandy.

JUSTIFICATION: Hurricane Sandy was a powerful superstorm that struck
New York and several neighboring states on October 29, 2012. In
Queens, New York, specifically in the Rockaway section, extensive
destruction occurred to many small businesses which has devastated the
local economy of the community. A grant of $10,000 would provide an
opportunity for a small business owner to rehabilitate and / or
display new signage on their storefront as a way to beautify the
business and to send a message to the community that they are back in
business during this economic crisis.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $10,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  4053

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  providing  grants
  to rebuild storefronts damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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

  Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this  act,  the  following
terms shall have the following meanings:
  1. "Severely damaged storefront" shall mean a storefront of a property
which  was  damaged  as  a  result  of  Hurricane Sandy and the costs of
repairs to rebuild such storefront total ten thousand dollars or more.
  2. "Hurricane Sandy" shall mean the storms,  rains,  or  floods  which
occurred  during  the  period  beginning  on October 29, 2012 and ending
November 3, 2012.
  3. "Small business" shall mean any business which  is  located  within
this  state,  independently  owned  and  operated, and employes fifty or
fewer individuals.
  S 2. Storefront repair program. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, an owner of a small business  who,  as  a  result  of  Hurricane
Sandy,  sustained  a severely damaged storefront shall be eligible for a
grant of ten thousand dollars to repair, rehabilitate, or  replace  such
storefront.
  2.  Application  by  a  small  business  owner for a grant pursuant to
subdivision one of this section shall be made to the division  of  home-
land  security  and emergency services in a manner and form to be deter-
mined by such division. Such  application  shall  include,  but  not  be
limited to:
  a. proof that the business operated by the owner is a small business;
  b. proof that the business was operated prior to Hurricane Sandy;
  c.  proof  that  the  damage sustained to the storefront was caused by
Hurricane Sandy;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09341-01-3

S. 4053                             2

  d. proof that the storefront is a severely damaged storefront; and
  e. any other information that such division deems relevant.
  3.  Application for a grant authorized by this act shall be made on or
before July 1, 2014.
  S 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 93-a  to
read as follows:
  S  93-A.  HURRICANE  SANDY  STOREFRONT REPAIR FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND TO BE  KNOWN  AS  THE  "HURRICANE
SANDY STOREFRONT REPAIR FUND".
  2. THE SOURCE OF FUNDS SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS COLLECTED THEREFOR,
OR  MONEYS  CREDITED, APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER
FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW, OR ANY OTHER MONEYS MADE  AVAILABLE  FOR
THE  PURPOSES  OF  THE FUND. ANY INTEREST RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER ON
MONEYS ON DEPOSIT SHALL BE RETAINED IN AND BECOME A PART  OF  THE  FUND,
UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY LAW.
  3.  FOLLOWING  APPROPRIATION  BY  THE  LEGISLATURE, MONEYS IN THE FUND
SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR GRANTS AUTHORIZED BY THE CHAPTER OF THE  LAWS  OF
TWO  THOUSAND THIRTEEN WHICH ADDED THIS SECTION TO REPAIR, REHABILITATE,
OR REPLACE ELIGIBLE STOREFRONTS DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY.
  4. THE MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE PAID OUT ON THE AUDIT  AND  WARRANT
OF  THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF
HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

S4053A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6072A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-v, St Fin L

S4053A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides grants to owners of small businesses to rebuild storefronts severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4053A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
providing grants to rebuild storefronts damaged by Hurricane Sandy

PURPOSE:

To provide a grant of $10,000 to a small business which has a
storefront in order to rehabilitate the facade of the building.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

To provide a state grant of $10,000 to a small business that was
damaged by storms, rains or floods which occurred during the period
beginning on October 29, 2012 and ending November 3, 2012. A small
business is defined as any business located within this area,
independently owned and operated, and employs 50 or less individuals.
The grant could only be used to rehabilitate, repair or replace a
storefront of a business that existed prior to October 29, 2012, and
the business owner must provide proof that the storefront is severely
damaged and that the damage was sustained by Hurricane Sandy.

JUSTIFICATION:

Hurricane Sandy was a powerful superstorm that struck New York and
several neighboring states on October 29, 2012. In Queens, New York,
specifically in the Rockaway section, extensive destruction occurred
to many small businesses which has devastated the local economy of the
community. A grant of $10,000 would provide an opportunity for a small
business owner to rehabilitate and / or display new signage on their
storefront as a way to beautify the business and to send a message to
the community that they are back in business during this economic
crisis.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: S. 4053 - Referred to Finance.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

$10,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 4053--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to providing grants
  to rebuild storefronts damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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

  Section  1.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following
terms shall have the following meanings:
  1. "Severely damaged storefront" shall mean a storefront of a property
which was damaged as a result  of  Hurricane  Sandy  and  the  costs  of
repairs to rebuild such storefront total ten thousand dollars or more.
  2.  "Hurricane  Sandy"  shall  mean the storms, rains, or floods which
occurred during the period beginning on  October  29,  2012  and  ending
November 3, 2012.
  3.  "Small  business"  shall mean any business which is located within
this state, independently owned and operated, and employs fifty or fewer
individuals.
  S 2. Storefront repair program. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, an owner of a small business  who,  as  a  result  of  Hurricane
Sandy,  sustained  a severely damaged storefront shall be eligible for a
grant of ten thousand dollars to repair, rehabilitate, or  replace  such
storefront.
  2.  Application  by  a  small  business  owner for a grant pursuant to
subdivision one of this section shall be made to the division  of  home-
land  security  and emergency services in a manner and form to be deter-
mined by such division. Such  application  shall  include,  but  not  be
limited to:
  a. proof that the business operated by the owner is a small business;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09341-02-4

S. 4053--A                          2

  b. proof that the business was operated prior to Hurricane Sandy;
  c.  proof  that  the  damage sustained to the storefront was caused by
Hurricane Sandy;
  d. proof that the storefront is a severely damaged storefront; and
  e. any other information that such division deems relevant.
  3. Application for a grant authorized by this act shall be made on  or
before July 1, 2015.
  S  3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-v to
read as follows:
  S 99-V. HURRICANE SANDY STOREFRONT REPAIR FUND.  1.  THERE  IS  HEREBY
ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF  TAXATION  AND  FINANCE  A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "HURRICANE
SANDY STOREFRONT REPAIR FUND".
  2. THE SOURCE OF FUNDS SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS COLLECTED THEREFOR,
OR MONEYS CREDITED, APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM  ANY  OTHER
FUND  OR  SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW, OR ANY OTHER MONEYS MADE AVAILABLE FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND. ANY INTEREST RECEIVED BY  THE  COMPTROLLER  ON
MONEYS  ON  DEPOSIT  SHALL BE RETAINED IN AND BECOME A PART OF THE FUND,
UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY LAW.
  3. FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION BY THE  LEGISLATURE,  MONEYS  IN  THE  FUND
SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE FOR GRANTS AUTHORIZED BY THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF
TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN WHICH ADDED THIS SECTION TO REPAIR,  REHABILITATE,
OR REPLACE ELIGIBLE STOREFRONTS DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY.
  4.  THE  MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE PAID OUT ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT
OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE DIVISION  OF
HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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