senate Bill S7699

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes issues guidelines for granting contracts to disabled veterans eligible under the home for heroes program

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Jun 17, 2014 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1454
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 30, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S7699 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9953
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Private Housing Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28 ยงยง1240 -1242, Priv Hous Fin L

S7699 - Summary

Authorizes guidelines for granting contracts to disabled veterans eligible under the access to home for heroes program.

S7699 - Sponsor Memo

S7699 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7699

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  BALL,  NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

AN ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to disabled
  veteran access to home for heroes contracts

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

  Section  1. The private housing finance law is amended by adding a new
article 28 to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE XXVIII
               NEW YORK ACCESS TO HOME FOR HEROES PROGRAM
SECTION 1240. STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1241. DEFINITIONS.
        1242. ACCESS TO HOME FOR HEROES CONTRACTS.
  S 1240. STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE
HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT MANY DISABLED VETERANS IN NEW YORK  STATE
FACE  A SIGNIFICANT IMPEDIMENT TO ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS A
RESULT OF SERVICE RELATED INJURIES, AGE OR HEALTH RELATED  DISABILITIES.
THESE  MEN  AND  WOMEN  HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY AND STATE WITH HONOR AND
DISTINCTION AND DESERVE TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM INDEPENDENCE,  SOCIAL  INTER-
ACTION  AND  COMMUNITY  INTEGRATION. PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH
THE COST OF ADAPTING THE DWELLING UNITS OF  OUR  DISABLED  VETERANS,  IS
FUNDAMENTAL  TO  PROVIDING FOR THE PROMISE OF LIVING SAFELY, COMFORTABLY
AND PRODUCTIVELY IN THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTING OF THEIR CHOICE.
  S 1241. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "CORPORATION" SHALL MEAN THE HOUSING TRUST FUND CORPORATION  ESTAB-
LISHED IN SECTION FORTY-FIVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  2.   "ELIGIBLE   APPLICANT"  SHALL  MEAN  A  CITY,  TOWN,  VILLAGE  OR
NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION IN EXISTENCE FOR A  PERIOD  OF  ONE  OR  MORE
YEARS  PRIOR  TO APPLICATION, WHICH IS, OR WILL BE AT THE TIME OF AWARD,
INCORPORATED UNDER THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW AND  HAS  SUBSTAN-
TIAL EXPERIENCE IN ADAPTING OR RETROFITTING HOMES FOR PERSONS WITH DISA-
BILITIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15406-01-4

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