assembly Bill A7963

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the preservation of regionally significant projects with respect to agencies drawing on funds for new building projects

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to local governments
May 29, 2019 referred to local governments

A7963 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §862, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A7253, S2728

A7963 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the law to include the preservation of regionally significant projects with respect to agencies drawing on funds for new building projects.

A7963 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019

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

AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the preserva-
  tion of regionally significant projects


  Section  1.  Section  862  of the general municipal law, as amended by
section 1 of part J of chapter 59 of the laws of  2013,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  § 862. Restrictions on funds of the agency. (1) No funds of the agency
shall  be used in respect of any project if the completion thereof would
result in the removal of an industrial or  manufacturing  plant  of  the
project occupant from one area of the state to another area of the state
or in the abandonment of one or more plants or facilities of the project
occupant  located  within  the  state,  provided,  however, that neither
restriction shall apply if the agency shall determine on  the  basis  of
the  application  before  it that the project is reasonably necessary to
discourage the project occupant from removing such other plant or facil-
ity to a location outside  the  state  or  is  reasonably  necessary  to
preserve the competitive position of the project occupant in its respec-
tive industry.
  (2)  [(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subdivision, no]
NO financial assistance of the agency shall be provided  in  respect  of
any  project  where  facilities  or  property that are primarily used in
making retail sales to customers who personally  visit  such  facilities
constitute  more  than  one-third  of  the  total  project cost. For the
purposes of this article, "retail sales" shall  mean:  (i)  sales  by  a
registered  vendor  under  article twenty-eight of the tax law primarily
engaged in the retail sale of tangible personal property, as defined  in
subparagraph  (i) of paragraph four of subdivision (b) of section eleven
hundred one of the tax law; or (ii) sales of a service to  such  custom-

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