assembly Bill A9953

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to issuing by the governor of any directive necessary to respond to a state disaster emergency; appropriation

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Current Bill Status Via S7919 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2020 signed chap.23
delivered to governor
Mar 02, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
message of necessity - appropriation
ordered to third reading rules cal.12
substituted for a9953
Mar 02, 2020 substituted by s7919
motion to amend lost
ordered to third reading rules cal.12
rules report cal.12
reported
reported referred to rules
referred to ways and means

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A9953 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7919
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20 & 29-a, Exec L

A9953 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits the governor to issue by executive order any directive necessary to respond to a state disaster emergency; and makes a $40,000,000 appropriation from the state purposes account of the general fund for responding to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A9953 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9953

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ORTIZ -- (at request of the Governor) -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to issuing by the  gover-
  nor of any directive necessary to respond to a state disaster emergen-
  cy;  making an appropriation therefor; and providing for the repeal of
  certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 20 of the executive
law,  as  amended  by  section  1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of
2010, is amended to read follows:
  a. "disaster" means occurrence or imminent, IMPENDING OR URGENT threat
of wide spread or severe damage, injury, or loss  of  life  or  property
resulting from any natural or man-made causes, including, but not limit-
ed  to,  fire,  flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, high water, land-
slide, mudslide, wind, storm, wave action, volcanic activity,  epidemic,
DISEASE  OUTBREAK,  air  contamination,  terrorism, cyber event, blight,
drought, infestation, explosion, radiological accident, nuclear,  chemi-
cal, biological, or bacteriological release, water contamination, bridge
failure or bridge collapse.
  § 2. Section 29-a of the executive law, as added by chapter 640 of the
laws of 1978, subdivision 1 as amended by section 7 of part G of chapter
55 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  § 29-a. Suspension  of  other laws.  1. Subject to the state constitu-
tion, the federal constitution and federal statutes and regulations, the
governor may by executive order temporarily suspend [specific provisions
of] any statute, local law, ordinance, or orders, rules or  regulations,
or  parts  thereof,  of any agency during a state disaster emergency, if
compliance with such provisions would prevent, hinder, or  delay  action
necessary  to cope with the disaster OR IF NECESSARY TO ASSIST OR AID IN
COPING WITH SUCH DISASTER.  THE GOVERNOR, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, MAY  ISSUE
ANY  DIRECTIVE DURING A STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THE FOLLOW-
ING INSTANCES: FIRE, FLOOD, EARTHQUAKE, HURRICANE, TORNADO, HIGH  WATER,
LANDSLIDE,  MUDSLIDE,  WIND,  STORM,  WAVE  ACTION,  VOLCANIC  ACTIVITY,

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