senate Bill S7919

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 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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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
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
message of necessity - appropriation
ordered to third reading cal.524
referred to rules

S7919 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9953
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20 & 29-a, Exec L

S7919 (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).

S7919 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7919 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7919

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- (at request of the Governor) --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Rules

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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12048-08-0

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