senate Bill S5261

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for expanded ownership in design professional corporations by employee stock ownership plans and non-licensed employees

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.893
Mar 01, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 4, 2021

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S5261 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1891
Law Section:
Business Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1503, 1507, 1514 & 1505, BC L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A3460
2019-2020: A3514

S5261 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for expanded ownership in design professional corporations by employee stock ownership plans and non-licensed employees.

S5261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5261
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,
   Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the business corporation law, in relation to providing
   for expanded ownership in design professional corporations by employee
   stock ownership plans and non-licensed employees
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraphs  (i) and (ii) of paragraph (b-1) of section
 1503 of the business corporation law, as added by  chapter  550  of  the
 laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
   (i)  greater  than  seventy-five  percent of the outstanding shares of
 stock of the corporation are owned by design professionals AND  AN  ESOP
 (OR  ESOPS)  WITH GREATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PLAN'S VOTING
 TRUSTEES OR GREATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF  THE  PLAN'S  COMMITTEE
 MEMBERS BEING DESIGN PROFESSIONALS,
   (ii)  an ESOP, either in part or in its entirety, shall not constitute
 part of the greater than seventy-five percent owned  by  design  profes-
 sionals  UNLESS  GREATER  THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PLAN'S VOTING
 TRUSTEES OR GREATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF  THE  PLAN'S  COMMITTEE
 MEMBERS ARE DESIGN PROFESSIONALS,
   §  2.  Subparagraphs  (i) and (ii) of paragraph (b) of section 1507 of
 the business corporation law, as added by chapter 550  of  the  laws  of
 2011, are amended to read as follows:
   (i)  greater  than  seventy-five  percent of the outstanding shares of
 stock of the corporation are owned by design professionals AND  AN  ESOP
 (OR  ESOPS)  WITH GREATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PLAN'S VOTING
 TRUSTEES OR GREATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF  THE  PLAN'S  COMMITTEE
 MEMBERS BEING DESIGN PROFESSIONALS,
   (ii)  an ESOP, either in part or in its entirety, shall not constitute
 part of the greater than seventy-five percent owned  by  design  profes-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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