senate Bill S8504

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a COVID-19 relief grant program for veterans service organizations impacted by COVID-19; and makes an appropriation therefor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 08, 2022 referred to finance

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S8504 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9866
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §16-aaa, UDC Act

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a COVID-19 relief grant program for veterans service organizations impacted by COVID-19 to provide grants to eligible veterans service organizations to defray certain expenses of the organization including rent, utilities, scheduled mortgage payments, scheduled debt payments and other ordinary and necessary business expenses; makes an appropriation therefor.

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8504
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. JORDAN, ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,  constituting  the  New
   York  urban development corporation act, in relation to establishing a
   COVID-19 relief  grant  program  for  veterans  service  organizations
   impacted by COVID-19; and making an appropriation therefor

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Veterans
 Service Organizations COVID-19 relief act".
   §  2.  Section  1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the
 New York urban development corporation act, is amended by adding  a  new
 section 16-aaa to read as follows:
   §  16-AAA.  THE  COVID-19  RELIEF  GRANT  PROGRAM FOR VETERANS SERVICE
 ORGANIZATIONS. 1.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION MEANS AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS CHAR-
 TERED UNDER PART B OF SUBTITLE II OF TITLE 36, UNITED STATES  CODE,  AND
 INCLUDES ANY LOCAL OR AREA CHAPTER, POST, OR OTHER UNIT.
   (B)  ELIGIBLE  VETERANS  SERVICE ORGANIZATION MEANS A VETERANS SERVICE
 ORGANIZATION THAT EXPERIENCED A FORTY PERCENT OR GREATER LOSS  OF  GROSS
 REVENUE  DURING  EITHER  THE  2020 OR 2021 TAX YEAR AS COMPARED TO THEIR
 GROSS REVENUE DURING THE 2019 TAX YEAR.
   2. ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSES. THE CORPORATION SHALL ESTABLISH A  FUND
 TO  BE  KNOWN AS THE "VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS COVID-19 RELIEF ACT
 FUND" AND SHALL PAY INTO SUCH FUND ANY  MONIES  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE
 CORPORATION  FOR  SUCH  FUND  FROM ANY SOURCE. THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF
 SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED. THE CORPORATION  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO
 ACCEPT,  AS  AGENT  OF  THE  STATE,  ANY GIFT, GRANT, DEVISE OR BEQUEST,
 WHETHER CONDITIONAL OR  UNCONDITIONAL,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO
 FEDERAL  GRANTS,  AND  TO USE MONIES MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM FROM
 ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE  SOURCE,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  IMPLEMENTING  THE
 PROGRAM.  THE  CORPORATION  SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER FROM THE MONIES
 MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM ITS OWN NECESSARY  AND  DOCUMENTED  COSTS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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