Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to cities 1
|Jan 18, 2023
referred to cities 1
Senate Bill S2115
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities 1 Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2115 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2115 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Waives the assessment of fines or monetary penalties against a not-for-profit organization, school, place of worship or small business located in a city with a population of one million or more by a state or local agency for a violation of law, rule, regulation or executive order during the COVID-19 covered period; provides exceptions.
2023-S2115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2115 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: An act to enact the "save our stores act" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: 1. Title "Save our Stores Act." 2. Section 1, Paragraph (a) In a city with a population of one million or more, any fine assessed against a not-for-profit organization, place of worship, school or small business by a state or local agency for a violation during the COVID-19 covered period shall be deemed void and waived unless it falls under paragraph b Paragraph (b) lists several violations deemed too severe to be void and waived 3. Effective date JUSTIFICATION:
2023-S2115 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2115 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1 AN ACT to enact the "save our stores act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "save our stores act". § 2. 1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, in a city with a population of one million or more, any fine or monetary civil penalty assessed against a not-for-profit organiza- tion, school, place of worship or small business by a state or local agency for a violation of state or local law, rule, regulation or execu- tive order during the COVID-19 covered period shall be deemed void and waived unless such fines or penalties are assessed for a violation provided in paragraph (b) of this subdivision. (b) No waiver of fines or penalties shall be given if a state or local agency determines that the violation may result in a natural resource damage claim or serious actual harm, is a violation of human or civil rights law, results in loss of employee wages or benefits, interferes with any remedy, review, or resolution related to harassment or discrim- ination claims, was or is a willful violation, involves tax fraud, violates requirements related to federal funding to the state, relates to state funding or procurement, or is a penal law violation. 2. For the purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "COVID-19 covered period" means the duration of the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020 pursuant to executive order number two hundred two of two thousand twenty; and (b) "Small business" means any business which is resident in this state, independently owned and operated, and employs one hundred or less individuals. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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