senate Bill S2115

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "save our stores act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities 1 Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2023 referred to cities 1

S2115 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cities 1
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S9088, A11177
2021-2022: S3684, A2587

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.

S2115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2115 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

   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
   § 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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