R1051

Senate budget resolution in response to the 2017-2018 Executive Budget submission

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RESOLUTION in response to the 2017-2018 Executive Budget submission
(Legislative Bills S2000B, S2003B, S2004B, S2005B, S2006B, S2007A,
S2008B and S2009B) to be adopted as legislation expressing the position
of the New York State Senate relating to the 2017-2018 New York State
Budget

WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to effectuate the timely
passage of a State Budget; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to engage in the Budget
Conference Committee process, which promotes increased participation by
the members of the Legislature and the public; and
WHEREAS, The Senate Finance Committee has conducted an extensive study
and review of the Governor's 2017-2018 Executive Budget submission and
has recommended proposed amendments to such Budget submission in the
above referenced Legislative Bills and Report on the Executive Budget;
and
WHEREAS, Article VII of the New York State Constitution provides the
framework under which the New York State Budget is submitted, amended
and enacted. The New York State Courts have limited the Legislature in
how it may change the appropriations bills submitted by the Governor.
The Legislature can delete or reduce items of appropriation contained in
the several appropriation bills submitted by the Governor in conjunction
with the Executive Budget, and it can add additional items of appropri-
ation to those bills provided that such additions are stated separately
and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer each to a
single object or purpose; and
WHEREAS, An extensive study and review of the Governor's 2017-2018
Executive Budget submission has revealed that the construction of the
budget bills submitted to the Legislature by the Governor constrains the
Legislature in its ability to fully effectuate its intent in amending
the Governor's budget submission; and
WHEREAS, The 2017-2018 Executive Budget includes funds for new
programs throughout various agencies which are direct aid and grant
programs, have been drafted as lump sum appropriations and are proposed
to be distributed at the sole discretion of the Executive. In addition,
some of these proposed initiatives related to capital plans have no
corresponding plan details, which is imperative for proper consideration
of these proposals. New capital spending, distributed through regional
economic development councils, is also included in the Executive
proposal; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature has amended the Governor's 2017-2018 Execu-
tive Budget submission to the fullest extent possible within the author-
ity provided to it pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the New York
State Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The Senate, in addition to the Governor's 2017-2018 Executive
Budget submission bills as amended by the Senate in the above referenced
legislative bills, does hereby provide its recommendations as to
provisions in the Governor's 2017-2018 Executive Budget submission which
reflect those items the Senate is constrained from effectuating as
amendments to the 2017-2018 Executive Budget appended hereto; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage of
the Governor's 2017-2018 Executive Budget submission as amended by the
Senate, and the incorporated Report on the Amended Executive Budget may
provide a basis for both houses of the Legislature to convene Committees
on Conference pursuant to Joint Rule III of the Senate and Assembly for
the purpose of reconciling any differences between the amendments to the

Governor's budget as proposed by each house of the Legislature; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That, the above referenced legislative bills (S2000B,
S2003B, S2004B, S2005B, S2006B, S2007A, S2008B and S2009B) be and are
incorporated as part of this resolution and are hereby adopted as the
New York State Legislature's budget proposal for the 2017-2018 New York
State Budget.

REPORT ON THE AMENDED EXECUTIVE BUDGET

ALL STATE AGENCIES AND OPERATIONS

The Senate denies with prejudice the following new language contained
within the body of various appropriations:

* Language that would prevent certain appropriations from becoming
effective contingent upon the Legislature enacting a specified Exec-
utive initiative.
* Language that would allow the Director of the Division of the Budget
to administratively reduce appropriation authority. This language is
in the Aid to Localities Budget of most agencies.
* Language that would require Members of the Legislature to sign a
series of redundant documents prior to Legislative initiatives being
implemented.
* Language that would give the Executive unlimited transfer authority
within the State Operations Budget. This is in addition to the
transfer language included in the Division of the Budget (DOB) and
affects most agencies.
* Language that would consolidate state agency administrative hearings
into a single entity.
* Language that would extend and expand the use of the design-build
project delivery method within appropriations.

The Senate has stricken this language from the appropriation bills
because such language constitutes an impermissible and unconstitutional
over-reach by the Executive, infringing upon the independent role of the
Legislature. This objectionable language constitutes a direct violation
of fundamental separation of powers principles, and goes beyond any
actions sanctioned by the Court of Appeals in Silver v. Pataki.

ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$4.6 million.

AGING, OFFICE FOR THE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $11.3
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $236
million, with the following modifications:
o $10 million to establish a statewide central register of elder
abuse and maltreatment

o $5 million for the Community Services for the Elderly Program
(CSE)
o $500,000 for a Transportation Pilot program for older adults.

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendations to:
o Remove the 25 percent county share exemption from municipalities
through the CSE program
o Consolidate transportation funding into the CSE program.

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation, with the
following modifications:
o $3.35 million for the New York Connects program
o $951,000 for the Naturally Occurring Retiring Communities
(NORCs) and/or Neighborhood NORCs, and provides additional fund-
ing of $49,000
o $700,000 for the establishment of multidisciplinary investi-
gative teams for reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreat-
ment.

Article VII Proposals (S.2007-A)
* The Senate advances legislation to:
o Authorize the establishment of multidisciplinary investigative
teams for the purpose of investigating reports of suspected
elder abuse or maltreatment
o Establish a transportation demonstration program for the purpose
of enabling seniors to remain independent and mobile in their
community
o Require the State Office for the Aging to establish a Statewide
Central Register of Elder Abuse and Maltreatment Reports.

AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $109.3
million as follows:
o Denies $850,000 in contractual services for advertising and
marketing purposes
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under section
18-a of the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs
being passed on to customers.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$41.5 million, with the following modifications:
o Provides for over $12 million in restorations and adds to Agri-
culture programs as follows:
- $1.8 million for Farm-to-Seniors assistance
- $1.5 million for the Farm Viability Institute
- $1 million for the Cornell Diagnostic Lab
- $1 million for Round 4 of the Beginner Farmer Grant Program
- $600,000 for the Northern NY Agriculture Development Program
- $560,000 for Cornell Rabies
- $544,000 for the Apple Growers Association
- $500,000 for the Apple Research and Development Board
- $500,000 for a Cornell farming labor specialist
- $450,000 for assistance to farmers in achieving organic
certification

- $416,000 for FarmNet
- $307,000 for the Wine and Grape Foundation
- $300,000 North Country Farm-To-School
- $266,000 for Pro-Dairy
- $260,000 for Cornell Berry Research
- $125,000 for Christmas Tree Growers
- $250,000 for the Tractor Rollover Prevention program
- $250,000 for Future Agriculture Readiness Marketing (FARM)
Camps
- $220,000 for Dairy Profit Teams at Farm Viability
- $215,000 for the Maple Producers Association
- $200,000 for Suffolk County Deer Fencing matching grants
- $200,000 for a "Seeds of Success" award to promote school
gardens
- $175,000 for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis program
- $175,000 for the Turfgrass Association
- $160,000 for Hops and Barley Research at Cornell
- $160,000 for Local Fair Assistance
- $125,000 for Cornell Maple Research
- $115,000 for Cornell Veterans to Farms
- $100,000 for Cornell Vegetable Research
- $100,000 for Genesee County Agriculture Academy
- $100,000 for Grown on Long Island
- $100,000 for the Wood Products Council
- $100,000 for "Farm to Table Trail" development
- $75,000 for the Corn and Soybean Growers Association
- $60,000 for the Berry Growers Association
- $50,000 for Honeybee research at Cornell
- $50,000 for Cornell Onion Research
- $25,000 for the Low-Cost Vaccine Program
- $20,000 for Island Harvest

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $56.2
million as follows:
o Reduces the State Fair capital account by $20 million to $30
million and specifies that only priority projects of the State
Fair Vision 2017 Task Force are allowable projects.
o Adds $10 million for local fair capital costs.
o Adds $5 million for a competitive grant program for animal shel-
ters.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
of $13.1 million

Article VII Proposal (S. 2009-B)
* PART A - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
Alcoholic Beverage license to TasteNY stores.
* PART B - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
Alcoholic Beverage license for the sale and consumption of alcohol
in movie theaters.

AUDIT AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $300.1
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $32 million.

The Senate supports providing the state comptroller with increased
authority to invest funds deposited in the fish and game trust account.

BUDGET, DIVISION OF THE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $50.1
million with the following modifications:
o Restores:
- $10,000 for fees for the National Conference of Insurance
Legislators
- $469,000 for fees for the Council of State Governments
- $81,000 for fees for the National Conference of State Legis-
latures.

Article VII Proposal (S. 2006-B)
* PART U - The Senate denies with prejudice the Executive proposal to
allow for the consolidation of administrative hearings across State
agencies.

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds Recommendation of $479.5
million as follows:
o Denies the addition of 11 new FTEs

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$3.2 billion, with the following modifications:
o Denies the proposal requiring that Local Social Services
Districts allocate $27 million in discretionary Federal Title XX
block grant funds to child care
o Provides funding for the following programs:
- $39 million to reject the share realignment proposal in the
Foster Care Block Grant
- $1.4 million for 2-1-1
- $15 million in additional funding for the Advantage After
School Program
- $150,000 for the American Legion Boy's State Program
- $400,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters New York City
- $200,000 for the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau
- $200,000 for the Center for Elder Law and Justice
- $2.57 million additional for Child Advocacy Centers
- $500,000 for child care facilitated enrollment in Erie Coun-
ty
- $500,000 for child care facilitated enrollment in Onondaga
County
- $500,000 for child care facilitated enrollment in New York
City
- $4.5 million increase in child care subsidies
- $300,000 for Citizens Committee for New York City

- $300,000 for Community Voices Heard
- $125,000 for Gateway Youth Outreach
- $50,000 for Helen Keller Services for the Blind
- $300,000 for the Hillside Children's Center Reinvesting in
Youth program
- $5 million for immigration defense coalition initiatives
- $600,000 for New Alternatives for Children
- $1 million for the New York State YMCA Foundation
- $1 million for the New York State Alliance of Boys and Girls
Clubs
- $1.7 million in additional funding for the Youth Development
Program
* The Senate will explore the establishment of the Facilitated Enroll-
ment program as a permanent program with authorization to:
o Expand its child care subsidy services Statewide
o Expand enrollment to families with income up to 300 percent of
the Federal poverty level
o Cap family co-payments at affordable amounts

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive Recommendation of $152.7
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
* PART J - The Senate will modify the Executive proposal that raises
the age of criminal responsibility for 16 and 17 year olds in the
State of New York. The Senate supports raising the age of criminal
responsibility while ensuring public safety and the proper balance
of the role and responsibilities of established court systems. The
Senate believes that the State should assist in ensuring that 16 and
17 year olds receive the treatment and programming they need in
order to avoid the repeated cycle of mass incarceration that many of
our youth experience today. At the same time, we must ensure that
the victims of crimes and the effect of criminal actions against
society as a whole are also taken into consideration as we weigh
changes to criminal justice policy. Further, the Senate believes
that any confinement of 16 and 17 year olds, if needed, must be in
an appropriate setting and expresses particular concern about 16 and
17 year old inmates incarcerated at the Rikers Island Facility. The
Senate will also ensure that any changes necessary to achieve these
desired reforms will have no added financial burden to the counties
or other local governments/entities.
* PART K - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the current child welfare financing structure through June 30, 2022
and to deny tuition reimbursement to New York City
* PART L - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to amend the
Family Court definition of "abused child" to include victims of sex
trafficking and other severe forms of trafficking in persons
* PART M - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to provide
greater flexibility to municipalities related to the type of
services, the duration that services can be provided and the age of
youth who can be served in Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs
* PART N - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to establish Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities and will
continue discussions on this health-related matter in the proper
forum
* PART SS - The Senate advances language to direct the Office of Chil-
dren and Family Services to examine, evaluate and make recommenda-

tions on the availability of day care for children in the State,
including an assessment of the demand, costs and economic ramifica-
tions of providing night shift child care subsidies
* PART TT - The Senate advances language to enhance the safety of
child day care programs by strengthening the ability of the Office
of Children and Family Services to suspend or limit a license or
registration to operate in cases where it is necessary to protect
the public health and safety. This part also creates a comprehensive
online registry of child day care providers and their inspection and
violation history

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY)

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $2.9
billion as follows:
o Restores $1.5 million for the Murphy Institute.
o Denies $42.8 million spending authorization associated with a
$250 tuition increase.
o Denies $35 million transfer from CUNY foundations and non-pro-
fits.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $1.5
billion as follows:
o Restores $902,000 for childcare centers.
o Increases community college base aid funding by $3.1 million
($50/FTE).
o Denies $5.4 million in funding for 2,683 additional FTEs associ-
ated with the Executive's proposed Excelsior Scholarship
program.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $402 million
with the following modification:
o Repurposes $75 million in critical maintenance funding to be
outlined for specific projects.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
* PART G - The Senate denies the five-year, $250 annual increase in
tuition.
* PART H - The Senate denies the transfer of 10 percent of CUNY foun-
dation and non-profit annual revenues to be used for tuition assist-
ance.
* PART V - The Senate advances language establishing maintenance of
effort provisions for SUNY and CUNY.
* PART Y - The Senate advances language requiring disclosure of dormi-
tory costs and usage.

The Senate recognizes that the ASAP program has been an important compo-
nent in achieving success for students with remediation needs. The
Senate supports the expansion of this program to all schools in the CUNY
system.

CIVIL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $55.8
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART SS - The Senate advances language to require any state agency
to maintain all full time equivalent positions from the previous
year if twenty-five percent or more of its workforce accrued over-
time in the previous calendar year, barring any emergency circum-
stances.

COMMISSION OF CORRECTIONS, STATE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$2.9 million.

CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$2.8 billion, with the following modification:
o Restore $2.6 million for Maximum Security Visitation to be seven
days instead of the proposed three.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$29.5 million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$401 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005)
* PART E - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase
authority of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and
Community Supervision, award reduction credits during post-release
supervision, allow additional flexibility for youthful offenders,
and reduce sentences for non-violent felonies.

COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.42
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$42.46 million, with the following modifications:
o $100,000 for CNY Arts
o $60,000 for the Auburn Public Theatre

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $84.4 million as
follows:
o Denies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice, related
to the creation of a Bail Reform Risk Assessment tool ($300,000)

o Denies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice, related
to the enactment of Speedy Trial provisions ($100,000)

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $184.2
million, with the following modifications:
o Modifies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice,
related to the Federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG) appropriation. Alternatively the Senate requests that the
Byrne/JAG program be allocated as it has been in previous years
o Modifies the Executive recommendations, without prejudice,
related to the allocation of Operation S.N.U.G. funding, amended
as follows:
- $3 million for regional S.N.U.G. programs
- $700,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Bronx County
- $450,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Richmond County
- $400,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Onondaga County
- $250,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Brooklyn
* The Senate restores the following:
o $4.9 million in Executive reductions to "Core" Criminal Justice
Programs (Aid to Prosecution, NY Prosecutors Training Institute,
Witness Protection, Crime Laboratories, Re-Entry Task Force,
Operation Give, Aid to Defense, New York State Defenders Associ-
ation, Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI), ATI 200% TANF and
ATI, Rape Crisis Centers)
o $2.9 million for Law Enforcement, Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence,
Crime Control and Treatment Programs
o $2.3 million for Westchester County Policing Program
o $1.6 million for Domestic Violence programs
o $950,000 for Civil or Criminal Domestic Violence or Veteran
Legal Services Programs from the Legal Services Assistance
Account
o $865,000 for Crime Prevention and Reduction Initiatives
o $604,000 for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services equipment
and technology upgrades
o $600,000 for the Indigent Parolee Program from the Legal
Services Assistance Account
o $500,000 for Finger Lakes Law Enforcement
o $250,000 for Firemen's Association of the State of New York
* The Senate provides funding for the following:
o $1.6 million for District Attorney Salary increase
o $500,000 for Southern Tier Law Enforcement
o $300,000 for the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART A - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
certain criminal justice programs for two years, except denies the
New York City District Attorneys recovering monies prior to filing
an accusatory instrument.
* PART B - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal related to
the removal of "public view" language from the Class B misdemeanor
of criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.
* PART D - The Senate concurs with provisions related to certain
witness identification procedures be admissible in court proceedings
and mandatory recording of certain interrogations.
* NEW PART KK - The Senate advances language related to creating
uniformity for laws in relation to authorized sale and possession of
Sparkling Devices outside of New York City.

* NEW PART OO - The Senate advances language in support of creating a
Youth Violence Prevention Task Force.
* NEW PART MM - The Senate advances language adding certain computer
offenses and use of an access device or skimmer device to the defi-
nition of "criminal act" for purposes of enterprise corruption.
* NEW PART LL - The Senate advances language supporting a comprehen-
sive statutory framework for the prosecution and prevention of crim-
inal street gang activity.

DATA ANALYTICS

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to fund this program
with $25 million.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$892,000.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.8
million.

DORMITORY AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART W - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make perma-
nent the authorization for the Dormitory Authority of the State of
New York to enter into certain design and construction management
agreements by providing for a two-year extension of such authori-
zation.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive appropriation recommendation of
$25.1 million as follows:
o Denies the Executive request for $700,000 to fund contractual
services related to international trade.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
of $61.3 million with the following modifications:
o The Senate modifies the appropriation of seven million dollars
for Market New York, reducing the appropriation by one million
and allocating the funds for additional local tourism promotion
matching grants
o The Senate provides funding of one million dollars for services
and expenses related to New York Medical College to create and
operate a Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioter-
rorism and Disaster.
o The Senate provides funding of one million dollars for the oper-
ation of New York State incubators
o The Senate provides funding for the following restorations:

- $1.3 million for the Centers of Excellence
- $200,000 for regional economic gardening
- $150,000 for PGA Golf tourism promotion
- $100,000 for Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
- $80,000 for Dream It Do It Western New York.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$600.8 million
o Maintaining $8.4 million for the release of standardized test
questions and the reduction of field testing
o Maintaining state monitors in the East Ramapo Central School
District.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$34.49 billion, with the following modifications:
o Increases school aid by $1.2 billion or 5% above the 2016-17
school year.
o Increases Foundation Aid by $478 million over the Executive
proposal, for a total year to year increase of $906.3 million or
5.5% in Foundation Aid which drives $125 million in Community
schools funding an increase of $75 million over the Executive
proposal and $20.5 million in English Language Learner funding
through the formula
o The Senate Foundation Aid formula provides flexible operating
aid to districts for operating expenses which may include
creation or expansion of dual language programs, after school
programs, teacher resource centers and mental health services
and personnel within schools.
o Fully funds expense base aids at $296.4 million.
o Allows for flexibility in Community school funding and funds
$125 million in Community Schools Aid

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
o $24.3 million for extended day and school violence prevention
programs
o $15 million for Non-Public School safety grants
o Increasing by $7 million mandated services aid for non-public
schools
o $6.2 million to support the costs associated with the implemen-
tation of any minimum wage increase for staff in special educa-
tion schools
o $1.8 million for small government assistance grants
o $1.5 million for Early College High Schools
o $300,000 for a cyberbullying prevention initiative

* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation of:
o To remove the calculation of the total Foundation aid Phase-in
from the Foundation aid formula
o $35 million for the Empire State After-School grants
o $18 million for My Brother's Keeper grants
o $5.3 million for Early College High School grants
o $5 million in new competitive grants for Pre-K for three year
olds
o $2 million for Computer Science Master Teachers awards

o $1.5 million for advanced placement testing
o $400,000 for Empire State Excellence in Teaching Awards
o Limiting Bundy Aid to schools that did not increase tuition by
$500/the three-year HEPI increase.

* The Senate includes the following modifications to the Executive
recommendation by restoring:
o $15 million for educational program grants in school districts,
libraries, and museums
o $4 million in library aid
o $1.5 million for workforce education
o $1.25 million for Supplemental Valuation Impact Grants
o $903,000 for the Henry Viscardi School
o $750,000 for the New York Community Learning Initiative
o $500,000 for advanced placement test fee waivers for low income
students
o $500,000 for Public Broadcasting
o $500,000 for the SUNY Autism CARD program
o $200,000 for the Onondaga, Cortland and Madison BOCES New Tech
initiative
o $100,000 for National History Day

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation by adding:
o $35 million for reimbursable security costs in non-public
schools
o $25 million for Non-Public School Science, Technology, Engineer-
ing, and Math programs
o $7.7 million for the actual cost of Non-Public School immuniza-
tion compliance
o $4 million increase in library aid
o $3.55 million for Supplemental Valuation Impact Grants
o $2.3 million in operating aid for 4201 schools
o $2 million for Career Workforce Education credentialing program-
ming
o $1 million for Independent Living Centers
o $1 million for the East Ramapo Central School district
o $250,000 for the New York Community Learning Initiative
o $206,000 for the Primary Mental Health Project
o Language to restrict 14 percent of Bundy Aid payments to schools
that do not increase tuition.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$42.4 million, with the following modification:
o Restores $5 million in library construction (CCP).
o Adds:
- $10 million in additional library construction
- $10 million for New York State 853 schools for students with
disabilities
- $10 million for New York State 4201 schools for the blind
and deaf
- $1.5 million for the NYS School for the Deaf in Rome

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART V - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
expand the Division of Human Rights jurisdiction to include Public
Schools.

Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
PART A
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation:
o To allow school districts to use any cost savings associated
with acquiring digital text books for professional development
o To allow school districts to apply for waivers from special
education requirements that exceed federal requirements
o For the following initiatives regarding charter schools:
- Placing surrendered charters back into the pool of eligible
charters
- Increasing facilities funding for New York City charter
schools
- Placing new restrictions on types of space that can be
offered for co-location or alternative space
- Creating a new tier of charter school transitional aid for
public school districts
- Unfreezing the basic tuition formula
- Increasing the supplemental tuition by $150 per pupil
o To increase purchasing power for school districts to buy local
produce from local farms
o To extend authorization for SED to have monitors in place for
the East Ramapo School District
o To provide greater notice to students in New York City about the
opportunity to attend a specialized high school and advance
diversity in specialized high schools.

* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation:
o To freeze school districts aid claims after November 1st
o Without prejudice, for a three year extension of mayoral control
in New York City
o To mandate that schools offer the tests for gifted and talented
programs to all students.

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation:
o For a community schools set aside in the amount of $125 million
to provide that funds may be used for dual language, teacher
resource centers and after school programs, mental health
services and personnel, or to increase academic achievement
o For contracts for excellence proposal to only include New York
City.

PART A-1 - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation including
language to:
o Increase the aidable salaries for staff providing career and
technical education services through BOCES
o Provide forgiveness from state aid penalties associated with
late submissions of final cost reports for construction projects
o Provide forgiveness for the loss of transportation aid as a
result of errors in transportation contract procurement
o Provide mandate relief to school districts from the internal
control audit function by establishing that it shall be
completed once every five years, and furthermore districts with
an enrollment of less than 5,000 students would be exempt from
the internal control audit function
o Apply prior year adjustment toward future state aid recoveries
o Accelerate the state aid payments to the current year for
special education students that enroll in school after the
school year starts

o Provide greater transparency through the requirement of a fiscal
note on possible unfunded mandates that will be imposed on
school districts by the Board of Regents
o Increase the length of Native American Contracts by up to ten
years
o Provide flexibility on teacher certification for implementing
Part 154 regulations (ELL's)
o Eliminate duplicative fingerprinting requirements for bus driv-
ers by allowing the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Division
of Criminal Justice Services to provide the Commissioner of
Education with the appropriate records
o Ensure participation by a charter school in universal pre-kin-
dergarten programs may not be conditioned upon the charter
school agreeing to contractual terms or conditions imposed by a
non-charter entity
o Provide that Charter Schools will be reimbursed for support
staff that are not supplied by the school district
o Provide building aid for Charter Schools
o To eliminate the cap on charter schools
o Encourage and assist Non-Public School STEM programs by provid-
ing state assistance for hiring and maintaining highly qualified
teachers
o Direct the Commissioner of Education to develop a waiver program
for school districts who wish to streamline and consolidate
staff training requirements in order to promote efficiency
o Provide a sales tax exemption for school bus equipment related
to their operation and extends the commissioner's vested powers
to reject a maintenance contract extension that does not reflect
savings realized from the sales tax exemption
o Consolidate separate funding streams for pre-k
o Extend prior year pre-k grants for three year olds to include 4
year olds, and districts with a free and reduced price lunch
student population greater than 50 percent
o Allow districts facing significant tax certiorari settlements to
apply to the Dormitory Authority for refinancing of such debt

* PART B - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation for Recov-
ery High Schools for students with a diagnosed substance abuse
disorder by increasing the number from two to three.

* PART C - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
align state law with the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Act.

PART A-2 - The Senate advances language for the State Education Depart-
ment to consider mandating instruction in child sexual abuse that is age
appropriate.

PART A-3 - The Senate advances language to allow the Hendrick Hudson
School District to establish a reserve fund to stabilize the local
fiscal impact of the closing of the Indian Point nuclear plant.

Article VII Proposal (S.2009-B)
* PART D - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to cap the
growth of the STAR benefit
* PART E - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to make
participation in the Income verification Program (IVP) mandatory for
enhanced STAR recipients

* PART G - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to relax the
tax secrecy rules for the STAR credit
* PART H - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to include a
technical fix for Co-op's STAR credit.
* PART QQQ - The Senate advances language to revert the STAR PIT Cred-
it Program back to an exemption effective for the 2018 - 2019 school
year.

ELECTIONS, STATE BOARD OF

State Operations (S.2000-A)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$11.6 million, with the following modification:
o Denies excess appropriation authority.

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $107.6 million
as follows:
o Denies without prejudice the Executive appropriation recommenda-
tion of $69.5 million for the promotion of New York through the
Excelsior Business Program (a/k/a START- Up NY), Open for Busi-
ness program and Global NY initiatives
o The Senate provides funding for the following restorations:
- $3 million for service and expenses related to base
retention and research
- $1 million for the Beginning Farmers NY funds
- $400,000 for Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
- $400,000 for services and expenses for CenterState CEO
- $300,000 for services and expenses for Adirondack North
Country Association
- $200,000 for services and expenses for CenterState CEO
- $200,000 for Kingsbridge-Riverdale-VanCortlandt Development
Corporation
- $125,000 for services and expenses for Watkins Glen Interna-
tional
- $100,000 for services and expenses for Bronx Chamber of
Commerce.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive appropriation recommendation of
$2.386 billion as follows:
o Denies:
- $207.5 million for the Strategic Project Program
- $150 million for the Regional Economic Development Corpo-
ration competition program
- $10 million for the cultural, arts, and public space fund
program
o Provides:
- $15 million for services and expenses of the Cryo-electron
Microscopy facility at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
- $3 million for the Made by New Yorkers Economic Development
program
- $1 million dollars for services and expenses relating to a
memorial to commemorate the Florida terrorist attack in
Orlando, Florida in June of 2016

o Modifies the Executive appropriation language for Phase II of
the Buffalo Billion initiative to allocate five million dollars
of the $400 million appropriation to the National Comedy Center
in Jamestown, New York
o Modifies the Executive $300 million Life Science appropriation
to provide up to one-third of the funding for economic develop-
ment projects in New York City, provided there is a one-to-one
match, requires the selection process to prioritize the appli-
cants based on job retention and creation abilities and clari-
fies that the projects must be approved by the Public Authori-
ties Control Board (PACB).

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART M - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
ESDC's administration of the Empire State Economic Development Fund
for one year.
* PART N - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
ESDC's general power to make loans for one year.
* PART NN - The Senate advances language to increase the number of
authorized land banks from 20 to 25.
* PART LLL - The Senate advances language to codify Regional Economic
Development Councils with good governance requirements to improve
their transparency and accountability.
* PART MMM - The Senate advances language to require: (1) comprehen-
sive economic development reporting to improve transparency and
accountability; and (2) performance measurements for large economic
development advertising contracts, as recommended by the State Comp-
troller.
* PART QQQ - The Senate advances language creating a Made by New York-
ers economic development program eligible for loans and grants to
encourage New York made products.
* PART RRR - The Senate advances language to create the Life Sciences
Initiative Program to support emerging technologies in life sciences
and the parameters of Life Science initiatives requires transparency
through reporting.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART X - The Senate modifies the Executive START-Up NY proposal as
follows:
o Denies the rebranding from START-Up NY to Excelsior Business
Program
o Denies expanding a refundable jobs tax credit to the START-Up NY
program
o Denies the modification and reduction in reporting requirements
o Advances language to close the START-Up program to new appli-
cants as of April 1, 2018

The Senate advances a proposal to amend the application of the mortgage
recording tax to payment in lieu of taxes mortgages for industrial mort-
gage agencies.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.8
million.

ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$15.6 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART RR - The Senate proposes language to increase and provide long-
er term state assistance to help municipalities adjust to decreased
tax revenue as a result of power plant closure. The Senate proposes
that State assistance further be available for short-term assistance
during re-powering.

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART MM - The Senate modifies the Executive's Article VII proposal
that would authorize the New York State Energy Research and Develop-
ment Authority to finance a portion of its research, development and
demonstration, policy and planning, and Fuel NY Programs, and to
finance the Department of Environmental Conservation's climate
change program and the Department of Agriculture's FuelNY expenses,
from an assessment on gas and electric corporation not to exceed
$19.7 million in total. The Senate rejects all proposed uses for the
money except for the transfer of $1.2 million to the University of
Rochester to finance their laboratory for laser energetics.
* PART NNN - The Senate proposes language to establish within the
energy research and development authority the Microgrids of New York
grant program. It instructs the authority to create a new compet-
itive grant program. Specifically, the program focuses on building
microgrids in energy insecure, low income, and rural areas.
* PART OOO - The Senate proposes language to establish the New York
State Geothermal Heating System Rebate Program within the energy
research and development authority. This program would provide $15
million over two years for the installation of geothermal heating
systems.

Article VII Proposal (S.2009-B)
* PART UUU - The Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
exemption on energy efficient equipment and electricity used in the
production of snow at ski resorts.

The Senate supports the development of infrastructure for and incentiv-
izing the usage of bioheating fuel containing biodiesel.

The Senate supports the development of a three year, $20 million rebate
program within NYSERDA that would facilitate the State's ski resorts
upgrading their older snow makers to energy efficient snow makers.

The Senate supports the doubling of the authority's Combined Heat and
Power (CHP) incentive program, bringing it to $5 million over the next
two years, to promote the adoption of this energy efficient technology.
The adoption of CHP systems reduces the users carbon footprint up to
twenty percent, saves money on electric bills by reducing energy loss,
and can provide increased reliability for the user in the event they are
disconnected from the main grid since CHP is generated on-site.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $450.1
million as follows:

o Denies the shift of $21.2 million in costs of the Oil Spill
Protection program to capital.
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to state energy policy proceedings to be eligible expenses under
section 18-a of the Public Service Law to avoid additional util-
ity costs being passed on to customers.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $2.7
billion as follows:
o Advances language relating to water quality infrastructure
projects to provide funding for costs of clean water infrastruc-
ture projects such as:
- Water Quality Improvement Projects for the proper management
of road salt
- Green Infrastructure
- Water Quality Protection projects through Soil and Water
Conservation Districts to assist Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operations
- Emergency investigation and remediation actions
- Replacement of lead drinking water service lines
- Development of information technology systems
o Amends the Environmental Protection Fund to provide funds for a
number of new Senate environmental priorities including:
- $5 million for stewardship projects in the Catskill Park
- $3 million for incentives to municipalities to develop food
donation and recycling projects
- $1.5 million to assist land banks with lead abatement
- $1.3 million for a community garden program
- $700,000 for the Long Island Commission for Aquifer
Protection
o Denies the shift of $21.2 million in costs of the Oil Spill
Protection program to capital funds.
* The Senate supports funding for a waterfront multi-use path on the
Hudson River Greenway pursuant to the publication of an on-going MTA
study regarding stabilizing the embankment and developing a trail
along the shoreline

Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)

* PART T - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increases
the State share for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program from
50 to 75 percent.
* PART HH - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to establish a
new capital account for the NY Environmental Protection Spill Reme-
diation Account.
* PART II - The Senate transfers this part to the Health and Mental
Hygiene article VII bill and amends to create a new PART X to
provide $7 billion in bonding authority, which will finance clean
water infrastructure projects through the creation of the New York
State Regional Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2017. RWIIA
increases the amount of money available from $5 million to $10
million while also expanding eligibility criteria for projects. The
Senate supports actions to address aging water systems and infras-
tructure to protect public health and water resources.
* PART JJ - The Senate denies the Executive proposal that makes tech-
nical changes to the Environmental Protection Fund.

* PART KK - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require large
food waste generators to divert excess edible food to food banks and
food scraps to organic recycling facilities.
* PART FFF - The Senate advances language to provide antler
restrictions for the protection of yearling bucks.
* PART GGG - The Senate advances language expanding the allowable use
of crossbows.
* PART HHH - The Senate advances language requiring the implementation
of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act by 2019.
* PART III - The Senate advances language lowering the hunting age
from 14 to 12 years of age.
* PART JJJ - The Senate advances language to provide a fee structure
allowing certain major oil storage facilities to remain competitive
with out-of-state operators.
* PART KKK - The Senate advances language to provide fee parity to all
categories of pesticide applicators.
* The Senate supports reform of the State Environmental Quality Review
Act to mandate strict adherence to statutory timelines in order to
eliminate costly delays and project uncertainty.
* The Senate supports efforts to identify after-market usages of plas-
tic bags and the development of new biodegradable materials
* The Senate advances language to create a statewide paint and battery
stewardship program for the collection and recycling of post consum-
er paint and batteries.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $17.9
million.

FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$353.1 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$61.2 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
* PART X - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to place
insurers on administrative supervision without a court order.
* PART Y - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to collect
greater fines and monetary penalties.
* PART Z - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to regulate
servicers of student loans.
* PART AA - The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive
proposal related to the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
* PART BB - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to disqualify
persons from permanently doing business in the banking and insurance
industries.

* PART CC - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to regulate
lending circles.
* PART DD - The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to establish a
fund to administer risk adjustment payments for paid family leave
insurance pending further rate-setting action by the Department of
Financial Services.
* PART EE - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to expand the
regulation of small loan lenders.
* PART FF - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to expand the
regulation of reverse mortgages.
* PART GG - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to expand
assessments, and expands her powers concerning the distribution of
assets and insurers deemed to be in hazardous conditions.

GAMING COMMISSION

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
of $25.1 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
of $217 million as follows:
o The Senate increases the Commercial Casino Local Gaming Aid
appropriation by $1.4 million dollars to the Commercial Casino
Aid to Localities appropriation to offset the modifications to
Article VII, Part RR of Budget Bill S. 2009-B
o The Senate increases the Native American Local Gaming Aid appro-
priation by $600,000 to offset the modification of Part RR in
Budget Bill S. 2009-B

GENERAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 billion.

Capital Projects (S. 2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $249.6
billion.

Article VII Proposals (S. 2005-B)
The Senate denies:
* PART I - The Executive proposal to authorize the Commissioner of
General Services to pay for damage and losses occurring in and to
state-owned structures, buildings and their contents as a result of
floods, for flood related losses and flood related hazards. The
Senate denies this part without prejudice.
* PART M - The Executive proposal to Authorize the Commissioner of the
Office of General Services to procure legislative printing without
competitive bidding.
* PART N - The Executive proposal to make various amendments to the
preferred sources program for commodities and services.

The Senate modifies:

* PART J - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to encourage
manufacturing investment in America by implementing Buy American
preferences for iron, steel, and manufacturing products for
construction projects funded by the dedicated infrastructure invest-
ment fund, and for construction projects undertaken by the MTA and
the City of New York.
* PART L - The Executive proposal to extend the authority of the
Office of General Services (OGS) to enter into construction
contracts without formal competitive bidding in certain emergencies
but rejects without prejudice the Executives proposal to create a
list of eligible bidders for public work contracts performed at
secure facilities.
* PART EE - The Senate advances language to permanently extend author-
ization granting localities contract flexibility to allow shared
purchasing.

Article VII Proposal (S. 2008-B)
* PART O - The Senate will examine the executive's proposal to extend
for one year the provisions of law relating to participation by
minority and women-owned business enterprises in state contracts
after the delivery and review of the statewide disparity study
regarding the participation of minority and women-owned business
enterprises in state contracts, which is required to be completed
under state law to evaluate what reforms, if any, are needed to
address the elements of this program including eligibility require-
ments, enhancement in mentoring and the waiver process to ensure its
effectiveness.

* PART OO - The Senate advances legislation that requires OGS to label
all unused and unappropriated lands owned by the State as vacant,
and sell this vacant property. The proceeds of such sales shall be
directed for economic development purposes in the county where the
land is sited.

GENERAL STATE CHARGES

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $4
billion to increase the fringe benefit escrow account offset appro-
priation by $120 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART R - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to cap the post
judgments interest rate assessed against public entities.
* PART S - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to eliminate
reimbursement for Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA)
and to freeze base reimbursement for Medicare Part B at 2016 levels.
* PART T - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to institute
multiple tiers of health insurance premium cost sharing for future
New York State retirees based upon the number of years of service.
* PART CC - The Senate advances language to extend the time period for
active and retired firefighters who are members of the New York
State Police and Fire Retirement System to apply for accidental
disability retirement.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
* PART AAA - The Senate advances legislation increasing the income
which a retired police officer may earn without diminution of their

retirement benefit, to ensure that the best qualified individuals
can continue making a positive impact on schools and communities.

GOOD GOVERNMENT AND ETHICS REFORM

Article VII Proposal (S.2010)

The Senate concurs with the Executive Article VII entitled "Good Govern-
ment and Ethics Reform."

GREEN THUMB PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $3.1
million as follows:
o Adds $369,741 to provide the agency additional support for
increased staffing costs related to the minimum wage increase.

GREENWAY HERITAGE CONSERVANCY OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$166,000.

HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation for funding of
the New York State of Health Exchange of $71.6 million.
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendations to:
o Establish a two-year Medicaid budget, and reduces appropriation
authority for the Medicaid Administration program to reflect one
year of spending
o In-source Office of Health Insurance Program contractual workers
into the State workforce, and restores $500,000
o Provide $5.5 million in funding to the Department of Health's
Administration Program.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)

PUBLIC HEALTH:

* The Senate restores funding as follows:
o $24.6 million from the Executive recommendation to consolidate
39 discrete public health programs into four pools concurrent
with a 20 percent funding reduction
o $11 million New York City general public health works funding
o $4.1 million for the Early Intervention Program
o $1 million for Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders,
and provides additional funding of $200,000
o $750,000 for the Center For Liver Transplant
o $621,000 for Women's Health Services
o $600,000 for Lyme and other Tick Borne Diseases
o $350,000 for the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
o $250,000 for the New York Alliance for Donation.

MEDICAID:

* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to establish a two-year
Medicaid budget, and reduces Medicaid appropriation authority to
reflect one year of spending.

* The Senate denies the Executive pharmacy proposals to:
o Eliminate "prescriber prevails" for Fee For Service (FFS) and
Managed Care (MC), and restores $20.2 million
o Reduce coverage for over the counter drugs and increase the
co-payment for these drugs from $0.50 to $1.00, and restores
$6.3 million
o Establish a Comprehensive Medication Management program, and
restores $450,000.

* The Senate denies the Executive proposals to:
o Eliminate Spousal Refusal provisions, and restores $10 million
o "Carve" transportation services out of Managed Long Term Care,
and restores $3.98 million
o "Carve" Adult Day Home Care program out of Medicaid Managed
Care, and restores $5 million
o Restrict Managed Long Term Care Plan enrollment to only nursing
home eligible individuals, and restores $2.75 million
o Mandate commercial insurance reimbursement and modify screening
and evaluation requirements for Early Intervention (EI), and
restores $1.35 million
o Eliminate the Bed Hold Payment for Nursing Homes, and restores
$11 million
o Reduce funding for the Value Based Payment Quality Improvement
Program (VBP-QIP), and restores $15 million
o Reduce the Hospital Quality Pool, and restores $5 million
o Reduce avoidable emergency room visits by redirecting patients
to outpatient facilities, and restores $10 million
o Shift NY Connects funding under the Global Cap.

* The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal to reduce
the CPI penalty for generic drugs from 300 percent to 75 percent.

* The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal to elimi-
nate the supplemental ambulance rate and reinvest the funds into
rate rationalization. These critical funds must be maintained while
the rate proposal is evaluated. The Senate supports the necessity of
the Department of Health addressing rate adequacy for emergency
transportation providers to ensure Medicaid enrollees are not
deprived of essential transportation services.

* The Senate supports efforts to ensure components included in the
Medicaid managed care rates, including minimum wage and other impor-
tant enhancements, are adequate to insurers and appropriately passed
on to providers, whether it be for reimbursement of home care
services, hospice residences, nursing home services, clinic
services, ambulette services or other services for the state's most
vulnerable populations.

* The Senate is supportive of efforts to review and determine rate
adequacy for providers throughout the state, including for unique
providers such as hospice care residences.

* The Senate reduces supportive housing funding and conditions that
unit availability must be related to an individual's health status.

* The Senate advances a proposal for appropriate reimbursement for
care management when individuals are enrolled in health homes.

* The Senate advances a proposal to require the Department of Health
to make full Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments to SUNY
hospitals, and provides $181 million. SUNY hospitals are a critical
component of the State's health care infrastructure, and DSH funding
ensures their ability to continue to provide quality care to the
State's most vulnerable populations. In an era of fiscal uncertainty
and health system transformation, it is incumbent on the State to
continue its full support of these facilities.

* The Senate advances proposals to:
o Require Medicaid coverage for the cost of donor breast milk for
prematurely born infants, generating $15.1 million in net
savings
o Increase the professional dispensing fee for pharmacists to $12
and adjust Average Wholesale Price (AWP)/ Wholesale Acquisition
Cost (WAC), and provides $6.3 million and $800,000 respectively
o Set the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) outpatient rates at 101
percent of reasonable costs, and provides $1.2 million.
o Provide $863,000 for nursing home reimbursement conformity
o Require Medicaid coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of
infertility, generating savings of $10.7 million
o Maximize drug rebate collection by establishing a pilot program
to utilize third party vendors to validate existing Medicaid
drug rebate claims, generating $15 million in savings
o Reduce Medicaid drug costs by promoting the inclusion of highly
utilized non-preferred drugs on the preferred drug list, gener-
ating $4 million in savings.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to provide
$50,000,000 in healthcare transformation capital funding to Montef-
iore Medical Center, and is supportive of a multi-year capital
investment for health systems, such as Montefiore, and for other
health care providers throughout New York State that are actively
transforming to a sustainable model of care.

* The Senate strongly supports investment in the State's health care
facilities and health care providers, especially in this era of
system-wide transformation to long term sustainability. However, it
is impossible to prioritize need on a regional, facility or provider
basis without knowing where and how Health Care Transformation
Program funds allocated in fiscal year 2017 will be disbursed.

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to provide $450
million to the Health Care Facility Transformation Program to make
this funding pursuant to a chapter. The Senate provides an addi-
tional $300 million in funding, also pursuant to a chapter.

Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
* PART RR - The Senate advances language to establish a new Vulnerable
Adult Protection Program for banking institutions. Banking insti-
tutions would be authorized to deny a transaction to disburse moneys
from a vulnerable adult's account. This Part would lastly establish
a voluntary financial exploitation training and education program
for banking institutions.

Article VII Proposals (S.2007-A)
* PART A - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation in regards
to the Early Intervention program.

* PART B - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to reduce
General Public Health Work Program reimbursement to New York City.

* PART C - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
increase cost sharing requirements for the Essential Plan.

o The Senate advances language to:
- Revert the definition of "small group" in New York insurance
law to 1-50 employees or members
- Excepts health insurers adjusting claims on behalf of a
municipal cooperative health benefit plan from the defi-
nition of "independent adjuster"
- Align insurers notice requirements for discontinuance of
coverage at a minimum of ninety days.

* PART D - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
o Establish benchmark drug prices and require rebates and
surcharges on drugs that exceed the benchmark by limiting growth
of drug expenditures that do not result in offsets or savings in
the Medicaid program.
o Require pharmacies be reimbursed in the Medicaid program by an
acquisition cost methodology and setting the dispensing fee at
ten dollars by increasing the dispensing fee to twelve dollars
o Make inappropriate prescribing of opioids an unacceptable
provider practice in the Medicaid program by including due proc-
ess protections for providers.

o The Senate advances language to:
- Allow a third party vendor to verify drug rebates owed to
the state to maximize discounts
- Require the drug utilization board to review rebate agree-
ments when a non- preferred drug in the Medicaid program has
a high level of utilization.

* PART E - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to clarify
that Medicaid will not cover services eligible for Medicare coverage
by ensuring providers or health coverage plans are not subject to
rate reductions.

o The Senate advances language to:
- Include Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
(CDPAP) providers under current wage parity provisions
- Require the Department of Health to certify fiscal interme-
diaries in CDPAP
- Require the state to pay the state share of a one percent
reimbursement owed to nursing home facilities
- Provide transparency in the payment of worker recruitment
and retention funds to home care providers through managed
care
- Authorize Assisted Living Program providers to apply for
additional beds through the Certificate of Need (CON) proc-
ess

- Permanently require traumatic brain injury and nursing home
transition and diversion waiver patient services to be reim-
bursed outside of Medicaid managed care
- Ensure consideration of appropriate factors in the calcu-
lation of Medicaid managed care rates paid for home care
services
- Establish Medicaid managed care high need rate cells,
require the Department of Health to seek appropriate federal
approval, and extend the benchmark rate as a base line for
Medicaid managed care reimbursement through March 31, 2019.

* PART F - The Senate denies the Executive recommendations to:
o Eliminate the supplemental rate for emergency medical transpor-
tation services
o The Senate advances language to prohibit authorizing contracted
transportation managers from managing the Medicaid Managed Long
Term Care transportation benefit.
o The Senate concurs with the recommendation to eliminate the
supplemental payment to rural transportation networks; however,
see the Department of Transportation for additional information
on this issue.

* PART G - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to extend
the Medicaid global growth limitation by two years by extending for
one year and requiring a Department of Health savings allocation
plan to be approved by the legislature.

o The Senate advances language to:
- Define Department of Health expenditures subject to the
Medicaid growth limitation and rebase the annual growth
calculation
- Prohibit the Department of Health from reducing payment for
general hospital emergency services
- Prohibit rate reductions to Medicaid managed care organiza-
tions without legislative approval.

* PART H - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
o Permanently extend provisions in the graduate medical inno-
vations pool including the authorization for Area Health Educa-
tion Centers (AHEC), the Empire Clinical Research Investigator
Program (ECRIP) and the Doctors Across New York program and
funds by extending authorization for three years and discretely
lining out funding levels for each program in statute
o Eliminate the statutory reauthorization of various HCRA programs
including the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool and
health care innovations pool by extending authorization for
three years and discretely lining out funding levels for each
program in statute
o Extend the Excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program for one
year by eliminating language to require a tax certification.

* PART I - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to extend
various provisions of the Public Health and Social Services Laws:
o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
- Extend for three years the limit on method of payment for
prescription drugs under Medicaid
- Extend for three years the nursing home upper payment limit

- Extend for three years authorization for the use of funds of
the Office of Professional Medical Conduct for activities of
the Patient Health Information and Quality Improvement Act
of 2000
- Extend for three years penalties for violations of the
Public Health Law by provider agencies
- Extend for three years authorization for the Enriched Adult
Day Services Program.

o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
- Extend for two years authorization for bad debt and charity
care allowances for certified home health agencies (CHHAs)
- Extend for one year authorization for the Commissioner of
the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to
hire contract staff to administer fair hearings for the
Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) program
- Extend for two years the nursing home reimbursable cash
assessment program
- Extend for one year the exclusion of the 1996-97 trend
factor projections or adjustments from nursing home and
inpatient rates
- Extend for one year the 0.25 percent trend factor reduction
for hospitals and nursing homes
- Extend for two years limiting the reimbursement of long term
home health care program and administrative costs to not
exceed a statewide average
- Extend for two years the authorization for Medicaid to
utilize the State Transportation manager
- Extend for one year the elimination of a trend factor for
general hospital reimbursement
- Extend for one year the expansion of the Child Health Insur-
ance Plan and benefits
- Extend for three years the Comprehensive Health Services
program
- Extend for two years provisions related to the Statewide
Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) and the
Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).

* PART J - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to require
pharmacy benefit managers be regulated by the Department of Finan-
cial Services by requiring pharmacy benefit managers disclose the
necessary information for health plans to determine a pharmacy bene-
fit manager's compliance with agreed contract terms.

o The Senate advances language to require drug rebates be credited
to a consumer if the drug is paid for by the consumer and not
the consumer's health plan.

* PART K - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive recommen-
dation to establish a new Health Care Facility Transformation
Program.

* PART L - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal for Health Care
Regulation Modernization to:
o Limit the authority of the Health Care Regulation Modernization
Team to provide advice to the Legislature and the Executive on
current policies, statutes, and regulations governing licensure
of health care facilities and home care

* PART M - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation establish-
ing the Emerging Contaminant Monitoring Act by including provisions
to:
o Require public water systems serving 4,000 or more individuals
to test drinking water supplies for emerging contaminants recom-
mended by the Drinking Water Quality Institute and adopted by
the Department of Health
o Authorize public water systems serving less than 4,000 individ-
uals to request testing
o Provide for funding assistance and hardship financing for public
water systems to comply with testing requirements
o Require the Department of Health to adopt notification levels
recommended by the Drinking Water Quality Institute, or any
existing federal threshold levels in the absence of such recom-
mendation
o Require the Department of Health to assist a public water system
to reduce exposure to emerging contaminants in drinking water
when a notification level is exceeded
o Deny the ability to establish notification levels at the Depart-
ment of Health discretion
o Deny the Department of Health the indefinite authority to
require a public water system to reduce exposure to emerging
contaminants

* PART N - The Senate modifies the recommendation to require testing
of private wells for contaminants prior to sale of residential prop-
erty by establishing the Drinking Water Quality Institute and
advances language to establish and enable the Drinking Water Quality
Institute to make recommendations for the Department of Health to:
o Develop a list of emerging contaminants to be adopted by Depart-
ment of Health and required for testing by public water supplies
serving 4,000 individuals or more
o Develop maximum contaminant levels no less stringent than feder-
al standards for listed substances
o Develop appropriate testing timeframes, techniques and frequen-
cies while allowing for variation in region and size of the
public water system
o Conduct scientific studies and research, as well as public
outreach and education regarding emerging contaminants and
drinking water quality in public water supplies and private
wells, an online tracking and mapping system of contaminants and
infrastructure improvement projects, and the feasibility of
biomonitoring
o Develop a comprehensive public notification process for public
water systems with water quality issues
o Ensure state officials are aware of up-to-date science and
research as it relates to drinking water quality and unregulated
contaminants
o Actions to ensure responsible parties are pursued, and prompt
availability of funding for remediation and cleanup projects
o Members of the Institute shall consist of the Department of
Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation agency
officials, members appointed by the Legislature and the Execu-
tive including water purveyors, public citizens with expertise
in drinking water quality
o Require the establishment of an advisory committee within the
Drinking Water Quality Institute.

* PART T - The Senate concurs with the Executive's Public Health Law
proposals in regards to vaping products, with the following modifi-
cations:
o Denies repealing the storage and accessibility exemption for
tobacco businesses and other businesses that are restricted to
persons under 18 years of age
o Aligns the proposal with current law regarding child-resistant
containers and sales to minors for tobacco products.

* PART V - The Senate advances language to:
o Ensure certain high risk, premature infants have access to donor
breast milk
o Require the Department of Health to reimburse critical access
hospitals in the same manner as Medicare for outpatient services
o Ensure appropriate reimbursement to insurers that cover certain
high-acuity populations
o Require the Department of Health to reimburse school based
health center services outside of managed care permanently
o Require appropriate start-up cost reimbursement to a children's
health home
o Ensure appropriate nursing home reimbursement.
o Require Medicaid coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of
infertility.

* PART W - The Senate advances language to:
o Require updates to the physician profile to include provider
plan network information and to help ensure greater compliance
o Authorize the Department of Health to authorize a hospital,
emergency medical service providers, physicians, and home care
agencies to develop and implement a plan for providing services
to meet community needs
o Establish a Lupus Research Enhancement Program and related funds
o Simplify municipalities' expenditure reporting for core services
and require state aid be based on total expenditures
o Establish the New York State Living Donor Support Act to cover
eligible expenses incurred by a living donor as a result of
organ donation, including lost wages, sick and vacation days,
and child care within certain limitations

* The Senate supports legislation that will protect the sustainability
of the current and future tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
payments, which are proposed to be dedicated to funding the state's
share of local Medicaid growth.

MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $50 million.

HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION (HESC)

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $64.2 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $1.2
billion as follows:
o Provides $109.5 million for an Enhanced TAP Program.

o Provides $10 million to expand the Part-Time TAP program.
o Provides $3 million to expand eligibility for the STEM scholar-
ship to students at nonpublic schools.
o Provides $2 million to allow graduate students in combined
undergraduate/graduate programs to receive TAP awards.
o Provides $500,000 for a new Child Welfare Worker Loan Forgive-
ness Program.
o Provides $500,000 for a new Child Welfare Worker Scholarship
Program.
o Denies $86.6 million for the Executive Excelsior Scholarship
proposal to provide tuition- free education for eligible
students.
o Accepts $27 million for the Executive proposal to make undocu-
mented citizens eligible for State financial aid programs.
o Denies $17.1 million in the Executive proposal for increased TAP
expenditures associated with the Excelsior Scholarship.

Article VII (S.2006-B)
* PART D - The Senate denies the Excelsior Scholarship to provide
tuition-free education to eligible students at SUNY and CUNY
schools.
* PART E - The Senate accepts the expansion of State financial aid
programs to undocumented citizens.
* PART F - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to disqualify
students from TAP awards if their institutions increase tuition and
fees greater than $500/the three-year HEPI average.
* PART W - The Senate advances language creating a prepaid tuition
program.
* PART Z - The Senate advances language allowing students at nonpublic
schools to participate in the STEM scholarship award.
* PART UU - The Senate advances language creating a Child Welfare
Worker Loan Forgiveness Program and a Child Welfare Worker Scholar-
ship Program.
* PART VV - The Senate advances language allowing students in approved
undergraduate/graduate programs to receive TAP payments.
* PART WW - The Senate advances language establishing a new Enhanced
TAP award.
* PART XX - The Senate advances language expanding part time TAP
payments for SUNY community college students.

The Senate recognizes there are additional costs to higher education
beyond tuition such as books, room and board, transportation and fees.
The Senate supports exploring funding for New York State college
students for these additional costs of attendance.

HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$70 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$1.5 billion.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$53 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005)
* PART C - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal of modernizing
cybercrime laws to also include language creating a framework for
the prosecution of online privacy violations, establish a New York
State Cyber Security Initiative, require a comprehensive review of
all cyber security services to be performed every five years, and
require a Cyber Security Action Plan.
* NEW PART DD - The Senate proposes language to require a Comprehen-
sive Emergency Management Provisions for homecare and hospice in
counties with a population of one million or more during local
declared emergencies.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

The Senate supports a housing policy package to address several housing
issues that must be resolved. The Senate is supportive of the Executive
recommendation of a comprehensive statewide multi-year housing program
with added provisions of oversight, accountability and upstate/downstate
parity. The Executive proposal to implement the Affordable New York
Housing Program is necessary with additional modifications to encourage
the development of affordable housing. The creation of a statewide
rental supplement program to prevent homelessness. Currently the class
shares system in New York City and the absence of a property tax cap
have created significant barriers to the private development and afford-
ability of housing stock. The fundamental flaws of the real property
taxes in New York City necessitate a broader review. Finally, there
continues to be a need for foreclosure prevention services in New York
State and the Senate is fully supportive of the use of existing settle-
ment funds designated for such necessary services.

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $96.4
million as follows:
o Modifies funding for the Rent Administration Program

Aid To Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$84.9 million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate is supportive of the Executive recommendation of a
comprehensive statewide multi-year housing program with oversight,
accountability and upstate/downstate parity, in conjunction with
implementing the Affordable New York Housing Program.

Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
* PART R - Modifies the Executive proposal to utilize $141 million in
excess Mortgage Insurance Fund reserves to provide:
o An additional $3 million for Community Land Trusts.
o An additional $2 million for the mobile and manufactured home
replacement program.
o An additional $1.5 million to the Neighborhood Preservation
Program.
o An additional $1.2 million to the Rural Preservation Program.
* PART S - The Senate is supportive of the Executive proposal to
implement the Affordable New York Housing Program with modifica-
tions.

* PART CC - Creates the mobile and manufactured home replacement
program.
* PART DD - Creates the first home savings program.
* PART EE - Creates the affordable senior housing and services
program.
* PART FF - Creates the tenant rent increase exemption program and in
conjunction is willing to explore additional options to address
exigent needs in housing in New York City, within amounts appropri-
ate.
* PART GG - Creates the New York City tax reform study commission.
* PART HH - Limit New York City's ability to raise property levies by
more than 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
* PART II - Reclassifies properties held in condominium and cooper-
ative form for assessment purposes as class one-a properties.
* PART JJ - Increase income limits for the Senior Homeowner Exemption
and Disabled Homeowner Exemption programs.
* PART KK - Requires community notification and community input to the
New York City planning commission on the siting of homeless facili-
ties.
* PART LL - Authorizes New York City Council oversight of the New York
City Housing Authority.
* PART MM - Creates a New York City Housing Authority repair certif-
icate program.
* PART NN - Allows for preferences and priorities to domestic violence
victims for public housing in New York City.
* PART OO - Allows for preferences to veterans for public housing in
New York City.
* PART PP - Removes exemption for public housing in New York City, and
requires licensed professionals are performing mold assessment,
abatement, and remediation.
* PART QQ - Creates an independent monitor to oversee projects by the
public housing authority in New York City.

The Senate expresses concern over the growing population of and near
homelessness individuals in the City and State of New York, which has
reached record numbers. To address this concern, the Senate supports the
creation of a new statewide enter supplement for families and individ-
uals who are eligible for public assistance benefits and who are facing
eviction, homelessness or the loss of housing due to domestic violence
or hazardous living conditions.

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY COMMUNITIES COUNCIL

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$185,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$136,000.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $123
million for the Empire State Trail to allow for other funding prior-
ities.

HUMAN RIGHTS, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$18.2 million.

INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate restores the Office of Indigent Legal Services into the
State Operations budget with All Funds support of $4.8 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $109
million as follows:
o Removes language granting the Division of Budget increased over-
sight and approval authority; and transfers $4.8 million back to
State Operations for continued agency operations.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART D - The Senate modifies provisions creating a Statewide Indi-
gent Legal plan that is in compliance with the Hurrell-Harring
Settlement standards, by removing Division of Budget oversight and
approval authority, extending the deadlines for implementation of
county plans, and establishing eligibility standards for reimburse-
ment.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, OFFICE FOR

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $768
million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $85.7
million.

Article VII Proposal (S. 2005-B)
* PART Q - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize
certain technology related term appointments without the civil
service examination.

INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE STATE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $7.2 million to
deny with prejudice new language contained within the body of appro-
priations.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$1.6 billion.

INTEREST ON LAWYERS ACCOUNT

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45 million
for local grants.

JUDICIARY

Legislature and Judiciary (S.2001)
* The Senate modifies the Office of Court Administration as follows.
o Denies recommendation to add 200 new full time equivalent posi-
tions, and reduces appropriation authority by $18.2 million to
reflect reduced spending.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART BB - The Senate advances language to authorize the establish-
ment of a single town court to serve the towns of Erin and Chemung,
in Chemung County.
* PART HH - The Senate advances language to authorize the review of
sealed records when evaluating whether certain defendants should
participate in a judicial diversion program.
* PART II - The Senate advances language to require the court to
consider the propensity of future violent conduct when evaluating
whether to place an individual in a judicial diversion program for
drug or substance abuse, and to require the transmission of the
defendant's arrest record and conviction statement to the treatment
facility and local police department. It would also establish a
class D felony where such a defendant leaves a facility without
authorization.
* PART JJ - The Senate advances language to authorize courts to
require electronic monitoring of certain defendants in judicial
diversion programs.
* PART NN - The Senate advances language to allow the removal of an
action pending in a local criminal court to a problem solving court,
as designated by the chief administrator of the courts, in the same
county.
* PART PP - The Senate advances language to require the Office of
Court Administration to develop a process to provide translations of
orders of protection where appropriate.

JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.6
million.

JUDICIAL NOMINATION, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.

JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.

JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

State Operations (S.2000-A)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $53.9
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $649,000.

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$578 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$3.1 billion, with the following modifications:
o $150,000 for the Domestic Violence Program at the Cornell
University Labor Extension School
o $200,000 for the Cornell Leadership Institute
o $500,000 for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Jobs
Initiative
o $200,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
(BTPAP) on Long Island
o $200,000 for the BTPAP in Rochester
o $200,000 for the BTPAP in Western New York
o $980,000 for the Chamber-On-The-Job Training Program
o $815,000 for the Displaced Homemakers Program
o $1.25 million for the Manufacturers Association of Central New
York Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program
o $155,000 for the New York Council on Safety and Health (NYCOSH),
located on Long Island
o $250,000 for the New York Council on Safety and Health (NYCOSH),
located in Western New York
o $680,000 for the New York State Pipe Trades Labor Management
Cooperation Committee for a solar thermal training program
o $30,000 for the Office of Adult and Career Education Services
(OACES)
o $400,000 for the North American Logger Training School at Paul
Smith's College
o $300,000 for the Rochester Summer of Opportunity Youth Employ-
ment Program
o $50,000 for the Rochester Tooling and Machining Institute
o $75,000 for Team STEPPS Long Term Training program at the Acade-
my for Leadership in Long Term Care at St. John Fischer
o $500,000 for The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC)
o $4 million for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
o $3 million for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Manu-
facturing Initiative
o $450,000 for the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor
Relations Worker Institute
o $600,000 for Statewide Youth Build programs

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART Y - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to disregard
certain part-time earnings by Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants,
and advances language to provide that an employer's UI experience
rating account shall not be charged for benefits paid to a claimant
whose employment was terminated as a result of the reinstatement of
an employee after a period of family leave. The Senate also lowers

the UI rate for employers with surplus UI account balances and
includes a safety valve to protect the overall health of the UI
benefit trust fund.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
* PART I - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to enhance
the State's ability to recover unpaid wages by extending liability
for wage theft to the top ten shareholders of out-of-state LLCs
* PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a new
Division of Central Administrative Hearings within the Executive
Department to consolidate the Administrative Hearings functions of
State agencies

The Senate supports having a discussion about whether the definition of
public work should be updated.

LABOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

State Operations (S. 2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $9.2 million, as
follows:
o Denies $300,000 million for the Empire Star Public Service
Award.

LAW, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $238
million.
* The Senate supports the Department investigating and reporting on
non-licensed automobile broker businesses engaging in the unlawful
leasing of vehicles.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5 million.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$2.5 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)

The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of $815.1
million, with the following modifications:
* Provides the following restorations:
o $2,000,000 Village Per Capita Aid;
o $1,600,000 City of Niagara Falls;
o $340,000 Franklin County;
o $340,000 Seneca County;
o $200,000 City of Cortland;
o $200,000 City of Oneonta;
o $125,000 City of Syracuse;
o $92,500 Cayuga County;
o $27,000 Village of Woodbury;
o $19,000 Village of South Blooming Grove;
o $2,000 Village of Sagaponack.

* Provides funding for the following:
o $1,000,000 SUNY Host Municipalities;
o $250,000 Miscellaneous VLT Aid.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to mandate that
counties create a countywide shared service plan.
* PART BB - The Senate advances language to authorize the joining of
the town courts of the towns of Erin and Chemung, in Chemung County.
* PART EE - The Senate advances language to eliminate the expiration
of certain provisions of the general municipal law relating to
granting localities greater contract flexibility to authorize shared
purchasing.
* PART TT - The Senate advances language to expand the existing cover-
age under the Volunteer Firefighters Benefits Law to include cancer
of the digestive, hematological, lymphatic, urinary, prostate,
neurological, breast and reproductive systems.

The Senate supports studying methods to provide relief to municipalities
with significant amounts of state lands that are not subject to property
taxes.

MENTAL HEALTH, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.3
billion, with the following modifications:
o Require the inclusion of local governmental units input on the
implementation of the Executive recommendations to review and
reconfigure state-operated clinics; standardize the oversight
and monitoring of the Service Dollars Program; and reconfigure
residential opportunities.
o Require quarterly reports on the Executive recommendation to
review and reconfigure state-operated clinic services.
o The Senate denies appropriation language to notwithstand notifi-
cation and reinvestment requirements for the reduction of State-
operated beds.
o The Senate denies without prejudice appropriation language that
would allow for restoration to competency treatment in jail and
prison based settings.
o The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to continue to
provide monthly status reports.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.5
billion, with the following modifications:
o $3.2 million for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer to Peer
Program
o $750,000 for Crisis Intervention Teams
o $500,000 for Children's Prevention and Awareness Initiatives
o $400,000 for the NLP Research and Recognition Project
o $300,000 for FarmNet
o $175,000 for the South Fork Mental Health Initiative
o $100,000 for the North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network
o $100,000 for the Mental Health Association in New York State,
Inc.

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to provide
increased support to residential units by delaying implementation
until January 1, 2018.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $374
million, with the following modification:
o Require $14 million be used for rehabilitation projects at West-
ern New York Children's Psychiatric Center.

Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
* PART O - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive recommen-
dation to allow for restoration to competency treatment in jail and
prison based settings.
* PART R - The Senate advances language requiring Western New York
Children's Psychiatric Center be maintained in Erie County as a
separate and distinct entity, both organizationally and physically,
from other facilities.

ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $121
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $504
million, with the following modifications:
o Provide $2.7 million in funding for prevention, treatment, and
recovery services
o Require quarterly reports on the implementation of programs and
services created in Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $68 million.

MENTAL HYGIENE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $600
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
* PART P - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to extend
and expand Ambulatory Patient Group rate protections to remove the
Value Based Payment requirement.

* PART Q - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
defer the Human Services Cost of Living Adjustment for one year.

OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.1
billion, with the following modifications:
o Provide $3 million for the implementation of the Care Demon-
stration Program.

* The Senate supports the creation of a satellite office in the City
of Buffalo to provide community services.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.3
billion, with the following modifications:
o Provide $11.25 million for the implementation of a direct care
worker salary increase, effective January 1, 2018
o Provide $500,000 for the Best Buddies Program
o Require Senate representation on the Blue Ribbon Panel for the
Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
recommended by the Executive
o Delay the implementation of new services
o Require periodic updates on the implementation of Managed Care
for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $86 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
* PART S - The Senate advances language to require the establishment
of the Care Demonstration Program.

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation for a $1.5
billion appropriation toward the State's overall $8.3 billion
commitment to the $26.6 billion Metropolitan Transportation Authori-
ty (MTA) 2015-2019 Capital Program
* The Senate supports the advancement of a proposal to require the MTA
to commence a West Shore Corridor Rapid Transit Study

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.4 billion

Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
* PART E - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to maximize the
collection of tolls owed to public authorities as follows:
o Strengthening the proposal to make toll evasion a misdemeanor
o Concurs with the proposals to enter into reciprocal agreements
with other states and increasing penalties for operations of a
motor vehicle while on a toll road without a license plate that
is easily readable.
* NEW PART PP - The Senate advances language to allow Brooklyn resi-
dents to receive the same discount as Staten Island residents under
the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll rebate program
* NEW PART UU - The Senate advances language to repeal the definition
of "Transportation Purpose" as it pertains to the MTA (subdivision
18-a of ╣ 1261 of the Public Authorities Law)

MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$81.4 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$900,000.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$57 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART K - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer Divi-
sion of Military and Naval Affairs employees to the Office of Gener-
al Services' Business Service Center.

MORTGAGE AGENCY (SONYMA)

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$76.8 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$132.6 million.

MOTOR VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $21.8
million, with the following modification:
o Provide up to an additional $6.8 million for the Impaired Driv-
ing Safety Program

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $89.2
million

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $231.4
million, with the following modification:
o Denies the Executive recommendation for 107 new Full-time equiv-
alents (FTEs)

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART F - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to assess an
additional $3 million annually to the New York City Traffic
Violations Bureau to recover the State's administrative expenses of
the program.
* PART G - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to authorize
Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).
* PART H - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to waive
fees for a replacement non-driver identification card for crime
victims whose card is lost or stolen as a result of a crime.
* PART I - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
reinstatement fee from $25 to $100 for non-residents to have their
driving privileges restored.
* PART J - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
certificate of title fee and the duplicate certificate of title fee.
* PART K - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize a $5
fee for REAL ID compliant documents issued by DMV and supports the
use of DMV Mobile Service to educate residents, promote public

awareness, and allow individuals to conduct business transactions in
their communities.
* PART L - The Senate modifies the Executive proposed initiatives to
address highway safety as follows:
o Modifies the requirement to include bicycle and pedestrian safe-
ty in the written test for a driver's license to also include
motorcycle safety.
o Modifies the requirement that all passengers wear a seat belt in
the back seat of a vehicle, to only require passengers in the
back seat that are under the age of 21.
o Denies the proposal to prohibit the use of electronic devices
while driving a motor vehicle pending further clarification to
ensure the language is not prohibiting beyond the intent.
* NEW PART QQ - The Senate advances language to create a seasonal
trail pass program for snowmobiles.
* NEW PART TT - The Senate advances language to provide a ten percent
discount on senior citizen driver's license fees.
* NEW PART VV - The Senate advances language to amend the definition
of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to reflect a weight increase to 1,500
pounds.
* NEW PART YY - The Senate advances language to eliminate cumbersome
paperwork related to farm plated vehicle registrations.
* NEW PART DDD - The Senate advances language to require a sixty-day
license suspension for any driver convicted of two speeding
violations within a school zone committed within an eighteen-month
period of time.
* NEW PART EEE - The Senate advances language related to the distrib-
ution of certain mandatory surcharges imposed for alcohol-related
traffic convictions and provides adequate funding for the implemen-
tation of the ignition interlock provisions of Leandra's Law
(Impaired Driving Safety program).

The Senate supports continued dialogue toward the creation of the City
of Rochester Traffic Violations Agency.

The Senate supports advancement of the sharing economy by allowing for
the extension of insurance laws to provide adequate coverage for peer-
to-peer car sharing applications and the extension of other applicable
statutes to ensure appropriate consumer protections and promote equity
among stakeholders.

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$30.3 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$350,000.

OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of $4
million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$38 million, which includes $20 million for projects at Whiteface
and Gore mountain ski resorts, and $8 million for projects at
Belleayre mountain ski resort.

PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $225.7
million as follows:
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to general ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under
section 18-a of the Public Service Law to avoid additional util-
ity costs being passed on to customers.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$9.3 million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $208.7
million as follows:
o Denies $120 million in New York Works Funds for Parks projects.

POWER AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$293 million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $77
million for the Empire State Trail to allow for other funding prior-
ities.

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART LL - The Senate denies the Executive's Article VII proposal
that would authorize shared service agreements between the Power
Authority and the State of New York, Canal Corporation and Depart-
ment of Transportation without prejudice. The Senate would like to
see stronger protections of existing Power Authority programs and an
update on the status of the Canal Corporations transfer and any
effect it has had on the Power Authority's finances.
* PART PPP - The Senate proposes adding language that would require
the state to maintain canal lift bridges to the point that they are
safe for vehicle and foot traffic.

INDIAN POINT

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART QQ - The Senate includes a proposal to require the County of
Westchester, in consultation with the Town of Cortlandt, Village of
Buchanan and the Hendrick Hudson School District, to perform a
comprehensive study to develop and recommend possible solutions for
the reutilization of the property that contains the Indian Point
Nuclear Power Generating Facility. This proposal would require the
state of New York, including its state agencies and public authori-
ties, to provide whatever information or technical assistance is

requested from the County of Westchester, in order to perform the
study, and would further require the state to also provide funding
as requested by the County of Westchester, necessary to perform the
study, pursuant to funds appropriated or suballocated for expenses
related thereto.

The final copy of the study and the recommendations would be required
under this Part to be produced before December 1, 2017, and delivered,
to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of
the senate, the chair of the senate standing committee on energy, and
the chair of the assembly standing committee on energy.

The purpose of this report would be to determine all possible strategies
for reutilization of the facility. It is the further purpose of the
study to help identify possible solutions so as to address such issues
as the loss of employment and tax revenue, the environmental and public
safety effects of decommissioning, the need for worker retraining and
re-employment, the economic revitalization of the effected communities,
and the need to direct the $15 million community fund through a memoran-
dum of understanding approved by the state legislature in order to
provide assistance for immediate, negative, community impacts. It is
additionally the purpose of this study to offer recommendations on
possible resolutions, for the numerous, challenges incumbent with the
decommissioning of the facility, including, but not limited to, the many
different levels of government involved in the decommissioning process,
the complex regulatory, environmental, economic and societal issues that
will undoubtedly occur, the problem of reduced electrical power
production and increased electricity rates, and the many ancillary
effects that result for such a significant event as the closure of a
facility which has an estimated positive fiscal impact of over a billion
dollars.

The Senate supports the retraining of workers at Indian Point to perform
the decommissioning work at the facility to keep good paying, highly
skilled jobs here in New York.

The Senate supports the administering of exit physicals for every
employee at the facility prior to the conclusion of their employment.

PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.8
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.8
million, and restores language omitted by the Executive related to
the Women's Rights Clinic at SUNY Buffalo Law School within appro-
priation and reappropriations.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.9
million.

PUBLIC ETHICS, JOINT COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.6
million.

PUBLIC SERVICE

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$95.6 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$5.75 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART V - The Senate denies the Executive's Article VII proposal that
would authorize the Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environ-
mental Conservation, and State and the Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in
their participation in general ratemaking proceedings; the Senate
modifies the authorization to the Department of Health to finance
certain activities with revenues generated from an assessment on
cable television companies by requiring twenty-five percent of the
total amount received be used to produce public education materials
for secondary school education.

The Senate supports greater transparency in actions taken by the Public
Service Commission, especially when those actions result in an increase
in the amount New Yorkers pay. New York is among the most expensive
states in the nation for the cost of electricity and those costs are
only expected to rise as new assessments are implemented. In light of
this, before assessments are put into effect, a comprehensive cost-bene-
fit analysis must be done and made public. The Senate supports the
expanded adoption of renewable energy technologies, but also believes
that the cost of doing so must be thoroughly considered, as well as
reliability of the electric grid.

RACING REFORM PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive reappropriation of $2 million
proposal.

STATE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $69 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $74.7
million, with the following modification:
o Provides $2 million for the Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens.

Article VII Proposals (S. 2008-B)
* PART Q - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the expedited document handling Fees for one year.

* PART R - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to place responsi-
bility for mailing a copy of service of process with plaintiffs
rather than Department of State.
* PART S - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to assess a five
dollar fee to cover the cost of producing an identification card for
real estate license applicants.
* PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to remove the
Chairperson of the New York State Athletic Commission from the list
of salaried state officers.

The Senate supports the licensing and regulation of automobile brokers
to prevent New Yorkers from being harmed economically.

STATE POLICE, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $874.6
million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $51.5
million, with the following modification:
o Restores the Memorandum of Understanding language within a 2014
reappropriation related to the development of a public safety
solution center including but not limited to a records manage-
ment system, coordinating the State Police, Information Technol-
ogy Services, and the Division of Criminal Justice to submit a
plan to develop such a solution center and its expenditures to
be approved by the Legislature.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART F - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a Hate
Crimes Task Force within the Division of State Police's Bureau of
Criminal Investigation, also including Penal Law provisions relating
to cemetery desecration, and making graffiti hate crimes.
o The Senate also supports the State Police looking into threats
targeting religious based community centers, daycares, and
National Guard centers across the State, and creating a revenue
stream to address the need for security measures.
* NEW PART GG - The Senate proposes language to authorize the Division
of State Police to conduct an interoperability demonstration project
for the purpose of testing the use of established techniques to
promote more efficient communications for state and local law
enforcement agencies.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY)

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $9.2
billion as follows:
o Makes the following restorations:
- $18.6 for SUNY hospital subsidy
- $1.5 million for Small Business Development Centers
- $100,000 for the Chestnut Research Program.
o Provides funding for the following:
- $1.5 million for Telehealth pilot program
- $250,000 for a BioAccelerator Program at SUNY Upstate Hospi-
tal.

o Denies $69.5 million spending authorization associated with a
$250 tuition increase

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $482
million as follows:
o Makes the following restorations:
- $1.5 million for Graduation, Achievement, and Placement
Program
- $1.1 million for child care centers
- $600,000 for Harvest NY
- $100,000 for SUNY Orange BRIDGE program.
o Increases community college base aid funding by $6.3 million
($50/FTE).
o Denies $10 million in funding for 4,938 additional FTEs associ-
ated with the Executive's proposed Excelsior Scholarship
program.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $889 million
with the following modification:
o Repurposes $150 million in critical maintenance funding to be
outlined for specific projects.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
* PART G - The Senate denies the five-year, $250 annual increase in
tuition.
* PART V - The Senate advances language establishing maintenance of
effort provisions for SUNY and CUNY.
* PART Y - The Senate advances language requiring disclosure of dormi-
tory costs and usage.
* PART BB - The Senate advances language to create a TeleHealth Coun-
seling pilot program at SUNY.
* PART YY - The Senate advances language requiring SUNY to study the
current community college reimbursement formula.

STATEWIDE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30.5
million.

TAX APPEALS

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 million.

TAXATION AND FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $451.5
million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.9
million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2009-B)

* PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow warrant-
less bank account data matching.
* PART V - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require tax
clearances for new state employees.
* PART X - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to permanently
extend warrantless wage garnishment.
* PART HH - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand jeopar-
dy assessments to the cigarette and tobacco tax.

The Senate supports efforts to improve cigarette tax enforcement through
increased penalties and more effective information gathering techniques.

TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds Recommendation of $429.6
million as follows:
o Denies the addition of 73 new FTEs

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$5.2 billion, with the following modifications:
o Denies creation of a new, $200,000 Prison Release Case Manage-
ment Pilot Program
o Provides funding for the following General Fund programs:
- $20 million in State Supplemental SSI
- $750,000 in additional funding for Legal Advocates for the
Disabled (DAP)
- $150,000 for United Way of Central New York
o Provides funding for the following Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF) programs:
- $22.5 million increase in child care subsidies to deny the
proposal requiring that Local Social Services Districts
allocate $27 million in discretionary Federal Title XX block
grant funds to child care
- $2.5 million for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in Monroe County
- $1.3 million for child care facilitated enrollment demon-
stration projects in the Capital District and Oneida County
- $800,000 for Welfare to Careers

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive Recommendation of $64 million

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
* PART O - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increase
the percentage of lottery winnings over $600 the State can recoup
from current and former public assistance recipients from 50 percent
to 100 percent.
* PART P - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to authorize
the pass-through of any Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
COLA that becomes effective in 2018 and advances language to
increase the State share SSI allowance for Adult Care Facilities by
$4 per day per year over five years.
* PART Q - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to require
enhanced background checks for workers in publicly-funded emergency
shelters for families with children.

THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Article VII Proposals (S.2005-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to authorize the
Thruway Authority to conduct its own competitive bond sales.

Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
* NEW PART ZZ - The Senate advances language to establish a Toll Advi-
sory Task Force to review toll rates, commuter discount options,
resident discount programs and commercial rates.

The Senate supports the Thruway Authority advancing electronic or cash-
less tolling at the Grand Island Bridge without decreasing funding for
other projects in the Thruway core capital program.

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $4.5 billion in
State operating assistance for the MTA to provide the following:
o An additional $3.5 million for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll
rebate program to cover the $0.24 toll increase for Staten
Island residents and commercial vehicles and proposes a similar
discount for Brooklyn residents.
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $502 million
for non-MTA Downstate and Upstate transit systems, with the follow-
ing modification:
o Provide an additional $11.3 million in State operating assist-
ance for non-MTA transit systems, a two percent increase ($10
million total), and the opportunity for an additional 0.25%
increase which would require a local match ($1.3 million total).
* The Senate restores the $4 million for rural public transportation
systems negatively impacted by changes in Medicaid reimbursements
under the Department of Health (DOH) and provides an additional $1
million for a total of $5 million.

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $46 million

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation for 86 new Full-time
equivalents (FTEs)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
o $600 million in Federal funds to accelerate road and bridge
projects across New York State
o $564 million from State bonded resources for access improvements
to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to provide $270
million in settlement funds for the Department of Transportation
(DOT) FY 2016-2020 Capital Plan by reprogramming as follows:
o $91 million in additional non-MTA capital, for a total of $175.5
million
o $75 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway
Program (CHIPS) to be added to the base ($438 million), for a
total of $513 million in CHIPS funding
o $50 million for the Local BRIDGE NY program, including $20
million for culverts with a minimum award amount of $50,000 for
culverts, for a total of $150 million for Local BRIDGE NY

o $27.5 million in additional capital for the Aviation Capital
Grant Program, for a total of $40 million
o $11.5 million to increase the reimbursement rate to cities for
maintaining State highways running through cities from $0.85 per
square yard to $1.77 per square yard
o $2 million to provide the full State match ($6 million total) to
Federal funds for aviation
o The remaining $13 billion was utilized for non-capital purposes,
including non-MTA transit operating assistance
* The Senate supports:
o Long-term regional balance within the DOT capital program for
roads and bridges, including additional commitments by DOT to
move forward with delayed road and bridge projects and a more
equitable process for project accelerations
o Funding to advance a comprehensive study of the Oakdale merge
section of the Sunrise Highway in Long Island
o A commitment from DOT to commence environmental review and
preliminary engineering of the Route 17 corridor in the Hudson
Valley
o Funding for the second phase of traffic mitigation measures on
the Hutchinson River Parkway in the vicinity of the Hutchinson
Metro Center Complex

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART A - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to perma-
nently extend the disposition of certain revenues to the Public
Transportation Operating Account (PTOA) for Upstate transit systems
* PART B - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to increase the
cap on divisible load permits issued by DOT from 25,000 to 35,000
over ten years as follows:
o Provides a one-time increase of 2,000 permits in the current
statutory cap (from 25,000 to 27,000)
o Denies the additional 8,000 permits given the impact on roads
and bridges caused by additional overweight trucks until DOT can
commit to moving forward with delayed road and bridge projects
* PART C - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to enhance the
enforcement power of the Public Transportation Safety Board (PTSB)
* PART D - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to meet compli-
ance with federal requirements for truck size and weight provisions
and the suspension of vehicle registrations for carriers placed
out-of-service as follows:
o Concurs with the amendments to the Vehicle and Traffic Law
relating to truck size and weight
o Denies the proposal to authorize DOT to suspend registrations
for Federal out-of-service orders
* PART LL - The Senate denies the Executive's Article VII proposal
that would authorize shared service agreements between the Power
Authority and the State of New York, Canal Corporation and Depart-
ment of Transportation without prejudice. The Senate would like to
see stronger protections of existing Power Authority programs and an
update on the status of the Canal Corporations transfer and any
effect it has had on the Power Authority's finances.
* NEW PART XX - The Senate advances language to authorize local
authorities to establish owner liability for failure to obey a
signal indicating the approach of a train through the use of photo
violation-monitoring devices at rail grade crossings
* NEW PART AAA - The Senate advances language to increase the speed
limit on the Ocean Parkway from 25 mph to 30 mph

* NEW PART BBB - The Senate advances language to modify the composi-
tion of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Rural Public
Transportation and to require the Committee to meet and report on
rural transportation in the State
* NEW PART CCC - The Senate advances language to increase the
reimbursement rate for local governments that enter agreements with
the State for the maintenance and repair of arterial highways pass-
ing through cities from $.85 per square yard to $1.77 per square
yard

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
$8.3 million

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$10.7 million, with the following modifications:
o Denies creation of a new $250,000 "access to justice initiative"
and reallocates these funds to restore the Senate's share of the
New York State Defenders' Association Veterans' Defense Program
and adds an additional $450,000 for a total of $700,000.
o Modifies the $1 million appropriation related to veterans'
treatment court services to deny language notwithstanding the
Criminal Procedure Law and to reference the newly created
section 836-a of the executive law regarding a veterans treat-
ment court peer-to-peer service grant program.
o Provides funding for the following programs:
- $350,000 for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's Veterans
and Military Families Advocacy project
- $100,000 to expand Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's
Veterans and Military Families Advocacy project into West-
chester County
- $250,000 for Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee's Veter-
ans' Rights Project
- $250,000 in additional funding for the Veterans Outreach
Center in Monroe County
- $300,000 for Warrior Salute

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
* PART T - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to expand access
to veterans' treatment courts for misdemeanor and felony offenses,
subject to District Attorney consent, by adding a new section to the
Executive law outlining a veterans' treatment court peer-to-peer
service grant program

VICTIM SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $13 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $106.7
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)

* PART G - The Senate concurs with the Executive to expand the eligi-
bility for reimbursement of certain expenses by Office of Victim
Services.
* PART H - The Senate concurs with the Executive to increase reimburs-
able expenses of "loss of savings" up to $30,000.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$195.4 million

Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
* PART O - The Senate denies with the Executive proposal related to
State Insurance Fund audits.
* PART P - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to modify
how the State Insurance Fund is authorized to invest surplus
reserves.
* PART AA - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to extend the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB)
for an additional ten years.

WELFARE INSPECTOR GENERAL

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$1.3 million.

MISCELLANEOUS

State Operations (S.2000-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 billion
for Special Federal Emergency Appropriation.

Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $69
million for the Pay for Success Contingency Reserve by reducing the
appropriation authority to $53 million.

Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $203
million for the Special Infrastructure Account as follows:
o $4 million for New York City Police Department for the purchase
of vehicles including bulletproof glass and panels for vehicles.
o $6 million for law enforcement agencies outside of the city of
New York for equipment purchases.
* The Senate denies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $100
million for the Downtown Revitalization program.

Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
* PART X - The Senate advances language to establish a college afford-
ability task force.
* PART AA - The Senate advances language requiring institutions in the
independent sector to develop college affordability committees.

Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
* PART P - The Senate denies the Executive proposal for Design-Build
and intends to study the prior authorization for Design-Build.

* PART W - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make perma-
nent the authorization for the Dormitory Authority of the State of
New York to enter into certain design and construction management
agreements by providing for a two-year extension of such authori-
zation.
* NEW PART RR - The Senate advances language to limit the ability of
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to assess cargo facil-
ity fees without an agreement between the carrier and the Port
Authority.
* NEW PART SS - The Senate advances language to authorize the State to
forgive outstanding loan debt from the Port of Oswego Authority.
* NEW PART WW - The Senate advances language to repeal ╣ 1678-a of the
Public Authorities Law, the New York State Design and Construction
Corporation Act.

The Senate advances legislation creating an accidental disability bene-
fit of three-quarters of final average salary for all police officers in
the New York City police department.

REVENUE

Article VII Proposal (S.2009 - B)
* PART A - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
Alcoholic Beverage License to TasteNY stores.
* PART B - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
Alcoholic Beverage license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic
beverages in movie theaters.
* PART C - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to convert
the NYC STAR Rate Reduction Benefit into a New York State tax cred-
it.
* PART D - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to cap the annual
growth of STAR at zero percent.
* PART E - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make partic-
ipation in the Income Verification Program (IVP) mandatory.
* PART F - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to prescribe that
taxing jurisdictions allow taxpayers to make partial tax payments.
* PART G - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the
secrecy provision of the Tax Law in order to authorize the Depart-
ment of Taxation and Finance to make public the names and addresses
of individuals that have applied for or are receiving the STAR PIT
Credit.
* PART H - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to repeal the
existing STAR PIT Credit calculation for co - ops and to require
local assessors to forward to the Tax Commissioner a statement
setting forth the taxable assessed value attributable to each tenant
- stockholder.
* PART I - The Senate denies the Executive Proposal to extend the fee
charged on oil and gas producers.
* PART J - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to authorize
SUNY, rather than the State Education Department, to certify and
approve the disbursement of funds for the Long Island Veterans'
Home, which is operated by Stony Brook.
* PART K - The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to extend the
Excelsior Jobs Program for three years, through tax year 2029, and
create two new tax credits, separate from Excelsior Jobs, the Life
Sciences Research and Development Tax Credit and the Angel Investor
Tax Credit.

* PART L - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
Employee Training Incentive Program (ETIP) to include incumbent
worker training and include training for employees of life science
companies.
* PART M - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
Empire State Film and Post - Production tax Credits for three years,
through tax year 2022.
* PART N - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to rename the
Urban Youth Jobs Program Tax Credit to the New York Youth Jobs
Program Tax Credit and extend it for five years, until 2022.
* PART O - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend the
Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Recharging Property Tax cred-
it for five years, through tax year 2022.
* PART P - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the
Investment Tax Credit (ITC) by disallowing property principally used
by the taxpayer in the production or distribution of electricity,
natural gas, steam, or water, and master tapes of a film, television
show or commercial are disallowed if the costs associated with the
creation, production, or reproduction are incurred outside of New
York State.
* PART Q - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to require that
single member limited liability company (SMLCC) that are disregarded
as an entity separate from its owner (SMLLC's are treated similar to
sole proprietors) for federal income tax purposes shall be treated
the same way by New York State for purposes of claiming tax credits,
to allow SMLCC's that are separately certified under the Empire
Zone's Program to allow the taxpayer to elect to have the SMLCC's
treated as separate.
* PART R - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the temporary income tax surcharge for an additional three years,
through tax year 2020.
* PART S - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to make
permanent the current limitations on the itemized deductions for
high income earners under the State and New York City Personal
Income Tax.
* PART T - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to expand the
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for taxpayers with incomes
between $50,000 and $150,000 to also expand the tax credit for those
with incomes under $50,000 and for those with a more than two chil-
dren.
* PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
financial institution data match system for state tax collection
purposes to include information regarding financial accounts for tax
debtors with fixed and final tax debts, whether or not a warrant has
been filed.
* PART V - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require a tax
clearance for new state employees.
* PART W - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require a tax
clearance for physicians and dentists applying for coverage under
the Physician's Excess Medical Malpractice Program. The extension of
the Physician's Excess Medical Malpractice Program is contained in
the Health Article VII.
* PART X - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make permanent
the authority for the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to
garnish wages of tax without the necessity of filing a warrant with
the county clerk.
* PART Y - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require corpo-
rations that are treated as S - Corps at the federal level to be

treated as S - Corps for New York purposes if they are subject to
New York tax.
* PART Z - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to clarify that
the proceeds from a non - residents sale of an entity (e.g. LLC or
partnership) that own shares in a New York co - op would be consid-
ered New York source income and therefore subject to tax.
* PART AA - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require non -
resident sellers of partnership assets that are subject to Internal
Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1060 (special rules for the sale of a
business), to classify the transaction as the sale of an asset.
* PART BB - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require online
marketplace providers to collect sales tax.
* PART CC - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make changes
to the collection of sales tax on sales between related entities.
* PART DD - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make changes
to the sales tax charged on the transmission of gas and electricity.
* PART EE - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose the
Public Safety Communications Surcharge on the sale of prepaid cell
phone devices and services.
* PART FF - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose an
excise tax of 10 per milliliter on vapor products.
* PART GG - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
forfeiture and seizure penalties associated with the possession of
unstamped or fraudulently stamped cigarettes.
* PART HH - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend jeopar-
dy assessment enforcement provisions for the collection of cigarette
and tobacco excise taxes.
* PART II - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to change the
method of taxation on cigars, from 75 percent of the wholesale price
to a flat tax of 45 cents per cigar.
* PART JJ - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) to include transfers of minority
interests in a partnership, LLC, S - Corp, or a non - publicly trad-
ed C - Corp with fewer than 100 shareholders that owns New York real
property that is fair market value equals to or exceeds 50 percent
of all the asset of the entity.
* PART KK - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Commissioner of Tax and Finance to impose the mansion tax on sales
of real property that he determines, at his discretion, were made
pursuant to an agreement, understanding or arrangement to avoid or
evade the tax.
* PART LL - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to use a facility
other than Morrisville College to perform equine drug testing and
transfer the equine drug testing cost to the horsemen.
* PART MM - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to codify and
modernize Charitable Gaming to include provisions to authorize elec-
tronic bell jar machines, advertising on television, authorize char-
itable games of chance to be played on state property (e.g. duck
river run) and authorize persons under the age of 18 and at least 16
years of age to assist in the sale of raffle and bingo tickets and
further authorizes persons under the age of 18 to assist in the sale
and distribution of items at the concession stand.
* PART NN - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to re-privatize
New York Racing Association (NYRA); the Senate reduces the Execu-
tive's board appointment from six to four, and extends voting rights
to the breeders and horsemen.
* PART OO - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
for one year certain tax rates and simulcasting provisions to main-

tain the pari-mutuel betting and simulcasting structure in place in
New York.
* PART PP - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the Monticello Casino and Raceway video lottery terminal (VLT)
distribution rates for one year.
* PART QQ - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
Video Gaming vendor's capital awards program for one year to include
provisions to extend capital awards to Monticello and remove certain
capital award restrictions for Empire City Casino and Raceway and
Saratoga Raceway.
* PART RR - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to redis-
tribute $2.25 million in local gaming aid from Commercial Casinos,
Native American Casinos and local video lottery aid from munici-
palities throughout the state and distribute the aid to Madison
County; the Senate recommends the funding be a state charge.
* PART SS - The Senate advances language to expand the existing
Personal Income Tax exemption for small businesses and to reduce the
Corporate Franchise Tax business income tax rate from 6.5 percent to
2.5 percent over a two - year period.
* PART TT - The Senate advances language to increase the Manufactur-
er's Real Property Tax Credit from 20 percent to 50 percent of any
annual Real Property Taxes paid during the year for real property
owned or leased by the manufacturer, which is principally used
during the taxable year for manufacturing.
* PART UU - The Senate advances language to double the Farm Workforce
Retention Credit upstate and further increase the credit for farms
that are located in Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester counties due to
the accelerated minimum wage schedule in those counties.
* PART VV - The Senate advances language to make the Investment Tax
Credit refundable for farmers.
* PART WW - The Senate advances language to allow farmers to claim a
tax credit for donations of food to food banks or other emergency
food programs.
* PART XX - The Senate advances language to expand the tax credit to
include employees that are paid an hourly wage up to a maximum of
$0.50 over the minimum wage and to extend the tax credit for one
year.
* PART YY - The Senate advances language to allow small businesses
with less than $350,000 in net business income and less than 20
employees to receive the STAR benefit on their primary business
property, phased - in over three years.
* PART ZZ - The Senate advances language to reinstate the fulfillment
exclusion for out - of - state companies that employ a fulfillment
service in New York State that does not handle more than $1 million
in sales annually and do not otherwise have a physical presence
within the State.
* PART AAA - The Senate advances language to allow REITS and RICS who
either determine their New York source income or elect an 8 percent
apportionment, to use a fixed dollar minimum capped at $500, and
makes conforming changes for New York City.
* PART BBB - The Senate advances language to exempt from Corporate
Franchise Tax, dividends of a unitary corporation that are subject
to tax under the Insurance Tax in order to remove the double taxa-
tion of this income.
* PART CCC - The Senate advances language to increase the maximum
sales tax vendor credit for quarterly and annual filers from two
hundred dollars to four hundred dollars.

* PART DDD - The Senate advances language to create the empire state
music production credit and the empire state digital gaming media
production credit.
* PART EEE - The Senate advances language to provide a credit for the
construction of middle income housing.
* PART FFF - The Senate advances language to create a credit for the
rehabilitation of distressed commercial properties.
* PART GGG - The Senate advances language to create the universal
visitability tax credit which would encourage homeowners to make
their homes handicapped assessable.
* PART HHH - The Senate advances language to increase the MTA Payroll
Tax exemption for sole proprietors from $50,000 to $250,000.
* PART III - The Senate advances language to exempt the agencies and
instrumentalities of the State of New York from the MTA Payroll Tax.
* PART JJJ - The Senate advances language to freeze the MTA surcharge
rate beginning in tax year 2022, after all the scheduled rate chang-
es have gone into effect.
* PART KKK - The Senate advances language to increase the private
pension and retirement income exclusion from $20,000 to $40,000 over
three years.
* PART LLL - The Senate advances language to increase the Long Term
Care Tax Credit from 20 percent of premiums paid to 40 percent and
expand the credit to include premiums paid toward a life insurance
policy that has an accelerated death benefit rider.
* PART MMM - The Senate advances language to allow taxpayers to deduct
up to $10,000 in costs incurred in the adoption of a child with
special needs.
* PART NNN - The Senate advances language to make permanent the index-
ing of the personal income tax brackets, benefit recapture, and
standard deduction to the rate of inflation.
* PART OOO - The Senate advances language to increase the threshold
that requires taxpayers to file income tax returns from $4,000 to
match the standard deduction.
* PART PPP - The Senate advances language to allow taxpayers to have
their income tax refunds direct deposited into a maximum of three
accounts with financial institutions.
* PART QQQ - The Senate advances language to revert the STAR PIT Cred-
it Program back to an exemption effective for the 2018 - 2019 school
year.
* PART RRR - The Senate advances language to require the department of
tax and finance to postmark all advance payment STAR checks by
September 15th, and require them to pay interest if they are mailed
late, in order to allow taxpayers adequate time to pay their school
tax bills. The State will also be required to reimburse any taxpayer
for any penalties or interest imposed by a school district for late
payment due to the fact that they did not receive their STAR
personal income tax credit reimbursement check in a timely manner.
* PART SSS - The Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
exemption for the purchase of cemetery monuments.
* PART TTT - The Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
exemption for items purchased at cemeteries for use in cemeteries.
* PART UUU - The Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
exemption on energy efficient equipment and electricity used in the
production of snow at ski resorts.
* PART VVV - The Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
exemption for beer, cider, and liquor consumed at tastings.
* PART WWW - The Senate advances language to authorize the Tax Commis-
sioner to periodically adjust the prepaid tax rate for motor fuel to

more accurately reflect the current sales tax on the retail price of
motor fuel.
* PART XXX - The Senate advances language to extend various State and
Local exemptions for commercial property in lower Manhattan.
* PART YYY - The Senate advances language to create the Education
Affordability Tax Credit.
* PART ZZZ - The Senate advances language to establish a green build-
ings tax credit.
* PART AAAA - The Senate advances language to establish a tax credit
for forestry stewardship and habitat conservation.
* PART BBBB - The Senate advances language to make the New York State
property tax cap permanent.
* PART CCCC - The Senate advances language to extend the certification
for the Orange County IDA Center of Excellence.
* PART DDDD - The Senate advances language to repeal Off-Track Betting
(OTB) maintenance of effort payments; modifies various OTB revenue
distribution rates as well as sets the agent commission rate for
Yonkers Raceway at the same rate afforded Resort World; provides an
improved commission formula for Vernon Downs and Batavia Downs; and
eliminates the stipulation that Nassau and Suffolk OTB funds in
excess of the required payment to Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga are
taken by the state instead of back to the industry to provide fund-
ing for purses, horsemen and NYRA.
* PART EEEE - The Senate advances language authorizing for an addi-
tional three years an increased rate of one percent of the racing
support payment for the purpose of increasing purse payouts as well
as the authority for one additional year to use up to two million
dollars from the purse reserve funds to cover workers compensation
costs. In addition, the proposal authorizes the New York Jockey
Injury Compensation Fund, Inc. to self-insure its workers' compen-
sation obligations.
* PART FFFF - The Senate advances language to authorize Online Poker.
* PART GGGG - The Senate advances language to codify the Racing Fan
Advisory Council in statute.
* PART HHHH - The Senate advances language to increase the Video
Lottery vendor's marketing allowance by two percent, from ten
percent to twelve percent for the first $100 million and 10 percent
thereafter.
* PART IIII - The Senate advances language to increase the tuition tax
credit to a maximum of $2,500 and the deduction to a maximum of
$50,000 of allowable college tuition expenses, over 10 years.
* PART JJJJ - The Senate advances language that provides tax incen-
tives for employees and employers to assist employees in making
student loan payments.
* PART KKKK - The Senate advances language to establish an annual
State Operating Funds spending cap of two percent linked to a statu-
torily specified rate of inflation.
* PART LLLL - The Senate advances language to mirror the requirements
imposed on Indian gaming facilities regarding background checks for
all other casinos licensed by the Gaming Commission.
* PART MMMM - The Senate advances language to authorize advertising on
lottery tickets and advertising during quick draw.

The Senate will evaluate the potential to generate revenue in New York
State due to the closure of the carried interest loophole.

The Senate will work diligently to find effective incentives to continue
economic advancement and job creation within New York State. In addi-

tion, to help foster job creation in rural areas, the Senate will seek
to include in the budget, legislation similar to S.4727, the Rural &
Agricultural Jobs Act, which leverages state funds to acquire matching
private investment funds to provide access to capital for New York's
rural and agricultural businesses.

The Senate supports studying ways to reform the local gross receipts tax
that is imposed by cities and villages on energy and telecommunication
companies to ensure that the tax is imposed equitably and in the most
efficient manner.

The Senate supports ways to incentivize improved home security.

The Senate advances language to establish a task force to study the
viability of a tax credit for employer provided child care.

The Senate supports considering additional measures that would improve
charitable gaming operations, marketing opportunities, volunteer
involvement, and flexibility that would improve participation.

The Senate supports and advances language to eliminate the City of New
York personal income tax for residents who make under $45,000 per year.

actions

  • 15 / Mar / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Mar / 2017
    • LOST

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