R4168

Senate budget resolution in response to the 2018-2019 Executive Budget submission

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Senate Resolution No. 4168

BY: Senator FLANAGAN

RESOLUTION in response to the 2018-2019 Executive
Budget submission (Legislative Bills S7500B, S7503B,
S7504B, S7505B, S7506A, S7507B, S7508B and S7509B)
to be adopted as legislation expressing the position
of the New York State Senate relating to the
2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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
appropriation 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 2018-2019
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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019
Executive Budget submission to the fullest extent possible within the
authority 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 2018-2019
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 2018-2019 Executive Budget submission
which reflect those items the Senate is constrained from effectuating as
amendments to the 2018-2019 Executive Budget appended hereto; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage
of the Governor's 2018-2019 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 (S7500B,
S7503B, S7504B, S7505B, S7506A, S7507B, S7508B and S7509B) be and are
incorporated as part of this resolution and are hereby adopted as the
New York State Legislature's budget proposal for the 2018-2019 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 and Article VII language:

* Language that would give the Executive unlimited transfer authority
within the State Operations Budget. This is in addition to the
transfer language already included in the State Operations Budget,
and in the Division of the Budget (DOB) and affects most agencies.
* Language that would prevent certain appropriations from becoming
effective contingent upon the Legislature enacting other
appropriations.
* Language allowing the Executive to uniformly reduce funding for any
programs if projected federal revenues to support Medicaid are not
realized in fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
* Language allowing the Executive to uniformly reduce funding for any
programs if projected federal revenues to support Non-Medicaid
programs are not realized in fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
* Language allowing the Executive to uniformly reduce funding for
local assistance programs if revenues projected to support those
specific local assistance programs are not realized throughout the
fiscal year.

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 the fundamental principles governing the separation of powers and
goes beyond any actions sanctioned by the Court of Appeals in Silver v.
Pataki. The Senate has also denied Article VII language allowing similar
unlimited funding reductions.

Adirondack Park Agency

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.54
million.

Aging, Office for the

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $11.3
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate provides $20 million for increased Supplemental Security
Income.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* PART EE -- The Senate advances language to establish a statewide,
toll free, 24/7 hotline to receive reports of allegations of
reportable incidents of vulnerable adults and transmit notice of the
report to any appropriate state agency or local social service
office when appropriate, law enforcement. Information regarding the
statewide hotline would be required to be part of a public education
campaign.

Agriculture and Markets, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $114.3
million as follows:
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under 18-a of
the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs being
passed on to customers.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $41.4
million as follows:
o Restores more than $10 million and adds $5.5 million for:
- $1.7 million for a total of $2.1 million for the Farm
Viability Institute
- $1.06 million for a total of $1.1 million for Cornell Rabies
- $1 million for a total of $5.43 million for Cornell
Diagnostic Lab
- $1 million for the Apple R&D Advisory Board
- $600,000 for Northern NY Agricultural Development
- $566,000 for a total of $950,000 for Cornell Farm Net (Farm
Family Assistance)
- $544,000 for a total of $750,000 for the Apple Growers
Association
- $537,000 for a total of $1.25 million for the New York Wine
& Grape Foundation
- $500,000 for the Farm-to-Seniors Program
- $500,000 for Cornell Concord Grape Research
- $480,000 for the Cornell Veterinary Diagnostic Lab-whole
herd/bulk milk testing, eradicate salmonella dublin bacteria
- $400,000 for Berry Growers Association
- $378,000 for a total of $1.2 million for Cornell Pro-Dairy
- $300,000 for Cornell Hard Cider Research
- $300,000 for Cornell Vegetable Research

- $260,000 for Cornell Berry Research
- $250,000 for a total of $502,000 for Cornell Avian Disease
- $250,000 for Tractor Rollover Prevention
- $220,000 for Farm Viability Dairy Profit Teams
- $215,000 for Maple Producers
- $200,000 for a Cornell Hops Specialist
- $200,000 for the Turfgrass Association
- $200,000 for Suffolk County Deer Fencing
- $200,000 for a total of $1.37 million for the Cornell
Quality Milk Program
- $200,000 for the North Country Agricultural Academy-St.
Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
- $200,000 for a Cornell Labor Specialist to Assist Farmers
with Labor Law Requirements
- $200,000 for the AFT -- Farmland for a New Generation --
Resource Center
- $200,000 for the AFT -- Farmland for a New Generation --
Regional Navigator
- $200,000 for a One-stop hotline for farmers
- $200,000 for the Cornell Apiary Research and Extension
- $175,000 for Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- $160,000 for a total of $500,000 for Local Fair Assistance
- $160,000 for a total of $200,000 for Cornell Hops and
Barley-Born, Bred and Brewed
- $150,000 for Christmas Tree Farmers
- $150,000 for Corn & Soybean Growers Association
- $125,000 for Cornell Maple Research
- $115,000 for the Cornell Small Farms Veterans Program
- $113,000 for a total of $416,000 for Cornell Association of
Ag Educators
- $113,000 for a total of $380,000 for Cornell Ag in the
Classroom
- $112,000 for a total of $842,000 Future Farmers of America
(FFA) programs, plus $50,000 to create new FFA chapters
- $100,000 for Genesee County Agricultural Academy
- $100,000 for Long Island Farm Bureau/Grown on Long Island
- $100,000 for the Wood Products Council
- $100,000 for the Cornell Seeds of Success School Gardens
Program
- $100,000 for the New York State Brewers
- $100,000 for the New York State Distillers Guild
- $100,000 to develop a land inventory screening process
- $100,000 for the New York State Cider Association
- $50,000 for the Farm to Table Trail
- $50,000 for Cornell Onion Research
- $25,000 for North Country Low Cost Vaccines
- $20,000 for Island Harvest

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $6.2
million as follows:
o Adds $5 million for local fair capital costs
o Adds $5 million for a competitive grant program for animal
shelters
o Adds $5 million for the Cornell University College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)

* PART Y -- The Senate modifies the Executive Article VII proposal
that would make permanent the authority of the Empire State
Development Corporation to administer agriculture and dairy
marketing orders by extending the authority for three years
* PART WW -- The Senate advances language authorizing industrial
development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers
* PART XX -- The Senate advances language that doubles the farm
workforce retention credit through the 2021 taxable year
* PART YY -- The Senate advances language that provides state aid for
service costs and any fees associated with furnishing EBT technology
at farmers' markets
* PART ZZ -- The Senate advances language that authorizes farm
breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries to cross promote
each others' products
* PART AAA -- The Senate advances language to make it state policy to
encourage the development on solar array sites of landscapes that
are beneficial to pollinators
* PART BBB -- The Senate advances language to establish a tax credit
for companies that purchase New York grown crops and use such crops
in value added products
* PART DDD -- The Senate advances language to authorize the expansion
of the type of goods made and the methods of sale for home
processors
* PART EEE -- The Senate advances language that directs the Department
of Agriculture to enhance access to viable agricultural land for new
and beginning farmers
* PART FFF -- The Senate advances language permitting access to and
encourage the use of state land for the purpose of collecting sap
for maple syrup production
* PART GGG -- The Senate advances language to conduct a "Women in
Farming" study to encourage and support women farmers
* PART HHH -- The Senate advances language to authorize the
construction of building and structures for bona fide agricultural
production on agricultural lands
* PART PPP -- The Senate advances language to establish a value added
dairy investment tax credit

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation level of $13.3
million, no change from FY 2018 levels.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART Q -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to remove the
requirement that a hotel must operate a restaurant on its premises
to receive an on-premises liquor license by adding provisions to
allow bed and breakfasts to sell alcoholic beverages.
* PART R -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a new
license for production and sale of mead and braggot in New York
State by ensuring that meadaries enjoy the same privileges as farm
breweries, farm wineries, and farm cideries.
* PART S -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create an
exporter license for businesses that only purchase and export New
York State alcoholic beverages and do not sell to wholesalers or
retailers within the state.

Audit and Control, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $317.6
million as follows:
o Denies the Executive recommendation of $3.13 million for new
maintenance undistributed personal service appropriations in the
Administration, Abandoned Property, and Chief Information Office
programs.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $32 million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation of $4.7 million for
additional funds associated with the ongoing payroll system
improvement project.

Budget, Division of the

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$49.2 million with the following modifications:
o Restores $469,000 for fees for the Council of State Governments
o Provides $300,000 for the Eastern Regional Conference and Policy
Forum of the Council of State Governments in Rye Brook
o Restores $81,000 for fees for the National Conference of State
Legislatures
o Restores $10,000 for fees for the National Conference of
Insurance Legislators

Children and Family Services, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$474 million, with the following modification:
o Restores $1.2 million to deny closure of the Ella McQueen
Reception Center for Boys and Girls upon provision of 30-days'
notice to the Legislature

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$3.2 billion, with the following modifications:
o Denies the Executive proposal to remove the limitation that
Community Optional Preventive Services (COPS) had been approved
on or before October 1, 2008
o Provides funding for the following restorations:
- $2.5 million in additional funding for Advantage Afterschool
- $2.2 million in additional funding for Child Advocacy
Centers
- $1.5 million for Community Voices for Youth and Families
- $1.4 million for United Way 2-1-1
- $1 million for the New York State Alliance of Boys and Girls
Clubs
- $1 million for the New York State YMCA Foundation
- $1 million for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in Erie County
- $849,000 for the Senate's share of additional funding for
the Youth Development Program
- $600,000 for New Alternatives for Children

- $500,000 for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in New York City
- $500,000 for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in Onondaga County
- $300,000 for Hillside Children's Center Reinvesting in Youth
program
- $200,000 for the Center for Elder Law and Justice
- $175,000 for Ohel Children's Home and Family Services
- $175,000 for Yeled V'yalda Early Childhood Center
- $150,000 for the American Legion Boys' State program
- $150,000 for Citizens Committee for New York
- $100,000 for Gateway Youth Outreach
- $50,000 for Brooklyn Chinese-American Association
- $50,000 for Hamaspik of Kings County
- $50,000 for Helen Keller Services for the Blind
- $50,000 for Masores Bais Yaakov
- $50,000 for Pesach Tikvah-Hope Development
- $35,000 for Young Mens' and Young Womens' Hebrew Association
of Boro Park
- $30,000 for the Schenectady Foundation Weekend Backpack
Partnership
- $25,000 for Boro Park Jewish Community Council
- $25,000 for Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
- $25,000 for St. Athanasius School
- $5,000 for Be Proud Foundation

The Senate accepts, with prejudice, the Executive proposals to eliminate
state reimbursement to New York City for Close to Home related
expenditures, and to cap reimbursement to New York City for child
welfare services at $320 million. The Senate expresses concern over the
impact these actions will have on New York City's ability to provide
these services and urges the Executive, in the strongest terms, to
reconsider these misguided actions.

Miscellaneous Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $100
million for Raise the Age related expenditures, as follows:
o Denies language allowing funds to be used for, transferred or
suballocated to state operations or the courts
o Advances language to require that the Office of Children and
Family Services and the Division of Criminal Justice Services,
along with other relevant Executive agencies, develop model
comprehensive plans that clearly identify the specific costs
that are eligible for reimbursement

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$92.7 million

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART G -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
reauthorize the juvenile justice Close to Home initiative for an
additional five years.
* PART H -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize
closure of the Ella McQueen Reception Center for Boys and Girls upon
provision of 30-days' notice to the Legislature.

* PART I -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
reauthorize the Youth Development Program for an additional three
years.
* PART J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the ability of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to
contract with local Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES)
for an additional three years.
* PART K -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
authorize the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)
to provide capital design and construction services to OCFS.
* NEW PART RR -- The Senate advances language to provide 100 percent
reimbursement to counties and New York City for raise the age
related expenses.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART LL -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
authorize DASNY to provide capital design and construction services
to authorized agencies for residential facilities, and county
probation departments for detention facilities, that are required
pursuant to raise the age.

City University of New York (CUNY)

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $2.7 billion as
follows:
o Denies $4 million for open education resources
o Restores $50,000 for Community Legal Resource Network
o Provides an additional $40 million for operational support

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $1.6 billion as
follows:
o Restores $902,000 for child care centers
o Restores $200,000 for CUNY in the Heights
o Provides an additional $6.3 million for community college base
aid

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $370 million as
follows:
o Denies language that would process bond transactions through the
State Financial System
o Provides an additional $55 million in flexible capital for
senior colleges

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART U -- The Senate advances language amending the maintenance of
effort provisions to expand State obligations to SUNY and CUNY
* PART V -- The Senate advances language requiring five-year capital
plans as part of the budget process
* PART Z -- The Senate advances language allowing New York
Firefighters to take up to two courses at CUNY, tuition-free

The Senate recognizes that the Accelerated Study and Associate Program
(ASAP) program has been an important component in achieving success for
students with remediation needs. The Senate supports the expansion of
this program.

Civil Service, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $55.5
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 million.

Commission of Corrections, State

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 million.

Corrections and Community Supervision, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.8 billion
with the following recommendations:
o The Senate is committed to making state correctional facilities
safe and secure for officers, staff, and inmates by providing
funding of $2.5 million. This funding would include, but would
not be limited to, pepper spray, K-9 units, body cameras, fixed
cameras, metal detectors, and body scanners. Investing in proven
safety measures such as these will reduce the record number of
assaults and contraband while also decreasing overtime and
workers compensation costs.
o The Senate denies, without prejudice, the following
recommendations:
- $750,000 savings from the elimination of personal service
reimbursement to counties for transporting state-ready
inmates.
- $305,000 increase for three Parole Board members.
- $128,000 for the expansion of merit time and credit time
allowance programs.
o The Senate directs that by October 1, 2018, the Department
reinstate a statewide secure vendor program that will diminish
the flow of contraband that is pouring into facilities. On March
1 hereafter, the Commissioner of the Department shall provide an
update to the Temporary Leader of the Senate and Chair of the
Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
detailing the measures taken to reduce contraband infiltration,
and statistics on the matter for the previous three years that
include, but are not limited to, the number of inmate on inmate
and inmate on staff assaults, number of individuals caught
smuggling contraband, the types of contraband detected, and the
manner in how the contraband was detected and smuggled.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $29.5
million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $427
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)

* PART G -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to eliminate
personal service costs for transportation.
* PART H -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand Limited
Credit Time Allowance and merit time credit programs.
* PART I -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to eliminate the
parole supervision fee.
* PART J -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create
temporary release pilot programs.
* PART K -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to remove
prohibitions on employment licenses for certain professions.
* PART L -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a
geriatric parole program.
* PART XX -- The Senate advances the Executive proposal to restrict
registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school.
* PART CCC -- The Senate advances the Executive proposal to direct the
Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community
Supervision to establish a contraband screening program at
correctional facilities.
* PART DDD -- The Senate advances the Executive proposal to allow the
use of body imaging equipment in state correctional facilities with
the intent to decrease the amount of smuggled contraband.

Council on the Arts

State Operations (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.4
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $42.5
million, with the following modifications:
o $100,000 for CNY Arts
o $60,000 for Cayuga Arts

Criminal Justice Services, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $100 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $181
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
o Modifies the Executive recommendations, without prejudice,
related to the Legal Services Assistance Account to restore
Senate requests of:

- $950,000 for Civil or Criminal Domestic Violence or Veteran
Legal Services Programs
- $600,000 for the Indigent Parolee Program
o Modifies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice,
related to MS-13 Gang Prevention efforts. Alternatively, the
Senate directs that the program be used for Anti-Crime efforts
by Nassau and/or Suffolk County law enforcement agencies and not
be subject to approval by the Division of the Budget.
* The Senate restores the following:
o $2.9 million for Law Enforcement, Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence,
Crime Control and Treatment Programs
o $2 million for Westchester County Policing Program
o $1.6 million for Domestic Violence programs
o $1.5 million for Crime Prevention and Reduction initiatives
o $730,000 for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services equipment
and technology upgrades
o $500,000 for Finger Lakes Law Enforcement
o $500,000 for Southern Tier Law Enforcement
o $300,000 for the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol
o $250,000 for Firemen's Association of the State of New York
o $147,000 for Rape Crisis Centers
o $126,000 for New York Prosecutors Training Institute

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART A -- The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive
proposal to amend speedy trial provisions.
* PART C -- The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive
proposal to amend bail provisions.
* PART D -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal relating to
criminal discovery by accepting only the additional new offenses.
* PART E -- The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive
proposal to amend the provisions related to asset forfeiture.
* PART F -- The Senate denies, without prejudice, the effective date
of provisions related to settlements of certain district attorneys.
* PART P -- The Senate will consider modifications to the Executive
Article VII entitled "Child Victims Act." The Senate supports
meaningful reforms of criminal and civil statutes of limitations for
child sex crimes and associated claims. The Senate believes that
prospective reforms to the criminal and civil statute of limitations
would help prevent child sex abuse in the future. Further, the
Senate remains committed to ensuring that law enforcement is
provided with necessary resources to investigate and prosecute
criminal sexual abuse of children.
* PART HH -- The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive
changes provisions of an extreme emotional disturbance defense to
murder in the second degree.
* PART II -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal that
prohibits sex offender placement in shelters; amends conditions of
parole or conditional release in certain situations; and requires
reporting.
* PART JJ -- The Senate concurs with adding provisions related to the
definition of consent for the purposes of sexual conduct.
* PART YY -- The Senate advances language to prohibit the sale of
controlled substances at substance abuse treatment centers.
* PART ZZ -- The Senate advances language relating to specifically
adding substances containing heroin to possession of a controlled
substance with the intent to sell.

* PART AAA -- The Senate advances language that establishes specific
weights for the possession of heroin.
* PART BBB -- The Senate advances language that adds carfentanil to
the crimes of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first
and second degree.
* PART BBBB -- The Senate advances language that establishes the youth
violence prevention task force.
* PART EEEE -- The Senate advances language that changes the
definition of a gravity knife.

The Senate is open to further discussion of reforms to the state's
criminal justice system in relation to Executive proposals on bail,
speedy trial requirements, automatic disclosure of evidence, and changes
to the civil asset forfeiture laws, provided that any enacted proposal
seeks a fair criminal justice system for all participants while
maintaining public safety.

Article VII Proposal (S.7511-B)
* PART E -- The Senate supports the protection of victims of domestic
violence and will consider modifications to the Executive proposal.
* PART F -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create new
offenses related to sexual extortion and unlawful publication of
sexual images.
* PART I -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal on sexual
harassment.

Deferred Compensation Board

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $892,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART X -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal charging the
New York State Deferred Compensation Board to Create a Voluntary
Retirement Savings Program for Private-Sector Employees by accepting
substantially similar legislation that creates an optional private
sector retirement savings program.

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART MM -- The Senate advances language to authorize the Dormitory
Authority to finance projects, through the issuance of tax-exempt
bonds, on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York
State, and any of its not-for-profit members.

Economic Development, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $26.2
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $56.4
million
* The Senate provides an additional $30.2 million, including the
following restorations and additions:
o $10.2 million for Centers for Advanced Technology

o $8 million for additional funding for Centers of Excellence
o $4 million for New York State Incubators at NYU Tandon, R.I.T.,
and SUNY Oswego
o $3 million for the Broome County Community Charities related to
the 2018 professional golf tournament in Broome County
o $1 million for the New York Medical College Center of Excellence
in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disaster
o $610,000 for Technology Development Organization Matching Grants
o $500,000 for the Albany center of excellence in data science in
atmospheric and environmental prediction and innovation
o $300,000 for the Chautauqua Regional Economic Development
Corporation related to the 2018 LECOM/PGA Health Challenge Golf
Tournament
o $250,000 for the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
o $200,000 for the Regional Economic Gardening Program
o $150,000 for the North Country Chamber of Commerce related to
the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation
Equipment program
o $150,000 for Finger Lakes region wine tourism
o $100,000 for Thousand Islands and Lake Ontario Tourism
o $80,000 for Dream It Do It Western New York, Inc.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART Q -- The Senate is firmly committed to reforms relating to
minority and women's business development that will reduce barriers
to the program, create meaningful opportunities for businesses and
enhance the business climate of the state. The Senate will
thoroughly examine the Executive proposal to extend for five years
the provisions of the law relating to minority and women's business
development and consider modifications relating to the certification
process and requirements, the personal net worth requirement, the
availability of certified businesses in our state, enhancements in
mentoring, agency reporting, and other issues to ensure its
effectiveness.

Department of Education

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$601.9 million
o Maintains $8.4 million for the release of standardized test
questions and the reduction of field testing
o Maintains $800,000 for the State Office of Religious and
Independent Schools
o Maintains $800,000 for the Office of Family and Community
Engagement
o Maintains state monitors in the East Ramapo Central School
District
o The Senate denies $570,000 for the Institutional Accreditation
Account

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $35.06
billion, with the following modifications:
o Increases school aid by $957 million or 3.8% above the 2017-2018
school year
o Increases Foundation Aid by $717.2 million or 4 percent
o Provides flexibility for Community Schools Funding

o Fully funds expense base aids at $240.4 million
o Restores $70 million in state aid for summer school special
education
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
o $37 million for Empire State After School programs with $2
million dedicated to Nassau and Suffolk county
o $24.3 million for extended day/school violence prevention grants
o $20.3 million for P-Tech and various early college high school
programs
o $17.2 million to support minimum wage
o $15 million for Non-public school safety grants
o $14 million for Public Broadcasting Aid
o $10 million for school lunch reimbursement for food purchases
from NYS farmers, growers, producers, and processors
o $5.4 million increase for nonpublic schools for mandated
services
o $5 million for the Breakfast after the Bell Program
o $5 million for STEM teachers in non-public schools
o $2 million for Advanced Placement testing support
o $2 million for Computer Science Master Teacher Awards
o $1.87 million for small government assistance grants
o $1.5 million for gang prevention education
o $250,000 for mental health grants in community schools
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation of:
o $18 million for My Brother's Keeper grants
o $15 million increase for Expanded Pre-K for three and four year
olds
o $9 million increase to expand Early College High Schools
o $8 million increase for Empire State After-School grants
o $6 million for Smart Start grants
o $2.5 million increase for Advanced Placement testing support
o $1 million increase for Computer Science Master Teacher awards
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation by providing:
o $25 million for BUNDY Aid
o $8.2 million for a special act school district Hawthorne Knowles
o $7 million in additional funding to non-public school
Immunization Programs
o $5 million in additional funding to independent living centers
o $4 million to 4201 schools
o $1.5 million for Quality Stars
o $1.5 million for Public Broadcasting Systems
o $1 million in additional reimbursement to the East Ramapo
central school district
o $903,000 for Henry Viscardi School
o $600,000 For the Centers for Excellence for children with
special needs
o $500,000 for Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
o $500,000 for English Language Learner Reduction Pilot Program
o $500,000 for the Consortium for Workers Education Enhanced
Credentials to Careers Initiative
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation by restoring:
o $15 million in educational program grants
o $4 million and adds $2 million in additional funding to public
libraries
o $1 million for Supplemental Valuation grants
o $500,000 for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
o $125,000 for National History Day

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the All Funds recommendation of $43.7
million with the following modification:
o Includes a $10 million restoration and a $40 million addition
for library construction capital
o Modifies Breakfast after the Bell to allow school districts to
receive building aid to implement capital portion of the program
o Denies the Executive recommendation of $4.3 million to establish
an e-licensing system

Article VII Proposals (S.7506-A) ELFA
* PART A -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to:
o Require NYC schools to submit a contract for excellence
o Require Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers and New York City
to submit school level funding plans to the Commissioner of
Education
o Deny the two percent cap on expense based aids
o Deny freezing school aid claims on the November data
o Deny the Executive proposal to reduce state aid for summer
school students with disabilities
o Modifies the proposal for building aid to make such aid
permanent
o Deny the kindergarten conversion aid proposal, and urges
enactment of a five year phased out approach
o Increase charter school facilities aid from 30 to 40 percent
o Increase the allocation for Consortium for Workforce Education

* PART A-1 -- The Senate advances language to:
o Modify the Executive foundation aid formula
o Remove the statewide cap on charter schools
o Increase the reimbursement for BOCES teachers providing career
and technical education to $35,000 per year
o Provide flexibility on teacher certifications for implementing
Part 154 regulations relating to English Language Learners
o Apply prior year adjustments toward state aid recoveries
o Provide amnesty for transportation aid penalties
o Provide amnesty for building aid penalties
o Provide mandate relief from internal audits
o Accelerate state aid payments for special education students
that enroll in school after the school year has begun
o Ban unfunded mandates
o Allow BOCES to share transportation services
o Remove the limit on claims for the expense of STEM teachers in
nonpublic schools beginning in 2019-20
o Raise the cap for after 4pm busing of students from $17.1
million to $18.6 million
o Provides an incentive to districts that enter into a shared
superintendents program
o Provide building aid for Charter Schools outside of New York
City
o Modify the calculation of charter school tuition
o Increase the state aid limit for libraries from 75% to 90%
o Require the Department of Education to establish
student-specific tuition rate enhancements for the Centers of
Excellence for children with Autism.

* PART A-2 -- The Senate advances language to:

o Require the Commissioner of Education and Department of Health
to create a program to prevent child sexual exploitation
o Allow a spin up in building aid for the Mount Vernon School
District
o Create a Youth Violence Prevention Program overseen by the State
Education Department
o Change the chair of the Amistad Commission from the Secretary of
State to the Commissioner of Education.
o Establishes peace conflict resolution center program.

* PART A-3 -- The Senate advances School Safety language to:
o SUBPART A -- Advance language to require that two of the four
annual "Lock-Down Drills" conducted by schools be "active
shooter drills", and provide that schools can request school
safety improvement teams to provide recommendations on how to
conduct lock down and active shooter drills
o SUBPART B -- Advance language to:
- Establish a new program to equip teachers and other school
personnel with personal safety alarms to be used in cases of
emergency
- Require the commissioner of education to promulgate
regulations to provide for the distribution of safety
buttons to teachers and such other personnel
- Provide that the cost of such safety alarms will be
reimbursable.
o SUBPART C -- Advance language to:
- Define the term School Resource Officer to include a retired
police officer, retired deputy sheriff, or retired state
trooper, or an active duty police officer, deputy sheriff or
state trooper
- Authorize school districts, charter schools, BOCES or non
public schools, to hire school resource officers, or
contract with the state, a county, city, town or village for
their services
- Define the role of a school resource officer as providing
improved public safety and/or security on school grounds
- Authorize school resource officers to carry and possess
firearms during the course of their duties if licensed to do
so
- Establish a school resource officer education aid program to
reimburse school districts, charter schools, non public
schools and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services for
the hiring of a school resource officer.
o SUBPART D -- Advance language to:
- Expand the membership of the school safety improvement teams
to include representatives of the Division of Homeland
Security, State Police, DCJS, OGS and State Education
Department
- Provide for a 120 day response timeline for such teams
- Provide for on-site examinations of the teams at the request
of the school district, BOCES, nonpublic school, or county
vocational and educational board
- Allow for the provision of state education aid for the
performance of school safety upgrades recommended by a team
examination.
o SUBPART E -- Advance language to provide state education aid for
school districts that expend resources to acquire safety
technology and improve security of their facilities

o SUBPART F -- Advance language to:
- Direct the commissioner of education to conduct an
investigation and submit a report, regarding school
counselors, school social workers and school psychologists
- Require that such report detail the number of full and
part-time school counselors, school social workers and
school psychologists in each school, the ratio of students
to the number of school counselors, the ratio of students to
the number of school social workers, and the ratio of
students to the number of school psychologists in each
school, and whether the school counselor, school social
worker or school psychologist is providing counseling
assistance to more than one school
- Require that after such report is issued, the commissioner
must prepare a proposal on how to increase the number of
school counselors, school social workers and school
psychologists to meet the nationally accepted ratios, taking
into consideration the specific needs of individual school
districts and the region in which such school district is
located
- Provide for education aid funding for school counselors,
school social workers and school psychologists.
o SUBPART G -- Advance language to:
- Define the term "school mental health services program
coordinator" to include a mental health services
professional, with qualifications determined by regulation
by the commissioner of education, whose role and
responsibility shall be to work with students, faculty and
other mental health and health care professionals to
identify, report and address mental health issues of
students, faculty and administration at any public or
non-public school, that could pose a risk to public safety
and
- Establish a mental health services program coordinator
education aid program to reimburse school districts for the
hiring of mental health services coordinators.
o SUBPART H -- Advance Language to:
- Authorize the Commissioner of the State Education Department
to provide full funding for quick capacity smart sensor
threat detection and security awareness.

* PART B -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal in order to:
o Ban lunch shaming in a less onerous manner on school districts
o Provide a $10 million increase in reimbursement when twenty-five
percent of lunch products are purchased from NYS farmers,
growers, producers, and processors
o Accept the increase in the Farm-to-School Program from $750,000
to $1.5 million.

* PART C -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to allow school
districts to purchase school bus stop arm cameras, to require such
cameras be reimbursable through state aid, and add language to
require the money be paid to the school district when pled down. The
Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increase fines for
passing a stopped school bus.

* PART D -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to allow
non-component districts to participate in Recovery High School
Programs operated by the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services.

* PART F -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to allow
minority ownership of accounting firms.

* Part H -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to change the
definition of an "educational institution" under human rights law to
cover public school students by including a cap on any damages
awarded under such definition.

* Part J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to convene
a workgroup on computer science education standards.

* Part K -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a
healthy relationship program to give the State Education Department
the flexibility to create a model program without more prescriptive
requirements.

* Part L -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide
feminine hygiene products in schools by:
o Requiring such products be provided in the school building
during the school day
o Adding language to allow reimbursement when such products are
purchased through a state contract.

* PART Y -- The Senate advances language requiring SED to provide
accreditation services to New York institutions of higher education.

Article VII Proposal (S.7511-B)
* PART D -- The Senate modifies language requiring two new board
members to be added to the State Board of Medicine who are experts
in health disparities and women's health to make the requirement
when practicable.

Elections, State Board of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $17.6
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation of $7 million.

Empire State Development Corporation

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $92.9 million as
follows:
o Denies without prejudice the Executive appropriation
recommendation of $44.5 million for Executive economic
development initiatives, including advertising.
o The Senate provides $19.5 million in funding for the following
restorations and additions:
- $5 million for Military Base Retention
- $2 million for the Center State Grants for Growth

- $2 million for the Cancer Research Center at SUNY Stony
Brook
- $1.5 million for the Food Innovation Center at New York
Experimental Agriculture Station at Geneva
- $1.5 million for Digital Media Gaming Hubs
- $1 million for the High Performance Computing Consortium
- $1 million for Off Track Betting Broadcasting
- $1 million for grants to Beginning Farmers
- $750,000 for the New York Wine and Culinary Center
- $550,000 for Bronx Overall Development Corp
- $500,000 for the New York Education and Research Network
- $400,000 for CenterState CEO
- $250,000 for the Orange County Partnership
- $250,000 for the Brooklyn Academy of Music
- $250,000 for the Adirondack North Country Inc.
- $250,000 for Watkins Glenn International
- $250,000 for Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortland Development
- $200,000 for the Auburn Welcome Center
- $200,000 for the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
- $150,000 for the Staten Island Economic Development
Corporation
- $100,000 for the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce
- $100,000 for the Downtown Committee Festival in Onondaga
County
- $75,000 for the Black Institute Inc.
- $75,000 for Asian Americans for Equality

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the proposal to provide funding for the
following:
o $200 million for NY Works
o $8 million for Market NY
o $5 million for the Clarkson-Trudeau Partnership
o $2.3 million for the Retention of Football in Western NY
* The Senate concurs with the funding of the following on the
condition that a site for the project is publically announced prior
to the passage of the Budget:
o $600 million for a Capital Region Life Sciences Lab
* The Senate denies without prejudice the proposal to provide funding
of:
o $300 million for High Technology Innovation and Development
Infrastructure Project
o $150 million for REDC Capital
* The Senate provides funding for the following:
o $100 million for the Build Now Shovel Ready Jobs Program
o $12 million for the Fort Drum Railhead
o $5.5 million for Tonawanda Industrial Stabilization
o $5 million for the Museum of Natural History
o $2 million for a cultural center in Catskill
o $750,000 for the renovation of the Newburgh Armory
o $250,000 for the renovation of the Yaddo Mansion

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART O -- Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend for
one year the authorization of UDC to administer the EDF
* PART P -- Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend for
one year the general loan powers of UDC

* PART R -- The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to expand
the use of Design/Build to additional agencies and expanded uses
* PART X -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend for two
years the authorization of DASNY to form subsidiaries to take title
to health care facilities who have defaulted on loan agreements or
mortgages with DASNY
* PART Y -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make
permanent the ESDC authority to administer agricultural and dairy
marketing orders by extending such authorization for an additional
three years
* PART KKK -- The Senate advances language to reform the Regional
Economic Development Council (REDC) process. It is critical that the
REDC process-which annually awards approximately $800 million-has
basic statutory protections to ensure that taxpayer dollars are
being spent equitably, effectively and efficiently. Under the Senate
proposal:
o REDC members would be subject to the same conflict of
interest/code of ethics as all public officers
o REDC members would complete same financial disclosure form as
public officers, but not required to disclose: (1) the actual
dollar amount of the financial interest; or (2) financial
interests that will not in any way reasonably conflict with REDC
decisions
o REDCs shall be subject to Open Meetings Law and FOIL
o All REDC and State agency scoring would be publicly available
and posted prominently on ESDC website
o Total scoring would be based 50%-50% on REDC and State agency
scores (instead of current REDC 20%/80% split)
o Final list of REDC awards would be reviewed and approved by PACB
prior to announcement and release by the Executive
o ESDC would develop standardized scoring criteria for REDCs and
standardized metrics for evaluating ongoing performance of award
recipients
o REDC members would receive good governance training from the
Authorities Budget Office
o ESDC would, in consultation with the Comptroller, obtain an
annual cost benefit analysis of the overall effectiveness of the
REDC program by an independent auditor.
* PART LLLL -- The Senate advances language to create a new Database
of Deals to improve State economic development transparency and
accountability
* PART MMMM -- The Senate advance language to shut down the START-UP
program by closing the door to new applications on December 31, 2018
* PART NNNN -- The Senate advances language to require ESDC and other
authorities to disclose job commitments, security interests and
clawback penalties on proposed deals to the Public Authorities
Control Board (PACB) prior to the review and approval of such deals,
in order to improve State economic development transparency and
accountability
* PART OOOO -- The Senate advances language to authorize industrial
development agencies (IDAs) to issue loans, grants and early-stage
equity funding
* PART PPPP -- The Senate advances language to provide small business
assistance to: (1) small businesses developing innovative energy or
environmental technologies (2) dry cleaners and nail salons for
compliance with burdensome State regulations
* PART QQQQ -- The Senate advances language to create a community
development revolving loan fund program to support loans for small

businesses and other entities in underserved areas. This fund will
be supported by $5 million of existing funds for economic
development.

Employee Relations, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.9
million.

Energy Research and Development Authority

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$17 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART EE -- The Senate denies the authorization for NYSERDA to
finance a portion of its research, development and demonstration,
and policy and planning programs, from assessments on gas and
electric corporations pursuant to section 18-a of the Public Service
Law and instead shifts those costs to the General Fund
* PART MM -- The Senate advances language to require an annual
examination of the Green Bank by the Superintendent of Financial
Services using the same standards applicable to loans and
investments by financial institutions
* PART OO -- The Senate advances language to require the Public
Service Commission and NYSERDA to provide that Green Bank funds
include programs to assist building owners with installing energy
efficient upgrades
* PART RR -- The Senate advances language to enact the New York
Microgrids Act
* PART UU -- The Senate advances language to require NYSERDA to
develop and maintain a mobile app to show locations of electric
vehicle charging stations.

The Senate directs NYSERDA to maintain a program which would provide $20
million over 3 years for private ski areas to invest in snow making
efficiency projects.

The Senate supports granting sales tax exemptions to ski areas for the
purchase of energy, efficient snow making equipment, ski lift equipment,
and snow grooming equipment.

The Senate directs NYSERDA to finance the workforce retraining programs
for employees of Indian Point to gain specialized credentials and
maximize their skill set in a new industry such as energy efficiency
installations or clean energy production. Such training will take place
in Westchester County.

Environmental Conservation, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $447.8
million as follows:
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under 18-a of

the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs being
passed on to customers.
* The Senate supports additional funding to increase the number of
parks police and environmental conservation officers.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation as follows:
o Adds over $5 million in local assistance for:
- $1 million for Catskill Park personnel
- $1 million for the Department of Environmental Conservation
Climate Change Program
- $1 million for the University of Rochester Laser Energetics
program
- $50,000 for the Chautauqua Lake Association
- $95,000 for the Chautauqua Lake Partnership
- $400,000 for North Elba/ORDA
- $140,000 to provide for pesticide applicator (3A/3B) fee
parity
- $500,000 for a Suffolk County Tick Surveillance Management
Program
- $250,000 for the Adirondacks Lake Survey Corporation
- $100,000 for the Atlantic States Marines Fisheries
Commission
- $100,000 for the Adirondack Diversity Initiative
- $200,000 to the Town of Geneva for a Seneca Lake Watershed
Manager
- $41,000 for the Lime Lake Cottage Owners Association
- $25,000 for the Staten Island Zoo

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $796.4
million as follows:
o Allocates up to $5 million of the $2.5 billion Clean Water
Infrastructure Act for an Emerging Contaminant Contingency Fund
to address situations in which a public water system has
confirmed one or more emerging contaminants in present at a
concentration level above that required or established in Public
Health Law and the public water supplier faces constraints in
providing clean and safe drinking water
o Amends the Environmental Protection Fund to provide funds for a
number of new Senate environmental priorities including:
- $250,000 to conduct a waste stream study through Cornell
University. The study will determine the composition of the
waste stream throughout the state and provide information
that will help the State in deciding the best way to combat
and limit future waste streams.
- $2.5 million, for a total of $15 million, for zoos,
botanical gardens and aquaria
- $500,000 to SUNY Stony Brook to provide for a new laboratory
testing facility for PFOA and other chemicals
- $125,000 for water quality monitoring of Manhasset Bay,
Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor
- $400,000 for the Cornell Soil Health program
* The Senate supports funding for the Tonawanda Industrial
Stabilization Project
* The Senate supports an additional $20 million be provided for the
lead service line replacement program

* The Senate supports a dedicated fund to address the issue of harmful
algal blooms in the Finger Lakes

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART Z -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to establish
the empire forests for the future initiative by including additional
financial assistance for localities who experience reduced tax
revenue from the current and proposed real property tax exemptions
for forested lands, ensuring a phase - in of new real property tax
exemptions for landowners who have forests on their properties, and
denies proposed timber harvest notifications
* PART AA -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make
technical changes to the Environmental Protection Fund, the Clean
Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 and the State Finance Law.
* PART BB -- The Senate recognizes the need to reduce excess food
waste entering the waste stream and supports proposals that
incentivize recycling excess food waste and provide mechanisms for
voluntary food waste reduction and recycling
* PART CC -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal that preserves
open space on Long Island by expanding the Core Preservation Area of
the Central Pine Barrens. The Senate proposes additional acreage be
included in the Central Pine Barrens
* PART CCC -- The Senate advances language to provide a fee structure
allowing certain major oil storage facilities to remain competitive
with out-of-state operators
* PART III -- The Senate advances language to create a statewide paint
stewardship program for the collection and recycling of
post-consumer paint
* PART JJJ -- The Senate advances language to provide fee parity to
all categories of pesticide applicators
* PART KKK -- The Senate advances language expanding the allowable use
of crossbows
* PART LLL -- The Senate advances language in relation to shoreline
resiliency infrastructure regulations and tax credits to implement
preventative measures that will mitigate the impact of future
flooding
* PART MMM -- The Senate advances language that authorizes soil and
water conservation districts that have met performance standards to
be eligible for an equal distribution of funds rather than funds
being distributed on a competitive basis.
* PART NNN -- The Senate advances language to encourage supermarkets
to donate their excess food to qualifying charities
* PART OOO -- The Senate advances language expanding the definition of
allowable plastic beverage containers
* PART QQQ -- The Senate advances language to establish a tax credit
for grocery store donations to food pantries
* PART RRR -- The Senate advances language requiring the Executive,
the Legislature and the public to have access to the nominating
process and Action Plans for the Executive's $65 million 4-point
initiative to combat harmful algal blooms
* PART SSS -- The Senate advances language in relation to wildlife
damage management

Executive Chamber

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $17.9
million.

Financial Services, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $368.1
million by denying the proposed appropriation increase and reverting
appropriation to FY 2018 levels.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $65.2
million as follows:
o Denies the shift $13.15 of cost associated with family planning
grants from the Department of Health to the Insurance
suballocation program.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART W -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
authority of the Superintendent of the Department of Financial
Services to regulate federally contracted servicers of student
loans, out of State student loan consultants, and to prohibit
student loan defaults from being a suspendable regarding a
professional license only
* PART HH -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal on reverse
mortgages to clarify that certain successors in interest and heirs
of the borrower have the right to participate in a settlement
conference for such mortgage prior to 2020.
* PART JJ -- The Senate advances language to clarify that the mere
presence of common marketing activities absent a quid pro quo does
not constitute an illegal inducement under Section 6409 (d) of the
Insurance Law.
* PART RRRR -- The Senate advances language to require a
pre-foreclosure notice to be provided by a reverse mortgagor ninety
days prior to the commencement of a foreclosure action.

The Senate supports amendments to Section 7120 of the Insurance Law to
expand New York law governing the redomestication of insurance companies
to allow an insurance company the ability to relocate its state
domicile. Further, this will improve and make more efficient the
regulation and oversight of affiliated groups of insurance companies
domiciled in multiple states and will help to preserve the continuation
of state regulation of insurance. Forty-one states have adopted a
version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Redomestication Model Act, which provides for a redomestication process
which is effective and not unduly cumbersome. By adopting the provisions
of the Model Act, it will remove a significant reason insurance
companies have for not wanting to locate in New York State-the lack of a
clear statutory path to relocate their state of domicile should they
ever choose to do so.

Gaming Commission

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $114
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $246
million.

General Services, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.028
billion, a decrease of $4 million from FY 2018 levels.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $179
billion, a decrease of $70.6 billion from SFY 2017-18 levels.

Article VII Proposals (S.7505-B)
* PART T -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
for five years, until April 1, 2023, the authority and operations of
the State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol.
* PART U -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to expand
the types of local government bodies that may obtain surplus State
lands for nominal consideration and to expand the purposes for which
local governments may use such surplus State land.
* PART V -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
establish the Parking Services Account, Special Events Account, and
Solid Waste Account as enterprise funds.

General State Charges

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $7.2 billion as
follows:
o Increase the fringe benefit escrow account offset by $116.3
million
o Restore $2.7 million to deny the elimination of the Income
Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) for retired state
employees
o Provide $13.4 million for death benefits for correction officers
o Provide $3 million for a decease police officer, firefighter,
and emergency medical services family housing fund
o Provide $2.52 million for 75 percent salary accidental
disability retirement for members of the Department of
Environmental Conservation, Forest Rangers, University Police
Officers and the Regional State Park Police.
o Provide $372,000 for disability retirement benefits for
sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, undersheriffs, and correction
officers in Nassau County.
o Provide $21,000 in tax payments for the towns of McDonough and
Preston in the County of Chenango, constituting a portion of
Bowman Lake State Park.

Article VII Proposals (S.7505-B)
* PART Z -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to freeze the
reimbursement of the Standard Medicare PART B premium paid to
eligible NYSHIP retirees and their dependents at $134 monthly.
* PART AA -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to eliminate
reimbursement for Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA).
* PART BB -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to convert the
current legal rate of interest, from nine percent per annum to a
market rate of the weekly average one - year constant maturity
treasury yield

* PART LL -- The Senate advances language that would provide direct
financial support to the spouse and/or dependents of deceased public
protection employees who have been killed in the line of duty.
* PART NN -- The Senate advances language that provides a disability
benefit of three - quarters of salary to forest rangers,
environmental conservation officers, and park police.
* PART PP -- The Senate advances language providing an enhanced death
benefit for officers employed by the Department of Corrections and
Community Supervision.
* PART QQ -- The Senate advances language that would provide a sick
leave benefit for 9/11 first responders.
* PART RR -- The Senate advances language that would freeze a
retiree's New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) rate at the
date of their retirement.
* PART SS -- The Senate advances language that would extend the "heart
presumption" to individuals employed as State University of New York
police officers.
* PART TT -- The Senate advances language to codify the State's
obligation to fully reimburse Medicare Part B premiums for all
public sector retirees.
* PART KKK -- The Senate advances language to provide a death benefit
for volunteer firefighters.
* PART OOO -- The Senate advances language to make certain lands in
Bowman Lake State Park subject to taxation.

Green Thumb

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.32
million.

Greenway Heritage Conservancy of the Hudson River Valley

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $166,000.

Health, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $1.66 billion,
to reduce by $63 million.

* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:
o Establish a two-year Medicaid budget, and reduces appropriation
authority for the Medicaid Administration program to reflect one
year of spending.
o Provide $63 million for operations of the NY State of Health,
the State's health benefit exchange, to adhere with Executive
Order number 42 of 2012 which asserts no State or county
taxpayer dollars be used for development or operation.
o Allow for DOH to study regulated marihuana.

* The Senate is sensitive to the State's desire to study the
consequences to the State of New York resulting from the
legalization of marihuana in surrounding states.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)

Public Health:

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
o Increase funding for Stem Cell Research Grants by $7 million.

* The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations to:
o Consolidate 30 public health appropriations into four pools and
reduce each pool by 20 percent.

* The Senate restores funding as follows:
o $9.2 million for 30 public health programs to preserve current
year funding levels
o $3.2 million for the Early Intervention Program services
o $6.8 million for the Empire Clinical Research Investigator
Program (ECRIP)
o $1 million for the Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating
Disorders (CCCED)
o $725,000 for the New York Alliance for Donation
o $475,000 for Women's Health Services, and provides an additional
$4,525,000
o $400,000 for the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick, and
provides an additional $800,000
o $200,000 for the Center for Liver Transplant
o $225,000 for the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center
o $200,000 for the ALS Association

* The Senate provides $5,000,000 for recommendations of the Joint
Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction focused on public
health

* The Senate is open to discussions to explore ways to provide
security should there be a shortfall in future healthcare funding
due to a loss of federal funds.

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 proposal to establish an enhanced
Global Cap Savings Allocation Powers to account for potential
changes in Federal Financial Participation or Federal eligibility.
* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend the statutory
authority that would allow a reduction in spending during the fiscal
year in the event that Medicaid dollars or state operating funds
from the federal government is reduced by $850 million or more
during FY 2019 or FY 2020.
* The Senate reduces health home funding to ensure appropriate
reimbursement for care management and requires that any spending on
health homes must be transparent and only occur under the explicit
health home appropriation authority.
* The Senate provides $7.5 million to providers of children's
behavioral health services to contribute to expenses associated with
the delay of the transition of children's behavioral health
providers and services into managed care.
* The Senate provides $6.28 million to the rate paid to ambulance
providers.

* The Senate authorizes the necessary funding level needed to support
Community First Choice Option services that have been offered by the
State as of January 1, 2018.
* The Senate restores $3.35 million for the New York Connects program
and supports the Executive pursuit of $5.6 million in federal funds
and the use of state funds if the federal money does not materialize
in order to ensure the program maintains adequate funding.
* The Senate provides $78.6 million for the Department of Health to
make full Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments to SUNY
hospitals.
* The Senate provides language to require the Department to include
geographic location and facility specific characteristics in
allocating funds for safety net hospitals, which include critical
access and sole community hospitals.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to provide $425
million to the Health Care Facility Transformation Program to
provide an additional $75 million in funding, for a total of $500
million.
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to maintain FY 2018
funding levels for the Statewide Health Information Network for New
York (SHIN-NY) at $30 million. and the All Payer Claims Database
(APD) at $10 million.
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal shift $15.3 million
from Roswell Park Cancer Institutes (RPCI) local assistance account
to the existing capital appropriation, resulting in a capital
appropriation total of $51.3 million. RPCI's total support level is
maintained at $102.6 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* PART A -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal in regards to
hospital-related Medicaid Redesign Team recommendations to:
o Extend the Indigent Care Pool transition provisions through
December 31, 2019, to extend through December 31, 2020.
o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to increase the
cap on the number of physical therapy visits to restore the cap
on the number of visits for both OT and speech.
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:
- Cut the capital rate for hospitals and nursing homes.
- Create a penalty pool for hospitals to reduce potentially
preventable emergency department visits and reducing the
payment of rates to hospitals from Managed Care
Organizations (MCOs) based upon the hospitals quality and
safety score.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Set the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) outpatient rates at
101 percent of reasonable costs.
- Clarify that Westchester Medical to enter into collaborative
agreements without violation of any law to the contrary.
- Provide enhanced reimbursement rates for Crouse Community
Center, a residential health care facility.
- Ensure adequate reimbursement for APG IV/Hydration bags.
- Prevent arbitrary cuts to providers in emergency department
settings and protecting patient safety.

o The Senate acknowledges the potential pressures that future cuts
to the Disproportionate Share Hospital program would place on
the State and its health care delivery systems.
o The Senate recognizes the value of early and inclusive
engagement of stakeholders, including but not limited to both
voluntary and public hospitals, in a process to help bring
fiscal clarity to elements of the state's health care system
that may be affected by these cuts.

* PART B -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal in regards to
long-term care (LTC) related Medicaid Redesign Team recommendations
to:
o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
- Increase the free-standing clinic rate for Medicare PART B
beneficiaries in the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver
program.
- Create a voucher demonstration project to subsidize the cost
of assisted living for persons with dementia who are not
eligible for Medicaid.
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:
- Impose a poor performing nursing home penalty.
- Place restrictions on MLTC eligibility to those with a UAS
score of 9 or greater to those that require continuous 120
days of CBLTC.
- Require continuous MLTC Plan enrollment.
- Eliminate Spousal Refusal provisions.
- Reduce the community spouse resource amount.
o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
- Allows existing Assisted Living Program (ALP) providers to
apply for additional beds, and authorizes the Commissioner
of Health to award new ALP beds in high need areas.
- Include the Rural Health Council in DOH's study of homes and
community based services in rural areas preserve $1.5
million for rate increases.
- Transition nursing home residents from MLTC's at 3 months,
instead of 6 months and provides Olmstead protections.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Establish 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 reimbursed through March 31, 2019.
- Ensure components included in the Medicaid managed care
rates, including minimum wage, 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 important services for the state's most vulnerable
populations.
- Require DOH to provide oversight when individuals with high
needs are transferred involuntarily between managed long
term care plans. When such transition is due to a closure or
acquisition, DOH must review and conduct audits to assure
the services of the high needs individual are substantially
comparable before and after the transition.
- Codify hospice reimbursement.
- Implement a Public Health Priority Initiative to facilitate
and promote the role of home care in addressing public
health priorities in New York, including sepsis, asthma,

falls, health disparities, medication management, and opioid
overuse/misuse, and potential cost-savings/health
improvement.
- Provide reimbursement certainty for St. Mary's Hospital for
Children.
- Prohibit modifications to the nursing home case mix index.
- Require the Department of Health and the Public Health
Planning Council to conduct a review of Licensed Home Care
Services Agencies (LHCSAs) that takes into account:
considerations of access, availability of workforces, unique
community needs, efficiency and affordability, regional
needs and variations, and the average contracts per MLTC
plan per region. The Department will be required to issue
recommendations on incentives to encourage and facilitate
consolidation, including regional financial assistance and
changes in licensing/CON process. The Department will be
required to implement a transition plan that will place
various limits, including marketing, on LHCSAs and also
issue a moratorium on approving new LHCSAs.
- Permanently carve-out TBI from MLTC
o The Senate encourage the utilization of pediatric day-respite
centers as a cost saving alternative to pediatric hospital
services and private duty nursing services in the State Medicaid
program and for Child Health Plus recipients.

* PART C -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal in regards to
Medicaid Managed Care related recommendations to:
o The Senate concurs the Executive recommendation to:
- Require criminal history record checks for health homes
employees and subcontractors, or for entities that provides
home and community based services to enrollees who are under
21 years of age or diagnosed with a developmental
disability.
- Requires these same providers to report child abuse or
maltreatment.
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:
- Allow non-cash incentive payments to managed care enrollees,
who are members of Health Homes, for participating in
wellness activities and for avoiding unnecessary
hospitalizations and Emergency Department (ED) visits.
- Create health home enrollment targets for special needs
managed care plans. Penalties may be assessed upon plans
who fail to meet such enrollment targets.
- Penalizes managed care plans with a 0.85 percent reduction
in the monthly capitated reimbursement rate for failure to
submit a performing provider system (PPS) partnership plan
by July 1, 2018.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Affirmatively deny DOH's administrative cut to the Patient
Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by freezing rates.

* PART D -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal in regards to
pharmaceutical-related Medicaid Redesign Team recommendations:
o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
- Increase the fee paid to pharmacies for each prescription
drug dispensed from $10 to $10.08 in order to comply with
federal requirements for covered outpatient drug rules.
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:

- Reduce coverage for Over the Counter Drugs and increase the
co-payment for these drugs from .50 to $1.00.
- Establish a Comprehensive Medication Management program.
- Eliminate "prescriber prevails" for Fee For Service (FFS)
and Managed Care (MC) to only eliminate prescriber prevails
for opioids.
o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
- Extends the Medicaid Drug Cap an additional year to exclude
the Drug Cap from the Global Cap to increase transparency in
drug spending.
- Prohibit Medicaid reimbursement for opioids if a patient has
been treated with opioids for pain that has lasted for more
than three months, unless their medical record contains a
patient-prescriber written treatment plan agreed to by the
patient to expand this requirement to all opioid
prescriptions of 30 days or more and prohibit reimbursement
under all insurance policies in the State. The Senate
maintains the same exceptions as the Executives, which
includes individuals with cancer, under hospice care or
other end-of-life care, or palliative care.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Enact the "Drug Take Back Act" to get used and unneeded
medication out of medicine cabinets.
- Require opioid prescriptions be affixed with a label warning
consumers of the highly addictive potential of controlled
substance medications.
- Reform prescribing practices, which includes:
* Require written consent from parents or guardians for the
prescription of opioids to minors.
* Require providers to consider federal Centers for Disease Control
recommendations for limiting the initial prescriptions to immediate
release and low morphine equivalent dosages.
* Limiting Emergency Room opioid prescriptions to three days from five
days.
* Limiting initial opioid prescriptions from three days to seven days.
* Require the Department of Health to develop guidance on the
administration of opioid antagonists.
* Exempting individuals with cancer, under hospice care, and
institutional dispensing from initial prescriptions for non-opioid
pain medication requirements.
* Establish an Opioid Alternative Pilot Project to reduce the use of
opioids in the emergency departments in at least five emergency
departments in the state.
* Require DOH to develop guidance on the appropriate administration of
naloxone, including but not limited to, when a patient has a pain
management plan.
* Require hospitals and emergency room physicians to notify a
patients' prescriber that the patient has been treated for a
controlled substance overdose.
- Provide support to expectant mothers with opioid use
disorders, by establishing Children and Recovering Mothers
(CHARM)- which includes:
* A DOH demonstration program to assist providers caring for expectant
mothers recovering from an opioid addiction and linking them to
care.
* Develop guidance for hospitals and midwifery birthing centers
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

* Establish a workgroup to study and evaluate current barriers and
challenges in identifying and treating expectant mothers, newborns,
and new parents with substance use disorder.
* Establishing four infant recovery centers in areas of need for
infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero
exposure to drugs.
- Prohibit prior authorization for outpatient substance abuse
treatment.
- Allow for the co-location of pharmacies within Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Clinics.
- Impose limitations on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)
audits of pharmacies.
- Prohibit PBMs from imposing gag clauses on pharmacies which
would prevent pharmacists from disclosing to individuals:
the cost of the prescription, alternative medications, or
more affordable methods, including paying by cash.
* PART E -- The Senate modifies the Executive transportation related
recommendations to:
o Carve-out transportation from MLTC plans and Adult Day Health
Care (ADHC) programs, to provide MLTC plans and ADHC programs
the option to continue to arrange transportation directly and
not utilize the State's transportation manager.
o Increase the rate paid to ambulance providers by $6.28 million,
to codify in statute.
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to:
- Eliminate supplemental ambulance rate payments.

* PART F -- The Senate denies the Executive to authorize the
Department of Health (DOH) to make capitated rate adjustments for
not-for-profit managed care plans that have an accumulated a
contingent reserve across all Medicaid lines of business that
exceeds the minimum required contingent reserves.

* PART G -- The Senate modifies with the Executive recommendation to
authorize retail practices to provide certain health care services
within the main premises of a retail business operation, such as a
pharmacy, grocery store, or shopping mall to remove various
restrictions.

* PART H -- The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to expand
the scope of practice for CRNAs and establish state certification
requirements for CRNAs.

* PART I -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to expand
the OMIG's authority to allow recovery of improper Medicaid payments
made by Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to providers, require MCOs
to report fraud to the OMIG, and impose numerous penalties on
providers and MCOs to:
o Require contracts between the State and plans to specify the
retention policy for the treatment of recoveries or overpayments
due to fraud or abuse, the process for reporting overpayments.
o Allow the plan and State to share the monies recovered.
o Allow DOH to have some enforcement powers and ability to impose
penalties and removes the penalties as proposed by the
Executive.
o Restricts the definition of public funds to prohibit the
claw-back of reimbursement for administrative expenses and care
management services of the plan.

* PART J -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to align
the state statute with the federal statute to automatically adjust
the minimum and maximum penalty amounts to equal the federal penalty
amounts. Penalties would increase from a range of $6,000 to $12,000
to $10,781 to $21,563 per false claim. The Senate advances language
to require reporting on the expenditure of monies recovered pursuant
to the false claims act in order to create transparency.

* PART K -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation on the
Medicaid Global Cap and miscellaneous Medicaid-related proposal to:
o Authorize the Department of Health to require any provider
participating in the Medicaid program to report on costs
incurred in rendering health care services to Medicaid
beneficiaries in a frequency and format as determined by the
Department, to limit to Licensed Home Case Service Agencies and
Fiscal Intermediaries.
o Extend the Medicaid Global Cap through FY 2020 to extend for
one-year and to clarify the methodology for purposes of
determining the growth factor.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Establish the Kidney Disease Outreach and Education Program
which will contract with the New York Center for Kidney
Transplantation to provide education and outreach to assist
patients with end stage renal disease and are awaiting a
kidney transplantation in accessing Medicare coverage, if
they are eligible, and establish education and outreach to
create awareness for living kidney donation.
- The Senate advances language to repeal last year's authority
granted to DOH to contract with financial institutions for
the sale of accounts receivable balances owed to the state
by Medicaid providers as it is no longer necessary. DOH
plans to administratively hire a collection agency to manage
outstanding account receivable balances of providers that do
not have a repayment agreement with the State.

* PART L -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to
authorize the Child Health Program (CHP) to contract with outside
entities to recover third party liabilities, to require an RFP.
o The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
Division of the Budget (DOB), in consultation with the
Department of Health (DOH), to make any necessary programmatic
changes to CHP in order to continue the health coverage of
eligible children within State-only funding levels should
funding be discontinued or reduced.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Revert the definition of "small group" in New York insurance
law to 1-50 employees or members.
- Require the New York state health care quality and cost
containment commission to convene and to study the impact on
health insurance costs on Lyme and tick-borne diseases to
waive any vacancies for the purposes of the first meeting.
- Modify existing law to clarify that Continuing Care
Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are not subject to
cybersecurity regulations under the Department of Financial
Services purview; rather CCRCs would be subject to
cybersecurity requirements from the Department of Health.
- Require DOH and the Department Of Financial Services (DFS)
to examine the language of current state insurance laws, a

health insurance policies and contracts issued pursuant to
such laws, to determine their efficacy in relation to
fertility and in vitro fertilization coverage benefits. DFS
in its examination, shall analyze how various suggested
changes to statute would impact utilization, and the effect
they may have on premium rates. The study shall be
completed, and a report delivered to the Legislature by June
1, 2018.

* PART M -- The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
extend the Physicians Excess Medical Malpractice program for one
year.
o The Senate supports the concept of utilizing funds from
malpractice company conversions to assist in stabilizing the
medical malpractice insurance industry within New York State.

* PART N -- The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
discontinue the cost of living adjustment (COLA) payments to certain
Department of Health (DOH) providers.

* PART O -- The Senate denies the Executive Early Intervention program
recommendations.

* PART P -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to:
o The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to eliminate the
Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP).
o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
eliminate the requirement for hospital resident hour working
audits to be performed annually.
o The Senate advances language to expands the health care worker
retraining program to allow hospitals and home care and long
term care agencies to collaborative for cross-training and
cross-utilization of direct care personnel.

* PART Q -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation
establishes a new $425 million Health Care Facility Transformation
Program: Statewide III to fund capital projects, debt retirement,
working capital, and other non-capital projects to increase the
amount available to $500 million.
o The Senate modifies the Executive language and would require
that of the $500 million a minimum amount must be provided as
follows:
- $70 million for to community based health care providers,
including diagnostic and treatment centers, mental health
clinics, substance use disorder clinics, children's
residential treatment facilities (newly added), or primary
care providers.
- $20 million for assisted living facilities (ALPs) and
hospice.
- $60 million for residential healthcare facilities.
- $25 million for home care providers.
* PART R -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to reduce
the risk of exposure to lead paint in residential and
non-residential settings to:
o Expand identifying individual student blood lead level
information beyond pre-school to include children in
kindergarten. If a child has not been tested for lead, then

parents would be referred to a primary care provider or the
local health authority.
o Require DOH to establish a statewide plan for lead service line
replacement, including an analysis of lead service lines
throughout the state, and guidance on replacement.
o Authorize schools outside of New York City to access children's
blood lead test results in the statewide immunization system,
consistent with the policy followed by New York City DOE and
DOHMH.

* PART S -- The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
- Allow providers licensed or certified by DOH, OHM and OASAS
to provide integrated primary care, mental health, and/or
substance abuse disorders services without needing
additional licenses or certifications from one of the other
agencies.
o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
- Authorize community paramedicine programs to address
workforce shortages and advance training opportunities that
allow emergency personnel to provide care within their
certification, training, and experience in residential
settings, and authorizes Medicaid reimbursement for
community paramedicine services, subject to financial
participation.
- Expand the Telehealth Program to provide that Medicaid
services may be delivered through electronic communication
technologies, to the same extent as now available under
private health insurance; includes language to reduce
barriers that limit the use of telehealth services by
streamlining the rules and regulations across various state
agencies to explicitly authorize the utilization of
telehealth in residential health programs operated by OPWDD.
o The Senate supports exploring and implementing opportunities to
utilize telehealth in nursing homes with special needs
populations, pediatric nursing homes, and in worker's
compensation to provide behavioral and other health care
services to patients.
o The Senate supports including consideration of the utilization
of IT based medication management/compliance devices designed to
reduce hospital admissions and support appropriate treatment
regimens in the home.

* PART T -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend
various provisions of the Public Health, and Social Services Laws:
o The Senate concurs with the Executive proposals to:
- Extend authorization for spousal budgeting in long-term care
waiver programs through March 31, 2023.
- Extend authorization for the continuation of the Care at
Home (CAH) I and II waivers through March 31, 2023.
- Make technical corrections to effectuate the elimination of
a trend factor for general hospital reimbursement through
December 31, 2019 enacted as part of the FY 2018 Enacted
Budget.
o The Senate modifies the proposals to:
- Extend for one year authorization for the Commissioner to
require that drug manufacturers provide rebates to the State
when the price of generic drugs exceed 75 percent of the
ceiling price set by the State's actuary.

- Extend for one year authorization for the statewide Medicaid
integrity and efficiency initiative.
o The Senate advances language to:
- Extend authorization for the Committee for Physicians'
Health (CPH), which refers physicians suffering from
alcoholism, chemical dependency or mental illness to
treatment through March 31, 2023.
- Extend statutory liability protections offered for physician
participants in the CPH program through March 31, 2023.
* PART AA -- The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
defer for one-year the Human Services "Cost-of-Living Adjustment"
(COLA).

* PART BB -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to add
Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Fentanyl Derivatives and Analogs
to the Controlled Substances Schedule:
o The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to:
- Add controlled substance analogs to schedule I of section
3306 of the public health law.
- Add controlled substance analogs to the definition of
controlled substance in section 220.00 of the penal law.
o The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to:
- Define a controlled substance analog under section 3302 of
the public health law.
- Add W18 and Carfentanil to subdivision (b) of schedule I of
section 3306 of the public health law.
- Repeal paragraph 6 of subdivision (c) of schedule II of
section 3306 of the public health law.
- Make technical corrections to paragraph 11 of subdivision
(d) of schedule I of section 3306 of the public health law.
- Add Thiafentanil to subdivision (c) of schedule II of
section 3306 of the public health law.
- Add Xylazine to subdivision (c) of schedule III of section
3306 of the public health law.

* PART CC -- The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to
authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Health (DOH) to
order a physician to stop practicing if charged with a felony or in
response to allegations of misconduct.

* PART DD -- The Senate modifies with the Executive recommendation to
permanently extend the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management
demonstration program and the authority of pharmacists to administer
immunizing agents to adults, to extend through July 1, 2021 and for
two years, respectively.
o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to extend
for two-years, the authority of pharmacists to administer the
Influenza Vaccine to children ages two to 18.

* PART EE -- The Senate advances language to establish a toll free,
24/7 hotline to receive reports of allegations of reportable
incidents of vulnerable adults.

* PART SS -- The Senate advances initiatives to address water quality
issues that pose a public health concern, which include:
o Establishing a contingency fund for emerging contaminants to
provide grants or loans to public water systems, that will

consist of monies appropriated by the Clean Water Infrastructure
Act of 2017.
o Establish Public Water System Summits.
o Require DOH to establish a statewide plan for lead service line
replacement, which will include an analysis of lead service
lines, the actual cost to replace the lead service lines, and
recommendations.
o Establish a Voluntary Public Water System Consolidation Study to
evaluate the feasibility of the joining of public water systems
in order to improve water quality.
o Lead Service Line Replacement Grants.

* PART TT -- The Senate advances language to:
o Require full implementation of the Electronic Death Registry
within sixty days of enactment to ensure compliance.
o Establish a Court Ordered Guardianship Demonstration Program in
Nassau County to provide guardianship services to incapacitated
adults who lack financial resources and appropriate family
support. In addition, the program will study the costs and
savings associated with providing such guardianship services and
the individual's ability to maintain independence in and
connection to their community, the cost avoidance to the state
medical assistance program, and other factors which examine the
effectiveness of this program.
o Restrict Alzheimer's grants for family intervention services,
from DOH to not-for-profits that have demonstrated a capacity to
provide these services within their respective geographic region
and will endeavor to provide these services, statewide.
o Direct the Department of Health to conduct a study of the high
incidences of asthma in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan
and prepare a remedial plan.
o Require DOH to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2019 and
biannually thereafter, on the Cancer Detection and Education
Program.
o Convey the importance of accelerating the Superintendent of
Financial Services' review of the potential insurance premium
impacts of in vitro fertilization and fertility preservation
coverage and to report on such findings by June 1, 2018.
o Require that public buildings contain a private and hygienic
lactation room to be made available for use by a member of the
public to breastfeed or express milk.
o Require insurance coverage of donor breast milk for inpatient
use, ordered by a licensed medical practitioner for a high risk
preterm infant who is unable to receive own mother's breast milk
or the own mother is unable to provide.
o Establish a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Telehealth
Pilot.
o Establish the Sexual Assault Bill of Rights.
o Ensure victims are never charged for rape kits.
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to require the
installation of diaper changing stations to be available for use by
both male and female to be provided on at least one floor level
containing a public toilet room. Further, public buildings are
required to provide, at least one family restroom, to include a safe
and sanitary diaper changing station, to accommodate an adult person
with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

* The Senate supports the establishment of a maternal mortality review
board that includes reporting requirements and the engagement of
stakeholders.

The Senate notes Comprehensive Contraception Coverage exists in
accordance with regulation (11 NYCRR 52).

The Senate encourages the utilization of pediatric day-respite centers
as a cost saving alternative to pediatric hospital services and private
duty nursing services in the State Medicaid program and for Child Health
Plus recipients.

Medicaid Inspector General, Office of the

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $48.04
million.

Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $61.7
million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $1.2 billion as
follows:
o Denies language to allow undocumented individuals to access
financial aid programs and associated $27 million
o Provides an additional $3.5 million to expand the STEM
scholarship to nonpublic schools

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART E -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal that would allow
undocumented individuals to access financial aid programs
* PART R -- The Senate advances language that would allow for-profit
schools to participate in the Enhanced Tuition Award program, tie
tuition increases to the rate of the Higher Education Price Index,
and provide an exemption for matching scholarship requirements
* PART T -- The Senate advances language allowing private schools to
participate in the STEM scholarship program
* PART W -- The Senate advances language allowing for a restructuring
of the HESC Board
* PART X -- The Senate advances language to amend the Excelsior
Scholarship by excluding private scholarships from the last-dollar
requirement and to allow remedial courses to count towards credit
requirements
* PART BB -- The Senate advances language creating a student loan
forgiveness program for teachers serving in underserved and needy
areas.

Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $78 million,
with the following modification:
o Directs, without prejudice, that the Division of Homeland
Security and Emergency Services submit a report by March 1st to

the Temporary Leader of the Senate and Chair of the Senate
Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs
that includes the titles, grades, and duties of any proposed new
employees for the upcoming fiscal year.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.4
billion, with the following modification:
o $2.7 million increase for the American Red Cross.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 million
with the following modification:
o $10 million increase for the purchase of twenty-first century
counter-terrorism technology that includes, but is not limited
to, drones with offensive and defensive capabilities, and
advanced weapon detection systems.
- Of this allotment, $4 million to be allocated to the New
York City Police Department and $6 million for law
enforcement agencies outside of the city of New York.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to suspend the annual
transfer of $1.5 million from the Public Safety Communications
Account to the Emergency Services Revolving Loan Fund.
* The Senate advances language to cap the amount of revenue that can
be transferred to the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Services from the Public Safety Communications Account.

Housing and Community Renewal

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $97.4
million as follows:
o Denies funding for the Tenant Protection Unit.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $83.9
million as follows:
o Adds $10 million for a Statewide Manufactured Home Park
Preservation Loan Fund
o Adds $10 million for an Affordable Independent Senior Housing
and Resident Advisor Program
* The Senate supports a timely roll-out to the Mobile and Manufactured
Home Preservation Program

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART N -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal for transfers
from the Mortgage Insurance Fund (MIF) by making transfers of $58.5
million, an increase of $14.5 million over the Executive proposal,
as follows:
o An additional $8.8 million to the Neighborhood Preservation
Programs and the Rural Preservation Programs (NPP/RPP), with a
carve-out for housing coalitions.
o Add $4 million for the Access to Home Program.
o Add $3.6 million for the Residential Emergency Services to offer
Home Repairs to the Elderly Program (RESTORE).

o Decrease funding to the Homeless Housing Assistance Corporation
by $1.8 million.
* PART O -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to add
interchange language to allow for transfer between residential
homeowner, small business and municipality grant programs under the
2017 Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River grant program to:
o SUBPART A -- Concur with the Executive to add interchange
language to allow for transfer between residential homeowner,
small business and municipality grant programs under the 2017
Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River grant program and increases the
cap on the residential program from $15 million to $90 million
o SUBPART B -- Advance clarifying language to include docks within
the definition of structures eligible for grants under the 2017
Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River grant program
o SUBPART C -- Advance language to establish a new Lake Ontario,
St. Lawrence River Flood Prevention, Response and Recovery
Program under the direction of the Adjutant General and the
Division of Military and Naval Affairs
o SUBPART D -- Advance language to authorize the Urban Development
Corporation to issue bonds and notes for infrastructure projects
performed in accordance with the new Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence
River Flood Prevention, Response and Recovery Program
o SUBPART E -- Advance language to establish the New York State
Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Flood Prevention, Response,
Recovery and Mitigation Task Force, to study and make
recommendations on the flooding involving Lake Ontario and the
St. Lawrence River.
* PART CC -- The Senate advances language to create the affordable
independent senior housing and assistance program.
* PART DD -- The Senate advances language to create the residential
emergency services to offer home repairs to the elderly program.
* PART EE -- The Senate advances language to create the access to home
for heroes program.
* PART FF -- The Senate advances language to amend the multiple
dwelling law, in relation to the floor area ratio (FAR) in the city
of New York.
* PART GG -- The Senate advances language to bifurcate the state
low-income housing tax credit from the federal low-income housing
tax credit.
* PART HH -- The Senate advances language to create the tenant rent
increase exemption program.
* PART II -- The Senate advances language to create the New York City
tax reform study commission.
* PART JJ -- The Senate advances language to ensure rents are frozen
at the level of an eligible tenant under either the Senior Citizens
Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or Disability Rent Increase
Exemption (DRIE) programs, regardless of whether it is a
preferential rent or the legal regulated rent.
* PART KK -- The Senate advances language to expand the eligibility
threshold for the J-51 program from $30,000 to $50,000.
* PART LL -- The Senate advances language to remove the exemption for
public housing in New York City, and requires licensed professionals
are performing mold assessment, abatement, and remediation.
* PART MM -- The Senate advances language to create a New York City
Housing Authority repair certificate program.
* PART NN -- The Senate advances language to authorize New York City
Council oversight of the New York City Housing Authority.

* PART OO -- The Senate advances language to create an independent
monitor to oversee projects by the New York City Housing Authority.
* PART PP -- The Senate advances language to authorize tenants of the
New York City Housing Authority to report housing violations and
other complaints through the existing 311 citizens service center.
* PART QQ -- The Senate advances language to provide a two-year
lookback window for seniors and individuals with disabilities to
receive benefits under the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption
(SCRIE) and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) programs.

The Senate understands that the New York City Housing Authority is in
crisis, tenants are faced with issues of long wait times to repair lead,
mold, roofs and boilers. The Senate is open to discussing methods to
reduce these long wait times including but not limited to expanding the
use of alternative project delivery methods for the New York City
Housing Authority for independently monitored project specific purposes,
which may include the remediation and abatement of lead and mold as well
as projects related to the repair, construction, or installation of
roofs and boilers.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $185,000.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $136,000.

Hudson River Park Trust

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive recommendation
of $50 million for capital improvements for the Hudson River Park.

Human Rights, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$18.2 million

Article VII Proposal (S.7511-B)
* PART H -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to change the
definition of an "educational institution" under Human Rights Law to
cover public school students by including a cap on any damages that
can be awarded under such definition.

Indigent Legal Services, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.7 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $156 million

Information Technology Services, Office For

State Operations (S.7500-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $768 million
an increase of $500,000 from FY 2018 levels.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive appropriation of $85.7 million to
eliminate the $157 million in reapproporations for various
technology projects.

Data Analytics

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation level of $25
million, no change from FY 2018 levels.

Inspector General, Office of the State

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $7.4
million.

Interest on Lawyers Account

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45 million

Judiciary

Legislature and Judiciary (S.7501)
* The Senate modifies the Office of Court Administration
recommendation as follows:
o Denies $25 million of appropriation authority.
o Provides a $25 million supplemental appropriation to provide
funding for new court officers to be distributed in a
geographically balanced manner for those areas experiencing
increased gang-related workload.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART B -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require that
each state-paid judge or justice certify every month that such judge
or justice performed judicial duties at an assigned court location
for the full daily period of at least eight hours.
* PART CCCC -- 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.

Judicial Conduct, Commission on

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.7
million.

Judicial Nomination, Commission on

State Operations (S.7500-B)

* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.

Judicial Screening Committees

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.

Good Government and Ethics Reform

Article VII Proposal (S.7510)

The Senate will consider modifications to the Executive Article VII
entitled "Good Government and Ethics Reform."

The Senate and Assembly have already acted to amend the Constitution to
strip a corrupt public official convicted of a felony of his or her
pension. Voters approved this measure in November.

The Senate is open to discussing proposals that increase access to
voting while ensuring proper compliance with the election law. The
Senate believes any voter reform proposal must include adequate funding
for counties.

In addition, the Senate and Assembly have already acted to require any
member of the Legislature earning more than $5,000 income through
outside employment to submit a written request for an advisory opinion
to the Legislative Ethics Commission to ensure the employment is
consistent with the Public Officers Law.

The Senate remains opposed to taxpayer funded campaigns and does not
believe that a full-time professional legislature best represents the
State. The Senate is open to discussing proposals that increase access
to voting while ensuring proper compliance with the election law. The
Senate believes any voter reform proposal must include adequate funding
for counties. Further, the Senate denies the Executive proposal to
subject the legislature and the legislative ethics commission to the
same freedom of information law provisions to which Executive agencies
are subject. The legislative process is inherently open to the public
for input, scrutiny and review. In contrast, the public is made aware of
many Executive agency activities only after they occur. As such, for
purposes of freedom of information law, these branches are treated
differently. This differentiation is one that is recognized at the
federal level as well. In addition, with respect to the legislative
ethics commission, confidentiality encourages individuals to proactively
seek ethics guidance.

Any ethics reform requires balanced and measured actions to ensure New
Yorkers are best served by their public officials.

Labor, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $570.1
million, with the following modification:
o Denies new language in the reemployment services program
appropriation allowing funds to be used for workforce
development and employment training programs, and to be

transferred or suballocated to any other state department,
agency or public authority

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$3.05 billion, with the following modifications:
o Provides the following restorations:
- $4 million for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
- $3 million for the WDI manufacturing initiative
- $1.25 million for the Manufacturing Intermediary
Apprenticeship program
- $980,000 for the Chamber of Commerce On-the-Job Training
program
- $900,000 for Youth Build programs across the state
- $805,000 for the Displaced Homemakers program
- $500,000 for The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC)
- $400,000 for a logger job training program administered by
WDI in partnership with the North American Logger Training
School at Paul Smith's College and New York Logger Training
- $350,000 for the Western New York Council on Safety and
Health (WNYCOSH)
- $300,000 for the Domestic Violence Program at the Cornell
University Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)
- $300,000 for the Cornell ILR Worker Institute
- $300,000 for the Rochester Summer of Opportunity Youth
Employment program
- $250,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
(BTPAP) in Western New York
- $200,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
(BTPAP) in Rochester
- $200,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
(BTPAP) in Nassau County
- $200,000 for the Cornell ILR Leadership Institute
- $200,000 for the New York Council on Safety and Health
(NYCOSH), located on Long Island
- $200,000 for the New York State Pipe Trades Labor Management
Cooperation Committee for a Solar Thermal training grant
program
- $100,000 for Rochester Tooling and Machining Institute
- $100,000 for the LGBT Community Center
- $30,000 for the Office of Career Education Services (OACES)

The Senate denies with prejudice any actions by the Executive to
administratively establish an Office of Workforce Development, to be led
by a new Director of Workforce Development, within the Executive
Chamber. Additionally, the Senate denies with prejudice any action by
the Executive to create a new Consolidated Funding Application through
the Regional Economic Development Councils for various existing programs
related to workforce development. The Senate strongly believes that
additional investments in workforce development initiatives should be
specifically directed by the Legislature to existing, proven programs,
such as the New York State AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute
(WDI), the Chamber of Commerce On-the-Job Training Program, the
Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program, and the various Youth
Build programs located across the state.

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

In addition, the Senate proposes that any new comprehensive workforce
development budget actions should include the legislative reforms
developed by the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development and proposed
in the Senate's Gateway to Opportunity package.

Law, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $263
million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 million.

Lieutenant Governor, Office of the

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $630,000.

Local Government Assistance

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.5
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposed appropriation level as
follows:
o $1.6 million for City of Niagara Falls
o $340,000 for Seneca County
o $310,000 for Franklin County
o $200,000 for City of Cortland
o $200,000 for City of Oneonta
o $100,000 for Village of Cobleskill
o $92,500 for Cayuga County
o $27,000 for Village of Woodbury
o $19,000 for Village of South Blooming Grove
o $2,000 for Village of Sagaponack

Miscellaneous Appropriation
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal by adding the following
funding:
o $14.3 million for additional funding for base level grants to
municipalities within the AIM Program
o $2 million for Small Business Assistance Program
o $500,000 for Town of Ashford
o $210,000 for Village of Brockport
o $200,000 for Village of Delhi
o $200,000 for Village of New Paltz
o $150,000 for Town of Vestel
o $50,000 for City of Binghamton.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-A)
* PART CC -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to amend
the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit, so as to limit its eligibility
to the reorganization or dissolution of local governments, created
prior to, or dissolved before, December 31, 2017. This proposal

would also limit aid provided under this program to the lesser of
one million dollars, or the dissolving village's property tax levy.
* PART DD -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal on shared
services to advance language to allow non-adjoining towns within a
county to join courts and to deny the Executive proposal to
authorize counties to engage in planning and zoning.
* PART EE -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make the
Shared Services Panels permanent and to end state shared services
assistance aid.
* PART FF -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
authorize the Town of Islip Resource Recovery Agency to select its
own independent auditor, without requiring signoff from the director
of the division of the budget.
* NEW PART UU -- The Senate advances language to accelerate the start
date for the already-approved town of Palm Tree, and to provide
special state aid to the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District in
order to offset the financial impact the new town will have on the
school district's taxpayers.
* NEW PART OOO -- The Senate advances language to allow school
districts to collect school taxes, if the town is advised of this in
writing no later than September 1 of each year.
* NEW PART EEE -- The Senate advances language to allow a municipality
to recoup the cost of sending a firefighter to training school from
another municipality that hires that firefighter within three years
of their training.
* NEW PART NNN -- The Senate advances language to allow patrons to
remove alcohol from a licensed premises in a leisure and recreation
district.

Mental Health, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $2.3 billion to
provide additional funding of $500,000 for salary enhancements for
nurses working in state-operated psychiatric facilities.

* The Senate denies the Executive proposal to reduce state operated
inpatient beds, and restores $5.5 million for this purpose.

* The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposed
appropriation language that would allow for restoration to
competency treatment in jail and prison based settings.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $1.5 billion to
provide additional funding of:
o $5.5 million for increased community services
o $5 million increased residential services support
o $3.5 million for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer to Peer
Services Program
o $500,000 for Crisis Intervention Teams
o $500,000 for crisis services
o $450,000 for the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative
o $400,000 for FarmNet
o $275,000 for Children's Prevention and Awareness Initiatives
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 services by delaying implementation
until January 1, 2019.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $424 million to
provide an additional $10 million for children's behavioral health
facilities.

* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to specify that $10
million of the Executive recommendation of $50 million for
developing crisis programs be used for the creation of state
operated services. Additionally, the Senate supports the creation of
both children and adult crisis programs.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* PART W -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive
recommendation to allow for restoration to competency treatment in
jail and prison based settings.

* The Senate advances language:
o NEW PART FF -- Prohibiting sex offenders from being admitted
into state operated psychiatric facilities that share facilities
with children.
o NEW PART GG -- 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.
o NEW PART HH -- Providing time frames for the expiration of
notice of closures for state operated psychiatric facilities.

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $135
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $561 million to
provide an additional:
o $15 million for prevention, treatment, and recovery services
o $12.8 million for substance use disorder treatment in local
jails

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $90 million
to provide an additional $10 million for the expansion of heroin
and opiate supports and services.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* NEW PART JJ -- The Senate advances language authorizing the Office
to provide funding for substance use disorder and/or compulsive
gambling programs operated by for-profit agencies.
* NEW PART KK -- The Senate advances language codifying the peer
engagement program.

* NEW PART LL -- The Senate advances language making it a crime to
offer or accept any kickback from an individual or entity that
provides substance abuse services in exchange for patient referral
and admission.
* NEW PART MM -- The Senate advances language creating a Family
Support and Recovery Services Demonstration Program.
* NEW PART NN -- The Senate advances language allowing for the
voluntary certification of sober homes.
* NEW PART OO -- The Senate advances language creating mandatory
Assisted Outpatient Treatment for substance abuse.
* NEW PART PP -- The Senate advances language requiring the Office to
assess the outcomes and effectiveness of current state supported
services and include such information in the statewide comprehensive
plan.
* NEW PART QQ -- The Senate advances language creating an ombudsman
within the Office to assist consumers and providers with insurance
issues, including network adequacy.
* NEW PART RR -- The Senate advances language establishing jail based
substance use disorder treatment programs.

Mental Hygiene, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $600
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* PART Y -- The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to
clarify definitions pertaining to supervision, assessment,
counseling, and assistance; creating a dispute resolution process
between the State Education Department and other State agencies; and
amending the effective date from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2018.
* PART AA -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to stipulate
four years of salary enhancements for mental hygiene not for profit
provider direct support, direct care, and clinical workers,
effective April 1, 2019.

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.8
million.

People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $2.2 billion.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $2.4 billion to
provide an additional:
o $2 million for a managed care preparedness and assistance
programs
o $200,000 for New York Special Olympics, Inc.
o $100,000 for Best Buddies International, Inc.
o $100,000 for In the Driver's Seat
o $55,000 for the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western
New York

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $96 million to
provide an additional:
o $10 million to assist providers with preparing for the
transition to managed care
o $5 million to assist in the implementation of telemedicine
services for the developmentally disabled.

Article VII Proposal (S.7507-B)
* PART Z -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal by amending the
expiration date for developmental disability managed care authority
to September 30, 2020.
* NEW PART II -- The Senate advances language amending notice
requirements for the closure of state operated Individualized
Residential Alternatives.

The Senate supports the resolution of reimbursement issues regarding
Independent Practitioner Services for Individual with Developmental
Disabilities program.

Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $55.8
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $649,000.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$944 million

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$414 million

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART K -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal as follows:
o Modifies the Executive proposal to allow monies accrued through
the Payroll Mobility Tax (PMT) to flow directly to the MTA,
without needing appropriation, provided that such funds may not
be securitized
o Denies the Executive proposal to transfer a portion of
Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) programs and associated revenues from the
Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund to the General Fund
* PART L -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create value
capture districts in the City of New York
o The Senate supports continued discussion on the use of value
capture as an additional revenue stream for MTA capital projects
that provide significant enhanced value to surrounding
properties
* PART M -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal relating to
capital needs of the City's subway system, as follows:

o Denies the Executive proposal to require all New York City
Transit Authority capital costs be borne by the City of New York
o Concurs with the Executive proposal to require, when the
Executive declares a subway emergency and the State authorizes
funds to address such emergency, the City of New York provide
matching funds
* PART N -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to enact certain
changes to the MTA procurement process.
* PART II -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal relating to
congestion in Lower Manhattan
o The Senate supports continuing the discussion on developing
means to decrease congestion in Lower Manhattan and providing
additional and stable revenue streams for the MTA
* NEW PART TTTT -- The Senate advances language that authorizes the
state of New York to collect the sum of $428 million in New York
City sales tax revenue for the purpose of funding the MTA Subway
Action Plan.

Military and Naval Affairs, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $85 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $900,000

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $70 million

Article VII Proposal (S.7505)
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to establish an armory
rental enterprise fund for the Division by advancing language to
require an annual report on the use and maintenance status of the
state's armories.

Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$76.8 million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$145.9 million.

Motor Vehicles, Department of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $105.8
million, as follows:
o Denies the Executive proposal to transfer a portion of
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) programs and associated
revenues from the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund to the
General Fund

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$22 million

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $234.4
million, as follows:
o Denies the Executive proposal of 89 new full time equivalent
positions

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART G -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal for various
driving provisions and grade crossing safety provisions, as follows:
o Denies the various driving provisions
o Modifies the grade crossing safety provisions
* PART H -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
authorization of autonomous vehicle testing in the State to repeal
the requirement that drivers must have one hand on the wheel
effective immediately
* PART I -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to make a
technical correction to allow DMV to report on behalf of New York
City for traffic adjudication data
* PART J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to create
an internet pre-licensing course pilot program that will provide a
reduced cost for students to complete drivers' license requirements
* NEW PART TTT -- The Senate advances language to allow for the
mailing of parking violation notices
* NEW PART UUU -- The Senate advances language to prohibit the
issuance of drivers licenses and non-driver ID's that are not
Federal REAL ID compliant
* NEW PART VVV --The Senate advances language to provide increased
penalties for moving violations that result in serious bodily injury
or death to another person
* NEW PART XXX -- The Senate advances language to amend the definition
of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to reflect a weight increase to 1,500
pounds
* NEW PART YYY -- The Senate advances language related to the
distribution of certain mandatory surcharges imposed for
alcohol-related traffic convictions and provides adequate funding
for the implementation of the ignition interlock provisions of
Leandra's Law (Impaired Driving Safety program)
* NEW PART AAAA -- The Senate advances language to clarify DMV
authority to sell or offer for sale certain information for
federally approved purposes
* NEW PART DDDD -- The Senate advances language to provide a ten
percent discount on senior citizen driver's license fees
* NEW PART GGGG -- The Senate advances language to increase penalties
for school zone speeding violations
* NEW PART HHHH -- The Senate advances language to create a "Guardians
for Schools" license plate and create a Guardians for Schools fund
* NEW PART JJJJ -- The Senate advances language to classify human
organ delivery vehicles as emergency vehicles

National And Community Service

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$30.3 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$350,000

New York State 2020 Complete Count Commission

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* NEW PART DDDD -- The Senate advances language to establish the New
York State 2020 complete count commission, and provide for its
powers and duties, with a purpose to help ensure an accurate count
during the 2020 US Census.

Power Authority

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$215 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART FF -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to substantially
expand the New York Power Authority's ability to provide
"energy-related projects, programs, and services" to any of its
power customers, not just those who purchase power under specific
enumerated programs.
* PART GG -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow the New
York Power Authority to develop renewable energy projects and
procure and sell renewable products to public entities and NYPA
customers.
* PART TT -- The Senate advances language to update the Recharge New
York program and increase its effectiveness

Olympic Regional Development Authority

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $10.2
million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $60 million,
which includes additional capital spending at ORDA facilities for
energy efficiency upgrades and renovation projects.

Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $225.8 million
as follows:
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to general ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under
18-a of the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs
being passed on to customers.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive proposed appropriation level of
$9.3 million as follows:
o $1,279,000 for building renovation and capital improvements at
Camp Morty in the County of Westchester.
o $300,000 for park access improvements for shared areas of
Catskill Park.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)

* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $200 million as
follows:
o Denies, without prejudice, $92.5 million in New York Works
capital Parks appropriation.

The Senate supports eliminating park deserts, enhancing open space, and
recreational opportunities in Brooklyn through the revitalization of
idle lands.

Prevention of Domestic Violence, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.8 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-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 the
appropriation.

Public Employment Relations Board

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs the Executive recommendation of $4 million.

Public Ethics, Joint Commission On

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.6
million.

Public Service

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $89.7 million as
follows:
o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
to ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under 18-a of
the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs being
passed on to customers.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$5.75 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART DD -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow the
Department of Public Service to reimburse the Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Departments of
Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, Health and
State for costs expended relative to public health campaigns and
utility oversight from statutory assessments levied on cable
television companies and public utilities and instead moves those
costs to the General Fund
* PART KK -- The Senate advances language creating an Indian Point tax
stabilization fund to ease the financial impact of the closure of
Indian Point on affected municipalities and supports a multi-year
approach to solving this issue.

* PART LL -- The Senate advances language to require the PSC to retain
an independent auditor to conduct audits of private water utility
companies prior to and after rate changes are approved
* PART NN -- The Senate advances language to permit consumer choice
when choosing an electric or natural gas supplier. The New York
State Public Service Commission announced a moratorium on energy
service companies (ESCOs) selling electricity and natural gas to
low-income consumers across the state. The decision was in response
to some bad actors taking advantage of New York's most vulnerable
low-income customers. The Senate recommends legislatively codifying
ESCOs in order to provide oversight and accountability, which would
include penalties for violations of consumer protection provisions.
* PART PP -- The Senate advances language to encourage the
installation of combined heat and power generating systems by
extending to those systems eligibility for certain existing real
property tax exemptions.
* PART QQ -- The Senate advances language to direct the Public Service
Commission (PSC) to establish a self-direct program for its
industrial, commercial and large users.
* PART SS -- The Senate advances language relating to setting the rate
of credit per kilowatt hour for farm waste generating equipment
customer generators, which includes the anaerobic digestion of
agricultural waste.
* PART VV -- The Senate advances language to require PSC to issue a
report detailing time-of-use plans offered by utilities.

The Senate supports hiring an independent consultant to examine the bill
impacts of the Clean Energy Standard and make recommendations on
improving its cost effectiveness and overall performance. Such
consultant will be selected by a majority of the Senate Energy
Committee.

Racing Reform Program

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive reappropriation of $2 million
proposal.

State, Department of

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation level of $77
million a decrease of $8 million from FY 2018 levels.

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation level of $70
million by $1.1 million to reflect a shift from Special Revenue
Other Fund to General Fund.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to fund the Downtown
Revitalization initiative of $100 million.
* The Senate adds $1 million capital funding for the Irish Cultural
and Historical Society of the Mohawk Valley.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART T -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the
procedure for service of process upon corporations, which has been

the tested practice since 1847, by requiring plaintiffs to serve a
copy upon the defendant corporation rather than merely serving the
secretary of state.
* PART V -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
eliminate the twenty-five percent match for Community Block grants,
thereby relieving localities of this maintenance of effort cost.
* PART W -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to provide
enhancements to the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program.
* PART U -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
eliminate the 25 percent match requirement for localities utilizing
federal Community Service Block Grant funds.

The Senate advances several regulatory reform proposals to help reduce
unnecessary red tape, improve the regulatory practices of State
agencies, and give more New York businesses the opportunity to succeed:
* PART RRR -- curtailing agency overuse of the emergency regulation
process
* PART SSS -- improving regulatory "job impact" statements
* PART TTT -- creating a Task Force to review the State Administrative
Procedure Act (SAPA) and make further recommendations for reform
* PART UUU -- providing small businesses with appropriate guidance
after their first regulatory violation, instead of imposing a civil
penalty
* PART VVV -- establishing a small business liaison in each State
agency
* PART WWW -- creating a process for the filing of official objections
to proposed regulations by the Administrative Regulations Review
Commission (ARRC) and detailed responses by the State agency
* PART XXX -- increasing the amount of time to comment upon and comply
with proposed regulations
* PART YYY -- creating a new process for negotiated rulemaking
* PART ZZZ -- providing for review of unfunded mandates on localities,
and authorizing additional options for local governments to identify
alternative methods to regulatory compliance.

State Police, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $878
million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $116.5
million

Article VII Proposal (S.7505)
* PART N -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to allow
the Superintendent of the State Police to have administrative
subpoena authority for cases of online sexual abuse of children.
* NEW PART GGG -- The Senate advances language for a new part on
School Safety to:
o SUBPART A -- Advance language to:
- Include individuals who knowingly, unlawfully, discharge a
firearm within 1000 feet of a school, a place of worship, or
a mass gathering of 25 or more people, or in a business of
one or more employees, within the definition of committing
an act of terrorism

- Clarify that a "school, house of worship, business or mass
gathering" are protected sites under counter terrorism laws
- Codify the operations of the New York State Intelligence
Center, so as to establish such within the Division of State
Police
- Provide that such center would be responsible for the
collection, integration, receipt, processing, evaluation,
analysis, fusing, dissemination, sharing, and maintenance of
intelligence information to aid in detecting, preventing,
investigating and responding to acts of terrorism (including
school shootings)
- Require the center to cooperate with the state division of
homeland security and emergency services, and other
expressly named state, local, and federal government
agencies, subject to applicable state and federal laws
- Provide, for the first time, that schools and the state
department of education, be participating parties at the
intelligence center
- Require the addition of a new Buffalo office to the current
fusion centers in Albany and New York City
o SUBPART B -- The Senate advances language to provide retired
police officers, who are hired by a school district or a board
of cooperative educational services, with peace officer status
when they are employed as a school resource officer
o SUBPART C -- The Senate advances language to include all threats
of intentional acts or continuing course of actions that would
cause serious physical harm to ten or more people upon school
grounds in the definition of falsely reporting an incident in
the first degree, a class D felony
o SUBPART D -- The Senate advances language to provide for an
elevated Penalty for crimes committed on school grounds.

State University of New York (SUNY)

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $9.2 billion as
follows:
o Transfers $202 million in hospital revenues to an off-budget
escrow account
o Restores $78.6 million for hospital operating subsidy
o Restores $1.5 million for Small Business Development Centers
o Provides an additional $1.4 million in revenue authority to the
Long Island Veteran's Home
o Restores $300,000 for the Student Telecounseling Network
o Provides an additional $64 million for operating aid
o Provides an additional $500,000 for the Central New York Cord
Blood Center

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $468 million as
follows:
o Restores $1.5 million for the Graduate Achievement and Placement
Program
o Restores $1.1 million for childcare centers
o Restores $600,000 for the Harvest NY Program
o Restores $100,000 for the SUNY Orange Community College BRIDGE
Program

o Provides an additional $12.1 million for community college base
aid support

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $981 million as
follows:
o Denies language that would process bond transactions through the
State Financial System
o Denies $78.6 million in capital for hospitals
o Provides $255 million in flexible capital for senior colleges
o Provides $20.4 million for a new academic building at Fashion
Institute of Technology
o Provides $13 million for various projects at Nassau County
Community College
o Provides $2.3 million for a Public Safety Facility at Ulster
County Community College

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART P -- The Senate advances language repealing a statute that
would implement a new chargeback methodology
* PART Q -- The Senate advances language allowing Stony Brook Hospital
to create an escrow account to expand its affiliations
* PART S -- The Senate advances language requiring a progress report
on the implementation of career pathways language passed in 2016
* PART U -- The Senate advances language amending the maintenance of
effort provisions to expand State obligations to SUNY and CUNY
* PART V -- The Senate advances language requiring five-year capital
plans as part of the budget process
* PART AA -- The Senate advances language allowing SUNY hospitals to
spend up to an additional $281 million in revenues

Statewide Financial System

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation level of $30.4
million, no change from FY 2018 levels.

Tax Appeals

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 million.

Taxation and Finance

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $456.6
million.

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.9
million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7509-B)
* PART N -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allow the
Commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance to seek
judicial review of decisions of the Division of Tax Appeals
Tribunal.

Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$434.8 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$5.2 billion, with the following modifications:
o Denies new public assistance appropriation language allowing the
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to withhold
funding or deny reimbursements to local Social Services
Districts that fail to develop, submit or implement a homeless
outreach or services plan, or homeless services outcome reports.
o Denies, without prejudice, public assistance appropriation
language relating to a 30 percent rent cap and emergency shelter
payments for persons living with medically diagnosed HIV
infection, as defined by the AIDS Institute
o Provides the following restorations of General Fund programs:
- $750,000 in additional funding for the Disability Advocacy
Program (DAP)
- $200,000 for the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
- $150,000 for Association of Community Employment Programs
for the Homeless
- $25,000 for Housing and Family Services of Greater New York
o Provides the following restorations of Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF) programs:
- $2.3 million for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in Monroe County
- $1.3 million for the child care facilitated enrollment
demonstration project in the Capital District and Oneida
County
- $400,000 for the Welfare to Careers program
o Provides funding for the following:
- $20 million to increase the state Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) share allowance for Adult Care Facilities
- $15 million to establish Home Stability Support to provide
additional rental subsidies to those eligible for public
assistance who are facing eviction, experiencing or at risk
of homelessness, or those facing loss of housing due to
domestic violence or hazardous housing conditions

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$64 million

Article VII Proposal (S.7506-A)
* PART L -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
authorize the pass-through of any federal SSI COLA that becomes
effective in 2019, and advances language to increase the state SSI
share allowance for Adult Care facilities by $4 per day per year,
over five years.
* PART M -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to authorize counties outside of New York City to provide a rental
subsidy to public assistance recipients who have medically diagnosed
HIV infection as defined by the AIDS Institute.

Thruway Authority

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART D -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to allow the New York State Thruway Authority to directly administer
its fiber optic network and charge fees for usage
* NEW PART BBBB -- The Senate advances language to institute the Toll
Payer Protection Act which would provide basic protections for
motorist toll payers in New York State
* NEW PART CCCC -- The Senate advances language to create a Toll
Advisory Task Force to review current toll rates and discount
programs

The Senate supports maintaining one cash lane at every toll plaza along
the New York State Thruway.

Transportation, Department of

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.8 billion
in State operating assistance for the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority (MTA), with the following modification:
o Restores $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 $525 million
for non-MTA Downstate and Upstate transit systems, with the
following modification:
o Provide an additional $27 million in State operating assistance
for non-MTA transit systems ($552 million total), a five percent
increase over the Executive Budget and a six percent increase
over last year
* The Senate restores the $4 million for rural public transportation
systems negatively impacted by changes in Medicaid reimbursements
under the Department of Health (DOH)

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $386.5
million, as follows:
o Denies the Executive proposal to transfer a portion of
Department of Transportation (DOT) programs and associated
revenues from the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund to the
General Fund
o Denies the Executive proposal of 70 new full time equivalent
positions

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$5.4 billion, with the following modifications:
o The Senate restores:
- $50 million for the Local Bridge NY program, including
$500,000 for a pilot program for load-testing sensors on
lift bridges, for a total of $150 million
- $20 million for non-MTA capital, for a total of $104.5
million
- $10 million for aviation capital for the Aviation Capital
Grant Program, for a total of $27 million
o The Senate adds:

- $65 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway
Program (CHIPS) to be added to the base ($438 million), for
a total of $503 million in CHIPS funding
- $11.9 million to increase the reimbursement rate to cities
for maintaining State highways running through them from
$0.85 per square yard to $1.80 per square yard
- $1 million to conduct a statewide study to determine the
number of X-Lite guardrails currently in use on local
highways
- $1 million to conduct a study on a proposed extension of the
Long Island Motor Parkway in the County of Queens to extend
the existing bike and walking path

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* PART A -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
to strengthen the State's authority to enforce Federal Motor Carrier
Safety regulations and increased motor carrier penalties pending
further documentation from the Executive
* PART B -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
State to place commercial facilities at the State's roadside rest
areas
* PART C -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to enhance
Public Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) enforcement power in
compliance with federal requirements to only encompass law created
prior to April 1, 2019
* PART E -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize DOT
to collect a $120 fee for semi - annual inspections of certain
for-profit vehicles
* PART F -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize DOT
to charge for use and occupancy of fiber optic lines on DOT right of
ways and to establish a uniform process for the siting of small cell
wireless facilities
o The Senate supports making the State accessible for the
installation of small cell wireless facilities with proper local
authority
* NEW PART WWW -- The Senate advances language to allow Brooklyn
residents to receive a discount under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
toll rebate program
* NEW PART ZZZ -- The Senate advances language to modify the
composition 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 EEEE -- The Senate advances statutory language to increase
the reimbursement rate for local governments that enter agreements
with the State for the maintenance and repair of arterial highways
passing through cities from $.85 per square yard to $1.80 per square
yard
* NEW PART FFFF -- The Senate advances language to require DOT to
conduct a study on a proposed extension of the Long Island Motor
Parkway in the County of Queens to extend the existing bike and
walking path
* NEW PART IIII -- The Senate advances language to require DOT to
conduct a statewide study to determine the number of X-Lite
guardrails currently in use on local highways

The Senate supports ensuring affordable transportation for hard working
New Yorkers by creating a revenue stream with the fines collected from
traffic violations in the City of New York in order to provide necessary

rider relief through fair fares for NYC transit riders, decreased
express bus fares, and providing funds to freeze the next fare hike.

Veterans' Affairs, Division of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$8.5 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$10.7 million, with the following modifications:
o Modifies the $1 million appropriation related to
veteran-to-veteran support services to require that $750,000 be
made available, no later than October 1, 2018, to support field
service operations conducted by Congressionally Chartered
Veterans' Service Organizations
o Provides funding for the following programs:
- $300,000 for Warrior Salute
- $250,000 for the New York State Defenders' Association
Veterans' Defense Program
- $250,000 for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's (LSHV)
Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project
- $250,000 in additional funding for the Veterans' Outreach
Center in Monroe County
- $125,000 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New
York
- $100,000 to expand the LSHV Veterans and Military Families
Advocacy Project into Westchester County
- $100,000 for SAGE Vets Program
- $50,000 for Vietnam Veterans of America New York State
Chapter

Victim Services, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $13 million

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $106.7
million

Workers' Compensation Board

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $196.5
million.

Capital Projects (S.7504-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $20 million.

Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART Y -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to stabilize
the State Insurance Fund's investment portfolio, by accepting
similar legislation that would virtually accomplish the Executive
intent.

Welfare Inspector General, Office of

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
$1.4 million

Women's Agenda - (S.7511-B)
* PART J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to convene
a workgroup on computer science education standards.
* PART K -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a
healthy relationship program to give the State Education Department
the flexibility to create a model program without more prescriptive
requirements.
* PART L -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide
feminine hygiene products in schools by:
o Requiring such products be provided in the school building
during the school day
o Allowing reimbursement when such products are purchased through
a state contract.

Miscellaneous Items

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation for
the following reserves:
o $1.6 billion for Insurance and Securities Reserve Guarantee
o $500 million for Reserve for Federal Audit Disallowances
o $685.5 million for Health Insurance Contingency Reserve
o $192.4 million for Health Insurance Reserve Receipts Fund
o $11.2 million Workers' Compensation Reserve
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 billion
for Special Federal Emergency Appropriation.
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $500 million
for Special Emergency Appropriation.
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $200 million
for Public Security and Emergency Response

Aid to Localities (S.7503-B)
* The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $69
million for the Pay for Success contingency reserve to deny new
language relating to workforce development initiatives.

Article VII Proposal (S.7508-B)
* NEW PART SSSS -- The Senate advances language to provide
design-build authority for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway project in
New York City and require the placement of a police officer at every
New York City school during school hours

Labor Management Committees

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $68.7
million

Revenue

The Senate denies over $500 million of tax and fee increases proposed by
the Executive for FY 2019.

The Senate will work diligently to find effective incentives to ensure
changes to tax policy comport with the principles of fairness for
taxpayers and fiscal prudence by taxing jurisdictions within New York
State.

The Senate remains committed to discussing ways to alleviate the impact
on New York State taxpayers from federal tax law changes. While the
Senate denies the Executive proposal to create charitable funds, that
the Executive asserts will provide relief to taxpayers whose real
property tax liability exceeds $10,000 annually, the Senate is committed
to exploring proposals that would provide relief to taxpayers with
higher real property tax burdens. Allowing donations to school and
social services districts to lower tax liability, in light of changing
federal tax policy, risks the money that participating taxpayers expend
through such a proposal.

While the Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a payroll tax
because it could result in lower paychecks for many hardworking New
Yorkers and imposes a more complicated tax structure on employers, the
Senate is willing to consider proposals that provide New York's
residents opportunities to methods for mitigating their heavy tax
burdens directly instead of through a system that involves a patchwork
of employers across the state and could have a negative consequence on
both participating employers and employees should the federal government
disallow such a system.

The Senate is committed to ensuring that no individuals or businesses
are negatively impacted at the State taxation level by changes to the
Federal Code.

Article VII Proposal (S.7509-B)
* PART A -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to cap the annual
growth of STAR at zero percent.
* PART B -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make
participation in the Income Verification Program (IVP) mandatory.
* PART C -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require the
filing of RP-5217 for Co-Ops and Co-Op Shares.
* PART D -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require
additional reporting requirements for mobile home park owners.
* PART E -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to make
various technical amendments to the Real Property Tax Law.
* PART F -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to alter the
payment of taxes on State-owned lands.
* PART G -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the telecommunications mass real property assessment program.
* PART H -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
statute of limitations on amended tax returns to three years by
extending for one year.
* PART I -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to change
yearly reporting requirements on employee wage and withholding
information to quarterly reporting requirements.
* PART J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to change
the sales tax credit on food and alcoholic beverages sold for resale
to an exemption.
* PART K -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
authorize the Commissioner of Tax and Finance to release to the
Comptroller information regarding fixed and final, unwarranted debts
of taxpayers who have unclaimed funds with the Comptroller.

* PART L -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to add the
Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to the list of agency heads who
can access day care subsidy information for verification of child
and dependent care credit claims.
* PART M -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose a 17
percent fairness fee on the difference in value between the
partner's or shareholder's distributive share for performing
investment services and that share when the person did not perform
such services.
* PART N -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to allows the
Commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance to seek
judicial review of decisions of the Division of Tax Appeals
Tribunal.
* PART O -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the
definition of resident individual for income tax purposes to count
the days a person is present in New York while maintaining a place
of abode in the state, regardless of whether or not they are
domiciled in the state.
* PART P -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to decouple
the calculation of New York State Empire State Child Tax Credit
benefits from the federal tax code provisions in use prior to 2017.
* PART Q -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the Hire-A-Vet tax credit for two years, through 2020.
* PART R -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide a
50% increase in the amount of tax credits available for employers
who hire and employ at-risk youth on a full-time or part-time basis
to remove the ability to promulgate regulations on an emergency
basis.
* PART S -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require
business taxpayers who receive over an aggregate of $2 million in
certain tax credits to defer using such credits from 2018 to 2021.
* PART T -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend the
statute of limitations to apply for an erroneous payment of the real
estate transfer tax (RETT) from two years to three years, and
establishing joint and several tax liability for the grantor and
grantee of a property subject to the mansion tax when the grantee
failed to pay such tax.
* PART U -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the
definition of "wholesale price", from the established price of the
tobacco product, to the invoice price when such manufacturer or
other person sells the product to a distributor by repealing the
statutory presumption that in the absence of an established price of
such tobacco products the wholesale price is the invoice price. And
also amend the tax base to include the Federal excise tax paid by
the manufacturer.
* PART V -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to repeal the
sales tax exemption on the transportation and delivery of gas and
electricity sold separately from the energy commodity when sold to
commercial purchasers from energy service companies.
* PART W -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to replace
the sales tax credit for drugs or medicine sold to or used by a
veterinarian or farmer for treating livestock or poultry with a
sales tax exemption for such items.
* PART X -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to allow
limited partners of a limited partnership or member of an LLC to
apply for an exemption from being personally and jointly and
severally liable for the partnership's or the LLC's unpaid sales and
use taxes.

* PART Y -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
current sales tax exemption for certain foods and drinks sold for a
$1.50 or less in vending machines, regardless of form of payment, to
exempting those items sold for $1.50 or less from machines that
accept currency only, and those items sold for $2.00 or less from
machines that accept any form of payment, and to sunset the current
and proposed exemption on May 31, 2020.
* PART Z -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
the sunset date for revenue distribution provisions for Genesee,
Monroe, Onondaga, and Orange counties from November 30, 2019 to
November 30, 2020, to correspond with the sunset date for the local
sales tax authority in those counties.
* PART AA -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require
marketplace providers to collect sales tax on all sales of tangible
personal property facilitated by the provider regardless whether the
seller has nexus in New York, and to require sellers and marketplace
providers who do not collect such sales tax to file information
returns with the Department of Taxation and Finance regarding sales
of tangible personal property delivered to purchasers in New York,
and to provide an annual statement of purchase to each New York
purchaser who receives such purchases in the state.
* PART BB -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose an
excise tax on vapor products, regardless of the presence of nicotine
in such products.
* PART CC -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose a
surcharge on opioids of two cents per morphine milligram, charged on
the first sale in the state, and charged to the establishment making
the first sale in the state.
* PART DD -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose a 14
percent surcharge on the net underwriting gain for the sale of
health insurance in New York State beginning in tax years after
December 31, 2017.
* PART EE -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal as follows:
o Accepts the proposal to conduct night racing at Belmont Park
racetrack
o Modifies the proposal to authorize New York Racing Association
to retain up to 90 days of operating expenses in a reserve fund
(up from 45 days in current law), by increasing the proposal to
365 days
o Modifies the proposal to create an Advisory Committee of
interested stakeholders in horse racing to "review the present
structure, operations and funding of equine drug testing and
research" by adding specific industry representatives to serve
on the Advisory Committee.
* PART FF -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to allow
breeding funds to be used for equine aftercare by specifying that up
to three (3) percent of such funds may be utilized for such
purposes.
* PART GG -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
tax rates and certain simulcasting provisions for one year.
* PART HH -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to eliminate the
Video Lottery Gaming (VLG) hold harmless transfer provision.
* PART II -- The Senate modifies the Executive VLG rate proposal as
follows:
o Increases the VLG rate for Batavia Downs by an additional five
(5) percent to create parity with the other similarly situated
VLG facilities in Upstate

o Denies the Executive proposal to retroactively eliminate the
"tax parity" provisions in current law for Finger Lakes Gaming &
Racetrack, Saratoga Casino and Monticello Casino & Raceway
o Advances a new proposal to provide "hold harmless" protection to
Vernon Downs, Hamburg Downs and Batavia Downs.
* PART JJ -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
decouple New York State and New York City itemized deductions from
the federal deductions allowable prior to 2017, to remove the
federal itemization prerequisite for state itemization, and to amend
the adjusted gross income calculations regarding child support and
alimony payments and qualified moving expenses.
* PART KK -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to amend the
definition of controlled foreign corporation (CFC) income to reflect
changes to the new Federal Tax treatment of CFC income by making
conforming changes to the New York City Administrative Code, adding
language addressing Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI),
business interests deductions, and FDIC Premiums.
* PART LL -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive
proposal to create State charitable funds for education and health
care.
* PART MM -- The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive
proposal to create a payroll tax, the Employer Compensation Expense
Tax.
* PART NN -- The Senate advances language to freeze the school
property taxes of senior citizens, and subsequently phase out school
property taxes for seniors over a ten year period, while also
increasing the property tax relief check for qualified taxpayers by
25 percent.
* PART OO -- The Senate advances language to make the New York state
property tax cap permanent.
* PART PP -- The Senate advances language to eliminate the two percent
gross receipts tax on utilities.
* PART QQ -- The Senate advances language to have the functions of the
Public Service Commission funded exclusively by the General Fund and
eliminate the 18-a assessment.
* PART RR -- The Senate advances language to increase the private
pension and retirement income exclusion from $20,000 to $40,000 over
three years.
* PART SS -- The Senate advances language to require an affirmative
vote of two-thirds of each house of the legislature on any bill that
enacts or increases a tax revenue.
* PART TT -- The Senate advances language to establish a state
spending cap and increase the state's rainy day fund from five
percent of General Fund spending to ten percent.
* PART UU -- The Senate advances language to provide certain customers
of private water companies in Nassau County with a personal income
tax credit for increases in water bills attributable to the private
water company's increased real property tax liability. The Senate
also advances language to conduct a feasibility study on shifting
service of these affected private water customers to a public
utility water supplier.
* PART VV -- The Senate advances language to raise the current
Personal Income Tax exemption from 5% to 20% for farms and 15% for
small businesses and raises the threshold from $250,000 to $500,000,
and expands eligibility to LLCs and all other forms of business.
Lowers the corporate tax rate from 6.5% to 2.5% over a two year
period, and raises the threshold from $390,000 to $500,000.

* PART WW -- The Senate advances language to allow real property owned
by a small business to be eligible for the STAR property tax relief
program.
* PART XX -- The Senate advances language to expand the scope of the
minimum wage reimbursement tax credit to include wages that do not
exceed fifty cents above the applicable minimum wage.
* PART YY -- The Senate advances language to expand the scope of the
minimum wage tax credit to include seasonal employees who are
temporarily employed by an eligible employer for a period of less
than ninety days in a calendar year.
* PART ZZ -- The Senate advances language to extend the zero percent
corporate franchise tax parity to all manufacturers located in New
York State, regardless of how the corporate entity is organized.
* PART AAA -- The Senate advances language to provide a real property
tax exemption for security cameras installed on real property owned
by a public utility.
* PART BBB -- The Senate advances language to provide a sales tax
exemption for tangible personal property and services sold by a
cemetery.
* PART CCC -- The Senate advances language to extend the historic
properties tax credit from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2025, and
to decouple the state credit from federal law.
* PART DDD -- The Senate advances language to establish a clinical
preceptorship personal income tax credit for health care
professionals who provide preceptor instruction to students.
* PART EEE -- The Senate advances language to establish a television
writers' and directors' fees and salaries diversity credit out of
the existing credit pool.
* PART FFF -- The Senate advances language to eliminate the addback
for purposes of the New York State income tax for residents of the
federal depletion allowance for mining-related businesses.
* PART GGG --- The Senate advances language to allow the spouse of a
human organ donor to claim a deduction related to transportation
expenses, lost wages, and lodging expenses related to the donor's
transplant, and to include child care costs within the $10,000
deduction when such costs are incurred by the organ donor and spouse
of the organ donor in relation to the transplant procedure.
* PART HHH - The Senate advances language to extend the musical and
theatrical production credit and to increase the maximum amount of
credits available from $4 million to $6 million annually.
* PART III -- The Senate advances language to establish a college debt
freedom pilot program.
* PART JJJ -- The Senate advances language to reduce a taxpayer's
federal adjusted gross income, for state personal income tax
purposes, for student loan interest payments.
* PART KKK -- The Senate advances language to establish a residential
fuel oil storage tank credit.
* PART LLL -- The Senate advances language to expand the use of life
insurance for long term care.
* PART MMM -- The Senate advances language to provide insurance
corporations with a tax credit for investments made in rural
business growth funds.
* PART NNN -- The Senate advances language to provide a sales tax
exemption for school buses and certain school bus related equipment.
* PART OOO -- The Senate advances language to enact the Education
Investment Tax Credit.

* PART PPP -- The Senate advances language to authorize
dealer-controlled electronic table games and establish a tax rate of
ten percent for such table games.
* PART QQQ -- The Senate advances language to provide free play parity
to Upstate VLG facilities with their nearest commercial casino.
* PART RRR -- The Senate advances language to authorize Online Poker.
* PART SSS -- The Senate advances language to authorize minors to play
charitable bingo "if accompanied by an adult".
* PART TTT -- The Senate advances language to eliminate the
stipulation that Nassau and Suffolk OTB funds in excess of the
required payment to Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga are taken by the
State, in order to provide funding for purses, horsemen and NYRA.
* PART UUU -- The Senate advances language authorizing OTBs to
distribute profits on an annual or bi-annual basis, instead of
quarterly, if approved by their Board.
* PART VVV -- The Senate advances language to codify the Racing Fan
Advisory Council in statute.
* PART WWW -- The Senate advances language to establish the Advisory
Council on Retired Racehorses.
* PART XXX -- The Senate advances language to authorize expanded
Sports Betting, including mobile wagering online.
* PART YYY -- The Senate advances language to authorize the Jockey
Injury Compensation Fund to pledge as collateral up to 10 percent
year from the NYRA purse account to obtain a letter of credit to be
used to obtain workers' compensation self insurance, and permit the
Fund to continue to use up to $2 million from the unpaid purse
cushion account to pay for the cost of such insurance.
* PART ZZZ -- The Senate advances language to exempt coin-operated
tire inflation equipment from sales and use taxes.
* PART AAAA -- The Senate advances language to extend the time newly
constructed farm buildings can qualify for a real property tax
exemption by ten years, until January 1, 2029.
* PART BBBB -- The Senate advances language to align the New York
State 529 Plan program with changes made at the Federal level.
* PART CCCC -- The Senate advances language to bring combat sports
into tax parity with boxing.
* PART DDDD -- The Senate advances language to establish a tax
checkoff to the General Fund for individuals who do not feel that
New York State taxes are high enough.
* PART EEEE -- The Senate advances language to create the empire state
digital gaming media production tax credit.
* PART FFFF -- The Senate advances language to establish an appeals
bond cap for companies participating in the Master Settlement
Agreement.
* PART GGGG -- The Senate advances language to provide that a portion
of the local hotel occupancy tax in a city having a population of
one million or more shall be dedicated to promoting tourism within
each individual borough of such city.

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  • 14 / Mar / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Mar / 2018
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Senate

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