Addabbo bill extending Breezy Point work permits approved by Senate

Senate bill S.6148, sponsored by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., providing a two-year extension to Chapter 100 of the Laws of 2013, passed the New York State Senate. Chapter 100 provides exemptions directed at Breezy Point work permits for resiliency and recovery in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“Thousands of residents have been subjected to delays under Rapid Repair, Build It Back, and other programs at the City level, creating an urgency for us to provide residents with at least two more years to rebuild with relief from red tape,” Addabbo said. “I will continue working to ensure Breezy Point neighborhoods are able to rebuild and return to living in structurally sound homes. The fact that we needed to introduce and pass an extender bill yet again shows the magnitude of the devastation Sandy brought to our constituents in Breezy Point.”

Nearly seven years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, many Breezy Point constituents are still tirelessly trying to rebuild their lives and their homes in the community they love. While the storm wreaked havoc throughout my Senate district and elsewhere, this neighborhood was devastated beyond imagination.

“With the passage of this legislation, we are helping the people of Breezy Point continue to move forward and succeed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while sparing them additional frustration and expense in dealing with City bureaucracy,” said Addabbo.

The bill was delivered to and passed the Assembly. It now awaits delivery to Governor Cuomo’s desk.