assembly Bill A2173A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jun 09, 2015 print number 2173a
amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 15, 2015 referred to judiciary

Bill Amendments

A2173
A2173A
A2173
A2173A

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A2173 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S294A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 19-A Art Head, §§1970, 1971, 1971-a, 1972, 1973 & 1974, add §1972-a, RPAP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1920, S900
2011-2012: A10195, S7236

A2173 - Summary

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages.

A2173 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2173

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SCHIMEL, LAVINE, MONTESANO, COOK -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   BUCHWALD --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real  property  actions and proceedings law, in
  relation to special proceedings to  convey  title  to  abandoned  real
  property to cities, towns or villages

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The article heading of article 19-A of  the  real  property
actions  and  proceedings  law, as amended by chapter 573 of the laws of
1982, is amended to read as follows:
                  SPECIAL PROCEEDING TO CONVEY TITLE TO
                   ABANDONED [DWELLING] REAL PROPERTY
                        TO CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE
  S 2. Section 1970 of the real property actions and proceedings law, as
amended by chapter 593 of the laws  of  1983,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  1970.  Applicability.  The  department or agency of a city, town or
village, responsible for [the enforcement of the multiple dwelling  law,
the  multiple residence law, or any other law, code or ordinance govern-
ing the occupancy and maintenance of residential property] ENFORCING THE
MUNICIPALITY'S BUILDING CODE (hereinafter in this article referred to as
"the department") may institute a  proceeding  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this article for a judgment vesting in the city, town or
village title to [a dwelling] REAL PROPERTY which has been abandoned  by
the  owner.  This  article shall not apply to a one-family or two-family
dwelling occupied by the owner thereof.
  S 3. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1971 of the real property actions
and proceedings law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 529 of the laws
of 2008 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 496 of the laws of 1983,
are amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02148-01-5

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A2173A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S294A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 19-A Art Head, §§1970, 1971, 1971-a, 1972, 1973 & 1974, add §1972-a, RPAP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1920, S900
2011-2012: A10195, S7236

A2173A - Summary

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages.

A2173A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2173--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMEL,  LAVINE, MONTESANO, COOK, McDONALD,
  FINCH, GRAF, DUPREY, BRABENEC, RAIA, STECK, LINARES, WALKER, HOOPER --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD, CLARK, KEARNS  --  read  once
  and  referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real  property  actions and proceedings law, in
  relation to special proceedings to  convey  title  to  abandoned  real
  property to cities, towns or villages

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The article heading of article 19-A of  the  real  property
actions  and  proceedings  law, as amended by chapter 573 of the laws of
1982, is amended to read as follows:
                  SPECIAL PROCEEDING TO CONVEY TITLE TO
                   ABANDONED [DWELLING] REAL PROPERTY
                        TO CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE
  S 2. Section 1970 of the real property actions and proceedings law, as
amended by chapter 593 of the laws  of  1983,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  1970.  Applicability.  The  department or agency of a city, town or
village, responsible for [the enforcement of the multiple dwelling  law,
the  multiple residence law, or any other law, code or ordinance govern-
ing the occupancy and maintenance of residential property] ENFORCING THE
MUNICIPALITY'S BUILDING CODE (hereinafter in this article referred to as
"the department") may institute a  proceeding  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this article for a judgment vesting in the city, town or
village title to [a dwelling] REAL PROPERTY which has been abandoned  by
the  owner.  This  article shall not apply to a one-family or two-family
dwelling occupied by the owner thereof.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02148-05-5

assembly Bill A2173

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jun 09, 2015 print number 2173a
amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 15, 2015 referred to judiciary

Bill Amendments

A2173
A2173A
A2173
A2173A

Co-Sponsors

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A2173 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 19-A Art Head, §§1970, 1971, 1971-a, 1972, 1972-a, 1973 & 1974, add §1972-a, RPAP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1920
2011-2012: A10195

A2173 - Summary

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages.

A2173 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2173

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SCHIMEL, LAVINE, MONTESANO, COOK -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   BUCHWALD --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real  property  actions and proceedings law, in
  relation to special proceedings to  convey  title  to  abandoned  real
  property to cities, towns or villages

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The article heading of article 19-A of  the  real  property
actions  and  proceedings  law, as amended by chapter 573 of the laws of
1982, is amended to read as follows:
                  SPECIAL PROCEEDING TO CONVEY TITLE TO
                   ABANDONED [DWELLING] REAL PROPERTY
                        TO CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE
  S 2. Section 1970 of the real property actions and proceedings law, as
amended by chapter 593 of the laws  of  1983,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  1970.  Applicability.  The  department or agency of a city, town or
village, responsible for [the enforcement of the multiple dwelling  law,
the  multiple residence law, or any other law, code or ordinance govern-
ing the occupancy and maintenance of residential property] ENFORCING THE
MUNICIPALITY'S BUILDING CODE (hereinafter in this article referred to as
"the department") may institute a  proceeding  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this article for a judgment vesting in the city, town or
village title to [a dwelling] REAL PROPERTY which has been abandoned  by
the  owner.  This  article shall not apply to a one-family or two-family
dwelling occupied by the owner thereof.
  S 3. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1971 of the real property actions
and proceedings law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 529 of the laws
of 2008 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 496 of the laws of 1983,
are amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02148-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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A2173A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 19-A Art Head, §§1970, 1971, 1971-a, 1972, 1972-a, 1973 & 1974, add §1972-a, RPAP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1920
2011-2012: A10195

A2173A - Summary

Relates to special proceedings to convey title to abandoned real property to cities, towns or villages.

A2173A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2173--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMEL,  LAVINE, MONTESANO, COOK, McDONALD,
  FINCH, GRAF, DUPREY, BRABENEC, RAIA, STECK, LINARES, WALKER, HOOPER --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD, CLARK, KEARNS  --  read  once
  and  referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real  property  actions and proceedings law, in
  relation to special proceedings to  convey  title  to  abandoned  real
  property to cities, towns or villages

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The article heading of article 19-A of  the  real  property
actions  and  proceedings  law, as amended by chapter 573 of the laws of
1982, is amended to read as follows:
                  SPECIAL PROCEEDING TO CONVEY TITLE TO
                   ABANDONED [DWELLING] REAL PROPERTY
                        TO CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE
  S 2. Section 1970 of the real property actions and proceedings law, as
amended by chapter 593 of the laws  of  1983,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  1970.  Applicability.  The  department or agency of a city, town or
village, responsible for [the enforcement of the multiple dwelling  law,
the  multiple residence law, or any other law, code or ordinance govern-
ing the occupancy and maintenance of residential property] ENFORCING THE
MUNICIPALITY'S BUILDING CODE (hereinafter in this article referred to as
"the department") may institute a  proceeding  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this article for a judgment vesting in the city, town or
village title to [a dwelling] REAL PROPERTY which has been abandoned  by
the  owner.  This  article shall not apply to a one-family or two-family
dwelling occupied by the owner thereof.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02148-05-5

J3024

Congratulating the Addison High School Girls Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class C Champio...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Addison High School Girls
Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State
Class C Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, teamwork and a dedicated coaching
staff; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State by instilling in them the value
of teamwork, encouraging a standard of healthy living, imparting a
desire for success, and developing a sense of fair play and competition;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Addison High School Girls Varsity Softball Team upon the occa-
sion of capturing the New York State Class C Championship on Saturday,
June 13, 2015, in South Glens Falls, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Addison High School Girls Varsity Softball Team won their
first NYSPHSAA Class C title and the first state title in school history
with an impressive 9-3 victory over Elmira Notre Dame High School; and
WHEREAS, Prior to winning the championship game, the Addison Knights
first won the Western Regional Championship and then defeated Hoosic
Valley High School in an exciting 6-5 finish in the state semi-finals;
and
WHEREAS, With their home athletic facilities being upgraded, every
game was an away game for the Addison Knights during their outstanding
17-2 regular season while, during their post-season run to the champion-
ship, the team traveled 1,278 miles and spent nearly 25 hours on the
bus; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by the Addison Knights is due
in great part to the efforts of Coach Oakley Hayes and his Assistant
Coaches, Megan Putnam and Shawn Jones, skilled and inspirational tutors,
respected for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, In addition to their state championship, tournament officials
also selected the Addison Knights as the recipient of this year's pres-
tigious "Pauline Sherwood Sportsmanship Award"; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 23-2 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Addison High School Girls Varsity Soft-
ball Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the
championship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsman-
ship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players
are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Oakley Hayes has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Oakley Hayes and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Addison High School Girls Varsity Softball Team; its
members: Brittanie Bump, Kiarra Burrell, Laura Burrell, Kara Hoad,
Elizabeth Housel, Korri Jones, Sara Knight, Krista Lovell, Becca Piker,

Paige Riff, Madison Risley, Rachael Sutryk, Ann Stull, Kristina
Wendling, Mikey Watkins, and Makenzie Wooldridge; Coach Oakley Hayes,
and Assistant Coaches Megan Putnam and Shawn Jones, on their outstanding
season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Addison High School Girls Varsity Softball
Team, Coach Oakley Hayes, and Assistant Coaches Megan Putnam and Shawn
Jones.

actions

  • 17 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3023

Commending the Whaling Museum & Education Center upon the occasion of hosting its Summer Luau, and paying tribute to its honorees

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Whaling Museum & Education Center
upon the occasion of hosting its Summer Luau, and paying tribute to this
year's honorees, James V. Kelly and Helen Crosson

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the Whaling
Museum & Education Center upon the occasion of hosting its Summer Luau,
and to pay tribute to this year's honorees, James V. Kelly and Helen
Crosson; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Thursday, July
23, 2015, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the Whaling Museum & Education Center is to
display the whaling history of Cold Spring Harbor and Long Island, while
exploring the ever-changing relationship between humans and whales
through inquiry-based education and interpretation of artifacts; its
exhibits emphasize the cultural, scientific and environmental signif-
icance of Long Island and the Sea; and
WHEREAS, James V. Kelly is receiving the Improving Long Island's
Future Award in recognition of his distinguished career and exceptional
service to the community; and
WHEREAS, An integral part of the Town of Huntington, New York, James
V. Kelly's commitment to serving the public led to him being elected
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Huntington Township Chamber
of Commerce in 2005, where he ably served for four years; and
WHEREAS, In addition, James V. Kelly is a member on the Town of Hunt-
ington Financial Review Committee, and has served on the Board of Direc-
tors for the Huntington Arts Council; he is also the CEO of JVKelly-
Group, a firm he founded in 2002, which advises Fortune 500 companies on
cost and supply chain risk reductions; and
WHEREAS, An active voice in local media, this remarkable man publishes
Long Islander News, a group of community newspapers which include LONG
ISLANDER NEWS, NORTHPORT RECORD, HALF HOLLOW HILLS and SUFFOLK LAWYER;
he has also hosted a business talk radio show and has made appearances
on FIOS 1 "Ask the Experts."; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, James V.
Kelly has been named one of SUPPLY AND DEMAND CHAIN EXECUTIVE magazine's
Pros to Know from 2007 to 2015, and has been listed in Long Island's Top
50 most influential people for three years in a row; and
WHEREAS, Helen Crosson is receiving the Changes in Our Community Award
in recognition of her tireless efforts to serve and promote the informa-
tional, cultural, educational and recreational needs of the public; and
WHEREAS, A leader in showcasing the extensive impact libraries have on
the community, Helen Crosson earned her Master's degree in Library &
Information Science from SUNY Albany, and holds a Master's degree in
Public Administration from LIU Post; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed woman was instrumental in the creation of the
Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center, the first and only
library on Long Island dedicated to the environment; and
WHEREAS, Following her debut as Library Director in 1999, Helen Cros-
son led the relocation of the library from a 7,000 square foot school
building into a five-acre institution which has become vital to the Cold

Spring Harbor community; currently, it welcomes up to 8,000 visitors a
month at its mansion-like location in the Cold Spring Harbor State Park;
and
WHEREAS, In January of 2015, Helen Crosson became the Director at the
Half Hollow Hills Community Library, where she is leading the exciting
process of reimagining and rebuilding the Dix Hills location; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, James V. Kelly and Helen Crosson
have stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Whaling Museum & Education Center remains stead-
fast in its commitment to educating the public about the marine environ-
ment and the rich history of the Cold Spring Harbor area; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Whaling Museum & Education Center is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its staff, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of this institution and the community it serves;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Whaling Museum & Education Center upon the occasion of host-
ing its Summer Luau, and to pay tribute to this year's honorees, James
V. Kelly and Helen Crosson; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Whaling Museum & Education Center, James V. Kelly and
Helen Crosson.

actions

  • 17 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3021

Congratulating student-athlete Andrea Ernst upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Girls

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J3021


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating student-athlete Andrea Ernst upon
the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for
Girls Swimming by THE BUFFALO NEWS

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize our
young individuals, who strive for athletic and academic excellence
through rigorous training and mental and physical discipline; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late student-athlete Andrea Ernst upon the occasion of being named the
2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Girls Swimming by THE BUFFALO NEWS
celebrated on Monday, June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and
Conference Center in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, An integral part of the Orchard Park High School Girls Varsi-
ty Swim Team, junior Andrea Ernst displayed tremendous hard word,
outstanding athletic skill, and exemplary sportsmanship to receive this
prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed young woman has made four straight trips to the
New York State Championships and was a member of the 2013-2014 USA Swim-
ming Scholastic All-America Team; and
WHEREAS, During the 2014-2015 season, Andrea Ernst won her second
consecutive New York State Championship in the 100-yard freestyle; her
winning time at the state meet was 50.88, the very same time she won in
the previous year; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Andrea Ernst took second place at the state meet
in the 50 yard freestyle, and set an Orchard Park record in an All-Amer-
ican time of 23.40 in the preliminaries; she also anchored second-place
finishes for the Quakers in the 200 and 400 free relays and helped lead
her team to a third place finish with 172 points; and
WHEREAS, Andrea Ernst will look to earn a third consecutive state
title in her senior year, and has already attracted attention from
numerous major Division I swim programs; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Andrea Ernst has clearly made a contribution to the
spirit of excellence which is a tradition of her school; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate student-athlete Andrea Ernst upon the occasion of being
named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Girls Swimming by THE
BUFFALO NEWS, and to wish her all the best in her future endeavors; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrea Ernst.

actions

  • 17 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3020

Congratulating student-athlete McKyla Brooks upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating student-athlete McKyla Brooks upon
the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for
Girls Indoor Track and Field by THE BUFFALO NEWS

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize our
young individuals, who strive for athletic and academic excellence
through rigorous training and mental and physical discipline; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late student-athlete McKyla Brooks upon the occasion of being named the
2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Girls Indoor Track and Field by
THE BUFFALO NEWS celebrated on Monday, June 15 at the Hyatt Regency
Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, An integral part of the Frontier High School Girls Indoor
Track and Field Team, senior McKyla Brooks displayed tremendous hard
work, outstanding athletic skill, and exemplary sportsmanship to receive
this prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, McKyla Brooks was the runaway choice for Section VI indoor
track MVP after completing a season in which she won three sectional
titles and the New York State Championship in the long jump; and
WHEREAS, During the Section VI meet, this esteemed young woman won
first place in the 55 meters and long jump, and finished second in the
triple jump, an event in which she set the Section VI record last
season; and
WHEREAS, At the NYSPHSAA Championship, McKyla Brooks won the long jump
event with a winning mark of 19 feet, 1/2 inches; she was also just
1/2-inch behind the overall Federation champion; and
WHEREAS, In addition, McKyla Brooks finished seventh overall in the
triple jump, and was sixth among public-school athletes with a leap of
37-8 1/2; and
WHEREAS, McKyla Brooks will be attending Stony Brook University in the
Fall where she will continue to compete in track and field, as well as
in volleyball; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and McKyla Brooks has clearly made a contribution to the
spirit of excellence which is a tradition of her school; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate student-athlete McKyla Brooks upon the occasion of being
named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Girls Indoor Track and
Field by THE BUFFALO NEWS, and to wish her all the best in her future
endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to McKyla Brooks.

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  • 17 / Jun / 2015
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3019

Congratulating student-athlete Zach Yerington upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year

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J3019


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating student-athlete Zach Yerington
upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year
for Boys Volleyball by THE BUFFALO NEWS

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize our
young individuals, who strive for athletic and academic excellence
through rigorous training and mental and physical discipline; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late student-athlete Zach Yerington upon the occasion of being named the
2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Volleyball by THE BUFFALO
NEWS celebrated on Monday, June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel
and Conference Center in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, An integral part of the Hamburg High School Boys Varsity
Volleyball Team, senior Zach Yerington displayed tremendous hard work,
outstanding athletic skill, and exemplary sportsmanship to receive this
prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, During the 2014 season, Zach Yerington, a 6 foot-5 outside
hitter, had 26 kills in three games during the Far West Regionals; he
was also an All-tournament team selection at the Orchard Park, Sweet
Home and Hamburg tournaments; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed young man helped lead his Hamburg
Bulldogs to two straight Section VI Division II titles, and was also a
two-time All-State selection and a two-time All-Western New York first
teamer; and
WHEREAS, Zach Yerington will continue his volleyball playing career at
Ohio State University; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Zach Yerington has clearly made a contribution to
the spirit of excellence which is a tradition of his school; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate student-athlete Zach Yerington upon the occasion of being
named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Volleyball by THE
BUFFALO NEWS, and to wish him all the best in his future endeavors; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Zach Yerington.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3018

Congratulating student-athlete Shane Greene upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Soccer

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J3018


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating student-athlete Shane Greene upon
the occasion of being named the 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for
Boys Soccer by THE BUFFALO NEWS

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize our
young individuals, who strive for athletic and academic excellence
through rigorous training and mental and physical discipline; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late student-athlete Shane Greene upon the occasion of being named 2015
Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Soccer by THE BUFFALO NEWS cele-
brated on Monday, June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Confer-
ence Center in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, An integral part of the Hamburg High School Boys Varsity
Soccer Team, senior Shane Greene displayed tremendous hard work,
outstanding athletic skill, and exemplary sportsmanship to receive this
prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, During the 2014 season, Shane Greene scored a school record
28 goals to go along with 11 assists; he also helped lead his team to
the Section VI semifinals where they defeated Sweet Home for the first
time since 2007; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed young man was selected as the 2014 Western New
York Player of the Year, and was a first-team All-Western New York hono-
ree, NSCAA All-East Region, and all-state selection; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his exceptional high school soccer career,
Shane Greene's number 13 was retired by Hamburg High School; and
WHEREAS, Shane Greene will continue his soccer playing career at Cani-
sius College; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Shane Greene has clearly made a contribution to the
spirit of excellence which is a tradition of his school; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate student-athlete Shane Greene upon the occasion of being
named 2015 Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Soccer by THE BUFFALO
NEWS, and to wish him all the best in his future endeavors; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Shane Greene.

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Law Section:
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J3017

Honoring Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman upon the occasion of capturing First Place at the United States Rowing Youth National Champ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman, 2x
members of the Fayetteville-Manlius High School Rowing Team, upon the
occasion of capturing First Place at the United States Rowing Youth
National Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
outstanding student athletes within our midst, who strive to be cham-
pions through rigorous training, discipline and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people in the State of New York, preparing them for
the future by instilling in them the value of hard work, healthy living
and good sportsmanship; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dana
Moffat and Jessika Coleman, 2x members of the Fayetteville-Manlius High
School Rowing Team, upon the occasion of capturing First Place at the
United States Rowing Youth National Championship, which took place June
12-14, 2015, in Sarasota, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman were the first public high
school team represented in the finals of the women's 2x event, and their
appearance marked the first time in the 11-year history of the Fayette-
ville-Manlius program that a rowing boat had been invited to the regat-
ta; and
WHEREAS, Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman, seniors at Fayetteville-Man-
lius High School, raced four times over the weekend-long national cham-
pionship tournament, in order to beat out a variety of teams and claim
victory; and
WHEREAS, To earn a bid to compete at the United States Rowing Youth
National Championship, Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman won gold at the
New York State Scholastic Championship on May 10-11, 2015, in Saratoga
Springs; they also placed in the grand finals at the Scholastic Rowing
Association of America's National Championship Regatta, held May 22-23,
2015, in New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach David Cusano, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The United States Rowing Youth National Championship is the
most prestigious junior rowing competition in the country, proving that
the outstanding talent displayed by Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman is
second to none; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman, 2x members of the Fayetteville-
Manlius High School Rowing Team, upon the occasion of capturing First
Place at the United States Rowing Youth National Championship; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dana Moffat, Jessika Coleman, and Coach David Cusano.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3016

Commending Marsha Weissman upon the occasion of her retirement from the Center for Community Alternatives

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Marsha Weissman upon the occasion of
her retirement from the Center for Community Alternatives

WHEREAS, It is the custom of Legislative Body to recognize those skilled
and dedicated individuals within our midst whose professional and
personal achievements merit the recognition of their local communities
and this Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Marsha Weissman upon the occasion of her retirement from the Center for
Community Alternatives, where she has served as Founder and Executive
Director for nearly 35 years; and
WHEREAS, The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in
the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration; the organ-
ization's mission is to promote a reduced reliance on incarceration
through advocacy, services and public policy development, and it serves
at-risk youth, families in crisis and individuals who are struggling
with various issues, such as drug use; and
WHEREAS, Marsha Weissman received her bachelor's degree in Political
Science from Syracuse University, her master's degree in Public Adminis-
tration from New York University and her Ph.D. in Social Science from
the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at SU; and
WHEREAS, Marsha Weissman first became interested and experienced in
the criminal justice system in the early 1970s, when she was asked to
work on behalf of the defendants charged in the Attica prison uprising;
and
WHEREAS, In 1980, Marsha Weissman decided to launch the Center for
Community Alternatives with a staff of three which included herself; the
CCA was one of the first voices in the State of New York calling for
alternatives to incarceration; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Center for Community Alternatives employs more
than 90 talented and dedicated staff members, and serves thousands of
individuals every year in three different locations across New York; and
WHEREAS, As a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to
incarceration, Marsha Weissman has developed pioneering services and
innovative policy analysis and training to focus on the impact of incar-
ceration on communities statewide; and
WHEREAS, Over the course of her tenure, Marsha Weissman has estab-
lished model programs for youth and young adults in the juvenile and
criminal justice system, including New York's only alternative to incar-
ceration program for juvenile offenders;
WHEREAS, In addition to her leadership role at the Center for Communi-
ty Alternatives, Marsha Weissman has served on various boards and asso-
ciations on the state and local level; currently, she serves on the New
York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration; is a member
of the Boards of the New York State Defenders Association and the
National HIRE Networks; testified before the United Nations Committee to
End Racial Discrimination, along with youth from the CCA's juvenile
justice programs; and participated in a unique collaboration with the
Syracuse City School District to reduce suspensions and expulsions of
high risk youth; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Marsha Weissman has authored several publica-
tions on the issue of alternatives to incarceration, including PRELUDE
TO PRISON: YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE, which
was published by Syracuse University Press in 2014; and
WHEREAS, For her significant contributions, Marsha Weissman received
the 2015 YWCA Diversity Achiever Award, the Sara Tusoldt Leadership &

Humanitarian Award, the 2010 NYCLU Kharas Award for Distinguished
Service in Civil Liberties, the 2006 Onondaga County and Syracuse
Commission on Human Rights Award, and the 2002 New York State Division
of Parole Linda Mills Memorial Award for Public Service; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Marsha Weissman upon the occasion of her retirement from the
Center for Community Alternatives, and to wish her well in all her
future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marsha Weissman.

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