assembly Bill A9266

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Subtracts from federal adjusted gross income qualified transportation fringe benefits

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A9266 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2013A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L

A9266 - Summary

Subtracts from federal adjusted gross income qualified transportation fringe benefits.

A9266 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9266

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in  relation  to  qualified  transportation
  fringe benefits

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

  Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph 44 to read as follows:
  (44)  FOR  TAXABLE  YEARS  BEGINNING  AFTER DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN THE AMOUNT OF QUALIFIED TRANSPORTATION FRINGE  BENEFITS
INCLUDED IN FEDERAL ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME, TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH QUAL-
IFIED TRANSPORTATION FRINGE BENEFITS WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED FROM GROSS
INCOME  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  FIVE  OF  SUBSECTION (A) OF SECTION ONE
HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE HAD THE  FLUSH  SENTENCE
OF  PARAGRAPH TWO OF SUBSECTION (F) OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF
THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE THAT WAS IN EFFECT ON  DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,
TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN  CONTINUED IN EFFECT AFTER DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT  IF  SUBPARAGRAPH  (A)  OF
PARAGRAPH TWO OF SUBSECTION (F) OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THE
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE IS AMENDED SO THAT FOR ANY MONTH THE DOLLAR AMOUNT
IN  EFFECT UNDER SUCH SUBPARAGRAPH (A) IS GREATER THAN THE DOLLAR AMOUNT
IN EFFECT UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF PARAGRAPH TWO OF SUBSECTION  (F)  OF
SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR THE SAME
MONTH,  THE FLUSH SENTENCE OF PARAGRAPH TWO THAT WAS IN EFFECT ON DECEM-
BER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SHALL BE DEEMED TO  PROVIDE  THAT
THE  DOLLAR AMOUNT IN EFFECT FOR SUBPARAGRAPH (B) SHALL BE APPLIED AS IF
THE DOLLAR AMOUNT THEREIN WERE THE SAME AS THE DOLLAR AMOUNT  IN  EFFECT
FOR  SUCH  MONTH  UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (A). NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING,
IF, PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH, THE AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE IN  EFFECT  FOR
ANY  MONTH  UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (A) OR (B) OF PARAGRAPH TWO OF SUBSECTION
(F) OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THE INTERNAL  REVENUE  CODE  IS
LESS  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, SUBPARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B)
SHALL BE APPLIED AS IF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IN EFFECT FOR SUCH MONTH  UNDER
SUCH SUBPARAGRAPHS WAS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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assembly Bill A9265

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to a child care tax credit

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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A9265 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L

A9265 - Summary

Relates to a child care tax credit for working parents of children ages 0-4.

A9265 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9265

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LINARES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to a child care tax credit

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

  Section  1.  Section  606  of  the  tax law is amended by adding a new
subsection (ccc) to read as follows:
  (CCC) CHILD CARE CREDIT. (1) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT. A RESIDENT  TAXPAYER
SHALL  BE ALLOWED A CREDIT AGAINST THE TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE FOR
CERTAIN CHILD CARE EXPENSES.
  (2) CHILD CARE. CHILD CARE MEANS CARE PROVIDED TO A  QUALIFYING  CHILD
OF THE TAXPAYER FOR THE PURPOSES OF ALLOWING THE TAXPAYER TO BE GAINFUL-
LY  EMPLOYED OR TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT EXCEPT THAT THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE
CARE PROVIDED BY:
  (A) THE CHILD'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN, UNLESS THE CARE IS PROVIDED BY THE
PARENT IN A CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED CHILD CARE FACILITY; OR
  (B) A CHILD OF THE TAXPAYER WHO IS NOT YET NINETEEN YEARS  OF  AGE  AT
THE CLOSE OF THE TAX YEAR.
  (3)  CHILD  CARE EXPENSES. CHILD CARE EXPENSES MEANS THE COSTS ASSOCI-
ATED WITH PROVIDING CHILD CARE TO  A  QUALIFYING  CHILD  OF  A  RESIDENT
TAXPAYER.
  (4)  QUALIFYING  CHILD. QUALIFYING CHILD MEANS A CHILD OF THE TAXPAYER
WHO IS UNDER FIVE YEARS OF AGE.
  (5) AMOUNT OF CREDIT. A RESIDENT TAXPAYER SHALL BE  ALLOWED  A  CREDIT
AGAINST  THE  TAX  IMPOSED  BY  THIS  ARTICLE  OF  THIRTY PERCENT OF THE
EXPENSES OF CHILD CARE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years commencing on or after January 1, 2017.



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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13900-01-6

assembly Bill A9264

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for statewide video arraignments; repealer

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Feb 10, 2016 referred to codes

A9264 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3083
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add Art 185 §§185.10 - 185.40, CP L

A9264 - Summary

Provides that the court may, in its discretion, dispense with the defendant's personal appearance at an arraignment whenever such defendant is being held at a secure location outside the courthouse and conduct an electronic arraignment.

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

                                  9264

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BLANKENBUSH -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to  the  use  of
  video  monitoring  equipment  to  conduct  arraignments; and to repeal
  article 185 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Article 185 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED and a
new article 185 is added to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 185
                      ALTERNATE METHOD OF ARRAIGNMENT

SECTION 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
        185.20 ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.30 CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.40 APPROVAL BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS.

S 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "INDEPENDENT  AUDIO-VISUAL  SYSTEM" MEANS AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR
THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING OF AUDIO AND VISUAL SIGNALS, ENCOMPASSING
ENCODED SIGNALS, FREQUENCY DOMAIN MULTIPLEXING OR OTHER  SUITABLE  MEANS
TO  PRECLUDE  THE  UNAUTHORIZED RECEPTION AND DECODING OF THE SIGNALS BY
COMMERCIALLY  AVAILABLE  TELEVISION  RECEIVERS  OR   MONITORS,   CHANNEL
CONVERTERS, OR OTHER AVAILABLE RECEIVING DEVICES.
  2.  "ELECTRONIC  ARRAIGNMENT"  MEANS  AN  ARRAIGNMENT IN WHICH VARIOUS
PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THE DEFENDANT, ARE NOT PERSONALLY PRESENT IN THE
COURT BUT IN WHICH ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS ARE  SIMULTANEOUSLY  ABLE  TO
SEE  AND HEAR REPRODUCTIONS OF THE VOICES AND IMAGES OF THE JUDGE, COUN-
SELS, DEFENDANT, POLICE OFFICER AND ANY OTHER  APPROPRIATE  PARTICIPANT,
BY MEANS OF AN INDEPENDENT AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEM.
  3.  "SECURE  LOCATION"  MEANS  ANY FACILITY USED BY THE STATE, COUNTY,
CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE LAW  ENFORCEMENT  ENTITY  TO  TEMPORARILY  HOLD  A

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

J3826

Congratulating Ruth A. Bowles upon the occasion of being elected as President of the Council on Addictions of New York State

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ruth A. Bowles upon the occasion
of being elected as President of the Council on Addictions of New York
State

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality of life in the communities across this great State of New York
is enriched by the diligence and compassionate commitment of those indi-
viduals whose singular purpose is the care and welfare of others; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Ruth A. Bowles upon the occasion of being elected as President of
the Council on Addictions of New York State; and
WHEREAS, In January of 2016, Ruth A. Bowles, Executive Director of the
Rockland Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependence, Inc. began her
tenure as President of the Council on Addictions of New York State
(CANYS), working to serve those affected by substance use disorders; and
WHEREAS, Ruth A. Bowles earned her bachelor's degree from the State
University of New York, and is a New York State Credentialed Prevention
Professional (CPP-G) with a specialty in problem gambling; in addition,
she serves as a New York State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach
(CARC), and as a Trainer for the New York State Recovery Coach Academy;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout her illustrious 20 year career in the field of
substance use disorders, Ruth A. Bowles has extensively trained on all
issues of addiction both locally and statewide; subsequently, she was
appointed by the Commissioner of New York State Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to serve on the Community Advisory
Board for both Blaisdell and Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment
Centers; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman is also a member of the steering
committee of Rockland County Family Treatment Court, and the Rockland
County District Attorney's Heroin/Opiate Task Force; and
WHEREAS, Renowned for her expertise and dedication to helping people
who struggle with addiction, Ruth A. Bowles has received several awards
and accolades including the Woman of the Year Award for her development
of a substance abuse prevention coalition in the Highland Falls communi-
ty, the 2005 Orange County Prevention Professional of the Year Award,
and the 2008 Service Award by the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council
of Orange County, as well as the 2013 New York State Problem Gambling
Prevention Professional of the Year Award by the Commissioner of OASAS;
and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, shortly after the tragic events of 9/11
unfolded, Ruth A. Bowles was hired to be an outreach coordinator with
Project Liberty (FEMA), and subsequently, received numerous awards for
her work; and
WHEREAS, In the faithful performance of her duties and responsibil-
ities, Ruth A. Bowles' ongoing efforts and notable achievements have
significantly contributed to bettering the quality of life in her commu-
nity; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her exceptional career, she has continuously
displayed initiative and an unrelenting commitment when pursuing the
highest of goals, and has served as a role model of leadership to be
emulated by all; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Ruth A. Bowles upon the occasion of being elected as Presi-
dent of the Council on Addictions of New York State; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ruth A. Bowles.

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    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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assembly Bill A9263

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to creating a small farm modernization fund program and a small farm modernization fund

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Feb 10, 2016 referred to agriculture

A9263 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §16-x, UDC Act

A9263 - Summary

Creates a small farm modernization fund program and a small farm modernization fund.

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

                                  9263

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law and the New York state
  urban development corporation act, in relation  to  creating  a  small
  farm modernization fund

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 48 to read as follows:
  48. COOPERATE WITH THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO DEVELOP
A SMALL FARM MODERNIZATION FUND PROGRAM TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO FARMERS FOR
THE PURPOSES OF MODERNIZING THEIR FARM AND  FARM  PRACTICES,  INCLUDING,
BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  INFRASTRUCTURE,  EQUIPMENT,  CROPS,  ANIMALS AND
MARKETING OF FARM PRODUCTS. SUCH MODERNIZATION MAY ALSO INCLUDE UPDATING
AND IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, AS DEFINED IN ARTI-
CLE ELEVEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, PRACTICES, EQUIPMENT  AND  INFRASTRUCTURE.
FARM  MODERNIZATION  IS  ESPECIALLY  IMPORTANT  FOR FARMS THAT ARE BEING
TRANSITIONED FROM LONG-TIME OWNERS TO NEW OWNERS AND BEGINNING  FARMERS.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM THE TERM "SMALL FARM" SHALL MEAN A FARM
OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY ACRES OR LESS.
  S  2.  Section  1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-x to read as follows:
  S 16-X. SMALL FARM MODERNIZATION FUND. 1. THE SMALL FARM MODERNIZATION
FUND IS HEREBY CREATED. THE PURPOSE OF THE SMALL FARM MODERNIZATION FUND
IS TO MAKE GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR MODERNIZING THEIR FARM  AND
FARM  PRACTICES,  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFRASTRUCTURE, EQUIP-
MENT, CROPS, ANIMALS, AND MARKETING OF FARM PRODUCTS. SUCH MODERNIZATION
MAY ALSO  INCLUDE  UPDATING  AND  IMPROVING  AGRICULTURAL  ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT,  AS  DEFINED  IN  ARTICLE  ELEVEN-A  OF  THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW, PRACTICES, EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE. FARM MODERNIZATION
IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR  FARMS  THAT  ARE  BEING  TRANSITIONED  FROM
LONG-TIME OWNERS TO NEW OWNERS AND BEGINNING FARMERS.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01493-02-5

J3825

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Irish American Heritage Month in the State of new York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 2016, as Irish American Heritage Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, From America's earliest days, Irish immigrants and their
descendants have contributed leadership, wisdom, and vitality to Ameri-
ca, through nine signers of the Declaration of Independence and 22 Pres-
idents with Irish roots as well as the indelible mark Irish Americans
have made in the shaping of the great State and City of New York,
through numerous Governors, Legislators, Mayors and public officials;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout their long history, the Irish have been ardent in
their passion for liberty, hatred of oppression and renowned for their
loyalty and thus, the Irish have, from the beginning, been prominent in
the defense of this Nation, with 20 of George Washington's generals and
an estimated quarter of his Army being composed of Irish Americans,
among them Timothy Murphy, a hero of the pivotal battle of Saratoga, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Irish Americans have distinguished themselves ever since
whenever their country has called on them, as typified in the storied
"Fighting 69th" of New York who fought with courage and sacrifice on the
Battlefields of the American Civil War, World War I and whose Gaelic
battle cry of "Faugh an Beallach" is still heard this day in Iraq and
Afghanistan in defense of our country; and
WHEREAS, The first Congressional Medal of Honor for the current
conflict in Afghanistan was awarded to Navy Seal Lieutenant Michael P.
Murphy of Smithtown, New York, who made the supreme sacrifice for his
country; and
WHEREAS, Millions of Irish arrived in New York City in the mid-19th
Century, escaping hunger and injustice in their homeland, and where New
York has long been a haven for immigrants, being the home of the "golden
door" of Ellis Island, where the first immigrant to enter through its
passages to a new life in America was 15 year-old Annie Moore of Cork,
Ireland; and
WHEREAS, Irish immigrants and their descendants have contributed to
the building of this great society not only by the laying of railroads
and the building of physical bridges, but also by building bridges of
the mind amongst all people through the founding of numerous schools,
colleges and universities, enhancing the quality of every phase of life
for all New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, Irish American women have a long and proud tradition of being
visionaries and trailblazers, whether it be Annie Sullivan, the teacher
of Helen Keller, crusading journalist Nelly Bly or New York's own Colo-
nel Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a Space Shuttle; and
WHEREAS, Since 1762, Irish New Yorkers have been faithfully celebrat-
ing the feast of St. Patrick every March 17th, wherein they renew their
connections to the land of their ancestry, pass on their traditions to
the next generation, and share their pride through joyous festivities
enjoyed by all New Yorkers irrespective of ethnicity; and
WHEREAS, Irish Americans have made an indelible impression upon every
human endeavor in art, music, literature, science, film, dance, theatre,
sports, education, law, finance, and politics and shall continue to
embellish New York's shining future, reflecting the noble past of this
mighty race, with all the strength, resilience, humor and hospitality of
the Irish character; it is most fitting to set aside this month to high-
light and honor the history and heritage of the Irish Americans and to

remember and pay tribute to the contributions they have made to our
State and our Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Irish
American Heritage Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

actions

  • 10 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3824

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as Music in Our Schools Month in conjunction with the observance of Na...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 2016 as Music in Our Schools Month in conjunction with
the observance of National Music in Our Schools Month

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those who seek
to preserve and celebrate the musical education and heritage of our
State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as Music in Our
Schools Month in conjunction with the observance of National Music in
Our Schools Month; and
WHEREAS, Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) is the National Associ-
ation for Music Education's Annual Celebration during March which
engages music educators, students, and communities from around the coun-
try in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs
in schools; and
WHEREAS, This national month of music will be celebrating its 44th
annual Music in Our Schools Month; and
WHEREAS, Music in Our Schools Month began in 1973 as a single state-
wide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York, and has since grown to
become a month-long celebration of school music; and
WHEREAS, Each year during this month, students from across the country
perform various concerts in state legislatures, concert halls and
schools to showcase the musical talent of America's youth; and
WHEREAS, Music has been a part of human history since mankind discov-
ered its love for this beautiful and cherished art form; it is events
such as Music in Our Schools Month that allow music to continue to
progress and evolve; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the support of music education in our nation's
schools is of utmost importance in continuing the development of musical
talent in New York and the United States; and
WHEREAS, Events which provide a means of preserving a part of Ameri-
ca's rich past and which contribute to the musical education of our
great State and Nation, are held in the highest regard by this Legisla-
tive Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as Music in
Our Schools Month in conjunction with the observance of National Music
in Our Schools Month; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

actions

  • 10 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3823

Congratulating Martin Cox upon the occasion of being named Superintendent of the Clarkstown School District

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Martin Cox upon the occasion of
being named Superintendent of the Clarkstown School District

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Martin Cox upon the occasion of being elected as Superintendent of
the Clarkstown School District; and
WHEREAS, Martin Cox earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication from
Ohio University; he furthered his education by obtaining his Master's
degree in Elementary Education from Nazareth College and his Certificate
of Advanced Study (CAS) from the State University of New York at Brock-
port; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Martin Cox is a graduate of the Transition to
Superintendency Program and was a participant in the Cycles of Success
mentoring program; and
WHEREAS, After receiving his advanced degrees, Martin Cox held the
position of Elementary Principal, and then High School Principal; and
WHEREAS, From 2009-2012, Martin Cox served as Superintendent of the
Fillmore Central School District; he then moved on to hold the title of
Superintendent of the Sodus Central School District; and
WHEREAS, In July of 2016, Martin Cox will assume the title of Super-
intendent of the Clarkstown School District; well-liked, he was chosen
from a long list of candidates due to his inspirational qualities and
his ability to bring out the best qualities of other people; and
WHEREAS, In this new role, Martin Cox will be leading a high-perform-
ing district with 8,400 students across 16 different buildings; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his educational career, Martin Cox has worked
as a Radio-TV broadcaster, television sports anchor in both California
and Texas, and was the announcer for a Class A baseball team affiliated
with the California Angels; and
WHEREAS, Superintendents like Martin Cox provide a tremendous service
to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations of young
people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in their
future years; and
WHEREAS, Martin Cox has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth of
the State of New York, and accordingly merits recognition and applause
for his impressive dedication to others; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who work to support our proud tradition of
public education by providing their skills and talents to our schools;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Martin Cox upon the occasion of being named Superintendent
of the Clarkstown School District, and to wish him well in his new posi-
tion; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Martin Cox.

actions

  • 10 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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J3822

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Town of Springwater, New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the Bicentennial of the Town of
Springwater, New York, to be celebrated on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize events of
significance which exemplify the history and development of the State of
New York; each city, town, village and hamlet within the borders of our
great Empire State proudly resonates with the rich and noble history;
and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
and commemorate the anniversaries of the founding of municipalities
throughout the State, noting in turn their contributions to the fabric
and progression of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the Bicentennial of the Town of Springwater, New York; this auspi-
cious milestone will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the
Springwater Fire Hall; and
WHEREAS, The founding of the Town of Springwater, New York, evolved by
an act of the New York State Legislature; the new township was erected
on April 17, 1816; the Township of Springwater was formed by land from
the townships of Naples to establish the eastern boundary and Sparta to
mark the western boundary; and
WHEREAS, Livingston County was erected February 23, 1821, from land
taken from Ontario and Genesee counties, thus making the Township of
Springwater nearly five years older than Livingston County; and
WHEREAS, The Seneca Nation of Indians were the last of the Native
American Tribes to inhabit the valley; they were members of the Iroquois
Confederacy and were known as "the keepers and custodians of the western
gate of the Iroquois Indians"; and
WHEREAS, Artifacts found in this area, judged by carbon dating test-
ing, indicate that earlier Native Americans or aboriginal cultures also
visited the land, perhaps centuries before the Senecas appeared; and
WHEREAS, In 1806, after the harvest, the first known European resi-
dents, Seth Knowles, accompanied by his son, Jared, and another man,
Peter Welch, followed an Indian trail over Bald Hill in the Town of
Canadice to Springwater Valley; approximately one mile from the head of
Hemlock Lake, the men made a small clearing and built a log cabin on
property known as Lot No. 4; and
WHEREAS, For the winter, they returned to Livonia, and on March 31,
1807, Seth Knowles and his family came back to Hemlock Lake and took
possession of the cabin, becoming the first of many settlers who would
follow them in the 10 years prior to an official town being organized;
and
WHEREAS, The first colonists formed a settlement that would eventually
become the Hamlet of East Springwater, located in the northeast part of
the town; and
WHEREAS, The town was called Middletown by many and the valley
referred to as Springwater Valley; when the first organizational meeting
was held in April 1817, it was suggested that the town be called
Knowlesville to honor the first settler family, but that met with oppo-
sition; Mr. John Roberts, also an early settler, then suggested Spring-
water remarking that he had never before seen a place where the springs
were so numerous, and thus the hamlets united and the town became known
as Springwater; and
WHEREAS, On April 17, 1816, the New York Legislature enacted Chapter
CCVI (206) of the Laws of 1816 to create the Town of Springwater, effec-
tive the first Monday of April next; the founding of the Town of Spring-

water is inherently linked to the settlement of western New York State,
and is the second largest town in Livingston County; and
WHEREAS, The members of the Springwater Town Board and the Bicentenni-
al Committee will celebrate this auspicious milestone with numerous
events to be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016; in addition, several resi-
dents are inaugurating a year filled with activities commemorating the
history and camaraderie of the people who first settled in this area and
the legacy of their lives and achievements for those who are living here
now and for those who have yet to come; and
WHEREAS, On May 30, 2016, there will also be a Memorial Day service to
honor and acknowledge the many hero-volunteers of Springwater's past who
have served in all branches of the military dating back to the Revolu-
tionary War, and to recognize the service of these men and women who
defended the freedoms and principles of the Constitution of the United
States; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Town of Springwater will hold its 17th Annu-
al Springwater Gala June 4-5, 2016, further acknowledging the history of
the town by celebrating its agrarian roots and current achievements; and
WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, the Town of Springwater continues its commitment to enhanc-
ing the quality of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive business,
institutional and educational climate, and providing all essential
services; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Bicentennial of the Town of Springwater, New York,
recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play in the
life of the community of the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Deborah Babbitt-Henry, Supervisor of the Town of Springwater,
New York.

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  • 10 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3821

Congratulating Thelma Hicks upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Thelma Hicks upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate and
recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation
and Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Thelma Hicks, of Franklinville, New York, upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday; and
WHEREAS, Thelma Hicks was born on January 26, 1916; the daughter of
William and Margaret Riggs, she attended Ten Broeck Academy and lived
nearly her entire life in Franklinville; and
WHEREAS, Thelma Hicks married the late Harold Hicks in February of
1934, after meeting while roller skating; the couple was blessed with
two sons, William and James; Thelma Hicks is also a loving grandmother,
having been blessed with six grandchildren: Pamela, Kenneth, Donald,
Richard, Michael and Kimberly; she has been further blessed with several
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, For approximately three years, she worked as a school cook,
sharing her passion of cooking with young children; Thelma Hicks also
excelled at ceramics and enjoyed crocheting and knitting; she also loves
animals, having had many dogs over the years; and
WHEREAS, During her birthday celebration, Thelma Hicks recalled her
favorite decades as being the 1940s and 50s; she also shared memories of
dancing at Lime Lake and cited President Kennedy as her favorite presi-
dent to serve during her lifetime; and
WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her smile and jubilance and through the charm and wisdom which
comes only from fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a remark-
able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural
developments, and awesome achievements of this country during the last
century; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Thelma Hicks upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ms. Thelma Hicks.

actions

  • 10 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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