assembly Bill A6872

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs contracting state agencies to develop a growth plan in order to increase participation of MWBEs with respect to state contracts and subcontracts

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Current Bill Status - Passed Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Mar 22, 2016 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2016 amended on third reading 6872a
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.256
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 15, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.259
rules report cal.259
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 08, 2015 referred to governmental operations

Bill Amendments

A6872
A6872A
A6872
A6872A

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A6872 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5759
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§311 & 315, Exec L

A6872 - Bill Texts

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Directs contracting state agencies to develop a growth plan in order to increase participation of minority- and women-owned businesses with respect to state contracts and subcontracts.

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

                                  6872

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BLAKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing  contracting
  state  agencies  to develop a growth plan in order to increase partic-
  ipation of MWBEs with respect to state contracts and subcontracts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  311  of the executive law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d-1) to read as follows:
  (D-1) TO REQUIRE ALL CONTRACTING STATE AGENCIES  TO  DEVELOP  A  THREE
YEAR  GROWTH  PLAN  TO  DETERMINE  A  MEANS  OF PROMOTING AND INCREASING
PARTICIPATION BY MINORITY-OWNED  AND  WOMEN-OWNED  BUSINESS  ENTERPRISES
WITH  RESPECT  TO  STATE  CONTRACTS AND SUBCONTRACTS. EVERY THREE YEARS,
BEGINNING MAY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN,  EACH  CONTRACTING  STATE
AGENCY  SHALL  SUBMIT  A  THREE  YEAR  GROWTH PLAN AS PART OF ITS ANNUAL
REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S  2.  Subdivision  5 of section 315 of the executive law, as added by
chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Each agency shall include in its annual report to the governor  and
legislature pursuant to section one hundred sixty-four of [the executive
law] THIS CHAPTER its annual goals for contracts with minority-owned and
women-owned  business enterprises, the number of actual contracts issued
to minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises; and a summary of
all waivers of the requirements of subdivisions six and seven of section
three hundred thirteen of this article allowed by the  reporting  agency
during  the  preceding year, including a description of the basis of the
waiver request and the rationale for granting such waiver.  Each  agency
shall  also  include  in  such  annual report whether or not it has been
required to prepare a remedial plan, and, if so, the plan and the extent
to which the agency has complied with each element of  the  plan.  EVERY

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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A. 6872                             2

THREE  YEARS, BEGINNING MAY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, EACH AGENCY
SHALL INCLUDE IN SUCH ANNUAL REPORT ITS THREE YEAR GROWTH PLAN  PURSUANT
TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, the amendments to sections 311 and
315 of the executive law made by  sections  one  and  two  of  this  act
respectively, shall not affect the expiration of such sections and shall
be deemed to expire therewith.

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A6872A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5759
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§311 & 315, Exec L

A6872A - Bill Texts

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Directs contracting state agencies to develop a growth plan in order to increase participation of minority- and women-owned businesses with respect to state contracts and subcontracts.

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

                                 6872--A
                                                        Cal. No. 256

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BLAKE, COLTON, MOSLEY, BARRON, COOK, JOYNER,
  WRIGHT, SEAWRIGHT, RODRIGUEZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CLARK,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  THIELE  -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Governmental Operations -- advanced to a third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing contracting
  state agencies to develop a growth plan in order to  increase  partic-
  ipation of MWBEs with respect to state contracts and subcontracts

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of  section  311  of  the  executive  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d-1) to read as follows:
  (D-1)  TO  REQUIRE  ALL  CONTRACTING STATE AGENCIES TO DEVELOP A THREE
YEAR GROWTH PLAN TO  DETERMINE  A  MEANS  OF  PROMOTING  AND  INCREASING
PARTICIPATION  BY  MINORITY-OWNED  AND  WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
WITH RESPECT TO STATE CONTRACTS AND  SUBCONTRACTS.  EVERY  THREE  YEARS,
BEGINNING  MAY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, EACH CONTRACTING STATE
AGENCY SHALL SUBMIT A THREE YEAR GROWTH  PLAN  AS  PART  OF  ITS  ANNUAL
REPORT  TO  THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 315 of the executive law,  as  added  by
chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  Each agency shall include in its annual report to the governor and
legislature pursuant to section one hundred sixty-four of [the executive
law] THIS CHAPTER its annual goals for contracts with minority-owned and
women-owned business enterprises, the number of actual contracts  issued
to minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises; and a summary of
all waivers of the requirements of subdivisions six and seven of section
three  hundred  thirteen of this article allowed by the reporting agency
during the preceding year, including a description of the basis  of  the
waiver  request  and the rationale for granting such waiver. Each agency

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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A. 6872--A                          2

shall also include in such annual report whether  or  not  it  has  been
required to prepare a remedial plan, and, if so, the plan and the extent
to  which  the  agency has complied with each element of the plan. EVERY
THREE YEARS, BEGINNING MAY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, EACH AGEN-
CY SHALL INCLUDE IN SUCH ANNUAL REPORT ITS THREE YEAR GROWTH PLAN PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, the amendments to sections 311 and
315 of the executive law made by  sections  one  and  two  of  this  act
respectively, shall not affect the expiration of such sections and shall
be deemed to expire therewith.

assembly Bill A7280A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; repealer

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Sponsored By

Current Bill Status Via S1848 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.395
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.271
substituted for a7280a
Jun 15, 2015 substituted by s1848a
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.271
rules report cal.271
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to codes
May 18, 2015 print number 7280a
amend and recommit to election law
May 01, 2015 referred to election law

Bill Amendments

A7280
A7280A
A7280
A7280A

A7280 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1848A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld & add §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

A7280 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

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

                                  7280

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use of
  pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to repeal  section  7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-308  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who  uses  a  paster,  STICKER  OR LABEL upon an official ballot, at any
election, [except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter,] is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-01-5

A7280A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1848A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld & add §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

A7280A - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

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

                                 7280--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use  of
  pasters,  stickers  and labels on ballots; and to repeal section 7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 8-308 of the election law, as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who uses a paster, STICKER OR LABEL upon  an  official  ballot,  at  any
election,  except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter, is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED and a  new  section
7-126 is added to read as follows:
  S 7-126. BALLOTS; PASTERS, OR STICKERS, USE OF. NO PASTERS OR STICKERS
SHALL  BE  AFFIXED  TO  ANY  OFFICIAL  BALLOT BY ANY VOTER. THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS MAY AUTHORIZE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO AFFIX A PASTER OR  STICKER
UPON  UNVOTED  BALLOTS.  ALL OF THE VOTED BALLOTS FOR WHICH THE USE OF A
PASTER OR STICKER SHALL HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED SHALL BE MANUALLY CANVASSED
AND SHALL NOT BE CANVASSED BY A BALLOT SCANNER.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-02-5

assembly Bill A7280

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status Via S1848 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.395
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.271
substituted for a7280a
Jun 15, 2015 substituted by s1848a
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.271
rules report cal.271
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to codes
May 18, 2015 print number 7280a
amend and recommit to election law
May 01, 2015 referred to election law

Bill Amendments

A7280
A7280A
A7280
A7280A

A7280 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1848
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

A7280 - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

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

                                  7280

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use of
  pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to repeal  section  7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-308  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who  uses  a  paster,  STICKER  OR LABEL upon an official ballot, at any
election, [except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter,] is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-01-5

A7280A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1848
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

A7280A - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7280--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use  of
  pasters,  stickers  and labels on ballots; and to repeal section 7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 8-308 of the election law, as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who uses a paster, STICKER OR LABEL upon  an  official  ballot,  at  any
election,  except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter, is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED and a  new  section
7-126 is added to read as follows:
  S 7-126. BALLOTS; PASTERS, OR STICKERS, USE OF. NO PASTERS OR STICKERS
SHALL  BE  AFFIXED  TO  ANY  OFFICIAL  BALLOT BY ANY VOTER. THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS MAY AUTHORIZE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO AFFIX A PASTER OR  STICKER
UPON  UNVOTED  BALLOTS.  ALL OF THE VOTED BALLOTS FOR WHICH THE USE OF A
PASTER OR STICKER SHALL HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED SHALL BE MANUALLY CANVASSED
AND SHALL NOT BE CANVASSED BY A BALLOT SCANNER.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-02-5

senate Bill S1848A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.395
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.271
substituted for a7280a
Jun 11, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2015 1st report cal.1118
May 21, 2015 print number 1848a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 15, 2015 referred to elections

Bill Amendments

S1848
S1848A
S1848
S1848A

Co-Sponsors

S1848 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7280A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld & add §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

S1848 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

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BILL NUMBER:S1848

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to
repeal section 7-126 of the election law relating to the use of
pasters

PURPOSE:

To prohibit the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 8-308 of the Election Law to
prohibit the use of stickers, labels or pasters on a ballot.

Section 2 amends section 17-134 of the Election Law adds stickers and
labels to such section entitled "Unlawful Use of Pasters".

Section 3 repeals section 7-126 of the Election Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The use of stickers, labels or pasters can negatively affect a voting
system's ability to accurately count votes, as such systems are
calibrated to accept a specific ballot thickness, which increases with
the inclusion of any such applications. Further, the adhesive used on
stickers, labels and pasters can negatively impact the accuracy of a
scanner, and when heated through the normal running of a scanner, can
cause such items to become unattached, reaffixed to the ballots, or
create situations where subsequent ballots may not be accepted by the
scanner or read by the scanner. Any of these scenarios can result in
the disenfranchisement of voters and inaccuracies in vote counts, all
of which can be avoided by the prohibition of stickers, labels or
pasters. This bill is updating the Election Law as to the current
practice of Boards of Elections and the inapplicablility of stickers,
labels and pasters now that paper ballots, rather than lever machines,
are in use.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6789 (2014) referred to Elections.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  1848

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCHIONE,  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use of
  pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to repeal  section  7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-308  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who  uses  a  paster,  STICKER  OR LABEL upon an official ballot, at any
election, [except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter,] is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S1848A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7280A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld & add §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

S1848A - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1848A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to
repeal section 7-126 of the election law relating to the use of
pasters

PURPOSE:

To clarify the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 8-308 of the Election Law to
prohibit the use of stickers, labels or pasters for a write-in ballot.

Section 2 amends section 17-134 of the Election Law adds stickers and
labels to such section entitled "Unlawful Use of Pasters".

Section 3 repeals section 7-126 and adds a new section 7-126 to the
election law providing that no paster or sticker shall be affixed to a
ballot by a voter, and that the board of election may authorize the
use of a paster or sticker on a ballot provided that such ballots must
be manually canvassed rather than by a ballot scanner.

JUSTIFICATION:

The use of stickers, labels or pasters can negatively affect a voting
system's ability to accurately count votes, as such systems are
calibrated to accept a specific ballot thickness which increases with
the inclusion of any such applications. Further, the adhesive used on
stickers, labels and pasters can negatively impact the accuracy of a
scanner and, when heated through the normal running of a scanner, can
cause such items to become unattached, reaffixed to the ballots, or
create situations where subsequent ballots may not be accepted by the
scanner or read by the scanner. Any of these scenarios can result in
the disenfranchisement of voters and inaccuracies in vote counts, all
of which can be avoided by the prohibition of stickers, labels or
pasters. This bill is updating the Election Law as to the current
practice of Boards of Elections and the inapplicability of stickers,
labels and pasters now that paper ballots, rather than lever machines,
are in use.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: S.6789 referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 1848--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCHIONE,  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use  of
  pasters,  stickers  and labels on ballots; and to repeal section 7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 8-308 of the election law, as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who uses a paster, STICKER OR LABEL upon  an  official  ballot,  at  any
election,  except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter, is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED and a  new  section
7-126 is added to read as follows:
  S 7-126. BALLOTS; PASTERS, OR STICKERS, USE OF. NO PASTERS OR STICKERS
SHALL  BE  AFFIXED  TO  ANY  OFFICIAL  BALLOT BY ANY VOTER. THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS MAY AUTHORIZE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO AFFIX A PASTER OR  STICKER
UPON  UNVOTED  BALLOTS.  ALL OF THE VOTED BALLOTS FOR WHICH THE USE OF A
PASTER OR STICKER SHALL HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED SHALL BE MANUALLY CANVASSED
AND SHALL NOT BE CANVASSED BY A BALLOT SCANNER.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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senate Bill S1848

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.395
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.271
substituted for a7280a
Jun 11, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2015 1st report cal.1118
May 21, 2015 print number 1848a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 15, 2015 referred to elections

Bill Amendments

S1848
S1848A
S1848
S1848A

Co-Sponsors

S1848 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

S1848 - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1848

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to
repeal section 7-126 of the election law relating to the use of
pasters

PURPOSE:

To prohibit the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 8-308 of the Election Law to
prohibit the use of stickers, labels or pasters on a ballot.

Section 2 amends section 17-134 of the Election Law adds stickers and
labels to such section entitled "Unlawful Use of Pasters".

Section 3 repeals section 7-126 of the Election Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The use of stickers, labels or pasters can negatively affect a voting
system's ability to accurately count votes, as such systems are
calibrated to accept a specific ballot thickness, which increases with
the inclusion of any such applications. Further, the adhesive used on
stickers, labels and pasters can negatively impact the accuracy of a
scanner, and when heated through the normal running of a scanner, can
cause such items to become unattached, reaffixed to the ballots, or
create situations where subsequent ballots may not be accepted by the
scanner or read by the scanner. Any of these scenarios can result in
the disenfranchisement of voters and inaccuracies in vote counts, all
of which can be avoided by the prohibition of stickers, labels or
pasters. This bill is updating the Election Law as to the current
practice of Boards of Elections and the inapplicablility of stickers,
labels and pasters now that paper ballots, rather than lever machines,
are in use.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6789 (2014) referred to Elections.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  1848

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCHIONE,  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use of
  pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to repeal  section  7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-308  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who  uses  a  paster,  STICKER  OR LABEL upon an official ballot, at any
election, [except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter,] is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S1848A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-308 & 17-134, rpld §7-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6789

S1848A - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1848A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots; and to
repeal section 7-126 of the election law relating to the use of
pasters

PURPOSE:

To clarify the use of pasters, stickers and labels on ballots.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 8-308 of the Election Law to
prohibit the use of stickers, labels or pasters for a write-in ballot.

Section 2 amends section 17-134 of the Election Law adds stickers and
labels to such section entitled "Unlawful Use of Pasters".

Section 3 repeals section 7-126 and adds a new section 7-126 to the
election law providing that no paster or sticker shall be affixed to a
ballot by a voter, and that the board of election may authorize the
use of a paster or sticker on a ballot provided that such ballots must
be manually canvassed rather than by a ballot scanner.

JUSTIFICATION:

The use of stickers, labels or pasters can negatively affect a voting
system's ability to accurately count votes, as such systems are
calibrated to accept a specific ballot thickness which increases with
the inclusion of any such applications. Further, the adhesive used on
stickers, labels and pasters can negatively impact the accuracy of a
scanner and, when heated through the normal running of a scanner, can
cause such items to become unattached, reaffixed to the ballots, or
create situations where subsequent ballots may not be accepted by the
scanner or read by the scanner. Any of these scenarios can result in
the disenfranchisement of voters and inaccuracies in vote counts, all
of which can be avoided by the prohibition of stickers, labels or
pasters. This bill is updating the Election Law as to the current
practice of Boards of Elections and the inapplicability of stickers,
labels and pasters now that paper ballots, rather than lever machines,
are in use.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: S.6789 referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 1848--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCHIONE,  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the use  of
  pasters,  stickers  and labels on ballots; and to repeal section 7-126
  of the election law relating to the use of pasters

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 8-308 of the election law, as
added by chapter 156 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp.  THE
USE OF NAME STICKERS, LABELS OR PASTERS IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 17-134 of the election law is amended to read as follows:
  S 17-134. Unlawful use of pasters. An election officer or other person
who uses a paster, STICKER OR LABEL upon  an  official  ballot,  at  any
election,  except as authorized and in the manner provided by this chap-
ter, is guilty of a felony.
  S 3. Section 7-126 of the election law is REPEALED and a  new  section
7-126 is added to read as follows:
  S 7-126. BALLOTS; PASTERS, OR STICKERS, USE OF. NO PASTERS OR STICKERS
SHALL  BE  AFFIXED  TO  ANY  OFFICIAL  BALLOT BY ANY VOTER. THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS MAY AUTHORIZE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO AFFIX A PASTER OR  STICKER
UPON  UNVOTED  BALLOTS.  ALL OF THE VOTED BALLOTS FOR WHICH THE USE OF A
PASTER OR STICKER SHALL HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED SHALL BE MANUALLY CANVASSED
AND SHALL NOT BE CANVASSED BY A BALLOT SCANNER.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02579-03-5

senate Bill S4694A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 10, 2015 approval memo.4
signed chap.413
Oct 29, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.269
substituted for a7204a
Jun 10, 2015 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.1409
reported and committed to rules
May 28, 2015 print number 4694a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Apr 08, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Bill Amendments

S4694
S4694A
S4694
S4694A

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4694 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7204A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-k, Exec L

S4694 - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4694

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the executive law, in relation to monthly claim reports
for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would require the governor, in cooperation with the commis-
sioner of homeland security and emergency services, and the executive
director of the governor's office of storm recovery, to produce and
deliver to the legislature, a monthly report detailing the status of all
such claims for disaster assistance pending before, or being assisted
by, the governor and/or New York Rising.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections One amends the executive law by adding a new section 29-k which
requires the production of a monthly report on the status all claims
currently pending, for disaster relief.

Section Two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated communities across Long
Island and New York City. It was the deadliest and most destructive
hurricane of the 2012 season and was the second-costliest hurricane in
United States history. Over two years later, the aftermath of this storm
is still impacting, and causing hardship for, many residents of our
state.

As of October 2014, it was reported that repairs were complete for only
2,000 of the 8,896 Long Island homes that were approved for aid by NY
Rising. More than 5,000 households were still awaiting funding assist-
ance eligibility determinations. Since NY Rising was formed, there have
been countless reports from the frustrated people of Long Island of an
overly complex and cumbersome process to apply for and obtain the fund-
ing required to rebuild or rehabilitate their homes, to participate in
the acquisition and buy-out programs, and to navigate the archaic
system, in order to restart their lives.

This bill would allow the Legislature to oversee the status of these
claims and ensure that the process is being carried out in a timely and
orderly fashion. This legislation will help the legislature ensure that
the state is making every effort to provide for the people whose lives
were affected by this catastrophic event.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 2, 2019.

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

                                  4694

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CROCI,  HANNON, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to monthly claim reports
  for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  29-k
to read as follows:
  S 29-K. MONTHLY CLAIM REPORTS. 1. THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, IN COOP-
ERATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HOMELAND  SECURITY  AND  EMERGENCY
SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE  OF  STORM
RECOVERY, SHALL PRODUCE A MONTHLY REPORT, WHICH SHALL DETAIL THE CLAIMS,
AND  STATUS  OF  ALL SUCH CLAIMS, FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE, AND WHICH ARE
PRESENTLY PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF
STORM RECOVERY AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS
PROGRAM. THE REPORT SHALL FURTHER DETAIL ALL THE ACTIVITIES  DURING  THE
PREVIOUS  MONTH  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND THE NEW
YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS  PROGRAM.  THE  FIRST  REPORT
REQUIRED  UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DELIVERED BY DECEMBER FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, WITH NEW, UPDATED REPORTS BEING DELIVERED ON  EACH
FIRST DAY OF EVERY MONTH THEREAFTER. THE REPORT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE
TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE
CHAIR OF THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON  VETERANS,  HOMELAND  SECURITY
AND  MILITARY  AFFAIRS, AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE
ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
  2. DURING THE PREPARATION OF EACH REPORT REQUIRED BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND  AFTER ITS DELIVERY TO THE PERSONS IDENTIFIED TO
RECEIVE SUCH REPORT, THE GOVERNOR, THE COMMISSIONER OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  GOVERNOR'S

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10285-01-5

S. 4694                             2

OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY,  AS WELL AS THE OFFICES AND DIVISIONS UNDER
THEIR DIRECTION, SHALL PROVIDE TO SUCH PERSONS ENTITLED TO  RECEIVE  THE
REPORTS  REQUIRED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, ANY AND ALL ADDI-
TIONAL  INFORMATION  SUCH PERSONS MAY REQUEST, WITH RESPECT TO ANY ISSUE
CONCERNING THE CLAIMS,  THE  STATUS  OF  ALL  CLAIMS  PRESENTLY  PENDING
BEFORE,  OR  BEING  ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY
AND THE NEW YORK  RISING  COMMUNITY  RECONSTRUCTION  PLANS  PROGRAM,  OR
CONCERNING  THE  ACTIVITIES  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY
AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4694A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7204A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-k, Exec L

S4694A - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4694A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the executive law, in relation to quarterly claim
reports for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal
of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the
governor, in cooperation with the commissioner of homeland security
and emergency services, and the executive director of the governor's
office of storm recovery, to produce and deliver to the legislature, a
quarterly report detailing the status of all such claims for disaster
assistance pending before, or being assisted by, the governor and/or
New York Rising.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections One amends the executive law by adding a new section 29-k
which requires the production of a quarterly report on the status all
claims currently pending, for disaster relief.

Section Two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated
communities across Long Island and New York City. It was the deadliest
and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 season and was the
second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Over two years
later, the aftermath of this storm is still impacting, and causing
hardship for, many residents of our state.

As of October 2014, it was reported that repairs were complete for
only 2,000 of the 8,896 Long Island homes that were approved for aid
by NY Rising. More than 5,000 households were still awaiting funding
assistance eligibility determinations. Since NY Rising was formed,
there have been countless reports from the frustrated people of Long
Island of an overly complex and cumbersome process to apply for and
obtain the funding required to rebuild or rehabilitate their homes, to
participate in the acquisition and buy-out programs, and to navigate
the archaic system, in order to restart their lives.

This bill would allow the Legislature to oversee the status of these
claims and ensure that the process is being carried out in a timely
and orderly fashion. This legislation will help the legislature ensure
that the state is making every effort to provide for the people whose
lives were affected by this catastrophic event.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

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

                                 4694--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CROCI, BOYLE, HANNON, LAVALLE, MARCELLINO, MARTINS,
  SKELOS, VENDITTO -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed
  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and
  Military Affairs -- reported favorably from said committee and commit-
  ted to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  quarterly  claim
  reports  for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 29-k
to read as follows:
  S 29-K. QUARTERLY CLAIM REPORTS. 1. THE OFFICE  OF  THE  GOVERNOR,  IN
COOPERATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE  OF  STORM
RECOVERY,  SHALL  PRODUCE  A  QUARTERLY  REPORT,  WHICH SHALL DETAIL THE
CLAIMS, AND STATUS OF ALL SUCH  CLAIMS,  FOR  DISASTER  ASSISTANCE,  AND
WHICH ARE PRESENTLY PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY  AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECON-
STRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM. THE REPORT SHALL FURTHER DETAIL ALL THE  ACTIV-
ITIES  DURING  THE  PREVIOUS  MONTHS  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM
RECOVERY AND THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
THE FIRST REPORT REQUIRED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  DELIVERED  BY
DECEMBER  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FIFTEEN, WITH NEW, UPDATED REPORTS BEING
DELIVERED ON EACH FIRST DAY OF EVERY THIRD MONTH THEREAFTER. THE  REPORT
SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  TO  THE  TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  2. AFTER THE DELIVERY OF EACH REPORT REQUIRED BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
THIS  SECTION,  AND  AFTER  ITS  DELIVERY  TO  THE PERSONS IDENTIFIED TO
RECEIVE SUCH REPORT, THE GOVERNOR, THE COMMISSIONER OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10285-03-5

S. 4694--A                          2

AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY,  AS WELL AS THE OFFICES AND DIVISIONS UNDER
THEIR DIRECTION, SHALL PROVIDE TO SUCH PERSONS ENTITLED TO  RECEIVE  THE
REPORTS  REQUIRED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, ANY AND ALL ADDI-
TIONAL REASONABLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION SUCH PERSONS MAY  REQUEST,  WITH
RESPECT  TO  ANY  ISSUE  CONCERNING THE CLAIMS, THE STATUS OF ALL CLAIMS
DETAILED IN SUCH REPORT PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVER-
NOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY  RECON-
STRUCTION  PLANS PROGRAM, OR CONCERNING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND/OR THE NEW  YORK  RISING  COMMUNITY  RECON-
STRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

senate Bill S4694

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Actions

view actions (16)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 10, 2015 approval memo.4
signed chap.413
Oct 29, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.269
substituted for a7204a
Jun 10, 2015 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.1409
reported and committed to rules
May 28, 2015 print number 4694a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Apr 08, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Bill Amendments

S4694
S4694A
S4694
S4694A

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4694 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-k, Exec L

S4694 - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4694

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the executive law, in relation to monthly claim reports
for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would require the governor, in cooperation with the commis-
sioner of homeland security and emergency services, and the executive
director of the governor's office of storm recovery, to produce and
deliver to the legislature, a monthly report detailing the status of all
such claims for disaster assistance pending before, or being assisted
by, the governor and/or New York Rising.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections One amends the executive law by adding a new section 29-k which
requires the production of a monthly report on the status all claims
currently pending, for disaster relief.

Section Two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated communities across Long
Island and New York City. It was the deadliest and most destructive
hurricane of the 2012 season and was the second-costliest hurricane in
United States history. Over two years later, the aftermath of this storm
is still impacting, and causing hardship for, many residents of our
state.

As of October 2014, it was reported that repairs were complete for only
2,000 of the 8,896 Long Island homes that were approved for aid by NY
Rising. More than 5,000 households were still awaiting funding assist-
ance eligibility determinations. Since NY Rising was formed, there have
been countless reports from the frustrated people of Long Island of an
overly complex and cumbersome process to apply for and obtain the fund-
ing required to rebuild or rehabilitate their homes, to participate in
the acquisition and buy-out programs, and to navigate the archaic
system, in order to restart their lives.

This bill would allow the Legislature to oversee the status of these
claims and ensure that the process is being carried out in a timely and
orderly fashion. This legislation will help the legislature ensure that
the state is making every effort to provide for the people whose lives
were affected by this catastrophic event.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 2, 2019.

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                                  4694

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CROCI,  HANNON, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to monthly claim reports
  for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  29-k
to read as follows:
  S 29-K. MONTHLY CLAIM REPORTS. 1. THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, IN COOP-
ERATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HOMELAND  SECURITY  AND  EMERGENCY
SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE  OF  STORM
RECOVERY, SHALL PRODUCE A MONTHLY REPORT, WHICH SHALL DETAIL THE CLAIMS,
AND  STATUS  OF  ALL SUCH CLAIMS, FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE, AND WHICH ARE
PRESENTLY PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF
STORM RECOVERY AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS
PROGRAM. THE REPORT SHALL FURTHER DETAIL ALL THE ACTIVITIES  DURING  THE
PREVIOUS  MONTH  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND THE NEW
YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS  PROGRAM.  THE  FIRST  REPORT
REQUIRED  UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DELIVERED BY DECEMBER FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, WITH NEW, UPDATED REPORTS BEING DELIVERED ON  EACH
FIRST DAY OF EVERY MONTH THEREAFTER. THE REPORT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE
TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE
CHAIR OF THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON  VETERANS,  HOMELAND  SECURITY
AND  MILITARY  AFFAIRS, AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE
ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
  2. DURING THE PREPARATION OF EACH REPORT REQUIRED BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND  AFTER ITS DELIVERY TO THE PERSONS IDENTIFIED TO
RECEIVE SUCH REPORT, THE GOVERNOR, THE COMMISSIONER OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  GOVERNOR'S

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S. 4694                             2

OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY,  AS WELL AS THE OFFICES AND DIVISIONS UNDER
THEIR DIRECTION, SHALL PROVIDE TO SUCH PERSONS ENTITLED TO  RECEIVE  THE
REPORTS  REQUIRED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, ANY AND ALL ADDI-
TIONAL  INFORMATION  SUCH PERSONS MAY REQUEST, WITH RESPECT TO ANY ISSUE
CONCERNING THE CLAIMS,  THE  STATUS  OF  ALL  CLAIMS  PRESENTLY  PENDING
BEFORE,  OR  BEING  ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY
AND THE NEW YORK  RISING  COMMUNITY  RECONSTRUCTION  PLANS  PROGRAM,  OR
CONCERNING  THE  ACTIVITIES  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY
AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

Co-Sponsors

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S4694A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-k, Exec L

S4694A - Bill Texts

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Relates to quarterly claim reports for certain disaster assistance.

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BILL NUMBER:S4694A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the executive law, in relation to quarterly claim
reports for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal
of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the
governor, in cooperation with the commissioner of homeland security
and emergency services, and the executive director of the governor's
office of storm recovery, to produce and deliver to the legislature, a
quarterly report detailing the status of all such claims for disaster
assistance pending before, or being assisted by, the governor and/or
New York Rising.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections One amends the executive law by adding a new section 29-k
which requires the production of a quarterly report on the status all
claims currently pending, for disaster relief.

Section Two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated
communities across Long Island and New York City. It was the deadliest
and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 season and was the
second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Over two years
later, the aftermath of this storm is still impacting, and causing
hardship for, many residents of our state.

As of October 2014, it was reported that repairs were complete for
only 2,000 of the 8,896 Long Island homes that were approved for aid
by NY Rising. More than 5,000 households were still awaiting funding
assistance eligibility determinations. Since NY Rising was formed,
there have been countless reports from the frustrated people of Long
Island of an overly complex and cumbersome process to apply for and
obtain the funding required to rebuild or rehabilitate their homes, to
participate in the acquisition and buy-out programs, and to navigate
the archaic system, in order to restart their lives.

This bill would allow the Legislature to oversee the status of these
claims and ensure that the process is being carried out in a timely
and orderly fashion. This legislation will help the legislature ensure
that the state is making every effort to provide for the people whose
lives were affected by this catastrophic event.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

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                                 4694--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CROCI, BOYLE, HANNON, LAVALLE, MARCELLINO, MARTINS,
  SKELOS, VENDITTO -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed
  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and
  Military Affairs -- reported favorably from said committee and commit-
  ted to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  quarterly  claim
  reports  for certain disaster assistance; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 29-k
to read as follows:
  S 29-K. QUARTERLY CLAIM REPORTS. 1. THE OFFICE  OF  THE  GOVERNOR,  IN
COOPERATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE  OF  STORM
RECOVERY,  SHALL  PRODUCE  A  QUARTERLY  REPORT,  WHICH SHALL DETAIL THE
CLAIMS, AND STATUS OF ALL SUCH  CLAIMS,  FOR  DISASTER  ASSISTANCE,  AND
WHICH ARE PRESENTLY PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY  AND/OR THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECON-
STRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM. THE REPORT SHALL FURTHER DETAIL ALL THE  ACTIV-
ITIES  DURING  THE  PREVIOUS  MONTHS  OF  THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STORM
RECOVERY AND THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
THE FIRST REPORT REQUIRED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  DELIVERED  BY
DECEMBER  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FIFTEEN, WITH NEW, UPDATED REPORTS BEING
DELIVERED ON EACH FIRST DAY OF EVERY THIRD MONTH THEREAFTER. THE  REPORT
SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  TO  THE  TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  2. AFTER THE DELIVERY OF EACH REPORT REQUIRED BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
THIS  SECTION,  AND  AFTER  ITS  DELIVERY  TO  THE PERSONS IDENTIFIED TO
RECEIVE SUCH REPORT, THE GOVERNOR, THE COMMISSIONER OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S. 4694--A                          2

AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE  OF  STORM  RECOVERY,  AS WELL AS THE OFFICES AND DIVISIONS UNDER
THEIR DIRECTION, SHALL PROVIDE TO SUCH PERSONS ENTITLED TO  RECEIVE  THE
REPORTS  REQUIRED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, ANY AND ALL ADDI-
TIONAL REASONABLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION SUCH PERSONS MAY  REQUEST,  WITH
RESPECT  TO  ANY  ISSUE  CONCERNING THE CLAIMS, THE STATUS OF ALL CLAIMS
DETAILED IN SUCH REPORT PENDING BEFORE, OR BEING ASSISTED BY, THE GOVER-
NOR'S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND THE NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY  RECON-
STRUCTION  PLANS PROGRAM, OR CONCERNING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND/OR THE NEW  YORK  RISING  COMMUNITY  RECON-
STRUCTION PLANS PROGRAM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 2, 2019.

assembly Bill A8233

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the primary and secondary education expense deduction

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Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
Jun 12, 2015 referred to ways and means

Co-Sponsors

A8233 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L

A8233 - Bill Texts

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Creates the primary and secondary education expense deduction.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8233

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NOLAN, BICHOTTE, BRENNAN, SILVER -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  tax law, in relation to creating the primary or
  secondary education expense deduction

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

  Section  1.  Section  612  of  the  tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (w) to read as follows:
  (W) PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSE DEDUCTION. (1)  GENERAL.  A
RESIDENT  TAXPAYER WHOSE NEW YORK ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS LESS THAN ONE
HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE  ALLOWED  A  DEDUCTION,  TO  BE
COMPUTED  AS  PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH FIVE OF THIS SUBSECTION, AGAINST THE
TAX IMPOSED BY ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, FOR ALLOWABLE PRIMARY
OR SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES.
  (2)  ALLOWABLE  PRIMARY  OR  SECONDARY  EDUCATION  EXPENSES.  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS DEDUCTION:
  (A) THE TERM "ALLOWABLE PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES" SHALL
MEAN  THE AMOUNT OF QUALIFIED PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES OF
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS PAID BY THE TAXPAYER DURING THE TAXABLE YEAR,  BUT  NO
MORE  THAN  THREE  THOUSAND  DOLLARS PER ELIGIBLE STUDENT, NOT TO EXCEED
TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER TAXPAYER;
  (B) THE TERM "ELIGIBLE  STUDENT"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  DEPENDENT  OF  THE
TAXPAYER WITH RESPECT TO WHOM THE TAXPAYER IS ALLOWED AN EXEMPTION UNDER
SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF THIS PART FOR THE TAXABLE YEAR;
  (C) THE TERM "QUALIFIED PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES" SHALL
INCLUDE COSTS FOR THE ENROLLMENT OR ATTENDANCE OF AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT AT
AN  INSTITUTION  OF PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION AND EXPENSES INCURRED
AND PAID BY THE TAXPAYER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BOOKS, SUPPLIES,
SUPPLEMENTARY TUTORING, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING  RELATED  SOFTWARE
AND  SERVICES), AND OTHER EQUIPMENT, OR SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL, THAT ARE
USED IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN TEACHING,  SUPPLEMENTING  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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A. 8233                             2

ENRICHING  THOSE  SUBJECTS  AND CURRICULA LEGALLY AND COMMONLY TAUGHT IN
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE  AND  FOR  RELATED
ACTIVITIES,  BUT  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  COSTS  RELATED  TO INSTRUCTION OR
INSTRUCTIONAL  BOOKS  AND  MATERIALS  USED  IN THE TEACHING OF RELIGIOUS
TENETS, DOCTRINES, OR WORSHIP OR THE PURPOSE OF WHICH  IS  TO  INCULCATE
SUCH  DOCTRINES,  WORSHIP  OR  TENETS.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, PAYMENTS MADE
PURSUANT TO THE RECEIPT OF ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL  AID  SHALL  BE
EXCLUDED  FROM  THE DEFINITION OF "QUALIFIED PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCA-
TION EXPENSES".
  (3) EXPENSES PAID BY ANOTHER TAXPAYER. IF AN EXEMPTION  UNDER  SECTION
SIX  HUNDRED  SIXTEEN  OF  THIS  PART  WITH  RESPECT TO AN INDIVIDUAL IS
ALLOWED TO ANOTHER TAXPAYER FOR A TAXABLE YEAR BEGINNING IN THE CALENDAR
YEAR IN WHICH SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S  TAXABLE  YEAR  BEGINS,  SUCH  QUALIFIED
PRIMARY  OR  SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPENSES PAID BY SUCH INDIVIDUAL DURING
SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S TAXABLE YEAR SHALL BE TREATED AS PAID  BY  SUCH  OTHER
TAXPAYER.
  (4) INSTITUTION OF PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS DEDUCTION, THE TERM "INSTITUTION OF PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION"
SHALL  MEAN  ANY  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ELEMENTARY  OR  SECONDARY SECTARIAN OR
NONSECTARIAN SCHOOL LOCATED IN THIS STATE, INCLUDING ANY FREE ELEMENTARY
OR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THIS STATE PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  ELEVEN  OF  THE
CONSTITUTION.
  (5)  AMOUNT  OF  DEDUCTION. THE AMOUNT OF THE DEDUCTION SHALL BE UP TO
THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS  OF  ALLOWABLE  PRIMARY  OR  SECONDARY  EDUCATION
EXPENSES PER ELIGIBLE STUDENT, NOT TO EXCEED TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER
TAXPAYER.
  (6)  THE  AMOUNT OF ANY DEDUCTION ALLOWED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
NOT BE USED AS THE BASIS OF THE CALCULATION OF ANY OTHER  DEDUCTIONS  OR
CREDITS UNDER THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended by adding
two new paragraphs 42 and 43 to read as follows:
  (42)  THE  AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE EDUCATION EXPENSES, AS DEFINED IN PARA-
GRAPH TWO OF SUBSECTION (W) OF THIS SECTION, PER ELIGIBLE  STUDENT,  NOT
TO EXCEED TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (43)  EXPENSES,  NOT  IN  EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS, PAID OR
INCURRED BY AN ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  BOOKS,  SUPPLIES
(OTHER THAN NONATHLETIC SUPPLIES FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH OR
PHYSICAL  EDUCATION), COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING RELATED SOFTWARE AND
SERVICES) AND OTHER EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS USED  BY  THE
ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR IN THE CLASSROOM.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE
TERM  "ELIGIBLE  EDUCATOR"  MEANS,  WITH RESPECT TO ANY TAXABLE YEAR, AN
INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A PRIMARY OR  SECONDARY  SCHOOL  TEACHER,  INSTRUCTOR,
COUNSELOR,  PRINCIPAL OR AIDE IN AN "INSTITUTION OF PRIMARY OR SECONDARY
EDUCATION" WHICH SHALL MEAN ANY NOT-FOR-PROFIT ELEMENTARY  OR  SECONDARY
SECTARIAN  OR  NONSECTARIAN  SCHOOL LOCATED IN THIS STATE, INCLUDING ANY
FREE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THIS STATE  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE
ELEVEN  OF  THE  CONSTITUTION  FOR  AT LEAST NINE HUNDRED HOURS DURING A
SCHOOL YEAR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

assembly Bill A7608

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the New York Farm-to- Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy
May 20, 2015 referred to energy

Co-Sponsors

A7608 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§240 & 241, Pub Serv L

A7608 - Bill Texts

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Creates the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015 to permit a system implementing shared solar power benefits.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7608

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to the creation of
  the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent  and purpose. It is the intent of the
Legislature to extend access to the savings and benefits of solar  power
to  electricity consumers that reside in multifamily buildings by allow-
ing these consumers to share in the savings and benefits of solar  power
systems  located  on  agricultural  land  or  other qualified properties
including landfills and brownfields. By extending the  state's  abundant
solar  energy  resources  to more consumers, it is the further intent of
the Legislature to reduce the costs for electricity incurred by  consum-
ers  residing  in  multifamily  buildings, to increase the benefits that
accrue to electricity consumers that reside  in  multifamily  properties
from  the payment of the system benefit charge, to create new sources of
income for owners of agricultural land and other qualifying  properties,
and  to create jobs and increase economic growth for the citizens of the
State.
  S 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New
York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015".
  S 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new article  12  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 12
                           SHARED SOLAR POWER
SECTION 240. DEFINITIONS.
        241. SHARED SOLAR POWER.
  S  240. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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A. 7608                             2

  1. "SOLAR ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT" MEANS A  PHOTOVOLTAIC  SYSTEM
THAT  IS:  (A) INTERCONNECTED TO THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ON THE CUSTOMER
SIDE OF  THE  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  METER,  (B)  OPERATED  IN
CONJUNCTION WITH AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION'S TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
FACILITIES  AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS ESTAB-
LISHED UNDER SECTION SIXTY-SIX-J OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  (C)  WITH  A  RATED
CAPACITY  OF  NOT  MORE  THAN TWO HUNDRED KILOWATTS UNTIL THE END OF TWO
THOUSAND SIXTEEN, FIVE HUNDRED KILOWATTS UNTIL THE END OF  TWO  THOUSAND
SEVENTEEN  AND  THE COMMISSION MAY, THROUGH A FORMAL PROCEEDING INCREASE
THE RATED CAPACITY TO AN AGGREGATE  TOTAL  OF  ONE  MEGAWATT  THROUGH  A
FORMAL  PROCEEDING  AT  ANY TIME AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGH-
TEEN, AND (D) THAT IS MANUFACTURED, INSTALLED, AND OPERATED  IN  ACCORD-
ANCE WITH APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS.
  2. "CUSTOMER-GENERATOR" MEANS A RESIDENTIAL OR NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOM-
ER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION WHO OWNS OR OPERATES SOLAR ELECTRIC GENER-
ATING  EQUIPMENT  AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, LOCATED
AND USED AT HIS OR HER FARM OPERATION, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDI-
VISION ELEVEN OF SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  ONE  OF  THE  AGRICULTURE  AND
MARKETS  LAW;  OR  A NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION
WHICH OWNS OR OPERATES SOLAR ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, LOCATED AND USED AT  A  QUALIFIED  SITE
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION NINE OF THIS SECTION.
  3.  "NET ENERGY METER" MEANS A METER THAT MEASURES THE REVERSE FLOW OF
ELECTRICITY TO REGISTER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ELECTRICITY  SUPPLIED
BY AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION TO THE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR AND THE ELECTRICITY
PROVIDED TO THE CORPORATION BY THAT CUSTOMER-GENERATOR.
  4.  "NET ENERGY METERING" MEANS THE USE OF A NET ENERGY METER TO MEAS-
URE, DURING THE BILLING PERIOD APPLICABLE TO A  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR,  THE
NET  AMOUNT  OF  ELECTRICITY  SUPPLIED  BY  AN  ELECTRIC CORPORATION AND
PROVIDED TO THE CORPORATION BY A CUSTOMER-GENERATOR.
  5. "ELECTRIC UTILITY" MEANS ANY INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY  THAT  DISTRIB-
UTES ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS STATE.
  6.  "QUALIFIED CONSUMER" SHALL MEAN AN ELECTRIC SERVICE ACCOUNT HOLDER
OF AN ELECTRIC UTILITY WHO RESIDES IN A BUILDING OF  GREATER  THAN  FOUR
HOUSING  UNITS OR IN A CONDOMINIUM OR HOUSING COOPERATIVE LOCATED IN THE
SERVICE TERRITORY OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY OR ANY  OF  ITS  WHOLLY  OWNED
SUBSIDIARIES,  IN  WHICH  THE SHARED SOLAR POWER FACILITY, AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF THIS SECTION, IS LOCATED;  OR  WHO  RESIDES  WITHIN
FIVE  MILES  OF  A  FARM  OPERATION  AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF
SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND  MARKETS  LAW  THAT  IS
ALSO  A  QUALIFIED  SITE  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THIS CHAPTER AND IS
LOCATED IN THE SERVICE TERRITORY OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY.
  7. "QUALIFIED SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION" MEANS ELECTRIC OUTPUT  MEASURED
IN  KWH  FROM  A  SHARED  SOLAR POWER FACILITY AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
EIGHT OF THIS SECTION.
  8. "SHARED SOLAR  POWER  FACILITY"  MEANS  SOLAR  ELECTRIC  GENERATING
EQUIPMENT  AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, WHOSE OWNER
HOLDS THE TITLE OR LEASEHOLD OF A "QUALIFIED SITE" AS DEFINED IN  SUBDI-
VISION  NINE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND THAT ELECTS TO ASSIGN NET METERING
CREDITS TO "QUALIFIED CONSUMERS", AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF  THIS
SECTION, ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  9.  "QUALIFIED SITE" SHALL MEAN: (A) PROPERTY USED FOR FARM OPERATIONS
AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  ONE  OF  THE
AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS  LAW;  OR  (B) PROPERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY ANY
LEGAL ENTITY THAT IS ORGANIZED AS A NOT FOR PROFIT OR A LANDFILL, OR  AN
AREA DESIGNATED AS A BROWNFIELD.

A. 7608                             3

  10. "SOLAR SUBSCRIPTION" MEANS A CONTRACT MADE BY THE OWNER OF A QUAL-
IFIED  SITE ASSIGNING A PRO-RATE SHARE, WHOSE NUMERATOR IS ONE AND WHOSE
DENOMINATOR IS THE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CONSUMERS TO WHOM THE NET  METER-
ING CREDITS OF THE SHARED SOLAR POWER FACILITY ARE BEING ALLOCATED, TO A
QUALIFIED  CONSUMER  WITH  A  MINIMUM  LENGTH  OF THREE YEARS, A MAXIMUM
LENGTH OF TEN YEARS, A FIXED ANNUAL RENEWAL DATE, A PROVISION  PROVIDING
THE  QUALIFIED  CONSUMER WITH THE RIGHT TO END THEIR SUBSCRIPTION ON THE
ANNUAL RENEWAL DATE WITH SIXTY DAYS NOTICE TO THE OWNER.
  11. "SHARED SOLAR POWER ALLOCATION SCHEDULE" SHALL MEAN AN  ATTACHMENT
TO  THE  SCHEDULE PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION SIXTY-SIX-J
OF THIS CHAPTER, PUBLISHED BY EACH ELECTRIC UTILITY, TO  BE  FILLED  OUT
ELECTRONICALLY  BY  THE  SHARED  FACILITY OWNER AND FILED ELECTRONICALLY
WITH THE ELECTRIC UTILITY TO SHOW THE PRORATED SHARE OF THE KWH PRODUCED
BY THE SHARED SOLAR FACILITY TO BE ALLOCATED TO A UTILITY ACCOUNT  HOLD-
ER.    WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT EACH ELECTRIC
UTILITY SHALL SUBMIT ITS ATTACHMENT SCHEDULE  AND  DESCRIBE  ITS  FILING
PROCEDURES TO THE COMMISSION.
  S  241.  SHARED  SOLAR POWER. 1. THE KWH OF ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY A
SHARED SOLAR FACILITY DURING EACH ELECTRIC UTILITY BILLING PERIOD  SHALL
BE  ALLOCATED BY THE OWNER OF THE SHARED SOLAR FACILITY ACCORDING TO THE
TERMS OF THE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT FOR EACH SUBSCRIBING  CONSUMER.  THE
ALLOCATION  SHALL  BE RECORDED AND FILED WITH THE ELECTRIC UTILITY WHOSE
ACCOUNT HOLDERS ARE SUBSCRIBERS. THE AMOUNT OF THE NET METERING  CREDITS
TO  BE ATTRIBUTED TO EACH SUCH CUSTOMER SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE ALLO-
CATION PROVIDED BY THE SHARED  SOLAR  FACILITY.    THE  CREDIT  WILL  BE
APPLIED  TO  THE  MONTHLY  BILL  OF  EACH  SUBSCRIPTION  HOLDER  WITH  A
SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT AT THE SAME RATE AS THE CUSTOMER  PAYS  ON  THEIR
PRIMARY  ACCOUNT.  CREDITS MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD BY SUCH CUSTOMERS FROM
MONTH TO MONTH. WRITTEN NOTICE OF  THE  IDENTITY  OF  THE  CUSTOMERS  SO
DESIGNATED  AND  THE  ALLOCATION OF THE CREDITS TO BE ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH
CUSTOMERS SHALL BE IN SUCH FORM AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS  DESCRIBED
IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2. A SOLAR SUBSCRIPTION SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A SECURITY.
  3.  A  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR WHO OWNS A SHARED SOLAR FACILITY AT A QUALI-
FIED SITE MAY DESIGNATE ALL OR A PORTION OF  THE  NET  METERING  CREDITS
GENERATED  BY  SUCH  EQUIPMENT  TO QUALIFIED CONSUMERS WHO RESIDE WITHIN
THAT UTILITY SERVICE TERRITORY.
  4. ALL RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS PRODUCED BY THE SHARED SOLAR  FACILITY
SHALL,  NOT  WITHSTANDING  THE  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  OF ANY INCENTIVE
PROGRAM FOR WHICH THE OWNER IS ELIGIBLE,  REMAIN  THE  PROPERTY  OF  THE
OWNER OF THE SHARED SOLAR FACILITY.
  5.  SHARED  SOLAR  FACILITIES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE LIMITATIONS SET
FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (III) OF PARAGRAPH (A)  OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
SECTION  SIXTY-SIX-J  OF THIS CHAPTER.  SHARED SOLAR FACILITIES SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO ALL SAFETY STANDARDS AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SUCH
SECTION.
  6. EACH RETAIL ELECTRIC SUPPLIER  THAT  IS  AN  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION
COMPANY  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED  TO RECOVER THE PRUDENTLY INCURRED COSTS OF
COMPLYING WITH ITS OBLIGATIONS, AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMISSION.  ALL
SUCH  COSTS  SHALL BE RECOVERED THROUGH THE SUPPLY PORTION OF EACH ELEC-
TRIC CUSTOMER'S BILL IN A COMPETITIVELY NEUTRAL MANNER.
  7. THE COMMISSION MAY IN ITS DISCRETION AND THROUGH A FORMAL  PROCEED-
ING,  SUSPEND  THIS  PROGRAM  IF  IT IS DETERMINED TO HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL
NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE UTILITY COSTS OF RATEPAYERS, OR IF IT  IS  DETER-
MINED  THAT  THE  FURTHER  OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC
INTEREST. IF THE COMMISSION SHOULD  ISSUE  AN  ORDER  PURSUANT  TO  THIS

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SUBDIVISION,  ALL  PROJECTS ALREADY UNDER CONTRACT AS OF THE DATE OF THE
ORDER WOULD BE HELD HARMLESS AND ALLOWED TO OPERATE UNDER THE CONDITIONS
THAT EXIST PRIOR TO SUCH ORDER.
  S  4.  Severability.  If any provision of this act is, for any reason,
declared unconstitutional or invalid, in whole or in part, by any  court
of  competent  jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed severable, and
such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect the validity  of
the  remaining  provisions of this act, which remaining provisions shall
continue in full force and effect.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

assembly Bill A6414

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the time period for mailing a not guilty plea to the court

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Apr 28, 2015 held for consideration in transportation
Mar 24, 2015 referred to transportation

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A6414 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1806, V & T L

A6414 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the time period for mailing a not guilty plea to the court; increases the time period from 24 hours to 7 days.

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

                                  6414

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CROUCH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to changing the
  time period for mailing in a not guilty plea to the court

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

  Section 1. Section 1806 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended  by
section  1  of  part  C of chapter 55 of the laws of 2012, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 1806. Plea of not guilty by  a  defendant  charged  with  a  traffic
infraction.  In  addition to appearing personally to enter a plea of not
guilty to a violation of any provision of the tax law or the transporta-
tion law  regulating  traffic,  or  to  a  traffic  infraction  for  the
violation  of any of the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law or of
any local law, ordinance, order, rule  or  regulation  relating  to  the
operation of motor vehicles or motorcycles, a defendant may enter a plea
of  not  guilty  by mailing to the court of appropriate jurisdiction the
ticket making the charge and a signed statement  indicating  such  plea.
Such  plea  must  be  sent:  (a) by registered or certified mail, return
receipt requested or by first class mail; and  (b)  within  [forty-eight
hours]  SEVEN  DAYS  after  receiving  such ticket. Upon receipt of such
ticket and statement, the court shall  advise  the  violator,  by  first
class  mail,  of  an appearance at which no testimony shall be taken. If
the motorist requests a trial, the court shall set a  trial  date  on  a
date  subsequent  to the date of the initial appearance and shall notify
the defendant of the date by first class mail but no warrant  of  arrest
for  failure to appear can be issued until the violator is notified of a
new court appearance  date  by  registered  or  certified  mail,  return
receipt requested, and fails to appear.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10005-02-5

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