State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $2,500 in special funding for Massena Central High School’s “Link Crew,” a program that helps promote leadership and student success.

A national high school transition program, through the “Link Crew” juniors and seniors serve as mentors to freshmen, helping to make their first year of high school successful.

senate Bill S6622

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting fees to be charged to agencies for copies of certain clinical records

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.453
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1177
substituted for s6622
Jun 06, 2016 substituted by a9117
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1177
Feb 24, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2016 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S6622 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9117
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L

S6622 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting fees to be charged to agencies for copies of certain clinical records.

S6622 - Sponsor Memo

S6622 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6622

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to prohibiting  fees
  to be charged to agencies for copies of certain clinical records

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 17 of subdivision (c) of  section  33.13  of  the
mental  hygiene  law,  as  added  by chapter 247 of the laws of 2015, is
amended to read as follows:
  17. to the agency designated by the governor pursuant  to  subdivision
(b)  of section 558 of the executive law to provide protection and advo-
cacy services and administer  the  protection  and  advocacy  system  as
provided  for  by  federal law. SUCH AGENCY SHALL NOT BE CHARGED ANY FEE
FOR COPIES OF RECORDS OBTAINED FROM A FACILITY UNDER THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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senate Bill S6621

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allows soil and water conservation districts, acting in cooperation with local governments, to be eligible applicants for the local waterfront revitalization grant program

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.814
Feb 01, 2016 referred to finance

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S6621 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6197
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§915, 916, 917, 918 & 920, Exec L

S6621 - Summary

Allows soil and water conservation districts, acting in cooperation with local governments, to be eligible applicants for the local waterfront revitalization grant program.

S6621 - Sponsor Memo

S6621 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6621

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, BOYLE, O'MARA, ORTT, SEWARD,
  VALESKY  --  (at  request  of  the  Legislative  Commission  on  Rural
  Resources) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Finance

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to allowing soil and
  water conservation districts,  acting  in  cooperation  with  a  local
  government,  to  be eligible applicants for the local waterfront revi-
  talization grant program

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2, 3, the opening paragraph and paragraph g
of subdivision 4, the opening paragraph and paragraph h of subdivision 5
and subdivisions 7, 9 and 10 of section 915 of the executive law, subdi-
vision 1 as amended by chapter 454 of the laws of 2001 and subdivision 2
and  the opening paragraph of subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 842 of
the laws of 1981, subdivision 3, the opening paragraph and  paragraph  g
of subdivision 4, paragraph h of subdivision 5 and subdivisions 7, 9 and
10,  as added by chapter 840 of the laws of 1981, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. It is the intention of this article to offer the  fullest  possible
support  by  the  state and its agencies to those local governments that
desire to revitalize their waterfronts. Accordingly, any  local  govern-
ment  or  two  or  more local governments acting jointly OR ANY SOIL AND
WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, ACTING IN COOPERATION WITH A LOCAL  GOVERN-
MENT  OR  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS  which  has any portion of its jurisdiction
contiguous to the state's coastal waters or inland waterways  and  which
desires to participate may submit a waterfront revitalization program to
the secretary as herein provided.
  2.  The  secretary  may  provide technical and financial assistance as
provided in sections nine hundred seventeen and nine hundred eighteen OF
THIS ARTICLE to any local government OR ANY SOIL AND WATER  CONSERVATION
DISTRICT, ACTING IN COOPERATION WITH A LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR LOCAL GOVERN-
MENTS for the preparation of a waterfront revitalization program for the
purposes of this article.

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

senate Bill S6620

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a partial tax exemption for property purchased by a physician in a physician shortage area

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 09, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2016 referred to health

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S6620 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7068A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L; add §§439 & 985, RPT L

S6620 - Summary

Authorizes real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a partial tax exemption for property purchased by a physician in a physician shortage area, as determined by the commissioner of health, which will be such physician's primary residence and he or she will practice in such shortage area; provides state aid to taxing jurisdictions which grant the exemption to the extent of the tax savings provided to physicians.

S6620 - Sponsor Memo

S6620 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6620

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, FUNKE, O'MARA -- (at request
  of  the  Legislative  Commission on Rural Resources) -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law and the real property tax law, in
  relation to authorizing real property taxing jurisdictions to grant  a
  tax  exemption  for  a primary residence purchased by a physician in a
  physician shortage area; and to amend the real property  tax  law,  in
  relation  to providing state aid to such jurisdictions for the savings
  granted by such exemption

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

  Section  1.    Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby
finds that several communities  within  the  state,  particularly  those
located  within  rural  areas, lack adequate access to physicians. It is
well established that ensuring the sufficient  availability  of  general
practitioners  and  specialists  directly  benefits  the health of state
residents, and the legislature has enacted several measures towards that
end.
  Furthermore, the legislature finds that municipalities are often  best
situated  to  evaluate  the needs of their communities. Therefore, it is
the intent of the legislature to offer counties, cities, towns, villages
and school districts the option to provide real property tax exemptions,
should they determine that such an incentive  would  aid  in  attracting
physicians to areas currently underserved by the medical community.
  S  2.  Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 30 to read as follows:
  30. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL BIENNIALLY DESIGNATE AND MAKE AVAILABLE
A LIST OF DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREAS IN THE STATE. A DESIGNATED
PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREA SHALL BE A COUNTY OR OTHER SUB-COUNTY GEOGRAPHIC
AREA DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE IN SHORT SUPPLY OF  PHYSICIANS
IN  PRIMARY  CARE  PRACTICE AND/OR ONE OR MORE MEDICAL SPECIALITIES. THE
LIST SHALL INDICATE FOR EACH DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREA, IF  THE

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06122-04-6

senate Bill S6619

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner of health to make recommendations relating to increasing certain ambulatory patient group reimbursement

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S6619 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7101A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2807, Pub Health L

S6619 - Summary

Relates to directing the commissioner of health to make recommendations relating to increasing certain ambulatory patient group reimbursement rates.

S6619 - Sponsor Memo

S6619 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6619

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, FUNKE, O'MARA, VALESKY --
  (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources) --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
  commissioner  of health to make recommendations relating to increasing
  certain ambulatory patient group reimbursement rates

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2-a of section 2807 of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL,  IN  CONJUNCTION WITH HOSPITAL INDUSTRY
REPRESENTATIVES, PROVIDE WRITTEN RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE
LEGISLATURE ON  OR  BEFORE  OCTOBER  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,  ON
INCREASING  AMBULATORY  PATIENT  GROUPS  REIMBURSEMENT RATES ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION FOR GENERAL HOSPITAL  OUTPATIENT  SERVICES,
GENERAL  HOSPITAL  EMERGENCY  SERVICES,  DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTER
SERVICES AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES, PROVIDED BY  RURAL  HOSPITALS
DESIGNATED  AS  CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE XVIII
OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT. SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL TAKE INTO
CONSIDERATION THE INCREASED COSTS OF PROVIDING SUCH  SERVICES  IN  RURAL
AREAS  AS  WELL AS THE NEED TO MAINTAIN ACCESS TO SUCH SERVICES IN RURAL
AREAS. IN ADDITION, THE RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL  CONTAIN  PROPOSED  LEGIS-
LATION,  FOR  INCORPORATION  INTO  THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE TWO THOUSAND
SEVENTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN  FISCAL  YEAR,  TO  EFFECTUATE   RATE
INCREASES EFFECTIVE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13839-01-6

senate Bill S6618

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Includes the production of cellulosic ethanol within the biofuel production tax credit

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S6618 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §28 to be §42, amd §§42, 187-c, 210-B & 606, Tax L

S6618 - Summary

Includes the production of cellulosic ethanol within the biofuel production tax credit.

S6618 - Sponsor Memo

S6618 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6618

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE,  YOUNG,  AKSHAR,  O'MARA, VALESKY -- (at
  request of the Legislative Commission  on  Rural  Resources)  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  biofuel  production  credit
  for production of cellulosic ethanol

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

  Section 1. Section 28 of the tax law, as added by section 1 of part  X
of chapter 62 of the laws of 2006, subdivision (a) as amended by section
1  of  part  K  of  chapter  59  of the laws of 2012, subdivision (d) as
amended by section 46 of part A of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2014,  is
renumbered section 42 and amended to read as follows:
  S  42.  Biofuel production credit.  (a) General. A taxpayer subject to
tax under article nine, nine-A or twenty-two of this  chapter  shall  be
allowed  a credit against such tax pursuant to the provisions referenced
in subdivision (d) of this section. The credit (or  pro  rata  share  of
earned  credit  in the case of a partnership) for each gallon of biofuel
produced at a biofuel plant on or after January first, two thousand  six
shall equal fifteen cents per gallon OR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER GALLON FOR
PRODUCTION OF CELLULOSIC ETHANOL after the production of the first forty
thousand  gallons  per  year  presented to market. The credit under this
section shall be capped at two and one-half million dollars per taxpayer
per taxable year for up to no more than four consecutive  taxable  years
per  biofuel  plant.  If  the  taxpayer is a partner in a partnership or
shareholder of a New York S corporation, then the  cap  imposed  by  the
preceding  sentence  shall  be  applied at the entity level, so that the
aggregate credit allowed to all the partners  or  shareholders  of  each
such entity in the taxable year does not exceed two and one-half million
dollars.  The tax credit allowed pursuant to this section shall apply to
taxable years beginning before January first, two thousand twenty.
  (b) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following  terms
shall have the following meanings:

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04527-04-6

senate Bill S6617

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to payments to rural hospitals designated as critical access hospitals

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Jun 15, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
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Jun 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2016 1st report cal.1396
May 04, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2016 referred to health

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S6617 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7111A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2807, Pub Health L

S6617 - Summary

Relates to payments to rural hospitals designated as critical access hospitals.

S6617 - Sponsor Memo

S6617 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6617

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE,  YOUNG,  AKSHAR,  O'MARA, VALESKY -- (at
  request of the Legislative Commission  on  Rural  Resources)  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to payments to  rural
  hospitals designated as critical access hospitals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2-a of section 2807 of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  OR  ANY
OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY AND, SUBJECT TO AN APPROPRIATION
THEREFOR, ON AND AFTER APRIL FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND  SEVENTEEN,  RATES  OF
PAYMENT   FOR   DIAGNOSTIC  AND  TREATMENT  CENTER  SERVICES,  EMERGENCY
SERVICES, GENERAL  HOSPITAL  OUTPATIENT  SERVICES,  AMBULATORY  SURGICAL
SERVICES  AND REFERRED AMBULATORY SERVICES, PROVIDED BY A RURAL HOSPITAL
DESIGNATED AS A CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE  XVIII
OF  THE  FEDERAL  SOCIAL  SECURITY ACT SHALL BE EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED ONE
PERCENT OF THE REASONABLE COSTS OF A FACILITY IN PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES
TO PATIENTS ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENTS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION.  REASONABLE  COSTS SHALL BE DETERMINED IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH
THAT USED TO DETERMINE PAYMENT FOR OUTPATIENT CRITICAL  ACCESS  HOSPITAL
SERVICES  PROVIDED TO BENEFICIARIES OF TITLE XVIII OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL
SECURITY ACT. FOR FACILITIES  WITHOUT  ADEQUATE  COST  EXPERIENCE,  SUCH
RATES  SHALL  BE  BASED  ON  BUDGETED COSTS SUBSEQUENTLY ADJUSTED TO ONE
HUNDRED ONE PERCENT OF REASONABLE ACTUAL COSTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
the implementation of the provisions of this act shall be subject to the
appropriation of moneys specifically for the purposes thereof.


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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13838-01-6

senate Bill S6616

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a business franchise and personal income tax credit for natural resources improvement projects upon farmlands and forestlands

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S6616 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7107A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§208, 210-B, 606 & 612, Tax L

S6616 - Summary

Relates to establishing a business franchise and personal income tax credit for natural resources improvement projects upon farmlands and forestlands.

S6616 - Sponsor Memo

S6616 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6616

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE,  YOUNG,  AKSHAR,  O'MARA, VALESKY -- (at
  request of the Legislative Commission  on  Rural  Resources)  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in  relation  to  establishing  a  business
  franchise  and  personal  income  tax  credit  for  natural  resources
  improvement projects upon farmlands and forestlands

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 9 of section 208 of the tax law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (u) to read as follows:
  (U) IN THE EVENT THE TAXPAYER CLAIMS THE NATURAL RESOURCE  IMPROVEMENT
CREDIT FOR FARMLANDS AND FORESTLANDS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION
FIFTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  TEN-B  OF THIS ARTICLE, ENTIRE NET
INCOME SHALL BE INCREASED BY THE AMOUNT OF ANY EXPENDITURES  DEFINED  IN
INTERNAL  REVENUE CODE SECTION 175(C)(1) THAT THE TAXPAYER DEDUCTED FROM
ITS TOTAL NET INCOME ON ITS FEDERAL TAX RETURN FOR THE TAX YEAR.
  S 2. Section 210-B of the tax law is amended by adding a new  subdivi-
sion 51 to read as follows:
  51. NATURAL RESOURCE IMPROVEMENT CREDIT FOR FARMLANDS AND FORESTLANDS.
(A) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT. FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON OR AFTER JANUARY
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  SEVENTEEN,  A  TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT
AGAINST  THE  TAX  IMPOSED  BY  THIS  ARTICLE  IN  AN  AMOUNT  EQUAL  TO
TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF THE TAXPAYER'S ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES DURING THE
TAX YEAR FOR A NATURAL RESOURCES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT THE CREDIT GRANTED FOR ANY  NATURAL  RESOURCE  IMPROVEMENT  PROJECT
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (B)  DEFINITIONS.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING
DEFINITIONS SHALL APPLY:
  (1) "ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES" SHALL MEAN FEES FOR ARCHITECTURAL, ARCHEO-
LOGICAL, GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES; THE  COSTS  OF  DEVELOPING
PLANS  AND  SPECIFICATIONS;  FEES FOR CONSULTANT AND LEGAL SERVICES; AND
ANY EXPENDITURE DEFINED IN  INTERNAL  REVENUE  CODE  SECTION  175(C)(1),
INCLUDING  EXPENDITURES RELATED TO THE APPLICATION OF LIME AND FERTILIZ-

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S6615

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Includes the production of cellulosic ethanol, densified biofuel and renewable fuel oil within the biofuel production tax credit

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S6615 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6166
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §28 to be §42, amd §§42, 187-c, 210-B & 606, Tax L

S6615 - Summary

Includes the production of cellulosic ethanol, densified biofuel and renewable fuel oil within the biofuel production tax credit; expands the cap for such credit to $10,000,000 a year and expands the term for which a taxpayer may take such credit to 10 years.

S6615 - Sponsor Memo

S6615 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6615

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, BONACIC, O'MARA, VALESKY --
  (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources) --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the biofuel production cred-
  it for the production of cellulosic  ethanol,  densified  biofuel  and
  renewable fuel oil

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

  Section 1. Section 28 of the tax law, as added by section 1 of part  X
of chapter 62 of the laws of 2006, is renumbered section 42.
  S  2.  Subdivisions (a) and (b) of section 42 of the tax law, subdivi-
sion (a) as amended by section 1 of part K of chapter 59 of the laws  of
2012  and  subdivision (b) as added by section 1 of part X of chapter 62
of the laws of 2006, such section as renumbered by section one  of  this
act, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  General.  A taxpayer subject to tax under article nine, nine-A or
twenty-two of this chapter shall be allowed a credit  against  such  tax
pursuant  to  the  provisions  referenced  in  subdivision  (d)  of this
section. The credit (or pro rata share of earned credit in the case of a
partnership) for each gallon of LIQUID biofuel  produced  at  a  biofuel
plant  on  or  after January first, two thousand six shall equal fifteen
cents per gallon, OR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS  PER  GALLON  FOR  PRODUCTION  OF
CELLULOSIC  ETHANOL  OR  RENEWABLE  FUEL OIL after the production of the
first forty thousand gallons per year presented to  market.  THE  CREDIT
FOR  EACH  BONE DRY TON OF DENSIFIED BIOFUEL PRODUCED AT A BIOFUEL PLANT
ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIX SHALL EQUAL FIFTEEN  DOLLARS
PER BONE DRY TON AFTER THE PRODUCTION OF THE FIRST TEN THOUSAND TONS PER
YEAR  PRESENTED TO MARKET. The credit under this section shall be capped
at [two and one-half] TEN million dollars per taxpayer per taxable  year
for  up to no more than [four] TEN consecutive taxable years per biofuel
plant. If the taxpayer is a partner in a partnership or shareholder of a
New York S corporation, then the cap imposed by the  preceding  sentence
shall  be  applied  at  the  entity  level, so that the aggregate credit

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

senate Bill S6614

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides schools the option to operate one hundred eighty days of instruction or the equivalent number of hours of pupil instruction

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Jun 08, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1452
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 01, 2016 referred to education

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S6614 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7659
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally

S6614 - Summary

Provides schools the option to operate one hundred eighty days of instruction or the equivalent number of hours of pupil instruction.

S6614 - Sponsor Memo

S6614 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6614

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, FUNKE, O'MARA, VALESKY --
  (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources) --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the required number of
  days school is in session and providing schools the option to  operate
  one  hundred  eighty  days  of instruction or the equivalent number of
  hours of pupil instruction

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that a number of schools nationwide have implemented a  flexible  school
week schedule while still maintaining the statutorily required amount of
instructional  time. This type of flexibility has resulted in savings on
such items as energy, transportation and substitute teacher costs, along
with better attendance, less time lost  to  extracurricular  activities,
more  opportunities  for  teacher  training and appointments, and longer
class periods for instructional time. Many of  the  districts  in  other
states  which have already implemented flexible school schedules tend to
be smaller and  rural  with  long  transportation  routes  to  and  from
schools,  and  with  no  other  option to save costs other than to close
schools or layoff staff. Given the fiscal crisis facing New York as well
as rising fuel, energy, and transportation costs, a flexible school week
schedule based on the equivalent hours of pupil  instruction  may  offer
schools  operational  flexibility  without  jeopardizing  the  amount of
instructional time required by law.
  New York state is without legal authority to  operate  less  than  one
hundred  eighty  days  of  instruction without forfeiting state aid. The
lack of operational  flexibility  in  school  districts,  in  particular
regard  to instructional days, is a problem largely unaddressed in state
statute or regulation. A well-planned alternative school  week  schedule
can  be  cost-effective,  and  can  provide flexibility for those school
districts in fiscal crisis, while maintaining a quality education.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06081-01-5

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