I was happy to meet with pharmacy students from St. John Fisher College and the University of Buffalo when they visited the State Capitol earlier this week. It's always encouraging to see college students and young adults participate in the democratic process and become involved in state government.

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new State Budget includes $4 million to strengthen Fort Drum and other military facilities across the state, as well as protect them from potential future cuts.

“As the country continues to face threats to our national security, making our military stronger and better equipped to face the challenges at hand becomes increasingly important,” said Senator Ritchie.

senate Bill S6271A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to developing criteria and guidelines for state designated arts and cultural districts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1081
Apr 13, 2016 print number 6271a
amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S6271 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9351A
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.19, Arts & Cul L; amd §168, Ec Dev L

S6271 - Summary

Directs the council on the arts to establish criteria and guidelines for the establishment of state designated arts and cultural districts.

S6271 - Sponsor Memo

S6271 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6271

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the arts and  cultural  affairs  law  and  the  economic
  development  law,  in  relation  to  creating  the  arts  and cultural
  district

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

  Section  1.  The  arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a
new section 3.17 to read as follows:
  S 3.17. ARTS AND CULTURAL  DISTRICT.  1.  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  DEVELOP
CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICTS
AND  SHALL  DEVELOP  AN  APPLICATION PROCESS FOR RECEIVING SUCH A DESIG-
NATION. A DISTRICT SHALL BE DEFINED AS A  GEOGRAPHIC  AREA  OF  A  CITY,
TOWN,  OR  VILLAGE  WITH  A CONCENTRATION OF ARTS OR CULTURAL FACILITIES
LOCATED WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES. CRITERIA  DEVELOPED  BY  THE  COUNCIL  TO
DESIGNATE  A  DISTRICT  SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINATIONS THAT SUCH DISTRICT:
(A) ATTRACTS ARTISTS OR  CULTURAL  ENTERPRISES  TO  THE  COMMUNITY,  (B)
ENCOURAGES  BUSINESS  AND JOB DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE PRE-EXISTING INSTI-
TUTIONS, (C) ATTRACTS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TOURISM, (D) ENHANCES LOCAL
PROPERTY VALUES AND FOSTERS LOCAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, OR (E)  HAS  THE
POTENTIAL  TO  MEET  ANY OF THE CATEGORICAL DETERMINATIONS IF SUFFICIENT
STATE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE PROPOSED  DISTRICT.  THE
COUNCIL SHALL ALSO DEVELOP GUIDELINES THAT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A CITY,
TOWN,  OR  VILLAGE  IN  DEVELOPING  AN  APPLICATION FOR DISTRICT CERTIF-
ICATION.
  2. FOR ANY STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL  DISTRICT,  THE  COUNCIL
AND  THE  URBAN  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION  SHALL PROVIDE STATE SUPPORTED
ASSISTANCE TO THE DISTRICT IN ITS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED
TO  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AND NON-PROFIT GRANTS,
MARKETING EXPERTISE, IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER STATE  RESOURCES  THAT  MAY
ASSIST  A  DISTRICT'S  ACTIVITIES  OR  PROGRAMS THAT COULD BE CREATED OR
EXPANDED WITHIN STATE AGENCIES TO ASSIST DISTRICTS.

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Co-Sponsors

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S6271A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9351A
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3.19, Arts & Cul L; amd §168, Ec Dev L

S6271A - Summary

Directs the council on the arts to establish criteria and guidelines for the establishment of state designated arts and cultural districts.

S6271A - Sponsor Memo

S6271A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6271--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  arts  and cultural affairs law and the economic
  development law,  in  relation  to  creating  the  arts  and  cultural
  district

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 3.19 to read as follows:
  S  3.19.  ARTS  AND  CULTURAL  DISTRICT.  1. THE COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP
CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICTS
AND SHALL DEVELOP AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR  RECEIVING  SUCH  A  DESIG-
NATION.  A  DISTRICT  SHALL  BE  DEFINED AS A GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE WITH A CONCENTRATION OF  ARTS  OR  CULTURAL  FACILITIES
LOCATED  WITHIN  ITS  BOUNDARIES.  CRITERIA  DEVELOPED BY THE COUNCIL TO
DESIGNATE A DISTRICT SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINATIONS  THAT  SUCH  DISTRICT:
(A)  ATTRACTS  ARTISTS  OR  CULTURAL  ENTERPRISES  TO THE COMMUNITY, (B)
ENCOURAGES BUSINESS AND JOB DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE  PRE-EXISTING  INSTI-
TUTIONS, (C) ATTRACTS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TOURISM, (D) ENHANCES LOCAL
PROPERTY  VALUES  AND FOSTERS LOCAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, OR (E) HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO MEET ANY OF THE CATEGORICAL  DETERMINATIONS  IF  SUFFICIENT
STATE  SUPPORT  AND ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE PROPOSED DISTRICT. THE
COUNCIL SHALL ALSO DEVELOP GUIDELINES THAT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE IN  DEVELOPING  AN  APPLICATION  FOR  DISTRICT  CERTIF-
ICATION.
  2.  FOR  ANY  STATE DESIGNATED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT, THE COUNCIL
AND THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION  SHALL  PROVIDE  STATE  SUPPORTED
ASSISTANCE  TO THE DISTRICT IN ITS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AND  NON-PROFIT  GRANTS,
MARKETING  EXPERTISE,  IDENTIFICATION  OF OTHER STATE RESOURCES THAT MAY

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

senate Bill S7299

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to transportation aid forgiveness

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2016 1st report cal.1042
Apr 13, 2016 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S7299 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9592
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd Part A §16-a, Chap 57 of 2012

S7299 - Summary

Relates to legalizing, validating, ratifying and confirming certain actions or omissions relating to certain transportation contracts.

S7299 - Sponsor Memo

S7299 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7299

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUNKE, MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT  to amend chapter 57 of the laws of 2012 enacting into law major
  components of legislation necessary to implement the education,  labor
  and  family  assistance budget, in relation to legalizing, validating,
  ratifying and confirming certain  actions  or  omissions  relating  to
  certain transportation contracts

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 16-a of part A  of  chapter
57  of  the  laws  of 2012, enacting into law major components of legis-
lation necessary to implement the education, labor and family assistance
budget, are amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the  contrary,  where
the  education  department denies or has denied transportation aid for a
school district transportation contract or has recovered overpayments of
such aid relating thereto, the actions or  omissions  of  all  officers,
employees  or  agents  of  an eligible school district relating to or in
connection with transportation contracts for  the  2004-05  school  year
through the [2011-12] 2015-16 school year and for contracts and contract
extensions  entered  into prior to the [2004-05] 2015-16 school year for
which expenses were incurred in the 2004-05 school year  or  thereafter,
and, where a district can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commis-
sioner  OF  EDUCATION  that such actions or omissions involve only inad-
vertent and minor clerical or  technical  errors,  all  acts  incidental
thereto   are  hereby  legalized,  validated,  ratified  and  confirmed,
notwithstanding any failure to comply with the filing provisions of  the
education law, the general municipal law or any other law, rule or regu-
lation  other  than  those  filing  provisions defined in paragraph a of
subdivision 5 of section 3604 of the education law, in relation  to  any
omission,  error,  defect, irregularity or illegality in such proceeding
had and taken.
  2. The  education  department  is  hereby  directed  to  consider  the
contracts  legalized,  ratified,  validated  and  confirmed  pursuant to

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S7298

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to criminal history record checks for employees of nursing home and home care service agencies

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2016 signed chap.88
Jun 28, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.314
substituted for a10382
Jun 09, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1636
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 13, 2016 referred to health

S7298 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10382
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2899-a, Pub Health L

S7298 - Summary

Provides that criminal history record checks received from the division of criminal justice services shall be available to nursing home and home care service agencies.

S7298 - Sponsor Memo

S7298 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7298

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- (at request of the Department of Health) --
  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  the  criminal
  history  record  check program for employees of nursing homes and home
  care service agencies

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 7 of section 2899-a of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 331 of the laws of 2006  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  7.  The  department promptly shall make all determinations and actions
required by subdivision five of section eight  hundred  forty-five-b  of
the  executive  law upon receipt of the information from the division of
criminal justice services and the federal bureau of  investigation.  The
department  shall  create  a permanent record, update the information in
accordance with section eight hundred forty-five-b of the executive  law
and  make  [such] ONLY records OR INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES available to  providers  pursuant  to  this
section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14347-01-6

Fall Prevention and Balance Testing Program

Did you know that 1 in 3 older adults will fall each year, and 1 in 5 falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury? 

Catherine Dunckley, a Certified Health Education Specialist at North Shore University Hospital, will discuss topics related to fall prevention including muscle weakness and balance issues, vision problems, the use of medications, proper footwear and home and community hazards. 

senate Bill S7179A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases certain special accidental death benefits

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 29, 2016 signed chap.347
Sep 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.827
substituted for s7179a
Jun 15, 2016 substituted by a9200a
May 18, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2016 1st report cal.827
Apr 13, 2016 print number 7179a
amend and recommit to local government
Apr 06, 2016 referred to local government

S7179 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9200A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §208-f, Gen Muni L; amd §361-a, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9200, S7179A

S7179 - Summary

Increases certain special accidental death benefits paid to widows, widowers or the deceased member's children.

S7179 - Sponsor Memo

S7179 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7179

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the retirement and  social
  security  law,  in  relation  to increasing certain special accidental
  death benefits

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  c  of section 208-f of the general municipal
law, as amended by chapter 23 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as
follows:
  c. Commencing July first, two thousand [fifteen] SIXTEEN  the  special
accidental  death  benefit  paid  to  a widow or widower or the deceased
member's children under the age of eighteen or, if a student, under  the
age  of  twenty-three,  if the widow or widower has died, shall be esca-
lated by adding thereto an additional percentage of the  salary  of  the
deceased member (as increased pursuant to subdivision b of this section)
in accordance with the following schedule:
     calendar year of death
     of the deceased member              per centum
          1977 or prior                  [207.5%] 216.7%
          1978                           [198.5%] 207.5%
          1979                           [189.8%] 198.5%
          1980                           [181.4%] 189.8%
          1981                           [173.2%] 181.4%
          1982                           [165.2%] 173.2%
          1983                           [157.5%] 165.2%
          1984                           [150.0%] 157.5%
          1985                           [142.7%] 150.0%
          1986                           [135.7%] 142.7%
          1987                           [128.8%] 135.7%
          1988                           [122.1%] 128.8%
          1989                           [115.7%] 122.1%
          1990                           [109.4%] 115.7%
          1991                           [103.3%] 109.4%

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

Co-Sponsors

S7179A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9200A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §208-f, Gen Muni L; amd §361-a, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9200, S7179A

S7179A - Summary

Increases certain special accidental death benefits paid to widows, widowers or the deceased member's children.

S7179A - Sponsor Memo

S7179A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7179--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the retirement and  social
  security  law,  in  relation  to increasing certain special accidental
  death benefits

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  c  of section 208-f of the general municipal
law, as amended by chapter 23 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as
follows:
  c. Commencing July first, two thousand [fifteen] SIXTEEN  the  special
accidental  death  benefit  paid  to  a widow or widower or the deceased
member's children under the age of eighteen or, if a student, under  the
age  of  twenty-three,  if the widow or widower has died, shall be esca-
lated by adding thereto an additional percentage of the  salary  of  the
deceased member (as increased pursuant to subdivision b of this section)
in accordance with the following schedule:
     calendar year of death
     of the deceased member              per centum
          1977 or prior                  [207.5%] 216.7%
          1978                           [198.5%] 207.5%
          1979                           [189.8%] 198.5%
          1980                           [181.4%] 189.8%
          1981                           [173.2%] 181.4%
          1982                           [165.2%] 173.2%
          1983                           [157.5%] 165.2%
          1984                           [150.0%] 157.5%
          1985                           [142.7%] 150.0%
          1986                           [135.7%] 142.7%
          1987                           [128.8%] 135.7%
          1988                           [122.1%] 128.8%
          1989                           [115.7%] 122.1%
          1990                           [109.4%] 115.7%
          1991                           [103.3%] 109.4%
          1992                            [97.4%] 103.3%

senate Bill S6951A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the crime of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 6951a
amend and recommit to codes
Mar 09, 2016 referred to codes

S6951 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10580
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70.00 & 70.25, Pen L

S6951 - Summary

Relates to the crime of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate and requires any imprisonment imposed by such conviction run consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment to which the defendant is subject.

S6951 - Sponsor Memo

S6951 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6951

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the  crime  of  aggravated
  harassment of an employee by an inmate

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 70.00 of the penal law, as amended
by chapter 738 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  4. Alternative definite sentence for class D and E  felonies.  When  a
person,  other than a second or persistent felony offender, is sentenced
for a class D or class E felony, EXCEPT FOR THE CLASS E FELONY OF AGGRA-
VATED HARASSMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE BY AN  INMATE,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION
240.32  OF  THIS CHAPTER, and the court, having regard to the nature and
circumstances of the crime and to  the  history  and  character  of  the
defendant,  is  of the opinion that a sentence of imprisonment is neces-
sary but that it would be unduly harsh to  impose  an  indeterminate  or
determinate sentence, the court may impose a definite sentence of impri-
sonment and fix a term of one year or less.
  S  2.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 5 of section 70.25 of the
penal law, as amended by chapter 3 of laws of 1995, are amended to  read
as follows:
  (a)  Except  as  provided in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, when a
person is convicted of assault in  the  second  degree,  as  defined  in
subdivision  seven  of  section  120.05  of  this chapter, OR AGGRAVATED
HARASSMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE BY AN INMATE AS DEFINED IN SECTION  240.32  OF
THIS  CHAPTER, any definite, indeterminate or determinate term of impri-
sonment which may be imposed as a sentence upon  such  conviction  shall
run  consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment to which the
defendant was subject and for which he was confined at the time  of  the
assault.
  (b)  Except  as  provided in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, when a
person is convicted of assault in  the  second  degree,  as  defined  in
subdivision  seven  of  section  120.05  of  this chapter, OR AGGRAVATED
HARASSMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE BY AN INMATE AS DEFINED IN SECTION  240.32  OF

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

S6951A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10580
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70.00 & 70.25, Pen L

S6951A - Summary

Relates to the crime of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate and requires any imprisonment imposed by such conviction run consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment to which the defendant is subject.

S6951A - Sponsor Memo

S6951A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6951--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the penal law, in relation to the crime of aggravated
  harassment of an employee by an inmate

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 70.00 of the penal law, as amended
by chapter 738 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  Alternative  definite  sentence for class D and E felonies. When a
person, other than a second or persistent felony offender, is  sentenced
for a class D or class E felony, EXCEPT FOR THE CLASS E FELONY OF AGGRA-
VATED  HARASSMENT  OF  AN  EMPLOYEE  BY AN INMATE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
240.32 OF THIS CHAPTER, and the court, having regard to the  nature  and
circumstances  of  the  crime  and  to  the history and character of the
defendant, is of the opinion that a sentence of imprisonment  is  neces-
sary  but  that  it  would be unduly harsh to impose an indeterminate or
determinate sentence, the court may impose a definite sentence of impri-
sonment and fix a term of one year or less.
  S 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 5 of section 70.25  of  the
penal  law, as amended by chapter 3 of laws of 1995, are amended to read
as follows:
  (a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this  subdivision,  when  a
person  is  convicted  of  assault  in  the second degree, as defined in
subdivision seven of section  120.05  of  this  chapter,  OR  AGGRAVATED
HARASSMENT  OF  AN EMPLOYEE BY AN INMATE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 240.32 OF
THIS CHAPTER, any definite, indeterminate or determinate term of  impri-
sonment  which  may  be imposed as a sentence upon such conviction shall
run consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment to which  the
defendant  was  subject and for which he was confined at the time of the
assault.
  (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this  subdivision,  when  a
person  is  convicted  of  assault  in  the second degree, as defined in

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S7297

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "private well testing act"

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Apr 13, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

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S7297 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2295A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-0315, En Con L; amd §§206 & 1100, add §1110, Pub Health L; add §468, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1040
2011-2012: A667B
2009-2010: A4557A

S7297 - Summary

Enacts the "private well testing act"; authorizes the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations to establish standards for the testing of drinking water from privately owned wells.

S7297 - Sponsor Memo

S7297 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7297

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law,  the  public  health
  law  and  the  real property law, in relation to enacting the "private
  well testing act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "private well testing act".
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3-0315 of the environmental conservation
law, as added by section 1 of part C of chapter 1 of the laws  of  2003,
is amended to read as follows:
  1. The department shall create or modify an existing geographic infor-
mation  system, and maintain such system for purposes including, but not
limited to, incorporating information from remedial programs  under  its
jurisdiction,  and  shall  also  incorporate information from the source
water assessment program collected by the department of health, INFORMA-
TION COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTION ELEVEN  HUNDRED  TEN  OF  THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH  LAW,  data from annual water supply statements prepared pursuant
to section eleven hundred fifty-one of the public health  law,  informa-
tion from the database pursuant to title fourteen of article twenty-sev-
en  of  this  chapter,  and  any  other existing data regarding soil and
groundwater contamination currently gathered by the department, as  well
as  data  on  contamination  that  is  readily available from the United
States geological survey and other sources determined appropriate by the
department.
  S 3. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 30 to read as follows:
  30.  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES
AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE TESTING OF DRINKING WATER
FROM PRIVATELY OWNED WELLS. SUCH STANDARDS  SHALL  APPLY  TO  ANY  WATER
WELLS SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHTEEN OF THIS SECTION, AS ADDED BY CHAP-
TER   THREE   HUNDRED  NINETY-FIVE  OF  THE  LAWS  OF  NINETEEN  HUNDRED
NINETY-NINE. SUCH TESTING SHALL BE TO DETERMINE THE QUALITY, SAFETY  AND

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

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