senate Bill S919A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps

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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 919a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S919 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§27-2101, 27-2107, 27-2111 & 71-2724, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S732
2011-2012: S4619A
2009-2010: A10100C, S7966A

S919 - Summary

Relates to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps.

S919 - Sponsor Memo

S919 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   919

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO -- 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, in relation to the
  reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps

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

  Section  1.   Section 27-2101 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding five new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34  to  read
as follows:
  30.  "MERCURY-ADDED  LAMP"  MEANS AN ELECTRIC LAMP TO WHICH MERCURY OR
MERCURY COMPOUNDS ARE INTENTIONALLY ADDED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROC-
ESS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  COMPACT  FLUORESCENT  LAMPS,  HALO-
PHOSPHATE  STRAIGHT  FLUORESCENT LAMPS, AND TRIPHOSPHATE (TRIBAND PHOSP-
HATES) STRAIGHT FLUORESCENT LAMPS WITH NORMAL OR LONG LIFETIME.
  31. "PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO:
  (A) MANUFACTURES AND SELLS MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND;
  (B) RESELLS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND EQUIPMENT PRODUCED BY OTHER SUPPLIERS,
A RESELLER NOT BEING REGARDED AS THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS  IF
THE  BRAND  OF THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS APPEARS ON THE EQUIP-
MENT, AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (C) IMPORTS OR  EXPORTS  ELECTRICAL  AND  ELECTRONIC  EQUIPMENT  ON  A
PROFESSIONAL BASIS; OR
  (D)  SERVES AS THE IMPORTER OR DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF A MERCURY-ADDED
LAMP IF THE BRAND NAME OWNER IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  32. "GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTS" MEANS THE FOLLOWING LAMPS, BULBS,  TUBES,
OR  OTHER  ELECTRIC  DEVICES  THAT  PROVIDE  FUNCTIONAL ILLUMINATION FOR
INDOOR RESIDENTIAL, INDOOR COMMERCIAL, AND OUTDOOR USE: COMPACT FLUORES-
CENT LAMPS UP TO NINE INCHES IN LENGTH AND STRAIGHT FLUORESCENT LAMPS UP
TO FIFTY INCHES IN LENGTH WITH A MEDIUM BI-PIN OR MINIATURE BI-PIN BASE,
THAT OPERATE ON AN INSTANT  START,  RAPID  START,  OR  PROGRAMMED  START

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01925-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S919A - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§27-2101, 27-2107, 27-2111 & 71-2724, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S732
2011-2012: S4619A
2009-2010: A10100C, S7966A

S919A - Summary

Relates to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps.

S919A - Sponsor Memo

S919A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 919--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps

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

  Section  1.   Section 27-2101 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding five new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34  to  read
as follows:
  30.  "MERCURY-ADDED  LAMP"  MEANS AN ELECTRIC LAMP TO WHICH MERCURY OR
MERCURY COMPOUNDS ARE INTENTIONALLY ADDED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROC-
ESS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  COMPACT  FLUORESCENT  LAMPS,  HALO-
PHOSPHATE  STRAIGHT  FLUORESCENT LAMPS, AND TRIPHOSPHATE (TRIBAND PHOSP-
HATES) STRAIGHT FLUORESCENT LAMPS WITH NORMAL OR LONG LIFETIME.
  31. "PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO:
  (A) MANUFACTURES AND SELLS MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND;
  (B) RESELLS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND EQUIPMENT PRODUCED BY OTHER SUPPLIERS,
A RESELLER NOT BEING REGARDED AS THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS  IF
THE  BRAND  OF THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS APPEARS ON THE EQUIP-
MENT, AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (C) IMPORTS OR  EXPORTS  ELECTRICAL  AND  ELECTRONIC  EQUIPMENT  ON  A
PROFESSIONAL BASIS; OR
  (D)  SERVES AS THE IMPORTER OR DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF A MERCURY-ADDED
LAMP IF THE BRAND NAME OWNER IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  32. "GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTS" MEANS THE FOLLOWING LAMPS, BULBS,  TUBES,
OR  OTHER  ELECTRIC  DEVICES  THAT  PROVIDE  FUNCTIONAL ILLUMINATION FOR
INDOOR RESIDENTIAL, INDOOR COMMERCIAL, AND OUTDOOR USE: COMPACT FLUORES-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01925-05-6

senate Bill S916A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the public service commission to undertake a study of consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and utilities

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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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 916a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 07, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

S916 - Details

Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S690
2011-2012: S5696A

S916 - Summary

Directs the public service commission to undertake a study of consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and utilities; includes reporting on the adequacy of the public service commission's assistance to customers facing disconnection of utility service.

S916 - Sponsor Memo

S916 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   916

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to direct the public service commission to undertake a study of
  consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and utilities

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

  Section  1.  The New York State public service commission shall under-
take an immediate study of  consumer  protections  adopted  by  electric
corporations  and  municipalities ("utilities") pursuant to article 2 of
the public service law and provide a report to the governor, the  tempo-
rary  president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the chair of
the senate committee on energy and telecommunications and the  chair  of
the  assembly committee on energy. Such report shall include an analysis
of the effectiveness of current utility procedures for notifying custom-
ers in arrears on utility charges of how they may avoid  termination  of
electric,  gas  or steam service, including the availability of deferred
payment agreements. In addition, such report shall review  the  adequacy
of the commission's assistance to customers negotiating deferred payment
agreements  with utilities in lieu of disconnection of service including
the number of deferred payment plans by utility service  territory;  the
number of incidences, if any, in which utilities have required more than
the  lawfully  allowed  level of down payments or deferred payments from
customers seeking to connect service or avoid disconnection; the  effec-
tiveness and availability of the commission's shutoff hotline in receiv-
ing  calls  from customers facing termination of electric, gas and steam
service; the call volume to such hotline in each utility service  terri-
tory;  the  monthly  number  of  electric  and natural gas customers who
previously received utility bill assistance from the Home Energy Assist-
ance Program whose service was terminated for bill  collection  purposes
in  each  utility  service  area in the previous calendar year, provided

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01298-01-5

S916A - Details

Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S690
2011-2012: S5696A

S916A - Summary

Directs the public service commission to undertake a study of consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and utilities; includes reporting on the adequacy of the public service commission's assistance to customers facing disconnection of utility service.

S916A - Sponsor Memo

S916A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 916--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to direct the public service commission to undertake a study of
  consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and utilities

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

  Section  1.  The New York State public service commission shall under-
take an immediate study of  consumer  protections  adopted  by  electric
corporations  and  municipalities ("utilities") pursuant to article 2 of
the public service law and provide a report to the governor, the  tempo-
rary  president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the chair of
the senate committee on energy and telecommunications and the  chair  of
the  assembly committee on energy. Such report shall include an analysis
of the effectiveness of current utility procedures for notifying custom-
ers in arrears on utility charges of how they may avoid  termination  of
electric,  gas  or steam service, including the availability of deferred
payment agreements. In addition, such report shall review  the  adequacy
of the commission's assistance to customers negotiating deferred payment
agreements  with utilities in lieu of disconnection of service including
the number of deferred payment plans by utility service  territory;  the
number of incidences, if any, in which utilities have required more than
the  lawfully  allowed  level of down payments or deferred payments from
customers seeking to connect service or avoid disconnection; the  effec-
tiveness and availability of the commission's shutoff hotline in receiv-
ing  calls  from customers facing termination of electric, gas and steam
service; the call volume to such hotline in each utility service  terri-
tory;  the  monthly  number  of  electric  and natural gas customers who

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01298-04-6

senate Bill S937B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the traffic safety compliance act relative to requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in the city

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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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 937b
amend and recommit to cities
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cities
Jan 22, 2015 print number 937a
amend (t) and recommit to cities
Jan 07, 2015 referred to cities

S937 - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add Title 19 Chap 1 Subchap 4 §§19-196 & 19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S327A
2011-2012: S6908

S937 - Summary

Enacts the traffic safety compliance act relative to requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in the city; creates an independent advisory board.

S937 - Sponsor Memo

S937 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   937

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to enacting Allison's law - the traffic safety compliance act
  relative  to  requests  for  and  study  of  implementation of traffic
  control devices in the city

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Allison's law
- the traffic safety compliance act".
  S 2. Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the  city  of
New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 4 to read as follows:
                               SUBCHAPTER 4
                      TRAFFIC SAFETY COMPLIANCE ACT
  S  19-192   TRAFFIC  CONTROL  DEVICE STUDY AND REPORT. 1. WITHIN THREE
MONTHS OF RECEIVING A REQUEST TO IMPLEMENT A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL PERFORM AN ENGINEERING STUDY  OR  INTERSECTION  CONTROL
STUDY  PURSUANT  TO  THE  REQUIREMENTS OF THE NATIONAL MANUAL ON UNIFORM
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED  TO  IN  THIS  SECTION  AS
"MUTCD"),  PROMULGATED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO
SUBPART F OF PART 655 OF TITLE 23 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
  2. UPON COMPLETION OF SUCH STUDY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE A WRIT-
TEN REPORT DETAILING THE ANALYSES DONE DURING THE  STUDY,  INCLUDING  AN
EXPLANATION  OF THE ANALYSIS OF CRITERIA OR WARRANTS CONSIDERED PURSUANT
TO THE MUTCD. IF A SPECIFIC TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE LOCATION IS DEEMED TO
HAVE FAILED TO MEET ANY OF THE  CRITERIA  OR  WARRANTS  CONSIDERED,  THE
WRITTEN  REPORT  SHALL  PROVIDE  A  DETAILED  EXPLANATION OF THE REASONS
THEREFORE.
  3. A COPY OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REPORT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE PARTY OR
PARTIES THAT REQUESTED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE  AND
SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE  PUBLIC  WITHOUT COST AT THE OFFICE OF THE
DEPARTMENT.
  4. IF IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST AND AFTER COMPLETION OF THE  STUDY  AND
REPORT REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES THAT NO TRAF-

S937A - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add Title 19 Chap 1 Subchap 4 §§19-196 & 19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S327A
2011-2012: S6908

S937A - Summary

Enacts the traffic safety compliance act relative to requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in the city; creates an independent advisory board.

S937A - Sponsor Memo

S937A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 937--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to enacting the traffic safety  compliance  act  relative  to
  requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in
  the city

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "traffic
safety compliance act".
  S  2.  Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 4 to read as follows:
                               SUBCHAPTER 4
                      TRAFFIC SAFETY COMPLIANCE ACT
  S 19-192  TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE STUDY AND  REPORT.  1.  WITHIN  THREE
MONTHS OF RECEIVING A REQUEST TO IMPLEMENT A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PERFORM  AN ENGINEERING STUDY OR INTERSECTION CONTROL
STUDY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE  NATIONAL  MANUAL  ON  UNIFORM
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  DEVICES  (HEREINAFTER  REFERRED  TO IN THIS SECTION AS
"MUTCD"), PROMULGATED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT  TO
SUBPART F OF PART 655 OF TITLE 23 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
  2. UPON COMPLETION OF SUCH STUDY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE A WRIT-
TEN  REPORT  DETAILING  THE ANALYSES DONE DURING THE STUDY, INCLUDING AN
EXPLANATION OF THE ANALYSIS OF CRITERIA OR WARRANTS CONSIDERED  PURSUANT
TO THE MUTCD. IF A SPECIFIC TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE LOCATION IS DEEMED TO
HAVE  FAILED  TO  MEET  ANY  OF THE CRITERIA OR WARRANTS CONSIDERED, THE
WRITTEN REPORT SHALL PROVIDE  A  DETAILED  EXPLANATION  OF  THE  REASONS
THEREFORE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00172-03-5

S937B - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add Title 19 Chap 1 Subchap 4 §§19-196 & 19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S327A
2011-2012: S6908

S937B - Summary

Enacts the traffic safety compliance act relative to requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in the city; creates an independent advisory board.

S937B - Sponsor Memo

S937B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 937--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Cities  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Cities in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to enacting the traffic safety  compliance  act  relative  to
  requests for and study of implementation of traffic control devices in
  the city

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "traffic
safety compliance act".
  S  2.  Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 4 to read as follows:
                               SUBCHAPTER 4
                      TRAFFIC SAFETY COMPLIANCE ACT
  S 19-196  TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE STUDY AND  REPORT.  1.  WITHIN  THREE
MONTHS OF RECEIVING A REQUEST TO IMPLEMENT A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PERFORM  AN ENGINEERING STUDY OR INTERSECTION CONTROL
STUDY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE  NATIONAL  MANUAL  ON  UNIFORM
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  DEVICES  (HEREINAFTER  REFERRED  TO IN THIS SECTION AS
"MUTCD"), PROMULGATED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT  TO
SUBPART F OF PART 655 OF TITLE 23 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
  2. UPON COMPLETION OF SUCH STUDY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE A WRIT-
TEN  REPORT  DETAILING  THE ANALYSES DONE DURING THE STUDY, INCLUDING AN
EXPLANATION OF THE ANALYSIS OF CRITERIA OR WARRANTS CONSIDERED  PURSUANT
TO THE MUTCD. IF A SPECIFIC TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE LOCATION IS DEEMED TO
HAVE  FAILED  TO  MEET  ANY  OF THE CRITERIA OR WARRANTS CONSIDERED, THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00172-04-6

senate Bill S938A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers

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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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Actions

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Apr 13, 2016 print number 938a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 07, 2015 referred to agriculture

S938 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §99-y, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S334
2011-2012: S4836

S938 - Summary

Establishes a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers and the animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account to be administered by an animal protection organization to be chosen by the comptroller and the commissioner of taxation and finance.

S938 - Sponsor Memo

S938 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   938

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  estab-
  lishing  a  five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet deal-
  ers; and to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  establishing
  the "New York animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account"

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S  380.  ANIMAL  SALE  SURCHARGE. 1. WHENEVER ANY PET DEALER SELLS ANY
ANIMAL, THERE SHALL BE LEVIED UPON SUCH PET DEALER A MANDATORY SURCHARGE
IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL OF THE PRICE  OF  THE  ANIMAL
AND  ANY  ANCILLARY PRODUCTS SOLD ON THE DATE SUCH ANIMAL WAS PURCHASED.
SUCH MANDATORY SURCHARGE SHALL BE PAID  TO  THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER  WHO
SHALL  DEPOSIT SUCH MONEY IN THE STATE TREASURY TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW
YORK ANIMAL  SHELTER  AND  WILDLIFE  REHABILITATOR  ACCOUNT  ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-W OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  2.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PET DEALER" SHALL MEAN
ANY PERSON WHO ENGAGES IN THE SALE OR OFFERING FOR  SALE  OF  MORE  THAN
NINE  ANIMALS  PER  YEAR FOR PROFIT TO THE PUBLIC. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL
INCLUDE BREEDERS WHO SELL OR OFFER TO  SELL  ANIMALS;  PROVIDED  THAT  A
BREEDER  WHO SELLS OR OFFERS TO SELL DIRECTLY TO THE CONSUMER FEWER THAN
TWENTY-FIVE ANIMALS PER YEAR THAT ARE BORN AND RAISED ON  THE  BREEDER'S
RESIDENTIAL PREMISES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A PET DEALER AS A RESULT OF
SELLING  OR OFFERING TO SELL SUCH ANIMALS. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL FURTHER
NOT INCLUDE DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETIES DEDICATED TO THE CARE  OF
UNWANTED  ANIMALS WHICH MAKE SUCH ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION WHETHER
OR NOT A FEE FOR SUCH ADOPTION IS CHARGED.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-w  to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00178-01-5

S938A - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §99-y, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S334
2011-2012: S4836

S938A - Summary

Establishes a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers and the animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account to be administered by an animal protection organization to be chosen by the comptroller and the commissioner of taxation and finance.

S938A - Sponsor Memo

S938A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 938--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to estab-
  lishing a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by  pet  deal-
  ers;  and  to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing
  the "New York animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account"

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S 380. ANIMAL SALE SURCHARGE. 1. WHENEVER ANY  PET  DEALER  SELLS  ANY
ANIMAL, THERE SHALL BE LEVIED UPON SUCH PET DEALER A MANDATORY SURCHARGE
IN  THE  AMOUNT  OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL OF THE PRICE OF THE ANIMAL
AND ANY ANCILLARY PRODUCTS SOLD ON THE DATE SUCH ANIMAL  WAS  PURCHASED.
SUCH  MANDATORY  SURCHARGE  SHALL  BE  PAID TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER WHO
SHALL DEPOSIT SUCH MONEY IN THE STATE TREASURY TO THE CREDIT OF THE  NEW
YORK  ANIMAL  SHELTER  AND  WILDLIFE  REHABILITATOR  ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-Y OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PET DEALER" SHALL  MEAN
ANY  PERSON  WHO  ENGAGES  IN THE SALE OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF MORE THAN
NINE ANIMALS PER YEAR FOR PROFIT TO THE PUBLIC.  SUCH  DEFINITION  SHALL
INCLUDE  BREEDERS  WHO  SELL  OR  OFFER TO SELL ANIMALS; PROVIDED THAT A
BREEDER WHO SELLS OR OFFERS TO SELL DIRECTLY TO THE CONSUMER FEWER  THAN
TWENTY-FIVE  ANIMALS  PER YEAR THAT ARE BORN AND RAISED ON THE BREEDER'S
RESIDENTIAL PREMISES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A PET DEALER AS A RESULT OF
SELLING OR OFFERING TO SELL SUCH ANIMALS. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL  FURTHER
NOT  INCLUDE DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETIES DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00178-02-6

senate Bill S945A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the creation of the community group assistance lottery game and establishes the community grant fund

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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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Apr 13, 2016 print number 945a
amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 07, 2015 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Co-Sponsors

S945 - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1621, Tax L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S723

S945 - Summary

Authorizes the creation of the community group assistance lottery game and establishes the community grant fund, which fund shall be dedicated to community groups organized pursuant to paragraph three or four of subdivision (c) of section five hundred one of the internal revenue code of nineteen hundred eighty-six, as amended, administering educational, recreational, cultural, senior, veterans or social services programs or providing volunteer ambulance services.

S945 - Sponsor Memo

S945 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   945

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
  and Wagering

AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the creation of
  the community group assistance lottery game; and to  amend  the  state
  finance law, in relation to establishing the community grant fund

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 1621 to read
as follows:
  S 1621. COMMUNITY GROUPS ASSISTANCE LOTTERY GAME. A. THE  DIRECTOR  OF
THE DIVISION OF THE LOTTERY SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT NO MORE THAN TWO
SCRATCH-OFF  LOTTERY  GAMES  WHOSE REVENUE, AFTER PAYMENT FOR PRIZES AND
ASSOCIATED ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF SUCH GAMES, SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE
COMMUNITY GRANT FUND AS ESTABLISHED IN SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-LLLL OF  THE
STATE  FINANCE  LAW. THIS LOTTERY GAME SHALL BE MARKETED AND DISTRIBUTED
IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL LOTTERY GAMES CONTROLLED BY  THE  DIVISION  OF
THE  LOTTERY. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT DIMINISH ANY EFFORTS OR FUNDING FOR
OTHER LOTTERY GAMES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DIVISION  OF  THE  LOTTERY.
EACH  TICKET  SHALL CLEARLY STATE THAT ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES GO
TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY GRANT FUND.
  B. THE DIVISION OF THE LOTTERY SHALL ESTABLISH AND BEGIN SELLING TICK-
ETS AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION NO LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section  97-llll
to read as follows:
  S 97-LLLL. COMMUNITY GRANT FUND. 1. THE COMMUNITY GRANT FUND IS ESTAB-
LISHED  IN THE SOLE CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER. MONIES IN THE FUND
SHALL BE KEPT SEPARATE AND NOT COMMINGLED WITH OTHER FUNDS IN THE CUSTO-
DY OF THE COMPTROLLER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01172-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S945A - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1621, Tax L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S723

S945A - Summary

Authorizes the creation of the community group assistance lottery game and establishes the community grant fund, which fund shall be dedicated to community groups organized pursuant to paragraph three or four of subdivision (c) of section five hundred one of the internal revenue code of nineteen hundred eighty-six, as amended, administering educational, recreational, cultural, senior, veterans or social services programs or providing volunteer ambulance services.

S945A - Sponsor Memo

S945A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 945--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
  and  Wagering  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and
  Wagering in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the creation of
  the community group assistance lottery game; and to  amend  the  state
  finance law, in relation to establishing the community grant fund

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 1621 to read
as follows:
  S 1621. COMMUNITY GROUPS ASSISTANCE LOTTERY GAME. A. THE  DIRECTOR  OF
THE DIVISION OF THE LOTTERY SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT NO MORE THAN TWO
SCRATCH-OFF  LOTTERY  GAMES  WHOSE REVENUE, AFTER PAYMENT FOR PRIZES AND
ASSOCIATED ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF SUCH GAMES, SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE
COMMUNITY GRANT FUND AS ESTABLISHED IN SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-PPPP OF  THE
STATE  FINANCE  LAW. THIS LOTTERY GAME SHALL BE MARKETED AND DISTRIBUTED
IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL LOTTERY GAMES CONTROLLED BY  THE  DIVISION  OF
THE  LOTTERY. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT DIMINISH ANY EFFORTS OR FUNDING FOR
OTHER LOTTERY GAMES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DIVISION  OF  THE  LOTTERY.
EACH  TICKET  SHALL CLEARLY STATE THAT ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES GO
TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY GRANT FUND.
  B. THE DIVISION OF THE LOTTERY SHALL ESTABLISH AND BEGIN SELLING TICK-
ETS AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION NO LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section  97-pppp
to read as follows:
  S 97-PPPP. COMMUNITY GRANT FUND. 1. THE COMMUNITY GRANT FUND IS ESTAB-
LISHED  IN THE SOLE CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER. MONIES IN THE FUND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01172-02-6

senate Bill S713A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more

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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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Apr 13, 2016 print number 713a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Jan 07, 2015 referred to education

S713 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S669A
2011-2012: A6158, A6158B, S4465A

S713 - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S713 - Sponsor Memo

S713 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   713

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 imposing a  moratorium
  on  the  initiation  of school closings in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.    Paragraphs  (a)  and  (f) of subdivision 2-a of section
2590-h of the education law, as added by chapter  345  of  the  laws  of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision to the contrary, prepare an
educational impact statement regarding any proposed  school  closing  or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration,  re-siting,  or  co-location of schools, for any public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL  IMPACT
STATEMENT  FOR  ANY  PROPOSED  SCHOOL  CLOSING,  SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, GRADE
RECONFIGURATION, RE-SITING OR CO-LOCATION OF  SCHOOLS  THAT  WOULD  TAKE
EFFECT  DURING  THE  TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN SCHOOL
YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN--TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school  closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor  may  temporarily  close  a  public school or adopt a significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school closing or significant change in school  utilization  shall  only
remain  in  effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall
comply with the requirements of  this  subdivision  in  order  for  such
school  closure  or  significant  change in school utilization to extend
beyond the six month period; PROVIDED THAT ANY EMERGENCY SCHOOL  CLOSING

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

S713A - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S669A
2011-2012: A6158, A6158B, S4465A

S713A - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S713A - Sponsor Memo

S713A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 713--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a  moratorium
  on  the  initiation  of school closings in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.    Paragraphs  (a)  and  (f) of subdivision 2-a of section
2590-h of the education law, as added by chapter  345  of  the  laws  of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision to the contrary, prepare an
educational impact statement regarding any proposed  school  closing  or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration,  re-siting,  or  co-location of schools, for any public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL  IMPACT
STATEMENT  FOR  ANY  PROPOSED  SCHOOL  CLOSING,  SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, GRADE
RECONFIGURATION, RE-SITING OR CO-LOCATION OF  SCHOOLS  THAT  WOULD  TAKE
EFFECT  DURING  THE TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN--TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN SCHOOL
YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school  closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor  may  temporarily  close  a  public school or adopt a significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school closing or significant change in school  utilization  shall  only
remain  in  effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall

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

senate Bill S726A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the imposition of tolls for certain bridges and tunnels

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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 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 06, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2016 1st report cal.1326
Apr 13, 2016 print number 726a
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 06, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 07, 2015 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S726 - Details

Law Section:
Public Authorities
Laws Affected:
Add §1-a, Chap 154 of 1921
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S668
2011-2012: S6011

S726 - Summary

Relates to the imposition of tolls for certain bridges and tunnels.

S726 - Sponsor Memo

S726 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   726

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 relating to the port of
  New York authority, in relation to the imposition of tolls for certain
  bridges and tunnels

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

  Section 1. Chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 relating to the port of New
York  authority  is  amended  by  adding a new section 1-a to to read as
follows:
  S 1-A. BRIDGE CROSSINGS AND TUNNELS.  NO TOLL CHARGED BY THE AUTHORITY
FOR CROSSINGS OVER AN AUTHORITY BRIDGE OR AN AUTHORITY TUNNEL  SHALL  BE
INCREASED  ON  OR  AFTER DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, PROVIDED,
THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR OTHERWISE
LIMIT THE AUTHORITY FROM IMPOSING A TOLL INCREASE FOR CROSSINGS OVER  AN
AUTHORITY  BRIDGE  OR  AN  AUTHORITY  TUNNEL,  PROVIDED,  THAT SUCH TOLL
INCREASE IS UTILIZED SOLELY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT, RECONSTRUCTION OR MAIN-
TENANCE OF THE AUTHORITY'S TRANSPORTATION RELATED FACILITIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect upon the enactment  into  law  by  the
state  of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with this
act, but if the state of New Jersey  shall  have  already  enacted  such
legislation, this act shall take effect immediately; and the chairman of
the  port authority of New York and New Jersey shall notify the legisla-
tive bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of such  enactment  in
order  that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective
data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New  York  in
furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative
law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00449-01-5

S726A - Details

Law Section:
Public Authorities
Laws Affected:
Add §1-a, Chap 154 of 1921
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S668
2011-2012: S6011

S726A - Summary

Relates to the imposition of tolls for certain bridges and tunnels.

S726A - Sponsor Memo

S726A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 726--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and  Commissions  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 relating to the port  of
  New York authority, in relation to the imposition of tolls for certain
  bridges and tunnels

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

  Section 1. Chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 relating to the port of New
York authority is amended by  adding  a  new  section  1-a  to  read  as
follows:
  S 1-A. BRIDGE CROSSINGS AND TUNNELS.  NO TOLL CHARGED BY THE AUTHORITY
FOR  CROSSINGS  OVER AN AUTHORITY BRIDGE OR AN AUTHORITY TUNNEL SHALL BE
INCREASED ON OR AFTER DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN,  PROVIDED,
THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR OTHERWISE
LIMIT  THE AUTHORITY FROM IMPOSING A TOLL INCREASE FOR CROSSINGS OVER AN
AUTHORITY BRIDGE OR  AN  AUTHORITY  TUNNEL,  PROVIDED,  THAT  SUCH  TOLL
INCREASE IS UTILIZED SOLELY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT, RECONSTRUCTION OR MAIN-
TENANCE OF THE AUTHORITY'S TRANSPORTATION RELATED FACILITIES.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the
state of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with  this
act,  but  if  the  state  of New Jersey shall have already enacted such
legislation, this act shall take effect immediately; and the chairman of
the port authority of New York and New Jersey shall notify the  legisla-
tive  bill  drafting commission upon the occurrence of such enactment in
order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effective
data  base  of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in
furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative
law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

senate Bill S696A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires negotiation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing independent cable channels

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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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Apr 13, 2016 print number 696a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 07, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

S696 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §215, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S665
2011-2012: S6230

S696 - Summary

Requires negotiation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing independent cable channels; requires the public service commission to conduct arbitration if such terms and conditions cannot be reached; applies to all such agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2016.

S696 - Sponsor Memo

S696 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   696

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring negoti-
  ation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing
  independent cable channels

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 215 of the public
service law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (b) prescribe minimum standards for inclusion in franchises, including
maximum  initial and renewal terms; minimum channel capacity; provisions
regarding access to, and facilities to make use of, channels for  educa-
tion  and  public service programs; a requirement that no such franchise
may be exclusive; standards necessary  or  appropriate  to  protect  the
interests  of viewers of free broadcast television and the public gener-
ally, which prohibit or limit cable television companies from  prohibit-
ing  or  entering into agreements prohibiting the sale or other transfer
of rights for the simultaneous  or  subsequent  transmission  over  free
broadcast television of any program originated or transmitted over cable
television;  PROVISIONS  REQUIRING  FRANCHISEES  TO  NEGOTIATE FAIRLY TO
DETERMINE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS  UNDER  WHICH  COMPETING  INDEPENDENT
CABLE  CHANNELS WILL BE CARRIED BY THE FRANCHISEE AND, IN THE EVENT SUCH
AGREEMENT AS TO TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  CANNOT  BE  REACHED,  PROVISIONS
REQUIRING  THE  COMMISSION  TO CONDUCT AN ARBITRATION OF THE MATTER; and
such other standards for inclusion in franchises as the commission shall
deem necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  any
agreement between cable television franchisees and competing independent
cable channels entered into on or after January 1, 2015.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S696A - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §215, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S665
2011-2012: S6230

S696A - Summary

Requires negotiation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing independent cable channels; requires the public service commission to conduct arbitration if such terms and conditions cannot be reached; applies to all such agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2016.

S696A - Sponsor Memo

S696A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 696--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring negoti-
  ation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing
  independent cable channels

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 215 of the public
service law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (b) prescribe minimum standards for inclusion in franchises, including
maximum  initial and renewal terms; minimum channel capacity; provisions
regarding access to, and facilities to make use of, channels for  educa-
tion  and  public service programs; a requirement that no such franchise
may be exclusive; standards necessary  or  appropriate  to  protect  the
interests  of viewers of free broadcast television and the public gener-
ally, which prohibit or limit cable television companies from  prohibit-
ing  or  entering into agreements prohibiting the sale or other transfer
of rights for the simultaneous  or  subsequent  transmission  over  free
broadcast television of any program originated or transmitted over cable
television;  PROVISIONS  REQUIRING  FRANCHISEES  TO  NEGOTIATE FAIRLY TO
DETERMINE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS  UNDER  WHICH  COMPETING  INDEPENDENT
CABLE  CHANNELS WILL BE CARRIED BY THE FRANCHISEE AND, IN THE EVENT SUCH
AGREEMENT AS TO TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  CANNOT  BE  REACHED,  PROVISIONS
REQUIRING  THE  COMMISSION  TO CONDUCT AN ARBITRATION OF THE MATTER; and

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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senate Bill S175A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 175a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S175 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6914A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1640-p, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5089, S795
2011-2012: A4266, S2325
2009-2010: A3957, S1395

S175 - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system.

S175 - Sponsor Memo

S175 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   175

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  a residential parking permit system in the city of New York

  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 finds that
a lack of parking for residents of the city of New York has resulted  in
traffic  hazards,  congestion  and air and noise pollution. In addition,
such lack of parking poses a hazard to residents and  other  pedestrians
in such areas.
  The  legislature  further finds that a residential parking system will
reduce such hazards and will reduce pollution levels as well. The legis-
lature, therefore, declares the necessity of this act to  authorize  the
city  of  New  York  to adopt a residential parking system in accordance
with the provisions of this act.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1640-o to read as follows:
  S  1640-O.  RESIDENTIAL  PARKING  SYSTEM  IN  THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 1.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  CITY  OF
NEW  YORK  MAY,  BY  ADOPTION OF A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE, PROVIDE FOR A
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT SYSTEM AND FIX AND  REQUIRE  THE  PAYMENT  OF
FEES  APPLICABLE  TO PARKING WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. NO PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED ON STREETS WHERE THE  ADJACENT  PROPER-
TIES ARE ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL OR RETAIL USE.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THOSE SPACES IN
THE PERMIT AREAS WHICH, AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS  SECTION,  HAVE
METERED OR HIGHLY RESTRICTED PARKING REGULATIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01253-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S175A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6914A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1640-p, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5089, S795
2011-2012: A4266, S2325
2009-2010: A3957, S1395

S175A - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system.

S175A - Sponsor Memo

S175A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 175--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, ADDABBO, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  a residential parking permit system in the city of New York

  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 finds that
a lack of parking for residents of the city of New York has resulted  in
traffic  hazards,  congestion  and air and noise pollution. In addition,
such lack of parking poses a hazard to residents and  other  pedestrians
in such areas.
  The  legislature  further finds that a residential parking system will
reduce such hazards and will reduce pollution levels as well. The legis-
lature, therefore, declares the necessity of this act to  authorize  the
city  of  New  York  to adopt a residential parking system in accordance
with the provisions of this act.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1640-p to read as follows:
  S  1640-P.  RESIDENTIAL  PARKING  SYSTEM  IN  THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 1.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  CITY  OF
NEW  YORK  MAY,  BY  ADOPTION OF A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE, PROVIDE FOR A
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT SYSTEM AND FIX AND  REQUIRE  THE  PAYMENT  OF
FEES  APPLICABLE  TO PARKING WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. NO PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED ON STREETS WHERE THE  ADJACENT  PROPER-
TIES ARE ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL OR RETAIL USE.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01253-02-6

senate Bill S137B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marihuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations

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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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 137b
amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Jun 16, 2015 print number 137a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to codes

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S137 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6218, A6218A, S137
2013-2014: A10175, S7927

S137 - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

S137 - Sponsor Memo

S137 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   137

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  de-criminalizing  the
  personal possession of marihuana; to amend the criminal procedure law,
  in  relation  to  certain  pleas;  to  amend  the  legislative law, in
  relation to specifying requirements with respect  to  bills  affecting
  the  penal  law;  to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding
  the duties of division of criminal justice  services;  and  to  repeal
  section 221.35 of the penal law relating to criminal sale of marihuana
  in the fifth degree

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "fairness
and equity act".
  S  2.  Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 1.05 of the penal law, subdivi-
sion 5 as amended by chapter 612 of the laws of 1982 and  subdivision  6
as  amended  by  chapter  98 of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as
follows:
  5. To  provide  for  an  appropriate  public  response  to  particular
offenses, including consideration of the consequences of the offense for
the victim, including the victim's family, and the community; [and]
  6.  TO  ENSURE  THAT  LAWS  ARE ENFORCED EQUALLY AND FAIRLY AND DO NOT
RESULT IN A DISPARATE IMPACT ON PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE AND ETHNIC-
ITY; AND
  7. To insure  the  public  safety  by  preventing  the  commission  of
offenses  through  the  deterrent influence of the sentences authorized,
the rehabilitation of those convicted, the promotion of their successful
and  productive  reentry  and  reintegration  into  society,  and  their
confinement when required in the interests of public protection.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00177-01-5

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S137A - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6218, A6218A, S137
2013-2014: A10175, S7927

S137A - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

S137A - Sponsor Memo

S137A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 137--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON,  ESPAILLAT, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO  --  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  de-criminalizing  the
  personal possession of marihuana; to amend the criminal procedure law,
  in  relation  to  certain  pleas; and to amend the legislative law, in
  relation to specifying requirements with respect  to  bills  affecting
  the penal law

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "fairness
and equity act".
  S  2.  Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 1.05 of the penal law, subdivi-
sion 5 as amended by chapter 612 of the laws of 1982 and  subdivision  6
as  amended  by  chapter  98 of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as
follows:
  5. To  provide  for  an  appropriate  public  response  to  particular
offenses, including consideration of the consequences of the offense for
the victim, including the victim's family, and the community; [and]
  6.  TO  ENSURE  THAT  LAWS  ARE ENFORCED EQUALLY AND FAIRLY AND DO NOT
RESULT IN A DISPARATE IMPACT ON PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE OR ETHNICI-
TY; AND
  7. To insure  the  public  safety  by  preventing  the  commission  of
offenses  through  the  deterrent influence of the sentences authorized,
the rehabilitation of those convicted, the promotion of their successful
and  productive  reentry  and  reintegration  into  society,  and  their
confinement when required in the interests of public protection.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00177-03-5

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S137B - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6218, A6218A, S137
2013-2014: A10175, S7927

S137B - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

S137B - Sponsor Memo

S137B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 137--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON,  ESPAILLAT, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO  --  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  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  de-criminalizing  the
  personal possession of marihuana; to amend the criminal procedure law,
  in  relation  to  certain  pleas; and to amend the legislative law, in
  relation to specifying requirements with respect  to  bills  affecting
  the penal law

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "fairness
and equity act".
  S  2.  Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 1.05 of the penal law, subdivi-
sion 5 as amended by chapter 612 of the laws of 1982 and  subdivision  6
as  amended  by  chapter  98 of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as
follows:
  5. To  provide  for  an  appropriate  public  response  to  particular
offenses, including consideration of the consequences of the offense for
the victim, including the victim's family, and the community; [and]
  6.  TO  ENSURE  THAT  LAWS  ARE ENFORCED EQUALLY AND FAIRLY AND DO NOT
RESULT IN A DISPARATE IMPACT ON PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE OR ETHNICI-
TY; AND
  7. To insure  the  public  safety  by  preventing  the  commission  of
offenses  through  the  deterrent influence of the sentences authorized,
the rehabilitation of those convicted, the promotion of their successful

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

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