senate Bill S7035

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle for more than 3 consecutive minutes

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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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Mar 17, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

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S7035 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A315
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-0327, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A315
2013-2014: A1228A
2011-2012: A7606

S7035 - Summary

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle, with certain exceptions, for more than 3 consecutive minutes; first violation is a warning, second violations of such section are traffic infractions punishable by a fine of $150.

S7035 - Sponsor Memo

S7035 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7035

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  idling time of passenger vehicles

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 19-0327 to read as follows:
S 19-0327. EMISSIONS FROM PASSENGER VEHICLES; LIMITATIONS.
  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PASSENGER VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK
WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF EIGHTY-FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS  OR  LESS,  OR
ANY  OTHER VEHICLE WHOSE PRIMARY USE IS NONCOMMERCIAL PERSONAL TRANSPOR-
TATION.  SUCH DEFINITION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE "MOTORCYCLE", "TAXICAB"  AND
"LIVERY"  AS  SUCH  TERMS  ARE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  (B) "HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY PASSENGER  VEHICLE  WHICH
DRAWS PROPULSION FROM BOTH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (OR HEAT ENGINE
THAT  USES  COMBUSTIBLE  FUEL),  AN  ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND EMPLOYS A
REGENERATIVE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM THAT RECOVERS WASTE ENERGY TO CHARGE
SUCH ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE.
  2.  NO PERSON SHALL ALLOW OR PERMIT THE ENGINE OF A PASSENGER  VEHICLE
TO IDLE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES WHEN THE PASSENGER VEHI-
CLE IS NOT IN MOTION, EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN:
  (A)  SUCH  VEHICLE  IS  FORCED TO REMAIN MOTIONLESS BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS OVER WHICH THE OPERATOR THEREOF HAS NO CONTROL;
  (B) REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY A FEDERAL, STATE  OR  LOCAL  AGENCY  HAVING
JURISDICTION  REQUIRE  THE  MAINTENANCE  OF  A  SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE FOR
PASSENGER COMFORT, IN WHICH CASE THE IDLING TIME MAY BE INCREASED TO THE
EXTENT NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH SUCH REGULATIONS;
  (C) A HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE IS IDLING FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  PROVIDING
ENERGY FOR THE BATTERY OR OTHER FORM OF ENERGY STORAGE RECHARGING;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03393-01-5

senate Bill S7034

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to organ donation

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 09, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1631
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 17, 2016 print number 7034a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Apr 05, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Mar 17, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

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S7034 - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L; amd §201-d, Lab L

S7034 - Summary

Allows a taxpayer or the spouse of a taxpayer to deduct costs related to the taxpayer's organ donation; includes child care costs within such allowable costs.

S7034 - Sponsor Memo

S7034 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7034

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  the  donation  of  a  human
  organ;  and  to  amend  the  labor  law,  in  relation  to prohibiting
  discrimination against an individual who decides  to  donate  a  human
  organ

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 38 of subsection (c) of section 612  of  the  tax
law,  as added by chapter 565 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as
follows:
  (38) An amount of up to ten thousand  dollars  if  a  taxpayer,  while
living,  donates one or more of his or her human organs to another human
being for human organ transplantation. For purposes of  this  paragraph,
"human organ" means all or part of a liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine,
lung,  or  bone marrow. A subtract modification allowed under this para-
graph shall be claimed in the taxable year  in  which  the  human  organ
transplantation occurs.
  (A)  A  taxpayer  shall  claim the subtract modification allowed under
this paragraph only once and such subtract modification shall be claimed
for only the following unreimbursed expenses which are incurred  by  the
taxpayer  OR SPOUSE OF THE TAXPAYER, and related to the taxpayer's organ
donation:
  (i) travel expenses;
  (ii) lodging expenses; [and]
  (iii) lost wages[.]; AND
  (IV) CHILD CARE COSTS;
  (B) The subtract modification allowed under this paragraph  shall  not
be claimed by a part-year resident or a non-resident of this state.
  S  2.  Subdivision  2  of  section 201-d of the labor law, as added by
chapter 776 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Unless otherwise provided by law, it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any
employer  or  employment agency to refuse to hire, employ or license, or

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

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S7034A - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L; amd §201-d, Lab L

S7034A - Summary

Allows a taxpayer or the spouse of a taxpayer to deduct costs related to the taxpayer's organ donation; includes child care costs within such allowable costs.

S7034A - Sponsor Memo

S7034A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7034--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations -- reported favorably  from  said  committee
  and  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  tax law, in relation to the donation of a human
  organ

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  38 of subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax
law, as added by chapter 565 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (38)  An  amount  of  up  to ten thousand dollars if a taxpayer, while
living, donates one or more of his or her human organs to another  human
being  for  human organ transplantation. For purposes of this paragraph,
"human organ" means all or part of a liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine,
lung, or bone marrow. A subtract modification allowed under  this  para-
graph  shall  be  claimed  in  the taxable year in which the human organ
transplantation occurs.
  (A) A taxpayer shall claim the  subtract  modification  allowed  under
this paragraph only once and such subtract modification shall be claimed
for  only  the following unreimbursed expenses which are incurred by the
taxpayer OR SPOUSE OF THE TAXPAYER, and related to the taxpayer's  organ
donation:
  (i) travel expenses;
  (ii) lodging expenses; [and]
  (iii) lost wages[.]; AND
  (IV) CHILD CARE COSTS;
  (B)  The  subtract modification allowed under this paragraph shall not
be claimed by a part-year resident or a non-resident of this state.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14726-02-6

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Commending Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Sullivan County Democrat hono...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY
DEMOCRAT honoring the 2015 Professional Women and Women in Business

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Josephine Victoria Finn has given not only of her time and
energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Josephine
Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT honoring the 2015 Professional
Women and Women in Business; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Monticello High School, Josephine Victoria Finn
earned her bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Black Studies; she
furthered her education by obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the State
University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Law School; and
WHEREAS, A Village Justice of Monticello, New York, Josephine Victoria
Finn also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the DREAM
Tank, a local youth program to keep young people out of the criminal
justice system through enrichment activities; self-actualization which
includes learning life skills, and etiquette; and
WHEREAS, Josephine Victoria Finn began her judicial career in the
early 1990s, serving as Acting Judge for the Village of Monticello; in
2002, she was elected to this esteemed post, where she prides herself on
being a fair and impartial Judge; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her role as a Justice, Josephine Victoria Finn
has held the positions of Assistant County Attorney for Sullivan County,
and Assistant Town Attorney and Town Attorney for the Town of Thompson;
for over 18 years, she served as legal counsel to the Sullivan County
Branch of the NAACP; and
WHEREAS, For over a decade, Josephine Victoria Finn taught at Sullivan
County Community College and ran the Paralegal Program for several
years; she also teaches cultural diversity and sexual harassment train-
ing, and is a member of the New York State Board of Regents; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which she lives and works,
Josephine Victoria Finn has been a member of the SUNY Sullivan Board of
Trustees, the Private Industry Council of Sullivan County, the Cultural
Diversity Committee of the New York State School Boards Association and
served as President of the Sullivan County Bar Association; and
WHEREAS, Today, Josephine Victoria Finn participates on the Sullivan
Renaissance Steering Committee, the New York State Magistrates Associ-
ation, and the Sullivan County Magistrates Association; and
WHEREAS, When she is not on the bench, Josephine Victoria Finn enjoys
playing the bass, saxophone and piano, as well as travelling to warm
tropical locales; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout has been her husband, Marshita Washing-
ton, and her mother and sister, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Josephine Victoria Finn has
displayed throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT honoring the 2015
Professional Women and Women in Business; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Josephine Victoria Finn.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4420

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech upon the
occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Roger Utech and Anita Azua were united in marriage on February
19, 1966, at St. Mary Catholic Shrine, formerly located in Buffalo, New
York; the couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a gathering
held in their honor at Russell's Steaks, Chops and More in Lancaster,
with many friends and family members in attendance; and
WHEREAS, Roger Utech is the retired founder, owner and operator of
Utech Basement Waterproofing, where Anita Utech is an administrative
manager; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of four children and the loving
grandparents of seven grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech upon the occasion of celebrating
their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Utech.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4419

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's City Club of New York, and paying tribute to this year's Civic Spirit Award honorees

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's
City Club of New York, and paying tribute to this year's Civic Spirit
Award honorees

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those organizations within our midst who have
made significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals and organizations it wishes to recognize for
their valued contributions to the success and progress of society and
publicly acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic
humanity among us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
100th Anniversary of Women's City Club of New York on Thursday, April
21, 2016, and to pay tribute to this year's Civic Spirit Award honorees;
and
WHEREAS, This year's distinguished Civic Spirit Award recipients
include: Maria Cuomo Cole, Chair, H.E.L.P., USA and President, Cuomo
Cole Productions; Jessica Neuwirth, Founder/President, ERA Coalition,
Founder/Director, Donor Direct Action, and Founder, Equality Now; Jenni-
fer Buffett, Co-President and Pamela Shifman, Executive Director, NoVo
Foundation; and Helen D. Reavis, Managing Director, Reavis Parent Lehr-
er, LLC; and
WHEREAS, Women's City Club of New York (WCC), established in 1915, is
a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated
to improving the lives of all New Yorkers; to promote responsive govern-
ment, the WCC shapes public policy through education, issue analysis,
advocacy and civic participation; and
WHEREAS, The founders and early members of the Women's City Club of
New York were visionaries and innovators; among them were: Katharine B.
Davis, who became the first woman to hold a top-level post in government
when she was appointed New York City's Commissioner of Corrections in
1914; Ida Tarbell, a journalist whose book, THE HISTORY OF THE STANDARD
OIL COMPANY, resulted in the dismantling of the Standard Oil monopoly;
Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the United States Cabinet
and the longest-serving cabinet member; Belle Moskowitz, a pioneer in
the use of political relations as evidenced by her leadership of Alfred
E. Smith's campaigns for Governor and U.S. President; Virginia Gilder-
sleeve, the first Dean of Barnard College and a leading advocate to
ensure Columbia University admitted women to its School of Law; Lillian
Wald, a nurse, advocate of social welfare programs and a founding member
of the NAACP; and Alice Duer Miller, a poet and novelist, as well as the
first president of WCC; and
WHEREAS, In addition, within five years of the founding of WCC, Elea-
nor Roosevelt became a member and for several years chaired its Legisla-
tive Committee and served as a Board Member; and
WHEREAS, The Founders of the Women's City Club of New York were driven
by the complexity of civic life and embraced a multi-issue advocacy
agenda; they argued and mobilized women for prison reform, workers'
rights, higher education for women, quality public school education,
reproductive rights, transparent government practices, and better hous-
ing for families; and
WHEREAS, WCC's very first public meeting in 1916, was with the Warden
of Sing Sing to discuss the role of women in prison reform while also
helping to organize a rally in Union Square to demand safe working
conditions for women in garment factories; and

WHEREAS, On September 15, 1917, the organization financed and estab-
lished the first free maternity clinic in New York City through which
they had only hoped to reach 1,000 patients but recorded reaching over
2,300 by October 1, 1918 and 3000, by January 1919; and
WHEREAS, Just one year later, WCC founders extended their civic
engagement globally when they financed and sent a volunteer ambulance
unit of eight fully equipped trucks to France; history notes that
women's participation in WWI changed the opinion of President Woodrow
Wilson and congressional leaders in favor of giving women the right to
vote; and
WHEREAS, In 1920, WCC had succeeded in abolishing sex discrimination
in the State civil service, and by mid-1924, they launched the campaign
for a 48-hour work week for women and participated in the drafting and
advocacy of New York State's first child labor laws; and
WHEREAS, Today, WCC continues its pursuit of economic, racial and
gender justice, with the goal to dismantle the social inequalities that
deprive citizens of the opportunity to thrive; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women's City Club of New York, and
to pay tribute to this year's Civic Spirit Award honorees; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Women's City Club of New York, and the aforementioned hono-
rees.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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J4418

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr.
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. were united in marriage on
January 29, 1966 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Buffalo, New York;
they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a family dinner at
Cugino's Restaurant in Williamsville, New York; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of three children, and the loving
grandparents of 7 grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. are and always have been a
tower of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their
family; and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. have lived and continue to
live their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demon-
strating a deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and
in so doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. have touched the lives of
their family and many friends through the shining example of their
marriage, which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they
possess for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr. upon the occasion of
their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicignano, Jr.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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J4417

Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Most
Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the
State of New York on April 16, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those fraternal organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 90th Anniversary of the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York to be cele-
brated on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Riccardo's By The Bridge in
Queens, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.,) State of New York was chartered on Octo-
ber 24, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, An affiliate of the General Grand Masonic Congress of the
United States and Canada, Inc., the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge's
first Grand Master was the late III. George A. Corprew; and
WHEREAS, On November 4, 1944, the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge organ-
ized and adopted The Star of Bethlehem Grand Chapter, OES; its members
also marked the grand opening and dedicatory services of their newly
acquired Temple with a weeklong series of festivities attended by Mason-
ic and civic leaders of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, At its official Cornerstone laying on October 7, 1945, this
esteemed fraternal society commemorated the organization of the Most
Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Charitable Organization, Inc., and Grand
Master III John C. Marshall, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful King
William Grand Lodge of the State of NJ personally officiated; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons and its dynamic leaders have molded together
its members so strongly that the adversities of time have been unable to
deter them from their original goals; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge remains stead-
fast in its commitment maintaining the mandates of its order and helping
the Brethren continue in the most delicate nature of their labors for
many years to come; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its Brethren, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of this institution and the community it serves;
and
WHEREAS, Organizations of singular distinction such as the Most
Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge provide a model for enhancing the quality
of life in the community and, as such, merit the grateful praise of the
community of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when insti-
tutions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations and
most joyously commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Most Worshipful
Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New
York on April 16, 2016; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Lodge Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons of the State of New York.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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J4416

Commending the Brooklyn Arts Council upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary and paying tribute to this year's honoree...

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J4416


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Brooklyn Arts Council upon the
occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary and paying tribute to this
year's honorees on May 3, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate those
events of historical significance which add strength, vigor and inspira-
tion to the cultural diversity and quality of life in the communities of
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Arts Council upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th
Anniversary at a Alive with Art Gala on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 26
Bridge, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Suzan-Lori Parks and Ben Lovett will be recog-
nized for their lasting contributions to arts, culture and education for
the local community; and
WHEREAS, For five decades, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) has fostered
the cultural life of Brooklyn; founded in 1966, in the basement of Flat-
bush resident Charlene Victor, BAC's first event was a small film
festival held that same year in Prospect Park; and
WHEREAS, Today BAC offers the residents of Brooklyn a wealth of arts
programming and support services in education, professional development,
grant-making, fiscal sponsorship, film and media arts and
folk/traditional arts; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Suzan-Lori Parks was a
resident at New Dramatists, a non-profit organization which gives play-
wrights time and space, in the company of gifted peers, to create work,
realize their artistic potential, and make lasting contributions to the
theatre; and
WHEREAS, Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Innovators for the Next New
Wave," Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to
receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her Broadway hit
"Topdog/Underdog"; and
WHEREAS, A MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks was
awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller
Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts
and the New York Foundation for the Arts; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this remarkable woman is the recipient of a
Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Award, a 1996 CalArts/Alpert Award in the
Arts (Drama), and a Guggenheim Foundation Grant; and
WHEREAS, Suzan-Lori Parks' outstanding book adaptation of the
Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" helped the show earn the 2012 Tony Award for
Best Revival; in 2007, her play, "365 Plays/365 Days" was produced in
over 700 theaters worldwide, creating one of the largest grassroots
collaborations in theater history; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this talented author has written several screen-
plays, and was the author of the 2003 novel, GETTING MOTHER'S BODY; she
also acted in a fictional-documentary "...Plus One" which premiered at
the Cannes Film Festival in 2009; and
WHEREAS, Suzan-Lori Parks' projects include her Ray Charles musical,
"Unchain My Heart," scheduled to premiere on Broadway, and she's working
on a new musical, the next installments of Father Comes Home, and a
project for television; and
WHEREAS, A talented musician, Ben Lovett composed the music for "The
Signal", an Independent Spirit Award nominee and enduring cult favorite
which was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival; and

WHEREAS, Ben Lovett then went on to write and perform original scores
for a wide range of theatrically-released feature films which include
"Black Rock", a Sundance hit written starring Kate Bosworth and Lake
Bell produced by the Duplass Brothers; the critical favorite and
Gotham-Award nominee "Sun Don't Shine" from director Amy Seimetz; Dan
Fogler's psychedelic cult comedy "Don Peyote"; and the action thriller
"Isolation" starring Stephen Lang, Dominic Purcell, and Tricia Helfer;
and
WHEREAS, A prolific film composer, Ben Lovett's luminous career began
with the film "Last Goodbye" starring Faye Dunaway and the late David
Carradine, a film that debuted to praise at the Tribeca Film Festival in
2005, and "The Last Lullaby", a noir-drama starring Tom Sizemore, which
captured the Award for Best Original Score at the 2009 Brooklyn Interna-
tional Film Festival; and
WHEREAS, Ben Lovett was awarded Best Original Score for the short film
"Ghost Of Old Highways" at the Madrid International and the Charlotte
Film Festivals and received widespread praise for his work on the recent
science fiction dramas, "Synchronicity" and "The Reconstruction Of
William Zero"; and
WHEREAS, A man of many talents, his work seems to cross every genre
while remaining distinctly modern and untraditional; in addition to
writing scores, Ben Lovett has composed complete works for multiple
television films such as MTV's "My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen" trilogy,
and underscored music for various network programs like Cartoon
Network's "Toonami" and "Adult Swim"; as well as custom branding music
for clients ranging from VH1 to H&M to Disney; and
WHEREAS, A true musical genius, Ben Lovett has been the recipient of
multiple awards and worldwide recognition for numerous collaborative
musical and visual projects; and
WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the arts of
our Nation, to honor artists, such as Suzan-Lori Parks and Ben Lovett,
and to express our appreciation to everyone who patronizes the arts; and
as we celebrate the arts, we celebrate and give thanks to our American
freedom, the only atmosphere in which artists can truly create and in
which art is truly the expression of the soul; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Brooklyn Arts Council upon the occasion of celebrating its
50th Anniversary and paying tribute to this year's honorees on May 3,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Suzan-Lori Parks, Ben Lovett, and Charlotte Cohen, Executive
.SO DOC S R4416 RESO TEXT 2015
Director, Brooklyn Arts Council.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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senate Bill S5909A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the Kerry Rose Fitzsimons fire safety act

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Mar 17, 2016 print number 5909a
amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 11, 2015 referred to rules

S5909 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4355A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§378 & 372, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4355
2013-2014: A9214A, S7728

S5909 - Summary

Enacts the Kerry Rose Fitzsimons fire safety act requiring interconnectable smoke detecting devices to be installed in certain residential buildings.

S5909 - Sponsor Memo

S5909 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5909

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  requiring  intercon-
  nectable  smoke  detecting devices to be installed in certain residen-
  tial buildings

  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 "Kerry Rose
Fitzsimons Fire Safety Act."
  S  2.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 5-b of section 378 of the executive
law, as separately amended by chapters 96 and 506 of the laws  of  1988,
is amended to read as follows:
  a.  every  one or two-family dwelling [or any] SHALL HAVE INSTALLED AN
OPERABLE INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE DETECTING DEVICE OR DEVICES. ANY  dwell-
ing  accommodation located in a building owned as a condominium or coop-
erative in the state used as a residence shall have installed an  opera-
ble single station smoke detecting alarm device or devices,
  S  3.  Section  372  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. "INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE  DETECTING  DEVICE"  OR  "INTERCONNECTABLE
SMOKE  DETECTING  ALARM  DEVICE"  MEANS A BATTERY OPERATED OR HARD-WIRED
SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE THAT COMMUNICATES WITH OTHER  SUCH  DEVICES
SO  THAT  WHEN  ONE SUCH DEVICE GIVE WARNINGS THE OTHER INTERCONNECTABLE
SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WILL ALSO GIVE WARNINGS.
  S 4. This act shall take effect January 1,  2025;  provided,  however,
that  effective  immediately,  the addition and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on  or  before
such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07393-02-5

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S5909A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4355A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§378 & 372, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4355
2013-2014: A9214A, S7728

S5909A - Summary

Enacts the Kerry Rose Fitzsimons fire safety act requiring interconnectable smoke detecting devices to be installed in certain residential buildings.

S5909A - Sponsor Memo

S5909A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5909--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  requiring  intercon-
  nectable  smoke  detecting devices to be installed in certain residen-
  tial buildings

  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 "Kerry Rose
Fitzsimons Fire Safety Act."
  S  2.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 5-b of section 378 of the executive
law, as separately amended by chapters 96 and 506 of the laws  of  1988,
is amended to read as follows:
  a.  every  one or two-family dwelling [or any] SHALL HAVE INSTALLED AN
OPERABLE INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE DETECTING DEVICE OR DEVICES. ANY  dwell-
ing  accommodation located in a building owned as a condominium or coop-
erative in the state used as a residence shall have installed an  opera-
ble single station smoke detecting alarm device or devices,
  S  3.  Section  372  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. "INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE  DETECTING  DEVICE"  OR  "INTERCONNECTABLE
SMOKE  DETECTING  ALARM  DEVICE"  MEANS A BATTERY OPERATED OR HARD-WIRED
SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE THAT COMMUNICATES WITH OTHER  SUCH  DEVICES
SO  THAT  WHEN  ONE SUCH DEVICE GIVE WARNINGS THE OTHER INTERCONNECTABLE
SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WILL ALSO GIVE WARNINGS.
  S 4. This act shall take effect January 1,  2027;  provided,  however,
that  effective  immediately,  the addition and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on  or  before
such effective date.

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

senate Bill S7033

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of fire insurance premium taxes

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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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Mar 17, 2016 referred to insurance

S7033 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9432
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9105, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9432

S7033 - Summary

Relates to the distribution of fire insurance premium taxes; provides that a percentage of fire insurance premium taxes be paid to the treasurer of the NYS Professional Firefighters Association to promote, support and maintain the well-being of paid professional firefighters employed in the state.

S7033 - Sponsor Memo

S7033 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7033

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  the  distribution  of
  fire insurance premium taxes

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subsection (d) of section 9105 of the insur-
ance law, as amended by chapter 293 of the laws of 1988, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (1) The amount of all monies which were received by the superintendent
on or before the first day of April in each year under the provisions of
this  section  or section nine thousand one hundred four of this article
shall be distributed by him OR HER not later than the first day of  July
in such year, after adding any earnings resulting from the investment of
such  monies  and deducting the expenses of collection and distribution.
[Ten] NINE percent of such remaining monies received under this  section
shall be paid to the treasurer of the Firemen's Association of the State
of  New  York  for  the support and maintenance of the firemen's home at
Hudson, New York, AND ONE PERCENT  OF  SUCH  REMAINING  MONIES  RECEIVED
UNDER  THIS SECTION SHALL BE PAID TO THE TREASURER OF THE NEW YORK STATE
PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE, SUPPORT  AND  MAINTAIN
THE  WELL-BEING  OF PAID PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS EMPLOYED IN THE STATE
OF NEW YORK, and the balance shall be paid as specified in paragraph two
[hereof] OF THIS SUBSECTION, in amounts which will be that proportion of
the balance so to be distributed which the total amount of  fire  insur-
ance  business  written  by  foreign  mutual fire insurance companies on
property situated in such locality bears to the  total  amount  of  fire
insurance business written by foreign mutual fire insurance companies on
property  situated  in  any  and  all of the protected localities in the
state having treasurers or other fiscal officers as designated in  para-
graph two [hereof] OF THIS SUBSECTION afforded fire protection by a fire
department  or  fire  company  and  upon  which the tax provided in this
section has been paid.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14247-01-6

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