assembly Bill A9634

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "community financial services access and modernization act of 2016"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 13, 2016 print number 9634b
amend and recommit to codes
Jun 01, 2016 reported referred to codes
May 27, 2016 print number 9634a
amend (t) and recommit to banks
Mar 23, 2016 referred to banks

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A9634 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6985
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Bank L, generally; amd §2, Chap 591 of 2001; amd §§170.05, 170.10 & 170.20, Pen L

A9634 - Summary

Relates to enacting the "community financial services access and modernization act".

A9634 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9634

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RODRIGUEZ  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Banks

AN ACT to amend the banking law and the penal law, in relation to enact-
  ing the "community financial services access and modernization act  of
  2016"; and to amend chapter 591 of the laws of 2001 amending the bank-
  ing  law relating to limiting the check cashing exemption for national
  banks and other regulated entities, in relation to  the  effectiveness
  thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as and may be cited as
the "community financial services access and modernization act of 2016".
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 5 of section  18-a  of  the  banking
law,  as  amended by chapter 155 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read
as follows:
  (b) two thousand dollars when the application relates to the licensing
of an additional location or change of location or the  licensing  of  a
[mobile  unit]   LIMITED STATION of a licensed [casher of checks] FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES PROVIDER; or
  S 3. The third undesignated paragraph of section 340  of  the  banking
law,  as  added by chapter 22 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as
follows:
  Nothing in this  article  shall  apply  to  licensed  collateral  loan
brokers OR LICENSED FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS.
  S  4.  Section 366 of the banking law, as amended by chapter 49 of the
laws of 1961, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 849  of  the  laws  of
1964  and  as  further amended by section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of
the laws of 2011, subdivisions 2 and 3 as renumbered by chapter  132  of
the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  S 366.  Definitions.  When used in this article. 1. The term "licensed
[casher of checks] FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDER" means  any  [individual,
partnership,  unincorporated  association  or  corporation]  PERSON duly
licensed by the superintendent of financial services to engage in  busi-
ness pursuant to the provisions of this article.

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

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A9634A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6985
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Bank L, generally; amd §2, Chap 591 of 2001; amd §§170.05, 170.10 & 170.20, Pen L

A9634A - Summary

Relates to enacting the "community financial services access and modernization act".

A9634A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9634--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. RODRIGUEZ, ARROYO, BENEDETTO, PICHARDO, PERRY,
  LINARES,  CRESPO,   HYNDMAN,   RIVERA,   DILAN,   TENNEY,   SEPULVEDA,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, FARRELL
  -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Banks  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to enacting the "community
  financial services access and modernization act of 2016"; and  provid-
  ing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as and may be cited as
the "community financial services access and modernization act of 2016".
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 5 of section  18-a  of  the  banking
law,  as  amended by chapter 155 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read
as follows:
  (b) two thousand dollars when the application relates to the licensing
of an additional location or change of location or the  licensing  of  a
[mobile  unit]   LIMITED STATION of a licensed [casher of checks] FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES PROVIDER; or
  S 3. The third undesignated paragraph of section 340  of  the  banking
law,  as  added by chapter 22 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as
follows:
  Nothing in this  article  shall  apply  to  licensed  collateral  loan
brokers OR LICENSED FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS.
  S  4.  Section 366 of the banking law, as amended by chapter 49 of the
laws of 1961, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 849  of  the  laws  of
1964  and  as  further amended by section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of
the laws of 2011, subdivisions 2 and 3 as renumbered by chapter  132  of
the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  S 366.  Definitions.  When used in this article. 1. The term "licensed
[casher of checks] FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDER" means  any  [individual,
partnership,  unincorporated  association  or  corporation]  PERSON duly

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14451-06-6

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A9634B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6985
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Bank L, generally; amd §2, Chap 591 of 2001; amd §§170.05, 170.10 & 170.20, Pen L

A9634B - Summary

Relates to enacting the "community financial services access and modernization act".

A9634B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9634--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RODRIGUEZ, BENEDETTO, PICHARDO, PERRY, LINARES,
  CRESPO, RIVERA, DILAN, TENNEY, SEPULVEDA, JEAN-PIERRE, WEPRIN, HARRIS,
  HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE,  CANCEL,  FARRELL  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Banks  -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- reported and referred to the Committee  on  Codes
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to enacting the  "community
  financial  services access and modernization act of 2016"; and provid-
  ing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as and may be cited as
the "community financial services access and modernization act of 2016".
  S  2.  Paragraph  (b)  of subdivision 5 of section 18-a of the banking
law, as amended by chapter 155 of the laws of 2012, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (b) two thousand dollars when the application relates to the licensing
of  an  additional  location or change of location or the licensing of a
[mobile unit]  LIMITED STATION of a licensed [casher of  checks]  FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES PROVIDER; or
  S  3.  The  third undesignated paragraph of section 340 of the banking
law, as added by chapter 22 of the laws of 1990, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  Nothing  in  this  article  shall  apply  to  licensed collateral loan
brokers OR LICENSED FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS.
  S 4. Section 366 of the banking law, as amended by chapter 49  of  the
laws  of  1961,  subdivision  1 as amended by chapter 849 of the laws of
1964 and as further amended by section 104 of part A of  chapter  62  of
the  laws  of 2011, subdivisions 2 and 3 as renumbered by chapter 132 of
the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  S 366. Definitions. When used in this article. 1. The  term  "licensed
[casher  of  checks] FINANCIAL SERVICES PROVIDER" means any [individual,

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

Albany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) protecting seniors from financial abuse passed the Senate on March 22. The bill (S.639) would authorize banks to refuse any transaction of moneys if a banking institution, social services official, or law enforcement agency reasonably believes that financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult is occurring.

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to recognize the contributions of veterans by making them eligible for an existing reduced fare program through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The bill (S5545A), sponsored by Senator Susan Serino (R-C-I, Hyde Park), would extend MTA’s half-fare benefit to veterans and help make it more affordable to live in the greater metropolitan area.

ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo announced Tuesday that the New York State Assembly has finally joined the Senate in voting to legalize mixed martial arts in New York State.

For the past seven years, Senator Griffo has continuously sponsored legislation to allow New York MMA fighters the privilege of competing professionally in their own home state, with the same strict safety guidelines that regulate other professional sports.

senate Bill S4155A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

In relation to designating urban park rangers employed by the city of New York as peace officers under state law

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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
May 09, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 29, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 28, 2016 1st report cal.492
Mar 23, 2016 print number 4155a
amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.1457
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2015 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

S4155 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5626A
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2.10, CP L

S4155 - Summary

Relates to designating urban park rangers employed by the city of New York as peace officers.

S4155 - Sponsor Memo

S4155 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4155

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation  to  designating
  urban  park rangers employed by the city of New York as peace officers
  under state law

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  27 of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure
law, as amended by chapter 664 of the laws of 2004, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  27.  New  York  city special patrolmen appointed by the police commis-
sioner pursuant to subdivision c or e of section 434a-7.0 or subdivision
c or e of section 14-106 of the administrative code of the city  of  New
York;  provided,  however,  that  nothing  in  this subdivision shall be
deemed to authorize such officer to carry, possess, repair or dispose of
a firearm unless the appropriate license therefor has been issued pursu-
ant to section 400.00 of the penal law and the employer  has  authorized
such  officer  to  possess  a  firearm  during any phase of the officers
on-duty employment. Special patrolmen shall have the powers set forth in
section 2.20 of this article only when they are acting pursuant to their
special duties; provided, however, that the following categories of  New
York  city  special patrolmen shall have such powers whether or not they
are acting pursuant to their  special  duties:  school  safety  officers
employed  by  the  board  of  education of the city of New York; parking
control specialists, taxi and limousine inspectors, [urban park rangers]
and evidence and property control specialists employed by  the  city  of
New  York; and further provided that, with respect to the aforementioned
categories of New York city special  patrolmen,  where  such  a  special
patrolman  has  been  appointed by the police commissioner and, upon the
expiration of such  appointment  the  police  commissioner  has  neither
renewed such appointment nor explicitly determined that such appointment

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09415-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S4155A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5626A
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2.10, CP L

S4155A - Summary

Relates to designating urban park rangers employed by the city of New York as peace officers.

S4155A - Sponsor Memo

S4155A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4155--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee  on Codes 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 criminal procedure law, in relation to designating
  urban park rangers employed by the city of New York as peace  officers
  under state law

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 27 of section 2.10 of  the  criminal  procedure
law,  as  amended by chapter 664 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read
as follows:
  27. New York city special patrolmen appointed by  the  police  commis-
sioner pursuant to subdivision c or e of section 434a-7.0 or subdivision
c  or  e of section 14-106 of the administrative code of the city of New
York; provided, however, that  nothing  in  this  subdivision  shall  be
deemed to authorize such officer to carry, possess, repair or dispose of
a firearm unless the appropriate license therefor has been issued pursu-
ant  to  section 400.00 of the penal law and the employer has authorized
such officer to possess a firearm  during  any  phase  of  the  officers
on-duty employment. Special patrolmen shall have the powers set forth in
section 2.20 of this article only when they are acting pursuant to their
special  duties; provided, however, that the following categories of New
York city special patrolmen shall have such powers whether or  not  they
are  acting  pursuant  to  their  special duties: school safety officers
employed by the board of education of the  city  of  New  York;  parking
control specialists, taxi and limousine inspectors, [urban park rangers]
and  evidence  and  property control specialists employed by the city of
New York; and further provided that, with respect to the  aforementioned
categories  of  New  York  city  special patrolmen, where such a special

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09415-02-5

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to make energy-efficient upgrades more affordable for homeowners and businesses.

senate Bill S7092

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to corporate political contributions

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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 23, 2016 referred to elections

S7092 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9899
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-116, El L

S7092 - Summary

Relates to corporate political contributions including rights of shareholders and disclosure.

S7092 - Sponsor Memo

S7092 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7092

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  corporate  political
  contributions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 14-116  of  the  election  law  is
amended  by  adding four new paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) to read as
follows:
  (A) CORPORATIONS SHALL NOT SPEND ANY RESOURCES ON POLITICAL  CAMPAIGNS
AND  CANDIDATES  WITHOUT  SHOWING  A PRIOR MAJORITY VOTE OF SHAREHOLDERS
AUTHORIZING POLITICAL SPENDING BY MANAGEMENT AND EXPRESSING THE PARTISAN
POLITICAL PREFERENCES OF THE SHAREHOLDERS.
  (B) ALL CORPORATE POLITICAL  EXPENDITURES  OR  CONTRIBUTIONS  MUST  BE
POSTED ON THE COMPANY WEBSITE WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS.
  (C)  IF  A  MAJORITY OF A COMPANY'S SHARES ARE OWNED BY LARGE INSTITU-
TIONAL INVESTORS THAT CANNOT TAKE POLITICAL POSITIONS,  THE  CORPORATION
SHALL NOT MAKE POLITICAL EXPENDITURES OR CONTRIBUTIONS.
  (D)  SHAREHOLDERS  HAVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST A PRO RATA REBATE FOR THE
PORTION OF THEIR INVESTMENTS SPENT BY THE CORPORATION ON  ANY  POLITICAL
EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS THEY DISAGREE WITH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13788-01-6

senate Bill S6783A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to mandating continuing education for certified interior designers

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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 23, 2016 print number 6783a
amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Feb 22, 2016 referred to higher education

S6783 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8305-a, Ed L

S6783 - Summary

Relates to mandatory continuing education for certified interior designers.

S6783 - Sponsor Memo

S6783 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6783

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  continuing  education
  requirements for interior designer certification

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 8305-a
to read as follows:
  S 8305-A. MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS.    1.
(A)  EACH  LICENSED  INTERIOR  DESIGNER  REQUIRED  UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO
REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE  SHALL
COMPLY  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION EXCEPT AS SET
FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. INTERIOR  DESIGNERS
WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SHALL
NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED
A  REGISTRATION  CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER MAY PRAC-
TICE WITHOUT HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF  HE  OR  SHE  IS  ISSUED  A
CONDITIONAL  REGISTRATION  CERTIFICATE  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B) IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  ADJUSTMENT  TO  THE
MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT MAY BE GRANTED BY THE DEPART-
MENT  FOR  REASONS  OF  HEALTH  CERTIFIED  BY AN APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH  THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES,  OR  FOR  OTHER  GOOD CAUSE ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT
WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.
  (C) A LICENSED INTERIOR DESIGNER NOT ENGAGED IN PRACTICE AS DETERMINED
BY THE DEPARTMENT, SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY CONTINUING  EDUCA-
TION  REQUIREMENT  UPON  THE  FILING  OF A STATEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT
DECLARING SUCH STATUS. ANY LICENSEE WHO RETURNS TO THE PRACTICE OF INTE-
RIOR DESIGN DURING THE TRIENNIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD  SHALL  NOTIFY  THE
DEPARTMENT  PRIOR  TO  THE REENTERING THE PROFESSION AND SHALL MEET SUCH
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AS SHALL BE PRESCRIBED  BY  REGULATIONS
OF THE COMMISSIONER.

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

S6783A - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8305-a, Ed L

S6783A - Summary

Relates to mandatory continuing education for certified interior designers.

S6783A - Sponsor Memo

S6783A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6783--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  continuing  education
  requirements for certified interior designer certification

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 8305-a
to read as follows:
  S  8305-A.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  FOR  CERTIFIED  INTERIOR
DESIGNERS.   1. (A) EACH CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER REQUIRED UNDER THIS
ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE  IN  THE
STATE  SHALL  COMPLY  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THE MANDATORY CONTINUING
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION
EXCEPT  AS  SET  FORTH  IN  PARAGRAPHS  (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  SHALL  NOT  USE  THE  TITLE  CERTIFIED  INTERIOR
DESIGNER  UNTIL  THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED A
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT A CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER  MAY
PRACTICE  WITHOUT  HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A
CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B)  IN  ACCORD  WITH  THE  INTENT  OF THIS SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE
MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT MAY BE GRANTED BY THE DEPART-
MENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH  CERTIFIED  BY  AN  APPROPRIATE  HEALTH  CARE
PROFESSIONAL,  FOR  EXTENDED  ACTIVE  DUTY  WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE
UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER GOOD  CAUSE  ACCEPTABLE  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT
WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.
  (C)  A  CERTIFIED  INTERIOR DESIGNER NOT ENGAGED IN PRACTICE AS DETER-
MINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT UPON THE FILING OF A STATEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT
DECLARING  SUCH  STATUS. ANY CERTIFICATE HOLDER WISHING TO USE THE TITLE
CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER WHO RETURNS  TO  THE  PRACTICE  OF  INTERIOR
DESIGN DURING THE TRIENNIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPART-
MENT  PRIOR  TO  REENTERING THE PROFESSION AND SHALL MEET SUCH MANDATORY

(Albany, NY) - State Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement today after bill S1474, also known as the Proximity Bill, passed the New York State Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee. The Proximity bill, which is sponsored by Senator Rivera in the Senate and Assemblymember Marcos Crespo in the Assembly, will establish a pilot project to place incarcerated individuals in facilities that are close to their home and their families. The bill has now been referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

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