assembly Bill A8423

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Limits contingent fees to attorneys in actions for property damage or personal injury, including death

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Oct 09, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A8423 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §474-a, Judy L

A8423 - Summary

Limits contingent fees to attorneys in actions for property damage or personal injury, including death.

A8423 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8423

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, HIKIND, ROBINSON -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend the judiciary law, in relation to contingent fees for
  attorneys

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

  Section  1.  Section 474-a of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter
485 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S 474-a. Contingent fees  for  attorneys  in  claims  or  actions  for
medical,  dental or podiatric malpractice, OR IN ANY CLAIM OR ACTION FOR
PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH. 1. For the  purpose
of this section, the term "contingent fee" shall mean any attorney's fee
in  any claim or action for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice, OR
IN ANY CLAIM OR ACTION FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING
DEATH, whether determined by judgment or settlement, which is  dependent
in  whole or in part upon the success of the prosecution by the attorney
of such claim or action, or which is to consist of a percentage  of  any
recovery,  or a sum equal to a percentage of any recovery, in such claim
or action.
  2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent judicial rule, a contingent fee in
a medical, dental or podiatric malpractice action, OR IN  ANY  CLAIM  OR
ACTION  FOR  PROPERTY  DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, shall
not exceed the amount of compensation  provided  for  in  the  following
schedule:

     30 percent of the first $250,000 of the sum recovered;
     25 percent of the next $250,000 of the sum recovered;
     20 percent of the next $500,000 of the sum recovered;
     15 percent of the next $250,000 of the sum recovered;
     10 percent of any amount over $1,250,000 of the sum recovered.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04184-01-5

assembly Bill A8422

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Exempts from the sales tax meals served to laborers at farm labor camp commissaries

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
Oct 09, 2015 referred to ways and means

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A8422 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3070
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1105, Tax L

A8422 - Summary

Exempts from the sales tax meals served to laborers at farm labor camp commissaries.

A8422 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8422

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, DenDEKKER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. COLTON, ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways
  and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation  to  the  sales  tax  on  meals
  served to laborers at farm labor camp commissaries

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (ii) of subdivision (d) of section  1105  of  the
tax law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as follows:
  (C)  MEALS  SERVED  TO LABORERS OF A FARM LABOR CAMP IN ANY FARM LABOR
CAMP COMMISSARY AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWELVE-C OF THE  LABOR
LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04167-01-5

assembly Bill A8421

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires establishments which sell alcoholic beverages and/or food for consumption on premises and which provide sexual entertainment to register sex performers

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Oct 09, 2015 referred to labor

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A8421 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-B §§156 - 159, Lab L

A8421 - Summary

Requires establishments which sell alcoholic beverages and/or food for consumption on premises and which provide sexual entertainment to register sex performers.

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

                                  8421

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, RIVERA, BENEDETTO, JAFFEE, COOK, ROBINSON,
  CLARK,  HOOPER,  COLTON  -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to protecting persons includ-
  ing those employed at adult entertainment establishments from becoming
  victims of severe forms of human trafficking

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "dance performer registration act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. Although there are believed to be  tens  or
even  hundreds of thousands of trafficking victims in the United States,
less than one out of a thousand have been identified since  human  traf-
ficking was made a federal crime in 2000. Therefore, there is an immedi-
ate  need  to  end human trafficking in the United States by identifying
victims and monitoring places that are  suspected  of  participating  in
severe  forms  of  trafficking.  Victims  of sex trafficking may work at
places where commercial sexual exploitation occurs. The purpose of  this
act  is  to ensure and prevent dance performers from becoming victims of
involuntary servitude or prostitution.
  S 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 4-B to  read  as
follows:

                               ARTICLE 4-B
                      DANCE PERFORMER REGISTRATION
SECTION 156. DEFINITIONS.
        157. DANCE PERFORMER PERMIT.
        158. DANCE PERFORMER PERMIT REGISTRY.
        159. PENALTIES.
  S 156. DEFINITIONS. WHEREVER USED IN THIS ARTICLE:

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04088-01-5

assembly Bill A8442

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a class E felony for the sale to a minor of an alcoholic beverage containing a stimulant when such sale is made by a licensee of the state liquor authority

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to economic development
Oct 09, 2015 referred to economic development

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A8442 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65, ABC L

A8442 - Summary

Establishes a class E felony for the sale to a minor of an alcoholic beverage containing a stimulant when such sale is made by a licensee of the state liquor authority.

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

                                  8442

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, AUBRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ARROYO, ROBINSON, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Economic Development

AN ACT to amend the alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in  relation  to
  providing  enhanced penalties for licensees who sell certain alcoholic
  beverages to persons under the age of twenty-one years

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

  Section 1. Section 65 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A.  ANY  LICENSEE,  OR ITS AGENT OR EMPLOYEE, WHO SELLS, DELIVERS OR
GIVES AWAY, OR CAUSES, PERMITS OR PROCURES  TO  BE  SOLD,  DELIVERED  OR
GIVEN AWAY TO ANY PERSON, ACTUALLY OR APPARENTLY, UNDER THE AGE OF TWEN-
TY-ONE  YEARS,  ANY  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE THAT  CONTAINS MORE THAN TWO PER
CENTUM OF ALCOHOL BY VOLUME, IN COMBINATION WITH MORE THAN  FIVE  MILLI-
GRAMS  PER  OUNCE  OF CAFFEINE OR ANY OTHER STIMULANT INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, GUARANA, GINSENG OR TAURINE THAT HAS AN EQUIVALENT EFFECT AS
SUCH QUANTITY OF CAFFEINE, SHALL BE  GUILTY  OF  A  CLASS  E  FELONY  AS
DEFINED IN THE PENAL LAW.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04192-01-5

assembly Bill A8420

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparations (no-fault insurance) applicable to motorcycles

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 20, 2016 print number 8420a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Oct 09, 2015 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A8420 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5102, 5103 & 5104, Ins L

A8420 - Summary

Makes comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparations (no-fault insurance) applicable to motorcycles.

A8420 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8420

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  making  comprehensive
  motor vehicle insurance reparations applicable to motorcycles

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

  Section 1. Subsection (f) of section 5102  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  (f) "Motor  vehicle" means a motor vehicle as defined in section three
hundred eleven of the vehicle and traffic law and also includes fire and
police vehicles, AND MOTORCYCLES.  It shall not include any motor  vehi-
cle  not  required  to carry financial security pursuant to article six,
eight or forty-eight-A of the vehicle and traffic law [or a  motorcycle,
as defined in subsection (m) hereof].
  S  2.  Subsections  (a)  and (f) of section 5103 of the insurance law,
subsection (f) as amended by chapter  402  of  the  laws  of  1986,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Every  owner's  policy  of  liability insurance issued on a motor
vehicle in satisfaction of the requirements of article six or  eight  of
the  vehicle  and  traffic  law  shall also provide for; every owner who
maintains another form of financial  security  on  a  motor  vehicle  in
satisfaction  of  the requirements of such articles shall be liable for;
and every owner of a  motor  vehicle  required  to  be  subject  to  the
provisions  of  this article by subdivision two of section three hundred
twenty-one of the vehicle and traffic  law  shall  be  liable  for;  the
payment of first party benefits to:
  (1)  Persons,  other  than  occupants  of  another motor vehicle [or a
motorcycle], for loss arising out of the use or operation in this  state
of  such  motor  vehicle.  In  the case of occupants of a bus other than
operators, owners, and employees of the owner or operator  of  the  bus,
the coverage for first party benefits shall be afforded under the policy

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01373-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A8420A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5102, 5103 & 5104, Ins L

A8420A - Summary

Makes comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparations (no-fault insurance) applicable to motorcycles.

A8420A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8420--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  making  comprehensive
  motor vehicle insurance reparations applicable to motorcycles

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

  Section 1. Subsection (f) of section 5102  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  (f) "Motor  vehicle" means a motor vehicle as defined in section three
hundred eleven of the vehicle and traffic law and also includes fire and
police vehicles, AND MOTORCYCLES.  It shall not include any motor  vehi-
cle  not  required  to carry financial security pursuant to article six,
eight or forty-eight-A of the vehicle and traffic law [or a  motorcycle,
as defined in subsection (m) hereof].
  S  2.  Subsections  (a)  and (f) of section 5103 of the insurance law,
subsection (f) as amended by chapter  402  of  the  laws  of  1986,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Every  owner's  policy  of  liability insurance issued on a motor
vehicle in satisfaction of the requirements of article six or  eight  of
the  vehicle  and  traffic  law  shall also provide for; every owner who
maintains another form of financial  security  on  a  motor  vehicle  in
satisfaction  of  the requirements of such articles shall be liable for;
and every owner of a  motor  vehicle  required  to  be  subject  to  the
provisions  of  this article by subdivision two of section three hundred
twenty-one of the vehicle and traffic  law  shall  be  liable  for;  the
payment of first party benefits to:
  (1)  Persons,  other  than  occupants  of  another motor vehicle [or a
motorcycle], for loss arising out of the use or operation in this  state

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01373-03-6

assembly Bill A8441

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids; and establishes a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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May 12, 2016 print number 8441b
amend and recommit to economic development
Jan 25, 2016 print number 8441a
amend (t) and recommit to economic development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to economic development
Oct 09, 2015 referred to economic development

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A8441 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-hh, Gen Bus L; amd §§480, 1605 & 1607, Tax L; amd §§105, 106 & 118, ABC L

A8441 - Summary

Prohibits the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids; and establishes a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender program.

A8441 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8441

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GJONAJ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Economic Development

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, the tax law and the alcoholic
  beverage control law, in relation to prohibiting the sale of synthetic
  cannabinoids

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-hh to read as follows:
  S  399-HH.  SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID; PROHIBITED.
1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID"  MEANS  ANY
CHEMICAL  COMPOUND  THAT  IS  A  CANNABINOID  RECEPTOR AGONIST AND SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY MATERIAL, COMPOUND, MIXTURE OR PREP-
ARATION THAT IS NOT DESIGNATED AS A  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  2.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM,  CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, DISTRIBUTE
OR GIVE AWAY, FOR RETAIL, WHOLESALE OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ANY SYNTHET-
IC CANNABINIOD.
  3. ANY PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED
LIABILITY  COMPANY  OR  OTHER  ENTITY  THAT IS FOUND BY A LOCAL CRIMINAL
COURT, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 10.10 OF THE  CRIMINAL
PROCEDURE  LAW,  TO  HAVE  VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF
THIS SECTION SHALL BE  SUBJECT  TO  A  CIVIL  PENALTY  OF  TWO  THOUSAND
DOLLARS;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT UPON A FINDING OF A SECOND OR SUBSE-
QUENT VIOLATION WITHIN ANY PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, THE VIOLATOR  SHALL  BE
SUBJECT  TO  A  CIVIL  PENALTY  OF  FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND PROVIDED,
FURTHER, THAT UPON A FINDING OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT  VIOLATION  WITHIN
ANY  PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, THE COURT SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE THEREOF TO THE
COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, THE DIVISION OF  THE  LOTTERY  AND
THE  STATE  LIQUOR  AUTHORITY, AND THE VIOLATOR SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11842-01-5

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A8441A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-hh, Gen Bus L; amd §§480, 1605 & 1607, Tax L; amd §§105, 106 & 118, ABC L

A8441A - Summary

Prohibits the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids; and establishes a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender program.

A8441A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8441--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GJONAJ, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. BARCLAY, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on
  Economic  Development  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Economic
  Development in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to establish a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender program
  within the department of health; and to  amend  the  general  business
  law,  the  tax law and the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation
  to prohibiting the sale of synthetic cannabinoids

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

  Section  1.    There  is  hereby established, within the department of
health,  a  statewide  synthetic  cannabinoid  surrender  program.  Such
program  shall, for a period of 90 days after the effective date of this
section, in  compliance  with  federal  law  operate  as  the  statewide
synthetic  cannabinoid  surrender  program  whereby  any  individual, at
multiple geographic locations  throughout  the  state,  may  anonymously
surrender  any product containing a synthetic cannabinoid, as defined in
section 399-hh of the general business law. Provided  further,  that  no
surrender  of  a synthetic cannabinoid pursuant to this section shall be
deemed to be a sale for any purpose of law, rule or regulation.
  S 2.  The general business law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
399-hh to read as follows:
  S  399-HH.  SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID; PROHIBITED.
1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID"  MEANS  ANY
CHEMICAL  COMPOUND  THAT  IS  A  CANNABINOID  RECEPTOR AGONIST AND SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY MATERIAL, COMPOUND, MIXTURE OR PREP-
ARATION THAT IS NOT DESIGNATED AS A  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11842-03-6

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A8441B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-hh, Gen Bus L; amd §§480, 1605 & 1607, Tax L; amd §§105, 106 & 118, ABC L

A8441B - Summary

Prohibits the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids; and establishes a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender program.

A8441B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8441--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GJONAJ, MONTESANO, PICHARDO, RODRIGUEZ, MAYER,
  WALKER, COOK, BENEDETTO, RAIA, McLAUGHLIN, GRAF, RA,  GALEF,  RUSSELL,
  COLTON,  HYNDMAN,  BLAKE,  CURRAN,  HOOPER, PEOPLES-STOKES, PALMESANO,
  ARROYO, ORTIZ, STIRPE --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  ABBATE,
  BARCLAY,  CRESPO,  CROUCH,  DUPREY,  McDONOUGH, OAKS, ROBINSON -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee  on Economic Development in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a statewide synthetic cannabinoid surrender  program
  within  the  department  of  health; and to amend the general business
  law, the tax law and the alcoholic beverage control law,  in  relation
  to prohibiting the sale of synthetic cannabinoids

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

  Section 1.   There is hereby established,  within  the  department  of
health,  a  statewide  synthetic  cannabinoid  surrender  program.  Such
program shall, for a period of 90 days after the effective date of  this
section,  in  compliance  with  federal  law  operate  as  the statewide
synthetic cannabinoid  surrender  program  whereby  any  individual,  at
multiple  geographic  locations  throughout  the  state, may anonymously
surrender to the department of health any product containing a synthetic
cannabinoid, as defined in section 399-hh of the general  business  law.
Provided  further, that no surrender of a synthetic cannabinoid pursuant
to this section shall be deemed to be a sale for  any  purpose  of  law,
rule or regulation.
  S  2.    The  general  business law is amended by adding a new section
399-hh to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11842-07-6

assembly Bill A8419

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "behavioral health services for veterans act"

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans' affairs
Oct 09, 2015 referred to veterans' affairs

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A8419 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L; add §19.44, Ment Hyg L

A8419 - Summary

Enacts the "behavioral health services for veterans act".

A8419 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8419

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, GUNTHER, COLTON, WEPRIN, HOOPER, COOK --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

AN ACT to amend the  executive  law  and  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in
  relation to enacting the "behavioral health services for veterans act"

  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 "behavioral
health services for veterans act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  368-a  to
read as follows:
  S  368-A.  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD.  1.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE  DIVISION,  A  BEHAVIORAL  HEALTH
SERVICES  FOR  VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD. SUCH BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF NINE
MEMBERS, THREE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO  OF  WHOM
SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TWO OF WHOM
SHALL  BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE OF WHOM SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  BY  THE  MINORITY  LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. SUCH MEMBERS SHALL
SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE  APPOINTING  AUTHORITY.  VACANCIES  ON  THE
BOARD SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER OF THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT. MEMBERS
OF  THE BOARD SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES BUT SHALL
BE REIMBURSED FOR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  2. THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS  ADVISORY  BOARD  SHALL
STUDY  AND  ANALYZE  BOTH  THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING AND THE NEED FOR NEW
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS. IN PROVIDING SUCH ANALYSIS, THE
BOARD SHALL WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE DIVISION, THE OFFICE  OF  ALCO-
HOLISM  AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES  AND  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF MENTAL
HYGIENE. THE BOARD SHALL REPORT THE FINDINGS OF SUCH STUDY TO THE GOVER-
NOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATIONS  IT  DEEMS  NECESSARY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04783-02-5

assembly Bill A8410

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of health to restrict the use of trans fat in foods prepared by institutions under such department's jurisdiction

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Oct 09, 2015 referred to health

A8410 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L

A8410 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health to restrict the use of trans fat in foods prepared by institutions under such department's jurisdiction; establishes reporting requirements.

A8410 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8410

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  authorizing  and
  directing  the  commissioner  of health to adopt rules and regulations
  requiring the restriction or elimination of the use of  trans  fat  in
  institutions under its jurisdiction

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public  health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows:
  (V)  ESTABLISH  RULES AND REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE ANY INSTITUTION UNDER
THE DEPARTMENT'S JURISDICTION, THAT ALSO PREPARES ON  SITE,  OR  SUBCON-
TRACTS  FOR,  MEALS  TO ITS CLIENTS, PATIENTS OR PATRONS, TO RESTRICT OR
ELIMINATE THE USE OF TRANS FAT FROM SUCH PREPARED FOODS. FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS PARAGRAPH, "TRANS FAT" MEANS A SPECIFIC TYPE  OF  FAT  FORMED  WHEN
LIQUID  FATS ARE MADE INTO SOLID FATS BY THE ADDITION OF HYDROGEN ATOMS,
IN A PROCESS KNOWN AS HYDROGENATION.
  S 2. The commissioner of health shall adopt such rules and regulations
not later than one year after  the  effective  date  of  this  act.  The
department  of  health's  annual  report  to the governor, the temporary
president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly shall include  a
report  assessing  the successful implementation of such rules and regu-
lations in reducing and eliminating the use of trans fat in food  prepa-
ration, and any recommendations relating thereto.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04659-01-5

assembly Bill A8440

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes nurse practitioners to admit mentally ill patients

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Oct 09, 2015 referred to higher education

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A8440 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§9.01, 9.13 & 9.15, Ment Hyg L

A8440 - Summary

Authorizes nurse practitioners to admit a patient to an inpatient mental health unit on a voluntary basis.

A8440 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8440

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, HOOPER -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to authorizing nurse
  practitioners to admit a patient to an inpatient mental health unit on
  a voluntary basis

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

  Section 1. Section 9.01 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new ninth undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
  "QUALIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL  LICENSED  PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND CERTIFIED AS
A  NURSE  PRACTITIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED TWO OF THE
EDUCATION LAW WITH A CERTIFICATE IN THE SPECIALTY OF PSYCHIATRY.
  S 2. Subdivision (a) of section 9.13 of the  mental  hygiene  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  465  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) The director of any hospital may receive as  a  voluntary  patient
any suitable person in need of care and treatment, who voluntarily makes
written  application  therefor. TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH WRITTEN APPLICA-
TION REQUIRES AN EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT AND  CONFIRMATION  THAT  THE
PATIENT  HAS  A  MENTAL ILLNESS FOR WHICH CARE AND TREATMENT IN A MENTAL
HOSPITAL IS APPROPRIATE, SUCH EVALUATION AND CONFIRMATION SHALL BE  MADE
BY  EITHER  A PHYSICIAN OR A QUALIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER. If the person
is under sixteen years of age, the person may be received as a voluntary
patient only on the application of the parent, legal guardian, or  next-
of-kin  of  such  person, or, subject to the terms of any court order or
any instrument executed pursuant to section three hundred  eighty-four-a
of  the  social  services  law, a social services official or authorized
agency with care and custody of  such  person  pursuant  to  the  social
services  law, the director of the division for youth, acting in accord-
ance with section five hundred nine of the executive law, or a person or

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04164-01-5

assembly Bill A8418

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires that state and federal background checks be conducted on applicants applying for for-hire vehicle licenses

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Oct 09, 2015 referred to transportation

A8418 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17-D §499-m, V & T L; amd §19-504, NYC Ad Cd

A8418 - Summary

Requires that prior to the issuance of taxicab, limousine, commuter van, paratransit or for-hire vehicle licenses, the applicant shall be fingerprinted by the authority authorized to issue such licenses for the purpose of securing criminal history records from both the state division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation.

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

                                  8418

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ORTIZ, CLARK -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative  code
  of  the  city  of New York, in relation to requiring background checks
  for for-hire vehicle licenses

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
article 17-D to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 17-D
             BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE LICENSES
SECTION 499-M. BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE LICENSES.
  S 499-M. BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE LICENSES. PRIOR TO  THE
ISSUANCE  OF A TAXICAB, LIMOUSINE, COMMUTER VAN, PARATRANSIT OR FOR-HIRE
VEHICLE LICENSE, THE APPLICANT FOR SUCH LICENSE SHALL  BE  FINGERPRINTED
BY  THE  LICENSING  AUTHORITY  AUTHORIZED  TO ISSUE SUCH LICENSE FOR THE
PURPOSE OF SECURING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS FROM BOTH THE  STATE  DIVI-
SION  OF  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTI-
GATION.  THE APPLICANT SHALL PAY ANY  PROCESSING  FEE  REQUIRED  BY  THE
STATE  DIVISION  OF  CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION. FINGERPRINTS SHALL BE TAKEN OF THE  INDIVIDUAL  OWNER  IF
THE  APPLICANT  IS  A  SOLE  PROPRIETORSHIP; THE GENERAL PARTNERS IF THE
APPLICANT IS A PARTNERSHIP; THE OFFICERS, PRINCIPALS,  AND  STOCKHOLDERS
OWNING MORE THAN TEN PERCENT OF THE OUTSTANDING STOCK OF THE CORPORATION
IF THE APPLICANT IS A CORPORATION.
  S 2. Subdivision l of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the
city  of  New  York, as added by local law number 115 of the city of New
York for the year 1993, is amended and a new subdivision r is  added  to
read as follows:
  l.  Prior  to  the  issuance  of a commuter van license, the applicant
shall be fingerprinted for the  purpose  of  securing  criminal  history

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04660-01-5

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