assembly Bill A2035

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request

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Current Bill Status - Passed Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 26, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.745
May 23, 2016 reported
Jan 15, 2016 print number 2035b
amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
May 12, 2015 print number 2035a
amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 15, 2015 referred to governmental operations

Bill Amendments

A2035
A2035A
A2035B
A2035
A2035A
A2035B

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A2035 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8268

A2035 - Bill Texts

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Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request.

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

                                  2035

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, TITONE, SKOUFIS,
  ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. KEARNS,
  MARKEY, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring places of
  public  accommodation,  resort  or  amusement that operate televisions
  during regular hours of operation  to  provide  closed  captioning  on
  certain televisions

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

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. CLOSED CAPTIONING IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR
AMUSEMENT.  1.  A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW,  SHALL  BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CLOSED CAPTIONING ENABLED ON
ALL TELEVISIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF  SUCH  ESTABLISH-
MENT  DURING REGULAR HOURS OF BUSINESS. THE REGULAR HOURS OF BUSINESS OF
THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT  OR  AMUSEMENT  SHALL  BE  THE
HOURS OF OPERATION AS POSTED IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENT.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IF:
  (A)  NO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING CLOSED  CAPTIONING;
OR
  (B)  IN THE EVENT THAT TWO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE
OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT    HAVE  THE  SAME  CHANNEL
BEING  BROADCAST,  ONLY  ONE OF THE TELEVISIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THIS
SECTION.
  3. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02962-01-5

A. 2035                             2

  (A) "CLOSED CAPTIONING" SHALL MEAN A FEATURE ON A TELEVISION THAT WHEN
ACTIVATED WILL VISUALLY DISPLAY A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE AUDIO PORTION  OF
VIDEO PROGRAMMING; AND
  (B) "PUBLIC AREA" SHALL MEAN THE SECTION OF A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT THAT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.

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A2035A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8268

A2035A - Bill Texts

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Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request.

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

                                 2035--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, TITONE, SKOUFIS,
  ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. KEARNS,
  MARKEY, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
  tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring places of
  public accommodation, resort or  amusement  that  operate  televisions
  during  regular  hours  of  operation  to provide closed captioning on
  certain televisions upon request

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

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. CLOSED CAPTIONING IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR
AMUSEMENT. 1. A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR  AMUSEMENT,  AS
DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  NINE  OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW, SHALL UPON REQUEST BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CLOSED  CAPTIONING
ENABLED  ON  ALL TELEVISIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF SUCH
ESTABLISHMENT DURING REGULAR HOURS OF BUSINESS.  THE  REGULAR  HOURS  OF
BUSINESS OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT SHALL
BE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AS POSTED IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENT.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IF:
  (A)  NO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING CLOSED  CAPTIONING;
OR
  (B)  IN THE EVENT THAT TWO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE
OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT    HAVE  THE  SAME  CHANNEL
BEING  BROADCAST,  ONLY  ONE OF THE TELEVISIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THIS
SECTION.
  3. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02962-02-5

A. 2035--A                          2

  (A) "CLOSED CAPTIONING" SHALL MEAN A FEATURE ON A TELEVISION THAT WHEN
ACTIVATED WILL VISUALLY DISPLAY A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE AUDIO PORTION  OF
VIDEO PROGRAMMING; AND
  (B) "PUBLIC AREA" SHALL MEAN THE SECTION OF A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT THAT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.

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A2035B - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8268

A2035B - Bill Texts

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Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request.

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

                                 2035--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, TITONE, SKOUFIS,
  ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. KEARNS,
  MARKEY, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
  tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  recommitted  to the Committee on Governmental Operations in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring places of
  public  accommodation,  resort  or  amusement that operate televisions
  during regular hours of operation  to  provide  closed  captioning  on
  certain televisions upon request

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

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. CLOSED CAPTIONING IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR
AMUSEMENT.  1.  A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW, SHALL UPON REQUEST BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CLOSED CAPTIONING
ENABLED ON ALL TELEVISIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC AREA  OF  SUCH
ESTABLISHMENT  DURING  REGULAR  HOURS  OF BUSINESS. THE REGULAR HOURS OF
BUSINESS OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT SHALL
BE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AS POSTED IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENT.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IF:
  (A) NO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC  ACCOMMO-
DATION,  RESORT OR AMUSEMENT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING CLOSED CAPTIONING;
OR
  (B) IN THE EVENT THAT TWO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE  PLACE
OF  PUBLIC  ACCOMMODATION,  RESORT  OR AMUSEMENT   HAVE THE SAME CHANNEL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02962-05-6

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BEING BROADCAST, ONLY ONE OF THE TELEVISIONS SHALL BE  SUBJECT  TO  THIS
SECTION.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CLOSED CAPTIONING" SHALL MEAN A FEATURE ON A TELEVISION THAT WHEN
ACTIVATED  WILL VISUALLY DISPLAY A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE AUDIO PORTION OF
VIDEO PROGRAMMING; AND
  (B) "PUBLIC AREA" SHALL MEAN THE SECTION OF A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT THAT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

assembly Bill A3411

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the delivery of a notice of enforcement of a lien upon a self-storage facility

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2016 print number 3411a
amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jan 22, 2015 referred to judiciary

Bill Amendments

A3411
A3411A
A3411
A3411A

A3411 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5347
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Lien Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §182, Lien L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9960, S7576

A3411 - Bill Texts

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Provides for the delivery of a notice of enforcement of a lien upon a self-storage facility.

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

                                  3411

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the lien law, in relation to notice of enforcement of a
  lien

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 182 of the lien law is amended by
adding four new paragraphs (f), (g), (h) and (i) to read as follows:
  (F) "ELECTRONIC MAIL" SHALL MEAN AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE OR AN  EXECUTA-
BLE PROGRAM OR COMPUTER FILE THAT CONTAINS AN IMAGE OF A MESSAGE THAT IS
TRANSMITTED  BETWEEN TWO OR MORE COMPUTERS OR ELECTRONIC TERMINALS. SUCH
TERM SHALL INCLUDE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES THAT ARE  TRANSMITTED  WITHIN  OR
BETWEEN COMPUTER NETWORKS.
  (G)  "LAST  KNOWN ADDRESS" SHALL MEAN THE POSTAL ADDRESS OR ELECTRONIC
MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED BY THE OCCUPANT IN THE LATEST OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT,
OR THE POSTAL ADDRESS OR ELECTRONIC MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED BY  THE  OCCU-
PANT IN A SUBSEQUENT WRITTEN NOTICE OF A CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
  (H)  "VERIFIED  MAIL" SHALL MEAN ANY METHOD OF MAILING THAT IS OFFERED
BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR  PRIVATE  DELIVERY  SERVICE  THAT
PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF MAILING.
  (I) "VERIFIED ELECTRONIC MAIL" MEANS ELECTRONIC MAIL THAT IS TRANSMIT-
TED  TO  AN E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT THE OCCUPANT HAS VERIFIED AS BEING THEIR
OPERABLE E-MAIL ADDRESS AND HAS EXPRESSLY ELECTED TO RECEIVE  NOTICE  BY
ELECTRONIC MAIL TO THAT ADDRESS.
  S 2. Subdivision 7 of section 182 of the lien law, as added by chapter
975 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
  7.  Enforcement of lien. (A) An owner's lien may be enforced by public
or private sale of the goods that have been  removed  from  the  storage
space at a self-service storage facility, in block, or in parcel, at any
time  or  place and on any terms which are commercially reasonable after
notice to all persons known to claim  an  interest  in  the  goods.  The

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03797-01-5

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notice  shall  include  an  itemized  statement  of  the amount due, the
description of the property subject to  the  lien,  the  nature  of  the
proposed  sale,  a  demand  for payment within a specified time not less
than  ten  days from receipt of notification and a conspicuous statement
that unless the claimant pays within that time the goods will be  adver-
tised  for  sale  and  sold  at public or private sale in a commercially
reasonable manner. The notice shall further include the time  and  place
of  any public or private sale and it shall state that any person claim-
ing an interest in the goods is entitled to bring a proceeding hereunder
within ten days of the service of the notice if he disputes the validity
of the lien, or the amount  claimed.  The  notice  shall  be  personally
delivered  to  the  occupant,  or sent by [registered or certified mail,
return receipt requested,] VERIFIED MAIL OR VERIFIED ELECTRONIC MAIL  to
the  [occupant  to  the]  OCCUPANT'S  last KNOWN address provided by the
occupant, pursuant to the occupancy agreement.
  (B) ANY NOTICE MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE PRESUMED  DELIV-
ERED  WHEN  IT  IS  DEPOSITED  WITH  THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR
PRIVATE DELIVERY SERVICE, AND PROPERLY ADDRESSED WITH POSTAGE PREPAID OR
SENT BY VERIFIED ELECTRONIC MAIL TO THE OCCUPANT'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

A3411A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5347
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Lien Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §182, Lien L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9960, S7576

A3411A - Bill Texts

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Provides for the delivery of a notice of enforcement of a lien upon a self-storage facility.

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

                                 3411--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Judiciary  -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in accord-
  ance 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 lien law, in relation to notice of enforcement of  a
  lien on the goods in a self-storage facility

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

  Section 1.  The section heading and subdivisions 1,  2,  6  and  7  of
section  182  of  the  lien  law, as added by chapter 975 of the laws of
1983, are amended to read as follows:
  [Self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE facilities; lien. 1.  Definitions.
As used in this article:
  (a)  ["Self-service  storage]  "SELF-STORAGE  facility" means any real
property or a portion thereof that is designed and used for the  purpose
of  occupying  storage space by occupants who are to have access thereto
for the purpose of storing and removing personal property. The owner  of
a [self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE facility shall not be deemed to be
a  warehouseman  as  defined  in  the uniform commercial code. Except as
provided in paragraph (b) of this subdivision, if an  owner  issues  any
warehouse  receipt,  bill  of lading, or other document of title for the
personal property stored, the owner and the occupant are subject to  the
provisions  of  the  uniform  commercial code and the provisions of this
section shall not be applicable.
  (b) "Owner" means a person, partnership or corporation which  operates
a  [self-service  storage] SELF-STORAGE facility, an agent, or any other
person authorized by the owner to manage  the  facility  or  to  receive
storage fees from an occupant under an occupancy agreement. A warehouse-
man may be an owner to the extent that any part of the building is oper-
ated as a [self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE facility.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03797-05-6

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  (c)  "Occupant"  means  a  person,  entitled to the use of the storage
space at a [self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE facility under a  written
occupancy  agreement  or  his successor or assignee, to the exclusion of
others including the owner except as provided in  this  section  or  the
occupancy agreement.
  (d)  "Occupancy  agreement" means any written agreement, ELECTRONIC OR
PRINTED, that establishes or modifies the terms,  conditions,  rules  or
any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of a [self-service
storage]  SELF-STORAGE  facility  and any one or more individual storage
spaces therein.
  (e) "Personal property" means movable property not affixed to land and
includes, but is not limited to, goods, merchandise and household items.
  (F) "ELECTRONIC MAIL" SHALL MEAN AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE OR AN  EXECUTA-
BLE PROGRAM OR COMPUTER FILE THAT CONTAINS AN IMAGE OF A MESSAGE THAT IS
TRANSMITTED  BETWEEN TWO OR MORE COMPUTERS OR ELECTRONIC TERMINALS. SUCH
TERM SHALL INCLUDE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES THAT ARE  TRANSMITTED  WITHIN  OR
BETWEEN COMPUTER NETWORKS.
  (G)  "LAST  KNOWN  ADDRESS" SHALL MEAN THE STREET ADDRESS, POST OFFICE
BOX ADDRESS OR ELECTRONIC MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED BY THE OCCUPANT  IN  THE
OCCUPANCY  AGREEMENT,  OR  A SUBSEQUENT ADDRESS PROVIDED BY THE OCCUPANT
PURSUANT TO THE OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT.
  (H) "VERIFIED MAIL" SHALL MEAN ANY METHOD OF MAILING THAT  IS  OFFERED
BY  THE  UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR A PRIVATE DELIVERY SERVICE THAT
PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF MAILING INCLUDING, BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  A  FIRST
CLASS MAILING WITH CERTIFICATE OF MAILING.
  2.  Required  disclosures.  (a) The owner shall be required to provide
prior to allowing occupancy a written occupancy agreement which shall be
dated and signed by the occupant and the owner or  his  duly  authorized
agent,  and  be written or printed in a size equal to at least ten-point
bold type and which shall set forth the following information:
  (i) name and address of owner and occupant;
  (ii) street address of [self-service  storage]  SELF-STORAGE  facility
where goods will be stored;
  (iii)  the actual monthly occupancy charge for the particular goods to
be stored expressed in dollars;
  (iv) an itemization of other charges imposed or which may  be  imposed
in  connection  with  the  occupancy, a description of each such charge,
whether the charge is mandatory or optional,  and  the  amount  of  each
charge expressed in dollars;
  (v)  a  statement  of  any  limitation of damages [which shall only be
applicable after the owner has enforced his lien pursuant to subdivision
seven of this section] limiting the amount of the owner's  liability  in
case  of  loss or damage of the goods setting forth a specific liability
per room size or dollar amount  beyond  which  the  owner  will  not  be
liable;  provided  that  if damages are so limited, a statement shall be
included that such liability may on the written request of the  occupant
and  if  accepted  in  writing  by the owner at the time of signing such
occupancy agreement or within a reasonable time thereafter be  increased
on  part  or all of the goods stored, in which event increased rates may
be charged based on such increased valuation. The rates charged  for  an
increased  valuation shall be set forth and a pre-addressed request form
to enable the occupant  to  request  an  increased  valuation  shall  be
provided; and
  (vi)  any  other material terms and conditions of the occupancy trans-
action.

A. 3411--A                          3

  (b) Every occupancy  agreement  as  required  by  this  section  shall
include  the  business  address  and  telephone number to be used by the
occupant in making inquiries concerning the occupancy transaction.
  (c)  Every  occupancy  agreement  as  required  by  this section shall
contain the following conspicuous notice:
"Notice: The monthly occupancy charge and other charges stated  in  this
agreement are the actual charges you must pay".
  6.  Lien.  The owner of a [self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE facility
has a lien upon all personal property stored at a [self-service storage]
SELF-STORAGE facility for occupancy fees or other  charges,  present  or
future,  in relation to the personal property and for expenses necessary
for its preservation or expenses reasonably  incurred  in  its  sale  or
other  disposition pursuant to law and any other charges pursuant to the
occupancy agreement. The lien provided for in this section  is  superior
to any other lien or security interest. The lien attaches as of the date
the personal property is brought to the [self-service storage] SELF-STO-
RAGE facility.
  7.  Enforcement of lien. (A) An owner's lien may be enforced by public
or private sale of the goods [that],  WHETHER  OR  NOT  THEY  have  been
removed  from the storage space at a [self-service storage] SELF-STORAGE
facility, in block, or in parcel, at any time or place and on any  terms
which  are  commercially reasonable after notice to all persons known to
claim an interest in the goods. The notice  shall  include  an  itemized
statement  of the amount due, the description of the property subject to
the lien, the nature of the proposed sale, a demand for payment within a
specified time not less than [ten] TWENTY days from [receipt of  notifi-
cation]  MAILING  OF  THE NOTICE and a conspicuous statement that unless
the claimant pays within that time the goods will be advertised for sale
and sold at public or private sale in a commercially reasonable  manner.
The  notice  shall  further  include the time and place of any public or
private sale and it shall state that any person claiming an interest  in
the goods is entitled to bring a proceeding hereunder within ten days of
the  service  of  the notice if he disputes the validity of the lien, or
the amount claimed. The notice shall EITHER be personally  delivered  to
the  occupant,  or sent [by registered or certified mail, return receipt
requested,] to the [occupant  to  the]  OCCUPANT'S  last  KNOWN  address
[provided by the occupant, pursuant to the occupancy agreement] BY VERI-
FIED MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MAIL.
  (B)  ANY  NOTICE  MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SENT BY ELECTRONIC
MAIL TO THE OCCUPANT'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS SHALL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE  IF  A
NONAUTOMATED  RESPONSE OR A RECEIPT OF DELIVERY TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS IS
RECEIVED. IF THE OWNER DEPOSITS THE NOTICE OF THE SALE WITH  THE  UNITED
STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR A PRIVATE DELIVERY SERVICE, THE NOTICE SHALL BE
SENT  TO  THE  OCCUPANT  BY  VERIFIED  MAIL TO THE OCCUPANT'S LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS OR TO THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF  THE  DESIGNATED  AGENT  OF  THE
OCCUPANT BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH A SALE OF THE GOODS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

K504

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION urging the New York State Congressional deleg-
ation to prevent the United States Department of Education from with-
holding Federal funds from states or taking any other punitive action on
the basis of students' standardized test participation rates

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and respect
the rights of parents to decide what is best for their children as it
relates to refusing to have their children participate in high-stakes,
developmentally inappropriate standardized tests; and
WHEREAS, It is right and just to grant states, individual school
districts and educators the sovereignty to develop a weighted promotion
system as it relates to the evaluation of a school teacher's perform-
ance; and
WHEREAS, The rigor of the recently administered Common Core tests for
children in grades three through eight is excessive and causes many of
these students undue and severe emotional trauma; and
WHEREAS, The very concept of a centralized government in a free nation
forcing a curriculum on children that places an over-emphasis on the
over utilization of high stakes standardized tests in a way that is
disproportionate to accurately evaluating a student's performance in the
classroom is heavy-handed in nature and counter to the American way and
the tenets of our educational system; and
WHEREAS, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan himself acknowledged
serious flaws in the standardized tests that currently drive American
schools, telling an audience of education researchers in 2013 that the
tests are an inadequate gauge of student and teacher performance; and
WHEREAS, Hundreds and thousands of New York parents have demonstrated
their frustration with this culture of testing by opting their kids out
of the grades three through eight Common Core tests this year; and
WHEREAS, As a result of thousands of New York parents exercising their
rights to determine their kids' educational futures, the U.S. Secretary
of Education Arne Duncan has threatened to impose sanctions and penal-
ties against states that fail to comply with certain participation
levels in these tests; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pauses in its deliberations to
urge the New York State Congressional delegation to use all means in
their power including introduction and passage of legislation to protect
the rights of parents to decide what is best for their child's education
when it comes to participation in high stakes Common Core testing and
protecting New York State schools from being penalized for low partic-
ipation rates by the United States Department of Education in the form
of withholding Federal funds or taking any other punitive action on the
basis of students' standardized test participation rates; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to President Barack Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan,
Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry
Reid, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and each
member of the New York State Congressional delegation.

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  • 12 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Resolution Details

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K482

Honoring the Columbia High School Science Olympiad Team upon the occasion of winning the New York State Science Olympiad Competition

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K482


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Columbia High School Science Olym-
piad Team upon the occasion of winning the New York State Science Olym-
piad Competition

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Columbia High School Science Olympiad Team upon the occasion of winning
the New York State Science Olympiad Competition on Saturday, March 14 at
LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, advancing them to the National
Championship to be held May 15-16, 2015, at the University of Nebraska;
and
WHEREAS, Prior to winning the State Competition, the Columbia High
School Science Olympiad Team captured the Regional Championship on
February 7, 2015, at The College of Saint Rose, marking the 22nd time in
the last 23 years the team has taken home the regional championship; and
WHEREAS, The Columbia High School Science Olympiad Team members
include: Danielle Allen, Avery Ball, Parth Bhide, Eric Chen, Katelin
Grifferty, Peter Herrick, Katie Hutton, Evan Iler, Hailey Konisky, Will
LaHera, Timothy MacDonald, Tucker McKeown, Caitlin Muir, Matthew VanAuk-
en, Sarina Xin, and Yang Yang; and
WHEREAS, The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization
dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing
male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technological-
ly-literate workforce and providing for recognition for outstanding
achievement by both students and teachers; these goals are achieved by
participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive
events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and
attending teacher training institutes; and
WHEREAS, The Science Olympiad mission is to promote and improve
student interest in science and to improve the quality of Kindergarten
through grade 12 science education throughout the Nation; and
WHEREAS, The vision of the Science Olympiad is to: create a passion
for learning science by supporting elementary and secondary Science
Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national
levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence;
improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the Nation by
changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught, with an
emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on, constructivist
learning practices; celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement
of both students and teachers in the areas of science and technology;
and promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, govern-
ment and education; and
WHEREAS, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is becoming
an exceedingly popular and driving field in New York's economy and
Science Olympiad programs are influential in preparing students to be
leaders in STEM and at the forefront of emerging science and technology;
and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Diana Prout and Assistant Coaches Darleen Morgan
and Bruce Palmer guided their team with exemplary wisdom, ingenuity,
courage and knowledge and should be commended for their dedication to

the Science Olympiad program and improving the prestige of Columbia High
School; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate the educational and scientific
accomplishments of remarkable schools such as the East Greenbush School
District, and its students, coaches and teachers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Columbia High School Science Olympiad Team upon the occasion
of winning the New York State Science Olympiad Competition; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Columbia High School Science Olympiad
Team, Head Coach Diana Prout, and Assistant Coaches Darleen Morgan and
Bruce Palmer.

actions

  • 06 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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K474

Commemorating the celebration of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in honor and recognition of all mothers throughout the State of...

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K474


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the celebration of Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 10, 2015, in honor and recognition of all mothers throughout
the State of New York

WHEREAS, Mother's Day is a day selected to celebrate "Mom"; it is the
one day out of the year to praise and pay tribute to mothers, and all
other women who have taken on that role and acted as a mother figure in
their children's lives, including those being raised in a single parent
home, whether it be an aunt, stepmother, grandmother, friend or Big
Sister; and
WHEREAS, These amazing women show great strength and selflessness, as
well as spend countless hours offering their love, support and guidance
to the children in their lives, acting as role models and inspiring them
to develop to their fullest potential; and
WHEREAS, Led by their example, children learn principles of hard work,
compassion, personal responsibility, and service; a mother's encourage-
ment and her unconditional love and support builds a foundation for the
necessary confidence and values that are crucial to our children's
success; and
WHEREAS, The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first cele-
brated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Graf-
ton, West Virginia; her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized
holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother,
Ann Reeves Jarvis, died; and
WHEREAS, Anna Jarvis' mission was to honor her own mother by continu-
ing work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the
person who has done more for you than anyone in the world"; and
WHEREAS, Anna's mother, Ann Jarvis, was a peace activist who cared for
wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother's Day
Work Clubs to address public health issues; and
WHEREAS, Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states
officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virgi-
nia; four years later, Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating
Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor
mothers; and
WHEREAS, Mother's Day was adopted by other countries and is now cele-
brated all over the world; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to pay tribute and commend
these women who sacrifice daily to ensure their children have every
opportunity to pursue their dreams, who are worthy of full recognition
for their valued contributions, and who should be celebrated 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 celebration of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in
honor and recognition of all mothers throughout the State of New York.

actions

  • 05 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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assembly Bill A664

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Feb 25, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy
Feb 10, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 07, 2015 referred to energy

Co-Sponsors

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A664 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3034
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1680-s, Pub Auth L; add §16-x, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A53A, S1187A
2011-2012: A5831B, S5045B

A664 - Bill Texts

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Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

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

                                   664

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HEVESI,  ROSENTHAL, COLTON, CRESPO, SKOUFIS,
  LUPARDO,  SANTABARBARA,  ROBINSON,  KEARNS,  COOK,  CAHILL,   GUNTHER,
  LAVINE,  SCHIMEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, FINCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  BRENNAN, GLICK, GOODELL, HEASTIE, LOPEZ, MAGEE,  McDONALD,  MONTESANO,
  RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SIMANOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Energy

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
  development corporation act, in relation  to  requiring  organizations
  that  receive  funds  for  capital  improvements by the New York state
  dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use  such
  funds  for  the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where
  available

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 1680-s to read as follows:
  S 1680-S. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY  FUNDS  ADMINISTERED  BY
THE  DORMITORY AUTHORITY TO AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF BUILDING
UPGRADES, APPLIANCE PURCHASES, OR OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS,  SHALL  BE
USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAIL-
ABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A  DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS  THE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 2. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of  1968,  constituting  the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-x to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02326-01-5

A. 664                              2

  S  16-X. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE
CORPORATION TO AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  BUILDING  UPGRADES,
APPLIANCE  PURCHASES,  OR  OTHER  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE USED TO
PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A  DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS  THE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

assembly Bill A7499

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Exempts mortgages of residential real property from taxation when property is purchased by owners receiving state or federal buyout of prior residence destroyed in hurricane Sandy

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Actions

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Feb 01, 2016 print number 7499a
amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
May 13, 2015 referred to ways and means

Bill Amendments

A7499
A7499A
A7499
A7499A

Co-Sponsors

A7499 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §252, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8274

A7499 - Bill Texts

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Exempts mortgages of residential real property from taxation when property is purchased by owners receiving state or federal buyout of their prior residence destroyed in hurricane Sandy.

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

                                  7499

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CUSICK, TITONE, MALLIOTAKIS, BORELLI, MOSLEY,
  PICHARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DAVILA  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to amend the tax law, in relation to granting an exemption from
  the tax on  mortgages  for  residential  real  property  purchased  by
  persons receiving federal and/or state buyouts of their residence as a
  result  of  damage  caused  by hurricane Sandy in October of 2012; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  opening  paragraph  of section 252 of the tax law is
designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY MUNICIPALITY ACTING THROUGH ITS LOCAL
LEGISLATIVE BODY OR OTHER GOVERNING AGENCY,  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND
EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND LOCAL LAWS OR ORDINANCES TO EXEMPT FROM THE
TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE THE MORTGAGE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY,
WHEN  SUCH  REAL PROPERTY IS PURCHASED AND IS TO BE OCCUPIED BY AN OWNER
OR OWNERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED, OR FOR WHOM A FINAL DETERMINATION HAS  BEEN
MADE  AND  WILL  RECEIVE,  FEDERALLY AND/OR STATE FUNDED BUYOUTS OF SUCH
OWNER OR OWNERS' PREVIOUS RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHICH WAS DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE SANDY DURING OCTOBER OF TWO  THOUSAND
TWELVE.
  (B)  ANY  PERSON  WHO AFTER OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE
AND BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WHO  WOULD  OTHERWISE
QUALIFY  UNDER  PARAGRAPH  (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, AND WHO HAS PAID ANY
TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A REIMBURSE-
MENT OF ALL SUCH TAXES PAID FROM THE COUNTY CLERK OR COUNTY TREASURER OF
THE RESPECTIVE COUNTY WHERE SUCH TAXES WERE PAID IN THE SAME  MANNER  AS
PROVIDED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01939-01-5

A. 7499                             2

  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the provisions of this act and all local  laws  and  ordinances  adopted
pursuant  to  its  authority  shall expire and be deemed repealed on and
after January 1, 2018.

Co-Sponsors

A7499A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §252, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8274

A7499A - Bill Texts

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Exempts mortgages of residential real property from taxation when property is purchased by owners receiving state or federal buyout of their prior residence destroyed in hurricane Sandy.

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

                                 7499--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, TITONE, MALLIOTAKIS, MOSLEY, PICHARDO --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DAVILA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Ways
  and  Means  in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to granting an  exemption  from
  the  tax  on  mortgages  for  residential  real  property purchased by
  persons receiving federal and/or state buyouts of their residence as a
  result of damage caused by hurricane Sandy in  October  of  2012;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 252  of  the  tax  law  is
designated  subdivision  1  and  a new subdivision 2 is added to read as
follows:
  2. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS
SECTION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY MUNICIPALITY ACTING THROUGH ITS LOCAL
LEGISLATIVE  BODY  OR  OTHER  GOVERNING AGENCY, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND LOCAL LAWS OR ORDINANCES TO EXEMPT FROM THE
TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE THE MORTGAGE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY,
WHEN SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS PURCHASED AND IS TO BE OCCUPIED BY  AN  OWNER
OR  OWNERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED, OR FOR WHOM A FINAL DETERMINATION HAS BEEN
MADE AND WILL RECEIVE, FEDERALLY AND/OR STATE  FUNDED  BUYOUTS  OF  SUCH
OWNER OR OWNERS' PREVIOUS RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHICH WAS DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED  AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE SANDY DURING OCTOBER OF TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE.
  (B) ANY PERSON WHO AFTER OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE
AND  BEFORE  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WHO WOULD OTHERWISE
QUALIFY UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, AND WHO  HAS  PAID  ANY
TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A REIMBURSE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01939-03-6

A. 7499--A                          2

MENT OF ALL SUCH TAXES PAID FROM THE COUNTY CLERK OR COUNTY TREASURER OF
THE  RESPECTIVE  COUNTY WHERE SUCH TAXES WERE PAID IN THE SAME MANNER AS
PROVIDED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the provisions of this act and all local  laws  and  ordinances  adopted
pursuant  to  its  authority  shall expire and be deemed repealed on and
after January 1, 2019.

assembly Bill A7495

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a senior citizen utility circuit breaker personal income tax credit

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Current Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 19, 2016 print number 7495a
amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
May 13, 2015 referred to ways and means

Bill Amendments

A7495
A7495A
A7495
A7495A

A7495 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L

A7495 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a senior citizen utility circuit breaker personal income tax credit.

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

                                  7495

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a senior utili-
  ty circuit breaker personal income tax credit

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision (ccc) to read as follows:
  (CCC) SENIOR UTILITY CIRCUIT BREAKER TAX CREDIT. (1) DEFINITIONS.  FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION:
  (A)  "QUALIFIED TAXPAYER" MEANS A RESIDENT INDIVIDUAL, MARRIED OR HEAD
OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYER WHO IS OVER SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE, WITH A HOUSE-
HOLD GROSS INCOME OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS.
  (B) "HOUSEHOLD" OR  "MEMBERS  OF  THE  HOUSEHOLD"  MEANS  A  QUALIFIED
TAXPAYER  AND  ALL  OTHER PERSONS, NOT NECESSARILY RELATED, WHO HAVE THE
SAME RESIDENCE AND SHARE ITS FURNISHINGS, FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS.
SUCH TERMS SHALL NOT INCLUDE A TENANT, SUBTENANT, ROOMER OR BOARDER  WHO
IS  NOT  RELATED  TO  THE  QUALIFIED TAXPAYER IN ANY DEGREE SPECIFIED IN
PARAGRAPHS ONE THROUGH EIGHT OF SUBSECTION (A) OF  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-TWO OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, NO PERSON MAY
BE A MEMBER OF MORE THAN ONE HOUSEHOLD AT ONE TIME.
  (C) "HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME" MEANS THE AGGREGATE ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME
OF  ALL  MEMBERS  OF  THE HOUSEHOLD FOR THE TAXABLE YEAR AS REPORTED FOR
FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES, OR WHICH  WOULD  BE  REPORTED  AS  ADJUSTED
GROSS  INCOME  IF A FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN WERE REQUIRED TO BE FILED,
WITH THE MODIFICATIONS IN SUBSECTION (B) OF SECTION SIX  HUNDRED  TWELVE
OF  THIS ARTICLE BUT WITHOUT THE MODIFICATIONS IN SUBSECTION (C) OF SUCH
SECTION, PLUS ANY PORTION OF THE GAIN FROM THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF PROP-
ERTY OTHERWISE EXCLUDED FROM SUCH AMOUNT;  EARNED  INCOME  FROM  SOURCES
WITHOUT  THE  UNITED  STATES  EXCLUDABLE  FROM  FEDERAL  GROSS INCOME BY
SECTION NINE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; SUPPORT  MONEY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09183-01-5

A. 7495                             2

NOT  INCLUDED  IN  ADJUSTED  GROSS  INCOME;  NONTAXABLE STRIKE BENEFITS;
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PAYMENTS; THE GROSS AMOUNT OF  ANY  PENSION
OR  ANNUITY  BENEFITS  TO THE EXTENT NOT INCLUDED IN SUCH ADJUSTED GROSS
INCOME  (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFITS AND
ALL PAYMENTS RECEIVED UNDER THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT  AND  VETER-
ANS'  DISABILITY  PENSIONS); NONTAXABLE INTEREST RECEIVED FROM THE STATE
OF NEW YORK, ITS AGENCIES, INSTRUMENTALITIES,  PUBLIC  CORPORATIONS,  OR
POLITICAL  SUBDIVISIONS (INCLUDING A PUBLIC CORPORATION CREATED PURSUANT
TO AGREEMENT OR COMPACT WITH ANOTHER STATE OR CANADA); WORKERS'  COMPEN-
SATION;  THE GROSS AMOUNT OF "LOSS-OF-TIME" INSURANCE; AND THE AMOUNT OF
CASH PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF, OTHER THAN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE
NEEDY, PAID TO OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER  OR  MEMBERS
OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME SHALL NOT INCLUDE SURPLUS FOODS
OR OTHER RELIEF IN KIND OR PAYMENTS MADE TO INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE OF THEIR
STATUS  AS  VICTIMS  OF  NAZI  PERSECUTION  AS  DEFINED IN P.L. 103-286.
PROVIDED, FURTHER, HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME SHALL ONLY  INCLUDE  ALL  SUCH
INCOME  RECEIVED  BY  ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD WHILE MEMBERS OF SUCH
HOUSEHOLD.
  (D) "RESIDENCE" MEANS A DWELLING IN THIS STATE, WHETHER OWNED OR RENT-
ED.
  (E) "ELIGIBLE EXPENSES" MEANS PAYMENTS MADE BY  A  QUALIFIED  TAXPAYER
FOR  THE  FOLLOWING  GOODS AND SERVICES DELIVERED AND USED AT HIS OR HER
PRIMARY RESIDENCE:
  (I) RESIDENTIAL GAS, ELECTRIC  AND  STEAM  UTILITY  SERVICE  WHICH  IS
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW;
  (II) RESIDENTIAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE;
  (III)  HOME  HEATING  FUEL,  WHICH SHALL INCLUDE FUEL OIL, COAL, WOOD,
PROPANE, NATURAL GAS, ELECTRICITY, STEAM, KEROSENE AND  ANY  OTHER  FUEL
WHEN USED FOR RESIDENTIAL HEATING PURPOSES; AND
  (IV) TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (G) OF SUBDI-
VISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIX-E OF THIS CHAPTER, AND
SHALL NOT INCLUDE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, AS DEFINED BY  SUBDI-
VISION  TEN  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE COUNTY LAW, UNLESS SUCH
WIRELESS SERVICE IS THE ONLY  MEANS  BY  WHICH  THE  QUALIFIED  TAXPAYER
RECEIVES TELEPHONIC SERVICES.
  (2)  COMPUTATION  OF  CREDIT. FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON AND AFTER
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  FIFTEEN,  A  QUALIFIED  TAXPAYER  SHALL  BE
ALLOWED  A  CREDIT, TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTI-
CLE. THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF ALL ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
PAID BY THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXPENSES EXCEED  SEVEN
PERCENT  OF THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER'S HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME. SUCH CREDIT
SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF ANY MONEYS RECEIVED BY  THE  QUALIFIED
TAXPAYER  PURSUANT  TO  THE  LOW-INCOME  HOME  ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (3) OVERPAYMENT. IF THE  AMOUNT  OF  THE  CREDIT  ALLOWED  UNDER  THIS
SUBSECTION  FOR  ANY  TAXABLE YEAR SHALL EXCEED THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER'S
TAX FOR SUCH YEAR, THE EXCESS SHALL BE TREATED AS AN OVERPAYMENT OF  TAX
TO BE CREDITED OR REFUNDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION SIX HUNDRED EIGHT-
Y-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO INTEREST SHALL BE PAID
THEREON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

A7495A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L

A7495A - Bill Texts

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Establishes a senior citizen utility circuit breaker personal income tax credit.

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

                                 7495--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the Committee on Ways and Means 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 tax law, in relation to establishing a senior utili-
  ty circuit breaker personal income tax credit

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (ccc) to read as follows:
  (CCC) SENIOR UTILITY CIRCUIT BREAKER TAX CREDIT. (1) DEFINITIONS.  FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION:
  (A)  "QUALIFIED TAXPAYER" MEANS A RESIDENT INDIVIDUAL, MARRIED OR HEAD
OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYER WHO IS OVER SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE, WITH A HOUSE-
HOLD GROSS INCOME OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS.
  (B) "HOUSEHOLD" OR  "MEMBERS  OF  THE  HOUSEHOLD"  MEANS  A  QUALIFIED
TAXPAYER  AND  ALL  OTHER PERSONS, NOT NECESSARILY RELATED, WHO HAVE THE
SAME RESIDENCE AND SHARE ITS FURNISHINGS, FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS.
SUCH TERMS SHALL NOT INCLUDE A TENANT, SUBTENANT, ROOMER OR BOARDER  WHO
IS  NOT  RELATED  TO  THE  QUALIFIED TAXPAYER IN ANY DEGREE SPECIFIED IN
PARAGRAPHS ONE THROUGH EIGHT OF SUBSECTION (A) OF  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-TWO OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, NO PERSON MAY
BE A MEMBER OF MORE THAN ONE HOUSEHOLD AT ONE TIME.
  (C) "HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME" MEANS THE AGGREGATE ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME
OF  ALL  MEMBERS  OF  THE HOUSEHOLD FOR THE TAXABLE YEAR AS REPORTED FOR
FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES, OR WHICH  WOULD  BE  REPORTED  AS  ADJUSTED
GROSS  INCOME  IF A FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN WERE REQUIRED TO BE FILED,
WITH THE MODIFICATIONS IN SUBSECTION (B) OF SECTION SIX  HUNDRED  TWELVE
OF  THIS ARTICLE BUT WITHOUT THE MODIFICATIONS IN SUBSECTION (C) OF SUCH
SECTION, PLUS ANY PORTION OF THE GAIN FROM THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF PROP-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09183-03-6

A. 7495--A                          2

ERTY OTHERWISE EXCLUDED FROM SUCH AMOUNT;  EARNED  INCOME  FROM  SOURCES
WITHOUT  THE  UNITED  STATES  EXCLUDABLE  FROM  FEDERAL  GROSS INCOME BY
SECTION NINE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; SUPPORT  MONEY
NOT  INCLUDED  IN  ADJUSTED  GROSS  INCOME;  NONTAXABLE STRIKE BENEFITS;
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PAYMENTS; THE GROSS AMOUNT OF  ANY  PENSION
OR  ANNUITY  BENEFITS  TO THE EXTENT NOT INCLUDED IN SUCH ADJUSTED GROSS
INCOME (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFITS  AND
ALL  PAYMENTS  RECEIVED UNDER THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND VETER-
ANS' DISABILITY PENSIONS); NONTAXABLE INTEREST RECEIVED FROM  THE  STATE
OF  NEW  YORK,  ITS AGENCIES, INSTRUMENTALITIES, PUBLIC CORPORATIONS, OR
POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS (INCLUDING A PUBLIC CORPORATION CREATED  PURSUANT
TO  AGREEMENT OR COMPACT WITH ANOTHER STATE OR CANADA); WORKERS' COMPEN-
SATION; THE GROSS AMOUNT OF "LOSS-OF-TIME" INSURANCE; AND THE AMOUNT  OF
CASH PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF, OTHER THAN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE
NEEDY,  PAID  TO OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER OR MEMBERS
OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME SHALL NOT INCLUDE SURPLUS FOODS
OR OTHER RELIEF IN KIND OR PAYMENTS MADE TO INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE OF THEIR
STATUS AS VICTIMS OF  NAZI  PERSECUTION  AS  DEFINED  IN  P.L.  103-286.
PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  HOUSEHOLD  GROSS INCOME SHALL ONLY INCLUDE ALL SUCH
INCOME RECEIVED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD WHILE  MEMBERS  OF  SUCH
HOUSEHOLD.
  (D) "RESIDENCE" MEANS A DWELLING IN THIS STATE, WHETHER OWNED OR RENT-
ED.
  (E)  "ELIGIBLE  EXPENSES"  MEANS PAYMENTS MADE BY A QUALIFIED TAXPAYER
FOR THE FOLLOWING GOODS AND SERVICES DELIVERED AND USED AT  HIS  OR  HER
PRIMARY RESIDENCE:
  (I)  RESIDENTIAL  GAS,  ELECTRIC  AND  STEAM  UTILITY SERVICE WHICH IS
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW;
  (II) RESIDENTIAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE;
  (III) HOME HEATING FUEL, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE  FUEL  OIL,  COAL,  WOOD,
PROPANE,  NATURAL  GAS,  ELECTRICITY, STEAM, KEROSENE AND ANY OTHER FUEL
WHEN USED FOR RESIDENTIAL HEATING PURPOSES; AND
  (IV) TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (G) OF SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED  EIGHTY-SIX-E  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  AND
SHALL  NOT INCLUDE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, AS DEFINED BY SUBDI-
VISION TEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE COUNTY LAW,  UNLESS  SUCH
WIRELESS  SERVICE  IS  THE  ONLY  MEANS  BY WHICH THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER
RECEIVES TELEPHONIC SERVICES.
  (2) COMPUTATION OF CREDIT. FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING  ON  AND  AFTER
JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,  A  QUALIFIED TAXPAYER SHALL BE
ALLOWED A CREDIT, TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY  THIS  ARTI-
CLE. THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF ALL ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
PAID  BY THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXPENSES EXCEED SEVEN
PERCENT OF THE QUALIFIED TAXPAYER'S HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME. SUCH  CREDIT
SHALL  BE  REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF ANY MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE QUALIFIED
TAXPAYER PURSUANT TO  THE  LOW-INCOME  HOME  ENERGY  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (3)  OVERPAYMENT.  IF  THE  AMOUNT  OF  THE  CREDIT ALLOWED UNDER THIS
SUBSECTION FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR SHALL EXCEED  THE  QUALIFIED  TAXPAYER'S
TAX  FOR SUCH YEAR, THE EXCESS SHALL BE TREATED AS AN OVERPAYMENT OF TAX
TO BE CREDITED OR REFUNDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION SIX HUNDRED EIGHT-
Y-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO INTEREST SHALL BE PAID
THEREON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 16, 2015, as Bike to Work Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 16, 2015, as Bike to Work Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect the
lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 16, 2015, as Bike to Work
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Bike Month; and
WHEREAS, National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of
events in communities nationwide but the biggest day of the month is
Bike to Work Day; and
WHEREAS, The mission of National Bike Month is to support a safe and
healthy transportation alternative that is paramount to achieving
sustainability and enhancing the quality of life in New York State; and
WHEREAS, For more than a century, the bicycle has been an important
part of the lives of most Americans; today, millions of Americans engage
in bicycling as an environmentally sound form of transportation, an
excellent form of fitness, and quality family recreation; and
WHEREAS, Biking is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you
need, without having to find extra time to work out; and
WHEREAS, Biking is green; it reduces your carbon footprint, reduces
traffic congestion and can save you money; when bicycling is substituted
for short auto trips, 3.6 pounds of pollutants per mile are not emitted
into the atmosphere, and 10 bikes can park in the space used by a single
motor vehicle; and
WHEREAS, More than half of our nation's population lives within five
miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get
to work; with increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic
transportation options, it is not surprising that, from 2000 to 2011,
the number of bicycle commuters in the United States grew by more than
47 percent; and
WHEREAS, Among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day
events in 2010; many people who participate in Bike to Work Day as
first-time commuters, become regular bike commuters; and
WHEREAS, Biking is healthy; active employees are more alert, take
fewer sick days, and are more productive; and
WHEREAS, Bicycle commuters get to work on time more often and are
happier and more productive; 80% of people who switch from sedentary
commuting to cycling improve their heart, lungs and blood vessels great-
ly in 6-8 weeks; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, over 66% of the adult United States population
is overweight and 32% of our nation is obese, costing America $68
billion in health care and personal costs annually; and
WHEREAS, Medical research has proven that a minimum of 30 minutes of
moderate physical activity three days a week can reduce the incidence of
heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension and improve mental
health and cardio-vascular fitness; and
WHEREAS, Biking is fun and biking to work builds morale, encourages
camaraderie, and is a great way to get active in your community; and
WHEREAS, It is essential that there be greater public awareness of the
benefits to bicycling, and all New Yorkers are urged to bike to work, or
try cycling for fun, for fitness, even for transportation; now, there-
fore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 16, 2015, as Bike
to Work Day in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 12 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 13 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

assembly Bill A7489

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to state assistance for food and vet expenses for guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs of individuals qualifying for social services; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 02, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to social services
May 13, 2015 referred to social services

A7489 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §303-a, add §131-y, Soc Serv L

A7489 - Bill Texts

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Relates to state assistance for food and vet expenses for guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs of individuals qualifying for social services; requires regulations set an amount of no less than $50 a month; clarifies that service dogs do not have to be certified to qualify for such benefits.

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

                                  7489

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  assistance  for
  guide  dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs and to repeal section 303-a
  of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Section 303-a of the social services law is REPEALED and a
new section 131-y is added to read as follows:
  S 131-Y. ASSISTANCE FOR GUIDE DOGS, HEARING DOGS AND SERVICE DOGS.  1.
IT  SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL TO PROVIDE ASSIST-
ANCE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO A PERSON WITH
A DISABILITY USING A GUIDE DOG, HEARING DOG OR SERVICE DOG WHO HAS  BEEN
DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OR IS RECEIVING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO,  FEDERAL  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME BENEFITS, SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRI-
TION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR  NEEDY  PERSONS
AND/OR ADDITIONAL STATE PAYMENTS UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FOR THE PURCHASE OF
FOOD AND THE COST OF VETERINARIAN EXPENSES FOR SUCH DOG.
  2.  SUCH REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FIX AN AMOUNT OF NOT LESS
THAN FIFTY DOLLARS A MONTH, AND THE METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION
AND PROCEDURES FOR THE DETERMINATION AND PERIODICAL  REDETERMINATION  OF
ELIGIBILITY FOR SUCH ASSISTANCE.
  3.  SUCH ASSISTANCE SHALL NOT BE GRANTED TO ANY PERSON FOR WHOM EARNED
INCOME HAS BEEN EXEMPTED FOR SUCH PURPOSE PURSUANT  TO  FEDERAL  LAW  OR
REGULATION.
  4.  THE  FULL  AMOUNT  PROPERLY  EXPENDED BY SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS
UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION,  SHALL  BE  REIM-
BURSED BY THE STATE.
  5.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, "SERVICE DOG" SHALL MEAN ANY DOG,
REGARDLESS OF CERTIFICATION, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE  PERSON  USING  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08830-01-5

A. 7489                             2

TRAINING  IT  AND  THAT  HAS BEEN OR IS BEING INDIVIDUALLY TRAINED TO DO
WORK OR PERFORM TASKS FOR THE BENEFIT OF A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.