assembly Bill A9281

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "2016 Fair Elections 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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Feb 10, 2016 referred to election law

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A9281 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-104, Art 14 Art Head, add Art 14 Title 2 §§14-200 - 14-228, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, amd §95, St Fin L; add §630-a, Tax L

A9281 - Summary

Enacts the "2016 Fair Elections Act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions; establishes the contribution to the New York state fair elections fund.

A9281 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9281

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. HEASTIE, MORELLE, FARRELL, WRIGHT, WEINSTEIN,
  GOTTFRIED, LENTOL, GANTT,  BRENNAN,  COOK,  GLICK,  CAHILL,  DINOWITZ,
  COLTON,  PAULIN,  LIFTON, PEOPLES-STOKES, O'DONNELL, TITUS, BENEDETTO,
  LAVINE,  LUPARDO,  HEVESI,  JAFFEE,  KAVANAGH,   ROSENTHAL,   SCHIMEL,
  RUSSELL, BRAUNSTEIN, BRONSON, MOYA, WEPRIN, ABINANTI, SIMOTAS, BRINDI-
  SI,  FAHY,  MAYER,  McDONALD,  MOSLEY,  OTIS, ROZIC, SEPULVEDA, STECK,
  DAVILA, PICHARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BUCHWALD,  ENGLE-
  BRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2016 Fair
  Elections  Act";  to amend the election law, the state finance law and
  the tax law, in relation to  providing  for  optional  partial  public
  financing  of  certain  election campaigns in this state; and to amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

  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 "2016 Fair Elections Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declarations. The  legislature  declares
that  is  in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democratic
political system  in  which  citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office.   Therefore, the legislature finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 3. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 5 of section 3-104 of  the  election
law,  as  added by section 4 of subpart B of part H of chapter 55 of the
laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  (b) If the chief enforcement counsel determines that reasonable  cause
exists  to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken
place, the chief enforcement counsel shall present such findings to  the
board.  Within  thirty  days of such submission, the board shall vote on
whether to accept or reject such findings. For  purposes  of  voting  on
acceptance  or  rejection  of findings by the chief enforcement counsel,
the chief enforcement counsel shall be entitled to  participate  in  all

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Bill would make New York one of the only states in the country to seal criminal records and provide education benefits

NEW YORK – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D-New York City) and State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) announced today they will be introducing legislation that would provide a comprehensive package of benefits to persons who have been exonerated of a crime for which they were wrongfully convicted.

senate Bill S6730

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Jul 21, 2016 signed chap.100
Jul 13, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1146
substituted for s6730
Jun 07, 2016 substituted by a356
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1146
Feb 10, 2016 referred to health

S6730 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A356
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A502
2011-2012: A9516

S6730 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients: information detailing safe sleeping procedures for babies, crib product recalls and disclosure of the federal standards on the manufacture and sale of cribs.

S6730 - Sponsor Memo

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

                                  6730

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
  commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety infor-
  mation to maternity patients

  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)  BY  RULE  AND  REGULATION,  CAUSE THE DISTRIBUTION OF CRIB SAFETY
INFORMATION. (1) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE THAT EVERY HOSPITAL  AND
BIRTH CENTER DISTRIBUTE AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE DIRECTLY TO EACH MATER-
NITY  PATIENT  AND, UPON REQUEST, TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AN INFORMATIONAL
LEAFLET CONCERNING CRIB SAFETY. SUCH LEAFLET SHALL BE  DESIGNED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF CONSUM-
ER  PROTECTION, ON BEHALF OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION, AND SHALL
CONTAIN INFORMATION DETAILING SAFE SLEEPING PROCEDURES FOR BABIES,  CRIB
PRODUCT  RECALLS AND DISCLOSURE OF THE FEDERAL STANDARDS ON THE MANUFAC-
TURE AND SALE OF CRIBS.
  (2) SUCH LEAFLET SHALL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  HOSPITALS  AND  BIRTH
CENTERS  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  ON  ITS  WEBSITE  AND SHALL BE PROVIDED IN
ENGLISH, AS WELL AS THE TOP SIX LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH  SPOKEN  IN
THE  STATE ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE UNITED STATES
BUREAU OF CENSUS.
  (3) HOSPITAL STAFF SHALL INQUIRE WHETHER THE MATERNITY PATIENT  HAS  A
NEW  CRIB  AVAILABLE  FOR ANY NEWBORNS. IF THE MATERNITY PATIENTS DO NOT
HAVE A NEW CRIB AVAILABLE,  HOSPITAL  STAFF  SHALL  PROVIDE  INFORMATION
ABOUT  WHERE  TO  OBTAIN A NEW CRIB, INCLUDING SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES,
NON-PROFIT SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHER RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of  May  next  succeeding
the  date  upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
ized to be made on or before such date.

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

senate Bill S6729

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to notice of public hearings relating to the adoption of rules and regulations

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Nov 04, 2016 signed chap.412
Oct 26, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1333
substituted for s6729
Jun 08, 2016 substituted by a9219
Jun 06, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2016 1st report cal.1333
Feb 10, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

S6729 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9219
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-0301, 19-0303, 27-0705, 35-0109 & 37-0105, En Con L

S6729 - Summary

Relates to notice of public hearings relating to the adoption of rules and regulations.

S6729 - Sponsor Memo

S6729 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6729

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  notice  of public hearings relating to the adoption of rules and regu-
  lations

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 3-0301 of the envi-
ronmental  conservation law, as amended by section 44 of part D of chap-
ter 60 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  a. Adopt, amend or repeal environmental standards, criteria and  those
rules  and  regulations  having  the  force  and effect of standards and
criteria to carry out the purposes and provisions of this act. Any  such
environmental  standard, criterion, rule or regulation or change thereto
shall become effective thirty days after being filed with the  Secretary
of  State  for publication in the "Official Compilation of Codes, Rules,
and Regulations of the State of New York" published pursuant to  section
102  of  the Executive Law. This provision shall not in any way restrict
the commissioner in the exercise of any function, power or  duty  trans-
ferred  to  him  or her and heretofore authorized to be exercised by any
other department acting through its commissioner to  promulgate,  adopt,
amend  or  repeal any standards, rules and regulations. No such environ-
mental standards, criterion, rule or regulation or change thereto  shall
be proposed for approval unless a public hearing relating to the subject
of  such  standard  shall  be held by the commissioner prior thereto not
less than [30] 45 days after date of notice therefor, any  provision  of
law  to  the  contrary  notwithstanding. Notice shall be given by public
advertisement of the date, time, place and purpose of such hearing.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 19-0303 of the  environmental  conserva-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 469 of the laws of 1974, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. A code, rule or regulation or any amendment or repeal thereof shall
not be adopted until after a public hearing within the area of the state
concerned. Notice of such hearing  shall  be  given  at  least  [thirty]

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S6728

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Grants an additional credit to volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers in competitive examinations

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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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Feb 10, 2016 referred to civil service and pensions

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S6728 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §85-d, Civ Serv L

S6728 - Summary

Grants an additional credit of 2.5 points to volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers in competitive examinations for original appointment and an additional 1.25 points for any competitive promotional examination.

S6728 - Sponsor Memo

S6728 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6728

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GALLIVAN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CROCI, GOLDEN, KENNEDY,
  ORTT, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
  Pensions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil service law, in relation to granting addi-
  tional credit to volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance  work-
  ers in competitive examinations

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

  Section 1. The civil service law is amended by adding  a  new  section
85-d to read as follows:
  S 85-D. ADDITIONAL CREDIT ALLOWED VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEER
AMBULANCE  WORKERS  IN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED
IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) THE TERM "VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS
ASCRIBED TO THE TERM "VOLUNTEER FIREMAN" IN SECTION THREE OF THE  VOLUN-
TEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
  (B)  THE TERM "VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING
AS SUCH TERM IS USED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE OF  THE  VOLUN-
TEER AMBULANCE WORKERS' BENEFIT LAW.
  2.   ADDITIONAL  CREDITS  IN  COMPETITIVE  EXAMINATIONS  FOR  ORIGINAL
APPOINTMENT OR PROMOTION.   (A) ON ALL  ELIGIBLE  LISTS  RESULTING  FROM
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS, THE NAMES OF ELIGIBLES SHALL BE ENTERED IN THE
ORDER  OF THEIR RESPECTIVE FINAL EARNED RATINGS ON EXAMINATION, WITH THE
NAME OF THE ELIGIBLE WITH THE HIGHEST FINAL EARNED RATING AT THE HEAD OF
SUCH LIST; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING FINAL
EARNED RATINGS, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  WORKERS
SHALL  BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE, IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR ORIGINAL
APPOINTMENT, AN ADDITIONAL TWO AND ONE-HALF POINTS  FOR  FIVE  YEARS  OF
SERVICE  AS  A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR AS A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKER,
AND IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION, AN  ADDITIONAL  ONE  AND
ONE-QUARTER  POINTS FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
OR AS A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKER.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13666-02-6

assembly Bill A9280

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the offense of aggravated promoting prison contraband

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 10, 2016 referred to codes

A9280 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.05, 70.00 & 205.25, add §220.26, Pen L

A9280 - Summary

Establishes the offense of aggravated promoting prison contraband.

A9280 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9280

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing  the  offense
  of aggravated promoting prison contraband

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 60.05 of the penal law, as amended
by chapter 405 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Certain class D felonies. Except as provided in subdivision six  of
this  section, every person convicted of the class D felonies of assault
in the second degree as defined in section 120.05, strangulation in  the
second  degree as defined in section 121.12, PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND
IN THE FIRST DEGREE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION  205.25,
AGGRAVATED  PROMOTING  PRISON CONTRABAND AS DEFINED IN SECTION 220.26 or
attempt to commit a class C felony as defined in section 230.30 of  this
chapter,  must be sentenced in accordance with section 70.00 or 85.00 of
this title.
  S 2. Section 70.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new  subdi-
vision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS
SECTION, WHEN A PERSON, OTHER THAN A SECOND OR PERSISTENT FELONY  OFFEN-
DER,  IS  SENTENCED FOR A CLASS D FELONY OFFENSE OF AGGRAVATED PROMOTING
PRISON CONTRABAND, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 220.26 OF THIS CHAPTER, AND THE
COURT, HAVING REGARD TO THE NATURE AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CRIME AND TO
THE HISTORY AND CHARACTER OF THE DEFENDANT, IS OF THE  OPINION  THAT  IT
WOULD BE UNDULY HARSH TO IMPOSE AN INDETERMINATE SENTENCE, THE COURT MAY
IMPOSE A DEFINITE SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT AND FIX A TERM OF ONE OR MORE
MONTHS, UP TO ONE YEAR.
  S 3. Section 205.25 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
S 205.25 Promoting prison contraband in the first degree.
  A  person is guilty of promoting prison contraband in the first degree
when:
  1. He OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully introduces any dangerous contra-
band into a detention facility; or

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