Regular Session - June 19, 2018

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 1                NEW YORK STATE SENATE

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 4               THE STENOGRAPHIC RECORD

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 9                  ALBANY, NEW YORK

10                    June 19, 2018

11                      1:51 p.m.

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14                   REGULAR SESSION

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18  SENATOR JOSEPH GRIFFO, Acting President

19  FRANCIS W. PATIENCE, Secretary

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 1                P R O C E E D I N G S

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Senate will come to order.  

 4                I ask all present to please rise and 

 5   join with me as we recite the Pledge of 

 6   Allegiance to our Flag.

 7                (Whereupon, the assemblage recited 

 8   the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.)

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   In the 

10   absence of clergy, I ask all present to please 

11   bow their heads in a moment of silent reflection 

12   and/or prayer.

13                (Whereupon, the assemblage respected 

14   a moment of silence.)

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

16   reading of the Journal.

17                THE SECRETARY:   In Senate, Monday, 

18   June 18th, the Senate met pursuant to 

19   adjournment.  The Journal of Sunday, June 17th, 

20   was read and approved.  On motion, Senate 

21   adjourned.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Without 

23   objection, the Journal will stand approved as 

24   read.

25                Presentation of petitions.


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 1                Messages from the Assembly.

 2                The Secretary will read.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Golden 

 4   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

 5   Assembly Bill Number 7070A and substitute it for 

 6   the identical Senate Bill 5438A, Third Reading 

 7   Calendar 613.

 8                Senator Little moves to discharge, 

 9   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 

10   5784B and substitute it for the identical Senate 

11   Bill 2606B, Third Reading Calendar 1239.

12                Senator Helming moves to discharge, 

13   from the Committee on Mental Health, Assembly 

14   Bill Number 249C and substitute it for the 

15   identical Senate Bill 2565C, Third Reading 

16   Calendar 1336.

17                Senator Marcellino moves to 

18   discharge, from the Committee on Education, 

19   Assembly Bill Number 10471 and substitute it for 

20   the identical Senate Bill 8325, Third Reading 

21   Calendar 1462.

22                Senator Hannon moves to discharge, 

23   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 

24   10781A and substitute it for the identical Senate 

25   Bill 7521A, Third Reading Calendar 1497.


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 1                Senator Marchione moves to 

 2   discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

 3   Assembly Bill Number 716 and substitute it for 

 4   the identical Senate Bill 219, Third Reading 

 5   Calendar 1810.

 6                Senator Bailey moves to discharge, 

 7   from the Committee on Commerce, Economic 

 8   Development and Small Business, Assembly Bill 

 9   Number 2805 and substitute it for the identical 

10   Senate Bill 3804, Third Reading Calendar 1828.

11                Senator DeFrancisco moves to 

12   discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

13   Assembly Bill Number 8704A and substitute it for 

14   the identical Senate Bill 6856A, Third Reading 

15   Calendar 1850.

16                Senator Boyle moves to discharge, 

17   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 

18   10198A and substitute it for the identical Senate 

19   Bill 7829A, Third Reading Calendar 1860.

20                Senator Murphy moves to discharge, 

21   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 

22   11026 and substitute it for the identical Senate 

23   Bill 8653, Third Reading Calendar 1884.

24                And Senator Ranzenhofer moves to 

25   discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 


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 1   Assembly Bill Number 11051 and substitute it for 

 2   the identical Senate Bill 8831, Third Reading 

 3   Calendar 1887.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 5   substitutions are so ordered as read and 

 6   presented.

 7                Presentation of petitions.

 8                Messages from the Governor.

 9                Reports of standing committees.

10                Reports of select committees.

11                Communications and reports from 

12   state officers.

13                Motions and resolutions.

14                Senator DeFrancisco.  

15                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

16   Mr. President, I would like to move to adopt the 

17   Resolution Calendar, with no exceptions.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

19   favor of adopting the Resolution Calendar as 

20   presented indicate by saying aye.  

21                (Response of "Aye.")

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

23                (No response.)

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

25   Resolution Calendar is adopted.


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 1                Senator DeFrancisco.

 2                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

 3   Mr. President, now can we call up previously 

 4   adopted Resolution 5754, by Senator Sanders, read 

 5   the title only, and call on Senator Sanders to 

 6   speak.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 8   Secretary will read.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

10   Resolution Number 5754, by Senator Sanders, 

11   congratulating Ulyses Jackson upon the occasion 

12   of celebrating his 103rd birthday.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

14   Sanders.

15                SENATOR SANDERS:   Thank you, 

16   Mr. President.

17                This is a day and age where, if we 

18   live 10 years, we've done well; 20 years, we're 

19   ahead of the loop; 30, 40, 50, around average.  

20   But if we live to 103 years, we've seen some 

21   things.  We've seen a nation that has fought 

22   several wars.  We've seen a nation that has had a 

23   black president.  We've seen some things on that 

24   journey.

25                And today we are saluting Ulyses 


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 1   Jackson for living to 103 years.  Now, I just 

 2   want to know what his secret is, and I'm trusting 

 3   that before long, someone is able to tell me.  

 4   But --

 5                (Baby cries out.)

 6                SENATOR SANDERS:   I agree with you 

 7   totally.  

 8                (Laughter.)

 9                SENATOR SANDERS:   You've heard the 

10   secret of 103 years just then.  

11                But not simply to live 103 years, 

12   but to participate.  Mr. Jackson was a veteran, 

13   and that means something in this hall -- a 

14   veteran of the U.S. armed forces, where he stood 

15   against tyranny and had his moment to say that we 

16   would not go backwards.  And that should be 

17   applauded.

18                I could say some things about 

19   Mr. Jackson and his love -- and his brother and 

20   his love of Cab Calloway and the dancing that 

21   they did.  But I'm scared that it may inspire 

22   Mr. Jackson to get out there and start dancing 

23   again.  Though that might be interesting to see, 

24   at 103 we might not want that. 

25                Now, today we are joined by several 


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 1   generations of Jacksons.  We're really -- and I'm 

 2   hoping that you figure out how to take these 

 3   103 years, the 103 years where he showed that he 

 4   was not simply an American citizen, but an 

 5   American citizen of an outstanding nature.

 6                I hope that he inspires every 

 7   generation.  I'm glad that you brought the 

 8   youngest Jackson.  Is this a young Jackson too?  

 9   Oh, all right, I'm glad that you brought her here 

10   to this great place where we are honoring her 

11   grandfather, I believe, in a day like this.  I 

12   see her shaking, shaking.  You know, I'll turn 

13   over this way, then.

14                I hope that she understands that in 

15   the State of New York, we honor such heroes, 

16   heroes that have done amazing things not simply 

17   for the country, but for family too, which is 

18   also an important trait, where we want to 

19   ensure -- now, sadly, Mr. Jackson was not allowed 

20   to come out here today.  We might have -- that 

21   would have been interesting, but some other minds 

22   said that they wanted to make sure that he is 

23   safe and secure.  

24                But his family came out in big time.  

25   His daughter, I suspect granddaughter -- and 


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 1   great granddaughter?  My goodness.  We have 

 2   several generations.  

 3                Just one question for the youngest, 

 4   and then I'll stop.  Are you going to join the 

 5   Army?  

 6                (Laughter.)

 7                SENATOR SANDERS:   Tell me that you 

 8   want to be a good Marine.  I'll take that as a 

 9   yes.  

10                (Laughter.)

11                SENATOR SANDERS:   You heard it 

12   first, my friends.

13                So, Mr. President, I am really glad 

14   that we were able to grab the generation of 

15   Ulyses, a name surrounded by mythology itself, 

16   that we were able to bring them out to this great 

17   place, Albany, and stand before this entire body 

18   and understand that we honor the 103 years --

19                (Baby cries out.)

20                SENATOR SANDERS:   Yes, we do.  We 

21   honor the 103 years.  And not only that, we want 

22   him to have another 103 years.  Mr. President, I 

23   don't know if you can order that, that he can 

24   have another 103 years.  But if you can, I would 

25   appreciate not only you doing that, but giving 


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 1   them the honor and the recognition that they 

 2   deserve from this body.  

 3                And I thank you very much, 

 4   Mr. President.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

 6   you, Senator Sanders.  

 7                I think if we just lifted our heads 

 8   and looked up, we might ask for those blessings 

 9   for another 103 years, that they be bestowed upon 

10   Mr. Jackson.  

11                I think I heard the young lady also 

12   say "Air Force," Mr. Sanders, so I'm not sure.

13                (Laughter.)

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We want 

15   to congratulate Mr. Jackson on the celebration of 

16   his 103rd birthday.  It's truly a milestone.  

17                We extend our best wishes to the 

18   family who are assembled here today.  Thank you 

19   for being here.  We extend the privileges of the 

20   house to you.  We also extend our best wishes for 

21   good health, continued health, and God's 

22   blessings.  Thank you very much.  

23                Let's acknowledge the family who are 

24   here today.

25                (Standing ovation.)


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 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   I may 

 2   add, Senator Sanders, that my dad is celebrating 

 3   95 today, and I'm here with you.

 4                Senator DeFrancisco.

 5                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Would you 

 6   like to get on with business, Mr. President?  

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Yes.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Our next 

 9   resolution is previously adopted Resolution 5812, 

10   by Senator Sepúlveda.  Could you please read the 

11   title only and call on Senator Sepúlveda to 

12   speak, please.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

14   previous resolution, adopted on June 14th, has 

15   been opened for cosponsorship, at the request of 

16   Senator Sanders.  If you choose to be a 

17   cosponsor, notify the desk.

18                The Secretary will read.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

20   Resolution Number 5812, by Senator Sepúlveda, 

21   congratulating Ignazio Terranova upon the 

22   occasion of his retirement after many years of 

23   dedicated service to the New York City Department 

24   of Sanitation.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


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 1   Sepúlveda.

 2                SENATOR SEPÚLVEDA:   Thank you, 

 3   Mr. President.

 4                Today I stand to celebrate the 

 5   retirement of a person who embodies what a true 

 6   public servant should be.  He dedicated 20 years 

 7   of his life to the City of New York, dedicated 

 8   20 years of his life to the Department of 

 9   Sanitation, and rose through the ranks of 

10   different capacities.

11                Iggy Terranova -- as we call him 

12   Iggy -- was born in Ribera, Italy.  And because 

13   his parents didn't know very well, they raised 

14   him in Queens rather than the Bronx.  

15                (Laughter.)

16                SENATOR SEPÚLVEDA:   But Iggy, as I 

17   said, has been a great public servant and the 

18   pinnacle of his career was when, in 2005, he rose 

19   to the rank of supervisor in the Department of 

20   Sanitation, where he became one of the heads of 

21   the Community Affairs Office.  

22                In that capacity, Iggy has helped so 

23   many public officials, has helped so many 

24   communities, has created engagements and events 

25   for our youth, for our community, has helped 


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 1   myself, and I know there are other people on this 

 2   floor who he has helped, throughout his years of 

 3   service, with minimal or large issues involving 

 4   sanitation in the City of New York.

 5                At one point Iggy was a supervisor 

 6   to my son, who is here today, who came to 

 7   celebrate this momentous occasion for 

 8   Mr. Terranova.  His wife is also here today to 

 9   celebrate this recognition and this 

10   congratulations.  

11                Iggy, you are a true great American.  

12   You are a true great person.  You will be sorely 

13   missed in the Department of Sanitation and as a 

14   public servant in the City of New York.  You will 

15   be sorely missed by myself, my family.  Please 

16   remain engaged in community service, and I hope 

17   to see you in community service in other 

18   capacities in the future.  

19                So I want to congratulate you today, 

20   and I want to ask the President to offer him the 

21   cordialities of the house and congratulate him 

22   for the wonderful work that he's done in that 

23   illustrious 20-year career that he provided for 

24   the City of New York.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 


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 1   you, Senator Sepúlveda.  

 2                Senator Klein.

 3                SENATOR KLEIN:   Thank you, 

 4   Mr. President.  

 5                I want to join my colleague 

 6   Senator Sepúlveda in congratulating Ignazio -- 

 7   otherwise known as Iggy -- Terranova on his 

 8   20-year service to the New York City Department 

 9   of Sanitation.

10                You know, when someone does public 

11   service well, it has an impact on so many people.  

12   And over the years I came to rely on Iggy to help 

13   my constituents on a whole array of various 

14   issues.  No problem was too big or no problem was 

15   too small.  

16                We also share a fondness for the 

17   same restaurant in the Morris Park section of the 

18   Bronx, in my district.  And I see Iggy so much in 

19   the Bronx doing his job, I actually thought he 

20   lived in the Bronx.  I didn't know that he 

21   actually lives in Astoria, Queens.  

22                But he's somebody that's very 

23   special.  The only thing is I wish he could stay 

24   on another 10 years and retire a 30-year career.  

25   But we're going to miss him, and we congratulate 


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 1   him for a job well done for the New York City 

 2   Department of Sanitation, as sort of the 

 3   ambassador to elected officials in the community.  

 4                Thank you, Iggy, for your service.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 6   Comrie.

 7                SENATOR COMRIE:   Thank you, 

 8   Mr. President.

 9                I wanted to lend my voice to those 

10   members that are celebrating and applauding Iggy 

11   Terranova on his 20-year retirement.  I just 

12   found out when I walked in the chambers that he 

13   is retiring.  

14                But everything that my colleagues 

15   have said is true.  He was a person that you 

16   could depend on to defuse hostility at a 

17   community meeting.  His gregarious attitude, his 

18   love of the job, his ability to express his 

19   opinion on exactly what was going on so that 

20   people understood it was infectious.  It made a 

21   hostile meeting a simple meeting.  It made a 

22   difficult issue an issue that everybody could 

23   understand.  It made problems with snow removal 

24   in Queens go away, because he was focused on 

25   getting solutions done and being honest with 


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 1   people.  

 2                He will be missed as a public 

 3   servant.  His style and his manner is infectious.  

 4   And I would hope that we have other people that 

 5   serve as well in public service, and especially 

 6   in the Department of Sanitation, which can be 

 7   contentious, such as Iggy Terranova.  

 8                So I wish him a happy, healthy, long 

 9   retirement, but I need him to stay in Queens.  I 

10   don't want him to go anywhere.  You've got to 

11   stay here in the borough so that you can continue 

12   to show the next generation of people how to be 

13   good public servants.  

14                Congratulations.  

15                Thank you, Mr. President.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

17   you, Senator Comrie.

18                Senator Gianaris.

19                SENATOR GIANARIS:   Thank you, 

20   Mr. President.

21                New York City is full of 

22   distinguished characters and people that leave an 

23   impression.  Iggy Terranova is certainly one of 

24   them.  I think any of us that have dealt with the 

25   Department of Sanitation and have been fortunate 


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 1   enough to have him represent that agency have 

 2   been impressed by not only his skill and his 

 3   ability but by his outsized personality as well.  

 4                And the fact that he lives in 

 5   Astoria and is within my district is something 

 6   I'm also proud of.  

 7                I would just say while there are 

 8   great restaurants in Morris Park and other parts 

 9   of the city, there's no place like Astoria for 

10   good eating.  And I think I'll have to ask Iggy 

11   where his favorite restaurant is in his home 

12   neighborhood so we can go there together.  

13                Thank you, Mr. President.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

15   you, Senator Gianaris.

16                As noted, the resolution was 

17   previously adopted today.

18                On behalf of the Senate, we want to 

19   extend a warm welcome to your entire family, 

20   Mr. Terranova, for being here today.  I think the 

21   youngest member was really excited about being in 

22   the chamber.  

23                And we want to extend again our 

24   congratulations on a distinguished career of 

25   public service to the citizens of the City of 


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 1   New York in a very challenging field.  But from 

 2   everything we've heard today, you've done that in 

 3   an extraordinary manner with great dedication and 

 4   commitment to the people that you served 

 5   throughout your career.  

 6                So we extend our best wishes to you 

 7   and your family.  We welcome you to the chamber.  

 8   And we hope that you have many, many happy, 

 9   healthy years in retirement.  God bless you.

10                Let's acknowledge them, please.

11                (Standing ovation.)

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

13   DeFrancisco.

14                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, could we 

15   now take up previously adopted Resolution 5813, 

16   by Senator Rivera, read the title only, and call 

17   on Senator Rivera to speak, please.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

19   Secretary will read.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

21   Resolution Number 5813, by Senator Rivera, 

22   memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to 

23   proclaim June 2018 as Immigrant Heritage Month in 

24   the State of New York.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


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 1   Rivera.

 2                SENATOR RIVERA:   Thank you, 

 3   Mr. President.  

 4                As I've said many times on the floor 

 5   of the Senate before, I have a very diverse and 

 6   beautiful district.  I have individuals in my 

 7   district -- I represent probably more Dominicans 

 8   than any other state legislator in the country.  

 9   I have a growing Mexican community.  I have some 

10   Bangladeshis, some folks from Ghana and other 

11   West African countries, the Garifuna community.  

12                This diversity makes my district 

13   beautiful.  And it is -- every day, when folks 

14   come into my office, whether it's to ask for 

15   assistance or whether it's just to pay us a 

16   visit, I see the rainbow, if you will, of 

17   humanity coming into my district office.  And I 

18   thank them for being there.  I thank them for 

19   making the Bronx a little bit better and the 

20   United States a little bit better.  

21                And so this resolution today is to 

22   celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month.  But I would 

23   be remiss if I did not at this time that we are 

24   saying that we stand here -- I stand here to 

25   celebrate immigrant communities that are in my 


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 1   district that make our state and my district 

 2   great, it would be intolerable for me not to 

 3   mention the horrors that happened, that are 

 4   happening right this second within our country.  

 5                If we are here to celebrate 

 6   immigrant heritage in this country, immigrant 

 7   heritage in our state, we must at the same time 

 8   acknowledge what the administration of this -- in 

 9   DC is doing against immigrant communities.  

10   What's happening right now is a moral test of our 

11   character as a nation.  If we're going to stand 

12   on this floor and say that we celebrate all the 

13   immigrants that make our particular districts 

14   great, then we should also stand up and say, in a 

15   loud voice, in a clear voice, that right now in 

16   our name this country is ripping families apart.  

17   It is destroying them.

18                This is your moment.  This is our 

19   moment.  We stand and celebrate the folks that 

20   are parts of our districts, certainly, but we 

21   also must remember those who we don't see often.  

22   They're not in air-conditioned Senate rooms, 

23   they're in the desert running away from death 

24   squads.  And what are we doing as a country?  In 

25   the State Senate, we're celebrating these folks 


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 1   with this resolution.  And across the country, 

 2   thousands of miles from us, families are being 

 3   ripped apart.  

 4                This is a moral test as individuals, 

 5   as elected officials, as a country.  And so I ask 

 6   all of you to not only support this resolution -- 

 7   which is easy enough to do.  It's in the 

 8   abstract, just signing a piece of paper and 

 9   saying that we celebrate those folks who live in 

10   our districts who are -- who make our districts 

11   and our country and our state great.  But I ask 

12   you to take an extra step and say very clearly 

13   that what this country is doing in our name is 

14   criminal, it is cruel, it is inhumane, it is 

15   unjust.  We must ask it to stop.

16                Thank you, Mr. President.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

18   Sepúlveda.

19                SENATOR SEPÚLVEDA:   Thank you, 

20   Mr. President.  

21                I too want to rise to speak -- first 

22   of all, to congratulate Senator Rivera on this 

23   resolution.  

24                But I too would be remiss if I 

25   didn't discuss or mention the heartless 


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 1   atrocities, the ripping of families, the behavior 

 2   of our federal government destroying families 

 3   that have come here looking for a better life.  

 4   Individuals that are looking for nothing but for 

 5   asylum because they fear death squads in their 

 6   country.  

 7                And to see mothers, fathers suffer, 

 8   and to see children, to hear audio recordings of 

 9   children crying in desperate fear because their 

10   parents are being taken away from them, to see 

11   mothers crying because their children are being 

12   yanked away from them.  

13                We are in a period now in this 

14   country where we are testing our morality.  We 

15   are in a period of our country where people will 

16   look at us, where generations in the future will 

17   look at us and say, How did we allow this to 

18   happen?  

19                We have people that are criticizing 

20   this policy -- a policy that our current 

21   president can put at rest in five minutes, but is 

22   trying to blame others -- a policy that an 

23   attorney general and the head of homeland 

24   security are pushing to try to get a better deal 

25   in terms of an immigration bill at the federal 


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 1   level.  And it's a shame.  It is heartless.  

 2                When you have religious leaders like 

 3   the pope, the cardinal, bishops, people of all 

 4   walks of life, First Ladies from Mrs. Bush to 

 5   Mrs. Obama to even, to some degree, Melania 

 6   Trump, criticizing a policy that no matter how 

 7   you look at it, no matter how you try to justify 

 8   it, at the end of the day is cruel and heartless.  

 9   It is something that I think in the annals of 

10   history will be compared to decisions by the 

11   Supreme Court like Dred Scott, Plessy, and 

12   certainly the internment camps during the 

13   Korematsu decision.  

14                This is not what this country should 

15   be about.  This country was built on the backs of 

16   immigrants, and we should be celebrating their 

17   contributions to this country and not trying to 

18   rip families apart the way we've been seeing for 

19   the last couple of weeks.  It is a shame that we 

20   are allowing this to happen.  We should all stand 

21   up and protest against this, be it Republican, be 

22   it Democrat, regardless of race, color and creed.  

23   This is inhumane, and we should all stand up 

24   against it and take a strong stand, because that 

25   is not what the United States of America is 


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 1   about.

 2                Thank you.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 4   Bailey.

 5                SENATOR BAILEY:   Thank you, 

 6   Mr. President --

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 8   DeFrancisco.

 9                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I'm just -- I 

10   just would like to stand up, I know there's a 

11   couple more speakers, and this could get into a 

12   debate that is going to consume the balance of 

13   the two days of the session.  

14                So I would just request that if 

15   you're going to speak on the bill, to confine it 

16   to the topic of the bill.  And the more -- the 

17   least political it is, the better, so we don't 

18   have responses and sur-responses and go on ad 

19   infinitum.  

20                So I'm just making a plea.  You're 

21   all Senators, you've all got the right to speak.  

22   But hopefully we can follow a rule similar to 

23   what I just tried to express.

24                Thank you.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


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 1   Bailey.

 2                SENATOR BAILEY:   Thank you, 

 3   Mr. President.

 4                "The ultimate measure of a man is 

 5   not where he stands in moments of comfort and 

 6   convenience, but where he stands at times of 

 7   challenge and controversy."  Martin Luther King, 

 8   somebody who we like to quote on both sides of 

 9   the aisle.  

10                And I commend Senator Rivera for 

11   this resolution.  Immigrants are incredibly 

12   important, and we are a nation of immigrants.  

13   Immigrants are what make my district incredible.  

14   From the West Africans in the western portion of 

15   my district, to the Caribbean-Americans in the 

16   Northeast Bronx, to the folks from Latin America 

17   and South America and everywhere else in the 

18   world, in the 36th Senatorial District immigrants 

19   make my district great.

20                And I understand the concern about 

21   making this overly political.  But I must say, as 

22   a father and as a Senator, I found it incredibly 

23   difficult to listen to those recordings with 

24   those children pleading for their families.  

25                The ball is in our court.  This 


                                                               4096

 1   isn't about politics.  This isn't where you stand 

 2   on what side of the aisle.  This is about doing 

 3   what's right.  Immigrants are people like anybody 

 4   else.  I will say nothing further.  

 5                Thank you, Mr. President.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 7   Alcantara.

 8                SENATOR ALCANTARA:   Thank you, 

 9   Mr. President.

10                I want to thank my colleague Senator 

11   Rivera for bringing this resolution.  As an 

12   immigrant from Latin America, for me it's an 

13   honor to be here celebrating the contributions 

14   that immigrants have made to this country -- not 

15   just to the State of New York, but to the entire 

16   country.

17                I wear this shawl quite often on the 

18   Senate floor, and that was made in Mexico, in 

19   Michoacán, Mexico, to remind myself and my 

20   colleagues of the contributions that 

21   immigrants have made to the United States.  And 

22   at a time that immigrant communities from Mexico, 

23   Central America, and Muslim immigrants I feel are 

24   under attack by our current administration, I 

25   wear this with pride.  Because anyone that sees 


                                                               4097

 1   this shawl, you can see that this was made in 

 2   Latin America by indigenous people.

 3                And I hope that as we sit here and 

 4   we celebrate the contribution of immigrants that 

 5   came before us, whether they were the first 

 6   African slaves that were forced into immigration 

 7   here, or they were Jewish fleeing the European 

 8   regime, or Italians and Irish that came because 

 9   of economic reasons, I would like to remind my 

10   colleagues that Latin American immigrants, or 

11   immigrants from anywhere, they come to America 

12   for the same reasons that your parents did:  To 

13   work, and for a better life.

14                And as we are celebrating Immigrant 

15   Month, let's celebrate -- also let's remember the 

16   123,000 farmworkers that pick the food that we 

17   eat every day in the State of New York, that make 

18   the thriving agricultural economy in New York 

19   what it is.  And let's remember that our 

20   farmworkers also need justice, that the car wash 

21   workers -- who are immigrants -- also need 

22   justice.  

23                And I would like us to remember, 

24   like my colleagues have said before, that right 

25   now the Statute of Liberty sits there welcoming 


                                                               4098

 1   everyone.  Unfortunately, under our current 

 2   administration, if you are a black or brown 

 3   immigrant or a Muslim, you don't feel welcome in 

 4   this country.  And we should remember that this 

 5   country was built on the backs of African slaves 

 6   that were brought here in forced immigration, and 

 7   that this country today thrives on the poor and 

 8   cheap labor that is provided by immigrant 

 9   workers.  

10                Immigrants don't come here to commit 

11   crimes, like some of us like to pretend.  

12   Immigrants come here to do the job that a lot of 

13   people in this country don't do.  Immigrants come 

14   here for the same reason that some of your 

15   ancestors did, to work and make a better life.

16                In the name of all the immigrants in 

17   the State of New York, we should celebrate 

18   them -- not just by standing here and speaking on 

19   Immigrant Month, but by doing justice, by passing 

20   laws and bills that affect everyday Americans, 

21   especially American immigrants.  {In Spanish}

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

23   Krueger.

24                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Thank you, 

25   Mr. President.


                                                               4099

 1                I also rise to commend my colleague 

 2   Senator Gustavo Rivera for bringing this 

 3   important resolution today, and to remind 

 4   everyone pretty much all of us are immigrants or 

 5   the children or grandchildren or 

 6   great-grandchildren of immigrants in this room 

 7   today.  

 8                And this country can never forget 

 9   that an open policy of welcoming immigrants 

10   fleeing danger in their homeland, fleeing abuse, 

11   fleeing war, is in fact the entire history of 

12   this country.  I am the grandchild of people who 

13   fled the pogroms in Eastern Europe pre- and 

14   post-czars, I am the relative of people who fled 

15   the Nazis before World War II, and I am the 

16   relative of family who survived the Nazis and got 

17   here after the war.

18                It is fundamental to this country to 

19   remember our history of being the refuge for 

20   immigrants from around the world, and it is the 

21   only guarantee of a successful and democratic 

22   future for this country.  So thank you for the 

23   resolution and reminding us all about the role of 

24   immigration and immigrants in all our lives.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 


                                                               4100

 1   resolution was previously adopted as indicated.  

 2                On several of these resolutions that 

 3   I have had before the house, if you choose to be 

 4   a cosponsor, please notify the desk and you'll be 

 5   added.  

 6                And Senator DeFrancisco to close on 

 7   this.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

 9   Mr. President, I think everybody basically said 

10   what was in their heart and on their minds.  

11                And I think that one thing that's 

12   extremely important, no matter where you stand on 

13   this issue or what's happening today in America, 

14   is that the laws have to be changed.  The laws 

15   have to be workable laws.  You can't have laws on 

16   the books and then say that law enforcement 

17   cannot enforce them.  So this is not one 

18   political party or another.  This issue has been 

19   an issue for 20 years.  And it's incumbent for 

20   both Republicans and Democrats in Congress to 

21   change the law so it's workable and fairer to all 

22   parties.  

23                And I think enough has been enough; 

24   now it's time for action.  And hopefully the 

25   recent efforts that are being reported, anyway, 


                                                               4101

 1   are supported in some compromise bill that 

 2   becomes law that will resolve some of these very 

 3   critical issues that everyone is talking about 

 4   today.

 5                Thank you, Mr. President.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 7   DeFrancisco.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   We have a 

 9   hand-up from Senator Flanagan, committee 

10   assignments.  Do you have that at the desk?  

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   It is at 

12   the desk.  It's received and shall be filed.

13                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I'd like to 

14   call an immediate meeting of the Rules Committee 

15   in Room 332.  

16                And when we get back, there's going 

17   to be a Judiciary Committee meeting called 

18   thereafter.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There's 

20   an immediate meeting of the Rules Committee in 

21   Room 332.  

22                The Senate will stand at ease.

23                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

24   at 2:23 p.m.)

25                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 


                                                               4102

 1   2:44 p.m.)

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Senate will return to order.

 4                Senator DeFrancisco.

 5                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Is there a 

 6   report of the Rules Committee at the desk?  

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 8   a Committee on Rules report at the desk, and the 

 9   Secretary will read.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Flanagan, 

11   from the Committee on Rules, reports the 

12   following bills:  

13                Senate Print 383, by Senator Robach, 

14   an act to amend the State Finance Law; 

15                Senate 768A, by Senator 

16   Stewart-Cousins, an act to amend the 

17   Executive Law; 

18                Senate 785, by Senator Carlucci, an 

19   act to amend the Correction Law; 

20                Senate 1298, by Senator Avella, an 

21   act to amend the Public Authorities Law; 

22                Senate 1323B, by Senator LaValle, an 

23   act to amend the Education Law; 

24                Senate 1542A, by Senator Avella, an 

25   act establishing; 


                                                               4103

 1                Senate 1698B, by Senator Parker, an 

 2   act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law; 

 3                Senate 1737, by Senator Parker, an 

 4   act to amend the Education Law --

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Excuse 

 6   me.

 7                Senator DeFrancisco.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, before 

 9   we continue on the reading of the Rules Committee 

10   report, there will be an immediate meeting of the 

11   Judiciary Committee in Room 124 of the Capitol.  

12   Immediate meeting of the Judiciary Committee, 

13   Room 124 of the Capitol.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All 

15   members on the Judiciary Committee should report 

16   to Room 124 in the Capitol for the consideration 

17   of nominations, all Judiciary Committee members 

18   report to Room 124.  

19                And the Secretary will continue 

20   reading the Committee on Rules report.

21                THE SECRETARY:   -- Senate 1779, by 

22   Senator Avella, an act to amend the Domestic 

23   Relations Law; 

24                Senate 2202, by Senator Parker, an 

25   act to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law; 


                                                               4104

 1                Senate 2340C, by Senator Alcantara, 

 2   an act to amend the Education Law;

 3                Senate 2496B, by Senator Hannon, an 

 4   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

 5                Senate 2829A, by Senator Parker, an 

 6   act to amend the Tax Law; 

 7                Senate 3374, by Senator Sanders, an 

 8   act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law; 

 9                Senate 3422, by Senator Parker, an 

10   act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law; 

11                Senate 4359, by Senator Valesky, an 

12   act to amend the Penal Law; 

13                Senate 4567, by Senator Golden, an 

14   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law; 

15                Senate 5372, by Senator Valesky, an 

16   act to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; 

17                Senate 5896, by Senator Bailey, an 

18   act in relation to permitting; 

19                Senate 6246A, by Senator Comrie, an 

20   act to amend the Parks, Recreation and Historic 

21   Preservation Law; 

22                Senate 6315A, by Senator Brooks, an 

23   act to authorize;

24                Senate 6435B, by Senator Flanagan, 

25   an act to amend the Retirement and Social 


                                                               4105

 1   Security Law; 

 2                Senate 6644, by Senator Breslin, an 

 3   act to authorize; 

 4                Senate 6660, by Senator Bailey, an 

 5   act to amend the Penal Law;

 6                Senate 6664A, by Senator Gallivan, 

 7   an act in relation to granting;

 8                Senate 6697B, by Senator Jacobs, an 

 9   act in relation to granting; 

10                Senate 6916, by Senator Jacobs, an 

11   act to amend the State Administrative Procedure 

12   Act; 

13                Senate 6927A, by Senator Addabbo, an 

14   act to establish; 

15                Senate 7047, by Senator Kaminsky, an 

16   act to authorize; 

17                Senate 7228, by Senator Parker, an 

18   act to amend the Education Law; 

19                Senate 7622A, by Senator Alcantara, 

20   an act to amend the Public Health Law;

21                Senate 7710, by Senator Breslin, an 

22   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

23                Senate 7765B, by Senator Golden, an 

24   act to amend the Public Health Law;

25                Senate 7793A, by Senator Valesky, an 


                                                               4106

 1   act to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; 

 2                Senate 7894, by Senator Ranzenhofer, 

 3   an act to amend the Public Service Law;

 4                Senate 7981, by Senator Helming, an 

 5   act to amend the Judiciary Law;

 6                Senate 8011, by Senator Seward, an 

 7   act to authorize; 

 8                Senate 8051, by Senator Gallivan, an 

 9   act to authorize; 

10                Senate 8130, by Senator Comrie, an 

11   act to amend the Public Authorities Law; 

12                Senate 8251, by Senator Robach, an 

13   act to amend the General Municipal Law; 

14                Senate 8276, by Senator Griffo, an 

15   act granting; 

16                Senate 8335, by Senator Brooks, an 

17   act authorizing; 

18                Senate 8351, by Senator Golden, an 

19   act to amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules; 

20                Senate 8353A, by Senator Hannon, an 

21   act to amend the Social Services Law; 

22                Senate 8380A, by Senator Funke, an 

23   act to amend the Workers' Compensation Law; 

24                Senate 8501B, by Senator Murphy, an 

25   act to amend the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law; 


                                                               4107

 1                Senate 8533, by Senator Serino, an 

 2   act to direct; 

 3                Senate 8579, by Senator Hoylman, an 

 4   act to amend the Public Authorities Law; 

 5                Senate 8636A, by Senator Marcellino, 

 6   an act to amend the Environmental Conservation 

 7   Law; 

 8                Senate 8669, by Senator Hannon, an 

 9   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

10                Senate 8757, by Senator Hannon, an 

11   act to amend Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015; 

12                Senate 8784B, by Senator Kavanagh, 

13   an act to authorize;

14                Senate 8802, by Senator O'Mara, an 

15   act in relation to legalizing, validating, 

16   ratifying and confirming;

17                Senate 8815, by Senator Ortt, an act 

18   to amend the Public Authorities Law;

19                Senate 8822, by Senator Hannon, an 

20   act to amend Chapter 384 of the Laws of 1998; 

21                Senate 8832, by Senator Brooks, an 

22   act authorizing;

23                Senate 8834, by Senator Young, an 

24   act to amend Chapter 451 of the Laws of 2012; 

25                Senate 8837A, by Senator Golden, an 


                                                               4108

 1   act to amend the Civil Service Law; 

 2                Senate 8907, by Senator Hannon, an 

 3   act to amend the Public Health Law;

 4                Senate 8916, by Senator Gallivan, an 

 5   act to amend the Criminal Procedure Law; 

 6                Senate 8943, by Senator Hannon, an 

 7   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

 8                Senate 8952, by Senator Hannon, an 

 9   act to amend Chapter 602 of the Laws of 1993; 

10                Senate 8965, by Senator Seward, an 

11   act to amend the General Municipal Law; 

12                Senate 8972B, by Senator Valesky, an 

13   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law; 

14                Senate 8977, by Senator Hannon, an 

15   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

16                Senate 8990, by Senator Young, an 

17   act to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law; 

18                Senate 8991A, by Senator Flanagan, 

19   an act to amend the Tax Law; 

20                Senate 8995, by Senator Seward, an 

21   act to amend Chapter 589 of the Laws of 2015; 

22                Senate 9006, by Senator DeFrancisco, 

23   an act to authorize; 

24                Senate 9029, by Senator Phillips, an 

25   act to amend the Tax Law; 


                                                               4109

 1                Senate 9030A, by Senator O'Mara, an 

 2   act to amend the Tax Law; 

 3                Senate 9039B, by Senator Hoylman, an 

 4   act to amend Chapter 592 of the Laws of 1998; 

 5                Senate 9052, by Senator Flanagan, an 

 6   act to amend the Tax Law; 

 7                Senate 9070A, by Senator Lanza, an 

 8   act to amend the Penal Law; 

 9                Senate 9074A, by Senator Tedisco, an 

10   act to amend the Education Law; 

11                Senate 9078, by Senator Hannon, an 

12   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

13                Senate 9082, by Senator Carlucci, an 

14   act to amend the Village Law; 

15                And Senate 9096, by Senator Addabbo, 

16   an act to amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering 

17   and Breeding Law.

18                All bills reported direct to third 

19   reading.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

21   DeFrancisco.

22                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Move to 

23   accept the report of the Rules Committee, please.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

25   favor of accepting the Committee on Rules report 


                                                               4110

 1   say aye.

 2                (Response of "Aye.")

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 4                (No response.)

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 6   Rules Committee report is accepted and before the 

 7   house.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Could we now 

 9   go back to messages from the Assembly.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We will 

11   return to messages from the Assembly.

12                The Secretary will read.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Hoylman 

14   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

15   Assembly Bill Number 10685 and substitute it for 

16   the identical Senate Bill 8579, Third Reading 

17   Calendar 1966.

18                Senator Hannon moves to discharge, 

19   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

20   Number 11020 and substitute it for the identical 

21   Senate Bill 8757, Third Reading Calendar 1969.

22                Senator Ortt moves to discharge, 

23   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 10674 

24   and substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 

25   8815, Third Reading Calendar 1972.


                                                               4111

 1                Senator Young moves to discharge,  

 2   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 3   Number 10615 and substitute it for the identical 

 4   Senate Bill 8834, Third Reading Calendar 1975.

 5                Senator Gallivan moves to discharge, 

 6   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 7   Number 985 and substitute it for the identical 

 8   Senate Bill 8916, Third Reading Calendar 1980.

 9                Senator Hannon moves to discharge, 

10   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

11   Number 11006 and substitute it for the identical 

12   Senate Bill 8952, Third Reading Calendar 1982.

13                Senator Hannon moves to discharge, 

14   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

15   Number 8401C and substitute it for the identical 

16   Senate Bill 8977, Third Reading Calendar 1985.

17                Senator Young moves to discharge, 

18   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

19   Number 11121 and substitute it for the identical 

20   Senate Bill 8990, Third Reading Calendar 1986.

21                Senator Seward moves to discharge, 

22   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

23   Number 11014 and substitute it for the identical 

24   Senate Bill 8995, Third Reading Calendar 1988.

25                Senator Lanza moves to discharge, 


                                                               4112

 1   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 2   Number 11125A and substitute it for the identical 

 3   Senate Bill 9070A, Third Reading Calendar 1992.

 4                Senator Carlucci moves to discharge, 

 5   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 6   Number 10816A and substitute it for the identical 

 7   Senate Bill 9082, Third Reading Calendar 1995.

 8                Senator Robach moves to discharge, 

 9   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

10   Number 2022 and substitute it for the identical 

11   Senate Bill 383, Third Reading Calendar 1920.

12                Senator Parker moves to discharge, 

13   from the Committee on Investigations and 

14   Government Operations, Assembly Bill Number 5333A 

15   and substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 

16   2829A, Third Reading Calendar 1932.

17                Senator Golden moves to discharge, 

18   from the Committee on Aging, Assembly Bill 

19   Number 6037 and substitute it for the identical 

20   Senate Bill 4567, Third Reading Calendar 1935.

21                Senator Comrie moves to discharge, 

22   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

23   Number 6868A and substitute it for the identical 

24   Senate Bill 6246A, Third Reading Calendar 1937.

25                Senator Flanagan moves to discharge, 


                                                               4113

 1   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 2   Number 8402A and substitute it for the identical 

 3   Senate Bill 6435B, Third Reading Calendar 1939.

 4                Senator Jacobs moves to discharge, 

 5   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 6   Number 9935A and substitute it for the identical 

 7   Senate Bill 6697B, Third Reading Calendar 1943.

 8                Senator Jacobs moves to discharge, 

 9   from the Committee on Commerce and Economic 

10   Development, Assembly Bill Number 9643 and 

11   substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 6916, 

12   Third Reading Calendar 1944.

13                Senator Addabbo moves to discharge, 

14   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

15   Number 8686A and substitute it for the identical 

16   Senate Bill 6927A, Third Reading Calendar 1945.

17                Senator Golden moves to discharge, 

18   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

19   Number 8819B and substitute it for the identical 

20   Senate Bill 7765B, Third Reading Calendar 1950.

21                Senator Valesky moves to discharge, 

22   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

23   Number 10128A and substitute it for the identical 

24   Senate Bill 7793A, Third Reading Calendar 1951.

25                Senator Ranzenhofer moves to 


                                                               4114

 1   discharge, from the Committee on Corporations, 

 2   Authorities and Commissions, Assembly Bill 

 3   Number 9616 and substitute it for the identical 

 4   Senate Bill 7894, Third Reading Calendar 1952.

 5                Senator Golden moves to discharge, 

 6   from the Committee on Judiciary, Assembly Bill 

 7   Number 5837 and substitute it for the identical 

 8   Senate Bill 8351, Third Reading Calendar 1961.

 9                And Senator Hannon moves to 

10   discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

11   Assembly Bill Number 10459A and substitute it for 

12   the identical Senate Bill 8353A, Third Reading 

13   Calendar 1962.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

15   substitutions are so ordered as read and 

16   presented.

17                Senator DeFrancisco.

18                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Now can we 

19   take up the reading of the noncontroversial 

20   active list for today.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

22   Secretary will read the active list before the 

23   house, noncontroversial.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   119, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1511, an act 


                                                               4115

 1   to amend the Correction Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   is passed.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   214, by Senator Klein, Senate Print 6953A, an act 

14   to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect on the 30th day.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Can we go to 


                                                               4116

 1   1773B and lay it aside temporarily, please.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Calendar 

 3   Number 266 will be laid aside temporarily.

 4                The Secretary will continue.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   460, by Senator Valesky, Senate Print 1236, an 

 7   act to amend the General Business Law.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

11   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   is passed.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   497, by Senator Klein, Senate Print 7674, an act 

20   to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4117

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   passes.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   501, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 4836, an act 

 8   to amend the Family Court Act.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   passes.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   603, by Senator Young, Senate Print 518B, an act 

21   to amend the Education Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4118

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   passes.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   613, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 9   Assembly Abbate, Assembly Print 7070A, an act to 

10   amend the Public Officers Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

14   act shall take effect immediately.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 

19   the results.

20                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

21   Calendar 613, those recorded in the negative are 

22   Senators Comrie, Hoylman, Krueger, Montgomery, 

23   Parker, Persaud, Rivera, Sanders and Sepúlveda.

24                Ayes, 52.  Nays, 9.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4119

 1   passes.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   614, by Senator Klein, Senate Print 6735, an act 

 4   to direct.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 8   act shall take effect immediately.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

13   Calendar 614, those recorded in the negative are 

14   Senators Akshar, Ortt and Ranzenhofer.  Also 

15   Senator Helming.  Also Senator Griffo.  

16                Ayes, 56.  Nays, 5.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                Calendar Number 943 is high; 

20   therefore, it's ineligible for consideration.  

21   We'll move on to Calendar Number 945.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   945, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 7853A, an 

24   act to amend the Town Law.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


                                                               4120

 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   passes.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1129, by Senator Flanagan, Senate Print 8235A, an 

12   act to amend Subpart H of Part C of Chapter 20 of 

13   the Laws of 2015.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

15   last section.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

17   act shall take effect immediately.  

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

19   roll.

20                (The Secretary called the roll.)

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 

22   the results.

23                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

24   Calendar 1129, those recorded in the negative are 

25   Senators Addabbo, Alcantara, Avella, Benjamin, 


                                                               4121

 1   Breslin, Carlucci, Comrie, Gianaris, Hamilton, 

 2   Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Mayer, 

 3   Montgomery, Parker, Peralta, Persaud, Rivera, 

 4   Sanders, Sepúlveda, Stewart-Cousins and Valesky.

 5                Ayes, 38.  Nays, 23.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   passes.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1239, substituted earlier by Member of the 

10   Assembly Jones, Assembly Print 5784B, an act to 

11   amend the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect immediately.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 59.  Nays, 2.  

20   Senators Akshar and DeFrancisco recorded in the 

21   negative.  Also Senator Griffo.  

22                Ayes, 58.  Nays, 3.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4122

 1   1243, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 6861A, an 

 2   act to amend the Public Authorities Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   passes.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1264, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 6353A, an 

15   act to amend the Environmental Conservation Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

19   act shall take effect June 1, 2019.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   passes.


                                                               4123

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1289, by Senator Griffo, Senate Print 5549C, an 

 3   act in relation to maintaining.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 7   act shall take effect immediately.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   passes.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   1334, by Senator Serino, Senate Print 2158C, an 

16   act to amend the Social Services Law.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

18   last section.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

20   act shall take effect one year after it shall 

21   have become a law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.


                                                               4124

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   passes.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   1336, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 5   Assembly Santabarbara, Assembly Print 249C, an 

 6   act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

16   passes.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

18   1389, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 8147, an 

19   act to amend the Insurance Law.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4125

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   passes.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1401, by Senator Golden, Senate Print 8270B, an 

 7   act to amend the Civil Service Law.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   passes.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   1403, by Senator Golden, Senate Print 8859, an 

20   act to amend the Retirement and Social Security 

21   Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4126

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 5   Senator Krueger recorded in the negative.  

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   passes.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1444, by Senator Lanza --

10                SENATOR KLEIN:   Lay it aside.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Lay it 

12   aside.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1462, substituted earlier by Member of the 

15   Assembly Nolan, Assembly Print 10471, an act to 

16   amend Section 4 of Part M of Chapter 56 of the 

17   Laws of 2012.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

21   act shall take effect immediately.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.


                                                               4127

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   passes.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   1497, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 5   Assembly Gottfried, Assembly Print 10781A, an act 

 6   to amend the Public Health Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

16   passes.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

18   1503, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8473A, an 

19   act to amend the Public Health Law.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4128

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   passes.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1504, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8474, an 

 7   act to amend the Public Health Law.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   passes.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   1505, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8609A, an 

20   act to amend the Public Health Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4129

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   passes.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   1514, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 8   Assembly Gunther, Assembly Print 398A, an act to 

 9   amend the Tax Law.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

13   act shall take effect immediately.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   passes.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   1528, by Senator Funke, Senate Print 1042, an act 

22   to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

24   a home-rule message present at the desk.

25                The Secretary will read the last 


                                                               4130

 1   section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   is passed.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1561, by Senator Persaud, Senate Print 5823A, an 

12   act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

21   Senator Akshar recorded in the negative.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   passes.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   1603, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 8254A, an 


                                                               4131

 1   act to amend the Town Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   passes.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1610, by Senator Ritchie, Senate Print 8536, an 

14   act to amend Chapter 349 of the Laws of 2015.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

16   a home-rule message present at the desk.

17                The Secretary will read the last 

18   section.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

20   act shall take effect immediately.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

22   roll.

23                (The Secretary called the roll.)

24                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4132

 1   passes.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   1732, by Senator Murphy, Senate Print --

 4                SENATOR KLEIN:   Lay it aside.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Lay it 

 6   aside.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   1810, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 9   Assembly Gunther, Assembly Print 716, an act to 

10   amend the Tax Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

14   act shall take effect immediately.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

19   Senator Griffo recorded in the negative.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   is passed.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1825, by Senator Boyle, Senate Print 3557, an act 

24   to amend the Tax Law.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


                                                               4133

 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   passes.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1827, by Senator Griffo, Senate Print 3660A, an 

12   act authorizing.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

21   Senator Robach recorded in the negative.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   passes.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   1828, substituted earlier by Member of the 


                                                               4134

 1   Assembly Thiele, Assembly Print 2805, an act to 

 2   amend the Economic Development Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   passes.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1833, by Senator Ranzenhofer, Senate Print 4623A, 

15   an act to amend the Tax Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

19   act shall take effect immediately.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

24   Senator Felder recorded in the negative.  

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4135

 1   passes.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   1837, by Senator Griffo, Senate Print 5584B, an 

 4   act to amend the Education Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 8   act shall take effect 18 months after it shall 

 9   have become a law.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

11   roll.

12                (The Secretary called the roll.)

13                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

15   passes.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   1841, by Senator Golden, Senate Print 5886, an 

18   act to amend the Administrative Code of the City 

19   of New York.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4136

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 

 3   the results.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

 5   Calendar 1841, those recorded in the negative are 

 6   Senators Alcantara, Benjamin, Comrie, Gianaris, 

 7   Hoylman, Kavanagh, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, 

 8   Peralta, Persaud, Rivera, Sanders and Sepúlveda.  

 9   Also Senator Serrano.  Also Senator Dilan.  

10                Ayes, 45.  Nays, 16.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   passes.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1843, by Senator Robach, Senate Print 5992B, an 

15   act to amend the Education Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

19   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   passes.


                                                               4137

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1844, by Senator Larkin, Senate Print 6269A, an 

 3   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect immediately.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   is passed.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   1846, by Senator DeFrancisco, Senate Print 6455, 

16   an act to amend the Insurance Law.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

18   last section.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

20   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

22   roll.

23                (The Secretary called the roll.)

24                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4138

 1   is passed.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   1848, by Senator Ortt, Senate Print 6663, an act 

 4   to amend the Insurance Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 8   act shall take effect on the first of January.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1850, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Magnarelli, Assembly Print 8704A, an act 

18   to amend the State Law.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4139

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 2   Hoylman to explain his vote.

 3                SENATOR HOYLMAN:   Thank you, 

 4   Mr. President.  

 5                I rise to oppose this legislation 

 6   because I believe it violates the First 

 7   Amendment's Establishment Clause, which prohibits 

 8   government from making any law respecting an 

 9   establishment of religion, not only from 

10   establishing an official religion, but also 

11   prohibiting government taking actions that favor 

12   one religion over the other.

13                This hymn -- and I don't know if my 

14   colleagues on the other side of the aisle have 

15   read the words -- specifically makes reference to 

16   Christ by noting "the King and blessed One," 

17   "Thou David's royal Son," "Thee, Redeemer, King," 

18   and even more.

19                The point being that this is not 

20   just a religious hymn, this is not just now 

21   making a state hymn official, but it's also 

22   making a state hymn a Christian hymn.  And for 

23   those reasons, I will be voting in the negative.

24                Thank you.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


                                                               4140

 1   Hoylman to be recorded in the negative.

 2                Senator Krueger to explain her vote.

 3                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Thank you, 

 4   Mr. President.  

 5                I would simply like to rise to 

 6   support Senator Hoylman's objection.  I think 

 7   it's very clear that a legislative body should 

 8   not be recognizing any given religious 

 9   identification with something that is an official 

10   hymn or song for the State of New York.

11                The separation of church and state 

12   might be as important to the history and future 

13   of democracy as our earlier discussion about 

14   openness to immigration.  I also urge a no vote.

15                Thank you.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

17   Krueger in the negative.  

18                Announce the results.

19                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

20   Calendar 1850, those recorded in the negative are 

21   Senators Alcantara, Hoylman, Krueger, Sanders, 

22   Sepúlveda and Stavisky.  Also Senator Rivera.

23                Ayes, 54.  Nays, 7.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4141

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1857, by Senator Robach, Senate Print 7596, an 

 3   act to amend the State Finance Law.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect one year after it shall 

 8   have become a law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   passes.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1860, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Pellegrino, Assembly Print 10198A, an 

18   act directing.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4142

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   passes.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1861, by Senator Larkin, Senate Print 7860B, an 

 6   act to authorize.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 8   a home-rule message at the desk.

 9                The Secretary will read the last 

10   section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1862, by Senator Funke, Senate Print 7893, an act 

21   to amend the Parks, Recreation and Historic 

22   Preservation Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


                                                               4143

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1869, by Senator Helming, Senate Print 8060A, an 

10   act to amend the Parks, Recreation and Historic 

11   Preservation Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

15   act shall take effect immediately.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   is passed.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1870, by Senator O'Mara, Senate Print 8102, an 

24   act to authorize.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 


                                                               4144

 1   a home-rule message at the desk.

 2                The Secretary will read the last 

 3   section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   is passed.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1871, by Senator Tedisco, Senate Print 8118, an 

14   act to amend the General Municipal Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4145

 1   1878, by Senator Serino, Senate Print 8540, an 

 2   act to amend the Penal Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect on the first of November.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 

11   the results.

12                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

13   Calendar 1878, those recorded in the negative are 

14   Senators Bailey, Hoylman, Krueger and Montgomery.

15                Ayes, 57.  Nays, 4.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   passes.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   1881, by Senator Ranzenhofer, Senate Print 8599A, 

20   an act to amend the Social Services Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

24   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4146

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   is passed.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   1884, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

 8   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11026, an act 

 9   to amend Chapter 831 of the Laws of 1981.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

13   act shall take effect immediately.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   is passed.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   1886, by Senator Funke, Senate Print 8807, an act 

22   to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 


                                                               4147

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 6   Senator Krueger recorded in the negative.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   is passed.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   1887, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

11   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11051, an act 

12   to amend the Tax Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   1888, by Senator Jacobs, Senate Print 8838, an 

25   act authorizing.


                                                               4148

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 2   a home-rule message at the desk.

 3                The Secretary will read the last 

 4   section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   is passed.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1889, by Senator Helming, Senate Print 8840, an 

15   act to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

19   act shall take effect immediately.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4149

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1890, by Senator Griffo, Senate Print 8868, an 

 3   act to amend the Executive Law.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect immediately.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   passes.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   1896, by Senator Flanagan, Senate Print 8930, an 

16   act authorizing.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

18   a home-rule message at the desk.

19                The Secretary will read the last 

20   section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4150

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   passes.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1900, by Senator Phillips, Senate Print 8986, an 

 6   act to amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and 

 7   Breeding Law.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Lay it aside 

 9   temporarily, please.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Lay it 

11   aside temporarily.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1904, by Senator Little, Senate Print 9005 --

14                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Lay it aside 

15   for the day, please.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Lay it 

17   aside for the day.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   1907, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 9032, an 

20   act to amend the Highway Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4151

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   is passed.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   1910, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 9048, an 

 8   act to amend the Highway Law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   passes.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1912, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 9057, an 

21   act to amend the Highway Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4152

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   is passed.

 7                Senator DeFrancisco, that completes 

 8   the current noncontroversial reading of the 

 9   active list.

10                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, 

11   Mr. President, could we take off the general 

12   calendar an add-on, a Senator Carlucci bill, 

13   Senate Print 8345A, please.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

15   Secretary will read.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   1547, by Senator Carlucci, Senate Print 8345A, an 

18   act to amend Chapter 420 of the Laws of 2013.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

20   a home-rule message present at the desk.

21                Read the last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4153

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                Senator DeFrancisco.

 6                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

 7   Mr. President, can we stand at ease until the 

 8   desk is ready.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

10   Calendar 1547, those recorded in the negative are 

11   Senators Akshar, Lanza, Ortt and Ranzenhofer.  

12                Ayes, 57.  Nays, 4.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   passes.

15                Senator DeFrancisco.

16                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

17   Mr. President, can we return to reports of 

18   standing committees, please.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We will 

20   now return to reports of standing committees.

21                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Is there a 

22   report of the Judiciary Committee at the desk?  

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

24   a report at the desk, and the Secretary can read.  

25                Do you prefer -- are you going to do 


                                                               4154

 1   this individually or as a group?

 2                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   It's up to 

 3   the chairman of the committee what his preference 

 4   is.  But why don't we read them all at once, and 

 5   he can make his comments.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 7   Secretary will read.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Bonacic, 

 9   from the Committee on Judiciary, reports the 

10   following nominations to serve as judges of the 

11   Court of Claims:  Ellen Biben; Glen Bruening; 

12   Mark Cohen; Judith Hard; Albert Lorenzo; Roger 

13   McDonough; Juan Merchan; John Michalski; Robert 

14   Schwartz; and Maxwell Wiley. 

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

16   DeFrancisco.

17                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, 

18   Mr. President, I move to accept the report of 

19   Judiciary Committee.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

21   favor of accepting the report of the Committee on 

22   Judiciary say aye.

23                (Response of "Aye.")

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

25                (No response.)


                                                               4155

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 2   committee report has been accepted.

 3                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

 4   Mr. President, it's my understanding that 

 5   Senator Bonacic would like to move the group 

 6   together but then individually, after his motion, 

 7   discuss each individual and introduce their 

 8   families.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   It is so 

10   directed.  

11                Senator Bonacic, you may be heard.

12                SENATOR BONACIC:   Thank you, 

13   Mr. President.

14                Just about an hour ago, the 

15   Judiciary Committee met and we considered the 

16   reappointment of ten judges to the Court of 

17   Claims.  

18                I want to thank Governor Cuomo for 

19   putting forth an impressive list of nominees for 

20   the court.  They've all been approved by the 

21   Judicial Nominating Commission.  They always have 

22   shown exemplary temperament and dedication to the 

23   bench.  I'm confident that the nominees before 

24   the State Senate Judiciary Committee today, and 

25   before the body, will hold themselves to such 


                                                               4156

 1   standards.

 2                What I'd like to do now, they're up 

 3   in the gallery now, many with friends and family.  

 4   And pursuant to the provisions of Section 9 of 

 5   Article VI of the Constitution and the provisions 

 6   of Section 2 of the Court of Claims Act, and 

 7   pursuant to the provisions of Section 21 of 

 8   Article VI of the Constitution, the Judiciary 

 9   Committee has reported all of the nominations to 

10   the floor for Senate consideration.

11                I will introduce each judge and 

12   their family members, and then we'll move all ten 

13   to be confirmed by the Senate.

14                The first is the Honorable Ellen 

15   Biben.  I'd ask each judge to stand as I announce 

16   your name, as well as your honored guests.  And 

17   accompanying Judge Biben is her staff, Dana Levin 

18   Gosnell and Rachel Bigio.  Okay?  

19                Our second judge is the Honorable 

20   Glen Bruening.  He's accompanied by his bride, 

21   Katie, and sons Dylan and Carson.  Okay?  There 

22   they are in the corner.

23                The next judge is the Honorable Mark 

24   Cohen, with his bride, Jill Cohen.  All right.  

25   All right, Jill, I wanted to see you stand up 


                                                               4157

 1   there.  That's it.

 2                The next is the Honorable Judith 

 3   Hard, with her friend Steve Beanan.  Okay.  Are 

 4   you hiding -- oh, he's behind a pole.  All right, 

 5   Judy.  

 6                Then is the Honorable Albert 

 7   Lorenzo.  Is Judge Lorenzo here?  He was at the 

 8   Judiciary meeting.  He has permission to go be at 

 9   his son's graduation at Byram Hills High School 

10   at 5:30.  We said no problem.

11                The next is the Honorable Roger 

12   McDonough.  Roger, welcome.

13                The next is the Honorable Juan 

14   Merchan, with his girlfriend, Claudia Roman, and 

15   their daughter, Catalina Merchan.

16                All right.  Next is the Honorable 

17   John Michalski.  There he is, with the bow tie.  

18   I said that in Judiciary.  

19                The next is the Honorable Robert 

20   Schwartz, with his bride, Joy Chin.  Welcome.  

21                And last but not least is the 

22   Honorable Maxwell Wiley, with his wife and bride, 

23   Ellen Rosenthal.

24                We welcome you all.  

25                And at this time, Mr. President, I'd 


                                                               4158

 1   like to move all the nominations to the floor for 

 2   Senate confirmation, and I ask you to recognize 

 3   any Senator who wishes to speak.

 4                Thank you, Mr. President.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Before we 

 6   call the question, I'd ask is there any member 

 7   that wishes to be heard?  Okay, the motion is 

 8   before the house.  All in favor of -- 

 9                Senator Sanders.

10                SENATOR SANDERS:   I wanted to 

11   explain my vote.  

12                Without casting any aspersions on 

13   these fine people here, I am concerned about the 

14   Governor's selection of -- the greatness of 

15   New York is not being shown in his selections, so 

16   I'm going to vote no, not simply to this but to 

17   following procedures, but it has absolutely 

18   nothing to do with these great people up here 

19   today.

20                Thank you very much.  Thank you.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

22   you, Senator Sanders.

23                Senator DeFrancisco.

24                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, I'd just 

25   like to mention that each of these appointments 


                                                               4159

 1   are all reappointments and have served on the 

 2   bench.  And traditionally it's been the practice 

 3   of this house to reappoint those individuals if 

 4   they've served in an exemplary fashion.  And 

 5   obviously they have, or the Governor wouldn't 

 6   have submitted them again, nor would the Senate 

 7   have confirmed them.

 8                And just as a point of parliamentary 

 9   procedure, this is my 26th year.  You may not 

10   believe this, but this is probably the fastest 

11   process of any judges in the history of the 

12   Senate, from Judiciary Committee to a two-bill 

13   interruption to confirmation.  And I don't know 

14   if that says anything, but I thought someone 

15   should know that.

16                So congratulations to all of you.

17                Thank you.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Is there 

19   any other member that wishes to be heard?  

20                Seeing none, the question before the 

21   house is on the nomination of the names as they 

22   have been read and presented before the house for 

23   the position of judge of the Court of Claims.  

24   All in favor signify by saying aye.

25                (Response of "Aye.")


                                                               4160

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 2                (No response.)

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Therefore 

 4   all the names that have been read and the 

 5   individuals identified have hereby been confirmed 

 6   as judges of the Court of Claims in the State of 

 7   New York.

 8                Congratulations.  Please rise and be 

 9   recognized.

10                (Standing ovation.)

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

12   DeFrancisco.

13                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   We now have a  

14   supplemental calendar, Senate Supplemental 

15   Calendar 57A.  If we could please take up the 

16   noncontroversial reading of that calendar.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We refer 

18   the members to Senate Supplemental Calendar 57A, 

19   and the Secretary will begin reading.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   1919, by Senator Sanders, Senate Print 3374, an 

22   act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 


                                                               4161

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   passes.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1920, substituted earlier by Member of the 

10   Assembly Bronson, Assembly Print 2022, an act to 

11   amend the State Finance Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

15   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

20   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   passes.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   1921, by Senator Stewart-Cousins, Senate Print 

25   768A, an act to amend the Executive Law.


                                                               4162

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 2   last section.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 4   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   is passed.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

12   1922, by Senator Carlucci, Senate Print 785, an 

13   act to amend the Correction Law.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

15   last section.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

17   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

19   roll.

20                (The Secretary called the roll.)

21                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   is passed.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   1923, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1298, an 


                                                               4163

 1   act to amend the Public Authorities Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 59.  Nays, 2.  

10   Senators Akshar and Ranzenhofer recorded in the 

11   negative.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   is passed.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   1924, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 1323B, an 

16   act to amend the Education Law.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

18   last section.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

20   act shall take effect two years after it shall 

21   have become a law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.


                                                               4164

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   is passed.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   1925, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1542A, an 

 5   act establishing.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 7   last section.  

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 9   act shall take effect immediately.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

11   roll.

12                (The Secretary called the roll.)

13                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 58.  Nays, 3.  

14   Senators Akshar, Griffo and Ranzenhofer recorded 

15   in the negative.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   is passed.

18                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

19   Calendar 1925, Senator Marchione also in the 

20   negative.

21                Ayes, 57.  Nays, 4.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   passes.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   1926, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 1698B, an 


                                                               4165

 1   act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   is passed.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1927, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 1737, an 

14   act to amend the Education Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

18   act shall take effect December 1, 2017.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

23   Calendar 1927, those recorded in the negative are 

24   Senators Akshar, DeFrancisco, Funke, Ranzenhofer 

25   and Robach.  


                                                               4166

 1                Ayes, 56.  Nays, 5.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1928, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1779, an 

 6   act to amend the Domestic Relations Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

15   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   passes.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   1929, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 2202, an 

20   act to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4167

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 4   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   passes.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   1930, by Senator Alcantara, Senate Print 2340C, 

 9   an act to amend the Education Law.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

13   act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   passes.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   1931, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 2496B, an 

22   act to amend the Public Health Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 


                                                               4168

 1   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   passes.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1932, substituted earlier by Member of the 

10   Assembly Weprin, Assembly Print 5333A, an act to 

11   amend the Tax Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect immediately.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   passes.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1933, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 3422, an 

24   act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


                                                               4169

 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   passes.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1934, by Senator Valesky, Senate Print 4359, an 

12   act to amend the Penal Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   1935, substituted earlier by Member of the 

25   Assembly Lupardo, Assembly Print 6037, an act to 


                                                               4170

 1   amend the Real Property Tax Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   passes.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1936, by Senator Valesky, Senate Print 5372, an 

14   act to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4171

 1   1937, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 2   Assembly Dickens, Assembly Print 6868A, an act to 

 3   amend the Parks, Recreation and Historic 

 4   Preservation Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1938, by Senator Brooks, Senate Print 6315A, an 

17   act to authorize.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

21   act shall take effect immediately.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.


                                                               4172

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   passes.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   1939, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 5   Assembly Abbate, Assembly Print 8402A, an act to 

 6   amend the Retirement and Social Security Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

16   is passed.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

18   1940, by Senator Breslin, Senate Print 6644, an 

19   act to authorize.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4173

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1941, by Senator Bailey --

 7                SENATOR KLEIN:   Lay it aside 

 8   temporarily.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Lay it 

10   aside temporarily.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

12   1942, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 6664A, an 

13   act in relation to granting.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

15   a home-rule message at the desk.

16                The Secretary will read the last 

17   section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

19   act shall take effect immediately.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4174

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1943, substituted earlier by Peoples-Stokes, 

 3   Assembly Print 9935A, an act in relation to 

 4   granting.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect immediately.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1944, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Walsh, Assembly Print 9643, an act to 

18   amend the State Administrative Procedure Act.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4175

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1945, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 6   Assembly Barnwell, Assembly Print 8686A, an act 

 7   to establish.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

16   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   passes.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1946, by Senator Kaminsky, Senate Print 7047, an 

21   act to authorize.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4176

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   is passed.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   1947, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 7228, an 

 9   act to amend the Education Law.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

13   act shall take effect immediately.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

18   Senator Ortt recorded in the negative.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

20   is passed.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

22   1948, by Senator Alcantara, Senate Print 7622A, 

23   an act to amend the Public Health Law.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

25   last section.


                                                               4177

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 2   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 4   roll.

 5                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 7   Senator Little recorded in the negative.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   is passed.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1949, by Senator Breslin, Senate Print 7710, an 

12   act to amend the Public Health Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

16   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   1950, substituted earlier by Member of the 

25   Assembly Rosenthal, Assembly Print 8819B, an act 


                                                               4178

 1   to amend the Public Health Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   is passed.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1951, substituted earlier by Member of the 

14   Assembly Schimminger, Assembly Print 10128A, an 

15   act to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

19   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4179

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1952, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 3   Assembly Dinowitz, Assembly Print 9616, an act to 

 4   amend the Public Service Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1953, by Senator Helming, Senate Print 7981, an 

17   act to amend the Judiciary Law.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

21   act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.


                                                               4180

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   is passed.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   1954, by Senator Phillips, Senate Print 9029, an 

 5   act to amend the Tax Law.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 7   last section.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 9   act shall take effect immediately.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

11   roll.

12                (The Secretary called the roll.)

13                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

15   passes.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   1955, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 8011, an 

18   act to authorize.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4181

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1956, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 8051, an 

 6   act to authorize.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 8   a home-rule message at the desk.

 9                The Secretary will read the last 

10   section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1957, by Senator Comrie, Senate Print 8130, an 

21   act to amend the Public Authorities Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4182

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 5   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1958, by Senator Robach, Senate Print 8251, an 

10   act to amend the General Municipal Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

14   act shall take effect on the first of January.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

20   is passed.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

22   1959, by Senator Griffo, Senate Print 8276, an 

23   act granting.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

25   a home-rule message present at the desk.  


                                                               4183

 1                Read the last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   is passed.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1960, by Senator Brooks, Senate Print 8335, an 

12   act authorizing.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 59.  Nays, 2.  

21   Senators Akshar and Bonacic recorded in the 

22   negative.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   is passed.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4184

 1   1961, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 2   Assembly Lentol, Assembly Print 5837, an act to 

 3   amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect immediately.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

12   Senator Ranzenhofer recorded in the negative.  

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1962, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Lupardo, Assembly Print 10459A, an act 

18   to amend the Social Services Law.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4185

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

 5   Mr. President.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 7   DeFrancisco.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Can we 

 9   temporarily halt the calling of the 

10   noncontroversial calendar.  

11                And I'd like to call an immediate 

12   meeting of the Corporations Committee in 

13   Room 332.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

15   will be an immediate meeting of the Corporations 

16   Committee in Room 332.  There will be an 

17   immediate meeting of the Corporations Committee 

18   in Room 332.

19                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Now can we 

20   continue with the noncontroversial reading.  

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

22   Secretary will continue reading, 

23   noncontroversial, Senate Supplemental Calendar 

24   57A.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4186

 1   1963, by Senator Funke, Senate Print 8380A, an 

 2   act to amend the Workers' Compensation Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

11   Funke to explain his vote.

12                SENATOR FUNKE:   Thank you, 

13   Mr. President.  

14                I just wanted to take a moment to 

15   thank my colleagues for supporting this amendment 

16   to the Paid Family Leave Act to include 

17   bereavement.  This I believe was an oversight 

18   when we first passed the paid family leave 

19   legislation, and it was brought to my attention 

20   by a former colleague and constituent, Jennifer 

21   Johnson, who lost her daughter Grace at the age 

22   of a year and a half.  

23                I want to thank Assembly Majority 

24   Leader Morelle for his leadership on this as 

25   well.  Leader Morelle and I share something in 


                                                               4187

 1   common, as do our wives, Mary Beth and Pat, 

 2   something that we would not wish on any parent.  

 3   Joe lost his daughter Lauren last year; I lost my 

 4   son Rich.  

 5                Those who have suffered similar 

 6   tragedy in their lives understand that there's no 

 7   timetable on grief.  Everyone is different.  I 

 8   went back to work right away.  I tried to be 

 9   strong for my family at the time, and that's how 

10   I thought I was going to get through this.  About 

11   a month later I was crushed by the emotion of it 

12   all.  

13                This amendment is going to give 

14   people the time and the flexibility that they 

15   need to grieve.  It will not add time to the Paid 

16   Family Leave Act; it will not cost more money.  

17   But it will help people heal and regain their 

18   strength and their focus as employees after the 

19   loss of a loved one.  

20                So I vote aye, and I thank my 

21   colleagues very much for passing this important 

22   bill.  

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

24   Funke to be recorded in the affirmative.

25                Announce the results.


                                                               4188

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

 2   Senator Ortt recorded in the negative.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                Calendar Number 1964 has been 

 6   amended and is high and accordingly ineligible, 

 7   so it will be laid aside.

 8                Calendar Number 1965.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   1965, by Senator Serino, Senate Print 8533, an 

11   act to direct.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect immediately.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   passes.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1966, substituted earlier by Member of the 

24   Assembly Gottfried, Assembly Print 10685, an act 

25   to amend the Public Authorities Law.


                                                               4189

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 2   last section.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 4   act shall take effect immediately. 

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   passes.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

12   1967, by Senator Marcellino, Senate Print 8636A, 

13   an act to amend the Environmental Conservation 

14   Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   is passed.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4190

 1   1968, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8669, an 

 2   act to amend the Public Health Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   is passed.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   1969, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

15   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11020, an act 

16   to amend Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

18   last section.  

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

20   act shall take effect immediately.  

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

22   roll.

23                (The Secretary called the roll.)

24                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4191

 1   is passed.

 2                Calendar Number 1970 has also been 

 3   amended; it is high and ineligible for 

 4   consideration and will be laid aside.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1971, by Senator O'Mara, Senate Print 8802, an 

 7   act in relation to legalizing, validating, 

 8   ratifying and confirming.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1972, substituted earlier by Member of the 

21   Assembly Gunther, Assembly Print 10674, an act to 

22   amend the Public Authorities Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


                                                               4192

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Hannon 

 9   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

10   Assembly Bill Number 10813 and substitute it for 

11   the identical Senate Bill 8822, Third Reading 

12   Calendar 1973.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

14   substitution is so ordered.

15                The Secretary will read.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   1973, by Member of the Assembly Rodriguez, 

18   Assembly Print 10813, an act to amend Chapter 384 

19   of the Laws of 1998.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4193

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1974, by Senator Brooks, Senate Print 8832, an 

 7   act authorizing.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

16   Bonacic to explain his vote.

17                SENATOR BONACIC:   Yes, thank you, 

18   Mr. --

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can I 

20   have some order, please.  Hang on, Senator 

21   Bonacic.

22                Can I have some order in the house, 

23   please.

24                Senator Bonacic to explain his vote.

25                SENATOR BONACIC:   Thank you, 


                                                               4194

 1   Mr. President.

 2                I'm sure members have noticed that 

 3   any tax-exempt retroactive bill, I vote no on.  

 4   And the reason I do that is to highlight a 

 5   growing problem in the State of New York.  Back 

 6   in 2003, Senator Little and I did a report to the 

 7   Senate on tax-exempt lands in the State of 

 8   New York.  At the time the amount of tax-exempt 

 9   lands was $340 billion.  Today, 15 years later, 

10   it's over $800 billion tax-exempt lands.

11                And why is that?  Whenever you allow 

12   something to be tax-exempt, the burden moves to 

13   people who are paying the taxes on their homes.  

14                What has happened over the last 

15   30 years is that the courts have made very 

16   liberal interpretations that any organization can 

17   get easily tax-exempt status.  And there's many 

18   abuses.  We're running now about one out of three 

19   parcels are partially or all tax-exempt.  It's 

20   rising exponentially.  It's not sustainable.  

21                And when we try to do things to give 

22   relief to property tax owners, we do it through 

23   the STAR and enhanced STAR, but we're not paying 

24   attention with respect to legislation.  We've put 

25   six bills together to bring in the reins of 


                                                               4195

 1   abuses to the tax-exempt.  New York City will not 

 2   touch it, the Assembly will not touch it because 

 3   tax-exempt problems are not a problem in New York 

 4   City.  The problem is to the rest of the state.

 5                I vote no, Mr. President.  Thank 

 6   you.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 8   Bonacic in the negative.

 9                Announce the results.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 58.  Nays, 3.  

11   Senators Akshar, Bonacic and O'Mara recorded in 

12   the negative.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1975, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Titus, Assembly Print 10615, an act to 

18   amend Chapter 451 of the Laws of 2012.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4196

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   passes.

 4                Calendar Number 1976 has been 

 5   amended; it is high and ineligible for 

 6   consideration and will be laid aside.

 7                Calendar Number 1977.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1977, by Senator O'Mara, Senate Print 9030A, an 

10   act to amend the Tax Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

14   act shall take effect immediately.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

20   passes.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

22   1979, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8907, an 

23   act to amend the Public Health Law.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

25   last section.


                                                               4197

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 2   act shall take effect immediately.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 4   roll.

 5                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   passes.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   1980, substituted earlier by Member of the 

11   Assembly Gantt, Assembly Print 985, an act to 

12   amend the Criminal Procedure Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect on the 30th day.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

21   Calendar 1980, those recorded in the negative are 

22   Senators Bailey, Dilan, Krueger, Montgomery, 

23   Parker, Rivera and Sepúlveda.

24                Ayes, 54.  Nays, 7.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4198

 1   passes.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   1981, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8943, an 

 4   act to amend the Public Health Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 8   act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   passes.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1982, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Otis, Assembly Print 11006, an act to 

18   amend Chapter 602 of the Laws of 1993.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4199

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   passes.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1983, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 8965, an 

 6   act to amend the General Municipal Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

16   passes.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

18   1984, by Senator Valesky, Senate Print 8972B, an 

19   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

21   last section.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

23   act shall take effect immediately.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

25   roll.


                                                               4200

 1                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   1985, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 7   Assembly Simotas, Assembly Print 8401C, an act to 

 8   amend the Public Health Law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

12   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1986, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

21   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11121, an act 

22   to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


                                                               4201

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   1987, by Senator Flanagan, Senate Print 8991A, an 

10   act to amend the Tax Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 8.  This 

14   act shall take effect immediately.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

19   Calendar 1987, those recorded in the negative are 

20   Senators Hoylman, Krueger and Rivera.  

21                Ayes, 58.  Nays, 3.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   is passed.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   1988, substituted earlier by the Assembly 


                                                               4202

 1   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11014, an act 

 2   to amend Chapter 589 of the Laws of 2015.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.  

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 1.  

11   Senator Griffo recorded in the negative.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   is passed.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   1989, by Senator DeFrancisco, Senate Print 9006, 

16   an act to authorize.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

18   a home-rule message at the desk.

19                The Secretary will read the last 

20   section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4203

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   1990, by Senator Bailey, Senate Print 5896, an 

 6   act in relation to permitting.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 59.  Nays, 2.  

15   Senators Akshar and Bonacic recorded in the 

16   negative.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                Calendar Number 1991 has been 

20   amended; it is high and ineligible for 

21   consideration and will be laid aside.

22                Calendar Number 1992.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   1992, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

25   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11125A, an act 


                                                               4204

 1   to amend the Penal Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 5   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   passes.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   1993, by Senator Tedisco, Senate Print 9074A, an 

14   act to amend the Education Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

23   Hoylman to explain his vote.

24                SENATOR HOYLMAN:   Thank you.  

25                I wanted to thank the sponsor for 


                                                               4205

 1   introducing this bill that would require school 

 2   administrators to contact the parents or 

 3   guardians of students when bullying or harassment 

 4   has occurred.  And it comes from the best 

 5   intentions.  

 6                Unfortunately, I'm going to have to 

 7   vote no, because I believe that this bill still 

 8   opens the possibility of outing, outing LGBT 

 9   students to their school administrators, to their 

10   principals and, worst, to their parents.  The 

11   reason that's of great concern is that when 

12   you're outed as a kid in a family, your family 

13   may not be accepting.  And in many instances, 

14   sadly, those youth are more likely to be kicked 

15   out of their homes than their heterosexual peers.  

16   In fact, statistics show that LGBTQ youth are 

17   120 percent more likely than their heterosexual 

18   peers to experience homelessness.

19                So while I thank the sponsor again 

20   for his efforts, I think that greater 

21   consideration is needed on this very, very 

22   complicated effort, and I'm regretfully voting in 

23   the negative.

24                Thank you, Mr. President.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


                                                               4206

 1   Hoylman to be recorded in the negative.

 2                Senator Tedisco to explain his vote.

 3                SENATOR TEDISCO:   Yeah, on the 

 4   bill.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Well, to 

 6   explain your vote.  

 7                SENATOR TEDISCO:   To explain my 

 8   vote, yeah.

 9                I just want to point out -- maybe 

10   you might have read this article in the Post 

11   yesterday.  This is a woman who's purported -- 

12   her son was bullying another individual who, in 

13   terms of diversity, identified himself as gay.  

14   This is from the Bronx in New York.  Now, her son 

15   was stabbed several times, stabbed to death.  And 

16   she says:  "'Myself and other parents didn't know 

17   about all these cover-ups,' Ms. Dennis said.  'If 

18   it was to be reported, we would have known what 

19   steps to take as far as protecting our kids.'" 

20                This is a gay child whose parents 

21   were not notified of the bullying that took 

22   place.  So he took it into his own hands.  The 

23   bullier, also the parents weren't identified as 

24   the one who was bullying.

25                So we want to protect all of our 


                                                               4207

 1   children.  And I don't know, I asked this in the 

 2   Assembly when I was in there trying to promote 

 3   this bill.  Is there anybody in this room -- just 

 4   raise your hand, because I'd like to know that as 

 5   I explain my vote -- who would not want to know 

 6   if their child was being bullied in school or was 

 7   a bullier in the school?  Just raise your hand so 

 8   we can identify who you are.  I'd just like to 

 9   know that.

10                Thank you, Mr. President.  I vote 

11   yes.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

13   Tedisco in the affirmative.

14                Senator Krueger to explain her vote.

15                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Thank you.

16                I also wanted to thank the sponsor 

17   for his efforts but highlight that, despite his 

18   question, there are any number of scenarios where 

19   perhaps none of us in this room face them, but in 

20   real life people do face them.

21                What if you are a bullier who's an 

22   abused child?  And the school knows about that 

23   and yet has not been able to accomplish anything 

24   to resolve it, so knows that doing a mandatory 

25   report to the parents of the bullier will 


                                                               4208

 1   probably result in violence towards the child.  

 2   They may have to balance that against trying to 

 3   deal with the problem in other ways rather than 

 4   notifying the parent.

 5                There are any number of scenarios 

 6   where one wants perfect families with perfect 

 7   children coming out of them who can talk about 

 8   anything and parents always have the right 

 9   responses.  But in real life, we all know that 

10   isn't the story.

11                And if this bill had broader 

12   flexibility for the schools to not simply do a 

13   mandatory report in to the parents of the bullier 

14   and bullied, but rather a broader set of options 

15   that in fact could result in the best options for 

16   both children or multiple children, I would be 

17   much more open to it.

18                So I do appreciate the sponsor's 

19   efforts.  I know it comes from a place of concern 

20   for children.  But sometimes we look through only 

21   the prism of our own lives where we imagine we 

22   would of course always do the right thing and all 

23   parents would always do the right thing -- and we 

24   don't live in a world where that's the story.  

25                So I vote no, Mr. President.


                                                               4209

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 2   Krueger in the negative.

 3                Announce the results.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 59.  Nays, 2.  

 5   Senators Hoylman and Krueger recorded in the 

 6   negative.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   is passed.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   1994, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 9078, an 

11   act to amend the Public Health Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

15   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   is passed.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1995, substituted earlier by Member of the 

24   Assembly Jaffee, Assembly Print 10816A, an act to 

25   amend the Village Law.


                                                               4210

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 2   last section.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 4   act shall take effect immediately.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   is passed.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

12   1996, by Senator Addabbo, Senate Print 9096, an 

13   act to amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and 

14   Breeding Law.

15                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Lay it aside 

16   temporarily.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   This bill 

18   will be laid aside temporarily.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1997, by Senator Flanagan, Senate Print 9052, an 

21   act to amend the Tax Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

25   act shall take effect immediately.


                                                               4211

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

 5   Calendar 1997, those recorded in the negative are 

 6   Senators Hoylman, Krueger and Rivera.  Also 

 7   Senator Sepúlveda.  

 8                Ayes, 57.  Nays, 4.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   is passed.

11                Senator DeFrancisco, that concludes 

12   the current reading of the Senate Supplemental 

13   Calendar 57A, noncontroversially.

14                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Can we now go 

15   back to the active list.  I believe the bill 

16   we're going to go to first is Senate Print Number 

17   1444, by Senator Lanza, and take up the 

18   controversial reading of that bill.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Okay, 

20   we'll return to the active list calendar before 

21   the house from today, June 19th, and we are going 

22   to take up Calendar Number 1444, by 

23   Senator Lanza.  

24                The Secretary will ring the bell, 

25   and the Secretary will read.


                                                               4212

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   1444, by Senator Lanza, Senate Print 8567, an act 

 3   directing.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 5   Krueger.

 6                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Would the sponsor 

 7   please yield for some questions.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 9   Lanza, will you yield?  

10                SENATOR LANZA:   Yes, Mr. President.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

12   Senator yields.  

13                And I'm going to ask for some quiet 

14   in the house so we can allow the members to hear 

15   each other.

16                Senator Krueger.

17                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Thank you.  

18                So as I read this bill, the 

19   legislation would reduce New York City's general 

20   property tax revenue by approximately $5 billion 

21   annually.  What would you suggest we cut out of 

22   the city's budget, since we'd be cutting their 

23   revenue by $5 billion annually?

24                SENATOR LANZA:   Through you, 

25   Mr. President.  So I don't think that number is 


                                                               4213

 1   even close to being correct.  

 2                Over the last 17 years, 16 years 

 3   since this has been implemented, it has resulted 

 4   in $4 billion of additional property tax revenue.  

 5   Divide that by 16, and you come up to something 

 6   less than $300 million a year.

 7                But I think it's important, 

 8   Mr. President, in answering the question, that I 

 9   give the background to this legislation.  And to 

10   do that, I need to take you back to 2001 -- 

11   September, specifically, of 2001.  And of course 

12   we all know that was the month, the day, that 

13   New York City was attacked by terrorists.  Nearly 

14   3,000 people lost their lives that day.  A 

15   disproportionate number of those were my 

16   neighbors on Staten Island.

17                Only weeks, months later, that 

18   tragedy, that attack was used as part of a 

19   narrative to raise property taxes in New York 

20   City.  And in fact while I was there in the 

21   City Council, the City Council enacted an 

22   18 percent increase in property taxes, the 

23   largest increase in the history of the City of 

24   New York.

25                Now, the argument being made then 


                                                               4214

 1   was that it was necessary as an emergency 

 2   measure -- notwithstanding the fact, 

 3   Mr. President, that George W. Bush, the president 

 4   at the time, immediately pledged more than 

 5   $20 billion in federal aid to the City of 

 6   New York.  Which I might add, more than that 

 7   actually was delivered to the City of New York to 

 8   deal with the emergency.

 9                I then in the City Council was one 

10   of three members who voted no.  The reason is 

11   because even at that early age, life had taught 

12   me to be a cynic.  First, I thought the increase 

13   was far more than was necessary to meet the 

14   emergency.  In fact, not even close, given the 

15   $20 billion in federal emergency aid.  

16                Second, I listened as member after 

17   member in the City Council got up to explain 

18   their vote.  Some of those members are right here 

19   in the chamber now.  The mayor of New York City 

20   right now, Mayor de Blasio, was one of those 

21   councilmembers.  And each member got up and said 

22   that the only reason they were voting for this 

23   historic increase in property taxes was because 

24   it was an emergency and, more importantly, a 

25   temporary measure.


                                                               4215

 1                Now, sadly, I didn't believe it 

 2   then, and the 16 years has proven me right.  The 

 3   emergency has passed.  Sixteen years is far 

 4   longer than any interpretation of the word 

 5   "temporary."  And in fact, New York City has a 

 6   huge tax surplus.  Which, to explain to the 

 7   people back home, means that the money you work 

 8   hard for every year to support your family, a 

 9   chunk of which the city takes from you, well, 

10   they've taken too much.

11                So I think after 16 years it's time 

12   to make the City Council and New York City an 

13   honest group of people.  And that's the purpose 

14   for this legislation.  The emergency has passed.  

15   For all those who said it was temporary, I'm 

16   trying to make honest people out of you.

17                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Through you, 

18   Mr. President, if the sponsor would continue to 

19   yield.

20                SENATOR LANZA:   Yes, Mr. President.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

22   sponsor yields.

23                SENATOR KRUEGER:   So why doesn't he 

24   simply lobby the City Council to address this 

25   themselves?  Why are we here in the State 


                                                               4216

 1   Legislature ordering a reduction to the City of 

 2   New York in their only tax that they control?

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   One 

 4   second before you answer that, Senator Lanza.  

 5   Senator DeFrancisco has an announcement.

 6                Senator DeFrancisco.

 7                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Excuse me.  

 8   I'm sorry to interrupt, but we want to keep 

 9   things moving.  And there will be an immediate 

10   meeting of the Higher Ed Committee in Room 332.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

12   will be an immediate meeting of the Higher 

13   Education Committee in Room 332, an immediate 

14   meeting of the Higher Ed Committee in Room 332, 

15   for the purposes of the consideration of 

16   nominations.

17                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Walk slowly, 

18   because I have to be at Higher Ed and complete 

19   this debate.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Okay.  So 

21   Senator Lanza, be succinct.

22                SENATOR LANZA:   Mr. President, the 

23   answer -- through you -- is very simple.  As my 

24   esteemed colleague knows, the power to tax is a 

25   power vested in the State of New York, this body, 


                                                               4217

 1   through the Constitution.  And so it was 

 2   necessary for the State Legislature to vote that 

 3   increase, and it's necessary for the State 

 4   Legislature to remove that temporary emergency 

 5   measure that was passed 16 years ago.

 6                SENATOR KRUEGER:   Through you, 

 7   Mr. President -- you know what, on the bill, 

 8   Mr. President.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

10   Krueger on the bill.

11                SENATOR KRUEGER:   I would like to 

12   continue to debate Senator Lanza, but now my 

13   brain is going to the Higher Ed Committee, where 

14   we're supposed to be interviewing people.  

15                Here's my position.  We say we 

16   respect local rule.  We say we respect the 

17   concept that municipalities and counties have 

18   certain rights that are provided to them under 

19   state law.  Except, it seems, when it comes to 

20   this tiny little town called New York City, which 

21   apparently is incapable of using their own City 

22   Council, mayor, borough presidents, public 

23   process, to make their own decisions for 

24   themselves.  

25                I wasn't in the City Council in 


                                                               4218

 1   2001.  I wasn't in any elected office.  But the 

 2   fact that something was done in 2001 and called 

 3   an emergency doesn't mean that 30, 40, 50 other 

 4   things didn't happen between 2001 and 2018 that 

 5   have resulted in the City of New York needing the 

 6   amount of revenue they receive from their 

 7   property taxes.

 8                Trust me, everybody yells about 

 9   their property taxes at home, and local elected 

10   officials know that.  But the concept that Albany 

11   would say, We're going to order you to reduce the 

12   one source of revenue you actually, in theory, 

13   have control of yourselves and we're going to use 

14   as an argument that back in 2001 a couple of us 

15   didn't think it was a great idea when it was 

16   passed by the City Council, and we're not in the 

17   City Council anymore, but maybe we can use our 

18   authority up here in Albany to dictate to the 

19   City Council and the mayor what they ought to do 

20   in 2018 and going forward, I think is a violation 

21   of what we are sent to Albany to do.  

22                I'm also pretty sure that New York 

23   City doesn't really have that big a revenue 

24   surplus from their taxes.  In fact, they've just 

25   completed their -- or they're working on their 


                                                               4219

 1   new proposed budget.  And we think rainy day 

 2   funds are a really great idea until somebody 

 3   thinks, ah, I'll claim it's a surplus and I'll 

 4   say give it back.  Well, that's not actually the 

 5   fact about the city budget and the position 

 6   they're in.  And shockingly, we, the State of 

 7   New York, keep reducing the revenue they can 

 8   receive in a variety of ways.  The federal 

 9   government actually creates emergencies for our 

10   localities and the states because they keep 

11   cutting the money they provide.

12                It's simply unacceptable, 

13   Mr. President, for us up here, sitting up here 

14   dealing with our own budget, to suddenly announce 

15   we're going to radically reduce the city's budget 

16   and you figure out what you're cutting, what 

17   schools are you closing, what parks aren't you 

18   funding, what human services aren't you going to 

19   provide anymore, what public transportation 

20   commitments aren't you going to deliver on, 

21   because we're telling you you have to reduce the 

22   revenue because we decided that we didn't like a 

23   decision that was made in 2001.

24                I can't even imagine what the State 

25   Budget would look like if we went back and tried 


                                                               4220

 1   to revisit every imaginable action that took 

 2   place in a previous legislative body and said 

 3   strike all that, we're starting again from 

 4   scratch.

 5                And maybe we would decide to do that 

 6   on the State Budget.  But frankly, if you want to 

 7   rewrite the city budget or rewrite how the City 

 8   of New York decides what it's doing with its tax 

 9   revenue and how it's spending, I would encourage 

10   you to run for a city elected office, not a state 

11   elected office.  

12                I strenuously vote no.  And now I'm 

13   leaving to go to committee; you can decide to 

14   count my vote or not.  Thank you.  

15                Thank you.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

17   you.

18                Senator Lanza.

19                SENATOR LANZA:   On the bill.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

21   Lanza on the bill.

22                SENATOR LANZA:   Mr. President, I 

23   don't need to run for the City Council to 

24   represent the people back home in Staten Island.  

25                The power to tax is a power that 


                                                               4221

 1   belongs to the Legislature in Albany, plain and 

 2   simple.  

 3                I'll tell you what's outrageous, 

 4   Mr. President, is that too often politicians say 

 5   something and either they're not careful about 

 6   what they're saying or they're downright lying 

 7   when they say it.  

 8                Senator Krueger mentioned some of 

 9   the things that may have happened between then 

10   and now in 16 years.  Let me tell you, there's 

11   only one thing that happened.  The passage of 

12   time has proved one thing, that politicians get 

13   up and lie too often to the people they 

14   represent.  

15                This is not about a decision I 

16   didn't like -- which I didn't.  I voted against 

17   it.  This is about the fact that one after the 

18   other of my colleagues on the City Council said:  

19   I am only voting for this, my constituents, 

20   because it's temporary, because it's an 

21   emergency, and it will go away.  

22                Sixteen years later, it's still 

23   there.  So we're either going to be true to what 

24   we say or we're not.  And this is your 

25   opportunity to choose which one you're going to 


                                                               4222

 1   be.  

 2                And by the way, can anyone argue 

 3   that property taxes in the City of New York, the 

 4   most regressive of all taxes -- the less your 

 5   family earns, the more it hurts you.  It is a 

 6   regressive tax.  Can anyone argue that property 

 7   taxes in New York City are not too high, that 

 8   they are not hurting our seniors, hurting our 

 9   lower-income families, that they're not raising 

10   the cost of rent, the cost of homeownership, that 

11   they're not driving working people out of 

12   New York City?  

13                But put all that aside.  When you 

14   say something is temporary and you say it's an 

15   emergency, when the emergency has passed and 

16   16 years later, it's time to keep your word and 

17   remove that tax.

18                Mr. President, I obviously support 

19   my legislation.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

21   you, Mayor Lanza -- Senator Lanza.

22                Senator DeFrancisco.

23                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes.  By 

24   unanimous consent, I believe we can move from 

25   controversial to the noncontroversial calendar 


                                                               4223

 1   with this bill for purposes of voting.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   And upon 

 3   your motion and without objection, it is so 

 4   ordered.  

 5                So the Secretary will now read the 

 6   last section, noncontroversial.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect immediately.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   Secretary will call the roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

13   Calendar 1444, those recorded in the negative are 

14   Senators Hoylman, Kavanagh, Krueger and Sanders.  

15   Also Senator Benjamin.  Also Senator Peralta.  

16                Ayes, 55.  Nays, 6.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                Senator DeFrancisco.

20                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   May we stand 

21   at ease, hopefully very temporarily.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

23   Senate will stand temporarily at ease.

24                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

25   at 4:23 p.m.)


                                                               4224

 1                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

 2   4:24 p.m.)

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   Senate will return to order.  

 5                Senator DeFrancisco.

 6                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   We will be 

 7   calling right now a Finance Committee meeting for 

 8   5:00 p.m. in Room 332.  And we will continue 

 9   working on other bills, voting.  Five p.m., 

10   Room 332.  In the meantime, the Senate will stand 

11   at ease.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

13   will be a Senate Committee on Finance meeting in 

14   Room 332 at 5:00 p.m.  The Senate Finance 

15   Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. in Room 332.  

16                Until such time, the Senate will 

17   stand at ease.

18                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

19   at 4:24 p.m.)

20                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

21   6:01 p.m.)

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

23   Senate will return to order.

24                Senator DeFrancisco.

25                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes.  We are 


                                                               4225

 1   going to have a meeting of the Senate Republican 

 2   Conference at 6:15, and then we are going to come 

 3   back into session at 8:00 p.m. to pass, 

 4   hopefully, the remainder of the bills and also 

 5   deal with another Rules Committee meeting.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

 7   will be a Republican conference at 6:15 in 

 8   Room 332.

 9                The Senate will stand at ease until 

10   approximately 8:00 p.m., when it will take up 

11   remaining business that is at the desk and the 

12   potential of another Rules Committee meeting.

13                So the Senate will stand --

14                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   No, it's not 

15   potential, there will be a Rules Committee 

16   meeting.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

18   will be another Rules Committee meeting.  

19                And Senate will stand temporarily at 

20   ease.

21                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

22   at 6:01 p.m.)

23                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

24   8:39 p.m.)

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 


                                                               4226

 1   Senate will return to order.

 2                Senator DeFrancisco.

 3                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, is there 

 4   a report from the Finance Committee at the desk?  

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 6   a Finance Committee report at the desk.  

 7                And the Secretary will read.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Young, from 

 9   the Committee on Finance, reports the following 

10   nominees:  

11                As a member of the Allegany State 

12   Park and Historic Preservation Commission:  Mark 

13   W. Holt.  

14                As a member of the Battery Park City 

15   Authority:  Martha J. Gallo.  

16                As members of the Public Employment 

17   Relations Board:  Anthony Zumbolo and Monte A. 

18   Klein.  

19                As members of the State Council on 

20   the Arts:  Mahnaz Moinian; Janet Kagan; Joan B. 

21   Hornig; Lisa Baker; and Scott Eberle, Ph.D.

22                As members of the State Athletic 

23   Commission:  Donald Patterson; James A. 

24   Vosswinkel, M.D.; and Phillip E. Stieg, M.D., 

25   Ph.D.


                                                               4227

 1                As a member of the Finger Lakes 

 2   State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

 3   Commission:  Harriet Neville.  

 4                As a member of the Niagara Frontier 

 5   State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

 6   Commission:  Budd Termin.

 7                As a member of the Saratoga-Capital 

 8   District State Park, Recreation and Historic 

 9   Preservation Commission:  Nancy E. Dwyer. 

10                As a member of the State Park, 

11   Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission 

12   for the City of New York:  Rosemonde 

13   Pierre-Louis.

14                As members of the Board of Trustees 

15   of the New York State Higher Education Services 

16   Corporation:  Victor G. Alicea, Ph.D.; Abraham M. 

17   Lackman; David Chamberlain; Anthony G. Collins, 

18   Ph.D.; Gabriella Naomi Felipe; Marc Matthew 

19   Jerome; and Colleen Wright.

20                And as a member of the 

21   City University of New York Board of Trustees, 

22   Dr. Una S.T. Clark, C.D.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

24   DeFrancisco.  

25                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I move to 


                                                               4228

 1   accept the report of the Finance Committee.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Committee on Finance report is before the house.  

 4   All in favor say aye.

 5                (Response of "Aye.")

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 7                (No response.)

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   report is accepted.

10                I'll entertain a motion.

11                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   A motion, no.  

12   I think we've got to stand at ease for a moment.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

14   Senate will stand temporarily at ease.

15                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

16   at 8:42 p.m.)

17                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

18   8:44 p.m.)

19                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

20   Mr. President, could you please recognize 

21   Senator Young.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

23   Senate is returned to order.

24                Senator Young.

25                SENATOR YOUNG:   Thank you, 


                                                               4229

 1   Mr. President.  

 2                I'd like to move all the nominees 

 3   that were in the report.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Would 

 5   anyone like to speak on any of the nominees 

 6   before I call the question before the house?  

 7                Senator Kavanagh.

 8                SENATOR KAVANAGH:   Thank you, 

 9   Mr. President.  I'll be brief, given the late 

10   hour.  

11                But I rise to speak of the 

12   nomination of Martha Gallo to the Battery Park 

13   City Authority board.  Ms. Gallo is a great and 

14   respected member of our community and a great 

15   business leader who really has already had much 

16   distinguished service in our community, including 

17   to the Battery Park City Authority itself.  

18                But most importantly for our 

19   purposes tonight, Ms. Gallo is a resident of 

20   Battery Park City.  And we recently in this 

21   chamber passed a law requiring that this board of 

22   seven have at least two residents.  It's 

23   something that my predecessor, Daniel Squadron, 

24   worked on for many years and just got enacted 

25   recently.  My community and my colleagues in the 


                                                               4230

 1   Assembly who represent that community had asked 

 2   the Governor to act promptly in compliance with 

 3   that law to name two residents.  

 4                The Battery Park City Authority has 

 5   many governance functions, and so it's very 

 6   important for us that we have local 

 7   representation on that board.  So it's great to 

 8   see that Ms. Gallo is being nominated tonight.  I 

 9   will be voting in favor of her nomination, along 

10   with the other distinguished nominations that are 

11   before us tonight.  

12                I would also note that there is a 

13   second nomination to this very board that is 

14   before this house, and I think it might be 

15   something we can take up tomorrow.  And I would 

16   urge my colleagues to join me in trying to get 

17   that done as well.

18                But it's a great night for local 

19   representation, a great night for Lower 

20   Manhattan.  

21                Thank you for the opportunity to 

22   speak.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Are there 

24   any other members wishing to be heard?  

25                The question, then, before the house 


                                                               4231

 1   is on the names read and presented for the 

 2   positions so designated.  All in favor signify by 

 3   saying aye.

 4                (Response of "Aye.")

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 6                (No response.)

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 8   individuals that have been read and voted on are 

 9   hereby approved and confirmed for the positions 

10   designated.

11                Senator DeFrancisco.

12                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I would like 

13   to call an immediate meeting of the Rules 

14   Committee in Room 332, please.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There's 

16   an immediate meeting of the Rules Committee in 

17   Room 332.

18                The Senate will stand at ease.

19                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

20   at 8:46 p.m.)

21                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

22   8:59 p.m.)

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

24   Senate will return to order.

25                Senator DeFrancisco.


                                                               4232

 1                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, is there 

 2   a report of the Rules Committee at the desk?  

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 4   a Rules Committee report at the desk.  

 5                And the Secretary will read.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Flanagan, 

 7   from the Committee on Rules, reports the 

 8   following bills:  

 9                Senate Print 1196, by Senator 

10   Avella, an act to amend the Environmental 

11   Conservation Law; 

12                Senate 1647, by Senator Carlucci, an 

13   act to amend the Correction Law; 

14                Senate 3431, by Senator Parker, an 

15   act to amend the Executive Law; 

16                Senate 3437, by Senator Parker, an 

17   act to establish; 

18                Senate 4267A, by 

19   Senator DeFrancisco, an act to amend the 

20   State Finance Law; 

21                Senate 4530A, by Senator Murphy, an 

22   act to amend the Education Law; 

23                Senate 5039, by Senator Parker, an 

24   act to direct; 

25                Senate 6761B, by Senator Alcantara, 


                                                               4233

 1   an act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law; 

 2                Senate 7888, by Senator Avella, an 

 3   act to amend the Domestic Relations Law; 

 4                Senate 8140A, by 

 5   Senator DeFrancisco, an act to amend the 

 6   Education Law; 

 7                Senate 8413A, by Senator Seward, an 

 8   act directing; 

 9                Senate 8465, by Senator Golden, an 

10   act to amend the Tax Law --

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can I 

12   have some order, please.  

13                The Secretary will continue.

14                THE SECRETARY:   -- Senate 8598, by 

15   Senator Ranzenhofer, an act granting; 

16                Senate 8705, by Senator Kennedy, an 

17   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

18                Senate 8869, by Senator Amedore, an 

19   act to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law; 

20                Senate 8874, by Senator Lanza, an 

21   act to amend the General Business Law; 

22                Senate 8876, by Senator Carlucci, an 

23   act to amend the Public Officers Law; 

24                Senate 8884, by Senator Alcantara, 

25   an act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law; 


                                                               4234

 1                Senate 8905, by Senator Hannon, an 

 2   act to amend the Social Services Law;

 3                Senate 8915, by Senator Murphy, an 

 4   act to amend Chapter 511 of the Laws of 2016; 

 5                Senate 8963A, by the Senate 

 6   Committee on Rules, an act to amend the 

 7   Nassau County Administrative Code; 

 8                Senate 8971, by Senator Lanza, an 

 9   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law;

10                Senate 8985A, by Senator Phillips, 

11   an act to amend the Public Authorities Law; 

12                Senate 9013, by Senator Phillips, an 

13   act to establish; 

14                Senate 9080, by Senator Hamilton, an 

15   act to amend the Executive Law; 

16                Senate 9087, by Senator Little, an 

17   act approving; 

18                Senate 9100, by Senator Hannon, an 

19   act to amend the Public Health Law; 

20                And Senate 9106, by Senator O'Mara, 

21   an act to amend the Environmental Conservation 

22   Law.

23                All bills reported direct to third 

24   reading.

25                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I move to 


                                                               4235

 1   accept the report of the Rules Committee.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

 3   favor of accepting the Committee on Rules report 

 4   say aye.

 5                (Response of "Aye.")

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 7                (No response.)

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   Rules Committee report is accepted and before the 

10   house.

11                Senator DeFrancisco.

12                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   We now have 

13   Senate Supplemental Calendar 57B.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

15   DeFrancisco, would you object if we returned to 

16   messages from the Assembly so we can substitute 

17   bills?  

18                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I not only 

19   would not object, I think it's preferable to what 

20   I was about to do.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

22   Secretary will read the substitutions.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Murphy 

24   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

25   Assembly Bill Number 5618A and substitute it for 


                                                               4236

 1   the identical Senate Bill 4530A, Third Reading 

 2   Calendar 2002.

 3                Senator DeFrancisco moves to 

 4   discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

 5   Assembly Bill Number 9966A and substitute it for 

 6   the identical Senate Bill 8140A, Third Reading 

 7   Calendar 2006.  

 8                Senator Golden moves to discharge, 

 9   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

10   Number 10768 and substitute it for the identical 

11   Senate Bill 8465, Third Reading Calendar 2008.

12                Senator Amedore moves to discharge, 

13   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

14   Number 219A and substitute it for the identical 

15   Senate Bill 8869, Third Reading Calendar 2011.

16                Senator Lanza moves to discharge, 

17   from the Committee on Codes, Assembly Bill 

18   Number 10425A and substitute it for the identical 

19   Senate Bill 8874, Third Reading Calendar 2012.

20                Senator Carlucci moves to discharge, 

21   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

22   Number 10815 and substitute it for the identical 

23   Senate Bill 8876, Third Reading Calendar 2013.

24                Senator Flanagan moves to discharge, 

25   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 


                                                               4237

 1   Number 11216 and substitute it for the identical 

 2   Senate Bill 8963A, Third Reading Calendar 2017.

 3                Senator Lanza moves to discharge, 

 4   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 5   Number 10410 and substitute it for the identical 

 6   Senate Bill 8971, Third Reading Calendar 2018.

 7                Senator Phillips moves to discharge, 

 8   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

 9   Number 11213 and substitute it for the identical 

10   Senate Bill 8985A, Third Reading Calendar 2019.

11                Senator Phillips moves to discharge, 

12   from the Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill 

13   Number 8783B and substitute it for the identical 

14   Senate Bill 9013, Third Reading Calendar 2020.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

16   substitutions are so ordered as read and put 

17   forth before the house.

18                Senator DeFrancisco.

19                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Before we go 

20   further, I want to give my kudos to the Senate 

21   desk.  I don't know how you keep these bills 

22   flying back and forth between the chambers of the 

23   Assembly --

24                (Applause.)

25                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Okay, that's 


                                                               4238

 1   enough, that's enough.

 2                (Laughter.)

 3                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Now I would 

 4   like to direct everybody's attention to Senate 

 5   Supplemental Calendar 57B, which are the bills 

 6   that just came out of Rules.  And I would request 

 7   the noncontroversial reading.

 8                And while you're preparing, I would 

 9   like to wish Senator Serrano a happy birthday.

10                (Cheers, applause.)

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Happy 

12   birthday, Senator Serrano.

13                So we will begin the 

14   noncontroversial reading of Senate Supplemental 

15   Calendar 57B.  The Secretary will begin.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   1978, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1196, an 

18   act to amend the Environmental Conservation Law.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4239

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 2.  

 2   Senators DeFrancisco and Gallivan recorded in the 

 3   negative.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   is passed.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   1998, by Senator Carlucci, Senate Print 1647, an 

 8   act to amend the Correction Law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

12   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1.  

17   Senator Montgomery recorded in the negative.  

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   passes.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   1999, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 3431, an 

22   act to amend the Executive Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 7.  This 


                                                               4240

 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1.  

 6   Senator Lanza recorded in the negative.  

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   passes.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   2000, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 3437, an 

11   act to establish.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   passes.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   2001, by Senator DeFrancisco, Senate Print 4267A, 

24   an act to amend the State Finance Law.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


                                                               4241

 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   passes.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   2002, substituted earlier by Member of the 

12   Assembly Abinanti, Assembly Print 5618A, an act 

13   to amend the Education Law.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

15   last section.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

17   act shall take effect immediately.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

19   roll.

20                (The Secretary called the roll.)

21                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   passes.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   2003, by Senator Parker, Senate Print 5039, an 


                                                               4242

 1   act to direct.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately and shall 

 6   expire and be deemed repealed January 1, 2019.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1, 

11   Senator Little recorded in the negative.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   passes.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   2004, by Senator Alcantara, Senate Print 6761B, 

16   an act to amend the Mental Hygiene Law.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

18   last section.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

20   act shall take effect immediately.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

22   roll.

23                (The Secretary called the roll.)

24                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


                                                               4243

 1   passes.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   2005, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 7888, an 

 4   act to amend the Domestic Relations Law.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

 8   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   passes.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   2006, substituted earlier by Member of the 

17   Assembly Magnarelli, Assembly Print 9966A, an act 

18   to amend the Education Law.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect immediately.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4244

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   passes.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 5   2007, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 8413A, an 

 6   act directing.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                (The Secretary called the roll.)

14                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

16   passes.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

18   2008, substituted earlier by Member of the 

19   Assembly Morelle, Assembly Print 10768, an act to 

20   amend the Tax Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4245

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 2.  

 4   Senators Akshar and Ortt recorded in the 

 5   negative.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   2009, by Senator Ranzenhofer, Senate Print 8598, 

10   an act granting.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

12   a home-rule message present at the desk.

13                The Secretary will read the last 

14   section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   2010, by Senator Kennedy, Senate Print 8705, an 

25   act to amend the Public Health Law.


                                                               4246

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 2   last section.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 4   act shall take effect immediately.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   is passed.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

12   2011, substituted earlier by Member of the 

13   Assembly Santabarbara, Assembly Print 219A, an 

14   act to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   is passed.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4247

 1   2012, substituted earlier by Member of the 

 2   Assembly Paulin, Assembly Print 10425A, an act to 

 3   amend the General Business Law.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

13   is passed.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

15   2013, substituted earlier by Member of the 

16   Assembly Zebrowski, Assembly Print 10815, an act 

17   to amend the Public Officers Law.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

21   act shall take effect immediately.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 


                                                               4248

 1   the results.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

 3   Calendar 2013, those recorded in the negative are 

 4   Senators Bailey, Comrie, Dilan, Krueger, Rivera, 

 5   Sanders and Sepúlveda.  Also Senator Montgomery.

 6                Ayes, 54.  Nays, 8.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   passes.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   2014, by Senator Alcantara, Senate Print 8884, an 

11   act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

13   last section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 2.  

20   Senators Helming and Marchione recorded in the 

21   negative.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

23   passes.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   2015, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 8905, an 


                                                               4249

 1   act to amend the Social Services Law.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect on the 90th day.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   passes.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   2016, by Senator Murphy, Senate Print 8915, an 

14   act to amend Chapter 511 of the Laws of 2016.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

23   Calendar 2016, those recorded in the negative are 

24   Senators Brooks, Kaminsky and Lanza.

25                Ayes, 59.  Nays, 3.


                                                               4250

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 2   is passed.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   2017, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

 5   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11216, an act 

 6   to amend the Nassau County Administrative Code.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 8   a home-rule message at the desk.

 9                The Secretary will read the last 

10   section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1.  

17   Senator Rivera recorded in the negative.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   is passed.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   2018, substituted earlier by Member of the 

22   Assembly Carroll, Assembly Print 10410, an act to 

23   amend the Real Property Tax Law.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

25   last section.


                                                               4251

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 2   act shall take effect immediately.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 4   roll.

 5                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 8   passes.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   2019, substituted earlier by the Assembly 

11   Committee on Rules, Assembly Print 11213, an act 

12   to amend the Public Authorities Law.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   2020, substituted earlier by Member of the 

25   Assembly Vanel, Assembly Print 8783B, an act to 


                                                               4252

 1   establish.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 3   last section.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 5   act shall take effect immediately.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 7   roll.

 8                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

11   is passed.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   2021, by Senator Hamilton, Senate Print 9080, an 

14   act to amend the Executive Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect on the 120th day.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 


                                                               4253

 1   2022, by Senator Little, Senate Print 9087, an 

 2   act approving.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   passes.

13                Calendar Numbers 2023 and 2024 have 

14   been amended, are high and ineligible for 

15   consideration.  (Pause.)  

16                Could I have some order, please.

17                Senator DeFrancisco.

18                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   As far as the 

19   Hannon bill, why don't we lay it aside 

20   temporarily and we'll get back to it.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Calendar 

22   Number 2023 will be laid aside temporarily, as we 

23   are reviewing some information at the desk right 

24   now.

25                Calendar Number 2024 is high.


                                                               4254

 1                Senator DeFrancisco, that would 

 2   complete the noncontroversial reading of the 

 3   Senate Supplemental Calendar 57B.

 4                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Okay.  

 5   There's also a supplemental active list, 57-1, 

 6   beginning with Calendar Number 127, by 

 7   Senator Avella.  And I would request that we do 

 8   the noncontroversial reading of that supplemental 

 9   active list beginning with Calendar 127.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   I'd 

11   instruct members to review the supplemental 

12   active list for Tuesday, June 19th, with 

13   Calendar Number 127.  

14                And the Secretary will begin 

15   reading, noncontroversial.

16                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

17   127, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1301A, an 

18   act to amend the Family Court Act.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

20   last section.

21                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

22   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

24   roll.

25                (The Secretary called the roll.)


                                                               4255

 1                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 3   is passed.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   On page 8, Senator 

 5   Bonacic moves to discharge, from the Committee on 

 6   Rules, Assembly Bill Number 1050A and substitute 

 7   it for the identical Senate Bill 2059A, Third 

 8   Reading Calendar 191.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   substitution is ordered.

11                The Secretary will read.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   191, by Member of the Assembly Stirpe, Assembly 

14   Print 1050A, an act to amend the Judiciary Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1.  

23   Senator Avella recorded in the negative.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4256

 1                THE SECRETARY:   On page 11, Senator 

 2   Bonacic moves to discharge, from the Committee on 

 3   Judiciary, Assembly Bill Number 6047 and 

 4   substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 4867, 

 5   Third Reading Calendar 319.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 7   substitution is so ordered.

 8                The Secretary will read.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   319, by Member of the Assembly Titone, Assembly 

11   Print 6047, an act to amend the Civil Practice 

12   Law and Rules.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   is passed.

23                THE SECRETARY:   On page 11, Senator 

24   Bonacic moves to discharge, from the Committee on 

25   Judiciary, Assembly Bill Number 6048 and 


                                                               4257

 1   substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 4869, 

 2   Third Reading Calendar 321.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   substitution is ordered.

 5                The Secretary will read.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   321, by Member of the Assembly Zebrowski, 

 8   Assembly Print 6048, an act to amend the Civil 

 9   Practice Law and Rules.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

13   act shall take effect on the first of January.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   passes.

20                THE SECRETARY:   On page 13, 

21   Senator Tedisco moves to discharge, from the 

22   Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 8684B 

23   and substitute it for the identical Senate 

24   Bill 7388B, Third Reading Calendar 354.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 


                                                               4258

 1   substitution is so ordered.

 2                The Secretary will read.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 4   354, by Member of the Assembly Rosenthal, 

 5   Assembly Print 8684B, an act to amend the 

 6   Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 8   last section.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

10   act shall take effect immediately.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

12   roll.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

15   passes.

16                THE SECRETARY:   On page 15, 

17   Senator Little moves to discharge, from the 

18   Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 2954B 

19   and substitute it for the identical Senate 

20   Bill 367B, Third Reading Calendar 387.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

22   substitution is ordered.

23                The Secretary will read.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

25   387, by Member of the Assembly McDonald, 


                                                               4259

 1   Assembly Print 2954B, an act to amend the 

 2   General Municipal Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 6   act shall take effect immediately.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   passes.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   748, by Senator Golden, Senate Print 8070, an act 

15   granting.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

19   act shall take effect immediately.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

25   is passed.


                                                               4260

 1                THE SECRETARY:   On page 49, Senator 

 2   Ranzenhofer moves to discharge, from the 

 3   Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 10105 

 4   and substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 

 5   7961, Third Reading Calendar 1253.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 7   substitution is ordered.

 8                The Secretary will read.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

10   1253, by Member of the Assembly Schimminger, 

11   Assembly Print 10105, an act to amend the 

12   Urban Development Corporation Act.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   passes.

23                THE SECRETARY:   On page 61, 

24   Senator Serino moves to discharge, from the 

25   Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 8382B 


                                                               4261

 1   and substitute it for the identical Senate 

 2   Bill 6597B, Third Reading Calendar 1455.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   substitution is ordered.

 5                The Secretary will read.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   1455, by Member of the Assembly Galef, Assembly 

 8   Print 8382B, an act to amend the Education Law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   passes.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1485, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 2271, an 

21   act to amend the Public Health Law.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

23   last section.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

25   act shall take effect on the 90th day.


                                                               4262

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 2   roll.

 3                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   passes.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   1611, by Senator Serino, Senate Print 8538, an 

 9   act to amend Chapter 348 of the Laws of 2012.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

11   a home-rule message present at the desk.

12                The Secretary will read the last 

13   section.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

15   act shall take effect immediately.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

17   roll.

18                (The Secretary called the roll.)

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   passes.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

23   1875, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 8310, an 

24   act directing.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


                                                               4263

 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 4.  This 

 3   act shall take effect immediately.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 5   roll.

 6                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 9   passes.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

11   1909, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 9045, an 

12   act to authorize.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

14   last section.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

16   act shall take effect immediately.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

18   roll.

19                (The Secretary called the roll.)

20                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 60.  Nays, 2.  

21   Senators Akshar and Bonacic recorded in the 

22   negative.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   is passed.

25                And Senator DeFrancisco, that 


                                                               4264

 1   completes the noncontroversial reading of the 

 2   supplemental active list that was before the 

 3   house.

 4                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Can we now go 

 5   to the original active list and take up the 

 6   noncontroversial reading of a bill that was laid 

 7   aside; namely, Calendar Number 1732, by Senator 

 8   Murphy.  Can we do it controversial, please.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   Secretary will ring the bell.  

11                We will go to the original active 

12   list of today, June 19th.  And we are reviewing 

13   Calendar Number 1732, Senate Print 8326.  

14                The Secretary will read.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   1732, by Senator Murphy, Senate Print 8326, an 

17   act to amend the Public Service Law.

18                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Read the last 

19   section.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Seeing 

21   and hearing no Senator that wishes to be heard --

22                Okay, Senator Parker.

23                SENATOR PARKER:   Can I get an 

24   explanation of the bill, please.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


                                                               4265

 1   Parker has requested an explanation, Senator 

 2   Murphy.

 3                Let me ask, there are a lot of 

 4   individuals in the chamber tonight in addition to 

 5   the members.  So if you can take your 

 6   conversations outside the chamber, please, so we 

 7   can allow the members to hear each other as they 

 8   exchange and debate here.  It's getting loud.  

 9   Please.  Thank you.

10                Senator Murphy, could you please 

11   provide an explanation.

12                SENATOR MURPHY:   Yeah, sure.  Thank 

13   you, Mr. President.

14                What this bill does is on January 9, 

15   2017, there was a major announcement in my 

16   district, and for the State of New York, the 

17   closure of Indian Point.  We have roughly 1200 

18   workers at Indian Point.  What this bill does is 

19   put money aside to allow the workers to be 

20   retrained in the possible decommissioning work.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

22   Parker.

23                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, may 

24   the sponsor yield for a question.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


                                                               4266

 1   Murphy, do you yield?

 2                SENATOR MURPHY:   Yes, 

 3   Mr. President.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 5   Murphy yields.

 6                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

 7   Mr. President.  

 8                Can the sponsor explain the 

 9   Cessation Mitigation Fund in the 2018-2019 

10   budget, what it's used for?  

11                SENATOR MURPHY:   Yeah, roughly -- 

12   through you, Mr. President, roughly -- we fought 

13   tooth and nail in order to try and get any type 

14   of money in the cessation fund with regards to, 

15   in my eyes -- we fought tooth and nail to get 

16   $24 million.  I believe we just forgot a zero on 

17   top of that.  It should have been $240 million, 

18   because of what's going to happen over there in 

19   the community.  This alone -- Hendrick Hudson 

20   School District is going to lose $25 million 

21   overnight when this happens.  

22                So the idea is to put a fund 

23   aside -- it's like having your reserve fund -- to 

24   make sure that the community doesn't get blighted 

25   and doesn't fall, quote, unquote, into blight 


                                                               4267

 1   hands.  Thank you.

 2                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, may 

 3   the sponsor continue to yield.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 5   Murphy, do you continue to yield?

 6                SENATOR MURPHY:   Sure.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 8   sponsor yields.

 9                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

10   Mr. President.  Where is this funding supposed to 

11   come from in your bill, this additional 

12   $15 million.

13                SENATOR MURPHY:   So my funding, I 

14   would like it to come from NYSERDA.

15                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

16   through you, will the sponsor continue to yield?  

17                SENATOR MURPHY:   Through you, 

18   Mr. President, yes, sir.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

20   sponsor yields.

21                SENATOR PARKER:   So that additional 

22   $15 million from NYSERDA, does that include the 

23   money from Entergy as well?  

24                SENATOR MURPHY:   No.  Through you, 

25   Mr. President.  


                                                               4268

 1                In January 2017, it was a shock to 

 2   all of us.  So what we had was Entergy actually 

 3   put $15 million into a community fund.  Entergy 

 4   put that money in there.  I'm asking NYSERDA to 

 5   put in more money for the reeducation of the 

 6   workers, the 1200 workers up at Indian Point, for 

 7   the decommissioning.  And where we get that money 

 8   is through the Clean Energy Fund.  There's 

 9   supposed to be $2.5 billion over the next 

10   10 years.  There's a market development portfolio 

11   that specifically puts it in for workforce 

12   training.  

13                So I would like to, at a minimum, 

14   the state to put in another $15 million for the 

15   retraining of these workers.

16                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President --

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

18   Parker.

19                SENATOR PARKER:   -- will the 

20   sponsor continue to yield?  

21                SENATOR MURPHY:   Sure.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

23   sponsor yields.

24                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

25   Mr. President.  So you're looking for a total of 


                                                               4269

 1   15.  So my sense is that there's actually a 

 2   number of $15 million pots rolling around here.

 3                SENATOR MURPHY:   No, I can clear 

 4   that up if you'd like.

 5                SENATOR PARKER:   No, let me -- let 

 6   me -- through you, Mr. President, if I can ask a 

 7   question that reveals my understanding of where 

 8   we are, and I would love to hear an explanation 

 9   of my understanding from the sponsor, if that's 

10   okay.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Proceed.

12                SENATOR PARKER:   My understanding 

13   is that in the last budget we actually put 

14   $15 million into the budget for a similar 

15   program.  And then there's supposed to be an 

16   additional $15 million provided by Entergy, and 

17   then this bill would be a third $15 million, all 

18   going towards essentially the same cessation and 

19   mitigation-type work in that community.  Is that 

20   correct?  Through you, Mr. President.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

22   Murphy.

23                SENATOR MURPHY:   No.  No, Senator 

24   Parker, that is incorrect.  

25                What is -- what is -- we had 


                                                               4270

 1   actually $24 million in this year's budget, not 

 2   $15 million.  So that 24 is in a special fund.  

 3   On top of Entergy originally put in $15 million 

 4   for a community fund.  We, as the state, in this 

 5   year's budget put in another $24 million in the 

 6   cessation fund, where I believe we're going to 

 7   need to be up to -- close to about $400 million, 

 8   not $24 million.  

 9                Now we have this -- I'm asking for 

10   another $15 million to match Entergy's funding so 

11   we can have the retraining of the 1200 workers 

12   that are up at Indian Point to get retrained in 

13   the decommissioning work of Indian Point.  So you 

14   not only have 1200 workers, but what we're trying 

15   to do is make sure that they -- these people stay 

16   in New York State.  

17                Over the past eight years, we've 

18   lost close to a million people in the State of 

19   New York.  What we're doing here is we are 

20   exporting our people and importing energy.  

21   Because the energy that's supposed to be coming 

22   to Indian Point is supposed to be coming from 

23   Cricket Valley and supposed to be coming from 

24   CPV -- which is an entire another story -- and 

25   also coming from Bayonne, New Jersey.  So we are 


                                                               4271

 1   now importing energy and exporting jobs in the 

 2   State of New York.

 3                This is another reason why people 

 4   have left and we're ranked 50th, dead last in 

 5   America, as a business-friendly state.

 6                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

 7   will the sponsor continue to yield for a 

 8   question.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   sponsor yields.

11                SENATOR PARKER:   Thank you.

12                Through you, Mr. President, the 

13   $24 million that was put into the budget, was 

14   that money provided by NYSERDA as well?

15                SENATOR MURPHY:   I believe so.  I 

16   believe so.  I would have to check on that.  I'm 

17   not sure.

18                SENATOR PARKER:   So through you, 

19   Mr. President, does that mean that we're now 

20   looking at $39 million out of NYSERDA?  And do we 

21   know what pool of funds that this money is coming 

22   from out of NYSERDA?

23                SENATOR MURPHY:   I'm sorry, what 

24   was the question?

25                SENATOR PARKER:   Do we know where 


                                                               4272

 1   this pool of money -- so now we're talking about 

 2   $39 million coming out of NYSERDA.  Through you, 

 3   Mr. President, do we know what specific, you 

 4   know, bucket of money that this $39 million, the 

 5   24 in the budget and now the 15 that you're 

 6   saying are going to come out of NYSERDA, do we 

 7   know where it's going to come from in NYSERDA?  

 8                SENATOR MURPHY:   Through you, 

 9   Mr. President, yes, sir.  It's going to come from 

10   the Clean Energy Fund, that's supposed to have 

11   $2.5 billion in it.

12                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

13   will the sponsor continue to yield for a 

14   question?  

15                SENATOR MURPHY:   Sure.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

17   sponsor yields.

18                SENATOR PARKER:   Does the sponsor 

19   know what the Clean Energy Fund is supposed to be 

20   used for, the money out of the Clean Energy Fund, 

21   what it's supposed to be used for?

22                SENATOR MURPHY:   Yeah.  

23   Specifically what I'm asking for, in -- what was 

24   it, in April just of this year, the Governor put 

25   $35 million out of that fund into a worker -- a 


                                                               4273

 1   workforce training program.  So that could be 

 2   part of it.

 3                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

 4   does the sponsor continue to yield for a 

 5   question?  

 6                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 8   sponsor yields.

 9                SENATOR PARKER:   So I'm trying to 

10   understand where the sponsor connects clean 

11   energy and the closing of a nuclear power plant 

12   and why we'd spend $39 million of the state's 

13   clean energy money to go to train people out of a 

14   nuclear power plant.

15                SENATOR MURPHY:   If I got the 

16   question right, the money will be used to retrain 

17   some of the 1200 people up there in the 

18   decommissioning work.  Because what has happened 

19   in Vermont Yankee, they had a company come in and 

20   do the decommissioning work up there.  So they 

21   lost all the jobs up there.  

22                The idea here is to try and keep 

23   these families in our neighborhoods and in our 

24   district.  So the -- to have them there -- 

25   remember, we're talking about workers here.  Now 


                                                               4274

 1   they have a wife, they have kids that go to the 

 2   school districts.  So they're going to have to 

 3   get up and move when this closes.

 4                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

 5   does the sponsor continue to yield for a 

 6   question?  

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 8   sponsor yields.

 9                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

10   Mr. President.  Are you aware that the Governor 

11   has offered those workers to stay on at 

12   Indian Point through the decommissioning process?

13                SENATOR MURPHY:   Through you, 

14   Mr. President, I sit on the Governor's task 

15   force.  No.  Has not even been offered.  I 

16   haven't missed a meeting.

17                SENATOR PARKER:   We have different 

18   understandings of that.  Because that's not 

19   what --

20                SENATOR MURPHY:   I'm sitting in the 

21   meetings, Senator Parker.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   I'm going 

23   to ask the members to direct through the chair, 

24   please.

25                SENATOR PARKER:   Yes, 


                                                               4275

 1   Mr. President.  Will the sponsor continue to 

 2   yield for a question?  

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Do you 

 4   yield, Senator Murphy?  

 5                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 7   Senator yields.

 8                SENATOR PARKER:   Can the sponsor 

 9   explain why this bill asks and requires health 

10   screenings for the workers but in the past the 

11   same sponsor has defended Indian Point and says 

12   that it should not be closed?  And so on one hand 

13   you're saying we should have health screenings 

14   and we should be testing for health screenings, 

15   but simultaneously arguing that Indian Point 

16   should stay open.  So is it safe or is it not 

17   safe?  

18                SENATOR MURPHY:   Through you, 

19   Mr. President, it's simple.  Why wouldn't you 

20   want to find a baseline on someone when they're 

21   going to have -- when they're an employee of 

22   Entergy and now they're going to be closing and 

23   you want to make sure that they're in good health 

24   in order to do a different task of the 

25   decommissioning now?  


                                                               4276

 1                So you've got to have a baseline of 

 2   where you start in case they get sick.  So this 

 3   would be the baseline as far as physicals are 

 4   concerned.  And I think that's what you're 

 5   asking.

 6                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

 7   will the sponsor continue to yield for a 

 8   question?  

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   sponsor yields.

11                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.

12                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

13   Mr. President.  Can the sponsor explain the 

14   ramifications of nullifying contracts if DPS 

15   fails to meet notice requirements?

16                SENATOR MURPHY:   I don't -- 

17   rephrase the question?

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can you 

19   ask the question again, Senator Parker?  

20                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

21   Mr. President.  The bill essentially requires 

22   that if notifications aren't met, that contracts 

23   that are related to this closing will be 

24   nullified, they won't be valid.  And what the 

25   impacts on the community will be if that in fact 


                                                               4277

 1   happens.

 2                SENATOR MURPHY:   Well, the whole 

 3   idea is to keep the workers right there and to 

 4   keep them working within the plant themselves.  

 5   So we're going to go through attrition, you're 

 6   going to have, out of the 1200 workers, you're 

 7   going to have some nuclear physicists that are 

 8   not going to be involved in the decommissioning 

 9   process right there.  You're going to have other 

10   people that are going to leave through attrition.  

11                So hopefully this won't be 1200 

12   people, it would be roughly 400 or 500 people.

13                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

14   will the sponsor continue to yield for a 

15   question?  

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

17   sponsor yields.

18                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.

19                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

20   Mr. President.  Can the sponsor explain why we 

21   are sweeping RGGI money and Clean Energy money 

22   rather than putting Entergy on the hook for the 

23   costs?  

24                SENATOR MURPHY:   Yeah.  Yup, very 

25   simply, Mr. President.  Entergy already put in 


                                                               4278

 1   $15 million.  This is the Governor's problem.  We 

 2   should step up to the plate and make sure that 

 3   the state takes care of the 1200 people.  I'd 

 4   like to see a plant close in your district, 1200 

 5   people overnight gone, worried about you come 

 6   home, Honey, are you going to have a job in a 

 7   year or two?  Are our kids going to go to school 

 8   here?  

 9                I'm going to do whatever I can to 

10   make sure that these workers are protected over 

11   there, both physically, mentally and financially.

12                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

13   does the sponsor continue to yield for a 

14   question?  

15                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

17   Senator yields.

18                SENATOR PARKER:   Through you, 

19   Mr. President.  Didn't the Governor already step 

20   up when he put $24 million in the budget for -- 

21   through the -- 

22                SENATOR MURPHY:   Through you, 

23   Mr. President, that is a drop in the bucket.  

24   There's over $25 million to Hendrick Hudson 

25   School District the next day, once it closes.  


                                                               4279

 1   You think $24 million is going to do that?  The 

 2   comptroller in Cortlandt estimated it to be 

 3   roughly about $400 million.

 4                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, 

 5   through you -- I'm sorry, Mr. President, does the 

 6   sponsor continue to yield for a question?

 7                SENATOR MURPHY:   Of course.  Of 

 8   course.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   sponsor yields.

11                SENATOR PARKER:   Does the sponsor 

12   have any idea about what the specific allocations 

13   of that $400 million that he's claiming will be 

14   needed to kind of make this community whole -- 

15   like what the itemization of that $400 million 

16   is?  

17                SENATOR MURPHY:   Oh, I can get that 

18   for you.  But it's -- the massive thing is going 

19   to be taxes, are you kidding me, overnight.  Like 

20   I said to you, the school district is $25 million 

21   a year.  You have Entergy that was doing a bunch 

22   of civic stuff, buying fire engines, there's 

23   special districts over there, sewer districts, 

24   fire districts that are -- now the taxes are 

25   going to go through the roof.  


                                                               4280

 1                This is to try and mitigate some of 

 2   that impact that's going to happen.  The old 

 3   proverbial -- what happened, it's what New York 

 4   does great, is they shoot and then aim.  And 

 5   that's what happened over there.

 6                SENATOR PARKER:   Mr. President, on 

 7   the bill.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 9   Parker on the bill.

10                SENATOR PARKER:   Thank you, 

11   Mr. President.

12                First let me thank Senator Murphy 

13   for his indulgence and for answering my questions 

14   so thoroughly.

15                I appreciate the predicament that 

16   he's in and the predicament that his community is 

17   in, and in fact the state is in, with losing an 

18   asset like Indian Point and then having to figure 

19   out, you know, everything from school taxes to 

20   employment, you know, of some specially skilled 

21   workers, you know, from the community.

22                I think that the state has, I think, 

23   come up with a plan.  They have certainly tried 

24   to fund that plan.  I certainly have some 

25   sympathy and think that, you know, the plan could 


                                                               4281

 1   be worked a little bit differently.  And 

 2   certainly I think the timing could have been done 

 3   a little bit better as well.  

 4                But it certainly seems to me that in 

 5   the last budget, with the $24 million that was 

 6   put into the budget by the Governor, that we have 

 7   kind of done what we needed to do as it relates 

 8   to this specific instance.  I certainly would 

 9   like to see itemization of where the sponsor 

10   believes $400 million needs to be spent in this 

11   particular stead.  I know all about districts 

12   that could probably use an extra $400 million in 

13   terms of workers who need to be trained and 

14   retrained, regardless of, you know, different 

15   circumstances.

16                But I don't think that in this 

17   particular case that there is enough in the bill 

18   memo or the information that I've seen, as the 

19   ranker on the committee, that justifies another 

20   $15 million from the state to go into this 

21   specific program.  

22                And I also think that, you know, 

23   we're already talking about $39 million, or 

24   $24 million that's been put in by the state and 

25   the $15 million that has been put up by Entergy.  


                                                               4282

 1   And so you have both the state and the company 

 2   coming together, partnering to in fact, you know, 

 3   create an adjustment period and some significant 

 4   compensation for the workers in that community.  

 5                And so because of those reasons, I'm 

 6   unfortunately going to vote no on this bill and 

 7   I'm going to ask my colleagues to follow my lead 

 8   and also vote no.

 9                Thank you, Mr. President.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

11   you, Senator Parker.

12                Seeing and hearing no other Senator 

13   that wishes to be heard, debate is closed.  

14                The Secretary will ring the bell.

15                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

16   Mr. President, by unanimous consent could we put 

17   this bill back on the noncontroversial calendar.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   It has 

19   been requested to return to the noncontroversial 

20   calendar.  Without objection, it is so ordered.

21                The Secretary will read the last 

22   section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 11.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


                                                               4283

 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 4   Murphy to explain his vote.

 5                SENATOR MURPHY:   Thank you, 

 6   Mr. President.

 7                Senator Parker, thank you for the 

 8   debate here.  

 9                This is incredibly important, 

10   because this is just the first of many of what 

11   New York State is trying to do.  Nuclear energy 

12   is the cleanest energy that you can get.  And I 

13   know the Governor has a plan by 2030 to go 

14   50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.  These are 

15   the plants that are going to take over for Indian 

16   Point:  Cricket Valley; CPV, Competitive Power 

17   Venture, and now Bayonne, New Jersey.  This is 

18   the report from ISO, it's not my report, that has 

19   changed numerous times, because the original plan 

20   was coming down from Champlain, from Quebec.  We 

21   had a big extension cord, a hydro line.  

22                I think we're all up for hydro, 

23   solar, wind, even geothermal, no problem.  But 

24   this in itself -- New York City gets 25 percent 

25   of their energy from Indian Point.  So does 


                                                               4284

 1   Westchester County.  I asked NYSERDA, Can you 

 2   guarantee me that these rates are not going to go 

 3   up -- not double, not triple, but quadruple?  And 

 4   I got a blank stare, not even a "No" or "I'll 

 5   check into it."

 6                It's very, very concerning.  And it 

 7   should be very concerning to the people in 

 8   New York City too.  And three years from now when 

 9   it closes, you're going to have your people 

10   coming to you telling you their electricity bill 

11   is through the roof, I can't afford it.  I don't 

12   want to tell you I told you so, but this is 

13   something that we should all be paying attention 

14   to.  

15                I think we're all open to green 

16   energy, no problem.  But this is the cleanest 

17   energy.  And it doesn't make sense, when the 

18   Governor has his ambition to go from 20 to 30, a 

19   50 percent reduction, when we're going to natural 

20   gas.  You can only go up.  ISO came in -- it's 

21   2200 megawatts Indian Point puts out.  ISO came 

22   in and told me they can come up with 1700 from 

23   the three plants.  The other 500 are going to be 

24   renewable energy.  We don't have the storage 

25   capacity to carry that.  500 megs?  Come on.  


                                                               4285

 1                This is something that has to be 

 2   addressed.  Twenty-four million dollars, thank 

 3   you, Governor, for putting it in this year's 

 4   budget.  I appreciate that.  I just think we're 

 5   missing a zero on the end of that.  Maybe 

 6   $240 million might have been nice in order to 

 7   make the people okay over in my district.  

 8   There's families, there's kids, the houses.

 9                Mr. President, I vote aye.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

11   Murphy to be recorded in the affirmative.

12                Senator Flanagan to explain his 

13   vote.

14                SENATOR FLANAGAN:   Yes, thank you, 

15   Mr. President.

16                You know, I listened to our 

17   colleague Senator Parker who asked some poignant 

18   questions.  And I want to associate my remarks 

19   with what he said and what he offered, but I also 

20   want to add my voice to that of Senator Murphy.  

21                Earlier today this body was kind 

22   enough to pass a bill that was very important to 

23   Senator LaValle, Senator Kaminsky, and me.  And 

24   it had to do with very similar issues.  It wasn't 

25   about a plant closing, but it was about a 


                                                               4286

 1   potential six to $700 million hit for a power 

 2   plant in the community that I represent, along 

 3   with Senator Marcellino, and the plant is 

 4   physically in his district.  

 5                I want to correct both of my 

 6   colleagues.  And they're going to appreciate this 

 7   correction.  Because I pay attention to how we 

 8   say things, so when people listen, they 

 9   understand.  The Governor did not do this by 

10   executive fiat.  It was not the Governor.  It was 

11   Senator Parker.  It was Senator Murphy as an 

12   advocate and someone fighting, fighting and 

13   clawing for the people of his district.  

14                This is the proverbial rug being 

15   pulled out from under a community with no plan.  

16   And he'll appreciate me saying this.  Fifteen 

17   million?  I know Senator Murphy.  I'm surprised 

18   he didn't ask for $150 million.  And I would have 

19   supported that.  

20                These issues involving energy, it's 

21   just like so many other things.  If it affects 

22   Senator Murphy's district, it's going to affect 

23   Senator Sanders and Senator Addabbo, Senator 

24   Comrie, Senator Golden.  So these things never 

25   happen in isolation.  


                                                               4287

 1                And when you take something of that 

 2   magnitude off the grid, by God we better come up 

 3   with some real plan that not only provides energy 

 4   to the City of New York and the rest of the 

 5   state, but protects real people.  

 6                Senator Murphy, nicely done.  

 7                I vote in the affirmative.  

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 9   Flanagan in the affirmative.

10                Announce the results.

11                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

12   Calendar 1732, those recorded in the negative are 

13   Senators Addabbo, Alcantara, Avella, Benjamin, 

14   Breslin, Comrie, Dilan, Gianaris, Hamilton, 

15   Hoylman, Kaminsky, Kavanagh, Klein, Krueger, 

16   Montgomery, Parker, Peralta, Persaud, Rivera, 

17   Sanders and Sepúlveda.  Also Senators Bailey, 

18   Brooks and Kennedy.

19                Ayes, 38.  Nays, 24.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

21   is passed.

22                Senator DeFrancisco.

23                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

24   Mr. President, can we go back to Senate 

25   Supplemental Calendar 57B.  There was a bill laid 


                                                               4288

 1   aside by Senator Hannon, 2023, because it was 

 2   high.  It's my understanding there's a 

 3   substitution at the desk.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 5   DeFrancisco, the bill was inaccurately designated 

 6   as high.  So it's not high, it is eligible for 

 7   consideration.

 8                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Oh, okay.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   And we 

10   will return, at your request, to Calendar 2023, 

11   and the Secretary will read.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

13   2023, by Senator Hannon, Senate Print 9100, an 

14   act to amend the Public Health Law.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

18   act shall take effect on the 180th day.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 62.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   passes.

25                Senator DeFrancisco.


                                                               4289

 1                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Could we now 

 2   return to motions and resolutions.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We will 

 4   return to motions and resolutions.

 5                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   There's a 

 6   resolution at the desk dealing with public 

 7   protection, CBD 96122-04-8.  Could we take that 

 8   up.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

10   Secretary will read.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Senate resolution 

12   by Senator Flanagan, establishing a plan setting 

13   forth an itemized list of grantees.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

15   favor of the resolution say aye.

16                (Response of "Aye.")

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

18                (Response of "Nay.")

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

20   resolution is adopted.

21                Senator DeFrancisco.

22                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Next could we 

23   take up a resolution dealing with women's health, 

24   LBD 96150-03-8.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 


                                                               4290

 1   Secretary will read.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Senate resolution 

 3   by Senator Flanagan, establishing a plan setting 

 4   forth a methodology.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 6   question is on the resolution.  All in favor 

 7   signify by saying aye.

 8                (Response of "Aye.")

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

10                (Response of "Nay.")

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

12   resolution is adopted.

13                Senator DeFrancisco.

14                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Can we now 

15   take up a Lyme and tick resolution, LBD 

16   96142-03-8.  

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

18   Secretary will read.  

19                THE SECRETARY:   Senate resolution 

20   by Senator Flanagan, establishing a plan setting 

21   forth a methodology.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

23   question is on the resolution.  All in favor say 

24   aye.

25                (Response of "Aye.")


                                                               4291

 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

 2                (Response of "Nay.")

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   resolution is adopted.

 5                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Next can we 

 6   take up a base retention resolution, LBD 

 7   96147-01-8.  

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   Secretary will read.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Senate resolution 

11   by Senator Flanagan, establishing a plan setting 

12   forth an itemized list of grantees.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

14   question is on the resolution.  All in favor say 

15   aye.

16                (Response of "Aye.")

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?

18                (Response of "Nay.")

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

20   resolution is adopted and approved.

21                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Next we have 

22   a resolution, a cleanup resolution, LBD 

23   96925-03-8.  Could we take that up.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

25   Secretary will read.


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 1                THE SECRETARY:   Senate resolution 

 2   by Senator Flanagan, amending Senate Resolution 

 3   R3068 of 2017 establishing a plan setting forth 

 4   an itemized list of grantees.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 6   question is on the resolution.  All in favor say 

 7   aye.

 8                (Response of "Aye.")

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

10                (Response of "Nay.")

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

12   resolution is adopted.

13                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

14   Mr. President, could we please temporarily stand 

15   at ease.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

17   Senate will stand at ease temporarily.

18                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

19   at 9:52 p.m.)

20                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

21   10:00 p.m.) 

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senate 

23   will return to order.

24                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:    

25   Mr. President, could we please go back to the 


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 1   original active list.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can I 

 3   have some order, please, in the house.

 4                We will return to the original 

 5   active list.

 6                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Calendar 

 7   1900, Senator Phillips' bill, 8986, controversial 

 8   reading.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Do you 

10   want it noncontroversial?  

11                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Oh, no, 

12   noncontroversial.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Okay, 

14   we're going to return to the -- just bear with us 

15   for a minute.  We're going to return to the 

16   original active list.  We're turning to 

17   Calendar 1900, noncontroversial.

18                So the Secretary will read.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

20   1900, by Senator Phillips, Senate Print 8986, an 

21   act to amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and 

22   Breeding Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


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 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 6   Phillips to explain her vote.

 7                SENATOR PHILLIPS:   -- deciding 

 8   who's going first.  So thank you --

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can we 

10   show some respect for the members speaking, 

11   please. 

12                And I remind everyone that this is 

13   explanation of votes.

14                Senator Phillips.

15                SENATOR PHILLIPS:   Yes, thank you, 

16   Mr. President.  So I rise to explain my vote.

17                So this is a community task force 

18   for the Belmont NYRA racetrack that has been not 

19   in place for many years, even though the other 

20   racing -- Saratoga has it.  

21                And the concept behind this task 

22   force was to make sure that we had local 

23   representation.  So the way it's configured is 

24   that the Senate will have five appointees, the 

25   Assembly has five appointees, and NYRA has five 


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 1   appointees.  And let me clearly state that we 

 2   always envisioned making sure that both the 

 3   Minority and the Majority in the Senate have 

 4   representation.  

 5                The one thing that I can say with 

 6   the utmost clarity is Senator Kaminsky, Senator 

 7   Comrie and I have been working collaboratively on 

 8   an issue that's pretty complicated down there.  I 

 9   don't think it's been easy for any of us.  There 

10   are constituent bases that we're all dealing with 

11   that are for the development that's happening at 

12   Belmont, and there are constituents that are 

13   against it.  But we have stayed together as a 

14   team.  

15                And I thank Senator Comrie and 

16   Senator Kaminsky for their support and their 

17   collaborative work here.  So the Minority will 

18   have two; I hope it will be Senator Comrie, 

19   Senator Kaminsky who will be giving us 

20   recommendations for who they believe.  

21                And I think the other thing to 

22   highlight, too, is everyone on this working 

23   committee either has to reside, work or own a 

24   business within five miles of Belmont, so you 

25   truly have local representation.  


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 1                So I thank my colleagues for voting 

 2   for this.  If anyone has any questions, obviously 

 3   I'm willing to answer it.  And thank you, 

 4   Mr. President, for allowing me to explain my 

 5   vote.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 7   Phillips to be recorded in the affirmative.  

 8                And again, I remind you that we will 

 9   not have an opportunity to exchange because this 

10   is on explanation of votes.

11                Senator Kaminsky to explain his 

12   vote.

13                SENATOR KAMINSKY:   I'm voting in 

14   the affirmative.  

15                I want to thank Senator Phillips for 

16   working collaboratively across the aisle on this 

17   issue.  

18                Belmont's racetrack, possibly arena, 

19   the complex is at the heart of the intersection 

20   of a number of our districts.  It's critically 

21   important what happens there.  All residents need 

22   a voice.  So I appreciate the Senator 

23   understanding that and coming to a resolution of 

24   this important matter so that it can pass today.  

25   It's an important bill.  


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 1                On behalf of Senator Comrie, thanks 

 2   for your understanding and for getting some work 

 3   done across the aisle.  It's been a bizarre 

 4   couple of weeks, but it's been nice to work 

 5   together.  So thank you.  

 6                I vote in the affirmative.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 8   Kaminsky in the affirmative.  

 9                Senator Comrie to explain his vote.

10                SENATOR COMRIE:   Thank you, 

11   Mr. President.  

12                I want to echo what Senator Phillips 

13   and Senator Kaminsky said about Belmont Park.  I 

14   want to thank Senator Phillips for understanding 

15   that there was a technical glitch in the language 

16   that did not show that we had unity on this 

17   issue, which we truly do.  

18                Belmont Park is, as you know, a 

19   jewel in this state that needs to be updated, 

20   that needs to be preserved.  Right now they don't 

21   have heat in the main building.  They can't work 

22   there in the wintertime.  Belmont Park, which is 

23   the third leg of the crown jewel, needs to be 

24   updated, needs to be modernized, needs to be made 

25   sure that it can last for another thousand years 


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 1   as a preeminent facility in our state, where we 

 2   can hopefully have other Triple Crown winners and 

 3   have an opportunity to make sure that 

 4   Belmont Park can still be a park where people 

 5   want to attend and people would use year-round.  

 6                So I'm glad that we have come to an 

 7   agreement on this.  I'm glad that we were able to 

 8   make sure that we can still work together.  I am 

 9   proud of the relationship that Senator Phillips 

10   and Senator Kaminsky and I have had dealing with 

11   the issues around Belmont Park, and hope to 

12   continue that.  And this acknowledgment by 

13   Senator Phillips will make sure that that 

14   happens.

15                Thank you, Mr. President.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

17   Comrie in the affirmative.

18                Announce the results.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 61.  Nays, 1.  

20   Senator Avella recorded in the negative.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

22   wins and passes.  

23                (Laughter.)

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

25   DeFrancisco.


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 1                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I'd like to 

 2   lay all remaining bills aside for the day.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All 

 4   remaining bills that are before the house will be 

 5   laid aside for the day.

 6                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Is there any 

 7   further business at the desk?

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 9   no further business at the desk.

10                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   I move to 

11   adjourn until Wednesday, June 20th, at 10:00 a.m. 

12                Republican conference in Room 332 at 

13   9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

15   will be a Republican conference tomorrow at 

16   9:30 a.m. in Room 332.

17                Senator Klein.

18                SENATOR KLEIN:   There will be a 

19   Democratic conference --

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Can 

21   I have -- excuse me, Senator Klein.  Could I have 

22   some order, please.

23                Senator Klein.  

24                SENATOR KLEIN:   There will be a 

25   Democratic conference at 9:30 a.m. as well.


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 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There 

 2   will be a Democratic conference at 9:30 in the 

 3   Democratic Conference Room tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. 

 4   Republican conference, Democrat conference at 

 5   9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.  

 6                On motion, the Senate will stand 

 7   adjourned until Wednesday, June 20th, at 

 8   10:00 a.m. 

 9                The Senate is adjourned.

10                (Whereupon, at 10:07 p.m., the 

11   Senate adjourned.)

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