|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||Reilly, Thiele, Blake, DeStefano, Brabenec, Montesano, Schmitt, Raia, Giglio, Cruz, Lawrence, McDonough, Tague, Finch|
|Amd §1, Chap 54 of 2019|
|Includes all religious houses of worship in the safety and security projects for at risk facilities grant program.|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A7852 SPONSOR: Byrne
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 54 of the laws of 2019, enact- ing the capital projects budget, in relation to including all religious houses of worship in the safety and security projects for at risk facil- ities grant program   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:: This legislation would expand the eligibility requirements for the Securing Communities against Hate Crimes Grant Program to include all houses of worship.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1 of Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2019 is amended to add all houses of worship to parties eligible for the grant.   JUSTIFICATION:: The Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program provides nonprofit organizations within the State with funding to help mitigate risk associated with the increased number of hate crimes that have occurred in previous years. Unfortunately, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services have adopted strict eligibility require- ments that require nonprofits or religious institutions to also provide educational or daycare services that are registered with the Department of Education. As a result, many religious institutions who do not provide these services, or provide daycare programs not registered with DOE, are not eligible to apply for critical funding that would prevent future acts of hate. This legislation seeks to amend this issue by open- ing up eligibility to all house of worship.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE:: Immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7852 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 24, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BYRNE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend chapter 54 of the laws of 2019, enacting the capital projects budget, in relation to including all religious houses of worship in the safety and security projects for at risk facilities grant program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 54 of the laws of 2019, enacting the 2 capital projects budget, is amended by adding thereto the items herein- 3 below set forth in italic and is amended by deleting therefrom the items 4 hereinbelow set forth in brackets as follows: 5 SAFETY AND SECURITY PROJECTS FOR AT RISK FACILITIES (CCP) ... 25,000,000 6 -------------- 7 Capital Projects Funds - Other 8 Capital Projects Fund - 30000 9 Program Improvement/Change Purpose 10 For competitive grants to provide safety and 11 security projects at nonpublic schools, 12 community centers, residential camps, 13 [ and] day care facilities and all reli- 14 gious houses of worship at risk of hate 15 crimes or attacks because of their ideol- 16 ogy, beliefs or mission. Provided that an 17 assessment of facilities at risk may 18 include, but not be limited to, consider- 19 ations of the vulnerabilities of the 20 organization based on its location and 21 membership, and the potential consequences EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11858-01-9A. 7852 2 1 of a hate crime or attack at the facility. 2 The amount appropriated herein may be 3 transferred or suballocated to the divi- 4 sion of homeland security and emergency 5 services to accomplish the intent of this 6 appropriation (11HS1908) (55970) ............ 25,000,000 7 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to 8 have been in full force and effect on the same date and in the same 9 manner as chapter 54 of the laws of 2019 took effect.