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R00672 Text:

 
Senate Resolution No. 672
 
BY: Senator STEWART-COUSINS
 
        SENATE  RESOLUTION  in  response  to  the  2019-2020
        Executive  Budget  submission   (Legislative   Bills
        S1500B,   S1501,  S1503B,  S1504B,  S1505B,  S1506B,
        S1507B, S1508B, S1509B, and S1510B) to be adopted as
        legislation expressing the position of the New  York
        State  Senate  relating  to  the  2019-2020 New York
        State Budget
 
  WHEREAS, It is the intent  of  the  Legislature  to  effectuate  the
timely passage of a State Budget; and
 
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to engage in the Budget
Conference  Committee process, which promotes increased participation by
the members of the Legislature and the public; and
 
  WHEREAS, The Senate Finance Committee  has  conducted  an  extensive
study and review of the Governor's 2019-2020 Executive Budget submission
and has recommended proposed amendments to such Budget submission in the
above  referenced  Legislative Bills and Report on the Executive Budget;
and
 
  WHEREAS, Article VII of the New York State Constitution provides the
framework under which the New York State Budget  is  submitted,  amended
and  enacted.  The New York State Courts have limited the Legislature in
how it may change the appropriations bills submitted  by  the  Governor.
The Legislature can delete or reduce items of appropriation contained in
the several appropriation bills submitted by the Governor in conjunction
with   the  Executive  Budget,  and  it  can  add  additional  items  of
appropriation to those bills provided that  such  additions  are  stated
separately  and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer
each to a single object or purpose; and
 
  WHEREAS, An extensive study and review of the  Governor's  2019-2020
Executive  Budget  submission  has revealed that the construction of the
budget bills submitted to the Legislature by the Governor constrains the
Legislature in its ability to fully effectuate its  intent  in  amending
the Governor's budget submission; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  Legislature  has  amended  the  Governor's  2019-2020
Executive Budget submission to the fullest extent  possible  within  the
authority provided to it pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the New
York State Constitution; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  Senate,  in  addition  to  the  Governor's  2019-2020
Executive Budget submission bills as amended by the Senate in the  above
referenced legislative bills, does hereby provide its recommendations as
to  provisions  in  the Governor's 2019-2020 Executive Budget submission
which reflect those items the Senate is constrained from effectuating as
amendments to the 2019-2020 Executive Budget appended hereto; and
 
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature that upon  the  passage
of  the  Governor's 2019- 2020 Executive Budget submission as amended by
the Senate, and the incorporated Report on the Amended Executive  Budget
 
may  provide  a  basis  for  both  houses  of the Legislature to convene
Committees on Conference pursuant to Joint Rule III of  the  Senate  and
Assembly  for  the  purpose  of  reconciling any differences between the
amendments  to  the  Governor's  budget as proposed by each house of the
Legislature; now, therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED, That, the above referenced legislative bills
 
  (Legislative Bills S1500B,  S1501,  S1503B,  S1504B,  S1505B,  S1506B,
S1507B,  S1508B,  S1509B, and S1510B) be and are incorporated as part of
this  resolution  and  are  hereby  adopted  as  the  New   York   State
Legislature's budget proposal for the 2019-2020 New York State Budget.
 
REPORT ON THE AMENDED EXECUTIVE BUDGET
 
ALL STATE AGENCIES AND OPERATIONS
 
The  Senate  denies  with prejudice the following new language contained
within the body of various appropriations:
          - Language  included   in   S.1503-A   (Aid   to   Localities)
            authorizing  the Budget Director to uniformly reduce certain
            Local Assistance appropriations and disbursements by up to 3
            percent to maintain  a  balanced  budget  if  projected  tax
            receipts  for  SFY  2019-20  are  reduced  by more than $500
            million from the Executive Budget projection.
          - Numerous State  Operations  appropriations  (S.1500-A)  that
            provide  the  Executive  broad  authority to shift resources
            among departments, agencies  or  public  authorities.  While
            existing   State   Finance  Law  authorizes  some  transfer,
            interchange and suballocation authority,  the  new  proposal
            would  significantly  expand such flexibility to restructure
            the Budget after  enactment,  potentially  moving  resources
            from  one area to completely different programs or purposes.
            Any  transfer  of  funds  from  State  agencies  to   public
            authorities  could  reduce  oversight  and  control  of such
            resources.
          - Language  that  would  link  State  Operations  and  Aid  to
            Localities    budgets   for   multiple   purposes   to   the
            Legislature's enactment of the Aid to Localities bill in  an
            amount deemed sufficient by the Director of Budget.
          - Language  that  would  propose  a  new  process by which the
            Executive would examine any bills passed after the enactment
            of the State  Budget,  which  impact  state  financial  plan
            assumptions. This language would divert from the Executive's
            responsibility  to  approve  or  veto  legislation  and give
            additional powers to the Director of the Budget.
          - Language that would make funding for  State  Operations  and
            Capital  Projects  budgets  contingent  on  the enactment of
            separate  Article  VII  legislation  as  outlined   by   the
            Executive.
 
While the Senate understands the Governor's responsibility to ensure New
York's  budget  is fiscally sound, it is equally important to ensure the
constitutional limits  on  the  Executive's  powers  are  not  exceeded.
Failure  to ensure reasonable limits on Executive authority would signal
an  irreversible   abrogation   of   our   constitutionally   guaranteed
legislative responsibility.
 
Adirondack Park Agency
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.6
            million.
 
Aging, Office for the
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of  $12.3  million by rejecting the increase of $250,000 for
            training and case management.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of $257.6 million by:
          - Providing $1.25  million  to  restore  the  Cost  of  Living
            Adjustment effective January 1, 2020;
          - Restoring  $250,000  to  the Association of Aging to provide
            training, education, and technical assistance  to  the  area
            agencies on aging;
          - Providing  $1  million  for  various  not  for profit senior
            services;
          - Providing  $775,000  to   naturally   occurring   retirement
            communities  and neighborhood naturally occurring retirement
            communities;
          - Providing $750,000 to Community Services for the Elderly;
          - Restoring $250,000 to  Lifespan  of  Greater  Rochester  for
            Statewide elder abuse initiatives;
          - Restoring $100,000 to Statewide Senior Action Council; and
          - Restoring $150,000 for LiveON NY.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART  U  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            place a per-unit premium cap  of  20%  above  the  wholesale
            price   on   services  delivered  pursuant  to  private  pay
            protocols, and inserts language to  ensure  that  low-income
            recipients  remain the highest priority for service delivery
            from area agencies on aging and their contractors.
          - NEW PART KK -- The Senate proposes language to increase  the
            statutory  cap on naturally occurring retirement communities
            (NORCs) from $200,000 per NORC to $300,000.
          - New HMH PART NN -- The Senate inserts language  to  increase
            the  income cap on the EPIC program from $75,000 to $101,250
            for individuals, and from $100,000 to $135,000  for  married
            couples.  This  language is in conjunction with the Senate's
            appropriation to use EPIC  savings  to  reinvest  in  higher
            income bands and bolster public outreach.
 
Agriculture and Markets, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $116.1 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
 
          - The Senate modifies the Executive  recommendation  of  $49.5
            million  by providing an additional $8.3 million for several
            agricultural initiatives.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $9.4 million as follows:
          - Adds $5 million for local County fair capital costs; and
          - Adds $5 million for a competitive grant program  for  animal
            shelters.
 
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the Executive recommendation of $48.7
            million as follows:
          - Provides $500,000 for the licensing and wholesaler  services
            program; and
          - Rejects  without  prejudice  the Cannabis Management Program
            resulting in a savings of $35.4 million
 
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   All   Funds
            recommendation of $138.2 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of $574.1 million by:
          - Providing   $15   million  for  prevention,  treatment,  and
            recovery services;
          - Providing  $3  million  to  restore  the  Cost   of   Living
            Adjustment effective January 1, 2020;
          - Providing  $1  million  for services and expenses of the New
            York City Department of Education related to the  hiring  of
            additional   substance  abuse  prevention  and  intervention
            specialists;
          - Providing an additional $3.4 million for the Jail Based  and
            Substance Use Disorder services;
          - Providing   $750,000   to   develop  and  implement  a  loan
            forgiveness and scholarship program to  recruit  and  retain
            staff  into  the  OASAS  prevention,  treatment and recovery
            service system; and
          - Providing $600,000 for Save the Michael's.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's  recommendation  of  $90
            million  to  provide  an  additional  $10  million  for  the
            expansion of heroin and opiate support and services.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART BB, SUBPART A - The Senate supports mental  health  and
            substance  use  disorder health insurance parity. The Senate
            modifies the Executive proposal as follows:
          - With respect  to  in-patient  treatment  for  substance  use
            disorder,  to  prohibit  concurrent  review for the first 28
            days of in-patient treatment  for  substance  use  disorder;
 
            require  periodic  consultation  with the insurer at or just
            prior to the 14th day of inpatient  admission;  and  require
            the treatment facility to provide to the patient and insurer
            a written discharge plan prior to discharge; and
          - With  respect  to  outpatient  treatment  for  substance use
            disorder, to prohibit concurrent review for the  first  four
            weeks  (not  to  exceed 28 visits) of treatment, and require
            periodic consultation with the insurer at or just  prior  to
            the fourteenth day of treatment.
 
Audit and Control, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive recommendation of $330.7
            million as follows:
          - $4 million increase to support  additional  investments  and
            customer service staff for the Common Retirement Fund, which
            would be paid out of the resources of such Fiduciary Fund.
          - The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive proposal to include new
            auditing authority within the appropriation language.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $32
            million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the Executive recommendation of $8.19
            million as follows:
          - $5   million    increase    for    information    technology
            infrastructure  upgrades including the purchase of computing
            capacity, solid state storage and backup capability.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - NEW PART TT -- The Senate advances language  to  expand  the
            Comptroller's  capability to pre-audit certain contracts let
            by SUNY, CUNY, SUNY Construction Fund, CUNY Construction and
            the SUNY Research Foundation.
 
Budget, Division of the
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $49.2 million as follows:
          - Restores   $469,000  for  fees  for  the  Council  of  State
            Governments;
          - Restores $48,000 for fees for  the  National  Conference  of
            State Legislatures; and
          - Restores  $10,000  for  fees  for the National Conference of
            Insurance Legislators.
 
Children and Family Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation  of  $494.3  million,  an  increase  of $14.9
            million or 3.1 percent from SFY 2018-19 levels.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
 
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $3.2 billion, a decrease of $201.6 million
            or  5.9  percent from SFY 2018-19 levels, with the following
            modifications:
          - Provides  $20  million  in additional funding for child care
            subsidies;
          - Provides $10 million for grants  to  local  Social  Services
            Districts  for  planning and establishment of Family Support
            Centers for youth at risk of being, alleged  or  adjudicated
            to   be,   juvenile   delinquents  or  persons  in  need  of
            supervision, and their families;
          - Provides $7.9 million for various non-profit human  services
            organizations; and
          - Provides  $3.8 million to restore the Human Services COLA in
            the last quarter of State Fiscal Year 2019-20.
          -  Provides funding for the following programs:
          - $2 million in additional funding for Child Advocacy Centers;
          - $1.3 million for 2-1-1;
          - $1.0 million for Runaway and homeless youth
          - $750,000 in additional funding  for  the  Youth  Development
            Program;
          - $750,000  for  the New York State Alliance of Boys and Girls
            Clubs;
          - $600,000 for New Alternatives for Children;
          - $500,000  for  the   child   care   facilitated   enrollment
            demonstration  project  in New York City, plus an additional
            $600,000 for Richmond County for a total of $1.1 million;
          - $500,000  for  the   child   care   facilitated   enrollment
            demonstration  project  in  Erie  County, plus an additional
            $200,000 for a total of $700,000;
          - $500,000  for  the   child   care   facilitated   enrollment
            demonstration project in Onondaga County, plus an additional
            $200,000 for a total of $700,000;
          - $500,000   for   the   child   care  facilitated  enrollment
            demonstration in Suffolk County;
          - $400,000 for the New York State YMCA Foundation;
          - $150,000 for the American Legion Boys' State program; and
          - $50,000 for Helen Keller Services for the Blind.
 
Miscellaneous Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation  of  $200  million  for  Raise  the  Age,  an
            increase of $100 million or 100  percent  from  SFY  2018-19
            levels, with the following modification.
          - The  Senate  strongly encourages the state to fully fund the
            implementation of  Raise  the  Age  in  every  local  Social
            Services District.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $43.5 million, a decrease of  $50  million
            or 53.1 percent from SFY 2018-19 levels.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART H -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to amend
            child care inspection, training and background requirements.
            The Senate recognizes the need for timely resolution of this
            matter, and is committed to reaching agreement.
 
          - PART  I -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            authorize background  checks  for  current  and  prospective
            employees of residential foster care programs.
          - PART  K  -- The Senate believes that diversion services must
            remain intact for youth and their families, in an effort  to
            avert interactions with the justice system and believes that
            the  Executive  should provide more resources and preventive
            services for  the  youth  of  New  York  State.  The  Senate
            modifies  the  Executive  proposal  regarding  treatment  of
            Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) as follows:
          - Accepts the prohibition on detention for PINS;
          - Removes  the  proposed  carve-out   language   regarding   a
            "sexually-exploited  child"  and reverts back to the current
            definition; and
          - Provides discretion to the judge and local  commissioner  of
            social services to order placement in foster care, if deemed
            necessary.
          - PART  M,  SUBPART  A  --  The  Senate  rejects the Executive
            proposal authorizing the appointment of a temporary operator
            for foster care agencies.
 
City University of New York (CUNY)
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.8
            billion as follows:
          - Restores   $4.68  million  for  the  Search  for  Education,
            Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) opportunity program;
          - Restores $1.33 million for the CUNY School of Labor &  Urban
            Studies; and
          - Provides  an  additional  $5 million in operating support to
            assist with decreased revenue resulting from tuition credits
            applied toward tuition.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.6
            billion as follows:
          - Provides an additional $3 million for community college base
            aid, a $50 per FTE increase from $2,847 to $2,897;
          - Restores $451,000 for child care centers;
          - Restores   $2.5   million  for  the  Accelerated  Study  and
            Associate Program (ASAP);
          - Restores $225,400 for the College Discovery Program; and
          - Rejects $2 million for the Family Empowerment Pilot Program.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $389.5 million.
 
Civil Service, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $56.7 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation  of  $2
            million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  E:  The  Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            protect the personal privacy of union members.
          - PART F: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend
            for three years certain binding arbitration provisions.
          - PART LL: The Senate rejects the Executive proposal  relating
            to continuous recruitment exams.
          - PART  MM: The Senate rejects the Executive proposal relating
            to non-competitive and labor class promotional exams.
          - PART NN: The Senate rejects the Executive proposal  relating
            to salary protection for provisional employees.
          - NEW  PART VV -- The Senate advances language to increase the
            number of alternate physicians on the medical board  of  the
            New York City Employees' Retirement System.
          - NEW  PART  WW  --  The  Senate  advances language to clarify
            coverage for unlimited line-of-duty  leave  for  9/11  first
            responders  who  have  developed  a  qualifying  world trade
            center illness and to provide that  public  employers  shall
            not   take   adverse   employment   actions   against  those
            individuals seeking to utilize such line-of duty sick leave.
          - NEW PART XX -- The Senate advances language to require  that
            state  agencies conduct a cost-benefit analysis on contracts
            for consultant services to determine  whether  the  contract
            can  be  performed  at  a  lower  cost  by  utilizing  state
            employees.
 
Commission of Correction, State
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $3 million.
 
Corrections, and Community Supervision, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $2.83 billion as follows:
          - The Senate denies,  without  prejudice,  the  $21.5  million
            savings   from   the  reduction  in  personal  services  and
            contractual services; and
          - The Senate directs the Department to  develop  a  plan  that
            will  limit  the  use  of segregated confinement. The Senate
            concurs with  the  Executive's  $14.2  million  increase  in
            funding  to  support  the  development of new rehabilitative
            programs and additional staffing.  The  Senate  directs  the
            Department  to  use this funding to provide individuals that
            are incarcerated adequate daily programming and training for
            all employees  to  ensure  they  are  safe  and  capable  of
            fulfilling their duties.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $29.5 million as follows:
          -  Provides $1 million  to  support  expansion  of  visitation
            programs.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
 
          -    The   Senate   concurs   with  the  Executive  All  Funds
            recommendation of $497 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  JJ  --  The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposal to
            reform the use of  segregated  confinement  in  correctional
            facilities. The Senate is committed to curtailing the use of
            segregated   confinement  of  incarcerated  individuals  and
            providing meaningful rehabilitative programming in state and
            local correctional facilities.
          - PART KK -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            expand access to the shock incarceration program.
          - PART  TT  --  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal
            authorizing  the  Governor  to close three undisclosed state
            correctional  facilities  with   limited   notice   to   the
            Legislature.   The   Senate  supports  reducing  New  York's
            incarcerated population  and  does  not  oppose  justifiable
            prison   closures.   However,   the   Senate  believes  that
            meaningful  advance  notice   of   and   justification   for
            specifically  identified  prison  closures  is  essential to
            thoughtful planning of such closures  and  for  constructive
            reuse of facilities.
 
Council on the Arts
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.4
            million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $42.5 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART F -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            restructure the arts capital revolving loan fund from a loan
            to  a  grant  awarded  to  art organizations by the New York
            State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
 
Criminal Justice Services, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $84.3 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $191.4 million with the following modifications:
          - Modifies the Executive  recommendation,  without  prejudice,
            related to the Federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
            (JAG) appropriation.  Alternatively the Senate requests that
            the  Byrne/JAG  program  be  allocated  as  it  has  been in
            previous years;
          - Modifies the $10 million for  gang  violence  prevention  to
            assure  funding  is  allocated  to  Long  Island  and  other
            municipalities with high needs;
          - Modifies  the  S.N.U.G  programs  appropriation  to  clarify
            funding  shall  go  to  the  continuation  or  expansion  of
 
            existing programs and expansion of new  programs  statewide,
            including in the City of Newburgh and Queens;
          - Restores  $5.5 million for services and expenses of services
            and expenses of programs that provide civil legal services;
          - Adds $ 1.5 million for services and expenses of programs  to
            prevent  gun  violence,  reduce recidivism, and help at risk
            youth;
          - Restores  $1.5  million  related  to   the   Legal   Service
            Assistance    Account   for   services   and   expenses   or
            reimbursement  of  expenses  incurred  by  local  government
            agencies  and/or not-for-profit providers or their employees
            providing civil or criminal legal services;
          - Restores $1.625 million to support  programs  and  services,
            including  counseling,  to  prevent  domestic  violence  and
            support survivors of domestic violence and  their  families;
            and
          - Restores   $2.5   million  for  payment  of  state  aid  for
            Westchester county policing program.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.1505-B)
          - PART  O  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            relating  to  extending various provisions related to public
            protection by limiting all extensions to one year.
          - PART P -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            the Child Victims  Act.  The  Legislature  passed,  and  the
            Executive signed, the Child Victims Act.
          - PART Q -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to limit
            application  of the extreme emotional disturbance defense to
            murder in the  second  degree,  which  should  be  addressed
            outside the budget.
          - PART  R  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            extend the provisions of the rape shield law,  which  should
            be addressed outside the budget.
          - PART  S  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            establish  criminal  penalties  and   civil   remedies   for
            disseminating  an  intimate image without the consent of the
            subject of the image. The Legislature has passed  a  similar
            proposal, which awaits action by the Executive.
          - PART  T  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            eliminate the statute of limitations for rape in the  second
            degree  and  rape  in  the  third  degree,  which  should be
            addressed outside the budget.
          - PART U -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            the Domestic Violence  Survivors  Justice  Act.  The  Senate
            remains   committed   to  ensuring  access  to  justice  for
            survivors of domestic violence, and  this  issue  should  be
            addressed outside the budget.
          - PART  V  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            increase criminal penalties for assaults on journalists.
          - PART W -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            eliminate  all references to the death penalty, which should
            be addressed outside the budget.
          - PART X -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            prohibit  rapid-fire  modification  devices. The Legislature
            has passed a measure to prohibit devices that accelerate the
            rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms, which awaits action
            by the Executive.
 
          - PART Y -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend  the time period during which a background check must
            pass the National Instant Criminal Background  Check  System
            before  a  firearm  can  be  delivered  to  a purchaser. The
            Legislature  has  passed  a  similar  proposal, which awaits
            action by the Executive.
          - PART Z -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            establish  extreme  risk protection orders as a court-issued
            order of protection prohibiting a  person  from  purchasing,
            possessing  or  attempting to purchase or possess a firearm,
            rifle or shotgun. The Legislature passed, and the  Executive
            signed,  legislation  to  establish  extreme risk protection
            orders.
          - PART AA -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            establish  various  pretrial  criminal  justice reforms. The
            Senate is strongly  committed  to  passing  a  comprehensive
            package  that  includes cashless bail, discovery reform, and
            speedy trials into law.
          - PART EE -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            enact  certain reforms to grand jury procedure, which should
            be addressed outside the budget.
          - PART II -- The Senate concurs in part, and denies  in  part,
            the  Executive  proposal  to  consider past contact with the
            criminal justice system in occupational licensing,  and  the
            parole   eligibility  of  certain  individuals.  The  Senate
            concurs with  the  general  proposals  put  forward  by  the
            Executive  but  rejects  the Executive proposal to allow for
            parole consideration for certain incarcerated individuals.
          - PART OO -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            reduce  the maximum sentence for class A misdemeanors by one
            day.
          - PART PP -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            restrict forfeiture actions, create  greater  accountability
            for   seized   assets,  and  require  reporting  of  certain
            demographic data.
          - PART RR -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            require reports on the discharge of a  firearm  and  require
            the  establishment  of  a model law enforcement use of force
            policy.
          - PART UU -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            reorganize  the  statute  granting  peace  officer powers to
            various groups and organizations throughout the state.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART II -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            expand protections for additional transportation workers and
            protect   against   work   zone   intrusion  to  incorporate
            additional highway inspector and DMV examiner positions into
            the proposed protections.
 
Deferred Compensation Board
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $892,000.
 
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART  A -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            clarify the Dormitory Authority's (DASNY) ability to finance
            health  care  projects  under  the  Health  Care   Financing
            Consolidation Act and DASNY's authorizing statute.
          - PART B -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make
            permanent  the  authorization for the Dormitory Authority of
            the State of New York  to  enter  into  certain  design  and
            construction   management  agreements  by  providing  for  a
            two-year extension of such authorization.
          - PART C -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            authorize  the  Atlantic  Avenue Healthcare Property Holding
            Corporation to sell, exchange, transfer,  lease  and  convey
            real  property  located  in  Brooklyn,  New York. The Senate
            advances language to treat any projects resulting  from  the
            sale,  exchange,  transfer,  lease or conveyance of the real
            property  as  public  works   projects,   and   to   require
            legislative approval for the sale, exchange, transfer, lease
            or conveyance of said property.
 
Economic Development, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $26.7 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive  recommendation  of  $61.7
            million  by  providing  an  increase  of  $18.3  million  in
            funding, including the following restorations and  additions
            --
          - $9.6   million   for   additional  funding  for  Centers  of
            Excellence (COE), to provide $1.5 million for each COE; and
          - $8.7 million for additional funding for Centers for Advanced
            Technology (CAT), to provide $1.5 million for each CAT.
 
Education Department, New York State
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $610.9 million with the following modifications:
          - Rejects  language linking enactment of the Aid to Localities
            budget bill to the funding of State Operations;
          - Maintains support  for  the  oversight  of  proprietary  and
            vocational schools; and
          - Maintains  support  for  state  monitors  in the East Ramapo
            Central School District.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $36.34 billion, with the following modifications:
          - Increases  School  Aid  by  $1.62  billion or 6.0% above the
            2018-19 school year;
          - Increases Foundation Aid by $1.2 billion or 6.8%;
          - Fully funds expense-based aids at the current law  level  of
            $342 million;
          - Provides flexibility for Community School Funding;
 
          - Provides   $25   million  in  additional  grants  to  school
            districts to support English Language Learner students; and
          - Increases  Supplemental  Educational  Improvement  Grants by
            $4.25 million above the 2018-19 school year.
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
          - $47 million for Empire State After-School programs,  with  a
            $4 million set-aside dedicated to programs on Long Island;
          - $35  million  for unrestricted aid to private not-for-profit
            institutions (Bundy Aid);
          - $24.9 million for support  of  students  in  New  York  City
            charter schools;
          - $24.3   million   for   extended  day  and  school  violence
            prevention programs;
          - $18 million for My Brother's Keeper grants;
          - $17.2 million to support minimum wage;
          - $14 million for Public Broadcasting Aid;
          - $10 million for increased reimbursement for in-state  school
            meal procurement;
          - $6.7  million  increase  for  nonpublic schools for mandated
            services;
          - $5.8   million   to   subsidize   Advanced   Placement   and
            International   Baccalaureate   exam   fees  for  low-income
            students;
          - $1.87 million for small government assistance grants;
          - $1.5  million  to  provide  refugee  and  immigrant  student
            welcome  grants, with $500,000 dedicated to high-need school
            districts on Long Island;
          - $1.5 million to increase access to mental health services;
          - $1 million to support the creation  of  additional  Recovery
            High Schools;
          - $750,000 for Farm to School Programs;
          - $500,000 to increase access to advanced coursework; and
          - $500,000 for gang prevention grants.
          - The   Senate   modifies   the  Executive  recommendation  by
            providing:
          - $30 million for STEM teachers in nonpublic schools;
          - $20 million in additional funding to support schools  placed
            under receivership;
          - $20 million for expanded pre-kindergarten grants, $5 million
            above the Executive;
          - $4.1  million  to  schools  for  the  blind  and  deaf (4201
            schools);
          - $3 million  in  additional  funding  to  independent  living
            centers;
          - $2 million for new Early College High School programs;
          - $1.5  million in additional reimbursement to the East Ramapo
            Central School District;
          - $996,000 in additional funding  to  non-public  schools  for
            student immunization record keeping; and
          - $400,000 for BioBus mobile science lab.
          - The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  recommendation  of the
            following in favor of a larger Foundation Aid increase:
          - $3 million for alternative discipline grants;
          - $3 million for We Teach New York;
          - $1.5 million for master teacher awards;
          - $1.5 million for the expanded math access program;
          - $1 million for the advanced courses access program; and
          - $200,000 for the NYS Youth Council.
 
          - The Senate  includes  the  following  modifications  to  the
            Executive recommendation by restoring:
          - $9.98  million  for  Teacher  Resource and Computer Training
            Centers;
          - $5 million and adds $1.0 million in aid to public libraries;
          - $5.9 million and adds  $575,000  for  the  Higher  Education
            Opportunity Program (HEOP);
          - $4.5 million for the Foster Youth Initiative Program;
          - $3.1 million for the Liberty Partnerships Program;
          - $2.6  million  for  the Science and Technology Entry Program
            (STEP);
          - $2 million for the Collegiate Science and  Technology  Entry
            Program (C-STEP);
          - $1.5 million for Adult Literacy Education programs;
          - $1.5 million for the Consortium for Worker Education;
          - $903,000 for the Henry Viscardi School;
          - $903,000 for the New York School for the Deaf;
          - $500,000 for the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf;
          - $500,000  for  the  Consortium for Worker Education Enhanced
            Credentials Initiative;
          - $500,000 for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities;
          - $500,000 for the New York City  Community  Learning  Schools
            Initiative; and
          - $475,000    for    professional    development   of   school
            administrators.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $101.2 million, with the following modifications:
          - Restores $20 million for Library Construction;
          - Concurs with $7.2 million for E-Licensing at SED;
          - Concurs  with $30 million to support projects at schools for
            the blind and deaf; and
          - Concurs with $25 million  to  support  safety  and  security
            projects  at  nonpublic  schools, community centers, and day
            care facilities at risk of hate crimes.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.1506-B)
          - PART A -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to:
          - Discontinue the Contract for Excellence program;
          - Deny the Executive proposal  to  require  districts  to  set
            aside  a portion of their Foundation Aid increase to schools
            selected by the Division of Budget;
          - Repeal current law that requires school districts to  submit
            school   level  funding  plans  that  are  duplicative  with
            requirements under the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act;
          - Deny the Executive proposal to change  the  personal  income
            growth index to a 10-year average;
          - Provide a three-year phase-in of Foundation Aid;
          - Accept   the   proposal   to   extend  mayoral  control  and
            accountability of New York City  schools  for  three  years.
            The  Senate  is further committed to holding public hearings
            and other informational forums throughout the  City  of  New
            York  to  assess the effectiveness of mayoral control of the
            New York City School District and hear stakeholders  on  the
            ways  to address the inequalities in our schools, ensure the
            voices  of  parents  are  included   and   improve   student
            performance  and  outcome.  For  each  of  the  3  years the
 
            provisions of the mayoral control are extended.  Until  June
            30,  2022,  the  Education  Committee  will prepare and make
            public a report of the findings and recommendations of  such
            hearing;
          - Deny the limitation on building aid reimbursement;
          - Deny the consolidation of expense-based aids;
          - Provide  a  five-year  extension  of  the universal full-day
            pre-kindergarten program;
          - Deny the freezing of school aid claims based on the November
            data;
          - Deny the allowance of school districts, private  school,  or
            BOCES  to  apply  for waivers from certain special education
            requirements;
          - Deny the annual professional performance review reforms, and
            urges the enactment of these reforms as the Legislature  has
            already passed this bill through both houses;
          - Deny   the   requirement   that   school  districts  conduct
            duplicative reporting on  their  uses  of  federal  McKinney
            Vento funding;
          - Modify   the   Executive   proposal   to  establish  healthy
            relationships education instruction program, by limiting the
            opt out provisions;
          - Deny the proposal to require districts to adopt a policy  on
            sexual discrimination, as this is already current law;
          - Increase the allocation for Consortium for Worker Education;
          - Extend  teacher  certification  provisions for the Statewide
            Universal Full Day Prekindergarten Program for one year; and
          - Extend reimbursement  to  the  East  Ramapo  Central  School
            District  to  support  students  attending public schools in
            such district.
          - NEW PART A-1 -- The Senate proposes language to:
          - Modify the Executive Foundation Aid formula recommendation;
          - Provide amnesty for building aid penalties;
          - Provide amnesty for transportation aid penalties;
          - Apply prior year adjustments toward state aid recoveries;
          - Increase the funding rate for 853 schools, 4410 schools, and
            Special Act school districts by at least four percent;
          - Increases the limit of  certain  funding  by  the  dormitory
            authority   for   financing   of   capital   facilities  for
            state-supported schools for blind and deaf students;
          - Increase the statutory cap on BOCES district  superintendent
            salaries;
          - Increase the aidable salaries for staff providing career and
            technical education services through BOCES;
          - Phase-in reimbursement for ninth graders in Special Services
            Aid for non-component school districts;
          - Ensure  that employees of school bus contractors in New York
            City would be provided employee protection provisions  under
            certain conditions;
          - Accelerate    reimbursement    to   school   districts   for
            supplemental charter tuition for the 2019-20 school year;
          - Allow  school  districts  to  establish  reserve  funds  for
            Teacher  Retirement  System  expenses  within their existing
            State and Local Employees' Retirement System reserve fund;
          - Stagger building condition surveys over a five-year  period;
            and
 
          - Allow  school  districts  that have tax certiorari judgments
            that exceed the amount of the district's  annual  budget  to
            receive Building Aid for the bonded payment.
          - PART  B  --  The  Senate concurs with the Executive proposal
            related to ownership of accounting firms.
          - PART  C  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            allowing  school  districts  to purchase school bus stop arm
            cameras, to require such  cameras  be  reimbursable  through
            state aid.
          - PART  E  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            require proprietary educational institutions to comply  with
            additional  regulations.  The Senate supports the protection
            of students from predatory practices and  plans  to  hold  a
            hearing to further study this issue.
          - PART  S -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend anti-discrimination protections in the  Human  Rights
            Law to students who attend public educational institutions.
          - PART  Y  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            prohibit sexual orientation change efforts by mental  health
            care professionals as this proposal has already been enacted
            as Chapter 7 of the Laws of 2019.
          - NEW PART CC -- The Senate advances language requiring health
            care  professionals to provide and the department to collect
            information during their registration about the practice  of
            their professions.
          - NEW  PART  EE  --  The  Senate advances legislation to allow
            certain audiologists to sell hearing aids.
          - NEW PART GG -- The Senate advances  legislation  that  would
            extend  the  exemption  of the School Construction Authority
            from the Wicks Law for an additional five years.
 
Elections, State Board of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $11.56 million as follows:
          - Provides  $3  million  in additional operating funds for the
            agency.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate provides $10 million in funding for early  voting
            and other voting reforms.
 
Empire State Development Corporation
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the Executive recommendation of $89.6
            million as follows:
          - Provides $840,000 in funding for the following restorations:
          - $365,000 in additional funding for the  Minority  and  Women
            Owned Business Development and Lending Program;
          - $300,000  in  additional  funding  for the Federal Community
            Development  Financial  Institutions  Program.  The   Senate
            supports  evaluating further programs that would steer state
            and local dollars to  community  banks  and  credit  unions,
            which  would  help  provide  additional  lending  access  to
            underserved communities; and
 
          - $175,000 in new funding for a design competition to  replace
            the Buffalo Skyway.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation of $820
            million to include  appropriation  language  requiring  that
            each  Empire  State  Development Corporation capital project
            appropriation and reappropriation be subject  to  additional
            accountability and transparency measures such as independent
            comptroller review of contracts. The Senate further supports
            adding a component to economic development awards that would
            require  the  grantee  to provide for internship programs as
            part of overall programs.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART Y -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend for one year the general loan powers of UDC.
          - PART  Z  --  The  Senate  accepts  the Executive proposal to
            extend  the  authorization  of  the  NYS  Urban  Development
            Corporation   to   administer   the  Empire  State  Economic
            Development Fund.
          - PART AA -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            update  provisions  of  law  relating  to  participation  by
            minority and  women-owned  business  enterprises  (MWBE)  in
            state contracts based upon the 2016 Disparity Study.
          - NEW  PART SS -- The Senate advances language to create a new
            Database of Deals  to  improve  State  economic  development
            transparency and accountability.
 
Employee Relations, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $8.7
            million.
 
Energy Research and Development Authority
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $17.7 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART U  --  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive's  proposed
            language  committing  $10  million of utility assessments to
            the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation  Fund,
            and  would  instead  provide a $24 million transfer from the
            General Fund. The Senate believes a  comprehensive  solution
            is  needed  to  manage  the  needs  of  communities facing a
            significant loss of income from the closure of power  plants
            and tax certiorari proceedings.
          - PART   W   --   The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive's
            recommendation to continue an assessment on gas and electric
            corporations  to  fund  the  New  York  State  Research  and
            Development  Authority  and certain programs administered by
            the  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation   and   the
            Department of Agriculture and Markets.
 
Environmental Conservation, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $459.7 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation  by  adding
            $2  million  in  local  assistance  for Senate environmental
            priorities.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $1.3 billion as follows:
          - Rejects  language  authorizing  amounts  appropriated in the
            Environmental  Protection  Fund  for  the  use  of  personal
            service expenses;
          - Adds  $2  billion  for  a  total  of  $2.5  billion  over  a
            multi-year period for clean  water  infrastructure  projects
            such  as  improvements to solid waste management facilities,
            intermunicipal infrastructure projects, projects to  address
            emerging  contaminants,  water quality improvement projects,
            concentrated  animal  feeding  operations,   septic   system
            replacement,  and projects to address issues on Long Island;
            and
          - Amends  the  Environmental  Protection   Fund   to   provide
            additional  funds  for  a  number  of  Senate  environmental
            priorities including:
          - $1.5  million  for  a  total  of  $16.5  million  for  zoos,
            botanical gardens, and aquaria;
          - $2   million  for  a  total  of  $19  million  for  farmland
            protection;
          - $200,000 for a total of  $1.7  million  for  greenhouse  gas
            management; and
          - $2.1 million for farmland conservation planning.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART  E  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            eliminate the sunset on the Waste Tire  Management  Program.
            The  Senate  proposes  to provide funds to the Department of
            Agriculture & Markets for the purpose of  assisting  farmers
            utilizing waste tires in agriculture practices, and further,
            to preclude recoupment of abatement costs at farms.
          - PART  F  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            expand the Bottle Bill. The Senate seeks a workable solution
            to support redemption, recycling, the reduction of  material
            in  the  waste stream and to work towards consensus with the
            relevant stakeholders.
          - PART G -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to allow
            the  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation  to  accept
            private gifts and partner with private entities.
          - PART  H -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to ban
            plastic bags. The Senate accepts the general ban on  plastic
            bags but includes a fee on paper carryout bags and allocates
            fees  to  alleviate  the  potential  burden  on  disparately
            impacted  communities.  It  is  important  that  the   final
            agreed-upon   language   ensure   that   reusable  bags  are
            distributed to those who cannot afford new fees  on  grocery
            bag purchases.
 
          - PART  I  -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to ban
            offshore drilling. The Legislature  has  passed  a  bill  to
            address  this issue and the Governor should act on this bill
            as soon as possible.
          - PART  J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            allow  the  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation   to
            provide  hearing  notices  for  wetlands  mapping updates by
            standard mail.
          - PART K -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            require  ingredient  disclosure  and  product  labelling for
            consumer products and personal care products to  include  an
            initial   list   of  substances  that  will  be  subject  to
            disclosure and labelling requirements.
          - PART X -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal referred
            to as the "Climate Leadership Act." The  Senate  understands
            the  importance of comprehensively addressing climate change
            across all sectors of  the  economy,  with  an  emphasis  on
            environmental  justice.  The  Senate  will  provide  focused
            attention to this issue outside of the budget.
          - NEW PART UU -- The Senate advances  new  language  requiring
            food scraps generators of a certain size to separate, store,
            and transport food scraps to an organics recycler.
 
Executive Chamber
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $17.85 million.
 
Financial Services, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $379.64 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $58.91 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART L -- The Senate modifies the Executive Budget  proposal
            to  extend  the  licensing provision to include and apply to
            Federal Loan Servicers, who occupy almost 90% of the student
            loan market, as embodied by Senate Bill 1958.
 
Gaming Commission
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive   appropriation
            recommendation of $113.5 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with  the  Executive  appropriation
            recommendation of $295 million.
 
General Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
 
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $1.03 billion.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation of $204
            million as follows:
          - Provides   $5   million   for   capital   improvements   and
            preservation at the State Capitol.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  L -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend for five years the provisions of the Service Disabled
            Veteran Owned Business Development Program.
          - PART HH -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  by
            extending  current  emergency construction authority for two
            years,  adding  provisions  against   pay   to   play,   and
            strengthening insurance requirements for bidders.
 
General State Charges
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the Executive recommendation of $6.02
            billion as follows:
          - Restores $2.9 million to deny the elimination of the  Income
            Related  Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) for retired state
            employees; and
          - Restores $2.3  million  to  deny  the  cap  on  the  State's
            reimbursement  of  the  Medicare Part B Premiums for retired
            state employees.
          - Rejects $5.0 million for services and expenses  relating  to
            the costs of outside legal services.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.1505-B)
          - PART  A  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            implement differential health care premiums based  on  years
            of service.
          - PART  B  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            eliminate   reimbursement   for   Income   Related   Monthly
            Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA).
          - PART  C  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            freeze the reimbursement of the  Standard  Medicare  PART  B
            premium   paid   to   eligible  NYSHIP  retirees  and  their
            dependents at $134 monthly.
          - PART D -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            convert  the  current  legal  rate  of  interest,  from nine
            percent per annum to a market rate  of  the  weekly  average
            one-year constant maturity treasury yield.
          - PART  DD  --  The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposal to
            increase the biennial  attorney  registration  fee  and  the
            Office of Court Administration criminal history search fee.
 
Green Thumb
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $3.56 million.
 
Greenway Heritage Conservancy of the Hudson River Valley
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $166,000.
 
Health, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   All   Funds
            recommendation of $3.595 billion.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
 
Public Health
          - The  Senate rejects the Executive's recommendation to reduce
            Department  of   Health's   General   Public   Health   Work
            Reimbursement to New York City from 36 percent to 20 percent
            and restores $26.85 million.
          - The Senate restores funding as follows:
          - $1  million  for  the  Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating
            Disorders (CCCED) for a total of $1.18 million;
          - $1.4 million for Community Health  Advocates,  and  provides
            additional funding of $600,000;
          - $3.8 million for School Based Health Clinics;
          - $525,000 for additional community service programs increased
            demands  of  HIV  education, prevention, outreach, legal and
            supportive services;
          - $500,000 for Family Planning Grants;
          - $725,000 New York Alliance for Donation;
          - $225,000 for Center for Liver Transplant;
          - $450,000 for New York Center for Kidney Transplants;
          - $3 million for Nurse Family Partnership Program;
          - $1 million for Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases;
          - $1 million for Women's Health Initiatives;
          - $500,000 for Diversity in Medicine Program;
          - $227,000 for the Maternity and Early  Childhood  Foundation,
            and provides additional funding of $143,000;
          - $225,000  for  the  Alzheimer's  Disease  Research  Resource
            Center, Inc.;
          - $2 million for the Rural Health Care services and  programs;
            and
          - $500,000 for Opioid Alternative Project.
          - The Senate provides funding as follows:
          - $2.75  million  for  public health programs including Sickle
            Cell,  Alzheimer's,  Parkinson's,  Lupus,  ALS,  and   other
            community providers;
          - $1 million for Lead Risk Reduction Initiatives;
          - $16  million for grants to not-for-profit organizations that
            provide primary and preventative reproductive health care;
          - $5 million to  increase  the  state  share  of  Supplemental
            Security  Income  effective January 1, 2020. This represents
            the first year of a five year  commitment  to  increase  the
            state  share  for Supplemental Security Income in adult care
            facilities;
          - $1 million for LGBT Health and Human Services Network; and
          - $250,000  for  the  New  York  State  Dental   Association's
            charitable grant program.
          - The  Senate strongly opposes the Governor's reprogramming of
            the Healthcare Facility Transformation money that was  meant
 
            to  provide  much  needed  relief  to  hospitals and nursing
            homes. The  Senate  is  committed  to  ensuring  that  funds
            deposited  into  the Healthcare Facility Transformation Fund
            are  used  to  fund  commitments  made  by  the Executive to
            support health care delivery in the State.
          - The Senate restores $2  million  in  Elderly  Pharmaceutical
            insurance  coverage  savings  and  directs the Department to
            reinvest to  increase  eligibility  and  increase  awareness
            through public awareness.
 
Medicaid
          - The Senate rejects the Executive's pharmacy proposals to:
          - Reduce  coverage for over the counter drugs and increase the
            copay from $.50 to $1 and restores $12.3 million; and
          - Eliminate  prescriber  prevails  for  fee  for  service  and
            managed care and restores $18.7 million.
          - The  Senate rejects the Executive's long term care proposals
            to:
          - Eliminate  spousal  refusal  provisions  and  restores  $5.9
            million; and
          - Establish   per   member   per   month  payment  for  fiscal
            intermediaries and restores $75 million.
          - The Senate rejects the Executive's  managed  care  proposals
            to:
          - Limit  payments  made  for  dual-eligible recipients of both
            Medicare and Medicaid and restores $17.5 million; and
          - Address additional  Office  of  Medicaid  Inspector  General
            recoveries and restores $4.1 million.
          - The  Senate rejects the Executive's transportation proposals
            to:
          - Carve transportation out of managed long term care and  into
            fee for service and restores $6.4 million;
          - Require  Adult  Day  Home  Care program transportation to be
            managed by the state's contracted transportation manager and
            restores $4.1 million;
          - Eliminate Rural Transit Assistance and restores $4 million;
          - Eliminate  supplemental  ambulance   rebate   payments   and
            restores $3 million; and
          - Reduction of NYC Livery rate and restores $6.1 million.
          - The Senate rejects the Executive's proposals to:
          - Eliminate population health improvement program and restores
            $7.75 million;
          - Redeploy  healthcare transformation funding and restore $222
            million;
          - Across  the  board  cut  to  Medicaid  and  restores  $190.2
            million; and
          - Reduce  Indigent  Care payments to major voluntary hospitals
            and restores $137.8 million.
          - The Senate advances language to:
          - Allow Medicaid to reimburse for medically tailored meals and
            medical nutrition therapy, generating a net savings of $2.25
            million;
          - Implement expedited Medicaid review for applicants  in  need
            of hospice, generating a net savings of $2.0 million;
          - Provide  for  home  care  asthma  management, generating net
            savings of $13.0 million;
 
          - Expedite the public needs analysis by which the  demand  for
            Assisted  Living Program Beds is determined for a savings of
            $6.3 million;
          - Implement   a   supplemental   payment  program  for  public
            ambulance services for a savings of $14 million; and
          - Ensure third party health insurers may not deny claims based
            solely on lack of prior authorization for a savings  of  $50
            million.
          - The  Senate  provides  $20  million  for  the Diagnostic and
            Treatment Center Safety Net Pool.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   All   Funds
            recommendation   of   $202.9   million  with  the  following
            modification
          - The Senate modifies the Executive  proposal  to  award  $300
            million   made   available  under  to  applications  already
            submitted under Statewide II Health Care Facility  from  the
            Statewide III Health Care Facility Transformation Program to
            preserve    the    carve-outs    for   specific   providers.
            Additionally, the Senate modifies language to clarify that a
            minimum of $20 million of  the  remaining  $225  million  in
            capital  funds from SFY 2018-19 available to previous health
            care facilities applicants must be  attributed  to  Assisted
            Living Programs.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART  A  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal in
            regards to transportation  related  Medicaid  Redesign  Team
            recommendations:
          - The  Senate modifies the Executive Proposal to allow managed
            long-term care plans and Adult Day Health Care programs  the
            option  to  continue  to arrange transportation directly and
            not utilize the State's transportation manager; and
          - The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to:
          - Eliminate supplemental rate payments, and
          - Eliminate transit assistance paid to rural counties.
          - PART B -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  in
            regards  to  pharmaceutical  related  Medicaid Redesign Team
            recommendations:
          - The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to:
          - reduce coverage for over-the-counter drugs;
          - increase the  co-payment  for  over-the-counter  drugs  from
            $0.50 to $1.00; and
          - eliminate     "prescriber    prevails"    provisions    from
            fee-for-service and managed care plans.
          - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal on  the  Medicaid
            Drug  Cap  to  reject the elimination of quarterly reporting
            requirements,  ensure  transparency   in   any   third-party
            information or cost-benefit analyses relied upon by the Drug
            Utilization   Review   Board,   and   eliminate  retroactive
            requirements on negotiated rebates.
          - The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  on  Pharmacy
            Benefit Managers to ensure that required changes are applied
            only  to contracts signed after the bill is signed into law,
            and any changes to rates as a  result  must  be  actuarially
            appropriate.
 
          - PART  C  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal in
            regards to Medicaid managed care related  Medicaid  Redesign
            Team recommendations:
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation to
            allow  Medicaid  to  reimburse  for  the  National  Diabetes
            Prevention   Program   when   offered   in  community  based
            organization;
          - The Senate rejects the  Executive  recommendation  to  limit
            payments  made for dual-eligible recipients of both Medicare
            and Medicaid;
          - The Senate advances language to allow Medicaid to  reimburse
            for  medically tailored meals, medical nutrition therapy and
            applied behavioral analysis.
          - PART D -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal on  the
            global  Medicaid  spending cap to include the legislature in
            the decision-making process as it relates to the cap.
          - PART E -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend  various  provisions  of the Public Health and Social
            Services Laws:
          - The Senate modifies the proposals to:
          - Extend for two years authorization for Department of  Health
            hospitals  to  enter  into  contracts for goods and services
            under $100,000 without prior approval of an OSA or office;
          - Extend for two years authorization for Medicaid coverage for
            children who are 19 or  20  years  old,  living  with  their
            parents,  if the sum of the MAGI-based income of the child's
            MAGI household is between 133-150% of  the  Federal  Poverty
            Level for the size of that family;
          - Extend for two years authorization for certified home health
            agencies  which  can  demonstrate  on  forms provided by DOH
            losses from a disproportionate share of bad debt and charity
            care during the base year period to be eligible for bad debt
            and charity allowances;
          - Extend for two years authorization to  allow  an  agency  to
            finance   the   acquisition   of   property  using  a  local
            development corporation;
          - Extend for two years authorization for the  Commissioner  of
            Health to assume responsibility from a local social services
            official  for the provision of and reimbursement of Medicaid
            transportation costs, and  to  contract  with  one  or  more
            transportation  managers  to  manage Medicaid transportation
            services;
          - Extend for  two  years  authorization  to  provide  enhanced
            payments  to certain clinicians and clinics certified by the
            Commissioner as health care homes that provide  services  to
            individuals  enrolled  in Medicaid fee-for-service, Medicaid
            managed care and Child Health Plus;
          - Extend for two years authorization  for  the  Department  to
            establish a Temporary Operator for an Adult Care Facility;
          - Extend  for  two  years  authorization for the Department to
            require certain recipients who are at least 21 days old  and
            need more than 120 days of community-based long term care to
            enroll  in  a  Managed Long-Term Care plan, and that Managed
            Long-Term  Care   plans   may   enroll   participants   into
            community-based  long term care without an assessment at the
            same level of services;
 
          - Extend for two years  authorization  to  impose  a  6%  cash
            assessment  on the gross receipts of residential health care
            facilities;
          - Extend   for   two  years  authorization  to  eliminate  the
            1996-1997 residential health care facility trend factor;
          - Extend for two years authorization to continue a cost-saving
            measure which revised statutory trend factors to  rates  for
            general hospitals and residential health care facilities;
          - Extend for two years authorization to cap administrative and
            general  costs  for  Certified  Home Healthcare Agencies and
            Long Term Home Health Care Programs;
          - Extend for two years  authorization  to  eliminate  a  trend
            factor for general hospital reimbursement;
          - Extend  for  two  years  authorization  for the nursing home
            appeals cap;
          - Extend for two years authorization for episodic payments;
          - Extend for two years authorization  for  the  Department  to
            impose  cost  containment  measures  on  hospitals'  capital
            spend;
          - Extend for two years authorization to require  that  managed
            care organizations reimburse providers for behavioral health
            services using equivalent Ambulatory Patient Group;
          - Extends for two years authorization for the Commissioners of
            Health  and  Mental  Health to certify Mental Health Special
            Needs Plans; and
          - Extends for two years authorization for  the  Department  to
            make  Disproportionate  Share  Hospital  payments in certain
            regions of the state.
          - PART F -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend the Physicians Excess Medical Malpractice program for
            one year.
          - PART  G  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal in
            regards to long-term care  related  Medicaid  Redesign  Team
            recommendations:
          - The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to eliminate
            spousal refusal protections.
          - The  Senate  rejects,  without  prejudice,  the  Executive's
            proposal to change the statutory structure by  which  fiscal
            intermediaries  are  currently  organized  in  the  Consumer
            Directed Personal Assistance  Program  (CDPAP).  The  Senate
            seeks  to  prevent  interruptions  in  consumer  service and
            promote  fiscal  intermediaries  with   track   records   of
            successfully serving enrollees.
          - The Senate advances language to:
          - Ensure  rate  adequacy  for  Medicaid managed long-term care
            plans;
          - Require that minimum wage funds added to the capitated  rate
            paid  for  for  home  and  community  based  care  or fiscal
            intermediary services must be used to supplement  rates  and
            not be used to supplant payments for existing services;
          - Ensure   that   managed  long  term  care  plans  distribute
            recruitment  and  retention  funds  to  providers  using   a
            reasonable  methodology,  which  must  be  reported  to  the
            Department;
          - Implement expedited Medicaid review for applicants  in  need
            of hospice;
          - Expedite  the  public needs analysis by which the demand for
            Assisted Living Program Beds is determined;
 
          - Establish a workgroup to review nursing home case  mix  data
            and  offer  recommendations  on  improved  accuracy  and the
            elimination of abuses, and allow for  case  mix  adjustments
            only  after  the case mix adjustment workgroup has submitted
            its recommendations; and
          - Require  the establishment of regulations on cost reductions
            in personal care services before payment reductions occur.
          - PART H -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  in
            regards   to   hospital   related   Medicaid  Redesign  Team
            recommendations:
          - The Senate concurs with the recommendation to:
          - Eliminate non-medical grants to  non-major  public  academic
            medical centers; and
          - Allow  waivers  of  regulatory  requirements on providers to
            promote efficiency and scaling  of  Delivery  System  Reform
            Incentive Payment (DSRIP) practices.
          - The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to:
          - Remove  requirements  that  per diem inpatient psych service
            rates must incorporate case mix  adjustment  mechanisms  and
            and length-of-stay based criteria for adjustments;
          - Reduce rates to general hospitals with potentially avoidable
            inpatient services; and
          - Limit coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services for
            dual-eligible individuals to a covered services list.
          - The  Senate rejects with prejudice the Executive proposal to
            cut funding for  the  Indigent  Care  Pool  and  reduce  the
            reimbursement  amount  for voluntary hospitals.   The Senate
            supports  changes  to  the  Indigent  Care  Pool  that  will
            adequately   reimburse   hospitals  that  provide  a  higher
            percentage of uncompensated care.
          - The   Senate   recognizes   the   burden   of   the   future
            Disproportionate   Share   Hospital  Payments  cuts  on  the
            healthcare industry and strongly  urges  the  engagement  of
            stakeholders  to  develop  a  mechanism  that will equitably
            distribute these cuts among hospitals.
          - PART  I  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            requiring the registration and licensing of Pharmacy Benefit
            Managers  by  increasing  penalties for violations of law by
            PBM's,  imposing  further  fiduciary  duties   upon   PBM's,
            increasing  transparency  of  PBM  contracts with regards to
            conflicts of interest, and prohibiting PBM's from  requiring
            the substitution of a dispensed drug without the approval of
            the prescriber.
          - The  Senate  further urges the Comptroller to conduct a full
            audit of the Medicaid  Managed  Care  pharmacy  program  and
            release the results to the Legislature.
          - PART  J  -- The Senate supports codifying the protections of
            the Affordable Care Act into state law.
          - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to allow employee
            welfare funds offering medical, surgical, or  hospital  care
            benefits as of February 1, 2019, to continue doing so.
          - The   Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to  exempt
            discretionary plans  from  the  Executive's  proposed  model
            contract  language  requirement  and  provide  the pediatric
            dental essential health benefit through a stand-alone dental
            plan that meets the requirements of  the  state's  benchmark
            plan.
 
          - The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposals to allow the
            Superintendent  of  the  Department  of  Financial  Services
            authority   to   set   preventative   care   and   screening
            requirements and give the Superintendent the  highest  level
            of deference in interpreting the Insurance Law.
          - The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposals to prohibit the
            sale of stop-loss insurance outside the state and to  impose
            New  York  law upon insurance coverage issued outside of New
            York.
          - PART K -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend  the enhanced rates for the Medical Indemnity Fund by
            maintaining  the  administration  of  the  fund   with   the
            Department of Financial Services.
          - PART  L  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            regarding fertility preservation and in vitro  fertilization
            to broaden the required coverage for in vitro fertilization,
            not  limiting  the  coverage  to  three  cycles  of in vitro
            fertilization or large groups.
          - PART M -- The Senate rejects without prejudice the Executive
            proposal to enact the Comprehensive Contraceptive  Care  Act
            as  this  proposal  has been addressed outside of the Budget
            process.
          - PART N -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            create  a  Universal  Access  to Health Care Commission. The
            Senate remains committed to exploring  solutions  that  will
            facilitate   vulnerable   populations   accessing   quality,
            affordable healthcare.
          - PART O -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            reduce  New  York  City's  reimbursement  under  the General
            Public Health Work Program and restores $26.85 million.
          - PART P -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal related
            to lowering blood lead levels and  establishing  lead  based
            paint  standards  in  residential  properties  by  advancing
            language to:
          - Require the Commissioner of Health to  incorporate  a  lower
            threshold  for  elevated blood lead levels within six months
            of the issuance of federal  guidance  recommending  a  lower
            threshold;
          - Require   annual   water   supply   statements   to  include
            information on all lead pipes located within a water system;
          - Expand the requirement of lead testing in drinking water  to
            day care facilities; and
          - Require  municipalities  to conduct testing of potable water
            supplies  of  parks  within  the   jurisdiction   for   lead
            contamination  and  abate  the  lead contamination condition
            within 90 days; and
          - The  Senate  also  adds   additional   funding   to   assist
            municipalities  in  inspections  and  remediations  of  lead
            contamination.
          - PART Q -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            award  $300  million  made available to applications already
            submitted under Statewide II Health Care Facility  Statewide
            Program from the Statewide III program to preserve the carve
            outs  for  specific  types  of  providers  in  Statewide II.
            Additionally, the Senate modifies the Executive Proposal  to
            clarify  that a minimum of $20 million of the remaining $225
            million in capital funds from Statewide III to be attributed
            to Assisted Living Programs.
 
          - PART R -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            establish a Maternal Mortality Review Board by ensuring that
            New York City's Maternal Mortality Review Board is preserved
            as a separate entity.
          - PART S -- The Senate rejects without prejudice the Executive
            proposal  to  enact  the  Reproductive  Health  Act  as this
            proposal has been addressed outside of the Budget.
          - PART T -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            codify  the  NY  State  of  Health, The Official Health Plan
            Marketplace into state law.
          - PART BB, SUBPART B -- The Senate concurs with the  Executive
            proposal  to  require hospital emergency departments to have
            policies and procedures in place  for  providing  medication
            assisted-treatment to patients prior to their discharge.
          - PART  BB,  SUBPART  C  --  The Senate modifies the Executive
            proposal to remove the exemption for  Emergency  Departments
            in  Hospitals  from  checking  the  prescription  monitoring
            program registry prior to dispensing a controlled  substance
            to a patient.
          - PART  BB, SUBPART D -- The Senate concurs with the Executive
            proposal to clarify that Medicaid must cover  court  ordered
            treatment  provided  at  OASAS certified programs within New
            York State.
          - PART BB, SUBPART E --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive
            proposal  to add Fentanyl derivatives to the Schedule I list
            of controlled substances by concurring with the proposal  to
            add  19  Fentanyl  derivatives  to  the  list  of Schedule I
            controlled substances but denying the proposal to allow  the
            Commissioner   of   Health  to  automatically  classify  any
            controlled substance listed as a federal Schedule I drug  to
            the New York Schedule I of controlled substances.
          - PART  CC -- The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal
            to allow for up to two pharmacy technicians to assist in the
            dispensing of drugs (four  additional  nationally  certified
            pharmacy  technicians)  and  to require pharmacy technicians
            employed in hospitals  and  nursing  homes  that  assist  in
            measuring, weighing, compounding or mixing of medications to
            be  certified by a nationally accredited pharmacy technician
            certification program.
          - PART DD -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to  cut
            Medicaid payments for all providers by $190.2 million.
          - NEW PART EE -- The Senate advances language to ensure that a
            third  party  insurer  may not deny claims based solely on a
            lack of prior authorization for a claim.
          - NEW PART FF -- The Senate advances language to create a Home
            Care Asthma Management Program to target asthma  management,
            promote  and  maintain  health, prevent hospitalizations and
            emergent  episodes,  coordinate  providers   and   encourage
            collaboration.
          - NEW  PART  GG  -- The Senate advances language to direct the
            Department of Health to request authorization  to  establish
            and   administer   a  methodology  to  provide  supplemental
            reimbursement   to   eligible   ground   emergency   medical
            transportation providers.
          - NEW  PART  HH -- The Senate advances language to establish a
            primary and preventative reproductive  health  program  that
            will  provide  grants  to  not-for-profit organizations that
            provide primary and preventative reproductive health care.
 
          - NEW PART II -- The Senate advances  language  to  create  an
            Early Intervention Services Pool to reimburse municipalities
            for the cost of Early Intervention Services.
          - NEW  PART  JJ  -- The Senate advances language to expand the
            Department of Health's oversight  over  health  services  in
            state and local correctional facilities.
 
The  Senate  urges  the  Department  of Health to engage stakeholders to
examine how staffing enhancements can improve  patient  safety  and  the
quality  of  healthcare service delivery, including the fiscal impact of
these staffing enhancements  on  healthcare  providers,  and  release  a
report to the Legislature on its findings.
 
The  Senate  recommends  that  the  Department of Health ensure that all
healthcare providers who have engaged with Independence Care  System  be
made  whole. The Senate encourages the Department of Health to commit to
a transition between Independence Care System and VNSNY Choice that does
not  negatively  impact  the  patient  population  or   any   healthcare
providers.
 
The Senate supports creating a sickle cell demonstration program.
 
Medicaid Inspector General, Office of the
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive's recommendation of
            $50.02 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART V - The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to expand
            the  collection  powers  of  the  Office  of  the   Medicaid
            Inspector General and to require that all home care services
            workers obtain National Provider Identifier numbers.
 
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  proposal  of $61
            million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.2
            billion as follows:
          - Provides  an additional $53 million for the 2019-20 Academic
            Year for reforms to Tuition  Assistance  Program  awards  by
            raising the maximum award from $5,165 to $5,310, raising the
            minimum  award  from  $500  to  $750, and raising the income
            eligibility threshold from $80,000 to $110,000; and
          - Concurs with the $27 million appropriated for  enactment  of
            the DREAM Act with language as passed by the Senate.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.1506-B)
          - PART D -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            a  modified  version  of the NYS Jose Peralta Dream Act. The
            Senate has already passed this  legislation  and  urges  the
            Governor to sign the bill into law.
          - NEW  PART  BB  -- The Senate proposes language to reform the
            Tuition Assistance Program by  increasing  the  maximum  TAP
 
            award,  the minimum TAP award, and increasing eligibility by
            raising the TAP income threshold.
 
Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $81.6. million
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1.4
            billion, with the following modification:
          -   Adds  $  650,000  for  additional  services  and  expenses
            associated with Red Cross emergency response preparedness.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs with the Executive appropriation of $33
            million.
 
Housing and Community Renewal
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $180.2 million as follows:
          - Rejects   Executive  appropriation  language  requiring  the
            Legislature to enact "the Rent Regulation Act of 2019;" and
          - Rejects the conditional appropriation language  relating  to
            the  $8  million  per  year for two years that would fund 94
            FTEs for  the  Office  of  Rent  Administration  and  Tenant
            Protection Unit.
          - The  Senate  seeks  to  expand  tenant  protection  services
            outside  the  City  of  New  York  to   counties   such   as
            Westchester.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $104.8 million as follows:
          - Commits to $20 million for Foreclosure  Prevention  Services
            Statewide;
          - Adds $4.9 million for the Neighborhood Preservation Program,
            including   a   $150,000  set  aside  for  the  Neighborhood
            Preservation Coalition;
          - Adds  $2.0  million  for  the  Rural  Preservation  Program,
            including  a  $150,000  set  aside  for  the  Rural  Housing
            Coalition; and
          - Adds $1.0 million for additional housing programs.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $174.2 million as follows:
          -   Adds  $250 million for the New York City Housing Authority
            and
          -  Adds $100 million for Public Housing in  the  rest  of  the
            State;
          - The  Senate  further  implores  the Executive to release the
            $450 million in capital  funding  previously  allocated  for
            NYCHA in the near future.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART G -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal for
            the  utilization of the Mortgage Insurance Fund (MIF) excess
            reserves.
          - PART T -- The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to
            prohibit lawful source of  income  discrimination,  as  this
            issue should be addressed outside the budget.
          - PART U -- The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to
            limit  security  deposits to two month's rent, including the
            first month's rent, and will address this issue outside  the
            budget.
          - PART Z -- The Senate rejects the Executive recommendation to
            make   funding   for   rent  regulation  administration  and
            enforcement  contingent  on  the  adopting   of   the   Rent
            Regulation  Act  of  2019.  The  Senate  will  address  rent
            regulations before the end  of  session  and  will  work  to
            advance  a  comprehensive  proposal  to  protect tenants and
            secure critical reforms to the state's rent laws.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - NEW  PART  ZZ  --  The  Senate  advances  language  to  make
            permanent  policies  requiring  lenders  to  issue  a 90-day
            pre-settlement conference notice before foreclosing  on  all
            home  loans  and  requiring mandatory settlement conferences
            for residential foreclosure actions for all home loans.
 
Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $185,000.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $136,000.
 
Hudson River Park Trust
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $23
            million.
 
Human Rights, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $18.2 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART Q -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            prohibit  salary  history inquiries and expand the equal pay
            law to provide  technical  clarifications  and  ensure  that
            local laws that provide similarly comprehensive coverage are
            not preempted.
          - PART R -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            the    Gender   Expression   Non-Discrimination   Act.   The
            Legislature passed, and the  Executive  signed,  the  Gender
            Expression Non-Discrimination Act earlier this year.
 
          - PART  X -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            add  lactation  to  the  definition   of   pregnancy-related
            conditions  for  which  reasonable  accommodations  must  be
            provided.
 
Indigent Legal Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $6.1
            million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $204.8 million with the following modifications:
          - Elimination of language  preventing  reimbursement  payments
            for  any expenditure submitted more than twelve months after
            the expenditure is incurred  by  a  county  or  provider  of
            defense services.
          - The  Senate  has concerns regarding the use of fees included
            in part DD of the public protection and  general  government
            article  VII  to  pay  for  the increased funding for public
            defense services because of the impact that the increase  in
            the  biennial  registration  fee  for attorneys will have on
            public interest lawyers and  because  the  increase  in  the
            criminal  history  search  fee could increase the likelihood
            that background  check  companies  will  use  less  accurate
            information  sources  which  will negatively impact the very
            individuals this funding is intended to assist.  The  Senate
            believe  the  Governor  should  identify  other  sources  to
            support these needed services.
          - The Senate supports increasing the  hourly  compensation  of
            assigned counsel under Article 18-B of the County Law. These
            attorneys,  who  represent  children  and  parents in family
            matters as well as indigent criminal  defendants,  have  not
            received  an  increase  in  compensation  for over a decade.
            These attorneys are essential to providing access to justice
            for those who  cannot  afford  representation.    Comparable
            compensation  in  the  federal  courts has risen to $140 per
            hour while attorneys in our state  courts  receive  $60  per
            hour for misdemeanor cases and $75 per hour for other cases.
            The  Senate  believes that the Executive should commit state
            funds to support the increase in the assigned  counsel  rate
            under Article 18-B of the County Law.
 
Information Technology Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $768.84 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $95.70 million.
 
Inspector General, Office of the State
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
 
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $7.24 million.
          - The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive proposal to include new
            auditing authority within the appropriation language.
 
Interest on Lawyers Account
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation  of  $2
            million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45
            million.
 
Judiciary
 
Legislature and Judiciary (S.7501)
          - The Senate  concurs  with  the  Judiciary  request  of  $2.3
            billion with the following modification:
          - $1.7  million  increase in funding to support infrastructure
            improvements in courtrooms in Queens County.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART QQ -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            enact the Child-Parent Security Act.
 
Judicial Conduct, Commission on
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation of $5.7
            million to provide additional funding of $359,000.
 
Judicial Nomination, Commission on
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $30,000.
 
Judicial Screening Committee
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $38,000.
 
Good Government and Ethics Reform
 
The Senate and  the  Assembly  have  already  passed  a  number  of  the
proposals contained in the Executive's "Good Government & Ethics Reform"
budget  bill  and  remains  committed to advancing additional reforms in
these critical areas.  The  Senate  believes  many  of  these  proposals
require  robust  discussion,  thoughtful  consideration,  and  should be
addressed outside of the budget in order to maximize  public  input  and
consideration.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1510-B)
          - PART  A  --  The  Senate rejects the Executive proposal that
            would require the disclosure of tax  returns  by  candidates
 
            for  public  office  at  this  time,  but  acknowledges  the
            importance of transparency in our elections and is  open  to
            revisiting this issue outside of the budget process.
          - PART  B  --  The  Senate  supports  establishing  a publicly
            financed small donor matching system in order to curtail the
            influence  of  money  in  politics,  in  addition  to  other
            necessary campaign finance reforms.
          - PART  C  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            enact a system of online  voter  registration  by  advancing
            similar legislation with the same goal and intent.
          - PART   D  --  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal
            implementing early  voting  in  all  special,  primary,  and
            general  elections,  as both houses have already passed, and
            the governor has signed, legislation to enact this proposal.
          - PART E -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            consolidate  primary  elections, as both houses have already
            passed, and the governor has signed,  legislation  to  enact
            this proposal.
          - PART  F  --  The Senate omits the Executive proposal banning
            contributions to campaigns for corporations and LLCs at this
            time. Both houses have already passed, and the Governor  has
            signed,   legislation   closing  the  "LLC"  loophole  which
            requires LLCs to be subject to the same contribution  limits
            for  corporations.  The  Senate  will further review similar
            legislation which would ban corporate and LLC contributions,
            outside of the budget process.
          - PART G -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            a  system  of  Automatic  Voter  Registration.  The   Senate
            supports  the  concept  of  AVR  and  seeks  to enact such a
            measure  outside  of  the  budget  to  further  reform   and
            modernize voter registration in the state.
          - PART  H  --  The  Senate rejects the Executive proposal that
            mandates employers give their employees three hours of  paid
            time  off  to vote in all elections, since the proposal only
            grants employees one more hour of paid time off to vote than
            current law.  Both  houses  have  already  passed,  and  the
            Governor  has  signed,  legislation  enacting  early voting,
            which allows employees to  vote  when  most  convenient  for
            them, including during the weekend before Election Day.
          - PART  I -- The Senate accepts the executive proposal to make
            all primary voting hours uniform in the state.
          - PART J -- The Senate rejects  the  Executive  proposal  that
            allows  16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, as both
            houses have already passed, and  the  governor  has  signed,
            legislation to enact this proposal.
          - PART  K  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            place   prohibitions   on   vendor   contributions    during
            procurement.
          - PART  L  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            expand the law allowing for the automatic  update  of  voter
            registration information as both houses have already passed,
            and  the  governor  has  signed,  legislation  to enact this
            proposal.
          - PART M -- The  Senate  accepts  the  Executive  proposal  to
            prohibit    lobbyists,   labor   unions,   and   independent
            expenditure committees from making loans to candidates.
          - PART  N  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            authorizing the use of electronic poll books. The Senate has
 
            already  passed  this  proposal  and  believes  it should be
            enacted into law.
          - PART  O  -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to add
            new disclosure requirements on lobbyists.
          - PART P -- The Senate omits the  Executive  proposal  to  ban
            political  consultants  from  lobbying elected officials and
            emphasizes further consideration of the recommendations made
            by good government groups on this issue.
          - PART Q -- The Senate rejects  the  Executive  proposal  that
            requires  any  501(c)(3)  corporation or entity to report to
            JCOPE the name and address of any  individual,  corporation,
            association  or  group  that  makes  any monetary or in-kind
            donation in excess of $2,500. The Senate  is  supportive  of
            legislation  that  introduces  greater  transparency  to our
            elections that  is  not  unduly  burdensome  on  communities
            seeking to make their voice heard.
          - PART R -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to lower
            the   lobbyist   disclosure  threshold  to  include  certain
            advocacy organizations. Enactment  of  this  proposal  would
            have  an  adverse  effect  on  grassroots advocacy which the
            Senate believes may stymy their speech.
          - PART S -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            increase  lobbyist penalties.  While enhancing penalties may
            be justified in certain circumstances, the  Senate  believes
            additional  consideration  and thought must be given to this
            proposal.
          - PART T -- The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            increase  the  post-employment  lobby  ban from two years to
            five years for legislative staff and members because banning
            former   state   officers,   employees,   legislators    and
            legislative  employees from registering as a lobbyist at all
            does not advance ethics.
          - PART U -- The Senate rejects  the  Executive  proposal  that
            prohibits  any  employee  of a statewide officeholder, state
            senator, or member of the assembly from volunteering for the
            campaign of that elected officeholder. The  Senate  believes
            such   a   proposal   is   overburdensome  and  a  potential
            infringement on constitutionally protected speech.
          - PART V -- The Senate accepts the Executive recommendation to
            require certain local  elected  officials  to  submit  their
            financial disclosure forms to JCOPE for review and approval.
          - PART  W  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            establish a Lobbyist Code of Conduct, to be promulgated  and
            enforced  by  JCOPE  because  it  is  too vague, general and
            contains no definitions.
          - PART X -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to enact
            Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) through the Department of
            Motor Vehicles. The Senate supports the concept of  AVR  and
            seeks to enact such a measure.
          - The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal that amends the
            New York State Constitution to establish that  citizens  are
            entitled  to apply for registration to vote on any day prior
            to and including Election Day and shall be entitled to  vote
            at  such  election.  Earlier  this  session  the legislature
            passed a similar proposal.
          - The Senate rejects the Executive proposal  that  amends  the
            New York State Constitution by removing the excuses required
 
            for  absentee voting as both houses have already passed this
            proposal.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  BB  --  The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposal to
            subject the legislature to the same freedom  of  information
            law  provisions  to  which  Executive  agencies are subject.
            Much of the work of the legislature is already open  to  the
            public  for  input,  scrutiny and review at each step of the
            legislative process.
 
Labor, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $595.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $3.02 billion, with the following changes:
          - The Senate provides restorations for the following programs:
          - $4 million for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI);
          - $3 million for the WDI Manufacturing Initiative;
          - $805,000 for Displaced Homemaker Services;
          - $750,000 for the Manufacturers Association  of  Central  New
            York;
          - $500,000 for The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC);
          - $300,000 for the Cornell ILR Worker Institute;
          - $200,000  for the New York Committee for Occupational Safety
            and Health (NYCOSH), located on Long Island;
          - $200,000 for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship  Program
            (BTPAP) in Nassau County;
          - $200,000  for the Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
            (BTPAP) in Western New York;
          - $200,000 for the Western New  York  Council  on  Safety  and
            Health (WNYCOSH);
          - $150,000  for  the  Domestic Violence Program at the Cornell
            University  Institute  of  Industrial  and  Labor  Relations
            (ILR);
          - $150,000 for the Cornell ILR Leadership Institute; and
          - $140,000 for the New York State Pipe Trades Labor Management
            Cooperation  Committee  for  a  Solar Thermal training grant
            program.
 
The Senate provides new funding for the following programs:
          - $3.7  million  lump  sum  appropriation  of   Senate   labor
            initiatives; and
          - $3.1 million for YouthBuild programs across the state.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART  O  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            increase penalties for employers committing  wage  theft  in
            the   Labor   Law.  The  Senate  proposes  legislation  that
            increases the likelihood that victims of wage theft are able
            to  secure  payment  of  unpaid  wages  for   work   already
            performed,  as  embodied  in  Senate Bill 2844.   The Senate
            further proposes language establishing a new penalty  scheme
            for employers committing wage theft in the Penal Law.
 
          - PART  P  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            reduce the penalties of  unemployment  insurance  recipients
            working   part-time  to  further  strengthen  the  Executive
            proposal without unduly burdening program beneficiaries.
          - PART  V  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            clarify the legal interpretation of sexual harassment in the
            workplace, create additional requirements for non-disclosure
            agreements,  and  require  the  Department   of   Labor   to
            distribute   workplace   sexual   harassment.   The   Senate
            acknowledges  that  combating  sexual  harassment   in   the
            workplace  is  vital  and is strongly committed to combating
            sexual  harassment  in  the  workplace  and   working   with
            advocates  to pass a comprehensive, deliberative and focused
            legislative solution outside of the budget process.
          - NEW PART FF -- The Senate advances  legislation  that  would
            restore the definition of public works as embodied in Senate
            Bill  1947.  The  Senate  believes prevailing wage should be
            paid on projects supported by public dollars.  However,  the
            Senate   acknowledges   legitimate   concerns   by   various
            stakeholders and supports all stakeholders  coming  together
            to   negotiate  a  mutually  agreeable  outcome.  The  final
            proposal should recognize regional cost differentials  among
            the   state,  recognize  the  unique  nature  of  Industrial
            Development  Agency  and   Local   Development   Corporation
            incentives,  ensure  development in all regions of the state
            continues, preserving opportunities for MWBEs, and  preserve
            the development of affordable housing.
          - NEW  PART HH -- The Senate advances legislation to enact the
            New York State YouthBuild Act, as embodied  by  Senate  Bill
            S839,  and  authorizes  the  Commissioner  of  Labor to make
            grants to eligible YouthBuild programs, establishes  program
            requirements,  and expands the number of YouthBuild programs
            in New York State.
          - NEW PART II -- The Senate advances  legislation  that  would
            require projects that receive over $1 million in certain tax
            incentives  to  pay  prevailing  wage  to  building  service
            workers upon completion of the project. The Senate  believes
            prevailing  wage  should be paid to building service workers
            in these situations. However the Senate acknowledges similar
            legitimate concerns by various stakeholders as in  the  case
            of  Part  FF  of  the Education, Labor and Family Assistance
            bill and supports all stakeholders on the  building  service
            worker   wage  component  coming  together  to  negotiate  a
            mutually agreeable outcome.
 
Stand-Alone Constitutional Amendment
          - The Senate modifies the Executive Proposal that  amends  the
            equal  protection  clause of the New York State Constitution
            by adding sex as  a  protected  class  in  addition  to  the
            existing  protections  for  race, color, creed, or religion.
            The Senate advances language as embodied in Senate Bill 517,
            to extend the equal protection clause of the New York  State
            Constitution   to   national  origin,  citizenship,  marital
            status, age, gender,  sex,  pregnancy,  sexual  orientation,
            gender  identity or expression, military status, disability,
            or other immutable or ascriptive characteristics.
 
Law, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $249 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $2 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  RR  --  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to
            create an Office of Special Investigation by:
          - Granting jurisdiction where there is a significant  question
            of whether the civilian was armed or dangerous;
          - Granting  jurisdiction where there is a significant question
            of whether the police officer caused the civilian's death or
            whether the officer was engaged in law enforcement activity;
          - Ensuring   the   Attorney   General   obtains   jurisdiction
            immediately upon the civilian's death;
          - Clarifying    the   extent   of   the   Attorney   General's
            investigative authority and criminal jurisdiction;
          - Granting jurisdiction to prosecute  acts  and  omissions  to
            obstruct, hinder or interfere with an investigation or trial
            arising  from  an  incident under the Office's jurisdiction;
            and
          - Requiring the Office to issue a public report  whenever  the
            Office  declines  to  present  evidence to a grand jury or a
            grand jury declines to return an indictment.
 
Labor Management Committees
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $38.3 million.
 
Lieutenant Governor, Office of the
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $630,000.
 
Local Government Assistance
 
State Operations (S. 1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.5
            million for the Financial Restructuring Board.
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3.5
            million for the New York State Financial Control Board.
 
Aid to Localities (S. 1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation
            of $695.1 million by:
          - Restoring   $60.0   million   of   Aid   and  Incentives  to
            Municipalities (AIM) funding to certain Towns  and  Villages
            within the AIM program;
          - Adding $27,000 for payments to the Village of Woodbury;
          - Adding $19,000 for payments to the Village of South Blooming
            Grove; and
 
          - The  Senate  provides $70 million for a new local government
            financial stability program for distressed local governments
            including, but not limited to, the City of Yonkers, the City
            of Albany, school districts, jurisdictions impacted  by  tax
            certiorari   related   to   electric  generation  and  other
            jurisdictions facing significant fiscal distress.
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation for the following State programs:
          - $28.9  million  to  Aid to Municipalities with Video Lottery
            Gaming Facilities;
          - $2.3 million to Miscellaneous Financial Assistance Program;
          - $40 million to the County-Wide Shared Services Initiatives;
          - $5 million  to  the  Citizens  Empowerment  Tax  Credit  and
            Grants;
          - $5.1 million to the Local Government Efficient Grants;
          - $217,300 to Small Government Assistance; and
          - $14.3  million  to  the  Local  Government  Performance  and
            Efficiency Program.
 
Miscellaneous Appropriations (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive  proposal  by  adding  the
            following:
          - $200,000 for Village of Delhi; and
          - $200,000 for Village of New Paltz.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
          - PART  G- The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to
            make the property tax cap permanent.
          - PART H- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive's  proposal  to
            reauthorize  the  eight municipalities currently operating a
            red  light  camera  program  by   reducing   the   term   of
            reauthorization  from  five (5) to two (2) years. The Senate
            advances language that would enhance  the  annual  reporting
            criteria  relative  to those municipalities with current red
            light   camera   programs,    including    mechanisms    for
            non-compliance.
          - PART  I- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to adjust
            AIM to certain Towns and Villages Based on Reliance.
          - PART J- The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to
            authorize  Nassau  County  Class One Reassessment Exemption.
            The Senate is committed to providing  additional  assistance
            to   taxpayers   in  places  such  as  Nassau  County  being
            negatively affected by substantial reassessments.
          - PART FF-The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to
            allow  the Town of Hastings to alienate a parcel of parkland
            for the purpose of constructing a new State Police Station.
          - PART GG- The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to
            make permanent the ability of state agencies  and  municipal
            corporations  to  procure  wholesale electricity, and expand
            such authority  to  state  authorities  and  public  benefit
            corporations.
          - PART  SS  -  The  Senate  modifies the Executive Proposal to
            authorize the Suffolk County Clerk to charge  recording  and
            filing  fees  allowed  by  the Suffolk County Administrative
            Code to instead authorize tax map number  verification  fees
            as set out in the Suffolk County Administrative Code.
          - Direction  to  transfer $24 million from the General Fund to
            the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Fund.
 
          - NEW PART YY -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  add  the
            Villages of Woodbury and South Blooming Grove permanently to
            the AIM program.
 
Mental Health, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  All  funds
            recommendation of $2.28 billion.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of $1.576 billion by:
          - Providing $9.25  million  to  restore  the  Cost  of  Living
            Adjustment effective January 1, 2020;
          - Restoring  $3.735  million for the Joseph Dwyer Peer to Peer
            program;
          - Providing an additional  $1  million  to  expand  the  Dwyer
            Program to additional counties, including NYC;
          - Providing  $3  million  for additional supports and services
            for office of mental health housing programs;
          - Providing $1.5 million for Crisis Intervention Teams;
          - Providing $2 million for not for  profits  providing  mental
            health services, including suicide prevention;
          - Restores $400,000 and adds $100,000 for FarmNet;
          - Restores   $175,000   for   the  North  Fork  mental  health
            initiative - Family Services League; and
          - Restores $100,000 for the Mental Health Association  of  New
            York  State  to  provide  statewide  first aid mental health
            training.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   All   Funds
            recommendation of $534.4 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART  W  - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend the authority of  the  Office  of  Mental  Health  to
            recover  Medicaid  exempt  income  from community residences
            licensed by the Office of Mental Health until  December  31,
            2022.
          - PART  X  - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            establish a voluntary jail-based restoration  to  competency
            pilot program within local correctional facilities.
 
Mental Hygiene, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executives  All  Funds
            recommendation of $600 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART Y -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            defer  the Human Services COLA for another year to grant the
            COLA beginning January 1, 2020. The Senate is also committed
            to continuing the agreed-upon 3.25% raises for  direct  care
            workers.
 
People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  All  Funds
            recommendation of $2.24 billion.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of $2.478 billion by:
          - Providing  $18  million  to  restore  the  Cost  of   Living
            Adjustment effect January 1, 2020;
          - Providing  $3,000,000  for a credentialing pilot program for
            direct service providers;
          - Providing $1,000,000 for organizations providing services to
            people with developmental disabilities; and
          - Restores and adds $150,000 for a total of $250,000 for  Best
            Buddies International.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  All  Funds
            recommendation of $99.4 million.0
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART Z -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            eliminate   duplicative   license   requirements  for  OPWDD
            providers rendering integrated services under DOH, OMH,  and
            OASAS oversight.
          - NEW  PART  LL -- The Senate advances language to establish a
            pilot program to allow for voluntary credentialing of direct
            support professionals serving individuals with  intellectual
            or developmental disabilities in the community.
 
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  All  Funds
            Recommendation of $4.76 million.
 
Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation
            of  $55.76  million  by  restoring  $507,000  for  rejecting
            transferring  jurisdiction  to  Office  of Mental Health and
            Department of Health for certain programs.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - PART AA - The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            remove  the  Justice  Center's  jurisdiction  over inpatient
            psychiatric units within Article 28 hospitals  and  children
            camps for children with developmental disabilities.
 
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $969.9 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $1.5 billion.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART BB -- The Senate supports a congestion mitigation  plan
            that  treats  drivers  fairly, reduces peak-hour congestion,
            incentivizes  efficient  commercial  vehicle  and   business
            travel,  dedicates  revenues  equitably, and is properly and
            transparently implemented. It is critically important that a
            congestion mitigation plan ensures fairness in treatment for
            transportation deserts, suburban  residents,  and  residents
            who  live  in  the  congestion  zone.    The  Senate  awaits
            additional  information  on  the  Executive's  proposed  MTA
            Reorganization Plan and transit expert panel.
          - PART  CC  --  The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposal to
            expand and extend the New York City school zone speed camera
            program to address outside the context  of  the  budget.  In
            addition,  the  Senate  supports  authorizing  the  City  of
            Buffalo to create a school zone speed camera pilot program.
          - PART  EE  --  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal
            permitting   the   MTA   to   assign,  transfer,  share,  or
            consolidate  any  of  its  powers,  duties,   functions   or
            activities,   require  design-build  on  unidentified  major
            projects, and amend MTA Board appointees'  terms.    In  its
            place,  the  Senate  advances the MTA RAIL Act. The MTA RAIL
            Act introduces much  needed  reforms  to  the  way  the  MTA
            operates,  including  an  independent  forensic audit of the
            MTA's procurements, improving  long-term  capital  planning,
            providing  MTA  riders  a  voting  voice,  ensuring that MTA
            revenues are more likely to go to New York  businesses,  and
            overhauling  the  way  the  MTA analyzes itself. Simply put,
            transformative change to the MTA and how  it  does  business
            and  delivers  services must occur as part of any congestion
            pricing proposal. The Senate awaits  additional  information
            regarding the Executive's proposal.
          - PART FF -- The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to move
            MTA  Aid  Trust Fund revenues off-budget and better dedicate
            MTA revenues to the Authority.
          - PART GG -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            expand the bus rapid transit lane camera enforcement program
            and  authorize  camera enforcement for additional violations
            in the congestion zone to  dedicate  revenues  generated  by
            mobile  cameras to transit deserts, state of good repair and
            accessibility needs and restores the five-year sunset.
          - PART HH -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend for two years the binding arbitration by  the  Public
            Employment  Relations Board for disputes between the MTA and
            its labor representatives.
          - PART RR -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend  various  procurement  authorizations for the MTA for
            four years, and rejects extending the  provision  which  has
            two years remaining on its authorization.
 
Military and Naval Affairs, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
 
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $81.4 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $1 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $75.2 million.
 
Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $76.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $138.4 million.
 
Motor Vehicles, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $105.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $22.6 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $267.5 million, as follows:
          - Provides $16.5 million to support the first year of  funding
            for  license  renewals  and  compliance with federal REAL ID
            requirements.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART M -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend the State's autonomous motor vehicle testing pilot to
            increase  reporting  for  purposes  of  obtaining additional
            information  on  the  program's  usage  and  successes   and
            conforms  the  law  with federal manufacturing requirements.
            The Senate supports facilitating increased autonomous  motor
            vehicle  testing  and implementation, and supports providing
            improved notice to municipalities  when  autonomous  vehicle
            testing will be conducted within their jurisdictions.
          - PART  N -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend the Ignition Interlock  Program  until  September  1,
            2021.
          - PART  O -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend the State  surcharge  on  motor  vehicle  infractions
            until September 1, 2021.
          - PART  P  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            authorize local governments to allow  certain  scooters  and
            limited  use  motorcycles  to  operate, and further plans to
 
            address this issue  outside  of  the  budget  by  holding  a
            hearing to consider potential legislation more fully.
          - PART  T  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            increase penalties and administrative powers with respect to
            certain passenger motor carriers, to  preserve  the  funding
            stream   for   bus  and  limousine  inspections  and  expand
            application of existing seatbelt laws.  The  Senate  rejects
            the  provisions  regulating  modified  limousines  pending a
            hearing to incorporate stakeholders' input  to  ensure  that
            passenger  motor  carrier safety is properly regulated while
            enabling the industry to function.
          - PART II -- The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            expand protections for additional transportation workers and
            protect   against   work   zone   intrusion  to  incorporate
            additional highway inspector and DMV examiner positions into
            the proposed protections.
 
National And Community Service
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $30.4  million,  an  increase of $82,000 or 0.3 percent from
            SFY 2018-19 levels.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $350,000.
 
Olympic Regional Development Authority
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $27.1 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $80
            million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART NN -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend  the authority of the New York State Olympic Regional
            Development Authority to enter into contracts or  agreements
            containing  indemnity provisions in order to host Olympic or
            other national or international games or events.
 
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $249.5 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $9.3 million as follows:
          - Adds $1 million in local assistance  for  Senate  priorities
            related to parks, recreation, and historic preservation.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
 
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $222.7 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART MM -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            create  a  parks  retail  stores  enterprise fund and a golf
            enterprise fund.
 
Power Authority, New York
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the  Executive's  recommendation  of
            $172 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART  KK  --  The Senate rejects the Executive's proposal to
            authorize the New York Power  Authority  to  provide  energy
            related  projects  and  programs to any authority customers,
            and to take actions necessary to  develop  electric  vehicle
            charging   stations,   and  believes  the  issue  should  be
            addressed outside the budget. The Senate supports efforts to
            provide renewable  energy  and  fight  climate  change.  The
            Senate remains open to discussing proposals to expand NYPA's
            authority in this area.
          - PART  LL  --  The Senate rejects the Executive's proposal to
            authorize  the  New  York  Power   Authority   to   finance,
            construct,  and maintain transmission projects, which should
            be addressed outside the budget. The Senate supports efforts
            to provide renewable energy and fight  climate  change.  The
            Senate remains open to discussing proposals to expand NYPA's
            authority in this area.
 
Prevention of Domestic Violence, Office for the
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $3.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs the Executive All Funds recommendation of
            $1.8 million.
 
Public Employment Relations Board
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.1
            million.
 
Public Ethics, Joint Commission on
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the  Executive's  recommendation  of
            $5.58 million.
 
Public Service Commission
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
 
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $98.9 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $5.75 million.
 
Article VII Proposal
          - PART V - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to
            incorporate internet neutrality principles into the  State's
            procurement process to:
          - Add   enforcement   mechanisms   and   annual  certification
            requirements through the Public Service Commission;
          - Restrict awards by the Broadband program to Internet Service
            Providers that comply with net neutrality requirements; and
          - Allow  exemptions  for  emergency  communications  and   law
            enforcement networks.
 
State, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive recommendation of $73.93
            million, and provides additional funding as follows:
          - $450,000 for the Authorities Budget Office;
          - $600,000 for the Business and Licensing program  to  reflect
            the  rejection  of  Article  VII  legislation  amending  the
            procedure for service of process upon corporations; and
          - $250,000 for the creation of the Office of the Advocate  for
            People with Disabilities.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation
            of $76.34 million as follows:
          - Restores $600,000 Public Utility Law Project;
          - Restores $150,000 for New York Immigration Coalition;
          - Restores $100,000 for Doe Fund, Inc.;
          - Provides $4 million for immigrant legal services; and
          - Provides $40 million for the  Community  Based  Census  2020
            Outreach.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $102
            million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART Q -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to amend
            the  procedure  for  service of process upon corporations by
            requiring plaintiffs to serve  a  copy  upon  the  defendant
            corporation rather than serving the Secretary of State.
          - PART R --- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend  the  expiration  date  that permits the secretary of
            state to provide special handling for all documents filed or
            issued  by  the  division  of  corporations  and  to  permit
            additional  levels  of  such expedited services to March 31,
            2020.
          - PART PP -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            repeal biennial filing requirements and five-year statements
 
            for  corporations  and  partnerships,  and to eliminate fees
            associated with such filings.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1507-B)
          - NEW  PART MM -- The Senate advances language to create a new
            Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities,  housed
            under the Department of State.
 
State Police, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $829
            million.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies the Executive recommendation of $127.5
            million as follows:
          - Restores the requirement that  legislative  leaders  approve
            funding  for  a  records  management  system  and eliminates
            language giving the Director of the  Budget  sole  authority
            for such approval.
 
State University of New York (SUNY)
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation of $9.7
            billion as follows:
          - Restores $5.36 million for Educational Opportunity  Programs
            (EOP);
          - Restores  $5  million  for  Educational  Opportunity Centers
            (EOC) and $2 million for ATTAIN Labs;
          - Restores $600,000 for the SUNY telecounseling initiative for
            mental health services;
          - Provides an additional $5 million in  operating  support  to
            assist with decreased revenue resulting from tuition credits
            applied toward tuition; and
          - Provides  $1  million  for the establishment of the New York
            State Gun Violence Research Institute and the  Gun  Violence
            Research Fund.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  is  committed  to providing $1 million per year
            over the next five  years  in  financial  support  for  this
            critical initiative.
          - The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation of $468
            million as follows:
          - Provides an additional $5.8 million  for  community  college
            base aid, a $50 per FTE increase from $2,847 to $2,897;
          - Rejects $3 million for the Family Empowerment Pilot Program;
          - Provides $549,000 for child care centers; and
          - Restores  $100,000  for  the  SUNY  Orange Community College
            BRIDGES Program.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $926
            million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
 
          - New  PART  AAA  --  The  Senate   advances   language   that
            establishes a Gun Violence Research Institute.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - NEW  PART DD -- The Senate advances language authorizing the
            State University of New York at Albany to lease or  contract
            up  to  15,000  square  feet  of  space  in the University's
            Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex.
 
The Senate supports improving outcomes, reducing costs, and growing  the
economy  through  an integrated and collaborative system of health care,
delivery, medical education, innovation and research at  the  University
of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine.
 
Statewide Financial System
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $30.51 million.
 
Tax Appeals
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation  of  $3
            million.
 
Taxation and Finance, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $463.6 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4.9
            million.
 
Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation  of  $455.1  million,  an  increase  of $21.9
            million or 5.1 percent from SFY 2018-19 levels
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $5.3 billion, an increase of $67.9 million
            or 1.3 percent, with the following modifications:
          - Provides $20 million to establish the Home Stability Support
            program,  a  new  statewide rent supplement for families and
            individuals who are eligible for public assistance  benefits
            and  who  are also facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of
            housing  due  to  domestic  violence  or  hazardous   living
            conditions; and
          - Restores  $750,000  in  funding  for the Disability Advocacy
            Program.
          - The Senate denies, with prejudice, the Executive's  proposed
            imposition   of   a  10  percent  local  share  requirement,
            applicable to New York City only, for Family Assistance TANF
 
            expenditures. The Senate expresses concern over  the  impact
            this action would have on New York City's ability to provide
            assistance to families in need.
          - The Senate restores funding for the following TANF programs:
          - $3   million  for  the  child  care  facilitated  enrollment
            demonstration projects in New York City and Monroe County;
          - $1.3 million  for  the  child  care  facilitated  enrollment
            demonstration  project  in  the  Capital District and Oneida
            County; and
          - $400,000 for the Welfare to Careers program.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $64 million
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART  J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            remove certain statutory requirements,  as  it  pertains  to
            domestic violence victims, to comply with federal law.
          - PART  L -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            authorize the pass-through of  any  federal  SSI  COLA  that
            becomes  effective  in  2020.  The  Senate  also provides $5
            million  dollars  in   funding   to   increase   the   state
            Supplemental  Security  Income  (SSI)  state share for adult
            care facilities beginning January 1, 2020.  This  represents
            the  first  year  of  a five year commitment to increase the
            state share for Supplemental Security Income in  adult  care
            facilities.
          - PART  M,  SUBPART B -- The Senate concurs with the Executive
            proposal to extend the  authority  to  appoint  a  temporary
            operator for an emergency homeless shelter.
          - PART  N  --  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to
            authorize  local  social   services   districts   to   offer
            time-limited  job  try-outs as an eligible work activity for
            Public Assistance recipients.
 
Thruway Authority
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART JJ  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            requiring  all  authorities  with cashless tolling to have a
            website, toll-free hotline, and public  awareness  campaign,
            to   incorporate   additional   due   process  and  consumer
            protections for tollpayers based off of the  2018  Tollpayer
            Protection  Act.  The  Senate also requires the Thruway Toll
            Advisory Task Force to convene no later than June  1,  2019,
            and  incorporates  an  eight-week  amnesty  program  for MTA
            bridges and tunnels. Additionally,  the  Senate  intends  to
            hold  a  hearing  on  the  Thruway  Authority  to assess its
            operations, receive a status update  on  the  Toll  Advisory
            Task  Force,  and  discuss  the  cashless tolling program in
            additional detail.  Finally, the Senate is further committed
            to working with the Executive and Assembly to find solutions
            to  reduce  the   burdens   for   residents   of   Rockland,
            Westchester,  and  Orange counties from the substantial toll
            increases on the Governor Mario M.  Cuomo Bridge anticipated
            to take effect on January 1, 2020.
 
          - PART QQ -- The Senate rejects allowing the Thruway Authority
            to dispose  of  its  fiber  optic  property  without  public
            auction.
 
Transportation, Department of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation  of  $429.2  million,  with   the   following
            modifications:
          - The  Senate  adds  $250,000 to conduct a study analyzing the
            feasibility and benefits of restoring service  on  the  West
            Shore Railroad.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3
            billion in State operating assistance for  the  Metropolitan
            Transportation   Authority   (MTA),   with   the   following
            modifications:
          - The Senate adds: $250,000 to study the costs, benefits,  and
            efficacy  of  the  Atlantic Ticket Pilot Program. Such study
            shall contain a review of ridership, utilization,  and  fare
            box  data  as well as projections for expansion of the pilot
            into permanency with full integration into Penn Station.
          - The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
            $573.9  million  for  non-MTA  Downstate and Upstate transit
            systems, with the following modification:
          - Provide an  additional  $28.6  million  in  State  operating
            assistance  for  non  -  MTA transit systems ($602.5 million
            total), a five percent increase over  the  Executive  Budget
            and a twelve percent increase over last year.
          - The  Senate  proposes  to allocate $422 million of Dedicated
            Mass Transportation Trust Fund revenues directly to the MTA.
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation   of   $5.4   billion,   with  the  following
            modifications:
          - The Senate adds:
          - $150 million to be added to the base CHIPS  funding,  for  a
            total of $588 million in CHIPS funding;
          - $65 million for Extreme Winter Recovery; and
          - $6 million for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
            (NFTA)  to  begin  funding  preliminary  engineering for the
            Amherst-Buffalo Metro Rail Expansion project as  part  of  a
            commitment to meet twenty percent of a federal match.
          - $100  million for improvements to light rail systems outside
            of the MTA service area.
          - The Senate restores $20 million for non-MTA capital,  for  a
            total of $105 million.
          - The  Senate  provides  $140  million  for the New York State
            Capital Assistance Program for Transportation,  Environment,
            and Economic Development.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART  D  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            extend design-build procurement for existing agencies for an
            additional two  years,  clarifies  project  labor  agreement
 
            usage  and  civil  service protections, and provides similar
            authorization for New York City's  infrastructure  agencies.
            The  Senate  rejects  expanding  design-build  to additional
            agencies     and     expanding    alternative    procurement
            methodologies, and seeks  additional  information  regarding
            MWBE  participation  on  current  or  completed design-build
            contracts.
          - PART  S  --  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive   proposal
            permitting  DOT  to  assess  fees  for fiber optic utilities
            occupying State highway rights of way.
          - NEW PART VV -- The Senate advances language requiring DOT to
            establish a pilot program enabling road users to report road
            defects, similar to what many of the State's  municipalities
            already do.
 
Veterans' Affairs, Division of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $8.7 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation   of   $10.9   million,  with  the  following
            modifications:
          - $470,000 for  the  New  York  State  Defenders'  Association
            Veterans' Defense Program;
          - $125,000  for  Veterans  of  Foreign  Wars Department of New
            York;
          - $50,000 for SAGE Veterans' Project; and
          - Provides $500,000 for  various  initiatives  in  support  of
            veterans.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1506-B)
          - PART  W  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            eliminate  the  definition  of  "veteran"  as  part  of  the
            legislation.
          - PART  AA  ---  The  Senate accepts the Executive proposal to
            change the name of the "Division of  Veterans'  Affairs"  to
            the "Division of Veterans' Services."
 
Victim Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $15.1 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation of $156.7 million.
 
Workers' Compensation Board
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of
            $196.4 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1505-B)
 
          - PART M -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to allow
            the State Insurance Fund to invest in an  expanded  pool  of
            higher risk equities.
          - PART N -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to allow
            the  State  Insurance Fund to cancel a workers' compensation
            policy when the  policyholder  fails  to  cooperate  with  a
            payroll audit.
          - PART CC -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            expand the types of healthcare providers that are authorized
            to render care to injured workers.
 
Welfare Inspector General, Office of
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of $1.3 million.
 
Miscellaneous Items
 
State Operations (S.1500-B)
          - The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All   Funds
            recommendation for the following reserves:
          - $9.6 million Workers' Compensation Reserve; and
          - $1.61  billion  for  Insurance  and Securities Funds Reserve
            Guarantee.
          - The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $25
            million in reappropriation authority in data analytics.
          - $773.8 million for Health insurance contingency fund
          - $292.4 million for Health insurance receipts fund
          - $675,000 for College Choice Tuition Savings Program
          - $200 million for Public Safety and Emergency Response
          - $500 million for Reserve Federal Audit Disallowance
          - $1 billion for Federal Audit Disallowance
          - $1 billion for Special Emergency Appropriations
          - $2 billion for Special Federal Emergency Appropriation
 
Aid to Localities (S.1503-B)
          - The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   All  Funds
            recommendation of  $69  million  for  the  Pay  for  Success
            Contingency Reserve
 
Capital Projects (S.1504-B)
          - The  Senate  restores  $30  million  to the Higher Education
            Capital Matching Grants Program (HeCap).
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1508-B)
          - PART DD -- The Senate modifies the Executive's  proposal  to
            establish  a  Gateway Development Commission for purposes of
            facilitating construction of  the  Gateway  Tunnel  to  make
            various  technical  amendments  and improve the Commissioner
            selection process.
          - PART OO -- The Senate rejects the  Executive's  proposal  to
            modify the coordinates for the property acquisition path for
            the proposed LaGuardia AirTrain. The Senate seeks additional
            information as to how existing authorization is being used.
 
Revenue
 
The  Senate  rejects the Executive proposal that would cap STAR benefits
for taxpayers enrolled in the STAR Exemption Program as  an  attempt  to
incentivize  enrollment into the STAR Credit Program. The Senate rejects
the Executive proposal that lowers the income limit for the  Basic  STAR
exemption  to  $250,000,  while maintaining the existing $500,000 income
limit for the STAR Credit Program. These proposals do  not  address  the
high  property  tax  burden  that New York taxpayers face, while forcing
taxpayers into a program that has historically faced public scrutiny for
checks delivered to taxpayers late and other administrative issues.
 
The Senate supports the imposition of an additional surcharge on certain
high-value non-primary  residences  in  New  York  City,  with  revenues
derived  from  such  surcharge being dedicated to critical needs such as
preventing homelessness and mass transit.
 
The  Senate  is  also  committed  to  extending  and  streamlining   the
functioning of the current Empire State Commercial Productive Tax Credit
program and the Empire State Film Tax Credit program.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.1509-B)
          - PART  A  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal by
            extending the current electronic filing and payment mandates
            for three years.
          - PART B -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            expand the Employee Training Incentive Program (ETIP).
          - PART  C -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            codify a receipts factor rule for the net amount  of  global
            intangible  low-taxed  income  (GILTI)  included in business
            income.
          - PART D -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            decouple  from  the  Internal Revenue Code Federal basis for
            the New York State manufacturing test.
          - PART E -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend  the  Workers  with Disabilities Tax Credit for three
            years.
          - PART F -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend  the three-year gift addback rule and require binding
            New York State qualified terminable interest property (QTIP)
            election.
          - PART G -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            amend  the  Tax  Law  to  require  marketplace  providers to
            collect sales tax on  taxable  sales  of  tangible  personal
            property they facilitate.
          - PART  H -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            discontinue the energy services (ESCO) sales tax exemption.
          - PART I -- The Senate concurs with the Executive Proposal  to
            continue  efforts  to avoid large, unexpected tax shifts due
            to equalization rate changes.
          - PART J -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            make real property tax administration more efficient.
          - PART  K -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            provide  technical  cleanups  for  the  Tax  Freeze   Credit
            Program.
          - PART  L -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            create a New York State Employer-Provided Child Care Credit.
          - PART M -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            include New York State gambling winnings in non-resident New
            York State income.
 
          - PART  N -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            make technical corrections to the Farm  Workforce  Retention
            Credit.
          - PART  O  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            extend tax shelter provisions and tax preparer penalties for
            five years.
          - PART P -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend the top personal income tax bracket for five years.
          - PART  Q -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend the personal  income  tax  limitation  on  charitable
            contributions for five years.
          - PART  R -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend the Clean Heating Fuel Credit for three years.
          - PART S -- The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to
            extend  the  authorization  to  manage  delinquent sales tax
            vendors to three years.
          - PART T -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            repeal license fees on certain co-ops.
          - PART  U  --  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to
            expand the Historic Rehabilitation Credit to lower the state
            cap   on   credits   allowed   to    entities    undertaking
            rehabilitation  of historical properties on state-owned land
            located in non-distressed census tracts to $3 million unless
            the entity is MWBE certified.
          - PART V -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            extend the Dodd-Frank Protection Act sales tax exemption.
          - PART  W -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            create the Employer Recovery Hiring Tax Credit.
          - PART X -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to
            exclude   certain   contributions   to   the  capital  of  a
            corporation from entire net income.
          - PART Y -- The Senate rejects  the  Executive  proposal.  The
            Senate  will  continue  to evaluate the implications of this
            proposal, particularly with respect to  composition  of  the
            interstate compact.
          - PART  Z -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            make technical corrections to the Tax Law and New York  City
            Administrative Code.
          - PART AA -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            exempt qualified energy systems from real property tax.
          - PART  BB  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive proposal
            allowing  the  Gaming  Commission  to  waive  pre-employment
            restrictions of a prospective employee by requiring adoption
            of  a  resolution  at a properly noticed public meeting. The
            Senate proposes to define the  term  "good  cause",  require
            public  disclosure  of  the  adopted  resolution,  and waive
            pre-employment restrictions by unanimous consent.
          - PART CC  --  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal
            authorizing the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Breeding Funds
            to  contribute  for  the ongoing care of retired racehorses,
            specifying that up to one percent  from  each  fund  may  be
            utilized for such purposes.
          - PART DD -- The Senate modifies the Executive proposal making
            technical  changes to gaming provisions by removing subparts
            B, C, and D of the part.
          - PART  EE  --  The  Senate  rejects  without  prejudice   the
            Executive  proposal  simplifying  video lottery gaming rates
            and eliminating additional commission provisions.
 
          - PART FF -- The Senate concurs with  the  Executive  proposal
            imposing a statutory cap on casino free play allowance.
          - PART  GG  --  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to
            accept subparts A and C and reject subpart B.
          - PART HH -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            extend certain tax rates and certain simulcasting provisions
            for five years.
          - PART II -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            authorize  entry  into  the  Mid-Atlantic  Drug  Compact, to
            enhance and standardize equine drug  testing,  and  maintain
            the integrity of the racing industry.
          - PART  JJ  --  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to
            extend the Advisory Committee on  Equine  Drug  Testing  and
            ensure  that  a suitable lab for equine drug testing remains
            in the State of New York.
          - PART KK -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            streamline occupational licensing for casino employees.
          - PART  LL -- The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to cap
            the annual growth of STAR Exemption benefits.
          - PART MM -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            allow the disclosure of certain information  on  cooperative
            housing corporation information returns.
          - PART NN -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            make  technical  amendments  to  clarify  the  New York City
            Enhanced Real Property Tax Circuit Break Credit Calculation.
          - PART OO -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            require  information  about  manufactured  home   parks   be
            reported to the Department of Taxation and Finance.
          - PART PP -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            prevent STAR program fraud and abuse.
          - PART QQ -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            authorize  the  Commissioner  of  Taxation  and  Finance  to
            disclose STAR-related information to assessors.
          - PART RR -- The Senate  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  to
            lower the Basic STAR exemption income limit to $250,000.
          - PART SS -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            clarify STAR check tax bill notices.
          - PART TT -- The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to
            improve the STAR program administrative process.
          - PART  UU  --  The  Senate  accepts the Executive proposal to
            impose new regulations, restrictions, and  protections  with
            regard to the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
          - PART  VV  --  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to
            provide for the regulation  of  hemp  derived  products,  to
            expand  the medical marijuana program and to provide for the
            regulation  of  marijuana   and   marijuana   products   for
            adult-use.  The  Senate generally supports the provision but
            presents modifications  to  maintain  Department  of  Health
            involvement in the medical marijuana program, to provide for
            Senate  approval  of  Executive appointees to the regulating
            body of any adult-use program, to reduce criminal  penalties
            attributed  to  future marijuana related activity, to expand
            sealing of  past  marijuana  convictions,  to  reduce  taxes
            attributed  to  the  sale of marijuana for adult-use, and to
            increase the local share  of  taxes  to  be  collected.  The
            Senate  will  work to make sure that the good-paying jobs in
            the medical marijuana field will continue  to  be  protected
            and  will  flourish  as the adult use program is established
 
            and expanded. The Senate further modifies  the  proposal  to
            direct  revenue  to  fund  public  education,  job training,
            reentry services, drug treatment  and  prevention  programs,
            community-based  supportive  services,  improvements  to the
            Metropolitan  Transportation  Authority,   and   to   expand
            training  for  state  and  local law enforcement to maintain
            road  safety.  The  Senate  supports  establishing  a  pilot
            program  to  further  develop saliva testing that will allow
            for the enforcement of road safety. The Senate believes that
            it is  critically  important  that  revenue  generated  from
            legalization    support    communities    that   have   been
            disproportionately  impacted   by   enforcement   of   prior
            marijuana policies.
          - PART  WW  --  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to
            expand the special supplemental auto rental  surcharge  from
            the  Metropolitan  Commuter  Transportation  District to the
            rest of the state to move the effective date from  September
            1, 2019 to May 1, 2019.
          - PART  XX  --  The  Senate  accepts the Executive proposal to
            impose an excise tax on the first sale of any opioid in  the
            state.  The  Senate  will  support  modifications to promote
            consumer  fairness  and  ensure  hospitals   and   treatment
            facilities  are  not  unduly  burdened  by  new  charges. In
            addition, the Senate  will  work  to  ensure  a  portion  of
            revenues derived from this tax are reinvested into treatment
            and addiction recovery programs.
          - NEW  PART  ZZ  --  The  Senate  advances  language expanding
            current law as it relates to sports betting  and  authorizes
            mobile  wagering  under limited circumstances and subject to
            licensure.
          - NEW PART AAA -- The Senate advances  language  to  authorize
            the  county  of  Westchester to impose an additional rate of
            sales and compensating use  tax  pursuant  to  a  home  rule
            request received from the county.
          - NEW  PART  BBB  --  The  Senate  advances  language to add a
            surcharge for high-end non-primary residences  sold  in  New
            York City.
          - NEW PART CCC -- The Senate advances language to bring parity
            to the tax rates for all combative sports.
          - NEW   PART  DDD  --  The  Senate  advances  language  making
            technical changes to the cemetery monument sales and use tax
            exemption.
          - NEW PART EEE -- The Senate advances  language  to  repurpose
            unclaimed lottery winnings to education.
 
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