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Senate Resolution No. 1050
 
BY: Senator FLANAGAN
 
        RESOLUTION  in  response  to the 2017-2018 Executive
        Budget submission (Legislative Bills S2000B, S2003B,
        S2004B, S2005B, S2006B, S2007A, S2008B  and  S2009B)
        to be adopted as legislation expressing the position
        of  the  New  York  State  Senate  relating  to  the
        2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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  2017-2018
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  2017-2018  Executive  Budget  includes  funds for new
programs throughout various agencies which  are  direct  aid  and  grant
programs,  have been drafted as lump sum appropriations and are proposed
to be distributed at the sole discretion of the Executive. In  addition,
some  of  these  proposed  initiatives  related to capital plans have no
corresponding plan details, which is imperative for proper consideration
of these proposals. New capital spending, distributed  through  regional
economic  development  councils,  is  also  included  in  the  Executive
proposal; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  Legislature  has  amended  the  Governor's  2017-2018
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  2017-2018
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 2017-2018  Executive  Budget  submission
which reflect those items the Senate is constrained from effectuating as
amendments to the 2017-2018 Executive Budget appended hereto; and
 
  WHEREAS,  It  is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage
of the Governor's 2017-2018 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  (S2000B,
S2003B,  S2004B,  S2005B,  S2006B, S2007A, S2008B and S2009B) be and are
incorporated as part of this resolution and are hereby  adopted  as  the
New  York State Legislature's budget proposal for the 2017-2018 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  that  would  prevent  certain appropriations from becoming
    effective contingent  upon  the  Legislature  enacting  a  specified
    Executive initiative.
  * Language that would allow the Director of the Division of the Budget
    to administratively reduce appropriation authority. This language is
    in the Aid to Localities Budget of most agencies.
  * Language  that  would  require  Members of the Legislature to sign a
    series of redundant documents prior to Legislative initiatives being
    implemented.
  * Language that would give the Executive unlimited transfer  authority
    within  the  State  Operations  Budget.  This  is in addition to the
    transfer language included in the Division of the Budget  (DOB)  and
    affects most agencies.
  * Language that would consolidate state agency administrative hearings
    into a single entity.
  * Language  that  would  extend and expand the use of the design-build
    project delivery method within appropriations.
 
The Senate has stricken  this  language  from  the  appropriation  bills
because  such language constitutes an impermissible and unconstitutional
over-reach by the Executive, infringing upon the independent role of the
Legislature. This objectionable language constitutes a direct  violation
of  fundamental  separation  of  powers  principles, and goes beyond any
actions sanctioned by the Court of Appeals in Silver v. Pataki.
 
Adirondack Park Agency
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
 
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $4.6 million.
 
Aging, Office for the
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $11.3
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $236
    million, with the following modifications:
      o $10  million  to establish a statewide central register of elder
        abuse and maltreatment
      o $5 million for the Community Services for  the  Elderly  Program
        (CSE)
      o $500,000 for a Transportation Pilot program for older adults.
 
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendations to:
      o Remove the 25 percent county share exemption from municipalities
        through the CSE program
      o Consolidate transportation funding into the CSE program.
 
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation, with the
    following modifications:
      o $3.35 million for the New York Connects program
      o $951,000  for  the  Naturally  Occurring  Retiring   Communities
        (NORCs)  and/or  Neighborhood  NORCs,  and  provides  additional
        funding of $49,000
      o $700,000   for   the    establishment    of    multidisciplinary
        investigative  teams  for  reports  of  suspected elder abuse or
        maltreatment.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2007-A)
  * The Senate advances legislation to:
      o Authorize the establishment of  multidisciplinary  investigative
        teams  for  the  purpose  of  investigating reports of suspected
        elder abuse or maltreatment
      o Establish a transportation demonstration program for the purpose
        of enabling seniors to remain independent and  mobile  in  their
        community
      o Require  the State Office for the Aging to establish a Statewide
        Central Register of Elder Abuse and Maltreatment Reports.
 
Agriculture and Markets, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $109.3
    million as follows:
      o Denies $850,000 in  contractual  services  for  advertising  and
        marketing purposes
      o Denies  language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
        to ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses under  section
        18-a of the Public Service Law to avoid additional utility costs
        being passed on to customers.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
 
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $41.5 million, with the following modifications:
      o Provides  for  over  $12  million  in  restorations  and adds to
        Agriculture programs as follows:
          - $1.8 million for Farm-to-Seniors assistance
          - $1.5 million for the Farm Viability Institute
          - $1 million for the Cornell Diagnostic Lab
          - $1 million for Round 4 of the Beginner Farmer Grant Program
          - $600,000 for the Northern NY Agriculture Development Program
          - $560,000 for Cornell Rabies
          - $544,000 for the Apple Growers Association
          - $500,000 for the Apple Research and Development Board
          - $500,000 for a Cornell farming labor specialist
          - $450,000 for assistance  to  farmers  in  achieving  organic
            certification
          - $416,000 for FarmNet
          - $307,000 for the Wine and Grape Foundation
          - $300,000 North Country Farm-To-School
          - $266,000 for Pro-Dairy
          - $260,000 for Cornell Berry Research
          - $125,000 for Christmas Tree Growers
          - $250,000 for the Tractor Rollover Prevention program
          - $250,000  for  Future Agriculture Readiness Marketing (FARM)
            Camps
          - $220,000 for Dairy Profit Teams at Farm Viability
          - $215,000 for the Maple Producers Association
          - $200,000 for Suffolk County Deer Fencing matching grants
          - $200,000 for a "Seeds of Success" award  to  promote  school
            gardens
          - $175,000 for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis program
          - $175,000 for the Turfgrass Association
          - $160,000 for Hops and Barley Research at Cornell
          - $160,000 for Local Fair Assistance
          - $125,000 for Cornell Maple Research
          - $115,000 for Cornell Veterans to Farms
          - $100,000 for Cornell Vegetable Research
          - $100,000 for Genesee County Agriculture Academy
          - $100,000 for Grown on Long Island
          - $100,000 for the Wood Products Council
          - $100,000 for "Farm to Table Trail" development
          - $75,000 for the Corn and Soybean Growers Association
          - $60,000 for the Berry Growers Association
          - $50,000 for Honeybee research at Cornell
          - $50,000 for Cornell Onion Research
          - $25,000 for the Low-Cost Vaccine Program
          - $20,000 for Island Harvest
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $56.2
    million as follows:
      o Reduces the State Fair capital account by  $20  million  to  $30
        million  and  specifies that only priority projects of the State
        Fair Vision 2017 Task Force are allowable projects.
      o Adds $10 million for local fair capital costs.
      o Adds $5 million for  a  competitive  grant  program  for  animal
        shelters.
 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
    of $13.1 million
 
Article VII Proposal (S. 2009-B)
  * PART A - The Senate denies the Executive proposal  to  authorize  an
    Alcoholic Beverage license to TasteNY stores.
  * PART  B  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
    Alcoholic Beverage license for the sale and consumption  of  alcohol
    in movie theaters.
 
Audit and Control, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $300.1
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $32 million.
 
The Senate supports  providing  the  state  comptroller  with  increased
authority to invest funds deposited in the fish and game trust account.
 
Budget, Division of the
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $50.1
    million with the following modifications:
      o Restores:
          - $10,000 for fees for the National  Conference  of  Insurance
            Legislators
          - $469,000 for fees for the Council of State Governments
          - $81,000  for  fees  for  the  National  Conference  of State
            Legislatures.
 
Article VII Proposal (S. 2006-B)
  * PART U - The Senate denies with prejudice the Executive proposal  to
    allow  for the consolidation of administrative hearings across State
    agencies.
 
Children and Family Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds Recommendation of $479.5
    million as follows:
      o Denies the addition of 11 new FTEs
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  Recommendation  of
    $3.2 billion, with the following modifications:
      o Denies   the  proposal  requiring  that  Local  Social  Services
        Districts allocate $27 million in discretionary Federal Title XX
        block grant funds to child care
      o Provides funding for the following programs:
          - $39 million to reject the share realignment proposal in  the
            Foster Care Block Grant
          - $1.4 million for 2-1-1
 
          - $5  million  in  additional  funding for the Advantage After
            School Program
          - $150,000 for the American Legion Boy's State Program
          - $400,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters New York City
          - $200,000 for the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau
          - $200,000 for the Center for Elder Law and Justice
          - $2.57 million additional for Child Advocacy Centers
          - $500,000  for  child  care  facilitated  enrollment  in Erie
            County
          - $500,000 for child care facilitated enrollment  in  Onondaga
            County
          - $500,000  for  child care facilitated enrollment in New York
            City
          - $4.5 million increase in child care subsidies
          - $300,000 for Citizens Committee for New York City
          - $300,000 for Community Voices Heard
          - $125,000 for Gateway Youth Outreach
          - $50,000 for Helen Keller Services for the Blind
          - $300,000 for the Hillside Children's Center  Reinvesting  in
            Youth program
          - $2.5 million for legal defense initiatives
          - $600,000 for New Alternatives for Children
          - $1 million for the New York State YMCA Foundation
          - $1 million for the New York State Alliance of Boys and Girls
            Clubs
          - $1.7 million in additional funding for the Youth Development
            Program
  * The  Senate  will  explore  the  establishment  of  the  Facilitated
    Enrollment program as a permanent program with authorization to:
      o Expand its child care subsidy services Statewide
      o Expand enrollment to families with income up to 300  percent  of
        the Federal poverty level
      o Cap family co-payments at affordable amounts
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  Recommendation of $152.7
    million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
  * PART J - The Senate will modify the Executive proposal  that  raises
    the  age  of  criminal responsibility for 16 and 17 year olds in the
    State of New York. The Senate supports raising the age  of  criminal
    responsibility  while  ensuring public safety and the proper balance
    of the role and responsibilities of established court  systems.  The
    Senate believes that the State should assist in ensuring that 16 and
    17  year  olds  receive  the  treatment and programming they need in
    order to avoid the repeated cycle of mass incarceration that many of
    our youth experience today. At the same time, we  must  ensure  that
    the  victims  of  crimes  and the effect of criminal actions against
    society as a whole are also taken into  consideration  as  we  weigh
    changes  to  criminal justice policy.   Further, the Senate believes
    that any confinement of 16 and 17 year olds, if needed, must  be  in
    an appropriate setting and expresses particular concern about 16 and
    17 year old inmates incarcerated at the Rikers Island Facility.  The
    Senate  will also ensure that any changes necessary to achieve these
    desired reforms will have no added financial burden to the  counties
    or other local governments/entities.
 
  * PART  K  -  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    the current child welfare financing structure through June 30,  2022
    and to deny tuition reimbursement to New York City
  * PART L - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to amend the
    Family  Court definition of "abused child" to include victims of sex
    trafficking and other severe forms of trafficking in persons
  * PART M - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  provide
    greater  flexibility  to  municipalities  related  to  the  type  of
    services, the duration that services can be provided and the age  of
    youth who can be served in Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs
  * PART  N - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
    to establish Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities and will
    continue discussions on this health-related  matter  in  the  proper
    forum
  * PART  SS  -  The  Senate  advances  language to direct the Office of
    Children  and  Family  Services  to  examine,  evaluate   and   make
    recommendations  on the availability of day care for children in the
    State, including an assessment of the  demand,  costs  and  economic
    ramifications of providing night shift child care subsidies
  * PART  TT  -  The  Senate  advances language to enhance the safety of
    child day care programs by strengthening the ability of  the  Office
    of  Children  and  Family  Services to suspend or limit a license or
    registration to operate in cases where it is  necessary  to  protect
    the public health and safety. This part also creates a comprehensive
    online registry of child day care providers and their inspection and
    violation history
 
City University of New York (CUNY)
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $2.9
    billion as follows:
      o Restores $1.5 million for the Murphy Institute.
      o Denies $42.8 million spending authorization  associated  with  a
        $250 tuition increase.
      o Denies   $35   million   transfer   from  CUNY  foundations  and
        non-profits.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation  of  $1.5
    billion as follows:
      o Restores $902,000 for childcare centers.
      o Increases  community  college  base  aid funding by $3.1 million
        ($50/FTE).
      o Denies  $5.4  million  in  funding  for  2,683  additional  FTEs
        associated  with  the Executive's proposed Excelsior Scholarship
        program.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $402 million
    with the following modification:
      o Repurposes $75 million in critical  maintenance  funding  to  be
        outlined for specific projects.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
  * PART  G  -  The Senate denies the five-year, $250 annual increase in
    tuition.
 
  * PART H - The Senate denies  the  transfer  of  10  percent  of  CUNY
    foundation  and  non-profit  annual  revenues to be used for tuition
    assistance.
  * PART  V  -  The Senate advances language establishing maintenance of
    effort provisions for SUNY and CUNY.
  * PART Y -  The  Senate  advances  language  requiring  disclosure  of
    dormitory costs and usage.
 
The  Senate  recognizes  that  the  ASAP  program  has been an important
component in achieving success for students with remediation needs.  The
Senate supports the expansion of this program to all schools in the CUNY
system.
 
Civil Service, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $55.8
    million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART SS - The Senate advances language to require any  state  agency
    to  maintain  all  full  time equivalent positions from the previous
    year if  twenty-five  percent  or  more  of  its  workforce  accrued
    overtime  in  the  previous  calendar  year,  barring  any emergency
    circumstances.
 
Commission of Corrections, State
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $2.9 million.
 
Corrections and Community Supervision, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $2.8 billion, with the following modification:
      o Restore $2.6 million for Maximum Security Visitation to be seven
        days instead of the proposed three.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $29.5 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $401 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005)
  * PART E - The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  increase
    authority  of  the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and
    Community Supervision, award reduction credits  during  post-release
    supervision,  allow  additional  flexibility for youthful offenders,
    and reduce sentences for non-violent felonies.
 
Council on the Arts
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
 
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $4.42
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $42.46 million, with the following modifications:
      o $100,000 for CNY Arts
      o $60,000 for the Auburn Public Theatre
 
Criminal Justice Services, Division of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $84.4 million as
    follows:
      o Denies the Executive recommendation, without prejudice,  related
        to the creation of a Bail Reform Risk Assessment tool ($300,000)
      o Denies  the Executive recommendation, without prejudice, related
        to the enactment of Speedy Trial provisions ($100,000)
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $184.2
    million, with the following modifications:
      o 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
      o Modifies  the  Executive  recommendations,  without   prejudice,
        related to the allocation of Operation S.N.U.G. funding, amended
        as follows:
          - $3 million for regional S.N.U.G. programs
          - $700,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Bronx County
          - $450,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Richmond County
          - $400,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Onondaga County
          - $250,000 for S.N.U.G. programs in Kings County
  * The Senate restores the following:
      o $4.9  million in Executive reductions to "Core" Criminal Justice
        Programs (Aid to Prosecution, NY Prosecutors Training Institute,
        Witness Protection, Crime  Laboratories,  Re-Entry  Task  Force,
        Operation  Give,  Aid  to  Defense,  New  York  State  Defenders
        Association, Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI), ATI 200%  TANF
        and ATI, Rape Crisis Centers)
      o $2.9  million  for  Law  Enforcement,  Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence,
        Crime Control and Treatment Programs
      o $2.3 million for Westchester County Policing Program
      o $1.6 million for Domestic Violence programs
      o $950,000 for Civil or  Criminal  Domestic  Violence  or  Veteran
        Legal  Services  Programs  from  the  Legal  Services Assistance
        Account
      o $865,000 for Crime Prevention and Reduction Initiatives
      o $604,000 for Law Enforcement and  Emergency  Services  equipment
        and technology upgrades
      o $600,000  for  the  Indigent  Parolee  Program  from  the  Legal
        Services Assistance Account
      o $500,000 for Finger Lakes Law Enforcement
      o $250,000 for Firemen's Association of the State of New York
  * The Senate provides funding for the following:
      o $1.6 million for District Attorney Salary increase
      o $500,000 for Southern Tier Law Enforcement
 
      o $300,000 for the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  A  -  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    certain criminal justice programs for two years, except  denies  the
    New  York  City District Attorneys recovering monies prior to filing
    an accusatory instrument.
  * PART B - The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  related  to  the
    removal  of  "public  view" language from the Class B misdemeanor of
    criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.
  * PART D - The Senate  concurs  with  provisions  related  to  certain
    witness identification procedures be admissible in court proceedings
    and mandatory recording of certain interrogations.
  * NEW  PART  KK  -  The  Senate  advances language related to creating
    uniformity for laws in relation to authorized sale and possession of
    Sparkling Devices outside of New York City.
  * NEW PART OO - The Senate advances language in support of creating  a
    Youth Violence Prevention Task Force.
  * NEW  PART  MM - The Senate advances language adding certain computer
    offenses and use of an  access  device  or  skimmer  device  to  the
    definition of "criminal act" for purposes of enterprise corruption.
  * NEW   PART   LL   -   The  Senate  advances  language  supporting  a
    comprehensive statutory framework for the prosecution and prevention
    of criminal street gang activity.
 
Data Analytics
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to fund this  program
    with $25 million.
 
Deferred Compensation Board
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $892,000.
 
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $4.8
    million.
 
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  W  -  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.
 
Economic Development, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies  the Executive appropriation recommendation of
    $25.1 million as follows:
 
      o Denies the Executive request for $700,000  to  fund  contractual
        services related to international trade.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
    of $61.3 million with the following modifications:
      o The Senate modifies the appropriation of seven  million  dollars
        for  Market  New York, reducing the appropriation by one million
        and allocating the funds for additional local tourism  promotion
        matching grants
      o The  Senate provides funding of one million dollars for services
        and expenses related to New York Medical College to  create  and
        operate  a  Center  of  Excellence  in  Precision  Responses  to
        Bioterrorism and Disaster.
      o The Senate provides funding  of  one  million  dollars  for  the
        operation of New York State incubators
      o The Senate provides funding for the following restorations:
          - $1.3 million for the Centers of Excellence
          - $200,000 for regional economic gardening
          - $150,000 for PGA Golf tourism promotion
          - $100,000 for Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
          - $80,000 for Dream It Do It Western New York.
 
Department of Education
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $600.8 million
      o Maintaining $8.4 million for the release  of  standardized  test
        questions and the reduction of field testing
      o Maintaining  state  monitors  in  the East Ramapo Central School
        District.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $34.49 billion, with the following modifications:
      o Increases  school  aid  by  $1.2 billion or 5% above the 2016-17
        school year.
      o Increases Foundation Aid by  $478  million  over  the  Executive
        proposal, for a total year to year increase of $906.3 million or
        5.5%  in  Foundation  Aid which drives $125 million in Community
        schools funding an increase of $75 million  over  the  Executive
        proposal  and  $20.5 million in English Language Learner funding
        through the formula
      o The Senate Foundation Aid formula  provides  flexible  operating
        aid  to  districts  for  operating  expenses  which  may include
        creation or expansion of dual language  programs,  after  school
        programs,  and  mental  health  services  and  personnel  within
        schools.
      o Fully funds expense base aids at $296.4 million.
      o Allows for flexibility in Community  school  funding  and  funds
        $125 million in Community Schools Aid
 
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
      o $24.3  million  for  extended day and school violence prevention
        programs
      o $15 million for Non-Public School safety grants
 
      o Increasing by $7 million mandated services  aid  for  non-public
        schools
      o $6.2   million   to   support  the  costs  associated  with  the
        implementation of any minimum wage increase for staff in special
        education schools
      o $1.8 million for small government assistance grants
      o $1.5 million for Early College High Schools
      o $300,000 for a cyberbullying prevention initiative
 
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation of:
      o To remove the calculation of the total Foundation  aid  Phase-in
        from the Foundation aid formula
      o $35 million for the Empire State After-School grants
      o $18 million for My Brother's Keeper grants
      o $5.3 million for Early College High School grants
      o $5  million  in  new competitive grants for Pre-K for three year
        olds
      o $2 million for Computer Science Master Teachers awards
      o $1.5 million for advanced placement testing
      o $400,000 for Empire State Excellence in Teaching Awards
      o Limiting Bundy Aid to schools that did not increase  tuition  by
        $500/the three-year HEPI increase.
 
  * The  Senate  includes  the  following modifications to the Executive
    recommendation by restoring:
      o $15 million for educational program grants in school  districts,
        libraries, and museums
      o $4 million in library aid
      o $1.5 million for workforce education
      o $1.25 million for Supplemental Valuation Impact Grants
      o $903,000 for the Henry Viscardi School
      o $750,000 for the New York Community Learning Initiative
      o $500,000  for advanced placement test fee waivers for low income
        students
      o $500,000 for Public Broadcasting
      o $500,000 for the SUNY Autism CARD program
      o $200,000 for the Onondaga, Cortland and Madison BOCES  New  Tech
        initiative
      o $100,000 for National History Day
 
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation by adding:
      o $34  million  for  reimbursable  security  costs  in  non-public
        schools
      o $25  million  for   Non-Public   School   Science,   Technology,
        Engineering, and Math programs
      o $7.7   million   for   the  actual  cost  of  Non-Public  School
        immunization compliance
      o $4 million increase in library aid
      o $3.55 million for Supplemental Valuation Impact Grants
      o $2.3 million in operating aid for 4201 schools
      o $2  million  for  Career   Workforce   Education   credentialing
        programing
      o $1 million for Independent Living Centers
      o $1 million for the East Ramapo Central School district
      o $250,000 for the New York Community Learning Initiative
      o $206,000 for the Primary Mental Health Project
      o Language to restrict 14 percent of Bundy Aid payments to schools
        that do not increase tuition.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $42.4 million, with the following modification:
      o Restores $5 million in library construction (CCP).
      o Adds:
          - $10 million in additional library construction
          - $10 million for New York State 853 schools for students with
            disabilities
          - $10 million for New York State 4201 schools  for  the  blind
            and deaf
          - $1.5 million for the NYS School for the Deaf in Rome
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  V  -  The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to expand
    the Division of Human Rights jurisdiction to include Public Schools.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
PART A
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation:
      o To allow school districts to use  any  cost  savings  associated
        with acquiring digital text books for professional development
      o To  allow  school  districts  to  apply for waivers from special
        education requirements that exceed federal requirements
      o For the following initiatives regarding charter schools:
          - Placing surrendered charters back into the pool of  eligible
            charters
          - Increasing  facilities  funding  for  New  York City charter
            schools
          - Placing new restrictions on  types  of  space  that  can  be
            offered for co-location or alternative space
          - Creating  a  new tier of charter school transitional aid for
            public school districts
          - Unfreezing the basic tuition formula
          - Increasing the supplemental tuition by $150 per pupil
      o To increase purchasing power for school districts to  buy  local
        produce from local farms
      o To  extend  authorization  for SED to have monitors in place for
        the East Ramapo School District
      o To provide greater notice to students in New York City about the
        opportunity to attend a  specialized  high  school  and  advance
        diversity in specialized high schools.
 
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation:
      o To freeze school districts aid claims after November 1st
      o Without prejudice, for a three year extension of mayoral control
        in New York City
      o To  mandate that schools offer the tests for gifted and talented
        programs to all students.
 
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation:
      o For a community schools set aside in the amount of $125  million
        to  provide  that funds may be used for dual language, and after
        school programs, mental health services  and  personnel,  or  to
        increase academic achievement
      o For  contracts  for excellence proposal to only include New York
        City.
 
PART A-1 - The Senate modifies the  Executive  recommendation  including
language to:
      o Increase  the  aidable  salaries  for staff providing career and
        technical education services through BOCES
      o Provide forgiveness from state  aid  penalties  associated  with
        late submissions of final cost reports for construction projects
      o Provide  forgiveness  for  the  loss  of transportation aid as a
        result of errors in transportation contract procurement
      o Provide mandate relief to school  districts  from  the  internal
        control   audit  function  by  establishing  that  it  shall  be
        completed once every five years, and furthermore districts  with
        an  enrollment  of less than 5,000 students would be exempt from
        the internal control audit function
      o Apply prior year adjustment toward future state aid recoveries
      o Accelerate the state  aid  payments  to  the  current  year  for
        special  education  students  that  enroll  in  school after the
        school year starts
      o Provide greater transparency through the requirement of a fiscal
        note on possible unfunded  mandates  that  will  be  imposed  on
        school districts by the Board of Regents
      o Increase  the  length  of Native American Contracts by up to ten
        years
      o Provide flexibility on teacher  certification  for  implementing
        Part 154 regulations (ELL's)
      o Eliminate   duplicative   fingerprinting  requirements  for  bus
        drivers by  allowing  the  Department  of  Motor  Vehicles,  and
        Division   of   Criminal   Justice   Services   to  provide  the
        Commissioner of Education with the appropriate records
      o Ensure  participation  by  a   charter   school   in   universal
        pre-kindergarten  programs  may  not  be  conditioned  upon  the
        charter school  agreeing  to  contractual  terms  or  conditions
        imposed by a non-charter entity
      o Provide  that  Charter  Schools  will  be reimbursed for support
        staff that are not supplied by the school district
      o Provide building aid for Charter Schools
      o To eliminate the cap on charter schools
      o Encourage  and  assist  Non-Public  School  STEM   programs   by
        providing  state  assistance  for  hiring and maintaining highly
        qualified teachers
      o Direct the Commissioner of Education to develop a waiver program
        for school districts who  wish  to  streamline  and  consolidate
        staff training requirements in order to promote efficiency
      o Provide  a  sales tax exemption for school bus equipment related
        to their operation and extends the commissioner's vested  powers
        to reject a maintenance contract extension that does not reflect
        savings realized from the sales tax exemption
      o Consolidate separate funding streams for pre-k
      o Extend  prior year pre-k grants for three year olds to include 4
        year olds, and districts with a free  and  reduced  price  lunch
        student population greater than 50 percent
      o Allow districts facing significant tax certiorari settlements to
        apply to the Dormitory Authority for refinancing of such debt
      o Would  expand  enhanced  building  aid  to  allow  mobile safety
        software as  an  eligible  expense  for  reimbursement  allowing
        school   districts  to  proactively  invest  in  student  safety
        emergency responses when an event occurs.
 
  * PART B -  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  recommendation  for
    Recovery  High Schools for students with a diagnosed substance abuse
    disorder by increasing the number from two to three.
 
  * PART  C  -  The  Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
    align state law with the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless  Assistance
    Act.
 
PART  A-2  -  The  Senate  advances  language  for  the  State Education
Department to consider mandating instruction in child sexual abuse  that
is age appropriate.
 
PART  A-3  -  The  Senate advances language to allow the Hendrick Hudson
School District to establish a  reserve  fund  to  stabilize  the  local
fiscal impact of the closing of the Indian Point nuclear plant.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2009-B)
  * PART  D  - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to cap the
    growth of the STAR benefit
  * PART E - The Senate denies  the  Executive  recommendation  to  make
    participation in the Income verification Program (IVP) mandatory for
    enhanced STAR recipients
  * PART G - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to relax the
    tax secrecy rules for the STAR credit
  * PART H - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to include a
    technical fix for Co-op's STAR credit.
  * PART  QQQ  -  The  Senate  advances  language to revert the STAR PIT
    Credit Program back to an exemption effective for the  2018  -  2019
    school year.
 
Elections, State Board of
 
State Operations (S.2000-A)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $11.6 million, with the following modification:
      o Denies excess appropriation authority.
 
Empire State Development Corporation
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of  $107.6  million
    as follows:
      o Denies    without    prejudice   the   Executive   appropriation
        recommendation of $69.5 million for the promotion  of  New  York
        through  the  Excelsior  Business  Program (a/k/a START- Up NY),
        Open for Business program and Global NY initiatives
      o The Senate provides funding for the following restorations:
          - $3  million  for  service  and  expenses  related  to   base
            retention and research
          - $1 million for the Beginning Farmers NY funds
          - $400,000 for Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
          - $400,000 for services and expenses for CenterState CEO
          - $300,000  for  services  and  expenses  for Adirondack North
            Country Association
          - $200,000 for services and expenses for CenterState CEO
          - $200,000 for Kingsbridge-Riverdale-VanCortlandt  Development
            Corporation
 
          - $125,000   for   services  and  expenses  for  Watkins  Glen
            International
          - $100,000  for  services  and  expenses  for Bronx Chamber of
            Commerce.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive  appropriation  recommendation  of
    $2.386 billion as follows:
      o Denies:
          - $207.5 million for the Strategic Project Program
          - $150   million   for   the   Regional  Economic  Development
            Corporation competition program
          - $10 million for the cultural, arts, and  public  space  fund
            program
          - $1  million  dollars for services and expenses relating to a
            memorial to commemorate  the  Florida  terrorist  attack  in
            Orlando, Florida in June of 2016
      o Provides:
          - $15  million  for services and expenses of the Cryo-electron
            Microscopy facility at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
          - $3 million for the Made by New Yorkers Economic  Development
            program
      o Modifies  the  Executive  appropriation language for Phase II of
        the Buffalo Billion initiative to allocate five million  dollars
        of  the $400 million appropriation to the National Comedy Center
        in Jamestown, New York
      o Modifies the Executive $300 million Life  Science  appropriation
        to   provide  up  to  one-third  of  the  funding  for  economic
        development projects in New  York  City,  provided  there  is  a
        one-to-one  match,  requires the selection process to prioritize
        the applicants based on job retention and creation abilities and
        clarifies that the projects  must  be  approved  by  the  Public
        Authorities Control Board (PACB).
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART  M  -  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    ESDC's administration of the Empire State Economic Development  Fund
    for one year.
  * PART  N  -  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    ESDC's general power to make loans for one year.
  * PART NN - The Senate advances language to  increase  the  number  of
    authorized land banks from 20 to 25.
  * PART  LLL - The Senate advances language to codify Regional Economic
    Development Councils with good governance  requirements  to  improve
    their transparency and accountability.
  * PART   MMM   -   The   Senate  advances  language  to  require:  (1)
    comprehensive economic development reporting to improve transparency
    and accountability;  and  (2)  performance  measurements  for  large
    economic  development  advertising  contracts, as recommended by the
    State Comptroller.
  * PART QQQ - The Senate advances  language  creating  a  Made  by  New
    Yorkers  economic  development program eligible for loans and grants
    to encourage New York made products.
  * PART RRR - The Senate advances language to create the Life  Sciences
    Initiative Program to support emerging technologies in life sciences
    and the parameters of Life Science initiatives requires transparency
    through reporting.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  X  - The Senate modifies the Executive START-Up NY proposal as
    follows:
      o Denies the rebranding from START-Up  NY  to  Excelsior  Business
        Program
      o Denies expanding a refundable jobs tax credit to the START-Up NY
        program
      o Denies the modification and reduction in reporting requirements
      o Advances   language   to  close  the  START-Up  program  to  new
        applicants as of April 1, 2018
 
The Senate advances a proposal to amend the application of the  mortgage
recording  tax  to  payment  in  lieu  of taxes mortgages for industrial
mortgage agencies.
 
Employee Relations, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $4.8
    million.
 
Energy Research and Development Authority
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $15.6 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART RR - The Senate  proposes  language  to  increase  and  provide
    longer  term  state  assistance  to  help  municipalities  adjust to
    decreased tax revenue as a result of power plant closure. The Senate
    proposes that State assistance further be available  for  short-term
    assistance during re-powering.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART  MM  - The Senate modifies the Executive's Article VII proposal
    that  would  authorize  the  New  York  State  Energy  Research  and
    Development   Authority  to  finance  a  portion  of  its  research,
    development and demonstration, policy  and  planning,  and  Fuel  NY
    Programs,   and   to   finance   the   Department  of  Environmental
    Conservation's  climate  change  program  and  the   Department   of
    Agriculture's  FuelNY  expenses,  from  an  assessment  on  gas  and
    electric corporation not to  exceed  $19.7  million  in  total.  The
    Senate  rejects  all  proposed  uses  for  the  money except for the
    transfer of $1.2 million to the University of Rochester  to  finance
    their laboratory for laser energetics.
  * PART  NNN  -  The  Senate  proposes language to establish within the
    energy research and development authority the Microgrids of New York
    grant  program.  It  instructs  the  authority  to  create   a   new
    competitive  grant  program.  Specifically,  the  program focuses on
    building microgrids in energy insecure, low income, and rural areas.
  * PART OOO - The Senate proposes language to establish  the  New  York
    State  Geothermal  Heating  System  Rebate Program within the energy
    research and development authority. This program would  provide  $15
    million  over  two  years for the installation of geothermal heating
    systems.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2009-B)
 
  * PART UUU - The Senate advances language to  establish  a  sales  tax
    exemption  on energy efficient equipment and electricity used in the
    production of snow at ski resorts.
 
The   Senate   supports   the  development  of  infrastructure  for  and
incentivizing the usage of bioheating fuel containing biodiesel.
 
The Senate supports the development of a three year, $20 million  rebate
program  within  NYSERDA  that  would facilitate the State's ski resorts
upgrading their older snow makers to energy efficient snow makers.
 
The Senate supports the doubling of the authority's  Combined  Heat  and
Power  (CHP)  incentive program, bringing it to $5 million over the next
two years, to promote the adoption of this energy efficient  technology.
The  adoption  of  CHP  systems reduces the users carbon footprint up to
twenty percent, saves money on electric bills by reducing  energy  loss,
and can provide increased reliability for the user in the event they are
disconnected from the main grid since CHP is generated on-site.
 
Environmental Conservation
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $450.1
    million as follows:
      o Denies  the  shift  of  $21.2  million in costs of the Oil Spill
        Protection program to capital.
      o Denies language authorizing the costs of the agency in  relation
        to state energy policy proceedings to be eligible expenses under
        section  18-a  of  the  Public  Service  Law to avoid additional
        utility costs being passed on to customers.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation  of  $2.7
    billion as follows:
      o Advances  language  relating  to  water  quality  infrastructure
        projects  to  provide  funding  for   costs   of   clean   water
        infrastructure projects such as:
          - Water Quality Improvement Projects for the proper management
            of road salt
          - Green Infrastructure
          - Water  Quality  Protection  projects  through Soil and Water
            Conservation Districts to assist Concentrated Animal Feeding
            Operations
          - Emergency investigation and remediation actions
          - Replacement of lead drinking water service lines
          - Development of information technology systems
      o Amends the Environmental Protection Fund to provide funds for  a
        number of new Senate environmental priorities including:
          - $5 million for stewardship projects in the Catskill Park
          - $3  million for incentives to municipalities to develop food
            donation and recycling projects
          - $1.5 million to assist land banks with lead abatement
          - $1.3 million for a community garden program
          - $700,000  for  the  Long  Island  Commission   for   Aquifer
            Protection
      o Denies  the  shift  of  $21.2  million in costs of the Oil Spill
        Protection program to capital funds.
 
  * The Senate supports funding for a waterfront multi-use path  on  the
    Hudson River Greenway pursuant to the publication of an on-going MTA
    study  regarding  stabilizing  the embankment and developing a trail
    along the shoreline
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
 
  * PART T - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increases
    the State share for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program from
    50 to 75 percent.
  * PART  HH  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to establish a
    new capital  account  for  the  NY  Environmental  Protection  Spill
    Remediation Account.
  * PART  II  -  The Senate transfers this part to the Health and Mental
    Hygiene article VII bill and amends  to  create  a  new  PART  X  to
    provide  $7  billion  in bonding authority, which will finance clean
    water infrastructure projects through the creation of the  New  York
    State  Regional  Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2017. RWIIA
    increases the amount of money  available  from  $5  million  to  $10
    million  while also expanding eligibility criteria for projects. The
    Senate  supports  actions  to  address  aging  water   systems   and
    infrastructure to protect public health and water resources.
  * PART  JJ  -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive proposal that makes
    technical changes to the Environmental Protection Fund.
  * PART KK - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require  large
    food waste generators to divert excess edible food to food banks and
    food scraps to organic recycling facilities.
  * PART   FFF   -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  provide  antler
    restrictions for the protection of yearling bucks.
  * PART GGG - The Senate advances language expanding the allowable  use
    of crossbows.
  * PART HHH - The Senate advances language requiring the implementation
    of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act by 2019.
  * PART  III  -  The  Senate advances language lowering the hunting age
    from 14 to 12 years of age.
  * PART JJJ - The Senate advances language to provide a  fee  structure
    allowing  certain major oil storage facilities to remain competitive
    with out-of-state operators.
  * PART KKK - The Senate advances language to provide fee parity to all
    categories of pesticide applicators.
  * The Senate supports reform of the State Environmental Quality Review
    Act to mandate strict adherence to statutory timelines in  order  to
    eliminate costly delays and project uncertainty.
  * The  Senate  supports  efforts  to  identify  after-market usages of
    plastic bags and the development of new biodegradable materials
  * The Senate advances language to create a statewide paint stewardship
    program for the collection and recycling of post consumer paint.
 
Executive Chamber
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $17.9
    million.
 
Financial Services, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
 
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $353.1 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $61.2 million.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
  * PART X - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  authorize  the
    Superintendent  of  the  Department  of  Financial Services to place
    insurers on administrative supervision without a court order.
  * PART Y - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  authorize  the
    Superintendent  of  the  Department of Financial Services to collect
    greater fines and monetary penalties.
  * PART Z - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  authorize  the
    Superintendent  of  the Department of Financial Services to regulate
    servicers of student loans.
  * PART AA -  The  Senate  denies,  without  prejudice,  the  Executive
    proposal related to the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
  * PART  BB - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
    Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to disqualify
    persons from permanently doing business in the banking and insurance
    industries.
  * PART CC - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize  the
    Superintendent  of  the Department of Financial Services to regulate
    lending circles.
  * PART DD - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
    to establish a fund to administer risk adjustment payments for  paid
    family  leave  insurance  pending further rate-setting action by the
    Department of Financial Services.
  * PART EE - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize  the
    Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to expand the
    regulation of small loan lenders.
  * PART  FF - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
    Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services to expand the
    regulation of reverse mortgages.
  * PART GG - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize  the
    Superintendent  of  the  Department  of Financial Services to expand
    assessments, and expands her powers concerning the  distribution  of
    assets and insurers deemed to be in hazardous conditions.
 
Gaming Commission
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs with the Executive appropriation recommendation
    of $25.1 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive  appropriation  recommendation
    of $217 million as follows:
      o The  Senate  increases  the  Commercial  Casino Local Gaming Aid
        appropriation by $1.4 million dollars to the  Commercial  Casino
        Aid  to  Localities appropriation to offset the modifications to
        Article VII, Part RR of Budget Bill S. 2009-B
      o The Senate  increases  the  Native  American  Local  Gaming  Aid
        appropriation  by $600,000 to offset the modification of Part RR
        in Budget Bill S. 2009-B
 
      o The  Senate  urges  the  Executive  to  convene   all   impacted
        stakeholders to discuss further changes to the Oneida compact.
 
General Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $1 billion.
 
Capital Projects (S. 2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $249.6
    billion.
 
Article VII Proposals (S. 2005-B)
The Senate denies:
  * PART I - The Executive proposal to  authorize  the  Commissioner  of
    General  Services  to  pay for damage and losses occurring in and to
    state-owned structures, buildings and their contents as a result  of
    floods,  for  flood  related  losses and flood related hazards.  The
    Senate denies this part without prejudice.
  * PART M - The Executive proposal to Authorize the Commissioner of the
    Office of General Services to procure legislative  printing  without
    competitive bidding.
  * PART  N  -  The Executive proposal to make various amendments to the
    preferred sources program for commodities and services.
 
The Senate modifies:
  * PART J - The Senate modifies the  Executive  proposal  to  encourage
    manufacturing  investment  in  America  by implementing Buy American
    preferences  for  iron,  steel,  and  manufacturing   products   for
    construction   projects   funded  by  the  dedicated  infrastructure
    investment fund, and for construction projects undertaken by the MTA
    and the City of New York.
  * PART L - The Executive proposal  to  extend  the  authority  of  the
    Office   of  General  Services  (OGS)  to  enter  into  construction
    contracts without formal competitive bidding in certain  emergencies
    but  rejects  without  prejudice the Executives proposal to create a
    list of eligible bidders for  public  work  contracts  performed  at
    secure facilities.
  * PART  EE  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  permanently extend
    authorization granting  localities  contract  flexibility  to  allow
    shared purchasing.
 
Article VII Proposal (S. 2008-B)
  * PART  O  - The Senate omits the executive proposal to extend for one
    year the provisions of the law relating to minority and women  owned
    business enterprises in state contracts.
 
The  Senate will examine the executive's proposal to extend for one year
the  provisions  of  law  relating  to  participation  by  minority  and
women-owned  business  enterprises in state contracts after the delivery
and review of the statewide disparity study regarding the  participation
of  minority  and  women-owned  business enterprises in state contracts,
which is required to be completed  under  state  law  to  evaluate  what
reforms,  if  any,  are  needed  to address the elements of this program
including eligibility requirements, enhancement  in  mentoring  and  the
waiver process to ensure its effectiveness.
 
  * PART OO - The Senate advances legislation that requires OGS to label
    all  unused  and  unappropriated lands owned by the State as vacant,
    and sell this vacant property. The proceeds of such sales  shall  be
    directed  for  economic development purposes in the county where the
    land is sited.
 
General State Charges
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive All Funds recommendation of $4
    billion  to  increase  the  fringe  benefit  escrow  account  offset
    appropriation by $120 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  R  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to cap the post
    judgments interest rate assessed against public entities.
  * PART S - The Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  eliminate
    reimbursement  for Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA)
    and to freeze base reimbursement for Medicare Part B at 2016 levels.
  * PART T - The Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  institute
    multiple  tiers  of health insurance premium cost sharing for future
    New York State retirees based upon the number of years of service.
  * PART CC - The Senate advances language to extend the time period for
    active and retired firefighters who are  members  of  the  New  York
    State  Police  and  Fire  Retirement  System to apply for accidental
    disability retirement.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
  * PART AAA - The Senate advances  legislation  increasing  the  income
    which  a retired police officer may earn without diminution of their
    retirement benefit, to ensure that the  best  qualified  individuals
    can continue making a positive impact on schools and communities.
 
Good Government and Ethics Reform
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2010)
 
The  Senate  will  consider  modifications  to the Executive Article VII
entitled "Good Government and Ethics Reform."
 
The Senate and Assembly have already acted to amend the Constitution  to
strip  a  corrupt  public  official  convicted of a felony of his or her
pension. This measure will be sent to the voters for final approval.
 
In addition, the Senate and Assembly have already acted to  require  any
member  of  the  Legislature  earning  more  than  $5,000 income through
outside employment to submit a written request for an  advisory  opinion
to  the  Legislative  Ethics  Commission  to  ensure  the  employment is
consistent with the Public Officers Law.
 
The Senate supports  meaningful  procurement  reform  and  believes  the
discussion should include the "New York State Procurement Integrity Act"
(S.3984), introduced at the request of the State Comptroller.
 
The   Senate   also   supports  bringing  much-needed  transparency  and
accountability to the awarding of economic  development  funding  across
the  State.  Toward this critical goal, the Senate advances language to:
(1) codify Regional Economic Development Councils with  good  governance
 
requirements;  (2)  require  the  Executive  to  issue  a  comprehensive
economic development report each year;  and  (3)  implement  performance
measurements  for  large  economic development advertising contracts, as
recommended by the State Comptroller.
 
The  Senate  remains  opposed  to taxpayer funded campaigns and does not
believe that a full-time professional legislature  best  represents  the
State.  Further, the Senate denies the Executive proposal to subject the
legislature and the legislative ethics commission to the same freedom of
information law provisions to which executive agencies are subject.  The
legislative process is inherently open to the public for input, scrutiny
and  review.  In  contrast,  the  public is made aware of many Executive
agency activities only after  they  occur.  As  such,  for  purposes  of
freedom of information law, these branches are treated differently. This
differentiation  is one that is recognized at the federal level as well.
In  addition,  with  respect  to  the  legislative  ethics   commission,
confidentiality   encourages  individuals  to  proactively  seek  ethics
guidance.
 
Any ethics reform requires balanced and measured actions to  ensure  New
Yorkers are best served by their public officials.
 
Green Thumb Program
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $3.1
    million as follows:
      o Adds $369,741 to  provide  the  agency  additional  support  for
        increased staffing costs related to the minimum wage increase.
 
Greenway Heritage Conservancy of the Hudson River Valley
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $166,000.
 
Health, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendations to:
      o Establish a two-year Medicaid budget, and reduces  appropriation
        authority for the Medicaid Administration program to reflect one
        year of spending
      o In-source Office of Health Insurance Program contractual workers
        into the State workforce, and restores $500,000
      o Provide  $5.5  million  in funding to the Department of Health's
        Administration Program.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
 
  Public Health:
 
  * The Senate restores funding as follows:
      o $24.6 million from the Executive recommendation  to  consolidate
        39  discrete  public  health programs into four pools concurrent
        with a 20 percent funding reduction
      o $11 million New York City general public health works funding
      o $4.1 million for the Early Intervention Program
 
      o $1 million for Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating  Disorders,
        and provides additional funding of $200,000
      o $750,000 for the Center For Liver Transplant
      o $621,000 for Women's Health Services
      o $600,000 for Lyme and other Tick Borne Diseases
      o $350,000 for the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
      o $250,000 for the New York Alliance for Donation.
 
  Medicaid:
 
  * The  Senate  denies  the  Executive proposal to establish a two-year
    Medicaid budget, and reduces  Medicaid  appropriation  authority  to
    reflect one year of spending.
 
  * The Senate denies the Executive pharmacy proposals to:
      o Eliminate  "prescriber  prevails"  for Fee For Service (FFS) and
        Managed Care (MC), and restores $20.2 million
      o Reduce coverage for over the  counter  drugs  and  increase  the
        co-payment  for  these  drugs  from $0.50 to $1.00, and restores
        $6.3 million
      o Establish a Comprehensive  Medication  Management  program,  and
        restores $450,000.
 
  * The Senate denies the Executive proposals to:
      o Eliminate Spousal Refusal provisions, and restores $10 million
      o "Carve"  transportation  services out of Managed Long Term Care,
        and restores $3.98 million
      o "Require" Adult Day  Home  Care  program  transportation  to  be
        managed  by  the  states  contracted  transportation manager and
        restores $5 million
      o Restrict Managed Long Term Care Plan enrollment to only  nursing
        home eligible individuals, and restores $2.75 million
      o Mandate  commercial insurance reimbursement and modify screening
        and evaluation requirements for  Early  Intervention  (EI),  and
        restores $1.35 million
      o Eliminate  the  Bed Hold Payment for Nursing Homes, and restores
        $11 million
      o Reduce funding for the Value Based Payment  Quality  Improvement
        Program (VBP-QIP), and restores $15 million
      o Reduce the Hospital Quality Pool, and restores $5 million
      o Reduce  avoidable  emergency room visits by redirecting patients
        to outpatient facilities, and restores $10 million
      o Shift NY Connects funding under the Global Cap.
 
  * The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal to reduce
    the CPI penalty for generic drugs from 300 percent to 75 percent.
 
  * The Senate  denies  without  prejudice  the  Executive  proposal  to
    eliminate  the  supplemental  ambulance  rate and reinvest the funds
    into rate rationalization.  These critical funds must be  maintained
    while  the  rate  proposal  is  evaluated.  The  Senate supports the
    necessity of the Department of Health addressing rate  adequacy  for
    emergency  transportation providers to ensure Medicaid enrollees are
    not deprived of essential transportation services.
 
  * The Senate supports efforts to ensure  components  included  in  the
    Medicaid  managed  care  rates,  including  minimum  wage  and other
    important enhancements, are adequate to insurers  and  appropriately
 
    passed on to providers, whether it be for reimbursement of home care
    services,   hospice   residences,   nursing  home  services,  clinic
    services, ambulette services or other services for the state's  most
    vulnerable populations.
 
  * The  Senate  is  supportive  of efforts to review and determine rate
    adequacy for providers throughout the state,  including  for  unique
    providers such as hospice care residences.
 
  * The  Senate  reduces  supportive housing funding and conditions that
    unit availability must be related to an individual's health status.
 
  * The Senate advances a proposal  for  appropriate  reimbursement  for
    care management when individuals are enrolled in health homes.
 
  * The  Senate  advances a proposal to require the Department of Health
    to make full Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments to  SUNY
    hospitals,  and provides $181 million. SUNY hospitals are a critical
    component of the State's health care infrastructure, and DSH funding
    ensures their ability to continue to provide  quality  care  to  the
    State's most vulnerable populations. In an era of fiscal uncertainty
    and  health  system  transformation, it is incumbent on the State to
    continue its full support of these facilities.
 
  * The Senate advances proposals to:
      o Require Medicaid coverage for the cost of donor breast milk  for
        prematurely  born  infants,  generating  $15.1  million  in  net
        savings
      o Increase the professional dispensing fee for pharmacists to  $12
        and  adjust Average Wholesale Price (AWP)/ Wholesale Acquisition
        Cost (WAC), and provides $6.3 million and $800,000 respectively
      o Set the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) outpatient rates  at  101
        percent of reasonable costs, and provides $1.2 million.
      o Provide $863,000 for nursing home reimbursement conformity
      o Require  Medicaid  coverage  for  the diagnosis and treatment of
        infertility, generating savings of $10.7 million
      o Maximize drug rebate collection by establishing a pilot  program
        to  utilize  third  party  vendors to validate existing Medicaid
        drug rebate claims, generating $15 million in savings
      o Reduce Medicaid drug costs by promoting the inclusion of  highly
        utilized   non-preferred  drugs  on  the  preferred  drug  list,
        generating $4 million in savings.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive   proposal   to   provide
    $50,000,000   in   healthcare   transformation  capital  funding  to
    Montefiore Medical Center, and is supportive of a multi-year capital
    investment for health systems, such as  Montefiore,  and  for  other
    health  care  providers  throughout New York State that are actively
    transforming to a sustainable model of care.
 
  * The Senate strongly supports investment in the State's  health  care
    facilities  and  health  care  providers,  especially in this era of
    system-wide transformation to long term sustainability.  However, it
    is impossible to prioritize need on a regional, facility or provider
    basis without knowing  where  and  how  Health  Care  Transformation
    Program funds allocated in fiscal year 2017 will be disbursed.
 
  * The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation to provide $450
    million to the Health Care Facility Transformation Program  to  make
    this   funding  pursuant  to  a  chapter.  The  Senate  provides  an
    additional $300 million in funding, also pursuant to a chapter.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
  * PART RR - The Senate advances language to establish a new Vulnerable
    Adult   Protection   Program   for   banking  institutions.  Banking
    institutions would be authorized to deny a transaction  to  disburse
    moneys  from  a  vulnerable  adult's account. This Part would lastly
    establish a voluntary financial exploitation training and  education
    program for banking institutions.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2007-A)
  * PART  A  - The Senate denies the Executive recommendation in regards
    to the Early Intervention program.
 
  * PART B - The Senate denies the Executive  recommendation  to  reduce
    General Public Health Work Program reimbursement to New York City.
 
  * PART  C  -  The  Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to
    increase cost sharing requirements for the Essential Plan.
 
      o The Senate advances language to:
          - Revert the definition of "small group" in New York insurance
            law to 1-50 employees or members
          - Excepts health insurers adjusting  claims  on  behalf  of  a
            municipal   cooperative   health   benefit   plan  from  the
            definition of "independent adjuster"
          - Align insurers notice  requirements  for  discontinuance  of
            coverage at a minimum of ninety days.
 
  * PART D - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
      o Establish   benchmark   drug  prices  and  require  rebates  and
        surcharges on drugs that exceed the benchmark by limiting growth
        of drug expenditures that do not result in offsets or savings in
        the Medicaid program.
      o Require pharmacies be reimbursed in the Medicaid program  by  an
        acquisition  cost  methodology and setting the dispensing fee at
        ten dollars by increasing the dispensing fee to twelve dollars
      o Make  inappropriate  prescribing  of  opioids  an   unacceptable
        provider  practice  in  the  Medicaid  program  by including due
        process protections for providers.
 
      o The Senate advances language to:
          - Allow a third party vendor to verify drug  rebates  owed  to
            the state to maximize discounts
          - Require   the   drug  utilization  board  to  review  rebate
            agreements when  a  non-  preferred  drug  in  the  Medicaid
            program has a high level of utilization.
 
  * PART E - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to clarify
    that Medicaid will not cover services eligible for Medicare coverage
    by  ensuring  providers  or health coverage plans are not subject to
    rate reductions.
 
      o The Senate advances language to:
 
          - Include  Consumer  Directed  Personal   Assistance   Program
            (CDPAP) providers under current wage parity provisions
          - Require   the   Department   of  Health  to  certify  fiscal
            intermediaries in CDPAP
          - Require the state to pay the state share of  a  one  percent
            reimbursement owed to nursing home facilities
          - Provide  transparency  in  the payment of worker recruitment
            and retention funds to home care providers  through  managed
            care
          - Authorize  Assisted  Living  Program  providers to apply for
            additional  beds  through  the  Certificate  of  Need  (CON)
            process
          - Permanently  require traumatic brain injury and nursing home
            transition and  diversion  waiver  patient  services  to  be
            reimbursed outside of Medicaid managed care
          - Ensure   consideration   of   appropriate   factors  in  the
            calculation of Medicaid managed care  rates  paid  for  home
            care services
          - Establish  Medicaid  managed  care  high  need  rate  cells,
            require the Department of Health to seek appropriate federal
            approval, and extend the benchmark rate as a base  line  for
            Medicaid managed care reimbursement through March 31, 2019.
 
  * PART F - The Senate denies the Executive recommendations to:
      o Eliminate   the   supplemental   rate   for   emergency  medical
        transportation services
      o The Senate advances language to prohibit authorizing  contracted
        transportation  managers from managing the Medicaid Managed Long
        Term  Care  transportation  benefit  and  adult  day  healthcare
        transportation.
      o The  Senate  concurs  with  the  recommendation to eliminate the
        supplemental payment to rural transportation networks;  however,
        see  the Department of Transportation for additional information
        on this issue.
 
  * PART G - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to  extend
    the  Medicaid global growth limitation by two years by extending for
    one year and requiring a Department  of  Health  savings  allocation
    plan to be approved by the legislature.
 
      o The Senate advances language to:
          - Define  Department  of  Health  expenditures  subject to the
            Medicaid growth limitation  and  rebase  the  annual  growth
            calculation
          - Prohibit  the Department of Health from reducing payment for
            general hospital emergency services
          - Prohibit  rate   reductions   to   Medicaid   managed   care
            organizations without legislative approval.
 
  * PART H - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
      o Permanently   extend   provisions   in   the   graduate  medical
        innovations pool including the  authorization  for  Area  Health
        Education   Centers   (AHEC),   the   Empire  Clinical  Research
        Investigator Program (ECRIP) and the  Doctors  Across  New  York
        program and funds by extending authorization for three years and
        discretely lining out funding levels for each program in statute
      o Eliminate the statutory reauthorization of various HCRA programs
        including the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool and
 
        health  care  innovations  pool  by  extending authorization for
        three years and discretely lining out funding  levels  for  each
        program in statute
      o Extend  the Excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program for one
        year by eliminating language to require a tax certification.
 
  * PART I - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to  extend
    various provisions of the Public Health and Social Services Laws:
      o The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to:
          - Extend  for  three  years the limit on method of payment for
            prescription drugs under Medicaid
          - Extend for three years the nursing home upper payment limit
          - Extend for three years authorization for the use of funds of
            the Office of Professional Medical Conduct for activities of
            the Patient Health Information and Quality  Improvement  Act
            of 2000
          - Extend  for  three  years  penalties  for  violations of the
            Public Health Law by provider agencies
          - Extend for three years authorization for the Enriched  Adult
            Day Services Program.
 
      o The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to:
          - Extend  for two years authorization for bad debt and charity
            care allowances for certified home health agencies (CHHAs)
          - Extend for one year authorization for  the  Commissioner  of
            the  Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to
            hire contract staff to  administer  fair  hearings  for  the
            Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) program
          - Extend  for  two  years  the  nursing home reimbursable cash
            assessment program
          - Extend for one year  the  exclusion  of  the  1996-97  trend
            factor  projections  or  adjustments  from  nursing home and
            inpatient rates
          - Extend for one year the 0.25 percent trend factor  reduction
            for hospitals and nursing homes
          - Extend for two years limiting the reimbursement of long term
            home  health  care  program  and administrative costs to not
            exceed a statewide average
          - Extend for two  years  the  authorization  for  Medicaid  to
            utilize the State Transportation manager
          - Extend  for  one  year the elimination of a trend factor for
            general hospital reimbursement
          - Extend for one  year  the  expansion  of  the  Child  Health
            Insurance Plan and benefits
          - Extend  for  three  years  the Comprehensive Health Services
            program
          - Extend for two years provisions  related  to  the  Statewide
            Planning  and  Research  Cooperative System (SPARCS) and the
            Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
 
  * PART J - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to require
    pharmacy  benefit  managers  be  regulated  by  the  Department   of
    Financial  Services  by requiring pharmacy benefit managers disclose
    the necessary information for health plans to determine  a  pharmacy
    benefit manager's compliance with agreed contract terms.
 
      o The Senate advances language to require drug rebates be credited
        to  a  consumer  if the drug is paid for by the consumer and not
        the consumer's health plan.
 
  * PART   K  -  The  Senate  denies  without  prejudice  the  Executive
    recommendation   to   establish   a   new   Health   Care   Facility
    Transformation Program.
 
  * PART  L - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal for Health Care
    Regulation Modernization to:
      o Limit the authority of the Health Care Regulation  Modernization
        Team  to  provide advice to the Legislature and the Executive on
        current policies, statutes, and regulations governing  licensure
        of health care facilities and home care
 
  * PART   M   -   The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  recommendation
    establishing the Emerging Contaminant Monitoring  Act  by  including
    provisions to:
      o Require  public  water systems serving 4,000 or more individuals
        to  test  drinking  water  supplies  for  emerging  contaminants
        recommended  by the Drinking Water Quality Institute and adopted
        by the Department of Health
      o Authorize  public  water  systems  serving   less   than   4,000
        individuals to request testing
      o Provide for funding assistance and hardship financing for public
        water systems to comply with testing requirements
      o Require  the  Department  of Health to adopt notification levels
        recommended by the Drinking  Water  Quality  Institute,  or  any
        existing  federal  threshold  levels  in  the  absence  of  such
        recommendation
      o Require the Department of Health to assist a public water system
        to reduce exposure to emerging contaminants  in  drinking  water
        when a notification level is exceeded
      o Deny  the  ability  to  establish  notification  levels  at  the
        Department of Health discretion
      o Deny the  Department  of  Health  the  indefinite  authority  to
        require  a  public  water  system to reduce exposure to emerging
        contaminants
 
  * PART N - The Senate modifies the recommendation to  require  testing
    of  private  wells  for  contaminants  prior  to sale of residential
    property by establishing the Drinking Water  Quality  Institute  and
    advances language to establish and enable the Drinking Water Quality
    Institute to make recommendations for the Department of Health to:
      o Develop  a  list  of  emerging  contaminants  to  be  adopted by
        Department of Health and required for testing  by  public  water
        supplies serving 4,000 individuals or more
      o Develop  maximum  contaminant  levels  no  less  stringent  than
        federal standards for listed substances
      o Develop   appropriate   testing   timeframes,   techniques   and
        frequencies  while  allowing for variation in region and size of
        the public water system
      o Conduct scientific studies  and  research,  as  well  as  public
        outreach  and  education  regarding  emerging  contaminants  and
        drinking water quality in  public  water  supplies  and  private
        wells, an online tracking and mapping system of contaminants and
        infrastructure  improvement  projects,  and  the  feasibility of
        biomonitoring
 
      o Develop a comprehensive public notification process  for  public
        water systems with water quality issues
      o Ensure  state  officials  are  aware  of  up-to-date science and
        research as it relates to drinking water quality and unregulated
        contaminants
      o Actions to ensure responsible parties are  pursued,  and  prompt
        availability of funding for remediation and cleanup projects
      o Members  of  the  Institute  shall  consist of the Department of
        Health and the Department of Environmental  Conservation  agency
        officials,   members   appointed  by  the  Legislature  and  the
        Executive  including  water  purveyors,  public  citizens   with
        expertise in drinking water quality
      o Require  the  establishment  of an advisory committee within the
        Drinking Water Quality Institute.
 
  * PART T - The Senate concurs with the Executive's Public  Health  Law
    proposals   in  regards  to  vaping  products,  with  the  following
    modifications:
      o Denies repealing the storage  and  accessibility  exemption  for
        tobacco  businesses  and other businesses that are restricted to
        persons under 18 years of age
      o Aligns the proposal with current law  regarding  child-resistant
        containers and sales to minors for tobacco products.
 
  * PART V - The Senate advances language to:
      o Ensure certain high risk, premature infants have access to donor
        breast milk
      o Require  the  Department  of Health to reimburse critical access
        hospitals in the same manner as Medicare for outpatient services
      o Ensure appropriate reimbursement to insurers that cover  certain
        high-acuity populations
      o Require  the  Department  of  Health  to  reimburse school based
        health center services outside of managed care permanently
      o Require appropriate start-up cost reimbursement to a  children's
        health home
      o Ensure appropriate nursing home reimbursement
      o Require  Medicaid  coverage  for  the diagnosis and treatment of
        infertility.
 
  * PART W - The Senate advances language to:
      o Require updates to the physician  profile  to  include  provider
        plan network information and to help ensure greater compliance
      o Authorize  the  Department  of  Health  to authorize a hospital,
        emergency medical service providers, physicians, and  home  care
        agencies  to develop and implement a plan for providing services
        to meet community needs
      o Establish a Lupus Research Enhancement Program and related funds
      o Simplify municipalities' expenditure reporting for core services
        and require state aid be based on total expenditures
      o Establish the New York State Living Donor Support Act  to  cover
        eligible  expenses  incurred  by  a  living donor as a result of
        organ donation, including lost wages, sick  and  vacation  days,
        and child care within certain limitations
 
  * The Senate supports legislation that will protect the sustainability
    of  the  current  and  future  tobacco  Master  Settlement Agreement
    payments, which are proposed to be dedicated to funding the  state's
    share of local Medicaid growth.
 
Medicaid Inspector General, Office of the
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $50 million.
 
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $64.2 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $1.2
    billion as follows:
      o Provides $109.5 million for an Enhanced TAP Program.
      o Provides $10 million to expand the Part-Time TAP program.
      o Provides  $3  million  to  expand  eligibility  for   the   STEM
        scholarship to students at nonpublic schools.
      o Provides  $2  million  to  allow  graduate  students in combined
        undergraduate/graduate programs to receive TAP awards.
      o Provides  $500,000  for  a  new  Child   Welfare   Worker   Loan
        Forgiveness Program.
      o Provides  $500,000  for  a  new Child Welfare Worker Scholarship
        Program.
      o Denies $86.6 million for  the  Executive  Excelsior  Scholarship
        proposal   to  provide  tuition-  free  education  for  eligible
        students.
      o Denies  $27  million  for  the  Executive   proposal   to   make
        undocumented citizens eligible for State financial aid programs.
      o Denies $17.1 million in the Executive proposal for increased TAP
        expenditures associated with the Excelsior Scholarship.
 
Article VII (S.2006-B)
  * PART  D  -  The  Senate  denies the Excelsior Scholarship to provide
    tuition-free  education  to  eligible  students  at  SUNY  and  CUNY
    schools.
  * PART  E  -  The  Senate  denies the expansion of State financial aid
    programs to undocumented citizens.
  * PART F - The Senate denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  disqualify
    students  from TAP awards if their institutions increase tuition and
    fees greater than $500/the three-year HEPI average.
  * PART W - The Senate advances language  creating  a  prepaid  tuition
    program.
  * PART Z - The Senate advances language allowing students at nonpublic
    schools to participate in the STEM scholarship award.
  * PART  UU  -  The  Senate  advances language creating a Child Welfare
    Worker  Loan  Forgiveness  Program  and  a  Child   Welfare   Worker
    Scholarship Program.
  * PART VV - The Senate advances language allowing students in approved
    undergraduate/graduate programs to receive TAP payments.
  * PART  WW  - The Senate advances language establishing a new Enhanced
    TAP award.
  * PART XX - The Senate  advances  language  expanding  part  time  TAP
    payments for SUNY community college students.
 
The  Senate  recognizes  there  are additional costs to higher education
beyond tuition such as books, room and board, transportation  and  fees.
The  Senate  supports  exploring  funding  for  New  York  State college
students for these additional costs of attendance.
 
Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $70 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $1.5 billion.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $53 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005)
  * PART C - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal  of  modernizing
    cybercrime  laws  to  also include language creating a framework for
    the prosecution of online privacy violations, establish a  New  York
    State  Cyber  Security Initiative, require a comprehensive review of
    all cyber security services to be performed every  five  years,  and
    require a Cyber Security Action Plan.
  * NEW   PART   DD   -  The  Senate  proposes  language  to  require  a
    Comprehensive  Emergency  Management  Provisions  for  homecare  and
    hospice  in counties with a population of one million or more during
    local declared emergencies.
 
Housing and Community Renewal
 
The Senate supports a housing policy package to address several  housing
issues that must be resolved.  The Senate is supportive of the Executive
recommendation  of  a comprehensive statewide multi-year housing program
with added provisions of oversight, accountability and upstate/downstate
parity. The Executive proposal to  implement  the  Affordable  New  York
Housing  Program is necessary with additional modifications to encourage
the development of affordable housing.  Edits to the Rent  Act  of  2015
are  essential  to remedy inconsistencies that have produced uncertainty
for owners and tenants. Currently the class shares system  in  New  York
City  and  the  absence  of  a property tax cap have created significant
barriers to the private development and affordability of housing  stock.
The  fundamental  flaws  of  the  real  property  taxes in New York City
necessitate a broader review. Finally, there continues to be a need  for
foreclosure  prevention  services  in  New  York State and the Senate is
fully supportive of the use of existing settlement funds designated  for
such necessary services.
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $96.4
    million as follows:
      o Denies funding for the Tenant Protection Unit.
      o Modifies funding for the Rent Administration Program
 
Aid To Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $84.9 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  is  supportive  of  the  Executive  recommendation of a
    comprehensive statewide multi-year housing program  with  oversight,
 
    accountability  and  upstate/downstate  parity,  in conjunction with
    implementing the Affordable New York Housing Program.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2006-B)
  * PART  R - Modifies the Executive proposal to utilize $141 million in
    excess Mortgage Insurance Fund reserves to provide:
      o An additional $3 million for Community Land Trusts.
      o An additional $2 million for the mobile  and  manufactured  home
        replacement program.
      o An  additional  $1.5  million  to  the Neighborhood Preservation
        Program.
      o An additional $1.2 million to the Rural Preservation Program.
  * PART S - The Senate is  supportive  of  the  Executive  proposal  to
    implement   the   Affordable   New   York   Housing   Program   with
    modifications.
  * PART CC - Creates  the  mobile  and  manufactured  home  replacement
    program.
  * PART DD - Creates the first home savings program.
  * PART  EE  -  Creates  the  affordable  senior  housing  and services
    program.
  * PART FF - Creates the tenant rent increase exemption program and  in
    conjunction  is  willing  to  explore  additional options to address
    exigent  needs  in  housing  in  New  York  City,   within   amounts
    appropriate.
  * PART GG - Creates the New York City tax reform study commission.
  * PART  HH - Limit New York City's ability to raise property levies by
    more than 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
  * PART  II  -  Reclassifies  properties  held   in   condominium   and
    cooperative form for assessment purposes as class one-a properties.
  * PART  JJ - Increase income limits for the Senior Homeowner Exemption
    and Disabled Homeowner Exemption programs.
  * PART KK - Requires community notification and community input to the
    New  York  City  planning  commission  on  the  siting  of  homeless
    facilities.
  * PART LL - Authorizes New York City Council oversight of the New York
    City Housing Authority.
  * PART  MM  -  Creates  a  New  York  City  Housing  Authority  repair
    certificate program.
  * PART NN - Allows for preferences and priorities to domestic violence
    victims for public housing in New York City.
  * PART OO - Allows for preferences to veterans for public  housing  in
    New York City.
  * PART PP - Removes exemption for public housing in New York City, and
    requires  licensed  professionals  are  performing  mold assessment,
    abatement, and remediation.
  * PART QQ - Creates an independent monitor to oversee projects by  the
    public housing authority in New York City.
 
Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $185,000.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $136,000.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  denies  the  Executive All Funds recommendation of $123
    million for the Empire  State  Trail  to  allow  for  other  funding
    priorities.
 
Human Rights, Division of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
    $18.2 million.
 
Indigent Legal Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate restores the Office of Indigent Legal Services  into  the
    State Operations budget with All Funds support of $4.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $109
    million as follows:
      o Removes language  granting  the  Division  of  Budget  increased
        oversight  and  approval  authority;  and transfers $4.8 million
        back to State Operations for continued agency operations.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART D  -  The  Senate  modifies  provisions  creating  a  Statewide
    Indigent  Legal  plan that is in compliance with the Hurrell-Harring
    Settlement standards, by removing Division of Budget  oversight  and
    approval  authority,  extending  the deadlines for implementation of
    county   plans,   and   establishing   eligibility   standards   for
    reimbursement.
 
Information Technology Services, Office For
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $768
    million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $85.7 million as
    follows:
      o Eliminates $4.6 million reapproporation for  various  technology
        projects.
 
Article VII Proposal (S. 2005-B)
  * PART  Q  -  The  Senate  denies  the Executive proposal to authorize
    certain technology  related  term  appointments  without  the  civil
    service examination.
 
Inspector General, Office of the State
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $7.2 million to
    deny with prejudice  new  language  contained  within  the  body  of
    appropriations.
 
Insurance and Securities Funds Reserve Guarantee
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $1.6 billion.
 
Interest on Lawyers Account
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45  million
    for local grants.
 
Judiciary
 
Legislature and Judiciary (S.2001)
  * The Senate modifies the Office of Court Administration as follows.
      o Denies  recommendation  to  add  200  new  full  time equivalent
        positions, and reduces appropriation authority by $18.2  million
        to reflect reduced spending.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART   BB   -   The   Senate  advances  language  to  authorize  the
    establishment of a single town court to serve the towns of Erin  and
    Chemung, in Chemung County.
  * PART  HH  -  The Senate advances language to authorize the review of
    sealed records when evaluating  whether  certain  defendants  should
    participate in a judicial diversion program.
  * PART  II  -  The  Senate  advances  language to require the court to
    consider the propensity of future violent  conduct  when  evaluating
    whether  to  place an individual in a judicial diversion program for
    drug or substance abuse, and to  require  the  transmission  of  the
    defendant's  arrest record and conviction statement to the treatment
    facility and local police department.  It  would  also  establish  a
    class  D  felony  where  such  a defendant leaves a facility without
    authorization.
  * PART JJ - The  Senate  advances  language  to  authorize  courts  to
    require  electronic  monitoring  of  certain  defendants in judicial
    diversion programs.
  * PART NN - The Senate advances language to allow the  removal  of  an
    action pending in a local criminal court to a problem solving court,
    as  designated by the chief administrator of the courts, in the same
    county.
  * PART PP - The Senate advances language  to  require  the  Office  of
    Court Administration to develop a process to provide translations of
    orders of protection where appropriate.
 
Judicial Conduct, Commission on
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $5.6
    million.
 
Judicial Nomination, Commission on
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.
 
Judicial Screening Committees
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.
 
Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
 
State Operations (S.2000-A)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $53.9
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $649,000.
 
Labor, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  Recommendation  of
    $578 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
    $3.1 billion, with the following modifications:
      o $150,000 for  the  Domestic  Violence  Program  at  the  Cornell
        University Labor Extension School
      o $200,000 for the Cornell Leadership Institute
      o $500,000  for  the  Brooklyn  Chamber  of Commerce Brooklyn Jobs
        Initiative
      o $200,000 for  the  Building  Trades  Pre-Apprenticeship  Program
        (BTPAP) on Long Island
      o $200,000 for the BTPAP in Rochester
      o $200,000 for the BTPAP in Western New York
      o $980,000 for the Chamber-On-The-Job Training Program
      o $815,000 for the Displaced Homemakers Program
      o $1.25  million  for the Manufacturers Association of Central New
        York Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program
      o $155,000 for the New York Council on Safety and Health (NYCOSH),
        located on Long Island
      o $250,000 for the New York Council on Safety and Health (NYCOSH),
        located in Western New York
      o $680,000 for the New York State  Pipe  Trades  Labor  Management
        Cooperation Committee for a solar thermal training program
      o $30,000  for  the  Office of Adult and Career Education Services
        (OACES)
      o $400,000 for the North American Logger Training School  at  Paul
        Smith's College
      o $300,000   for   the   Rochester  Summer  of  Opportunity  Youth
        Employment Program
      o $50,000 for the Rochester Tooling and Machining Institute
      o $75,000 for Team  STEPPS  Long  Term  Training  program  at  the
        Academy for Leadership in Long Term Care at St. John Fischer
      o $500,000 for The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC)
      o $4 million for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
      o $3   million  for  the  Workforce  Development  Institute  (WDI)
        Manufacturing Initiative
      o $450,000  for  the  Cornell  School  of  Industrial  and   Labor
        Relations Worker Institute
      o $600,000 for Statewide Youth Build programs
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  Y  -  The  Senate  denies  the Executive proposal to disregard
    certain part-time earnings by Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants,
    and advances language to provide that an  employer's  UI  experience
    rating  account shall not be charged for benefits paid to a claimant
    whose employment was terminated as a result of the reinstatement  of
    an  employee  after a period of family leave. The Senate also lowers
    the UI rate for employers  with  surplus  UI  account  balances  and
    includes  a  safety  valve  to  protect the overall health of the UI
    benefit trust fund.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
  * PART I - The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  enhance  the
    State's  ability  to recover unpaid wages by extending liability for
    wage theft to the top ten shareholders of out-of-state LLCs
  * PART U - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  create  a  new
    Division  of  Central  Administrative  Hearings within the Executive
    Department to consolidate the Administrative Hearings  functions  of
    State agencies
  * PART  ZZ  - The Senate proposes language to effectuate the agreement
    reached in the FY 2017  budget  relative  to  smoothing  differences
    between the fast food wage order and the statutorily enacted minimum
    wage.
 
The  Senate supports having a discussion about whether the definition of
public work should be updated.
 
Labor Management Committees
 
State Operations (S. 2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $9.2 million, as
    follows:
      o Denies $300,000 million  for  the  Empire  Star  Public  Service
        Award.
 
Law, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $238
    million.
  * The Senate supports the Department investigating  and  reporting  on
    non-licensed  automobile  broker businesses engaging in the unlawful
    leasing of vehicles.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5 million.
 
Local Government Assistance
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $2.5 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
 
The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of $815.1
million, with the following modifications:
  * Provides the following restorations:
 
      o $2,000,000 Village Per Capita Aid;
      o $1,600,000 City of Niagara Falls;
      o $340,000 Franklin County;
      o $340,000 Seneca County;
      o $200,000 City of Cortland;
      o $200,000 City of Oneonta;
      o $125,000 City of Syracuse;
      o $92,500 Cayuga County;
      o $27,000 Village of Woodbury;
      o $19,000 Village of South Blooming Grove;
      o $2,000 Village of Sagaponack.
  * Provides funding for the following:
      o $1,000,000 SUNY Host Municipalities;
      o $250,000 Miscellaneous VLT Aid.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  U  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to mandate that
    counties create a countywide shared service plan.
  * PART BB - The Senate advances language to authorize the  joining  of
    the town courts of the towns of Erin and Chemung, in Chemung County.
  * PART  EE  - The Senate advances language to eliminate the expiration
    of certain provisions of  the  general  municipal  law  relating  to
    granting localities greater contract flexibility to authorize shared
    purchasing.
  * PART  TT  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to expand the existing
    coverage under the Volunteer Firefighters Benefits  Law  to  include
    cancer   of   the   digestive,  hematological,  lymphatic,  urinary,
    prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems.
 
The Senate supports studying methods to provide relief to municipalities
with significant amounts of state lands that are not subject to property
taxes.
 
Mental Health, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.3
    billion, with the following modifications:
      o Require  the  inclusion of local governmental units input on the
        implementation of the Executive recommendations  to  review  and
        reconfigure  state-operated  clinics;  standardize the oversight
        and monitoring of the Service Dollars Program;  and  reconfigure
        residential opportunities.
      o Require  quarterly  reports  on  the Executive recommendation to
        review and reconfigure state-operated clinic services.
      o The  Senate  denies  appropriation  language   to   notwithstand
        notification  and reinvestment requirements for the reduction of
        State-operated beds.
      o The Senate denies without prejudice appropriation language  that
        would  allow for restoration to competency treatment in jail and
        prison based settings.
      o The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  continue  to
        provide monthly status reports.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.5
    billion, with the following modifications:
 
      o $3.2 million for the  Joseph  P.  Dwyer  Veteran  Peer  to  Peer
        Program
      o $750,000 for Crisis Intervention Teams
      o $500,000 for Children's Prevention and Awareness Initiatives
      o $400,000 for the NLP Research and Recognition Project
      o $300,000 for FarmNet
      o $175,000 for the South Fork Mental Health Initiative
      o $100,000 for the North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network
      o $100,000  for  the  Mental Health Association in New York State,
        Inc.
 
  * The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  recommendation   to   provide
    increased  support  to  residential units by delaying implementation
    until January 1, 2018.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $374
    million, with the following modification:
      o Require  $14  million  be  used  for  rehabilitation projects at
        Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
  * PART  O  -  The  Senate  denies  without  prejudice  the   Executive
    recommendation  to  allow for restoration to competency treatment in
    jail and prison based settings.
  * PART R - The Senate advances language  requiring  Western  New  York
    Children's  Psychiatric  Center  be  maintained  in Erie County as a
    separate and distinct entity, both organizationally and  physically,
    from other facilities.
 
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $121
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $504
    million, with the following modifications:
      o Provide  $2.7  million in funding for prevention, treatment, and
        recovery services
      o Require quarterly reports on the implementation of programs  and
        services created in Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $68 million.
 
Mental Hygiene
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $600
    million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
  * PART P - The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation to  extend
    and  expand  Ambulatory Patient Group rate protections to remove the
    Value Based Payment requirement.
 
  * PART Q - The Senate concurs with  the  Executive  recommendation  to
    defer the Human Services Cost of Living Adjustment for one year.
 
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.1
    billion, with the following modifications:
      o Provide  $3  million  for  the  implementation   of   the   Care
        Demonstration Program.
 
  * The  Senate  supports the creation of a satellite office in the City
    of Buffalo to provide community services.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.3
    billion, with the following modifications:
      o Provide  $11.25  million for the implementation of a direct care
        worker salary increase, effective January 1, 2018
      o Provide $500,000 for the Best Buddies Program
      o Require Senate representation on the Blue Ribbon Panel  for  the
        Institute  for  Basic  Research  in  Developmental  Disabilities
        recommended by the Executive
      o Delay the implementation of new services
      o Require periodic updates on the implementation of  Managed  Care
        for individuals with developmental disabilities.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $86 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2007-A)
  * PART  S  - The Senate advances language to require the establishment
    of the Care Demonstration Program.
 
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the  Executive  recommendation  for  a  $1.5
    billion  appropriation  toward  the  State's  overall  $8.3  billion
    commitment  to  the  $26.6   billion   Metropolitan   Transportation
    Authority (MTA) 2015-2019 Capital Program
  * The Senate supports the advancement of a proposal to require the MTA
    to commence a West Shore Corridor Rapid Transit Study
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.4 billion
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
  * PART  E - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to maximize the
    collection of tolls owed to public authorities as follows:
      o Strengthening the proposal to make toll evasion a misdemeanor
      o Concurs with the proposals to enter into  reciprocal  agreements
        with  other  states and increasing penalties for operations of a
        motor vehicle while on a toll road without a license plate  that
        is easily readable.
  * NEW  PART  PP  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to allow Brooklyn
    residents to receive the same discount as  Staten  Island  residents
    under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll rebate program
 
  * NEW  PART UU - The Senate advances language to repeal the definition
    of "Transportation Purpose" as it pertains to the  MTA  (subdivision
    18-a of  1261 of the Public Authorities Law)
 
Military and Naval Affairs, Division of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $81.4 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $900,000.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $57 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART K - The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  transfer
    Division  of  Military  and Naval Affairs employees to the Office of
    General Services' Business Service Center.
 
Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $76.8 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $132.6 million.
 
Motor Vehicles, Department of
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $21.8
    million, with the following modification:
      o Provide  up  to  an  additional  $6.8  million  for the Impaired
        Driving Safety Program
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $89.2
    million
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $231.4
    million, with the following modification:
      o Denies  the  Executive  recommendation  for  107  new  Full-time
        equivalents (FTEs)
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART F - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to assess an
    additional  $3  million  annually  to  the  New  York  City  Traffic
    Violations Bureau to recover the State's administrative expenses  of
    the program.
  * PART  G  -  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to authorize
    Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).
 
  * PART H - The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to  waive
    fees  for  a  replacement  non-driver  identification card for crime
    victims whose card is lost or stolen as a result of a crime.
  * PART  I  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
    reinstatement fee from $25 to $100 for non-residents to  have  their
    driving privileges restored.
  * PART  J  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
    certificate of title fee and the duplicate certificate of title fee.
  * PART K - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize a  $5
    fee  for  REAL ID compliant documents issued by DMV and supports the
    use of DMV Mobile  Service  to  educate  residents,  promote  public
    awareness, and allow individuals to conduct business transactions in
    their communities.
  * PART  L  - The Senate modifies the Executive proposed initiatives to
    address highway safety as follows:
      o Modifies the  requirement  to  include  bicycle  and  pedestrian
        safety  in  the  written  test  for  a  driver's license to also
        include motorcycle safety.
      o Modifies the requirement that all passengers wear a seat belt in
        the back seat of a vehicle, to only require  passengers  in  the
        back seat that are under the age of 21.
      o Denies  the  proposal  to prohibit the use of electronic devices
        while driving a motor vehicle pending further  clarification  to
        ensure the language is not prohibiting beyond the intent.
  * NEW  PART  QQ  -  The  Senate advances language to create a seasonal
    trail pass program for snowmobiles.
  * NEW PART TT - The Senate advances language to provide a ten  percent
    discount on senior citizen driver's license fees.
  * NEW  PART  VV - The Senate advances language to amend the definition
    of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to reflect a weight increase  to  1,500
    pounds.
  * NEW  PART  YY - The Senate advances language to eliminate cumbersome
    paperwork related to farm plated vehicle registrations.
  * NEW PART DDD - The Senate advances language to require  a  sixty-day
    license   suspension  for  any  driver  convicted  of  two  speeding
    violations within a school zone committed within  an  eighteen-month
    period of time.
  * NEW  PART  EEE  -  The  Senate  advances  language  related  to  the
    distribution   of   certain   mandatory   surcharges   imposed   for
    alcohol-related  traffic  convictions  and provides adequate funding
    for the implementation  of  the  ignition  interlock  provisions  of
    Leandra's Law (Impaired Driving Safety program).
 
The  Senate  supports continued dialogue toward the creation of the City
of Rochester Traffic Violations Agency.
 
The Senate supports advancement of the sharing economy by  allowing  for
the  extension  of  insurance  laws  to  provide  adequate  coverage for
peer-to-peer  car  sharing  applications  and  the  extension  of  other
applicable  statutes  to  ensure  appropriate  consumer  protections and
promote equity among stakeholders.
 
National And Community Service
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  Recommendation  of
    $30.3 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
    $350,000.
 
Olympic Regional Development Authority
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All Funds recommendation of $4
    million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $38  million,  which  includes $20 million for projects at Whiteface
    and Gore mountain ski  resorts,  and  $8  million  for  projects  at
    Belleayre mountain ski resort.
 
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $225.7
    million as follows:
      o Denies  language authorizing the costs of the agency in relation
        to general ratemaking proceedings to be eligible expenses  under
        section  18-a  of  the  Public  Service  Law to avoid additional
        utility costs being passed on to customers.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $9.3 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $208.7
    million as follows:
      o Denies $120 million in New York Works Funds for Parks projects.
 
Power Authority
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $293 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate denies the Executive  All  Funds  recommendation  of  $77
    million  for  the  Empire  State  Trail  to  allow for other funding
    priorities.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART LL - The Senate denies the  Executive's  Article  VII  proposal
    that  would  authorize  shared  service agreements between the Power
    Authority  and  the  State  of  New  York,  Canal  Corporation   and
    Department  of  Transportation  without  prejudice. The Senate would
    like  to  see  stronger  protections  of  existing  Power  Authority
    programs  and  an  update  on  the  status of the Canal Corporations
    transfer and  any  effect  it  has  had  on  the  Power  Authority's
    finances.
  * PART  PPP  -  The Senate proposes adding language that would require
    the state to maintain canal lift bridges to the point that they  are
    safe for vehicle and foot traffic.
 
Indian Point
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART  QQ  -  The Senate includes a proposal to require the County of
    Westchester, in consultation with the Town of Cortlandt, Village  of
    Buchanan  and  the  Hendrick  Hudson  School  District, to perform a
    comprehensive study to develop and recommend possible solutions  for
    the  reutilization  of  the  property that contains the Indian Point
    Nuclear Power Generating Facility.  This proposal would require  the
    state   of  New  York,  including  its  state  agencies  and  public
    authorities, to provide whatever information or technical assistance
    is requested from the County of Westchester, in order to perform the
    study, and would further require the state to also  provide  funding
    as  requested by the County of Westchester, necessary to perform the
    study, pursuant to funds appropriated or suballocated  for  expenses
    related thereto.
 
The  final  copy  of the study and the recommendations would be required
under this Part to be produced before December 1, 2017,  and  delivered,
to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of
the  senate,  the  chair of the senate standing committee on energy, and
the chair of the assembly standing committee on energy.
 
The purpose of this report would be to determine all possible strategies
for reutilization of the facility. It is  the  further  purpose  of  the
study  to  help identify possible solutions so as to address such issues
as the loss of employment and tax revenue, the environmental and  public
safety  effects  of  decommissioning, the need for worker retraining and
re-employment, the economic revitalization of the effected  communities,
and  the  need  to  direct  the  $15  million  community  fund through a
memorandum of understanding approved by the state legislature  in  order
to  provide assistance for immediate, negative, community impacts. It is
additionally the purpose of  this  study  to  offer  recommendations  on
possible  resolutions,  for  the numerous, challenges incumbent with the
decommissioning of the facility, including, but not limited to, the many
different levels of government involved in the decommissioning  process,
the complex regulatory, environmental, economic and societal issues that
will   undoubtedly  occur,  the  problem  of  reduced  electrical  power
production and increased  electricity  rates,  and  the  many  ancillary
effects  that  result  for  such a significant event as the closure of a
facility which has an estimated positive fiscal impact of over a billion
dollars.
 
The Senate supports the retraining of workers at Indian Point to perform
the decommissioning work at the facility to  keep  good  paying,  highly
skilled jobs here in New York.
 
The  Senate  supports  the  administering  of  exit  physicals for every
employee at the facility prior to the conclusion of their employment.
 
Prevention of Domestic Violence, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $3.8
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
 
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.8
    million, and restores language omitted by the Executive  related  to
    the  Women's  Rights  Clinic  at  SUNY  Buffalo  Law  School  within
    appropriation and reappropriations.
 
Public Employment Relations Board
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $3.9
    million.
 
Public Ethics, Joint Commission on
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $5.6
    million.
 
Public Service
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $95.6 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $5.75 million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART V - The Senate denies the Executive's Article VII proposal that
    would   authorize   the  Departments  of  Agriculture  and  Markets,
    Environmental Conservation, and  State  and  the  Office  of  Parks,
    Recreation  and  Historic Preservation to be reimbursed for expenses
    incurred in their participation in general  ratemaking  proceedings;
    the Senate modifies the authorization to the Department of Health to
    finance   certain   activities   with  revenues  generated  from  an
    assessment on cable television companies  by  requiring  twenty-five
    percent  of  the  total  amount  received  be used to produce public
    education materials for secondary school education.
 
The Senate supports greater transparency in actions taken by the  Public
Service  Commission, especially when those actions result in an increase
in the amount New Yorkers pay. New York  is  among  the  most  expensive
states  in  the  nation  for the cost of electricity and those costs are
only expected to rise as new assessments are implemented.  In  light  of
this,   before   assessments   are  put  into  effect,  a  comprehensive
cost-benefit analysis must be done and made public. The Senate  supports
the  expanded  adoption  of  renewable  energy  technologies,  but  also
believes that the cost of doing so must  be  thoroughly  considered,  as
well as reliability of the electric grid.
 
Racing Reform Program
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive reappropriation of $2 million
    proposal.
 
State, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $69 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $74.7
    million, with the following modification:
      o Provides $2 million for the Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens.
 
Article VII Proposals (S. 2008-B)
  * PART Q - The Senate concurs with the Executive  proposal  to  extend
    the expedited document handling Fees for one year.
  * PART  R  -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  place
    responsibility for  mailing  a  copy  of  service  of  process  with
    plaintiffs rather than Department of State.
  * PART  S  - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to assess a five
    dollar fee to cover the cost of producing an identification card for
    real estate license applicants.
  * PART U - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  remove  the
    Chairperson  of the New York State Athletic Commission from the list
    of salaried state officers.
 
The Senate supports the licensing and regulation of  automobile  brokers
to prevent New Yorkers from being harmed economically.
 
State Police, Division of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $874.6
    million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $51.5
    million, with the following modification:
      o Restores  the Memorandum of Understanding language within a 2014
        reappropriation related to the development of  a  public  safety
        solution   center   including  but  not  limited  to  a  records
        management system, coordinating the  State  Police,  Information
        Technology  Services,  and  the  Division of Criminal Justice to
        submit a  plan  to  develop  such  a  solution  center  and  its
        expenditures to be approved by the Legislature.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART F - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a Hate
    Crimes  Task  Force  within the Division of State Police's Bureau of
    Criminal Investigation, also including Penal Law provisions relating
    to cemetery desecration, and making graffiti hate crimes.
      o The Senate also supports the State Police looking  into  threats
        targeting  religious  based  community  centers,  daycares,  and
        National Guard centers across the State, and creating a  revenue
        stream to address the need for security measures.
  * NEW PART GG - The Senate proposes language to authorize the Division
    of State Police to conduct an interoperability demonstration project
    for  the  purpose  of  testing  the use of established techniques to
    promote more  efficient  communications  for  state  and  local  law
    enforcement agencies.
 
State University of New York (SUNY)
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $9.2
    billion as follows:
      o Makes the following restorations:
          - $18.6 for SUNY hospital subsidy
          - $1.5 million for Small Business Development Centers
          - $100,000 for the Chestnut Research Program.
      o Provides funding for the following:
          - $1.5 million for Telehealth pilot program
          - $250,000  for  a  BioAccelerator  Program  at  SUNY  Upstate
            Hospital.
      o Denies  $69.5  million  spending authorization associated with a
        $250 tuition increase
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation  of  $482
    million as follows:
      o Makes the following restorations:
          - $1.5  million  for  Graduation,  Achievement,  and Placement
            Program
          - $1.1 million for child care centers
          - $600,000 for Harvest NY
          - $100,000 for SUNY Orange BRIDGE program.
      o Increases community college base aid  funding  by  $6.3  million
        ($50/FTE).
      o Denies   $10  million  in  funding  for  4,938  additional  FTEs
        associated with the Executive's proposed  Excelsior  Scholarship
        program.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $889 million
    with the following modification:
      o Repurposes  $150  million  in critical maintenance funding to be
        outlined for specific projects.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
  * PART G - The Senate denies the five-year, $250  annual  increase  in
    tuition.
  * PART  V  -  The Senate advances language establishing maintenance of
    effort provisions for SUNY and CUNY.
  * PART Y -  The  Senate  advances  language  requiring  disclosure  of
    dormitory costs and usage.
  * PART  BB  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to create a TeleHealth
    Counseling pilot program at SUNY.
  * PART YY - The Senate advances language requiring SUNY to  study  the
    current community college reimbursement formula.
 
Statewide Financial System
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $30.5
    million.
 
Tax Appeals
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3 million.
 
Taxation and Finance, Department of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $451.5
    million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $4.9
    million.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2009-B)
  * PART  U  -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  allow
    warrantless bank account data matching.
  * PART V - The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  require  tax
    clearances for new state employees.
  * PART  X  -  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to permanently
    extend warrantless wage garnishment.
  * PART HH -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  expand
    jeopardy assessments to the cigarette and tobacco tax.
 
The Senate supports efforts to improve cigarette tax enforcement through
increased penalties and more effective information gathering techniques.
 
Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive All Funds Recommendation of $429.6
    million as follows:
      o Denies the addition of 73 new FTEs
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds Recommendation of
    $5.2 billion, with the following modifications:
      o Denies  creation  of  a  new,  $200,000  Prison   Release   Case
        Management Pilot Program
      o Provides funding for the following General Fund programs:
          - $20 million in State Supplemental SSI
          - $750,000  in  additional funding for Legal Advocates for the
            Disabled (DAP)
          - $150,000 for United Way of Central New York
      o Provides funding for  the  following  Temporary  Assistance  for
        Needy Families (TANF) programs:
          - $22.5  million  increase in child care subsidies to deny the
            proposal requiring  that  Local  Social  Services  Districts
            allocate $27 million in discretionary Federal Title XX block
            grant funds to child care
          - $2.5  million  for  the  child  care  facilitated enrollment
            demonstration project in Monroe County
          - $1.3  million  for   child   care   facilitated   enrollment
            demonstration  projects  in  the Capital District and Oneida
            County
          - $800,000 for Welfare to Careers
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive Recommendation of $64 million
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
 
  * PART O - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to  increase
    the  percentage  of  lottery winnings over $600 the State can recoup
    from current and former public assistance recipients from 50 percent
    to 100 percent.
  * PART P - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to authorize
    the  pass-through  of any Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    COLA that  becomes  effective  in  2018  and  advances  language  to
    increase  the State share SSI allowance for Adult Care Facilities by
    $4 per day per year over five years.
  * PART Q - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  require
    enhanced  background checks for workers in publicly-funded emergency
    shelters for families with children.
 
Thruway Authority
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2005-B)
  * The Senate denies the  Executive  recommendation  to  authorize  the
    Thruway Authority to conduct its own competitive bond sales.
 
Article VII Proposals (S.2008-B)
  * NEW  PART  ZZ  -  The  Senate  advances language to establish a Toll
    Advisory Task Force to review toll rates, commuter discount options,
    resident discount programs and commercial rates.
 
The Senate  supports  the  Thruway  Authority  advancing  electronic  or
cashless  tolling  at the Grand Island Bridge without decreasing funding
for other projects in the Thruway core capital program.
 
Transportation, Department of
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $4.5 billion  in
    State operating assistance for the MTA to provide the following:
      o An additional $3.5 million for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll
        rebate  program  to  cover  the  $0.24  toll increase for Staten
        Island residents and commercial vehicles and proposes a  similar
        discount for Brooklyn residents.
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $502 million
    for   non-MTA  Downstate  and  Upstate  transit  systems,  with  the
    following modification:
      o Provide  an  additional  $11.3  million   in   State   operating
        assistance  for  non-MTA transit systems, a two percent increase
        ($10 million total), and the opportunity for an additional 0.25%
        increase which would require a local match ($1.3 million total).
  * The Senate restores the $4 million for rural  public  transportation
    systems  negatively  impacted  by changes in Medicaid reimbursements
    under the Department of Health (DOH) and provides an  additional  $1
    million for a total of $5 million.
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $46 million
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate denies the Executive recommendation for 86 new Full-time
    equivalents (FTEs)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of:
      o $600 million in Federal funds  to  accelerate  road  and  bridge
        projects across New York State
 
      o $564 million from State bonded resources for access improvements
        to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport
  *   The  Senate  modifies the Executive recommendation to provide $270
    million in settlement funds for  the  Department  of  Transportation
    (DOT) FY 2016-2020 Capital Plan by reprogramming as follows:
      o $91 million in additional non-MTA capital, for a total of $175.5
        million
      o $75  million  for  the  Consolidated  Local  Street  and Highway
        Program (CHIPS) to be added to the base ($438  million),  for  a
        total of $513 million in CHIPS funding
      o $50  million  for  the  Local  BRIDGE  NY program, including $20
        million for culverts with a minimum award amount of $50,000  for
        culverts, for a total of $150 million for Local BRIDGE NY
      o $27.5  million  in  additional  capital for the Aviation Capital
        Grant Program, for a total of $40 million
      o $11.5 million to increase the reimbursement rate to  cities  for
        maintaining State highways running through cities from $0.85 per
        square yard to $1.77 per square yard
      o $2 million to provide the full State match ($6 million total) to
        Federal funds for aviation
      o The remaining $13 billion was utilized for non-capital purposes,
        including non-MTA transit operating assistance
  * The Senate supports:
      o Long-term  regional  balance  within the DOT capital program for
        roads and bridges, including additional commitments  by  DOT  to
        move  forward  with  delayed road and bridge projects and a more
        equitable process for project accelerations
      o Funding to advance a comprehensive study of  the  Oakdale  merge
        section of the Sunrise Highway in Long Island
      o A  commitment  from  DOT  to  commence  environmental review and
        preliminary engineering of the Route 17 corridor in  the  Hudson
        Valley
      o Funding  for  the second phase of traffic mitigation measures on
        the Hutchinson River Parkway in the vicinity of  the  Hutchinson
        Metro Center Complex
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART  A  -  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  proposal  to
    permanently extend the disposition of certain revenues to the Public
    Transportation Operating Account (PTOA) for Upstate transit systems
  * PART B - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to increase  the
    cap  on  divisible  load permits issued by DOT from 25,000 to 35,000
    over ten years as follows:
      o Provides a one-time increase of 2,000  permits  in  the  current
        statutory cap (from 25,000 to 27,000)
      o Denies  the  additional  8,000 permits given the impact on roads
        and bridges caused by additional overweight trucks until DOT can
        commit to moving forward with delayed road and bridge projects
  * PART C - The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  enhance  the
    enforcement power of the Public Transportation Safety Board (PTSB)
  * PART  D  -  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to meet
    compliance with federal  requirements  for  truck  size  and  weight
    provisions  and the suspension of vehicle registrations for carriers
    placed out-of-service as follows:
      o Concurs with the amendments  to  the  Vehicle  and  Traffic  Law
        relating to truck size and weight
      o Denies  the  proposal  to authorize DOT to suspend registrations
        for Federal out-of-service orders
 
  * PART LL - The Senate denies the  Executive's  Article  VII  proposal
    that  would  authorize  shared  service agreements between the Power
    Authority  and  the  State  of  New  York,  Canal  Corporation   and
    Department  of  Transportation  without  prejudice. The Senate would
    like  to  see  stronger  protections  of  existing  Power  Authority
    programs and an update on  the  status  of  the  Canal  Corporations
    transfer  and  any  effect  it  has  had  on  the  Power Authority's
    finances.
  * NEW PART XX -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  authorize  local
    authorities  to  establish  owner  liability  for  failure to obey a
    signal indicating the approach of a train through the use  of  photo
    violation-monitoring devices at rail grade crossings
  * NEW  PART  AAA  - The Senate advances language to increase the speed
    limit on the Ocean Parkway from 25 mph to 30 mph
  * NEW  PART  BBB  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  modify   the
    composition  of  the  Interagency  Coordinating  Committee  on Rural
    Public Transportation and to  require  the  Committee  to  meet  and
    report on rural transportation in the State
  * NEW  PART  CCC  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  increase the
    reimbursement rate for local governments that enter agreements  with
    the  State  for  the  maintenance  and  repair  of arterial highways
    passing through cities from $.85 per square yard to $1.77 per square
    yard
 
Veterans' Affairs
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive All  Funds  Recommendation  of
    $8.3 million
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $10.7 million, with the following modifications:
      o Denies creation of a new $250,000 "access to justice initiative"
        and reallocates these funds to restore the Senate's share of the
        New York State Defenders' Association Veterans' Defense  Program
        and adds an additional $450,000 for a total of $700,000.
      o Modifies  the  $1  million  appropriation  related  to veterans'
        treatment court services to deny  language  notwithstanding  the
        Criminal  Procedure  Law  and  to  reference  the  newly created
        section  836-a  of  the  executive  law  regarding  a   veterans
        treatment court peer-to-peer service grant program.
      o Provides funding for the following programs:
          - $350,000  for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's Veterans
            and Military Families Advocacy project
          - $100,000 to expand Legal Services  of  the  Hudson  Valley's
            Veterans   and   Military  Families  Advocacy  project  into
            Westchester County
          - $250,000  for  Nassau  Suffolk  Law   Services   Committee's
            Veterans' Rights Project
          - $250,000  in  additional  funding  for the Veterans Outreach
            Center in Monroe County
          - $300,000 for Warrior Salute
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-B)
  * PART T - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to expand access
    to veterans' treatment courts for misdemeanor and  felony  offenses,
    subject to District Attorney consent, by adding a new section to the
 
    Executive  law  outlining  a  veterans' treatment court peer-to-peer
    service grant program
 
Victim Services, Office of
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $13 million.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $106.7
    million.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART G - The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  to  expand  the
    eligibility  for  reimbursement  of  certain  expenses  by Office of
    Victim Services.
  * PART  H  -  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  to  increase
    reimbursable expenses of "loss of savings" up to $30,000.
 
Workers' Compensation Board
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $195.4 million
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2005-B)
  * PART O - The Senate denies with the Executive  proposal  related  to
    State Insurance Fund audits.
  * PART  P  -  The Senate denies the Executive recommendation to modify
    how the  State  Insurance  Fund  is  authorized  to  invest  surplus
    reserves.
  * PART AA - The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
    to  extend the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB)
    for an additional ten years.
 
Workers' Compensation Reform
 
The  Senate  advances  proposals  to  enact  reform  to   the   workers'
compensation  system as part of this year's budget. The Senate is firmly
committed to achieving  real  cost  savings  for  New  York's  employers
through  a  comprehensive  and  fair  package  of  workers' compensation
reforms.
 
The Senate will work to reduce  the  unsustainable  cost  increases  for
employers,  while  continuing  to  protect  injured  workers. The Senate
advances a variety of reforms, including updates to durational caps  and
schedule  loss  of use awards, ensuring prompt access to quality medical
care and lost wage benefits, enhanced incentives  for  workplace  safety
programs,  and implementation of an efficient hearing process.  Further,
to improve the overall system, the Senate will advance reforms to reduce
frictional  costs,  streamline  forms,   improve   independent   medical
examinations  (IMEs),  and require implementation of a prescription drug
formulary by December 31, 2017.
 
The Senate strongly  believes  that  substantial  cost  savings  can  be
achieved  through  efficiencies and changes to the workers' compensation
system, and not by shortchanging  injured  workers.  The  high  cost  of
coverage  already  serves  to  suppress  wages, any further increases in
 
workers' compensation premiums threaten job growth, and will  ultimately
cost  New York jobs. As a result, to help both New York's businesses and
our workers, the Senate will strongly advocate for the final budget this
year to include workers' compensation reform.
 
Welfare Inspector General
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive All Funds recommendation of
    $1.3 million.
 
Miscellaneous
 
State Operations (S.2000-B)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $1  billion
    for Special Federal Emergency Appropriation.
 
Aid to Localities (S.2003-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies  the Executive All Funds recommendation of $69
    million for the Pay for Success Contingency Reserve by reducing  the
    appropriation authority to $53 million.
 
Capital Projects (S.2004-B)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive All Funds recommendation of $203
    million for the Special Infrastructure Account as follows:
      o $4 million for New York City Police Department for the  purchase
        of vehicles including bulletproof glass and panels for vehicles.
      o $6  million  for law enforcement agencies outside of the city of
        New York for equipment purchases.
  * The Senate denies the Executive All  Funds  recommendation  of  $100
    million for the Downtown Revitalization program.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2006-A)
  * PART  X  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  establish a college
    affordability task force.
  * PART AA - The Senate advances language requiring institutions in the
    independent sector to develop college affordability committees.
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2008-B)
  * PART P - The Senate denies the Executive proposal  for  Design-Build
    and intends to study the prior authorization for Design-Build.
  * PART  W  -  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.
  * NEW  PART  RR - The Senate advances language to limit the ability of
    the Port Authority of New  York  and  New  Jersey  to  assess  cargo
    facility  fees without an agreement between the carrier and the Port
    Authority.
  * NEW PART SS - The Senate advances language to authorize the State to
    forgive outstanding loan debt from the Port of Oswego Authority.
  * NEW PART WW - The Senate advances language to repeal  1678-a of the
    Public Authorities Law, the New York State Design  and  Construction
    Corporation Act.
 
The  Senate  advances  legislation  creating  an  accidental  disability
benefit of  three-quarters  of  final  average  salary  for  all  police
officers in the New York City police department.
 
Revenue
 
Article VII Proposal (S.2009 - B)
  * PART  A  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize an
    Alcoholic Beverage License to TasteNY stores.
  * PART B - The Senate denies the Executive proposal  to  authorize  an
    Alcoholic Beverage license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic
    beverages in movie theaters.
  * PART  C  - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to convert
    the NYC STAR Rate Reduction  Benefit  into  a  New  York  State  tax
    credit.
  * PART  D - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to cap the annual
    growth of STAR at zero percent.
  * PART  E  -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to   make
    participation in the Income Verification Program (IVP) mandatory.
  * PART  F - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to prescribe that
    taxing jurisdictions allow taxpayers to make partial tax payments.
  * PART G - The Senate denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  amend  the
    secrecy  provision  of  the  Tax  Law  in  order  to  authorize  the
    Department of Taxation and Finance to  make  public  the  names  and
    addresses  of individuals that have applied for or are receiving the
    STAR PIT Credit.
  * PART H - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  repeal  the
    existing  STAR  PIT  Credit  calculation for co - ops and to require
    local assessors to forward  to  the  Tax  Commissioner  a  statement
    setting forth the taxable assessed value attributable to each tenant
    - stockholder.
  * PART  I - The Senate denies the Executive Proposal to extend the fee
    charged on oil and gas producers.
  * PART J - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to authorize
    SUNY, rather than the State Education  Department,  to  certify  and
    approve  the  disbursement  of  funds  for the Long Island Veterans'
    Home, which is operated by Stony Brook.
  * PART K - The Senate accepts the Executive  proposal  to  extend  the
    Excelsior  Jobs  Program for three years, through tax year 2029, and
    create two new tax credits, separate from Excelsior Jobs,  the  Life
    Sciences  Research and Development Tax Credit and the Angel Investor
    Tax Credit.
  * PART L - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  expand  the
    Employee  Training  Incentive  Program  (ETIP)  to include incumbent
    worker training and include training for employees of  life  science
    companies.
  * PART  M  -  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
    Empire State Film and Post - Production tax Credits for three years,
    through tax year 2022.
  * PART N - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  rename  the
    Urban  Youth  Jobs  Program  Tax  Credit  to the New York Youth Jobs
    Program Tax Credit and extend it for five years, until 2022.
  * PART O - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  extend  the
    Alternative  Fuels  and  Electric  Vehicle  Recharging  Property Tax
    credit for five years, through tax year 2022.
  * PART P - The Senate denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  amend  the
    Investment Tax Credit (ITC) by disallowing property principally used
    by  the  taxpayer  in the production or distribution of electricity,
 
    natural gas, steam, or water, and master tapes of a film, television
    show or commercial are disallowed if the costs associated  with  the
    creation,  production,  or  reproduction are incurred outside of New
    York State.
  * PART  Q - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to require that
    single member limited liability company (SMLCC) that are disregarded
    as an entity separate from its owner (SMLLC's are treated similar to
    sole proprietors) for federal income tax purposes shall  be  treated
    the same way by New York State for purposes of claiming tax credits,
    to  allow  SMLCC's  that  are  separately certified under the Empire
    Zone's Program to allow the taxpayer to elect to  have  the  SMLCC's
    treated as separate.
  * PART  R  -  The  Senate  denies the Executive proposal to extend the
    temporary income  tax  surcharge  for  an  additional  three  years,
    through tax year 2020.
  * PART  S - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make permanent
    the current limitations on the itemized deductions for  high  income
    earners under the State and New York City Personal Income Tax.
  * PART  T  -  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to expand the
    Child and Dependent Care  Tax  Credit  for  taxpayers  with  incomes
    between $50,000 and $150,000 to also expand the tax credit for those
    with  incomes  under  $50,000  and  for  those  with a more than two
    children.
  * PART U - The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  expand  the
    financial  institution  data  match  system for state tax collection
    purposes to include information regarding financial accounts for tax
    debtors with fixed and final tax debts, whether or not a warrant has
    been filed.
  * PART V - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require  a  tax
    clearance for new state employees.
  * PART  W  - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require a tax
    clearance for physicians and dentists applying  for  coverage  under
    the Physician's Excess Medical Malpractice Program. The extension of
    the  Physician's  Excess Medical Malpractice Program is contained in
    the Health Article VII.
  * PART X - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make  permanent
    the  authority  for  the  Commissioner  of  Taxation  and Finance to
    garnish wages of tax without the necessity of filing a warrant  with
    the county clerk.
  * PART  Y  -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal to require
    corporations that are treated as S - Corps at the federal  level  to
    be treated as S - Corps for New York purposes if they are subject to
    New York tax.
  * PART  Z  -  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to clarify that
    the proceeds from a non - residents sale of an entity (e.g.  LLC  or
    partnership)  that  own  shares  in  a  New  York  co  - op would be
    considered New York source income and therefore subject to tax.
  * PART AA - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require non  -
    resident  sellers of partnership assets that are subject to Internal
    Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1060 (special rules for  the  sale  of  a
    business), to classify the transaction as the sale of an asset.
  * PART BB - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require online
    marketplace providers to collect sales tax.
  * PART  CC  - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to make changes
    to the collection of sales tax on sales between related entities.
  * PART DD - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  make  changes
    to the sales tax charged on the transmission of gas and electricity.
 
  * PART  EE  -  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to impose the
    Public Safety Communications Surcharge on the sale of  prepaid  cell
    phone devices and services.
  * PART  FF  -  The  Senate  denies the Executive proposal to impose an
    excise tax of 10 per milliliter on vapor products.
  * PART GG - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  increase  the
    forfeiture  and  seizure penalties associated with the possession of
    unstamped or fraudulently stamped cigarettes.
  * PART HH -  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  extend
    jeopardy  assessment  enforcement  provisions  for the collection of
    cigarette and tobacco excise taxes.
  * PART II - The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  change  the
    method of taxation on cigars, from 75 percent of the wholesale price
    to a flat tax of 45 cents per cigar.
  * PART  JJ  -  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to expand the
    Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) to  include  transfers  of  minority
    interests  in  a  partnership,  LLC,  S  - Corp, or a non - publicly
    traded C - Corp with fewer than 100 shareholders that owns New  York
    real  property  that  is  fair  market value equals to or exceeds 50
    percent of all the asset of the entity.
  * PART KK - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize  the
    Commissioner  of  Tax and Finance to impose the mansion tax on sales
    of real property that he determines, at his  discretion,  were  made
    pursuant  to  an agreement, understanding or arrangement to avoid or
    evade the tax.
  * PART LL - The Senate denies the Executive proposal to use a facility
    other than Morrisville College to perform equine  drug  testing  and
    transfer the equine drug testing cost to the horsemen.
  * PART  MM  - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to codify and
    modernize Charitable  Gaming  to  include  provisions  to  authorize
    electronic  bell  jar machines, advertising on television, authorize
    charitable games of chance to be played on state property (e.g. duck
    river run) and authorize persons under the age of 18 and at least 16
    years of age to assist in the sale of raffle and bingo  tickets  and
    further authorizes persons under the age of 18 to assist in the sale
    and distribution of items at the concession stand.
  * PART NN - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to re-privatize
    New   York   Racing  Association  (NYRA);  the  Senate  reduces  the
    Executive's board appointment from six to four, and  extends  voting
    rights to the breeders and horsemen.
  * PART  OO  - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    for one year  certain  tax  rates  and  simulcasting  provisions  to
    maintain the pari-mutuel betting and simulcasting structure in place
    in New York.
  * PART  PP  - The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    the Monticello Casino  and  Raceway  video  lottery  terminal  (VLT)
    distribution rates for one year.
  * PART  QQ  - The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
    Video Gaming vendor's capital awards program for one year to include
    provisions to extend capital awards to Monticello and remove certain
    capital award restrictions for Empire City Casino  and  Raceway  and
    Saratoga Raceway.
  * PART  RR  -  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive recommendation to
    redistribute $2.25 million  in  local  gaming  aid  from  Commercial
    Casinos,  Native  American  Casinos and local video lottery aid from
    municipalities throughout  the  state  and  distribute  the  aid  to
    Madison County; the Senate recommends the funding be a state charge.
 
  * PART  SS  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to expand the existing
    Personal Income Tax exemption for small businesses and to reduce the
    Corporate Franchise Tax business income tax rate from 6.5 percent to
    2.5 percent over a two - year period.
  * PART   TT   -   The   Senate   advances  language  to  increase  the
    Manufacturer's Real Property  Tax  Credit  from  20  percent  to  50
    percent  of  any annual Real Property Taxes paid during the year for
    real  property  owned  or  leased  by  the  manufacturer,  which  is
    principally used during the taxable year for manufacturing.
  * PART  UU - The Senate advances language to double the Farm Workforce
    Retention Credit upstate and further increase the credit  for  farms
    that  are located in Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester counties due to
    the accelerated minimum wage schedule in those counties.
  * PART VV - The Senate advances language to make  the  Investment  Tax
    Credit refundable for farmers.
  * PART  WW  - The Senate advances language to allow farmers to claim a
    tax credit for donations of food to food banks  or  other  emergency
    food programs.
  * PART  XX  - The Senate advances language to expand the tax credit to
    include employees that are paid an hourly wage up to  a  maximum  of
    $0.50  over  the  minimum  wage and to extend the tax credit for one
    year.
  * PART YY - The Senate advances language  to  allow  small  businesses
    with  less  than  $350,000  in  net business income and less than 20
    employees to receive the STAR  benefit  on  their  primary  business
    property, phased - in over three years.
  * PART  ZZ - The Senate advances language to reinstate the fulfillment
    exclusion for out - of - state companies that employ  a  fulfillment
    service  in New York State that does not handle more than $1 million
    in sales annually and do not  otherwise  have  a  physical  presence
    within the State.
  * PART  AAA - The Senate advances language to allow REITS and RICS who
    either determine their New York source income or elect an 8  percent
    apportionment,  to  use  a  fixed dollar minimum capped at $500, and
    makes conforming changes for New York City.
  * PART BBB - The Senate advances language  to  exempt  from  Corporate
    Franchise  Tax,  dividends of a unitary corporation that are subject
    to tax under the  Insurance  Tax  in  order  to  remove  the  double
    taxation of this income.
  * PART  CCC  -  The  Senate  advances language to increase the maximum
    sales tax vendor credit for quarterly and  annual  filers  from  two
    hundred dollars to four hundred dollars.
  * PART  DDD  - The Senate advances language to create the empire state
    music production credit and the empire state  digital  gaming  media
    production credit.
  * PART  EEE - The Senate advances language to provide a credit for the
    construction of middle income housing.
  * PART FFF - The Senate advances language to create a credit  for  the
    rehabilitation of distressed commercial properties.
  * PART  GGG  -  The  Senate  advances language to create the universal
    visitability tax credit which would  encourage  homeowners  to  make
    their homes handicapped assessable.
  * PART  HHH - The Senate advances language to increase the MTA Payroll
    Tax exemption for sole proprietors from $50,000 to $250,000.
  * PART III - The Senate advances language to exempt the  agencies  and
    instrumentalities of the State of New York from the MTA Payroll Tax.
 
  * PART  JJJ - The Senate advances language to freeze the MTA surcharge
    rate beginning in tax  year  2022,  after  all  the  scheduled  rate
    changes have gone into effect.
  * PART  KKK  -  The  Senate  advances language to increase the private
    pension and retirement income exclusion from $20,000 to $40,000 over
    three years.
  * PART LLL - The Senate advances language to increase  the  Long  Term
    Care  Tax  Credit from 20 percent of premiums paid to 40 percent and
    expand the credit to include premiums paid toward a  life  insurance
    policy that has an accelerated death benefit rider.
  * PART MMM - The Senate advances language to allow taxpayers to deduct
    up  to  $10,000  in  costs  incurred in the adoption of a child with
    special needs.
  * PART NNN - The  Senate  advances  language  to  make  permanent  the
    indexing of the personal income tax brackets, benefit recapture, and
    standard deduction to the rate of inflation.
  * PART  OOO  -  The Senate advances language to increase the threshold
    that requires taxpayers to file income tax returns  from  $4,000  to
    match the standard deduction.
  * PART  PPP  - The Senate advances language to allow taxpayers to have
    their income tax refunds direct deposited into a  maximum  of  three
    accounts with financial institutions.
  * PART  QQQ  -  The  Senate  advances  language to revert the STAR PIT
    Credit Program back to an exemption effective for the  2018  -  2019
    school year.
  * PART RRR - The Senate advances language to require the department of
    tax  and  finance  to  postmark  all  advance payment STAR checks by
    September 15th, and require them to pay interest if they are  mailed
    late,  in order to allow taxpayers adequate time to pay their school
    tax bills. The State will also be required to reimburse any taxpayer
    for any penalties or interest imposed by a school district for  late
    payment  due  to  the  fact  that  they  did  not receive their STAR
    personal income tax credit reimbursement check in a timely manner.
  * PART SSS - The Senate advances language to  establish  a  sales  tax
    exemption for the purchase of cemetery monuments.
  * PART  TTT  -  The  Senate advances language to establish a sales tax
    exemption for items purchased at cemeteries for use in cemeteries.
  * PART UUU - The Senate advances language to  establish  a  sales  tax
    exemption  on energy efficient equipment and electricity used in the
    production of snow at ski resorts.
  * PART VVV - The Senate advances language to  establish  a  sales  tax
    exemption for beer, cider, and liquor consumed at tastings.
  * PART  WWW  -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  authorize the Tax
    Commissioner to periodically adjust the prepaid tax rate  for  motor
    fuel  to more accurately reflect the current sales tax on the retail
    price of motor fuel.
  * PART XXX - The Senate advances language to extend various State  and
    Local exemptions for commercial property in lower Manhattan.
  * PART  YYY  -  The  Senate  advances language to create the Education
    Affordability Tax Credit.
  * PART ZZZ -  The  Senate  advances  language  to  establish  a  green
    buildings tax credit.
  * PART  AAAA  - The Senate advances language to establish a tax credit
    for forestry stewardship and habitat conservation.
  * PART BBBB - The Senate advances language to make the New York  State
    property tax cap permanent.
  * PART CCCC - The Senate advances language to extend the certification
    for the Orange County IDA Center of Excellence.
 
  * PART DDDD - The Senate advances language to repeal Off-Track Betting
    (OTB)  maintenance  of effort payments; modifies various OTB revenue
    distribution rates as well as sets the  agent  commission  rate  for
    Yonkers  Raceway at the same rate afforded Resort World; provides an
    improved  commission formula for Vernon Downs and Batavia Downs; and
    eliminates the stipulation that Nassau  and  Suffolk  OTB  funds  in
    excess of the required payment to Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga are
    taken  by  the  state  instead  of  back  to the industry to provide
    funding for purses, horsemen and NYRA.
  * PART  EEEE  -  The  Senate  advances  language  authorizing  for  an
    additional  three  years  an  increased  rate  of one percent of the
    racing support payment for the purpose of increasing  purse  payouts
    as  well  as  the authority for one additional year to use up to two
    million dollars from  the  purse  reserve  funds  to  cover  workers
    compensation  costs.  In  addition,  the proposal authorizes the New
    York Jockey  Injury  Compensation  Fund,  Inc.  to  self-insure  its
    workers' compensation obligations.
  * PART FFFF - The Senate advances language to authorize Online Poker.
  * PART  GGGG  -  The Senate advances language to codify the Racing Fan
    Advisory Council in statute.
  * PART HHHH - The Senate  advances  language  to  increase  the  Video
    Lottery  vendor's  marketing  allowance  by  two  percent,  from ten
    percent to twelve percent for the first $100 million and 10  percent
    thereafter.
  * PART IIII - The Senate advances language to increase the tuition tax
    credit  to  a  maximum  of  $2,500 and the deduction to a maximum of
    $50,000 of allowable college tuition expenses, over 10 years.
  * PART  JJJJ  -  The  Senate  advances  language  that  provides   tax
    incentives  for employees to assist employees in making student loan
    payments.
  * PART KKKK - The Senate advances  language  to  establish  an  annual
    State  Operating  Funds  spending  cap  of  two  percent linked to a
    statutorily specified rate of inflation.
  * PART LLLL - The Senate advances language to mirror the  requirements
    imposed  on Indian gaming facilities regarding background checks for
    all other casinos licensed by the Gaming Commission.
  * PART MMMM - The Senate advances language to authorize advertising on
    lottery tickets and advertising during quick draw.
 
The Senate will examine the utilization of the carried interest loophole
and the impact that the closure of this loophole would have on the state
economy.
 
The Senate will work diligently to find effective incentives to continue
economic  advancement  and  job  creation  within  New  York  State.  In
addition,  to  help  foster job creation in rural areas, the Senate will
seek to include in the budget, legislation similar to S.4727, the  Rural
& Agricultural Jobs Act, which leverages state funds to acquire matching
private  investment  funds  to  provide access to capital for New York's
rural and agricultural businesses.
 
The Senate supports studying ways to reform the local gross receipts tax
that is imposed by cities and villages on energy  and  telecommunication
companies  to  ensure  that the tax is imposed equitably and in the most
efficient manner.
 
The Senate supports ways to incentivize improved home security.
 
The Senate advances language to establish a  task  force  to  study  the
viability of a tax credit for employer provided child care.
 
The  Senate  supports considering additional measures that would improve
charitable  gaming  operations,   marketing   opportunities,   volunteer
involvement, and flexibility that would improve participation.
 
The  Senate  supports  the Executive convening all parties to the Tribal
compact  to  explore  potential  resolution  to   the   broader   issues
surrounding the Oneida Compact.
 
The   Senate   supports   programs  to  incentivize  apprenticeships  in
nontraditional and growing industries and among  non-profits  and  small
businesses  with  a  special  focus  towards  the hiring and training of
disadvantaged youth.
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