Removes language requiring the state from moving public safety surcharge funds into the state general fund; increases from seventy-five million dollars to one million dollars available for grants or reimbursements to counties for the development, consolidation, or operation of public safety communications systems or networks designed to support statewide interoperable communications for first responders.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 10, 2023
Introduced by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Budget and Revenue
AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the public safety surcharge;
and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 186-f of the tax
2 law is REPEALED.
3 § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 6 of section 186-f of the tax law,
4 as amended by section 38 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is
5 amended to read as follows:
6 (c) Up to the sum of [seventy-five] one hundred million dollars annu-
7 ally may be used for the provision of grants or reimbursements to coun-
8 ties for the development, consolidation, or operation of public safety
9 communications systems or networks designed to support statewide inter-
10 operable communications for first responders, to be distributed pursuant
11 to standards and guidelines issued by the state. Annual grants may
12 consider costs borne by a municipality related to the issuance of local
13 public safety communications bonds pursuant to section twenty-four
14 hundred thirty-two of the public authorities law, when the municipality
15 has qualified as an approved participant in a statewide interoperable
16 communications system under the standards and guidelines issued by the
17 state, and maintains compliance with such standards and guidelines. The
18 grant amount will be prescribed pursuant to an agreement with the muni-
19 cipality, and may not exceed thirty percent of the annual cost borne by
20 the municipality in relation to such bonds;
21 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.