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Jim Seward  -  (R) New York
State Senator - New York Senate District 51
State District
41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
  • Phone: (607) 432-5524
  • Fax: (607) 432-4281
State Capitol
198 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: (518) 455-3131
  • Fax: (518) 455-3123
Bill Bill Name Summary
S00403 Establishes a distinctive plate honoring the Boy Scouts of America for w... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing a distinctive plate honoring the Boy Scouts of America The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows...
S00327 Requires state agencies to review all rules adopted before 1997 over a c... AN ACT to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to periodic review of existing rules The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01153 Relates to the right to hunt, trap and fish; provides for regulation by ... Relates to the right to hunt, trap and fish; provides for regulation by the state.
S01386 Authorizes the taking of wildlife by the use of a crossbow; makes relate... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to crossbows; 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 enac...
S01434 Requires that each meeting of the Board of Regents be streamed live and ... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing a live webcast for meetings of the board of regents The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01753 Enacts the "red tape reduction act". AN ACT to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to enacting the "red tape reduction act" The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00155 Directs the board of trustees of the state university to require applica... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the board of trustees of the state university to include, on every application for admission to a state-operated institution, a question on whether the applicant ...
S00220 Expands opportunities for veteran-owned business enterprises. AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding opportunities for veteran-owned business enterprises; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York,...
S02534 Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and i... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders The People of the State of New York, represented in ...
S03037 Requires law enforcement agencies to report sex offender changes of addr... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to reporting sex offender changes of address to the division of criminal justice services The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact ...
S03152 Raises the maximum fine for persons who violate the law regulating telem... AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to raising the maximum fine for persons who violate the law regulating telemarketing The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact...
S03841 Requires the division of criminal justice services to check the wanted f... AN ACT to amend the executive law and the social services law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to check the wanted felon status and other information of people applying for public assista...
S04227 Provides a tax exemption for U.S. military reservists and members of the... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to permitting municipalities the local option of providing a tax exemption to National Guard members and reservists The People of the State of New York, represented in...
S04563 Relates to allowing certain school districts and BOCES to establish a re... AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing certain school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to establish a retirement contribution reserve fund for the purposes of the New Yor...
S04627 Commemorates constitution day on the third Friday in September. AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to commemorating constitution day The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04733 Removes references to STAR in the real property tax law and tax law; rep... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law and the tax law, in relation to removing references to the school tax relief credit; and to repeal certain provisions of such laws relating thereto The People of the State of New Y...
S05193 Relates to establishing a real property tax exemption for disabled veter... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing a real property tax exemption for veterans who have a one hundred percent service connected disability The People of the State of New York, represented...
S05329 Relates to the minimum retirement allowance for members of the New York ... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the minimum retirement allowance for members of the New York state teachers' retirement system who retired prior to July 1, 1980 The People of the State of New York, repres...
S00745 Relates to state aid for certain cities, towns, villages or fire distric... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to state aid for certain towns adversely affected by a concentration of tax exempt property The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, ...
S00214 Requires the assent of a two-thirds majority of the members elected to e... Requires the assent of a two-thirds majority of the members elected to each branch of the legislature prior to the immediate vote on any legislation which has not aged for three days; establishes further provisions relatin...
S00935 Increases the amount of additional points certain veterans receive in a ... Increases the amount of additional points certain veterans receive in a competitive examination.
S00747 Relates to the right of the people to bear and keep arms. Relates to the right of the people to bear and keep arms.
S00465 Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from ... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports The People of the State of New York, represented ...
S03855 Removes the photograph requirement for a firearm license where the licen... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to removing the photograph requirement for a firearm license where the licensee is of a faith that forbids a photograph be taken of himself or herself The People of the State of N...
S01324 Creates the upstate flood mitigation task force within the canal corpora... AN ACT to amend the canal law, in relation to the upstate flood mitigation task force; to amend the state finance law, in relation to creating the upstate flood mitigation fund; and providing for the repeal of certain prov...
S03228 Provides that where a person who meets the requirements for an enhanced ... Provides that where a person who meets the requirements for an enhanced exemption for property owned by senior citizens purchases real property after the levy of taxes, such person may file an application for exemption to ...
S00368 Directs the wood products development council to work to improve public ... AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the wood products development council; and to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to contracts for timber or other forest products The Peopl...
S03832 Creates a "Grown in New York" program campaign to increase awareness and... AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the creation of a "Grown in New York" program campaign to increase awareness and consumption of locally grown and produced foods and related products and to i...
S03708 Authorizes possession of a rifle or shotgun at a shooting range by a per... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to possession of a rifle or shotgun at a shooting range by a person between the ages of ten and twelve The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, d...
S05729 Criminalizes the video recording of the commission of a violent felony a... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminalizing the filming of a violent crime The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04842 Authorizes retired police officers to apply for a firearms license that ... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to licenses to carry and possess firearms for retired police officers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00526 Eliminates the maximum age for taking the civil service examination for ... AN ACT to amend the civil service law and the executive law, in relation to eliminating the maximum age limitation for appointment as a police officer or as an environmental conservation officer The People of the State of ...
S00762 Authorizes school districts to establish reserve funds for the payment o... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing school districts to establish reserve funds for the payment of contributions to the New York state teachers' retirement system The People of the State of New Yo...
S02936 Grants an additional credit of 2.5 points to volunteer firefighters and ... AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to granting additional credit to volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers in competitive examinations The People of the State of New York, represented in Sen...
S01673 Includes within the class D felony of assault in the second degree, the ... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to expanding the offense of assault in the second degree to include the infliction of serious physical injury in the course of committing hazing in the first degree The People of ...
S01050 Authorizes shooting preserves and shooting clubs to sell ammunition for ... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the sale of ammunition by shooting preserves and shooting clubs The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01049 Relates to licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms; r... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00209 Relates to the definition of an assault weapon. AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of assault weapon The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00202 Relates to the sale of ammunition to minors. AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to sale of ammunition; 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...
S00201 Relates to the definition of an assault weapon. AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of assault weapon The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01997 Repeals provisions relating to suspension and revocation of firearms lic... AN ACT to repeal chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to suspension and revocation of firearms licenses The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and A...
S00739 Provides that a license to possess a pistol or revolver shall permit the... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to licenses to carry and possess firearms The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00197 Relates to suspension and revocation of firearms licenses; private sale ... AN ACT to repeal chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to suspension and revocation of firearms licenses; private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles or shotguns and es...
S03386 Broadens considerations required during review of existing administrativ... AN ACT to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to review of existing rules and rule making procedure The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00908 Authorizes the sheriff of any county outside the city of New York to iss... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to authorizing the sheriff of any county to issue pistol permits The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00217 Relates to sentences of imprisonment for the murder of a pregnant woman. AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to sentences of imprisonment for the offense of murder of a pregnant woman The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly...
S05355 Relates to universal pre-K school bus transportation. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to universal pre-kindergarten school bus transportation The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04390 Relates to eliminating the student performance category of teacher evalu... Relates to eliminating the student performance category of teacher evaluations and replacing it with a teacher evaluation category created by a committee consisting of certified educators of this state.
S04394 Relates to repeat offenders of driving accidents; relates to driving whi... AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to repeat offenders of driving accidents; to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to drugged driving; and to amend the criminal procedure ...
S03912 Relates to truth in testing for the common core. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to assess, bi-sect and critique through truth in testing The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01906 Relates to establishing a young farmer apprentice program. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a young farmer apprentice program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02279 Relates to creating a committee to study ways to reduce the length of st... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating a committee to study ways to reduce the length of standardized tests and ways to increase the test's transparency The People of the State of New York, represented ...
S02278 Relates to takeover and restructuring of schools. AN ACT to repeal section 211-f of the education law, relating to takeover and restructuring of failing schools The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02499 Relates to student eligibility for a high school diploma upon passing ei... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to regents competency examinations The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00545 Establishes an energy reserve fund for school districts and boards of co... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing an energy reserve fund for school districts and boards of cooperative educational services The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem...
S00388 Excludes the value of state forest preserve lands in the Adirondack and ... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to excluding the valuation of state forest preserve lands, within the Adirondack and Catskill parks, from the definition of "actual valuation" for purposes of apportionment of...
S00366 Provides for the elimination of certain reporting requirements imposed o... AN ACT to provide for the elimination of burdensome reporting requirements imposed on school districts and local governments The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06424 Establishes a comprehensive centralized system to coordinate procurement... AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the education law, in relation to establishing a comprehensive centralized system to coordinate procurement of books and non-print library materials and related ancillary services ...
S03819 Expands the eligibility and increases the number of awards for the New Y... Expands the eligibility and increases the number of awards for the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program to undergraduate and graduate degrees; increases the number of such awards from ten to twen...
S05235 Relates to the use of oral medications by optometrists. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use of oral medications by optometrists; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, represented in ...
S00192 Provides a 25% tax credit against personal income taxes for the purchase... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax credit for the purchase of items relating to firearm safety The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02321 Provides for a tax exemption for commercial horse boarding services when... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax exemption for commercial horse boarding services The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02320 Exempts receipts from the services provided by a farrier in shoeing a ho... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting the sale of farrier supplies and services from the sales and use taxes The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01051 Relates to the credit for certain household and dependent care services ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the credit for certain household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment known as the child and dependent care credit The People of the State of New York, re...
S00191 Provides a refundable tax credit in an amount equal to fifty percent of ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax credit for the cost of purchasing a gun safe The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00459 Establishes a working farmland property tax credit for owners of agricul... AN ACT to amend the tax law, the general municipal law, the real property tax law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the establishment of a working farmland property tax credit for owners of agricultural a...
S00756 Gives state income tax credit to volunteer firefighters and members of a... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing for a credit against personal income tax for volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance corps The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate ...
S02415 Relates to the public safety communications surcharge and amends the dis... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the public safety communications surcharge and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly...
S00194 Requires that documentation of statutory authority be accompanied to pro... AN ACT to amend the legislative law and the state administrative procedure act, in relation to requiring documentation establishing statutory authority prior to the adoption of a rule The People of the State of New York, r...
S00911 Requires fiscal impact notes on bills affecting political subdivisions i... AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to requiring detailed fiscal impact notes on certain legislation The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01467 Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land f... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals The People of the State of New York, represented in Sen...
S04653 Relates to increasing the exemption from sales and use taxes for food an... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to increasing the exemption from sales and use taxes for food and drink sold through any vending machine The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, d...
S04391 Enacts the "Made in New York act"; increases the deduction from the fede... AN ACT to enact the "Made in New York act"; and to amend the tax law, in relation to increasing the reduction of federal adjusted gross income granted to certain small businesses (Part A); to amend the real property tax la...
S02511 Relates to truth and fairness in asbestos litigation; requires documenta... AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to truth and fairness in asbestos litigation The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02070 Relates to the suspension and revocation of a license to carry firearms;... AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the suspension and revocation of a license to carry firearms; to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to orders of protection; to amend the penal law, in relati...
S02795 Relates to the applicability of certain provisions with respect to perso... AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the applicability of certain provisions with respect to persons injured in the use of scaffolding and other devices for use by employees The People of the St...
S03831 Enacts the "equine activity safety code act"; provides that an equine ac... Enacts the "equine activity safety code act"; provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person, which shall include a corporation or partnership, shall not be liable for an injury to or...
S00139 Exempts agricultural employers from paying for unemployment coverage for... AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to exempting agricultural employers from paying for unemployment benefits for federally ineligible farm labor The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-...
S00559 Relates to excluding the value of trees on privately owned forest land f... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to excluding the value of trees for the purposes of assessment The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02043 Authorizes a procedure whereby the chief executive officer of a municipa... Authorizes a procedure whereby the chief executive officer of a municipal corporation in which there is located privately owned forest lands which are exempt from real property taxes to make application to the state for re...
S02555 Exempts the costs associated with the construction of community college ... AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to exempting the costs associated with the construction of community college capital facilities from the real property tax levy limit for local governments The People ...
S06926 Directs the commissioner of health to establish a standard protocol for ... Directs the commissioner of health to establish a standard protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases identified by such commissioner; such protocol shall require the provision o...
S06936 Provides that the state shall pay to the city or county operating a faci... Provides that the state shall pay to the city or county operating a facility, including whenever a person confined during proceedings pursuant to article ten of the mental hygiene law has been placed in any county jail or ...
S06948 Establishes an office of the state medical fund ombudsman and a medical ... AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing an office of the state medical indemnity fund ombudsman and a medical indemnity fund advisory panel The People of the State of New York, represented in Sen...
S00763 Increases the amount recipients of enhanced residential care may maintai... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to additional state payments to aged, blind and disabled and personal allowance accounts for individuals receiving enhanced residential care The People of the State of N...
S00958 Establishes a gold star father distinctive number plate. AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive number plates for gold star fathers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00757 Authorizes distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Si... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Silver star The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do e...
S01909 Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include certain vehicle... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV" The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04151 Provides exceptions to the prohibition on tinted windows in automobiles. AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing exceptions to the prohibition on tinted windows in automobiles The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as fo...
S00174 Provides that the periods of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and from Novembe... AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to making the Iranian Hostage Crisis "time of war" for civil service credit The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02304 Requires residents of the state, who are foreign refugees, to register w... Requires residents of the state, who are foreign refugees, to register with the office of temporary and disability assistance; directs such office to provide registration information to the office of children and family se...
S05279 Establishes a real property tax exemption for combat veterans; provides ... Establishes a real property tax exemption for combat veterans; provides additional exemptions for service-connected disability or death; makes such exemption optional for counties, cities, towns, villages and school distri...
S00754 Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to promulgate rul... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to directing the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses The People of the State of New York, represe...
S02498 Enacts the "New York state living donor support act" to provide state re... Enacts the "New York state living donor support act" to provide state reimbursement to living organ donors, who are state residents, for medical and associated expenses incurred as a result of the organ donation, when the ...
S02556 Relates to interest on indebtedness incurred by taxpayers to pay for hig... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to interest on indebtedness incurred by taxpayer to pay for higher education The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03195 Establishes a capped real property school tax rate for persons seventy y... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing a capped real property school tax rate for persons seventy years of age or older who meet the eligibility requirements for the enhanced STAR exemption ...
S01913 Relates to the beginning farmer revolving loan program. AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the beginning farmer revolving loan fund program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02128 Establishes the venison donation tax credit. AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing the venison donation tax credit The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02135 Enacts the "public assistance integrity act" to prohibit the sale or pur... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to prohibiting the sale or purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or lottery tickets with public assistance benefits and prohibiting use of or access to such ...
S03987 Relates to protecting newly acquired state land. AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to protecting newly acquired state land The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03856 Amends the definition of allowable college tuition expenses and establis... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the definition of "allowable college tuition expenses" and the tax credit allowed for such expenses The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do ...
S03842 Creates a regents large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program; es... Creates a regents large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program; establishes the number, criteria and notification requirements to receive an award under such program; establishes such awards shall be awarded annually...
S05202 Directs the commissioner of labor to smooth existing wage orders to conf... AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to directing the commissioner of labor to smooth existing wage orders to conform with statutory changes to the minimum wage, specifically the Wage Order issued September 15, 2015 ...
S05313 Relates to calculating social services district medical assistance expen... AN ACT to amend chapter 58 of the laws of 2005, relating to authorizing reimbursements for expenditures made by or on behalf of social services districts for medical assistance for needy persons and the administration ther...
S03773 Establishes the drinking water quality institute to make recommendations... AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the drinking water quality institute and providing for its duties The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as fo...
S03698 Requires that local governments comply with a detainer request issued by... Requires that local governments comply with a detainer request issued by a federal law enforcement agency; further requires that such local government not interfere with the ability of federal law enforcement officials to ...
S04736 Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district a... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to duty to report incidents to 9-1-1 and the county district attorney's office The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as fol...
S03904 Provides total disability benefits for volunteer firefighters and volunt... AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and the volunteer ambulance workers' law, in relation to updating benefits and modernizing coverage for services provided in the line of duty The People of the State ...
S02924 Relates to authorizing chief executives to designate any vehicle as an e... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the executive law, in relation to authorizing chief executives to designate any vehicle as an emergency vehicle during a declaration of a disaster emergency by executive acti...
S05169 Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to iss... AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to issuing non-certified copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as...
S00185 Relates to rules and regulations of the state; requires recommendations ... Relates to rules and regulations of the state; requires recommendations on repealing unnecessary or otherwise burdensome rules and regulations; requires the repeal of such rules or regulations by the governor.
S01438 Relates to providing a tax credit to farmers who sell or rent their agri... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax credit to farmers who sell or rent their agricultural land to a young farmer The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact a...
S02466 Relates to the New York state science, technology, engineering and mathe... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the New York state science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as...
S04058 Establishes the New York state first home savings program to authorize f... AN ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to establishing the New York state first home savings program, which authorizes first time home buyers to establish savings accounts to purchase a home; and to a...
S04730 Relates to alternative exemptions for veterans; reminds assessors that c... AN ACT to direct the division of veterans' affairs to annually remind assessors of the eligibility of veterans of certain hostilities for the veterans alternative real property tax exemption The People of the State of New ...
S00879 Limits the application of the "safe act" to the counties of Kings, Queen... AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the domestic relations law, the general business law, the judiciary law, the mental hygiene law, the penal law and the surrogate's court procedure act, in r...
S04759 Relates to the definition of graded contribution rate for the purposes o... AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the definition of graded contribution rate for the purposes of calculating an employer's contributions The People of the State of New York, represented...
S02096 Establishes the "New York's Own combat veterans healthcare choice progra... AN ACT to amend the military law, the state finance law, the civil practice law and rules, the tax law and the executive law, in relation to establishing the "New York's Own combat veterans healthcare choice program act" T...
S01078 Expands the items which may be sold by a licensed farm cidery and the li... AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to promoting economic development by expanding products sold by farm cideries and authorizing such cideries to sell cider to other licensees for resale The Pe...
S00389 Provides that the town board of any town, exclusive of suburban towns an... Provides that the town board of any town, exclusive of suburban towns and towns having a population exceeding fifty thousand, may by local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits on town hi...
S00416 Requires the department of motor vehicles to ensure that all licenses co... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to compliance with the federal Real ID Act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02162 Designates human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicle... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to designating human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as ...
S00204 Relates to the imposition of sales tax on snowmobiles and all terrain ve... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of sales tax on snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05568 Extends the authority of the county of Ulster to impose an additional 1 ... AN ACT to amend the tax law and chapter 200 of the laws of 2002 amending the tax law relating to certain tax rates imposed by the county of Ulster, in relation to extending the authority of the county of Ulster to impose a...
S06085 Makes veterans organizations eligible for monies appropriated to the sta... AN ACT relating to making veterans organizations eligible for funding under the state and municipal facilities program; and to amend chapter 54 of the laws of 2017, enacting the Capital Projects budget, in relation to incl...
S03828 Provides an exemption from the tax on sales and the compensating use tax... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing an exemption from the tax on sales and the compensating use tax for certain equipment purchased by companies located in academic incubator facilities The People of the ...
S03905 Repeals the provision of law that volunteer firefighters and ambulance w... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the volunteer firefighters' and ambulance workers' credit; and to repeal paragraph 2 of subsection (e-2) of section 606 of such law relating thereto The People of the State of Ne...
S04090 Relates to establishing a job creation tax credit; provides that the amo... Relates to establishing a job creation tax credit; establishes a $750 credit per new full time position filled for at least six months; provides an additional $750 credit if the position in a position in a manufacturing bu...
S01676 Directs the commissioner of education to establish and implement a museu... AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to providing educational services aid to eligible museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions chartered by the board of regents for the provi...
S01606 Establishes a tax credit for donation of wholesome food to a food bank o... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to a credit for donations to a food bank or other emergency food program by New York state farmers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enac...
S02497 Establishes a one-time personal income tax credit for up to $10,000 for ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a personal income tax credit for organ donations; and to repeal paragraph 38 of subsection (c) of section 612 of such law in relation to the personal income tax modi...
S00138 Establishes a forestry stewardship and habitat conservation credit for p... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a forestry stewardship and habitat conservation credit for personal income and business franchise taxes The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate an...
S00519 Relates to the payment of salaries for certain district attorneys; requi... AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to the payment of salaries for certain district attorneys; and making an appropriation therefor The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enac...
S00838 Relates to a sales tax exemption for fresh cut evergreen trees during th... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to enacting the "New York State Go Green Season Act" and creating a limited sales tax exemption for the sale of fresh cut evergreen trees from state sales and compensating use taxes...
S04659 Allows retired military service members to qualify for distinctive licen... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to allowing retired service members to qualify for distinctive license plates The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as ...
S03879 Establishes the hire a vet grant program; provides grants to municipalit... Establishes the hire a vet grant program; provides grants to municipalities where a veteran is hired and employed, for not less than one year and for not less than thirty-five hours each week; grants up to $5,000 for a qua...
S00200 Provides for an increase in the rates of annuities payable to veterans a... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to providing for an increase in the rates of annuities payable to veterans and surviving spouses of veterans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Ass...
S01124 Provides for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star pare... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to providing for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00936 Establishes a task force on veteran employment opportunities, including ... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a task force on veteran employment opportunities; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, ...
S00198 Relates to the issuance of a New York State Korean War Service Medal. AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to the issuance of a New York State Korean War Service Medal The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00199 Relates to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal. AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01908 Relates to increasing the retention percentage for certain motor vehicle... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the retention percentage collected for certain motor vehicle service fees The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do...
S01980 Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to develop and estab... Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to develop and establish guidelines for recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty; provides such recognition shall be by me...
S02537 Permits the designation of low volume roads and minimum maintenance road... AN ACT to amend the highway law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the maintenance, improvement and repair of certain town highways The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do...
S03393 Enacts "Alix's law"; relates to leaving the scene of an incident without... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01784 Prohibits placing of level 2 and 3 sex offenders in any temporary emerge... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to restricting placement of level two or level three sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children The Peopl...
S00136 Authorizes persons under the age of eighteen to participate in certain o... AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to authorizing persons under the age of eighteen to participate in certain organized racing or competitive events involving snowmobiles The P...
S00516 Enhances the assisted outpatient treatment program; eliminates the expir... AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and the correction law, in relation to enhancing the assisted outpatient treatment program; and to amend Kendra's Law, in relation to making the provisions thereof permanent The Peopl...
S02132 Relates to notice of transfer of sex offender to community program or re... AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to notice of transfer of sex offender to community program or residence The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01602 Requires financial institutions to notify real property tax assessors wh... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to school tax relief (STAR) exemptions The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03878 Relates to authorizing a residential redevelopment inhibited property ex... Relates to authorizing a residential redevelopment inhibited property exemption; authorizes any city, town or village to, by local law, provide for a real property tax exemption for residential redevelopment inhibited prop...
S05375 Authorizes taxing jurisdictions to grant the volunteer firefighter or am... AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to un-remarried spouses of deceased volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do...
S04120 Relates to regulatory fines for small businesses; provides that no state... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to regulatory fines for small businesses The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02323 Requires that the state fund any program which imposes a mandate upon mu... Requires that the state fund any program which imposes a mandate upon municipal corporations or school districts; establishes criteria for any exemption from such law if such mandate is ordered by the judiciary, pursuant t...
S02388 Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide technical and fina... AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing industrial development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bl...
S00210 Relates to use of official seals. AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to use of official seals The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05131 Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils rece... Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction; prohibits the commissioner from requiring pupils who have completed the requirements of a home school education or a non-publi...
S00938 Establishes the veteran career assistance program within the SUNY and CU... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of a veteran career assistance program within the SUNY and CUNY systems The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enac...
S02622 Relates to the financing of community colleges. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to financing of community colleges The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03450 Enacts the New York State Terrorist Registry Act; establishes the New Yo... Enacts the New York State Terrorist Registry Act; establishes the New York State terrorist registry; provides for terrorist registry information sharing; provides for registry information collection and notification; creat...
S01126 Relates to minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in relati... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to minority and womenowned business enterprises in state contracts The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04135 Enacts the New York emergency responder act limiting the liability of ce... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the New York emergency responder act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04007 Enacts the "American made flag act" to require that American flags purch... AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the executive law, in relation to enacting the "American made flag act of 2017" The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03880 Relates to the definition of non-ambulatory for purposes of non-ambulato... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the definition of non-ambulatory for purposes of non-ambulatory hunting permits The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, ...
S03719 Provides for lifetime sportsman licenses for honorably discharged, disab... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing for lifetime license for honorably discharged, disabled veterans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do en...
S03772 Enacts the "clean water bond act of 2018" to authorize the creation of a... AN ACT to authorize the creation of a state debt in the amount of five billion dollars, in relation to creating the "clean water bond act of 2017" to provide moneys for the preservation, enhancement, restoration and improv...
S00939 Relates to positions for disabled veterans and veterans with disabilities. AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to positions for disabled veterans and veterans with disabilities The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00869 Relates to prompt payments to counties by the state. AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to prompt payment to counties from the state The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00926 Requires a comprehensive review of all cyber security services to be per... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to a cyber security report The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00923 Enacts the New York State Iran divestment act. AN ACT to amend the Iran divestment act of 2012, the state finance law, and chapter 481 of the laws of 2013 amending the insurance law relating to investments in foreign states sponsoring terrorism, in relation to the dive...
S00397 Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high schoo... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to awarding high school diplomas to veterans; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Asse...
S02597 Extends provisions for internal audits by school districts from annually... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to extending provisions for internal audits by school districts from annually to every five years The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do...
S02641 Makes internal audit functions optional by school districts unless an au... Makes internal audit functions optional by school districts unless an audit by the comptroller reveals deficiencies; provides that where deficiencies are found, school districts shall perform bi-annual internal audits unti...
S06244 Relates to patronage capital contributions, allocations and retirements. AN ACT to amend the rural electric cooperative law, in relation to refunds of capital contributions, allocations and retirements The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follow...
S01021 Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to... Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on school athletic fields owned or leased by the school district; prohibits advertisements fo...
S04281 Increases the purchasing limit from $25,000 to $150,000 for school distr... AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to increasing the purchasing limit for school districts to order from certain farmers without a waiver The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and A...
S02496 Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2017"; prohibits discriminati... Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2017"; prohibits discrimination in the provision of life, accident, health and long-term care insurance based on the status of an insured as a living organ or tissue donor; author...
S01993 Prohibits any funding of the administrative costs of the state's paid fa... AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to prohibiting any funding of the administrative costs of the state's paid family leave program by employers The People of the State of New York, represented in Se...
S03875 Establishes the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technolog... Establishes the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") robotics competition and appropriates funds for the grant program to fund high school participation in the competition and to encourage st...
S03479 Relates to the fingerprinting and background checks of contracted servic... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to background checks and fingerprinting; and to amend the social services law, in relation to statewide central registry clearances by contracted service providers of student ...
S00714 Enacts the "protect our children act"; establishes certain offenses rela... AN ACT to amend the penal law, the criminal procedure law, the vehicle and traffic law, the estates, powers and trusts law and the social services law, in relation to establishing the offenses of aggravated murder of a chi...
S00927 Relates to inciting violence against an active duty member of the milita... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to inciting violence against an active duty member of the military or the reserves The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00956 Relates to the crime of soliciting or providing support for an act of te... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00955 Relates to assault on a member of the military or reserves. AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to assault on a member of the military or reserves The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00925 Extends murder in the first degree to include victims who are members of... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to murder in the first degree The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00215 Requires legislative approval for the closure of correctional facilities... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring legislative approval for the closure of correctional facilities and institutions The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do en...
S00968 Relates to sex offender residence limitation; restricts level two and th... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting sex offenders from residing near the residence of their victim The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02997 Enacts "Lorraine's Law"; increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the... AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the time in which reconsideration for parole shall be determined in the case of convictions for murder in the first degree, aggravated murder, and murder in the second degr...
S02730 Authorizes the state board of parole to require a violent felony offende... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to denial of parole to certain inmates who have been convicted of a violent felony offense when the state board of parole finds, by convincing evidence, that the release of such i...
S02595 Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex ... Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex offender who has failed to register or verify address and employment, and who fails to contact his or her local law enforcement agency regarding such ...
S01107 Enacts "The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law" requiring... Enacts "The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law" requiring registration of violent felony offenders; sets forth duties of the division of criminal justice services; establishes a special telephone number; req...
S02178 Authorizes municipalities to establish residency restrictions for sex of... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to authorizing municipalities to establish residency restrictions for sex offenders The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as fol...
S00064 Enacts Danielle DiMedici, Jessica Tush and Brittany Passalacqua's law; e... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crimes of failure to register or verify as a domestic abuse offender in the first and second degrees; to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting "Dan...
S00065 Enacts "Brittany's law" defining domestic violence offenses and offender... Enacts "Brittany's law" defining domestic violence offenses and offenders and requiring such offenders to register with the division of criminal justice services; establishes the crimes of failure to register or verify as ...
S02173 Requires sex offenders to verify their residence and registration on a b... Requires sex offenders to verify their residence and registration on a biannual basis; provides that the division shall mail a verification form to each registered sex offender on a different random date during each six mo...
S02050 Relates to the judicial diversion program for alcohol and substance abus... Relates to the judicial diversion program for alcohol and substance abuse offenders; requires court to consider, review and document evidence relating to a defendant's propensity for violent conduct prior to ordering such ...
S00196 Enables the victim of a misdemeanor to make a statement at the sentencin... AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to enabling the victim of a misdemeanor to make a statement at the sentencing of the defendant; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereo...
S00761 Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for v... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel The People of the State of New York...
S00622 Authorizes the empire state development corporation to develop a public ... Authorizes the empire state development corporation to develop a public awareness campaign promoting businesses located in New York state; requires the creation of the Buy New York Online Networking Directory to connect pu...
S05201 Relates to sex offender registration and residency restrictions; sets li... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to sex offender registration and residency restrictions The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05348 Provides for employment limits for level three sex offenders to outside ... Provides for employment limits for level three sex offenders to outside a five hundred foot radius of a daycare or school; penalty for offender is a class E felony; prohibition remains as long as offender is level three.
S05321 Prohibits sex offenders who have a level 2 or 3 designation, whose sex o... Prohibits sex offenders who have a level 2 or 3 designation, whose sex offense was committed against a minor, or who used the internet to facilitate his or her sex offense, from using the internet to access pornography, ac...
S05386 Prohibits sex offenders designated as level 2 or level 3, or whose victi... Prohibits sex offenders designated as level 2 or level 3, or whose victim was under 18 years, from entering or remaining upon school grounds, or upon the grounds of any facility or institution for the care or treatment of ...
S03822 Prohibits certain persons convicted of article six-C of the correction l... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to prohibiting certain persons convicted under article six-C of the correction law from serving as a trustee, principal, officer, or member of a board of education of any pub...
S00961 Elevates the offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse f... Elevates the offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony; and establishes the class E felony of injuring a police work dog or police work horse for intentionall...
S01984 Establishes the crime of making a terroristic threat against a police of... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of making a terroristic threat against a police officer The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01144 Relates to categorizing retired police officers employed by a school dis... AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to peace officers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02284 Relates to the recycling of lead-acid batteries by removing the cap on t... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the recycling of lead-acid batteries The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02582 Provides that a full time elementary or secondary student shall not have... Provides that a full time elementary or secondary student shall not have capacity to consent to sexual conduct with a school employee at his or her school or a co-located school, including volunteers, when the employee is ...
S01114 Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and e... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to designating offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes The People of the State of New York, represented in ...
S02414 Allows public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands in ... Allows public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands in the forest preserve and establishes a forest preserve health and safety land account.
S00137 Directs child protective services to investigate and test, for the prese... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to directing child protective services to investigate for child abuse or maltreatment, in any case where a child, under the age of 3 years is in the vicinity of a person...
S00710 Establishes protocols for assisted outpatient treatment for substance ab... Establishes protocols for assisted outpatient treatment for substance abuse; provides criteria for assisted outpatient treatment for substance abuse; provides for service, right to counsel, hearings, appeals and applicatio...
S02421 Increases the penalty for robbery of property from a bank; makes the cri... AN ACT to amend the banking law and the penal law, in relation to increasing the penalty for robbery of property from a bank The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04994 Creates crimes of cemetery desecration of a veteran as a class E felony;... Creates crimes of cemetery desecration of a veteran as a class E felony; makes corresponding changes in cemetery desecration crimes in the first and second degrees and aggravated cemetery desecration in the first degree; m...
S03918 Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"; requires the office of general s... Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"; requires the office of general services and other state agencies to buy 20% of all their food products from producers and/or processors in New York state; provides that the commissio...
S01680 Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm ... AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expanding the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony The People of the State of New York, re...
S02495 Grants the transplant council the power to make recommendations to the c... Grants the transplant council the power to make recommendations to the commissioner of health relating to organ donation, transplantation, procurement organizations, banks and storage; requires the council to make such rec...
S05814 Relates to the effectiveness of the regulation of transportation network... AN ACT to amend part AAA of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017 amending the vehicle and traffic law and other laws relating to the regulation of transportation network company services and establishing the New York State TNC A...
S00946 Waives New York state application fees for all veterans who were honorab... AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the waiver of application fees for honorably discharged veterans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01478 Relates to mortgage guaranty insurance; removes requirement that mortgag... Relates to mortgage guaranty insurance; removes requirement that mortgage guaranty insurers restrict their coverage, net of applicable reinsurance, to twenty-five percent of the total indebtedness to an insured.
S06665 Relates to reporting by the superintendent of financial services; requir... Relates to reporting by the superintendent of financial services; requires a report on the number of new insureds, non-renewed insureds and business written by each insurer and the reasons in the aggregate for the non-rene...
S03959 Permits activities of alien insurance brokers with respect to property/c... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to permitting insurance brokers to engage in certain activities with respect to property and casualty insurance in New York The People of the State of New York, represented in...
S06020 Extends the "POW-MIA Memorial Highway" through the counties of Madison, ... AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to extending the "POW-MIA Memorial Highway" The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02095 Permits alternate methods of voting in an uncontested election of direct... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to election of directors of domestic mutual life insurance companies The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05723 Changes notice requirements for conforming changes to discontinuance not... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to conforming changes to discontinuance notices The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05644 Relates to limits on certain supplementary insurance; requires notice of... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to limits on certain supplementary insurance; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, represented in Senat...
S06012 Relates to services provided by school-based health centers to be provid... AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to school-based health centers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06612 Relates to wireless communications equipment insurance for wireless comm... Relates to wireless communications equipment insurance for wireless communications equipment vendors; describes prerequisites for issuance of a limited license for wireless communications equipment vendors.
S06623 Relates to authorizing the Otsego county jail to also be used for the de... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to authorizing the Otsego county jail to also be used for the detention of persons under arrest being held for arraignment in any court located in the county of Otsego The Pe...
S00696 Relates to immunity and information furnished to or from a not-for-profi... AN ACT to amend the financial services law, in relation to immunity from civil liability for certain information relating to insurance or banking violations The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and As...
S03994 Permits owners of private property to post such property to prevent tres... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to posting private property The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03964 Provides incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing incentives for productive workers' compensation audits The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00421 Creates the crimes of staging a motor vehicle accident in the first, sec... Creates the crimes of staging a motor vehicle accident in the first, second and third degrees; prohibits acting as a passenger or an operator of a motor vehicle with intent to defraud by means of planning and execution of ...
S01662 Designates members of the security force of Mary Imogene Bassett hospita... AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting peace officer status to officers and members of the security force of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Network The People of the State of New York, repre...
S05984 Relates to funeral entities and the operation of any crematory or cremat... AN ACT to amend chapter 560 of the laws of 1998, amending the not-forprofit corporation law and other laws, relating to combinations of cemetery corporations and funeral entities, and the sale of monuments and memorials, i...
S00424 Criminalizes acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to p... AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to criminalizing acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to procure patients or clients The People of the State of New York, represen...
S06458 Removes the specification of counties in the capital district region for... AN ACT to amend chapter 138 of the laws of 1984 authorizing the capital district regional planning commission to apply for and accept a grant for the establishment, operation and maintenance of foreign trade zones and fore...
S04010 Grants authority to assessment corporations to write specified kinds of ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the organization of assessment corporations The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03960 Relates to authorizing the superintendent of financial services to grant... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the granting of continuing education credits by the superintendent of financial services The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact...
S04159 Provides for the regulation of transportation network company services; ... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the insurance law, the executive law and the tax law, in relation to the regulation of transportation network company services; to establish the New York State TNC Accessibility...
S00425 Amends the definition of "small group" for purposes of health insurance ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the definition of small group; and to repeal section 7 of chapter 12 of the laws of 2016 relating to directing the superintendent of financial services to contract with an ...
S00426 Establishes the "Interstate insurance product regulation compact" to reg... Establishes the "Interstate insurance product regulation compact" to regulate certain insurance products among member states and to promote and protect the interest of consumers of individual and group annuity, life insura...
S02077 Relates to protections relating to direct response marketing of life ins... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to direct response marketing of life insurance The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06624 Relates to rating of individual and small group health insurance policies. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to rating of individual and small group health insurance policies The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06704 Relates to the definition of the phrase "an inducement for, or as compen... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the prohibition of commissions and rebates The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05847 Relates to expanding the availability of meaningful service contracts to... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to expanding the availability of meaningful service contracts to protect New Yorkers leasing automobiles for their personal use from unanticipated "lease-end" charges related ...
S05890 Extends provisions of law relating to a health savings account pilot pro... AN ACT to amend chapter 440 of the laws of 2012 amending the insurance law relating to a health savings account pilot program, in relation to extending the provisions thereof The People of the State of New York, represente...
S06439 Provides that the minimum reserve requirements and the minimum standard ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to principle based reserves The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04654 Relates to extending the exemption from filing requirements only with re... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to exemption from filing requirements only with respect to rates and policy forms The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follow...
S03962 Relates to the school district internal audit function; requires a bienn... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the school district internal audit function The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04546 Relates to life, accident and health insurance; relates to discriminatio... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to life, accident and health insurance; discriminating and rebating; prohibited inducements and independent sales The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate an...
S05434 Eliminates additional application fees and annual fees for special licen... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating additional fees for special license plates issued to veterans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as f...
S02964 Extends the authorization of the county of Schoharie to impose a county ... AN ACT to amend chapter 333 of the laws of 2006 amending the tax law relating to authorizing the county of Schoharie to impose a county recording tax on obligation secured by a mortgage on real property, in relation to ext...
S02969 Relates to extending the authorization for the imposition of additional ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the period during which the county of Herkimer is authorized to impose additional sales and compensating use taxes The People of the State of New York, represented in S...
S02968 Extends the authorization for additional sales tax in the county of Scho... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authorization for imposition of additional sales tax in the county of Schoharie The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact ...
S04255 Extends provisions authorizing the county of Cortland to impose an addit... AN ACT to amend chapter 443 of the laws of 2007 amending the tax law relating to authorizing the county of Cortland to impose an additional mortgage recording tax, in relation to extending the effectiveness of such provisi...
S04785 Extends the authorization of the county of Delaware to impose an additio... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authorization of the county of Delaware to impose an additional one percent of sales and compensating use taxes The People of the State of New York, represented in ...
S04787 Extends from November 30, 2017 to November 30, 2019, the authorization g... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authorization for imposition of additional sales tax in the county of Cortland The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact a...
S01066 Relates to the establishment, membership and duties of the state insuran... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the state insurance advisory board The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04454 Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles. AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the registration of vintage snowmobiles The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04547 Requires a holder of a class DJ or class MJ learner's permit, while oper... Requires a holder of a class DJ or class MJ learner's permit, while operating a vehicle, to display a sign indicating that such vehicle is being driven by a new driver; further authorizes the commissioner to create the for...
S05365 Extends the authorization for additional sales tax in the county of Otse... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authorization for imposition of additional sales tax in the county of Otsego The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as ...
S02525 Relates to annuity dividend reinvestment of certain individual or group ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to annuity dividend reinvestment The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06572 Extends provisions of law relating to catastrophic or reinsurance covera... AN ACT to amend chapter 589 of the laws of 2015 amending the insurance law relating to catastrophic or reinsurance coverage issued to certain small groups, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; to amend chapter 588 of ...
S04725 Relates to the pre-audit of expenditures from the state insurance fund b... AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to eliminating unconstitutional language relating to the pre-audit of expenditures from the state insurance fund by the state comptroller The People of the State o...
S02114 Relates to accelerated life insurance payments for certain chronic condi... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to accelerated life insurance payments for certain chronic conditions; and repealing subsection (g) of section 3230 of the insurance law relating thereto The People of the Sta...
S01314 Exempts from certain provisions certain business entity licenses where i... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to continuing education for agents, brokers, adjusters, consultants and intermediaries The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as f...
S04771 Exempts unitary corporation dividends from the definition of business ca... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting from the definition of business capital, for the purposes of the franchise tax on business corporations, the stock of a unitary insurance company, the dividends from wh...
S05806 Extends the date for provisions of the property/casualty insurance avail... AN ACT to amend the insurance law in relation to extending provisions of the property/casualty insurance availability act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05861 Imposes an occupancy tax in the city of Cortland to be used for tourism ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of an occupancy tax in the city of Cortland; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, repre...
S03957 Prohibits level 2 and 3 sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of... AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting sex offenders from residing near the residence of their victim or near any school The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do...
S03970 Relates to additional apportionment of building aid for certain projects... Relates to additional apportionment of building aid for certain projects; defines an eligible school construction project as one that is entirely funded from capital outlays and has a total project cost of two hundred fift...
S04719 Promotes competitive property and casualty insurance markets for busines... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to promoting competitive property and casualty insurance markets for business to business insurance transactions The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and...
S04727 Relates to providing insurance corporations with a tax credit for invest... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing insurance corporations with a tax credit for investments made in rural business growth funds; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the New Yo...
S03965 Relates to penalties for false representation and fraudulent practices; ... AN ACT to amend the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law and the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to penalties for false representation and to repeal certain provisions of such laws relating thereto The...
S03889 Relates to assessment of certain title insurance corporations. AN ACT in relation to the creation of the title insurance assessment relief act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02076 Establishes a tax credit for employment of an individual who has success... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to a tax credit for employment of an individual who has successfully completed a judicial diversion program or graduated from a drug court The People of the State of New York, repre...
S06954 Relates to licensing of independent insurance adjusters by waiving requi... Relates to licensing of independent insurance adjusters by waiving requirements regarding character references and a written examination if the applicant holds a claim certification from a nationally recognized claims asso...
S06695 Relates to creating a limited exception from the requirement to conduct ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to creating a limited exception from the requirement to conduct an inspection for purposes of the issuance or renewal of a policy of automobile physical damage insurance The P...
S06556 Provides that a liability insurer may be sued for and the plaintiff may ... Provides that a liability insurer may be sued for and the plaintiff may recover compensatory damages in excess of the limits of the policy when the insurer failed to effectuate prompt and fair settlement of the claim and c...
S04242 Provides that certain persons who adjust claims on behalf of municipal c... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to adjusting claims on behalf of municipal cooperative health benefit plans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03554 Ensures that insurers are permitted to offer loss prevention programs as... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to providing loss prevention programs The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00428 Relates to the requirement for policyholders to provide notice to withdr... AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the requirement for policyholders to provide 30-days notice to withdraw from the state insurance fund The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate...
S05364 Authorizes the county of Otsego to impose an additional mortgage recordi... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the county of Otsego to impose an additional mortgage recording tax; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof The People of the Sta...
S04288 Designates baseball as the official sport of the state of New York. AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to designating baseball as the official sport of the state of New York The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04404 Relates to the use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and the best availabl... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and best available technology by the state The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bl...
S02528 Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care with... Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official including emergency medical transportation by an ambulance service certified under article 30 ...
S02094 Requires certain protocols related to Type 1 diabetes testing of children. AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to Type 1 diabetes testing of children The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00708 Relates to replacement of individual life insurance policies or annuity ... Relates to replacement of individual life insurance policies or annuity contracts; amends provisions relating to misrepresentations and misleading statements; requires replacements regulations be consistent with policies o...
S00779 Provides that payment of interest payment and attorney fees to claimant ... Provides that payment of interest payment and attorney fees to claimant when payment of a claim is overdue shall be exclusive remedy when insurer fails to make timely payment; such failure of insurer to make timely payment...
S00780 Relates to providing for the use of treatment guidelines in the no-fault... Relates to providing for the use of treatment guidelines in the no-fault system; prohibits insurers from paying any charge which exceeds the applicable fee schedule or which is not provided for under the fee schedule or co...
S00781 Enacts provisions relating to comprehensive motor vehicle reparations; p... Enacts provisions relating to comprehensive motor vehicle reparations; provides for limited assignment of benefits; preclusion lift; burden of proof shift; mandatory arbitration; provider decertification; and treatment gui...
S00770 Relates to fair claims settlement practices under the comprehensive moto... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to settlement practices under the comprehensive motor vehicle reparations act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00769 Relates to coverage for certain benefits under comprehensive motor vehic... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for certain benefits under comprehensive motor vehicle insurance The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00778 Relates to fair settlement practices under the comprehensive motor vehic... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring arbitration for no fault claims under the comprehensive motor vehicle reparations act The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, d...
S03553 Designates the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state min... AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to designating the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04969 Expands flexibility in the automobile insurance market for the benefit o... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to expanding flexibility in the automobile insurance market for the benefit of policyholders The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enac...
S04852 Creates the New York flood insurance association. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to creating the state flood insurance association The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05520 Relates to unfairly discriminatory rates based upon the practice of pric... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfairly discriminatory rates based upon the practice of price optimization The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06445 Changes the dates of business entity license renewal dates for insurance... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to business entity license renewal dates The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05805 Relates to foreign insurers deemed to be domestic insurers (Part A); rel... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to foreign insurers deemed to be domestic insurers (Part A); and to amend the insurance law and the tax law, in relation to the national association of registered agents and b...
S05883 Relates to the creation of a study of the minimum coverage amounts for n... AN ACT relating to the creation of a study of the minimum coverage amounts for non-commercial auto insurance The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06132 Prohibits unilateral reduction, diminishment or non-payment of health in... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting unilateral reduction, diminishment or non-payment of health insurance commissions or other compensation The People of the State of New York, represented in Sena...
S04545 Establishes standards for prompt, fair and equitable payments of insuran... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to standards for prompt, fair and equitable payments of insurance commissions or other compensation arrangements The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and...
S02527 Authorizes payments to nonparticipating or nonpreferred providers of amb... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to payments to prehospital emergency medical services providers The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02812 Relates to personal and commercial lines insurance; provides that an ins... Relates to personal and commercial lines insurance; provides that an insurer or producer shall, prior to the time a policy of personal lines insurance is sold or purchased, provide the potential insured with a copy of the ...
S02811 Relates to business interruption insurance. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to business interruption insurance The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S02524 Relates to reimbursement for ambulance services; requires insurers to su... Relates to reimbursement for ambulance services; requires insurers to submit payments directly to ambulance providers who are in-network or, for out-of-network ambulance providers, requires the issuance of a joint check to...
S02808 Establishes a private right of action for the insured for unfair insuran... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to establishing a private right of action for unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do ena...
S02810 Relates to anti-concurrent causation clauses; prohibits an insurer from ... Relates to anti-concurrent causation clauses; prohibits an insurer from denying or excluding coverage for any claim for loss or damage that would otherwise be covered by a policy solely because an event or peril not covere...
S02093 Removes requirement for advertisements referring to an insurer to includ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to removing the requirement for advertisements referring to an insurer to include the insurer's full name and principal office and making technical corrections related thereto...
S02302 Relates to prohibitions on rebating and discrimination in rates and paym... Relates to prohibitions on rebating and discrimination in rates and payments under insurance policies; provides that certain services shall not be considered to be an inducement or rebate unless the superintendent determin...
S02526 Relates to electronic delivery of property/casualty insurance notices an... Relates to electronic delivery of property/casualty insurance notices and posting property/casualty insurance policies on the internet; authorizes electronic delivery of insurance notices with consent and the posting of po...
S02803 Relates to property/casualty insurer report cards. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to property/casualty insurer report cards The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00697 Relates to the redomestication of insurance companies. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the redomestication of insurance companies The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00707 Relates to expanding the authority to issue group annuity contracts. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to permissible group annuity contracts The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01595 Relates to authorizing non-insurance benefits or services to be offered ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to authorizing non-insurance benefits or services to be offered as part of a group life or group or blanket accident and health insurance policy The People of the State of New...
S00423 Permits a liability policy to provide coverage for punitive damages, civ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to permitting a liability policy to provide coverage for punitive damages and civil penalties The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do ena...
S01477 Relates to requirements imposed for the valuation of the reserve liabili... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the valuation of life insurance policies and contracts The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S01479 Relates to travel insurance; includes loss of baggage or personal effect... Relates to travel insurance; includes loss of baggage or personal effects, interruption or cancellation of trip and damages to accommodations or rental vehicles; lists related provisions.
S00422 Relates to medical malpractice excess line insurance. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to excess line coverage for certain medical malpractice insurance The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03483 Creates the traumatic brain injury trust fund; sets out specific criteri... AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the public health law, in relation to the creation of the traumatic brain injury trust fund The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as f...
S04250 Relates to what positions in a school district constitute chief financia... AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to what positions constitute chief financial officer of a school district The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03961 Provides that restrictions regarding the carrying of concealed weapons a... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to restrictions imposed by statute regarding the carrying of concealed weapons The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03966 Repeals provision of law prohibiting the possession of certain large cap... AN ACT to repeal section 265.37 and paragraph 7-f of subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law, relating to unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices and the exemption of certain ammunition feeding d...
S03969 Provides that the tax levy limit shall be equal to a zero percent increa... Provides that the tax levy limit shall be equal to a zero percent increase over the prior year tax levy when the difference between the total amount of taxes levied for the prior year less the tax levy limit results in a n...
S03963 Permits the private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles and shotguns to... AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles and shotguns The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S04655 Relates to establishing a state government task force to study the feasi... AN ACT establishing a state government task force to study the feasibility of creating a New York State sponsored retirement security program for private sector workers in the state The People of the State of New York, rep...
S03968 Repeals provisions of law relating to sellers of ammunition. AN ACT to repeal section 400.03 of the penal law relating to sellers of ammunition The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S03958 Relates to firearms; authorizes the transfer of certain weapons from an ... AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to authorizing the transfer of certain weapons from an estate to an immediate member of the decedent's family; to amend the penal law, in relation to the filing of approved applic...
S01264 Provides for the regulation of transportation network company services; ... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the insurance law, the executive law and the tax law, in relation to the regulation of transportation network company services; and to establish the New York State TNC Accessibi...
S02809 Requires the superintendent to promulgate regulations which provide stan... AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring the superintendent of financial services to promulgate regulations which provide standardized definitions for commonly used terms and phrases in certain insurance...
S03967 Provides state aid to municipalities to offset the costs and expenses of... AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to providing state aid to municipalities to offset the costs and expenses of providing public safety services that are necessary as a result of the presence of a residenti...
S05667 Imposes an additional real estate transfer tax within the county of Cort... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to imposing an additional real estate transfer tax within the county of Cortland The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S05666 Extends the authorization for imposition of and increases the amount of ... AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authorization for imposition of and increasing the amount of additional sales tax in the county of Cortland The People of the State of New York, represented in Sena...
S04798 Continues the existence of the Groton industrial development agency. AN ACT to continue the existence of the village of Groton industrial development agency The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S06107 Makes it a misdemeanor to take or attempt to take big game outside of le... AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the penal law, in relation to the taking of big game outside of legal hunting hours and failure to render aid The People of the State of New York, represented in Senat...
S03956 Eliminates additional application fees and annual fees for special licen... AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating additional fees for special license plates issued to veterans The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as f...
S05061 Amends the definition of the term "mail" with respect to allowing electr... AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to allowing electronic delivery of notices by premium finance agencies with insured consent The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact a...
S04241 Relates to establishing protections from excessive hospital emergency ch... AN ACT to amend the financial services law, in relation to establishing protections from excessive hospital emergency charges The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1
S00427 Enacts the "personal motor vehicle sharing act", to establish insurance ... AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to enacting the "personal motor vehicle sharing act" The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as fol...
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A40001 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/29/2017 Yea
A00260 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A00288 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A00556 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A01094 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A01258 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Nay
A01595 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A01839 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A01841 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02115 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02325 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02438 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02784 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02819 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A02980 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A03178 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A03422 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A04002 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05036 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05227 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05523 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05667 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05780 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05810 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05927 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A05965 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06361 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06474 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06515 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06662 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06663 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06825 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06826 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06867 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06884 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06901 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A06945 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07051 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07137 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07193 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07503 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07509 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07578 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07604 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07642 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07687 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07747 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07775 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07788 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07863 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07865 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07895 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07901 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07902 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07939 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A07965 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08032 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08103 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08251 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08259 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08261 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08273 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08276 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08279 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08323 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08388 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08419 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08427 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08486 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08488 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08492 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08509 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
A08514 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S00113 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S00113 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S00818 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S00818 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S00838 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S00838 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S00875 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01126 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01126 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S01243 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01258 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01258 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S01408 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01422 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01858 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S01858 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01901 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S01901 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01955 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S01955 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S02231 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S02231 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02245 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02251 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02251 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S02281 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02284 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02531 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02763 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S02763 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S02793 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03002 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03017 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S03067 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S03067 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03165 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S03165 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03661 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03662 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03877 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03960 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S03964 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04333 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04564 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04623 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04623 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04725 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04725 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04778 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04778 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04802 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04806 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04898 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04898 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04929 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04929 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04965 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04965 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04992 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S04992 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S04999 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Nay
S04999 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
S05007 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S05096 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S05143 Senate Floor Vote - Final Passage 6/21/2017 Yea
S05143 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
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S05182 Senate Rules Committee Vote 6/21/2017 Yea
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Role Committee
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Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Technology and Innovation
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Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Duncan Davie Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 davie@nysenate.gov
Jeff Bishop Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 jbishop@nysenate.gov
Natalie Bernardi Counsel, Director Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 bernardi@nysenate.gov
Bernadette Phillips Executive Assistant Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 bphillip@nysenate.gov
Julie Taylor Secretary Senior Secretary / Secretary District Office 1 41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY. 13820
(607) 432-5524 jtaylor@nysenate.gov
Catherine Moshier Special Assistant Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 1 41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY. 13820
(607) 432-5524 moshier@nysenate.gov
Laura Heimroth Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 heimroth@nysenate.gov
Duncan Davie Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant District Office 1 41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY. 13820
(518) 455-3131 davie@nysenate.gov
Jeff Bishop Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 1 41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY. 13820
(518) 455-3131 jbishop@nysenate.gov
Cheryl Oechsner Office Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 198 State Street
Albany, NY. 12207
(518) 455-3131 coechsne@nysenate.gov
Luann King Staff Assistant Staff Assistant District Office 2 4030 West Road
Cortland, NY. 13045
(607) 758-9005 lmking@nysenate.gov
State Senator James L. Seward's two decades plus of service as a state senator cap a lifelong interest in politics, public affairs, and state government. A native of Otsego County, Senator Seward attended Oneonta public schools and graduated from Hartwick College with a B.A. degree in political science. He also studied at the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of SUNY Albany. In 1999, Hartwick College honored Senator Seward with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Senator Seward was elected to the state senate in 1986 and was appointed chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, where he developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and effective spokesman for the senate majority on statewide energy issues.
He won enactment of the Power for Jobs program, which has helped retain and create thousands of jobs in New York. Seward worked to ensure that the state's telecommunications industry remained competitive, and introduced legislation to restrict minors' access to electronic obscenity. In 1990, he negotiated key reforms in the 1986 Low Level Radioactive Waste Siting Law.
In 1999, Seward assumed chairmanship of the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, where he immediately set out to develop state policy that helps consumers and ensures New York's leadership in this vital segment of the state's financial services industry, employer of thousands of New Yorkers. Seward has fought to broaden health insurance coverage and reform, and the writing of auto and property/casualty policies in a free, but fair, market that is sensitive to consumers' needs. He has pushed wider availability of health insurance for the uninsured and to reduce pressure on health insurance costs for workers and small business owners. He won passage of legislation in 2002 that extends group health insurance offered by chambers of commerce to sole proprietors of businesses, and in 2008 secured legislative approval of a bill to provide short term health insurance policies to young adults and college students. He sponsored the Health Insurance Premium Integrity Act to boost the percentage of premium dollars spent directly on health care, and was responsible for broadening health insurance coverage for voluntary firefighters and EMTs by letting them purchase policies through their municipalities.
Seward won statewide recognition for his Freedom Plan to match simpler, lower cost health insurance policies with federally authorized health savings accounts. The legislation is considered an innovative approach to addressing the rising cost of health insurance for employers and their employees. Seward has led the fight in New York against auto insurance fraud, a significant factor in rising auto insurance premiums. He is serving as immediate past president and nationally recognized leader in the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).
In 2011, he was asked by Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos to assume a key post in the senate leadership team as assistant majority leader on conference operations. The position allows Seward to work closely with senate leadership in establishing priorities and directing important legislation to the senate floor.
As chairman of the Senate Task Force on Volunteer Emergency Services, Seward was instrumental in establishing a low interest loan program for the capital needs and equipment purchases of voluntary fire departments and emergency squads in 1994. He has won funding increases for the program and for the state fire academy in order to improve training for firefighters. He has also served as chairman of the Senate Task Force on State and Local Emergency Preparedness following the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington.
Senator Seward has been a consistent advocate for education, securing state aid for local districts to offset rising taxes and to support technology and special education initiatives within his schools. He strongly supported enactment of the STAR school tax relief program and has championed property tax relief.
Seward is an advocate for more jobs and business growth. In his district, Seward is a partner in local economic development. He works to save and create jobs in his district through state grants and loans to businesses and partnerships with local economic development agencies and local governments.
Responsiveness to his constituents through personal contact and district office hours is one of Senator Seward's strengths and his highest priority. He has been recognized for his advocacy and responsiveness by the Farm Bureau, the Alliance for Affordable Health Care, local chambers of commerce and many community organizations.
Senator Seward is a former Milford town justice and former chairman of the Otsego County Republican Committee. He was a delegate to the 1976, 1980, and 1988 Republican National Conventions and an alternate delegate in 1996.
Long active in community and civic affairs, Senator Seward is a regional advisory board member of Community Bank, NA, a trustee of Glimmerglass Opera, serves on the boards of directors of Pathfinder Village and the Catskill Symphony, and is a member of the Milford United Methodist Church.
Senator Seward and his wife Cynthia (nee Milavec) reside in Milford. They have two grown children- Ryan and Lauren.