Resolution R4036-2013

Proposes the inclusion of certain Senate budget bills in the Executive Budget

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  • Mar 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 13, 2014: INTRODUCED

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RESOLUTION adopting proposed amendments to the 2014-2015 Executive Budg-
et submission (Legislative Bills S6350C, S6353C, S6354C, S6355C, S6356C,
S6357C, S6358C, S6359C and S6609A)

WHEREAS,  It  is  the intent of the Legislature to effectuate the timely
passage of a State Budget; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Legislature to engage in  the  Budget
Conference  Committee process, which promotes increased participation by
the members of the Legislature and the public; and
  WHEREAS, The Senate Finance Committee has conducted an extensive study
and review of the Governor's 2014-2015 Executive Budget  submission  and
has  recommended  proposed  amendments  to such Budget submission in the
above referenced Legislative Bills and Report on the  Amended  Executive
Budget; and
  WHEREAS,  Article  VII of the New York State Constitution provides the
framework under which the New York State Budget  is  submitted,  amended
and  enacted.  The New York State Courts have limited the Legislature in
how it may change the appropriations bills submitted  by  the  Governor.
The Legislature can delete or reduce items of appropriation contained in
the several appropriation bills submitted by the Governor in conjunction
with  the Executive Budget, and it can add additional items of appropri-
ation to those bills provided that such additions are stated  separately
and  distinctly  from the original items of the bill and refer each to a
single object or purpose; and
  WHEREAS, An extensive study and review  of  the  Governor's  2014-2015
Executive  Budget  submission  has revealed that the construction of the
budget bills submitted to the Legislature by the Governor constrains the
Legislature in its ability to fully effectuate its  intent  in  amending
the Governor's budget submission; and
  WHEREAS,  The  2014-2015  Executive  Budget  includes  funds  for  new
programs throughout various agencies which  are  direct  aid  and  grant
programs,  have been drafted as lump sum appropriations and are proposed
to be distributed at the sole discretion of the Executive. In  addition,
some of these proposed initiatives would be funded by eliminating exist-
ing programs. New capital spending, distributed through regional econom-
ic development councils, is also included in the Executive proposal; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Legislature has amended the Governor's 2014-2015 Execu-
tive Budget submission to the fullest extent possible within the author-
ity provided to it pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the New  York
State Constitution; and
  WHEREAS, The Senate, in addition to the Governor's 2014-2015 Executive
Budget  submission  bills  as amended by the Senate, does hereby provide
its recommendations as to provisions in the Governor's 2014-2015  Execu-
tive   Budget  submission  which  reflect  those  items  the  Senate  is
constrained from effectuating as amendments to the  2014-2015  Executive
Budget appended hereto; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage of
the Governor's 2014-2015 Executive Budget submission as amended  by  the
Senate,  and the incorporated Report on the Amended Executive Budget may
provide a basis for both houses of the Legislature to convene Committees
on Conference pursuant to Joint Rule III of the Senate and Assembly  for
the purpose of reconciling any differences between the amendments to the
Governor's  budget  as  proposed  by each house of the Legislature; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That,  the  above  referenced  legislative  bills  (S6350C,
S6353C,  S6354C,  S6355C,  S6356C, S6357C, S6358C, S6359C and S6609A) be
and are incorporated as part of this resolution and are  hereby  adopted

as the New York State Legislature's proposed amendments to the 2014-2015
Executive Budget Submission.

REPORT ON THE AMENDED EXECUTIVE BUDGET

ALL STATE AGENCIES AND OPERATIONS

AGING, STATE OFFICE FOR THE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $230.1 million
    as follows:
      o Provides an additional $5 million for the Community Services for
        the Elderly program.
      o Provides $978,000 for Aging Services Grants.
      o  Denies  eliminating  funding  for  seven  discrete Managed Care
        Consumer Assistance Programs (MCCAP) and creating a $1.8 million
        competitive program, and restores funding for each program.
      o The Senate advances legislation  in  S.6358-C  and  provides  $2
        million  within  the  Department of Health, to expand the income
        eligibility for the Elderly  Pharmaceutical  Insurance  Coverage
        (EPIC)  program  to  $75,000 from the current $35,000 level, for
        singles and to $100,000 from  the  current  $50,000  level,  for
        married enrollees.

ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Legislature  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of
    $5,085,400.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Legislature concurs with the Executive recommendation of  re-ap-
    propriating previous years funding.

AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, DEPARTMENT OF

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State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *   The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive  recommendation  of
    $119,709,000.  However,  it  denies  language  allowing   risk-based
    assessments within the appropriation.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation for Aid to Locali-
    ties as follows:
      o Provides the following restorations
          - $544,000 for the Apple Growers Association;
          - $220,000 for Dairy Profit Teams at Farm Viability;
          - $1.1 million for the Farm Viability Institute;
          - $100,000 for the Genesee Agriculture Academy;
          - $20,000 for Island Harvest;
          - $150,000 for the Turfgrass Association; and
          - $287,000 for the Wine and Grape Foundation.
      o Provides additional funding as follows:
          - $150,000 for the Tractor Rollover Prevention program;
          - $460,000 for Rabies programs at Cornell;
          - $1,150,000 for the Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center;
          - $320,000 for the Berry Growers Association;

          - $75,000 for the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations;
          - $50,000 for Honeybee research at Cornell;
          - $160,000 for Hops and Barley research at Cornell;
          - $105,000 for Cornell Maple Research;
          - $175,000 for the EEE program;
          - $158,000 for FFA;
          - $500,000 for the Horticulture Society;
          - $160,000 for local fair assistance;
          - $25,000 for the low-cost vaccine program;
          - $150,000 for the Maple Producers Association;
          -   $600,000  for  the  Northern  NY  Agriculture  Development
              Program;
          - $50,000 for the Onion Growers Association;
          - $100,000 for the Vegetable Growers Association;
          - $216,000 for Farm Net
          - $100,000 for the Wood Products Council; and
          - $120,000 for Christmas Tree Growers.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,500,000.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  * PART J: The Senate accepts the Executive's Article VII proposal that
    would allow the Department of Agriculture and Markets to deny a food
    license renewal for applicants  with  more  than  $2,400  in  unpaid
    fines.
  *  PART  LL: The Senate advances language to develop innovation grants
    of up to $50,000 for new farmers to  purchase  land,  equipment  and
    supplies.
  * PART NN: The Senate advances language to create a $5 million revolv-
    ing  loan fund to provide start-up loans to new farmers for land and
    equipment purchases.
  * PART PP: The Senate advances language to develop  an  apprenticeship
    program,  administered  by  BOCES,  to  provide hands-on training to
    aspiring young farmers.
  * PART TT: The Senate  advances  language  requiring  notification  in
    writing to the owner/operation of a farm operation when a Freedom of
    Information Law request has been made for their records.
  *  PART WW: The Senate advances language exempting participants in the
    New York State Cattle  Health  Assurance  Program  from  Freedom  of
    Information Law requests for records.

  *  The Senate encourages measures to provide full service animal shel-
    ters in underserved areas of the State.

AUDIT AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation  of  $275,589,000
    as follows:
      o Denies $2,500,000 for additional auditors.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation $32,025,000.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD

State Operations (S.6350-C)

  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  appropriation  level of
    $18,065,000

BUDGET, DIVISION OF THE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the Executive recommendation for State Oper-
    ations as follows:
      o Denies $1 million for the purpose of paying expert witness  fees
        on behalf of the Attorney General;
      o  Restores  $10,000 for fees of the National Conference of Insur-
        ance Legislators;
      o Restores $469,000 for fees of the Council of State  Governments;
        and
      o  Provides  $40,000  for fees of the National Conference of State
        Legislatures.

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
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State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation  of
    $486.27 million.

Aid To Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $3.31 billion, as follows:
  * The Senate restores or adds funding to the  following  General  Fund
    programs:
      o $132 million for child care subsidies and expansion of the Child
        Care Facilitated Enrollment program;
      o $500,000 for additional child care subsidies to Monroe County;
      o $5 million for post adoption services;
      o $2.57 million for Child Advocacy Centers;
      o $3.5 million for Healthy Families, NY;
      o $1.3 million for Youth Development Programs;
      o $254,000 for Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs;
      o $3.65 million for Safe Harbour;
      o $1.75 million for Community Reinvestment;
      o $750,000 for NYS Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs;
      o $1.28 million for 211;
      o $35,000 for Helen Keller - CORE Program;
      o $75,000 for National Federation for the Blind - Newsline;
      o  $100,000  for  Healthy  Parenting and Mentoring program of WAIT
        House;
      o $350,000 for Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center;
      o $1 million for local community services programs; and
      o $500,000 for Youth Services Grants.
  * The Senate denies the proposal to:
      o Increase $5.14 million for Close to Home services;

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation  of
    $37.68 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6356-C)
  *  PART  L,  Subpart A: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to
    authorizes OCFS to contract with the Boards  of  Cooperative  Educa-
    tional  Services (BOCES) to provide any and all educational services

    at OCFS youth facilities that BOCES provides  to  school  districts.
    Currently,  OCFS  may contract with BOCES only for special education
    services.
  *  PART  L,  Subpart  B: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to
    extends the authority of OCFS to identify and close juvenile justice
    facilities under the Close to Home  initiative  (60  day  notice  of
    closure waiver) from September 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.
  *  PART  HH: The Senate advances legislation to require child day care
    providers to post a copy of the most recent inspection report.
  * PART LL: The Senate advances legislation to  establish  the  Facili-
    tated  Enrollment  program as a permanent program with authorization
    to: expand its child care subsidy services statewide; expand enroll-
    ment to include families with incomes up  to  400%  of  the  federal
    poverty level; and cap family co-payments. $132 million is appropri-
    ated  in  FY  2015,  increasing to $182 million in FY 2016 for these
    additional child care subsidies.

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY)

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive  recommendation  for  State  Oper-
    ations as follows:
      o Provides $12.5 million for contractual salary increases;
      o Provides $3.8 million for the Joseph Murphy Institute;
      o Provides $1.5 million for CUNY LEADS;
      o Provides $1.7 million for SEEK.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation for Aid to Locali-
    ties as follows:
      o Provides $12.5 million for increased community college base aid;
      o Provides $4 million for a new community college workforce devel-
        opment initiative;
      o Restores $544,000 for childcare centers;
      o Restores $1.7 million for the  Accelerated  Study  in  Associate
        Programs.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's  recommendation for Capital
    Projects as follows:
      o Provides an additional $700 million for strategic initiatives on
        four-year campuses.

CIVIL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $50,420,000.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  * PART Y: The Senate advances language to establish  a  commission  on
    Management Confidential employee compensation.

COMMISSION OF CORRECTIONS, STATE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $2.9
    million.

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Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  *  PART  R:  The Senate advances language to provide mandate relief to
    counties, by authorizing 19 year old inmates to be housed, at  local
    option,  except  a  city  of a population of million or more, either
    with inmates who are 17 or 18 years old, or  with  inmates  who  are
    more than 19 years old.
  *  PART T: The Senate advances language to allow for two or more coun-
    ties to enter into a contract for the provisions of a county jail.

CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.8
    billion, with the following modifications:
      o Restores funding of $30 million for the full and continued oper-
        ation  of  Butler; Mt.  McGregor; Chateaugay; and Monterey Shock
        correctional facilities.
      o Removes appropriation language, without prejudice, pertaining to
        proposed prison closures.
  * The Senate includes the following reduction:
      o ($7.5 million) General Fund reduction from  the  elimination  of
        duplicative  administrative positions in correctional facilities
        at certain facilities within close proximity to one another.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $31 million.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $15 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  * PART P: The Senate advances language to prohibit any State funds for
    services and expenses associated with providing college education to
    inmates.
  * PART U: The Senate advances language to require the Commissioner  of
    the  Department  of  Corrections and Community Supervision to reduce
    duplication of facility administrative  positions  for  correctional
    facilities that are located in close proximity to one another.
  *  PART V: The Senate advances language to require the Commissioner of
    the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to report on
    the number of inmate  assaults  on  staff  and  other  inmates,  and
    defines serious physical injury.
  *  PART  EE: The Senate advances language to require the current Adap-
    tive Reuse Plan to be provided six  months  prior  to  the  one-year
    prison  notification statute.  The Commissioner of Economic Develop-
    ment has not complied with current law  that  requires  an  adaptive
    reuse  plan  for proposed closures six months prior to the effective
    date of closure.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $68.5
    million, with the following modification:
      o  Provides  $2.5  million  for  the  creation of a Violent Felony
        Offender Database.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)

  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $174
    million, with the following modifications:
      o Rejects the Executive recommendation, without prejudice, related
        to  the  Federal  Edward  Byrne  Justice  Assistance Grant (JAG)
        appropriation.  Alternatively  the  Senate  requests  that   the
        Byrne/JAG program be allocated as it has been in previous years.
      o Restores funding of $609,000 for domestic violence programs.
      o  Restores funding of $1,891,000 for law enforcement, anti-crime,
        anti-violence,  crime  control  and  treatment  and   prevention
        programs.
      o Restores funding of $500,000 for Finger Lakes Law Enforcement.
      o  Restores  $650,000  and provides additional funding of $300,000
        for civil or  criminal  legal  services  for  domestic  violence
        programs with the Legal Services Assistance Account.
      o  Restores  $600,000  for  the  Indigent Parolee Program from the
        Legal Services Assistance Account.
      o Provides $2 million for criminal justice local assistance initi-
        atives.
      o Provides $5 million for a matching grant School Resource Officer
        Program.
      o Provides appropriation language, without prejudice,  to  require
        an  evaluation  of  the  effectiveness  of  the new Gun-Involved
        Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  * PART C: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  continue
    provisions  relating  to the disposition of certain monies recovered
    by county district attorneys.
  * PART K: The Senate advances language creating a presumption that the
    possession of 50 or more individual  packets  of  heroin  and/or  an
    amount  of  heroin  with  an  aggregate  value  of at least $300, is
    possession with intent to sell, a class B felony.
  * PART L: The Senate advances language for the creation of  a  Violent
    Felony Offender Database.

COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4,219,000

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Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $37,464,000
  *  The  Senate  proposes  to  redistribute  Council  on the Arts local
    assistance grants to achieve regional balance statewide.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $892,000.

ELECTIONS, STATE BOARD OF
  * The senate is concerned about the need for increased  voter  privacy
    at  polling  places and will advance language to assure such privacy
    is granted with the ballot scanning machines.

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of  $11.1  million,
    and provides $8.8 million for the Board of Elections.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  *  PART  H: The Senate proposes to modify Part H relating specifically
    to the Public Trust  Act,  the  creation  of  an  Independent  Chief
    Enforcement Counsel, and Campaign Finance Reform and Public Campaign
    Finance  to  increased transparency and disclosure measures, provide
    for  increased  enforcement,  adopt  a  system  of  public  campaign
    finance,  and  strengthen provisions of the public officer's law and
    penal code to enhance the integrity of  governmental  and  electoral
    processes in New York State.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4,810,000.

ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (NYSERDA)

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation in its entirety.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation in its entirety.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate denies the Executive recommendation in its entirety.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  *  PART  K: The Senate rejects the proposal of the Executive to fund a
    portion of NYSERDA's operation and DEC's office  of  climate  change
    through section 18-a assessments.
  *  PART  L:  The  Senate accepts this bill and concurs with the Execu-
    tive's proposal to transfer $913,000 from the Unrestricted Corporate
    Funds of the New York State Energy Research Development Authority to
    the General Fund to offset New York State's  debt  service  require-
    ments related to the Western New York Nuclear Service Center.
  *  PART  M:  The  Senate  rejects  the Executive's proposal to require
    upstate gas retail outlets to be equipped with backup  power  gener-
    ation.
  * PART QQ: The Senate adds language to direct the New York State Ener-
    gy  Research and Development Authority to make payments on grants to
    farm operations no later than ninety days after notification of  any
    funding award.
  *  PART  RR:  The  Senate  adds  language to direct the Public Service
    Commission to conduct a study  of  the  economic  and  environmental
    costs and benefits of the State's net energy metering programs.

The  Senate will urge NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission to study
and report the impact of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative  assess-
ments imposed on in-state versus out of state generators and the impacts
on New York ratepayers.

The Senate will advance language to require the State study whether fees
assessed  and  allocated  outside  of  the  budget process are having an
adverse impact on New York ratepayers.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

State Operations (S.6350-C)

  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  with  the
    following modification:
      o  Authorizes  $200,000 to analyze significant risks to the public
        health and the environment from  leaking,  large-scale,  heavily
        contaminated, hazardous waste landfills.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation with the
    following modification:
      o  Authorizes  $2,000,000  for  priority  dredging  and   invasive
        projects.
      o Authorizes $400,000 in funding for the Beacon Institute.
      o  Authorizes  $500,000  in  funding  for a "Sewage-Right-to-Know"
        program.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  with  the
    following modifications:
      o Denies $106 million in new Superfund bonding authority.
      o  Restores  $793  million in Superfund bonding authority over the
        next seven years.
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      o Amends the Executive proposal for a new  Environmental  Restora-
        tion  Program  by authorizing a multi-year plan at $10 million a
        year.
      o Increases the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) by $43 million
        for wastewater and sewage treatment capital projects raising the
        EPF to $200 million a year.
      o Requests modifications to the Executive's proposal for  the  EPF
        as follows:
          - A $900,000 increase for the Central Pine Barrens Commission;
          -  A  $1,000,000  increase  to $2,300,000 for the Finger Lakes
              Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance;
          - $500,000 in additional funds for Soil and Water Conservation
              Districts to bring their funding total to $5,000,000.
      o Authorize $3,000,000 in funds for the Genesee County  wastewater
        treatment facility.
      o  Authorize  $250,000  in  funds  for  Manhasset  Bay  Waterfront
        improvements.
      o Authorize $6,700,000 in funds for EPCAL sewer plant upgrades.
      o Authorize $7,000 in support for Town of Perry  landfill  capital
        costs.
      o  Authorize $2,000,000 for a water treatment plant in the Village
        of Arcade.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  * PART H: The Senate amends the Executive's proposal to  on  pesticide
    reporting  requirements  by  only authorizing a three year extension
    for product registration fees.
  * PART I: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to allow the use
    of crossbows for hunting in New York State, but denies the waiver of
    state documents  law  procurement  requirements,  the  expansion  of
    liability  releases,  and creation of three- and five- year hunting,
    fishing and trapping licenses. The Senate  accepts  the  Executive's
    proposal  to issue distinctive license plates for holders of certain
    sporting licenses. However as the Executive already has begun  waiv-
    ing statutorily required fees for such license plates before obtain-
    ing  necessary  authority  from the Legislature, the Senate proposes

    that the Executive be granted such authority retroactive to  January
    1, 2014.
  *  PART  UU: The Senate adds language to extend by two years the dead-
    line for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to be  retrofitted  with  diesel
    particulate filter devices as currently required by the Diesel Emis-
    sion Reduction Act (DERA).
  *  PART  VV: The Senate adds language to lay out a repowering plan for
    the existing generating facility in the Village of  Port  Jefferson,
    and  includes  an incentive package to aid in the remediation of the
    footprint for the new plant.

Article VII Proposals (S.6359-C)
  * PART Q: The Senate modifies the Executive bill to propose comprehen-
    sive modifications and reforms to the  State  environmental  remedi-
    ation  and  redevelopment  programs.  The Senate modifies the Execu-
    tive's bill by:
      o  Maintain  as-of-right  credit  structures,  but   incorporating
        substantial  portions of the Executive's new stringent eligibil-
        ity standards to ensure, even more  than  the  current  program,
        that "undeserving" sites do not get into program
      o Require applicants to prove that site is heavily contaminated by
        on-site  generated  wastes  to  get  into the Brownfields Credit
        Program (BCP), and that the site must demonstrate extremely high
        property value distress.
      o Proposes a new NY Rapid program for contaminated sites  that  do
        not pose a significant threat to the health and the environment.
        NY  Rapid  participants  will  receive  a  full  State liability
        release for cleaning up these less dangerous sites, but will not
        be eligible for tax credits.
      o Allow most Superfund sites into the BCP expanding  the  proposal
        to those which are currently not eligible, for sites now, and in
        the future, controlled by true volunteers with no connections to
        responsible  parties.    o Modify current credit levels and cost
        bases, streamlining the oversight process for the plan for rede-
        velopment as well as the credit application process.
      o Allow BCP projects to apply for Excelsior credits.
      o Establish incentives in place  for  the  Brownfield  Opportunity
        Area program to expedite plan designations.
      o  Accept the Executive language to extend the tax credits for ten
        years until  December  31,  2025,  on  Superfund,  Environmental
        Restoration  Program,  Environmental  Zones, BCP fees, Hazardous
        Waste charges, and reporting requirements.
      o Propose reforms to the Oil-Spill program to provide  substantive
        liability  protections  to  true volunteers that remediate these
        sites.
      o The Senate  advocates  that  any  adopted  language  contemplate
        whether  there  can be additional utilization of the brownfields
        program to strengthen the redevelopment of affordable housing.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $17.9  million
    as follows:
      o  Deny  $270,000 for contractual services related to the Moreland
        Act.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $3,267,000 for the Administration Program,
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      o $14,227,000 for the Economic Development Program,
      o $385,000 for the Clean Air Program, and
      o $7,025,000 for the Marketing and Advertising Program

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o  $5,234,000  for  Centers  of Excellence and restores funding of
        $3,489,330;
      o $13,818,000 for Centers of Advanced Technology;
      o $3,750,000 for the New  York  State  incubators  and  hot  spots
        program and adds $2,000,000;
      o $5,000,000 in funding for the Market New York program and elimi-
        nates  the  oversight by the regional economic development coun-
        cils;
      o $3,815,000 for local tourism matching grant and adds $100,00 for
        the Catskill Association of Tourism Services;
      o $343,000 for the Science and Technology Law Center;
      o $7,470,000 for the Training and Business Assistance Program; and
      o $392,000 for the gateway information centers at  Binghamton  and
        Beekmantown.

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $42,935,000
    for the Economic Development Program with  the  following  modifica-
    tions:
      o   Decrease   funding   for  the  Economic  Development  Fund  by
        $12,000,000.
  * The Senate provides funding for the following:
      o $350,000 for the Adirondack North Country Association.
      o $2,000,000 for military base retention efforts.
      o $200,000 for Center State Corporation for Economic  Opportunity;
        and
      o $200,000 for Center State Corporation for Economic Opportunity.
      o $600,000 for Seneca Army Depot.
      o $5,000,000 for local economic development initiatives.
      o $250,000 for fishing tournament promotions.
      o $2,000,000 for multi-platform digital game development
      o $150,000 for SUNY SMARTT Laboratories
      o $500,000 for Veterans Entrepreneurship Centers

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $10,000,000 for the Clarkson-Trudeau Partnership;
      o  $5,000,000  for  the  Cornell  University College of Veterinary
        Medicine;
      o $180,000,000 for the Nano Utica Project;
      o $55,750,000 for the New York Genome Center;
      o $30,000,000 for Onondaga County Revitalization projects;
      o $50,000,000 for the SUNY College for Nanoscale and Science Engi-
        neering; and
      o $680,000,000 for the Buffalo Regional  Innovation  Cluster  with
        $33,000,000 dedicated to the Western NY STAMP project.
  * The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations:

      o $24,000,000 for the Economic Transformation Program;
      o $150,000,000 for Regional Economic Development Purposes;
      o $55,000,000 for the NY SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program; and
      o $55,000,000 for the NY CUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  * PART W: The Senate approves the proposal to extend the authorization
    for  the  Dormitory  Authority  to  provide  design and construction
    services to the Department of  Environmental  Conservation  and  the
    Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for one year.
  *  PART  X: The Senate denies the proposal to extend the authorization
    for the Dormitory Authority to create subsidiaries for two years.
  * PART Y: The Senate approves the proposal to eliminate the  financing
    fees on health care institutions.
  *  PART  Z:  The  Senate  approves the proposal to extend the Economic
    Development Fund for one year.
  * PART AA: The Senate approves the proposal  to  extend  the  authori-
    zation for UDC to issue loans for one year.
  *  PART  SS:  The Senate advances language to establish the biomedical
    and biotechnological  translational  research  and  entrepreneurship
    initiative.

EDUCATION

State Operations (S6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of $584.6
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate includes the following modifications to  the  Executive's
    recommendations:
      o  An  overall  increase  in general support for public schools of
        $811.9 million restoring $541 million  of  the  Gap  Elimination
        Adjustment;
      o  The GEA restoration add is an increase of $217 million over the
        Executive proposal;
      o Rejects and  repurposes  $74  million  in  fiscal  stabilization
        grants to increase school aid;
      o  The  Senate rejects the after school funding proposal using the
        casino gaming and revenue fund.

New York City - UPK and After-School

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The Senate  provides  $540  million  to  fully  fund  the  expansion  of
universal pre-kindergarten and after-school programs in New York City in
the  2014-15  school  year.  A new program will provide $340 million for
Universal Pre-Kindergarten, and $200 million in new AIM funding will  be
available  for the expansion of afterschool programs. Over the next five
years the Senate commits $2.7 billion to cover the costs of successfully
expanding these two programs in New York City.   In addition,  New  York
City will receive $20 million in unrestricted VLT Impact Aid.

UPK Funding - $485 million

$340  million  will be available for the City of New York in the 2014-15
school year for the implementation of a high  quality,  full-day  Pre-K.
Over the next five years, the Senate commits $1.7 billion to fully cover
the  costs  of  the  City's plan to provide free, full-day pre-K to more

than 73,000 children. This  new  program  will  be  financed  through  a
specially designated reserve that will ensure a stable.

In  addition,  $145  million will be made available to districts for UPK
expansion, while also leaving flexibility for the funding to be used for
kindergarten and GEA restoration.

AIM Funding - $200 million

The Senate also provides $200 million in new Aid to Municipalities fund-
ing for the City of New York in the 2014-15, which will be available  to
expand after-schools program for middle school students.

Freeze Plus - NY: Helping Everybody Lower Property Taxes - $800 million

The Senate provides $800 million for the Freeze Plus property tax relief
program. This program is structured so that districts that adhere to the
2%  levy  cap  will  have to supplant their property tax levy with State
aid, freezing property taxes. Under the Freeze Plus  proposal,  property
tax levy in districts and municipalities subject to the tax cap would be
frozen.
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to provide:
      o Additional funding of $4.5 million for nonpublic safety grants;
      o An additional $5.23 million in Nonpublic school aid; and
      o  A  new  appropriation  of $2 million to fund early college high
        schools programs.
  * The Senate provides additional funding for the following programs:
      o $38 million in nonpublic school aid;
      o $30 million for education grants;
      o An additional $20 million to fund a  3.8  percent  increase  for
        Chapter  853  schools,  Special Act schools, and State-supported
        schools (4201's);
      o $20 million for Teacher Centers;
      o $10 million for Adult Literacy Education;
      o Restores $4 million in library aid and  provides  a  $4  million
        increase for a total of $8 million;
      o $1,000,000 for the Council on the Humanities;
      o $1,000,000 for High School Equivalency Transition;
      o $1,000,000 for community schools.
      o SUNY Albany Center for Autism and Related Disabilities $500,000;
      o  An  additional  $500,000  for After School Programs and Healthy
        Eating;
      o An additional $200,000 for the Onondaga, Cortland,  and  Madison
        county BOCES for the new technology initiative;
      o National History Day $100,000; and

Capital Projects (S6354-C)
  *   The  Senate  concurs  with  the  library  construction  grants  of
    $14,000,000; and
  * The Senate would consider the Smart Bond Act with the  inclusion  of
    water and sewer districts.

Article VII Proposals (S.6356-C)
  * PART A: The Senate:
      o  modifies  the  contract for excellence proposal to only include
        New York City;
      o modifies the Executive's GEA proposal  to  increase  the  amount
        restored  to school districts by $217 million for a total resto-

        ration in 2014-15 school year of $541 million. In  addition  the
        Senate phases out the GEA in the 2016-17 school year;
      o  accepts the Executive's proposal on school district reorganiza-
        tion allowing school districts to phase in up to ten  years  the
        tax levy impacts on the reorganized school districts;
      o  accepts  the  Executive  proposal  to allow school districts to
        apply for  waivers  from  special  education  requirements  that
        exceed federal requirements;
      o  rejects  the  Executive  proposal  making changes to pre-school
        special education rates  and  payments  provisions  for  special
        education  itinerant  teacher services; o modifies the Executive
        proposal  on  after  four  p.m.  transportation  by  making  the
        provision permanent and removing the State aidable cap;
      o modifies the Executive proposal to maintain the setaside for the
        Consortium  for Worker Education in NYC by increasing the amount
        to $13 million;
      o rejects the Executive proposal to freeze  school  districts  aid
        claims to November 2013;
      o rejects the Executive proposal to establish a teacher excellence
        fund;
  * PART A-1: The Senate:
      o  repeals the provision for the State to reset building aid amor-
        tization interest rates every ten years;
      o extends the supplemental valuation impact grant program  provid-
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        ing state assistance to those school districts affected by power
        plant revaluations;
      o  provides  forgiveness from state aid reductions associated with
        final cost report submissions in construction projects  and  for
        inadvertent   omissions   related   to  transportation  contract
        requirements;
      o provides for annual  tuition  rate  increases  for  special  act
        school  districts,  Chapter 853 and 4201 schools, and ties it to
        the State's Personal Income Growth Index (PIGI);
      o includes a plan to provide for a blended learning  program  that
        establishes  an  advisory  committee  to advance recommendations
        related to expanding on-line learning;
      o extends mandate relief provision related to the Employee Benefit
        Accrued Liability Reserve account which allows school  districts
        to  access  any  excess  funds in the reserve and use it for GEA
        reduction;
      o extends the time frame BOCES can lease building space  from  ten
        years to twenty years;
      o  provides  mandate  relief  for  school  districts by making the
        internal  control  audit  function  optional  except  for  those
        districts  that have prior accounting deficiencies as identified
        by the State Comptroller;
      o provides mandate  relief  by  eliminating  duplicative  parental
        consent  requirements in the education law as it relates to July
        and August Special education programs;
      o  provides  mandate  relief  by  eliminating  asbestos  reporting
        requirements beyond federal requirements;
      o  extends  the  authorization  for  BOCES to contract with out of
        state school districts;
      o requires the commissioner to collaborate with parents, teachers,
        and principals to provide professional development and  distrib-
        ute information to schools, teachers, administrators and parents
        as it relates to college and career readiness standards;

      o increases over two years the charter school basic tuition amount
        to charter schools in the City of New York;
      o  requires  school districts to permit any charter school using a
        school district building to use such building without cost;
      o requires the City of New York to provide facilities aid to those
        charter schools that are adding grades, opening new charters  or
        who lose use of public school district space;
      o  The  Senate  authorizes  charter  schools  to provide (at their
        option) a pre-kindergarten program. Further, public schools that
        have a full-day  pre-k  program  are  required  to  pay  charter
        schools  the same amount of their expenses to provide a full-day
        pre-k program;
      o The Senate authorizes charters approved by  the  New  York  City
        Department of Education to apply to any charter entity for over-
        sight and supervision;
      o  requires that an authorized charter school must give consent to
        any significant change in co-location arrangements including any
        co-location arrangements approved prior to January 1, 2014;
      o establishes a charter school building  aid  program  which  will
        provide aid similar to the current program for public schools in
        the 2014-15 school year; and
  * PART A-2:
      o  establishes  the  Regional  High  School Program which provides
        incentives for districts to consolidate high school operations.
  * PART M: The Senate advances language which will require  instruction
    in K-8 grades to raise awareness of child abuse and exploitation.
  *  PART  BB:  The  Senate  advances  language  to encourage schools to
    provide for alternate types  of  recreational  play  spaces  if  the
    current space is in use for another purpose.
  * The Senate advances language for a study of the educational programs
    and fiscal conditions of East Ramapo School District.
  *  The  Senate  proposes  to  enable Mayoral control of Yonkers school
    district.
  * The Senate advances language for instruction of  students  to  raise
    awareness of child abuse and exploitation in schools.
  * The Senate advances language to permit senior citizens whose spouses
    are  deceased  to  substitute  a  more recent income for purposes of
    determining eligibility for the enhanced STAR exemption.

FINANCIAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the   Executive's   recommendation   of
    $3,131,700.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *   The   Senate   modifies   the  Executive  appropriation  level  of
    $326,630,823 as follows:
      o Deny $1,135,000 in assessments to fund Health  Benefit  Exchange
        employees.

Aid To Localities (S6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  appropriation  level of
    $224,816,000.

Article VII Proposal (6355-C)

  * PART W: The Senate advances language to establish a quorum  require-
    ment for the New York State health care quality and cost containment
    commission.

Article VII Proposal (6357-C)
  *  PART  T:  The  Senate  modifies the Executive's proposal related to
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    comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparation to provide No-Fault
    insurance reform for medical service providers.   Additionally,  the
    Senate advances language which provides for the retroactive cancela-
    tion  of  fraudulent auto insurance policies, and increases criminal
    penalties for fraudulent no-fault insurance claims.
  * PART V: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to license  title
    insurance   agents   and  advances  language  to  reform  sales  tax
    collection on title insurance products.

GAMING COMMISSION

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the   Executive   appropriation   level   of
    $114,595,000 as follows:
      o The Senate provides $250,000 to the Regulation of Racing Account
        for the purpose of Racing Fan Development.

GENERAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $1,013,534,000 to:
      o  Provide  $7,500,000  for maintenance and other support services
        relating to facility space occupied by the Legislature  and  its
        administrative entities.
      o   Reduce  General  Fund  appropriation  authority  for  personal
        services in the Executive Direction Program by $2.5 million.
      o  Reduce  General  Fund  appropriation  authority  for   personal
        services in the Real Property Management and Development Program
        by $5 million.
      o Reject $505,000 for eight additional employees.
      o Reject $1,000,000 for an online catalog subscription service.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $90,000,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.6355-C)
  * PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make permanent
    the  authorization  of certain procurement options for local govern-
    ment entities, and to provide  similar  procure  options  for  local
    authorities for a period of three years.
  *  PART  M:  The  Senate proposes to authorize the Commissioner of the
    Office of General Services to transfer certain state  lands  to  the
    City of Ogdensburg.
  *  PART  HH:  The  senate  advances  language to require the Office of
    General Services to conduct a study to examine,  evaluate  and  make
    recommendations  relating  to  the  feasibility  and advisability of
    establishing an Office of Risk Assessment and Management.

Executive Budget Bill (S.6609-A)
  * The Senate modifies the  Executive  proposal  to  establish  a  five
    percent  contract  set  aside  program  for service disabled veteran

    owned small businesses to provide  express  statutory  clarification
    for improved program administration.

GENERAL STATE CHARGES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate modifies the Executive Recommendation of $3,557,218,000
    as follows:
      o  Reduce  appropriation  authority  for   health   insurance   by
        $69,000,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.6355-C)
  *  PART E: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to eliminate New
    York State reimbursement of the Income Related  Medicare  Adjustment
    (IRMAA).
  *  PART  O:  The  Senate advances legislation to establish the State's
    contribution  rate  toward  the  premium  subscription  charges  for
    current  State  employees  and retired State employees enrolled in a
    health insurance plan under the New York Health Insurance Program.
  * PART N: The Senate advances legislation to prohibit new employees of
    local associations from participating in  the  New  York  State  and
    Local Employee Retirement System.

GREEN THUMB PROGRAM

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2,964,000.

GREENWAY HERITAGE CONSERVANCY OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $166,000.

HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $3.2 billion
    as follows:
      o Provides $326,000 to support a not-for-profit  entity  in  main-
        taining and operating the Donate Life Registry.
      o  Provides  $50,000  for costs related to required criminal back-
        ground checks for adult care  facilities  beginning  January  1,
        2015.
      o  Modifies  the   Life Pass it On Trust Fund' to require existing
        monies within the fund be utilized for research,  education  and
        promotion in FY 2015.
      o  Denies  the  Executive's  proposal to provide $53.9 million for
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        operations of the NY State of Health, the State's health benefit
        exchange, to adhere with Executive Order No. 42  of  2012  which
        asserts  that  no  State or county tax payer dollars be used for
        development or operation.
      o Denies the Executive's proposal  to  provide  $2.5  million  for
        consumer assistance.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $1.4 billion
    as follows:

      o Denies the Executive's  proposal  to  provide  $10  million  for
        information technology;
      o  Denies,  without prejudice, the Executive's proposal to provide
        $55 million for the Statewide Health Information Network for New
        York (SHIN-NY);
      o Amends the $1.2 billion Capital Restructuring Financing  Program
        to:
          - Include Assisted Living Providers as eligible participants;
          - Require an annual written report;
          -  Establish  the  Capital  Restructuring  Financing  Board to
              determine eligibility requirements  and  ensure  equitable
              statewide distribution of funds; and
      o Provides $100 million for a Hospital Capital Financing Program.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $123.6 billion
    as follows:

Public Health
      o  Denies the Executive's proposal to consolidate 36 public health
        programs into 10 competitive pools,  and  restores  funding  for
        each program at FY 2014 Enacted Budget levels.
      o  Denies  the Executive's proposal to eliminate reimbursement for
        Prenatal Services in the  General  Public  Health  Works  (GPHW)
        Program and restores $2 million.
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to increase HIV Regional Target-
        ed Services by $1.3 million.
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to freeze rates and transfer the
        rate  setting  process for Child Health plus from the Department
        of Financial Services to the Department of Health  and  restores
        $16.8 million.
      o  Eliminates funding for the Falls Prevention Program, as funding
        for the program has  never  been  expended,  and  repurposes  to
        partially fund elder health initiatives.
      o Restores funding for the following programs:
          - $550,000- Women's Health Initiatives;
          - $316,700- Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation;
          - $125,000- Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center; and
          - $120,000- Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders.
      o Increases funding for the following programs or initiatives:
          - $6.5 million- Spinal Cord Injury Research Board;
          - $2.8 million- Doctors Across New York (DANY);
          -  $2.0  million-  Elderly  Pharmaceutical  Insurance Coverage
              (EPIC) expansion;
          - $1.8 million- Rape Crisis Centers;
          - $1.0 million- Elder Health Initiatives; and
          - $650,000-Upstate Poison Control Center.
      o Provides funding for the following programs or initiatives:
          - $9.5 million- Hospital Transition Fund;
          - $1 million- Children's Environmental Health Centers;
          - $995,000- Healthcare Initiatives;
          - $600,000-New Alternatives for Children;
          - $500,000- Lyme and Tick Borne Illness Prevention and  Treat-
              ment;
          - $500,000- Pharmaceutical Take Back;
          -  $450,000-  Opioid  Drug Addiction Prevention and Treatment;
              and
          - $250,000- Mobile Dental Unit.

Medicaid
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to establish a two-year Medicaid
        budget,  and reduces Medicaid appropriation authority to reflect
        one year of spending.
      o Denies the Executive's proposals to:
          - Limit Nursing Home  Case  Mix  Index  (CMI)  growth  at  two
              percent for a six month period- restores $21.5 million;
          - Eliminate Spousal Refusal provisions- restores $10 million;
          -  Authorize Prior Approval for "Off-Label" Drug Use- restores
              $9.9 million;
          -  Authorize  Minimum  Supplemental  Rebates-  restores   $1.4
              million;
          -  Eliminate  "Prescriber  Prevails" for Federal Drug Adminis-
              tration (FDA)-A-Rated drugs- restores $206,000;
          - Coordinate Health Homes with the criminal justice system and
              achieves savings of $2.5 million;
          - Establish Regional Health Information Collaboratives (RHICs)
              and achieves savings of $2.5 million;
          - Establish a Consumer Assistance Program and achieves savings
              of $200,000; and
          - Fund the Statewide Health Information Network for  New  York
              (SHIN-NY) and achieves savings of $2 million.
      o  Modifies  the  Executive's proposals to eliminate e-prescribing
        incentives to align the effective date with  the  implementation
        of I-STOP e-prescribing requirements and partially restores $1.1
        million.
      o  Modifies  the  Executive's proposal to amend the Nurse Practice
        Act to access enhanced  Federal  Financial  Participation  (FFP)
        associated  with  the  Community  First Choice Option, beginning
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        October 1, 2014,  and  achieves  $170.0  million  in  additional
        federal funds in FY 2015.
      o Advances legislation to:
          -  Restore  "Prescriber  Prevails"  for all drug classes under
              managed care and provides $1.1 million;
          - Repeal the authority of the Commissioner to utilize an Aver-
              age Acquisition Cost (AAC) methodology to determine  rates
              of  payments  for  drugs  under  Medicaid and to establish
              amounts of payments for the Cost of Dispensing (COD),  and
              provides $41.0 million; and
          - Provide supplemental Medicaid rates for ambulance providers,
              and provides $3 million.
      o  Modifies  the  Executive's  proposal to authorize $2 billion in
        spending associated with the 1115 Medicaid Redesign  Team  (MRT)
        Waiver  in  FY 2015 to reflect the recent agreement with Centers
        for Medicare and Medicaid  Services  (CMS)  that  authorized  $8
        billion  in  reinvestment  over  five  years  as  opposed to $10
        billion. The Senate:
          -  Provides  three  distinct  appropriations,  totaling   $1.6
              billion, for each component of the MRT Waiver;
          -  Establishes  an  1115 Waiver Distribution Review Council to
              make recommendations on proposed expenditures;
          - Requires an equitable statewide distribution of 1115  Waiver
              funds to the extent possible; and
          -  Allows  spending  only pursuant to a chapter of the laws of
              2014.
      o Modifies the Medicaid Supportive Housing program to  require  up
        to $20 million be authorized to fund four demonstration programs
        in counties with populations less than two million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6358-C)
  * PART A: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to make changes
    to the Public Health Law as follows:
      o The Senate denies the proposals that would:
          -  Amend  the  General  Public  Health Works (GPHW) program to
              restrict reimbursements to local  health  departments  for
              prenatal care to instances where services were provided to
              uninsured women;
          -  Amend  consent  provisions  for  HIV  testing and authorize
              providers and health departments to share certain data;
          - Streamline the certificate of need (CON) process for  hospi-
              tals  and  diagnostic  and  treatment centers that provide
              primary  care  or  are  undertaking  limited  construction
              projects;
          - Reduce the look-back period for the character and competence
              review  for  Article 28 facilities from ten to seven years
              if the Public Health and Health Planning  Council  (PHHPC)
              has previously reviewed an individual;
          -  Reorganize provisions regarding PHHPC's review of transfers
              of voting rights or ownership interest in  operator  enti-
              ties established under Articles 28 or 36;
          -  Require  accreditation  and  registration  of  Urgent  Care
              Centers, and limit the use of such title;
          - Expand  the  scope  of  provisions  regulating  Office-Based
              Surgery  (OBS) to address procedures conducted under vari-
              ous types of anesthesia, and anesthesia-only services, and
              to require registration  with  the  Department  of  Health
              (DOH);
          -  Repeal  the  authority  of  the  Commissioner  to authorize
              Upgraded Diagnostic and Treatment Centers in  rural  areas
              to provide limited emergency services; and
          -  Reduce  the  look-back  period for character and competence
              review for adult care facilities and assisted living resi-
              dences from ten to seven years.
      o The Senate modifies the proposals to:
          - Amend the Health Research Science  Board  (HRSB)  on  breast
              cancer  research by maintaining regional representation on
              the board and requiring the board to meet  at  least  four
              times per year;
          -  Expand the Scope of the Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
              Detection  and  Education  Program  Advisory  Council   to
              include  prostate or testicular cancer within its scope by
              requiring the Council to make recommendations  for  grants
              from  the  New  York  State Prostate and Testicular Cancer
              Research and Education Fund;
          - Authorize use of funds from  the  New  York  State  Prostate
              Cancer Research, Detection and Education Fund by requiring
              monies within the fund be expended following the recommen-
              dations  by  the  Cancer  Detection  and Education Program
              Advisory Council,  and  by  requiring  an  annual  written
              report to the Legislature;
          -  Establish  a  $1.2  billion  bonded  Capital  Restructuring
              Financing Program by establishing the Capital  Restructur-
              ing  Financing  Board  to  evaluate  applications and make
              award determinations, requiring Public Authorities Control
              Board approval of all awards, requiring prior notification
              to the Legislature of  awards,  and  requiring  an  annual
              written report to the Legislature;

          -  Expand the Health Facility Restructuring Program to include
              not-for-profit residential health care facilities, not-for
              profit diagnostic and treatment centers,  and  other  not-
              for-profit  health  care  entities  in restructuring oper-
              ations  and  finances  by expanding eligibility to include
              all residential health care facilities, expanding  report-
              ing, and prohibiting loans from being made unless five day
              notification has been provided;
          -  Authorize a private equity demonstration program to encour-
              age the investment  of  private  capital  in  health  care
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              facilities by expanding the demonstration from five to ten
              business   corporations  and  expiring  the  demonstration
              program in five years;
          - Authorize the establishment of limited health care  services
              clinics in retail settings by expanding eligible operators
              of  such clinics to include hospitals and federally quali-
              fied health centers, and require notification be  provided
              to  the  local community board in cities with a population
              of one million or more;
          - Allow DOH to contract out the operation and marketing of the
              New York State  Donate  Life  Registry  by  authorizing  a
              multi-year contract and financing the contract pursuant to
              an appropriation in FY 2015; and
          -  Authorize  DOH to utilize "Life Pass It On" funds collected
              by the Department of Motor  Vehicles  (DMV)  to  fund  the
              contract  for  the operation and marketing of the New York
              State Donate Life Registry by requiring the fund  be  used
              for  promotion and education in FY 2015, authorizing funds
              to be used for the contract  beginning  in  FY  2016,  and
              requiring an annual written report to the Legislature.
      o The Senate advances legislation to:
          -  Require adult care facilities to conduct a criminal history
              record check of prospective direct  care  employees  using
              procedures  and standards set forth in Article 28-E of the
              Public Health Law;
          - Require the State or its designated fiscal agent to  be  the
              payer  of  first instance to Early Intervention providers,
              require payment in full at the State approved Early Inter-
              vention rate within thirty days of receipt of the  initial
              claim,  and  make the State or its designated fiscal agent
              responsible for pursuing all appeals of payment denials by
              all third-party payers;
          - Improve the Certificate of Need process by:
  * Authorizing the Commissioner to accept accreditation of  a  clinical
    laboratory  by  an  organization  with deeming status granted by the
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as evidence of compliance
    with pertinent Public Health Law requirements;
  * Authorizing the submission of a written certification by  an  archi-
    tect  or  engineer licensed by the State of New York to constitute a
    fulfillment of the certification requirement, where the Commissioner
    has determined such written certification can be accepted;
  * Establishing timeframes for  the  DOH  to  review  applications  for
    construction; and by
  *  Authorizing  the  Commissioner to accept behavioral health accredi-
    tation by the Joint Commission or by an  organization  with  deeming
    status  granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as
    evidence of compliance with pertinent Mental  Hygiene  Law  require-
    ments for certain providers of service;

          -  Repeal  ╣ 2904-b of the Public Health Law which establishes
              Health Systems Agencies (HSAs);
          -  Establish requirements for the registration of out-of-state
              drug compounding facilities that are currently  registered
              by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the State
              Education  Department and require a report to the Legisla-
              ture evaluating the effectiveness of the registration  and
              oversight process within 18 months;
          - Expand the income eligibility for the Elderly Pharmaceutical
              Insurance  Coverage  (EPIC)  program  to  $75,000 from the
              current $35,000 level, for singles and  to  $100,000  from
              the current $50,000 level, for married enrollees;
          -  Eliminate survey duplication related to hospital outpatient
              mental health services;
          - Restrict regulations requiring the reduction of  the  mental
              health census of adult homes, and establish a workgroup to
              study and report on the transition of persons with serious
              mental illness to the most integrated setting appropriate;
              and
          -  Require  health care providers and practitioners to provide
              contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for  Long
              Term Care Program.
      o  The  Senate  maintains  that in cities with a population of one
        million or more, the appropriateness of locating a health facil-
        ity in a geographic area must be taken into consideration in the
        process of project planning, including projects undertaken with-
        in the last State fiscal year.
      o The Senate has concerns about the availability of out-of-network
        health insurance coverage options to consumers. Insurance  plans
        outside  of  any  established  health insurance marketplace must
        offer out-of-network options, regardless  of  whether  they  are
        made available within an established marketplace.
  *  PART  B:  The  Senate  modifies  the Executive's proposal to extend
    provisions of the Health Care Reform Act as follows:
      o The Senate modifies the proposals to:
          - Permanently  extend  Health  Care  Initiatives  and  Tobacco
              Control  and Insurance Initiatives Pools and fund programs
              subject to appropriation by  extending  authorization  for
              three  years  and discretely lining out funding levels for
              each program in statute;
          - Permanently extend the authorization for Area Health  Educa-
              tion Centers (AHEC), the Empire Clinical Research Investi-
              gator  Program  (ECRIP)  and  the  Doctors Across New York
              program and funds by  extending  authorization  for  three
              years  and  discretely  lining out funding levels for each
              program in statute;
          - Suspend the reconciliation of collections  for  the  Covered
              Lives  Assessment in excess of the current statewide limit
              of $1.045 billion by denying, without prejudice,  the  use
              of $55 million to support the Statewide Health Information
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              Network of New York (SHIN-NY); and
          -  Extend  the  Excess  Medical  Malpractice  Coverage Pool by
              requiring 1,000 additional policies for excess coverage or
              equivalent excess coverage be purchased.
  * PART C: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to make  statu-
    tory  changes  necessary  to continue implementing Medicaid Redesign
    Team recommendations as follows:
      o The Senate denies the proposals that would:

          - Eliminate "prescriber prevails" provisions in Medicaid  fee-
              for-service for drugs that have available multi-source and
              generically equivalent drugs;
          -  Eliminate  "prescriber  prevails"  provisions  in  Medicaid
              managed care programs for atypical antipsychotic therapeu-
              tic drugs that have available multi-source and generically
              equivalent drugs;
          - Authorize the Commissioner to require manufacturers of brand
              name drugs utilized in the Medicaid fee-for-service  phar-
              macy  program  that  are  eligible  for  reimbursement  to
              provide a minimum supplemental rebate to the State;
          - Allow the Commissioner or managed care providers to  require
              prior  authorization  for  certain  drugs  where  there is
              evidence of significant prescribing  for  a  non-medically
              indicated, or "off label," use;
          - Permit the Commissioners of DOH, the Office of Mental Health
              (OMH),  the  Office  of  Alcoholism  and  Substance  Abuse
              Services (OASAS), and the Office of Persons with  Develop-
              mental  Disabilities (OPWDD) to promulgate emergency regu-
              lations  regarding   Medicaid   coverage   of   outpatient
              services;
          -  Require  spousal  support  for the costs of community-based
              long-term care;
          - Authorize the  Office  of  the  Medicaid  Inspector  General
              (OMIG)   and  DOH  to  jointly  develop  pre-claim  review
              requirements for certain home  health  care  participating
              providers;
          -  Authorize the Commissioner of the Office of Temporary Disa-
              bility Assistance (OTDA)  to  allow  contracted  staff  to
              conduct fair hearings procedures;
          -  Limit nursing home case mix index increases to a maximum of
              two percent every six months;
          - Authorize the Commissioner to periodically update  the  base
              year for inpatient psychiatric facilities, specialty inpa-
              tient facilities, and inpatient detoxification units;
          -  Delay  the  effective  date for the inpatient hospital base
              year update to a period after April 1, 2014;
          - Extend the Medicaid Global Cap through March 31, 2016;
          - Authorize DOH to  require  counties  that  have  implemented
              mandatory  managed  care  programs  to utilize the State's
              contracted enrollment broker;
          - Authorize the  Commissioner  to  distribute  $5  million  in
              health  home  infrastructure  grants to establish linkages
              between health homes and the criminal justice system;
          - Authorize Article 28 hospitals that  are  deemed  "certified
              application counselors" to enroll individuals presumptive-
              ly eligible for Medicaid;
          - Authorize DOH to amend or enter into new contracts without a
              competitive  bid  or request for proposal process relating
              to integrated eligibility and financial management systems
              serving State health and human service systems; and
          - Transfer rate-making authority for Child Health  Plus  (CHP)
              from  the  Department of Financial Services to DOH; sunset
              the subsidy reduction for CHP payments insurers  to  March
              31,  2014; implement a one year rate freeze; and allow DOH
              to contract  with  an  independent  actuary  to  determine
              future reimbursement methodologies.
      o The Senate modifies the proposals to:

          -  Eliminate  "prescriber  prevails"  provisions  in  Medicaid
              managed care programs for multiple classes of  drugs  that
              have  available  multi-source  and  generically equivalent
              drugs  by  expanding  the  authorization  of   "prescriber
              prevails"  provisions in Medicaid managed care to all drug
              classes;
          - Authorize  the  Commissioner  of  Health  to  require  prior
              authorization  for fee-for-service drugs meeting the Clin-
              ical Drug Review Program (CDRP) criteria  until  the  Drug
              Utilization Review (DUR) Board has an opportunity to eval-
              uate  the drug by prohibiting such authority and requiring
              the DUR Board to convene monthly and review all  therapeu-
              tic classes on an annual basis;
          -  Change  the threshold for early refill availability without
              prior authorization from when a patient has less  than  25
              percent  remaining  to  when a patient has less than a six
              day  supply  remaining  based  on  prescribed  dosing   by
              increasing the threshold to when a patient has less than a
              ten day supply;
          -  Eliminate State incentive payments to providers for e-pres-
              cribing by amending the effective date  to  coincide  with
              the implementation of I-STOP e-prescribing requirements;
          -  Authorize  the reinvestment of savings already generated by
              the closure of inpatient  psychiatric  services  or  other
              reductions  in  bed  capacity  at voluntary hospitals into
              inpatient and  community-based  programs  by  requiring  a
              reinvestment  plan be submitted to the Legislature 30 days
              prior to the allocation of funds, and requiring a detailed
              annual written report to the Legislature;
          - Authorize reinvestment of savings resulting from the transi-
              tion of behavioral health populations to managed care into
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              community-based services by, eliminating a proposed  grant
              of authority to utilize emergency regulations, requiring a
              reinvestment  plan be submitted to the Legislature 30 days
              prior to the allocation of funds, and requiring a detailed
              annual written report to the Legislature;
          - Authorize the Commissioners of DOH and OMH to  establish  by
              regulation,  integrated  mental health and physical health
              services in a primary care setting by expanding the  regu-
              lations  to include OASAS services, eliminating a proposed
              grant  of  authority  to  utilize  emergency  regulations,
              requiring a detailed annual written report to the Legisla-
              ture, and sunsetting the pilot on March 31, 2017;
          -  Broaden  existing authority that allows the Commissioner of
              OASAS to transfer funds to DOH for the  purpose  of  reim-
              bursing  chemical  dependency  programs  to also allow the
              Commissioner of OMH to  transfer  funds  to  DOH  for  the
              purpose  of  increasing  rates  for  ambulatory behavioral
              health care by eliminating a proposed grant  of  authority
              to  utilize emergency regulations and requiring a detailed
              annual written report be submitted to the Legislature;
          - Authorize the Commissioner to distribute appropriated Health
              Home funds for infrastructure, training, and other  prepa-
              rations  for  the transition of behavioral health services
              to Medicaid managed care by requiring a spending  plan  be
              submitted  to  the  Legislature 30 days prior to the allo-
              cation of funds;

          - Require the nursing home fee-for-service rate be the guaran-
              teed rate of payment in the absence of a  negotiated  rate
              of  payment  between a resident health care facility and a
              managed care plan by exempting post-acute care services;
          -  Modify proposals to establish exceptions to the Nurse Prac-
              tice  Act  for  home  health  aides  by   requiring   such
              exceptions to be tied to the Community First Choice Option
              program,  and to require that parameters be established in
              a memorandum of understanding;
          - Broaden the definition of provider participation in Develop-
              mental Disabilities Individual Support  and  Care  Coordi-
              nation Organizations (DISCOs) to include Managed Long Term
              Care  Plans and Managed Care Organizations by establishing
              additional requirements;
          - Authorize the Commissioner to adjust  inpatient  and  outpa-
              tient Medicaid rates and methodology of payment to prevent
              a  net  growth in overall Medicaid expenditures due to the
              implementation  of  the  International  Classification  of
              Diseases  Version  10 (ICD-10) coding system by clarifying
              that the implementation  will  produce  no  aggregate  net
              increase  or decrease in the overall Medicaid expenditures
              when compared to the previous twelve month period;
          - Establish a methodology for distributing  available  savings
              under the Medicaid Global Cap to eligible Medicaid provid-
              ers  by  requiring  70  percent of savings be allocated to
              providers based on the prior three  years  of  utilization
              and  requiring  the remaining 30 percent be transferred to
              the Global Cap Reserve Fund;
          - Broaden the authority of DOH  to  amend  existing  contracts
              without  engaging  in  a  competitive  bid  or request for
              proposal process by exempting  contracts  related  to  the
              Delivery  System  Reform  Incentive Plan (DSRIP), Medicaid
              redesign team supportive housing  initiatives,  activities
              to  facilitate the transition of vulnerable populations to
              managed  care,  and  oversight,  rate-setting  and   other
              program  operations  activities  related  to  managed care
              plans by authorizing the  exemption  only  to  the  extent
              necessary and sunsetting March 31, 2015;
          -  Restore the two percent Medicaid provider payment reduction
              by requiring the restoration to be provided  in  the  same
              manner in which it was implemented in FY 2012;
          -  Amend  provisions  relating to Health Homes to allow DOH to
              distribute funds for purposes including member engagement,
              workforce training, and implementation of health  informa-
              tion  technology  systems  without  oversight by the State
              Comptroller's Office by requiring a detailed annual  writ-
              ten report to the Legislature;
          -  Authorize  the  Commissioner  to  distribute  $5 million to
              promote the transition of children in foster care to Medi-
              caid managed care programs without oversight by the  State
              Comptroller's  Office by requiring a detailed annual writ-
              ten report to the Legislature;
          - Permit the Commissioner to take actions to review the eligi-
              bility of Medicaid recipients,  including  contracting  to
              address  duplicative  client identification numbers issued
              as the State transitions Medicaid enrollment functions  to
              New  York  State of Health by limiting such actions to the

              contract, and improving transparency with  regard  to  the
              abbreviated bidding process proposed;
          -  Provide  the  Commissioners  of  DOH, OMH, OASAS, and OPWDD
              authority to waive regulations to allow providers  partic-
              ipating   under   the  Delivery  System  Reform  Incentive
              Payments (DSRIP) program to avoid duplicative requirements
              by requiring a  detailed  annual  written  report  to  the
              Legislature  to  more  permanently  and  uniformly address
              redundant regulatory requirements;
          - Allow DOH, notwithstanding State Finance Law, to enter  into
              contracts to implement Medicaid 1115 Waiver or Partnership
              Plan  initiatives  without  competitive bid or request for
              proposal processes by requiring notification to the Legis-
              lature within 30 days of the contract award detailing  the
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              selection and an annual report detailing the timeliness of
              payments;
          -  Provide  that the Commissioner may authorize 6,000 assisted
              living program (ALP) beds pursuant to  a  seven  year,  as
              opposed  to five year, plan by requiring an annual written
              report to the Legislature detailing the number of assisted
              living program beds made available by count, the number of
              vacant assisted living  beds  by  county,  and  any  other
              information deemed necessary and appropriate;
          - Extend for three years, through March 31, 2017, authority to
              stipulate  a minimum level of $51 million in gross savings
              from inpatient hospitals related to potentially  preventa-
              ble  negative  outcomes  (PPNOs) by extending for one year
              through March 31, 2015; and
          - Establish the State Health Innovation Plan account.
      o The Senate advances legislation to:
          - Require a monthly accounting of the  state  Medicaid  Global
              Cap that includes detailed reporting of price, utilization
              and other one-time initiatives by category of spending;
          -  Require  the  Division  of  the  Budget  and  DOH  to, upon
              submission of the Executive Budget, provide  the  Legisla-
              ture  a  detailed  accounting of the State Medicaid global
              cap on the close out of the prior  year,  a  current  year
              re-estimate and a prospective five-year estimate;
          -  Prohibit  Average  Acquisition Cost (AAC), as determined by
              Department of Health surveys, from being used by DOH as  a
              method  for  establishing  a  maximum acquisition cost for
              pharmacy reimbursement;
          - Eliminate the authority of the Commissioner  to  change  the
              rate of payment for the Cost of Dispensing (COD) of drugs;
          -  Require  DOH  to  establish a Medicaid global budget as the
              mechanism for payment for acute care children's hospitals;
          - Authorize the Commissioner to establish a disability  clini-
              cian  advisory  group  to  advise the Commissioner and the
              Department of Education on the effects of  proposed  regu-
              lations  or  statute and the impact of fiscal proposals on
              individuals with disabilities;
          - Codify the existing Vital Access Provider (VAP)  program  in
              statute to authorize the Commissioner to grant approval of
              a  temporary  adjustment  to the non-capital components of
              rates, or make temporary lump-sum  Medicaid  payments,  to
              eligible providers;
          - Remove the authority of the Commissioner to reduce or elimi-
              nate  the payment factor for return on or return of equity

              in the capital cost component of Medicaid rates of payment
              for services provided by residential health  care  facili-
              ties;
          -  Maintain  a  nursing  home's  eligibility  for quality pool
              payments in certain specific  instances  if  the  facility
              properly  reported  an  incident  and  had  not received a
              survey citation establishing the facility's culpability;
          - Establish a Medicaid drug  rebate  remittance  demonstration
              program to validate existing Medicaid drug rebate claims;
          -  Require  the Medicaid transportation manager to offer coun-
              ties the  opportunity  to  coordinate  services  and  give
              priority  to the use of available local public transporta-
              tion services  in  non-emergency  Medicaid  transportation
              contracts;
          -  Clarify that the OMIG provide quarterly in-person briefings
              to the Legislature on the activities of  the  office,  and
              require  the  OMIG to submit a quarterly accounting of all
              recoveries and a projection of their impact on  the  Medi-
              caid Cap;
          -  Authorize  reimbursements  to  general  hospital outpatient
              clinics and  diagnostic  and  treatment  centers  for  the
              provision  of offsite primary care services to individuals
              who, due to their medical condition, are unable to receive
              the services on premises;
          - Exempt school-based health  centers  from  transitioning  to
              managed care;
          -  Establish  a  three  year  rural dentistry pilot program to
              evaluate the quality of care  provided  through  a  mobile
              dental unit, to evaluate the cost savings achieved through
              targeted  oral  health  initiatives in rural areas, and to
              determine provider shortage in rural areas;
          - Establish the 1115 Waiver  Distribution  Review  Council  to
              review  and  make recommendations on proposed expenditures
              of 1115 waiver funding prior to the approval of a  project
              plan;
          -   Establish  the  Hospital-Homecare-Physician  Collaboration
              Program;
          - Direct the Commissioner to promulgate regulations related to
              managed long term  care  plans  and  home  care  providers
              delineating  plan-provider responsibilities and to require
              the Commissioner to make recommendations to  the  Legisla-
              ture  regarding  the  feasibility  and  appropriateness of
              creating system-wide efficiencies through  the  establish-
              ment of certain payment practices;
          - Maintain the home and community based care workgroup to make
              recommendations  regarding  state  and federal regulations
              and the alignment of functions between managed care  enti-
              ties and home and community based providers;
          - Require DOH to provide a written annual Health Care Restruc-
              turing Report to the Legislature; and
          -  Require  DOH  to provide the Legislature with any documents
              relating to State Plan Amendment applications or revisions
              within five business days of submission.
      o The Senate continues to be  concerned  with  the  transition  of
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        nursing  homes  from  the  fee-for-service  Medicaid  program to
        managed long term care. The Senate continues to review the Exec-
        utive's proposal to establish a standard wage including, whether
        the current wage rates are adequate, the long term effect of the

        proposal on the wages of nursing home employees, and whether the
        proposal would impact the fiscal viability of the  state's  more
        than 600 nursing homes. The Executive proposal lacks significant
        detail  on  the  methodology that would be employed to establish
        the standard wage for nursing homes, including the  adequacy  of
        funding to support the proposal.
      o  The  Senate  continues  to  review  the Executive's proposal to
        authorize the establishment of a basic  health  program  in  New
        York state. In integrating a new program within the State's vast
        public  health  system, it is incumbent upon the decision makers
        of the state to ensure the program is appropriate,  cost  effec-
        tive  and  sustainable.  A  complete  analysis  of the program's
        financial impact on the State, and  the  program's  relationship
        with  existing health coverage programs and the uninsured is due
        to be published in the coming weeks.  The Senate will conduct  a
        careful analysis of the report and other recently released mate-
        rials  prior  to determining whether establishing a basic health
        program is in the best interest of the state.
      o The Senate continues to review funding to support  the  Medicaid
        primary  care  rate increase.  Although federal law provided for
        the increase of Medicaid rates to equal Medicare rates,  federal
        funding  for  this  will  cease on January 1, 2015. As the state
        looks to expand primary care  and  continue  the  transition  to
        Medicaid managed care, adequate rates are essential.  The Senate
        continues  to explore avenues of funding to support the existing
        rates from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015.
      o The Senate remains concerned about the  long  term  adequacy  of
        funding made available within the Medicaid Global Cap to support
        wage  requirements  of the Home Care Wage Parity Law. The Senate
        continues to analyze options to ensure  funding  made  available
        for  increased  Medicaid  rates  are  passed on to providers for
        payment of wages.
      o The Senate continues to have concerns regarding the  implementa-
        tion  of  the current law related to ensuring consumers have the
        option to access covered medication from a local network partic-
        ipating pharmacy.
      o The Senate remains  committed  to  reviewing  the  Entertainment
        Worker  Demonstration  Program to ensure a smooth transition for
        those employees to new coverage beyond July 1, 2014.
      o The Senate exempts honorably discharged military veterans, their
        widow or spouse, and eligible Gold Star parents in State  veter-
        ans homes or adult day care at State veterans homes from transi-
        tioning  into a Medicaid managed care or Medicaid long term care
        plan.
  * PART H: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to authorize  the
    Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New
    York to consolidate Wadsworth, Department of Environmental Conserva-
    tion  and  other  State  and Local laboratories using an alternative
    financing mechanism through a public/private partnership.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  * PART U: Modifies the Executive's proposal to  establish  protections
    against  surprise  medical bills and requirements for out-of-network
    coverage by:
      o Requiring insurers that offer out-of-network benefits to provide
        significant coverage of the usual and customary costs of out-of-
        network health services, and requiring those  same  insurers  to

        offer  at  least  one  benefit  option that covers 80 percent of
        usual and customary costs;
      o  Setting  a base year of 2012 for the establishment of usual and
        customary costs for out-of-network rates;
      o Eliminating the proposed requirement that physicians  include  a
        claim form for third party payers with their patient bills;
      o  Requiring  the  independent  dispute  entity  to  utilize state
        licensed physicians in the same or similar specialty of care  as
        the physician that is involved in a dispute resolution;
      o Including referrals without written patient consent in the defi-
        nition of a "surprise bill;" and
      o  Stipulating  that regardless of the outcome of a dispute resol-
        ution, a physician's payment for  out-of-network  services  will
        not  be  less  than 80 percent of the usual and customary costs;
        the provision does not apply to a patient who does not have  any
        insurance coverage.

HEALTH INSURANCE CONTINGENCY RESERVE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *   The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive  recommendation  of
    $687,605,000.

HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION (HESC)

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $87.7 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation as follows:
      o Denies $8 million for STEM scholarships;
      o Provides an additional $500,000 for social worker loan  forgive-
        ness; and
      o Provides $100,000 for farmer loan forgiveness.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
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  *  PART  G:  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a new
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics scholarship;
  * PART U: The Senate advances language to include all counties  within
    the Social Worker Loan Forgiveness program;
  * PART V: The Senate advances language to increase the maximum tuition
    assistance  award from $5,000 to $6,470 and the maximum income ceil-
    ing from $80,000 to $100,000;
  * PART W: The Senate advances language to create a $15 million revolv-
    ing loan fund to help relieve  graduates  of  high-interest  private
    loans.
  *  PART  X:  The  Senate  advances language which would allow families
    establish accounts to pre-pay for tuition in a manner similar to 529
    college savings plans and double the tax exemption for  529  account
    contributions;
  *  PART  AA:  The  Senate advances language to enhance student lending
    transparency by increasing reporting standards  that  students  must
    receive.
  *  PART DD: The Senate advances language to develop a loan forgiveness
    plan for farmers;
  * The Senate expresses support for the expansion of  tax  credits  for
    graduate level students.

HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $67 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $853
    million, with the following modifications:
      o The Senate denies an additional $15  million  for  Interoperable
        Communications grants for unidentified future projects, a dupli-
        cative  capital  appropriation  is also denied. Funding would be
        based on a study to be conducted in the spring of 2014.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $137
    million, with the following modifications:
      o  The Senate concurs with the Executive's new $15 million capital
        funding for the  College  of  Emergency  Preparedness,  Homeland
        Security  and  Cybersecurity, provided that the College of Emer-
        gency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity will  be
        sited  in  Syracuse  New York upon agreement with SUNY regarding
        joint governance.
      o The Senate denies $15 million  in  capital  funding  for  future
        Interoperable  Communications  Grant  Program.  Funding would be
        based on a study to be conducted in the spring of 2014.
      o The Senate provides $10 million in capital funding for the State
        Fire Academy of Science, located in Montour Falls.
      o Modifies appropriation language, without  prejudice,  pertaining
        to  the  development of centralized State public safety training
        facilities.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  * PART D: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal that would deny
    the annual transfer of $1.5 million for four years, from  the  State
    Public  Safety  Communications  Account  to  the  Emergency Services
    Revolving Loan Fund, to two years.
  * PART Z: The Senate advances legislation to include  the  Executive's
    new funding of $10 million annually for expenses associated with the
    operation of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).  In addition, a
    technical  change  is  made  to  conform the account within existing
    statute.
  * PART AA: The Senate advances language to identify the New York State
    Fire Science Academy at Montour Falls within the  Homeland  Security
    provisions  of  the  Executive Law, recognizes its purpose, role and
    the state investment in the facility, and prohibits public monies to
    be used to either relocate the New York  State  Preparedness  Center
    from  Oriskany  to  Montour Falls, or to relocate the New York State
    Fire Science Academy from Montour Falls to Oriskany.
  * PART FF: The Senate advances language to  establish  a  Supplemental
    State  Disaster  Aid  Program  to provide disaster aid, when federal
    disaster aid is unavailable; to provide for  assessment  relief  for
    flood  victims in certain disaster areas caused by the June 20, 2013
    to August 9, 2013 flooding (Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison,  Montgomery,
    Tompkins, Cortland Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Niagara Counties);
    to provide for an income tax credit for flood victims in such disas-
    ter  areas  caused  by the June 20, 2013 to August 9, 2013 flooding;
    and to establish an Upstate  Flood  Mitigation  Program  to  address
    issues that concerning flooding in any upstate county.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive Budget Recommendation of $86.7
    million.
  *  Provided  that  no  appropriation or reappropriation may be used to
    fund oversight entities  if  not  specifically  identified  in  such
    appropriation or reappropriation.

Aid To Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $86.83 million as follows:
      o The Senate restores funding:
          - $1.59 million for the Neighborhood Preservation Program; and
          - $665,000 for the Rural Preservation Program.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
      o The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation
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        of $91.2 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6356-C)
  * PART K: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to utilize excess
    Mortgage Insurance Fund reserves for certain programs. Specifically,
    the Senate rejects $32,000,000 of the Executive's proposal  for  the
    rehabilitation  of  Mitchell  Lama  housing  projects.   Significant
    investment of State and federal resources is being requested for the
    improvement  and  redevelopment  of  these  properties.  The  Senate
    concurs  with  the  Executive's underlying goal of housing preserva-
    tion.  However, until such time as New York State Homes and Communi-
    ty Renewal provides a detailed response to the Senate's request  for
    specific  information  related  to these properties, it is unable to
    consider the significant commitment of resources and broader housing
    policy considerations related to this proposal.
  * PART DD: The Senate advances legislation to  create  the  Access  to
    Home  for  Heroes  Program  to assist disabled veterans and veterans
    with disabilities with the cost of  making  accessibility  modifica-
    tions to their dwelling units.
  *  PART  EE:  The  Senate  advances legislation for the creation of an
    Affordable Housing Task Force mandated to catalogue vacant or under-
    utilized public properties that are suitable for affordable  housing
    development and investigate any statutory or regulatory changes that
    would  facilitate  the  increased  development of affordable housing
    statewide.
  * PART FF: The Senate advances legislation to increase in  the  income
    threshold  to $50,000 for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
    (SCRIE).
  * PART GG: The Senate advances legislation for the creation of a Mitc-
    hell Lama 2020 Housing Trust Fund Program to address community rede-
    velopment and reinvestment, affordable housing construction, and the
    maintenance of existing affordable housing,  for  working  families,
    seniors, and veterans.

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY COMMUNITIES COUNCIL

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $185,000.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)

  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $136,000.

HUMAN RIGHTS

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $18.01 million.

INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.8
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $81 million
    and restores:
      o $4 million of funding for indigent defense services for  upstate
        counties that have a high volume of indigent defense caseloads.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $799,727,000 as
    follows:
      o Reject $3,200,000 for 41 additional employees.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $115,700,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.6355-C)
  *  PART  F:  The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to authorize
    300 term appointments relating to technology positions as follows:
      o deny 300 term appointments relating to technology positions;
      o deny the exemption of term employees hired pursuant  to  Chapter
        500  of  the Laws of 2009 from the two year prohibition on prac-
        ticing before a  state  entity  or  receiving  compensation  for
        services  rendered  on  behalf of anyone in relation to a matter
        pending before such agency.

INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE STATE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $6.9
    million.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *   The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive  recommendation  of
    $1,605,000,000.

INTEREST ON LAWYERS ACCOUNT

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.8
    million.
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Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45 million.

JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation as follows:
      o  Provides $270,000 increase for personal and nonpersonal service
        spending.

JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.

JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $702,946,000.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $3,872,983,000 as
    follows:
      o Provide $500,000 for solar energy maintenance training;
      o Provide $31,000,000 for Paid Family Medical Leave;
      o Restore $500,000 for Brooklyn Chamber Jobs 2013;
      o Restore $750,000 for the Chamber On-the-Job training program;
      o Restore $600,000 for the Displaced Homemaker Program
      o Restore $155,000 for the New York Council on Occupational Safety
        and Health (NYCOSH) located on Long Island;
      o Restore $400,000 for Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
        (BTPAP);
      o Restore $4,000,000 for the New York State American Federation of
        Labor and Congress of Industrial  Organization  (AFL-CIO)  Work-
        force Development Institute (WDI);
      o Provide $3,000,000 in additional funding for the WDI;
      o  Restore  $50,000 for the Rochester tooling and machining Insti-
        tute, Inc.;
      o Restore $100,000 for Hillside Works Inc.;
      o Restore $250,000 for the Summer of Opportunity Youth  Employment
        Program - Rochester;
      o  Restore  $300,000  for  Project  RISE  - Referral, Information,
        Services, Employment that will be funded through existing  reap-
        propriations;
      o Provide $600,000 for the Worker Institute;
      o  Provide  $201,000 for the Western New York Committee on Occupa-
        tional Safety and Health (WNYCOSH);
      o Provide $300,000 for leadership programs through the AFL-CIO  in
        conjunction with the Cornell University; and,
      o Provide $1,600,000 for other workforce development initiatives.

Article VII (S.6356-C)

  *  PART  O:  The Senate proposes legislation relating to the number of
    hours employees may work in the hospitality industry.

Article VII (S.6357-C)
  *  PART  JJ:  The  Senate  proposes exempting contractors from certain
    asbestos fees and the requirement that owners of homes condemned due
    to disasters pay a $200 fixed notification fee.

LABOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $35,741,000.

LEGISLATURE AND JUDICIARY (S.6351)

Judiciary
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.75
    billion  with  the belief that the $17 million increase for indigent
    legal services in New York City should be reduced for  the  purposes
    of  staying  within the Executive's recommended cap of a two percent
    spending increase.
  * The Senate expresses support for an increase of Family Court Judges.

Legislature (S.6351)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $217.8
    million.

LAW, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of $223.9
    million in operating aid and $9 million in capital projects. However
    it rejects language allowing $5.2 million in credits for  prior-year
    expenses.
  *  The  Senate  expresses  its  desire for additional transparency and
    oversight in the disbursement of grants awarded  on  behalf  of  the
    Attorney General as the result of legal actions taken by the State.
  *  The Senate modifies the appropriations within the Department of Law
    in order to appropriate the proceeds of the  multi-state  settlement
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    entered into with J.P. Morgan Chase.
      o This settlement provides New York with $613 million over several
        years.  Pursuant to Article VII of the State Constitution, Court
        of Appeals precedents including Anderson v.  Reagan, and  Execu-
        tive  and State Finance Law, these funds from the settlement are
        required to be deposited into the general fund, and appropriated
        therefrom in accordance with the terms of Article VII.
      o The Senate proposes to dedicate the funding from this settlement
        to the purposes outlined in the settlement, including  providing
        support for affordable housing, including expanding the creation
        of  affordable  housing  projects  under  the Mitchell-Lama 2020
        program, further ensuring continued resources are  available  to
        existing  community  redevelopment  and  reinvestment  programs,
        affordable housing construction, and the maintenance of existing
        affordable housing, to ensure that New York  remains  affordable
        for  New  York's working families, its seniors, and its veterans
        returning from overseas.
      o To further ameliorate the effects  of  the  foreclosure  crisis,
        especially on New York's active duty military members and veter-

        ans,  the  Senate  further  proposes  to provide funding for the
        following programs that will assist with  housing  construction,
        remediation and anti-blight efforts. These programs include the:
        Low Income Housing Trust Fund, Rural and Urban Community Invest-
        ment Fund, New York Main Street Program, Access to Home Program,
        Access   to  Home  for  Heroes  Program,  Residential  Emergency
        Services to  Offer  (Home)  Repairs  to  the  Elderly  (RESTORE)
        Program,  Homes for Working Families Program, Affordable Housing
        Corporation, Rural Area Revitalization Program,  the  Adirondack
        Community  Housing  Trust  and  the  Isaiah  61 Project. In this
        regard, as well as to promote the  interests  of  the  investing
        public  and  avoid  preventable  foreclosures  the  Senate  also
        proposes to fund the State's network of Rural  and  Neighborhood
        Preservation Companies.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $630,000.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  appropriation  level of
    $2,500,000.

Aid To Localities (S6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's proposed appropriation level  as
    follows:
      o  Provide $200,000,000 in aid and incentives to municipalities to
        New York City on April 1st 2015.
          - The Senate amends the Executive's proposal for  the  Aid  to
              Municipalities   with   Video  Lottery  Gaming  Facilities
              Program by adding $26,255,737 as follows:
          - Provide $20,000,000 for New York City;
          - Restores $6,255,737 in funding to  SFY  2008-09  levels  for
              eligible municipalities;
          - Include localities that will host the Nassau and Suffolk OTB
              Video Gaming Facilities in the program; and
      o  Restore  $1,500,000  and  provide an additional $500,000 to the
        Village Per Capita Aid program.
  * The Senate amends the Executive's proposal for Miscellaneous  Finan-
    cial Assistance by $4,248,000 million, as follows:
      o Provide $2,000,000 to Seneca County
      o Provide $1,000,000 to Cayuga County
      o Provide $1,000,000 to Franklin County
      o  Provide  $5,000,000  to municipal governments for the municipal
        infrastructure grant program.
      o Restore $123,000 in additional base level grants to the  follow-
        ing villages who do not currently receive base level AIM:
          - Mastic Beach ($75,000)
          - Sagaponack ($2,000)
          - South Blooming Grove ($19,000)
          - Woodbury ($27,800);
      o  Restore  $125,000 to the City of Syracuse for a shared services
        project with Onondaga County.
  * The Senate would like to look at proposing funds  to  local  govern-
    ments to address budgetary shortfalls associated with snow removal.

  *  Freeze  Plus - NY Helping Everybody Lower Property Taxes The Senate
    provides $200 million  for  the  Freeze  Plus  property  tax  relief
    program  in  local fiscal year 2015 and $400 million in local fiscal
    year 2016. This program is structured so that local government muni-
    cipalities  that  adhere  to  the  2  percent  levy cap will have to
    supplant their property tax levy with State Aid,  freezing  property
    taxes.  Under  the  Freeze  proposal, the property tax levy in local
    government municipalities subject to the tax cap would be frozen.

Article VII Proposal (S.6355-C)
  * PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to make permanent
    the authorization of certain procurement options for  local  govern-
    ment  entities, and to provide similar procurement options for local
    authorities for a period of three years.
  * PART J: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to  authorize
    school  zones  in  the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to insure that
    its children and schools remain safe from  traffic  violations.  The
    Senate  proposes further to extend a New York City program for speed
    enforcement cameras to encompass an additional 160 cameras, pursuant
    to a plan to be provided by New York City, to maximize the safety of
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    designated school zones.
  * PART Q: The Senate provides amendments to section 54-l of the  State
    Finance Law as follows:
      o Restore all eligible municipalities Host Community Video Lottery
        Aid to the SFY 2008-2009 levels; and
      o  Advance  legislation  to include municipalities that host Aque-
        duct, Nassau OTB and Suffolk OTB Video  Lottery  Gaming  Facili-
        ties.
  *  PART DD: The Senate advances a one year extension of the assessment
    review commission for Nassau County allows for  the  unification  of
    petitions for assessment review.

MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive Budget Recommendation of $56.7
    million.

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
  * The Senate recommends that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    perform  a  feasibility  study,  and  any other analysis that may be
    required, in  order  to  identify  and  recommend  Verrazano-Narrows
    Bridge  toll discount proposals that could be made available to non-
    Staten Island residents. As a major crossing linking  Staten  Island
    and Brooklyn, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge needs to be more afforda-
    ble for motorists who must frequently travel over the bridge and who
    are not currently eligible for any toll discount program.

MENTAL HYGIENE, DEPARTMENT OF

Article VII Proposals (S.6358-C)
  * PART E: Modifies the Executive's proposal for a three-year extension
    of  the  clarification  that  Office of Mental Health and Office for
    People with Developmental Disabilities facility directors who act as
    representative payees may use a person's funds for  their  care  and
    treatment,  consistent  with  federal  law and regulations, to a one
    year extension.

  * PART G: The Senate Rejects without prejudice the Executive proposal.
    The Senate supports a partial Human Services Cost of Living  Adjust-
    ment and a Medicaid Trend Factor increase targeted at increasing the
    salaries of direct care workers and direct service providers.

ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $115
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $457 million
    with the following modifications:
      o The Senate provides $2 million for additional residential inten-
        sive treatment beds.
      o The Senate provides $5 million for increased heroin  prevention,
        treatment, and recovery support services.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $6 million.

MENTAL HEALTH, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $2.2 billion
    with the following modification:
      o  The  Senate  provides  $30.3  million  in restorations from the
        denial of closing 399 inpatient beds.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.35
    billion with the following additions:
      o $2.2 million for veteran peer to peer pilot programs;
      o $2 million for the Binghamton Hospital Comprehensive Psychiatric
        Emergency Program;
      o $1.5 million for mental health research;
      o  $1  million  for an independent study on the impact of expanded
        community services;
      o $300,000 for FarmNet;
      o $250,000  for  the  Sullivan  County  Peer  Empowerment/Recovery
        Center;
      o $185,000 for the Therapeutic Equestrian Center;
      o $160,000 for the South Fork Health Proposal;
      o  $100,000  for  the Mental Health Association in New York State;
        and
      o $50,000 for Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  supported  housing  rental  stipend
    increase proposal and supports expanding the increase to other areas
    of the State.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $90.1
    million with the following modification:
      o The Senate denies the proposed transfer  authority  language  in
        reappropriations.

Article VII Proposals (S.6358-C)

  *  PART  F:  Modifies  the Executive proposal to permanently authorize
    recovery of Exempt Income to allow for such recoveries for one year.
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  *  PART  K:  The  Senate  advances legislation to address the proposed
    closure, merger, and  consolidation  of  State-operated  psychiatric
    centers and / or beds.
  *  PART  N:  The Senate advances legislation relating to the Community
    Mental Health Support and Workforce Reinvestment Program.
  * The Senate encourages the Office of Mental Health to develop a  plan
    to  ensure  sufficient  community  housing  is available to meet the
    need.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $4.8 million.

JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $49 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $649,000.

OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $2  billion
    with the following modification:
      o  The  Senate  provides  $750,000  for a direct service providers
        credential pilot program.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.35
    billion with the following additions:
      o $2 million in developmental disability grants;
      o $300,000 for the Women's League Community Residences, Inc;
      o $195,000 for Harmony Services, Inc;
      o $150,000 for the Hebrew Academy for Special Children; and
      o $22,500 for the Living Resources Corporation.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $48.9
    million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6358-C)
  * PART D: Modifies the Executive's proposal  to  expand  the  existing
    exemption in the Nurse Practice Act to direct care staff in non-cer-
    tified  settings  funded,  authorized, or approved by the Office for
    People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to require a memoran-
    dum of understanding between  the  State  Education  Department  and
    OPWDD.
  * The Senate advances language to:
      o  PART  I:  Create  a Managed Care for Persons With Developmental
        Disabilities advocacy program; and
      o PART J: Create a pilot program for credentialing direct  support
        professionals;

      o  PART L: Establish a plan that facilitates integrated employment
        for individuals with developmental disabilities;
      o  PART  M:  Ensure  due  process  rights are provided to develop-
        mentally disabled individuals receiving transitional care living
        out of state;
      o PART O: Ensure that the appropriate local government is notified
        by OPWDD upon the transfer of an individual from a facility.

MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $76 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $900,000.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $39.2
    million.

MORTGAGE AGENCY (SONYMA)

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $76.8 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation  of
    $114.9 million.

MOTOR VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF

Capital Projects (S6354-C)
  *  The Senate modifies the Executive Budget request of $194.3 million,
    and provides $156 million.  This is not an actual decrease, as these
    expenses will be moved into State Operations, to restore  the  Dedi-
    cated  highway and Bridge Fund as a Capital account. This initiative
    is referred to as The Bridge Bill.

State Operations (S6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive Budget request of $102.8  million,
    and  provides  $141.2 million.   This increase represents the Bridge
    Bill move of non-capital expenses out of the Dedicated  Highway  and
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    Bridge Trust fund, and into State Operations. This will be funded by
    denying a portion of the General Fund sweep to the Dedicated Highway
    and Bridge Trust Fund.

Article VII Proposals (S6357-C)
  *  PART  D:  The  Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to make
    permanent the authorization of DMV State offices  to  hold  Saturday
    hours.
  *  PART  E:  The  Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to make
    permanent  the  authorization  for  DMV  to  provide  the   Accident
    Prevention Course Internet Program.
  * PART F: The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive's proposal
    to  modify  the State's Federal Compliance guidelines for Commercial
    Drivers License holders.  The State is currently in Federal  compli-
    ance.

  *  PART  CC:  The Senate proposes language to change the definition of
    All Terrain Vehicle, to include larger vehicles.
  *  PART  NN:  The  Senate  proposes  language to provide a ten percent
    discount on senior drivers licenses.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355B)
  * PART GG: The Senate proposes language to  Establish  annual  written
    reporting  requirements  and  prevent  transfers to the General Fund
    from the following specialty license plate funds:
      o Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund
      o Prostate Cancer Research, Detection and Education Fund;
      o Drive Out Diabetes Research and Education Fund;
      o "Keep Kids Drug Free" License Plate Fund; and the
      o Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund.

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation  of
    $30.33 million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $350,000.

OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  funding
    support   for   the   Olympic   Regional  Development  Authority  at
    $4,318,000.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation  of  $6,900,000
    for infrastructure and preventive maintenance projects.

PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *   The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive  recommendation  of
    $224,768,500.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of  $12,225,000
    with the following modification.
      o Provides $500,000 to fund priority projects; and
      o Provides $1,000,000 for snowmobile maintenance.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  denies  the  $90.0 million of NY Works Capital funding
    under the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
    as there is no project list associated with this  increased  capital
    request.
  *  The  Senate proposes an additional $5 million for various parks and
    historic sites.

PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $3.7
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.2
    million.

POWER AUTHORITY ASSET TRANSFER

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's recommendation.
  * The Senate resolves to explore the cost benefits of expanding renew-
    able  energy  and energy efficiency programs and providing subsidies
    for reducing rate electricity costs to all elementary and  secondary
    school facilities statewide.

PUBLIC ETHICS, JOINT COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs the Executive proposal to provide $4.3 million to
    the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD

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State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3,984,000.

PUBLIC SERVICE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $83,566,000.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,750,000.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  * PART R: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to maintain
    oversight  but  reduce  regulatory burdens on the telecommunications
    industries rate and service filings, municipality and cable-TV fran-
    chises, and shared meters abuses.
  * PART S: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal  to  elimi-
    nate  the  18-a  temporary  surcharge  for  industrial customers and
    accelerate the phase-out of the surcharge for all other ratepayers.
  * PART Q: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to transfer
    $454,000 from the assessments collected by the Department of  Public
    Service  from cable television companies to the Department of Health
    to fund their public service education programs.
  * PART II: The Senate advances language to establish  a  Northern  New
    York  Power  Proceeds  Allocation  Board, similar to the Western New
    York Power Proceeds Allocation Board adopted in the SFY 2013 budget,
    to allow unallocated power  from  the  FDR  hydropower  facility  in
    Massena  to  be monetized and used for economic development purposes
    within the local region.
  * PART YY: The Senate proposes  language  to  request  that  the  Long
    Island  Power Authority enter into no power purchase agreements with
    any new base load generating facility until every reasonable attempt
    has been made to have repowered sites  serve  Long  Island's  energy

    needs,  and  that  financials  for  all  proposed facilities be made
    available to the Senate and the  Assembly  so  the  Legislature  can
    perform its Constitutionally charged responsibilities.
  *  PART  ZZ:  The  Senate  adds  language to direct the Public Service
    Commission to undertake a comprehensive examination of  telecommuni-
    cation services to underserved areas in New York State.

RESERVE FOR FEDERAL AUDIT DISALLOWANCES

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of 500,000,000.

RACING REFORM PROGRAM

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed $2,300,000 reappro-
    priated funding level.

STATE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the Executive proposal to provide $68.2
    million. The Senate however denies appropriation language  to  allow
    for  the  denial  of  e-license  renewals for those with a fixed and
    final tax liability of $10,000 or greater.

Aid to Localities (S6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive proposal  of  $65.3  million,  and
    provides  $67.4  million. This $2.1 million will be used for prepar-
    ing, printing, and providing local  governments  with  uniform  code
    enhancement books.

Article VII Proposals (S6357-C)
  *  PART  N: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to extend
    for one year the authority of the Secretary of State to cover  State
    costs of providing expedited documents.
  *  PART  O:  The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to allow
    DOS to electronically transmit documents to County Clerks.
  * PART P: The Senate concurs with the Executive's  proposal  to  bring
    the State into Federal compliance regarding real estate appraisers.

The  Senate will consider whether consumer advocacy efforts in the State
of New York merits the creation of an independent consumer  advocate  to
ensure  that  utilities  furnish  safe  and adequate service at just and
reasonable rates.

STATE POLICE, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $675
    million, except as follows:
      o  Provides $8 million for costs associated with a new recruitment
        class of troopers.
      o Provides $25 million for costs associated with investigations at
        corporate casinos, from the Commercial Gaming Revenue Account.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)

  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $16 million,
    except as follows:
      o  The Senate denies $10 million in capital funding related to the
        development of the New York Cloud Initiative.

Article VII Proposals (S.6355-C)
  * PART A: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal by making  perma-
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    nent  lifetime  revocation  of  licenses on account of drunk driving
    prospective from the effective date, and providing DMV discretion in
    approving conditional licenses for persons with revoked licenses  if
    certain criteria are met.
  *  PART  B: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increase
    license sanctions and fines for texting and mobile phone  violations
    committed by persons under the age of 21.
  *  Parts BB and CC: The Senate advances language to allow the Division
    of State Police to perform investigatory services at corporate casi-
    nos.

STATEWIDE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $29,700,000.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY)

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation as follows:
      o Restores $994,160 for the ATTAIN lab program;
      o Restores $333,000 for the  Stony  Brook  Marine  Animal  Disease
        Laboratory;
      o  Restores  $18.5 million for SUNY Upstate and Stony Brook hospi-
        tals;
      o Provides $20.6 million for contractual salary increases.
      o Provides $632,400 for EOP programs.
      o Eliminates $1,000,000 from the SUNY Stabilization Fund.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation for Aid to  Locali-
    ties as follows:
      o Provides $28 million for increased community college base aid;
      o  Provides  $16.1  million  for a new community college workforce
        development initiative;
      o Provides $5.8 million to reimburse counties for chargeback costs
        to the Fashion Institute of Technology;
      o Provides $1 million for the Harvest NY program at Cornell
      o Restores $653,000 for childcare centers;
      o Restores $1.7 million for the  Accelerated  Study  in  Associate
        Programs.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation as follows:
      o Provides an additional $1.2 billion for strategic initiatives on
        four-year campuses and the SUNY hospitals.
      o  Provides  an  additional $73.5 million for strategic initiative
        projects on community college campuses.

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)

  * PART P: The Senate advances language to delay  implementation  of  a
    new Community College chargeback formula for one year, develop a new
    formula, and provide for a reimbursement to counties for chargebacks
    of upper division courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  *  PART Q: The Senate advances language to create firewall between the
    individual accounts of the  three  SUNY  hospital  systems  and  the
    central SUNY system.
  * PART R: The Senate advances language to extend maintenance of effort
    support  to  SUNY  Heath  Science  Centers  and include collectively
    bargained salary increases within maintenance of effort provisions.
  * PART S: The Senate advances language requiring  SUNY  to  report  on
    economic development activities.
  *  PART  T:  The  Senate  advances language to study University Center
    autonomy.
  * PART Y: The Senate advances language to develop additional workforce
    development opportunities to target unemployed populations.
  * PART Z: The Senate advances language to  work  in  conjunction  with
    SUNY to develop an accelerated proficiency degree.

Miscellaneous Items

Article VII Proposals (S.6357-C)
  *  PART D: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to limit partic-
    ipating nurse practitioners to those in the areas of  primary  care,
    mental health, and women's health.
  *  PART  H:  The  Senate  accepts the Executive proposal to extend the
    HECap program for three years.
  * The Senate expresses support for the expansion of  tax  credits  for
    graduate level students.

TAX APPEALS

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    of $3,121,000.

TAXATION AND FINANCE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    $464,074,400.

Aid To Localities (S6253-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    of $926,000.

TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

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State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $398.5 million as follows:
      o Removes appropriation language within the  Administrative  Hear-
        ings  Program that would reduce by 70 percent of the non-federal
        share of personal service and nonpersonal service costs of  fair
        hearings  operations  for  each  of  those local social services
        districts that do not meet criteria related to the fair hearings
        process as determined by  office  of  temporary  and  disability
        assistance.

Aid To Localities (S.6353-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's All Funds recommendation of
    $5.02 billion as follows:
      o $9 million to meet the standard of need for eligible  recipients
        of  a 30 percent of income rent cap for people on public assist-
        ance and living with HIV/AIDS in social services districts with-
        in New  York  City.  The  Senate  provides  language  to  expand
        provision to include certain other chronic diseases.
  *  The  Senate  restores or adds funding to the following General Fund
    programs:
      o $870,000 for the Disability Advocacy Program;
      o $250,000 for English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Educa-
        tion program;
      o $80,000 for Legal Services for the Elderly or  Disadvantaged  of
        Western NY;
      o $3.9 million for Homeless Housing and Preventive Services;
      o $3 million for the Youth Build program;
      o $2 million for additional funding for Food Banks;
      o $1 million for local community services programs; and
      o $1 million for Women's Initiatives.
  * The Senate restores or adds funding for the following TANF programs:
      o $1 million for ACCESS - Welfare to Careers;
      o $3 million for non-residential domestic violence programs;
      o $4 million for Nurse Family Partnership; and
      o $950,000 for Wage Subsidy.

Capital Projects (S.6354-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $63 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.6356-C)
  * PART I: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to authorize the
    Supplemental SSI Federal COLA pass-through.
  * PART J: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal which prohibits
    electronic benefit transfers of public assistance benefits at  auto-
    mated  teller  machines or point-of-sale terminals in liquor stores,
    casinos, gaming  establishments,  and  adult-oriented  entertainment
    venues  by  substituting  Senate  Bill  966,  which  is known as the
    "Public Assistance Integrity Act". This part prohibits the  sale  or
    purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or lottery tickets
    with  public  assistance  benefits  and prohibit use of or access to
    such benefits in a  casino,  liquor  store  or  adult  entertainment
    facility; and to establish a public assistance integrity fund.
  * PART M: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide a rent
    cap for persons living with clinical/symptomatic HIV illness or AIDS
    in  social  service  districts  with a population of five million as
    follows:
      o Establishes that individuals with certain  chronic  diseases  be
        included  in  the  population which would not be required to pay
        more than 30 percent of  their  earned  and/or  unearned  income
        toward the cost of rent;
      o  Establishes that the Office of Temporary and Disability Assist-
        ance, in consultation with the department of health,  promulgate
        regulations specifying such qualifying chronic diseases;
      o Establishes that the provisions of this proposal will expire and
        be deemed repealed December 31, 2019.

THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  proposal  to provide $2
    million.

State Operations (S6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  proposal  to  provide  $24
    million.

Article VII Proposal (S6357-C)
  *  PART  B: The Senate denies without prejudice an extension of Design
    Build.
  * PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal  on  increasing
    penalties  for  toll  evasion  by rejecting making such violations a
    misdemeanor, and by directing half of the collected  revenue  to  be
    deposited into the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund.

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Capital Projects (S6354-C)
  *  The  Senate  modifies the Executive Budget request of $5.1 billion,
    and provides $4.7 billion. This is not an actual decrease, as  these
    expenses  will  be moved into State Operations, to restore the Dedi-
    cated highway and Bridge Fund as a Capital account.
  * The Senate commits to using the $25 million capital reserve to allo-
    cate $10 million to freight, $10 million to aviation, and $5 million
    to transit capital.
  * The Senate proposes $2 million in appropriation authority  to  fully
    reopen six rest stops throughout the State.
  *  The  Senate remains committed to increasing funding for the Consol-
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    idated Highway Improvement  Program  (CHIPS),  should  funds  become
    available.
  *  The  Senate  remains  committed  to allowing local governments more
    flexibility in addressing both preservation needs, as well as  other
    capital construction.
  *  The Senate advances a proposal to direct DOT to allocate $3 million
    to begin an environmental study needed to  build  a  new  ramp  that
    would  directly connect the Sheridan Expressway with the Hunts Point
    Market, should funding become available.

State Operations (S6350-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive Budget request of  $33.1  million,
    and provides $418 million.  This increase represents the Bridge Bill
    move of non-capital expenses out of the Dedicated Highway and Bridge
    Trust fund, and into State Operations, as well as the restoration of
    two  non-capital  SRO's. This will be funded by denying a portion of
    the General Fund sweep to the Dedicated  Highway  and  Bridge  Trust
    Fund.

Aid to Localities (S6353-C)
  *  The Senate modifies the Executive Budget request of $5.007 billion,
    and provides $5.01 billion.  This additional $3 million  in  upstate
    transit operating aid, and an additional $1 million in operating aid
    to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
  *  The  Senate  denies  the sweep of $40 million from the Metropolitan
    Mass Transportation Operating Assistance (MMTOA) to the General Fund
    to pay MTA service contract bonds.

Article VII Proposals (S6357-C)

  * PART A: The Senate concurs with the  Executive's  proposal  to  move
    CHIPS and Marchiselli on budget.
  * PART C: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to move $16 million
    in  non-capital expenses into the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust
    Fund.
  * PART BB: The Senate proposes language to provide additional  operat-
    ing aid to the upstate transit providers.
  *  PART  EE:  The  Senate proposes language to create the St. Lawrence
    Wine Trail.
  * PART GG: The Senate proposes language to fully reopen six rest stops
    throughout the State.
  * PART HH: The Senate proposes language to direct the release of  2005
    Bond Act funds.
  *  PART  FF:  The  Senate  proposes  language to phase out non-capital
    expenses from the Dedicated  Highway  and  Bridge  Trust  Fund  (The
    Bridge  Bill). These expenses do not increase actual State operating
    spending because in prior years, General Fund  revenues  were  being
    used  to pay for these costs within the Dedicated Highway and Bridge
    Trust Fund.
  * PART AAA: The Senate advances language to allow  non-divisible  load
    vehicles  to  obtain  one  uniform permit instead of the current two
    required when traveling on one route between Westchester County  and
    Nassau County.
  * The Senate shall explore providing toll relief to commuters in West-
    chester  and  Rockland that traverse the Tappan Zee Bridge through a
    tax credit.

TRIBAL STATE COMPACT

Aid To Localities (S6253-C)
  * The Senate accepts the Executive's proposed appropriation  level  of
    $111,400,000.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $8.48 million with the following modification:
      o Denies $246,000 for disparity study to  examine  the  equity  in
        state  contracting  for  service-disabled veteran small business
        owners.

Aid To Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of $9.1
    million, as follows:
      o $25,000 for the Vietnam Veterans of America;
      o $50,000 for the Buffalo Veterans Service Organization;
      o $75,000 for the New York City Veterans Service Organization;
      o $250,000 for the Syracuse University Veterans' Legal Clinic;
      o $200,000 for the Warrior Salute program; and
      o $500,000 for local veterans community services programs.

VICTIM SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $9.5
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $66 million.

WELFARE INSPECTOR GENERAL

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
    $1.16 million.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

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State Operations (S.6350-C)
  *  The  Senate  concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $187,237,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.6356-C)
  *  PART  MM.  The  Senate advances language to establish a Paid Family
    Leave benefit, which  will  provide  new  parents,  and  individuals
    caring  for a seriously ill relative, with a weekly benefit while on
    a work leave so they can affordably care for  their  family  and  to
    ensure that the State will not impose such costs on employers or the
    employees.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESERVE

State Operations (S.6350-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $13,210,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.6356-C)
  *  PART  MM:  The  Senate proposes Language to establish a Paid Family
    Leave benefit, which  will  provide  new  parents,  and  individuals
    caring  for a seriously ill relative, with a weekly benefit while on
    a work leave so they can affordably care for  their  family  and  to
    ensure that the State will not impose such costs on employers or the
    employees.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

State Operations (S6350-C)
  *  The Senate concurs with the Executive Budget request $1 million for
    the New York Works Task Force.

Aid to Localities (S.6353-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $170,000,000
    for Payment to the City of New York.
  * The Senate modifies the  Executive's  All  Funds  recommendation  by
    providing $23 million for Pay for Success Initiatives.
  *  The Senate includes $300,000 for the Rockland Bergen Bi-State River
    Taskforce.

Article VII Proposal (S. 6355-C)
  * The Senate advances language to create the Rockland Bergen  Bi-State
    River  Commission. New York and New Jersey will jointly identify and
    remediate potential flood  hazards  within  an  identified  regional
    area.

REVENUE

Article VII Proposal (S.6359-C)
  * PART A: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to merge the bank
    tax  and  the corporate franchise tax. In addition, the Senate takes
    the position that corporate tax reform for  the  financial  industry
    should be revenue neutral to taxpayers and the State.
  *  PART  B:  The  Senate  concurs with the Executive proposal to allow
    direct payment of STAR tax savings in certain cases.
  * PART C: The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to  extend
    fees for the establishment of oil and gas unit of production values.
  *  PART  D:  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to increase the
    racing regulatory fee from 0.0005 percent to 0.0006 percent.
  * PART E: The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to  modify
    signature  requirements  on  e-filed returns prepared by tax profes-
    sionals.
  * PART F: The Senate denies the Executive proposal  to  eliminate  the
    income threshold inflation adjustment for enhanced STAR benefits.
  * PART G: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend the
    noncustodial parent earned income tax credit for two years.
  *  PART  H:  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to mandate for
    professional and business licenses  electronic  tax  clearance  upon
    application  or  renewal  to  increase  the  threshold  from $500 to
    $10,000.
  * PART I: The Senate modifies the  Executive  proposal  to  close  the
    resident trust loophole.
  * PART J: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to repeal the
    additional minimum personal income tax.
  *  PART  K:  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive proposal to create an
    enhanced real property tax circuit breaker credit.
  * PART L: The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  establish  a
    renters personal income tax credit.
  *  PART M: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to modify deliv-
    ery of the family tax relief credit after tax year 2014 by  allowing
    credit for one year only and repurposing funds for other tax relief.
  *  PART  N: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to increase
    the personal income tax filing threshold to  reduce  the  number  of
    taxpayers who need to file personal income tax returns.
  *  PART  O:  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
    empire state commercial production  tax  credit  for  two  years  by
    making  it  easier  to  access  the  regional  pools outside the MTA
    region.
  * PART P: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to expand the
    low income housing credit.
  * PART Q: The Senate modifies the Executive  proposal  to  extend  and
    reform the Brownfield cleanup program.
  *  PART  R: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to: establish a
    20 percent real property tax credit  for  manufacturers;  amend  the
    elimination  of the net income tax on upstate manufacturers to apply
    statewide; reform the investment tax credit by repealing the  finan-
    cial  services  investment tax credit; deny the change in definition
    of manufacturer and retain the current definition.
  * PART S: The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive  proposals
    to repeal the franchise tax on agriculture cooperatives.
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  *  PART T: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to provide a
    refundable credit for the excise tax on  telecommunication  services
    paid by START-UP NY companies.
  *  PART  U:  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to enhance
    the youth works tax credit.

  * PART V: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend the
    alternative fuels tax exemptions for two years.
  *  PART  W: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to simplify
    the distribution of motor vehicle fee receipts.
  * PART X: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to do  comprehen-
    sive  estate tax reform to eliminate the add back of federally taxa-
    ble gifts.
  * PART Y: The Senate denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  repeal  the
    boxing and wrestling exhibitions tax.
  *  PART  Z:  The  Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend
    Monticello raceway video lottery terminal rates for one year.
  * PART AA: The Senate concurs with the Executive  proposal  to  extend
    certain tax rates and certain simulcasting provisions for one year.
  *  PART  BB:  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
    vendor capital award program for one year by  including  Monticello-
    Concord preferential tax rate.
  *  PART  CC:  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to repeal
    the stock transfer tax.
  * PART DD: The Senate concurs with the  Executive  proposal  to  align
    mobility and personal income tax filings for the self-employed.
  *  PART  EE:  The  Senate  concurs with the Executive proposal to make
    technical amendments to the commercial gaming law.
  * PART FF: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to create a $1.4
    billion Freeze Plus program that  freezes  property  taxes  for  two
    years  by making the property tax relief permanent.  Schools will be
    eligible for this program in SFY  2014-15  while  counties,  cities,
    towns  and  villages will be eligible in SFY 2015-16. This makes all
    municipalities and schools  eligible  in  their  next  fiscal  year.
    Schools will receive $400 million in the first year, growing to $800
    million  thereafter.    Municipalities  will receive $200 million in
    their first year, and $400 million thereafter. In order for homeown-
    ers in their jurisdiction to receive the property tax relief in year
    two of the plan, school districts and local governments must contin-
    ue to stay within the tax cap and must work towards continuing effi-
    ciencies previously adopted  with  new  efficiency  plans  that  may
    include consolidation and shared services. Municipalities and school
    districts will develop and implement structural budgetary efficiency
    plans  for sharing or consolidating services that, when implemented,
    will achieve real savings for taxpayers. Local Governments  with  50
    employees  or less will also be authorized to join municipal cooper-
    ative health benefit plans as a tool to achieve savings.
  * PART GG: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal  concerning  the
    extension  of various credits and tax abatement programs provided by
    the City of New York.
  * PART HH: The Senate advances language to enact a two percent  spend-
    ing  cap  with  the  resulting surplus revenues deposited into a tax
    freedom fund to be used for tax reductions.
  * PART II: The Senate advances language to provide an optional  simple
    personal income tax calculation.
  *  PART  JJ:  The  Senate  advances  language to permanently index the
    income brackets and standard deductions to inflation.
  * PART KK: The Senate advances language to adopt an  Angel  Investment
    Tax Credit to increase access to investments for small business.
  * PART LL: Intentionally Omitted.
  *  PART  MM: The Senate advances language to extend the E911 surcharge
    to prepaid phones.
  * PART NN: The Senate advances language to amend the rules  concerning
    the prepayment of sales tax on motor fuels.

  *  PART OO: The Senate advances language to exempt municipalities from
    the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation mobility Tax.
  * PART PP: The Senate advances language to increase the Historic Pres-
    ervation Tax Credit Cap.
  * PART QQ: The Senate advances language to cap appeal bonds of a judg-
    ment  at $250 million for Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) signato-
    ries and affiliates in order to protect MSA payments being  made  to
    the State.
  *  PART RR: The Senate advances language to eliminate the sales tax on
    transportation (Limousines & Black Cars).
  * PART  SS:  The  Senate  advances  language  to  increase  sales  tax
    exemption  for food from vending machines from seventy-five cents to
    one dollar and fifty cents.
  * PART TT: The Senate advances language to create a Musical & Theatri-
    cal Production Tax Credit.
  * PART UU: The Senate advances language to create a 30 percent  credit
    for the rehabilitation of distressed commercial properties.
  * PART VV: The Senate advances language to allow mixed martial arts in
    the state of New York.
  * PART WW: The Senate advances language to create a 20% asbestos reme-
    diation credit.
  *  PART XX: The Senate advances language to exempt the sale of private
    aircraft from sales tax. In addition, the Senate  supports  advance-
    ment  of  a  proposal  to maintain the vitality of New York's recre-
    ational boating industry by adjusting the sales taxes imposed on  an
    individual  or  company looking to purchase and register a vessel in
    New York.
  * PART YY: The Senate advances language to  increase  the  credit  for
    ethanol  production  from  15  cents to 25 cents if it is cellulosic
    ethanol that is produced.
  * PART ZZ: The Senate advances language to create a 25 percent natural
    resources improvement credit for farmlands and forestlands.
  * PART AAA: The Senate advances language to provide a personal  income
    tax deduction for deposits to a farm reserve account.
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  *   PART   BBB:   The  Senate  advances  language  to  eliminate  Dark
    Day/Maintenance of Effort payments for OTBs; lessen the  mileage  of
    consent  for OTBs; transfer overcapitalized capital acquisition fund
    money to the counties; let OTBs retain uncashed tickets; and make  a
    technical  correction  that  specifies a multijurisdictional account
    wagering provider, that has entered into a joint  venture  agreement
    with  a  New  York  based track or OTB, is still required to pay the
    same commission as multi-jurisdictional account wagering provider.
  * PART CCC: The Senate advances language to allow VLT  Facilities  the
    ability  to  operate up to 6 a.m., but no more than twenty hours per
    day; to increase the free play percentage from 10 to 15 percent; and
    increase the amount of Video Lottery Terminals allowed at Nassau and
    Suffolk OTB from 1,000 to 2,000 VLTs.
  * PART DDD: The Senate advances language  to  increase  the  marketing
    allowance  from  10 percent to 12.5 percent for Video Lottery Gaming
    Facility located within a zone of Native American exclusivity.
  * PART EEE: The Senate advances language to  increase  the  commission
    paid  to  Video  Lottery  Gaming Facility operators that are located
    within a zone of Native American exclusivity.
  * PART FFF: The Senate advances language to direct a portion of  Fran-
    chise Corporation racing support payments derived from VLTs to Jock-
    ey Health Insurance & Pension, and to the Fan Advisory Board.
  * PART GGG: The Senate advances language to amend the racing, pari-mu-
    tuel wagering and breeding law to require a franchise corporation to

    share  a  portion  of its revenues with a regional off track betting
    corporation.
  *  PART  HHH:  The  Senate advances language to allow VLTs at Interna-
    tional Airport Departure Terminals located  within  a  city  of  one
    million or more.
  *  PART  III:  The Senate advances language to make the low income tax
    credit refundable.
  * PART JJJ: The Senate advances language to authorize a tax credit for
    contributions made to education entities.
  * PART KKK: The Senate advances  language  to  authorize  credits  for
    employers that hire the developmentally disabled.
  *  PART LLL: The Senate advances language to authorize the Division of
    Lottery to sell advertising on the game of Quick Draw and on lottery
    tickets.
  * PART MMM: The Senate advances language to fix an  ambiguity  in  the
    empire zones credit provisions.
  * PART NNN: The Senate advances language to authorize a tax credit for
    the installation of green roofs.
  * PART OOO: The Senate advances language to allow recent college grad-
    uates  to  place up to $5,000 of their personal income tax liability
    into an account to be used later for the down payment on a house.
  * PART PPP: The Senate  advances  language  to  authorize  a  personal
    income tax check-off for the mental illness anti-stigma fund.
  * PART QQQ: The Senate advances language to include reporting require-
    ments on disbursements made from the Alzheimer's and prostate cancer
    check-off funds.
  *  PART  RRR:  The Senate advances language to create a tax credit for
    businesses which provide qualified transportation fringe benefits to
    their employees.
  * PART SSS: The Senate advances language to change  the  reimbursement
    to libraries for MTA payroll mobility taxes paid to an exemption.
  * PART TTT: The Senate advances language to establish a tax credit for
    the sale of farmland to young farmers.
  *  PART  UUU:  The  Senate advances language to double the tuition tax
    credit and create a new Stay in New York tax credit of up to  $3,000
    for recent college graduates.
  *  PART  VVV:  The  Senate  advances  language to exempt school buses,
    including parts, equipment, lubricants and fuel purchased  and  used
    in their operation from sales tax.
  *  PART  WWW:  The  Senate  advances language to create a Digital Game
    Summit and competition and to authorize a digital  game  development
    tax credit.
  *  PART  XXX:  The  Senate advances language to provide additional tax
    credits to businesses located in New York State business incubators.
  * PART YYY: The Senate advances language to provide a credit  for  the
    construction of middle income housing.
  *  The  Senate supports authorizing the reopening of New York City Off
    Track Betting Corporation in order to capture lost handle.
  * The Senate advances language to clarify the tax treatment of  length
    of  service  awards for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers
    over the age of fifty-nine and one half years.

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