Resolution R818-2013

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

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  • Mar 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 11, 2013: INTRODUCED

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RESOLUTION adopting proposed amendments to the 2013-2014 Executive Budg-
et submission (Legislative Bills S2600C, S2603C, S2604C, S2605C, S2606C,
S2607C, S2608C and S2609C)

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 2013-2014 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 interchange is the movement of appropriations resulting in
an increase or decrease of appropriation authority within a  program  or
purpose, or between programs. In accordance with Section 51 of the State
Finance  Law,  there  is  unlimited interchangeability of appropriations
from the same fund within a program or purpose, but there are limits  on
the interchangeability of appropriations between programs or purposes of
the same fund; and
  WHEREAS,  An  extensive  study  and review of the Governor's 2013-2014
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 2013-14 Executive Budget includes just over $3 billion in
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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 Executive
Budget  submission  bills  as amended by the Senate, does hereby provide
its recommendations as to provisions in the Governor's 2013-2014  Execu-
tive   Budget  submission  which  reflect  those  items  the  Senate  is
constrained from effectuating as amendments to the  2013-2014  Executive
Budget appended hereto; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of the Legislature that upon the passage of
the Governor's 2013-2014 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  (S2600C,
S2603C, S2604C, S2605C, S2606C, S2607C, S2608C and S2609C)  be  and  are
incorporated  as  part  of this resolution and are hereby adopted as the
New York State Legislature's proposed amendments to the 2013-2014 Execu-
tive Budget Submission.

                 REPORT ON THE AMENDED EXECUTIVE BUDGET
                    ALL STATE AGENCIES AND OPERATIONS

ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,085,400.

    Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation to  reappropri-
    ate previous year's funding of $500,000.

AGING, OFFICE FOR THE

State Operations (S.6260-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive's recommendation of $12.9
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $228.7 million
    as follows:
      o Adds $2.75 million for elder care initiatives.

AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.6260-C)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $119.7
    million with the following modification:
      o Denies  the Executive's language allowing transfer authority for
        laboratories between the Departments  of  Health,  Environmental
        Conservation, and Agriculture and Markets.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The   Senate  provides  restorations  to  Agricultural  programs  as
    follows:
      o $821,000 for the Farm Viability Institute;
      o $500,000 for North Country Agricultural Development;
      o $150,000 for efforts to fight Eastern Equine Encephalitis;
      o $100,000 for Tractor Rollover Prevention;
      o $100,000 for the Maple Producers Association;
      o $100,000 for the Cornell Rabies Program;
      o $100,000 for Cornell Farm Family Assistance (FarmNet);
  * The Senate provides additional funding as follows:
      o $794,000 for the Apple Growers Association;
      o $287,000 for the Wine and Grape Foundation;
      o $279,000 for the Farm Viability Institute;
      o $100,000 for Cornell Farm Family Assistance (FarmNet);
      o $100,000 for the Cornell Rabies Program;

      o $25,000 for the Maple Producers Association;
      o $220,000  for  Dairy  Profit  Teams  to  be administered by Farm
        Viability;
      o $100,000 for the Christmas Tree Farmers Association;
      o $100,000 for Fruit Fly Research at Geneva Experiment Station;
      o $77,500 for Cornell Research Station; and
      o $20,000 for a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3,000,000.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
  * PART BB: The Senate advances language to reduce impediments to agri-
    cultural organizations using county fairgrounds, by clarifying  that
    local  grounds  can  be  rented for storage of personal property for
    profit and by limiting local ordinances that  require  approval  for
    payment of a fee for exhibits and entertainments.
  * PART  CC:  The Senate advances language to limit any change in agri-
    cultural land value assessments to a maximum of two percent  of  the
    preceding year.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $18.9
    million.

AUDIT AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $273,089,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs the Executive recommendation of $32,025,000.

BUDGET, DIVISION OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $53,878,000 to:
      o Deny  $2.5  million  for  a  Financial  Restructuring Assistance
        Program;
      o Restore $10,000 for the membership to the National Conference of
        Insurance Legislators (NCOIL); and,
      o Restore $459,000 for membership to the Council of State  Govern-
        ments (CSG).

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $540.4 million, an increase of $11.2 million or  2.12  percent  from
    SFY 2012-13 levels, with the following modifications:
      o Denies  facility closures and program model costs related to the
        Close to Home expansion initiative, net savings of $820,000.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)

  * The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of $3.2
    billion, a decrease of $53.0 million or 1.63 percent  from  the  SFY
    2012-13 levels, as follows:
      o The Senate restores and/or adds funding to the following General
        Fund programs:
      o Child Care Subsidies, add $2 million;
      o Child  Advocacy  Centers,  restore $750,000 and add $2.5 million
        for a total of $8.2 million;
      o Youth Development and Delinquency Program / Special  Delinquency
        Prevention  Program,  restore  $1.3 million and add $1.2 million
        for a total of $16.6 million;
      o Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs, restore $214,456 for  a
        total of $2.57 million;
      o Safe Harbor - Sexually Exploited Youth, restore $1.5 million and
        add $500,000 for a total of $2 million;
      o Community  Reinvestment  Programs, restore $1.75 million and add
        $1.75 million for a total of $3.5 million;
      o Boys and Girls Club, restore $750,000 and  add  $250,000  for  a
        total of $1.0 million;
      o Yeled V'yalda Early Childhood Center, add $350,000;
      o Helen Keller - CORE Program, add $35,000; and
      o National Federation of the Blind, add $75,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $37.7 million, consistent with SFY 2012-13 levels.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
  * PART G: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to consolidate  the
    youth development and delinquency prevention program and the special
    delinquency prevention program into one program as follows:
      o Establishes the definitions of "local youth bureau" and "munici-
        pal youth bureau" and amends the definition of "municipality" to
        include a local youth bureau.
      o Amends the proposal to require the Office of Children and Family
        Services  to  consider the percentage of youth living in poverty
        and the number of youth under the age  of  21  as  factors  when
        determining  the  amount  of  state  aid  each municipality will
        receive.
      o Amends the proposal to require that a municipality's  comprehen-
        sive plan address the need for youth development programs in not
        only  towns and cities but also villages with a youth population
        of 20,000 or more.
      o Amends the proposal to require that the Office of  Children  and
        Family Services work with pertinent stakeholders when developing
        and  promulgating regulations.   Further requires that the regu-
        lations include the distribution formula and role  of  municipal
        youth bureaus in the development of the comprehensive plan.
      o Amends  the  proposal  to provide for two municipalities to join
        together to establish, operate and  maintain  youth  development
        programs.
      o Denies  the  proposal  to  include  language with respect to the
        runaway and homeless youth program.
      o Establishes that the program shall expire  as  of  December  31,
        2018  and requires the Office of Children and Family Services to
        promulgate regulations on or  before  the  proposal's  effective
        date.

  * PART  H:  The  Senate  denies the Executive's proposal to expand the
    Close to Home Juvenile Justice Initiative model, enacted as part  of
    the  2012-13 State Budget, to the entire state for youth placed with
    the Office of Children and Family Services  (OCFS)  for  care  in  a
    non-secure setting.

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive's  recommendation of $2.3
    million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive proposal for community college  base
    aid to increase full-time equivalent (FTE) funding by $150. Base aid
    would  be  $2,422  per FTE under the Senate proposal, for a total of
    $9,261,000.
  * The Senate denies the  Executive  proposal  to  make  $2,000,000  in
    program incentive fund awards to CUNY community colleges.
  * The  Senate  restores  $544,000 for CUNY community college childcare
    centers.
  * The Senate adds $1,880,000  for  CUNY  community  college  workforce
    development.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  encourages  the  development of a new five-year capital
    plan to fund critical maintenance projects and strategic initiatives
    at the City University of New York.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
  * PART D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the  Next
    Generation NY Job Linkage program.
  * PART  V:  The Senate advances language to codify several recommenda-
    tions from the chargeback report submitted pursuant to chapter 57 of
    the laws of 2012. The language also eliminates the ability of  coun-
    ties  to charge back towns for upper division courses at the Fashion
    Institute of Technology, subject to appropriation.

Article VII (S.2609-C)
  * PART II: The Senate advances language to exempt  community  colleges
    from the MTA payroll tax.

CIVIL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $56,549,000 to:
      o Deny  $2.7  million for 26 additional full time equivalent posi-
        tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
  * PART X: The Senate a new PART X to prohibit the Department of  Civil
    Service  from  merging  or  consolidating with any other department,
    agency, or division of the State.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
  * PART X: The Senate Proposes language to establish  a  commission  on
    Management Confidential (M/C) employee compensation.

COMMISSION OF CORRECTIONS, STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  reduces  the Commission's funding by $1 million to $1.9
    million.

CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3  billion,
    with the following modifications:
      o Restores funding of $6 million for the full and continued opera-
        tion of Beacon Correctional Facility;
      o Restores  funding  of  $60,000  for  the  continued  maintenance
        expenses associated with Fulton Correctional Facility;
      o Modifies  the  Executive  recommendation,   without   prejudice,
        related  to  language  to  allow Beacon and Bayview Correctional
        Facilities to close with a 60 day notice instead of the  current
        one-year prison closure notification.
      o Removes  appropriation  language,  without prejudice, related to
        the permanent extension of  a  licensure  exemption  for  social
        workers,  mental  health practitioners and psychologists working
        in certain exempt settings. (Discussed further in the  Miscella-
        neous section PART W, S. 2607-C).
  * The Senate includes the following reduction:
      o ($7.5  million) General Fund Maintenance Undistributed reduction
        from the elimination of duplicative administrative positions  in
        correctional facilities at certain facilities within close prox-
        imity to one another.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $31 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $310
    million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
  * Part A: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to close Beacon and
    Bayview Correctional Facilities with a 60 day notice.
  * Part B: The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  transfer  the
    Fulton  Correctional  Facility  to  the Thomas Osborne Memorial Fund
    Incorporated.
  * Part Y: The Senate advances language to require the Commissioner  of
    the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to establish
    prison  facility efficiency to reduce duplication of facility admin-
    istrative positions for correctional facilities that are located  in
    close proximity to one another.
  * Part  AA:  The Senate advances language to require the Department of
    Corrections and Community Supervision  to  supervise  the  mandatory
    installation  and  maintenance  of  ignition  interlock  devices  of
    persons released on community supervision.

COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $4,719,000

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $37,964,000

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $88.4
    million, with the following modification:
      o Provides $2.5 million for the creation  of  a  Gun  Offense  and
        Violent Felony Offender Database.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $175
    million, with the following modifications:
      o Modifies  the  Executive  recommendation,   without   prejudice,
        related  to  the  Federal  Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
        (JAG) appropriation. Alternatively the Senate requests that  the
        Byrne/JAG program be allocated as it has been in previous years.
      o Restores funding of $609,000 for domestic violence programs.
      o Restores  funding  of  $450,000  for  anti-crime, anti-violence,
        crime control and treatment and prevention programs.
      o Restores  funding  of  $650,000  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 the establishment of regional operation
        S.N.U.G programs.
      o The Senate denies $1 million for services and expenses of state-
        wide indigent legal services for persons reentering  communities
        from state prison.
      o The Senate denies new funding of $3.7 million for civil or crim-
        inal legal services including domestic violence services, pursu-
        ant  to  a  plan  submitted  by the Division of Criminal Justice
        Services and approved by the Division of the Budget.
      o The Senate denies the Executive  proposal  to  combine  existing
        Alternative  to  Incarceration  and  Drug and Alcohol funding of
        $5.1 million allocated through a competitive process.
      o The Senate denies combining two existing Alternative  to  Incar-
        ceration programs totaling $4.4 million and adding an additional
        $7  million  for  $11.4  million  in funding under a competitive
        process to target high risk offenders.
      o The Senate reduces by  $3  million  the  Executive  proposal  to
        increase  General Fund spending by $7 million for Alternative to
        Incarceration programs.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
  * Part D: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to Ratify the
    National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.
  * Part E: The Senate extends for two years  various  criminal  justice
    provisions set to expire in 2013, allows the provision pertaining to
    the  community treatment program to expire, and denies the Executive
    proposal to make any of the provisions permanent.
  * Part F: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  continue
    provisions  relating  to the disposition of certain monies recovered
    by county district attorneys.

  * Part Z: The Senate advances language to allow courts in the City  of
    New York to sentence certain offenders without a pre-sentence inves-
    tigation.
  * Part  BB:  The  Senate  advances  language for the creation of a Gun
    Offense and Violent Felony Offender Database.
  * Part II: The Senate advances language to waive  earning  limitations
    pursuant  to  section  211 of the retirement and social security law
    for retired police officers employed  by  a  school  district  as  a
    School Resource Officer.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $892,000.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $4.8 million.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $3,720,000 for the Administration Program.
      o $385,000 for the Clean Air Program.
      o $2.5 million in funding for services and expenses of the tourism
        marketing program and adds $2.5 million for the I ? NY program.
  * The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations:
      o $3,000,000 for the 2016 MWBE disparity study.
      o $2,000,000 for the Taste New York program.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $5,234,000  for  Centers  of  Excellence  and  adds  funding  of
        $500,000 to the Stony Brook Center  of  Excellence  in  advanced
        energy research.
      o $13,818,000 for Centers of Advanced Technology.
      o $343,000 for the Science and Technology Law Center.
      o $3,815,000 for local tourism matching grants and adds $2,500,000
        for local tourism matching grants.
      o $7,470,000 for the Training and Business Assistance Program.
      o $11,297,000 for the High Technology program.
  * The Senate denies the following Executive recommendations:
      o $1,250,000 for the Innovation Hot Spots program.
      o $5,000,000 in funding for the Market New York program.
  * The Senate adds $1,000,000 for the New York State Business Incubator
    program.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $582 million
    in all funds state operations appropriations for the State Education
    department.
  * The  senate  recommends  adding $1 million for the administration of
    general equivalency diploma (GED) exams

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation for Aid to Localities
    as follows:

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
      o The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's school aid by increasing
        General Support for Public Schools (GSPS) to a total program  of
        $21.1  billion. This represents a $415 million increase over the
        Executive proposal for the 2013-14 school year;
      o On a fiscal year basis the changes proposed beyond the Executive
        translate into an $319 million general fund need which is offset
        by reductions in the Executive's proposed  fiscal  stabilization
        grants ($142 million) and several categories of proposed compet-
        itive grant programs (-$77 million);
      o The  Senate's proposed $20.1 billion GSPS program provides for a
        $931 million  school  year  increase.  Of  this  amount  $925.49
        million  represents  the  year to year increase on the state aid
        run which is an increase of 4.61 percent;
      o The Senate recommends increasing the  Executive's  proposed  GEA
        from  $321  million to $620 million overall. This proposal would
        reduce the overall Gap Elimination Adjustment to $1.54 billion;
      o The Senate restores the Executive's reductions in high  tax  aid
        while  ensuring  those  that received increases under the Execu-
        tives plan continue under the Senate plan; and
      o The Senate proposes to reduce the GEA over  three  years  for  a
        full phase down in the 2016-2017 school year.

NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS:
      o The  Senate  recommends  an increase in Comprehensive Attendance
        policy reimbursement by $16 million. This will bring  the  total
        program level to $50 million.
      o The  Senate  recommends  including  language requiring the State
        Education Department to calculate reimbursement for CAP  funding
        using the 2005-06 methodology; The Senate recommends adding $4.5
        million  for  reimbursement of nonpublic safety grant purchases;
        and
      o The Senate recommends requiring New York City to enhance student
        safety, by providing transportation to children attending public
        and non-public schools in grades K-6, who  remain  at  the  same
        school  for regularly scheduled academic classes until 4 o'clock
        in the afternoon or later.  In  addition  language  is  proposed
        requiring the Chancellor to determine if the City or if alterna-
        tive  transportation providers can transport its students in the
        most cost effective way while maximizing student safety.

ANNUAL PROFESSION PERFORMANCE REVIEWS (APPR):
      o The Senate  accepts  the  Executive  proposal  to  withhold  the
        increase  in school aid for districts which did not implement an
        APPR deal by January 17, 2013 for the 2012-13  school  year  and
        every year thereafter;
      o The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to provide for bind-
        ing arbitration in the City of New York if the  school  district
        and  the  union  do  not have an APPR plan in place by the first
        Wednesday following the first Friday in  May.  The  Senate  plan
        provides for binding arbitration for all school districts across
        the  State.  The Senate recommends requiring the Commissioner of
        Education to arbitrate a binding Annual Performance Review  Plan
        for  all  districts who do not have an APPR plan by July 1, 2013

        to ensure that all districts have an implemented plan by Septem-
        ber 1, 2013; and
      o The  Senate recommends extending APPR grants through the 2013-14
        school year and provide for funding through remaining unexpended
        competitive grant appropriations.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:
      o The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to change the  initial
        payment  responsibility  methodology  for  4201  Deaf  and Blind
        schools (+$24 million);
      o The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to  provide  a  waiver
        for  those  state  mandated special education requirements which
        exceed Federal  law.  The  waiver  would  require  districts  to
        provide  notice  ensuring that parents are aware of all relevant
        changes and are allowed 60 days  prior  to  the  application  to
        comment;
      o The  Senate  rejects  the Executive proposal to allow NYC to set
        rates for pre-school special education tuition rates;
      o The Senate recommends providing additional funding  for  Special
        Act school districts, Chapter 853 schools and 4201 schools (+$15
        million); and
      o The  Senate  accepts  the  Executive  proposal  to allow munici-
        palities to retain 100 percent  of  recovered  funds  from  pre-
        school  special  education  audits they perform.  Currently they
        retain 40.5 percent.

BUILDING AID:
      o The Senate repeals the building  aid  assumed  amortization  ten
        year interest rate recalibration;
      o The  Senate  recommends increasing the minimum reimbursement for
        school building safety purchases from 10 percent to 50  percent;
        and
      o The  Senate  recommends  language  to  provide  relief  to those
        districts that have filed a  late  final  cost  report  and  are
        penalized  an amount equal to the aid associated with the period
        between when the report was due and when it was submitted;
  * The Senate modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to  create  community
    schools by adding an additional $700,000.
  * Contracts  for Excellence: The Senate recommends subjecting only the
    City of New York to the Contract  for  Excellence  Program  for  the
    2013-2014  school  year,  with  reduced investments (Gap Elimination
    Adjustment) unless they can be identified as in "good standing."
  * School  Aid  Database  Freeze:  The  Senate  rejects  the  Executive
    proposal to freeze school aid claims and payments.
  * Internal  Audits:  The  Senate  recommends  eliminating the internal
    claims audit for all school districts at the school district option.
  * Charter School Tuition Freeze:  The  Senate  accepts  the  Executive
    proposal  to  extend  freezing  the  Charter  school tuition for the
    2013-14 school year.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
  * Personal Income Growth Index (PIGI): The Senate recommends  changing
    the  way  in  which the GSPS aid cap is calculated moving from a one
    year index to one that takes the 10  year  average  of  the  State's
    personal income growth.
  * Regional High Schools (Statewide): the Senate recommends Article VII
    language to create the regional high school program which intends to

    help fiscally struggling districts to share services and provide for
    a highly rigorous educational program.
  * Supplemental  Valuation Impact Grants: The Senate recommends provid-
    ing grants to mitigate the impact of significant full valuation drop
    on school district budgets as a result  of  energy  company  settle-
    ments.  The school districts that have experienced these significant
    changes are the North Shore School District,  Union  Endicott,  West
    Valley & Marlboro.
  * Employee  Benefit  Accrued  Liability  Reserve  Extender: The Senate
    recommends allowing school districts to withdraw excess  funds  from
    the reserve up to the amount of their Gap Elimination Adjustment.
  * Mandate  Relief:  The Senate recommends the following mandate relief
    proposals:
      o Eliminating the State back lit bus sign mandate  -  federal  law
        allows for reflective tape to be utilized;
      o Provide   transportation  relief  for  those  school  district's
        impacted by Superstorm Sandy;
      o Elimination of school building visual inspection requirements;
      o Provide that school districts may take their annual census bian-
        nually;
      o Provide flexibility for high performing districts which consist-
        ently meet high standards and demonstrate excellence in selected
        criteria such as test scores and attendance/graduation rates;
      o The Senate recommends negating penalties  for  school  districts
        which  were unable to open due to an extraordinary circumstance,
        natural disaster or emergency;
      o Clarify that under State law when out of State homeless students
        move to a school district in the State  of  New  York  that  the
        school  district  is not the district of origin for the purposes
        of school district chargebacks;
      o Allowing school districts that are operating their own transpor-
        tation system to move a portion or all of  their  transportation
        contracts  to  a private operator. Transportation aid will still
        be calculated at the district operation expense rate.  Districts
        will  be  allowed to keep any savings resulting from the private
        contracts.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  *  The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $310
    million for State Fiscal year 2013-14.

ELECTIONS, STATE BOARD OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,200,000.

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $42,885,000 for the Economic Development Program.
      o $5,000,000  for  promotional  activities  relating to Super Bowl
        XLVIII.
  * The Senate provides funding for the following:
      o $3,200,000 for the USA Niagara Development Corporation.
      o $350,000 for the Adirondack North Country Association.
      o $5,000,000 for military base retention efforts.

      o $1,000,000 for Center State Corporation  for  Economic  Opportu-
        nity.
      o $2,500,000 for economic development projects.
      o $250,000 for the CNY Biotech Accelerator.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the following Executive recommendations:
      o $53,891,000 for the Ralph Wilson Stadium.
      o $2,166,000 for the retention of professional football in Western
        New York.
      o $75,000,000 for the Buffalo Regional Innovation Cluster.
      o $55,000,000 for the NY SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
      o $55,000,000 for the NY CUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
  * The   Senate   denies  without  prejudice  the  following  Executive
    proposals:
      o $150,000,000 for allocation by the regional economic development
        councils.
      o $165,000,000 for the New York Works Economic Development Fund.
      o $720,000,000 for the Transformative Capital Fund.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
  * PART H: The Senate amends the proposal to permanently authorize  UDC
    to issue loans; and instead extends the authorization for one year.
  * PART  I:  The  Senate  approves  the proposal to allow the Dormitory
    Authority to provide design and construction services to the Depart-
    ment of Environmental Conservation and the Office of  Parks,  Recre-
    ation, and Historic Preservation until 2015.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $13 million to:
      o Deny  $2.7  million for 26 additional full time equivalent posi-
        tions.
      o Deny $5 million for a jobs training  pilot  program  related  to
        facility closures.

ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $8,791,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $7,439,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  amends  the  Executive recommendation of $37,000,000 by
    denying $25,000,000 in funding for the Cleaner, Greener, Communities
    Program.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART K: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to  authorize
    and  direct  the  Comptroller  to receive for deposit to the General
    Fund a payment of up to $913,000 from  the  New  York  State  Energy
    Research Development Authority to offset debt service related to the
    Western New York Nuclear Service Center (West Valley).
  * PART  L:  The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to authorize the
    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to  finance

    a portion of its research, development and demonstration, and policy
    and  planning  programs,  and  to finance the Department of Environ-
    mental Conservation's climate change program, from an assessment  on
    gas electric corporations.
  * PART  S:  The  Senate  modifies  the Executive's proposal related to
    on-site backup generation capacity for retail gas and diesel provid-
    ers to permit retailers to apply for grants administered by the  New
    York  State  Energy  and Resource Development Authority for costs to
    enable a retailer to pre-wire an existing outlet with an appropriate
    transfer switch for using a generator, or grants for the purchase of
    a generator, provided the grant program receives approval  of  storm
    cost recovery related federal mitigation funds.
  * PART  JJ: The Senate advances language to establish a repowering and
    local mitigation fund to temporarily  assist  school  districts  and
    local  governments facing imminent fiscal distress from a loss of ad
    valorem revenues received from power generating facilities.    These
    funds would be collected from climate impact allocations on imported
    power from out-of-state generators.
  * PART  MM:  The  Senate  advances  language  to impose climate impact
    assessments on the importation of electricity  at  the  same  levels
    that in-state power producers currently have to meet.
  * PART  RR: The Senate advances language to direct various state agen-
    cies and interested parties to study and offer  recommendations  for
    encouraging  micro-grid systems in New York State.  Micro-grid elec-
    trical systems are self sustaining distributed energy generation and
    transmission resources that can operate both on or off the grid, and
    are designed, in part, to help protect vital public health and safe-
    ty infrastructure in the event of major  disruptions  to  the  power
    grid.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  recommendation  of
    $451,805,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive's proposal to fund the Department of
    Environment Conservation's Aid to Localities efforts  at  $1,676,000
    through  an  addition of $500,000 to restore and augment the Cornell
    Community Integrated Pest Management Program for a recommended fund-
    ing level of $2,176,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal for  $444,300,000  in
    capital  project funding, however recommends amendments to the Envi-
    ronmental  Protection  Fund  to  better  reflect  Senate  priorities
    including increasing efforts for invasive species eradication, fund-
    ing  for  zoos  and  botanical  gardens  and the Finger Lakes - Lake
    Ontario Water Protection Alliance.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART F: The Senate  modifies  the  Executive  proposal  to  increase
    revenues deposited to the EPF by redirecting unclaimed bottle depos-
    it receipts as well as enhancing fraud prevention measures under the
    Bottle  Bill  law,  and  by  making a programmatic change that would
    streamline accounting practices for participating businesses.

  * PART G: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to extend author-
    ization of the waste tire fund permanently by extending the fee  for
    three  years and creates a competitive grant program for manufactur-
    ers that use recycled tire materials.
  * PART  R:  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to simplify and
    consolidate fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, and  to  reduce
    the  price of such licenses, by proposing language for the continua-
    tion of a separate and distinct trapping license.
  * PART T: The Senate advances language to delay the implementation  of
    the Diesel Emission Reduction Act by two years.
  * PART  FF:  The  Senate  advances  language to define integrated pest
    management in statute consistent with the current  regulatory  defi-
    nition  in  New  York  to provide clarity and predictability for the
    various entities that utilize this protocol for pest management.
  * PART KK: The Senate advances language to authorize the Department of
    Environmental Conservation to regulate the use of crossbows. Hunting
    with crossbows would not be allowed in New York City, Westchester or
    Long Island and enforcement measures governing their  use  would  be
    strengthened.
  * PART  NN:  The Senate advances language for a comprehensive environ-
    mental and urban reclamation reform  package  covering  three  major
    programmatic areas:
      o Reform  the  Oil Spill Program to allow volunteers that agree to
        perform cleanups under State oversight to  receive  a  liability
        release,  and  require  more  vigorous State enforcement actions
        against non-conforming responsible parties.
      o Restrict eligibility for the Brownfield Cleanup Program to sites
        suffering significant contamination and  economic  distress,  to
        allow  state  superfund  sites  into  the  program,  and provide
        comprehensive administrative reforms regarding regulations, fees
        and enforcement. In addition, the current tax credit sunset date
        of December 31, 2015 would be eliminated.
      o Reform the brownfield opportunity area program to provide appli-
        cants with guidance on the program's eligibility and  scope  and
        encourage  the  actual implementation of local cleanup and reuse
        plans.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $17,854,000.

FINANCIAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   recommendation   of
    $3,131,700.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $326.6
    million.

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $225.6
    million.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART GG: The Senate advances a proposal to expedite the formation of
    New York State Health Care Quality and Cost Containment Commission.

GENERAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)

  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $1,026,425,000 to:
      o Deny  $9.1  million for 87 additional full time equivalent posi-
        tions.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)

  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $37,675,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART P: The Senate modifies the Governor's proposal to allow discre-
    tionary purchasing  by  state  agencies  for  NY  commodities  under
    $200,000  in  value  in  order  to  provide explicit requirements to
    exclude potential favoritism within the process.

Article VII Proposal (S.2608-C)
  * Part OO - The Senate advances language to create the Office of  Risk
    Assessment  and  Management  within  the Office of General Services,
    which would be tasked with (1)  identifying  the  State's  potential
    exposure  to  costs  associated with damage to its real and personal
    property damage, (2) implementing risk management programs to manage
    the State's exposure to risk, and (3)  coordinating  and  supporting
    risk management programs for all State agencies.

GENERAL STATE CHARGES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $3,025,967,000 to:
      o Reduce the Albany PILOT payment by $5.35 million;
      o Reduce  cash disbursements for employer pension contributions to
        reflect savings accrued to New York State from participating  in
        the long-term stable pension contribution option proposed by the
        Executive for local governments and school districts and through
        other workforce related re-estimates.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
  * PART  G: The Senate proposes modifications to the Executive proposal
    to provide the New York State Comptroller and  the  New  York  State
    Teachers'  Retirement  System  Board  authority  to make a long-term
    stable pension contribution option available to  local  governments.
    Providing localities with predictable and stable pension obligations
    will  provide  needed  relief  at  all levels of government. The end
    result of any plan adopted should ensure  the  Comptroller  and  the
    Teachers'  Retirement  System Board can meet their fiduciary duties,
    keep pension plans appropriately funded and  provide  municipalities
    the stability they request.
  * PART  H: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to amend the Civil
    Service Law in relation to the  reimbursement  of  Medicare  premium
    charges

GREENWAY HERITAGE CONSERVANCY OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $166,000.

HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive's recommendation of $3.1 billion
    as follows:
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to consolidate and/or  co-locate
        Department  of Health (DOH), Department of Environmental Conser-
        vation, and Department of Agriculture and Markets laboratories;
      o Denies adding two Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)  associated  with
        the  proposal  to  transfer  the  Child  Health  Plus (CHP) rate
        setting process from the Department of Financial Services  (DFS)
        to DOH, and reduces funding by $200,000;
      o Reduces  General  Fund  spending  by  $29.0  million, or by five
        percent; and
      o Provides $8.1 million for the spinal cord injury research fund.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with  the  Executive's  recommendation  of  $85.6
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's recommendation of $115.8 billion
    as follows:

PUBLIC HEALTH
      o Denies  the Executive's proposal to consolidate 89 public health
        programs into six competitive pools, and provides $40.0  million
        to restore the 10 percent reduction.
      o Modifies  the  proposal  to  limit  the number of excess medical
        malpractice policies, and restores $12.7 million.
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to  transfer  the  rate  setting
        process  for  CHP from DFS to DOH, and provides $10.0 million to
        sunset the 28 percent reduction to premiums above the  statewide
        average.
      o Denies  the  Executive's  proposal  to  implement reforms to the
        Early Intervention (EI) screening process  and  require  CHP  to
        cover  EI  services,  and  achieves  $789,000  in  General  Fund
        Savings.
      o Restores $300,000 for the Maternity and Early Childhood  Founda-
        tion and $500,000 for women's wellness initiatives.
      o Provides funding for the following programs or initiatives:
        * $7.1 million- Health Care Transition Funds;
        * $1.5 million- Critical Access Hospitals;
        * $600,000-Ciometric Pilot Program;
        * $375,000 Adrenoleukodystrophy (ADL) Screening; and
        * $100,000-ARC Demonstration Program.

MEDICAID
      o Modifies  the  Executive's  proposal  to  extend the two percent
        reduction to all service sectors for one year by  restoring  the
        reduction effective February 15, 2014 and provides $26 million.
      o Denies the Executive's proposal to:
        * Eliminate spousal refusal and provides $34.3 million;

        * Eliminate  prescriber  prevails  for  atypical anti-psychotics
          under managed care and all drugs under Fee For Service  (FFS),
          and provides $2.1 million;
        * Reduce  the FFS pharmacy brand reimbursement and provides $1.8
          million;
        * Require minimum supplemental  rebate  requirements  for  drugs
          that  are  eligible for State public health plan reimbursement
          and provides $475,000;
        * Require CHP to cover EI services under Medicaid  and  provides
          $450,000
      o Authorizes  prescriber  prevails  for  all  drug  classes  under
        managed care and provides $2.3 million.
      o Authorizes all counties to perform Medicaid audits at the  local
        level  and  achieves  $7.1  million in additional State Medicaid
        recoveries.
      o Reduces the utilization of Medicaid optional  services  by  five
        percent and achieves $208.0 million in State savings.

Article VII Proposals (S.2606-C)
  * Part  A:  The  Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to implement
    Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Phase III initiatives as follows:
      o The Senate denies the proposals that would:
        * Authorize DOH to amend certain existing contracts that  imple-
          ment  actions recommended by the MRT without a competitive bid
          or request for proposal process;
        * Eliminate  provider  prevails  provisions  related  to   prior
          authorization requirements for certain prescription drugs;
        * Reduce  the  FFS  pharmacy  brand  reimbursement rate from the
          Average Wholesale Price (AWP) minus 17 percent to the AWP less
          17.6 percent;
        * Authorize the Commissioner to require pharmaceutical  manufac-
          turers  to provide minimum supplemental rebates for drugs that
          are eligible for State public health plan reimbursement;
        * Authorize reimbursement for individual psychotherapy  services
          that are provided by licensed social workers for persons under
          the  age of 21 and to a person requiring such services because
          of, or related to pregnancy or giving birth;
        * Authorize up to $15  million  be  used  to  fund  health  home
          infrastructure development;
        * Authorize reimbursement for integrated mental health services,
          and/or  alcoholism  and substance abuse services, and/or phys-
          ical health services, and/or services to persons with develop-
          mental disabilities when  such  services  are  provided  at  a
          single location or service site;
        * Authorize  DOH  to  post  on  their  website Diagnosis Related
          Groups (DRGs) for inpatient detox;
        * Authorize the Commissioner to update the base  year  of  inpa-
          tient  psychiatric  services,  other  inpatient  services, and
          Office of Alcoholism and  Substance  Abuse  (OASAS)  certified
          services;
        * Authorize  the  exclusion  of certain capital adjustments from
          the calculation of Managed  Care  Organization  (MCO)  default
          rates;
        * Authorize  the  Commissioner to promulgate regulations for the
          establishment  of  capital  reimbursement  methodologies   for
          specialty inpatient and outpatient services;
        * Authorize  the  Commissioner of Health and the Commissioner of
          Labor to establish rates of pay for  nursing  home  personnel,

          and  mandate  that  managed  care contracts with nursing homes
          include such rates of pay;
        * Transfer rate setting for CHP from DFS to DOH;
        * Require  counties to use enrollment broker services for manda-
          tory managed care and MLTC;
        * Authorize the Commissioner to establish capital  reimbursement
          methodologies for nursing homes through regulation;
        * Reallocate  $30  million  from  the  Nursing  Home financially
          disadvantaged program to the VAP/Safety Net program;
        * Eliminate the cap (75) on the number of managed long-term care
          plans that may be authorized by the Commissioner; and
        * Require  responsible  relatives  with  sufficient  income  and
          resources  to  provide medical assistance unless the resources
          are not available because  the  relative  is  absent  and  the
          refusal  or  failure  of  such  absent relative to provide the
          necessary care and assistance (Spousal Refusal).
  * The Senate modifies the proposals to:
      o Extend the 2% Medicaid across the board rate reduction  as  well
        as the Commissioner's "super power" in the event that the Global
        Cap is pierced by:
        * Restoring the 2% reduction effective February 15, 2014;
        * Adjusting  the  cap  to  exclude  natural  disaster and waiver
          spending;
        * Including legislative oversight if cap is pierced; and
        * Requiring additional information on cap  expenditures  in  the
          monthly reports.
      o Permanently  eliminate  the  trend factor for Hospitals, Nursing
        Homes, Home Care and other providers of services  reimbursed  by
        Medicaid  by  reinstating  the  trend  factor effective April 1,
        2014.
      o Conform the New York State False Claims Act to Federal  Require-
        ments  by  clarifying  provisions  to more appropriately conform
        with federal law.
      o Merge the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee  (P&TC)  into  the
        Drug  Utilization Board (DUR) and modify the public notification
        requirements for recommendations developed by the DUR  board  by
        rejecting  the modification to public notifications; and requir-
        ing all rebates to be settled at one time.
      o Authorize DOH to deny prior authorization of an opioid analgesic
        in excess of four prescriptions in a 30 day period if DOH deter-
        mines that the additional prescription is not  medically  neces-
        sary  by  removing DOH authority to determine what is "medically
        necessary."
      o Authorize the Commissioner to develop a pricing methodology  for
        specialty nursing homes by expiring the Commissioner's authority
        after three years.
      o Establish  Development  Disability  Individual  Support and Care
        Coordination Organizations (DISCOS) to provide managed  care  to
        developmentally  disabled  Medicaid  enrollees ensuring services
        provided will facilitate independent and integrated  living  for
        individuals with developmental disabilities.
      o Broaden  the  definition  of  Special  Needs  Programs (SNPs) to
        permit other models pursuant  to  federal  waivers;  place  SNPs
        under  the  definition  of  Medicaid  "managed care program" for
        reimbursement purposes; and allow SNPs to provide  comprehensive
        services under a fully capitated model to individuals previously
        excluded  or exempted from Medicaid managed care by implementing
        quality control measures and permitting legislative oversight.

  * Part B: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal  to  extend  or
    permanently  extend  previously enacted Medicaid savings initiatives
    by denying all proposals that would be permanently extended or elim-
    inated. The Senate extends authorization for each  initiative  based
    on the length of the previous extension.
  * Part  C: The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal to provide DOH
    with regulatory authority to revise the current Indigent  Care  Pool
    (ICP)  program  by  distributing  funds  based on uncompensated care
    amounts by:
      o Limiting the maximum reduction a hospital can receive under  the
        new  methodology  to  2.5 percent in year one, 5 percent in year
        two, and 7.5 percent in year three, based  on  the  prior  three
        year average distributions; and
      o Adjusting  payments  to  voluntary teaching hospitals to account
        for payment losses due to an error in the current formula.
  * Part D: The Senate modifies the Executive's  proposal  to  implement
    changes  to  Medicaid and the New York State Health Exchange associ-
    ated with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) as follows:
      o Deny any proposals that expand  New  York  law  beyond  what  is
        required under the ACA;
      o Define "benchmark coverage" as Healthy NY;
      o Make  the  elimination of the Family Health Plus program contin-
        gent upon full implementation of  the  ACA  and  the  enrollment
        center;
      o Deny  DOH  the  authority to modify existing contracts to comply
        with the ACA;
      o Require DOH to report  to  the  Legislature  on  progression  of
        implementation  of the health benefit exchange, state enrollment
        center, and state Medicaid enrollment center;
      o Ensure that navigators do not sell, solicit, or negotiate insur-
        ance;
      o Require navigators to comply with  the  fiduciary  duty  and  be
        subject to the same statutory rules and penalties as brokers and
        agents  with  regard to misrepresentations relating to insurance
        products;
      o Deny  requiring  Health  Maintenance  Organizations   to   offer
        products  outside the health benefit exchange for the purpose of
        access for undocumented individuals; and
      o Deny requiring Professional  Employer  Organizations  (PEOs)  to
        rate  separately  for  individuals,  individual proprietors, and
        small group employers.
  *  PART E: Public Health
      o   The Senate denies the Executive proposals that would:
        * Make reforms to the EI screening process and modify  insurance
          coverage and participation;
        * Restructure  health  care  program funding by establishing the
          "Outcome Based Contracting and Outcome Based Health  Planning"
          program;
        * Authorize temporary operators of facilities, including general
          hospitals,  diagnostic  and  treatment centers, and adult care
          facilities.
      o The Senate denies, without prejudice, the consolidation of Emer-
        gency Medical Services (EMS).
      o The Senate modifies the following Executive proposals:
        * Limit the number of excess  medical  malpractice  policies  by
          maintaining  the  current  limitations on the pool, as enacted
          under the SFY 2012-13 budget.

        * Reform the General Public Health  Work  program  by  requiring
          counties to "substantially" provide core services, and contin-
          uing  to  authorize  State  aid  claims  for  primary  prevent
          services for children under the age of 21 and fringe  expenses
          of contractors.
        * Authorize  diagnostic  and  treatment  centers  to  operate in
          retail settings (limited retail service clinics) by  expanding
          the authorization to hospitals.
        * Establish  a pilot program to facilitate capital investment in
          health care facilities by  expanding  the  maximum  number  of
          pilot  programs from two to ten, and prohibiting participation
          by publically traded organizations.
        * Make changes to the Certificate of Need process related to the
          approval of establishment  and  construction  of  health  care
          facilities.
        * Implement  scope of practice changes by denying expansions for
          home health aides and eliminating written  practice  agreement
          and  protocols  for nurse practitioners providing primary care
          services.

The Senate advances legislation to:
        * Prohibit DOH  from  subjecting  facilities  to  penalties  and
          interest for recoupments related to rate reductions;
        * Establish the "home care stabilization act";
        * Clarify  retail pharmacy and mail order pharmacy under managed
          care;
        * Establish a home and community based care work group to  exam-
          ine continuity of care, regulatory guidance, quality assurance
          and care delivery;
        * Provide  Medicaid reimbursement to general hospitals for total
          hip or knee joint replacement cases;
        * Require the Commissioner of DOH to report to  the  Legislature
          on  progress  and  preparedness  of  the  health  care benefit
          exchange;
        * Require the Commissioner of DOH to report to  the  Legislature
          annually on activities, goals, and missions;
        * Extend  the date by which DOH must contract with and utilize a
          fiscal agent for the EI program;
        * Establish  a  broad-scale  systems  integration  demonstration
          program  to  study  cost  savings  achieved  through providing
          dental, health,  behavioral  health,  employment,  and  social
          services  intervention  within a managed care model in a rural
          setting;
        * Require newborn testing for ADL;
        * Provide  critical  access  hospitals  with   a   reimbursement
          enhancement for outpatient services;
        * Require  that  five  and  six  tenths  percent  of  the monies
          collected by the mandatory surcharges imposed on motor vehicle
          violations be allocated to the  Spinal  Cord  Injury  Research
          Trust Fund;
        * Establish a health technology assessment committee;
        * Authorize  local social services districts to conduct Medicaid
          provider investigations;
        * Conduct an oversight audit,  review,  and  evaluation  of  the
          Office of the Medicaid Inspector General;
        * Provide  that  counties  and the City of New York will receive
          100 percent of the local share of recoveries from  the  prose-
          cution of Medicaid fraud by localities;

        * Establish  a  Medicaid identification and anti-fraud biometric
          technology pilot program;
        * Require any remaining Health Care Efficiency and Affordability
          Law  of New Yorkers (HEAL-NY) funds be allocated subject to an
          appropriation;
        * Require any federal funds received  by  the  State  associated
          with  a Medicaid 1115 waiver be allocated subject to an appro-
          priation;
        * Accelerate the State takeover of the local growth of Medicaid;
        * Ensure that each person with a serious mental illness  has  an
          opportunity  to make an informed decision with regard to hous-
          ing and treatment options that are both appropriate and  inte-
          grated;
        * Establish a required methodology for calculating health insur-
          ance  out-of-network  reimbursement  for  health care service.
          Includes   transparency   and   disclosure   provisions,   and
          provisions  to  establish  patient  protections with regard to
          billing for emergency room services.
        * Address anti-trust concerns of NuHealth; and
        * Establish a moratorium on retroactive rate adjustments.

HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION (HESC)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with   the   Executive's   recommendation   of
    $87,804,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the  Executive's  recommendation  of
    $1,046,018,000.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
  * PART Y: The Senate advances language to  establish  a  Student  Loan
    Linked Deposit Program.

HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $65.6
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $13.7
    billion, with the following modifications:
      o The Senate restores $9.3 million for local Public Safety Answer-
        ing  Points  (PSAPs)  from  the Statewide Public Safety Communi-
        cations Account.
      o The Senate recommends a reduction of  $65  million  in  spending
        authority  for the Interoperable Communications Grant Program to
        align appropriations with spending.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
    *     Part Q: The Senate concurs with the  Executive's  proposal  to
      include  school  districts  and  Boards of Cooperative Educational
      Services (BOCES) as participants within the Intrastate Mutual  Aid
      Program  (IMAP),  in  short-term immediate disaster response oper-
      ations.

    * Part V: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to  provide
      immunity  from  liability to mobile carriers when issuing an emer-
      gency alert.
    * Part  EE: The Senate advances legislation to clarify that counties
      that are not eligible for  grants  due  to  unconsolidated  Public
      Safety  Answering Points (PSAPs) are eligible to be reimbursed for
      operating expenses relating to local PSAP operations.
    * Part FF: The Senate advances language that requires Federal  Emer-
      gency  Management  Assistance  and Community Block Grant reporting
      for federal disaster relief aid programs. This language would also
      require an agreed upon deliberative  and  responsive  process  for
      public  input and inquiry for federal disaster relief aid in order
      to meet the critical needs of all citizens impacted by  Superstorm
      Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's  All Funds recommendation of
    $93.75 million, an increase of $856,000 or  0.92  percent  from  SFY
    2012-13 levels as follows:
    o The  Senate  denies  the  $5.8  million  increase for the OHP Rent
      Administration Program - Tenant Protection Unit.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate modifies the  Executive's  All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $89.4 million, a decrease of $56.4 million or 36.68 percent from SFY
    2012-13 levels as follows:
  * The  Senate  restores and adds funding to the Neighborhood Preserva-
    tion and Rural Preservation Programs, and  allocates  the  following
    appropriations:
        o $11.5 million for the Neighborhood Preservation Program; and
        o $4.8 million for the Rural Preservation Program.
      * The  Senate  provides $20.4 million for the Rural Rental Assist-
        ance Program.
      * The Senate adds $3 million for the Main Street Program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate modifies the  Executive's  All  Funds  recommendation  of
    $74.2 million, consistent with SFY 2011-12 levels as follows:
  * The Senate adds funding to the following Capital programs:
      o $1  million,  for  a total of $2 million, for the Access to Home
        Program; and
      o $600,000, for a total of $1 million, for  the  RESTORE  program;
        and
      o $500,000 for the Adirondack Community Housing Trust.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
  * PART  F: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer admin-
    istration of the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) from the
    Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance  to  the  Division  of
    Housing and Community Renewal.
  * PART K: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to merge and reform
    the  Neighborhood  and  Rural  Preservation  Programs (N/RPP) into a
    single, performance based program.
  * PART L: The Senate denies the Executive proposal  to  modernize  the
    investment  powers  of the State of New York Mortgage Agency and the
    Housing Finance Agency.

  * PART M: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to utilize excess
    Mortgage Insurance Fund reserves and transfers:
      o $211.7 million to the General Fund;
      o $4.5  million  to the Housing Finance Agency for the purposes of
        reimbursing any costs  associated  with  Mitchell  Lama  housing
        projects;
      o $10 million for the purposes of reimbursing any costs associated
        with the Rural and Urban Community Investment Fund Program.
  * PART  U:  The  Senate  provides language to create a Rural and Urban
    Community  Investment  Fund  Program  for  the  preservation  and/or
    improvement of affordable housing, and the creation, preservation or
    improvement of the commercial, retail or community facilities compo-
    nent  of  mixed-use affordable residential developments in rural and
    urban areas of the state.

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY COMMUNITIES COUNCIL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $185,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $136,000.

INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.5
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $77 million
    and restores:
      o $4 million in additional 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.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $55,000,000 to:
      o Deny  $5.8  million for 55 additional full time equivalent posi-
        tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART N: The Senate accepts the transfer  of  the  functions  of  the
    Office of Cyber Security to the Office of Information and Technology
    Services  (ITS) from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
    Services and other provisions related to the transfer  of  employees
    to ITS.

INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE STATE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $8,056,000 to:
      o Deny  the proposed merger of the Office of the Welfare Inspector
        General into the Office of the State Inspector General.
      o Deny $420,000 related to the transfer of four full  time  equiv-
        alent positions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
  * PART I: The Senate denies the Executive Proposal to merge the Office
    of  the  Welfare  Inspector  General  into  the  Office of the State
    Inspector General.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    of $

INTEREST ON LAWYERS ACCOUNT

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.8
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $45 million.

JUDICIARY

Legislative and Judiciary (S.2601-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $1.75
    billion, however redirects funding from  Judiciary-wide  maintenance
    undistributed as follows:
      o $1,500,000 to Courts of Original Jurisdiction to restore funding
        for Court Appointed Special Advocates; and
      o $150,000  to  Courts of Original Jurisdiction to restore funding
        to Community Dispute Resolution Centers.

Legislative and Judiciary (S.2605-C)
  * The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $102,377,495.

JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5,384,000.

JUDICIAL NOMINATION, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $30,000.

JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $38,000.

JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate denies $742,000 in nonpersonal service costs.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $487,000.

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation  of
    $741,881,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $5,613,278,000  to
    restore:
      o $750,000 for the Chamber On-the-Job training program;
      o $155,000  for  the  New  York Council on Occupational Safety and
        Health (NYCOSH) located on Long Island;
      o $200,000 for  the  Building  Trades  Pre-Apprenticeship  Program
        (BTPAP) located in Rochester;
      o $50,000 for the Rochester tooling and machining Institute, Inc.;
      o $100,000 for Hillside Works Inc.;
      o $250,000  for the Summer of Opportunity Youth Employment Program
        - Rochester;
      o $300,000 for Project RISE  -  Referral,  Information,  Services,
        Employment;
      o $2,295,000  for  the New York State American Federation of Labor
        and Congress  of  Industrial  Organization  (AFL-CIO)  Workforce
        Development Institute (WDI);
  * The Senate provides additional funding for the following:
      o $200,000  in  additional funding for the Building Trades Pre-Ap-
        prenticeship Program (BTPAP) located in Western New York;
      o $2,305,000 in additional funding for the New York State American
        Federation of Labor  and  Congress  of  Industrial  Organization
        (AFL-CIO) Workforce Development Institute (WDI);
      o $150,000  for  the  American Federation of Labor and Congress of
        Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) Cornell Leadership  Institute;
        and,
      o $150,000  for  the  Domestic  Violence  Program  of  the Cornell
        University Labor Extension School in partnership with the Ameri-
        can Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial  Organization
        (AFL-CIO)

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
  * PART  N:  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to transfer
    the State Data Center from the Department of Economic Development to
    the Department of Labor
  * PART O: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to reform the
    Unemployment Insurance Benefit System
  * PART P: The Senate will  consider  modifications  to  the  Executive
    proposal  to increase the minimum wage. Like wages for many workers,
    the minimum wage has not kept up with the  pace  of  inflation.  The
    Senate will consider phasing in any minimum wage increase over three
    years beginning in 2013. The Senate believes that any discussions on
    an  increase  in  the  minimum wage must consider: (i) the impact on
    workers and business' ability to maintain and create jobs; (ii)  the
    total  compensation  of  employees; (iii) wages authorized under the
    Fair Labor Standards Act and the  impact  on  the  youth  employment
    rate,  and;  (iv)  the  overall  impact on New York's economy.   The
    Senate's goal of creating vibrant and  expanding  opportunities  for
    families  requires  that the State enact measures to provide all New
    Yorkers the  ability  to  find  meaningful  and  financially  viable
    employment  and work together to ensure a more stable and prosperous
    New York.

  * PART Q: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to reform  interest
    arbitration  and  accepts  the extension of current provisions which
    are due to expire July 1, 2013.
  * PART  Z:  The  Senate proposes to extend the current Self Employment
    Assistance Program (SEAP) while modifying the program to more  effi-
    ciently  serve  those  individuals  who  seek to establish their own
    business

LABOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $31.2
    million.

LAW, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation  of
    $220,641,000.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $630,000.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive's proposed Aid  and  Incentives  for
    Municipalities (AIM) program as follows:
      o Reduce Base AIM for the City of Niagara Falls by $2.3 million;
      o Provide  $102,473 in additional base level grants to the follow-
        ing villages who do not currently receive base level AIM:
                        Mastic Beach ($55,599)
                        Sagaponack ($1,105)
                        South Blooming Grove ($18,969)
                        Woodbury ($26,802);
      o Provide $20.2 million for an Enhanced AIM,  excluding  New  York
        City,  which  shall  be distributed on a $1.80 per capita basis.
        Town populations shall exclude the population  of  any  incorpo-
        rated villages within such town's borders. If a town and village
        are  coterminous,  the exclusion shall not apply and AIM will be
        divided equally amongst the village and town.
      o Amend to consolidate the $40 million Local  Government  Perform-
        ance  and  Efficiency  Grant and the $4 million Local Government
        Efficiency Grant program into one $44 million  Local  Government
        Efficiency Grant program.
  * The  Senate  amends  the Executive's proposal for the Aid to Munici-
    palities with Video Lottery Gaming Facilities Program by adding $7.2
    million. This increase restores funding to SFY 2008- 09 levels.
  * The Senate amends the Executive's proposal for Miscellaneous  Finan-
    cial Assistance by $1.96 million, as follows:
      o $980,000 increase to Madison County
      o $980,000 increase to Oneida County

Miscellaneous Appropriation
  * The  Senate  adds  $6 million for the reimbursement of New York City
    Off-Track Betting Retiree Health Benefits.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART K: The Senate amends the Executive proposal to modify the Local
    Government  Citizens  Re-organization  and Empowerment Grant Program
    and the  Local  Government  Efficiency  Grant  Program.  The  Senate
    proposal  would increase transparency and eligibility for applicants
    of such grants by including language to provide a  cure  period  for
    deficient  grant  applications,  provide  expanded  consideration of
    applications, and required notice to  local  governments  for  final
    decisions  related  to  grant  or denial of such application.  Addi-
    tionally, the Senate includes language to require additional consid-
    erations for studies under such grant programs. Lastly,  the  Senate
    consolidates  the  Local Government Efficiency Grant Program and the
    Local Government Performance and  Efficiency  Program  in  order  to
    streamline the application.
  * PART  L:  The  Senate  amends the Governor's proposal related to the
    elimination of burdensome reporting requirements imposed  on  school
    districts and local governments. The Senate modifies the proposal to
    require  that each state agency and authority report to the Legisla-
    ture and the Governor regarding all reports that such  agencies  and
    authorities  receive from such local governments and recommendations
    as to which reports can be eliminated.    Additionally,  recommenda-
    tions can be made for greater efficiencies in the reporting process.
  * PART  M:  The  Senate amends the Governor's proposal to increase the
    $2.5 million dollar loan for the City  of  Salamanca's  CFY  2012-13
    budget to $5 million.
  * PART  T:  The  Senate amends the Governor's proposal to increase the
    Albany South Mall PILOT payment in SFY 2013-2014  by  $7.85  million
    and  decrease  the  SFY 2031-2032 PILOT payment.  The Senate reduces
    the SFY 2013-2014 PILOT to $2.5 million and correspondingly modifies
    the SFY 2013-2014 PILOT decrease.
  * PART W: The Senate proposes legislation to reimburse New  York  City
    for  costs associated with providing New York City Off Track Betting
    retirees with health benefits.
  * PART CC: The Senate provides a new provision  to  authorize  funding
    for  four  villages that are currently ineligible for AIM, including
    Mastic Beach, South Blooming Grove, Sagaponack, and Woodbury.
  * PART DD: The Senate provides an amendment to  section  54-l  of  the
    State  Finance  Law in order to restore Host Community Video Lottery
    Aid at SFY 2008-2009 levels.
  * PART HH: The Senate provides modifications and extensions to Chapter
    401 of the Laws of 2002 related to the assessment administration and
    review procedures within the County of Nassau.

MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with  the  Executive's  recommendation  of  $66.5
    million.

MENTAL HYGIENE

State Operations (S.2600-C) and Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  without prejudice, appropriation language which
    notwithstands a  licensure  exemption  for  social  workers,  mental
    health  practitioners  and  psychologists  working in certain exempt
    settings. (See Higher Education Part W, S. 2607-C).

MENTAL HEALTH, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  the Executive's proposal for psychiatric center
    closures, mergers and/or consolidations; and  restores  $12  million
    for this purpose;
  * The Senate denies $16.8 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's proposal and restores funding as
    follows:
      o $100,000 for the North Country Behavioral Healthcare network.
      o $3 million for veteran mental health programs; and
      o $2 million for community mental hygiene services and expenses of
        contracts  with  municipalities, educational institutions and/or
        not-for-profit agencies.
  * The Senate proposes savings from the delay of the implementation  of
    various initiatives.
  * The Senate denies $5 million in community reinvestment funding asso-
    ciated  with the closure, merger and/or consolidation of psychiatric
    centers.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $197 million.

Article VII Proposal(S.2606-C)
  * Part F: Modifies the Executive's proposal to prohibit fee  increases
    as  a result of expanding the Methadone registry to include accurate
    dosage information and disaster and  facilitating  disaster  manage-
    ment.
  * Part H: Denies the Executive's proposal to permanently authorize the
    Office  of Mental health to close facilities. Requires OMH to submit
    a long-term plan to the Legislature on  the  infrastructure  of  the
    inpatient and outpatient service delivery system for mental health.
  * Part  I:  Modifies the Executive's proposal to permanently authorize
    recovery of Exempt Income to allow for such recoveries for one year.
  * Part J: Denies the Executive's  proposal  to  allow  the  Office  of
    Mental  Health's  appointing  authority  to  reside  solely with the
    Commissioner.
  * Part K: Concurs with the  Executive's  proposal  to  make  technical
    amendments to the Sex Offender Management Treatment Act.
  * Part  L:  Modifies  the Executive's proposal to create mental health
    incident review panels to:
      o Allow a local government unit to request the establishment of  a
        Panel;
      o Require that final reports of a review panel be submitted to the
        Temporary  President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assem-
        bly within fifteen days; and
      o Require the annual cumulative report to  the  Governor  and  the
        Legislature to include a summary of the findings and recommenda-
        tions  by  review  panel members, measures that have been imple-
        mented, and a description of the impact of such implementations.
  * Part M: Modify  the  Executive's  proposal  to  eliminate  redundant
    reports  by  the  Office  of Mental Health and the Office of Persons
    with Developmental Disabilities by amending  the  Office  of  Mental
    Health  five-year  plan to include descriptions of community support
    and emergency services, (which shall include comprehensive psychiat-
    ric emergency programs).
  * Part N: Concurs with the Executive's proposal  to  defer  the  human
    services  Cost  of  Living  Adjustment  (COLA)  for designated human

    services programs for the fiscal year, and extends  the  sunset  one
    year to March 31, 2016.

ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate denies $1.1 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate  modifies the Executive's proposal to specify that $14.9
    million of problem gambling and chemical dependency  prevention  and
    treatment services funding be directed to the New York City Board of
    Education.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $97.6 million.

PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, OFFICE FOR

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate denies $16 million in nonpersonal service funding.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate denies the six percent rate reduction to non-state oper-
    ated  residential  and  non-  residential  developmental  disability
    providers, and restores $120 million for this purpose.
  * The  Senate  modifies  the Executive proposal to restore $50,000 for
    the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal of $197 million.

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate supports appropriating $7 million to the  MTA  for  costs
    associated with providing a Staten Island resident toll discount for
    crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
  * The  Senate  also  supports  appropriating  $7 million to the MTA to
    provide a toll discount to local, Richmond County  commercial  vehi-
    cles for crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $75.7
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $900,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $39.2
    million.

MORTGAGE AGENCY (SONYMA)

State Operations (S.2600-B)

  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
    $76.8 million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-B)
  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation of
    $97.05 million, an increase of $5.4 million or 3.2 percent from  SFY
    2012-13 levels.

MOTOR VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $123.5 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $20.8 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  supports  the Executive's proposal of $205.7 million to
    establish  the  Customer  Service  Initiative  to  improve  customer
    service and reduce wait times.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
  * PART  D:  The Senate concurs with the Executive to allow the Depart-
    ment of Motor Vehicles to serve the public on Saturdays as  part  of
    the Customer Service Initiative.
  * PART  U:  The  Senate  directs  the  Department of Motor vehicles to
    conduct a criminal background check on all bus drivers before  issu-
    ing a commercial driver's license.

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  Budget recommendation of
    $30.33 million.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  Budget  recommendation  of
    $350,000.

POWER AUTHORITY ASSET TRANSFER

OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive recommendation of funding
    support for the Olympic Regional Development Authority $5,417,000.

PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $224.3
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate provides an increase of $1.1 million for snowmobile trail
    development,  maintenance,  and  safety efforts resulting in a $12.8
    million funding level.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation of $106.2
    million for capital projects.

PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $3.7
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $1.2
    million.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $3,984,000.

PUBLIC ETHICS, JOINT COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $4,931,000 to:
      o Deny $931,000 for 8 additional full time equivalent positions.

PUBLIC SERVICE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $79,892,000.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $6,750,000.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART M: The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposal to  author-
    ize  the  Department  of  Health  to finance certain activities with
    revenues generated from an assessment on cable television companies.
  * PART N: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend, for five
    years, the Temporary State Energy and Utility  Service  Conservation
    Assessment  under  Public Service Law 18-a and allows the assessment
    to expire as scheduled on March 31, 2014. In  addition,  the  Senate
    advances  language  that would finance the activities of the Depart-
    ment of Public Service at one-third of  one  percent  of  utilities'
    gross  revenues consistent with the amount of such assessment before
    enactment of the Temporary Assessment in 2009.
  * PART O: The Senate denies, without prejudice, the Executive proposal
    to implement the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to  date
    on  storm preparedness and response due to the number and complexity
    of the issues the bill raises. The State must balance  the  need  to
    assure  safe  and  adequate service to all utility ratepayers in New
    York while refraining from over- regulating the affected  industries
    and  their  respective employees to the point that the efficient and
    cost sensitive delivery of these essential services is  compromised.
    To  address operational and structural impediments utilities experi-
    enced during their response to Superstorm Sandy, the Senate proposes
    that the PSC immediately review all current electric emergency plans
    to determine the adequacy of such plans including, appropriate safe-
    ty precautions regarding electrical hazards such as downed wires and

    whether electric corporations have appropriate measures in place  to
    disconnect  electrical service, to the extent feasible, within thir-
    ty-six hours of notification from an emergency management  director.
    In  addition,  the  Senate recognizes the need to ensure appropriate
    corrective action be taken. The Senate recognizes the extreme impor-
    tance to the citizens of New York in finding the best resolution  of
    these  concerns  at  the most proximate pace, and urges an intensive
    effort designed to reach a measured and effective  solution  to  the
    issues  of  storm  preparedness  and  response immediately after the
    adoption of the SFY 2013-14 budget.
  * PART EE: The Senate advances language to eliminate  the  requirement
    that  telephone  corporations  file  tariffs  for  their competitive
    retail services with the  Public  Service  Commission,  and  instead
    allow  them  to market their products in the same manner as wireless
    and cable telephone services.
  * PART GG: 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 last year's  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  II:  The  Senate advances language to allow the New York Power
    Authority to issue revenue backed bonds to electric generators seek-
    ing to upgrade existing power plants conforming to the procedures in
    the  new  streamlined  Article  X.  This  financing  would  aid  the
    construction  of  the  cleanest  and most efficient state-of-the-art
    power plants in the country.

QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH  DISABILITIES,  COMMISSION
ON

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10.9 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10,745,000.

GAMING COMMISSION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive's recommendations as follows:
    o Advance  $750,000  to  the  Regulation  of  Racing Account for the
      purpose of Racing Fan Development.
    o Deny the $3.5 million  transfer  from  the  Regulation  of  Indian
      Gaming Account to the Regulation of Racing Account.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C)
  * PART  I:  The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to create a
    New York State Gaming Commission Account in State Finance Law.
  * PART J: The Senate amends the  Executive  proposal  in  relation  to
    racehorse safety to additionally redirect:
    o $1.5  million of thoroughbred purse money to a jockey organization
      to fund jockey health and pension benefits; and
    o $750,000 of all purse money to the Regulation  of  Racing  Account
      for Race Fan Development.
    o Annual  reports  to  the legislature shall be required to disclose
      the manner in which funds are spent.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
  * PART  R:  The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive proposal
    to authorize three casinos in Upstate New  York.  Specific  enabling
    legislation authorizing casino gaming should be enacted prior to the
    second  passage of the constitutional amendment. The Senate supports
    the labor peace agreement requirements for  casino  construction  as
    proposed by the Executive.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
  * PART  QQ:  The  Senate  advances  an Off-Track Betting (OTB) Mandate
    Relief proposal to do the following:
    o Reduces OTB dark day and maintenance of effort  payments  made  to
      regional harness tracks by 50 percent;
    o Allows OTBs to retain any un-cashed pari-mutuel tickets to be used
      for corporate purposes;
    o Reduces  the geographic area of consent needed by a New York State
      race track from 40 to 10 miles and eliminates the  consent  needed
      for Nassau County Regional OTB to establish fast track or easy bet
      locations; and
    o Requires  any regional OTB with a capital acquisition fund balance
      greater than $5 million to disburse any monies  in  excess  of  $5
      million to the participating Counties within the OTB region.

RACING REFORM PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with the Executive's proposed re-appropriation
    level of $2 million, no change from SFY 2012-13.

ROCKLAND BERGEN BI-STATE RIVER COMMISSION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation by including $150,000
    for the Rockland Bergen Bi-State River Commission.

Article VII Proposal (S.2608-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.

STATE, DEPARTMENT OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  the  addition  of  22 FTE's to the Business and
    Licensing SRO and 8 FTE's to  the  Local  Government  and  Community
    Services Program, reducing the Executive's proposal of $71.4 million
    to $69.1 million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $65.3 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal of $10 million

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)

  * PART P: The Senate concurs with the Executive to extend for one year
    the authority of the Secretary of State to charge increased fees for
    expedited handling of documents.
  * PART  Q:  The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive's amend-
    ments to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, and  remains  committed
    to  reforming  and  streamlining  non-profit  laws and incorporation
    through a comprehensive dialogue post-Budget.
  * PART Z: The Senate requires that not-for-profits that  do  work  for
    the  State are entitled to prompt payment from the State, and inter-
    est on late payments from the due date.

The Senate believes it is necessary to protect  the  public  health  and
safety by ensuring only qualified persons and firms are involved in mold
remediation.  The  Senate  proposes requiring the Department of State to
review and adopt necessary  standards  to  ensure  contractors  properly
remediate  mold  during home and business construction, repair and reno-
vation and establish, if necessary,  licensure  standards  that  include
appropriate minimum competency and practice requirements.

STATE POLICE, DIVISION OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $674
    million, except as follows:
      o The Senate denies the Executive proposal to provide $3.2 million
        in funding for personal service and contractual services related
        to the implementation of the  New  York  Secure  Ammunition  and
        Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE).

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  $32.7 million in capital funding related to the
    development of a pistol permit database.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY)

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive proposal to restore a $27.8  million
    subsidy to the SUNY Hospitals.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate amends the Executive proposal for community college base
    aid to increase full-time equivalent (FTE) funding  by  $150.  Under
    the Senate proposal, Base aid would be $2,422 per FTE for a total of
    $21.5 million.
  * The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal  to make $3 million in
    program incentive fund awards to SUNY community colleges.
  * The Senate includes $5,600,000 in funding to reimburse counties  for
    upper  division  charge back costs at the Fashion Institute of Tech-
    nology.
  * The Senate adds $1.9 million for SUNY  community  college  workforce
    development.
  * The  Senate  restores  $653,000 for SUNY community college childcare
    centers.
  * The Senate restores $300,000 for the Harvest New York program.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)

  * The Senate encourages the development of  a  new  five-year  capital
    plan to fund critical maintenance projects and strategic initiatives
    at the State University of New York.

Article VII (S.2607-C)
  * PART B: The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to establish a new
    financing structure for the SUNY Residence Hall program.
  * PART  D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the Next
    Generation New York Job Linkage program.
  * PART T: The Senate advances language to authorize the  formation  of
    community  college regions for the purpose of sponsoring a community
    college operating as part of SUNY, and authorize the transfer  of  a
    community  college  with  a  sole  sponsor to that community college
    region.
  * PART V: The Senate advances language to codify  several  recommenda-
    tions from the chargeback report submitted pursuant to chapter 57 of
    the  laws of 2012. The language also eliminates the ability of coun-
    ties to charge back towns for upper division courses at the  Fashion
    Institute of Technology.
  * PART  AA: The Senate advances language directing SUNY to establish a
    remedial education plan and program, modeled after  CUNY's  Acceler-
    ated Study in Associate Programs. The language directs SUNY to fully
    implement this program by academic year 2016-2017.
  * PART II (S. 2609-C): The Senate advances language to exempt communi-
    ty colleges from the MTA payroll tax.
  * The  Senate  recommends exploring the impact of the property tax cap
    on the local share of community college capital funding.

STATEWIDE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $55 million to:
      o Deny $3.2 million for 30 additional full time  equivalent  posi-
        tions.

TAX APPEALS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    of $3.1 million, no change from SFY 2012-13.

TAXATION AND FINANCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate denies $9.1 million for 200 additional auditors
  * The  Senate modifies the Executive's proposed Revenue Processing and
    Reconciliation Program level by reducing the  program  $420,000  for
    cost associated with the transferring of 4 additional FTEs.

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's proposed appropriation level
    of $928,000, no change from SFY 2012-13.

TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)

  * The  Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds Recommendation of
    $448.63 million, a decrease of $20.5 million or  4.38  percent  from
    SFY 2012-13 levels.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate  modifies  the  Executive's  All Funds recommendation of
    $5.23 billion, an increase of $1.0 million or 0.02 percent from  SFY
    2012-13 levels, as follows:
  * The  Senate  restores  and/or  adds funding to the following General
    Fund programs:
      o Disability Advocacy Program, restore $250,000 and add  $870,000,
        for a total of $1.12 million.
  * The  Senate  restores  and/or  adds  funding  for the following TANF
    programs:
      o ACCESS- Welfare to Careers, restores $800,000 and adds $200,000,
        for a total of $1 million;
      o Child Care Facilitated Enrollment, restores  $1.26  million  and
        adds $2.73 million, for a total of $4 million;
      o Displaced  Homemakers,  restores $546,000 and adds $1.9 million,
        for a total of $2.5 million;
      o Legal Services for the Elderly or Disadvantaged of  Western  New
        York, adds $40,000;
      o Non-Residential  Domestic  Violence,  restores  $1.2 million and
        adds $1.8 million, for a total of $3 million;
      o Nurse Family Partnerships:  restores  $2  million  and  adds  $2
        million, for a total of $4 million; and
      o Wage Subsidy Program: restores $950,000.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The  Senate denies the Executive proposal to transfer administration
    of the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) from the Office of
    Temporary and Disability Assistance to the Division of  Housing  and
    Community  Renewal  and  provides an All Funds Recommendation of $30
    million, consistent with SFY 2012-13 levels.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
  * PART E: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal to authorize the
    Supplemental SSI Federal COLA pass-through.
  * PART F: The Senate denies the Executive's proposal to  transfer  the
    administration  of  the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program from
    the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to the Division of
    Housing and Community Renewal.

THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the  Executive's  proposal  to  allocate  $2
    million   in  capital  funds  to  the  Canal  Corporation's  revenue
    collection pass-through account.
  * The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to  establish  an  annual
    State  Assistance package for the Thruway Authority in the amount of
    $84 million. The Senate introduces language to  transfer  the  Canal
    Corporation  from the Thruway to the Department of Transportation in
    an effort to assist the  Thruway  and  avoid  toll  increases.  This
    transfer  would  occur  over  a  two-year  period. See Department of
    Transportation Article VII Part DD.

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  the  Executive proposal to transfer $20 million
    from the Mass Transportation Operating Assistance (MTOA) account  to
    pay debt service on MTA service contract bonds.
  * The Senate accepts the Executive proposal to include $3.9 million to
    reimburse   the  Metropolitan  Transportation  Authority  (MTA)  for
    suspending tolls on the Rockaway Bridges after Superstorm Sandy.

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate accepts the Executive proposal of $36 million.

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate accepts the Executive's proposed  spending  level  of  an
    additional  $400  million  in  Transportation Capital funding, for a
    total transportation capital spending level of  $3.6  billion,  with
    the following modifications.
      o $100 million for the Core Road and Bridge program
      o $100 million for an increase to CHIPS
      o $16 million to upstate transit to be distributed equitably. This
        is  a 9.4% increase over last year, and is commensurate with the
        9.4% increase to downstate transit in the Executive proposal.
      o $15 million for the AIR99 Aviation program
      o $10 million dedicated to freight rail
      o $159 million dedicated to agreed upon  Statewide  transportation
        capital projects.

These  initiatives  will  be  paid  for by reallocating a portion of the
Executive's proposed $300 million for  New  York  Works  spending,  $100
million  of  which  was  proposed  to  be allocated through the Economic
Development Regional Councils. The Senate denies allocating  transporta-
tion capital funds through the Regional Councils.
  * The Senate adds $4 million in Airport Improvement Funds, for a total
    of $8 million. This funding pays the State share of Federal Aviation
    projects.

Article VII Proposals (S.2608-C)
  * PART  A:  The  Senate  increases  by  $100  million  the Executive's
    proposed funding for  the  Consolidated  Local  Street  and  Highway
    Improvement  Program  (CHIPS)  for  State  fiscal  year 2013-14. The
    Senate includes language to continue the practice  of  allowing  for
    the  use  of certain resurfacing types to be permissible through the
    CHIPS program.
  * Part B: The Senate concurs with the Executive to make permanent  the
    distribution  of the transmission tax between the upstate (PTOA) and
    downstate (MMTOA) transit accounts.
  * PART C: The Senate concurs with  the  Executive  regarding  amending
    State law to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    rules regarding cell phone use and texting by commercial motor vehi-
    cle operators.
  * PART  E:  The Senate denies without prejudice the Executive's finan-
    cial assistance package for the New York  State  Thruway  Authority,
    and offers an alternative proposal to transfer the Canal Corporation
    from the Thruway Authority to the Department of Transportation.
  * PART  V: The Senate removes the current mandate that all permissible
    destinations be set forth in an attachment to  the  registration  of
    farm vehicles.

  * PART W: The Senate permits the Department of Environmental Conserva-
    tion  to set speed limits below 25 mph in parks within its jurisdic-
    tion.
  * PART X: The State directs the transfer of permits for outdoor adver-
    tising  in New York City from the New York City Department of Trans-
    portation to the State Department of  Transportation  and  generates
    $20 million in State revenues.
  * PART  Y:  The  Senate proposes changes to Chapter 496 of the Laws of
    2009 related to driving while intoxicated and  the  installation  of
    ignition interlock devices.
  * PART AA: The Senate authorizes signs displayed on school buses to be
    constructed with reflective material, instead of being illuminated.
  * PART  DD:  The  Senate directs the transfer of the Canal Corporation
    from the Thruway Authority to the Department of Transportation.
  * PART HH: The Senate directs the release of authorized $19 million in
    transit capital funds for upstate transit systems  to  make  up  for
    flat operating funding.
  * PART  PP:  The  Senate  amends  the Executive proposal to permit the
    Department  of  Transportation   to   utilize   design-build-finance
    contracts for infrastructure projects.

TRIBAL STATE COMPACT

Aid To Localities (S2603-C)
  * The  Senate  accepts the Executive's proposed appropriation level of
    $50.8 million.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
  * PART M: The Senate accepts the Executive's proposal  to  extend  for
    three  years the Tribal State Compact Revenue Accounts appropriation
    disbursement authority from March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2016

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive's All Funds recommendation  of
    $8.37  million,  an  increase  of  $600,000  or 7.7 percent from SFY
    2012-13 levels.

Aid To Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate modifies the Executive's All Funds recommendation of $9.1
    million, an increase of $30,000 or  0.3  percent  from  SFY  2012-13
    levels, and provides funding as follows:
      o $25,000 for the Vietnam Veterans of America;
      o $50,000 for the Buffalo Veterans Service Organization; and
      o $75,000 for the New York City Veterans Service Organization.
  * The  Senate restores a $500,000 reappropriation for a State Veterans
    Cemetery.

Article VII Proposals (S.2607-C)
  * PART S: The Senate advances legislation related to the establishment
    of a State Veterans' Cemetery which would:
      o Establish a Veterans' Remembrance and Cemetery  Maintenance  and
        Operation Fund for collection of funds to go towards the mainte-
        nance and operation of a State Veterans' cemetery;
      o Create a "Gift for Honor and Remembrance of Veterans" tax check-
        off to allow for taxpayer contributions to the fund.

      o Authorize  the Division of Veteran's Affairs to promulgate rules
        and regulations on establishing, implementing, and maintaining a
        State-operated Veterans Cemetery and make an application to  any
        agency of the Federal Government necessary to do so.

VICTIM SERVICES, OFFICE OF

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of $10.3
    million.

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $66 million.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate amends the Executive recommendation of $203,227,000 to:
      o Deny $2.6 million for 25 additional full time  equivalent  posi-
        tions.

Article VII Proposal (S.2605-C):
  * Part  O:  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to the sweep of
    the State Insurance Fund and the administration of the runoff of the
    reopen case fund following its closure, but accepts  the  additional
    reforms proposed by the Executive to reform the workers compensation
    law.

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C):
  * PART  R: The Senate rejects the Executive proposal to exempt certain
    employees from the two year and lifetime ban requirements  contained
    in the Public Officers Law

WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESERVE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $14,400,000.

WELFARE INSPECTOR GENERAL

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  denies  the Executive's proposal to merge the Office of
    the Welfare Inspector General into the Office of the State Inspector
    General and provides an All Funds recommendation of $1.5 million,  a
    decrease of $39,000 or 2.5 percent from SFY 2012-13 levels.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Article VII Proposal (S.2607-C)
  * PART  C:  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to extend the
    Higher Education Capital  Matching  Grant  Facilities  program.  The
    Senate proposal would eliminate the regional distribution of unallo-
    cated funds.
  * PART  W:  The  Senate modifies the Executive proposal to permanently
    extend a licensure exemption for social workers, mental health prac-
    titioners and psychologists working in certain exempt settings.  The
    Senate  proposal  includes  a  temporary,  three-year exemption with
    grandfathering  provisions,  continuing  education   and   reporting

    requirements  to  ensure  compliance  with licensure laws by July 1,
    2016.

MISCELLANEOUS PILOT PROGRAM: COUNSEL AT FIRST ARRAIGNMENT

Aid to Localities (S.2603-C)
  * The Senate denies the Executive proposal to provide $3 million for a
    Pilot Program for Counsel at First Arraignment.

Article VII Proposals (S.2605-C)
  * Part  U:  The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create a pilot
    program to provide grants to counties to be used for improvement  of
    services  to indigent defendants at their first arraignment before a
    court

GREEN THUMB PROGRAM

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the  Executive  recommendation  of  $2.8
    million.

HEALTH INSURANCE CONTINGENCY RESERVE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation  of
    $607,022,000.

HEALTH INSURANCE RESERVE RECEIPTS FUND

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $192,400,000.

INSURANCE AND SECURITIES FUNDS RESERVE GUARANTEE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation  of
    $1,605,000,000.

RESERVE FOR FEDERAL AUDIT DISALLOWANCES

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $200,000,000.

SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The   Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation  of
    $100,000,000.

SPECIAL FEDERAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate   concurs   with   the   Executive   recommendation   of
    $1,000,000,000.

NEW YORK WORKS TASK FORCE

State Operations (S.2600-C)
  * The  Senate  concurs  with  the Executive proposal to appropriate $1
    million to the New York Works Task Force.

WORLD TRADE CENTER

Capital Projects (S.2604-C)
  * The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal

REVENUE

Article VII Proposal (S.2609--C)
  * PART A: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal to extend the
    1981 Temporary MTA Business Tax Surcharge for five years.
  * PART B: The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to  increase  the
    film  tax  credit  by $420 million annually over the next two years.
    The Senate proposes increasing the credit  percentages  for  certain
    parts  of the state and requires a study to report the effectiveness
    of credit versus other credits in increasing economic  and  fiscally
    positive activity.
  * PART C: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to create the Inno-
    vation Hot Spots program.
  * PART D: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to extend the limi-
    tation on itemized deductions for charitable contributions.
  * PART E: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to change the taxa-
    tion of royalty income.
  * PART  F:  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to extend and
    enhance the historic properties credit by increasing the cap from $5
    million to $12 million over three years.
  * PART G: The Senate modifies the  Executive  proposal  to  create  an
    electric  vehicle recharging property credit by expanding the credit
    to include refueling property for other alternative fuels.
  * PART H: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to  make  permanent
    Tax  Modernization  provisions  of the Tax Law: requiring electronic
    filing of authorized tax documents by tax return preparers;  requir-
    ing  electronic filing of authorized tax documents by taxpayers that
    prepare their own authorized tax documents using computer  software;
    and  requiring taxpayers that fail to pay sales tax to make deposits
    to a segregated account.
  * PART I: The Senate denies  the  Executive  proposal  to  create  the
    Taste-NY program.
  * PART J: The Senate denies the Executive proposal to limit the abili-
    ty  of  Industrial  Development  Agencies  to  offer state sales tax
    exemptions.
  * PART K: The Senate concurs with the Executive  proposal  to  make  a
    technical amendment to all the fuel taxes for compressed natural gas
    (CNG).
  * PART  L:  The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to equalize the
    treatment of fuel tax exemptions for volunteer emergency  squads  by
    creating an up-front exemption from the petroleum business tax.
  * PART  M:  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive proposal to expand the
    authorization of the Department of Tax  and  Finance  to  refuse  to
    issue a Certificate of Authority for sales tax vendors.
  * Part  N:  The  Senate  modifies the Executive proposal to expand the
    Department of Taxation and Finance's ability to refuse to reissue or
    revoke a cigarette certificate of registration.
  * Part O: The Senate concurs with the Executive proposal  to  increase
    civil penalties for unstamped cigarettes.

  * PART  P:  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal to allow the
    Department of Taxation and Finance in conjunction with  the  Depart-
    ment  of  Motor Vehicles to suspend drivers' licenses for tax delin-
    quency.
  * PART  Q:  The  Senate  denies  the  Executive  proposal to allow the
    Department of Tax and Finance to  issue  warrantless  wage  garnish-
    ments.
  * Part R: The Senate accepts the Executive recommendation to authorize
    counties  and  cities to impose their current additional local rates
    of sale and compensating use taxes without obtaining State  legisla-
    tive  authority while maintaining current preemption rules. In addi-
    tion, the Senate supports advancement of a  proposal  that  empowers
    local  governments  with  enhanced local authority to make their own
    financial decisions provided sixty percent of  the  local  governing
    board  votes  in  favor of such law, the locality is prohibited from
    exceeding the property tax cap for three fiscal years and the local-
    ity implements best-budgeting practices.
  * PART S: The Senate modifies the Executive proposals to eliminate the
    Quick Draw restrictions  by  only  eliminating  the  square  footage
    restriction.
  * PART  T:  The  Senate concurs with the Executive proposals to extend
    the Monticello VLT distribution rates for one year.
  * PART U: The Senate modifies the  Executive  proposal  to  lower  the
    pari-mutuel  tax for simulcasting out of state races permanently, to
    extend the provisions for one year
  * PART V: The Senate amends  the  Executive  proposal  to  extend  the
    enhancements  to  the  historic  home  rehabilitation credit by five
    years to extend such enhancements by six years.

FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT
  * PART Y: The Senate advances language to enact the Family Tax  Relief
    Act to include the following:.
      o increasing  the dependent exemption from $1,000 per dependent to
        $2,020 per dependent;
      o increasing the dependent care credit to increase the  amount  of
        the federal credit that can be claimed;
      o increasing  the child tax credit from $330 per child to $375 per
        child; and
      o providing a new supplemental child tax credit of $500 per  fami-
        ly.
      o PART  Z:  The  Senate advances language to provide a STAR Rebate
        check for seniors in the 2013-14 school year and  for  all  STAR
        recipients in the 2014-15 school year.
  * PART AA: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
  * PART BB: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
  * PART  CC: The Senate advances language to create a Hire-a-Vet credit
    to provide a tax credit to  any  business  that  hires  full-time  a
    veteran returning home from military service. That credit will equal
    10 percent of wages paid -- increasing to 15 percent of wages if the
    veteran is also disabled.
  * PART DD: The Senate advances language to provide enhancements to the
    Excelsior Jobs Program and to increase the cap on the tax credits.
  * PART EE: INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
  * PART  FF:  The Senate advances language to create the New York State
    Business Incubator Program.
  * PART GG: The Senate advances language to create a 30 percent  credit
    for the rehabilitation of distressed properties.

  * PART  HH: The Senate advances language to increase the deposit under
    the Excelsior Linked Deposit Program and  to  allow  technology  and
    innovation businesses to participate in the program.
  * PART  II:  The Senate advances language to exempt community colleges
    from the payroll mobility tax.

GROWN IN NEW YORK
  * The following five parts represent legislation needed to  enact  the
    Senate's  "Grown  in  New  York"  plan to Strengthen Agriculture and
    Family Farms.
      o PART JJ: The Senate advances  language  to  provide  a  personal
        income tax deduction for deposits to a farm reserve account.
      o PART  KK: The Senate advances language to authorize the creation
        of first time farm purchase accounts and to authorize a personal
        income tax deduction for deposits to such accounts.
      o PART LL: The Senate advances language  to  exempt  farms  valued
        under $5 million from the estate tax.
      o PART  MM:  The  Senate  advances language to create a 25 percent
        natural resources improvement credit for farmlands  and  forest-
        lands.
      o PART NN: 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 OO: The Senate advances language to cap the tax on cigars at 50
    cents per cigar.
  * PART  PP:  The  Senate advances language to change the timing of tax
    payments for tobacco products
  * PART QQ: The Senate advances language  to  make  the  QETC  training
    credit  permanent  and  add a retroactive fix to eliminate a dispute
    taxpayers are experiencing with the Department of Tax and Finance
  * PART RR: The Senate advances language to allow a deduction under the
    personal income tax for transportation fringe benefits if the Feder-
    al government eliminates the pre-tax benefit parity between  transit
    passes and parking expenses.
  * PART SS: The Senate advances language to create a 20% asbestos reme-
    diation credit.
  * PART  TT: The Senate advances language to exempt the sale of private
    aircraft from sales tax.
  * PART  UU:  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 VV: The Senate advances language to create a  clean  fuels  and
    job  creation  tax  credit for investments of new gas piping made by
    major electric generating facilities.
  * PART WW: The Senate advances language to creating a 10 percent cred-
    it for solar or battery storage manufacturers up to $25 million.
  * PART XX: The Senate advances language to amend the tax law to  allow
    foreign LLC/LLPs an exemption from nexus for using New York fulfill-
    ment services.
  * PART YY: The Senate advances language to allow Mixed Martial Arts in
    New York.
  * PART ZZ: The Senate advances language to cap appeal bonds of a judg-
    ment  at $100 million for Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) signato-
    ries and affiliates in order to protect MSA payments being  made  to
    the State.
  * PART  AAA:  The  Senate advances language to amend the definition of
    manufacturer.

  * PART BBB: The Senate advances language to increase from two cents to
    a range of fourteen to fifteen cents the handling  fee  a  cigarette
    stamping agent receives.
  * PART  CCC:  The Senate advances language to create a personal income
    tax check-off for the purpose of increasing educational awareness of
    teen health problems.
  * PART DDD: The Senate advances language to allow  the  Department  of
    Taxation and Finance to share credit card payment data with the City
    of New York.
  * PART  EEE: The Senate advances language to authorize the Division of
    Lottery to sell advertising on the game of Quick Draw and on lottery
    tickets.
  * PART FFF: The Senate advances language that  allows  VLT  Facilities
    the  ability  to operate up to 6 a.m., but no more than twenty hours
    per day and to increase free play percentage from 10 to 15 percent.
  * PART GGG: Miscellaneous sweeps and transfers.

Miscellaneous

BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS: RETHINK, REVITALIZE, REBUILD

The following represents proposals that should be  considered  to  enact
the  Senate's  Blueprint  for  Jobs  plan. Additional parts of this plan
would include a rejection of the 18-A assessment,  and  three  constitu-
tional amendments to: 1) Cap State spending at two percent, 2) require a
two-thirds  "super  majority"  vote for any tax hike, and 3) empower the
Legislature to veto regulations that negatively impact job creation  and
retention efforts.

  * The Senate shall consider proposals to:
      o Provide small businesses and small farms a deduction against net
        income.
      o Eliminate  the corporate tax rate for small businesses over four
        years.
      o Eliminate Corporate Tax entirely for Manufacturers over the next
        four years.
      o Create a Hire-a-Vet credit to provide a tax credit to any  busi-
        ness that hires full-time a veteran returning home from military
        service.
      o Provide  enhancements  to  the  Excelsior  Jobs  Program  and to
        increase the cap on the tax credits.
      o Enhance the sales tax exemption for utilities used in the  manu-
        facturing  process to make it less burdensome and more inclusive
        of the entire manufacturing process.
      o Create the New York State Business Incubator Program.
      o Extend and enhance the historic properties credit.
      o Create a credit for the rehabilitation of distressed properties.
      o Increase the deposit under the Excelsior Linked Deposit  Program
        and to allow technology and innovation businesses to participate
        in the program.
      o Direct  Executive  State Agencies to ease administrative burdens
        on businesses by repealing unnecessary rules and regulations.
      o Empower Administrative Regulations Review Commission  (ARRC)  to
        ensure  Executive  agency  rules  and  regulations do not overly
        burden small businesses and enable ARRC to provide greater guid-
        ance during the regulatory process and oversight of  implemented
        rules and regulations.

      o Require  agencies  to  publicly disclose their response times to
        permit applications and to tell applicants  how  long  they  can
        expect to wait for approval.
      o Improve  transparency  and  provide more definitive timelines in
        the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.
  * The Senate shall consider a  proposal  to  establish  a  program  to
    provide  a  state  contract  preference for service-disabled veteran
    businesses.
  * The Senate shall consider a  proposal  to  consider  increasing  the
    number  of businesses that can participate in the Minority and Women
    Business Enterprise Program.
  * The Senate supports authorizing and regulating internet  gaming  for
    games  of  skill,  including poker, to reflect recent changes in the
    classification of these games.
  * The Senate supports the creation of a modernized  regulatory  frame-
    work that would oversee all Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) companies
    that take bets from residents in New York State.

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