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Bill S1573-2011

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services.

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  • May 7, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 2, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 1, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.658
  • Mar 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 14, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 13, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 7, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.1091
  • May 3, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - May 3, 2011
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 6, 2012
Ayes (17): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Excused (1): Oppenheimer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1573

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to creating a disabled person retrofit tax credit

PURPOSE: To provide an incentive for owners of residential buildings to retrofit homes for access to the disabled.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One of the bill amends Section 606 of the tax law to allow a taxpayer a tax credit to be equal to thirty percent, with a maximum of $5,000 dollars, of the cost of expenditures for retrofitting a home for disabled access- Qualified improvements include:

*A no-step entrance or entrance allowing access to the residence;

*Interior passage doors providing at least thirty-two in wide opening;

*Reinforcements in bathroom walls allowing installation of grab bars around the toilet, tub and shower; and

*Light switches and outlets Placed in locations accessible to disabled Persons.

EXISTING LAW: None.

JUSTIFICATION: Many homeowners discover that retrotfitting homes to allow better access for the disabled cost prohibitive and be deterred from making the improvements. This legislation would provide a tax credit that is equal to thirty percent of the cost expenditures, up to $5,000 for making qualified improvements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 - S.5058A - Referred to Investigations and Gov't Ops

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on January 1, 2014; provided further, this act shall apply to all tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2014.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1573 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of cooperative educational services to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa- tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 8 to read as follows: (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNI- CATIONS SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICES. ANY SUCH PROPOSED CONTRACT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER, WHO MAY ONLY APPROVE SUCH PROPOSED CONTRACT WHEN, IN SUCH COMMISSIONER'S OPINION, SUCH CONTRACT: (A) WILL RESULT IN A MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES HIGH-SPEED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES OR RESOURCES THAN WOULD BE ACHIEVED WERE SUCH CONTRACT NOT APPROVED; (B) WILL NOT DISRUPT THE LEVEL OF SERVICES TO COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND (C) WILL RESULT IN A MORE ECONOMICAL UTILIZATION OF EXISTING LIBRARY RESOURCES. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A FINDING, IN WRITING, MAKING ANY DETERMINATION PURSUANT TO THIS SUBPARAGRAPH. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

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