Bill S3728B-2013

Relates to the New York state emergency services revolving loan account

Relates to increasing amounts for certain loans under the New York state emergency services revolving loan account.

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Actions

  • Oct 21, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.393
  • Oct 9, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 5, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 5, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 5, 2013: ordered to third reading cal.466
  • Jun 5, 2013: substituted for a5120b
  • Jun 4, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 4, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 4, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 3, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 30, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 29, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.796
  • May 17, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 3728B
  • May 17, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Mar 21, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 3728A
  • Mar 21, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Feb 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3728B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the New York State emergency services revolving loan account

PURPOSE: To increase the amounts of loans allowable under the emergency services loan account for the purchase and repair of firefighting and rescue equipment and facilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends paragraphs (i) through (viii) of subdivision 4 (a) of § 97-pp of the State Finance law to increase the amounts of loans as follows: All caps on loans (usually 75% of project costs) remain in place.

(i): Purchase of firefighting apparatus from $225,000 to $375,000 or from $400.000 to $550,000 if a joint application;

(ii) Purchase of ambulance or rescue vehicles from $150,000 to $225,000 or from $265,000 to $350,000 if a joint application;

(iii) Purchase of protective equipment or communication equipment from $100,000 to $200,000 or from $165,000 to $265,000 if a joint application;

(iv) Repair or rehabilitation of firefighting apparatus, ambulances or rescue vehicles from $75,000 to $200,000 or from $135,000 to $400,000 if a joint application;

(v) Purchase of accessory equipment from $75,000 to $125,000 or from $135,000 to $175,000 if a joint application;

(vi) Renovation, rehabilitation or repair of facilities that house firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equipment from $150,000 to $250,000 or from $265,000 to $500,000 if a joint application

(vii) Construction of facilities that house firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equipment from $300,000 to $500,000 or from $525,000 to $750,000 if a joint application;

(viii) Construction of facilities for the purpose of live fire training from $150,000 to $250,000 or from $265,000 to $400,000 if a joint application.

JUSTIFICATION: The loan amounts referenced have not been adjusted for inflation since 2004. The equipment and structure referenced in the legislation has escalated in cost so as to make appropriate purchases impossible in today's market

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3728--B 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 13, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the New York State emergency services revolving loan account THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 97-pp of the state finance law, as amended by section 30 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (a) The commissioner of the division of homeland security and emergen- cy services, on recommendation of the state fire administrator, may make, upon application duly made, up to the amounts available by appro- priation, loans for: (i) Purchasing fire fighting apparatus. A loan for purchasing fire fighting apparatus shall not exceed the lesser of [two hundred twenty- five thousand] THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND dollars or seventy- five percent of the cost of the fire fighting apparatus; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [four hundred] FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the fire fighting apparatus. (ii) Purchasing ambulances or rescue vehicles. A loan for purchasing an ambulance or a rescue vehicle shall not exceed the lesser of [one hundred fifty] TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the ambulance or rescue vehicle; provided, howev- er, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [two hundred sixty-five] THREE HUNDRED FIFTY thou- sand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the ambulance or rescue vehicle.
(iii) Purchasing protective equipment or communication equipment. A loan for purchasing protective equipment or communication equipment or both shall not exceed [one hundred] TWO HUNDRED thousand dollars. Commu- nication equipment purchased with such loan shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be compatible with the communication equipment of adjacent services and jurisdictions; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed [one hundred sixty- five] TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE thousand dollars. (iv) Repairing or rehabilitating fire fighting apparatus, ambulances, or rescue vehicles. A loan for repairing or rehabilitating fire fighting apparatus, ambulances, or rescue vehicles shall not exceed the lesser of [seventy-five] TWO HUNDRED thousand dollars or one hundred percent of the cost of the repair or rehabilitation; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [one hundred thirty-five] FOUR HUNDRED thousand dollars or one hundred percent of the cost of the repair or rehabilitation. (v) Purchasing accessory equipment. A loan for purchasing accessory equipment shall not exceed [seventy-five] ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE thou- sand dollars; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed [one hundred thirty-five] ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE thousand dollars. (vi) Renovating, rehabilitating or repairing facilities that house firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equip- ment. A loan for this purpose shall not exceed the lesser of [one hundred fifty] TWO HUNDRED FIFTY thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the project; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [two hundred sixty-five] FIVE HUNDRED thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the project. (vii) Construction costs associated with the establishment of facili- ties that house firefighting equipment, ambulances, rescue vehicles and related equipment. A loan for this purpose shall not exceed the lesser of [three hundred] FIVE HUNDRED thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the construction, or be used for the payment of fees for design, planning, preparation of applications or other costs not direct- ly attributable to land acquisitions or construction; provided, however, that loans issued in response to a joint application shall not exceed the lesser of [five hundred twenty-five] SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of the construction, or be used for the payment of fees for design, planning, preparation of appli- cations or other costs not directly attributable to land acquisitions or construction. (viii) Construction costs associated with the establishment of facili- ties for the purpose of live fire training. A loan for this purpose shall not be granted if another live fire training facility is located within the boundaries of the county or within twenty-five miles. A loan for this purpose shall not exceed the lesser of [one hundred fifty] TWO HUNDRED FIFTY thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of construction, provided, however, joint applications shall not exceed the lesser of [two hundred sixty-five] FOUR HUNDRED thousand dollars or seventy-five percent of the cost of construction or be used for the payment of fees for design, planning, preparation of applications or other costs not directly attributable to land acquisitions or construction.
S 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5 of section 97-pp of the state finance law, as amended by section 30 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (ii) In making determinations on loan applications, the commissioner of the division of homeland security and emergency services shall assure that loan fund moneys are equitably distributed among all sectors of the emergency services community and all geographical areas of the state. Loans for the purpose of personal protective firefighting equipment shall be given preference for a period of two years from the date the first loan is made. Not less than fifty percent of the loans annually made shall be made to applicants whose fire protection or ambulance service is provided by a fire department or ambulance service whose membership is comprised exclusively of volunteers [and whose budget for the fiscal year immediately preceding did not exceed one hundred thou- sand dollars]. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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