Relates to the definition of certain covered projects; relates to making certain provisions of the authorities budget office permanent.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the definition of certain covered projects; and to amend chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, relating to creating the authorities budget office, in relation to making certain sections permanent
PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill extends section 14-a of chapter 506 of the laws of 2009 as it pertains to covered projects for hotel and convention centers.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 1- Amends the definition of a "covered project" to clarify that it is the entity which the authority enters into an agreement with is the covered entity.
§ 2- Amends § 14-a of chapter 506 of the laws of 2009 to extend the effectiveness thereof.
§ 3- Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Present law, which is set to expire June 30, 2012, provides that a hotel or convention center which falls under the definition of a covered project will be subject to labor neutrality contained in section 14-a of the public authorities reform act of 2009.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Chapter 506 of the laws of 2009
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6944 IN SENATE April 13, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the defi- nition of certain covered projects; and to amend chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, relating to creating the authorities budget office, in relation to making certain sections permanent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 2879-b of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (c) "Covered project" means any project in which an authority enters into an agreement for a development after the effective date of this section, where: (i) a hotel is one of the principal functions of the project; (ii) the
[recipient of authority financing]ENTITY THE AUTHORI- TY ENTERS INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH or its contractor or subcontractor contracts for the development of such hotel or convention center; (iii) the authority has a substantial proprietary interest in the project, or in the hotel or convention center; and (iv) the hotel or convention center will have more than fifteen employees. S 2. Section 31 of chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, relating to creat- ing the authorities budget office, is amended to read as follows: S 31. This act shall take effect March 1, 2010; provided, however that the amendments to paragraph (b) of subdivision 11 and subdivision 13 of section 310 of the executive law made by sections twenty-one and twen- ty-one-a of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith; provided further, that the provisions of sections eleven-b, eleven-c, eleven-d, eleven-f and eleven-g of this act shall not apply to any executive director or chief executive officer appointed prior to the effective date of this act [; provided further, that section fourteen-a of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed June 30, 2012]; and provided further, that section twenty-a of this act shall apply only to the disposal of property authorized by the board of a public authority after such effective date. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15368-01-2