Relates to giving preferences to former brownfield sites with respect to DHCR unified funding rounds; provides that commissioner has discretion to determine contract awards through a competitive application process.
BILL NUMBER: S7127
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the private housing finance law and the public housing law, in relation to preferences with respect to certain projects
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The purpose of this bill is to provide preferences to former Brownfield sites in the DHCR unified funding rounds.
JUSTIFICATION : Last year the Legislature enacted a Brownfield's Redevelopment initiative, this legislation goes one step further by directing DHCR to give eligible former brownfield sites an additional preference where they are feasible and received a certificate of completion of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7127 IN SENATE March 15, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. ESPADA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the private housing finance law and the public housing law, in relation to preferences with respect to certain projects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 1112 of the private housing finance law is amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows: (G) BE LOCATED ON A BROWNFIELD SITE THAT HAS RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. S 2. Subdivision 8 of section 1102 of the private housing finance law, as amended by chapter 121 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: 8. Within each of the three categories of projects (cooperative or condominium, rental, or homesteading), preference in the awarding of contracts shall be given to economically feasible projects which contain a substantial number of persons of low income whose income does not exceed fifty percent of the median income for the metropolitan statis- tical area in which the project is located, or if the project is located outside such an area, to projects which contain a substantial number of persons of low income whose incomes do not exceed fifty percent of the median income for the county in which the project is located, ADDITIONAL PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE PROJECTS LOCATED ON A BROWNFIELD SITE THAT HAS RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. S 3. Section 14 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. WHEREVER THE COMMISSIONER HAS THE DISCRETION TO DETERMINE CONTRACT AWARDS THROUGH A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL GIVE PREFERENCE TO APPLICATIONS THAT PROPOSE FEASIBLE PROJECTS TO BE DEVELOPED AND WILL BE LOCATED ON A BROWNFIELD SITE THAT HAS RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05738-01-9