COVID-19 Bills Signed

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COVID-19 Bills Signed

Governor Cuomo has signed 20 COVID-19 related bills into law and vetoed one bill regarding paratransit services. Three additional bills have not yet been sent to the Governor for action.

SIGNED:

Bill No.
S7996B CARLUCCI — Provides that school districts, including the city school district of the city of New York, are entitled to an apportionment of state aid for the closure of schools due in response to the novel coronavirus

Same as A 10189-A Ortiz

SUMM : Amd §3604, Ed L Provides that school districts, including the city school district of the city of New York, are entited to an apportionment of state aid for the closure of schools due in response to the novel coronavirus.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.107

S8113A PARKER — Relates to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies

Same as A 10521 RULES COM Mosley

SUMM : Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L Relates to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.108

S8181A MAY — Establishes a state disaster emergency loan program Same as A 10294-A Stirpe

SUMM : Amd §858, add §859-c, Gen Muni L Establishes a state disaster emergency loan program to be administered by industrial development agencies for small businesses and small not-for-profit corporations.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.109

S8182A HOYLMAN — Relates to authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer an approved vaccine for COVID-19

Same as A 10508-A RULES COM Paulin

SUMM : Amd §§6527, 6802 & 6909, Ed L Authorizes licensed pharmacists to administer a vaccine for COVID-19 approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaulation and Research vaccine product approval process.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.110

S8236A GAUGHRAN — Authorizes local code enforcement officers may issue blanket orders extending the expiration date for all active building permits for a period of up to 120 days

Same as A 10409-A McDonald

SUMM : Provides that local code enforcement officers may issue blanket orders extending the expiration date for all active building permits for a period of up to but not exceeding 120 days beyond the expiration date stated in the permit.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.111

 

S8243C KAVANAGH — Relates to the forbearance of residential mortgage payments

Same as A 10351-B Rozic

SUMM : Add §9-x, Bank L Relates to the forbearance of residential mortgage payments; requires New York regulated banking organizations to make applications for forbearance for residential mortgages available to qualified mortgagors during the period in which the NY on PAUSE order is in effect in the county wherein the qualified mortgagor is located and to grant such applications for a period of 180 days.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.112

S8251B KAMINSKY — Relates to the determination of points for service award programs for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers during a state disaster emergency

Same as A 10438-A RULES COM Thiele

SUMM : Amd §§217, 219-e & 219-m, Gen Muni L Relates to the determination of points for service award programs for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers during a state disaster emergency.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.113

S8289B SALAZAR — Relates to requiring residential health care facilities to prepare an annual pandemic emergency plan to the commissioner of health

Same as A 10394-A Lentol

SUMM : Amd §2803, Pub Health L Relates to requiring residential health care facilities to submit an annual pandemic emergency plan to the commissioner of health; requires such plan to include a communication plan with families, plans to protect staff, residents and families against infection, and plans to preserve a resident’s place at the facility if he or she is hospitalized.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.114

S8362A SERRANO — Requires that COVID-19 contact tracers be representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the communities in which they serve to the greatest extent possible

Same as A 10447-A RULES COM Joyner

SUMM : Requires that COVID-19 contact tracers be representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the communities in which they serve to the greatest extent practicable; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.115

S8363 HARCKHAM — Includes the commissioner of addiction services and supports as a member of the disaster preparedness commission

Same as A 10509 RULES COM Rosenthal L

SUMM : Amd §21, Exec L Includes the commissioner of addiction services and supports as a member of the disaster preparedness commission.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.116

S8397A SAVINO — Relates to prohibiting health care employers from penalizing

employees because of complaints of employer violations Same as A 10326-A Reyes

SUMM : Amd §741, Lab L Prohibits health care employers from penalizing employees because of complaints of employer violations.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.117

 

S8400 BENJAMIN — Relates to the establishment by the city of New York of a revenue stabilization fund and variations from generally accepted accounting principles

Same as A 9789-A Braunstein

SUMM : Amd §25, Gen Muni L; amd §8, Chap 868 of 1975 Relates to the establishment by the city of New York of a revenue stabilization fund and variations from generally accepted accounting principles as applied to the budget and accounts of such city in connection with such fund.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.118

S8408 COMRIE — Relates to utilizing technology in cemetery lot sales Same as A 7652-A Paulin

SUMM : Amd §1513, N-PC L Utilizes the internet for cemetery lot transactions.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.119

S8410 MAYER — Relates to aid for library construction Same as A 10465 RULES COM Ryan

SUMM : Amd §273-a, Ed L Relates to aid for library construction; provides that public libraries that received aid for projects commencing July 1, 2017 through July 1, 2019 that are unable to complete such projects due to the state disaster emergency declared pursuant to Executive Order No. 202, as amended, shall be provided an additional twelve months from the statutory project end date to complete such projects.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.120

S8411 JACKSON — Relates to certain amendments made to the internal revenue code with respect to taxable years beginning before January 1, 2021

Same as A 10519 RULES COM Weinstein

SUMM : Amd §§11-506, 11-507, 11-602, 11-641 & 11-652, NYC Ad Cd

Disallows, for purposes of the unincorporated business corporation tax, the general corporation tax, the city banking tax, and the city business corporation tax, certain amendments, with respect to taxable years beginning before January 1, 2021, made to the internal revenue code by sections 2303, 2304 and 2306 of public law 116-136.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.121

S8412 BENJAMIN — Relates to providing for the remote conduct of certain practices and procedures relating to board meetings

Same as A 10498-A RULES COM Paulin

SUMM : Amd §§708 & 602, BC L; amd §§603 & 605, N-PC L; add §28, Rel Corp L Provides for the remote conduct of certain practices and procedures relating to board meetings utilizing electronic and/or audio-visual technologies.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.122

S8414 BAILEY — Relates to conducting hearings on a felony complaint during a state disaster emergency

Same as A 10493 RULES COM Lentol

SUMM : Add §180.65, amd §180.80, CP L Relates to conducting hearings on a felony complaint during a state disaster emergency; appearances of any party or witness may be by electronic means so long as the judge is able to hear and see the image of each witness and such appearance is comparable to such witness being present in the courtroom.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.123

 

S8416 METZGER — Includes audio-only and video-only telehealth and telemedicine services in those telehealth and telemedicine services eligible for reimbursement

Same as A 10404-A Rosenthal L

SUMM : Amd §§2999-cc, 2999-ee & 2999-dd, Pub Health L Includes audio- only and video-only telehealth and telemedicine services in those telehealth and telemedicine services eligible for reimbursement.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.124

S8419 KAVANAGH — Enacts the “emergency rent relief act of 2020” to establish an interim residential rent relief program

Same as A 10522 RULES COM Cymbrowitz

SUMM : Enacts the “emergency rent relief act of 2020” to establish an interim residential rent relief program.

Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.125

S8428 PARKER — Provides for provisions relating to a state disaster emergency Same as A 10530 RULES COM Mosley

SUMM : Amd Title, §§2, 3 & 4, Chap of 2020 (as proposed in S.8417 & A.10492); amd §91, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap of 2020 (as proposed in S.8113-A & A.10521); amd §9-x, Bank L (as proposed in S.8243-C & A.10351-B); amd §180.65, CP L (as proposed in S.8414 & A.10493) Relates to expenditures and temporary transfers of reserve funds for expenses related to a state disaster emergency (Part A); relates to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies (Part B); relates to the forbearance of residential mortgage payments for qualified mortgagors for a period of up to 180 days with the option to extend for an additional 180 days (Part C); relates to hearings conducted on a felony complaint during a state disaster emergency (Part D). Last Act: 06/17/20 SIGNED CHAP.126

VETOED:

S8119C COMRIE — Relates to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Same as A 10303-B Dinowitz

SUMM : Amd §§15-b & 15-c, Transp L Relates to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Last Act: 06/17/20 VETOED MEMO.54

WORKERS’ COMP Q&A

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has published a COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation Q&A document to answer questions about workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while on the job.

http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/TheBoard/covid-19-workers-compensation-q-a-june-2020.pdf

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