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2006 LEGISLATIVE WRAPUP

Following is The Business Council's End of Session Wrap Up. If you have any questions, you may contact the staff person mentioned for that particular subject at (518)465-7511.

HEALTH

Extension of sole proprietor law
S.6015-B (Seward) / A.9308-A (Morelle)

Union benefit plans gain access to Healthy New York
S.8448 (Rules) / A.12014 (Grannis)

Public health care recipients to provide information about their employer
S.6682 (Maziarz) / A.10357-A (John)

Medicaid fraud
S.8450 (Skelos) / A.12015 (Gottfried)

Brooklyn healthworks
S.8449 (Golden) / A.12007-A (Lentol)

Processing of claims
S.8417 (Spano) / A.11996 (Bradley)

Automatic external defibrillators
S.7001-C (Alesi) / A.10029-B (Weisenberg)

Coverage of Autism services
S.784-B (Fuschillo) / A.699-B (Pheffer)

Radiologic technology
S.5606-A (Hannon) / A.4882-B (Pretlow)

Timothy's law – mental health parity
S.8482 (Libous) / A.12080 (Tonko)

MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE BILLS

Mandated health insurance
S.7090 (Spano) / A.10583 (Gottfried)

“Maryland” bill
S.7292 (Oppenheimer) / A.9534-B (O'Donnell)

$3,000 per year tax
S.6989 (Rules) / A.11328 (Farrell)

Employer inventory of their workforce
S.6645 (Maziarz) / A.10357 (John)

“Massachusetts” bill
S.7676 (Padavan)

State Commission on Universal Health Coverage
A.6575-A (Gottfried)

OTHER HEALTH BILLS OF INTEREST

Mail order prescriptions
S.8265-A (Volker) / A.11808-A (Grannis)

Marketing disclosure of pharmaceutical reps
S.696-E (Maziarz) / A.5574-E (Grannis)

Health insurance mandate commission – Senate version
S.8481 (Seward)

Health insurance mandate commission – Assembly version
A.8816 (Grannis)

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Assessments for self-insured trusts
S.5612-B (Winner) / A.8713-B (Farrell)

World trade center – rescue, recovery and clean-up
S.8348 (Marchi) / A.11944 (Bing)

Payment to hospitals for spinal procedures
S.5728-C (Rules) / A.8840-C (John)

Partner of limited liability companies
S.6435 (Maltese) / A.7066 (Colton)

COLA for volunteer firefighters
S.1072-B (Alesi) / A.3092-A (Morelle)

Lyme disease as an occupational disease
S.718-A (Lavalle) / A.1458-A (Brodsky)

Fundamental Workers' comp reform
Governor's Executive Budget Bill
S.6461 / A.9561

Workers' compensation improvement act
S.6212 (Alesi) / A.12000 (Morelle)

Workers' comp benefit increase
S.7810 (Spano) / A.8764-A (John)

Workers' comp and Labor Law 240-241 reform
A.9693-A (Kolb)

State Insurance Fund coverage for liability coverage
S.3209 (Maziarz) / A.8354-A (John)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Power for Jobs
S.8440 (Wright) / A.12013 (Rules/Tonko)

Project Funding
S.8470 (Budget) / A.12044 (Budget) and S.8471 (Budget) / A.12045 (Budget)

IDA Civic Facility Authority
S.8335 (Rules) / A.11894 (Rules/Sweeney)

IDA Restrictions
S.7391-A (Maziarz) / A.10787 (Sweeney)

IDA Reform/Extension
S.5798 (Little)

Brownfield Tax Credits
S.8297-A (Spano) / A.11993 (Rules/Pretlow)

Mandatory Job Postings
S.3358 (Trunzo) / A.1737 (Eddington)

ENERGY

Power for Jobs
A.12013 (Rules/Tonko) / S.8440 (Wright)

Utility Workers Certification
A.7513-A (Tonko) / S.4605-A (Wright)

Coastal Zone Management
A.11625-B (DiNapoli) / S.6549-B (LaValle)

Power Plant Siting
S.4961 (Wright), A.9486 (Kolb)

A.10371-C (Tonko), S.848 (Parker)

Eminent Domain
A.11937 (Rules/Canestrari) / S.8366 (Breslin)

Zone Pricing of Gasoline
A.3856-A (Brodsky) / S.973-A (Alesi)

Geographic Divorcement
A.10588 (Abbate) / S.6636 (LaValle)

Utility Service
A.3204-A (Hoyt) / S.7485 (Wright)

Dam Safety
A.11586 (Gunther)

LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Mandatory Public Sector Employer Violence Prevention Programs
S.6441 (Spano) / A.9691 (John)

Leave for Spouses of active military personnel deployed during a conflict
S.7175-B (Maziarz) / A.10883-B (Cusick)

Listing job vacancies
S.3358 (Trunzo) / A.1737 (Eddington)

Waiver of striker's UI waiting period
S.654 (Marcellino) / A.1302 (Nolan)

Access to Personnel Files
S.3597 (Maltese) / A.4411 (Heastie)

Enhance whistleblower protections
S.3893 (Maziarz) / A.7185 (John)

Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act
S.4765 (Leibell) / A.3648 (John)

Mandatory leave to donate blood
S.514 (Nozzolio) / A.5497 (Gottfried)

Class action or consolidated lawsuits
S.1743 (Balboni) / A.282 (Christensen)

Paid Family Leave “Families in the Workplace Act”
S.1501-B (Morahan) / A.1301-A (Nolan)

Increase maximum Disability Insurance benefit
S.3798-A (Leibell) / A.1305-A (Nolan)

Employee Mail Order Pharmacy Bill of Rights
S.5456-A (Spano) / A.8420-A (Nolan)

Restrictions on overtime assignments for Nurses
S.169 (Morahan) / A.1199 (Nolan)

ENVIRONMENT

Spill Notification
S.7307-B (Libous) / A.10757-B (Lupardo)

Site Investigations
S.7636-A (Winner) / A.10633-A (Lifton)

Hazardous Waste Landfills
S.8107 (Maziarz) / A.11713 (DelMonte)

Vehicle Dismantlers
S.8405 (LaValle) / A.7633-B (Eddington)

Diesel Fuel & Vehicles
S.8185 (Marcellino) / A.11340 (Grannis)

Creosote
S.7804 (Spano) / A.10737 (Brodsky)

Brownfield Tax Credits
S.8297-A (Spano) / A.11993 (Rules/Pretlow)

Ocean Protection
S.8380 (Johnson) / A.10584-B (DiNapoli)

Great Lakes Water Withdrawals
S.8187 (Marcellino) / A.11968 (Rules/DiNapoli) (Governor Program # 113)

Wetlands
S.2081 (Marcellino) / A.2048 (DiNapoli)

Real Property Transfer Tax
S.3153 (Marcellino) and A.6450-B (DiNapoli)

Electronics Recycling
S.7165 (Marcellino) / A.3200-A (Colton)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Anti-Phishing Act
A.8025-C (Brodsky) / S.5370-C (Fuschillo)

Telecommunications Service Incentives
A.8842 (Rules/Brodsky) / S.5690 (Wright)

Broadband Deployment
A.5633-C (Koon) / S.2747-C (Winner)

Modem Hijacking
A.5608-D (Brodsky) / S.3249-D (Wright)

VoIP 911
A.7932-A (Brodsky) / S.6865-A (Spano)

Multi-Tenant Building Access
A.6524 (Brodsky) / S.3253 (Wright)

Service Standards
A.8979-B (Rules/Tonko) / S.5910-B (Spano)

Fiber Optic Cable
A.11070 (Morelle) / S.7167 (Wright)

Competition
A.9807-B (Brodsky) / S.6787-B (Morahan)

INSURANCE

Security Freeze
A.7349-D (Pheffer) / S.6805-B (Fuschillo)

Workers Comp Trust
A.8713-B (Rules/Farrell) / S.5612-B (Winner)

Omnibus Insurance Extender
A.11401-A (Grannis) / S.8357 (Seward)

Management Expense Ratio
A.11412-B (DeStito) / S.7899-B (Seward)

Coastal Notification
A.632 (Pheffer) / S.1774 (Fuschillo)

Filing of Forms
A.10266-A (Grannis) / S.6887-A (Seward)

Security
A.10076-D (Pheffer) / S.6909-C (Morahan)

Late Notice
A.8659 (Rules/Latimer) / S.1770 (Bonacic)

Viatical Settlements
A.8785-C (Rules/Grannis) / S.8463 (Rules)

Disability Benefits
A.1305-A (Nolan) / S.3798-A (Leibell)

NYIA Regulatory Modernization Proposal
A.10788 (Morelle) / S.6550-A (Seward)

CONTRACT PROCUREMENT

Consulting Service Contracts
S.6479 (Robach) / A.9421 (Lupardo)

Personnel Service Contracts
S.6575 (Spano) / A.1259 (John)

IT Contract Appropriations
S.8414 (Bruno) / A.11995 (Rules/Silver)

Not-for-profit contracts
S.8026 (Robach) / A.11410 (Bing)

EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING

Standardized Testing
S.561-B (LaValle)

S.6399 (Saland) / A.11346 (Paulin)

Charter Schools
S.8472 (Budget)

SMALL BUSINESS

Sole Proprietor Extender
A.9308-A (Morelle) / S.6015-B (Seward)

Installment Payment Plans
S.7152 (Flanagan) / A.10327 (Christensen)

Sunday Beer Hours
S.5343-A (Spano) / A.914-A (McEneny)

Small Business Compliance Guides
S.6768-A (Maziarz) / A.11371 (Christensen)

Freedom Health Plans
S.1405-A (Seward)

Health Savings Accounts
S.7104 (Seward)

Expanded Bottle Bill
S.1290-D (Lavalle) / A.2517-D (DiNapoli)

Price Gouging Reform
S.5976 (Fuschillo) / A.9077 (Rules - Pheffer)

S.7826 (Marcellino) / A.10722 (Tonko)

S.6649 (Saland)

TAXATION

Budget Revenue Bill
S.6460-C (Budget) / A.9560-B (Budget)

Budget Chapter Amendment
S.8471 (Budget) / A.12045 (Budget)

Converting and Capping Sales and Use Tax on Motor Fuel Purchases
A.11331 (Tonko et al.) / S.7909 (Wright)

SUT Refunds for Private Label Credit Card Lenders
S.6541 (Skelos) / A.10094 (Tokasz, et al.)

Empire State Commercial Production Credit Program
S.8442 (Golden) / A.12016 (Rules-Morelle)

Additional Taxpayer Costs in Defending Tax Appeals Decisions
S.8084 (Johnson) - Taxation & Finance Departmental Bill #233

Additional Appeal of New York City Tax Tribunal Decisions
S.4817 (Marchi) / A.8426 (Grannis)

Special Commercial Assessment Rate for Suffolk County
A.3114-A (Sweeney)

Special Commercial Assessment Rate for Westchester County
A.5793-A (Bradley et al.) / S.3368-A (Spano)

CONSTRUCTION

Sub-contractors who fail to pay Prevailing Wage
S.6641 (Maziarz) / A.8057 (John)

Job Vacancies by Public Works Contractors
A.1737 (Eddington) / S.3358 (Trunzo)

Plastic Pipe Restrictions
A.7566-A (John) / S.5046-A (Rules)

“Prevailing Wage Enforcement Act of 2006"
S.7654 (Flanagan) / A.10846 (Alessi)

Classification of Independent Contractors
S.5626-A (Maziarz) / A.8686 (John)

“Safe Place to Work” - Labor Law 240/241
A.2946-A (Morelle) / S.3823 (Volker)

Owner-drivers on Public Works Projects
S.7118 (Flanagan)

Contracts for Public Works
A.11819 (Rules - John)

Industrial Development Agency Reform
A.10787-A (Sweeney) / S.7391-A (Maziarz)

State Contract Preference to Entities w/ Employer Sponsored Health Coverage
A.7310 (Grannis) / S.8432 (Spano)

State Contract Tax Issues
S.2791-A (Flanagan) / A.10377-A (Grannis)

CONSUMER

Disposal of Employee Information
S.5178-A (Fuschillo) / A.8456-B (Pheffer)

Rebate Redemption Forms
S.7577-A (Fuschillo) / A.10892-A (Hoyt)

Minimum Insurance Requirements for Rental Vehicles - Vicarious Liability Related
A.11898-A (Rules-Gantt) / S.8251 (Balboni)

Sunscreen Expiration Dates
A.983-B (Weisenberg) / S.5475-A (Fuschillo)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Anti-Phishing Act of 2006
A.8025-C (Brodsky) / S.5370-C (Fuschillo)

Lighting Requirements for ATMs
A.11422 (Magee) / S.6405 (Marcellino)

Mortgage Loan Originators
A.10802-A (Greene) / S.7431-A (Farley)

ATM Fees
A.9592 (Pheffer) / S.6405 (Marcellino)

Privacy
A.10496-C (Lafayette) / S.7192-A (Fuschillo)

Refund Anticipation Loans
A.1366 (Nolan) / S.4387 (Farley)

Penalties
A.1549 (Nolan) / S.3142 (Farley)

Community Bank Deposit Program
S.7764-A (Farley)

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

Including Lyme Disease as an Occupational Disease
S.718-A (LaValle) / A.1458-A (Brodsky)

New York State Toxic Mold Task Force
S.6359 (Marcellino) / A.9251 (Koon)

Licensing of Occupational Safety and Hygiene Professionals
A.3309 (Morelle) / S.3583 (Alesi)

OSHA Training Course
A.11819 (Rules - John)

E-COMMERCE

Computer offenses
S.5005-F (Wright) / A.891-F (Brodsky)

Modem hijacking
S.3249-D (Wright) / A.5608-D (Brodsky)

Social security numbers
S.6909-C (Morahan) / A.10076-D (Pheffer)

Anti-phishing
S.5370-c (Fuschillo) / A.8025-C (Brodsky)

S.8170 (Fuschillo) / A.11795 (Brodsky)

Internet access number
S.7575-A (Fuschillo) / A.11109-A (Rivera)

TRANSPORTATION

Railroad Liability
S.4732-B (Libous) / A.7955-A (Tokasz)

Longshoremen's Register
S.6711 (Alesi) / A.12022 (Farrell)

Ton-Mileage Tax
A.11528 (Aubertine)

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

Interest Assessment Surcharge Fund
A.11893 (Rules – John) / S.8456 (Maziarz)

Charging of Unemployment Compensation Benefits to Employers
S.6984-A (Maziarz) / A.11343 (John)

OTHER ISSUES

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Alternative Vehicle Tax Credits
S.5763-B (Marcellino) / A.8941-B (Rules/DiNapoli)

Alternative Electric Generation Tax Credits
S.5966-A (Flanagan) / A.9888 (Magee)

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits
S.8471 (Budget) / A.12045 (Budget)

REFORM

Budget Reform
S.8414 (Bruno) / A.11995 (Rules/Silver)

Public Authority Subsidiaries
S.5102-A (Leibell) / A.6757-B (Brodsky)

OUTSOURCING

S.7380 (Maziarz)

S.7132 (Maziarz)

DEBT REFORM

Statutory Debt Limitation
S.8175 (Libous) / A.11515 (Morelle)

Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions Regarding State Debt
S.8176 (Libous) / A.11516 (Morelle)

Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions Regarding State Debt
S.8333 (Bruno)

Statutory Debt Limitation
S.8334 (Bruno)