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2009 End of Session Legislative Wrap-up

CONSTRUCTION

Reform Labor Law 240-241
A.1895 (Morelle)
Assembly Judiciary Committee

Prevailing Wage Mandate on Off-Site Custom Fabrication
S.588 (Marcellino) / A.3101 (John)
Senate and Assembly Labor Committees

CONTRACT PROCUREMENT

Procurement Lobbying Law Extension
S.60428 (Rules) / A. 8423 (Destito)
Chapter 169

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Power for Jobs Extension
S.6031 (Aubertine) / A.9039 (Cahill)
Chapter 217

IDA Restrictions
S.1241 (Thompson)/A.3659 (Hoyt)
Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Local Governments Committee

IDA Reform/Civic Facility Authority
S.5787 (Stachowski)/A.8632-A (Morelle)
Senate and Assembly Local Government Committees

Wine/Liquor Industry Recovery Act
S.5787 (Krueger)/A.8632-A (Morelle)
Senate Rules Committee, Assembly Economic Development Committee

NYPA Energy Efficiency Programs
S.6050 (Stachowski) / A.9040 (Cahill)
Passed both houses

Shareholder Remote Participation
S.5793 (Krueger) / A.1567 Brodsky (MS)
Senate Rules / Passed Assembly

Economic Development Program Performance Plans
S.4437 (Stachowski) / A.2854 (Schimminger)
Passed both houses

In-State Suppliers
S.1608 (Valesky) / A.250 (Magnarelli)
Passed both houses

Technology Commercialization
S.2289-A (Stachowski) / A.251-A (Magnarelli)
Passed both houses

Empire Zone Technical Amendments
S.5598-B (Stachowski) / A.8803-A (Schimminger)  
Passed Senate / Assembly Ways & Means Committee

Empire Zone Task Force
S.5575-A (Stachowski) / No same as
Passed Senate

“New York main street program”
S.6017 (Valesky) / A.7967-A (Hoyt)
Passed both houses

Green jobs Act / Green jobs fund
S.5888 (Aubertine) / A.8901 (Silver)
Senate Rules committee / Passed Assembly

ENERGY

Streetcutter Prevailing Wage
S.632 (Fuschillo) / A.404 (John)
Senate Labor Committee / Assembly calendar

Utility Transmission Siting Intervenor Funds
S.1599-a (Valesky) / A.1122 (Destito)
Passed both houses

Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
S.1209 (Thompson)
Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Utility Herbicide Prohibition
S.3295 (Thompson) / A.1987-A (Parment)
Senate Agriculture Committee / Assembly 3rd reading calendar

Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities
A. 2082 (O'Mara)
Assembly Energy Committee

North Country Power Authority
S.2813-A (Aubertine) / A.6694-B (Russell)
Passed Senate/ Assembly Ways & Means

Utility Call Centers
S.4208 (Savino) / A.7593 (Cahill)
Senate Energy Committee / Passed Assembly

Water Testing when drilling Oil or Gas Wells
A. 8784 (Sweeney)
Assembly Codes Committee

Carbon Capture and Sequestration
S.53303 (Rules) / A.8802 (Parment)
Senate Rules Committee / Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

ENVIRONMENT

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limitations
S.4315 (Thompson) / A.7572 (Sweeney); (Note: see also S.8390 (Morahan))
Senate Finance Committee / Passed Assembly

Greenhouse Gas Allowances Revenues
S.2764 (Thompson) / A.6321 (Sweeney)
Senate Finance Committee / Passed Assembly

Electronics Waste Recycling
S.6047 (Thompson) / A.9049 (Sweeney)
Senate Calendar/ Passed Assembly

Bisphonel-A Ban
S.3296-C (Thompson) / A.6919-B (Englebright)
Senate Codes Committee / Passed Assembly

Standing to Sue for SEQRA Violations
S.1635 (Thompson) / A.3423 (Bradley)
Senate Calendar / Passed Assembly

Citizen Suits
S.1730 (Schneiderman) / A.4272 (Brodsky)
Senate Codes Committee / Passed Assembly

Record of Compliance
S.4950 (Thompson) and A.4110-A (Brodsky) (not same as)
Senate Calendar / Passed Assembly

Liens for Superfund Expenditures
S.4952 (Thompson) / A.1975 (Lifton)
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Calendar

Solid Waste Management Facilities Permitting
S.3777 (Thompson) / A.5765
Senate Calendar / Passed Assembly

Public Protection Act (aka “Precautionary Principle”)
S.862 (Marcellino) / A.3420 (Sweeney)
Senate Environment Committee / Assembly Ways & Means Committee

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Standards Relating to Stock and Mutual Insurance Companies 
S.3635-B (Breslin) / A.1005-C (Bing)
Passed both houses

Licensure of Life Settlement Brokers
S.3655-A (Breslin) / A.7131-A (Morelle)
Senate Codes / Passed Assembly

Group Life and Group Accident and Health Insurance Policies
S.6014-A (Breslin) / A.8545-A (Morelle)
Senate Rules Committee / Assembly Insurance Committee

Private Right of Action for Improper Debt Collection Procedures
S.2459-A (Sampson) / A.3532-A (Gianaris)
Senate Consumer Protection Committee / Passed Assembly

Savings Bank, Savings and Loan Association or Credit Union Municipal Deposit Program
S.717 (C.Johnson) / A.4319-A (Weisenberg)
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Ways and Means Committee

Restrictions on Use of Consumer Credit Reports
S.2572-D (Monserrate) / A.1537-D (Peralta)
Senate Consumer Protection Committee / Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee

Mortgage Bill of Rights
S.2367-B (Monserrate) / A.257-B (Peralta)
Senate Finance Committee / Passed Assembly

Shareholder Remote Participation
S.5793 (Krueger) / A.1567 (Brodsky)
Senate Rules Committee / Passed Assembly

Expands Authority under the Martin Act
S.5768 (Schneiderman) / A.8646 (Brodsky)
Senate and Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees

GENERAL COUNSELS

E-Discovery
S.6000 (Weprin)/No Same As
Assembly Codes Committee

GOVERNMENT REFORM

NY Government Reorganization & Citizen Empowerment Act
S.5661 (Stewart-Cousins) / A.8501(Silver)
Chapter 74

Independent Public Authority Office
S.1537-C (Perkins) / A.2209-C (Brodsky)
Passed both houses

HEALTH CARE/HEALTH INSURANCE

Premium Rate Setting
S.3062 (Seward) / A.4688 (Morelle)
Senate Insurance Committee / Assembly Insurance Committee

Timothy's Law Mental Health Mandate
S.5672 (Huntley) / A.8611 (Morelle) - Governor's Program Bill #17
Passed both houses / Signed by Governor on 7/11/09

Medical Liability Premiums
S.6029 (Rules) / A. 9036 (Gottfried) - Governor's Program Bill #72
Passed both houses / Signed by Governor on 7/11/09

State Continuation (Health) Benefits
S.52202 (Rules) / S.5471 (Breslin) / A. 8400 (Peoples) – Governor's Program Bill #11
Passed both houses / Delivered to Governor on 7/22/09

Managed Care Market Conduct Reform
S.52201 (Rules) / S.5472-A (Breslin) / A.8402-A (Morelle) - Governor's Program Bill #13
Passed both houses / Delivered to Governor on 7/22/09

Dependent Coverage to Age 29
S.51104 (Rules) / S.6030 (Breslin) / A.9038 (Morelle) - Governor's Program Bill #74
Passed both houses / Delivered to Governor on 7/22/09

Family Health Plus Employer Buy-In Expansion
S.53301 (Rules) / S.6024 (Breslin) / A. 9033 (Gottfried) - Governor's Program Bill #70
Passed both houses

Premium Rate Setting
S.5470 (Breslin) / A.8280 (Morelle) - Governor's Program Bill #15
Senate Insurance Committee / Assembly Insurance Committee

Marketing Prohibitions, Disclosure Provisions on Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Manufacturers
S.6015 (Rules)
Senate Rules

Commercial Use of Physician Prescribing Data
S.4111-A (Klein) / A.5891-B (Cahill)
Senate Third Reading / Assembly Consumer Protection Committee

Prescription Drug Importation
S.1645 (Diaz) / A.7666 (Dinowitz)
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Aging Committee

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Liability
S.3157 (Monserrate) / A.5201 (Brodsky)
Senate Consumer Protection / Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection

LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Paid Family Leave
S.5791 (Savino) / A.8742 (Silver)
Senate Rules Committee / Assembly Labor committee

Pay Equity – the NYS Fair Pay Act
S.955 (C. Johnson) / A.3911 (John)
Senate Finance Committee / Passed Assembly

Electronic Employee Monitoring
S.4755 (Addabbo) / A.3871-A (Rosenthal)
Senate Rules / Passed Assembly

Motor Carrier Employee Overtime Pay
S.3397-A (Onorato) / A.1690-A (Brodsky)
Senate Rules Committee / Assembly Labor Committee

Right to view personnel files
S.1629 (Oppenheimer) / A.4350 (Heastie)
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Calendar

Written notice of rate of pay and pay days
S.3357 (Onorato) / A.6962 (Latimer)
Passed both houses

TAXATION

NYC Business Tax Conformance
S.5898 (Krueger) / A.8867 (Farrell)
Chapter 201

Real Estate Assessments
A4027-A (Sweeney) and S.1706-A (Oppenheimer)/ A.4588A (Bradley)
Senate Local Governments Committee / Both bills passed Assembly

Commercial Production Credit
S.5998 (Klein) / A.8018-A (Morelle)
Passed both houses

NYC Biotech Credit
S.4845-B (Duane) / A.8131 (Weprin)
Passed both houses

NYC Unincorporated Business Tax Credit
S.5519 (Kruger) / A.8615 (Farrell)
Chapter 183

NYC Sales Tax
S.5897 (Krueger) / A.8866 (Farrell)
Chapter 200

Aircraft Maintenance
S.5516 (Stachowski) / A.8891 (Schimminger)
Chapter 204

Historic Rehabilitations
S.2960-B (Valesky) / A.6471-B (Hoyt)
Passed Senate / Assembly Ways & Means committee

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Telephone Corporation Call Centers
A.4872-A (Alessi) / No Same As
Assembly Corporations & Authorities Committee

Discounted Telephone Service
A.4967 (Brodsky) / No Same As

Orders of Protection
A.6509 (Rivera) / No same As

Telecommunications Mergers
S.5731 (Aubertine) / A.2208-B (Brodsky)
Senate Energy, telecom committee / Assembly Ways & Means

TRANSPORTATION

Unified Divisible Load Permit
S.5375 (Klein) / A.8326 (Brodsky)
Senate and Assembly Transportation Committees

Waterfront Commission Act
S.5039 (Hassell-Thompson) / A.5274 (Farrell)
Senate and Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Financing 
S.5451 (Dilan) / A.8180 (Silver)
Chapter 25

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Modifications to Unemployment Insurance Eligibility; Extension of Benefits
S.4110-A (Onorato) / A. 8273 (Meng)
Chapter 35

Increase in Unemployment Insurance Benefits; Indexing of the Taxable Wage Base
S.2247 (Onorato) / A. 4921 (John)
Senate Rules / Assembly Ways & Means

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Permanent Disability
S.2781 (Onorato) / A.2135 (John)
Senate Labor Committee / Assembly Labor Committee

Cost of Living Increases
S.1970-A (Stachowski) / A.3117-A (Schroeder)
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Labor Committee

Lump Sum Payments
S.2776-B (Onorato) / A.2021-B (John)
Passed both houses

Occupational Health Clinic Funding
S.2249 (Onorato) / A.469 (John)  
Senate Finance Committee / Assembly Ways & Means Committee

Lyme Disease
S.2732 (Lavalle) / A.4984 (Brodsky)
Senate Rules / Passed Assembly