Business Council End of Session Priorities

June 3, 2016



S.7496 (Marcellino)/A.10024 (Nolan) codifies P-TECH program in statute, and makes $25 million available for their support (SED departmental bill.) S.6045-B (Savino) establishes, and require employers to make available, a state-managed retirement savings program.
S.7840 (Griffo) allows high load factor customers to “self-direct” energy assessments to support on-site projects. S.7861 (Martins)/A.10141 (Bronson) imposes “prevailing wage” on most projects receiving any state financial support.
S.7583 (Young) /A.10156 (Schimminger) expands Excelsior program eligibility for small business S.782 (Hannon)/A.8580-A (Gunther) mandates all acute care facilities and nursing homes to meet nursing staffing ratios.
S.7728 (Boyle)/A.10248 (Steck) clarifies the SLA’s authority to revoke, suspend, or cancel a license or permit. S.7686 (Hannon)/A.10026 (McDonald) imposes new reporting/disclosure requirements on pharmaceutical manufactures.
S.6307-A (O’Mara) /A.8617-A (Morelle) authorizes on premise sale of alcohol Sunday mornings 8am and 12 noon S.485-B (LaValle)/A.617-B (Rosenthal) mandates labeling of GMOs.
S.4672-A (LaValle) / A.5964-A (Ortiz) authorizes minority ownership by non-CPAs. S.4781-A (Klein)/A.6932-A (Weinstein) adopts the “Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act of 2016"; (AG program bill)
S.4280-A (Seward)/A.6090-A (Cahill), authorize auto insurance policies to transportation network companies. S.6824-A (Marchione) /A.9568-A (McDonald) unnecessarily extends the statute of limitation for newly listed superfund sites
S.6090 (Little) /A.10620 (Morelle) provides for uniform regulation of certain wireless facilities S.5751-A (Avella)/A.7625 (Fahy) dramatically increases financial assurance requirements for major oil storage facilities.
S.7886 (Griffo) exempts business customers from utility’s obligations under the clean energy standard mandate. A.10342 (Englebright) requires reduction of in-state GHG emissions to zero by 2050.
S.4771-E (Funke)/A.7610-E (Dinowitz) would modify state regulation of gift cards and gift certificates. S.2768 (Savino)/A.5561 (Titus) makes workers’ comp awards to claimants that voluntarily withdrawn from the labor market and simply enrolled in DOL re-employment services.
S.3095-A (Funke)/A.690 (Hevesi) creates a state information technology innovation center S.29-A(DeFrancisco)/A.8025(Brennan) new private right of action against insurance companies (see alsoS.4049-B (Lanza) and S.4223 (Seward /A.1329 (Weinstein)).
S.3822-A (Venditto)/ A.6503-A (Cusick) to enhance enforcement against “Organized Retail Theft” (PASSED BOTH HOUSES, TO GOVERNOR FOR APPROVAL) S.2232-E (Peralta)/A.5501-C (Rosenthal) allows lien against employers and certain staff for alleged non-payment of wages.
Adopt uniform state-wide standards for approval of small-scale solar installations (introduction pending). S.4846 (Bonacic)/A.6714 (Weinstein) requires consent to general jurisdiction of NYS courts upon registering to conduct business in New York.
Expedite repayment of excess Section 50-5 assessments to inactive, solvent workers’ comp trusts (introduction pending.) S.60-B (Squadron)/A.6975-C (Kavanagh) imposes a $5000 contribution cap on LLCs.
Clarify IDA’s authority to provide financial assistance in the form of loans and grants (introduction pending). Avoid significant expansion of drug treatment coverage mandate for group health plans (introduction pending).


S.6983 (Klein) and A.10244 (Moya) imposes significant new regulations on multilevel distribution companies.


Mandate on certain businesses and institutions to source separate food wastes (introduction pending).


S.7219 (Savino)/A.10137 (Simotas) mandates large group health plans cover in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments