New York Legislation

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Bills in NY State Assembly cited in June 2007 TIC

A.7658 BALL Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus; provides that for the first conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $400 nor more than $600; provides that for a second conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $800 nor more than $1000; also provides that for a third conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1000 nor more than $1500. Same as S.1945
04/23/2007 referred to Transportation
05/15/2007 held for consideration in Transportation

A.7662 BALL Grants the power of initiative and referendum to the electors of the state, to propose laws and amendments to the constitution and to approve or disapprove the same by adding a new article 20 to the constitution; provides for form and number of signatures on petitions; provides that the legislature may not address any defeated initiative, indirect initiative or referendum for a period of two years. No ‘Same As’ in Senate
04/23/2007 referred to Judiciary
05/04/2007 to Attorney-General for Opinion
05/29/2007 opinion referred to Judiciary

A.7764 AUBRY Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma; instructs the department of corrections to ensure that academic education programs provide the appropriate curriculum and certified academic staff for GED instruction. No ‘Same As’ in Senate
04/25/2007 referred to Correction
06/11/2007 delivered to Senate

A.7924 BRENNAN Authorizes the assessment of attorney’s fees and other litigation costs incurred upon wrongful denial of access to records under Freedom of Information Law without a finding of significant interest to the general public as previously required.
Same as S.1228
04/30/2007 referred to Governmental Operations

A.7950 GLICK Protects students and parents from being steered by lenders and institutions of higher learning into student loans laden with conflicts of interest.
Same as Uni. S.5734
05/01/2007 referred to Higher Education 05/07/2007 PASSED ASSEMBLY
05/07/2007 PASSED SENATE
05/17/2007 delivered to Governor 05/29/2007 SIGNED INTO LAW chap.41

A.7975 SEMINERIO Establishes the crime refusing to identify oneself upon questioning, a class A misdemeanor.
Same as S.5729
05/02/2007 referred to Codes

A.7999 NOLAN Enacts the “caring for family” act; establishes benefits for employees by establishing a family temporary care leave insurance program; establishes within the state’s disability benefits program a family temporary care insurance program to provide up to twelve weeks of benefits to employees who take time off to care or care for a family member with a serious health condition; creates the caring for family task force.
Same as S.4738
05/02/2007 referred to Labor

A.8075 GIANARIS Authorizes the use of innovative techniques to enhance public participation in the rule making process; provides that use of such techniques shall in no way otherwise diminish public participation in the rule making process; establishes a three year pilot project for seven major regulatory agencies to hold public hearings upon petition of 100 or more New York residents.
No ‘Same As’ in Senate
05/03/2007 referred to Governmental Operations

Bills in NY State Senate cited in June 2007 TIC

S.612 MARCELLINO Provides that the power of eminent domain shall only be exercised for economic development purposes when the area for economic development is a blighted area.
No ‘Same As’ in Assembly
01/05/2007 referred to Judiciary
03/26/2007 Advanced to 3rd Reading

S.636 SKELOS Provides that the statute of limitation for the prosecution of a sex offense committed against a child under the age of 18 years, incest committed against a child under the age of 18 years or use of a child in a sexual performance shall be 15 years after such child reaches the age of 18 years.
Same as A.7510
01/05/2007 referred to Codes
05/21/2007 Advanced to 3rd Reading

S.641 SKELOS Establishes as complete defense to a tort action for damages based upon personal injury evidence introduced by a defendant, proved by a preponderance of the evidence that the injury plaintiff sustained arose during commission or attempted commission by the plaintiff of a crime specified herein, and further provides that such a plaintiff shall be deemed to assume all risks of injury arising from encounter with crime victim, family of victim or good Samaritan; defines “crime victim” and “good Samaritan”. Same as A.7540
01/05/2007 referred to Judiciary

S.648 LARKIN Requires the commissioner to establish, in consultation with an adolescent gambling task force, a course of instruction on problem gambling to be provided in grades 4 through 12. Same as A.3802-A
01/05/2007 referred to Education
03/29/2007 Print number 648A

S.676 VOLKER Confines the conduct and interpretation of nerve conduction tests to licensed physicians; takes effect ninety days after enactment.
Same as A.382
01/08/2007 referred to Higher Education

S.684 FLANAGAN Prohibits any person from smoking at a playground; provides a definition as to what constitutes a playground.
Same as A.7469-A
01/08/2007 referred to Health
06/07/2007 Print number 684A

S.695 FLANAGAN Prohibits the sale of salvia divinorum, also known as “Diviner’s Sage” or “Sage of the Seers”, to persons in New York state; defines salvia divinorum; sets penalties for sale and provides a defense.
Same as A.610
01/08/2007 referred to Consumer Protection 02/28/2007 PASSED SENATE
02/28/2007 delivered to ASSEMBLY
02/28/2007 referred to Economic Development

S.731 BRESLIN Makes abandonment, non-support and endangering the welfare of a dependent adult, criminal acts; establishes reporting requirements for suspected crimes against dependent adults; provides penalties for failure to report.
No ‘Same As’ in Assembly
01/08/2007 referred to Codes