Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner is the sponsor of the following pieces of legislation in the 2013-14 Legislative Session. You can click on each bill number to get more information, including the bill’s text. Following the bill number is a short explanation of what the bill does and the bill’s status.
A.938 Relates to the collection of charges for heat-related residential utility services. Status: In Committee (Housing).
A.939 Relates to vacancies and illegal use an occupancy with regard to cooperative or condominium conversion plans; makes it unlawful to permit or maintain any illegal use or occupancy of a premises subject to a conversion plan. Status: In Committee (Housing).
A.940 Authorizes the voluntary dissolution of Mitchell-Lama co-ops; directs that a portion of the sale price of dissolved co-ops be paid to the state; authorizes the reassessment of such properties for tax purposes; allows the transfer of shares in such properties to be subject to taxation; creates the middle income housing fund. Status: In Committee (Housing).
A.941 Provides lifetime, premium-free insurance through the Healthy NY program to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime. Status: In Committee (Health)
A.942 Eliminates the requirement that limited liability companies publish their articles of organization and that limited liability partnerships publish their registrations. Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions).
A.943 Provides for a cap on fares for paratransit transportation. Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions).
A.944 Requires any renovations of mass transit or rapid transit stations by the MTA shall include elevators, escalators or other facilities to expand access to include persons with disabilities. Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions).
A.945 Establishes the metropolitan transportation riders council for persons with disabilities; provides for membership and powers and duties.Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions).
A.946 Enables the “protection in the workplace act”; provides that injuries to employees as a result of the commission of sexual offense shall entitle such employee to all the rights and benefits available pursuant to the workers’ compensation law and, in addition, shall permit such employee to pursue any other remedies available at law or in equity; clarifies that workers’ compensation should be exclusive remedy except when the employee suffers personal injury as a result of a sexual offense committed by a co-worker. Status: In Committee (Labor).
A.947 Imposes a fee on the use of plastic carryout bags; enacts provisions relating to reusable tote bags. Status: In Committee (Cities).
A.948 Relates to excluding vehicles designed for paratransit transportation from the definition of for-hire vehicle. Status: In Committee (Cities).
A.949 Exempts operators of handicapped accessible taxicabs in New York City who operate without a handicapped medallion from certain fees. Status: In Committee (Cities).
A.950 Authorizes the enactment of local laws regarding playground equipment and requires the use of a temperature test on playground equipment installed by municipalities. Status: In Committee (Consumer Affairs and Protection)
A.951 Requires assistive listening systems and visual evacuation alarm components in public buildings.. Status: In Committee (Governmental Ops).
A.952 Designates rescue dogs as the official state dog. Status: In Committee (Governmental Ops).
A.953 Enacts the digital impersonation prevention act. Status: In Committee (Codes).
A.954 Provides that instructions to the jury shall include certain defenses; provides that such instructions shall include, but not be limited to, “Do not let bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion influence your decision”; defines the term “bias”. Status: In Committee (Codes).
A.955 Requires public disclosure of certain state agency materials, and authorizes the office for technology to publish a technical standards manual for the publishing of records on the Internet by state agencies. Status: In Committee (Codes).
A.956 Creates the New York State Civilian Complaint Review Board to investigate alleged misconduct by police and peace officers. Status: In Committee (Governmental Ops)
A.957 Prohibits the seizure of a vehicle used to transport the taxpayer or a member of the taxpayer’s household who has a mobility impairment as documented by a physician. Status: In Committee (Governmental Ops).
A.958 Enacts the “improper payments reporting and reduction act” to require state agencies to annually report on their improper payments and to seek to reduce or eliminate such payments. Status: In Committee (Governmental Ops)
A.959 Provides improved access to taxi cabs for persons with disabilities. Status: In Committee (Cities).
A.960 Relates to fines and penalties associated with operation of for-hire vehicles in the city of New York; clarifies that certain violations are misdemeanors, punishable by fine or imprisonment.. Status: In Committee (Cities).
A.961 Relates to the collection of charges for residential utility service deemed to be rent. Status: In Committee (Energy).
A.962 Provides that persons with hemophilia and other clotting protein deficiencies who are otherwise eligible for the Child Health Plus or Family Health Plus program shall have access to reimbursement for outpatient blood clotting factor concentrates and other necessary treatments and services. Status: In Committee (Health).
A.963 Provides for the licensure of rehabilitation counselors who treat emotional, cognitive and other disorders, by the department of education; provides for the establishment of a state board therefor; exempts certain persons. Status: In Committee (Higher Education).
A.964 Creates real property tax abatement for certain commercial properties located within the Second Avenue Subway project. Status: In Committee (Real Property Taxation).
A.965 Requires the small business revolving loan fund to issue a certain percentage of its remaining principal or further appropriations to micro loans and micro seed loans. Status: In Committee (Small Business).
A.966 Relates to application requirements for private or government entities that wish to provide electric service converting residential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered. Status: In Committee (Energy).
A.967 Prohibits waste transfer stations from being located near public housing projects.. Status: In Committee (Environmental Conservation).
A.968 Relates to children with handicapping conditions attending an educational facility located outside the state: provides that upon a determination that the out-of-state facility is appropriately meeting the needs of the child, such child need not be referred to an appropriate in-state program unless the parent or guardian of such child so elects; provides that, upon reapplication for state reimbursement by the school district of which such child is a resident, no documentation shall be required to establish that there are no appropriate public or approved private facilities for instruction available within the state or that any efforts were made to obtain placement of the student in such an in-state facility. Status: In Committee (Education).
A.969 Relates to the elimination of state review officer. Status: In Committee (Education).
A.970 Limits the liability of a debit card holder for unauthorized use of a debit card. Status: In Committee (Banks).
A.971 Prohibits the possession of bushmeat and imposes civil penalties therefor. Status: In Committee (Agriculture).
A.972 Requires the installation and testing of fire equipment and sprinkler systems at pet stores.Status: In Committee (Agriculture).
A.973 Relates to the payment of medical malpractice insurance premiums and creates the health care access protection fund.Status: In Committee (Insurance).
A.974 Prohibits the seizure of a vehicle used to transport the taxpayer or a member of the taxpayer’s household who has a mobility impairment as documented by a physician. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means)
A.975 Provides for an angel investor income tax credit for investments in qualified businesses that exceed $25,000. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means).
A.976 Provides a tax credit for spay or neuter services. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means).
A.977 Provides a tax deduction from personal income taxes for un-reimbursed expenses paid for veterinary care of companion animals. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means)
A. 978 Requires blanket health insurance policies to provide coverage for outpatient treatment by mental health practitioners (mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists and psychoanalysts) licensed pursuant to article 163 of the education law.Status: In Committee (Insurance)
A. 979 Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelters or humane societies. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means)
A. 980 Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate or personal income tax return. Status: In Committee (Ways and Means)
A. 981 Requires the public service commission to audit previously approved utility submetering orders, to compare usage before submetering to usage after submetering orders were implemented, and to prepare a report concerning its findings.Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions)
A. 982 Requires the city of New York or county within the district to make maintenance of escalators, elevators and other facilities in passenger stations a priority; requires daily inspections, reports to MTA inspector general and the management advisory board, emergency repair order after two consecutive daily reports of inoperable facilities, and annual reports by the management advisory board.Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions)
A. 983 Provides an exception to the publication requirement after a legal name change by only requiring certain individuals convicted of certain crimes to publish such legal name change.Status: In Committee (Judiciary)
A. 984 Requires contract carriers of passengers by motor vehicle to provide federal Safety Measurement System (SMS) results to potential customers. Status: In Committee (Transportation)
A. 1061 Requires the provision of assistive listening systems in New York state airport terminals and rail stations. Status: In Committee (Transportation)
A. 1119 Requires notification to utility customers of their right to direct access to public service commission complaint procedures without arbitration or court proceedings; restricts the conversion of residential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered; prohibits the collection of charges for residential utility service deemed to be rent; and requires the public service commission to audit previously approved utility submetering orders, compare usage before submetering to usage after submetering orders were implemented, and prepare a report concerning its findings.Status: In Committee (Energy)
A. 1120 Provides for notification to utility customers of their right to direct access to public service commission complaint procedures without arbitration or court proceedings. Status: In Committee (Corporations, Authorities and Commissions)
A. 1121 Relates to the sale of fire extinguishers. Status: In Committee (Consumer Affairs and Protection)
A. 1122 Prohibits the owner, agent or operator of a multiple dwelling from hiring as a building superintendent, managing agent, or resident manager any person who is registered as a level two or level three sex offender in New York state, and provides that sexual harassment of a tenant by any owner, agent or operator of a multiple dwelling or for any employee or contractor of such owner, agent or operator constitutes a violation of the warranty of habitability. Status: In Committee (Housing)
A. 1177 Caps utility rate charges in multiple dwellings with sub-metering. Status: In Committee (Housing)
A.1178 Authorizes the regents to create a task force to review the issue of textbook cost and ways to enhance the academic role and delivery of course materials through greater collaboration between faculty, publishers, college bookstores and libraries. Status: In Committee (Higher Education)
A. 2054 Establishes standards for the care of abandoned, stray or seized animals and requires the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to euthanasia of the animal. Status: In Committee (Agriculture)
A.2113 Creates the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act; increases penalties for violations relating to scheme to defraud the government, duty to provide faithful public services, and bribery; increases penalties for financial disclosure violations by public officials; relates to community project grants; provides for an executive community projects fund; provides for inspection of annual statements; amends related election law provisions. Status: In Committee (Codes)
A. 2778 Requires an automatic recanvass and manual audit of votes in certain cases where the difference between votes cast for the top two candidates determines the nomination. Status: In Committee (Election Law)
This page is updated frequently, but for the most recent status of these bills, please visit the New York State Assembly website and put the bill number you are interested in into the box on the home page that says “Quick Bill Search.” If you have specific questions about any of these bills, please call (518) 455-5676.