Archived: Legislative Session 2021–2022

  • Local Government Ethics – A.8505 (Thiele) - Relates to conflicts of interest of municipal officers and employees, codes of ethics and boards of ethics; permits local codes of ethics to prohibit activities expressly permitted by article 18 of the General Municipal Law.
  • Public Authority Procurement – A.8504 (Paulin) – Requires public authorities to comply with certain provisions of the State Finance Law and the Public Buildings Law relating to procurements.
  • Ordinary Death Benefit – Signed into law on December 16, 2022 as Chapter 720 of the laws of 2022 – A.7730/S.6619-A (Abbate/Gounardes) – Increases the age at which the ordinary death benefit commences to be reduced while a member of the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) and the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) is in service to the full retirement age.
  • Abandoned Property – Signed into law on November 22, 2022 as Chapter 640 of the Laws of 2022  A.7742-A/S.9360 (Lavine/Thomas) – Provides coverage for virtual currency, authorizes the promulgation of regulations related to electronic communications, and recognizes the death of an owner as a trigger for dormancy.
  • Data Breach – Signed into law on December 22, 2021 as Chapter 796 of the Laws of 2021 – A.7612/S.7019 (Otis/Krueger) – Requires the Office of Information Technology Services to notify, within 24 hours following the discovery of a data breach or receiving notice of a data breach or network security breach, the chief information officer or, where appropriate, the chief information security officer of a state entity with which the office shares data of such breach.
  • ABLE Residency – Signed into law on July 26, 2022 as Chapter 478 of the Laws of 2022 - A.7652/S.9335 (Gunther/Brouk) – Eliminates the New York State residency requirement for designated beneficiaries in the New York ABLE program.
  • Investment Standards – Signed into law on July 21, 2022 as Chapter 414 of the laws of 2022 – A.9281/S.9045 (Glick/Mannion) – Relates to investment standards for investments of the New York State college choice tuition savings program and the New York achieving a better life experience (ABLE) savings account program.
  • Direct Deposit for New State Employees – Signed into law on July 22, 2022 as Chapter 442 of the Laws of 2022 – A.7436-A/S.6617-A (Abbate/Gounardes) – Requires the payment of salaries by direct deposit for state employees hired after January 1, 2023.
  • Pre-Audit - State Insurance Fund – Vetoed on December 29, 2021 - Veto Memo 89 – A.7286/S.7177 (Rodriguez/Krueger) – Relates to the pre-audit of expenditures from the state insurance fund by the state comptroller.
  • Natural Gas Damage Compensation Fund – A.7282 (Englebright) – Establishes the natural gas production contamination response and compensation program; and creates the New York natural gas production contamination damage recovery and remediation fund
  • Oil Spill – A.7281 (Englebright) – To protect homeowners from the onerous costs related to the remediation of petroleum discharges on residential property.
  • Omnibus Procurement Amendments – A.7180/S.6626 (Zebrowski/Krueger) – Relates to participation by state agencies in a system used by the comptroller to compile vendor responsibility information; authorizing the commissioner of the office of general services and state agencies to develop alternative procurement methods not otherwise authorized by law under certain circumstances; authorizing competitive negotiation concluding with a best and final offer; clarifying the use of best and final offers for invitations for bids and requests for proposals for goods, services and technology; clarifying the valuation of non-cash contracts by the state comptroller; and conforming the definition of restricted period.
  • Ethical Standards for State Agency Contractors Act – A.7020/S.6616 (Zebrowski/Skoufis) – Establishes ethical standards for certain state agency contractors performing inherently governmental and mission-critical functions or rendering a service or services pursuant to an information-risk contract.
  • Investment of Retirement Funds – S.9051 (Jackson) – Permits investment of retirement funds in mortgages guaranteed by New York state homes and community renewal.
  • Constitutional Amendment – A.9958/S.8931 (Conrad/Gaughran) – Relates to excluding certain indebtedness for the construction of sewage facilities in determining current local debt limitation.

Archived: Legislative Session 2019–2020