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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT

A BUDGET BILL submitted by the Governor
in accordance with Article VII of the Constitution

AN ACT to amend chapter 53 of the laws of 2005, making appropriations for the support of government

Purpose: This deficiency appropriation bill amends Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2005 which made appropriations for the 2005-06 fiscal year, to meet essential obligations for which funding was not provided in the enacted budget.

Summary of Provisions:

This bill recommends a deficiency appropriation for the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance in the amount of $50,000,000.

This bill shall take effect immediately and be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2005.

Existing Law: This is a new bill.

Statement in Support: This appropriation is necessary to provide General Fund Local Assistance support to the low-income home energy assistance program for the purpose of assisting low-income households with meeting their heating needs due to rising energy costs.

Budget Implications: The provisions of this bill are accommodated in the current Financial Plan for 2005-06.

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