Summary of Article VII Legislation

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Education, Labor and Family Assistance

  • School Aid
  • Achieve 100% Electric School Buses by 2035
  • Allows Provisional Certification of School Professionals
  • Provide State Support to CUNY and SUNY in FY 2023 to Fully Fund TAP Tuition Credits
  • Expand the Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program
  • Restore the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Incarcerated Individuals
  • Accelerate the Reset of Excelsior Scholarship Tuition Support Levels
  • Allow Use of College Savings (529) Accounts for Apprenticeship Programs
  • Stop Transcript Withholding at Institutions of Higher Education Due to Unpaid Student Bills
  • Streamline new higher education program approval to meet workforce needs
  • Allow Public Accounting Firms to Have Minority Ownership by Individuals Who Are Not Certified Public Accountants
  • Expand income eligibility for child care subsidies
  • Continue the Current Financing Structure for Residential Placements of Children with Special Needs Outside of New York City
  • Extend the Current Structure of Child Welfare Financing
  • Modernize Maximum State Aid Rates for Voluntary Agencies
  • Homeless Youth Health Care Consent
  • Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act Compliance
  • Investments for Veterans Services
  • Authorize the Pass-Through of any Federal Supplemental Security Income Cost of Living Adjustment
  • Extend Temporary Operator Authorization for Shelters
  • Make Changes to Public Assistance to Address Poverty
  • Ban Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements
  • Increase Criminal Penalties for Wage Theft
  • Prohibit Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims in All Jurisdictional Areas
  • Make Explicit that Discrimination on the Basis of Citizenship and Immigration Status is Unlawful
  • Authorize Mortgage Insurance Fund Utilization
  • Permit the Creation of Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Improve Access to Housing for People with Prior Conviction Records
  • Amend New York City's Floor-Area Ratio Limit on Residential Density
  • Facilitate the Conversion of Hotel and Commercial Space into Residential Housing
  • Title for the Briefing Book: Encourage Transit-Oriented Development of Housing
  • Reform the Use of Credit Checks in Tenant Screenings for Housing.
  • Codify language access policy
  • Waive the Income Cap for Retired Teachers and School Workers
  • Enact the Affordable Neighborhoods for New Yorkers Tax Incentive

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Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Nurses Across New York (NANY)
  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
  • Scope of Practice
  • Healthcare Workforce Bonuses
  • General Public Health Work County Support
  • Modernize Emergency Medical Services
  • Transfer of Oversight for Licensed Healthcare Professions
  • Medicaid Global Cap Metric Modification and Extension
  • Increase Medicaid trend factor by one percent to recognize provider labor cost increases.
  • Hospital Related Recommendations
  • Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV
  • Notices for Changes in Ownership of Licensed Entities
  • Nursing Home Reforms
  • Promote Health Equity and Continuity of Coverage for Vulnerable Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Medicaid Long Term Care Program Reforms
  • Managed Care Reforms
  • Essential Plan Reforms
  • Protect Reproductive Access for All
  • Maternal Health Reforms
  • Third Trimester Syphilis Screenings
  • Child Health Plus Reforms
  • Establish Telehealth Reimbursement Parity
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Requirements from the Utilization Threshold (UT) Program
  • Rename the Office of Minority Health
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Restructure and extend the Physicians Excess Medical Malpractice program.
  • Clarifying provisions regarding emergency medical services and surprise bills
  • Pharmaceutical Related Recommendations
  • Extend various provisions of the Public Health and Social Services Laws.
  • Human Services Cost-of-Living Adjustment.
  • 988 Crisis Prevention and Behavioral Health Crisis Act
  • Require reinvestment of underspending from behavioral health transition to Managed Care back into behavioral health services
  • Extend Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Practices
  • Expand Access to Naloxone and Buprenorphine in Pharmacies
  • Establish Certification for Recovery Residences
  • Modernize and expand alcohol awareness program
  • OASAS Capital Program Reforms
  • Ambulatory Patient Group (APG) Rate Methodology Extension
  • Extend Kendra's Law
  • Expand the Property Pass through laws which affect individuals with mental illness living in community based residential programs
  • Permanent authority for OMH and OPWDD to appoint temporary operators

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Public Protection and General Government

  • Make Permanent Criminal Justice Discovery Compensation
  • Gender-Affirming Treatment of Incarcerated Individuals
  • Expand Educational Release and Furlough Eligibility
  • Eliminate DOCCS Parole Supervision Fees
  • Facilitate Access to ID Cards and Other Vital Records to Enhance Opportunities for Released Individuals
  • Establishes Employment for Parole Board Members is full-time
  • “Suspend Subsidy to Revolving Loan Fund from Cell Surcharge Revenue”
  • Establish the Gender-Based Violence Training Institute
  • Expand Benefits for Victims of Hate Crimes and Other Acts of Violence by Increasing the Cap for the Replacement of Essential Personal Property
  • Emergency Contracts Extender
  • Adds Email as a Permissible Notification from SLA to Municipalities
  • Streamline Application Requirements
  • Temporary Retail Permits Extender
  • 10 Day Voter Registration Deadline
  • Require Polling Sites on College Campuses
  • Allow for the Sale of To-Go Drinks
  • Ethics Requirements for Local Officials
  • Permit the Use of Continuous Recruitment Testing
  • Open-Competitive/Promotional Exams
  • Allow the transfer of non-competitive employees appointed through the state's 55-B and 55-C programs into the competitive class
  • Expansion of the Statutory Shift Pay Differential
  • Market-Based Interest Rate on Court Judgments
  • Streamline County-Wide Shared Services Initiative
  • Resume General Fund AIM for Towns and Villages
  • Authorization for transfers, temporary loans, and amendments to miscellaneous capital/debt provisions, including bond caps.
  • Independent Ethics Reform Act of 2022
  • Clean Slate Act
  • Private Sector Employment for Incarcerated Persons

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Revenue

  • Accelerate the Middle-Class Tax Cut
  • Enhances Tax Credits for Farmers
  • Provide Small Business Tax Relief
  • Create a Tax Exemption for Student Loan Forgiveness Awards
  • Create a Tax Credit for Small Business COVID-19 -Related Expenses
  • Extend the New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit
  • Establish a Permanent Rate for the Article 9-A MTA Surcharge
  • Extend and Enhance the Hire-A-Vet Tax Credit for Three Years
  • Provide Tax Credits for the Phase Out of a Certain Grade of Fuel Oil
  • Increase the State Low-Income Housing Credit Aggregate Cap Growth
  • Extend the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit for Three Years
  • Extend the Tax Credit for Companies who Provide Transportation to Individuals with Disabilities an Additional Six Years
  • Extend the Film Tax Credit for Three Years
  • Extend the New York Youth Jobs Program Tax Credit for an Additional Five Years
  • Extend the Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit for an Additional Five Years
  • Extend the Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Recharging Property Credit for Five Years
  • Extend the Workers with Disabilities Tax Credit for Six Years
  • Require S-Corporation Conformity with Federal Return
  • Eliminate the Investment Tax Credit for Production of Master Tapes
  • Exempt Certain Water Vessels from the Petroleum Business Tax
  • Make Local Sales Tax Rate Authorizations Permanent
  • Modernize Tax Law to Include the Vacation Rental Industry
  • Streamline the Withholding Table and Quarterly Interest Rate Publication Process
  • Expand the Financial Institution Data Management Program
  • Extend and Amend the Telecommunications Assessment Ceiling Program for Four Years
  • Enact STAR Administrative Reforms
  • Solar and Wind Valuation Program Technical Corrections
  • Provide a Homeowner Tax Rebate Credit
  • Authorize Casino Licenses
  • Extend Authorized Use of Capital Funds by Certain Off-track Betting Corporations for One Year
  • Extend Pari-Mutuel Tax Rates and Simulcast Provisions for One Year

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Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation

  • Highway Safety SLOW Act
  • Increase to the CHIPS Bidding Threshold
  • Increase to the Maximum Grant Award under the Airport Improvement and Revitalization Program
  • Authorizes Entry to Lands Adjacent to State Highways for Safety Purposes
  • Include Montgomery County within the CDTA District
  • Electronic bid submissions for Thruway Authority contracts
  • Increase the threshold for Thruway Authority procurement contracts
  • Increase MTA Design-Build Threshold
  • MTA Procurement Reform
  • MTA Tax Increment Financing Extender
  • Utility Relocations on MTA Projects
  • MTA Worker Assault and Harassment
  • Traffic Enforcement for MTA Bus Operations
  • Toll Violation Enforcement
  • Extend New York State Point & Insurance Reduction Program
  • Extend the Authorization of Revenues to and Costs from the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund
  • Non-Driver ID Card for Incarcerated Persons
  • Provide Gender "x" Options at All Public-Facing State Agencies
  • A state agency may share records to facilitate automating student loan debt forgiveness for NYS employees
  • Extension of Entertainment Subsidy
  • Enhancement of the Brownfield Opportunity Program
  • Transfer of the National School Lunch Program from State Education Department to the Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Reducing Barriers to Occupational Licensing
  • World Universality Games Medical Exemptions
  • Extend the general loan powers of the New York State Urban Development Corporation
  • Extend the authorization of the New York State Urban Development Corporation to administer the Empire State Economic Development Fund
  • Extend the Infrastructure Investment Act
  • Linked Deposit Program Expansion
  • Small Business Seed Funding Grant Program
  • Extend the authorization of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to form subsidiaries
  • Authorize the dormitory authority to provide its services to not-for-profit corporations
  • Expand prequalification program to include Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
  • Authorize downtown communities to utilize the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s planning, design, procurement, and construction management services to facilitate and support the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative program
  • Authorize state authorities to utilize DASNY’s design and construction services
  • Authorize a social equity fund for retail cannabis dispensaries
  • ConnectALL Initiative
  • Inactive Landfill Initiative - Removal of Program Cap
  • Extend and Enhance the Brownfield Cleanup Program
  • Extend the Waste Tire Management and Recycling Fee for five years and modify associated administrative provisions
  • Financing the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act of 2022
  • Implementation of the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act of 2022
  • Increased Support to the Environmental Protection Fund from the Real Estate Transfer Tax
  • Improvements to the Freshwater Wetlands Regulatory Program
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Reduce Toxics in Packaging
  • Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act
  • Providing Public Schools Access to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
  • Strengthen Code Enforcement Standards
  • I Love NY Waterways Vessel Access Account
  • Hudson River-Black River Regulating District Real Property Tax Obligation
  • Removes the functional oversight of the State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Regional Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissions to accurately reflect their advisory role.
  • New York Power Authority Captive Insurance
  • Continue to authorize the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority special assessment
  • To authorize the use of utility and cable television assessments for public health campaigns and regulatory oversight to the Department of Health from cable television assessment revenues and to the departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, and State, and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation from utility assessment revenues
  • Gas Service
  • Allow Hospitals to Benefit from Services Provided by the New York Power Authority
  • Advanced building codes, appliance and equipment efficiency standards, and the Building Benchmarking Act of 2022
  • Broadband Technologies and Infrastructure

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Concurrent Resolution to Amend the New York State Constitution

  • Private Sector Employment for Incarcerated Individuals
  • Two Year Term Limit on Statewide elected Officials

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