State Legislative Tracker

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SENATE ASSEMBLY Description Our Position
Bill No. Sponsor Bill No. Sponsor
Priority Bills
S5806 Comrie A6940 Simone ENACTED. Authorizes non-membership not-for-profit corporations to classify their boards through their by-laws. Strongly Support
S5499-A Krueger A5100-A González-Rojas IN COMMITTEE. A Place at the Table - would raise the expenditure threshold required to register and report as a lobbyist from $5,000 to $10,000 Strongly Support
S2451 Comrie None None IN COMMITTEE. Makes certain nonprofits who contract with the government and are licensed by OPWDD, OMH, or DOH subject to the freedom of information and open meetings law. Monitoring
A7518 Zinerman IN COMMITTEE. Would create a transparency database for contracted not-for-profit organizations that includes the status of a contract in the approval and execution process. Strongly Support
A7531 Zinerman IN COMMITTEE. Would amend the state finance law to include the creation of a not-for-profit contracting advisory committee tasked with advising the governor, comptroller and state agencies on the implantation and operation of this committee. Nonprofit New York strongly supports the committee prioritizing critical funding issues including cost of living adjustments for workers and fully funding indirect rates in state contracts. Strongly Support
S7797 Liu A8478 Mamdani Proposed concurrent resolution of the New York State Senate and Assembly, proposes to amend Section 1 of Article 16 of the New York State Constitution, to allow alterations to or repeal of a real property tax exemption by private institutions of higher education. Opposed
S7798 Liu A8479 Mamdani IN COMMITTEE. Would repeal the tax exempt status of educational institutions costing one hundred million dollars or more in real property tax exemptions. Opposed
S4877 Mayer A2740 Paulin Waiting to be Delivered to Governor. Reduces the number of days for a state agency to register contracts with not-for-profit organizations to thirty; defines registered contract. Monitoring
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
S2727-A Skoufis A3715-A Paulin Reported and Committed to Finance Committee. Relates to the applicability of open meetings and freedom of information laws to certain not-for-profit corporations. Not opposed following recommended amendments
S5587 Comrie IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the indemnification of directors, officers and key persons; and to repeal sections 721, 722 and 723 of the not-for-profit corporation law; repealer. Monitoring
S1711 Comrie IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the correction of tax errors made by the nonprofit revitalization act. Monitoring
S7183 Parker A753 Hunter IN COMMITTEE. Requires not-for-profit corporations have a board of directors which reflects the ethnic demographics of the communities that they serve to be able to receive state funds. Monitoring
Donation of State Property Under State Finance Law
S6431 Cooney A6494 Fahy PASSED ASSEMBLY, DELIVERED TO SENATE. Would allow for the donation of property of the state to certain pre-approved not-for-profit organizations; allows not-for-profit organizations to apply for pre-approval to receive surplus state property. Monitoring
Energy and Environment
A6162 Hunter IN COMMITTEE. Limits the municipal sustainable energy loan program to entities which are not individuals. Monitoring
Business Relief
S1033 Jackson IN COMMITTEE. Establishes the coronavirus pandemic small business and not-for-profit organization loan program. Nonprofits with 100 or less employees may apply for no-interest loans of $75,000 or less, if they've been affected by the pandemic. Support
Government Contracts
S2481 Hoylman-Sigal PASSED SENATE, DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY. Would require all state contractors to submit equal pay reports including workforce pay averages by job category, gender, race, and ethnicity, and the difference between pay averages. Monitoring
A496 Carroll IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the establishment of regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks accessibility grant. Monitoring
A504 Carroll IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the establishment of regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks sustainability grants. Monitoring
A526 Carroll IN COMMITTEE. Establishes regional arts, cultural affairs, and parks accessibility and sustainability grants for ten regions throughout the state. Monitoring
S5153 Parker A775 Joyner IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the definition of employer and the duty of public employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence. Monitoring
A1400 Blankenbush IN COMMITTEE. Relates to prompt payments to counties by the state; provides if prompt payment is not provided an interest payment shall be made to the contractor or county government. Monitoring
S2115 Felder A204 Eichenstein IN COMMITTEE. Waives the assessment of fines or monetary penalties against a not-for-profit organization, school, place of worship or small business located in a city with a population of one million or more by a state or local agency for a violation of law, rule, regulation or executive order during the COVID-19 covered period; provides exceptions. Support
S1459 Serrano A3835 Fahy IN COMMITTEE. Relates to the provision of financial assistance to museums, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums and other cultural institutions located in low-income urban, suburban or rural communities, or that provide educational services to students from such communities. Monitoring
A3447 Pretlow IN COMMITTEE. Enacts the New York state excess food act which provides for mandatory donation of consumable food products; provides mandatory composting of appropriate materials; establishes the New York state excess food fund which will be funded by fines collected from violations of the New York state excess food act. Monitoring
Property and Other Tax
S1082 Comrie A1909 Zinerman ENACTED. Relates to exempting certain nonprofit community gardens from payment for water usage and supply. Monitoring
A5397 Brabenec IN COMMITTEE. Imposes services charges on property used exclusively for charitable, hospital, education, or cemetery purposes; determines the service charge amount based on the assessed value of the tax exempt real property and the amount the municipality expended in the preceding year, capped at 10% of the property tax liability. Monitoring
S4672 Borello IN COMMITTEE. Limits property tax exemptions for hospitals or moral or mental improvement to the land used exclusively for that purpose at least 180 days a year. Monitoring
A1343 Gunther IN COMMITTEE. Requires the burden of annually establishing that the requirements of the mandatory class non-profit real property tax exemptions have been satisfied to fall upon the owner of the property and must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. Monitoring
S1158 Skoufis A4045-A Gunther IN COMMITTEE. Sets a 7 year limit to the real property tax exemption for unimproved property of mandatory class nonprofit organizations. Opposed
S1743 Ramos A5920 Hyndman IN COMMITTEE. Establishes a rent increase exemption for certain nonprofit organizations; provides a tax abatement for limiting rent increases on nonprofit organizations in a city of one million or more persons. Support
S2116 Felder IN COMMITTEE.Relates to privately owned vacant property temporarily used for public benefit, to be temporarily exempt from taxation and ad valorem levies. Monitoring
S3311 Skoufis A2831 Zebrowski IN COMMITTEE. Relates to tax exemptions for properties in violation of zoning laws. Opposed
A1288 Williams Amend and recommit to ways and means. Relates to property tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations; allows for nonprofit organizations to file an application for an exemption with the assessor no later than the taxable status date applicable to the following year's assessment roll where such nonprofit organization has purchased property after the taxable status date but prior to the levy of taxes. Monitoring
S4672 Borello IN COMMITTEE. Provides that real property tax exemptions granted to real property owned by corporations or associations organized or conducted exclusively for hospital or for purposes related to the moral or mental improvement of men, women, or children and used exclusively for carrying out such purposes shall only be granted if the property owner can prove by clear and convincing evidence that each acre is actually used for such purpose at least 120 days a year. Monitoring
Employer Requirements
S5026 Gounardes A6040 Bronson ENACTED. Freelance Isn’t Free Act. Provides for the payment of freelance workers as independent contractors, including requiring written contracts; timely payment of compensation and handling controversies relating to payment, complaint procedures, and penalties; excludes construction contracts. Passed legislature
S913 Liu A2562 Seawright IN COMMITTEE. Establishes an essential workers' bill of rights; provides that all employers shall provide essential workers with personal protective equipment, inform such workers of exposure to any disease related to a state disaster emergency, and not retaliate for any report of an unsafe work environment; provides certain employers shall make hazard payments and cover the costs of any child care or health care needed by such essential workers for the duration of the state disaster emergency. Monitoring
Civil Practice Law and Rules
A307 Rosenthal IN COMMITTEE. An Act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to exempting certain accounts established by not-for-profit corporations from application to the satisfaction of money judgments for bankruptcy purposes. Monitoring
S2667 Comrie IN COMMITTEE. An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring certain employees of charitable organizations to complete a course of instruction in the law and ethics of fundraising. Monitoring
Cultural Organizations
S5714 Cleare A4912 Cunningham PASSED SENATE. Increases access to resources for culturally diverse arts and culture organizations that advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, racial and social justice, and cultural preservation. Monitoring
Land Use
S4293 Lanza Clarifies the extension of uniform land use review procedures to any not-for-profit organization or corporation proposing to provide shelters to the homeless irrespective of any declaration of an emergency or a finding of need for immediate action. Monitoring
Social Impact
S5281 Parker IN COMMITTEE. Creates the New York State social impact bond initiative. Monitoring