BILL NO A01247A SAME AS SAME AS S01743-A SPONSOR Lancman (MS) COSPNSR Pheffer, Christensen, Espaillat, Millman, Spano, Rosenthal, Alfano, Jaffee MLTSPNSR Latimer, Maisel, McDonough, Paulin, Weisenberg Enacts the "non-profit homeland security preparedness act" regarding the state resources available to assist not-for-profit institutions with providing security.Go to top
BILL NO A01247A 01/07/2009 referred to governmental operations 06/16/2009 amend and recommit to governmental operations 06/16/2009 print number 1247a 06/22/2009 reported referred to ways and means 06/22/2009 reported referred to rules 06/22/2009 reported 06/22/2009 rules report cal.581 06/22/2009 ordered to third reading rules cal.581 06/22/2009 passed assembly 06/22/2009 delivered to senate 06/22/2009 REFERRED TO RULES 07/16/2009 SUBSTITUTED FOR S1743A 07/16/2009 3RD READING CAL.907 07/16/2009 PASSED SENATE 07/16/2009 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY 07/31/2009 delivered to governor 08/11/2009 signed chap.294Go to top
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A1247A SPONSOR: Lancman (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to enacting the "non-profit home- land security preparedness study"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill would commission the New York State Office of Homeland Security (AOHS@) to study and report on the security needs of non-profit institutions facing an increased threat of terrorist attack.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one describes the impact of increased post-9/11 homeland security preparedness on the state's non- profit and cultural institutions. Section two directs OHS to study, evaluate and make recommendations in writing to the Governor, the tempo- rary president of the Senate, and the speaker of the Assembly by March 31, 2010 regarding the security needs of non-profit institutions facing an increased risk of terrorist attack, the universe of federal and state financial and non-financial resources available to assist those non-pro- fit institutions in protecting their facilities and users of their services, and any other strategies for improving security and protecting not-for-profit institutions facing an increased risk of terrorist attack. Section three provides that the act shall take effect immediate- ly.   JUSTIFICATION: New York State is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of non-profit cultural, religious and educational institutions which are terrorist targets. These institutions selflessly serve the needs of millions of New Yorkers. Many institutions lack the resources and exper- tise to adequately protect themselves and those they serve. This legis- lation will effect a careful examination and analysis of federal and state financial and non-financial resources available to assist those non-profit institutions, and hopefully result in improved strategies for improving security and protecting such institutions from terrorist attack.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1247--A 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (Prefiled) January 7, 2009 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LANCMAN, PHEFFER, CHRISTENSEN, ESPAILLAT, MILL- MAN, SPANO, ROSENTHAL, ALFANO, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LATIMER, MAISEL, McDONOUGH, PAULIN, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT in relation to enacting the "non-profit homeland security preparedness study"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "non-profit 2 homeland security preparedness study". 3 § 2. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature hereby 4 finds and declares that New York state is home to thousands of not-for- 5 profit cultural, religious and educational institutions which serve the 6 needs of millions of New Yorkers. A number of these not-for-profit 7 institutions are subject to an increased risk of terrorist attack, and 8 lack the resources and expertise to adequately protect themselves 9 against such threats. 10 This legislation commissions the office of homeland security to study 11 the security needs of those not-for-profit institutions that are subject 12 to increased risk of terrorist attack and registered with the New York 13 State Office of the Attorney General as a not-for-profit institution and 14 report on the universe of federal and state financial resources avail- 15 able to assist those not-for-profit institutions in protecting their 16 facilities and users of their services, and any other strategies for 17 improving security and protecting not-for-profit institutions facing an 18 increased risk of terrorist attack. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01059-02-9A. 1247--A 2 1 § 3. 1. The office of homeland security shall secure public comment 2 on, study, evaluate and make recommendations in writing to the governor, 3 the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly 4 regarding the security needs of not-for-profit institutions facing an 5 increased risk of terrorist attack, the universe of federal and state 6 financial and non-financial resources available to assist those not-for- 7 profit institutions in protecting their facilities and users of their 8 services, and any other strategies for improving security and protecting 9 not-for-profit institutions facing an increased risk of terrorist 10 attack. 11 2. The office of homeland security shall submit its findings and 12 recommendations in writing on or before March 31, 2010. 13 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be 14 deemed repealed March 31, 2010.