Chapter 1 Rules of Construction

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  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • chancellor: shall mean the chancellor of the city district. See
  • city board: shall mean the board of education of the city district. See
  • community board: shall mean the board of education of a community district. See
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: shall mean the housing trust fund corporation established in section forty-five-a of this chapter. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1221
  • Corporation: shall mean the housing trust fund corporation established in section forty-five-a of this chapter. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1261
  • Corporation: shall mean the housing trust fund corporation established in section forty-five-a of this chapter. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Disabled veteran: shall mean a veteran with, including but not limited to, a permanent physical or medical impairment resulting from an anatomical or physiological condition which prevents the exercise of a normal bodily function, substantially limits a major life activity or which is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic techniques. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271
  • Eligible applicant: shall mean a unit of local government or not-for-profit corporation in existence for a period of one or more years prior to application, which is, or will be at the time of award, incorporated under the not-for-profit corporation law and has been engaged primarily in community development activities. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1221
  • Eligible applicant: shall mean a unit of local government or not-for-profit corporation in existence for a period of one or more years prior to application, which is, or will be at the time of award, incorporated under the not-for-profit corporation law and has been engaged primarily in housing and community development activities. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1261
  • Eligible applicant: shall mean a city, town, village or not-for-profit corporation in existence for a period of one or more years prior to application, which is, or will be at the time of award, incorporated under the not-for-profit corporation law and has substantial experience in adapting or retrofitting homes for persons with disabilities. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271
  • Eligible property: shall mean a housing unit that is the primary residence of a person that is sixty years of age or older and have a household income that does not exceed one hundred percent of the area median income. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1261
  • Eligible property: shall mean a housing unit that is the primary residence of a disabled veteran and a total household income that does not exceed one hundred and twenty percent of area median income. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • program: shall mean a proposal by an eligible applicant for a specific work or series of works for the revitalization and improvement of an eligible area through the creation, preservation or improvement of residential housing units; local commercial facilities; public facilities or other aspects of the area environment. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1221
  • programs: shall mean a series of activities by an eligible applicant to administer funds to provide grants to homeowners and renters and to oversee the adaptation or retrofitting of eligible properties. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Veteran: shall mean a resident of this state who (a) has served in the United States army, navy, marine corps, air force or coast guard or (b) has served on active duty or ordered to active duty as defined in 10 USC 101 (d)(1) as a member of the national guard or other reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or (c) has served on active duty or ordered to active duty for the state, as a member of the state organized militia as defined in subdivision nine of section one of the military law, and has been released from such service documented by an honorable or general discharge, or has a qualifying condition, as defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, or is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service. See N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law 1271