Chapter 1 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Chapter 2 Medical Examiner
Chapter 3 Licenses and Permits
Chapter 4 Standards Governing the Performance of Sterilizations
Chapter 5 Smoke-Free Air Act
Chapter 6 Drug Testing of School System Conveyance Drivers
Chapter 7 Regulation of Tobacco Products
Chapter 8 Animal Shelters, Sterilization, and Licensing
Chapter 9 Lead
Chapter 10 Prescription Drug Discount Card Act
Chapter 11 Neighbor Notification of Pesticide Application
Chapter 12 Pesticide Use by City Agencies
Chapter 13 Availability of Information Regarding Day Care Services
Chapter 14 Limits On Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in Carpet and Carpet Cushion
Chapter 15 Food Service Establishments
Chapter 16 Animal Abuse Registration Act
Chapter 17 Pet Shops
Chapter 18 Police and Correctional Healthcare Evaluation and Sharing

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 17

  • Act: means the Federal Clean Air Act, 42 U. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Air contaminant: means a dust, fume, gas, mist, odor, smoke, vapor, pollen, noise or any combination thereof. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Air contamination: means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants which contribute or which are likely to contribute to a condition of air pollution. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Air contamination source: means any source at, from or by reason of which there is emitted into the atmosphere any air contaminant, regardless of who the person may be who owns or operates the building, premises or other property in, at or on which such source is located or the facility, equipment or other property by which the emission is caused or from which the emission comes. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Air pollution: means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in quantities, of characteristics and of a duration which are injurious to human, plant or animal life or to property or which unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property throughout the state or throughout such areas of the state as shall be affected thereby; excluding however all conditions subject to the requirements of the Labor Law and Industrial Code. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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
  • Area of the state: means any county, city, town, village, or other geographical area of the state as may be designated by the department. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary: shall mean a person who is receiving a benefit from a public retirement system of the state or who has met all the conditions precedent for the actual receipt of a benefit from a public retirement system of the state, and the monies are due and owing to such person by the public retirement system of the state. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best management practices: means methods, measures or practices determined to be the most practical and effective in preventing or reducing the impact of pollutants generated by nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality standards established pursuant to section 17-0301 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1403
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compost: means the biologically stable humus-like material derived from composting or the aerobic, thermophilic decomposition of organic matter. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-2101
  • comptroller: shall mean the state comptroller. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Consideration: means the price actually paid or required to be paid for the real property or interest therein, including payment for an option or contract to purchase real property, whether or not expressed in the deed and whether paid or required to be paid by money, property, or any other thing of value. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlling interest: means (i) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (ii) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Controlling interest: means (a) in the case of a corporation, either fifty percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of such corporation, or fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such voting stock of such corporation, and (b) in the case of a partnership, association, trust or other entity, fifty percent or more of the capital, profits or beneficial interest in such partnership, association, trust or other entity. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • conventional mortgage: as used in this article four-a, shall mean (a) any single bond and mortgage or note and mortgage constituting a first lien upon real estate (including leasehold estates), not insured by the federal housing administrator or any of his successors in office or guaranteed by the United States under the provisions of the national housing act, as amended or supplemented, (b) first mortgage bonds issued under an indenture of mortgage and deed of trust, constituting a first lien upon real estate (including leasehold estates), and issued to a corporate trustee authorized to act as such in this state and approved by the fund. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 176
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Conveyance: means the transfer or transfers of any interest in real property by any method, including but not limited to, sale, exchange, assignment, surrender, mortgage foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure, option, trust indenture, taking by eminent domain, conveyance upon liquidation or by a receiver, or transfer or acquisition of a controlling interest in any entity with an interest in real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Coptic Orthodox Church: refers to the Apostolic Church presided over by His Holiness, the Pope of Alexandria (Egypt) and the Patriarch of the See of St. See N.Y. Religious Corporations Law 451
  • 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.
  • Covered fleet: means ten or more motor vehicles which are owned or operated by a single person in an area designated as being a severe ozone non-attainment area by the administrator pursuant to Title I of the Act. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Crime related to public office: shall mean any of the following criminal offenses whether committed in this state or in any other jurisdiction by a public official through the use of his or her public office or by the individual representing that he or she was acting with the authority of any governmental entity, and acting as a public official:

    (a) a felony for committing, aiding or abetting a larceny of public funds from the state or a municipality;

    (b) a felony committed in direct connection with service as a public official; or

    (c) a felony committed by such person who, with the intent to defraud, realizes or obtains, or attempts to realize or obtain, a profit, gain or advantage for himself or herself or for some other person, through the use or attempted use of the power, rights, privileges or duties of his or her position as a public official. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 156

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Default: means an adjudication or other official determination of a court of competent jurisdiction or other public authority pursuant to which a conservator, receiver, or other legal custodian is appointed for an insured institution for the purpose of liquidation. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defendant: shall mean a state or local officer against whom a forfeiture action is commenced. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 156
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Descendent: One who is directly descended from another such as a child, grandchild, or great grandchild.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means a county soil and water conservation district created pursuant to section five of the soil and water conservation districts law. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1403
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Facility: means a single property or contiguous or adjacent properties used for a common purpose which are owned or operated by the same person on or in which are located:

    a. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003

  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fertilizer: means the same as "specialty fertilizer" as defined in section one hundred forty-three of the agriculture and markets law. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-2101
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • First-time homebuyer: means a person who has not owned a primary residential property and is not married to a person who has owned a residential property during the three-year period prior to his or her purchase of the primary residential property, and who does not own a vacation or investment home. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • First-time homebuyer: means a person who has not owned a primary residential property and is not married to a person who has owned a residential property during the three-year period prior to his or her purchase of the primary residential property, and who does not own a vacation or investment home. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-h of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-i of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-i of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-j of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-f of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • fund: as used in this article four-a, shall mean any public retirement system or pension fund which grants retirement or pension benefits to employees of the city of New York, employees of the state of New York, employees of any department or agency of the city of New York or the state of New York, and employees of any municipality or other participating employer participating in the New York state and local employees' retirement system or the New York state and local police and fire retirement system. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 176
  • fund: shall mean any public retirement system or pension fund which grants retirement or pension benefits to employees of the city of New York, employees of the state of New York, employees of any department or agency of the city of New York or of the state of New York, employees of any municipality or other participating employer participating in the New York state and local employees' retirement system or the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, and employees of school districts participating in the New York state teachers' retirement system. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 185
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-e of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Fund: means the state savings and loan insurance fund created by section four hundred twenty-a of this article. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • Fund: means a community preservation fund created pursuant to section sixty-four-g of the town law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Grantee: means the person who obtains real property or interest therein as a result of a conveyance. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Grantor: means the person making the conveyance of real property or interest therein. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Head of the retirement system: shall mean the state comptroller, with respect to the New York state and local employees' retirement system and the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, and the retirement board of the other public retirement systems of the state. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Household income: means the total combined income of all the owners, and of any owners' spouses residing on the premises, for the

    income tax year preceding the date of making application for the exemption. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440

  • Household income: means the total combined income of all the owners, and of any owners' spouses residing on the premises for the income tax year preceding the date of making application for the exemption. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Income: means the adjusted gross income for federal income tax purposes as reported on the applicant's latest available federal or state income tax return subject to any subsequent amendments or revisions, reduced by distributions, to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, received from an individual retirement account and an individual retirement annuity; provided that if no such return was filed within the one year period preceding taxable status date, income shall mean the adjusted gross income that would have been so reported if such a return had been filed. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Income: means the adjusted gross income for federal income tax purposes as reported on the applicant's latest available federal or state income tax return subject to any subsequent amendments or revisions, reduced by distributions, to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, received from an individual retirement account and an individual retirement annuity; provided that if no such return was filed within the one year period preceding taxable status date, income shall mean the adjusted gross income that would have been so reported if such a return had been filed. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insured account: means a savings account held by an insured member and which is insured under the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • insured member: means a savings and loan association whose application for membership in the fund has been accepted and approved; and which has made all payments required by this article; and whose membership has not been terminated. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • insured mortgage: as used in this article four-a, shall mean any single bond and mortgage or note and mortgage constituting a first lien upon real estate (including leasehold estates), insured by the federal housing administrator or any of his successors in office and guaranteed by the United States under the provisions of the national housing act, as amended or supplemented. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 176
  • Insured savings and loan association: means an association whose accounts are insured under this article. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • Interest in the real property: includes title in fee, a leasehold interest, a beneficial interest, an encumbrance, development rights, air space and air rights, or any other interest with the right to use or occupancy of real property or the right to receive rents, profits or other income derived from real property. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • 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.
  • leak: means any escape of petroleum from the ordinary containers employed in the normal course of storage, transfer, processing or use. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • limited liability company: means a domestic limited liability company or a foreign limited liability company, as defined in section one hundred two of the limited liability company law, a limited liability investment company formed pursuant to section five hundred seven of the banking law, or a limited liability trust company formed pursuant to section one hundred two-a of the banking law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1302
  • limited liability company: means a domestic limited liability company or a foreign limited liability company, as defined in section one hundred two of the limited liability company law, a limited liability investment company formed pursuant to section five hundred seven of the banking law, or a limited liability trust company formed pursuant to section one hundred two-a of the banking law. See N.Y. Tax Law 1322
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • local retired employee: shall mean a person who shall have retired prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-one, and receives as a result of such retirement, a retirement allowance or pension from any retirement or pension system or plan of a municipality, which retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, is or would be twelve hundred dollars per annum or less, and who, unless retired for disability, (a) is sixty years of age or over and (b) has had not less than fifteen years of allowable and credited service on which his retirement allowance or pension is based, provided, however, that

    (1) in the case of such a person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-five before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-six, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if such person is then sixty-five years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age sixty-five;

    (2) in the case of a female person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-two before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven,

    or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if she is then sixty-two years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which she attains age sixty-two;

    (3) in the case of a person retired for disability, either before or after attaining age fifty, who attained such age before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if he is then fifty years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age fifty. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161

  • local retired teacher: shall mean a person who shall have retired prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-one, and receives as a result of such retirement, a retirement allowance from any teachers' retirement system administered and operated by a municipality or a school district located therein, which retirement allowance, computed without optional modification, is or would be twelve hundred dollars per annum or less, or as hereinafter provided thirteen hundred and two or eighteen hundred dollars per annum or less, as the case may be, and who, unless retired for disability, has had not less than fifteen years of allowable and credited service on which his retirement allowance is based, provided, however, that

    (1) In the case of such a person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-five before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-six, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to subdivision five of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if such person is then sixty-five years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age sixty-five;

    (2) in the case of a female person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-two before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to

    paragraph b of subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if she is then sixty-two years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which she attains age sixty-two;

    (3) in the case of a person retired for disability, either before or after attaining age fifty, who attained such age before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum in the event a local law, ordinance or resolution is adopted pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this act, beginning with the month when such local law, ordinance or resolution shall become effective, if he is then fifty years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age fifty;

    (4) in the case where a local law, ordinance or resolution authorizing additional supplemental pension payments pursuant to subdivision six of section one hundred sixty-three of this act is adopted effective on or after April first, nineteen hundred fifty-eight, such term shall for the purposes hereof refer to such a person entitled to receive a monthly supplemental pension in an amount which when added to his monthly retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall be equal to one hundred fifty dollars. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161

  • Major industrial grouping: means all activities belonging to the same major group identified in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual (1987) published by the United States department of commerce. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • major stationary source: means any stationary source or any group of stationary sources located within a contiguous area and under common control and belonging to a single major industrial grouping that:

    a. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107

  • Member: shall mean a member of any public retirement system of the state. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipal corporation: means a county, city, town or village or an entity designated to act on behalf of such. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1403
  • municipality: shall mean a county, city, town or village. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • non-agricultural turf: means any non-crop land area that is covered by any grass species. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-2101
  • Nonpoint source: means any source of water pollution or pollutants which is not a discrete conveyance or point source permitted pursuant to title seven or eight of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1403
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • offset: means emission reductions or emission reduction credits which are required to be obtained by an air contamination source in order to obtain approval for a permit to construct a new air contamination source, or modify an existing air contamination source, in a non-attainment area pursuant to Title I of the Act. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Operator: means any person who leases, operates, controls or supervises a facility. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person who has legal or equitable title to a facility. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003
  • partnership: shall include , unless a different meaning is clearly required, a subchapter K limited liability company. See N.Y. Tax Law 1302
  • partnership: shall include , unless a different meaning is clearly required, a subchapter K limited liability company. See N.Y. Tax Law 1322
  • 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.
  • Peconic Bay region: means the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Pension: shall mean the annual allowance for life, payable in monthly installments, derived from contributions made by a public official to the appropriate pension accumulation fund of a retirement system pursuant to applicable law. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 156
  • Person: means any individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, agency, board, department or bureau of the state, municipality, partnership, association, firm, trust, estate or any other legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, society, association, joint stock company, corporation, estate, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, any combination of individuals, and any other form of unincorporated enterprise owned or conducted by two or more persons. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Petroleum: means :

    a. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003

  • Phosphorus fertilizer: means fertilizer in which the available phosphate (P205) content is greater than 0. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-2101
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Potential to emit: means the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit any regulated air contaminant under its physical and operational design. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary residential property: means any one or two family house, townhouse or condominium located in the town which is to be owner occupied by such homebuyer. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Primary residential property: means any one or two family house, townhouse or condominium located in the town which is to be owner occupied by such homebuyer. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public employee pension plan: shall mean any plan, fund, or program which was heretofore or is hereafter established or maintained, in whole or in part, by a public employer of the state, as the term public employer is defined in article fourteen of the civil service law, and administered by a public retirement system of the state, which provides retirement income to employees or their beneficiaries. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public official: shall mean any of the following individuals:

    (i) the governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller or attorney general;

    (ii) members of the state legislature;

    (iii) state officers and employees including:

    (A) heads of state departments and their deputies and assistants other than members of the board of regents of the university of the state of New York who receive no compensation or are compensated on a per diem basis;

    (B) officers and employees of statewide elected officials;

    (C) officers and employees of state departments, boards, bureaus, divisions, commissions, councils or other state agencies; and

    (D) members or directors of public authorities, other than multi-state authorities, public benefit corporations and commissions at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor, and employees of such authorities, corporations and commissions;

    (iv) judges, justices and employees of the unified court system;

    (v) officers and employees of the legislature; and

    (vi) paid municipal officers and employees including an officer or employee of a municipality, paid members of any administrative board, commission or other agency thereof and in the case of a county, shall be deemed to also include any officer or employee paid from county funds. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 156

  • Public retirement system of the state: shall mean the New York state and local employees' retirement system, New York state and local police and fire retirement system, New York state teachers' retirement system, New York city employees' retirement system, New York city teachers' retirement system, New York city police pension fund, New York city fire department pension fund and the New York city board of education retirement system. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the state of New York. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within Erie county. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town of Red Hook. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town of Chatham. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town of Fishkill. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town of Northeast. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the county of Essex. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the county of Broome. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within any town in the Peconic Bay region. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the county of Nassau. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Real property: means every estate or right, legal or equitable, present or future, vested or contingent, in lands, tenements or hereditaments, including buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, which are located in whole or in part within the town of Warwick. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • rebate: shall mean a refund of a certain portion of the wholesale price of a drug based on a negotiated agreement between a drug manufacturer and any administrator of the prescription drug discount card program created pursuant to this chapter. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 17-1002
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county, except in a county having a register, where it means the register of the county, or in the city of New York where it means the city register. See N.Y. Tax Law 1401
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Erie. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Essex. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Broome. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Nassau. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Recording officer: means the county clerk of the county of Orange. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Regulated air contaminant: means the following:

    a. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107

  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Reserves: means the aggregate total of capital, advance premiums, assessments and retained earnings of the fund. See N.Y. Banking Law 420
  • Residential real property: means property which satisfies at least one of the following conditions:

    (a) the property classification code assigned to the property on the latest final assessment roll, as reported on the transfer report form, indicates that the property is a one, two or three family home or a rural residence; or

    (b) the transfer report indicates that the property is a one, two or three family residential property that has been newly constructed on vacant land; or

    (c) the transfer report form indicates that the property is a residential condominium. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A

  • Residential real property: means property which satisfies at least one of the following conditions:

    (a) the property classification code assigned to the property on the latest final assessment roll, as reported on the transfer report form, indicates that the property is a one, two or three family home or a rural residence; or

    (b) the transfer report indicates that the property is a one, two or three family residential property that has been newly constructed on vacant land; or

    (c) the transfer report form indicates that the property is a residential condominium. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2

  • Residential real property: means property which satisfies at least one of the following conditions:

    (a) the property classification code assigned to the property on the latest final assessment roll, as reported on the transfer report form, indicates that the property is a one, two or three family home or a rural residence; or

    (b) the transfer report indicates that the property is a one, two or three family residential property that has been newly constructed on vacant land; or

    (c) the transfer report form indicates that the property is a residential condominium. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3

  • Residential real property: means property which satisfies at least one of the following conditions:

    (a) the property classification code assigned to the property on the latest final assessment roll, as reported on the transfer report form, indicates that the property is a one, two or three family home or a rural residence; or

    (b) the transfer report indicates that the property is a one, two or three family residential property that has been newly constructed on vacant land; or

    (c) the transfer report form indicates that the property is a residential condominium. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA

  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retired member: shall mean a person who is retired from and who is receiving a retirement allowance from a public retirement system of the state. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Retirement system: shall mean the New York state and local employees' retirement system, and the New York city employees' retirement system. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 156
  • salary: shall mean the amount of compensation that is to be paid to a teacher for services rendered during the full ten months period that the public schools of the district are required by law to be in session during any school year. See N.Y. Education Law 3101
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state retired employee: shall mean a person who shall have retired prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-one, and receives as a result of such retirement, a retirement allowance or pension from any state administered and operated retirement or pension plan or system, which retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, is or would be twelve hundred dollars per annum or less, and who, unless retired for disability, (a) is sixty years of age or over and (b) has had not less than fifteen years of allowable and credited service on which his retirement allowance or pension is based, provided, however, that

    (1) in the case of such a person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-five before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-six, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum beginning with the month of April, nineteen hundred fifty-six, if he is then sixty-five years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age sixty-five;

    (2) in the case of a female person meeting such requirements who attained age sixty-two before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum beginning with the month of April, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, if she is then sixty-two years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which she attains age sixty-two;

    (3) in the case of a person retired for disability, either before or after attaining age fifty, who attained such age before April first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, or who attains such age on or after such date, the maximum retirement allowance or pension, computed without optional modification, shall for the purposes hereof be thirteen hundred and two dollars per annum beginning with the month of April, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, if he is then fifty years of age or beginning with the month thereafter during which he attains age fifty. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161

  • state retired teacher: shall mean a person who shall have retired prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-one, and receives a retirement allowance from the New York state teachers' retirement system, which retirement allowance, computed without optional modification, including any modification due to additional contributions as authorized by subdivision three of section five hundred sixteen of the education law, is or would be twenty-four hundred dollars per annum or less and who, unless retired for disability, has been credited with not less than twenty-five years of service, at least fifteen of which shall have been service within the state. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 161
  • Stationary source: means any building, structure, facility or installation that emits or may emit any regulated air contaminant. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 19-0107
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • tank: includes all associated pipes, lines, fixtures and other ancillary equipment. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 17-1003
  • Tax: shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to section fourteen hundred thirty-eight-b of this article or, if the

    context clearly indicates, shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to article thirty-one of this chapter. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A

  • Tax: shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to section fourteen hundred thirty-nine-b of this article or, if the

    context clearly indicates, shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to article thirty-one of this chapter. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2

  • Tax: shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to section fourteen hundred thirty-nine-b of this article or, if the

    context clearly indicates, shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to article thirty-one of this chapter. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3

  • Tax: shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to section fourteen hundred thirty-nine-bb of this article or, if the

    context clearly indicates, shall mean the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to article thirty-one of this chapter. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA

  • Teachers: shall mean all full-time members of the teaching and supervisory staff of each school district of the state, including, if employed in such district, the superintendent of schools, associate, district or other superintendents, members of the board of examiners, directors,

    inspectors,

    supervisors, principals, administrative assistants, first assistants, teachers, school psychologists, social workers in a city having a population of over one million, lecturers and special instructors, except employees holding the positions enumerated in subdivisions one and two of section thirty-one hundred six of this article. See N.Y. Education Law 3101

  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Total accumulated plan benefits: shall mean an interest obtained by a member in that part of a public employee pension plan which arises from the member's continued service for a public employer based on service to date. See N.Y. Retirement and Social Security Law 152
  • Town: means the town of Red Hook, county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Town: means the town of Chatham, county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Town: means the town of Fishkill, county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Town: means the town of Northeast, county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Town: means the town of Brookhaven, in the county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Town: means any town in the Peconic Bay region, county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Town: means the town of Warwick, county of Orange. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town of Red Hook. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town of Chatham. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town of Fishkill. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town of Northeast. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of a town. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Town supervisor: means the town supervisor of the town of Warwick. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Treasurer: means the commissioner of finance of the county of Erie. See N.Y. Tax Law 1424
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1438-A
  • Treasurer: means the commissioner of finance of the county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Columbia. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*2
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-A*3
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Dutchess. See N.Y. Tax Law 1439-AA
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1440
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Essex. See N.Y. Tax Law 1448-G
  • Treasurer: means the commissioner of finance of the county of Broome. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-F
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Suffolk. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AA
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Nassau. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAA
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county of Orange. See N.Y. Tax Law 1449-AAAA
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Year of service: shall mean the number of years which a teacher has served in the school district in which he is employed including the year for which a determination for salary purposes is made. See N.Y. Education Law 3101