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Title 2 New York State Bridge Authority 525 – 542
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Title 4 Thousand Islands Bridge Authority 575 – 592
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Title 8 Ogdensburg Bridge Authority 700 – 717
Title 9 Reconstitution and Continuation of Ogdensburg Bridge Authority as Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority 725 – 735

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Authorities > Article 3 - Bridge and Tunnel Authorities

  • Actions: include :

    (i) projects or activities directly undertaken by any agency; or projects or activities supported in whole or part through contracts, grants, subsidies, loans, or other forms of funding assistance from one or more agencies; or projects or activities involving the issuance to a person of a lease, permit, license, certificate or other entitlement for use or permission to act by one or more agencies;

    (ii) policy, regulations, and procedure-making. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105

  • 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.
  • Agency: means any state or local agency. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Application: means an application for a certificate. See N.Y. Energy Law 18-101
  • Appropriate institution: means : (a) a hospital operated by the office of mental health or a developmental center operated by the office for people with developmental disabilities; or (b) a hospital licensed by the department of health which operates a psychiatric unit licensed by the office of mental health, as determined by the commissioner provided, however, that any such hospital that is not operated by the state shall qualify as an "appropriate institution" only pursuant to the terms of an agreement between the commissioner and the hospital. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • 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
  • 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.
  • authority: shall mean the corporation created by section seven hundred two of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 701
  • Authority: shall mean the public benefit corporation created by section twenty-seven hundred three of this title, known as the development authority of the north country. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the state board on temporary nuclear waste repository siting established by section 18-105 of this article. See N.Y. Energy Law 18-101
  • board: shall mean the members of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 701
  • Bonds: shall mean s the bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued by the authority pursuant to this title and the provisions of this title relating to bonds and bondholders shall apply with equal force and effect to notes and noteholders, respectively, unless the context otherwise clearly requires. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • bridge: shall include approaches and all construction necessary to give access to the bridge from connecting roads, toll houses, toll booths and such facilities as may be necessary to the collection of tolls, buildings and structures necessary for the housing of customs and immigration officials and such other buildings and appurtenances necessary to the operation of the bridge as an international toll bridge. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 701
  • Certificate: means a temporary nuclear waste repository siting certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Energy Law 18-101
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Coastal waters: means lakes Erie and Ontario, the St. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 14-0105
  • Commercial purposes: means use of lands, including structures thereon for any purpose from which a profit may be derived, other than a lease or rental of residential property for single, private family residential purposes. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 43-0103
  • Commission: means the Lake George park commission. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 43-0103
  • Commission: shall mean the Hudson-Mohawk urban cultural park commission created pursuant to section two thousand six hundred thirty-two of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Commissioner: means the state commissioner of mental health or the state commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • 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.
  • Construction: shall mean the acquisition, erection, building, alteration,

    improvement,

    increase,

    enlargement,

    extension, reconstruction, renovation or rehabilitation of any project financed under the provisions of this title; the inspection and supervision thereof; and the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures and other actions preliminary or incidental thereto. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702

  • Contemplation of death: The expectation of death that provides the primary motive to make a gift.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the New York ocean and Great Lakes ecosystem conservation council created by section 14-0107 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 14-0105
  • Criteria: shall mean the state smart growth public infrastructure criteria provided in section 6-0107 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 6-0103
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means (a) the director of a state hospital operated by the office of mental health or the director of a developmental center operated by the office for people with developmental disabilities, or (b) the director of a hospital operated by any local government of the state that has been certified by the commissioner as having adequate facilities to examine a defendant to determine if he is an incapacitated person, or (c) the director of community mental health services. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Draft environmental impact statement: means a preliminary statement prepared pursuant to section 8-0109 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environment: means the physical conditions which will be affected by a proposed action, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, noise, objects of historic or aesthetic significance, existing patterns of population concentration, distribution, or growth, and existing community or neighborhood character. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105
  • Environmental impact statement: means a detailed statement setting forth the matters specified in section 8-0109 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Examination report: means a report made by a psychiatric examiner wherein he sets forth his opinion as to whether the defendant is or is not an incapacitated person, the nature and extent of his examination and, if he finds that the defendant is an incapacitated person, his diagnosis and prognosis and a detailed statement of the reasons for his opinion by making particular reference to those aspects of the proceedings wherein the defendant lacks capacity to understand or to assist in his own defense. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing sewer system: shall mean all sewers, including, without limitation, trunk, intercepting, connecting, lateral and other sewers, storm water drains, pumping stations, disposal or treatment plants or works, structures, appliances, equipment and other adjuncts thereto, comprising the portion of the system of sewerage owned by any participating county or municipality within a participating county, as delineated on a map filed by the governing body of such county or municipality with the secretary of the state of New York pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • 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 Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • Hazardous substance: shall mean any substance listed as a substance hazardous to public health, safety or the environment in regulations promulgated pursuant to article 37 of this chapter. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 28-0105
  • hotel: includes an apartment hotel, a motel, boarding house or club, whether or not meals are served. See N.Y. General City Law 25-S
  • Incapacitated person: means a defendant who as a result of mental disease or defect lacks capacity to understand the proceedings against him or to assist in his own defense. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Lake George park: means the bed, waters, islands, and shore of Lake George and all land in the counties of Essex, Warren and Washington surrounding said lake and situate within the following described boundaries:

    Beginning at the southwesterly corner of lot 18 of the Crane Brush Patent in the northerly bounds of the Ogilvie Patent, running from thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 18 and the easterly bounds of lot 11 of the said Crane Brush Patent, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 18 and the northeasterly corner of the said lot 11; thence westerly along the northerly bounds of the said lot 11 to the southeasterly corner of lot 12, Crane Brush Patent; thence northerly along the easterly bounds of the said lot 12 to the northeasterly corner thereof in the southerly bounds of lot 13, Crane Brush Patent; thence easterly along the southerly bounds of a portion of the southerly bounds of the said lot 13 to the southeasterly corner thereof and the southwesterly corner of lot 16, Crane Brush Patent; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 16 to the northwesterly corner thereof in the southerly bounds of lot 3, Garland Patent; thence easterly along the southerly bounds of lot 3, Garland Patent to the southeasterly corner thereof; thence northerly along the easterly bounds of the said lot 3 to the northeasterly corner thereof in the southerly bounds of the Norman Patent; thence northerly, crossing the said Norman Patent in a straight line, to the southeasterly corner of lot 10, McDonald Patent; thence northerly along the easterly bounds of the said lot 10 to the northeasterly corner thereof in the southerly bounds of Porter's Patent; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of lots 7 and 6, Porter's Patent to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 6; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 6, Porter's Patent, to the northwesterly corner thereof; thence running in a straight line northerly, crossing the remaining portion of Porter's Patent and also crossing Robert's Patent, to the southwesterly corner of lot 86, Northwest Bay Tract; thence northwesterly along the westerly bounds of lots 86, 91 and 99, Northwest Bay Tract, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 99; thence easterly along the northerly bounds of the said lot 99 to the southwesterly corner of lot 116, Brant Lake Tract; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of lots 116, 117, and 118, Brant Lake Tract, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 118; thence easterly along the northerly bounds of lots 118, and 113, Brant Lake Tract to the northeasterly corner of the said lot 113; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of lots 87 and 88, Brant Lake Tract, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 88; thence easterly along the northerly bounds of lots 88, 79, 56, 47, 24 and 15, Brant Lake Tract, to the northeasterly corner of the said lot 15 and to a point in the westerly bounds of the Hague Tract; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the Hague Tract to the northwesterly corner of lot 38, Hague Tract; thence easterly along the northerly bounds of the said lot 38 to the northeasterly corner thereof; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of a portion of the westerly bounds of lot 37 and the westerly bounds of lot 36, Hague Tract, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 36; thence easterly along a portion of the northerly bounds of the said lot 36 to the southwesterly corner of lot 33, Hague Tract; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of lots 33, 30 and a portion of lot 29, Hague Tract, to the Warren-Essex County line; thence running northeasterly along the said county line to the center of Trout Brook; thence northerly, downstream, along Trout Brook as it winds and turns, to the intersection of Trout Brook with State Highway Route 9N; thence

    southwesterly along said State Highway to the intersection of the said State Highway with Alexandria Avenue south of Ticonderoga Village; thence easterly along Alexandria Avenue, crossing the outlet of Lake George, and continuing along said Alexandria Avenue and said line extended, to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's telephone cable line; thence southerly along said telephone cable line to the north bounds of lot 77 of the Alexander Turner Patent; thence westerly along the north bounds of lot 77 and lot 79 of said Patent to the northwest corner of lot 79; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, and 84 to the southwest corner of said lot 84; thence westerly along the division line between lots 85 and 67 of said Turner Patent to the northwest corner of lot 67; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 67, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of said Turner Patent to the division line between the Town of Putnam and the Town of Dresden; thence westerly along said town line to the northwest corner of lot 52 of the aforesaid Turner Patent; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 52, 51, and 50 of said Turner Patent, to the division line between the Turner Patent and the South Bay Tract; thence southwesterly along said division line to the northwest corner of lot 148, South Bay Tract; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 148 and 149 of the South Bay Tract to the north line of lot 162 of said tract; thence westerly along the north line of said lot 162 to the northwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 162, 161, 160, 159, 158 and 44 to the southwest corner of said lot 44; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of lots 39 and 22, South Bay Tract, to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 22; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of lot 23, South Bay Tract to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of lot 12, South Bay Tract, to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of lot 11 of South Bay Tract to the southwest corner of lot 11; thence westerly along the south bounds of lot 77 to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 76, 75, and 74 of the South Bay Tract to the southwest corner of lot 74; thence westerly along the south bounds of lots 89, 99, 105, and 118 of the South Bay Tract to the southwest corner of lot 118; thence southerly along the west bounds of lots 117, 116, and 115 to the division line between the South Bay Tract and the Westfield Tract; thence westerly along said division line to the northwest corner of lot 56 of the Westfield Tract; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of lots 56 and 49 of the Westfield Tract to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 49; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of lot 50, Westfield Tract to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 50; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of lots 43 and 42, of the Westfield Tract to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 42; thence running in a straight line crossing lots 37 and 31 of the Westfield Tract to the northwesterly corner of lot 25 of the Westfield Tract; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of an unnumbered lot, and the southerly bounds of lot 28, Westfield Tract and the southerly bounds of lot 47, Lake George Tract, to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 47, and the northwesterly corner of lot 46, and the northeasterly corner of lot 45, Lake George Tract; thence southerly along the easterly bounds of lots 45, 39, 37 and 27, Lake George Tract; to the southeasterly corner of the said lot 27; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of the said lot 27 to the easterly bounds of lot 28, Lake George Tract; thence southerly along a portion of the easterly bounds of the said lot 28 and the easterly bounds of lot 29, Lake George Tract to the southeasterly corner of the said lot 29; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of the said lot 29 and a portion of the southerly bounds of lot 30, being

    also along a portion of the northerly bounds of lot 23, and the northerly bounds of lot 24, all in Lake George Tract, to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 24; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 24 to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence westerly along a portion of the northerly bounds of lot 18, Lake George Tract, to the northwesterly corner thereof; thence southerly along the easterly bounds of lots 17, 15, 16, 14, 12, 9 and a portion of lot 5, Lake George Tract and continuing the same course southerly to the center of the Farm to Market Road; thence westerly in the center of the said road to the Warren-Washington County Line; thence southerly along the said county line to the northeasterly corner of the Queensbury Patent; thence westerly along the northerly bounds of the Queensbury Patent to the southeasterly corner of the Hasborne Patent; thence northerly along the easterly bounds of the Hasborne Patent to the northeasterly corner thereof; thence westerly along the northerly bounds of the Hasborne Patent and the northerly bounds of the Fairlie Patent to the northwesterly corner of the said Fairlie Patent; thence southerly along a portion of the westerly bounds of the Fairlie Patent to the northeasterly corner of lot 18, French Mountain Tract; thence westerly along the northerly bounds of lots 18, 20, 21, and 25 of the French Mountain Tract to the northwesterly corner of the said lot 25; thence running in a straight line westerly crossing the southerly portion of the Houghton Patent to the northwesterly corner of lot 60, Luzerne Tract; thence southerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 60 to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of lots 59, 58 and 57, Luzerne Tract to the southwesterly corner of the said lot 57; thence northerly along a portion of the westerly bounds of the said lot 57 to the southeasterly corner of lot 66, Luzerne Tract; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of the said lot 66 to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence northerly along a portion of the westerly bounds of the said lot 66 to the northeasterly corner of lot 67, Luzerne Tract and being in the southerly bounds of the Randall Location; thence westerly along the southerly bounds of the said Randall Location to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the said Randall Location and the westerly bounds of lots 75, 78, 83, 93, 98 and 107, Luzerne Tract, to a point in the southerly bounds of lot 113, Luzerne Tract; thence westerly along a portion of the southerly bounds of the said lot 113 to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence northerly along the westerly bounds of the said lot 113 to the northwesterly corner thereof in the southerly bounds of the J. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 43-0103

  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local agency: means any local agency, board, district, commission or governing body, including any city, county, and other political subdivision of the state. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 8-0105
  • 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.
  • Municipal centers: shall mean areas of concentrated and mixed land uses that serve as centers for various activities, including, but not limited to, central business districts, main streets, downtown areas, brownfield opportunity areas, downtown areas of local waterfront revitalization

    program

    areas,

    transit-oriented

    development, environmental justice areas, and hardship areas. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 6-0103

  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village. See N.Y. Energy Law 18-101
  • Municipality: shall mean any county, city, town, village, refuse district under the county law, improvement district under the town law, any other such instrumentality, including any agency, authority or public corporation of the state, or any of the foregoing, or any combination thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Order of examination: means an order issued to an appropriate director by a criminal court wherein a criminal action is pending against a defendant or by a court evaluating the capacity of an alleged violator in a parole revocation proceeding pursuant to subparagraph (xii) of paragraph (f) of subdivision three of section two hundred fifty-nine-i of the executive law, or by a family court pursuant to section 322. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • Participating counties: shall mean the counties of Jefferson, St. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Person: shall mean any natural person, partnership, association, joint venture or corporation, exclusive of a public corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pollutant: shall mean any substance, contaminant, waste or emission which contributes to pollution. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 28-0105
  • Pollution prevention: shall mean changes in production methods, work practices, raw materials or the provision of services that reduce energy or resource consumption, or that reduce, avoid or eliminate the use of hazardous substances or the generation of such substances, pollutants or waste per unit of product or service provided, so as to reduce risks to public health or the environment, without shifting risks between individuals or environmental media. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 28-0105
  • 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.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • 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.
  • Project: shall mean a sewerage facility, solid waste management facility, water facility, or any portion of which, the planning, development, financing, acquisition, construction, operation or maintenance is authorized to be undertaken in whole or in part by the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Psychiatric examiner: means a qualified psychiatrist or a certified psychologist who has been designated by a director to examine a defendant pursuant to an order of examination. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 730.10
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: shall mean lands, structures, improvements franchises and interests in land, including lands under water, waterfront property, marginal streets and riparian rights, space rights and air rights and any and all other things and rights usually included within said term and any fixtures, equipment and articles of personal property affixed to or used in connection therewith. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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.
  • Revenues: shall mean all rates, fees, rents, charges and other income derived by the authority from its operations. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • 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.
  • Sewerage facility: shall mean a system of trunk, intercepting and connecting, lateral and outlet sewers, storm water drains, pumping and ventilating stations, disposal or treatment plants or works, and other appliances and structures, which in the judgment of the authority will provide an effectual and advantageous means for relieving the participating counties and municipalities within the participating counties from pollution created by the sewage and waste and relieving the participating counties and municipalities within the participating counties from inadequate sanitary and storm water drainage by providing for the sanitary disposal or treatment of the sewage thereof, or such sections or parts of such systems as the authority may from time to time deem it proper or convenient to construct, consistent with purpose of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Solid waste: shall mean a solid waste as such term is defined by subdivision 1 of section 27-0701 of this chapter. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 28-0105
  • Solid waste: shall mean all putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes, including, but not limited to, materials or substances discarded or rejected, whether as being spent, useless, worthless or in excess to the owners at the time of such discard or rejection or for any other reason, is being accumulated, stored, or physically, chemically or biologically treated prior to being discarded, has served its intended use, or is a manufacturing or mining by-product, including, but not limited to, garbage, refuse, and other discarded solid materials, including solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations and from community activities, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form, special nuclear or by-product material within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and waste which appears on the list of hazardous waste promulgated by the commissioner of environmental conservation pursuant to section 27-0903 of the environmental conservation law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Solid waste management facility: shall mean any facility, plant, works, system, building, structure, improvement, machinery, equipment,

    fixture or other real or personal property which is to be used, occupied or employed for or is incidental to the collecting, receiving, transporting, storage, processing, or disposal of solid waste or the recovery by any means of any material or energy product or resource therefrom including, but not limited to, recycling centers, transfer stations, shredding or baling facilities, rail haul or maritime facilities, collection vehicles, processing systems, resource recovery facilities, steam and electric generating and transmission facilities, including auxiliary facilities to supplement or temporarily replace such generating facilities, steam distribution facilities, sanitary landfills, leachate treatment facilities, plants and facilities for compacting, composting or pyrolization of solid wastes, secure land burial facilities, landspreading facilities, surface impoundments and waste oil storage, reprocessing and refining facilities, incinerators and other solid waste disposal, reduction or conversion facilities, and "resource recovery equipment" and "disposal equipment" as such terms are defined in subdivisions four and five of section 51-0903 of the environmental conservation law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702

  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • State infrastructure agency: shall mean the department, the department of transportation, the department of education, the department of health, the department of state, the New York state environmental facilities corporation, the New York state housing finance agency, the housing trust fund corporation, the dormitory authority, the thruway authority, the port authority of New York and New Jersey, the empire state development corporation, the New York state urban development corporation and all other New York authorities. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 6-0103
  • 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.
  • Stormwater runoff: means any surface water runoff or runoff in channels which results directly either from a rain storm or from the melting of snowpack. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 43-0103
  • Temporary nuclear waste repository: means any facility where spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors are received on or after the effective date of this article and are stored pending further or final disposal, except a facility located in the immediate vicinity of a nuclear power generating facility or an operating nuclear reactor which is used to store, on an interim or temporary basis, spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power generating facilities or operating nuclear reactors located in this state. See N.Y. Energy Law 18-101
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: shall mean the United States of America or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof acting on behalf of the United States of America. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Water facility: shall mean any water supply or distribution system or systems, including any plants, works, instrumentalities or parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, lands, easements, rights in land and water rights, right-of-way, contract rights, franchises, approaches, connections, dams, reservoirs, water mains and pipe lines, pumping stations and equipment, or any other property incidental to and included in such system or part thereof, and any improvements, extensions and betterments. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Zone: means any area of land within the Lake George park in which the use of land for commercial purposes is prohibited, restricted, or controlled pursuant to the provisions of this article, local law or ordinance, agreement, restrictive covenant, or otherwise. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 43-0103