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  • Action plan: shall mean the strategic neighborhood action plan as described in subdivision three of section five hundred forty-eight-c of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • active duty: as used in this article shall mean full time duty in the armed forces, other than active duty for training; provided, however, that "active duty" shall also include any period of active duty for training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during such period. See N.Y. Executive Law 364
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrator: means the state fire administrator established pursuant to article six-C of this chapter. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • 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.
  • Aggregate employment shares: means the sum of all employment shares maintained by an eligible business in a taxable year. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Aggregate employment shares: means the sum of all employment shares maintained by an eligible business or special eligible business in a taxable year. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Approved runaway program: shall mean any non-residential program approved by the office of children and family services after submission by the county youth bureau, as part of its comprehensive plan, or any residential facility which is operated by an authorized agency as defined in subdivision ten of section three hundred seventy-one of the social services law, and approved by the office of children and family services after submission by the county youth bureau as part of its comprehensive plan, established and operated to provide services to runaway and homeless youth in accordance with the regulations of the office of temporary and disability assistance and the office of children

    and family services. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A

  • Areas of public assembly: means all buildings or portions of buildings used for gathering together fifty or more persons for amusement, athletic, civic, dining, educational, entertainment, patriotic, political, recreational, religious, social, or similar purposes, the entire fire area of which they are a part, and the means of egress therefrom. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • armed forces: means the military and naval forces of the United States. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • 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-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • authority: shall mean the corporation created by section seven hundred two of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 701
  • Autographed: means bearing the actual signature of a sports personality, signed by such individual's own hand. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 60.01
  • Bingo licensing law: shall mean article fourteen-h of the general municipal law. See N.Y. Executive Law 432
  • Board: shall mean the board of directors of the institute. See N.Y. Executive Law 321
  • board: shall mean the members of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 701
  • 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
  • Building: means a combination of any materials, whether portable or fixed, having a roof, to form a structure affording shelter for persons, animals or property. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Certified business: shall mean a business verified as a minority or women-owned business enterprise pursuant to section three hundred fourteen of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • city director: means a local director of a city veterans' service agency. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • code: means the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code promulgated pursuant to section three hundred seventy-seven of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Collectible: means an autographed sports item including, but not limited to, a photograph, book, ticket, plaque, sports program, trading card, item of sports equipment or clothing, or other sports memorabilia sold or offered for sale in or from this state by a dealer to a consumer for twenty-five dollars or more. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 60.01
  • commercial space: means any space in a building, structure, or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied for the manufacture, sale, resale, processing, reprocessing, displaying, storing, handling, garaging or distribution of personal property; and any space which is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as a separate business or professional unit or office in any building, structure or portion thereof. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • commission: shall mean the New York state gaming commission created pursuant to section one hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law. See N.Y. Executive Law 432
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of the department of economic development. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of the office of general services. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of children and family services, designated as the head of the office of children and family services by chapter four hundred thirty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-seven. See N.Y. Executive Law 412
  • Committee: shall mean the neighborhood based initiatives oversight committee established in accordance with section five hundred forty-eight-e of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Construction: means the construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, repair, installation of equipment or use of buildings, and requirements or standards relating to or affecting materials used in connection therewith, including provisions for safety and sanitary conditions. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Consumer: means any natural person who purchases an autographed sports collectible from a dealer for personal, family or household purposes. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 60.01
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contracting agency: shall mean a state agency which is a party or a proposed party to a state contract or, in the case of a state contract described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirteen of this section, shall mean the New York state housing finance agency, housing trust fund corporation or affordable housing corporation, whichever has made or proposes to make the grant or loan for the state assisted housing project. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Contractor: shall mean an individual, a business enterprise, including a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, or any other party to a state contract, or a bidder in conjunction with the award of a state contract or a proposed party to a state contract. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the state fire prevention and building code council created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • council: shall mean a voluntary group representing, to the greatest extent possible, the following: neighborhood residents, local government, the business and economic development community, service providers, charitable organizations, the legal community, and educational institutions, who shall be responsible for development of the plan required in section five hundred forty-eight-c of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • county director: means a local director of a county veterans' service agency. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • credit: when used in this article means the right conferred upon a person by a creditor to incur debt and defer its payment, whether or not any interest or finance charge is made for the exercise of this right. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • credit reporting bureau: when used in this article, means any person doing business in this state who regularly makes credit reports, as such term is defined by subdivision e of section three hundred seventy-one of the general business law. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • creditor: when used in this article, means any person or financial institution which does business in this state and which extends credit or arranges for the extension of credit by others. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • dealer: includes an auctioneer who sells such collectibles at public auction, and includes persons who are consignors or principals of auctioneers. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 60.01
  • 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.
  • Defendant: means a person who has been charged by an accusatory instrument with the commission of an offense. See N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 710.10
  • Department: means the department of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Department: shall mean the department of social services. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: shall mean the director of the division of service-disabled veterans' business development. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • Director: means the chief administrative officer of the state office of rural affairs. See N.Y. Executive Law 481
  • Director: shall mean the director of the division of minority and women's business development in the department of economic development. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • disability: means (a) a physical, mental or medical impairment resulting from anatomical, physiological, genetic or neurological conditions which prevents the exercise of a normal bodily function or is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic techniques or (b) a record of such an impairment or (c) a condition regarded by others as such an impairment, provided, however, that in all provisions of this article dealing with employment, the term shall be limited to disabilities which, upon the provision of reasonable accommodations, do not prevent the complainant from performing in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job or occupation sought or held. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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:
  • Diversity practices: shall mean the contractor's practices and policies with respect to:

    (a) utilizing certified minority and women-owned business enterprises in contracts awarded by a state agency or other public corporation, as subcontractors and suppliers; and

    (b) entering into partnerships, joint ventures or other similar arrangements with certified minority and women-owned business enterprises as defined in this article or other applicable statute or regulation governing an entity's utilization of minority or women-owned business enterprises. See N.Y. Executive Law 310

  • division: means the division of veterans' services. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • Division: shall mean the division of service-disabled veterans' business development in the office of general services. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • division: means the state division of human rights created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • domestic violence victim: when used in this article, means an individual who is a victim of an act which would constitute a family offense pursuant to subdivision one of section eight hundred twelve of the family court act. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • educational institution: shall mean :

    (a) any education corporation or association which holds itself out to the public to be non-sectarian and exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of article four of the real property tax law; or

    (b) any public school, including any school district, board of cooperative educational services, public college or public university. See N.Y. Executive Law 292

  • Eligible aggregate employment shares: means the amount, if any, by which the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in an eligible area in the taxable year in which such eligible business claims a credit pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with section twenty-five-z of this article exceeds the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in an eligible area in the taxable year immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business first relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible aggregate employment shares: means (1) in the case of an eligible business, the amount, if any, of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in eligible premises in the eligible Lower Manhattan area in the taxable year in which such eligible business claims a credit pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with section twenty-five-ee of this article. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Eligible area: means an area of a city having a population of one million or more, excluding the area lying south of the center line of 96th Street, in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside an eligible area for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section; and (2) on or after May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section all or part of such business operations; and (3) either (i) on or after May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven first enters into a contract to purchase or lease the premises to which it relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section, or a parcel on which will be constructed such premises, or (ii) as of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven owns such parcel or premises and has not prior to such date made application for benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-D of article four of the real property tax law. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside the city of New York for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section but has not maintained employment shares at premises in the city of New York at any time during the period beginning January first, two thousand two and ending on the date it enters into a lease or a contract to purchase the premises that will qualify as eligible premises pursuant to this article; and (2) on or after July first, two thousand three relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section all or part of such business operations. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Eligible premises: means : (1) nonresidential premises which are wholly contained in real property which is certified as eligible to receive benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-C or title two-D of article four of the real property tax law, provided that such premises have been improved by construction or renovation, that expenditures have been made for improvements to such real property in excess of fifty per centum or, in the case of industrial property, in excess of twenty-five per centum, of the value at which such real property was assessed for tax purposes for the tax year in which such improvements commenced and such expenditures have been made within thirty-six months or, in the case of expenditures for such improvements to such real property in excess of fifty million dollars within seventy-two months from such commencement and, provided further, that such real property is located in an eligible area;

    (2) nonresidential premises which are: (i) wholly contained in or situated on real property which has been leased from an industrial development agency established pursuant to article eighteen-A of the general municipal law, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to the approval of such construction or renovation

    by such agency, or (ii) wholly contained in or situated on real property owned by a city having a population of one million or more, a lease for which was approved in accordance with the applicable provisions of the charter of such city, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to such approval, or (iii) wholly contained in or situated on real property which has been leased from the port authority of the state of New York and New Jersey or the New York state urban development corporation, or a subsidiary thereof, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to the execution of such lease, or (iv) wholly contained in property which would be eligible to receive benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-D of article four of the real property tax law except that such property is exempt from real property taxation; provided that expenditures have been made for improvements to such real property in excess of fifty per centum or, in the case of industrial property, in excess of twenty-five per centum, of the value at which such real property was assessed for tax purposes for the tax year in which such improvements commenced and such expenditures have been made within thirty-six months or, in the case of expenditures for such improvements to such real property in excess of fifty million dollars within seventy-two months from the date of such commencement, and provided further that such real property is located in an eligible area; or

    (3) in the case of a relocation, the date of which, as determined in subdivision (j) of this section, is on or after July first, two thousand three, nonresidential premises, located in an eligible area, for which a minimum expenditure has been made on or after July first, two thousand three, for improvements in excess of twenty-five dollars per square foot, provided, however, that if such premises are leased, such lease shall have a term that does not expire until at least three years after the later of the date of such relocation and the lease commencement date. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y

  • Eligible premises: means : (1) nonresidential premises which are wholly contained in real property which is certified as eligible to receive benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-C or title two-D of article four of the real property tax law, provided that such premises have been improved by construction or renovation, that expenditures have been made after June thirtieth, two thousand three, or in the case of a relocation by a special eligible business, after June thirtieth, two thousand five, for improvements to such real property in excess of fifty per centum or, in the case of industrial property, in excess of twenty-five per centum, of the value at which such real property was assessed for tax purposes for the tax year in which such improvements commenced and such expenditures have been made within thirty-six months or, in the case of expenditures for such improvements to such real property in excess of fifty million dollars within seventy-two months from such commencement and, provided further, that such real property is located in the eligible Lower Manhattan area, and provided further, that in the case of a special eligible business, a lease or contract to purchase such premises is first entered into by the special eligible business after June thirtieth, two thousand five;

    (2) nonresidential premises which are: (i) wholly contained in or situated on real property which has been leased from an industrial development agency established pursuant to article eighteen-A of the

    general municipal law, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to the approval of such construction or renovation by such agency, or (ii) wholly contained in or situated on real property owned by a city having a population of one million or more, a lease for which was approved in accordance with the applicable provisions of the charter of such city, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to such approval, or (iii) wholly contained in or situated on real property which has been leased from the port authority of the state of New York and New Jersey or the New York state urban development corporation, or a subsidiary thereof, provided that such premises were constructed or renovated subsequent to the execution of such lease, or (iv) wholly contained in property which would be eligible to receive benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-D of article four of the real property tax law except that such property is exempt from real property taxation; provided that expenditures have been made after June thirtieth, two thousand three, or in the case of a relocation by a special eligible business, after June thirtieth, two thousand five, for improvements to such real property in excess of fifty per centum or, in the case of industrial property, in excess of twenty-five per centum, of the value at which such real property was assessed for tax purposes for the tax year in which such improvements commenced and such expenditures have been made within thirty-six months or, in the case of expenditures for such improvements to such real property in excess of fifty million dollars within seventy-two months from the date of such commencement, and provided further that such real property is located in the eligible Lower Manhattan area, and provided further, that in the case of a special eligible business, a lease or contract to purchase such premises is first entered into by the special eligible business after June thirtieth, two thousand five; or

    (3) in the case of an eligible business, nonresidential premises which are located in the eligible Lower Manhattan area, for which a lease or a contract to purchase is first entered into by an eligible business on or after July first, two thousand three and for which a minimum expenditure has been made on or after such date, for improvements in excess of twenty-five dollars per square foot, or in the case of a special eligible business, non-residential premises that are located in the eligible Lower Manhattan area for which a lease or a contract to purchase is first entered into by the eligible business after June thirtieth, two thousand five, and for which a minimum expenditure has been made after such date for improvements in excess of twenty-five dollars per square foot, provided, however, that, in either case, if such premises are leased, such lease shall have a term that does not expire until at least three years after the later of the date of relocation and the lease commencement date. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD

  • employer: shall include all employers within the state. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • employment agency: includes any person undertaking to procure employees or opportunities to work. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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.
  • Equipment: means plumbing, heating, electrical, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigerating equipment, elevators, dumb waiters, escalators and other mechanical additions or installations. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • 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.
  • Excess shares: shall mean eligible aggregate employment shares that are apportioned pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision to a relocation in excess of the limitation amount defined in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph for such relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • familial status: when used in this article, means:

    (a) any person who is pregnant or has a child or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of eighteen years, or

    (b) one or more individuals (who have not attained the age of eighteen years) being domiciled with:

    (1) a parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals, or

    (2) the designee of such parent. See N.Y. Executive Law 292

  • 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.
  • Final plat: means a drawing prepared in a manner prescribed by local regulation, that shows a proposed subdivision, containing in such additional detail as shall be provided by local regulation all information required to be shown on a preliminary plat and the modifications, if any, required by the planning board at the time of approval of the preliminary plat if such preliminary plat has been so approved. See N.Y. General City Law 32
  • Fire area: means the floor area of a story of a building within exterior walls, party walls, fire walls, or any combination thereof. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • 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.
  • Flag: shall mean the flag of the United States of America. See N.Y. Executive Law 401
  • game: shall mean a specific game of chance, commonly known as bingo or lotto, in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols on a card conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random. See N.Y. Executive Law 432
  • gender identity or expression: means a person's actual or perceived gender-related identity, appearance, behavior, expression, or other gender-related characteristic regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth, including, but not limited to, the status of being transgender. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Genetic test: shall mean a test for determining the presence or absence of an inherited genetic characteristic in an individual, including tests of nucleic acids such as DNA, RNA and mitochondrial DNA, chromosomes or proteins in order to identify a predisposing genetic characteristic. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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.
  • hearing examiner: means an employee of the division who shall be assigned for stated periods to no other work than the conduct of hearings under this article;

    19. See N.Y. Executive Law 292

  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • homeless youth: as used in this article shall be deemed to include "homeless young adults". See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • 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
  • Hotel services: means any services which consist predominantly of the lodging of guests at a building or a portion thereof which is regularly used and kept open for such services. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Hotel services: means any services which consist predominately of the lodging of guests at a building or a portion thereof which is regularly used and kept open for such services. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • housing accommodation: includes any building, structure, or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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.
  • Institute: shall mean the New York state Martin Luther King, Jr. See N.Y. Executive Law 321
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • labor organization: includes any organization which exists and is constituted for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or of other mutual aid or protection in connection with employment. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Large county: shall mean a county having a population in excess of two hundred eighty-five thousand according to the most recent federal decennial census, provided however, that a county having a population in excess of two hundred eighty-five thousand according to the nineteen hundred eighty federal decennial census shall continue to be a large county thereafter notwithstanding a later census showing a population of less than two hundred eighty-five thousand for such county. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • lawful source of income: shall include , but not be limited to, child support, alimony, foster care subsidies, income derived from social security, or any form of federal, state, or local public assistance or housing assistance including, but not limited to, section 8 vouchers, or any other form of housing assistance payment or credit whether or not such income or credit is paid or attributed directly to a landlord, and any other forms of lawful income. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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
  • Lessee: shall mean an individual, a business enterprise, including a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, or any other party to a lease with a state agency as defined in subdivision eleven of this section, or a respondent in conjunction with the award of such a lease or a proposed lessee with a state agency as defined in subdivision eleven of this section. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • 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.
  • limitation amount: shall mean :

    (A) for one or more relocations in an eligible business' latest year of relocation as determined pursuant to subdivision (j) of this section, the amount, if any, by which the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the eligible business in the eligible area in the taxable year in which it is claiming the credit authorized by this article exceeds the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by it in the eligible area in the taxable year immediately preceding such year of relocation; or

    (B) for one or more relocations in a specified year of relocation that is not the latest such year of relocation by an eligible business, the amount, if any, by which the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the eligible business in the eligible area in the taxable year in which it is claiming the credit authorized by this article exceeds the sum of (I) the number of total attributed eligible aggregate employment shares that are attributed in the taxable year in which the credit is claimed to relocations that took place in years of relocation later than the specified year of relocation and (II) the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by it in the eligible area in the taxable year immediately preceding such specified year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local agency: shall include all county, city, town and village governing bodies, all other public corporations, special districts and school districts in the state. See N.Y. Executive Law 401
  • local director: means the director of a county or city veterans' service agency. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • Local government: means a village, town (outside the area of any incorporated village) or city. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Local youth bureau: shall mean a youth bureau, not included within the definition of municipal youth bureau pursuant to subdivision eight of this section, that engages in activities, including, but not

    limited to, the operation, administration or monitoring of youth development programs, throughout a particular village, town or city. See N.Y. Executive Law 412

  • Lower Manhattan base shares: means the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the special eligible business in the eligible Lower Manhattan area in the year prior to the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Means of egress: means a continuous unobstructed way of exit from any point in a building or structure to a public way. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • military status: when used in this article means a person's participation in the military service of the United States or

    the military service of the state, including but not limited to, the armed forces of the United States, the army national guard, the air national guard, the New York naval militia, the New York guard, and such additional forces as may be created by the federal or state government as authorized by law. See N.Y. Executive Law 292

  • Minority group member: shall mean a United States citizen or permanent resident alien who is and can demonstrate membership in one of the following groups:

    (a) Black persons having origins in any of the Black African racial groups;

    ** (b) Hispanic persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American of either Indian or Hispanic origin, regardless of race;

    ** NB Effective until January 11, 2020

    ** (b) Hispanic/Latino persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American of either Indian or Hispanic origin, regardless of race;

    ** NB Effective January 11, 2020

    (c) Native American or Alaskan native persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America. See N.Y. Executive Law 310

  • 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.
  • Municipal youth bureau: shall mean either:

    a. See N.Y. Executive Law 412

  • Municipality: shall mean a county, or a city having a population of one million or more. See N.Y. Executive Law 412
  • Municipality: means any county, city, town, village, or school district. See N.Y. Executive Law 481
  • Municipality: shall mean a county, or a city having a population of one million or more. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • New York city base shares: means the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the special eligible business in the city of New York in the year prior to the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • 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.
  • Office: shall mean the division of minority and women's business development in the department of economic development. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Office: means the office of fire prevention and control created pursuant to article six-C of this chapter. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Office: shall mean the office of children and family services established in the department of family assistance by chapter four hundred thirty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-seven. See N.Y. Executive Law 412
  • Office: means the state office of rural affairs created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 481
  • organized militia of the state: when used in this article, means service other than permanent, full-time service in the military forces of the state of New York including but not limited to the New York army national guard, the New York air national guard, the New York naval militia and the New York guard. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Particular eligible premises: means the portion of such particular premises that meets the requirements for eligible premises specified in subdivision (e) of this section. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Particular premises: means all premises occupied by an eligible business within a single building. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • parties to the proceeding: means the complainant, respondent, necessary parties and persons permitted to intervene as parties in a proceeding with respect to a complaint filed under this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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.
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, corporation, company, trust, association or other entity, however organized. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 60.01
  • Person: means and includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, corporation, estate or trust, limited liability company, and any combination of the foregoing. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, corporation, estate or trust, limited liability company, and any combination of the foregoing. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Personal net worth: shall mean the aggregate adjusted net value of the assets of an individual remaining after total liabilities are deducted. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary plat: means a drawing prepared in a manner prescribed by local regulation showing the layout of a proposed subdivision including, but not restricted to, road and lot layout and approximate dimensions, key plan, topography and drainage, all proposed facilities unsized, including preliminary plans and profiles, at suitable scale and in such detail as local regulation may require. See N.Y. General City Law 32
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Project: shall mean a neighborhood based initiatives project established in accordance with section five hundred forty-eight-c of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • Qualifying business location: means a business location of a special eligible business located outside the city of New York at which such business has been conducting substantial business operations for the twenty-four months immediately preceding the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • real estate salesperson: means a person employed by a licensed real estate broker to list for sale, sell or offer for sale, at auction or otherwise, to buy or offer to buy or to negotiate the purchase or sale or exchange of real estate, or to negotiate a loan on real estate, or to lease or rent or offer to lease, rent or place for rent any real estate, or who collects or offers or attempts to collect rent for the use of real estate for or in behalf of such real estate broker. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • reasonable accommodation: means actions taken which permit an employee, prospective employee or member with a disability, or a pregnancy-related condition, to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job or occupation sought or held and include, but are not limited to, provision of an accessible worksite, acquisition or modification of equipment, support services for persons with impaired hearing or vision, job restructuring and modified work schedules; provided, however, that such actions do not impose an undue hardship on the business, program or enterprise of the entity from which action is requested. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • regulated creditor: when used in this article, means any creditor, as herein defined, which has received its charter, license, or organization certificate, as the case may be, from the department of financial services or which is otherwise subject to the supervision of the department of financial services. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Relocate: means to transfer pre-existing business operations to premises that are or will become eligible premises in accordance with subdivision (e) of this section, or to establish new business operations at such premises, provided that an eligible business shall not be deemed to have relocated unless at least one employee, partner or sole proprietor of the eligible business is transferred to such premises from pre-existing business operations conducted outside the eligible area. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • relocate: means to transfer pre-existing business operations to one or more premises which are or will become eligible premises in accordance with subdivision (e) of this section, or to establish new business operations at such premises, provided that an eligible business shall not be deemed to have relocated unless at least one employee, partner or sole proprietor of the eligible business is transferred to such premises from pre-existing business operations conducted outside the city of New York. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Relocated Employee: means an employee of a special eligible business who (1) has worked at a qualifying business location of the eligible business outside of the city of New York continuously, full-time or part-time, for the ten work weeks prior to the date of relocation and continuously from the date of relocation until the date of transfer to eligible premises, (2) is transferred to eligible premises, and (3) continues to work for the eligible business at the eligible premises for at least ten full work weeks after the date of transfer. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Relocated employee base shares: means the number of full-time work weeks worked by relocated employees in eligible premises during the twelve calendar months after the month of relocation, divided by the number of weeks in such twelve months, plus the number of part-time work weeks worked by such employees in such premises divided by twice the number of weeks in such months. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • 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.
  • reserve armed forces: when used in this article, means service other than permanent, full-time service in the military forces of the United States including but not limited to service in the United States Army Reserve, the United States Naval Reserve, the United States Marine Corps Reserve, the United States Air Force Reserve, or the United States Coast Guard Reserve. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail activity: means any activity which consists predominantly of the sale, other than through the mail or by the telephone or by means of the internet, of tangible personal property to any person, for any purpose unrelated to the trade or business of such person, or which consists predominantly of the selling of services to individuals which generally involve the physical, mental and/or spiritual care of such individuals, or the physical care of the personal property of any person unrelated to the trade or business of such person, or which consists predominantly of the provision of retail banking services. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Retail activity: means any activity which consists predominately of the sale, other than through the mail, or by the telephone or by means of the internet, of tangible personal property to any person, for any purpose unrelated to the trade or business of such person, or which consists predominately of the selling of services to individuals which generally involve the physical, mental and/or spiritual care of such individuals, or the physical care of the personal property of any person unrelated to the trade or business of such person, or which consists predominately of the provision of retail banking services. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Revitalization area: means any area of a city having a population of one million or more, provided that in the city of New York a revitalization area shall mean any district that is zoned C4, C5, C6, M1, M2 or M3 in accordance with the zoning resolution of such city in any area such city except the area lying south of the center line of 96th Street in the borough of Manhattan. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Runaway and homeless youth crisis services program: shall mean :

    (a) any non-residential program approved by the office of children and family services, after submission by the municipality as part of its comprehensive plan, that provides services to runaway youth and homeless youth in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services; or

    (b) any residential program which is operated by an authorized agency as defined in subdivision ten of section three hundred seventy-one of the social services law, and certified by the office of children and family services to provide short-term residential services to runaway youth and homeless youth in accordance with the applicable regulations of the office of temporary and disability assistance and the office of children and family services. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A

  • Runaway youth: shall mean a person under the age of eighteen years who is absent from his or her legal residence without the consent of his or her parent, legal guardian or custodian. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • Rural areas: means counties within the state having less than two hundred thousand population, and the municipalities, individuals, institutions, communities, programs and such other entities or resources as are found therein. See N.Y. Executive Law 481
  • Rural development and revitalization: shall mean those policies, programs, laws, regulations, or other matters having to do with rural areas including, but not limited to, human services and community life; health care; education; business, economic development, and employment; agriculture;

    environment,

    land use, and natural resources; transportation; community facilities, housing; and local government services and management. See N.Y. Executive Law 481

  • Safe house: shall mean a residential program for sexually exploited children as defined in subdivision one of section four hundred forty-seven-a of the social services law. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • Secretary: means the secretary of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Service-disabled veteran: shall mean (a) in the case of the United States army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard, army national guard or air national guard and/or reserves thereof, a veteran who received a compensation rating of ten percent or greater from the United States department of veterans affairs or from the United States department of defense because of a service-connected disability incurred in the line of duty, and (b) in the case of the New York guard or the New York naval militia and/or reserves thereof, a veteran who certifies, pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the director, to having incurred an injury equivalent to a compensation rating of ten percent or greater from the United States department of veterans affairs or from the United States department of defense because of a service-connected disability incurred in the line of duty. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • 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.
  • Small business: means a business which is independently owned and operated, and which is not dominant in the field of operation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Small business set-aside: means a purchase request for which bids are to be invited and accepted only from small businesses by the chairman. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Small business set-asides: means a purchase request for which bids are to be invited and accepted only from small businesses by the chairman. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695*2
  • Special eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside the city of New York for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (m) of this section, (2) maintained employment shares at premises in Manhattan in the city of New York at some time during the period beginning January first, two thousand two, and ending on the date it enters into a lease or a contract to purchase the premises that will qualify as eligible premises pursuant to this section, and (3) on or after June thirtieth, two thousand five, relocates as defined in subdivision (m) of this section all or part of such business operations. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • State agency: shall mean (a) (i) any state department, or (ii) any division, board, commission or bureau of any state department, or (iii) the state university of New York and the city university of New York, including all their constituent units except community colleges and the independent institutions operating statutory or contract colleges on behalf of the state, or (iv) a board, a majority of whose members are appointed by the governor or who serve by virtue of being state officers or employees as defined in subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii) of paragraph (i) of subdivision one of section seventy-three of the public officers law:

    (b) a "state authority" as defined in subdivision one of section two of the public authorities law, and the following:

    Albany County Airport Authority;

    Albany Port District Commission;

    Alfred, Almond, Hornellsville Sewer Authority;

    Battery Park City Authority;

    Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority;

    (Nelson A. See N.Y. Executive Law 310

  • State agency: shall mean : (a)(i) any state department; or (ii) any division, board, commission or bureau of any state department; or (iii) the state university of New York and the city university of New York, including all their constituent units except community colleges and the independent institutions operating statutory or contract colleges on behalf of the state; or (iv) a board, a majority of whose members are appointed by the governor or who serve by virtue of being state officers or employees as defined in subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii) of paragraph (i) of subdivision one of section seventy-three of the public officers law. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • State agency: means any department, bureau, commission, board, public authority or other agency of the state, including any public benefit corporation any member of whose board is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • State agency: means any department, office, council, or agency of the state, or any public benefit corporation or authority authorized by the laws of the state. See N.Y. Executive Law 481
  • State aid: shall mean payments by the state to a municipality for or toward the cost of establishment, operation and/or maintenance of approved youth programs in accordance with the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 412
  • State assisted housing project: shall mean , for such projects which receive from the New York state housing finance agency, the affordable housing corporation, the housing trust fund corporation or the division of housing and community renewal a grant or loan for all or part of the total project cost:

    (a) a "permanent housing project for homeless families" or "project" as defined in subdivision five of section sixty-four of the private housing finance law;

    (b) a "project" as defined in subdivision twelve of section one thousand one hundred one of the private housing finance law provided said project is located in a large county and consists of more than twelve residential units at a single site;

    (c) "affordable home ownership development programs" or "project" as defined in subdivision eight of section one thousand one hundred eleven of the private housing finance law provided said project is located in a metropolitan area as herein defined and consists of more than twelve residential units at a single site;

    (d) a "turnkey/enhanced rental project" or "project" as defined in subdivision two of section one thousand one hundred six-a of the private housing finance law;

    (e) "infrastructure improvements" as defined in subdivision two of section one thousand one hundred thirty-one of the private housing finance law, to the extent that such "infrastructure improvements" are applied for in connection with a state assisted housing project as defined in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subdivision and provided further that the applicant for such infrastructure improvements and for such state assisted housing project are identical. See N.Y. Executive Law 310

  • State contract: shall mean : (a) a written agreement or purchase order instrument, providing for a total expenditure in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars, whereby a contracting agency is

    committed to expend or does expend funds in return for labor, services including but not limited to legal, financial and other professional services, supplies, equipment, materials or any combination of the foregoing, to be performed for, or rendered or furnished to the contracting agency; (b) a written agreement in excess of one hundred thousand dollars whereby a contracting agency is committed to expend or does expend funds for the acquisition, construction, demolition, replacement, major repair or renovation of real property and improvements thereon; and (c) a written agreement in excess of one hundred thousand dollars whereby the owner of a state assisted housing project is committed to expend or does expend funds for the acquisition, construction, demolition, replacement, major repair or renovation of real property and improvements thereon for such project. See N.Y. Executive Law 310

  • state contract: shall mean : (i) a written agreement or purchase order instrument, providing for a total expenditure in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars, whereby a contracting agency is committed to expend or does expend funds in return for labor, services including but not limited to legal, financial and other professional services, supplies, equipment, materials or any combination of the foregoing, to be performed for, or rendered or furnished to the contracting agency; (ii) a written agreement in excess of one hundred thousand dollars whereby a contracting agency is committed to expend or does expend funds for the acquisition, construction, demolition, replacement, major repair or renovation of real property and improvements thereon; and (iii) a written agreement in excess of one hundred thousand dollars whereby the owner of a state assisted housing project is committed to expend or does expend funds for the acquisition, construction, demolition, replacement, major repair or renovation of real property and improvements thereon for such project. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H
  • state director: means the New York state director of veterans' services. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • Statewide advocate: shall mean the person appointed by the commissioner to serve in the capacity of the minority and women-owned business enterprise statewide advocate. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • 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.
  • Subcontract: shall mean an agreement providing for a total expenditure in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars for the construction, demolition, replacement, major repair, renovation, planning or design of real property and improvements thereon between a contractor and any individual or business enterprise, including a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or not-for-profit corporation, in which a portion of a contractor's obligation under a state contract is undertaken or assumed, but shall not include any construction, demolition, replacement, major repair, renovation, planning or design of real property or improvements thereon for the beneficial use of the contractor. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Subdivision: means the division of any parcel of land into a number of lots, blocks or sites as specified in a law, rule or regulation, with or without streets or highways, for the purpose of sale, transfer of ownership, or development. See N.Y. General City Law 32
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • superintendent: when used in this article, means the head of the department of financial services appointed pursuant to section two hundred two of the financial services law. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Test subject: means an individual to whom a test or examination is administered. See N.Y. Executive Law 328
  • 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.
  • Total attributed eligible aggregate employment shares: means , for any relocation, the sum of the number of eligible aggregate employment shares apportioned to such relocation pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision, less any excess shares determined with respect to such relocation pursuant to paragraph two of this subdivision, plus any excess shares attributed to such relocation pursuant to paragraph three of this subdivision. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • 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.
  • Transitional independent living support program: shall mean :

    (a) any non-residential program approved by the office of children and family services, after submission by the municipality as part of its comprehensive plan, that provides supportive services to enable homeless youth to progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living, in accordance with the applicable regulations of the office of children and family services; or

    (b) any residential program established and operated to provide supportive services, in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services, to enable homeless youth to progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Truss type construction: means a fabricated structure of wood or steel, made up of a series of members connected at their ends to form a series of triangles to span a distance greater than would be possible with any of the individual members on their own. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • undeveloped: shall mean those plats where twenty percent or more of the lots within the plat are unimproved unless existing conditions, such as poor drainage, have prevented their development. See N.Y. General City Law 32
  • 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
  • unlawful discriminatory practice: includes only those practices specified in sections two hundred ninety-six, two hundred ninety-six-a, two hundred ninety-six-c and two hundred ninety-six-d of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • 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.
  • Utilization plan: shall mean a plan prepared by a contractor and submitted in connection with a proposed state contract. See N.Y. Executive Law 310
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • veteran: means a person, male or female, resident of this state, who has served in the active military or naval service of the United States during a war in which the United States engaged and who has been released from such service otherwise than by dishonorable discharge, or who has been furloughed to the reserve. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • Veteran: shall mean an individual who served on active duty in the United States army, navy, marine corps, air force, coast guard or the reserves component, or who served in active military service of the United States as a member of the army national guard, air national guard, New York guard or New York naval militia, who was released from such service otherwise then by dishonorable discharge after September eleventh, two thousand one. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-B
  • Veteran: shall mean a person who served in and who has received an honorable or general discharge from, the United States army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard, and/or reserves thereof, and/or in the army

    national guard, air national guard, New York guard and/or the New York naval militia. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H

  • Youth: shall mean any person under twenty-one years of age. See N.Y. Executive Law 412
  • Youth in need of crisis intervention or respite services: shall mean a person under the age of eighteen years who is a potential respondent under article seven of the family court act, who, with the consent of his or her parent or other person legally responsible for the youth, is determined by the local juvenile probation department or social services official to be in need of crisis intervention or respite services. See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • Youth program: shall mean a "youth bureau" "recreation project" or "youth service" project established under prior authorizing legislation establishing a temporary state youth commission as well as similar local programs designed to accomplish the broad purposes of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 412