Sections
Title 1 Power Authority of the State of New York 1000 – 1017
Title 1-A Long Island Power Authority 1020 – 1020-ZZ
Title 1-A* Green Island Power Authority 1020*2 – 1020-W*2
Title 1-B North Country Power Authority 1021 – 1021-S
Title 2 Albany Light, Heat and Power Authority 1025 – 1044
Title 2-A New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority 1045-A – 1045-BB
Title 2-A* New York City Water Board 1046
Title 2-B Buffalo Municipal Water Finance Authority 1048-A – 1049
Title 3 Erie County Water Authority 1050 – 1073
Title 4 Suffolk County Water Authority 1074 – 1092
Title 5 Monroe County Water Authority 1093 – 1113
Title 5-A South Nassau Water Authority 1114-A – 1114-S
Title 5-A*2 North Shore Water Authority 1114-A*2 – 1114-S*2
Title 6 Albany Municipal Water Finance Authority 1115 – 1115-BB
Title 6-A Albany Water Board 1116 – 1118
Title 6-B Clifton Park Water Authority 1120 – 1120-X
Title 6-C* Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority 1121*2 – 1144*2
Title 6-C Town of Wilton Water and Sewer Authority 1121 – 1146
Title 6-D Alfred, Almond, Hornellsville Sewer Authority 1147 – 1147-Z
Title 7 Onondaga County Water Authority 1150 – 1173
Title 7-A Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County 1174-A – 1174-S
Title 8 Buffalo Sewer Authority 1175 – 1195
Title 8-A New York State Local Water and Sewer Authority Act 1196-A – 1196-R
Title 8-B Water Authority of Great Neck North 1197-A – 1197-T
Title 8-C Water Authority of Western Nassau County 1198-A – 1198-T
Title 8-D Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority 1199 – 1199-X
Title 8-E Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority 1199-AA – 1199-XX
Title 8-E* Orange County Water Authority 1199-AA*2 – 1199-WW*2
Title 8-F Saratoga County Water Authority 1199-AAA – 1199-XXX
Title 8-G Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority 1199-AAAA – 1199-ZZZZ
Title 8-G* Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority 1199-AAAA*2 – 1199-YYYY*2
Title 9 New York City Transit Authority 1200 – 1221
Title 9-A Transit Construction Fund 1225-A – 1225-Q
Title 10 Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Finance Authority 1226-A – 1226-Z
Title 10-A Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board 1226-AA – 1226-BB
Title 10-B Niagara Falls Public Water Authority 1230-A – 1230-AA
Title 10-C Niagara Falls Water Board 1231-A – 1231-B
Title 10-D Nassau County Sewer and Storm Water Finance Authority 1232 – 1232-U
Title 11 Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority 1260 – 1279-L
Title 12 New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation 1280 – 1298
Title 11-A Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 1299 – 1299-U
Title 11-B Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1299-AA – 1299-XX
Title 11-C Capital District Transportation Authority 1300 – 1323
Title 11-D Central New York Regional Transportation Authority 1325 – 1348

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Authorities > Article 5 - Public Utility Authorities

  • Absconding: means intentionally avoiding supervision by failing to maintain contact or communication with the releasee's assigned community supervision officer or area bureau office and to notify his or her assigned community supervision officer or area bureau office of a change in residence, and reasonable efforts by the assigned community supervision officer to re-engage the releasee have been unsuccessful. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Accessory structure: means any structure or a portion of a main structure customarily incidental and subordinate to a principal land use or development and that customarily accompanies or is associated with such principal land use or development, including a guest cottage not for rent or hire that is incidental and subordinate to and associated with a single family dwelling. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means the federal Job Training Partnership Act as enacted into law by Public Law 97-300. See N.Y. Executive Law 971
  • 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
  • Administrator: means an entity with which the commissioner contracts for the purpose of administering elements of the preferred drug program, as established under section two hundred seventy-two of this article or the clinical drug review program established under section two hundred seventy-four of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • 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.
  • Advisory board: means that body established pursuant to this section or a criminal justice coordinating council whose members include the chief administrative officer and a majority of the members set forth in subdivision two of this section. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • Advisory council: shall mean the advisory council of the New York state office of science, technology, and academic research. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Advisory period: means that period no earlier than July first, two thousand six, after which the authority has determined that (a) for each of the three immediately preceding city fiscal years, the city has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures, other than capital items, the results of which did not show a deficit, without the use of any authority assistance, as provided for under section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title, when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and (b) the comptroller and the state comptroller jointly certify that securities were sold by the city during the immediately preceding city fiscal year in the general public market and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold by the city in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding city fiscal year in amounts that will satisfy substantially all of the capital and cash flow requirements of the city during that period in accordance with the financial plan then in existence. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Advisory period: means a period of time from the effective date of this title until the date when (a) the authority shall determine that for each fiscal year, through and including fiscal year two thousand twelve, that the county has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures the results of which do not show a major operating funds deficit when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, subject to the provisions of this title, and shall further determine that in the then current fiscal year there is a substantial likelihood that the results of the county's operations will not show a deficit in the major operating funds when so reported and (b) the comptroller shall certify that securities were sold by or for the benefit of the county during the fiscal year immediately preceding such date and the then current fiscal year in the general public market satisfied the financing requirements of the county during such period and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding fiscal year in amounts which will satisfy substantially all of the capital and cash flow requirements of the county during such period in accordance with the financial plan then in effect. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means the Adirondack park agency created by section eight hundred three of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • agency: shall mean any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council, committee or officer of the state, a public benefit corporation or public authority at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 145
  • Agricultural use: means any management of any land for agriculture; raising of cows, horses, pigs, poultry and other livestock; horticulture or orchards; including the sale of products grown or raised directly on such land, and including the construction, alteration or maintenance of fences, agricultural roads, agricultural drainage systems and farm ponds. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative revenues: means (i) sales and compensating use taxes that the city is authorized by the state to impose and (ii) taxes imposed pursuant to § 1107 of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • AMC: means an individual or business entity that:

    (a) provides appraisal management services to creditors or to secondary mortgage market participants, including affiliates;

    (b) provides such services in connection with valuing a consumer's real property as security for consumer credit transactions secured by a consumer's principal dwelling; and

    (c) within a given year, oversees an appraisal panel of more than fifteen appraisers working in New York state or twenty-five or more appraisers working in two or more states. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Amortized value: means for securities purchased at a premium above or a discount below par, the value as of any given date obtained by dividing the total amount of the premium or discount at which such securities were purchased by the number of days remaining to maturity on such securities at the time of such purchase and by multiplying the amount so calculated by the number of days having passed since the date of such purchase; and (a) in the case of securities purchased at a premium, by deducting the product thus obtained from the purchase price, and (b) in the case of securities purchased at a discount, by adding the product thus obtained to the purchase price. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Analysis: is a study of real estate or real property other than estimating value. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means any person acting on his behalf or authorized to act on behalf of any other person for the purpose of securing a permit. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal management services: means to, directly or indirectly, provide any of the following services on behalf of a lender, financial institution, client, or any other person in connection with valuing a consumer's principal dwelling as security for a consumer credit transaction or incorporating such transactions into securitizations:

    (a) administer an appraiser panel;

    (b) recruit, retain or select appraisers;

    (c) qualify or verify licensing or certification and negotiate fees and service level expectations with persons who are part of an appraiser panel;

    (d) contract with appraisers to perform appraisal assignments;

    (e) receive an order for an appraisal from one person, and deliver the order for the appraisal to an appraiser that is part of an appraiser panel for completion;

    (f) manage the process of having an appraisal performed, including providing administrative duties, such as receiving appraisal orders and reports, submitting completed appraisal reports to creditors and underwriters for services provided, and reimbursing appraisers for services performed;

    (g) track and determine the status of orders for appraisals;

    (h) conduct quality control of a completed appraisal prior to the delivery of the appraisal to the person that ordered the appraisal;

    (i) provide a completed appraisal performed by an appraiser to one or more clients; or

    (j) compensate appraisers for services rendered. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA

  • Appraisal report: means any written communication of an appraisal. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Appraisal review: means the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's work that was performed as part of an appraisal assignment. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • Appraiser: means a person licensed or certified pursuant to article six-E of this chapter. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • Appraiser panel: means a network, list or roster of licensed or certified appraisers approved by the appraisal management company to perform appraisals as independent contractors of the appraisal management company. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • 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 amendment: means an amendment submitted by the county executive upon approval by the advisory board or council and by the local legislative body, which has been determined by the division to meet the requirements set forth in section 266 of this article to provide eligible alcohol and substance abuse programs. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • Approved local land use program: means any local land use program approved by the agency under section eight hundred seven. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • association: as used in this article , is defined in section two, subdivision four, of this chapter. See N.Y. General Associations Law 18
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • authority: shall mean the corporation created by section eleven hundred forty-seven-c of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Authorized games of chance lessor: shall mean an authorized organization which has been granted a lessor's license pursuant to the provisions of this article or a municipality. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Authorized organization: shall mean and include any bona fide religious or charitable organization or bona fide educational, fraternal or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans or volunteer firefighters, which by its charter, certificate of incorporation, constitution, or act of the legislature, shall have among its dominant purposes one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article, provided that each shall operate without profit to its members, and provided that each such organization has engaged in serving one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article for a

    period of three years immediately prior to applying for a license under this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186

  • 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.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bell jars: shall mean and include those games in which a participant shall draw a card from a jar, vending machine, or other suitable device or container which contains numbers, colors or symbols that are covered and which, when uncovered, may reveal that a prize shall be awarded on the basis of a designated winning number, color or symbol or combination of numbers, colors or symbols. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • 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
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • BFSA: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • BFSA assistance: means : (a) the amount of debt service savings in a given city fiscal year generated from the proceeds of bonds, notes or other obligations made available to or for the benefit of the city or any covered organization as determined by the authority; or (b) the proceeds of any deficit financing authorized by the authority, or some combination thereof pursuant to the provisions of section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Bingo licensing law: shall mean Article 14-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: means "board of directors". See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • Board: shall mean the drug utilization review board. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Board: means the state board of real estate appraisal established pursuant to the provisions of section one hundred sixty-c of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Board: means the workers' compensation board. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • Board: means the state board of real estate appraisal which shall advise the department, as necessary, on implementation of, and enforcement of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • Board: means the state board of parole. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Board: means the New York motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud prevention board. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-K
  • Board: shall mean New York state gaming commission created pursuant to section one hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Board of directors: shall mean the governing board of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of a municipal assistance corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Bond or note facility: means any insurance policy, letter of credit or other credit enhancement with respect to bonds or notes of the corporation issued pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Bonds: shall mean the bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness, issued by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness, issued or incurred by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • 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
  • Cabinet: means the urban revitalization affairs cabinet created pursuant to an executive order to assist the governor in the coordination of state policies and programs affecting urban areas. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • Canal system: shall mean the canal waterways, lands and infrastructure as set out in § 2 of the canal law. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 73-0103
  • Capital financing need: means a period during which and only the extent to which the issuance of bonds in accordance with this title would assist the city in meeting its capital needs as determined by the mayor pursuant to section twenty-seven hundred ninety-nine-ff of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Cash flow borrowings: means :

    (a) notes issued by the authority on behalf of the city, the city's dependent school district or any other covered organization, the proceeds of which are used to address temporary cash flow needs of the city, the city's dependent school district or the applicable covered organization; and

    (b) bonds, notes and other obligations issued by the authority to refund notes of the authority described in paragraph (a) of this subdivision. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851

  • Central dispatch facility: means a central facility, wherever located, including a transportation network company, that (a) dispatches the registered owners of for-hire vehicles, or drivers acting as the designated agent of such registered owners, to both pick-up and discharge passengers in the state, and (b) has certified to the satisfaction of the department of state that more than ninety percent of its for-hire business is on a payment basis other than direct cash payment by a passenger; provided, however, that a central dispatch facility shall not include any such central facility that owns fifty percent or more of the cars it dispatches. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • 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
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • 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.
  • Chief elected officer: means in the case of a city, the mayor thereof; in the case of a town, the supervisor thereof; and in the case of a village, the mayor thereof. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • chief executive: means :

    (1) a county executive or manager of a county;

    (2) in a county not having a county executive or manager, the chairman or other presiding officer of the county legislative body;

    (3) a mayor of a city or village, except where a city or village has a manager, it shall mean such manager; and

    (4) a supervisor of a town, except where a town has a manager, it shall mean such manager. See N.Y. Executive Law 20

  • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the city as defined in subdivision five-a of § 2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Chief fiscal officer: means the chief fiscal officer of the city as defined in § 2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Chief fiscal officer: means the chief fiscal officer of the county as defined in the county charter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • City: means the city of Buffalo. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • City: means the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • City: shall mean the city of New York;

    2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • City: means the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City: means the city of Troy. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • City budget director: means the director of management and budget of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City charter: means the city government law of the city of Buffalo, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • City comptroller: means the comptroller of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City comptroller: means the comptroller of the city of Troy. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • city director: means a local director of a city veterans' service agency. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • City tax revenues: means the portion of the county's "net collections" as defined in § 1262 of the tax law, payable to the city under the agreement among the county, the city and the cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda entered into pursuant to the authority of subdivision (c) of § 1262 of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Civil service commission: shall mean the civil service commission of the county of Allegany. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • class B regional project: means the land use and development and subdivisions of land listed and so characterized in section eight hundred ten. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Classification of compatible uses lists: means the land use and development plan's lists of primary uses and secondary uses for the land use area contained in subdivision three of section eight hundred five. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Clearcutting: means any cutting of all or substantially all trees over six inches in diameter at breast height over any ten-year cutting cycle. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Clerk: shall mean the clerk of a municipality outside the city of New York. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Clinical drug review program: means the clinical drug review program created by section two hundred seventy-four of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Clinical laboratory services: shall mean the microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, biophysical, cytological or pathological examination of materials derived from the human body, for the purposes of obtaining information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or the assessment of health condition. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Coastal area: shall mean (a) the state's coastal waters, and (b) the adjacent shorelands, including landlocked waters and subterranean waters, to the extent such coastal waters and adjacent lands are strongly influenced by each other including, but not limited to, islands, wetlands, beaches, dunes, barrier islands, cliffs, bluffs, inter-tidal estuaries and erosion prone areas. See N.Y. Executive Law 911
  • Coastal waters: means lakes Erie and Ontario, the St. See N.Y. Executive Law 911
  • 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
  • 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
  • Commercial use: means any use involving the sale or rental or distribution of goods, services or commodities, either retail or wholesale, or the provision of recreation facilities or activities for a fee other than any such uses specifically listed on any of the classification of compatible uses lists. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Commission: shall mean the commission on forensic science established pursuant to section nine hundred ninety-five-a of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • 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
  • commission: means the disaster preparedness commission created pursuant to section twenty-one of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • 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
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of homes and community renewal;

    3. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the department of corrections and community supervision. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-B
  • 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
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • 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.
  • Community housing: means a dwelling unit (i) not exceeding one thousand five hundred square feet of floor space each (excluding the first floor of a garage), (ii) located on one contiguous parcel, (iii) located within a moderate intensity use or low intensity use land use area, (iv) located within three miles of a hamlet land use area and not closer than one-tenth mile of a shoreline of a lake, pond or navigable river or stream, or located within one mile of the location of the following post offices on the enactment date of this subdivision and not closer than one-tenth mile of a shoreline of a lake, pond or navigable river or stream: Athol, NY 12810; Brantingham, NY 13312; Gabriels, NY 12939; Hoffmeister, NY 13353; Hulett's Landing, NY 12841; Kattskill Bay, NY 12844; Paul Smiths, NY 12970; Piseco, NY 12139; Sabael, NY 12864; Wanakena, NY 13695; White Lake, NY 12786; and (v) limited in perpetuity by deed or other legal instrument enforceable by a third party and the state of New York to primary single family dwellings for persons with one hundred twenty per centum or less of the area median income, adjusted for family size, as defined by the United States department of housing and urban development for the county in which such project is located; provided however, that each dwelling unit shall constitute a separate lot, parcel or site for purposes of agency jurisdiction pursuant to subparagraph one of paragraph (b) and subparagraph one of paragraph (a) of subdivision two of section eight hundred ten of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Community supervision: means the supervision of individuals released into the community on temporary release, presumptive release, parole, conditional release, post release supervision or medical parole. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Company activities: shall mean activities of neighborhood preservation crime prevention, geared towards the heightened awareness and practice of community members in techniques stressing the reduction of opportunities for crimes to occur and the increased possibility of police apprehension of criminals. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-B
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complete application: shall mean an application for a permit which is in an approved form and is determined by the department to be complete for the purpose of commencing review of the application but which may need to be supplemented during the course of review as to matters contained in the application in order to enable the department to make the findings and determinations required by law. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • Comprehensive harbor management plan: shall mean a plan to address the problems of conflict, congestion and competition for space in the use of harbors, surface waters and underwater lands of the state within a city, town or village or abounding a city, town or village to a distance of fifteen hundred feet from shore. See N.Y. Executive Law 911
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Comptroller: shall mean the comptroller of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • 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
  • Construction: shall mean the negotiation, acquisition, erection, building, alteration, improvement, testing, increase, enlargement, extension, reconstruction, interconnection, renovation or rehabilitation of a sewer facility of a project as defined herein; the inspection and supervision thereof; and the engineering, architectural, legal, appraisal, fiscal, economic and environmental investigations, services and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures and other actions incidental thereto. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Construction: shall mean the erection, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, equipping, enlargement or extension of a life sciences and/or enabling sciences facility, including land acquisition and the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations, studies, surveys, designs, plans, drawings, specifications, procedures and other actions relating to a life science or enabling science facility. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Construction item: means any such item or material used in construction and which is procured directly by the public authority or office or any such item or material commonly used in construction which is procured by a person, other than a municipality, under contract with the public authority or office. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • contact: shall mean any conversation, in person or by telephonic or other remote means, or correspondence between any lobbyist engaged in the act of lobbying and any person within a state authority who can make or influence a decision on the subject of the lobbying on behalf of the authority, and shall include, at a minimum, all members of the governing board and all officers of the state authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2987
  • 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.
  • contract: shall mean the sole written agreement for a project between the department, as representative of the committee, and the approved applicant, providing for the terms under which funds may be used to finance allowable project costs as defined in section five hundred forty-eight-f of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 548-B
  • 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
  • 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 821
  • Control period: means that period of time from the effective date of this title, continuing until the authority determines that conditions have been met as provided in subdivision one of this section and the city qualifies for the onset of an advisory period. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Control period: means a period determined by the authority in accordance with section thirty-nine hundred fifty-nine of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Control period: means a period determined by the authority in accordance with section thirty-six hundred sixty-nine of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means and includes all banks, trust companies, safe deposit companies, investment companies, mutual trust investment companies, and, to the extent not provided otherwise under any regulation of the superintendent of financial services promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section fourteen-e of this chapter, stock-form savings banks and stock-form savings and loan associations. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • Corporation: shall mean the Roosevelt Island operating corporation created by this section;

    4. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • Corporation: means the corporate governmental agency created by section three thousand thirty-three of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • Corporation: means the corporate governmental agency created by section three thousand fifty-three of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of a portion of the city's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (b) cash flow needs of the city or any covered organization, (c) any object or purpose of the city or any covered organization, for which a period of probable usefulness is prescribed in section 11. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to finance a portion of the operating costs of the county or any covered organization as provided in sections thirty-nine hundred fifty-six and section thirty-nine hundred fifty-seven of this title, to the extent approved by the authority, (b) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of all or a portion of the county's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (c) cash flow needs of the county or any covered organization, (d) any object or purpose of the county or any covered organization, for which a period of probable usefulness is prescribed in section 11. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • costs: means costs, appropriated in the capital budget of the city pursuant to chapters nine and ten of the New York city charter, as amended from time to time, providing for the construction, reconstruction, acquisition or installation of physical public betterments or improvements, or the costs of any preliminary studies, surveys, maps, plans, estimates and hearings, or incidental costs, including, but not limited to, legal fees, printing or engraving, publication of notices, taking of title, apportionment of costs, and interest during construction, or any underwriting or other costs incurred in connection with the financing thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of a portion of the county's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (b) cash flow needs of the county, (c) tax certiorari settlements and judgments of any kind to which the county is a party, (d) appropriated capital costs of the county, including the costs of any preliminary studies, surveys, maps, plans, estimates and hearings, (e)

    amounts necessary to finance any county deficit, to the extent authorized by state law, or (f) incidental costs, including, but not limited to, legal fees, printing or engraving, publication of notices, taking of title, apportionment of costs, and capitalized interest, insurance premiums, costs related to items authorized in subdivisions seven through ten of section thirty-six hundred fifty-four of this title or any underwriting or other costs incurred in connection with the financing thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651

  • Council: means the city council of the city of Buffalo. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Council: shall mean the council on professional opportunity. See N.Y. Executive Law 940
  • Council: shall mean the Long Island South Shore Estuary reserve council created by section nine hundred sixty-four of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • Council: means the committee, board or council established by the governor to meet the requirements of section one hundred twenty-two of the act for a state job training coordinating council. See N.Y. Executive Law 971
  • 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
  • council: means the most integrated setting coordinating council. See N.Y. Executive Law 701
  • Council: means the council of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means the county of Erie. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • County: means Erie county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County: shall mean , unless otherwise specifically stated, the county of Allegany. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • County: means the county of Nassau. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County charter: means the county government law of Erie county, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County charter: means the county government law of Nassau county, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • county director: means a local director of a county veterans' service agency. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • County executive: means a county administrator, county manager, county director or county president and in cities with a population of one million or more, the mayor. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • County executive: means the county executive of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County executive: means the county executive of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County tax revenues: means net collections set aside for county purposes pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law, from the county's sales and compensating use taxes imposed pursuant to the authority of subpart B of part one of Article 29 of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County tax revenues: means (a) that portion of tax revenues that is deducted and withheld for transfer and credit by the authority to the county of Nassau revenue anticipation note withholding fund established by the authority and (b) the balance of tax revenues transferred by the authority to the county, pursuant to section thirty-six hundred fifty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Covered organization: means the city school district, the joint schools construction board of the city, as described in chapter six hundred five of the laws of two thousand, as amended, and the Buffalo municipal housing authority and any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the city, but excluding the authority and (a) any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or on the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the city to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, or (b) any state public authority defined in § 201 of the civil service law, unless specifically named above; provided, however, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Covered organization: means any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the county, but excluding the authority and (a) any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or on the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the county to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, or (b) any state public authority defined in section two hundred one of the civil service law, unless specifically named above; provided, however, no municipality or school district shall be treated as a covered organization solely because it shares sales and compensating use tax revenue with the county, provided further, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Covered organization: means the Nassau health care corporation, and any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the county, but excluding the authority and (i) any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or at the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the county to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, and provided that at the time of such exemption, there shall have been and during the period of such exemption there shall be an annual audit by a nationally recognized independent certified public accounting firm or consortium of firms, one of which shall be a nationally recognized firm, of the covered organization's financial statements performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and report by such auditor thereon which includes an opinion that the financial statements so audited have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and such other information as such auditors deem appropriate, (ii) any state public authority as defined in § 201 of the civil service law, unless specifically named above, or (iii) any governmental agency, authority, commission or instrumentality created by compact or agreement between the state of New York and another state or states; provided, however, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Covered services: means , with respect to dispatches from or by a central dispatch facility located in the state, all dispatches from such central dispatch facility regardless of where the pick-up or discharge occurs, and, with respect to dispatches from or by a central dispatch facility located outside the state, all dispatches involving a pick-up in the state, regardless of where the discharge occurs. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • 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 § 371 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.
  • Day of religious observance: means any day or portion thereof on which a religious observance imposes a substantial burden on any test subject's ability to participate in a licensing examination, or any particular day or days or any portion thereof which any individual observes as a sabbath or other holy day or days in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion. See N.Y. Executive Law 328
  • 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.
  • Department: shall mean the secretary of state or his or her designee. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • Department: shall mean the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Department: means the department of state. See N.Y. General Business Law 69-L
  • 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
  • Department: shall mean the department of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 159-E
  • Department: shall mean the department of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Department: means the department of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • Department: means the New York state department of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • Department: shall mean the department of labor. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • Department: means the department of corrections and community supervision. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Designated offender: means a person convicted of any felony defined in any chapter of the laws of the state or any misdemeanor defined in the penal law except: (a) a person convicted of prostitution under section 230. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • Development considerations: means the development considerations of the land use and development plan contained in subdivision four of section eight hundred five. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Development rights: means the rights granted to a lot or parcel of land under a zoning ordinance or local law respecting permissible use, area, bulk or height of improvements executed thereon. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119-BB
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the executive director of the urban affairs cabinet and chief administrative officer of the office of urban revitalization. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • 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
  • 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: as used in this title shall include such alternates, except that no alternate may designate an alternate pursuant to this subdivision. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-DD
  • Director: shall mean the director of the division of minority and women's business development. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • director: shall mean the director of the office of probation and correctional alternatives, "office" shall mean the office of probation and correctional alternatives, "commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services and "division" shall mean the division of criminal justice services. See N.Y. Executive Law 240
  • Director: means the director of the office of business permits. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • Director of management and budget: means the director of management and budget of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • 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
  • disability: means , with respect to an individual:

    (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual;

    (b) a record of such an impairment; or

    (c) being regarded as having such an impairment. See N.Y. Executive Law 701

  • disaster: means occurrence or imminent, impending or urgent threat of wide spread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made causes, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, high water, landslide, mudslide, wind, storm, wave action, volcanic activity, epidemic, disease outbreak, air contamination, terrorism, cyber event, blight, drought, infestation, explosion, radiological accident, nuclear, chemical, biological, or bacteriological release, water contamination, bridge failure or bridge collapse. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • Disaster emergency response personnel: means agencies, public officers, employees, or affiliated volunteers having duties and

    responsibilities under or pursuant to a comprehensive emergency management plan. See N.Y. Executive Law 20

  • discharged LGBT veteran: means a veteran who was discharged less than honorably from military or naval service due to their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, as those terms are defined in section two hundred ninety-two of this chapter, or statements, consensual sexual conduct, or consensual acts relating to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or the disclosure of such statements, conduct, or acts, that were prohibited by the military or naval service at the time of discharge. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • 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:
  • Disparity study: shall mean the most recent study of disparities between the utilization of minority group members and women in the performance of state contracts and the availability of minority group members and women to perform such work by the director pursuant to article fifteen-A of this chapter. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • Distressed urban area: means communities within cities or urban counties of the state characterized by blight, stagnating or declining tax base, an unemployment rate in excess of the statewide average, an aged housing stock, a stagnating or declining population or the existence of ten per centum or more of the population at or below the poverty level. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • Districts: shall mean fire districts created pursuant to Article 11 of the town law. See N.Y. Executive Law 155-A
  • Diversity practices: shall mean the contractor's practices and policies with respect to:

    (a) utilizing or mentoring 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 state division of human rights created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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: shall mean the New York state division of housing and community renewal;

    6. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • Division: shall mean the department of economic development's division of minority and women's business development. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • Division: shall mean the division of criminal justice services. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-B
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • DNA record: means DNA identification information prepared by a forensic DNA laboratory and stored in the state DNA identification index for purposes of establishing identification in connection with law enforcement investigations or supporting statistical interpretation of the results of DNA analysis. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • DNA subcommittee: shall mean the subcommittee on forensic DNA laboratories and forensic DNA testing established pursuant to subdivision thirteen of section nine hundred ninety-five-b of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • drug: means a drug defined in subdivision seven of § 6802 of the education law, for which a prescription is required under the federal food, drug and cosmetic act. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • ECFSA: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • education department optional retirement program: means the retirement program established pursuant to part V of this article. See N.Y. Education Law 180
  • 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 4 of the real property tax law; or

    (b) any for-profit entity that operates a college, university, licensed private career school or certified English as a second language school which holds itself out to the public to be non-sectarian and which is not exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of Article 4 of the real property tax law; or

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

  • electing employee: means any eligible employee who exercises his election pursuant to this part V of this article to participate in the education department optional retirement program. See N.Y. Education Law 180
  • Eligible alcohol and substance abuse programs: means eligible programs which serve to assist the courts, public officers and others in identifying and avoiding inappropriate incarceration by providing services to offenders who have or have had a history of alcohol or substance abuse and who, having been charged with or convicted of a felony are also at risk of incarceration as a pre-trial detainee, a determinate sentenced offender, an indeterminate sentenced offender, a probation violator, or a parole violator. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • eligible employee: means each employee of the education department who occupies a position which is designated by the commissioner as requiring the rendering of professional services within the field of supervision of higher education, and who, at the time of his initial employment with the department or within one year prior thereto, owns or owned a contract which may legally be continued pursuant to this part. See N.Y. Education Law 180
  • Eligible entity: shall mean any organization

    (a) officially designated as a community action agency or a community action program under the provisions of section two hundred ten of the economic opportunity act of 1964 for fiscal year 1981, unless such community action agency or a community action program lost its designation under section two hundred ten of such act as a result of a failure to comply with the provisions of such act; or

    (b) designated by the process described in section one hundred fifty-nine-m of this article (including an organization serving migrant or seasonal farmworkers that is so described or designated). See N.Y. Executive Law 159-E

  • Eligible programs: means existing programs, enhancement of existing programs or initiation of new programs or, if submitting an approved amendment pursuant to section two hundred sixty-six of this article, eligible alcohol and substance abuse programs as defined in paragraph c of this subdivision which serve to assist the court, public officers or others in identifying and avoiding the inappropriate use of incarceration. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • Emergency: shall mean a natural or an accidental human-made event which presents an immediate threat to life, health, property, or natural resources. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • Emergency condition: means a medical or behavioral condition as determined by the prescriber or pharmacists, the onset of which is sudden, that manifests itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, and for which delay in beginning treatment prescribed by the patient's health care practitioner would result in:

    (a) placing the health or safety of the person afflicted with such condition or other person or persons in serious jeopardy;

    (b) serious impairment to such person's bodily functions;

    (c) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part of such person;

    (d) serious disfigurement of such person; or

    (e) severe discomfort. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270

  • Emergency management director: means the government official responsible for emergency preparedness, response and recovery for a county, city, town, or village. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • employer: shall include all employers within the state. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • employing or master plumber: shall mean a person having a regular place of business and who, by himself or journeymen plumbers in his employ, performs plumbing work. See N.Y. General City Law 40
  • employment agency: includes any person undertaking to procure employees or opportunities to work. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Enabling sciences: shall mean those science disciplines which may be directly applied to life science research, including but not limited to, engineering, material science, chemistry, computer science, electronics, physics, bioinfomatics, nanotechnologies and applications of microelectronics and micro-electromechanical devices. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • 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.
  • Environmental notice bulletin: shall mean the publication of the department published pursuant to section 3-0306 of this chapter. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • 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.
  • Estuary: shall mean all or part of the mouth of a river or stream or any body of water having an unimpaired natural connection with the open sea and within which sea water is measurably diluted with fresh-water derived from land drainage, including associated aquatic ecosystems and those portions of tributaries draining into the estuary up to the historic height of migration of anadromous fish or the historic head of tidal influence, whichever is higher. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • Event game: shall mean a bell jar game in which certain winners are determined by the random selection of one or more bingo numbers, the use of a seal card or by another method approved by the board. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive director: shall mean the executive director of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs. See N.Y. Executive Law 550
  • Executive director: shall mean the executive director of the New York state office of science, technology, and academic research. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • existing use: means any land use or development in existence at any given time. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • 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 Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • 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: means the motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud prevention fee established pursuant to § 9110 of the insurance law. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-K
  • 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
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the city and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the county and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-nine hundred fifty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the county and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-six hundred sixty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Financial relationship: shall mean an ownership interest, investment interest or compensation arrangement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • 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
  • Fire companies: shall mean fire companies governed by the not-for-profit corporation law. See N.Y. Executive Law 155-A
  • Fire company: means :

    a. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 100

  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Flag: shall mean the flag of the United States of America. See N.Y. Executive Law 401
  • Flare: shall mean a poster description of the bell jar game, which shall include a declaration of the number of winners and amount of prizes in each deal, the number of prizes available in the deal, the number of tickets in each deal which contain the stated prize; the manufacturer's game form number, and the serial number of the deal which shall be identical to the serial number imprinted on each ticket contained in the deal. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • 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
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation which is licensed by the superintendent under the provisions of article two of this chapter to do business in this state or is applying for such license and a corporation authorized to conduct business in this state pursuant to article five-C of this chapter or is applying for such authorization. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • forensic DNA laboratory: shall mean any forensic laboratory operated by the state or unit of local government, that performs forensic DNA testing on crime scenes or materials derived from the human body for use as evidence in a criminal proceeding or for purposes of identification and the term "forensic DNA testing" shall mean any test that employs techniques to examine deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information to resolve issues of identification. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • forensic laboratory: shall mean any laboratory operated by the state or unit of local government that performs forensic testing on evidence in a criminal investigation or proceeding or for purposes of identification. See N.Y. Executive Law 995
  • Forestry use: means any management, including logging, of a forest, woodland or plantation and related research and educational activities, including the construction, alteration or maintenance of woodroads, skidways, landings, fences and forest drainage systems. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the New York black car operators' injury compensation fund, inc. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • Fund: means the motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud prevention fund established pursuant to § 89-d of the state finance law. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-K
  • 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
  • Games of chance: shall mean and include only the games known as "merchandise wheels" "coin boards" "merchandise boards" "seal cards" "event games" "raffles" and "bell jars" and such other specific games as may be authorized by the board, in which prizes are awarded on the basis of a designated winning number or numbers, color or colors, symbol or symbols determined by chance, but not including games commonly known as "bingo or lotto" which are controlled under article fourteen-H of this chapter and also not including "bookmaking" "policy or numbers games" and "lottery" as defined in § 225. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Governing body: shall mean :

    (a) In the case of a village, county, town or village or district corporation the finance board, as such term is defined in subdivision four of § 2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A

  • Governor: means the governor of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • 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.
  • Group practice: shall mean a group of two or more practitioners organized as a partnership, professional corporation, foundation, not-for-profit corporation, faculty practice plan or similar association; and

    (a) in which each practitioner who is a member of the group provides substantially the full range of services which the practitioner routinely provides, including medical care, consultation, diagnosis or treatment, through the joint use of shared office space, facilities, equipment and personnel; and

    (b) for which substantially all of the services of the practitioners who are members of the group are provided through the group and are billed in the name of the group and amounts so received are treated as receipts of the group; and

    (c) in which the overhead expenses of the income from the practice are distributed in accordance with methods previously determined by members of the group; and

    (d) provided, however, in the case of a faculty practice plan associated with a hospital with an approved residency training program in which practitioner members may provide a variety of different specialty services and provide professional services both within and outside the group, as well as perform other tasks such as research, the provisions of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this subdivision shall be applied only with respect to the services provided within the faculty practice plan. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238

  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care provider: shall mean a practitioner in an individual practice, group practice, partnership, professional corporation or other authorized form of association, a hospital or other health care institution issued an operating certificate pursuant to this chapter or the mental hygiene law, a certified home health agency or a licensed home care services agency, and any other purveyor of health or health related items or services including but not limited to a clinical laboratory, a physiological laboratory, a pharmacy, a purveyor of x-ray or imaging services, a purveyor of physical therapy services, a purveyor of health or health related supplies, appliances or equipment, or an ambulance service. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • 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.
  • Historic preservation: means , for the purposes of this article and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the study, designation, protection, restoration, rehabilitation and use of buildings, structures, districts, areas, sites or objects significant in the history, architecture, archeology or culture of this state, its communities, or the nation. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119-BB
  • homeless youth: as used in this article shall be deemed to include "homeless young adults". See N.Y. Executive Law 532-A
  • 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
  • Immediate family member: shall include spouse; birth and adoptive parents, children and siblings; stepparents, stepchildren and stepsiblings;

    fathers-in-law,

    mothers-in-law,

    brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law; and grandparents and grandchildren. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238

  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • In existence: means (a) with respect to any land use or development, including any structure, that such use or development has been substantially commenced or completed, and (b) with respect to any

    subdivision or portion of a subdivision, that such subdivision or portion has been substantially commenced and that substantial expenditures have been made for structures or improvements directly related thereto. See N.Y. Executive Law 802

  • incident management team: means a state certified team of trained personnel from different departments, organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions within the state, or a region of the state, activated to support and manage major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, regional, and state resources. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • 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.
  • Industrial use: means any manufacturing, production or assembly of goods or material, including any on site waste disposal area directly associated with an industrial use. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inland waterways: shall mean (a) the state's major inland lakes consisting of lakes Baldwin, Ballston, Big Tupper, Black, Brant, Campfire, Canadarago, Canandaigua, Carmel, Casse, Cazenovia, Cayuga, Champlain, Charles, Chateaugay, Chautauqua, Chazy, Conesus, Cranberry, Dean Pond (in the county of Putnam), Drew, East Caroga, Dickiebusch, Echo (in the county of Westchester), George, Gilead, Glencoma, Great Sacandaga, Honeoye, Indian, Journeys End, Junior (in the county of Westchester), Katonah, Kentwood, Keuka, Kirk, Kitchawan, Little Wolf (in the county of Franklin), Lincolndale, Long, Lost (in the county of Putnam), Meahagh, Mirror, MacGregor, Mahopac, Minerva, Mohegan, Nimham, Neatahwanta, Northville, Oceola, Oneida, Onondaga, Oscaleta, Ossi, Otisco, Otsego, Owasco, Palmer, Paradox, Peach, Placid, Purdys, Putnam, Raquette, Rippowam, Ronkonkoma, Round, Sacandaga, Saratoga, Schroon, Secor, Seneca, Shenorock, Skaneateles, Silver (in the county of Wyoming), Sagamore, Saranac, Seven Hills, Sparkle, Tibet, Tonetta, Teakettle Spout, Truesdale, Waccabuc, West Caroga and Wixon, Simon (in the county of Franklin) and the Fulton chain of lakes; (b) the state's major rivers comprised of the Allegheny, Ausable, Battenkill, Black, Boquet, Bronx, Canisteo, Chaumont (including Chaumont bay), Chemung, Chenango, Cohocton, Delaware, Deer, Genesee, Grasse, Great Chazy, Hoosic, Hudson north of the federal dam at Troy, Indian, Little (in the Adirondack park), Little Ausable, Little Salmon (including north and south branches), Mad, Mettowee, Mohawk, Oswegatchie, Oswego, Pocantico, Racquette, Sacandaga, Salmon, Saranac, Saw Mill, Schroon, St. See N.Y. Executive Law 911
  • Institute: shall mean the New York state Martin Luther King, Jr. See N.Y. Executive Law 321
  • insurer: means a life insurance corporation, or other corporation, subject to department of financial services supervision. See N.Y. Education Law 180
  • 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
  • Interested investor: shall mean , with respect to a health care provider, an investor who is a practitioner in a position to make or to influence referrals or business to the health care provider, or who is an immediate family member of such an investor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Interim finance period: means the period of time from the effective date of this title until the date when (a) the authority shall determine, based on annual audit reports furnished in accordance with this title, that for each fiscal year, through and including fiscal year two thousand eight, that the county has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures the results of which did not show a major operating funds deficit when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, subject to the provisions of this title, and shall further determine that in the then current fiscal year there is a substantial likelihood that the results of the county's operations will not show a deficit in the major operating funds when so reported and (b) the chief fiscal officer shall certify that securities sold by or for the benefit of the county during the fiscal year immediately preceding such date and the then current fiscal year in the general public market satisfied the financing requirements of the county during such period and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding fiscal year in amounts which will satisfy substantially all of the capital and seasonal financing requirements of the county during such period in accordance with the financial plan then in effect. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Investor: shall mean , with respect to a health care provider, a person with a financial relationship with the health care provider, subject to the exceptions provided in paragraph (b) of subdivision three, subdivision four and paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section two hundred thirty-eight-a of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Junk dealer: means any individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, or partnership engaged in the business of purchasing and reselling valuable metal either at a permanently established place of business or in connection with a business of an itinerant nature, including junk shops, junk yards, junk stores, auto wreckers, salvage yards, collectors of or dealers in junk and junk cars or trucks, but shall not include any individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, or partnership duly licensed as a scrap processor as provided in article six-c of this chapter. See N.Y. General Business Law 60
  • Junk metal: means any product made of steel, copper, copper alloy, brass, aluminum, or aluminum alloy that is readily used or useable by a public utility, railroad, county, city or state highway department, public or private school, or an institution of higher education or which has an established market for resale to scrap processors as defined in section sixty-nine-e of this chapter. See N.Y. General Business Law 60
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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
  • Land: means the earth, on or below the surface of the ground, including water and air above, the flora and fauna. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Land use areas: means the six types of land use areas of the land use and development plan delineated on the plan map and provided for in subdivision three of section eight hundred five. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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 purposes: shall mean one or more of the following causes, deeds or activities:

    (a) Those which shall benefit needy or deserving persons indefinite in number by enhancing their opportunity for religious or educational advancement, by relieving them from disease, suffering or distress, or by contributing to their physical wellbeing, by assisting them in establishing themselves in life as worthy and useful citizens, or by increasing their comprehension of and devotion to the principles upon which this nation was founded and enhancing their loyalty to their governments. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186

  • 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
  • lawfully: means in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including, without limitation, possession of and compliance with any permit or other approval required under the public health law, the environmental conservation law, any local or other governmental regulation. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: shall mean the lease, dated December twenty-third, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, as heretofore or hereafter amended, among the city of New York, the New York state urban development corporation and the Roosevelt Island development corporation, pursuant to which the city leased substantially all of Roosevelt Island to the New York state urban development corporation for development substantially in accordance with the development plan referred to therein;

    7. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • 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.
  • License period: shall mean a period of time not to exceed fourteen consecutive hours and, for purposes of the game of chance known as a bell jar and a raffle, "license period" shall mean a period of time running from January first to December thirty-first of each year. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Licensee: means a person as herein defined licensed to engage in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems under this article. See N.Y. General Business Law 69-L
  • Licensing examination: means any test or examination that is given in New York and used to determine whether an applicant will be licensed, certified, admitted, or otherwise permitted to practice any profession, business, trade, activity, or pursuit. See N.Y. Executive Law 328
  • Life sciences: shall mean those science disciplines relating to the study of living organisms and vital processes. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • lobbying: shall mean and include any attempt to influence:

    (i) the adoption or rejection of any rule or regulation having the force and effect of law by a public authority, and

    (ii) the outcome of any rate making proceeding by a public authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2987

  • Local agency: means any community organization created for the purposes of enhancing the revitalization of distressed urban areas. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • 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 government: means any city, town or village whose boundaries lie wholly or partly within the Adirondack park, except that such term shall not include in the case of a town that portion thereof within any incorporated village. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Local land use program: means any comprehensive land use and development planning and control program undertaken by a local government that includes local land use controls, such as zoning and subdivision regulations and a sanitary code, and governs land use and development and subdivision of land within the entire jurisdiction of the local government. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Local licensing authority: means the governmental agency in the state, if any, that is authorized to license a central dispatch facility. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • 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
  • Major operating funds: means the city general fund, the board of education general fund, the city enterprise funds, the board of education special project funds, together with any other funds of the city or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Major operating funds: means the county general fund, the social services fund, the county road fund, the capital fund, the debt service fund, the sewer fund, together with any other funds of the county or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Major operating funds: means the general fund, the police district fund, the police headquarters fund, the county parks fund and the fire prevention fund of the county, together with any other funds of the county or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Major public utility use: means any electric power transmission or distribution line and associated equipment of a rating of more than fifteen kilovolts which is one mile or more in length; any telephone inter-exchange or trunk cable or feeder cable which is one mile or more in length; any telephone distribution facility containing twenty-five or more pairs of wire and designed to provide initial telephone service for new structures; any television, cable television, radio, telephone or other communication transmission tower; any pipe or conduit or other appurtenance used for the transmission of gas, oil or other fuel which is one mile or more in length; any electric substation, generating facility or maintenance building and any water or sewage pipes or conduits, including any water storage tanks, designed to service fifty or more principal buildings. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Manufacturer agreement: means an agreement between the commissioner and a pharmaceutical manufacturer under paragraph (b) of subdivision eleven of section two hundred seventy-two of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Master plan for management of state lands: means the master plan for management of state lands referred to in section eight hundred sixteen. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • 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
  • Members: shall mean the members of the board of directors. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Mental hygiene facility: shall mean a facility as defined in subdivision six of § 1. See N.Y. Executive Law 550
  • merchandise board: shall mean a board used in conjunction with bell jar tickets which contains and displays various coins and/or merchandise as prizes. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • 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
  • Mineral extraction: means any extraction, other than specimens or samples, from the land of stone, coal, salt, ore, talc, granite, petroleum products or other materials, except for commercial sand, gravel or topsoil extractions; including the construction, alteration or maintenance of mine roads, mine tailing piles or dumps and mine drainage. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Minor project: shall mean a proposed project which by its nature and with respect to its location will not have a significant impact on the environment and will not exceed criteria established in rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to subdivision one of section 70-0107 of this article. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • Minority: shall mean a resident of New York state or a permanent resident alien residing in New York state who is a member of a group historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health, and health-related professions as defined by the regents after consultation with the council. See N.Y. Executive Law 940
  • 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/Latino persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American of either Indian or Hispanic origin, regardless of race;

    (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.
  • Mobile home: means any self-contained dwelling unit that is designed to be transported on its own wheels or those of another vehicle, may contain the same water supply, sewage disposal and electric system as immobile housing and is used for either permanent or seasonal occupancy. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • most integrated setting: means a setting that is appropriate to the needs of the individual with the disability and enables that individual to interact with nondisabled persons to the fullest extent possible. See N.Y. Executive Law 701
  • Multiple family dwelling: means any apartment, town house, condominium or similar building, including the conversion of an existing single family dwelling, designed for occupancy in separate dwelling units therein by more than one family. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Municipal assistance corporation: means a corporation created pursuant to section three thousand ten of this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Municipal corporations: shall mean a county, city, town and village. See N.Y. Executive Law 155-A
  • Municipal youth bureau: shall mean either:

    a. See N.Y. Executive Law 412

  • municipalities: shall include public corporations as defined in subdivision one of § 66 of the general construction law and special districts as defined in subdivision sixteen of § 102 of the real property tax law. See N.Y. Executive Law 151
  • Municipalities: shall mean municipal corporations. See N.Y. Executive Law 155-A
  • 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 city in the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Municipality: shall mean any city, county, town, village or county or town acting on behalf of an improvement district. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Municipality: shall mean any city, town or village within this state. See N.Y. Executive Law 432
  • 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
  • municipality: means a public corporation as defined in subdivision one of § 66 of the general construction law and a special district as defined in subdivision sixteen of section one hundred two of the real property tax law. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • municipality: as used in this article shall mean a city, a village, a county on behalf of a county water district and a town acting on behalf of a water district or water storage and distribution district, including a water district governed by a separate board of commissioners. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 110
  • Municipality: shall mean any city, town or village, incorporated or unincorporated, within the state of New York. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-B
  • municipality: as used in this article shall mean a city, a village, a county on behalf of a county drainage district, a town and a town acting on behalf of a town drainage district. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119-F
  • Municipality: shall mean any city, town or village within this state. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Nassau county interim finance authority: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • NCIFA assistance: means the amount of debt service savings in a given fiscal year generated from the proceeds of bonds made available to or for the benefit of the county or any covered organization as determined by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • necessary party: means any person who has such an interest in the subject matter of a proceeding under this article, or whose rights are so involved, that no complete and effective disposition can be made without his or her participation in the proceeding. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Net proceeds: shall mean (a) in relation to the gross receipts from one or more license periods of games of chance, the amount that shall remain after deducting the reasonable sums necessarily and actually

    expended

    for

    supplies

    and

    equipment,

    prizes, security-personnel, stated rental if any, bookkeeping or accounting services according to a schedule of compensation prescribed by the board, janitorial services and utility supplies if any, license fees, and the cost of bus transportation, if authorized by the clerk or department and (b) in relation to the gross rent received by an authorized games of chance lessor for the use of its premises by a game of chance licensee, the amount that shall remain after deducting the reasonable sums necessarily and actually expended for janitorial services and utility supplies directly attributable thereto if any. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186

  • new land use: means any land use or development that is not a preexisting use. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Non preferred drug: means a prescription drug that is included in the preferred drug program and is not one of the drugs on the preferred drug list because it is either: (a) in a therapeutic class that is included in the preferred drug program and is not one of the drugs on the preferred drug list in that class or (b) manufactured by a pharmaceutical manufacturer with whom the commissioner is negotiating or has negotiated a manufacturer agreement and is not a preferred drug under a manufacturer agreement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Non-technical violation: means : (a) the commission of a new felony or misdemeanor offense; or (b) conduct by a releasee who is serving a sentence for an offense defined in article 130 of the penal law or section 255. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • notes: means bonds and notes, respectively, issued by a municipal assistance corporation pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obesity: means the condition in which a person's body mass index is at least thirty kilograms per meter squared, or where a person's body mass index is at least twenty-seven kilograms per meter squared and the person suffers from one or more of the following conditions or diseases:

    1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 262

  • Obligations: means bonds and notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Office: means the office of urban revitalization created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • 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 in the case of a bank or trust company its principal office, in the case of a safe deposit company, investment company or mutual trust investment company, its principal place of business and in the case of a foreign corporation the place of business designated in its license or its authorization pursuant to article five-C of this chapter, as the case may be, for the oldest agency or branch in this state of such foreign corporation. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • 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: means the office of general services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • 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
  • Office: shall mean the New York state office of science, technology and academic research. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Office: means the office of business permits created by this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • Officer: shall mean the chief law enforcement officer of a municipality outside the city of New York, or if such municipality exercises the option set forth in subdivision two of section one hundred ninety-four of this article, the chief law enforcement officer of the county. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • One occasion: shall mean the successive operations of any one single type of game of chance which results in the awarding of a series of prizes amounting to five hundred dollars or four hundred dollars during any one license period, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision eight of section one hundred eighty-nine of this article, as the case may be. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • Operation: shall mean the play of a single type of game of chance necessary to determine the outcome or winners each time wagers are made. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Optional shoreline clustering provisions: means those provisions set forth as an alternative to the shoreline restrictions in section eight hundred six. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Organization certificate: includes (a) the original organization certificate or any other instrument filed or issued under any statute to form a corporation or foreign corporation, as amended, supplemented or restated by certificates of amendment, merger or consolidation or other certificates or instruments filed or issued under any statute; or (b) a special act or charter creating a corporation or foreign corporation, as amended, supplemented or restated by special acts or by certificates of amendment, merger or consolidation or other certificates or instruments filed or issued under any statute. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • 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
  • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
  • Overall intensity guidelines: means the overall intensity guidelines for development for the various land use areas of the land use and development plan as contained in subdivision three of section eight hundred five. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Panel: means the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage panel established pursuant to § 244 of the elder law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • park: means land lying within the area described in subdivision one of section 9-0101 of the environmental conservation law including any future amendments thereto. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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
  • Permit: means the whole or part of any state agency permit, license, certificate, approval, registration, charter, or similar form of permission required by law or by state agency rules and regulations having the force and effect of law. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • Permit: shall mean any permit, certificate, license or other form of department approval, modification, suspension, revocation, renewal, reissuance or recertification issued in connection with any regulatory program referred to in subdivision three of section 70-0107 of this article as further specified by rule and regulation. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • Person: means any individual, proprietorship, partnership, association, cooperative, corporation, nonprofit organization, state or local government agency, and any other organization required to obtain one or more permits. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Person: means an individual, firm, company, partnership, limited liability company or corporation. See N.Y. General Business Law 69-L
  • person: shall mean any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or public or private organization of any character, other than an agency or public corporation. See N.Y. Executive Law 145
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, or any other entity recognized under New York state law. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • 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.
  • Pharmacy services: shall mean the preparing, compounding, preserving or, the dispensing of drugs, medicines and therapeutic devices on the basis of prescriptions or other legal authority. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Physical therapy services: means physical therapy as defined by § 6731 of the education law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: shall mean the comprehensive management plan created pursuant to section nine hundred sixty-six of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • Plan: means the governor's coordination and special services plan as required by section one hundred twenty-one of the act. See N.Y. Executive Law 971
  • plan: means the Adirondack park land use and development plan prepared by the Adirondack park agency as directed by law, approved by the agency on March three, nineteen hundred seventy-three, adopted in subdivision one of section eight hundred five, including the plan map, and any amendments thereto, the provisions of the plan as contained in subdivisions three and four of section eight hundred five and sometimes referred to as the "provisions of the plan" and any amendments thereto, and the shoreline restrictions contained in section eight hundred six, and any amendments thereto. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • plan: means a county plan designed to identify and provide eligible programs as determined by either an advisory board established pursuant to this article, or by an existing criminal justice coordinating council, provided, however, the membership of such council includes a majority of those persons set forth in subdivision two of this section, provided that one person shall be the chief administrative officer. See N.Y. Executive Law 261
  • plan map: means the map portion of the land use and development plan on file at the headquarters of the Adirondack park agency as required in subdivision one of section eight hundred five. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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.
  • Political subdivision: means a municipal corporation, school district, district corporation and board of cooperative educational services. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 100
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Practicable: means capable of being used without violating the following criteria: performance, availability at a reasonable price, availability within a reasonable period of time and maintenance of a satisfactory level of competition. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Practitioner: shall mean a licensed or registered physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, nurse, midwife, physician assistant or specialist assistant, physical therapist, or optometrist. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • 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.
  • Predisposing genetic characteristic: shall mean any inherited gene or chromosome, or alteration thereof, and determined by a genetic test or inferred from information derived from an individual or family member that is scientifically or medically believed to predispose an individual or the offspring of that individual to a disease or disability, or to be associated with a statistically significant increased risk of development of a physical or mental disease or disability. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • preexisting subdivision: means any subdivision or portion of a subdivision lawfully in existence prior to August one, nineteen hundred seventy-three, provided, however, that with respect to any subdivision or portion of a subdivision exempt from the agency's interim project review powers under subdivision thirteen of section eight hundred fifteen until June one, nineteen hundred seventy-three, such date shall be substituted herein for August one, nineteen hundred seventy-three. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • preexisting use: means any land use or development, including any structure, lawfully in existence prior to August one, nineteen hundred seventy-three, provided, however, that with respect to any land use or development exempt from the agency's interim project review powers under subdivision thirteen of section eight hundred fifteen until June one, nineteen hundred seventy-three, such date shall be substituted herein for August one, nineteen hundred seventy-three. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Preferred drug: means a prescription drug that is either (a) in a therapeutic class that is included in the preferred drug program and is one of the drugs on the preferred drug list in that class or (b) a preferred drug under a manufacturer agreement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Preferred drug program: means the preferred drug program established under section two hundred seventy-two of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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
  • Premises: shall mean a designated area within a building, hall, tent, or grounds reasonably identified for the conduct of games of chance. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • 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.
  • Principal building: means any one of the following:

    a. See N.Y. Executive Law 802

  • Prior authorization: means a process requiring the prescriber or the dispenser to verify with the applicable state public health plan or its authorized agent that the drug is appropriate for the needs of the specific patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • 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.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Product: means any material, supply, equipment or construction item or other item whether real or personal property which is the subject of any purchase, barter, or other exchange made to procure such product. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Program: means the New York motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud prevention demonstration program. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-K
  • project: shall mean a system of trunk, intercepting and connecting, lateral and outlet sewers, 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 area which the authority encompasses and any waters within or passing through or any ground waters from pollution by the sewage and waste of the area encompassing the authority and relieving such area from inadequate sanitary drainage and for the sanitary disposal or treatment of the sewage thereof, or such sections or parts of such system as the authority may from time to time deem it proper or convenient to construct, consistent with the plan or purpose of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • 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
  • Project: shall mean any activity that requires one or more department permits. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 70-0105
  • Project: means any new land use and development or subdivision of land that is subject to the review jurisdiction of either the agency or local government under this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Project sponsor: means any person making application to the agency, or a local government for the review of a project. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Project sponsor: shall mean any public, not-for-profit private or academic research institution or any subsidiary thereof located in the state of New York. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the

    major operating funds in each year of a financial plan as determined by the city and certified by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851

  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the major operating funds in each year of a financial plan as determined by the county and certified by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the major operating funds in each year of a financial plan as determined by the county and certified by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • protective hairstyles: shall include , but not be limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Provider agency: means a locality, governmental agency, or not-for-profit organization of any character that provides one or more motor vehicle theft or insurance fraud prevention or driver safety activities in accordance with a plan approved by the board. See N.Y. Executive Law 846-K
  • Public corporation: means and includes the county, the state and every public corporation as defined in the general construction law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • public corporation: shall mean and include a municipal corporation, a district corporation, or public benefit corporation except a public benefit corporation at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 145
  • Public corporation: means and includes the city, the state and every public corporation as defined in the general construction law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • public corporation: as used in this article shall mean a public corporation as defined in the general corporation law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119
  • public corporation: as used in this article shall mean a public corporation as defined in the general corporations law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119-C
  • Public health council: shall mean the public health and health planning council. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public or semi-public building: means any component building of a college, school, hospital, animal hospital, library, place of worship, museum, research center, rehabilitation center or similar facility, or a municipal building. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Public utility use: means any public utility use, equipment or structure which is not a "major public utility use. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • publicly-assisted housing accommodations: shall include all housing accommodations within the state of New York in

    (a) public housing,

    (b) housing operated by housing companies under the supervision of the commissioner of housing,

    (c) housing constructed after July first, nineteen hundred fifty, within the state of New York

    (1) which is exempt in whole or in part from taxes levied by the state or any of its political subdivisions,

    (2) which is constructed on land sold below cost by the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof, pursuant to the federal housing act of nineteen hundred forty-nine,

    (3) which is constructed in whole or in part on property acquired or assembled by the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof through the power of condemnation or otherwise for the purpose of such construction, or

    (4) for the acquisition, construction, repair or maintenance of which the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof supplies funds or other financial assistance,

    (d) housing which is located in a multiple dwelling, the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of which is, after July first, nineteen hundred fifty-five, financed in whole or in part by a loan, whether or not secured by a mortgage, the repayment of which is guaranteed or insured by the federal government or any agency thereof, or the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof, provided that such a housing accommodation shall be deemed to be publicly assisted only during the life of such loan and such guaranty or insurance; and

    (e) housing which is offered for sale by a person who owns or otherwise controls the sale of ten or more housing accommodations located on land that is contiguous (exclusive of public streets), if (1) the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of such housing accommodations is, after July first, nineteen hundred

    fifty-five, financed in whole or in part by a loan, whether or not secured by a mortgage, the repayment of which is guaranteed or insured by the federal government or any agency thereof, or the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof, provided that such a housing accommodation shall be deemed to be publicly assisted only during the life of such loan and guaranty or insurance, or (2) a commitment, issued by a government agency after July first, nineteen hundred fifty-five, is outstanding that acquisition of such housing accommodations may be financed in whole or in part by a loan, whether or not secured by a mortgage, the repayment of which is guaranteed or insured by the federal government or any agency thereof, or the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof. See N.Y. Executive Law 292

  • Purchase: means acquiring a junk metal product or products by a junk dealer for a consideration, but does not include purchases between scrap processors. See N.Y. General Business Law 60
  • qualifying condition: means a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury made by, or an experience of military sexual trauma, as described in 38 USC 1720D, as amended from time to time, disclosed to, an individual licensed to provide health care services at a United States Department of Veterans Affairs facility or an individual licensed to provide health care services within the state of New York. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radiation therapy services: shall mean the use of high energy x-rays, particles, or radiation materials for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Raffle: shall mean and include those games of chance in which a participant pays money in return for a ticket or other receipt and in which a prize is awarded on the basis of a winning number or numbers, color or colors, or symbol or symbols designated on the ticket or receipt, determined by chance as a result of:

    (a) a drawing from among those tickets or receipts previously sold; or

    (b) a random event, the results of which correspond with tickets or receipts previously sold. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186

  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • Real estate: means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Real estate: means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • real estate appraisal: means an analysis, opinion or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • real estate appraisal: means an analysis, opinion or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • real estate broker: means any person, firm or corporation who, for another and for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, lists for sale, sells, at auction or otherwise, exchanges, buys or rents, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale, at auction or otherwise, exchange, purchase or rental of an estate or interest in real estate, or collects or offers or attempts to collect rent for the use of real estate, or negotiates, or offers or attempts to negotiate, a loan secured or to be secured by a mortgage or other incumbrance upon or transfer of real estate. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • 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

  • real property: as used in this title is defined to include lands, structures, franchises and interests in land, including lands under water and riparian rights, and any and all other things and rights usually included within the said term, and includes also any and all interests in such property less than full title, such as easements, rights of way, uses, leases, licenses and all other incorporeal hereditaments and every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable, including terms for years and liens thereon by way of judgments, mortgages or otherwise, and also all claims for damages for such real estate. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1007
  • Real property: means one or more defined interests, benefits and rights inherent in the ownership of real estate. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • 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
  • 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
  • Releasee: means an individual released from an institution under the jurisdiction of the department into the community on temporary release, presumptive release, parole, conditional release, post-release supervision or medical parole. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Research development program: shall mean the program established by section two hundred nine-p of this article to encourage and enhance the economic development role of academic institutions in New York state. See N.Y. Executive Law 209
  • Reserve: shall mean all the water and underwater lands comprising the South Shore Estuary and the lands which gather and transmit precipitation as either groundwater or run-off into such system and which are designated on a map prepared by a designated planning entity and adopted by the council. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • 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.
  • Revenues: means the tax revenues and all aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders, but in no event shall revenues include any transitional state aid. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Revenues: means revenues of the authority consisting of city tax revenues, school district tax revenues, state aid revenues, and all other aid, rents, fees, charges, gifts, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority, to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Revenues: means revenues of the authority consisting of county tax revenues, state aid revenues, and all other aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Revenues: means all federal or state aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to a municipal assistance corporation or for the account of a municipal assistance corporation, including any payment permitted or required to be made to such a corporation by this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Revenues: means the tax revenues and all aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • review board: means the board established in section eight hundred three-a. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Roosevelt Island: shall mean the island located in the east river, city and county of New York, extending from approximately fiftieth street to eighty-sixth street in Manhattan;

    8. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • 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: shall mean (i) a county with a population of two hundred thousand persons or less, or a town with a population density of one hundred fifty persons or less per square mile; and (ii) other rural areas pursuant to standards promulgated in regulation by the commissioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • 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
  • School district tax revenues: means the portion of the county's "net collections" as defined in § 1262 of the tax law, payable to the city's dependent school district by the county pursuant to the authority of subdivision (a) of § 1262 of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Seal cards: shall mean a board or placard used in conjunction with a deal of the same serial number which contains one or more concealed areas that, when removed or opened, reveal a predesignated winning number, letter, or symbol located on the board or placard. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Secondary materials: means any material recovered from or otherwise destined for the waste stream, including but not limited to, post-consumer material, industrial scrap material, and overstock or obsolete inventories from distributors, wholesalers and other companies as defined in rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner of general services but such term does not include those materials and byproducts generated from, and commonly reused within an original manufacturing process. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Secretary: means the secretary of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 372
  • Secretary: shall mean the secretary of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 159-E
  • Secretary: means the secretary of state. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-CC
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Series of prizes: shall mean the total amount of single prizes minus the total amount of wagers lost during the successive operations of a single type of game of chance, except that for merchandise wheels and raffles, "series of prizes" shall mean the sum of cash and the fair market value of merchandise awarded as single prizes during the successive operations of any single merchandise wheel or raffle. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Service delivery areas: means the areas designated by the governor in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred one of the act. See N.Y. Executive Law 971
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Shoreline: means that line at which land adjoins the waters of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams within the Adirondack park at mean high water. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Shoreline restrictions: means those restrictions upon land use and development or subdivisions of land as contained in section eight hundred six. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Short-term obligations: means tax anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes, budget notes and urban renewal notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • Short-term obligations: means tax anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes, budget notes and urban renewal notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Single family dwelling: means any detached building containing one dwelling unit, not including a mobile home. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Single prize: shall mean the sum of money or fair market value of merchandise or coins awarded to a participant by a games of chance licensee in any one operation of a single type of game of chance in excess of his wager. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Single type of game: shall mean the games of chance known as merchandise wheels, coin boards, merchandise boards, event games, raffles, and bell jars and each other specific game of chance authorized by the board. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Ski center: means any trail or slope for alpine skiing; including lifts, terminals, base lodges, warming huts, sheds, garages and maintenance facilities, parking lots and other buildings and structures directly and customarily related thereto. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • solicitation: shall be deemed to have taken place whether or not a contribution is made. See N.Y. Executive Law 171-A
  • solicitation of contributions: includes any advertising which represents that the purchase or use of goods, services, entertainment or any other thing of value will benefit a charitable organization. See N.Y. Executive Law 171-A
  • South Shore Estuary: shall mean the Estuary located on the South Shore of Long Island between the western boundary of the Town of Hempstead and the Eastern Boundary of Shinnecock Bay. See N.Y. Executive Law 962
  • Speaker: means the speaker of the council, elected pursuant to the rules of the council. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Special law: means the special law of the legislature pursuant to which a municipal assistance corporation is created. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Specification: means any description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of a material, supply, equipment or construction item. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • State agency: means any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council or agency of the state, or a public benefit corporation or authority authorized by the laws of the state. See N.Y. Executive Law 895
  • State agency: means any department, bureau, commission, board, public authority or other agency of the state, including any public benefit corporation any member of which is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 911
  • 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 § 2 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 § 73 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: shall mean any state office, public benefit corporation, department, board, commission, bureau or division, or other agency or instrumentality of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • 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 agency: means any department, bureau, commission, board or other agency of the state, including any public benefit corporation any member of which is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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 § 73 of the public officers law. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • State agency: means any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council or agency of the state, or a public benefit corporation or public authority at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor. See N.Y. Executive Law 876
  • State aid: means : all general purpose local government aid; emergency financial assistance to certain cities; emergency financial assistance to eligible municipalities; supplemental municipal aid; and any successor type of aid and any new aid appropriated by the state as local government assistance for the benefit of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State aid: means aid and incentives for municipalities, any successor type of aid and any new aid appropriated by the state as local government assistance for the benefit of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • 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 aid revenues: means state aid paid by the state comptroller to the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State aid revenues: means state aid paid by the state comptroller to the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • 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 § 64 of the private housing finance law;

    (b) a "project" as defined in subdivision twelve of § 1101 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 § 1111 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 § 1106-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 certified real estate appraiser: means a person who develops and communicates real estate appraisal and who holds a current, valid certificate issued to him or her for either general or residential real estate under the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • State comptroller: means the comptroller of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State comptroller: means the comptroller of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • 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, on behalf of, 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 contract: shall mean : (a) a written agreement in excess of one hundred thousand dollars whereby a state 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 (b) 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 821
  • state director: means the New York state director of veterans' services. See N.Y. Executive Law 350
  • state disaster emergency: means a period beginning with a declaration by the governor that a disaster exists and ending upon the termination thereof. See N.Y. Executive Law 20
  • State licensed real estate appraiser: means a person who develops and communicates real property appraisals and who holds a current valid license issued to him or her for residential real property under the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • State licensed real estate appraiser assistant: means a person who assists and is supervised by a state certified real estate appraiser and who holds a current valid license issued to him or her under the provisions of this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • State oversight agency: shall mean the state agency that operates, licenses or certifies an applicable facility or provider agency as defined in subdivision four of § 488 of the social services law; provided however that such term shall only include the following entities: the office of mental health, the office for people with developmental disabilities, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of children and family services, the department of health and the state education department. See N.Y. Executive Law 550
  • State public health plan: means the medical assistance program established by title eleven of Article 5 of the social services law (referred to in this article as "Medicaid"), the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program established by title three of article two of

    the elder law (referred to in this article as "EPIC"), and the family health plus program established by § 369 of the social services law to the extent that section provides that the program shall be subject to this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270

  • state salary: means all amounts paid by or for the state as compensation for services rendered by an eligible employee. See N.Y. Education Law 180
  • State sanitary code: shall mean regulations adopted pursuant to § 225 of the public health law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Statewide advocate: shall mean the person appointed by the director to serve in the capacity of the minority and women-owned business enterprise statewide advocate and procurement ombudsman. 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.
  • Structure: means any object constructed, installed or placed on land to facilitate land use and development or subdivision of land, such as buildings, sheds, single family dwellings, mobile homes, signs, tanks, fences and poles and any fixtures, additions and alterations thereto. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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
  • Subcontractor: shall mean any individual or business enterprise that provides goods or services to any individual or business for use in the performance of a state contract, whether or not such goods or services are provided to a party to a state contract. See N.Y. Executive Law 821
  • subdivision: means any division of land into two or more lots, parcels or sites, whether adjoining or not, for the purpose of sale, lease, license or any form of separate ownership or occupancy (including any grading, road construction, installation of utilities or other improvements or any other land use and development preparatory or incidental to any such division) by any person or by any other person controlled by, under common control with or controlling such person or by any group of persons acting in concert as part of a common scheme or plan. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: when used in this article, means the head of the department of financial services appointed pursuant to § 202 of the financial services law. See N.Y. Executive Law 292
  • Tax revenues: means sales and compensating use tax net collections paid or payable to the authority pursuant to § 1261 of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Technical violation: means any conduct that violates a condition of community supervision in an important respect, other than the commission of a new felony or misdemeanor offense under the penal law. See N.Y. Executive Law 259
  • Test subject: means an individual to whom a test or examination is administered. See N.Y. Executive Law 328
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testatrix: The female counterpart of a testator.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapeutic class: means a group of prescription drugs that produce a particular intended clinical outcome and are grouped together as a therapeutic class by the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • 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.
  • Tourist accommodation: means any hotel, motel, resort, tourist cabin or similar facility designed to house the general public. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Tourist attraction: means any man-made or natural place of interest open to the general public and for which an admittance fee is usually charged, including but not limited to animal farms, amusement parks, replicas of real or fictional places, things or people and natural geological formations. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Tramway franchise: shall mean the franchise for the Roosevelt Island tramway granted by the city to the urban development corporation on February nineteenth, nineteen hundred seventy-four; and

    10. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB

  • 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.
  • Transfer of development rights: means the process by which development rights are passed from one lot or parcel to another. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 119-BB
  • 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

  • Transitional state aid: means any state aid appropriated to the authority for the benefit of the county for (a) unrestricted aid purposes and (b) the purpose of assisting the county in streamlining the tax certiorari claims process and eliminating the need to borrow for such costs. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Treasurer: shall mean the treasurer of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1147-A
  • Treasury shares: means shares which have been issued, have been subsequently acquired, and are retained uncancelled by the corporation. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tripartite board: shall mean

    (a) the governing board of a private nonprofit entity selected by the entity and composed so as to assure that

    (1) one-third of the members of the board are elected public officials, holding office on the date of selection, or their representatives, except that if the number of such elected officials reasonably available and willing to serve on the board is less than one-third of the membership of the board, membership on the board of appointive public officials or their representatives may be counted in meeting such one-third requirement;

    (2) (A) not fewer than one-third of the members are persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that these members are representative of low-income individuals and families in the neighborhood served; and

    (B) each representative of low-income individuals and families selected to represent a specific neighborhood within a community under clause (A) of this subparagraph resides in the neighborhood represented by the member; and

    (3) the remainder of the members are officials or members of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community served; or

    (b) the governing board of a public organization, which shall have members selected by the organization and shall be composed so as to assure that not fewer than one-third of the members are persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that these members

    (1) are representative of low-income individuals and families in the neighborhood served;

    (2) reside in the neighborhood served; and

    (3) are able to participate actively in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs funded under this article. See N.Y. Executive Law 159-E

  • 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
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Urban development corporation: shall mean the New York state urban development corporation and any successor agency. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB
  • use: means any construction or other activity which materially changes the use or appearance of land or a structure or the intensity of the use of land or a structure. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • 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.
  • USPAP: means the appraisal standards promulgated by the appraisal standards board of the appraisal foundation. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-AAAA
  • 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
  • Valuation: is a n estimate of the value of real estate or real property. See N.Y. Executive Law 160-A
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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 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, and who (i) has received an honorable or general discharge from such service, or (ii) has a qualifying condition, as defined in section three hundred fifty of this chapter, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, or (iii) is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section three hundred fifty of this chapter, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service. See N.Y. Executive Law 369-H

  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means a voluntary ambulance service as defined in Article 30 of the public health law and possessing a valid statement of registration or possessing a valid ambulance service certificate pursuant to Article 30 of the public health law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 100
  • Vulnerable person: shall mean a person who, due to physical or cognitive disabilities, or the need for services or placement, is receiving services from a facility or provider agency as defined in subdivision four of § 488 of the social services law. See N.Y. Executive Law 550
  • Waste disposal area: means any area for the disposal of garbage, refuse and other wastes, including sanitary landfills and dumps, other than an on-site disposal area directly associated with an industrial use. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Watershed management or flood control project: means any dam, impoundment, dike, rip rap or other structure or channelization or dredging activity designed to alter or regulate the natural flow or condition of rivers or streams or the natural level or condition of lakes or ponds. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • Wetlands: means any land which is annually subject to periodic or continual inundation by water and commonly referred to as a bog, swamp or marsh which are either (a) one acre or more in size or (b) located adjacent to a body of water, including a permanent stream, with which there is free interchange of water at the surface, in which case there is no size limitation. See N.Y. Executive Law 802
  • woman: as used in this article shall not include any female either actually or apparently under the age sixteen years, whose care is assumed by any incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to children; but every such female upon being taken to a station house shall be at once transferred therefrom by the officer in charge to the custody of such society. See N.Y. General City Law 96
  • Workforce preparation programs: means employment and training programs and human resource utilization activities including but not limited to job training and development, vocational education, public assistance employment, labor market information and employment services. See N.Y. Executive Law 971
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • X-ray or imaging services: shall mean diagnostic imaging techniques which shall include but not be limited to the following:

    (a) Conventional x-ray or radiology. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238

  • Youth: shall mean any person under twenty-one years of age. See N.Y. Executive Law 412