Title 4 Dormitory Authority
Title 4-A Small Business Concerns Set-Aside Purchases and Contracts for Property and Services At the Hostos Community College
Title 4-A* Small Business Concerns Set-Aside Purchases and Contracts for Property and Services At the Bronx Community College
Title 4-B Health Care Financing Consolidation Act
Title 4-C Small Business Concerns Set-Aside Purchases and Contracts for Property and Services At the Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
Title 6 the New York City School Construction Authority Act
Title 8 New York Job Development Authority Subtitle I General Provisions
Title 9 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Title 9-A Green Jobs-Green New York Program
Title 10-B Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority
Title 11 Troy Industrial Development Authority
Title 12
Title 13 Onondaga County Solid Waste Disposal Authority
Title 13-AA Montgomery, Otsego, Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 13-B Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency
Title 13-C Town of Islip Resource Recovery Agency
Title 13-D Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency
Title 13-F Town of North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 13-FF Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 13-G Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
Title 13-H Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 13-I County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 13-L Oneida County Sports Facility Authority Act
Title 13-M Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
Title 14 Broome County Sports Center Authority
Title 15 Auburn Industrial Development Authority
Title 16 Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency
Title 17 State of New York Mortgage Agency Act
Title 18 State of New York Municipal Bond Bank Agency Act
Title 19 New York State Sports Authority
Title 21 Saratoga Springs City Center Authority
Title 25 New York City Sports Authority
Title 26 New York City Stabilization Reserve Corporation
Title 27 New York Convention Center Operating Corporation
Title 27-A Greater Rochester Sports Authority
Title 28 New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority
Title 28-A Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Commission
Title 28-AA Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority
Title 28-B Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority
Title 28-BB Albany Convention Center Authority
Title 29 Development Authority of the North Country Act
Title 31 Monroe County Airport Authority
Title 32 Albany County Airport Authority
Title 33 New York City Transitional Finance Authority
Title 34 Syracuse Regional Airport Authority
Title 35 Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Authorities > Article 8

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Active volunteer firefighter: means a person who has been approved by the authorities in control of a duly organized volunteer fire company or volunteer fire department as an active volunteer firefighter of such fire company or department and who is faithfully and actually performing service in the protection of life and property from fire or other emergency, accident or calamity in connection with which the services of such fire company or fire department are required. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative service agency: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is qualified to administer and maintain records and accounts of plans which meet the requirements for qualification under the internal revenue code and governmental plans. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Administrative service agency: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is qualified to administer and maintain records and accounts of plans which meet the requirements for qualification under the internal revenue code and governmental plans. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Adoption: means the delivery to any natural person eighteen years of age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring a pet, of any dog, seized or surrendered, or any cat. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Adulterated: means the same as set forth in section two hundred of this chapter. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Z-21
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable workforce housing: means housing for individuals and families at or below one hundred thirty percent of the median income for the Nassau-Suffolk primary metropolitan statistical area as defined by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 699-A
  • agency: shall include a corporate governmental agency established pursuant to article fifteen-A of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 502
  • agency: shall mean a department of housing preservation and development. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 692
  • Aggregate employment shares: means the sum of all employment shares maintained by an eligible business in a taxable year. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Aggregate employment shares: means the sum of all employment shares maintained by an eligible business or special eligible business in a taxable year. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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 section eleven hundred seven of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Ambulance company: shall mean a municipal ambulance service or a voluntary ambulance service, but shall not include an ambulance service organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Ambulance company: shall mean a municipal ambulance service or a voluntary ambulance service, but shall not include an ambulance service organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses and other large domesticated mammals. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Animal: means any animal, domestic or feral, or any domesticated bird. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • 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.
  • Applicant: shall mean the county, city, town or village submitting an application in the manner authorized by local law for designation of an area as an empire zone. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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.
  • art merchant: includes an auctioneer who sells such works at public auction, and except in the case of multiples, includes persons, not otherwise defined or treated as art merchants herein, who are consignors or principals of auctioneers. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Artist: means the creator of a work of fine art or, in the case of multiples, the person who conceived or created the image which is contained in or which constitutes the master from which the individual print was made. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assisted project: shall mean any project in respect of which the authority has granted a loan or guaranteed a loan. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • athletic trainer: means any person who is duly certified in accordance with this article to perform athletic training under the supervision of a physician and limits his or her practice to secondary schools, institutions of postsecondary education, professional athletic organizations, or a person who, under the supervision of a physician, carries out comparable functions on orthopedic athletic injuries, excluding spinal cord injuries, in a health care organization. See N.Y. Education Law 8351
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • auction: means a public sale of cattle, swine or horses to the highest bidder. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • auctioneer: means a person who sells, or makes a business of selling cattle, swine or horses, at auction. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Authority: shall mean the public benefit corporation created by section two thousand forty-nine-c of this title, known as the town of North Hempstead solid waste management authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Authority: shall mean the public benefit corporation created by section twenty-seven hundred three of this title, known as the development authority of the north country. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Authority: shall mean the New York job development authority created by subdivision one of section eighteen hundred two of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Authorized commercial lessor: shall mean a person, firm or corporation other than a licensee to conduct bingo under the provisions of this article, who or which owns or is a net lessee of premises and offer the same for leasing by him, her or it to an authorized organization for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect, for the purpose of conducting bingo therein, provided that he, she or it, as the case may be, shall not be

    (a) a person convicted of a crime if there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and the integrity or safety of bingo, considering the factors set forth in article twenty-three-A of the correction law;

    (b) a person who is or has been a professional gambler or gambling promoter or who for other reasons is not of good moral character;

    (c) a public officer who receives any consideration, direct or indirect, as owner or lessor of premises offered for the purpose of conducting bingo therein;

    (d) a firm or corporation in which a person defined in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subdivision or a person married or related in the first degree to such a person has greater than a ten percent proprietary, equitable or credit interest or in which such a person is active or employed. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476

  • 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, civic or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans, volunteer firefighters, or volunteer ambulance workers, 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 one year immediately prior to applying for a license under this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • 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

  • authorship: refers to the creator of a work of fine art or multiple or to the period, culture, source or origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of such work is identified in the description of the work. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • baby chicks: as used in this article , means any domestic fowl under the age of six weeks. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 175-M
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Bingo control law: shall mean article nineteen-B of the executive law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • board: means "board of directors". See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • board: means the board of trustees of the state university of New York. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • 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: shall mean the members of the commission. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Bonds: shall mean the bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued by the authority pursuant to this title and the provisions of this title relating to bonds and bondholders shall apply with equal force and effect to notes and noteholders, respectively, unless the context otherwise clearly requires. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Bonds: shall mean the bonds authorized by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Bonds: shall mean s the bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued by the authority pursuant to this title and the provisions of this title relating to bonds and bondholders shall apply with equal force and effect to notes and noteholders, respectively, unless the context otherwise clearly requires. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness, issued by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Bonus ball: shall mean a bingo game that is played in conjunction with one or more regular or special bingo games designated as bonus ball games by the licensed authorized organization during one or more consecutive bingo occasions in which a prize is awarded to the player obtaining a specified winning bingo pattern when the last number called by the licensed authorized organization is the designated bonus ball number. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • Brand: means each commercial feed identified by and differing from others either in name, trademark, descriptive designation or other method or marking, composition or guaranteed analysis. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Brand name: means any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishing it from that of others. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • camelid: means the entire family of camelidae. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • 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
  • Carcass: means all parts, including viscera of a slaughtered animal, that are capable of being used for human food. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • cattle: means the entire family of bovidae. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Certificate of authenticity: means a written statement by an art merchant confirming, approving or attesting to the authorship of a work of fine art or multiple, which is capable of being used to the advantage or disadvantage of some person. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • 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 fiscal officer: means a comptroller, commissioner of finance, director of finance or other officer possessing similar powers and duties, except that in a school district the term shall not mean a member of the board of education or a trustee thereof. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • 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 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

  • Clerk: shall mean the clerk of a municipality outside the city of New York. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Clerk: means the clerk of any county, town, city or village where licenses are validated or issued pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed whole seeds or physically altered entire unmixed seeds, when not adulterated within the meaning of subdivision one of section one hundred thirty-two of this article, which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed, and includes pet food and specialty pet food. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Commission: shall mean the empire state plaza art commission created by this article. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 4.03
  • 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. General Municipal Law 476
  • Commission: shall mean the Hudson-Mohawk urban cultural park commission created pursuant to section two thousand six hundred thirty-two of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of homes and community renewal;

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

  • Commissioner: means the state commissioner of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • committee: means the state committee for perfusion created by section sixty-six hundred thirty-four of this article. See N.Y. Education Law 6630
  • Common area: shall mean a portion of a multiple dwelling that is not within a dwelling unit and is regularly used by occupants for access to and egress from any dwelling unit within such multiple dwelling. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • 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 development projects: shall mean projects sponsored by not-for-profit organizations which have been approved by the zone board, which will advance the zone development plan. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compounding: means the combining, admixing, mixing, diluting, pooling, reconstituting, or otherwise altering of a drug or bulk drug substance to create a drug. See N.Y. Education Law 6842
  • comprehensive community plan: shall mean and be interchangeable with "master plan" or "general plan. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 502
  • comptroller: means the comptroller of the state of New York with respect to the state university or the appropriate fiscal officer with respect to other employers. See N.Y. Education Law 398
  • Comptroller: shall mean the comptroller of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Conferees: Legislators appointed to serve on conference committees. They are also called "managers." Conferees are usually appointed from the committee or committees that reported the legislation; they are expected to try and uphold their chamber's position on measures when they negotiate with conferees from the other chamber.
  • Conservation: means acts taken to correct deterioration and alteration and acts taken to prevent, stop or retard deterioration. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Construction: shall mean the acquisition, erection, building, alteration,

    improvement,

    increase,

    enlargement,

    extension, reconstruction, renovation or rehabilitation of a solid waste management-resource recovery facility; the inspection and supervision thereof; and the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures and other actions preliminary or incidental thereto. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B

  • Construction: shall mean the acquisition, erection, building, alteration,

    improvement,

    increase,

    enlargement,

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

  • 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
  • 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: means any claim, account or demand against or agreement with a municipality, express or implied, and shall include the designation of a depository of public funds and the designation of a newspaper, including but not limited to an official newspaper, for the publication of any notice, resolution, ordinance, or other proceeding where such publication is required or authorized by law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • 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

  • Cost benefit analysis: shall mean , for purposes of paragraph (iii) of subdivision (a) of section nine hundred fifty-nine of this article, a method of determining whether to certify a business enterprise based on the business enterprise's projected job creation and/or investment in the zone versus the total amount of empire zone tax benefits the business enterprise will potentially be allowed to use and

    have refunded to it and shall be a ratio of at least 10:1 for manufacturing enterprises and 20:1 for all other business enterprises, the numerator of which is the sum of (i) the estimated value of all wages and benefits paid for the first three years of certification to all existing and projected employees of the business enterprise in the zone and (ii) the estimated value of capital investments for the first three years of certification in the zone, and the denominator of which is the estimated amount of total empire zone tax benefits that may be used and may be refunded for the first three years of certification. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Counterfeit: means a work of fine art or multiple made, altered or copied, with or without intent to deceive, in such manner that it appears or is claimed to have an authorship which it does not in fact possess. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • county: shall mean any county in this state, except a county wholly within a city. See N.Y. Tax Law 1215
  • County comprehensive plan: means the materials, written and/or graphic, including but not limited to maps, charts, studies, resolutions, reports and other descriptive material that identify the goals, objectives, principles, guidelines, policies, standards, devices and instruments for the immediate and long-range protection, enhancement, growth and development of the county, as may be prepared pursuant to section two hundred thirty-nine-d of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • County legislative body: means the board of supervisors of a county, the county legislature, the county board of representatives, or other body vested by its charter or other law with jurisdiction to enact local laws or resolutions. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • County planning board: means a county planning board established pursuant to section two hundred thirty-nine-c of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • Craft: means a functional or non-functional work individually designed, and crafted by hand, in any medium including but not limited to textile, tile, paper, clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal or plastic; provided, however, that if produced in multiples, craft shall not include works mass produced or produced in other than a limited edition. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Creditors: means "creditor" as defined in paragraph thirteen of subsection (b) of section 1--201 of the uniform commercial code. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Custom slaughtered meat: means meat from animals which have been slaughtered by a custom slaughterer for the owner exclusively for use, in the household of such owner, by him and members of his household and his non-paying guests and employees. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Custom slaughterer: means a person, firm, corporation or association who or which operates a place or establishment where animals are delivered by the owner thereof for slaughter exclusively for use, in the household of such owner, by him and members of his household and his non-paying guests and employees, provided, that such custom slaughterer does not engage in the business of buying or selling any carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat products of any animal. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Customer-formula feed: means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds and/or feed ingredients, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser, including feed mixed from components supplied by the purchaser. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous dog: means any dog which (i) without justification attacks a person, companion animal as defined in subdivision five of section three hundred fifty of this chapter, farm animal as defined in subdivision four of section three hundred fifty of this chapter or domestic animal as defined in subdivision seven of this section and causes physical injury or death, or (ii) behaves in a manner which a reasonable person would believe poses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death to one or more persons, companion animals, farm animals or domestic animals or (iii) without justification attacks a service dog, guide dog or hearing dog and causes physical injury or death. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • deer: means any member of the family of cervidae. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defined benefit plan: means any service award program that provides to eligible volunteer firefighters, a benefit that is definitely determinable under the program without reference to the amount contributed to the program on the participant's behalf or to any income, expenses, gains or losses or forfeitures of other participants under the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Defined benefit plan: means any service award program that provides to a participant a benefit that is definitely determinable under the program without reference to the amount contributed to the program on the participant's behalf or to any income, expense, gains or losses or forfeitures of other participants under the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Defined contribution plan: means any service award program that provides to eligible volunteer firefighters a benefit as the result of definite and determinable contributions under the program, and without reference to any income, expense, gains or losses or forfeitures of other participants under the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Density bonus: means a density increase of at least ten percent over the otherwise maximum allowable residential density or floor area ratio if part of a mixed-use development under the applicable zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan as of the date of the application by the applicant to the local government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 699-A
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Department: shall mean the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • 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.
  • Detection dog: means any dog that is trained and is actually used for such purposes or is undergoing training to be used for the purpose of detecting controlled substances, explosives, ignitable liquids, firearms, cadavers, or school or correctional facility contraband. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Deteriorated subsurface: shall mean an unstable or unsound painted subsurface, an indication of which can be observed through a visual inspection, including, but not limited to, rotted or decayed wood, or wood or plaster that has been subject to moisture or disturbance. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • 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: 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 of management and budget: means the director of management and budget of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • 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:
  • Disposal plant: means the premises or place where bodies, carcasses or portions thereof of dead, dying, diseased, disabled or condemned animals or inedible meat are received and held for the purpose of burning, processing or rendering or otherwise obtaining the hides, skins, grease or meat therefrom in any manner whatsoever. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, exchange, or barter commercial feed; or to supply, furnish, or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Distributor: means any person who distributes. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • District: means a business improvement district established pursuant to this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • District charge: means a levy imposed on behalf of the district as provided in the district plan. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • Division: shall mean the New York state division of housing and community renewal;

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

  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dog: means any member of the species canis familiaris. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Dog control officer: means any individual appointed by a municipality to assist in the enforcement of this article or any authorized officer, agent or employee of an incorporated humane society or similar incorporated dog protective association under contract with a municipality to assist in the enforcement of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Domestic animal: means any domesticated sheep, horse, cattle, fallow deer, red deer, sika deer, whitetail deer which is raised under license from the department of environmental conservation, llama, goat, swine, fowl, duck, goose, swan, turkey, confined domestic hare or rabbit, pheasant or other bird which is raised in confinement under license from the state department of environmental conservation before release from captivity, except that the varieties of fowl commonly used for cock fights shall not be considered domestic animals for the purposes of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • domestic animals: as used in this article shall mean domesticated sheep, horses, cattle, swine and goats. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 105-D
  • Donated farm salvage: shall mean an agricultural crop that is unharvested, surplus or unmarketable but otherwise nutritious and edible. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 217
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drug: means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in animals other than man and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Drug market: means the support system of illegal drug-related operations, from production to retail sales, through which an illegal drug reaches a drug user. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • Drug user: means the individual whose illegal drug use is the basis of an action brought pursuant to this article. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • ear tag: means a unique, tamper-resistant device which, when affixed to the ears of cattle, deer, swine or camelid, identifies and distinguishes such animals. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Early bird: shall mean a bingo game which is played as a special game, conducted not more than twice during a bingo occasion, in which prizes are awarded based upon a percentage not to exceed seventy-five percent of the sum of money received from the sale of the early bird cards and which is neither subject to the prize limits imposed by subdivisions five and six of section four hundred seventy-nine and paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section four

    hundred eighty-one, nor the special game opportunity charge limit imposed by section four hundred eighty-nine of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476

  • Elected or appointed position: means the directors, president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, other corporate officers and line officers of an ambulance company. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Elected or appointed position: means line officers, department or company officers and president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of a fire company or department. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Elected or appointed position: means the directors, president, vice president, treasurer, secretary or other corporate officers and line officers of an ambulance company. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • electing employee: shall mean any eligible employee who exercises his election pursuant to this article to come under the optional retirement program. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • electing employer: means a community college which elects to offer the optional retirement program as herein provided. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • Eligible aggregate employment shares: means the amount, if any, by which the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in an eligible area in the taxable year in which such eligible business claims a credit pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with section twenty-five-z of this article exceeds the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in an eligible area in the taxable year immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business first relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible aggregate employment shares: means (1) in the case of an eligible business, the amount, if any, of aggregate employment shares maintained by an eligible business in eligible premises in the eligible Lower Manhattan area in the taxable year in which such eligible business claims a credit pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with section twenty-five-ee of this article. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Eligible area: means an area of a city having a population of one million or more, excluding the area lying south of the center line of 96th Street, in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside an eligible area for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section; and (2) on or after May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section all or part of such business operations; and (3) either (i) on or after May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven first enters into a contract to purchase or lease the premises to which it relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section, or a parcel on which will be constructed such premises, or (ii) as of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred eighty-seven owns such parcel or premises and has not prior to such date made application for benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-D of article four of the real property tax law. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside the city of New York for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section but has not maintained employment shares at premises in the city of New York at any time during the period beginning January first, two thousand two and ending on the date it enters into a lease or a contract to purchase the premises that will qualify as eligible premises pursuant to this article; and (2) on or after July first, two thousand three relocates as defined in subdivision (j) of this section all or part of such business operations. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Eligible business facility: shall mean any type of business facility to be used or occupied by any person in an enterprise deemed to offer a reasonable likelihood for promoting the creation or retention of job opportunities in the state, and includes, but is not limited to, industrial or manufacturing plants, facilities for research and development purposes, facilities for conducting wholesale, receiving and distributing operations, facilities for conducting office operations, warehousing operations, or any other operation dealing in the exchange of goods, wares, services or other types of property of any type or description. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • eligible employees: means those employees in positions requiring the performance of educational functions in teacher education, agriculture, home economics, forestry, ceramics, liberal and applied arts and sciences, engineering, technical skills, crafts, business education, labor and industrial relations, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, public affairs, maritime officer training, academic administration, library service, student activities, student personnel service and other professions required to carry on the work of the state university and the colleges, schools, institutes, research centers, facilities and institutions comprising it and of the community colleges. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • Eligible premises: means : (1) nonresidential premises which are wholly contained in real property which is certified as eligible to receive benefits pursuant to a local law enacted in accordance with title two-C or title two-D of article four of the real property tax law, provided that such premises have been improved by construction or renovation, that expenditures have been made for improvements to such real property in excess of fifty per centum or, in the case of industrial property, in excess of twenty-five per centum, of the value at which such real property was assessed for tax purposes for the tax year in which such improvements commenced and such expenditures have been made within thirty-six months or, in the case of expenditures for such improvements to such real property in excess of fifty million dollars within seventy-two months from such commencement and, provided further, that such real property is located in an eligible area;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Empire state plaza: shall mean the Governor Nelson A. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 4.03
  • Empire zone: shall mean an area within the state that has been designated as an empire zone pursuant to this article and:

    (i) all empire zones designated under paragraph (i) of subdivision (a) and subdivision (d) of section nine hundred fifty-eight of this article shall be referred to as "investment zones" and shall be wholly contained within up to three distinct and separate contiguous areas; provided, however, that empire zones designated prior to the enactment of this paragraph shall identify up to three distinct and separate contiguous areas, which shall equal up to their total allotted acreage at the time of designation by January first, two thousand six. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957

  • employee: means a person employed by the state university, the board of higher education of the city of New York, or a community college established and operated under article one hundred twenty-six of this chapter. See N.Y. Education Law 398
  • employer: means the state university of New York, the board of higher education of the city of New York, or a community college established and operated under article one hundred twenty-six of this chapter. See N.Y. Education Law 398
  • 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
  • entire board: means the total number of directors which a corporation would have if there were no vacancies. See N.Y. Banking Law 7002
  • 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.
  • Entitlement age: means the age designated by the sponsor at which a program participant is entitled to begin receiving an unreduced service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Entitlement age: means the earliest age, except in the case of disability or death, designated by the sponsor at which a participant who has a nonforfeitable right to a service award is entitled to apply for and begin receiving a service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Entitlement age: means the age designated by the sponsor at which a program participant is entitled to begin receiving an unreduced service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excess shares: shall mean eligible aggregate employment shares that are apportioned pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision to a relocation in excess of the limitation amount defined in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph for such relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing sewer system: shall mean all sewers, including, without limitation, trunk, intercepting, connecting, lateral and other sewers, storm water drains, pumping stations, disposal or treatment plants or works, structures, appliances, equipment and other adjuncts thereto, comprising the portion of the system of sewerage owned by any participating county or municipality within a participating county, as delineated on a map filed by the governing body of such county or municipality with the secretary of the state of New York pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • facility: shall mean any facility, plant, works, system, building, structure, improvement, machinery, equipment, fixture or other real or personal property which is to be used, occupied or employed for or is incidental to the collecting, receiving, transporting, storage, processing, or disposal of solid waste or the recovery by any means of any material or energy product or resource therefrom including, but not limited to, recycling centers, transfer stations, shredding or baling facilities, rail haul or maritime facilities, collection vehicles, processing systems, resource recovery facilities, steam and electric generating and transmission facilities, including auxiliary facilities to supplement or temporarily replace such generating facilities, steam distribution facilities, sanitary landfills, leachate treatment facilities, plants and facilities for compacting, composting or pyrolization of solid wastes, secure land burial facilities, landspreading facilities, surface impoundments and waste oil storage, reprocessing and rerefining facilities, incinerators and other solid waste disposal, reduction or conversion facilities, and "resource recovery equipment" and "disposal equipment" as such terms are defined in subdivisions four and five of section 51-0903 of the environmental conservation law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • 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.
  • Farm dressed meat: means meat from animals slaughtered by a bona fide farmer who, as an incident of such farm operation, slaughters his own domestic animals on his own premises exclusively for use, in his household, by him and members of his household and his non-paying guests and employees. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Federal agency: shall mean the United States of America, and any officer, department, board, commissioner, bureau, division, corporation, agency or instrumentality thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • 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 inspection: means the meat inspection maintained by the United States department of agriculture. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Federal inspection: means the poultry and poultry products inspection maintained by the United States department of agriculture. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Z-21
  • Federal law: means the federal meat inspection act and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Feed: means all edible materials which are consumed by animals and contribute energy or nutrients to the animal's diet. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Feed ingredient: means each of the constitutent materials making up a commercial feed. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means any person who exercises discretionary authority or control with respect to the administration of the program or the management or disposition of program assets or who renders investment advice for a fee to the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Fiduciary: means any person, including an administrative service agency and a financial organization, exercising discretionary authority or control with respect to the administration of a service award program or the custody, management or disposition of program assets, or any person who renders advice to the program for a fee. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • 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
  • Financial organization: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state which is (a) registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as such provisions may be amended from time to time; (b) licensed or chartered by the state department of financial services; (c) chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (d) subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Financial organization: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is (i) registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as such provisions may be amended from time to time; (ii) licensed or chartered by the state department of financial services; (iii) chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (iv) subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Financial organization: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is (i) registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as such provisions may be amended from time to time; (ii) licensed or chartered by the state department of financial services; (iii) chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (iv) subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Fine art: means a painting, sculpture, drawing, or work of graphic art, and print, but not multiples. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • 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).
  • 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
  • flower seeds: includes seeds of herbaceous plants grown for their blooms, ornamental foliage, or other ornamental parts and commonly known and sold under the name of flower seeds in this state. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • food salvager: as used in this article , means a person engaged in the business of reconditioning, labeling, relabeling, packing, repacking, sorting, cleaning, culling, or by other means salvaging food or food products, single service food containers and utensils, soda straws, paper napkins or any product of a similar nature that may have become damaged, contaminated, adulterated or misbranded as a result of fire, flood, transit wreck, accident or other cause, or by water, smoke, chemicals, or any other adulterating agents. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 217
  • 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
  • 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 volunteer ambulance service award fund created pursuant to this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Fund: means the volunteer ambulance defined benefit service award fund created pursuant to this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • game: shall mean and include 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. General Municipal Law 476
  • 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 section 225. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 186
  • 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 the members of the authority constituting and acting as the governing body of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • governing body: shall mean the board of supervisors of a county, the town board of a town, the board of estimate and apportionment or other board performing similar functions in any city now or hereafter having a population of more than eight hundred thousand, except that in the city of New York the term governing body shall mean the officer or agency vested with power under the charter of such city or by other law, to act pursuant to this chapter; the city council, the common council, the municipal assembly or other legislative body of any other city, and the board of trustees of a village. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 401
  • Grade three violation: means possession of eight ounces or more, but less than sixteen ounces, or distribution of two ounces or more, but less than four ounces, of a specified illegal drug or possession of eight pounds or more or seventy-five plants or more, but less than sixteen pounds or one hundred plants, or distribution of more than five pounds but less than ten pounds of marijuana. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • Grade two violation: means possession of four ounces or more, but less than eight ounces, or distribution of one ounce or more, but less than two ounces, of an illegal drug other than marijuana, or possession of four pounds or more or fifty plants or distribution of more than one pound but less than ten pounds of marijuana. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guide dog: means any dog that is trained to aid a person who is blind and is actually used for such purpose, or any dog during the period such dog is being trained or bred for such purpose. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Hearing dog: means any dog that is trained to aid a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and is actually used for such purpose, or any dog during the period such dog is being trained or bred for such purpose. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • 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.
  • horse: means the entire family of equidae. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • hotel: includes an apartment hotel, a motel, boarding house or club, whether or not meals are served. See N.Y. General City Law 25-S
  • Hudson river valley: means the Hudson river and adjacent areas between the Adirondack Mountains and the tip of Manhattan Island in the city of New York. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 10.03
  • Human resource development: shall mean job preparation and placement, skills training and education for zone residents and employees of zone businesses, child and family care services and facilities, and activities to improve the health benefits and other benefits provided by zone businesses to their employees. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • hybrid: means the first generation of a cross produced under controlled pollination. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • Identification tag: means a tag issued by the licensing municipality which sets forth an identification number, together with the name of the municipality, the state of New York, contact information, including telephone number, for the municipality and such other information as the licensing municipality deems appropriate. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Identified dog: means any dog carrying an identification tag as provided in section one hundred eleven of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Illegal drug: means any controlled substance or marijuana the possession of which is an offense under the public health law or the penal law. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • 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.
  • Inedible meat: means meat and meat products derived from dead, dying, disabled, diseased or condemned animals, and meat or meat products, regardless of origin, which are adulterated within the meaning of section two hundred of this chapter. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspection legend: means a mark or a statement authorized by the provisions of the federal law, on a carcass, meat, meat by-product, or meat food product indicating the product has been inspected and passed. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Institute: means the Institute for the Hudson River Collection created by this article. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 10.03
  • insurer: shall mean a life insurance corporation, or other corporation subject to department of financial services supervision. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • insurer: means a life insurance corporation or other corporation subject to department of financial services supervision. See N.Y. Education Law 398
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest: means a direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit accruing to a municipal officer or employee as the result of a contract with the municipality which such officer or employee serves. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • kind: means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively is known by one common name, for example, corn, oats, alfalfa, and timothy. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed is distributed. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Labeling: means any and all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter (a) upon a commercial feed or any of its containers or wrappers or (b) accompanying such commercial feed. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • 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 well-being, 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;

    (b) Those which shall initiate, perform or foster worthy public works or shall enable or further the erection or maintenance of public structures;

    (c) Those which shall initiate, perform or foster the provisions of services to veterans by encouraging the gathering of such veterans and shall enable or further the erection or maintenance of facilities for use by such veterans which shall be used primarily for charitable or patriotic purposes, or those purposes which shall be authorized by a bona fide organization of veterans, provided however that such proceeds are disbursed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the racing and wagering board. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Lead-based paint: means paint or other similar surface coating material containing 1. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • Lead-based paint hazard: shall mean any condition in a dwelling or dwelling unit that causes exposure to lead from lead-contaminated dust, from lead-based paint that is peeling, or from lead-based paint that is present on chewable surfaces, deteriorated subsurfaces, friction surfaces, or impact surfaces that would result in adverse human health effects. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • Lead-contaminated dust: shall mean dust containing lead at a mass per area concentration of 10 or more micrograms per square foot on a floor, 50 or more micrograms per square foot on window sills, and 100 or more micrograms per square foot on window wells, or such more stringent standards as may be adopted by rule of the department of health and mental hygiene, provided that, if the federal environmental protection agency or a successor agency, or the federal department of housing and urban development or a successor agency, adopts lower definitions of lead-contaminated dust, the board of health shall define

    in the health code such lower levels for the purposes of this subchapter. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2

  • Lead-contaminated dust clearance test: shall mean a test for lead-contaminated dust on floors, window wells, and window sills in a dwelling, that is made in accordance with section 27-2056. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • 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

  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative body: means the local legislative body empowered to adopt and amend local laws or ordinances. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • 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
  • Licensed pharmacist: means a person licensed to practice pharmacy pursuant to article one hundred thirty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Education Law 6842
  • Licensee: means any person who has licensed a commercial feed manufacturing facility pursuant to section one hundred twenty-eight-a of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • limitation amount: shall mean :

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

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

  • Limited edition: means works of art produced from a master, all of which are the same image and bear numbers or other markings to denote the limited production thereof to a stated maximum number of multiples, or are otherwise held out as limited to a maximum number of multiples. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Limited period bingo: shall mean the conduct of bingo by a licensed authorized organization, for a period of not more than seven of twelve consecutive days in any one year, at a festival, bazaar, carnival or similar function conducted by such licensed authorized organization. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: shall mean (i) a mortgage loan evidenced by a bond, note or other obligation of a local development corporation secured by a mortgage on a project, defined in subdivision fourteen (i) and (ii) of this section, made by a local development corporation, a project occupant or other person, firm or corporation; (ii) a loan evidenced by a bond, note or other obligation of a local development corporation, a project occupant, or other person, firm or corporation secured by a loan agreement, contract or such other instrument deemed necessary or

    convenient on a project defined in subdivision fourteen (iii) of this section; (iii) a loan evidenced by a bond, note or other obligation of a local development corporation, a project occupant, or other person, firm or corporation secured by a security interest in machinery and equipment as provided in section eighteen hundred fourteen; and (iv) an employee ownership assistance loan made pursuant to paragraph (v) of subdivision fourteen of this section. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801

  • Loan guarantee: shall mean the guaranteeing by the authority of a loan made by a banking organization on a project as defined in subdivision fourteen of this section. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Local development corporation: shall mean a non-profit corporation incorporated or reincorporated under the laws of this state, regardless of its particular name, which shall meet the additional requirements of section eighteen hundred twenty-five of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Local empire zone administrative board: shall mean the entity designated by the applicant that is responsible for recommending business enterprises for certification pursuant to paragraph (iii) of subdivision (a) of section nine hundred fifty-nine of this article and for monitoring, evaluating and coordinating all empire zone benefits on behalf of the applicant. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • local sponsor: means any city, county, intermediate school district, or school district approved by the board, sponsoring or participating in the establishment or operation of a community college. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • lot: means a definite quantity of seed which is identified by a lot number or other mark, and which has been so handled that each portion or container is representative of the whole quantity. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • Lower Manhattan base shares: means the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the special eligible business in the eligible Lower Manhattan area in the year prior to the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Management plan: shall mean the management plan prepared pursuant to section 35. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Manufacture: means to grind, mix or blend, or further process a commercial feed for distribution. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Manufacturing plant: shall include a plant used in connection with making, creating,

    working,

    preparing,

    processing,

    milling, manufacturing, finishing, fashioning, fabricating, or producing in any manner, goods, wares, merchandise, metals, fabrics, materials, products or substances of any kind or nature. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801

  • Master: when used alone is used in lieu of and means the same as such things as printing plate, stone, block, screen, photographic negative or other like material which contains an image used to produce visual art objects in multiples, or in the case of sculptures, a mold, model, cast, form or other prototype, other than from glass, which additional multiples of sculpture are produced, fabricated or carved. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Meat: means the edible part of the muscle of cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses and other large domesticated animals which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying or overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Meat: means the entire bodies, carcasses or portions thereof of animals or birds. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Meat by-product: means any edible part other than meat which has been derived from cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses and other large domesticated animals. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Meat food product: means any product capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portion of the carcass of any animal, excepting products which contain meat or other portions of such carcasses only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the meat food industry, and which are exempted from definition as a meat food product by the commissioner under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that the meat or other portions of such carcasses contained in such product are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as meat food products. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Meat label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter authorized by the provisions of the federal law on a container indicating the meat, meat by-products, or meat food products contained therein have been inspected and passed. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Meat product: means any product which is made or derived wholly or in part from the body, carcass or portions thereof of animals or birds. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • 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
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: shall include housing loans as defined below. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2402
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • multiples: means prints, photographs, positive or negative, sculpture and similar art objects produced in more than one copy and sold, offered for sale or consigned in, into or from this state for an amount in excess of one hundred dollars exclusive of any frame or in the case of sculpture, an amount in excess of fifteen hundred dollars. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Municipal ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision two of section three thousand one of the public health law operated by a municipal corporation or agency thereof, or by an ambulance district, and staffed in whole or in part by volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Municipal ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision two of section three thousand one of the public health law operated by a municipal corporation or agency thereof, or by an ambulance district, and staffed in whole or in part by volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Municipal corporations: as used in this article shall mean a county, city, town or village. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 360
  • Municipal legislative body: means the town board of a town, the board of trustees of a village; the board of aldermen, common council, council or commission of a city; and other elective governing board or body now or hereafter vested by state statute, charter or other law with jurisdiction to initiate and adopt local laws or ordinances. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • Municipal officer or employee: means an officer or employee of a municipality, whether paid or unpaid, including members of any administrative board, commission or other agency thereof and in the case of a county, shall be deemed to also include any officer or employee paid from county funds. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • Municipal theme district: shall mean a geographic area designated by a county, city, town or village, pursuant to section nine hundred ninety-d of this article, to be a theme district for the purpose of promoting, advancing or coordinating an approved theme pursuant to section nine hundred ninety-c of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 990-B
  • Municipality: means any county, town, city and village. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or that portion of a town located outside the limits of any city or village. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • municipality: as used in this article , includes only a city of the second and third class, any county outside the city of New York, a village, town or that part of a town not included within the boundaries of a village. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 240
  • municipality: shall mean a county, town, city or village. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 401
  • Municipality: shall mean any city, town or village within this state. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town, village, school district, consolidated health district, county vocational education and extension board, public library, board of cooperative educational services, urban renewal agency, a joint water works system established pursuant to chapter six hundred fifty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred twenty-seven, or a town or county improvement district, district corporation, or other district or a joint service established for the purpose of carrying on, performing or financing one or more improvements or services intended to benefit the health, welfare, safety or convenience of the inhabitants of such governmental units or to benefit the real property within such units, an industrial development agency but shall have no application to a city having a population of one million or more or to a county, school district, or other public agency or facility therein. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • Municipality: means a city, town or village within the state of New York. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • 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: 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
  • Municipality: shall mean any county, city, town, village, refuse district under the county law, improvement district under the town law, any other such instrumentality, including any agency or public corporation of the state, any such instrumentality created under the Nassau county civil divisions act, or any of the foregoing, or any combination thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Municipality: shall mean the cities of Troy, Cohoes and Watervliet, the town of Waterford and the villages of Green Island and Waterford. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Municipality: shall mean any county, city, town, village, refuse district under the county law, improvement district under the town law, any other such instrumentality, including any agency, authority or public corporation of the state, or any of the foregoing, or any combination thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Municipality: shall mean any county, city, town or village in the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • 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
  • Natural gas producing facility: as used in this article shall mean all real estate, fixtures, and personal property operated, owned, used or to be used for or in connection with or to facilitate the production, conveyance, transportation, distribution, or furnishing of natural gas. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 368
  • Net proceeds: shall mean (a) in relation to the gross receipts from one or more occasions of bingo, the amount that shall remain after deducting the reasonable sums necessarily and actually expended for bingo supplies and equipment, prizes, stated rental if any, bookkeeping or accounting services according to a schedule of compensation prescribed by the commission, janitorial services and utility supplies if any, license fees, and the cost of bus transportation, if authorized by the control commission, and (b) in relation to the gross rent received by an organization licensed to conduct bingo for the use of its

    premises by another 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 476

  • 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 York city base shares: means the number of aggregate employment shares maintained by the special eligible business in the city of New York in the year prior to the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonforfeitable: means the unconditional and legally enforceable right to receive benefits attributable to service as an active volunteer firefighter under the program that will begin at the entitlement age specified in the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Nonforfeitable: means the unconditional and legally enforceable right to receive a service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Nonforfeitable: means the unconditional and legally enforceable right to receive a service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • 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 general services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • 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
  • official backtag: means a unique device which, when affixed to cattle, deer, swine or camelid, identifies and distinguishes such animals. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Official sample: means a sample of feed taken by the commissioner or his authorized agent in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred thirty-five-a of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • On consignment: means that no title to, estate in, or right to possession of, the work of fine art or multiple that is superior to that of the consignor vests in the consignee, notwithstanding the consignee's power or authority to transfer or convey all the right, title and interest of the consignor, in and to such work, to a third person. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • 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
  • 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 retirement program: means the retirement program established pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • 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
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person who harbors or keeps any dog. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Owner: means owner of record. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • owner: shall be deemed to include, in addition to those mentioned hereinabove, all the officers, directors and persons having an interest in more than ten per cent of the issued and outstanding stock of the owner as herein defined, as holder or beneficial owner thereof, if such owner be a corporation other than a banking organization as defined in section two of the banking law, a national banking association, a federal savings and loan association, the mortgage facilities corporation, savings banks life insurance fund, the savings banks retirement system, an authorized insurer as defined in section one hundred seven of the insurance law, or a trust company or other corporation organized under the laws of this state all the capital stock of which is owned by at least twenty savings banks or by at least twenty savings and loan associations or a subsidiary corporation all of the capital stock of which is owned by such trust company or other corporation. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2004
  • Owner of record: means the person in whose name any dog was last licensed pursuant to this article, except that if any license is issued on application of a person under eighteen years of age, the owner of record shall be deemed to be the parent or guardian of such person. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Participant: means an active volunteer firefighter who is eligible for a benefit under a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Participant: means a volunteer ambulance worker who satisfies the age and service requirements of subdivision one of section two hundred nineteen-e of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Participant: means a volunteer ambulance worker who satisfies the age and service requirements of subdivision one of section two hundred nineteen-m of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Participating counties: shall mean the counties of Jefferson, St. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Particular eligible premises: means the portion of such particular premises that meets the requirements for eligible premises specified in subdivision (e) of this section. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Particular premises: means all premises occupied by an eligible business within a single building. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Passenger: means a person in or on or being transported by a tramway. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 18-102
  • Passenger tramway: means a mechanical device intended to transport skiers for the purpose of providing access to ski slopes and trails as defined by the commissioner of labor pursuant to section two hundred two-c or eight hundred sixty-seven of the labor law. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 18-102
  • Peeling: shall mean that the paint or other surface-coating material is curling, cracking, scaling, flaking, blistering, chipping, chalking or loose in any manner, such that a space or pocket of air is behind a portion thereof or such that the paint is not completely adhered to the underlying surface. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • perfusion: means the provision of extracorporeal or intracorporeal patient care services to support or replace the circulatory or respiratory function of a patient, including the administration of pharmacological and therapeutic agents, and blood products, and the management, treatment and monitoring of the physiological status of a patient during the operation of extracorporeal circulation equipment or intracorporeal equipment that replaces or support circulatory or respiratory functions. See N.Y. Education Law 6630
  • perfusionist: means a person who is licensed to practice perfusion pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Education Law 6630
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other organized group of persons, municipality, or other legal entity. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Person: means an individual, a governmental entity, corporation, firm, trust, partnership, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or a foreign country. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 12-102
  • Person: means and includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, corporation, estate or trust, limited liability company, and any combination of the foregoing. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, corporation, estate or trust, limited liability company, and any combination of the foregoing. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Person: shall mean any natural person, partnership, association, joint venture or corporation, exclusive of a public corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • person: shall be deemed to include, in addition to those mentioned hereinabove, all the officers, directors and persons having an interest in more than ten percent of the issued and outstanding stock of the owner as herein defined, as holder or beneficial owner thereof, if such person be a corporation other than a banking organization as defined in section two of the banking law, a national banking association, a federal savings and loan association, the mortgage facilities corporation, savings banks life insurance fund, the savings banks retirement system, an authorized insurer as defined in section one hundred seven of the insurance law, or a trust company or other corporation organized under the laws of this state all the capital stock of which is owned by at least twenty savings banks or by at least twenty savings and loan associations or a subsidiary corporation all of the capital stock of which is owned by such trust company or other corporation. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2004
  • Person: means any person, firm, corporation, or association. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-G
  • Person: shall mean any natural person, partnership, association, joint venture or corporation, exclusive of a public corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Person: means any person, firm, corporation, or association. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Z-21
  • Person with a disability: means any person with a disability as that term is defined in subdivision twenty-one of section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pet: means any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household(s) of the owner(s) thereof. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Pet food: means any commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by pets. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • Pharmacy intern: means a person practicing under a limited permit pursuant to section sixty-eight hundred six of this title. See N.Y. Education Law 6842
  • Physical injury: means impairment of physical condition or substantial pain. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: means a proposal as defined in section nine hundred eighty-a of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 980
  • Plant: shall mean real property, the buildings, improvements and structures thereon and the fixtures thereon other than machinery or equipment used by a project occupant in its operations. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • Police work dog: means any dog owned or harbored by any state or municipal police department or any state or federal law enforcement agency, which has been trained to aid law enforcement officers and is actually being used for police work purposes. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Political subdivision: means a municipal corporation, school district, district corporation and board of cooperative educational services. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 100
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town, town on behalf of a fire protection district, village, village on behalf of fire service area or fire district. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town, village, ambulance district, or fire protection district which contracts with an ambulance service which is not organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town, village, ambulance district, or fire protection district which contracts with an ambulance service which is not organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • population: shall mean the number of people in the particular taxing jurisdiction as shown by the latest federal census. See N.Y. Tax Law 1215
  • poultry: means a domesticated fowl including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, guinea fowl and game birds commonly used for the production of meat and eggs. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Z-21
  • poultry dealer: means any person who buys or sells poultry as a business enterprise. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Poultry product: means any poultry carcass, or part thereof; or any product which is made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part thereof, excepting products which contain poultry ingredients only in a relative small portion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the poultry food industry, and which are exempted by the commissioner from definition as a poultry product under such conditions as the commissioner may prescribe to assure that the poultry ingredients in such products are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry products. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Z-21
  • poultry transporter: means any person who transports poultry as a business enterprise. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preliminary plat: means a drawing prepared in a manner prescribed by local regulation showing the layout of a proposed subdivision including, but not restricted to, road and lot layout and approximate dimensions, key plan, topography and drainage, all proposed facilities unsized, including preliminary plans and profiles, at suitable scale and in such detail as local regulation may require. See N.Y. General City Law 32
  • 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
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processing: means any method whereby meat or meat products derived from animals are cut, boned, mixed, blended, canned, cured or otherwise prepared for purposes other than for human consumption. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • 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
  • Product name: means the name of the commmercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class, or specific use. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • program: means a defined benefit plan established, adopted and maintained under this article to provide service awards for volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • program: means a defined benefit plan or defined contribution plan established or maintained under this article to provide service awards for active volunteer firefighters, pursuant to the benefit options specified by the sponsoring organization. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • program: means a defined contribution plan established, adopted and maintained under this article to provide service awards for volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Project: shall mean any solid waste management-resource recovery facility of which, or any portion of which, the planning, development, financing, construction, operation or maintenance is authorized to be undertaken in whole or in part by the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Project: shall mean any land, any building or other improvement, and all real and personal properties located within or partially within and partially without the urban cultural park for whose benefit the commission is created, including but not limited to, facilities deemed necessary or desirable in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which may include a recreational, educational or urban cultural facility, a transportation or service facility related to the plans and needs of the urban cultural park or any economic use in a facility, the preservation of which is a feature of the urban cultural park. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Project: shall mean a sewerage facility, solid waste management facility, water facility, or any portion of which, the planning, development, financing, acquisition, construction, operation or maintenance is authorized to be undertaken in whole or in part by the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Project: shall mean (i) the construction of a new industrial or manufacturing plant, a new research and development building or other new eligible business facility, (ii) the acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement of a former or existing industrial or manufacturing plant, of a former or existing building to be used for research and development, of a former or existing other eligible business facility, (iii) the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement of pollution control facilities, (iv) the purchase of machinery and equipment, for which financial assistance from the authority is sought, or (v) assistance to employees under an employee ownership assistance loan agreement made pursuant to subtitle six of this title; provided, however, that any such plant, building, facility or machinery and equipment therefore shall not be primarily used in making retail sales of goods or services to customers who personally visit such facilities to obtain such goods or services, or used primarily as a hotel, apartment house or other place of business which furnishes dwelling space or accommodations to either residents or transients. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Project occupant: shall mean the business enterprise which proposes to use a project after construction, acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Proofs: means multiples which are the same as, and which are produced from the same masters as, the multiples in a limited edition, but which, whether so designated or not, are set aside from and are in addition to the limited edition to which they relate. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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 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 law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public utility service: as used in this article shall mean any service authorized to be furnished by any public utility company pursuant to article four of the public service law and shall include works, structures, poles, lines, wires, conduits, mains, systems, waterpower and any and all other real and personal property used or necessary for, connected with or appertaining to the furnishing of such service. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 360
  • Pupil: means a child for whom transportation aid is paid and who lives more than one and one-half miles from the school which he or she attends, measured by the nearest available road to such school, or a child who lives more than one mile from an approved route, measured by the nearest available road to such route, and also lives more than one and one-half miles from the school which he or she attends. See N.Y. Education Law 3621
  • pure honey: as used in this article , shall mean the nectar of flowers that has been transformed by, and is the natural product of the honey-bee, taken from the honeycomb and marketed in a liquid, candied or granulated condition. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 205
  • Qualified investment project: shall mean a project (i) located within an empire zone, (ii) at which five hundred or more jobs will be created, provided such jobs are new to the state and are in addition to any other jobs previously created by the owner of such project in the state, and (iii) which will consist of tangible personal property and other tangible property, including buildings and structural components of buildings, described in subparagraphs (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and clause (A) or (C) of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (b) of subdivision three of section two hundred ten-B of the tax law, the basis of which for federal income tax purposes will equal or exceed seven hundred fifty million dollars. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • Qualifying business location: means a business location of a special eligible business located outside the city of New York at which such business has been conducting substantial business operations for the twenty-four months immediately preceding the year of relocation. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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 property: shall mean lands, structures, franchises and interests in land, waters, lands underwater, riparian rights and air rights and any and all things and rights included within said term and includes not only fees simple absolute, but also any and all lesser

    interests including, but not limited to, 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. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B

  • Real property: shall mean lands, structures, franchises, and interest in lands, and any and all things usually included within the said term, and includes not only fees simple absolute but also any and all lesser interest, 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 of years, and liens thereon by way of judgments, mortgages or otherwise, and also claims for damage to real estate, in the area of the urban cultural park. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Real property: shall mean lands, structures, improvements franchises and interests in land, including lands under water, waterfront property, marginal streets and riparian rights, space rights and air rights and any and all other things and rights usually included within said term and any fixtures, equipment and articles of personal property affixed to or used in connection therewith. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Real property: shall mean lands, waters, rights in lands or waters, 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 permanent or temporary, rights-of-way, uses, leases, licenses and all other incorporeal hereditaments in every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Region: means an area which encompasses a regional planning council. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • Regional comprehensive plan: means the materials, written and/or graphic, including but not limited to maps, charts, studies, resolutions, reports and other descriptive material that identify the goals, objectives, principles, guidelines, policies, standards, devices and instruments for the immediate and long-range protection, enhancement, growth and development of the region, as may be prepared pursuant to section two hundred thirty-nine-i of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • Regional planning council: means a council established pursuant to section two hundred thirty-nine-h of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • regionally significant project: shall mean : a manufacturer projecting the creation of fifty or more jobs; or an agri-business or high tech or biotech business making a capital investment of ten million dollars and creating twenty or more jobs; or a financial or insurance services or distribution center creating three hundred or more jobs; or a clean energy research and development enterprise shall be eligible as a regionally significant project as determined by the local zone administrative board and commissioner. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • Registrant: means any person who has registered a commercial feed manufacturing facility or brand of pet food or specialty pet food pursuant to the provisions of section one hundred twenty-nine of this article. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • registration number: means the number assigned to and that identifies a particular domestic animal, which number and the identifying characteristics of such domestic animal are set forth in a registry maintained by a breed association recognized by the department. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Relocate: means to transfer pre-existing business operations to premises that are or will become eligible premises in accordance with subdivision (e) of this section, or to establish new business operations at such premises, provided that an eligible business shall not be deemed to have relocated unless at least one employee, partner or sole proprietor of the eligible business is transferred to such premises from pre-existing business operations conducted outside the eligible area. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • relocate: means to transfer pre-existing business operations to one or more premises which are or will become eligible premises in accordance with subdivision (e) of this section, or to establish new business operations at such premises, provided that an eligible business shall not be deemed to have relocated unless at least one employee, partner or sole proprietor of the eligible business is transferred to such premises from pre-existing business operations conducted outside the city of New York. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Relocated Employee: means an employee of a special eligible business who (1) has worked at a qualifying business location of the eligible business outside of the city of New York continuously, full-time or part-time, for the ten work weeks prior to the date of relocation and continuously from the date of relocation until the date of transfer to eligible premises, (2) is transferred to eligible premises, and (3) continues to work for the eligible business at the eligible premises for at least ten full work weeks after the date of transfer. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Relocated employee base shares: means the number of full-time work weeks worked by relocated employees in eligible premises during the twelve calendar months after the month of relocation, divided by the number of weeks in such twelve months, plus the number of part-time work weeks worked by such employees in such premises divided by twice the number of weeks in such months. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remediate: shall mean the reduction or elimination of a lead-based paint hazard through the wet scraping and repainting, removal, encapsulation, enclosure, or replacement of lead-based paint, or other method approved by the commissioner of health and mental hygiene. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • Rendering: means the method by which animal bodies, carcasses or portions thereof, and meat or meat product are melted down and the fat or grease extracted therefrom. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Reproduction: means a copy, in any medium, of a work of fine art, that is displayed or published under circumstances that, reasonably construed, evinces an intent that it be taken as a representation of a work of fine art as created by the artist. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Reproduction right: means a right to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute copies of, publicly perform or publicly display a work of fine art. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Resides: shall mean to routinely spend 10 or more hours per week within a dwelling unit. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • Resource recovery: shall mean the separation, extraction or recovery of usable materials, energy or heat from solid waste through source separation, incineration, recycling centers or other programs, projects or facilities. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revenues: shall mean all rates, fees, rents, charges and other income derived by the authority from its operations. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Revenues: shall mean all rates, fees, rents, charges and other income derived by the authority from its operations. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • 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
  • Revitalization area: means any area of a city having a population of one million or more, provided that in the city of New York a revitalization area shall mean any district that is zoned C4, C5, C6, M1, M2 or M3 in accordance with the zoning resolution of such city in any area such city except the area lying south of the center line of 96th Street in the borough of Manhattan. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • 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

  • Route: means a highway or highways over and upon which a school bus regularly travels in accordance with a schedule maintained for the transportation of pupils from their homes to school. See N.Y. Education Law 3621
  • rules: shall mean a rule or rules promulgated pursuant to section 1043 of the New York city charter. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • salary: means all amounts paid by or for the state as compensation for services rendered by an eligible employee holding a position with the state university or by or for a community college as compensation for services rendered by an eligible employee holding a position at such college. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • salary: means that amount fixed by or pursuant to law and paid by or for an employer to an employee as compensation for services rendered by the employee to the employer. See N.Y. Education Law 398
  • School bus: means any vehicle or other means of conveyance used for the purpose of transporting pupils. See N.Y. Education Law 3621
  • School district: means common school districts, to the extent that they provide transportation of students in grades seven through twelve to a school outside the district, consolidated school districts, central school districts, central high school districts, union free school districts, except special act school districts as defined in section four thousand one of this chapter, and city school districts. See N.Y. Education Law 3621
  • Sculpture: means a three-dimensional fine art object produced, fabricated or carved in multiple from a mold, model, cast, form or other prototype, other than from glass, sold, offered for sale or consigned in, into or from this state for an amount in excess of fifteen hundred dollars. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • 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
  • seed: means botanical structures used for planting purposes and commonly referred to as "seed" within this state. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • 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
  • Serious physical injury: means physical injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes death or serious or protracted disfigurement, protracted impairment of health or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Service award: means the benefit payable to a participant in a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Service award: means the benefit payable pursuant to a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Service award: means the benefit payable pursuant to a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Service dog: means any dog that has been or is being individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sewerage facility: shall mean a system of trunk, intercepting and connecting, lateral and outlet sewers, storm water drains, pumping and ventilating stations, disposal or treatment plants or works, and other appliances and structures, which in the judgment of the authority will provide an effectual and advantageous means for relieving the participating counties and municipalities within the participating counties from pollution created by the sewage and waste and relieving the participating counties and municipalities within the participating counties from inadequate sanitary and storm water drainage by providing for the sanitary disposal or treatment of the sewage thereof, or such sections or parts of such systems as the authority may from time to time deem it proper or convenient to construct, consistent with purpose of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • sheep: means any member of the genus ovis. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Signed: means autographed by the artist's own hand, and not by mechanical means of reproduction, after the multiple was produced, whether or not the master was signed or unsigned. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • 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 area: means all ski slopes, ski trails and passenger tramways administered as a single enterprise within this state. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 18-102
  • Ski area operator: means a person, firm or corporation, and its agents

    and employees, having operational and administrative responsibility for any ski area, including any agency of the state, any political subdivision thereof, and any other governmental agency or instrumentality. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 18-102

  • Skier: means any person wearing a ski or skis and any person actually on a ski slope or trail located at a ski area, for the purpose of skiing. See N.Y. General Obligations Law 18-102
  • Small business: means a business which is independently owned and operated, and which is not dominant in the field of operation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Small business set-aside: means a purchase request for which bids are to be invited and accepted only from small businesses by the chairman. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Small business set-asides: means a purchase request for which bids are to be invited and accepted only from small businesses by the chairman. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695*2
  • Solid waste: shall mean all putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes, including, but not limited to, materials or substances discarded or rejected, whether as being spent, useless, worthless or in excess to the owners at the time of such discard or rejection or for any other reason, is being accumulated, stored, or physically, chemically or biologically treated prior to being discarded, has served its intended use, or is a manufacturing or mining by-product, including, but not limited to, garbage, refuse, and other discarded solid materials, including solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations and from community activities, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form, special nuclear or by-product material within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and waste which appears on the list of hazardous waste promulgated by the commissioner of environmental conservation pursuant to section 27-0903 of the environmental conservation law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Solid waste: shall mean all putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes, including, but not limited to, materials or substances discarded or rejected, whether as being spent, useless, worthless or in excess to the owners at the time of such discard or rejection or for any other reason, is being accumulated, stored, or physically, chemically or biologically treated prior to being discarded, has served its intended use, or is a manufacturing or mining by-product, including, but not limited to, garbage, refuse, and other discarded solid materials, including solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations and from community activities, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form, special nuclear or by-product material within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and waste which appears on the list of hazardous waste promulgated by the commissioner of environmental conservation pursuant to section 27-0903 of the environmental conservation law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Solid waste management facility: shall mean any facility, plant, works, system, building, structure, improvement, machinery, equipment,

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

  • Speaker: means the speaker of the council, elected pursuant to the rules of the council. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • Special board: means a board consisting of one or more members of the county planning board and such other members as are appointed by the county legislative body to prepare a proposed county comprehensive plan or an amendment thereto. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 239-B
  • Special eligible business: means any person subject to a tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to part two or three of section one, or section two, of chapter seven hundred seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-six or a gross receipts tax imposed under a local law enacted pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, that: (1) has been conducting substantial business operations at one or more business locations outside the city of New York for the twenty-four consecutive months immediately preceding the taxable year during which such eligible business relocates as defined in subdivision (m) of this section, (2) maintained employment shares at premises in Manhattan in the city of New York at some time during the period beginning January first, two thousand two, and ending on the date it enters into a lease or a contract to purchase the premises that will qualify as eligible premises pursuant to this section, and (3) on or after June thirtieth, two thousand five, relocates as defined in subdivision (m) of this section all or part of such business operations. See N.Y. General City Law 25-DD
  • Special fire company or department: means a fire company or department for which a service award program cannot be established pursuant to subdivision one or two of section two hundred sixteen of this article which provides fire protection services to two or more political subdivisions under contracts with the governing boards thereof. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Specialty pet: means any domesticated pet normally maintained in a cage or tank, such as, but not limited to, gerbils, hamsters, canaries, psittacine birds, mynahs, finches, tropical fish, goldfish, snakes and turtles. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 128
  • 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
  • sponsoring organization: means a political subdivision which adopts a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • sponsoring organization: means a political subdivision which has established or jointly established a service award program, a volunteer fire company or department, or any other entity responsible for fire protection. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BB
  • State agency: means any state board, body, bureau, commission, council, department, public authority, public corporation, division, office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function for the state. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 10.03
  • State agency: shall mean any officer, department, board, commission,

    bureau, division, public corporation, agency or instrumentality of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1801

  • state university: means the state university of New York and the term "community college" means a college established and operated under article one hundred twenty-six of this chapter. See N.Y. Education Law 390
  • 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.
  • Storage: means any school bus garage facilities or sites which may be approved by the commissioner. See N.Y. Education Law 3621
  • 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.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Successor in interest: shall mean a "personal representative" "testamentary beneficiary" trustee or beneficiary of a "lifetime trust" or an "heir" (including heirs who acquire the work of fine art, craft or print from the artist or craftsperson or from another heir or beneficiary of the artist or craftsperson), which terms shall have the same meanings as set forth in the estates, powers and trusts law. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supercard: shall mean a bingo card on which prizes are awarded, which card is selected by the player, containing five designated numbers, colors or symbols, corresponding to the letters B, I, N, G, O, displayed on the bingo board of the bingo premises operator, which can be played concurrently with the other bingo cards played during the game of bingo. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 476
  • swine: means the entire super family of suidoidae, both feral and domestic. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 90-B
  • Targeted employee: shall mean a New York resident who receives empire zone wages pursuant to subdivision nineteen of section two hundred ten of the tax law and who is (i) an eligible individual under the provision of the targeted jobs tax credit (section fifty-one of the internal revenue code), (ii) eligible for benefits under the provisions of the job training partnership act (P. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapy dog: means any dog that is trained to aid the emotional and physical health of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes and other settings and is actually used for such purpose, or any dog during the period such dog is being trained or bred for such purpose, and does not qualify under federal or state law or regulations as a service dog. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Total attributed eligible aggregate employment shares: means , for any relocation, the sum of the number of eligible aggregate employment shares apportioned to such relocation pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision, less any excess shares determined with respect to such relocation pursuant to paragraph two of this subdivision, plus any excess shares attributed to such relocation pursuant to paragraph three of this subdivision. See N.Y. General City Law 25-Y
  • Town: shall mean the town of North Hempstead. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • 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

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  • 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.
  • Transportation service: means the operation within the state of a vehicle or vehicles by a person not otherwise licensed to operate a disposal plant, for the purpose of transporting for hire unprocessed animal bodies, carcasses or portions thereof, and meat or meat products which are not intended for eventual use for human consumption. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Treasurer: means a county treasurer, city treasurer, town supervisor, village treasurer, school district treasurer, fire district treasurer, improvement district treasurer, president of a board of health of a consolidated health district, county vocational educational and extension board treasurer, treasurer of a board of cooperative educational services, public general hospital treasurer, or other officer possessing similar powers and duties. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 800
  • treated: means that the seed has received an effective application of an approved substance or method designed to control or repel plant disease organisms, insects, or other pests; or has received some other treatment to improve its planting value. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Turnover: shall mean the occupancy of a dwelling unit subsequent to the termination of a tenancy and the vacatur by a prior tenant of such dwelling unit. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • Underlying defect: shall mean a physical condition in a dwelling or dwelling unit that is causing or has caused paint to peel or a painted surface to deteriorate or fail, such as a structural or plumbing failure that allows water to intrude into a dwelling or dwelling unit. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • 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
  • United States: shall mean the United States of America or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof acting on behalf of the United States of America. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Urban cultural park: shall mean the Hudson-Mohawk urban cultural park designated pursuant to section 35. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2631
  • Urban development corporation: shall mean the New York state urban development corporation and any successor agency. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2799-BBBB
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • variety: means a subdivision of a kind characterized by growth, yield, disease resistance, plant, flower, fruit, seed or other characteristics by which it may be differentiated under certain conditions from other plants of the same kind. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 136
  • Vehicle: means a conveyance or any piece of equipment whatsoever used in transportation service. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 96-Y
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision two of section three thousand one of the public health law (a) operating not for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and (b) no part of the assets or income of which is distributable to, or enures to the benefit of its members, directors or officers except to the extent permitted under article thirty of the public health law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means a voluntary ambulance service as defined in article thirty of the public health law and possessing a valid statement of registration or possessing a valid ambulance service certificate pursuant to article thirty of the public health law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 100
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision three of section three thousand one of the public health law (i) operating not for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and (ii) no part of the assets or income of which is distributable to, or enures to the benefit of its members, directors or officers except to the extent permitted under article thirty of the public health law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Volunteer ambulance worker: means an active volunteer member of an ambulance company as specified on a list regularly maintained by the company for purposes of the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Volunteer ambulance worker: means an active volunteer member of an ambulance company as specified on a list regularly maintained by the company for purposes of the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • War dog: means any dog which has been honorably discharged from the United States armed services. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 108
  • Water facility: shall mean any water supply or distribution system or systems, including any plants, works, instrumentalities or parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, lands, easements, rights in land and water rights, right-of-way, contract rights, franchises, approaches, connections, dams, reservoirs, water mains and pipe lines, pumping stations and equipment, or any other property incidental to and included in such system or part thereof, and any improvements, extensions and betterments. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2702
  • Window: shall mean the non-glass parts of a window, including but not limited to any window sash, window well, window jamb, window sill, or window molding. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 27-2056.2
  • 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
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written instrument: means a written or printed agreement, bill of sale, invoice, certificate of authenticity, catalogue or any other written or printed note or memorandum or label describing the work of fine art or multiple which is to be sold, exchanged or consigned by an art merchant. See N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 11.01
  • Year of ambulance service: means a calendar year during which a volunteer ambulance worker accumulates at least fifty points in accordance with the system established pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred nineteen-m of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-K
  • Year of ambulance service: means a calendar year during which a volunteer ambulance worker accumulates at least fifty points in accordance with the system established pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred nineteen-e of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Year of firefighting service: means a twelve month period during which an active volunteer firefighter participates in the fire service and satisfies the minimum requirements of participation established by the sponsoring organization maintaining the program which shall be applied on a consistent and uniform basis, subject to the minimum standards established by the sponsoring organization. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Zone equivalent area: shall mean an area designated as such pursuant to former subdivision (bb) of section nine hundred fifty-nine of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 957