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Title 3-A Business Practices of Public Authorities
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Title 7 Investments of Public Authorities
Title 8 Internal Control Responsibilities of Public Authorities
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Title 10 State Governmental Cost Recovery System
Title 11 Wrongful Death Actions
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Title 12-A Public Authorities Lobbying Contacts

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Authorities > Article 9

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrator: means an entity with which the commissioner contracts for the purpose of administering elements of the preferred drug program, as established under section two hundred seventy-two of this article or the clinical drug review program established under section two hundred seventy-four of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Advisory period: means that period no earlier than July first, two thousand six, after which the authority has determined that (a) for each of the three immediately preceding city fiscal years, the city has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures, other than capital items, the results of which did not show a deficit, without the use of any authority assistance, as provided for under section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title, when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and (b) the comptroller and the state comptroller jointly certify that securities were sold by the city during the immediately preceding city fiscal year in the general public market and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold by the city in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding city fiscal year in amounts that will satisfy substantially all of the capital and cash flow requirements of the city during that period in accordance with the financial plan then in existence. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Advisory period: means a period of time from the effective date of this title until the date when (a) the authority shall determine that for each fiscal year, through and including fiscal year two thousand twelve, that the county has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures the results of which do not show a major operating funds deficit when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, subject to the provisions of this title, and shall further determine that in the then current fiscal year there is a substantial likelihood that the results of the county's operations will not show a deficit in the major operating funds when so reported and (b) the comptroller shall certify that securities were sold by or for the benefit of the county during the fiscal year immediately preceding such date and the then current fiscal year in the general public market satisfied the financing requirements of the county during such period and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding fiscal year in amounts which will satisfy substantially all of the capital and cash flow requirements of the county during such period in accordance with the financial plan then in effect. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amortized value: means for securities purchased at a premium above or a discount below par, the value as of any given date obtained by dividing the total amount of the premium or discount at which such securities were purchased by the number of days remaining to maturity on such securities at the time of such purchase and by multiplying the amount so calculated by the number of days having passed since the date of such purchase; and (a) in the case of securities purchased at a premium, by deducting the product thus obtained from the purchase price, and (b) in the case of securities purchased at a discount, by adding the product thus obtained to the purchase price. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved project: shall mean a project approved as provided by this article. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • BFSA: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • BFSA assistance: means : (a) the amount of debt service savings in a given city fiscal year generated from the proceeds of bonds, notes or other obligations made available to or for the benefit of the city or any covered organization as determined by the authority; or (b) the proceeds of any deficit financing authorized by the authority, or some combination thereof pursuant to the provisions of section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Board: shall mean the drug utilization review board. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of a municipal assistance corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Board of supervisors: shall mean the elective governing body of a county, by whatever name designated. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Bond or note facility: means any insurance policy, letter of credit or other credit enhancement with respect to bonds or notes of the corporation issued pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness, issued or incurred by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Bridge: shall mean any structure whether of single or multiple span construction with a clear span in excess of five feet with measurements to be made in the manner set forth in subdivision two of section two hundred thirty of this chapter. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Bridge: means a structure including supports erected over a depression or an obstruction such as water, highway, or railway, having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads and having an opening measured along the center of the track or roadway of more than twenty feet between under croppings of abutments or spring lines or arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes and may include multiple pipes where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Cash flow borrowings: means :

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

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

  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the city as defined in subdivision five-a of section 2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Chief fiscal officer: means the chief fiscal officer of the county as defined in the county charter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Chief fiscal officer: means the chief fiscal officer of the city as defined in section 2. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • City: means the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City: means the city of Troy. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • City: means the city of Buffalo. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • City budget director: means the director of management and budget of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City charter: means the city government law of the city of Buffalo, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • City comptroller: means the comptroller of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • City comptroller: means the comptroller of the city of Troy. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • City tax revenues: means the portion of the county's "net collections" as defined in section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law, payable to the city under the agreement among the county, the city and the cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda entered into pursuant to the authority of subdivision (c) of section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Clinical drug review program: means the clinical drug review program created by section two hundred seventy-four of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Clinical laboratory services: shall mean the microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, biophysical, cytological or pathological examination of materials derived from the human body, for the purposes of obtaining information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or the assessment of health condition. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of transportation of the state of New York. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Comptroller: means the comptroller of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Construction item: means any such item or material used in construction and which is procured directly by the public authority or office or any such item or material commonly used in construction which is procured by a person, other than a municipality, under contract with the public authority or office. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • contact: shall mean any conversation, in person or by telephonic or other remote means, or correspondence between any lobbyist engaged in the act of lobbying and any person within a state authority who can make or influence a decision on the subject of the lobbying on behalf of the authority, and shall include, at a minimum, all members of the governing board and all officers of the state authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2987
  • Control period: means a period determined by the authority in accordance with section thirty-six hundred sixty-nine of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Control period: means that period of time from the effective date of this title, continuing until the authority determines that conditions have been met as provided in subdivision one of this section and the city qualifies for the onset of an advisory period. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Control period: means a period determined by the authority in accordance with section thirty-nine hundred fifty-nine of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means the corporate governmental agency created by section three thousand thirty-three of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • Corporation: means the corporate governmental agency created by section three thousand fifty-three of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of a portion of the county's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (b) cash flow needs of the county, (c) tax certiorari settlements and judgments of any kind to which the county is a party, (d) appropriated capital costs of the county, including the costs of any preliminary studies, surveys, maps, plans, estimates and hearings, (e)

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

  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of a portion of the city's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (b) cash flow needs of the city or any covered organization, (c) any object or purpose of the city or any covered organization, for which a period of probable usefulness is prescribed in section 11. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • costs: means costs to finance (a) amounts necessary to finance a portion of the operating costs of the county or any covered organization as provided in sections thirty-nine hundred fifty-six and section thirty-nine hundred fifty-seven of this title, to the extent approved by the authority, (b) amounts necessary to accomplish a refunding, repayment or restructuring of all or a portion of the county's outstanding indebtedness or that of any covered organization, (c) cash flow needs of the county or any covered organization, (d) any object or purpose of the county or any covered organization, for which a period of probable usefulness is prescribed in section 11. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Council: means the city council of the city of Buffalo. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means the county of Nassau. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County: means the county of Erie. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • County: means Erie county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County charter: means the county government law of Nassau county, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County charter: means the county government law of Erie county, as amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County executive: means the county executive of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County executive: means the county executive of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • County superintendent: shall mean the county superintendent of highways. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • county superintendent of highways: shall include county engineer or other officer performing similar duties to county superintendent in counties having no superintendent of highways. See N.Y. Highway Law 110
  • County tax revenues: means (a) that portion of tax revenues that is deducted and withheld for transfer and credit by the authority to the county of Nassau revenue anticipation note withholding fund established by the authority and (b) the balance of tax revenues transferred by the authority to the county, pursuant to section thirty-six hundred fifty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • County tax revenues: means net collections set aside for county purposes pursuant to subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law, from the county's sales and compensating use taxes imposed pursuant to the authority of subpart B of part one of article twenty-nine of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Covered organization: means the Nassau health care corporation, and any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the county, but excluding the authority and (i) any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or at the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the county to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, and provided that at the time of such exemption, there shall have been and during the period of such exemption there shall be an annual audit by a nationally recognized independent certified public accounting firm or consortium of firms, one of which shall be a nationally recognized firm, of the covered organization's financial statements performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and report by such auditor thereon which includes an opinion that the financial statements so audited have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and such other information as such auditors deem appropriate, (ii) any state public authority as defined in section two hundred one of the civil service law, unless specifically named above, or (iii) any governmental agency, authority, commission or instrumentality created by compact or agreement between the state of New York and another state or states; provided, however, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Covered organization: means the city school district, the joint schools construction board of the city, as described in chapter six hundred five of the laws of two thousand, as amended, and the Buffalo municipal housing authority and any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the city, but excluding the authority and (a) any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or on the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the city to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, or (b) any state public authority defined in section two hundred one of the civil service law, unless specifically named above; provided, however, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Covered organization: means any governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation which receives or may receive moneys directly, indirectly or contingently from the county, but excluding the authority and (a) any other governmental agency, public authority or public benefit corporation specifically exempted from the provisions of this title by order of the authority upon application of such agency, public authority, or corporation to the authority or on the authority's own motion upon a finding by the authority that such exemption does not materially affect the ability of the county to adopt and maintain a budget pursuant to the provisions of this title, or (b) any state public authority defined in section two hundred one of the civil service law, unless specifically named above; provided, however, no municipality or school district shall be treated as a covered organization solely because it shares sales and compensating use tax revenue with the county, provided further, that the authority may terminate any exemption granted by order of the authority pursuant to this subdivision upon a determination that the circumstances upon which such exemption was granted are no longer applicable. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Culvert: shall mean any structure whether of single or multiple span construction with an interior width of five feet or less with measurements to be made in the manner set forth in subdivision two of section two hundred thirty of this chapter. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Culvert: means a structure whether of single or multiple span construction within an interior width of twenty feet or less when measurement is made horizontally along the center line of roadway from face to face of abutments or sidewalls immediately below the copings or fillets; or, if there are no copings or fillets at points six inches below the bridge seats or immediately under the top slab in the case of frame structures. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Director of the budget: means the director of the budget of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • 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:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • drug: means a drug defined in subdivision seven of section sixty-eight hundred two of the education law, for which a prescription is required under the federal food, drug and cosmetic act. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • ECFSA: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Emergency condition: means a medical or behavioral condition as determined by the prescriber or pharmacists, the onset of which is sudden, that manifests itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, and for which delay in beginning treatment prescribed by the patient's health care practitioner would result in:

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

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

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

    (d) serious disfigurement of such person; or

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

  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the county and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-six hundred sixty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the city and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-eight hundred fifty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the county and the covered organizations to be developed pursuant to section thirty-nine hundred fifty-seven of this title, as from time to time amended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Financial relationship: shall mean an ownership interest, investment interest or compensation arrangement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governor: means the governor of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Group practice: shall mean a group of two or more practitioners organized as a partnership, professional corporation, foundation, not-for-profit corporation, faculty practice plan or similar association; and

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

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

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

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

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care provider: shall mean a practitioner in an individual practice, group practice, partnership, professional corporation or other authorized form of association, a hospital or other health care institution issued an operating certificate pursuant to this chapter or the mental hygiene law, a certified home health agency or a licensed home care services agency, and any other purveyor of health or health related items or services including but not limited to a clinical laboratory, a physiological laboratory, a pharmacy, a purveyor of x-ray or imaging services, a purveyor of physical therapy services, a purveyor of health or health related supplies, appliances or equipment, or an ambulance service. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Highway: shall include necessary sluices, drains, ditches, waterways, embankments, retaining walls, bridges on such highway and under the jurisdiction and control of the town and culverts, and the approaches of any such bridge or culvert beginning at the back of the abutments. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Immediate family member: shall include spouse; birth and adoptive parents, children and siblings; stepparents, stepchildren and stepsiblings;

    fathers-in-law,

    mothers-in-law,

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

  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interested investor: shall mean , with respect to a health care provider, an investor who is a practitioner in a position to make or to influence referrals or business to the health care provider, or who is an immediate family member of such an investor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Interim finance period: means the period of time from the effective date of this title until the date when (a) the authority shall determine, based on annual audit reports furnished in accordance with this title, that for each fiscal year, through and including fiscal year two thousand eight, that the county has adopted and adhered to budgets covering all expenditures the results of which did not show a major operating funds deficit when reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, subject to the provisions of this title, and shall further determine that in the then current fiscal year there is a substantial likelihood that the results of the county's operations will not show a deficit in the major operating funds when so reported and (b) the chief fiscal officer shall certify that securities sold by or for the benefit of the county during the fiscal year immediately preceding such date and the then current fiscal year in the general public market satisfied the financing requirements of the county during such period and that there is a substantial likelihood that such securities can be sold in the general public market from such date through the end of the next succeeding fiscal year in amounts which will satisfy substantially all of the capital and seasonal financing requirements of the county during such period in accordance with the financial plan then in effect. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Investor: shall mean , with respect to a health care provider, a person with a financial relationship with the health care provider, subject to the exceptions provided in paragraph (b) of subdivision three, subdivision four and paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section two hundred thirty-eight-a of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • 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.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Legislature: means the legislature of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • lobbying: shall mean and include any attempt to influence:

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

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

  • Major operating funds: means the general fund, the police district fund, the police headquarters fund, the county parks fund and the fire prevention fund of the county, together with any other funds of the county or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Major operating funds: means the city general fund, the board of education general fund, the city enterprise funds, the board of education special project funds, together with any other funds of the city or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Major operating funds: means the county general fund, the social services fund, the county road fund, the capital fund, the debt service fund, the sewer fund, together with any other funds of the county or a covered organization from time to time designated by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Manufacturer agreement: means an agreement between the commissioner and a pharmaceutical manufacturer under paragraph (b) of subdivision eleven of section two hundred seventy-two of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal assistance corporation: means a corporation created pursuant to section three thousand ten of this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Municipality: means any city in the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Nassau county interim finance authority: means the public benefit corporation created by this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • NCIFA assistance: means the amount of debt service savings in a given fiscal year generated from the proceeds of bonds made available to or for the benefit of the county or any covered organization as determined by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Non preferred drug: means a prescription drug that is included in the preferred drug program and is not one of the drugs on the preferred drug list because it is either: (a) in a therapeutic class that is included in the preferred drug program and is not one of the drugs on the preferred drug list in that class or (b) manufactured by a pharmaceutical manufacturer with whom the commissioner is negotiating or has negotiated a manufacturer agreement and is not a preferred drug under a manufacturer agreement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • notes: means bonds and notes, respectively, issued by a municipal assistance corporation pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Obesity: means the condition in which a person's body mass index is at least thirty kilograms per meter squared, or where a person's body mass index is at least twenty-seven kilograms per meter squared and the person suffers from one or more of the following conditions or diseases:

    1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 262

  • Obligations: means bonds and notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Office: means the office of general services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Panel: means the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage panel established pursuant to section two hundred forty-four of the elder law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pharmacy services: shall mean the preparing, compounding, preserving or, the dispensing of drugs, medicines and therapeutic devices on the basis of prescriptions or other legal authority. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Physical therapy services: means physical therapy as defined by section sixty-seven hundred thirty-one of the education law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: shall mean a map and specifications showing (a) the location of a project, (b) the estimated cost of such project, (c) the proposed width, thickness and type of highway, (d) a statement of necessity for such project relied upon by the town, and (e) the projects to be completed in each year of the period of the duration of this article. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Practicable: means capable of being used without violating the following criteria: performance, availability at a reasonable price, availability within a reasonable period of time and maintenance of a satisfactory level of competition. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Practitioner: shall mean a licensed or registered physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, nurse, midwife, physician assistant or specialist assistant, physical therapist, or optometrist. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preferred drug: means a prescription drug that is either (a) in a therapeutic class that is included in the preferred drug program and is one of the drugs on the preferred drug list in that class or (b) a preferred drug under a manufacturer agreement. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Preferred drug program: means the preferred drug program established under section two hundred seventy-two of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Presiding officer: means the presiding officer of the legislature elected pursuant to the rules of the legislature. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • 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.
  • Prior authorization: means a process requiring the prescriber or the dispenser to verify with the applicable state public health plan or its authorized agent that the drug is appropriate for the needs of the specific patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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
  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the major operating funds in each year of a financial plan as determined by the county and certified by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the

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

  • Projected gap: means the excess, if any, of annual aggregate projected expenditures over annual aggregate projected revenues for the major operating funds in each year of a financial plan as determined by the county and certified by the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public corporation: means and includes the county, the state and every public corporation as defined in the general construction law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Public entity: means any department, board, bureau, commission or agency of the state or its political subdivisions, public benefit corporation or any public authority including the port authority of New York and New Jersey. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Public health council: shall mean the public health and health planning council. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radiation therapy services: shall mean the use of high energy x-rays, particles, or radiation materials for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • Railroad: means a private or public railroad operating in the state of New York carrying either freight, passengers or freight and passengers including, but not limited to, those operated by the metropolitan transportation authority and its subsidiaries, the Long Island Rail Road, the metro-north railroad, the Staten Island rapid transit operating authority, the New York city transit authority or any other public authority or local government and shall include tourist excursion operations and railrides on standard gauge tracks. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Railroad bridge: means a structure including supports erected over a depression or an obstruction such as water, highway, or railway, having a track or tracks for carrying freight or passengers or other moving loads and having an opening measured along the center of the track or roadway of more than twenty feet between under croppings of abutments or spring lines or arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes and may include multiple pipes where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening whether privately or publicly owned. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • 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.
  • Revenues: means the tax revenues and all aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders, but in no event shall revenues include any transitional state aid. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Revenues: means revenues of the authority consisting of city tax revenues, school district tax revenues, state aid revenues, and all other aid, rents, fees, charges, gifts, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority, to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • Revenues: means all federal or state aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to a municipal assistance corporation or for the account of a municipal assistance corporation, including any payment permitted or required to be made to such a corporation by this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Revenues: means revenues of the authority consisting of county tax revenues, state aid revenues, and all other aid, rents, fees, charges, payments and other income and receipts paid or payable to the authority or a trustee for the account of the authority to the extent such amounts are pledged to bondholders. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • Roadbed: shall mean the portion of the highway, improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Rural: shall mean (i) a county with a population of two hundred thousand persons or less, or a town with a population density of one hundred fifty persons or less per square mile; and (ii) other rural areas pursuant to standards promulgated in regulation by the commissioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 238
  • School district tax revenues: means the portion of the county's "net collections" as defined in section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law, payable to the city's dependent school district by the county pursuant to the authority of subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred sixty-two of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Short-term obligations: means tax anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes, budget notes and urban renewal notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3032
  • Short-term obligations: means tax anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes, budget notes and urban renewal notes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3052
  • Special law: means the special law of the legislature pursuant to which a municipal assistance corporation is created. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • Specification: means any description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of a material, supply, equipment or construction item. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3003
  • State: means the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • State aid: means : all general purpose local government aid; emergency financial assistance to certain cities; emergency financial assistance to eligible municipalities; supplemental municipal aid; and any successor type of aid and any new aid appropriated by the state as local government assistance for the benefit of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State aid: means aid and incentives for municipalities, any successor type of aid and any new aid appropriated by the state as local government assistance for the benefit of the county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • State aid revenues: means state aid paid by the state comptroller to the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State aid revenues: means state aid paid by the state comptroller to the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • State comptroller: means the comptroller of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3851
  • State comptroller: means the comptroller of the state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3951
  • State public health plan: means the medical assistance program established by title eleven of article five of the social services law (referred to in this article as "Medicaid"), the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program established by title three of article two of

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

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantial structural alteration: means any work that modifies the load capacity, loan distribution or load paths or structural behavior of the bridge. See N.Y. Highway Law 230
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tax revenues: means sales and compensating use tax net collections paid or payable to the authority pursuant to section twelve hundred sixty-one of the tax law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Therapeutic class: means a group of prescription drugs that produce a particular intended clinical outcome and are grouped together as a therapeutic class by the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. See N.Y. Public Health Law 270
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town superintendent: shall mean the town superintendent of highways. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Town highway: shall mean highways constructed, improved or maintained by the town with the aid of the state or county, under the provisions of the highway law, including all highways in towns, outside of incorporated villages constituting separate road districts, except state highways, county roads, parkways, state thruways and controlled access highways as defined by the highway law. See N.Y. Highway Law 219
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transitional state aid: means any state aid appropriated to the authority for the benefit of the county for (a) unrestricted aid purposes and (b) the purpose of assisting the county in streamlining the tax certiorari claims process and eliminating the need to borrow for such costs. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3651
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • X-ray or imaging services: shall mean diagnostic imaging techniques which shall include but not be limited to the following:

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