Sections
Article 1 Short Title; Definitions 1 – 2
Article 2 Department and State Board of Social Welfare 5 – 40
Article 2-A Shelter and Supported Housing Programs
Article 3 Local Public Welfare Organization; Powers and Duties
Article 4 Residence and Removal 117 – 122
Article 5 Assistance and Care
Article 6 Children
Article 6-A Domestic Violence Prevention Act 459-A – 459-H
Article 7 Residential Care Programs for Adults and Children
Article 8 New York State Rural Human Services Networking Program 464 – 464-F
Article 8-A Nutrition Outreach and Public Education Program 465 – 465-D
Article 8-B Transitional Care 466-A – 466-B
Article 9-A Berkshire Industrial Farm
Article 9-B Adult Protective Services
Article 10 General Provisions Applicable to Charitable Institutions 474 – 480
Article 10-A William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund Act 481-A – 481-F
Article 10-B Statewide Settlement House Program 482-A – 482-C
Article 10-C State Council On Children and Families 483 – 483-H
Article 10-D Services for Victims of Human Trafficking 483-AA – 483-FF
Article 11 Protection of People With Special Needs 488 – 497
Article 12 Construction; Laws Repealed; When to Take Effect 550 – 552

Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services

  • Abuse or neglect: shall mean the conduct described in paragraphs (a) through (h) of subdivision one of this section. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • abused child: means a child under eighteen years of age and who is defined as an abused child by the family court act;

    2. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412

  • Access device: means a card, code, or other means of access to a consumer's account, or any combination thereof, that may be used by the consumer for the purpose of initiating electronic fund transfers. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Account: shall mean the hearing aid dispensing account. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Additional state payments: shall mean payments made to aged, blind and disabled persons who are receiving, or who would but for their income be eligible to receive, federal supplemental security income benefits, whether made by the office of temporary and disability assistance in accordance with the provisions of this title and with title sixteen of the federal social security act, or by the commissioner of the United States social security administration, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of this title, title sixteen of the federal social security act, and provisions of any agreement entered into between the state and such commissioner by which the commissioner agrees to administer such additional state payments on behalf of the state. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • additional state payments: means payments by social services districts or by the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare on behalf of the state, to aged, blind and disabled persons who are receiving, or who would but for their income be eligible to receive, federal supplemental security income benefits, made pursuant to title sixteen of the federal social security act, public law 93-66, and the provisions of this chapter. See N.Y. Social Services Law 300
  • Advisory committee: shall mean the committee established by section four hundred forty-three of this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 441
  • AED: as used in this article means a medical device approved by the federal food and drug administration that (a) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence in a patient of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia; (b) is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed on the patient; (c)

    upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to the patient's heart; and (d) upon action by an operator, delivers an appropriate electrical impulse to the patient's heart to perform defibrillation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1873

  • Aftermarket rustproofing: means the application of rust-inhibiting material to various areas of a new motor vehicle after the vehicle has been assembled. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1979
  • Agency: shall mean a not-for-profit corporation or group of not-for-profit corporations. See N.Y. Social Services Law 410-P
  • Agency contract: means an agreement in which a student-athlete authorizes a person to negotiate or solicit on behalf of the student-athlete a professional sports-services contract or an endorsement contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • alcoholism counselor: means any person who has been issued a credential therefor by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, pursuant to paragraphs one and two of subdivision (d) of section 19. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412
  • Animal: means a dog or a cat. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-K
  • Applicable board rate: shall mean an amount equal to the monthly payment that has been made by a social services official, in accordance with section three hundred ninety-eight-a of this article and other provisions of this chapter, for the care and maintenance of the child, while such child was boarded out in the approved or certified foster family boarding home with the prospective relative guardian. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • At risk populations: means populations including but not limited to families with children receiving family assistance, households receiving federal supplemental security income payments, households with incomes at or below one hundred eighty-five percent of the poverty level, recipients of emergency food, elderly or disabled persons, homeless persons, unemployed persons, and families and persons residing in rural households who are at risk of nutritional deficiencies. See N.Y. Social Services Law 465-A
  • Athlete agent: means an individual who enters into an agency contract with a student-athlete or, directly or indirectly, recruits or solicits a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Audiologist: means an individual who is licensed under article one hundred fifty-nine of the education law to evaluate hearing, and hearing and communication disorders and to engage in those practices defined in section eighty-two hundred three of the education law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • 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
  • Automobile broker business: means any person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration paid by a consumer offers to provide, provides, or represents that he will provide a service of purchasing, arranging, assisting or effecting the purchase of an automobile as agent, broker, or intermediary for a consumer. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1985
  • Bank: means a bank, trust company, savings bank, or state or federal savings and loan association which is located within this state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-W
  • Billing error: means the initial occurrence of an error by omission or commission by the creditor in a billing statement given to the consumer by the creditor in (a) posting any debit or credit or (b) the computation of any amount or (c) any similar error of an accounting nature or (d) posting any debit for goods which were not received by the consumer as required by the provisions of subdivision fourteen of section four hundred thirteen of the personal property law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1965
  • Blaster: means a person who performs the act of preparation for detonation and the detonation of an explosive. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Board: shall mean the hearing aid dispensing advisory board. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Board rate: shall mean an amount equal to the monthly payment which has been or would have been made by a social services official, in accordance with section three hundred ninety-eight-a and other provisions of this chapter, for the care and maintenance of the child, if such child had been boarded out in a foster family boarding home. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • 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
  • Builder: means any person, corporation, partnership or other entity contracting with an owner for the construction of a one- or two-family residential dwelling having less than three stories. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-B
  • Builder: means any person, corporation, partnership or other entity contracting with an owner for the construction or sale of a new home. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • Building code: means the uniform fire prevention and building code promulgated under section three hundred seventy-seven of the executive law, local building code standards approved by the uniform fire prevention and building code council under section three hundred seventy-nine of the executive law, and the building code of the city of New York, as defined in title twenty-seven of the administrative code of the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • Business: means any individual, partnership, trust, association, organization or corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Buyer: means any person or persons who have contracted or who intend to contract with a builder for the construction of a one- or two-family residential dwelling having less than three stories. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-B
  • Buyer: as used in this article means any individual who enters into a contract for services with a health club. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1873
  • Buyer: means a natural person who buys or receives aftermarket rustproofing on a new motor vehicle if such vehicle is bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1979
  • Certificate: means a certificate of registration issued under this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-OO
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • charitable organization: shall mean entities established pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law or otherwise established pursuant to law. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • child: means a person under eighteen years of age, or a person under nineteen years of age who is a full-time student regularly attending a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical training if, before such person attains age nineteen, such person may reasonably be expected to complete the program of such secondary school or training. See N.Y. Social Services Law 345
  • Child: shall mean a person under the age of twenty-one years whose guardianship and custody have been committed to a social services official or a voluntary authorized agency, or whose guardianship and custody have been committed to a certified or approved foster parent pursuant to a court order prior to such person's eighteenth birthday, except as provided in paragraph (g) of subdivision three of section three hundred eighty-four-b of this article and section six hundred thirty-one of the family court act. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Child: shall mean a person under the age of twenty-one years whose custody, care and custody, or custody and guardianship have been committed to a social services official prior to such person's eighteenth birthday pursuant to section three hundred fifty-eight-a, three hundred eighty-four, three hundred eighty-four-a or three hundred eighty-four-b of this chapter or article three, seven, ten or 10-C of the family court act. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • Clerical and other worker: includes all employees not included in subdivisions four, five and six of this section, except any person employed in a bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacity whose earnings are in excess of nine hundred dollars a week. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Clinically ill: means an illness that is apparent to a veterinarian based on observation, examination, or testing of an animal or upon review of the medical records relating to the animal. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-K
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-K
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of the state office of temporary and disability assistance; and

    b. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330

  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor of the state of New York, except that any reference to the commissioner with respect to radioactive material, as defined in this article, or radiation equipment, as defined in this article, shall be a reference to the commissioner of health of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Commissioner: means the "industrial commissioner" of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of labor;

    (b) "Department" shall mean the department of labor; and

    (c) "Task force" shall mean the fair wages task force within the department. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-R

  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of labor;

    (b) "Department" shall mean the department of labor;

    (c) "Apparel industry" shall mean the making, cutting, sewing, finishing, assembling, pressing or otherwise producing, by any of the foregoing apparel industry services, any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which is to be sold or offered for sale, provided, however, that the apparel industry shall not include cleaning or tailoring after the apparel has been sold at retail;

    (d) "Manufacturer" shall mean any person who (i) in fulfillment or anticipation of a wholesale purchase contract, contracts with a contractor to perform in New York state the cutting, sewing, finishing, assembling, pressing or otherwise producing any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which, pursuant to such contract, is to be sold or offered for sale to a retailer or other entity, or (ii) cuts, sews, finishes, assembles, presses or otherwise produces in New York state any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which is to be sold or offered for sale; provided, however, that "manufacturer" shall not mean a production employee employed for wages who does not employ others;

    (e) "Contractor" shall mean any person who, in fulfillment of a contract with a manufacturer, performs in New York state the cutting, sewing, finishing, assembling, pressing or otherwise producing any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which is to be sold or offered for sale. See N.Y. Social Services Law 462-B

  • community-based program: means a program operated by a not-for-profit organization that provides services such as street outreach, voluntary drop-in services, peer counseling, individual counseling, family-therapy and referrals for services such as educational and vocational training and health care. See N.Y. Social Services Law 447-A
  • Constructed in a skillful manner: means that workmanship and materials meet or exceed the specific standards of the applicable building code. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • 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 contract: means a written or oral agreement for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, moving or demolition of any building, structure or improvement, or relating to the excavation of or other development or improvement to land, and where the aggregate cost of the construction project including all labor, services, materials and equipment to be furnished, equals or exceeds one hundred fifty thousand dollars. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-S
  • Consumer: means any individual purchasing an animal from a pet dealer. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-K
  • Consumer: means any natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit services business. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1622-O
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1696*2
  • Consumer: means the person who purchased the part for purposes other than resale or any person to whom the motor vehicle on which the part is installed is transferred during the term of the warranty provided by section six hundred seventeen of this article and any other person, other than a seller, entitled by the terms of such warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Consumer: means a New York resident who is the purchaser, lessee or transferee of farm equipment, other than for the purposes of resale. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1965
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1971
  • Consumer: means a natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of an automobile broker business. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1985
  • Consumer claim: means any obligation of a natural person for the payment of money or its equivalent which is or is alleged to be in default and which arises out of a transaction wherein credit has been offered or extended to a natural person, and the money, property or service which was the subject of the transaction was primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1856
  • Consumer credit: means credit extended to a consumer, primarily for personal, family or household purposes, pursuant to a plan under which the creditor may permit the consumer to make purchases or obtain loans, from time to time, directly from the creditor or indirectly by use of a credit card, check or other device, as the plan may provide. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1965
  • Consumer credit: means credit extended to a consumer on an account pursuant to a plan under which the creditor may permit the customer to make purchases or obtain loans, from time to time, directly from the creditor or indirectly by use of a credit card, check, or other device, as the plan may provide. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1971
  • Consumer credit: means credit extended to an obligor on an account pursuant to a plan under which (a) the creditor may permit the obligor to make purchases or obtain loans, from time to time, directly from the creditor or indirectly by use of a credit card, check, or other device, as the plan may provide; (b) the customer has the privilege of paying the balance in full or in installments; and (c) a finance charge may be computed by the creditor from time to time on an outstanding unpaid balance. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1974-D
  • Contact: means a communication, direct or indirect, between an athlete agent and a student-athlete, to recruit or solicit the student-athlete to enter into an agency contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Contract: means a written agreement between a seller and buyer for the sale and purchase of a home. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-W
  • contract: as used in this article also shall include reconstruction and repair of any such public work, and any public work performed under a lease, permit or other agreement pursuant to which the department of jurisdiction grants the responsibility of contracting for such public work to any third party proposing to perform such work to which the provisions of this article would apply had the department of jurisdiction contracted directly for its performance, or where there is no lease, permit or other agreement and ownership of a public work is

    intended to be assumed by such public entity at any time subsequent to completion of the public work. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456

  • Contract for services: means a contract between a subscriber and a credit card registration service under which the credit card registration service agrees to provide to a subscriber for a fee any of its services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Contractor: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, company, organization or other entity, including a construction manager, or any combination thereof, which enters into a construction contract with an owner. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-S
  • Contractor: means any employer who employs employees to perform building service work under a contract with a public agency and shall include any of the contractor's subcontractors. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Contractor: shall include , but not be limited to, a subcontractor, jobber, or wholesaler, but shall not include a production employee who is employed for wages but does not employ others;

    (f) "Production employees" shall mean persons who are employed by a contractor or a manufacturer directly to perform the cutting, sewing, finishing, assembling, pressing or otherwise producing of any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which is to be sold or offered for sale;

    (g) "Special task force" shall mean the special task force on the apparel industry within the department; and

    (h) "Labor law" shall mean the labor law of New York state. See N.Y. Social Services Law 462-B

  • Countable income: shall mean all of a person's income, in cash or in kind, both earned and unearned, which is not excluded by federal law or regulations or by regulations of the department in determining the need of an individual for supplemental security income benefits or additional state payments, including the income of an individual's eligible spouse, and, if the individual is a child, certain income of such individual's parent or parents with whom he resides. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Countable resources: shall mean cash or other liquid assets or any real or personal property that an individual or couple owns and could convert to cash to be used for his or their support and maintenance, which is not excluded by federal law or regulations or by regulations of the department in the determination of the need of an individual for supplemental security income benefits or additional state payments. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Crane: includes but is not limited to cranes and equipment of the following types: a mobile, carrier-mounted, power-operated hoisting machine utilizing a power-operated boom which moves laterally by rotation of the machine on the carrier, tower cranes, hydraulic cranes and power-operated derricks; provided, however, that "crane" shall not include public utility company line trucks used by a public utility company in the construction and maintenance of its generation, transmission and distribution facilities. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Credit balance: means any money or credit owed to, or held for the benefit of, a consumer by a creditor on a consumer credit account, whether resulting from an overpayment or return of merchandise by the consumer, or otherwise. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1971
  • Credit card: means and includes any credit card, credit plate, charge plate, courtesy card, or other identification card or device which may be used to obtain a cash advance or a loan or credit or to purchase or lease property or services on the credit of the issuer or of the holder. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Credit card registration service: means any person who provides to subscribers for a fee services including, but not limited to, any of the following: maintenance of a registry of credit cards or access devices owned by a subscriber; notification on behalf of a subscriber to card issuers or financial institutions that any of a subscriber's credit cards or access devices have been lost or stolen; assistance to a subscriber in obtaining new cards or access devices when the subscriber's cards or access devices have been lost or stolen; and notification on behalf of a subscriber to card issuers or financial institutions that a subscriber's address has changed. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Credit services business: means any person who sells, provides, or performs, or represents that he can or will sell, provide or perform, a service for the express or implied purpose of improving a consumer's credit record, history, or rating or providing advice or assistance to a consumer with regard to the consumer's credit record history or rating in return for the payment of a fee. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1622-O
  • Creditor: means a person, partnership, corporation, association or other entity who, in the ordinary course of business, regularly extends consumer credit. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1965
  • Creditor: means a person, partnership, corporation, association or other entity who, in the ordinary course of business, regularly extends consumer credit. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1971
  • Creditor: means a person, partnership, corporation, association or other entity who in the ordinary course of business, regularly extends consumer credit. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1974-D
  • Current net price: means the price listed in the supplier's effective price list or catalogue, less any applicable trade and cash discounts. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Custodian: means a director, operator, employee or volunteer of a facility or provider agency; or a consultant or an employee or volunteer of a corporation, partnership, organization or governmental entity which provides goods or services to a facility or provider agency pursuant to contract or other arrangement that permits such person to have regular and substantial contact with individuals who are cared for by the facility or provider agency. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Damage: means an impact upon or removal of support from an underground facility consequent to excavation or demolition which, according to the operating practices of the operator, would necessitate repair of such facility, destruction of any underground facility or its protective coating, housing or other protective device, and impact with or severance of an underground facility. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • day services: shall mean care and treatment for part of the day of one or more children under eighteen years of age and their families in a program which provides to such children and families in accordance with their needs various services such as psychiatric, psychological, social casework, educational, vocational, health, transportation and such other services as may be appropriate. See N.Y. Social Services Law 430
  • Dealer: means any person selling or agreeing to sell primarily equipment under an agreement with a supplier. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Dealer: means any person selling or agreeing to sell farm equipment under an agreement with a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • Dealer: shall include any person, corporation, association or any other legal entity who customarily sells mobile homes to consumers. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1977-A
  • Dealer agreement: means any agreement between a supplier and a dealer by which the dealer is authorized to engage in the business of the retail sale, lease and/or service of equipment in accordance with methods and procedures prescribed by the supplier. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Debtor: means any natural person who owes or who is asserted to owe a consumer claim. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1856
  • Debtor: means any natural person who owes or who is asserted to owe a consumer claim. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1860
  • Delegate investigatory entity: shall mean a facility or provider agency, or any other entity authorized by the regulations of a state oversight agency or the justice center for the protection of people with special needs to conduct an investigation of a reportable incident. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Demand: means communication of an actual notice to the vendor of requests made therein. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • Demolition: means the wrecking, razing, rending, moving or removing of any structure. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Department: means the department of state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • department: means the state office of temporary and disability assistance. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • Department: means the New York state department of state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-OO
  • Department: means the department of labor. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • Deposit: means any moneys given as down payment by the vendee to the vendor as required by the vendor prior to the commencement of the work to be performed pursuant to an agreement between the vendor and vendee wherein vendor undertook to build or construct a home for the vendee. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • disabled: shall mean a person having a disability as so defined in section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law. See N.Y. Social Services Law 326-B
  • disabled person: shall mean a person who is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activities by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve months; or who, in the case of a child under the age of eighteen, suffers from any medically determinable physical or mental impairment of comparable severity. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Dispensing of hearing aids: means the act of fitting, selecting, selling, renting, adapting or servicing of hearing aids or any other instrument to compensate for impaired hearing; provided that such term shall include testing of hearing, solely for the purpose of fitting, selecting, selling, distribution, renting, adapting or servicing hearing aids or any instrument to compensate for impaired hearing, the making of impressions, castings and shells and appropriate counseling and instructions pertaining to the selection, adaptation and sale or rental of hearing aids and further provided that such term shall include any tasks, procedures, acts, or practices that are necessary (a) for the non-diagnostic testing of hearing solely for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid; (b) for training in the use of amplification including hearing aids; (c) for the making of ear molds for hearing aids; (d) for the fitting, dispensing, and sale of hearing aids; or (e) for otoscopic observation of solely the ear canal for the purposes of fitting, dispensing or sale of hearing aids; provided, however, that nothing contained in this subdivision shall be deemed to permit the performance of or reference to an otoscopic evaluation for medical diagnosis; and (f) for those other procedures necessary to determine proper amplification needs and the specific hearing aid which will be of maximum benefit to aid or to compensate for the impaired ear. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Document: means any record kept, held, filed, produced or reproduced by, with or for a person or business entity, in any physical form whatsoever including, but not limited to, reports, statements, examinations, memoranda, opinions, folders, files, books, manuals, pamphlets, forms, papers, designs, drawings, maps, photos, letters, microfilms, or computer tapes or discs. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-OO
  • Document destruction contractor: means a person, firm or corporation that owns or operates a business, the principal purpose of which is to destroy records containing personal identifying information for a fee, and for whom the total cash price of all of his, her or its document destruction contracts exceeds five hundred dollars during any period of twelve consecutive months. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-OO
  • Document destruction: means the burning, pulverizing, or shredding of a record, or any action taken to render the personal identifying information contained on a record unreadable and incapable of reconstruction. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-OO
  • Domestic violence: shall mean any crime or violation, as defined in the penal law, which has been alleged to have been committed by any family or household member against any member of the same family or household. See N.Y. Social Services Law 481-C
  • Down payment: means a contract deposit or similar advance toward the purchase price of a home that a buyer gives to an escrow agent pursuant to the provisions of a contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-W
  • Drug-related paraphernalia: consists of the following objects used for the following purposes:

    (a) Kits, used or designed for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing or harvesting of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or from which a controlled substance can be derived;

    (b) Kits, used or designed for the purpose of manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, or preparing controlled substances;

    (c) Isomerization devices, used or designed for the purpose of increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled substance;

    (d) Scales and balances, used or designed for the purpose of weighing or measuring controlled substances;

    (e) Diluents and adulterants, including but not limited to quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose and lactose, used or designed for the purpose of cutting controlled substances;

    (f) Separation gins, used or designed for the purpose of removing twigs and seeds in order to clean or refine marihuana;

    (g) Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects, used or designed for the purpose of parenterally injecting controlled substances into the human body;

    (h) Objects, used or designed for the purpose of ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marihuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the human body. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2047-O

  • Early childhood services: shall mean services which include, but are not limited to, registered, certified or licensed care in family day care homes, group family day care homes, school-age child care programs; head start programs, day care centers; child care which may be provided without a permit, certificate or registration in accordance with this statute;

    early childhood education programs approved by the state education department; and care provided in a children's camp as defined in section one thousand four hundred of the public health law;

    4. See N.Y. Social Services Law 410-P

  • Eligible applicant: shall mean a not-for-profit corporation or charitable organization which operates single room occupancy units qualifying as an eligible project. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • eligible couple: shall mean an eligible individual and his or her aged, blind or disabled spouse, who are living together or who are living apart but have been living apart for less than six months. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • eligible individual: shall mean a person who is eligible to receive additional state payments pursuant to section two hundred nine of this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Eligible project: shall mean those single room occupancy units occupied by eligible residents, within a building or portion thereof which is operated by an eligible applicant. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Eligible resident: shall mean a person residing in a single room occupancy unit who is in need of services to live independently. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Employee: means any person employed for hire by an employer in any employment. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • employee: includes , but is not limited, to, watchman, guard, doorman, building cleaner, porter, handyman, janitor, gardener, groundskeeper, stationary fireman, elevator operator and starter, window cleaner, and occupations relating to the collection of garbage or refuse, and to the transportation of office furniture and equipment, and to the transportation and delivery of fossil fuel but does not include clerical, sales, professional, technician and related occupations. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Employer: includes any person, corporation, limited liability company, or association employing any individual in any occupation, industry, trade, business or service. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Employer: means any person who either directly or through an employee, agent, independent contractor, or any other person, delivers or causes to be delivered to another person, any materials to be manufactured in a home, and which are thereafter to be returned to him, not for the personal use of himself or of a member of his family, or to be delivered, mailed, or shipped to others. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Enhanced services: shall mean additional or more intensive levels of services as listed in subdivision two of section four hundred ten-q of this title, which an agency agrees to provide in order to receive additional funding pursuant to this title;

    6. See N.Y. Social Services Law 410-P

  • Entity: shall mean a partnership, association, joint venture, company, sole proprietorship, corporation or any other form of doing business. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456
  • Entity: shall mean a partnership, association, joint venture, company, sole proprietorship, corporation or any other form of doing business. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Entombment: means the placement of a pet in a grave or tomb. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Equipment: means vehicles and machinery and the accessories and parts thereto which are designed to be used for farm and agricultural purposes, lawn, garden, golf course, landscaping or grounds and maintenance/utility activities, provided however that self-propelled vehicles primarily for the transportation of persons or property on a street or highway are specifically excluded. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Escrow agent: means a person, other than a seller, who holds a buyer's down payment deposit pursuant to the provisions of a contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-W
  • Excavation: means an operation for the purpose of movement or removal of earth, rock or other materials in or on the ground by use of mechanized equipment or by blasting, and includes, but is not limited to, auguring, backfilling, drilling, grading, plowing in, pulling in, trenching and tunneling; provided, however, that the movement of earth by tools manipulated only by human or animal power and the tilling of soil for agricultural purposes shall not be deemed excavation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Excavator: means a person who is engaged in a trade or business which includes the carrying out of excavation or demolition; provided, however, that an individual employed by an excavator, and having no supervisory authority, other than the routine direction of employees, over an excavation or demolition, shall not be deemed an excavator for the purposes of this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Executive director: shall mean the executive director of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs as established by article twenty of the executive law. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Fabric: means any material (except fiber, filament, or yarn for other than retail sale) woven, knitted, felted, or otherwise produced from or in combination with any natural or synthetic fiber, film, or substitute therefor which is intended for use or which may reasonably be expected to be used in any product as defined in subdivision six of this section. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • 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
  • Family or household members: shall mean persons related by consanguinity or affinity or unrelated persons who are continually or at regular intervals living or in the past continually or at regular intervals lived in the same household, including victims and persons accused of having committed acts of domestic violence. See N.Y. Social Services Law 481-C
  • Family violence: shall mean any act which would constitute domestic violence as defined in subdivision one of this section or any act which would constitute child abuse and maltreatment as defined in subdivision three of this section. See N.Y. Social Services Law 481-C
  • Farm equipment: means any self propelled farm equipment and implements of husbandry and the accessories and parts included in the sale or lease of same designed and manufactured primarily to be used for agricultural purposes and for the United States market or in compliance with the laws and standards of the United States for which the purchase or lease price for each piece of farm equipment exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars and which is being transferred for the first time from a manufacturer, distributor or new farm machinery dealer and has not been registered or titled in this state or any other state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • federal benefit rate: shall mean the maximum payment of supplemental security income payable to a person or couple with no countable income. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Film: means any videotape, video cassette or other reproduction of a motion picture, concert, musical production or other video event. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1868
  • Fiscal officer: means the industrial commissioner, except for building service work performed by or on behalf of a city, in which case

    "fiscal officer" means the comptroller or other analogous officer of such city. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A

  • Food assistance programs: means programs including but not limited to food stamp programs, school breakfast and lunch programs, child care food programs, summer food service programs, special supplemental programs for women, infants and children, congregate meal programs and home delivered meal programs. See N.Y. Social Services Law 465-A
  • foreign banking corporation: when used in this article, shall mean any banking institution organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States, any state of the United States or Puerto Rico. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 13-607
  • 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
  • Handicapped child: shall mean a child who possesses a specific physical, mental or emotional condition or disability of such severity or kind which, in accordance with regulations of the department, would constitute a significant obstacle to the child's adoption. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Hard to place child: shall mean a child, other than a handicapped child, (a) who has not been placed for adoption within six months from the date his guardianship and custody were committed to the social services official or a voluntary authorized agency, or (b) who has not been placed for adoption within six months from the date a previous adoption placement terminated and the child was returned to the care of the social services official or a voluntary authorized agency, or (c) who possesses or presents any personal or familial attribute, condition, problem or characteristic which, in accordance with regulations of the department, would be an obstacle to the child's adoption, notwithstanding the child has been in the guardianship and custody of the social services official or a voluntary authorized agency for less than six months. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Health club: as used in this article means any person, firm, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, or other business enterprise offering instruction, training or assistance or the facilities for the preservation, maintenance, encouragement or development of physical fitness or well being. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1873
  • health professionals: means persons duly licensed or otherwise authorized to practice a health profession pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, physicians, registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, and audiologists. See N.Y. Penal Law 115.20
  • Hearing aid: means any wearable instrument or device designed for or offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for impaired human hearing and any parts, attachments or accessories but excluding batteries and cords or accessories thereto. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Hearing aid dispenser: means any person twenty-one years of age or older or an audiologist licensed under article one hundred fifty-nine of the education law who is engaged in the dispensing of hearing aids who is registered and dispensing hearing aids in accordance with this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • High risk areas: means any county or urban area where a significant percentage or number of those potentially eligible for food assistance programs are not participating in such programs. See N.Y. Social Services Law 465-A
  • home: means any single family house or for-sale unit in a multi-unit residential structure of five stories or less in which title to the individual units is transferred to owners under a condominium or cooperative regime. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • Home: means an existing, previously occupied one or two-family dwelling intended to be used primarily as a residence, or a residential unit in a multi-unit structure in which title or shares of stock are transferred to buyers under a condominium or cooperative regime. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-W
  • Home: means a new one or two family dwelling intended to be used primarily as a residence. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • Home: means a room or an apartment in any house. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Home improvement: means the repairing, remodeling, altering, converting, or modernizing of, or adding to, residential property and shall include, but not be limited to, the construction, erection, replacement, or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, siding, insulation, roofing, windows, terraces, patios, landscaping, fences, porches, garages, solar energy systems, flooring, basements, and other improvements of the residential property and all structures or land adjacent to it. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Home improvement contract: means an agreement for the performance of home improvement, between a home improvement contractor and an owner, and where the aggregate contract price specified in one or more home improvement contracts, including all labor, services and materials to be furnished by the home improvement contractor, exceeds five hundred dollars. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Home improvement contractor: means a person, firm or corporation which owns or operates a home improvement business or who undertakes, offers to undertake or agrees to perform any home improvement for a fee and for whom the total cash price of all of his home improvement contracts with all his customers exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars during any period of twelve consecutive months. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Home improvement goods or services: means goods and services which are bought in connection with home improvement. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Homeless project: shall mean a specific facility, including lands, buildings and improvements acquired, constructed, renovated or rehabilitated and operated by a not-for-profit corporation, charitable organization, wholly owned subsidiary of a not-for-profit corporation or of a charitable organization, public corporation or a municipality to increase the availability of housing for homeless persons, which may include other non-housing services such as but not limited to dining, recreational, sanitary, social, medical and mental health services as may be deemed by the commissioner to be essential to such a project. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • House: means any building in which one or more persons regularly sleep, and shall include outbuildings upon premises which include such building; but where only a person or persons or the family of a person or persons engaged in the service of the building, sleep in such building, the term "house" shall apply only to the separate room or rooms or to the apartment or apartments in which one or more of such persons sleep. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Human services professional: shall mean any: physician; registered physician assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner; dentist; dental hygienist; osteopath; optometrist; chiropractor; podiatrist; resident; intern; psychologist; registered nurse; licensed practical nurse; nurse practitioner; social worker; emergency medical technician; licensed creative arts therapist; licensed marriage and family therapist; licensed mental health counselor; licensed psychoanalyst; licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant; licensed speech/language pathologist or audiologist; licensed physical therapist; licensed occupational therapist; hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment of persons; Christian Science practitioner; school official, which includes but is not limited to school teacher, school guidance counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school nurse, school administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teaching or administrative license or certificate; full or part-time compensated school employee required to hold a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate; social services worker; any other child care or foster care

    worker; mental health professional; person credentialed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services; peace officer; police officer; district attorney or assistant district attorney; investigator employed in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement official. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488

  • In-kind expenditures: shall mean the cash value of eligible costs that are not reimbursed under this title and may include but not be limited to materials, equipment, space or paid or volunteer staff. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Incapacity: shall mean a substantial inability to care for a child as a result of: (a) a physically debilitating illness, disease or injury; or (b) a mental impairment that results in a substantial inability to understand the nature and consequences of decisions concerning the care of a child. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • indicated report: means a report made pursuant to this title if an investigation determines that some credible evidence of the alleged abuse or maltreatment exists. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412
  • Individual burial: means the interment of a single pet's remains in a separate grave. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Individual cremation: means the cremation of a single pet's remains in a separate receptacle that allows the pet's cremains to remain separate from the cremains of other pets. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Industrial homework: means the manufacturing in a home, in whole or in part, with or of material which has been furnished by an employer, of any article or articles to be returned to the said employer, or to be delivered, mailed, or shipped to others. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Industrial homeworker: means any person who manufactures in a home, in whole or in part, with or out of material furnished by an employer for industrial homework, any article or articles to be returned to such employer directly or indirectly, or to be delivered, mailed or shipped to others. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Initial seller: means the seller who manufactured, modified, rebuilt, remanufactured, improved, reconditioned or recycled the part or who first sold the part. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Interest: means that part of the entire amount agreed to be paid for the purchase made or loan advanced which exceeds the aggregate of the cash value of such purchases or loans and is deemed to include service charges, time-price charges and per check charges. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1974-D
  • Intermediate seller: means any seller other than the initial seller. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Inurnment: means the placement of pet cremains in a grave, urn or tomb. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Justice center: shall mean the justice center for the protection of people with special needs. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Land used in agricultural production: means such lands as defined in subdivision four of section three hundred one of the agriculture and markets law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Laser: means light amplification by simulated emission of radiation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Lease price: means the aggregate of: (a) the lessor's actual purchase cost; (b) the freight cost, if applicable; (c) the cost for accessories, if applicable; (d) any fee paid to another to obtain the lease; and (e) an amount equal to five percent of the lessor's actual purchase cost as prescribed in paragraph (a) of this subdivision. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • Licensee: means a person as herein defined licensed to engage in the business of operating a pet cemetery or pet crematorium under this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Locality: means the state, a town, city, village or other civil division or area of the state as determined by the fiscal officer. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • maltreated child: includes a child under eighteen years of age:

    (a) defined as a neglected child by the family court act, or

    (b) who has had serious physical injury inflicted upon him or her by other than accidental means;

    3. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412

  • Mandated reporter: shall mean a custodian or a human services professional, but shall not include a service recipient. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Manual worker: means a mechanic, workingman or laborer. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Manufacture: means "making" or "made" and includes converting, processing, altering, repairing, finishing, or preparing for sale any product, fabric or related material. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • Manufacturer: means any person who makes, fabricates, constructs, or assembles a mobile home. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1977-A
  • Mass burial: means the interment of pet remains communally in a grave containing more than one pet. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Mass cremation: means the cremation of pets communally in a receptacle containing more than one pet. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Material supplier: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or other organization or entity, or any combination thereof, which is party to a contract with an owner, contractor or subcontractor, for the provision of construction materials and/or equipment necessary to the completion of a construction contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-S
  • Minority business concern: means a socially and economically disadvantaged applicant concern which is owned or controlled by one or more persons who have been deprived of the opportunity to develop and maintain a competitive position in the economy because of social or economic disadvantages. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Mobile home: means a moveable or portable unit designed and constructed to be towed on its own chassis, comprised of frame and wheels, connected to utilities, and designed and constructed without a permanent foundation for year-round living. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1977-A
  • Month: means a calendar month or a regularly established fiscal month. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor vehicle as defined in section one hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law which is used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Municipality: means any town, village or city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • 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
  • narcotics indictment: means an indictment charging a crime that is prosecutable in any county wholly contained in a city within cities having a population of one million or more involving the sale or possession of a narcotic drug and any other offense properly joined therewith. See N.Y. Social Services Law 49
  • Net cost: means the price the dealer paid to the supplier for the equipment, less all applicable discounts allowed, plus the freight costs from the supplier's location to the dealer's location. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Net loss of cash income: shall mean the amount by which a family's gross income less any necessary work-related expenses is less than the cash assistance the individual was receiving at the time of receiving an offer of employment. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • Non-profitmaking organization: means a corporation, unincorporated association, community chest, fund or foundation organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Non-residential program for victims of domestic violence: means any program operated by a not-for-profit organization, for the purpose of providing non-residential services to victims of domestic violence, including, but not limited to, information and referral services, advocacy, counseling, and community education and outreach activities and providing or arranging for hotline services. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A
  • Nonconformity: means any condition of the farm machinery that substantially impairs the value or safety of such equipment, or its use for the purpose for which it was intended. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • Obligor: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1974-D
  • One-call notification system: means an organization among whose purposes is establishing and carrying out procedures and programs to protect underground facilities from damage due to excavation and demolition including, but not limited to, receiving notices of intent to perform excavation and demolition, and transmitting the notices to one or more of its member operators of underground facilities in the specified area. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Operator: means a person who operates an underground facility or facilities to furnish any of the following services or materials: electricity, gases, steam, liquid petroleum products, telephone or telegraph communications, cable television, sewage removal, traffic control systems, or water. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Other persons named in the report: shall mean and be limited to the following persons who are named in a report of child abuse or maltreatment other than the subject of the report: the child who is reported to the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment; and such child's parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible for the child who has not been named in the report as allegedly responsible for causing injury, abuse or maltreatment to the child or as allegedly allowing such injury, abuse or maltreatment to be inflicted on such child;

    6. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412

  • Other persons named in the report: shall mean and be limited to the following persons who are named in a report to the vulnerable persons' central register other than the subject of the report: the service recipient whose care and treatment is the concern of a report to the vulnerable persons' central register, and the personal representative, if any, as defined in subdivision ten of this section. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Otolaryngologist: means a physician licensed under article one hundred thirty-one of the education law, who practices that branch of medicine which treats diseases of the ear, nose and throat. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Owner: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association or other organization or other entity, or a combination of any thereof, (with an ownership interest, whether the interest or estate is in fee, as vendee under a contract to purchase, as lessee or another interest or estate less than fee) that causes a building, structure or improvement, new or existing, to be constructed, altered, repaired, maintained, moved or demolished or that causes land to be excavated or otherwise developed or improved. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-S
  • Owner: means any homeowner, co-operative shareholder owner, or residential tenant, or any person who purchases a custom home as defined in this section. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Owner: means the first person to whom the home is sold and, during the unexpired portion of the warranty period, each successor in title to the home and any mortgagee in possession. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • Parents: shall mean and include biological and adoptive parents, guardians or other persons in parental relationship to a child. See N.Y. Social Services Law 410-P
  • Part: means any equipment or apparatus intended for use in a motor vehicle, including but not limited to a new part; a part which has been removed

    from another motor vehicle and modified, rebuilt, remanufactured, improved, or reconditioned; and a used part, except a used part which is removed from a motor vehicle and sold to a consumer without any attempt to improve the condition of the part and which is clearly marked as being in "as-is" condition. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869

  • Participant: shall mean an applicant for or recipient of public assistance who volunteers for or is required to participate in work activities as provided in this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership, cooperative association, joint venture, joint stock association, business trust, their lessees, trustees or receivers, governmental unit or public authority whether or not incorporated. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Person: means a natural person. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-L
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, or any business entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1622-O
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, association or corporation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1699-A*2
  • 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: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Person: shall mean a human being and shall also include an "entity" as defined in this article, including, but not limited to, a contractor or subcontractor. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456
  • Person: includes a corporation, a copartnership or a joint stock association. See N.Y. Social Services Law 472-N
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or any other legal entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1979
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, or any other business entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1985
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, company, partnership, municipality, not-for-profit corporation or any other entity whatsoever. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Personal representative: shall mean a person authorized under state, tribal, military or other applicable law to act on behalf of a vulnerable person in making health care decisions or, for programs that serve children under the jurisdiction of the state education department or the office of children and family services, the service recipient's parent, guardian or other person legally responsible for such person. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Persons: shall include a single person eligible to adopt a child as well as a couple eligible therefor. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Pet: means any domestic animal that has been adapted or tamed to live in intimate association with people but is not limited to, dogs, cats, rodents, fish, birds, snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and rabbits. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Pet cemetery: means any land, place, structure, facility or building provided by any person for a fee, whether or not for profit, to veterinarians or members of the general public for use, or reservation for use, for the permanent interment or inurnment above or below ground of pet remains. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Pet crematorium: means any land, place, structure, facility or building provided by any person for a fee, whether or not for profit, to veterinarians or members of the general public for the cremation of pets. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • pet dealer: shall mean any person who, in the ordinary course of business, engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals per year for profit to the public. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-K
  • Pet owner: means the person who is listed as the owner of the pet in veterinary records or pet cemetery or crematorium records or his or her agent or employee. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Prevailing wage: means the wage determined by the fiscal officer to be prevailing for the various classes of building service employees in the locality. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • preventive services: shall mean supportive and rehabilitative services provided, in accordance with the provisions of this title and regulations of the department, to children and their families for the purpose of: averting an impairment or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care; enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his family at an earlier time than would otherwise be possible; or reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care would return to such care. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409
  • Primary prevention: shall mean strengthening family functioning to insure that family violence never takes place or is less likely to occur. See N.Y. Social Services Law 481-C
  • Principal creditor: means any person, firm, corporation or organization to whom a consumer claim is owed, due or asserted to be due or owed, or any assignee for value of said person, firm, corporation or organization. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1856
  • Principal creditor: means any person, firm, corporation or organization to whom a consumer claim is owed, due or asserted to be due or owed, or any assignee for value of such person, firm, corporation or organization. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1860
  • Product: means any article of wearing apparel, interior furnishing, sleeping bag, or portable temporary shelter. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • Production employees: shall mean persons who are employed by a contractor or a manufacturer directly to perform the cutting, sewing, finishing, assembling, pressing or otherwise producing of any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual which is to be sold or offered for sale;

    (g) "Special task force" shall mean the special task force on the apparel industry within the department; and

    (h) "Labor law" shall mean the labor law of New York state. See N.Y. Social Services Law 462-B

  • 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
  • Prospective relative guardian: shall mean a person or persons who is related to the child through blood, marriage, or adoption who has been caring for the child as a fully certified or approved foster parent for at least six consecutive months prior to applying for kinship guardianship assistance payments. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • Prospective successor guardian: shall mean a person or persons whom a prospective relative guardian or a relative guardian seeks to name or names in the original kinship guardianship assistance agreement, or any amendment thereto, as set forth in section four hundred fifty-eight-b of this title, as the person or persons to provide care and guardianship for a child in the event of the death or incapacity of a relative guardian, who has not been approved in accordance with subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section four hundred fifty-eight-b of this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • provider agency: shall mean :

    (a) a facility or program in which services are provided and which is operated, licensed or certified by the office of mental health, the office for people with developmental disabilities or the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, including but not limited to psychiatric centers, inpatient psychiatric units of a general hospital, developmental centers, intermediate care facilities, community residences, group homes and family care homes, provided, however, that such term shall not include a secure treatment facility as defined in section 10. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488

  • Provider of travel services: means every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of furnishing travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1696*2
  • Public agency: means the state, any of its political subdivisions, a public benefit corporation, a public authority or commission or special purpose district board appointed pursuant to law, and a board of education. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Public corporation: shall mean a municipal corporation, a district corporation, or a public benefit corporation. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • publicly-funded emergency shelter for families with children: means any facility with overnight sleeping accommodations and that is used to house recipients of temporary housing assistance and which houses or may house children and families with children. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412
  • Pyrotechnician: means a person who performs the preparation for and the firing of pyrotechnics, as defined in article sixteen of the labor law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Radiation equipment: means any equipment or device which can emit ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Radioactive material: means any material in any form that emits ionizing radiation spontaneously. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1680-F
  • Railroad worker: means any person employed by an employer who operates a steam, electric or diesel surface railroad or is engaged in the sleeping car business. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Rating: means a standardized designation commonly used to inform parents about video games or motion pictures in retail or theatrical release, respectively, regarding viewing or playing by their children. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1868
  • reactivated tube: is a weak, worn-out or defective tube which has been temporarily reactivated by the administration of a charge of high voltage electric current to the elements thereof. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1699-A*2
  • 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

  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Registration: means registration as an athlete agent pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Related material: means paper, plastic, rubber, synthetic film, or synthetic foam which is intended for use or which may reasonably be expected to be used in any product as defined in subdivision six of this section. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • Relative guardian: shall mean a person or persons who was appointed, as a guardian or permanent guardian for a child after entering into an agreement with a social services official for the receipt of payments and services in accordance with this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • Reportable incident: shall mean the following conduct that a mandated reporter is required to report to the vulnerable persons' central register:

    (a) "Physical abuse" which shall mean conduct by a custodian intentionally or recklessly causing, by physical contact, physical injury or serious or protracted impairment of the physical, mental or emotional condition of a service recipient or causing the likelihood of such injury or impairment. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488

  • representative: shall mean any person or entity engaging in any activity in this state for or on behalf of a foreign banking corporation, provided that such activity is not otherwise permitted by law. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 13-607
  • Residential program for victims of domestic violence: means any residential care program certified by the department and operated by a not-for-profit organization in accordance with the regulations of the department for the purpose of providing emergency shelter, services and care to victims of domestic violence. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A
  • Resource and referral program: shall mean an agency funded pursuant to this title to provide services specified in section four hundred ten-r of this title within a defined geographic area;

    3. See N.Y. Social Services Law 410-P

  • Retailer: shall mean any mercantile enterprise which sells to consumers or offers to sell to consumers any men's, women's, children's or infants' apparel, or a section or component of apparel, designed or intended to be worn by any individual consumer. See N.Y. Social Services Law 462-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 2049-B
  • safe house: means a residential facility operated by an authorized agency as defined in subdivision ten of section three hundred seventy-one of this article including a residential facility operating as part of an approved runaway program as defined in subdivision four of section five hundred thirty-two-a of the executive law or a not-for-profit agency with experience in providing services to sexually exploited youth and approved in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services that provides shelter for sexually exploited children. See N.Y. Social Services Law 447-A
  • sale: means any transfer of title or of the right of use by sale, conditional sales contract, lease bailments, including rentals of hearing aids hire-purchase, or any other means; excluding wholesale transactions of dealers and distributors. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • second-hand tube: is a tube which has been subjected to consumer or demonstrator use as an entity. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1699-A*2
  • Secondary prevention: shall mean addressing the early signs of family violence or risk of family violence through treatment of presenting problems to prevent further problems from developing. See N.Y. Social Services Law 481-C
  • Secretary: means the secretary of state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • secretary: shall mean the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Secretary: as used in this article shall mean the secretary of state. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1873
  • Seller: means any person who sells parts either to a consumer or to a purchaser for the purpose of resale to a consumer. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1869
  • Seller: as used in this article means any person, firm, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other business enterprise which operates or intends to operate a health club. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1873
  • Service: shall mean the child care review service created by this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 441
  • service recipient: shall mean an individual who resides or is an inpatient in a residential facility or who receives services from a facility or provider agency. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • service work: means work performed by a building service employee, but does not include work performed for a contractor under a contract for the furnishing of services by radio, telephone, telegraph or cable companies; and any contract for public utility services, including electric light and power, water, steam and gas. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Settlement house: means an independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organization demonstrating affiliation with the New York state association for settlement houses and neighborhood centers engaged in community work and social services delivery in a defined neighborhood in a municipality of the state of New York which provides comprehensive, coordinated, family-focused multi-generational human services such as child care, employment training, housing assistance counseling, youth development, educational services, senior services and arts and cultural activities, based on the needs of the neighborhood or neighborhoods served and which:

    (a) has been incorporated for at least three years;

    (b) is qualified as a tax-exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code;

    (c) provides services to all those who live in the neighborhood or neighborhoods served without regard to race, creed, religious practice, color, sex, age, national origin, economic status, disability, or affectional preference;

    (d) has an independent, autonomous board of directors which meets at regular intervals, has full authority over the policies and operations of the organization, and the membership of which includes community residents;

    (e) employs appropriate staff including a position of chief executive officer;

    (f) has a budget which is adopted on an annual basis by the board of directors, utilizes an accepted accounting system, and has prepared an annual fiscal audit by a certified public accountant not connected with the organization; and

    (g) can demonstrate that one of its primary purposes is the improvement of the relationships among groups of different cultural, economic, religious, and social groups in the community through a variety of individual, group, and inter-group activities. See N.Y. Social Services Law 482-B

  • short-term safe house: means a residential facility operated by an authorized agency as defined in subdivision ten of section three hundred seventy-one of this article including a residential facility operating as part of a runaway and homeless youth crisis services program as defined in subdivision four of section five hundred thirty-two-a of the executive law or a not-for-profit agency with experience in providing services to sexually exploited youth and approved in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services that provides emergency shelter, services and care to sexually exploited children including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, counseling and appropriate crisis intervention services at the time they are taken into custody by law enforcement and for the duration of any legal proceeding or proceedings in which they are either the complaining witness or the subject child. See N.Y. Social Services Law 447-A
  • 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
  • Social services official: shall mean a county commissioner of social services, a city commissioner of social services, or an Indian tribe with which the department has entered into an agreement to provide adoption services in accordance with subdivision two of section thirty-nine of this chapter. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Social services official: shall mean a county commissioner of social services, a city commissioner of social services, or an Indian tribe with which the office of children and family services has entered into an agreement to provide foster care services in accordance with subdivision two of section thirty-nine of this chapter. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • sold: includes offering or exposing for sale or exchange or hire or lease, or consigning or delivering in consignment for sale, exchange, hire or lease or holding in possession with like intent. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1681
  • 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
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • State: shall mean the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • State oversight agency: shall mean the state agency that operates, licenses or certifies an applicable facility or provider agency; provided however that such term shall only include the following entities: the office of mental health, the office for people with developmental disabilities, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of children and family services, the department of health and the state education department. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Student-athlete: means an individual who engages in, is eligible to engage in, may be eligible in the future to engage in or was eligible in the past thirty days to engage in any intercollegiate or interscholastic sport. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-V
  • Subcontractor: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, organization or other entity, or any combination thereof, which is a party to a contract with a contractor or another subcontractor to perform a portion of work pursuant to a construction contract. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2041-S
  • Subject of the report: means any parent of, guardian of, or other person eighteen years of age or older legally responsible for, as defined in subdivision (g) of section one thousand twelve of the family court act, a child reported to the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment who is allegedly responsible for causing injury, abuse or maltreatment to such child or who allegedly allows such injury, abuse or maltreatment to be inflicted on such child; or a director or an operator of, or employee or volunteer in, a home operated or supervised by an authorized agency, the office of children and family services, or in a family day-care home, a day-care center, a group family day care home, a school-age child care program or a day-services program who is allegedly responsible for causing injury, abuse or maltreatment to a child who is reported to the statewide central register of child abuse or maltreatment or who allegedly allows such injury, abuse or maltreatment to be inflicted on such child;

    5. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412

  • Subject of the report: shall mean a custodian, as defined in subdivision two of this section, who is reported to the vulnerable persons' central register for the alleged abuse or neglect of a vulnerable person as defined in subdivision eleven of this section. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Subscriber: means a consumer who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit card registration service. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • Subsidiary: shall mean an entity that is controlled directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, by a contractor or subcontractor or by the contractor's parent company. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456
  • Subsidiary: shall mean an entity that is controlled directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, by a contractor or subcontractor or the contractor's parent company. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Substantially owned-affiliated entity: shall mean the parent company of the contractor or subcontractor, any subsidiary of the contractor or subcontractor, or any entity in which the parent of the contractor or subcontractor owns more than fifty percent of the voting stock, or an entity in which one or more of the top five shareholders of the contractor or subcontractor individually or collectively also owns a controlling share of the voting stock, or an entity which exhibits any other indicia of control over the contractor or subcontractor or over which the contractor or subcontractor exhibits control, regardless of whether or not the controlling party or parties have any identifiable or documented ownership interest. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456
  • Substantially-owned affiliated entity: shall mean the parent company of the contractor or subcontractor, any subsidiary of the contractor or subcontractor, or any entity in which the parent of the contractor or subcontractor owns more than fifty percent of the voting stock, or an entity in which one or more of the top five shareholders of the contractor or subcontractor individually or collectively also owns a controlling share of the voting stock, or an entity which exhibits any other indicia of control over the contractor or subcontractor or over which the contractor or subcontractor exhibits control, regardless of whether or not the controlling party or parties have any identifiable or documented ownership interest. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Successor: shall mean an entity engaged in work substantially similar to that of the predecessor, where there is substantial continuity of operation with that of the predecessor. See N.Y. Social Services Law 456
  • Successor: shall mean an entity engaged in work substantially similar to that of the predecessor, where there is substantial continuity of operation with that of the predecessor. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Successor guardian: shall mean a person or persons that is approved by a local social services district to receive payments pursuant to this title in accordance with subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section four hundred fifty-eight-b of this title and that has been named in the agreement in effect between the relative guardian and social services official for kinship guardianship assistance payments pursuant to this title who shall provide care and guardianship for a child in the event of death or incapacity of the relative guardian, as set forth in section four hundred fifty-eight-b of this title, who has assumed care for and is the guardian or permanent guardian of such child, provided that such person was appointed guardian or permanent guardian of such child by the court following, or due to, the death or incapacity of the relative guardian. See N.Y. Social Services Law 458-A
  • Supplemental security income benefits: shall mean payments made by the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare to aged, blind and disabled persons pursuant to title sixteen of the federal social security act. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • supplemental security income benefits: means payments made by the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare to aged, blind and disabled persons pursuant to title sixteen of the social security act. See N.Y. Social Services Law 300
  • supplements: means fringe benefits including medical or hospital care, pensions on retirement or death, compensation for injuries or illness resulting from occupational activity, or insurance to provide any of the foregoing, unemployment benefits, life insurance, disability and sickness insurance, accident insurance, vacation and holiday pay, costs of apprenticeship or other similar programs and other bona fide fringe benefits not otherwise required by federal, state or local law to be provided by the contractor or subcontractor. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Supplier: means the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor of the equipment to be sold by the dealer. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1955
  • Supplier: means the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor that issues the warranty effective in New York state for the farm equipment sold by the dealer. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • To engage for a fee in the business of operating a pet cemetery or pet crematorium: means and refers to a person who holds himself or herself out directly or indirectly, as being able, or who offers or undertakes, by any means or method, to dispose of pet remains by earth burial, entombment, inurnment, cremation or other means. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Town: shall mean the town of North Hempstead. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2049-B
  • Trainee: means a person twenty-one years of age or older, who upon receiving a temporary certificate of registration, is studying hearing aid dispensing full-time for the purpose of qualifying to sit for the registration examination. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-J
  • Travel agent: shall mean any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association, other than a common carrier or employee of a common carrier, that is an officially appointed agent of a common carrier and meets standards no less than those required on January first, nineteen hundred ninety, for authorized agents of the airline reporting corporation, or is a registered member of the Cruise Lines International Association and who operates exclusively as an agent for cruise lines in the sale of cruise travel products or services, and who, as a legal agent of a supplier, sells or offers for sale any travel, transportation or vacation arrangements, or who negotiates for or holds himself or herself out by solicitation, advertisement or otherwise as one who sells, provides, furnishes contracts or arranges for such travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1696*2
  • Travel services: means public transportation, public accommodations in hotels, motels or motor courts, rental of motor vehicles or any other service related to travel. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1696*2
  • tube: is a n electron receiving tube or cathode ray tube (commonly known as a picture tube) designed primarily for use in a home type television or radio receiver, phonograph, tape recorder, or any combination thereof, or other home type electronic device or appliance. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1699-A*2
  • tube utilizing used components: is a tube which has not been used as an entity but which in the manufacture thereof has utilized one or more used components. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1699-A*2
  • Underground facilities: means pipelines, conduits, ducts, cables, wires, manholes, vaults or other such facilities or their attachments, which have been installed underground by an operator to provide services or materials. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-D
  • Unearned income: shall mean all other income, in accordance with the regulations of the department. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • unfounded report: means any report made pursuant to this title unless an investigation determines that some credible evidence of the alleged abuse or maltreatment exists;

    7. See N.Y. Social Services Law 412

  • unlawful practice of the law: as used in this article shall include, but is not limited to,

    (a) any act prohibited by penal law sections two hundred seventy, two hundred seventy-a, two hundred seventy-e, two hundred seventy-one, two hundred seventy-five, two hundred seventy-five-a, two hundred seventy-six, two hundred eighty or fourteen hundred fifty-two, or

    (b) any other act forbidden by law to be done by any person not regularly licensed and admitted to practice law in this state, or

    (c) any act punishable by the supreme court as a criminal contempt of court under section seven hundred fifty-B of this chapter. See N.Y. Social Services Law 339

  • Vendee: means any individual or individuals who have contracted with a vendor for construction of a home on land not owned at the time of such agreement by such individual or individuals. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • Vendor: means any person, firm, corporation, or association engaged in the business of erecting or constructing homes. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2046-C
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed to practice the profession of veterinary medicine as defined by section sixty-seven hundred one of the education law. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2024
  • Victim of domestic violence: means any person over the age of sixteen, any married person or any parent accompanied by his or her minor child or children in situations in which such person or such person's child is a victim of an act which would constitute a violation of the penal law, including, but not limited to acts constituting disorderly conduct, harassment, aggravated harassment, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse, stalking, criminal mischief, menacing, reckless endangerment, kidnapping, assault, attempted assault, attempted murder, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, or strangulation; and

    (i) such act or acts have resulted in actual physical or emotional injury or have created a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to such person or such person's child; and

    (ii) such act or acts are or are alleged to have been committed by a family or household member. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A

  • Video game: means electronic or computerized game software that users manipulate through interactive devices to generate images on a display screen. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1868
  • Voluntary authorized agency: shall mean an authorized agency as defined in paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision ten of section three hundred seventy-one of this article. See N.Y. Social Services Law 451
  • Vulnerable person: shall mean a person who, due to physical or cognitive disabilities, or the need for services or placement, is receiving services from a facility or provider agency. See N.Y. Social Services Law 488
  • Wage: includes : (a) basic hourly cash rate of pay; and (b) supplements. See N.Y. Social Services Law 461-A
  • Wages: means the earnings of an employee for labor or services rendered, regardless of whether the amount of earnings is determined on a time, piece, commission or other basis. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F
  • Warrantor: means any person who issues a written warranty pursuant to section seven hundred thirty-one of this article. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1979
  • warranty: means the written affirmation of fact or promise made by a supplier to a consumer in connection with the sale of farm equipment which relates to the nature of the material or workmanship, including any terms or conditions precedent to the enforcement of obligations under that warranty. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1963
  • Warranty date: means the date of the passing of title to the first owner for occupancy by such owner or such owner's family as a residence, or the date of first occupancy of the home as a residence, whichever first occurs. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2045-T
  • Week: means a calendar week or a regularly established payroll week. See N.Y. Social Services Law 409-F