Thursday, March 18, 2010

Roosevelt Island's Assembly Member Micah Kellner Reports On His Bills Passing NY State Assembly

Roosevelt Island Assembly Member Micah Kellner reports the following:
I am happy to report that four of my bills recently passed the Assembly:

A.3949: Offers a property tax abatement to eligible property owners impacted by the MTA Second Avenue Subway project if they are able to sign or re-negotiate a reduced lease to current or prospective small business commercial tenants.

A.3956: Requires the New York State Office for the Aging to report on the delivery of services to and needs of traditionally underserved populations in their annual report to the governor and legislature; authorizes the Office for the Aging to make grants in aid to organizations to provide technical support to LGBT senior serving organizations when such funds are available.

A.7791: “Blind Patients Bill of Rights;” Requires that documents provided to patients in a health setting are accessible to people who are blind or of low vision.

A.7867: Ensures that residential utility customers, including submetered customers, are provided with an annual notice stating their right to access complaint procedures with the Public Service Commission.

You can follow Mr. Kellner on his blog too.