Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today will be submitting 184 vetoes in accordance with Article VII of the State Constitution, eliminating pages of unnecessary language from the 2015-16 Enacted Budget.
The vetoes include 30 reappropriations for items that had previously been fully paid out. Thirty one additional reappropriations with remaining undisbursed balances under $1,000 are also vetoed – twenty of which are Community Projects Fund grants with undisbursed balances of $100 or less. For many of these items, the original appropriation was created many years ago.
An additional 42 reappropriations are more than seven years old and are vetoed because there have been no disbursements during the period. Fifty one reappropriations in the State Operations bill and five reappropriations in the Aid to Localities bill pertain to functions that are fully supported by new appropriations in the Enacted Budget and are therefore deemed unnecessary.
Thirteen reappropriations are duplicates, two have been vetoed previously and therefore cannot be reappropriated, one item is a new appropriation improperly characterized as a reappropriation, and six items are unconstitutional alterations of the Executive’s reappropriations. One capital reappropriation is vetoed because the associated projects have been completed.
Finally, two reappropriations added by the legislature are vetoed because the organization for which the appropriation is made is now defunct.
The full list of vetoes is available here
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