WHEREAS, on October 26, 2012, I issued Executive Order Number 47, declaring a disaster emergency in all 62 counties in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, on April 24, 2013, I issued Executive Order Number 98 continuing the declaration of a disaster in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester for ninety days; and
WHEREAS, beginning on October 29, 2012 and for a period continuing thereafter, Superstorm Sandy brought damaging winds and torrential rainfall causing record flooding and severe storm surge throughout the State of New York, damage from which certain areas of the State are still working to recover; and
WHEREAS, the facilities of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, the MTA) sustained significant damage as a result of, or during, Superstorm Sandy; and
WHEREAS, on May 17, 2013, I issued Executive Order Number 99 to suspend provisions of the Public Authorities Law to allow the MTA to expedite the award of contracts in order to promptly perform necessary critical repairs, reconstruction, rehabilitation and mitigation work and to maximize the use of federal assistance money; and
WHEREAS, on June 18, 2013, I issued Executive Order Number 101 to continue the suspension of provisions of the Public Authorities Law as ordered by Executive Order Number 99; and
WHEREAS, Section 29-a of the Executive Law provides that no suspension of laws shall be made for a period in excess of thirty days, provided, however, that upon reconsideration of all of the relevant facts and circumstances, the suspension may be extended for additional thirty-day periods;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, and after having reconsidered all of the relevant facts and circumstances, do hereby order the following:
1.The declaration of a disaster as ordered by Executive Order Number 47 and continued by Executive Order Number 98 shall be continued for the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester for ninety days; and
2.The suspension of laws ordered by Executive Order Number 99 and continued by Executive Order Number 101 shall be continued through August 15, 2013.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the
State in the City of Albany this fifteenth day of
July in the year two thousand thirteen.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor