March 17, 2021

No. 202.97: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

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No. 202.97: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
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No. 202.97

 

E X E C U T I V E O R D E R

 

 

Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws

Relating to the Disaster Emergency

 

WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, I issued Executive Order Number 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York; and

WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue;

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 to temporarily suspend or modify any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or parts thereof, of any agency during a State disaster emergency, if compliance with such statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202, for thirty days until April 16, 2021, and do hereby temporarily suspend or modify the following from the date of this Executive Order through April 16, 2021:

  • Section 171-w of the Tax Law, to the extent necessary to preclude the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance from notifying delinquent property owners of the impending disallowance of their STAR credits or exemptions due to past-due property taxes, and to further preclude the Commissioner from proceeding to disallow STAR credits or exemptions thereunder due to the failure of delinquent property owners to pay past-due property taxes in full;

IN ADDITION, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 925-a of the Real Property Tax Law to extend during a State disaster emergency the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties upon request of the chief executive officer of an affected county, city, town, village or school district, I do hereby extend by twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the following localities that have requested such an extension: Village/Town of Mount Kisco, Westchester County;

IN ADDITION, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2021 to modify or extend any directive issued during this disaster emergency necessary to cope with such disaster, I hereby modify and extend the following directives consistent with Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2021 for the period from the date of this Executive Order through April 16, 2021:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.41 that permitted indoor dining to resume subject to Department of Health guidance is hereby extended and modified to permit indoor dining in areas outside of New York City to operate at 75% of maximum capacity, effective March 19, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.96 that allowed indoor food services and dining at 35% capacity in New York City beginning February 26, 2021, is hereby extended and modified to allow indoor food services and dining at 50% capacity in New York City beginning March 19, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.91 that required certain vaccination providers to prioritize individuals is hereby extended and modified to provide that effective March 10, 2021, pharmacies shall prioritize the following groups for vaccination: (1) individuals age 60 and older; and (2) individuals who are P-12 school (public or non-public) teachers, substitute teachers, or student teachers. Effective March 17, 2021 all providers other than pharmacies are permitted to vaccinate any eligible individual.

G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this seventeenth day of March the year two thousand twenty-one.

BY THE GOVERNOR

Secretary to the Governor

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