October 7, 2011

No. 29: Continuing the Suspension of Certain Provisions of Law

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WHEREAS, on August 25, 2011, I issued Executive Order Number 17 declaring a disaster emergency in the Counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk and contiguous areas in the State of New York; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 15, 2011, I issued Executive Order Number 22 in order to amend Executive Order Number 17 to declare a State disaster emergency, effective September 12, 2011, within the territorial boundaries of the following additional Counties: Albany, Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 29-a of the Executive Law authorizes the suspension, alteration or modification of statutes, local laws, ordinances, orders, rules or regulations, or parts thereof, if compliance with such provisions would prevent, hinder or delay action necessary to cope with a disaster emergency; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 15, 2011, I issued Executive Order Number 21 to suspend certain provisions of law to allow replacement of state-issued documents lost in the State disaster emergency without payment of mandated fees; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 15, 2011, I issued Executive Order Number 22 to suspend provisions of law to facilitate and address agricultural and natural resource infrastructure recovery and the immediate capital needs of local farms affected by the State disaster emergency; 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 that the suspension of provisions of law ordered by Executive Order Numbers 21 and 22 shall continue through November 13, 2011. 

 

G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the
State in the City of Albany this seventh
day of October in the year two thousand
eleven.

 

BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor

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