November 8, 2012

No. 66: Temporary Suspension and Modification of Emergency Shelter Statutes and Regulations

TOP No. 66: Temporary Suspension and Modification...

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 October 30, 2012, the President issued a major disaster declaration for Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk counties, and on November 2, 2012, the President issued a major disaster declaration for Rockland and Westchester counties; and


WHEREAS, the devastation from the disaster included damage to certified facilities providing shelter and services to the homeless necessitating the use of alternate facilities and accommodations to provide shelter to the homeless in the affected communities;


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 specific provisions of any statute, local law, ordinance, orders, rules or regulations, or parts thereof, of any agency during a State disaster emergency, if compliance with such provisions would prevent, hinder or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster, hereby temporarily suspend or modify, as the case may be, during the period from the date that the disaster emergency was declared pursuant to Executive Order Number 47, issued on October 26, 2012, until further notice, the following:


Parts 485, 486, 491 and 900 of Title 18 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, and the controlling sections of Titles I and II of Article 7 of the Social Services Law, to the extent they limit the ability of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to approve and facilitate the provision of emergency shelter by local social services districts to men, women and children who are homeless in the federally declared counties.


G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the

State in the City of Albany this eighth day

of November in the year two thousand twelve.




Secretary to the Governor