April 24, 2013

No. 98: Continuing the Declaration of a Disaster and Suspension or Modification of Certain Provisions of Law and Regulations

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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, 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 October 31, 2012, I issued Executive Order Number 50 to suspend statutory and regulatory provisions to facilitate transportation infrastructure recovery; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 20, 2012, I issued Executive Order Number 79 to suspend statutory and regulatory provisions relating to state contracts and the repair of state facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 25, 2013, I issued Executive Order Number 97 to, among other things, continue the suspension and modification of certain statutory and regulatory provisions ordered by Executive Order Numbers 50 and 79 as continued by Executive Order Numbers 94, 91, 87 and 81; 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 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;
  2. The suspension and modification of statutory and regulatory provisions ordered by Executive Order Number 79, as continued by Executive Order Number 97, shall be continued through May 24, 2013;
  3. The suspension of statutory provisions ordered by Executive Order Number 50, as continued by Executive Order Number 97, shall be continued through May 29, 2013.

 

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

BY THE GOVERNOR

 

Secretary to the Governor

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