FY 2021 New York State Budget

FY 2021 New York State Budget

This is a moment in history unlike any other, and government needs to function and deliver results for the people of this state. The FY2021 Enacted Budget does that, and advances the Governor's Making Progress Happen agenda. The budget is balanced, includes no new taxes, continues to phase in tax cuts for the middle class, enacts the strongest Paid Sick Leave program in the nation, and advances other progressive priorities including the legalization of gestational surrogacy.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented negative impact on the global economy, the Enacted Budget maintains vital services and programs, while ensuring sustainability to weather this downtown, authorizes a reduction in spending by $10 billion and empowers the State Budget Director to develop a plan for across-the-board reductions and implement that plan as necessary over the course of the year.

FY 2021 State Budget Assets

FY 2021 Budget Highlights

It would have been very easy to say, 'Oh, this is an extraordinary year; let's just do the bare minimum and go home.' We did the opposite.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy

Helping LGBTQ Couples and Couples Struggling with Fertility

Establishes criteria for surrogacy contracts that provide the strongest protections in the nation for parents and surrogates.
Creates Surrogates' Bill of Rights ensuring the unfettered right of surrogates to make their own healthcare decisions and have access to comprehensive health insurance and independent legal counsel of their choosing, all paid for by the intended parents.
Creates a streamlined process for establishing parenthood when one of the individuals is a non-biological parent, a process known as "second parent adoption."

FY 2021 Budget Highlights

Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Budget prohibits the sale or distribution of e-cigarettes or vapor products that have a characterizing flavor unless approved as part of an FDA pre-market approval.

Division of Budget

Find complete budget details, including the FY 2021 Enacted Budget legislation, on the Division of Budget website.