On the final day of the legislative session, just hours before its’ end, a bill was quickly and stealthily introduced and passed in both houses.
The “Uniform Notice of Claims Act” (S.7641/A.10657) while commendable in its intent, will have serious ramifications for taxpayers and local governments if enacted.
Ultimately, the bill will increase costs, putting additional pressure on local governments’ already strained budgets, and this will have a detrimental impact on taxpayers statewide.
This legislation has passed both the Senate and the Assembly and now the decision lays in the hands of our Governor who states he is serious about mandate relief. Governor Cuomo needs to put taxpayers first and veto this bill!
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