July 19, 2012

Statement on Governor Signing Legislation to Provide Vital Financial Assistance for Non-Profit Organizations

It is imperative that we do all we can, particularly during these challenging economic times, to make sure that non-profit organizations do not face undue financial hardship and can dedicate their resources to assist those who need it most. Through the enactment of this law (A.9813), we will ensure that the state continues to provide reduced water rates to hospitals, charities and other non-profit organizations.

I am proud to have sponsored this legislation that extends a critical cost saving measure, allowing these groups to focus on the community they serve rather than worrying about making ends meet. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this bill and preserving this important benefit for these worthy organizations.