Presentation on theme: "PACNY 2013 Assembly Bill A3675 Talking Points Tom Meade, Executive Director 1."— Presentation transcript:
PACNY 2013 Assembly Bill A3675 Talking Points Tom Meade, Executive Director 1
Original notification fees were arbitrarily set In 2009 notification fees were arbitrarily doubled to raise income From 2009 to 2010 income from fees rose from $6,606,700 to $12, 223,750 From 2009 to 2010 the Asbestos Control Bureau (ACB) budget remained flat at $3,315,044 to $3,462, 574 2
The largest amount of asbestos in residential homes is non-friable A very small percentage of asbestos notifications are from residential homes Homes condemned from disasters and, thus, not surveyed are being required to pay fees of $2,000 each for friable and non-friable material whether existing or not 3
Most commercial projects of 1,500 sq. ft. or less of non-friable material are not notified because of cost for a few hours of work. A home owner with 1,000 sq. ft. of floor tile pays the same fee as a commercial project of 100,000 sq. ft. The bill refers to the footprint of a building as the ACB has taken the sq. ft. on some projects to include walls, floors and ceilings 4
The proposed bill would be revenue neutral This does not take into account the increase in residential, commercial and industrial notifications because of the lower fees Higher fees for larger projects above 6,000 sq. ft. will represent a very small but fair cost of the project 5
Memos of support have come from Unshackle Upstate, NFIB, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Broome County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Tier Builders Association, Rochester Builders Exchange, Associated Building Contractors of the Triple Cities, Syracuse Builders Exchange, Northern New York Builders Exchange, Building Industry Employers and the Broome County Realtors Association 6
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