ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo late Wednesday night gave his capitulation to a city devise to build a cutting-edge pre-kindergarten school at the New York Hall of Science.
Cuomo, just before midnight, sealed legislation that would concede the city Department of Education to use a apportionment of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the $50 million Pre-K Center, which would enroll 300 kids and concentration on science, engineering, math and the arts.
Because the school will be located on land designated as a park, Cuomo and the state Legislature had to approve its use.
“STEM preparation is an vicious partial of my preparation policy and the purpose underlying the check is a eminent one,” Cuomo wrote in his capitulation measure.
In commendatory the measure, Cuomo, however, remarkable some flaws in the legislation, including a regard that the bill, as drafted, did not scrupulously brand the skill to be taken for the school and that the denunciation in the legislation could jeopardise the Hall of Science’s license. The administrator pronounced the Legislature had concluded to residence those concerns by amendments.
The school legislation was one of dozens of bills that Cuomo possibly sealed or vetoed late Wednesday night. The bills were adopted by the Legislature before it shelved for the year in June.
Cuomo vetoed a magnitude sought by anti-smoking advocates that would have compulsory all sellers of electronic cigarettes to register with the state Department of Taxation and Finance.
In vetoing the measure, Cuomo pronounced he upheld the purpose of the check — to better umpire e-cigarette sales — but remarkable that “until the clarification of ‘tobacco product’ is mutated to embody e-cigarettes and glass nicotine products, the dialect has no suggestive management to make the bill’s registration requirements.”
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the bill’s sponsor, was vicious of Cuomo’s move.
“Without requiring e-cigarette retailers to register with the state, we have no way to safeguard their correspondence with these critically vicious open health and reserve regulations,” Rosenthal said. “If New York is critical about safeguarding immature people against the dangers compared with e-cigarettes, then we would need all retailers to register.”
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