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May 13, 2014

Legislation Introduced to Delay Nonprofit Revitalization Act Provisions

Legislation Introduced to Delay Nonprofit Revitalization Act Provisions
New York Nonprofit Press - May 13th, 2014

The New York State Assembly and Senate are now considering legislation which would extend the effective date for several segments of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act from July 1st, 2014 to March 31st, 2015.

The proposed legislation would also prevent nonprofits who are currently in compliance with New York State’s Grants Gateway system from being temporarily disqualified from future grant awards as they submit corporate by-laws amendments and other legal filings in response to the Act’s new requirements.

In March, the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) launched a campaign – including an online petition -- to delay the effective date of the New York State’s new Nonprofit Revitalization Act for six months from July 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015. The law, which was passed by the NYS Legislature last June, was not signed by Governor Cuomo until December.

“While being hailed for streamlining and easing certain regulations affecting nonprofit management, there is real concern that the sweeping act may, at least initially, strain nonprofits as they scramble to understand and implement the law’s many new requirements,” says NYCON CEO Doug Sauer.


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