Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Your Action Needed TODAY!

An update from Daniel Mackay at the Preservation League of New York State:

We are making a final push to assure that Senate Bill S.6056 which significantly expands the NYS Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs for commercial and residential historic properties, is on the Senate bill agenda for today’s session. While the Senate passed an earlier version of this tax credit expansion legislation in June before their leadership crisis, passage of this new bill is necessary to match the bill the Assembly passed in late June.

With Senate passage of S.6056 today, the bill can be sent to the Governor for signature.

We are requesting your call to Senate President Malcolm Smith’s office and request that “S.6056 be included on the Senate bill agenda for today’s session” as it represents a critical economic and community development for New York State”: 518-455-2701.

Calls by 1:00 PM would be extremely helpful, but session is expected to continue into the evening, so calls made later today are also worth making.

If you've never made one of these advocacy calls before, now is the time to give it a try! It is painless and takes a minute or less - they simply record your name, sometimes your address, and whether you support or oppose the legislation. That's it! It's important that supporters of this legislation log a lot of calls today so that the Senate can see that there is strong support for economic stimulus through historic preservation and finally get this bill passed. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Katie Eggers Comeau, Director of Preservation Services


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