“Id like to see them bring the tax down and give the people a break,” said Tony Trovato. Republican State Assemblyman Joe Robach says it’s the second stage of a three year deal to return money to homeowners.
“For the second year we want to continue that in 2008 as well and even look to fine tune that last year there were some parameters put on that which made some complications,” said Robach. The three year expansion program is expected to return another one point five billion dollars to homeowners by 2009.
Another new law scheduled to go into effect: an airline passenger Bill of Rights. The measure would require airlines to provide basic amenities to passengers stranded on planes at New York airports for more than three hours. Those amenities include: snacks, water, fresh air, power, and working bathrooms. “I think if its a real bill of rights then its good because I was stuck for twelve hours I was supposed to leave at like 5:30 at night I didn’t leave until 3:30 in the morning,” said Al Sorese II.
Last years sub prime mortgage financial crisis also prompted state lawmakers to pass a law aimed at protecting prospective home buyers. “Full disclosure on everything available for people to access the lowest loan and also be fully aware of what those payback rates are,” said Assemblyman Robach. Robach also says a new law will go into effect that protects the victims of domestic violence. “It’s a bill that would ban any kind of discrimination of commercial property or landlords from women whove been victimized by domestic violence,” said Robach.