senate Bill S1491

Relates to agency reports

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Apr / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.186
  • 22 / Apr / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 27 / Apr / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / Apr / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A650
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A650
Versions:
S1491
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
New York State Printing and Public Documents Law

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BILL NUMBER: S1491

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the New York state printing and public documents law
and the state technology law, in relation to agency reports


PURPOSE :

To eliminate excessive paperwork while ensuring that stale
legislators, legislative staff, and the public have access, via the
Internet, to important state agency publications.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 -- Amends subdivision 4 of section 12 of the New York State
Printing and Public Documents Law. Establishes that when a report is
required to be created by a state agency, the agency must notify the
appropriate legislative offices that the document will be posted on
the New York State Agency Documents Website.

Section 2 -- Amends section 103 of the State Technology Law to create
the New York State Agency Documents Website. This web-based database
will allow state legislators, legislative staff members, and the
public to have access to all reports that are required, by
legislation, to be created.

Section 3 -- Effective date.

EXISTING LAW :

Subdivision 4 of section 12 of the New York State Printing and Public
Documents Law currently allows state agencies that are required to
make certain reports to the State Legislature to fulfill this
requirement by either delivering a printed copy of the document to the
specified legislators or the agency may make the report available on
its Internet website. If the agency makes the report available on its
web site, it must inform the required members of the legislature of
the report's availability on the Internet. Those legislators have the
options of requesting a printed copy of the document.

JUSTIFICATION :

In 2005, the State Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law
the Reporting Requirement Reform Act. This act corrected some
significant deficiencies in the way reports by agencies are submitted
to the State Legislature. The Reporting Requirement Reform Act
simplified reporting requirements and at the same time eliminated
unnecessary reporting requirements.

This bill seeks to build upon and enhance the Reporting Requirement
Reform Act by further eliminating unneeded printed documents. Under
this bill, reporting requirements by state agencies will be fulfilled
by posting those reports on the Internet at the New York State Agency
Documents Website (which is established by section 2 of this bill).
This legislation, however, allows members of the State Legislature who
are still uncomfortable with the Internet to request a printed copy of
their desired report.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.6574/A.10084 of 2005-2006
S.1828-B/A.10153-B of 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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