senate Bill S1073

Amended

Requires director of the budget to compile and make public a report showing cash disbursements made on behalf of each entity during the preceding 6 months

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 1073A
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.849
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.656
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Requires the director of the budget to compile and make public a report for each state agency, covered authority and the judiciary showing cash disbursements made on behalf of each entity during the preceding six months.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1073
S1073A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง53-e, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2562

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1073

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to agency expenditure
reporting

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to require each State agency,
covered authority and the Judiciary to make public an expenditure
report itemizing all cash disbursements made during the appropriate
reporting period.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One: Requires the Director of the Budget on or before May 15
and November 15 of each year to compile and make public an
expenditure report for each State agency, covered authority and the
Judiciary and any 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation affiliated
with the State University of New York showing all cash disbursements
made by or on behalf of each entity during the preceding six months
ending March 31 and September 30 respectively.

This compilation shall be based upon actual cash disbursements as
recorded by the office of the State Comptroller, New York State
vouchers and payroll forms submitted by each State agency, covered
authority or the Judiciary. Cash disbursements related to personal
service expenses and non-personal service expenses shall be itemized
and broken down in detail.

Section Two: The effective date of this legislation shall be on the
first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall become law.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation is necessary to permit the public a greater awareness
of the internal financial workings of each State agency, covered
authority and the Judiciary.

While it requires the Director of the Budget to compile certain data
pertaining to expenditures. this effort will promote openness in
government and financial accountability by the agencies and the
Judiciary to the public.

Disclosure of these expenditures should also enable the Legislature and
the State Comptroller's Office to more closely monitor the operation
of these agencies and will provide a resource document for the future
to help determine if the purposes of State government are being met
on a semiannual basis by the covered entities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2008: S.6358 Passed Senate 62-0; 2009-10: Referred to Senate Finance
Committee


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This bill should result in significant cost savings to the state as it
will keep the public and legislature fully and regularly appraised of
the expenditures of state agencies and authorities.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This Act would take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1073

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to agency expenditure
  reporting

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section
53-e to read as follows:
  S 53-E. AGENCY EXPENDITURE REPORTING. 1.  ON OR BEFORE  MAY  FIFTEENTH
AND  NOVEMBER  FIFTEENTH  OF EACH YEAR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET SHALL
COMPILE AND MAKE PUBLIC AN EXPENDITURE REPORT  FOR  EACH  STATE  AGENCY,
COVERED AUTHORITY AND THE JUDICIARY, AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWO-A OF THIS
CHAPTER,  AND  ANY  501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION AFFILIATED WITH
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, SHOWING ALL CASH DISBURSEMENTS MADE BY
OR ON BEHALF OF EACH SUCH ENTITY DURING THE PRECEDING SIX MONTHS  ENDING
MARCH THIRTY-FIRST AND SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH, RESPECTIVELY, WHICH SHALL BE
BASED  UPON  ACTUAL  CASH DISBURSEMENTS AS RECORDED BY THE OFFICE OF THE
STATE COMPTROLLER, BASED UPON STATE VOUCHERS AND PAYROLL FORMS SUBMITTED
BY EACH STATE AGENCY, COVERED AUTHORITY AND THE JUDICIARY, AS DEFINED BY
SECTION TWO-A OF THIS CHAPTER.   SUCH REPORTS  SHALL  BE  ORGANIZED  FOR
STATE  AGENCIES, BY AGENCY, PROGRAM, FUND AND APPROPRIATION; FOR COVERED
AUTHORITIES, BY AUTHORITY AND BY PROGRAM;  AND  FOR  THE  JUDICIARY,  BY
JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, JUDICIAL DISTRICT AND COURT, INCLUDING THE COURT OF
APPEALS,  EXCEPT THAT THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL BE ORGAN-
IZED BY PROGRAM AND FUND, AND ALL SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING  LEVEL  OF
DETAIL:
  A. FOR CASH DISBURSEMENTS RELATED TO PERSONAL SERVICE EXPENSES:
  (I)  SALARY  PAYMENTS  TO  EACH EMPLOYEE CLASSIFIED AS NON-COMPETITIVE
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW, EACH EMPLOYEE OF A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT
CORPORATION AFFILIATED WITH THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW  YORK  AND  EACH
JUDGE  AND  JUSTICE WHO WORKED IN ANY ENTITY COVERED BY THIS SECTION AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07035-01-1

S. 1073                             2

WHO RECEIVED SALARY PAYMENTS AT ANY TIME  DURING  THE  REPORTING  PERIOD
WILL BE LISTED, ALONG WITH THEIR NAME, SERVICE DATES, JOB TITLE, PAYROLL
TYPE AND TOTAL AMOUNT PAID.  ANY ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION PAID DURING THE
REPORTING  PERIOD  SHALL BE SEPARATELY LISTED FROM SALARY PAYMENTS.  ANY
PAYMENT FOR HOLIDAY OR OVERTIME PAY MADE TO EACH  SUCH  EMPLOYEE  DURING
THE  REPORTING  PERIOD  SHALL  BE  SEPARATELY  LISTED,  ALONG WITH DATES
RELATED TO SUCH HOLIDAY OR OVERTIME PAY; AND
  (II) ALL SALARY PAYMENTS RECEIVED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD  BY  ALL
EMPLOYEES  CLASSIFIED  AS COMPETITIVE UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW, SHALL
BE LISTED BY CATEGORY OF TITLE. ANY PAYMENT FOR HOLIDAY OR OVERTIME  PAY
MADE  TO  SUCH EMPLOYEES DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD SHALL BE SEPARATELY
LISTED BY CATEGORY OF TITLE.
  B. FOR CASH DISBURSEMENTS RELATED TO NONPERSONAL SERVICE EXPENSES:
  (I) FOR SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS,  EQUIPMENT  AND  CONTRACTUAL  SERVICES
CASH  DISBURSEMENTS, ALL VOUCHERED PAYMENTS MADE ON BEHALF OF EACH STATE
AGENCY, COVERED AUTHORITY AND THE JUDICIARY, AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWO-A
OF THIS CHAPTER AND ANY 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION  AFFILIATED
WITH THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD, SHALL
BE  LISTED SEPARATELY INCLUDING, IF APPLICABLE AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTI-
CABLE, THE CHECK DATE,  VOUCHER  NUMBER,  PAYEE  NAME,  DESCRIPTION  AND
AMOUNT  PAID  ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFIC TYPE OF EXPENSE AS CLASSIFIED BY
THE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-TWO OF THIS  ARTICLE;
AND
  (II)  FOR  TRAVEL  EXPENDITURES: (1) EACH VOUCHERED PAYMENT FOR TRAVEL
MADE BY EACH EMPLOYEE CLASSIFIED  AS  NON-COMPETITIVE  UNDER  THE  CIVIL
SERVICE LAW AND EACH JUDGE AND JUSTICE, LISTING THE NAME OF SUCH EMPLOY-
EE  ALONG WITH THE DATES AND DESCRIPTION OF TRAVEL, AND THE AMOUNT PAID;
AND (2) A SINGLE AMOUNT OF TOTAL VOUCHERED PAYMENTS FOR TRAVEL  MADE  BY
ALL EMPLOYEES CLASSIFIED AS COMPETITIVE UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
  2.  EACH  AGENCY, COVERED AUTHORITY AND THE JUDICIARY SHALL ASSIST THE
DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET IN OBTAINING THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PRODUCE
SUCH REPORTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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