senate Bill S1073A

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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  • 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:S1073A

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--A

                       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 --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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 NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION AFFILIATED  WITH  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK  AND  ORGANIZED UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE
UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, 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 ORGAN-
IZED 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
ORGANIZED BY PROGRAM AND FUND, AND ALL SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING LEVEL
OF DETAIL:
  A. FOR CASH DISBURSEMENTS RELATED TO PERSONAL SERVICE EXPENSES:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07035-02-1

S. 1073--A                          2

  (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
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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