senate Bill S2899A
(R, C, IP) 50th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Relates to agency reports; requires such reports to be posted on line; provides for a letter or notice to be sent to members of the legislature indicating the website address and the name of the person at such state agency to whom a legislator may request a printed copy of such report; relates to confidentiality of certain information in such reports.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the New York state printing and public documents law, in
relation to agency reports
To eliminate excessive paperwork while ensuring that state
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 -- Effective date.
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.
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.
S.6574/A.10084 of 2005-2006
S.1828-B/A.10153-B of 2007-2008
S.1491/A.650 of 2009-201O
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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