senate Bill S2899A

Relates to agency reports

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  • 03 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.663
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.332
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 15 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 2899A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7822A

Summary

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.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7822A
Versions:
S2899
S2899A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
New York State Printing and Public Documents Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง12, NYS Print L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1491, A650
2007-2008: A10153B

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BILL NUMBER:S2899A

TITLE OF BILL:

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

PURPOSE:

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.

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
S.1491/A.650 of 2009-201O

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

                                 2899--A
    Cal. No. 332

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  GRIFFO,  JOHNSON,  LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favor-
  ably from said committee, ordered to first and second report,  ordered
  to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the New York state printing and public documents law, in
  relation to agency reports

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 12 of the New York state  printing
and  public  documents law, as added by chapter 524 of the laws of 2005,
is amended to read as follows:
  4. (a) Whenever state law requires a  state  agency  to  make,  issue,
submit,  deliver, distribute or forward a report to the "legislature" or
to "members of the legislature" or to "both houses of the  legislature,"
or to any particular legislative officers or chairpersons of legislative
committees,  subcommittees or commissions, the agency shall satisfy such
requirement by [either]:
  (i) making, issuing, submitting, delivering, distributing or  forward-
ing  a  printed copy of the report to each member of the legislature, or
to the specified legislative officers or chairpersons, as the  case  may
be; [or] IF SUCH REPORT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OR IS PROVIDED
WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT FURTHER DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION IN
SUCH  REPORTS  IS PROHIBITED, PROVIDED THAT, SUCH REPORT SHALL BE POSTED
TO THE AGENCY'S WEBSITE WITH ALL SUCH CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION REDACTED;
OR
  (ii) making such document available  on  its  website  and  sending  a
printed  letter  or  notice to each member of the legislature, or to the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04879-03-2

S. 2899--A                          2

specified legislative officers or chairpersons,  as  the  case  may  be,
indicating the availability of such report on the agency's website.
  (b)  Such  letter  or  notice  shall  include the name of the specific
report, the specific web address at which the report can be accessed  or
instructions on how to access the report from the agency's homepage, and
the  name  of  the person at the state agency to whom the legislator may
direct a request to obtain a printed copy of the report, free of charge,
if so desired.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it  shall
have become a law.

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