S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 4141 A. 6470
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
March 21, 2011
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. BALL, LIBOUS, ZELDIN -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
Investigations and Government Operations
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO, MALLIOTAKIS, BOYLE,
THIELE, AMEDORE, McLAUGHLIN, JORDAN, P. LOPEZ -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the legislative law and the executive law, in relation
to enacting the "legislative online digital paperwork reduction act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "legisla-
tive online digital paperwork reduction act".
S 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 44-b to
read as follows:
S 44-B. PRINTING OF DOCUMENTS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY SHALL MAKE ALL LEGISLATIVE REPORTS, DIGESTS
AND RECORDS AVAILABLE ON THEIR RESPECTIVE WEBSITES IN A MANNER THAT
ALLOWS SUCH REPORTS, DIGESTS AND RECORDS TO BE PRINTED.
S 3. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c to
read as follows:
S 170-C. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS. EVERY STATE AGENCY IN THE STATE
SHALL MAKE ITS ANNUAL REPORTS AND ALL OTHER PUBLIC DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE
IN A DIGITAL FORMAT ON ITS WEBSITE IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS SUCH REPORTS
AND DOCUMENTS TO BE PRINTED. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "STATE
AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION, DIVISION,
OFFICE, COUNCIL, COMMITTEE OR OFFICE OF THE STATE, A PUBLIC BENEFIT
CORPORATION OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY.
S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.