senate Bill S4818A

Relates to the distribution of the state register

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 27 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.669
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • AMENDED 4818A
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.527
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Relates to the distribution of the state register; requires the department of state make available at no cost an online version of the weekly state register, quarterly index and any special issues as directed by statute or deemed appropriate by the secretary of state.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8164
Versions:
S4818
S4818A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, rpld sub 1 ¶c, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S4818A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to distribution of the state
register; and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating
thereto

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements
to provide free hard copies of the State Register to entities that
prefer to access the free online version.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Bill §1 repeals paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of §148 of the
Executive Law, requiring the Department of State to write annually to
city, town and village clerks to advise them that they may receive a
copy of the weekly State Register upon written request of the
governing body.

Bill §2 amends subdivisions 2 and 3 of §148 and adds a new
subdivision 4, providing that (a) the requirement to provide a free
copy of the weekly Register to each state agency and legislator may
be dispensed with upon request of the recipient, and (b) the
authorization to charge a fee for the Register applies only to the
paper version - the statute is amended to explicitly recognize the
availability at no cost of an online version of the publication.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

Currently, the Department of State is required to provide written
notice to city, village and town clerks advising them that they
receive the weekly hard-copy Register upon written request of the
governing body, and is required to provide such copies to agencies
and legislators.
Although there is no statutory provision requiring it, the online
version of the Register has been available without charge since 2003.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Executive Law §102 contains requirements for free distribution of
the paper version of the weekly State Register (listing rulemaking
actions and other public notices) that predate the creation of a free
online version of the publication. Currently, anyone can view the State
Register without charge at http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register.htm.

This bill will enable the Department to conserve state resources and
reduce paper waste by eliminating an annual mailing to city, town and
village clerks to advise them of how to request paper copies of the
publication. Executive Law §148(1) (a) will continue to allow them to
receive these copies upon written request, but they can be informed
of this in less costly ways. The bill will also save money and paper


by allowing discontinuance of print subscriptions at the request of
agencies or individual legislators.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

Savings to the Department of State from reduced clerical and mailing
costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 4818--A
    Cal. No. 669

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favor-
  ably from said committee, ordered to first report,  amended  on  first
  report,  ordered  to  a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  distribution  of  the
  state  register; and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 148 of the execu-
tive law is REPEALED.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 148 of the executive law, as amended  by
chapter 636 of the laws of 1981, is amended and a new subdivision 4-a is
added to read as follows:
  2.  The  department of state shall mail or otherwise deliver a copy of
each regular issue and the quarterly index required by subdivision three
of section one hundred forty-seven of this article to  each  agency  and
every  state  legislator,  UNLESS  THE  AGENCY  OR  STATE LEGISLATOR HAS
REQUESTED THAT THE  DEPARTMENT  DISCONTINUE  SUCH  DELIVERY,  and  shall
provide notice and indicate the availability upon request of any special
issue  published  pursuant  to  subdivision  two  of section one hundred
forty-seven of this article by placing said notice in the regular  issue
appearing  two  weeks  prior to the publication date of any such special
issue. Such special issues shall be available to each agency  and  state
legislator at no charge.
  4-A.  IN ADDITION TO THE STATE REGISTER, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL
MAKE  AVAILABLE  AT NO COST AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE WEEKLY STATE REGIS-
TER, QUARTERLY INDEX AND ANY SPECIAL ISSUES AS DIRECTED  BY  STATUTE  OR
DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10874-02-1

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