senate Bill S6356

Amended

Relates to requiring reports by state agencies relating to certain grants and expenditures made to community based organizations

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  • 01 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1063
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 15 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6356A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires reports by state agencies relating to certain grants and expenditures made to community based organizations; requires listing by zip code of such grants.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6356
S6356A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §164, Exec L; amd §14, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A10133A

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BILL NUMBER:S6356

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation to
requiring reports by state agencies relating to certain grants and
expenditures made to community based organizations

PURPOSE:
To require an annual report from each department or the statewide
financial system managed by the division of the budget that relates
to the distribution of funds and grants to community-based
organizations that would create greater transparency and
accountability by the department.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 164 of the executive law and Section 14 of the state
finance law to require that each department, including the executive
department, or the Statewide Financial System (SFS) managed by the
division of the budget will be required to submit a report to the
legislature by March first of each year. This report will relate to
the distribution of funds end grants to community based organizations
by or through the department. The report will provide a listing of
recipients, organized by zip code, of grants, awards or funds
appropriated for services end programs that are made to organizations
which provide services on a local basis.
Additionally, the report must be made available on the SFS in a manner
easily accessible to the public.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would create transparency in departmental spending by
providing citizens knowledge of how the government is spending state
dollars and where the money is going. The additional report that each
department or the SFS is required to submit would allow citizens to
track the allocation of funds to community based organization to
determine the localities throughout the state receiving the funds and
the type of services and programs being supported.

Concerns raised by Governor Cuomo in his veto of Senate Bill 372 in
2011 are addressed in this new version of the bill by allowing the
reports to be made by the Statewide Financial System (SFS), which is
a single financial accounting record and central transaction
processing system managed by the Division of Budget. By requiring
that SFS make these reports available on their website, the public
will have easy access to this vital information.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Introduced in 2010 as S.372-A/A.7993-A; Passed both houses in 2011;
Vetoed by the Governor Cuomo on September 23, 2011 (Veto #68).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6356

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation
  to requiring reports by state agencies relating to certain grants  and
  expenditures made to community based organizations

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

  Section 1. Section 164 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 833
of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
  S 164. Reports by and to the department.   1. Each  department,  other
than the executive department, shall make an annual report to the gover-
nor  and  legislature  on  or  before  the fifteenth day of May, for the
preceding calendar year. It shall contain  such  information  concerning
the department and its several divisions, bureaus, offices, agencies and
institutions,  and  their  activities  and affairs, and such recommenda-
tions, as the head of the department shall deem necessary or proper, and
any matters required by express provision of law to be included in  such
report.  A  department also shall make such other and special reports as
the governor or either house of the legislature may require.  From  time
to time, the head of a department may require from any board, commission
or  other  body  in  the  department  or from any subordinate officer or
employee, division or bureau of the department, or from any  institution
subject  to the supervision of the department, or from any agency of the
department, such reports or information as such head may deem necessary.
Unless expressly authorized by the head of the department,  there  shall
be  hereafter  no  separate report, annual or otherwise, directly to the
legislature or governor by any such board,  commission,  body,  officer,
division,  bureau,  institution  or  agency notwithstanding any existing
provision of law authorizing or requiring such report.
  2. IN ADDITION TO THE ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED  BY  THIS  SECTION,  EACH
DEPARTMENT,  INCLUDING THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, OR THE STATEWIDE FINAN-
CIAL SYSTEM MANAGED BY THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET SHALL  MAKE  AN  ADDI-
TIONAL REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE BY MARCH FIRST OF EACH YEAR RELATING TO
DISTRIBUTION  OF FUNDS AND GRANTS TO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS BY OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02382-04-2

S. 6356                             2

THROUGH SUCH DEPARTMENT.  INFORMATION RELATING TO  THE  DISTRIBUTION  OF
FUNDS  AND  GRANTS  SHALL  ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON THE  STATEWIDE FINANCIAL
SYSTEM WEBSITE IN A MANNER WHICH IS CLEAR AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE  PUBLIC.
SUCH  REPORT  SHALL  PROVIDE  A  LISTING  OF RECIPIENTS, BY ZIP CODE, OF
GRANTS, AWARDS OR FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS WHICH ARE
MADE TO ORGANIZATIONS WHICH PROVIDE SERVICES ON A LOCAL  BASIS  PURSUANT
TO PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED BY LAW.
  S  2.  Section  14  of the state finance law, the closing paragraph as
further amended by section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of  the  laws  of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S 14. Departmental statements. 1. In addition to the annual department
reports  prescribed by law, the head of each department of the state, on
or before the fifteenth day of October in each year, shall submit to the
governor a statement of the sources,  amounts  and  disposition  of  all
money  received  by  such department, its divisions, bureaus or officers
for the preceding fiscal year other than  money  appropriated  for  such
department by the legislature or money which was paid by such department
into  the  treasury.  Such  statement shall include a description of the
nature and the amount of each fund, if any, then under  the  supervision
or  control  of  such department or the head thereof or under the super-
vision or control of any division, bureau, commission,  board  or  other
organization  therein or under the supervision or control of the head or
any other officer of such division, bureau, commission, board or  organ-
ization,  which  was derived from any source whether or not deposited in
the treasury, a citation of the  statute  authorizing  the  creation  or
establishment  of  each  such  fund  and  the  nature  and amount of any
payments made therefrom during the preceding fiscal year.  The  director
of  the budget in the executive department shall make rules, which shall
be approved by the governor, regulating the form and  contents  of  such
statements.  Copies of such statements shall be simultaneously furnished
to the senate finance committee and the assembly ways and means  commit-
tee for their information.
  2.  The  governor,  in  such  form and with such explanation as he may
desire, shall transmit to the legislature, with  the  annual  budget,  a
recapitulation  or  summary  of the information contained in such state-
ments arranged under  appropriate  headings  for  each  department.  The
provisions  of this section shall not apply to any funds received by the
superintendent of financial services [or the superintendent of financial
services] in a fiduciary capacity or to the state  teachers'  retirement
fund,  or  any  state  employees'  retirement and pension fund, but such
exemption from the application of this  section  shall  not  affect  any
other provision of law requiring a report or statement of such funds.
  3.    IN  ADDITION TO THE ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, EACH
DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, OR THE STATEWIDE  FINAN-
CIAL  SYSTEM  MANAGED  BY THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET SHALL MAKE AN ADDI-
TIONAL REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE BY MARCH FIRST OF EACH YEAR RELATING TO
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS AND GRANTS TO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS BY  OR
THROUGH  SUCH  DEPARTMENT.   INFORMATION RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF
FUNDS AND GRANTS SHALL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON  THE    STATEWIDE  FINANCIAL
SYSTEM  WEBSITE IN A MANNER WHICH IS CLEAR AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.
SUCH REPORT SHALL PROVIDE A LISTING  OF  RECIPIENTS,  BY  ZIP  CODE,  OF
GRANTS, AWARDS OR FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS WHICH ARE
MADE  TO  ORGANIZATIONS WHICH PROVIDE SERVICES ON A LOCAL BASIS PURSUANT
TO PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED BY LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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