senate Bill S740

Relates to finger imaging of certain persons receiving food stamps

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  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 27 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to finger imaging of certain persons receiving food stamps.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S740
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง139-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6291A
2007-2008: A10215

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BILL NUMBER:S740

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the transportation law, the executive law
and the public authorities law,
in
relation to authorizing innovative infrastructure development

PURPOSE:
To provide flexibility to state agencies in the development
of transportation infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new article to the Transportation Law to provide the
Department of Transportation greater flexibility in delivery and
financing of transportation infrastructure projects.

Section two amends the Executive Law to create an Innovative
Infrastructure Development Board (board) to oversee the development of
transportation infrastructure projects.

Section three amends the public authorities law to provide the
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) greater flexibility in delivery
and financing of transportation infrastructure projects.

Section four amends the public authorities law to provide the Bridge
Authority greater flexibility in delivery and financing of
transportation infrastructure projects.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State's transportation infrastructure is at crossroads. The
New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has estimated that,
excluding the New York State Thruway Authority, the New York State
Bridge Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the
State would need to invest $175 billion over twenty years to bring the
system to a state of good repair.

This legislation proposes to provide the State's principal
transportation agencies increased flexibility in contracting for and
financing of transportation infrastructure projects. In so doing,
this bill allows a far broader array of arrangements with the private
sector than are currently available under law. Through a more agile
project delivery process, the state will be able to better utilize
economies of scale, life-cycle efficiencies, allocation of risk and
other factors in order to generate long and short-terms savings for
the state; savings which can be re-invested in New York's deficient
infrastructure.

To protect public monies and assets, this legislation creates the
Innovative Infrastructure Development Board. In its oversight role,

the board is the responsible for assuring that in every step along
the way in project development, the state gets the best value for its
dollar. In its development role, the board is tasked with maximizing
the efficiency of the state's transportation infrastructure while at
all times protecting the state's interest in those vital assets and
assuring that the highest standards of service are maintained.

With current funding streams woefully inadequate to address the
state's current and future transportation infrastructure funding
needs, new and innovative solutions are necessary to assure that
people and goods can continue to move throughout the state and
continue to energize New York's economy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: Finance Committee (S.5445/A.8487)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill is intended to create both long and short-term cost savings
to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                   740

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SQUADRON, DUANE, KRUEGER, PARKER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Social Services

AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to finger imaging
  for food stamps recipients

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 139-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (n) to read as follows:
  (N) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, APPLI-
CANTS OR RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS WHO ARE NOT ALSO APPLICANTS  FOR,  OR
RECIPIENTS  OF,  FAMILY OR SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO
THE FINGER IMAGING MATCHING IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03868-01-1

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