senate Bill S1303A

Relates to the publication by the state of the receipt of unclaimed funds

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.547
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1303A

Summary

Relates to the publication by the state of the receipt of unclaimed funds.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2258A
Versions:
S1303
S1303A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Abandoned Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1402, Ab Prop L; amd §103, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S899A, A10185
2009-2010: S3193, S3193

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1303A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the abandoned property law and the
state technology law, in relation to unclaimed funds

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to eliminate barriers for the visually
impaired to access and obtain unclaimed funds from the state
comptroller's office, and ensure that all New Yorkers are made aware
that they can obtain unclaimed funds directly from the state free of
charge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 1402 of the
abandoned property law is re-lettered paragraph (c) and a new
paragraph (p) is added to require the state comptroller twice a year
to publish via newspaper a statement of what abandoned property is
held by the state. The publication would also include, in type
sufficient for a visually impaired person to read, a notice that a
large print listing of abandoned property can be obtained by writing
the state comptroller's office.

Section 2 amends section 103 of the state technology law by adding a
subdivision 22 requiring the Office of Information Technology Services
to consult with the state commission on the blind and visually
handicapped to develop accessibility standards for typeface and font
sire that would assist the visually impaired.

JUSTIFICATION:

New Yorkers with visual impairments have difficulty determining
whether they have unclaimed funds held by the state comptroller.
Notification provisions have never been friendly to those with visual
impairment. As a result, many New Yorkers are unaware that they have
unclaimed funds. This legislation would require the comptroller to
include a notice that readers may obtain a large print copy of the
unclaimed funds list by writing the comptroller's office or having a
search conducted for them by calling a designated number. The notice
must appear in font-size determined by the New York State Office for
Technology; therefore, making the information readily available to the
visually impaired.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This legislation was previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This Act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become law.


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

                                 1303--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the abandoned property law and the state technology law,
  in relation to unclaimed funds

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 1402 of the aban-
doned property law is relettered paragraph (c) and a new  paragraph  (b)
is added to read as follows:
  (B) IN ADDITION TO THE LIST REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION, EACH SEPTEMBER AND MARCH, THE STATE COMPTROLLER SHALL PUBLISH IN A
NEWSPAPER,  AS PROVIDED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TEN OF THIS
ARTICLE, A STATEMENT OF ABANDONED PROPERTY  PAID  TO  AND  HELD  BY  THE
STATE,  FOR  THE  RESPECTIVE ANNUAL PERIODS JUNE FIRST, THROUGH NOVEMBER
THIRTIETH AND DECEMBER FIRST, THROUGH MAY THIRTY-FIRST.  EACH AND  EVERY
TIME THE COMPTROLLER PUBLISHES SUCH A STATEMENT, HE OR SHE SHALL INCLUDE
A  NOTICE  THAT  READERS  MAY OBTAIN A LARGE PRINT COPY OF THE UNCLAIMED
FUNDS LIST  BY  WRITING  THE  COMPTROLLER'S  OFFICE  OR  HAVE  A  SEARCH
CONDUCTED  FOR  THEM  BY  CALLING  A DESIGNATED NUMBER. THIS NOTICE MUST
APPEAR IN TYPEFACE AND FONT-SIZE  ESTABLISHED  BY  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE
OFFICE  FOR  TECHNOLOGY  TO ASSIST THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND INCLUDE THE
PHONE NUMBER AND MAILING ADDRESS TO THE NEW YORK  STATE  OFFICE  OF  THE
STATE COMPTROLLER, OFFICE OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS.
  S  2.  Section  103 of the state technology law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 22 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03547-02-4

S. 1303--A                          2

  22. TO CONSULT WITH THE COMMISSION ON THE  BLIND  AND  VISUALLY  HAND-
ICAPPED TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR TYPEFACE AND
FONT SIZE TO ASSIST THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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