senate Bill S2306

Requires that annual reports be distributed in electronic format only, unless otherwise requested by a member

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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.553
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.719
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Requires that annual department reports be distributed in electronic format only, unless otherwise requested by a member.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1559
Versions:
S2306
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง164, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A6519, S4957, A6519
2009-2010: A2835, S4837, A2835
2007-2008: A2821, A2821

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BILL NUMBER:S2306 REVISED 5/8/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the
distribution of annual reports

PURPOSE: Requires that annual reports be distributed in electronic
format only, unless otherwise requested by a State Legislator.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - amends Section 164 of the Executive Law with regard to
distribution of annual reports of state departments. The bill provides
that annual reports of state departments will be made available to
state legislators and their staff in electronic format to the extent
practicable. In the event that a legislator wishes to obtain a printed
copy of the report, state agencies are to forward such reports to
legislators upon specific request for the printed format.

JUSTIFICATION: Each year all state legislators and their offices
receive annual reports from all state departments and agencies. Many
times, these reports are quite voluminous and the costs to print and
distribute the copies for each legislator may be unwarranted. With
current technology, all state agency reports should be made available
to legislators in electronic format. This bill will assure that any
annual reports of state agencies are printed and distributed only to
such offices as specifically requested a printed copy of the report.
This bill will reduce state printing costs, save state funds, and
reduce recycling costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 06/03/13 - Referred to Governmental Operations/
01/09/13 - Referred to Governmental Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There will be cost savings to the State as a
result of this bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2306

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  the  distribution  of
  annual reports

  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.  Each department, other  than
the  executive  department,  shall make an annual report to the governor
and legislature on or before the fifteenth day of May, for the preceding
calendar year. It shall contain such information concerning the  depart-
ment  and  its  several divisions, bureaus, offices, agencies and insti-
tutions, and their activities and affairs, and such recommendations,  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.  EACH DEPARTMENT,
TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL MAKE SUCH ANNUAL  REPORT  AVAILABLE  TO
MEMBERS  OF  THE LEGISLATURE IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT. SUCH REPORTS SHALL BE
FORWARDED TO MEMBERS OF  THE  LEGISLATURE  IN  PRINTED  FORM  ONLY  UPON
SPECIFIC REQUEST OF A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR SUCH PRINTED REPORT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03195-01-3

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