senate Bill S3646A

Signed by Governor Amended

Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 08 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.743
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3646A
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.142
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3646B
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8680A
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.169
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Dec / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Dec / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.508

Summary

Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3646
S3646A
S3646B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง57.17, Art & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A3451
2009-2010: A1026
2007-2008: A1240

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BILL NUMBER:S3646A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in
relation to authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to
receive grants for local government records management improvement

PURPOSE: To allow local volunteer fire and ambulance companies to
apply for records management grants from the local government records
management improvement fund.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 is a statement of legislative intent.

Section 2 of the bill amends subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 57.17 of
the arts and cultural affairs law to include volunteer fire companies
and ambulance companies in certain definitions.

Section 3 of the bill authorizes promulgation of rules and regulations
by the commissioner of education.

Section 4 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance
companies provide vital services to their local communities. These
not-for-profit volunteer emergency response organizations work closely
with officials in their respective localities and help lessen the
burdens of our local governments. However, these organizations are not
considered "local governments" for purposes of the records management
improvement grant program. As a result, under current law, volunteer
fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies are not eligible for
this beneficial grant program.

In volunteer emergency response organizations, best practices call for
proper organization, retention and management of various records and
documents. These records can include active member lists,
documentation relating to length of service award programs, budgets,
and mutual aid agreements - to name just a few. Adequate resources are
required for proper administration of these documents. By making
volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies eligible
for the records management improvement grant program, this legislation
can help these important not-for-profit organizations operate more
effectively and efficiently in our local communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3646--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  FELDER,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE, SAVINO,
  SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to
  be  committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and
  Recreation -- recommitted to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,  Tour-
  ism,  Parks and Recreation 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  arts  and  cultural affairs law, in relation to
  authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to  receive  grants
  for local government records management improvement

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and  declares  that  volunteer
fire  companies and volunteer ambulance companies perform vital services
for the municipalities they serve. These not-for-profit volunteer  emer-
gency  response organizations serve a meaningful public purpose by help-
ing to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.  Further,
these  organizations  work  collaboratively  with municipal officials in
their respective localities and help to reduce the burdens on our  local
governments.
  The records of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance compa-
nies  are  important  since  they  indicate the relationship, rights and
responsibilities with respect to the communities they serve. And, proper
records management assists municipalities and emergency response  organ-
izations  with  their legal obligations under the general municipal law.
In addition, these records make appropriate information available to the
public and to municipal officials with respect  to  fire  and  emergency
services, and also reflect the historical development of the communities
served  by  such  volunteer  fire  and  ambulance  companies.  For these
reasons, the legislature hereby further finds and declares that not-for-
profit volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies should

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07892-02-3

S. 3646--A                          2

be eligible for the records  management  improvement  grant  program  in
order to help them operate more effectively and efficiently in our local
communities.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3 of section 57.17 of the arts and cultural
affairs law, as added by chapter 737 of the laws of 1987, are amended to
read as follows:
  1. "Local government" means any county, city,  town,  village,  school
district,  board  of  cooperative  educational services, district corpo-
ration, public benefit corporation, public corporation, FIRE COMPANY  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, VOLUNTARY
AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, or other government created under state law that is not a
state  department,  division, board, bureau, commission or other agency,
heretofore or hereafter established by law.
  3. "Local officer" shall mean and include a local officer  as  defined
in  section  two  of the public officers law and any officer of a public
benefit corporation, FIRE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  OF
THE  GENERAL  MUNICIPAL  LAW,  VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN
SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  S 3. The commissioner of education is hereby authorized  and  directed
to  promulgate  any  rules  or  regulations  necessary to effectuate the
provisions of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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