senate Bill S3646B

Signed by Governor

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8680A
Versions:
S3646
S3646A
S3646B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง57.35, Art & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A3451, A3451
2009-2010: A1026, A1026
2007-2008: A1240, A1240
2013-2014: A4012

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BILL NUMBER:S3646B

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 section 57.35 of the arts and cultural
affairs law to authorize the commissioner of education to award grants
for records management improvement to volunteer fire companies and
ambulance companies.

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--B
    Cal. No. 142

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  FELDER,  O'BRIEN, 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, Tourism, Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled,
  vote reconsidered, restored to  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07892-05-4

S. 3646--B                          2

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
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. Subdivision 1 of section 57.35 of the arts and  cultural  affairs
law,  as  amended by chapter 203 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. The commissioner of education, upon  consultation  with  the  local
government  records  advisory council, is authorized to award grants for
records management improvement as specified in  sections  57.19,  57.25,
57.29  and  57.31  of this [chapter] ARTICLE to individual local govern-
ments, groups of cooperating local  governments  and  local  governments
that  have  custody of court records and for records management improve-
ment for supreme court records in the custody of  the  counties  of  New
York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Bronx and in accordance with subdivi-
sion  two-a  of  this  section,  records  under  the jurisdiction of the
department of records and information services of the city of  New  York
or  its successor agency and the city clerk of the city of New York, AND
TO FIRE COMPANIES AND VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICES  AS  SUCH  TERMS  ARE
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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