senate Bill S3976

Vetoed

Requires all state agencies and departments to accept certain methods of payment

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1265
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A3651
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.411
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 27 / Sep / 2013
    • VETOED MEMO.223

Summary

Requires all state agencies and departments to accept credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, money orders, and personal and business checks as a method of payment for any fee or other charge collected by such state agency or department.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3651
Versions:
S3976
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง164-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4252A, S4262A, A5432A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3976

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring all state agencies and departments to accept certain methods
of payment

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: All state agencies and departments
accepting or collecting fees, fines, penalties, rents, rates, taxes,
charges, revenue, financial obligations or other amounts from the
public shall provide for the acceptance of credit cards, debit cards,
money orders, and personal and business checks as a method of payments
for any amount accepted or collected by such agency or department

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the executive law is
amended by adding a new section 164-e.

JUSTIFICATION: There should not be a barrier placed between the people
who have to pay the state a fee, and the state collecting its much
needed revenue. Currently, there are a number of state agencies that
do not accept personal checks, business cheeks or credit cards. With
the current economic deficit faced by the state of New York, current
cash flows are essential for stability. Preventing certain forms of
payments slows the state down from collecting revenue and ultimately
brings a halt to circulation of monies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4252 - Referred to Finance /
A.5432 - Passed Assembly.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3976

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  requiring  all  state
  agencies and departments to accept certain methods of payment

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  164-e
to read as follows:
  S  164-E. FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED BY STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS.
ALL STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS ACCEPTING OR COLLECTING FEES,  FINES,
PENALTIES,  RENTS, RATES, TAXES, CHARGES, REVENUE, FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
OR OTHER AMOUNTS, FROM THE PUBLIC SHALL PROVIDE FOR  THE  ACCEPTANCE  OF
CREDIT  CARDS,  DEBIT  CARDS, PRE-PAID CARDS, MONEY ORDERS, AND PERSONAL
AND BUSINESS CHECKS AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR ANY  AMOUNT  ACCEPTED  OR
COLLECTED BY SUCH AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05468-01-3

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