S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 27, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 health care proxy
information on state agency websites
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 104 of the executive law is amended to read as
S 104. Departmental cooperation. (A) The secretary of state may advise
with the several departments, boards, bureaus, officers, authorities,
commissions and other agencies of the state which are authorized by
statute to issue codes, rules or regulations, to the end that the same
may, so far as possible, be uniform in style and form, be properly
numbered and captioned and be free from matter which is obsolete.
(B) THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION-
ER OF HEALTH, ADVISE WITH STATE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, BUREAUS, AUTHORI-
TIES, COMMISSIONS, DIVISIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES WITH PUBLIC WEBSITES
THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC INTERACTION TO ENSURE THAT EACH CREATES A
LINK ON THEIR HOMEPAGE TO HEALTH CARE PROXY INFORMATION ON THE DEPART-
MENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE. A STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, AUTHORITY,
COMMISSION, DIVISION AND AGENCY WHICH DETERMINES THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE
SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC TRAFFIC ON THEIR WEBSITE, OR WHICH DETERMINES THAT
CREATING SUCH A LINK WOULD BE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.