senate Bill S1295

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides restrictions upon the use of state aircraft

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

S1295 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6400
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง72-b, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4145, A8124

S1295 - Summary

Provides restrictions upon the use of state aircraft.

S1295 - Sponsor Memo

S1295 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1295

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to the use of state
  aircraft by certain state officials, officers and employees

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. It is the intention of
this legislature that a clear-cut statutory policy be  enacted  that  is
both  concise  and  forthright  regarding  usage  of state aircraft. The
legislature determines that state aircraft are paid for and owned by the
taxpayers of the state, who are entitled  to  the  assurance  that  such
resources are being used for legitimate state governmental purposes. The
use  of  state  aircraft shall be reserved for trips that are legitimate
state governmental purposes only, as defined  in  section  72-b  of  the
public officers law, as trips which are predominantly for official state
business. Any person or persons traveling on state aircraft for purposes
other than official state business shall pay for any trip or any portion
of  a trip not exclusively for state business by paying a prorated share
of a commercial air carrier rate.
  S 2. The public officers law is amended by adding a new  section  72-b
to read as follows:
  S 72-B. LIMITATION ON USE OF AIRCRAFT BY STATE OFFICIALS, OFFICERS AND
EMPLOYEES.  1.  THE  AIRCRAFT  OWNED,  LEASED,  OR OPERATED BY ANY STATE
OFFICE, AGENCY, AUTHORITY, DEPARTMENT, OR  BRANCH  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE,
SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  ONLY  FOR OFFICIAL   STATE BUSINESS. THE EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE THE SOLE POWER TO APPROVE OR DENY  REQUESTS    FOR
USE OF STATE AIRCRAFT FOR OFFICIAL STATE BUSINESS.
  (A)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "OFFICIAL STATE BUSINESS"
MEANS ANY ACTIVITY  INVOLVING TRAVEL IN A STATE AIRCRAFT IF THE ACTIVITY
IS REASONABLY REQUIRED,    EXPECTED,  OR  APPROPRIATE,  CONSIDERING  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01072-01-1

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