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|Jan 06, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S1295
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S1295 - Details
S1295 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1295 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to the use of state aircraft by certain state officials, officers and employees PURPOSE: To codify in statute guidelines for the use of state aircraft. there is no law that outlines who may use state aircraft, the requesting use of said aircraft and for what purposes state aircraft may be used. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one are the findings of the legislature on this issue. Section 2, subdivision 1 amends the Public Officers Law by adding a new section 72-b outlining who may request the use of state aircraft and how such use is approved. Section 2, subdivision 1(a) defines the term "official state business" for purposes of determining if the use is allowed under the bill and vests approval or denial of a request with the executive department. Section 2, subdivision 1(b) outlines a process for reallocation of funds for trips that are part official business and part personal business.
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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