senate Bill S173

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the transfer of unexpended moneys from funds receiving moneys from a dedicated fee into any other fund

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.652
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

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May 1, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S173
22
3
committee
22
Aye
3
Nay
9
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S173 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1354
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง73-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3207, A989

S173 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the transfer of unexpended moneys from funds receiving moneys from a dedicated fee into any other fund.

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BILL NUMBER:S173

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to
prohibiting the transfer of unexpended moneys from funds receiving
moneys from a dedicated fee into any other fund

PURPOSE: To prevent the transfer of funds from accounts that are
specifically supported with a dedicated fee.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the state finance law by
adding a new section stating that fees collected to support a specific
fund will only be expended for that specific purpose.

Section two - effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Various funds exist in the state budget to support
specific activities of all New Yorkers such as land conservation,
fishing and hunting and maintenance of trails throughout the state.
Fees supporting such funds are paid with the understanding that the
state will dedicate the total revenues derived from these fees to the
payment of expenses directly related to the specific activity for
which the fees were collected.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7976/A.10732 of 2007-2008; Referred to Senate Finance Committee
S.3207/A.989 of 2009-2010; Referred to Senate Finance Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                   173

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, LARKIN, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  prohibiting  the
  transfer of unexpended moneys from funds receiving moneys from a dedi-
  cated fee into any other fund

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

  Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
73-a to read as follows:
  S  73-A.    TRANSFER OF FUNDS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO
THE CONTRARY, UNEXPENDED MONEYS IN ANY FUND THAT:
  1. RECEIVES REVENUES FROM A DEDICATED FEE;
  2. PROVIDES THAT MONEYS IN THE FUND SHALL BE KEPT  SEPARATE  FROM  AND
SHALL  NOT  BE  COMMINGLED WITH OTHER MONEYS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMP-
TROLLER; AND
  3. PROVIDES THAT MONEYS IN THE FUND SHALL BE  EXPENDED  ONLY  FOR  THE
PURPOSE DESIGNATED IN THE FUND
SHALL  NOT  BE  TRANSFERRED TO ANY OTHER FUND OR ACCOUNT OR USED FOR ANY
PURPOSE OTHER THAN THAT DESIGNATED BY THE FUND.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01605-01-1

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