senate Bill S1843

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that the governor's article 7 appropriation bills be specifically itemized to assure accountability

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 19, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 13, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S1843 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6390
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 7 §3, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3949, A7939

S1843 - Summary

Requires that the governor's appropriation and reappropriation budget bills be specifically itemized to assure accountability; provides that the purpose of such appropriations shall be specified in clear and plain language and shall refer to the commonly used name and the pertinent provisions of law; applies also to thirty-day amendments of the executive budget.

S1843 - Sponsor Memo

S1843 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1843

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DILAN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 3 of article 7 of the constitution, in
  relation to requiring that the appropriations bills submitted  to  the
  legislature  by  the  governor  set forth with enough specificity each
  appropriation

  Section 1.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of arti-
cle 7 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 3. At the time of submitting  the  budget  to  the  legislature  the
governor shall submit a bill or bills containing all the proposed appro-
priations  and  reappropriations included in the budget and the proposed
legislation, if any, recommended therein.  ALL APPROPRIATIONS AND  REAP-
PROPRIATIONS  SHALL  BE  SPECIFICALLY  ITEMIZED BY THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH
THEY MAY BE USED TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE USE  OF  PUBLIC  FUNDS.
SUCH  PURPOSES  SHALL BE SPECIFIED IN CLEAR AND PLAIN LANGUAGE AND SHALL
REFER TO BOTH THE COMMONLY USED NAMES OF THE PROGRAMS  COVERED  BY  SUCH
APPROPRIATIONS  AND  THE  PROVISION  OF  LAW  (IF  ANY)  AUTHORIZING THE
PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, OR EXPENDITURES COVERED BY SUCH APPROPRIATIONS.
  The governor may at any time within thirty days thereafter  and,  with
the consent of the legislature, at any time before the adjournment ther-
eof,  amend  or supplement the budget and submit amendments to any bills
submitted by him or her or submit supplemental  bills.    ALL  APPROPRI-
ATIONS  AND  REAPPROPRIATIONS,  CONTAINED  IN SUCH AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLE-
MENTAL BILLS, SHALL BE SPECIFICALLY ITEMIZED BY THE  PURPOSE  FOR  WHICH
THEY  MAY  BE  USED. SUCH PURPOSES SHALL BE SPECIFIED IN CLEAR AND PLAIN
LANGUAGE AND SHALL REFER TO BOTH THE COMMONLY USED NAMES OF THE PROGRAMS
COVERED BY SUCH APPROPRIATIONS AND THE PROVISION OF LAW (IF ANY) AUTHOR-
IZING THE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, OR EXPENDITURES COVERED BY  SUCH  APPRO-
PRIATIONS.
  The governor and the heads of departments shall have the right, and it
shall  be  the duty of the heads of departments when requested by either

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

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