senate Bill S2461

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "honesty in permit processing act"

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 12, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2012 1st report cal.302
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 09, 2011 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.417
Jan 21, 2011 referred to finance

Votes

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Mar 6, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S2461
26
2
committee
26
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S2461
25
2
committee
25
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2461 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7199
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง164-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S524

S2461 - Summary

Enacts the "honesty in permit processing act"; requires state agencies to annually report to the public on the time periods for processing applications of each type of permit, license, registration and certification; such report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature, and made available to the public on the agency internet homepage; requires permit processing information to be printed on the cover page of each permit application (view more) requires all permit applications to be processed within a time period equal to 134% of the average processing time during the previous calendar year; failure to complete processing within such period of time shall require the state agency to refund the application fees to the applicant.

S2461 - Sponsor Memo

S2461 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2461

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 requiring state  agen-
  cies  which  issue  licenses,  registrations,  permits  and/or certif-
  ications to annually report on the periods of time  taken  to  process
  each application therefor

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "honesty in permit processing act".
  S  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 164-e to
read as follows:
  S 164-E. LICENSE AND PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING; ANNUAL REPORTS. 1.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "PERMIT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION,  REGISTRA-
TION  OR  APPROVAL  ISSUED  BY A STATE AGENCY, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION.
  (B) "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD,  BUREAU,  COMMIS-
SION, DIVISION, AUTHORITY, OFFICE, COUNCIL OR AGENCY OF THE STATE.
  2.  EVERY STATE AGENCY, WHICH PROCESSES AND ISSUES ONE HUNDRED OR MORE
PERMITS DURING A CALENDAR YEAR, SHALL, ON OR BEFORE  FEBRUARY  FIFTEENTH
EACH  YEAR,  ISSUE  AND  PUBLISH  A REPORT ON ITS PERMIT PROCESSING TIME
PERIODS DURING THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT
BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) THE AVERAGE TIME IT TOOK TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR EACH SPECIFIC
TYPE OF PERMIT FROM THE RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION  THEREFOR  UNTIL  THE
ISSUANCE OR DENIAL OF SUCH PERMIT; AND
  (B)  THE  SHORTEST  AND  LONGEST PERIODS OF TIME IT TOOK TO PROCESS AN
APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC TYPE OF PERMIT.
  3. THE REPORT REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
SUBMITTED  TO  THE  GOVERNOR  AND  THE LEGISLATURE, AND BE PUBLISHED AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07273-01-1

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