senate Bill S2550

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the hiring of certain legislative employees

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 25, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S2550 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-a, amd §§7-a & 7-b, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2596

S2550 - Summary

Relates to the hiring of certain legislative employees; requires certain non-partisan legislative employees to be hired from a list developed through a competitive examination; includes payroll, accounting, district office operations, supplies, technology, postal services, document printing and distribution, research, media services including the operation and scheduling of recording sessions, personnel services, financial analysis and reporting, state budget analysis and reporting.

S2550 - Sponsor Memo

S2550 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2550

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  KRUEGER,  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the legislative law, in relation to hiring of certain
  non-partisan legislative employees

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that unnecessary duplication of services between the senate and
assembly is a waste of taxpayer resources and otherwise fails to promote
a form of government which is based on  competency  and  ability  rather
than  political  patronage.  The legislature declares that the state and
its people would be better served if the administrative functions of the
legislature were consolidated and implemented in a  non-partisan  manner
based solely on objective criteria.
  S  2.  The  legislative  law is amended by adding a new section 8-a to
read as follows:
  S 8-A. NON-PARTISAN HIRING OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATURE. 1.
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY,  TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE SENATE AND MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE (HEREINAFTER
REFERRED TO AS "THE LEADERSHIP") SHALL, WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFEC-
TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, JOINTLY DEVELOP A LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEE TITLES
WHICH ARE NOT HIRED UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A MEMBER SPECIFICALLY  TO
SERVE IN THAT MEMBER'S OFFICE OR ON THE COMMITTEE STAFF OF ANY COMMITTEE
THAT  MEMBER  IS  THE  CHAIRPERSON  OR  RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF. SUCH
EMPLOYEE TITLES SHALL  INCLUDE  THOSE  EMPLOYEES  WHO  PERFORM  SERVICES
INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  PAYROLL, ACCOUNTING, DISTRICT OFFICE
OPERATIONS, SUPPLIES, TECHNOLOGY, POSTAL SERVICES, DOCUMENT PRINTING AND
DISTRIBUTION, RESEARCH, MEDIA SERVICES INCLUDING THE OPERATION AND SCHE-
DULING OF RECORDING SESSIONS, PERSONNEL SERVICES, FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND
REPORTING, STATE BUDGET ANALYSIS AND REPORTING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01888-01-1

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