senate Bill S401

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the governor to meet with the assembly and with the senate once a month to answer questions relating to the state

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

S401 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A883
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7938, A11207

S401 - Summary

Requires the governor to meet with the assembly and with the senate legislature once a month for the purpose of answering questions relating to the strategic direction, financial status and general governance of the state.

S401 - Sponsor Memo

S401 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   401

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  monthly  meetings
  between  the  governor and the legislature to allow the legislature to
  ask questions of the governor relating to matters concerning the state

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c
to read as follows:
  S 170-C. JOINT MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE ASSEMBLY; JOINT MEETING
OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE SENATE. 1. ONCE EACH  ODD-NUMBERED  MONTH,  FROM
JANUARY  THROUGH  JUNE OR DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE
SESSION, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, AND ON A REGULAR OR SPECIAL  SESSION  DAY,
AT  THE  INVITATION  OF THE SPEAKER AND MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY,
AND UPON AGREEMENT BY THE SPEAKER AND THE GOVERNOR AS TO  THE  DATE  AND
TIME,  THE  GOVERNOR,  FOR  NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR, SHALL PUBLICLY ANSWER
QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION,  FINANCIAL  STATUS  AND
GENERAL  GOVERNANCE  OF  THE  STATE  FROM MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY IN THE
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER. THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME  ALLOTTED  FOR  QUESTIONS  FROM
MEMBERS  OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY PARTIES SHALL BE ALLOTTED BASED ON
THE PERCENTAGE OF REPRESENTATION OF EACH  PARTY  IN  THE  ASSEMBLY.  THE
SPEAKER  AND  THE MINORITY LEADER SHALL DETERMINE, FOR THE TIME ALLOTTED
TO EACH, WHICH MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL ASK QUESTIONS AND THE ORDER
IN WHICH THE QUESTIONS SHALL BE ASKED.
  2. ONCE EACH EVEN-NUMBERED MONTH, FROM JANUARY THROUGH JUNE OR  DURING
THE  PENDENCY  OF  THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WHICHEVER IS LONGER,
AND ON A REGULAR OR SPECIAL SESSION DAY, AT THE INVITATION OF THE TEMPO-
RARY PRESIDENT AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, AND UPON AGREEMENT
BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNOR AS TO THE DATE AND TIME, THE
GOVERNOR, FOR NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR,  SHALL  PUBLICLY  ANSWER  QUESTIONS

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

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