|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|
senate Bill S401
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S401 - Details
S401 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S401 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require that the governor shall meet regularly with the assembly and with the senate, to publicly answer questions from members of each house pertaining to the strategic direction, financial status, and general governance of the state. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: -Provides that once each odd-numbered month, from January through June or during the regular legislative session, 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 shall, for no less than one hour, 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
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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