|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S49
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S49 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- State Finance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §53-e, St Fin L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S49 - Summary
Requires disclosure of proposed recipients of member item appropriations; requires all members to be allowed an equal amount of appropriations for member items; makes the process of distributing member item funds more open to the public and provides for more equitable distribution of funds.
S49 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S49 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to legislative additions to the governor's proposed budget bills PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To make the process of distributing "member items" more open and equitable. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 53-e to the state finance law, to make the process of distributing member items: Provides that if there is any addition to the governor's budget bill for a member item, then every legislator in that house shall be entitled to direct an equal appropriation for use in his or her legislative district. The senate finance and assembly ways and means committee shall provide the following for each proposed additional appropriation as described in subdivision one of this section: * the formal name of the program, its sponsoring group, and its full address; the names of the sponsoring legislator or legislators;
S49 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 49 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to legislative addi- tions to the governor's proposed budget bills THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 53-e to read as follows: S 53-E. LEGISLATIVE ADDITIONS TO THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET BILLS. 1. IF THERE IS ANY ADDITION TO A GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET BILL PROPOSED OR SPONSORED FOR INCLUSION IN SUCH BILL BY ANY INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY FOR PURPOSES OF FUNDING PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS WITHIN SUCH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER'S DISTRICT, THEN EACH INDIVIDUAL SENATOR SHALL BE ENTITLED TO AN EQUAL APPROPRIATION AS ANY OTHER SENATOR AND EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO AN EQUAL APPROPRIATION AS ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY. 2. THE SENATE FINANCE AND THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEES SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR EACH PROPOSED ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION: THE FORMAL NAME OF THE PROGRAM; ITS SPONSORING GROUP; ITS FULL ADDRESS; ITS LEGISLATIVE SPONSOR OR SPONSORS; AND A DESCRIPTION OF AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROGRAM. 3. THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE SHALL ESTABLISH FURTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A PROPOSED ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE STATE BUDGET. 4. ANY PROPOSED ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MUST BE INCLUDED IN A BUDGET BILL AS A LINE-ITEM. 5. ANY MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE WHO SPONSORS ANY PROPOSED ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MUST DISCLOSE WHETHER OR NOT THEY, OR ANY SPOUSE OR RELATIVE DEFINED IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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