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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S50
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S50 - Details
S50 - Summary
Provides for disclosure of memoranda of understanding between the governor and the legislature regarding "lump sum" line item appropriations in the state budget.
S50 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S50 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the state finance law, in relation to public disclosure of memoranda of understanding regarding certain line item appropriations in the state budget PURPOSE: To provide transparency in the state budget regarding lump sum budget line items by making public any budget memoranda of understanding (MOU) or any segregation of lump sum appropriation under the state Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new paragraph k to subdivision 2 of section 88 of the public officers law requiring line item appropriation information to be available to the public through the state's Freedom of Information Law. This appropriation information must contain detailed information regarding the program or project being funded, how it was selected to receive funding, the parties involved in the selection process and the dollar amount of the appropriation. The proposal also creates a new section 28 in the state finance law
S50 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 50 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 Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the state finance law, in relation to public disclosure of memoranda of understanding regarding certain line item appropriations in the state budget THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (i) and (j) of subdivision 2 of section 88 of the public officers law, paragraph (i) as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977 and as relettered by chapter 813 of the laws of 1987 and paragraph (j) as added by chapter 510 of the laws of 1999, are amended and a new paragraph (k) is added to read as follows: (i) any other files, records, papers or documents required by law to be made available for public inspection and copying[.]; (j) external audits conducted pursuant to section ninety-two of the legislative law and schedules issued pursuant to subdivision two of section ninety of the legislative law[.]; AND (K) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY ORDER, RULE OR RESOLUTION TO THE CONTRARY, ANY MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE AND THE LEGISLATURE REGARDING LUMP SUM APPROPRIATION LISTED AS LINE ITEMS IN THE STATE BUDG- ET. SUCH MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, OR ANY SEGREGATION OF LUMP SUM APPROPRIATION, BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AND/OR THE GOVERNOR SHALL SPECIFY THE PROGRAM OR PROJECT BEING FUNDED, THE SELECTION CRITERIA, THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF THE APPROPRIATION. S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 28 to read as follows: S 28. BUDGETED FUNDS FOR UNSPECIFIED CAPITAL PROJECTS AND OPERATING GRANTS. 1. ANY SINGLE GRANT PROVIDED TO ANY RECIPIENT PURSUANT TO A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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