senate Bill S611

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for creation of a legislative budget office

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
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S611 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2838
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-C ยงยง88-k & 88-l, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6233, A1896

S611 - Summary

Provides for creation of a non-partisan legislative budget office to perform budget analysis to determine the funding levels necessary to the operation of governmental departments and programs and render anticipated revenue estimates for each fiscal year, examine and review all financial information of the state for the purpose of rendering revenue estimates used in determining whether the proposed state budget is balanced, be charged with the duty of rendering anticipated revenue forecast reports to the legislature and the governor for the purposes of facilitating passage of the state budget in a timely manner, provide assistance in determining the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, and submit to the state legislature written estimates of anticipated state revenues on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year.

S611 - Sponsor Memo

S611 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   611

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 legislative law, in  relation  to  creation  of  the
  legislative budget office

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new article  5-C
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 5-C
                        LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE
SECTION 88-K. NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE.
        88-L.  POWERS  AND DUTIES OF THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET
               OFFICE.
  S 88-K.  NON-PARTISAN  LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE.  THERE  IS  HEREBY
CREATED A NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE.
  S  88-L.  POWERS  AND  DUTIES  OF  THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET
OFFICE.  1. THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE  SHALL  PERFORM
BUDGET  ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE FUNDING LEVELS NECESSARY TO THE OPERA-
TION OF GOVERNMENTAL DEPARTMENTS AND  PROGRAMS  AND  RENDER  ANTICIPATED
REVENUE  ESTIMATES FOR EACH FISCAL YEAR. SUCH REVENUE ESTIMATES SHALL BE
USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING BUDGET EXPENDITURES.
  2. THE DIRECTOR OF THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE  SHALL
EXAMINE  AND  REVIEW  ALL  FINANCIAL  INFORMATION  OF  THE STATE FOR THE
PURPOSE OF RENDERING REVENUE ESTIMATES USED IN DETERMINING  WHETHER  THE
PROPOSED STATE BUDGET IS BALANCED.
  3.  THE  NON-PARTISAN  LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET OFFICE SHALL BE HEADED BY A
DIRECTOR WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE  AND
ASSEMBLY  FOR  A  TERM  OF FIVE YEARS. HE OR SHE SHALL DEVOTE HIS OR HER
FULL TIME AND EFFORT TO THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR AND HE OR SHE SHALL  HOLD

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

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