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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S611
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S611 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S611 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to creation of the legislative budget office PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows for a non-partisan budget office to be established. This office would be similar to that of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office that would perform budget analysis for both Houses of the State Legislature. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The legislative law is amended by adding a new article 5-c. JUSTIFICATION: One of the reasons for delay in meeting state budget deadlines is that the Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor each have their own fiscal staffs which, more often than not, disagree on state revenue estimates for the upcoming fiscal year. In recent years, these disagreements in state budget revenue estimates have stalled budget negotiations because money cannot be accurately allocated to different state agencies and among state programs when there is no agreed upon estimate of anticipated revenue.
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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