Senate Bill S3657

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the website

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S3657 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§103 & 105, add Art 5 §§501 - 503, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3831, S2842
2013-2014: S2233

2011-S3657 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the website; requires that such website shall provide to the user of the website comparative data and statistics to identify the state's performance regionally and nationally relating to, but not limited to, the economy, education, public safety, energy, housing and the environment.

2011-S3657 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S3657 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

AN  ACT to amend the state  technology law, in relation to creating  the website


  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by  finds  and  declares  that  many  New  York state agencies currently
provide valuable information to the public regarding policy  issues  and
government  programs  and initiatives. However, the public would clearly
benefit by having website access to important performance-based  statis-
tics,  policy issues and comparative information on a user-friendly "one
stop shopping" basis. Such a website would  dramatically  expand  public
access to useful information and enable taxpayers to more readily review
and better understand the many state programs that affect the quality of
life  such as public safety, education, energy, transportation, housing,
health, law enforcement and the environment.    Additionally,  it  would
enhance  government  transparency  and  accountability  while helping to
ensure the public that their taxes are being spent prudently.
  Therefore, to achieve the above-stated intent, the legislature  hereby
finds and declares that there be established the "" website
to  be  initiated, operated and maintained by the state office for tech-
nology with oversight  authority  by  the  committee  on
Patterned  after  the  federal office of management and budget's Expect- website, this proposal  will  establish  a  new,  user-friendly
website that provides the public with the ability to review the perform-
ance  of  state  government  agencies  and programs. would
provide a new single access website, with specific  indicators  to  help
the  public  determine  how effectively tax dollars are being spent, and
how individual government programs are performing.

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


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