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senate Bill S1968
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S1968 - Details
S1968 - Summary
Requires legislative fiscal impact notes to include objective calculations of anticipated economic impacts for next three years on state or political subdivisions.
S1968 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1968 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to fiscal impact notes on bills and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: To expand disclosure requirements for fiscal impact notes attached to proposed legislation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Repeals sections 51 of the legislative law and inserts a new section 51 to require the standing committees of the senate and assembly, prior to reporting a bill, to append to such bill a fiscal impact note describing anticipated economic impacts of such bill to the state and any political subdivision for the three fiscal years following enactment of such legislation. JUSTIFICATION: This Legislature considers many thousands of bills each session, many of which entail direct or indirect fiscal impacts on poli- tical subdivisions of the state. The legislative law requires sponsors of bills to describe their fiscal impacts in sponsors' memoranda. These brief statements often fail to identify the anticipated economic impacts of legislative proposals. As a result, members vote on bills about which they may have only partial information, causing state and local finances to be managed in an uncertain mariner. The state of California, operating in a political and economic environ-
S1968 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1968 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to fiscal impact notes on bills and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 51 of the legislative law is REPEALED and a new section 51 is added to read as follows: S 51. FISCAL IMPACT NOTES ON BILLS AFFECTING THE STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) THE TERM "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION" MEANS ANY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE, SPECIAL DISTRICT OR SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR ANY AGENCY, AUTHORITY, COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OR INSTRUMENTALITY THEREOF. (B) THE TERM "QUALIFYING BILL" MEANS ANY BILL OR AMENDMENT TO A BILL FILED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION WHICH ESTABLISHES OR ELIMINATES A STATE PROGRAM, SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGES SERVICES REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED BY SUCH PROGRAM, OR RESULTS IN A CHANGE IN REVENUES OR EXPENSES OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. 2. BEFORE DISCHARGING QUALIFYING BILLS FROM CONSIDERATION, THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE OR THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE SHALL PREPARE FOR EACH SUCH BILL A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT CLEARLY DETAILING THE ESTI- MATED COST OR SAVINGS ENTAILED BY SUCH BILL TO THE STATE AND AFFECTED POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FOR THE THREE FISCAL YEARS FOLLOWING ADOPTION OF SUCH BILL. SUCH FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT SHALL ALSO PROVIDE THE SOURCE OR SOURCES OF SUCH ESTIMATES. 3. A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED TO BE PREPARED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AND SHALL REMAIN A PART OF THE BILL IT DESCRIBES, AND SHALL BE AFFIXED TO THE BILL BEFORE IT IS LAID UPON THE MEMBERS' DESKS FOR CONSIDERATION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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