senate Bill S2256

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for creation of a legislative budget office

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 15, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S2256 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6807
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-C §§88-k & 88-l, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S611, A2838
2009-2010: S6233, A1896

S2256 - 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.

S2256 - Sponsor Memo

S2256 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2256

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

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 ESTAB-
LISHED 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
NO OTHER PUBLIC OFFICE. THE DIRECTOR SHALL RECEIVE SUCH COMPENSATION  AS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06599-01-3

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