senate Bill S3245

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of the state register; repealer

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.936
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.652
Jan 31, 2013 referred to finance

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S3245 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2560
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, rpld sub 1 ¶c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4818A, A8164

S3245 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the distribution of the state register; requires the department of state make available at no cost an online version of the weekly state register, quarterly index and any special issues as directed by statute or deemed appropriate by the secretary of state.

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BILL NUMBER:S3245

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
distribution of the state register; and to repeal certain provisions of
the executive law relating thereto

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would reduce state expendi-
tures by eliminating requirements to Provide free hard copies of the
State Register to entities that prefer to access the free online
version.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Bill § 1 repeals paragraph (c) of subdivision of
§ 148 of the Executive Law, requiring the Department of State to write
annually to city, town and village clerks to advise them that they may
receive a copy of the weekly State Register upon written request of the
governing body.

Bill § 2 amends subdivisions 2 and 3 of § 148 and adds a new subdivision
4, providing that (a) the requirement to provide a free copy of the
weekly Register to each state agency and legislator may be dispensed
with upon request of the recipient, and (b) the authorization to charge
a fee for the Register applies only to the paper version - the statute
is amended to explicitly recognize the availability at no cost of an
online version of the publication.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Currently, the
Department of State is required to provide written notice to city,
village and town clerks advising them that they receive the weekly hard-
copy Register upon written request of the governing body, and is
required to provide such copies to agencies and legislators. Although
there is no statutory provision requiring it, the online version of the
Register has been available without charge since 2003.

JUSTIFICATION: The Executive Law § 102 contains requirements for free
distribution of the paper version of the weekly State Register (listing
rulemaking actions and other public notices) that predate the creation
of a free online version of the publication. Currently, anyone can view
the State Register without charge at
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register.htm.

This bill will enable the Department to conserve state resources and
reduce paper waste by eliminating an annual mailing to city, town and
village clerks to advise them of how to request pacer copies of the
publication. Executive Law § 148(1) (a) will continue to allow them to
receive these copies upon written request, but they can be informed of
this in less costly ways. The bill will also save money and paper by
allowing discontinuance of print subscriptions at the request of agen-
cies or individual legislators.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 - S.4818-A - Passed the Senate

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act takes effect immediately

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

                                  3245

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  distribution  of  the
  state  register; and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 148 of the execu-
tive law is REPEALED.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 148 of the executive law, as amended  by
chapter 636 of the laws of 1981, is amended and a new subdivision 4-a is
added to read as follows:
  2.  The  department of state shall mail or otherwise deliver a copy of
each regular issue and the quarterly index required by subdivision three
of section one hundred forty-seven of this article to  each  agency  and
every  state  legislator,  UNLESS  THE  AGENCY  OR  STATE LEGISLATOR HAS
REQUESTED THAT THE  DEPARTMENT  DISCONTINUE  SUCH  DELIVERY,  and  shall
provide notice and indicate the availability upon request of any special
issue  published  pursuant  to  subdivision  two  of section one hundred
forty-seven of this article by placing said notice in the regular  issue
appearing  two  weeks  prior to the publication date of any such special
issue. Such special issues shall be available to each agency  and  state
legislator at no charge.
  4-A.  IN ADDITION TO THE STATE REGISTER, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL
MAKE  AVAILABLE  AT NO COST AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE WEEKLY STATE REGIS-
TER, QUARTERLY INDEX AND ANY SPECIAL ISSUES AS DIRECTED  BY  STATUTE  OR
DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05306-01-3

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