senate Bill S3646B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.508
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.169
substituted for a8680a
referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 02, 2014 amended on third reading 3646b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 30, 2014 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 10, 2014 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.142
Jan 09, 2014 print number 3646a
amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2013 1st report cal.743
Feb 08, 2013 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Feb 5, 2014 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S3646A
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committee
12
Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 22, 2013 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S3646
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S3646 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8680A
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §57.35, Art & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3451
2009-2010: A1026
2013-2014: A4012

S3646 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement.

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

                                  3646

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  arts  and  cultural affairs law, in relation to
  authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to  receive  grants
  for local government records management improvement

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

  Section 1. The legislature finds that  volunteer  fire  and  ambulance
companies  perform  a  vital  function for the municipalities which they
serve, one that is essential to the health, safety, and welfare  of  all
persons  within  such  municipalities.  Such  functions  are therefore a
public purpose. Thus, the public records of volunteer fire and ambulance
companies are a matter of great importance and concern to the state  and
are  necessary  to  the  administration of the municipalities which they
serve. These public records document the legal responsibilities  of  the
volunteer  fire  and  ambulance  companies and the reciprocal rights and
liabilities of the municipalities  which  they  serve.  These  essential
public  records provide citizens and other public officials with a means
of monitoring the entitlements and obligation of municipalities and  the
expenditure  of public funds. In addition, such records also reflect the
historical development of the communities served by such volunteer  fire
and ambulance companies.
  Such  records  are  necessary  to  municipalities  in  connection with
service award programs for volunteer firefighters  and  volunteer  ambu-
lance  workers  pursuant  to  articles 11-A, 11-AA, 11-AAA, and 11-AAAA,
respectively, of the general municipal law. These  records  are  equally
necessary  in  connection with municipalities' obligations pertaining to
volunteer firefighters under article 10 of the general municipal law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07892-01-3

S. 3646                             2

  S 2. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 57.17 of the  arts  and  cultural
affairs law, as added by chapter 737 of the laws of 1987, are amended to
read as follows:
  1.  "Local  government"  means any county, city, town, village, school
district, board of cooperative  educational  services,  district  corpo-
ration,  public benefit corporation, public corporation, FIRE COMPANY AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTERS'  BENEFIT  LAW,
AMBULANCE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE
WORKERS'  BENEFIT  LAW, or other government created under state law that
is not a state department, division, board, bureau, commission or  other
agency, heretofore or hereafter established by law.
  3.  "Local  officer" shall mean and include a local officer as defined
in section two of the public officers law and any officer  of  a  public
benefit  corporation,  FIRE  COMPANY  AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW, OR AMBULANCE COMPANY AS DEFINED  IN
SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS' BENEFIT LAW.
  S  3.  The commissioner of education is hereby authorized and directed
to promulgate any rules  or  regulations  necessary  to  effectuate  the
provisions of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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S3646A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8680A
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §57.35, Art & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3451
2009-2010: A1026
2013-2014: A4012

S3646A - Bill Texts

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Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement.

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BILL NUMBER:S3646A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in
relation to authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to
receive grants for local government records management improvement

PURPOSE: To allow local volunteer fire and ambulance companies to
apply for records management grants from the local government records
management improvement fund.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 is a statement of legislative intent.

Section 2 of the bill amends subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 57.17 of
the arts and cultural affairs law to include volunteer fire companies
and ambulance companies in certain definitions.

Section 3 of the bill authorizes promulgation of rules and regulations
by the commissioner of education.

Section 4 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance
companies provide vital services to their local communities. These
not-for-profit volunteer emergency response organizations work closely
with officials in their respective localities and help lessen the
burdens of our local governments. However, these organizations are not
considered "local governments" for purposes of the records management
improvement grant program. As a result, under current law, volunteer
fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies are not eligible for
this beneficial grant program.

In volunteer emergency response organizations, best practices call for
proper organization, retention and management of various records and
documents. These records can include active member lists,
documentation relating to length of service award programs, budgets,
and mutual aid agreements - to name just a few. Adequate resources are
required for proper administration of these documents. By making
volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies eligible
for the records management improvement grant program, this legislation
can help these important not-for-profit organizations operate more
effectively and efficiently in our local communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3646--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  FELDER,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE, SAVINO,
  SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to
  be  committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and
  Recreation -- recommitted to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,  Tour-
  ism,  Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  arts  and  cultural affairs law, in relation to
  authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to  receive  grants
  for local government records management improvement

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and  declares  that  volunteer
fire  companies and volunteer ambulance companies perform vital services
for the municipalities they serve. These not-for-profit volunteer  emer-
gency  response organizations serve a meaningful public purpose by help-
ing to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.  Further,
these  organizations  work  collaboratively  with municipal officials in
their respective localities and help to reduce the burdens on our  local
governments.
  The records of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance compa-
nies  are  important  since  they  indicate the relationship, rights and
responsibilities with respect to the communities they serve. And, proper
records management assists municipalities and emergency response  organ-
izations  with  their legal obligations under the general municipal law.
In addition, these records make appropriate information available to the
public and to municipal officials with respect  to  fire  and  emergency
services, and also reflect the historical development of the communities
served  by  such  volunteer  fire  and  ambulance  companies.  For these
reasons, the legislature hereby further finds and declares that not-for-
profit volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies should

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07892-02-3

S. 3646--A                          2

be eligible for the records  management  improvement  grant  program  in
order to help them operate more effectively and efficiently in our local
communities.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3 of section 57.17 of the arts and cultural
affairs law, as added by chapter 737 of the laws of 1987, are amended to
read as follows:
  1. "Local government" means any county, city,  town,  village,  school
district,  board  of  cooperative  educational services, district corpo-
ration, public benefit corporation, public corporation, FIRE COMPANY  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, VOLUNTARY
AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, or other government created under state law that is not a
state  department,  division, board, bureau, commission or other agency,
heretofore or hereafter established by law.
  3. "Local officer" shall mean and include a local officer  as  defined
in  section  two  of the public officers law and any officer of a public
benefit corporation, FIRE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  OF
THE  GENERAL  MUNICIPAL  LAW,  VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN
SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  S 3. The commissioner of education is hereby authorized  and  directed
to  promulgate  any  rules  or  regulations  necessary to effectuate the
provisions of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S3646B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8680A
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §57.35, Art & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3451
2009-2010: A1026
2013-2014: A4012

S3646B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement.

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BILL NUMBER:S3646B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in
relation to authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to
receive grants for local government records management improvement

PURPOSE:

To allow local volunteer fire and ambulance companies to apply for
records management grants from the local government records management
improvement fund.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 is a statement of legislative intent.

Section 2 of the bill amends section 57.35 of the arts and cultural
affairs law to authorize the commissioner of education to award grants
for records management improvement to volunteer fire companies and
ambulance companies.

Section 3 of the bill authorizes promulgation of rules and regulations
by the commissioner of education.

Section 4 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies provide
vital services to their local communities. These not-for-profit
volunteer emergency response organizations work closely with officials
in their respective localities and help lessen the burdens of our
local governments. However, these organizations are not considered
local governments for purposes of the records management improvement
grant program. As a result, under current law, volunteer fire
companies and volunteer ambulance companies are not eligible for this
beneficial grant program.

In volunteer emergency response organizations, best practices call for
proper organization, retention and management of various records and
documents. These records can include active member lists,
documentation relating to length of service award programs, budgets,
and mutual aid agreements - to name just a few. Adequate resources are
required for proper administration of these documents. By making
volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies eligible
for the records management improvement grant program, this legislation
can help these important not-for-profit organizations operate more
effectively and efficiently in our local communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None


EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3646--B
    Cal. No. 142

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  FELDER,  O'BRIEN, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,
  SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks  and  Recreation  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Cultural
  Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled,
  vote reconsidered, restored to  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  arts  and  cultural affairs law, in relation to
  authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to  receive  grants
  for local government records management improvement

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and  declares  that  volunteer
fire  companies and volunteer ambulance companies perform vital services
for the municipalities they serve. These not-for-profit volunteer  emer-
gency  response organizations serve a meaningful public purpose by help-
ing to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.  Further,
these  organizations  work  collaboratively  with municipal officials in
their respective localities and help to reduce the burdens on our  local
governments.
  The records of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance compa-
nies  are  important  since  they  indicate the relationship, rights and
responsibilities with respect to the communities they serve. And, proper
records management assists municipalities and emergency response  organ-
izations  with  their legal obligations under the general municipal law.
In addition, these records make appropriate information available to the
public and to municipal officials with respect  to  fire  and  emergency

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07892-05-4

S. 3646--B                          2

services, and also reflect the historical development of the communities
served  by  such  volunteer  fire  and  ambulance  companies.  For these
reasons, the legislature hereby further finds and declares that not-for-
profit volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies should
be  eligible  for  the  records  management improvement grant program in
order to help them operate more effectively and efficiently in our local
communities.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 57.35 of the arts and  cultural  affairs
law,  as  amended by chapter 203 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. The commissioner of education, upon  consultation  with  the  local
government  records  advisory council, is authorized to award grants for
records management improvement as specified in  sections  57.19,  57.25,
57.29  and  57.31  of this [chapter] ARTICLE to individual local govern-
ments, groups of cooperating local  governments  and  local  governments
that  have  custody of court records and for records management improve-
ment for supreme court records in the custody of  the  counties  of  New
York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Bronx and in accordance with subdivi-
sion  two-a  of  this  section,  records  under  the jurisdiction of the
department of records and information services of the city of  New  York
or  its successor agency and the city clerk of the city of New York, AND
TO FIRE COMPANIES AND VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICES  AS  SUCH  TERMS  ARE
DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  S  3.  The commissioner of education is hereby authorized and directed
to promulgate any rules  or  regulations  necessary  to  effectuate  the
provisions of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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