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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
|Mar 13, 2013||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
senate Bill S4177
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S4177 - Details
S4177 - Summary
Provides for the dissemination by state agencies of rule making information through electronic media such as computer bulletin boards, e-mail and other new information technologies; requires state agencies where capable to notify affected parties by electronic mail and make text of certain documents available without cost through electronic methods.
S4177 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4177 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to the dissemination of rule making information through electronic media PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill sets forth a legislative policy that state agencies should implement changes in the rule-making process to make greater use of emerging technologies for the exchange of information, such as providing notice and seeking comments through the Internet and other on-line services. A new subdivision 2 is added to § 201 of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA) which provides that agencies shall maximize their use of such technologies as appropriate, and shall include information on such efforts in their annual reports. SAPA § 202(6-a) (b) and (c) are amended to allow agencies to send rule-making information by electronic mail to persons requesting notice in this format. SAPA §§ 202-b and 202-bb are amended to allow agencies to provide copies of regulatory flexibility analyses and rural area flexibility analyses via electronic mail to small businesses and affected parties in rural areas, respectively, and to allow dissemination of such information to on-line bulletin boards through the Internet or similar networks. Also, the following provisions of SAPA are amended to include within the "contact person" listings in state agency rule-making notices the fax number and electronic mail address, if available, of the agency
S4177 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4177 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 13, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Devel- opment and Small Business AN ACT to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to the dissemination of rule making information through electronic media THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature finds and declares that the accessibility to the public of information concerning the regulatory activities of state agencies, and the ability of the public to communicate its views to state agencies in order to ensure that such policies are reflective of the people's interests, concerns and knowledge are essential elements of open and democratic government. Technological changes, such as the expansion of on-line services, computer bulletin boards and other aspects of the "information superhighway", offer the state new opportu- nities to provide additional means of ensuring the accessibility and accountability of agencies to the public. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature that agencies maximize their use of such technologies as appropriate to provide for greater participation in the rule making process. S 2. The opening paragraph of section 201 of the state administrative procedure act is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows: 2. AGENCIES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL MAXIMIZE THEIR USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE INTERNET AND OTHER ON-LINE SERVICES, COMPUTER BULLETIN BOARDS, ELECTRON- IC MAIL AND ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES, AS APPROPRIATE, TO PROVIDE FOR GREATER PARTICIPATION IN THE RULE MAKING PROCESS. EACH AGEN- CY SHALL INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF ITS EFFORTS IN THIS REGARD IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00828-01-3
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