senate Bill S4177

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the dissemination of rule making information through electronic media

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S4177 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2934
Law Section:
State Administrative Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201, 202, 202-b & 202-bb, St Ad Proc Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5300
2009-2010: A1419

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

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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