S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, BALL, GRISANTI, VALESKY -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
Finance -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Commit-
tee on Finance -- ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered
reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- recom-
mitted to the Committee on Finance 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 executive law, in relation to establishing the task
force for the review of rules, regulations and public authorities
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 3-B to
read as follows:
REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS
AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
SECTION 39-G. TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC
S 39-G. TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC
AUTHORITIES. 1. ON OR BEFORE MARCH FIRST IN EACH YEAR THAT ENDS WITH A
FIVE, THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES,
REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL EXAMINE, EVAL-
UATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE UTILITY OF AND THE NECESSI-
TY FOR EACH STATE RULE, REGULATION AND PUBLIC AUTHORITY.
2. THE TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC
AUTHORITIES SHALL BE COMPOSED OF ELEVEN MEMBERS APPOINTED AS FOLLOWS:
THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE
STATE COMPTROLLER; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY; ONE
MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE; AND ONE MEMBER
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 5519--B 2
APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE GOVERNOR SHALL
DESIGNATE THE CHAIR OF THE TASK FORCE FROM AMONG HIS OR HER APPOINTEES.
3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SHALL HAVE THE POWERS
OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
4. THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
5. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO
REQUEST AND RECEIVE AND SHALL UTILIZE AND BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH FACILI-
TIES, RESOURCES AND DATA OF ANY COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD,
BUREAU, COMMISSION, OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO CARRY OUT
PROPERLY ITS POWERS AND DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
6. THE TASK FORCE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST IN EACH YEAR THAT
ENDS WITH A SIX, SUBMIT A REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOM-
MENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE LEGISLATURE,
AND SHALL SUBMIT WITH SUCH REPORT SUCH LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AS IT DEEMS
NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE
REPEAL OF ANY UNNECESSARY RULE OR REGULATION SHALL BE BINDING UNLESS BY
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION THE LEGISLATURE SHALL REJECT THE RECOMMENDATION IN
WHOLE OR IN PART.
7. EACH TASK FORCE SHALL BE DISSOLVED UPON SUBMISSION OF ITS REPORT
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.