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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
senate Bill S589
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S589 - Details
S589 - Summary
Authorizes the use of innovative techniques to enhance public participation in the rule making process; provides that use of such techniques shall in no way otherwise diminish public participation in the rule making process; establishes a three year pilot project for seven major regulatory agencies to hold public hearings upon petition of 125 or more New York residents.
S589 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S589 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to public hearings on proposed rules; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill enhances the ability of the public to participate more meaningfully in the rule-making process by permitting agencies to use innovative techniques in organizing public hearings on proposed rules, and establishes a 3-year pilot project for seven major regulatory agencies to hold public hearings upon petition of 125 or more New York residents. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 1 of section 102 of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), as amended by section 155 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to include the Workers' Compensation Board as an "agency" for purposes of implementing the new hearing provisions added by the bill. A new S 202-f is added to SAPA authorizing agencies that hold hearings on proposed rules under SAPA to use innovative means to enhance public participation in rule making, such as:
S589 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 589 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 public hearings on proposed rules; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 102 of the state administrative procedure act, as amended by section 155 of subpart B of part C of chap- ter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Agency" means any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council, committee or officer of the state, or a public benefit corporation or public authority at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor, authorized by law to make rules or to make final decisions in adjudicatory proceedings but shall not include the governor, agencies in the legislative and judicial branches, agencies created by interstate compact or international agreement, the division of military and naval affairs to the extent it exercises its responsi- bility for military and naval affairs, the division of state police, the identification and intelligence unit of the division of criminal justice services, the state insurance fund, the unemployment insurance appeal board, and except for purposes of subdivision one of section two hundred two-d AND SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWO-F of this chapter, the workers' compensation board and except for purposes of article two of this chap- ter, the department of corrections and community supervision. S 2. The state administrative procedure act is amended by adding a new section 202-f to read as follows: S 202-F. PUBLIC HEARINGS. 1. WHENEVER A PUBLIC HEARING IS HELD ON A PROPOSED RULE PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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