senate Bill S6453

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the legislative bill drafting commission

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Jan 24, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

S6453 - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง24 & 25, Leg L

S6453 - Summary

Relates to the legislative bill drafting commission.

S6453 - Sponsor Memo

S6453 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6453

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to the legislative bill
  drafting commission

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

  Section 1. Section 24 of the legislative law, as added by chapter 5 of
the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S 24. Legislative  bill  drafting  commission.  1.  A legislative bill
drafting commission is hereby created to consist of [two] THREE  commis-
sioners,  one  of whom shall be the commissioner for administration, ONE
OF WHOM SHALL BE THE COMMISSIONER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY and  the  other  of
whom  shall  be  the commissioner for operations. Each such commissioner
shall be appointed [jointly] ON A CONSENSUS BASIS by the temporary pres-
ident of the senate [and], THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, the speak-
er of the assembly, AND  THE  MINORITY  LEADER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY.  Such
appointments  shall be evidenced by the [joint] CONSENSUS certificate of
the appointing officers filed in the office of the secretary  of  state.
Each  such  commissioner shall hold office until his OR HER successor is
appointed in the same manner as hereinabove provided. The  commissioners
shall  receive such compensation as may be provided within the amount of
the appropriation made by law for the maintenance and operation  of  the
commission.   The commissioners and employees of the commission shall be
considered as employees of the legislature for all purposes.
  2. THE DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER  FOR  ACCOUNTABILITY  MUST  INCLUDE,
WITHOUT  LIMITATION:  PREPARING  A  QUARTERLY REPORT ON VARIOUS METRICS,
SUCH AS, THE NUMBER OF BILL AND RESOLUTION DRAFTS  REQUESTED  DISASSOCI-
ATED  BY  TYPE,  SUBJECT  MATTER, STATUS AND THE PARTY MEMBERSHIP OF THE
REQUESTOR AND THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FROM THE DATE OF REQUEST TO  THE
DATE OF INITIAL PRODUCTION DISASSOCIATED BY TYPE, SUBJECT MATTER, STATUS
AND  THE  PARTY  MEMBERSHIP  OF  THE  REQUESTOR  AND  ENSURING  THAT THE
PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION TWENTY-FIVE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE
REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS ARE FOLLOWED.

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

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