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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S968
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S968 - Details
S968 - Summary
Enacts the "honesty in permit processing act"; requires state agencies to annually report to the public on the time periods for processing applications of each type of permit, license, registration and certification; such report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature, and made available to the public on the agency internet homepage; requires permit processing information to be printed on the cover page of each permit application… (view more) requires all permit applications to be processed within a time period equal to 134% of the average processing time during the previous calendar year; failure to complete processing within such period of time shall require the state agency to refund the application fees to the applicant.
S968 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S968 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state agencies which issue licenses, registrations, permits and/or certifications to annually report on the periods of time taken to process each application therefor PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires state agencies totally report to the public on the time periods for processing applications, of each type of permit, license, registration and certification. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subsection 1 defines permit and state agency. Subsection 2 requires state agencies that process 100 or more permits in a calendar year to publish a report for all permits it processes, including the average time for each permit and the shortest and longest time for each permit. Subsection 3 requires the report to be submitted to the Executive and the Legislature and be posted on each state agency's internet homepage. Subsection 4 requires the information from Section two to be printed on
S968 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 968 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state agen- cies which issue licenses, registrations, permits and/or certif- ications to annually report on the periods of time taken to process each application therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "honesty in permit processing act". S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 164-e to read as follows: S 164-E. LICENSE AND PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING; ANNUAL REPORTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "PERMIT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRA- TION OR APPROVAL ISSUED BY A STATE AGENCY, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION. (B) "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMIS- SION, DIVISION, AUTHORITY, OFFICE, COUNCIL OR AGENCY OF THE STATE. 2. EVERY STATE AGENCY, WHICH PROCESSES AND ISSUES ONE HUNDRED OR MORE PERMITS DURING A CALENDAR YEAR, SHALL, ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH EACH YEAR, ISSUE AND PUBLISH A REPORT ON ITS PERMIT PROCESSING TIME PERIODS DURING THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) THE AVERAGE TIME IT TOOK TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR EACH SPECIFIC TYPE OF PERMIT FROM THE RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION THEREFOR UNTIL THE ISSUANCE OR DENIAL OF SUCH PERMIT; AND (B) THE SHORTEST AND LONGEST PERIODS OF TIME IT TOOK TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC TYPE OF PERMIT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05267-01-3
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