senate Bill S968

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "honesty in permit processing act"

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
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S968 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง164-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2461
2009-2010: S524

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

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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