Senate Bill S1666

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "honesty in permit processing act"

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S1666 (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
A10004 ,
S6579 ,
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §164-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S524
2011-2012: S2461
2013-2014: S968
2017-2018: S2364, A1639
2019-2020: A2094
2021-2022: A789

2015-S1666 (ACTIVE) - 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

2015-S1666 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1666 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1666

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

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.
  3. THE REPORT REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
SUBMITTED  TO  THE  GOVERNOR  AND  THE LEGISLATURE, AND BE PUBLISHED AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07236-01-5
              

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