senate Bill S2397

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of innovative techniques to enhance public participation in the rule making process

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2018 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1657
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
Jan 13, 2017 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

S2397 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9737
Law Section:
State Administrative Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §102, add §202-f, St Ad Proc Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8431
2011-2012: S1967, A1648
2013-2014: S589, A142
2015-2016: S2384, A5829
2019-2020: S1265, A6859

S2397 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S2397 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2397 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2397

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

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.
  § 2. The state administrative procedure act is amended by adding a new
section 202-f to read as follows:
  §  202-F.  PUBLIC  HEARINGS. 1. WHENEVER A PUBLIC HEARING IS HELD ON A
PROPOSED RULE PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER,  UNLESS  OTHERWISE  PROVIDED  IN
LAW, AN AGENCY IS AUTHORIZED TO UTILIZE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE

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

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