assembly Bill A10579

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates the non-partisan legislative budget office

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May 07, 2018 referred to governmental operations

A10579 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4583
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-B §§76 & 77, amd §30, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A653, S4526
2011-2012: A5927, S445
2013-2014: A79, S3450
2015-2016: A5717, S2672
2019-2020: A1835, S3287
2021-2022: A8636, S6819

A10579 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the non-partisan legislative budget office; directs such office shall provide information to legislative committees of the senate and assembly with respect to the state budget, appropriation bills and other bills providing budget authority or tax expenditures; requires such office to report to the temporary president of the senate, the senate minority leader, the speaker of the assembly and the assembly minority leader.

A10579 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10579

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in  relation  to  creation  of  the
  non-partisan legislative budget office

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new article  4-B
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 4-B
                 NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE
SECTION 76. NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE.
        77. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE; REPORT.
  §  76. NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
ARTICLE:
  A. "OFFICE" MEANS THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE  ESTAB-
LISHED IN THIS ARTICLE; AND
  B. "DIRECTOR" MEANS THE DIRECTOR OF THE NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE BUDG-
ET OFFICE.
  C.  "SUPER-MAJORITY  VOTE"  MEANS  A  VOTE REQUIRING TWO-THIRDS OF THE
MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH BRANCH OF THE LEGISLATURE.
  2. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED A NON-PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE.
THE  HEAD OF SUCH OFFICE SHALL BE THE DIRECTOR WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY
A JOINT RESOLUTION REQUIRING A SUPER-MAJORITY VOTE OF BOTH OF THE SENATE
AND ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM OF SEVEN YEARS.  THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF  THE
SENATE  AND  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SENATE
MINORITY LEADER AND ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER SHALL REACH A CONSENSUS  ON
A  CANDIDATE  FOR THE DIRECTOR POSITION ON WHICH THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
SHALL VOTE. THE DIRECTOR OF  THE  LEGISLATIVE  BUDGET  OFFICE  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  WITHOUT  REGARD  TO  POLITICAL  AFFILIATION AND SOLELY ON THE
BASIS OF FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES ASSIGNED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  3. A DEPUTY DIRECTOR SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR. ANY  INDIVID-
UAL APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR TO FILL A VACANCY PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF A
TERM  SHALL SERVE ONLY FOR THE UNEXPIRED PORTION OF THAT TERM. ANY INDI-
VIDUAL SERVING AS DIRECTOR AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM MAY CONTINUE TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets