senate Bill S6030

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the department of state to conduct a study on the use of legal material in an electronic format and access to such legal materials

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A382 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 approval memo.24
signed chap.575
Nov 26, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1700
substituted for s6030
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by a382
ordered to third reading cal.1700
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2019 referred to finance

S6030 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4606, A5631
2017-2018: S6136, A1922

S6030 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of state to conduct a study on the use of legal material in an electronic format that guarantees the authenticity of and access to such legal materials.

S6030 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6030 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to direct the department of state to conduct a study on  the  use
  of  legal  material  in  an electronic format and access to such legal


  Section  1.  1.  (a) The department of state, in consultation with any
entity that the secretary of state deems appropriate,  shall  conduct  a
study  on the use of legal material in an electronic format that guaran-
tees the authenticity of and access to such legal materials of the state
of New York. For the purposes of this act, "legal material" shall  mean,
whether or not in effect: the constitution of the state of New York; the
laws  of  the  state  of  New York; any state agency rule, regulation or
decision that has or had the effect of law; material  published  in  the
New York register; and the New York code of rules and regulations.
  (b) The study shall include, but not be limited to:
  i.  standards regarding the use, authentication, preservation, securi-
ty, and public access of legal material,  and  the  fiscal  implications
  ii. the needs of users of legal material in an electronic format;
  iii.  views  of  stakeholders  pertaining  to the authentication, use,
preservation, and security of legal materials in an electronic format;
  iv. methods and technologies used for the authentication, use, preser-
vation and security of legal material, technology used by the state  and
other states to disseminate legal material; and
  v.  current  practices of the state of New York with regard to session
laws, the code of statutes, the register, administrative code, and court
opinions in both electronic and non-electronic format.
  2. On or before November 1, 2020, the department of state shall submit
such study to the governor, the temporary president of  the  senate  and

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


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