assembly Bill A7429A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the "division of research and analysis" which is a separate division of the legislative library

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Oct 25, 2019 print number 7429a
Oct 25, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental operations
May 03, 2019 referred to governmental operations

A7429 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5159
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-a, Leg L

A7429 - Summary

Establishes the "division of research and analysis" which is a part of the legislative library and assists members of the legislature by providing research and analysis on policy.

A7429 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7429

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to the creation of  the
  division of research and analysis to assist the legislature

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature seeks to create  a  new
nonpartisan  division  which shall provide assistance to the legislature
with analysis of issues and policies in order to facilitate the  lawmak-
ing  process.  This division shall serve all members of both house cham-
bers equally and without bias. The legislature further intends to create
a division that shall empower the legislature by  providing  independent
and  trustworthy  information  to  the  legislature,  and  will maintain
adequate staffing to allow the legislature to consider the  best  inter-
ests of the state.
  §  2. Section 7-a of the legislative law, as amended by chapter 746 of
the laws of 1974, and the third undesignated paragraph as added by chap-
ter 867 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  § 7-a. Legislative library, librarian and assistants.   1.  (A)  There
shall  be  a  legislative  library to be located in the state capitol in
rooms assigned by the commissioner  of  general  services,  conveniently
accessible  to  the  members  of  both  houses  of legislature, and such
library shall be open throughout the year.
  (B) Such library shall be suitably furnished, equipped and  maintained
under  the  direction of the legislative librarian, within the amount of
any moneys available therefor by appropriation, subject to joint  rules,
if any, that may be adopted by the senate and assembly in relation ther-
eto.  There shall be, for such library, a legislative librarian and such
assistant librarians and other employees as may be provided for  in  the
legislative appropriation bill. Such librarian, assistant librarians and
other employees shall be chosen by the temporary president of the senate

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

A7429A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5159
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-a, Leg L

A7429A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "division of research and analysis" which is a part of the legislative library and assists members of the legislature by providing research and analysis on policy.

A7429A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7429--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to the creation of the
  division of research and analysis to assist the legislature

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature seeks to create a new
nonpartisan division which shall provide assistance to  the  legislature
with  analysis of issues and policies in order to facilitate the lawmak-
ing process. This division shall serve all members of both  house  cham-
bers equally and without bias. The legislature further intends to create
a  division  that shall empower the legislature by providing independent
and trustworthy  information  to  the  legislature,  and  will  maintain
adequate  staffing  to allow the legislature to consider the best inter-
ests of the state.
  § 2. Section 7-a of the legislative law, as amended by chapter 746  of
the laws of 1974, and the third undesignated paragraph as added by chap-
ter 867 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  § 7-a. Legislative  library,  librarian and assistants.   1. (A) There
shall be a legislative library to be located in  the  state  capitol  in
rooms  assigned  by  the  commissioner of general services, conveniently
accessible to the members  of  both  houses  of  legislature,  and  such
library shall be open throughout the year.
  (B)  Such library shall be suitably furnished, equipped and maintained
under the direction of the legislative librarian, within the  amount  of
any  moneys available therefor by appropriation, subject to joint rules,
if any, that may be adopted by the senate and assembly in relation ther-
eto. There shall be, for such library, a legislative librarian and  such
assistant  librarians  and other employees as may be provided for in the
legislative appropriation bill. Such librarian, assistant librarians and

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