senate Bill S3910

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the transfer of dedicated highway and bridge trust fund balances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Feb 21, 2019 referred to finance

S3910 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6489

S3910 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the transfer of dedicated highway and bridge trust fund balances.

S3910 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3910 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3910

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  prohibiting  the
  transfer  of  dedicated  highway and bridge trust fund balances to the
  general fund

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

  Section  1. Section 89-b of the state finance law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  DIVERSION  OF
FUNDS  DEDICATED  TO  THE  DEDICATED  HIGHWAY  AND BRIDGE TRUST FUND, IS
PROHIBITED.
  (B) ALL STATE OFFICERS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CUSTODY OR  INVEST-
MENT  OF  THE  DEDICATED  HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE TRUST FUND OR OF ITS ASSETS
SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM DIVERTING FUND ASSETS INTO THE GENERAL FUND  OF
THE  STATE  OR INTO ANY OTHER FUND MAINTAINED FOR THE SUPPORT OF ANOTHER
GOVERNMENTAL PURPOSE. NO DIVERSION OF FUNDS CAN OCCUR CONTRARY  TO  THIS
SECTION BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE ACT OF THE STATE OFFICERS WITH RESPONSIBIL-
ITY  FOR  THE  CUSTODY OR INVESTMENT OF THE FUND, OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH UNLESS A STATUTE IS ENACTED INTO LAW AUTHORIZING  A
DIVERSION THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE PROHIBITED BY THIS SECTION.
  (C)  IF  ANY DIVERSION OF FUND ASSETS OCCURS BY PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION
DURING A REGULAR OR EXTRAORDINARY SESSION  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE  OR  THE
BUDGET, DIVERTING FUNDS SHALL INCLUDE A DIVERSION IMPACT STATEMENT WHICH
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (I) THE AMOUNT OF THE DIVERSION FROM THE FUND;
  (II) THE CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF DIVERSION FROM THE FUND SINCE INCEPTION;
AND
  (III) THE DATE OR DATES WHEN THE DIVERSION IS TO OCCUR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05790-01-9

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