senate Bill S5159A

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations
Oct 23, 2019 print number 5159a
Oct 23, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 11, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Mar 3, 2020 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S5159A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2020

aye wr (1)

Apr 30, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S5159
6
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committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S5159 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7429
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-a, Leg L

S5159 - 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.

S5159 - Sponsor Memo

S5159 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5159

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment 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

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

Co-Sponsors

S5159A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7429
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-a, Leg L

S5159A (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.

S5159A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5159A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5159--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY, GOUNARDES, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations  --  reported  favorably  from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- 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-

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

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