Senate Bill S5357

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the termination of certain executive powers by the legislature

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2021-S5357 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, Chap 23 of 2020; amd §28, Exec L

2021-S5357 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the legislature may terminate by concurrent resolution a state disaster emergency issued under section 28 of the executive law; authorizes any directive issued pursuant to chapter 23 of the laws of 2020, in effect at the time of the repeal of such chapter shall be permitted to continue for 30 days from the date of such repeal, subject to certain provisions; makes related provisions.

2021-S5357 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2021-S5357 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               March 2, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  termination  of
   certain  executive  powers;  to  amend  chapter 23 of the laws of 2020
   amending the executive law relating to issuing by the governor of  any
   directive  necessary  to  respond  to  a  state disaster emergency, in
   relation to the effectiveness thereof; and providing for the repeal of
   certain provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  Chapter  23 of the laws of 2020 was
 adopted during uncertain times, during the  beginning  of  the  national
 awareness  of  the  COVID-19  virus and its first detection in New York.
 Responding to the virus was declared a public health emergency by the US
 Centers for Disease Control and there was the threat of widespread tran-
 smission in the United States.  At the time it was not  known  that  New
 York  State would become one of the epicenters of the pandemic, how long
 the pandemic would last, or the toll that it would take on the people of
 the state. In the face of uncertain and unprecedented times, the  legis-
 lature enacted chapter twenty-three in order to take action to combat an
 unknown and unprecedented problem, and in case the governor needed addi-
 tional  powers  to  deal with the quickly evolving situation.   Much has
 been learned about the COVID-19 virus in the last year.  The legislature
 finds that there has been progress in the fight against the  virus  with
 the  approval  and  distribution  of multiple vaccines in recent months.
 With increased knowledge including the means of transmission, prevention
 and treatment of the COVID-19 outbreak and additional time  to  reflect,
 the  legislature  finds  and  declares  that  the governor is adequately
 equipped with his previously existing  emergency  powers  and  with  the
 authorization  to continue existing directive extension and modification
 powers to deal with the situation.  The legislature  therefore  declares
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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