senate Bill S6064

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "stop continuing unnecessary orders and mandates at once act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 05, 2022 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Apr 02, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs


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S6064 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §29-a, Exec L; amd §2, Chap 71 of 2021

S6064 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the legislature to modify an executive order; requires the governor to notify each member of the legislature no later than 5 days prior to any proposed extension or modification of an executive order of his or her request for authorization to extend or modify such executive order; requires the governor to notify a municipality if an executive order will explicitly affect it.

S6064 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6064 (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
                               April 2, 2021
   TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to enacting the "stop
   continuing unnecessary orders and mandates at once act"; and to  amend
   chapter 71 of the laws of 2021, amending the executive law relating to
   the  termination of certain executive powers, in relation to requiring
   the governor to notify the legislature  of  a  proposed  extension  or
   modification of an executive order
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "stop continuing unnecessary orders and mandates at once act".
   §  2. Legislative intent. The legislature seeks to provide legislative
 review and authorization of any executive orders issued by the  governor
 which  would  extend  or  modify  a  directive issued in response to the
 COVID-19 pandemic. To date, nothing has been done to balance the  powers
 of  the  governor and the legislature. In fact, the executive branch has
 been given more power. This act serves as a necessary measure to  ensure
 that  the  power of the executive is checked and that the elected repre-
 sentatives of the people of New York in the legislature are empowered to
 effectively govern in times of crisis. Further, it is the intent of this
 act to allow businesses to operate with proper public health  guidelines
 such  as the wearing of face coverings, social distancing and sanitation
 protocols without further government interference.
   Many  businesses  have  been  deemed  non-essential  or   have   faced
 restrictions  or closures as a result of the governor's executive orders
 and directives contained therein. These executive orders and  directives
 have  been  overreaching  and anti-business. Businesses have had to jump
 through hoops to remain open and make ends meet. These executive  orders
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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