Assembly Bill A4164

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the "division of research and analysis" which is a separate division of the legislative library

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • 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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2023-A4164 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A7429, S5159
2021-2022: A304, S622

2023-A4164 (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.

2023-A4164 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 10, 2023
 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
   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.


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