senate Bill S4700

2023-2024 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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Feb 13, 2023 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs


S4700 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §29-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S4700 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the legislature to modify an executive order.

S4700 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4700 (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  S E N A T E
                             February 13, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
   ty and Military Affairs
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  enacting  the  "stop
   continuing unnecessary orders and mandates at once act"

   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
 and  directives  have led to establishments putting "Cuomo Chips" on the
 menu so they can stay in business.
   The legislature recognizes that New York's businesses are the backbone
 of our state economy and the legislature must act boldly to address  the
 negative impacts the governor's various executive directives have had on
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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