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A05652 Summary:

BILL NOA05652
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORKolb
 
COSPNSROaks, Raia, Giglio, Brabenec
 
MLTSPNSRBarclay
 
Amd 164, Exec L
 
Requires that annual department reports be distributed in electronic format only, unless otherwise requested by a member.
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A05652 Actions:

BILL NOA05652
 
02/14/2017referred to governmental operations
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A05652 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5652
 
SPONSOR: Kolb (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the distribution of annual reports   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires that annual reports be distributed in electronic format only, unless otherwise requested by a State Legislator.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 164 of the Executive Law with regard to distribution of annual reports of state departments. The bill provides that annual reports of state departments will be made available to state legislators and their staff in electronic format to the extent practica- ble. In the event that a legislator wishes to obtain a printed copy of the report, state agencies are to forward such reports to legislators upon specific request for the printed format.   JUSTIFICATION: Each year all state legislators and their offices receive annual reports from all state departments and agencies. Many times, these reports are quite voluminous and the costs to print and distribute the copies for each legislator may be unwarranted. With current technology, all state agency reports should be made available to legislators in electronic format. This bill will assure that any annual reports of state agencies are printed and distributed only to offices that specifically requested a printed copy of the report. This bill will reduce state printing costs, save state funds, and reduce recycling costs.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.521(2015-16),Held in Governmental Operations; A.1559(2013-14),Held in Governmental Operations; A.6519(2011-12),Held in Governmental Operations; A.2835(2009-10),Held in Governmental Operations; A.2821(2007-08),Held in Governmental Operations; A.5910(2005-05),Held in Governmental Operations; A.5734(2003-04),Held in Governmental Operations.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There will be cost savings to the State as a result of this bill.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A05652 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5652
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 14, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. KOLB, OAKS, RAIA, GIGLIO, BRABENEC -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M.  of A. BARCLAY -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to the distribution of
          annual reports
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 164 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 833
     2  of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 164. Reports  by and to the department.  Each department, other than
     4  the executive department, shall make an annual report  to  the  governor
     5  and legislature on or before the fifteenth day of May, for the preceding
     6  calendar  year. It shall contain such information concerning the depart-
     7  ment and its several divisions, bureaus, offices,  agencies  and  insti-
     8  tutions,  and their activities and affairs, and such recommendations, as
     9  the head of the department shall  deem  necessary  or  proper,  and  any
    10  matters  required  by  express  provision  of law to be included in such
    11  report. A department also shall make such other and special  reports  as
    12  the  governor  or either house of the legislature may require. From time
    13  to time, the head of a department may require from any board, commission
    14  or other body in the department  or  from  any  subordinate  officer  or
    15  employee,  division or bureau of the department, or from any institution
    16  subject to the supervision of the department, or from any agency of  the
    17  department, such reports or information as such head may deem necessary.
    18  Unless  expressly  authorized by the head of the department, there shall
    19  be hereafter no separate report, annual or otherwise,  directly  to  the
    20  legislature  or  governor  by any such board, commission, body, officer,
    21  division, bureau, institution or  agency  notwithstanding  any  existing
    22  provision of law authorizing or requiring such report.  Each department,
    23  to  the  extent  practicable, shall make such annual report available to
    24  members of the legislature in electronic format. Such reports  shall  be
    25  forwarded  to  members  of  the  legislature  in  printed form only upon
    26  specific request of a member of the legislature for such printed report.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08024-01-7
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