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A07868 Summary:

BILL NOA07868
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04417-A
 
SPONSORGalef (MS)
 
COSPNSRColton, Kavanagh, Jaffee, Magnarelli, DenDekker, Gabryszak, Corwin, Perry, Zebrowski, Weprin, Roberts, Camara, Dinowitz, Wright, Buchwald, Steck, Brindisi, Skoufis, Santabarbara, Barrett, Stirpe, Skartados, Malliotakis, Otis
 
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Barclay, Blankenbush, Butler, Cahill, Ceretto, Crouch, Duprey, Finch, Fitzpatrick, Giglio, Gunther, Hawley, Katz, Kolb, Magee, McDonough, McKevitt, Montesano, Ortiz, Palmesano, Peoples-Stokes, Raia, Robinson, Schimel, Sweeney, Tedisco, Thiele, Weisenberg
 
Amd Art 3 S14, Constn
 
Allows satisfaction of constitutional requirement that bills be on members desks prior to passage/voting by distribution of bills in electronically written form: provides that a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members; provides that "electronic means" means any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.
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A07868 Actions:

BILL NOA07868
 
06/06/2013referred to judiciary
06/10/2013to attorney-general for opinion
06/12/2013reported referred to ways and means
06/12/2013reported referred to rules
06/17/2013reported
06/17/2013rules report cal.390
06/17/2013ordered to third reading rules cal.390
06/18/2013passed assembly
06/18/2013delivered to senate
06/18/2013REFERRED TO RULES
06/20/2013SUBSTITUTED FOR S4417A
06/20/20133RD READING CAL.1528
06/20/2013PASSED SENATE
06/20/2013RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
06/26/2013delivered to secretary of state
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A07868 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7868
 
SPONSOR: Galef (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to the manner of passing bills   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to allow the satisfaction of consti- tutional requirement that bills be on members desks by distribution of bills in an electronically written format.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 14 of article 3 of the constitution be amended by adding the following language to above mentioned section of law: For purposes of this section, a bill shall be deemed to be printed and upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electronic format by electronic means, and it is available for review in such format at the desks of the members. For purposes of this section "electronic means" means any method of trans- mission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and. receiving such transmissions and which: allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in the tangible medium of expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to be made without leaving an adequate record thereof. Section 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be submitted to the people for approval at the general election to be held in the year 2014 in accordance with the provisions of the election law.   JUSTIFICATION: In today's technological era, a considerable amount of time, paper and money can be reduced by providing legislation, in electronic rather than paper format, on the desks of Members, prior to their voting. The bene- fits would be innumerable when voting on budget bills since They are voluminous. The Legislative Session is protracted since Members must wait for reprints of each piece of legislation as last minute changes are incorporated. Inputting bills into a software program on a computer, transmitting them through electronic means to individual computers located on each member's desk, would speed up the process. The reduction of paperwork and time expended in the current paper reproduction process will be made more efficient and cost effective. This legislation would make an electronic option available to all Members. Members who prefer to receive and review a paper version of any bill will have access to one. This legislation clearly specifies that every member who prefers the paper version has access to it on his or her desk.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A. 5274-A and S. 357-A of 2011/2012; A. 6340-A and S. 8234 of 2009/2010; A. 2108 and S. 2981 of 2007/2008; A. 2057 and S. 4659 of 2005/2006; A. 6497 and S. 4128 of 2003/2004; A. 5770 of 2001/2002; A. 4879 of 1999/2000; A. 8542 of 1997/1998   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There may be an initial cost for installing a computer system in the Assembly and Senate Chambers, but thereafter a savings in printing costs.   EFFECTIVE DATE: If the Senate concurs, the foregoing amendment shall be submitted to the people for approval at the general election to be held in the year of 2014 in accordance with the provisions of election law.
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A07868 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7868
 
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 6, 2013
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, COLTON, KAVANAGH, BARRON, JAFFEE, MAGNAR-
          ELLI, DenDEKKER, GABRYSZAK, CORWIN, PERRY, ZEBROWSKI, WEPRIN,  MAISEL,
          ROBERTS,  CAMARA,  DINOWITZ,  WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          ARROYO, BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, BUTLER, CAHILL, CERETTO, CROUCH, DUPREY,
          FINCH, GIGLIO, GUNTHER, HAWLEY, JORDAN, KATZ, KOLB, MAGEE,  McDONOUGH,

          McKEVITT,  MONTESANO, ORTIZ, PALMESANO, PEOPLES-STOKES, RAIA, REILICH,
          ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, SWEENEY, TEDISCO, THIELE, WEISENBERG --  read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
        proposing  an  amendment to section 14 of article 3 of the constitution,
          in relation to the manner of passing bills
 
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 14 of article
     2  3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    § 14. No bill shall be passed or become a law  unless  it  shall  have
     4  been  printed  and  upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at
     5  least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless
     6  the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or
     7  her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her  opin-

     8  ion  necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must never-
     9  theless be upon the desks of the members in final form, not  necessarily
    10  printed,  before  its  final  passage;  nor  shall any bill be passed or
    11  become a law, except by the assent of a majority of the members  elected
    12  to  each branch of the legislature; and upon the last reading of a bill,
    13  no amendment thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon  its  final
    14  passage  shall  be  taken  immediately thereafter, and the ayes and nays
    15  entered on the journal.
    16    For purposes of this section, a bill shall be deemed to be printed and
    17  upon the desks of the members if: it is set forth in a legible electron-
    18  ic format by electronic means, and it is available for  review  in  such
    19  format  at the desks of the members. For purposes of this section "elec-

    20  tronic means" means any method of transmission  of  information  between
    21  computers  or  other  machines  designed  for the purpose of sending and
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89050-04-3

        A. 7868                             2
 
     1  receiving  such  transmissions  and  which:  allows  the  recipient   to
     2  reproduce   the   information   transmitted  in  a  tangible  medium  of
     3  expression; and does not permit additions, deletions or other changes to
     4  be made without leaving an adequate record thereof.
     5    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be

     6  submitted to the people for approval at the general election to be  held
     7  in the year 2014 in accordance with the provisions of the election law.
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