S02233 Summary:

BILL NO    S02233A

SAME AS    SAME AS A07797

SPONSOR    GRIFFO

COSPNSR    AVELLA, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS103 & 105, add Art 4 SS401 - 403, St Tech L

Creates the resultsNY.gov website; requires that such website shall provide to
the user of the website comparative data and statistics to identify the state's
performance regionally and nationally relating to, but not limited to, the
economy, education, public safety, energy, housing and the environment.
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S02233 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        2233--A
           Cal. No. 267

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 15, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, AVELLA, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read
         twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
         Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably  from
         said  committee  and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported
         favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
         ordered  to  a  third  reading,  passed by Senate and delivered to the
         Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,
         amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
         third reading

       AN ACT to amend the state  technology law, in relation to creating   the
         resultsNY.gov website

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
    2  by finds and declares  that  many  New  York  state  agencies  currently
    3  provide  valuable  information to the public regarding policy issues and
    4  government programs and initiatives. However, the public  would  clearly
    5  benefit  by having website access to important performance-based statis-
    6  tics, policy issues and comparative information on a user-friendly  "one
    7  stop  shopping"  basis.  Such a website would dramatically expand public
    8  access to useful information and enable taxpayers to more readily review
    9  and better understand the many state programs that affect the quality of
   10  life such as public safety, education, energy, transportation,  housing,
   11  health,  law  enforcement  and the environment.   Additionally, it would
   12  enhance government transparency  and  accountability  while  helping  to
   13  ensure the public that their taxes are being spent prudently.
   14    Therefore,  to achieve the above-stated intent, the legislature hereby
   15  finds and declares that there be established the "resultsNY.gov" website
   16  to be initiated, operated and maintained by the state office  for  tech-
   17  nology  with  oversight  authority  by  the  committee on resultsNY.gov.
   18  Patterned after the federal office of management  and  budget's  Expect-

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06466-02-3
       S. 2233--A                          2

    1  More.gov  website,  this  proposal  will  establish a new, user-friendly
    2  website that provides the public with the ability to review the perform-
    3  ance of state government  agencies  and  programs.  ResultsNY.gov  would
    4  provide  a  new  single access website, with specific indicators to help
    5  the public determine how effectively tax dollars are  being  spent,  and
    6  how individual government programs are performing.
    7    S  2.  Section  103 of the state technology law is amended by adding a
    8  new subdivision 22 to read as follows:
    9    22. TO REQUEST AND  RECEIVE  FROM  ANY  DEPARTMENT,  DIVISION,  BOARD,
   10  COMMISSION  OR  OTHER AGENCY OF THE STATE, ANY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
   11  NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROVISIONS SET FORTH  IN
   12  ARTICLE FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER.
   13    S  3. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 105 of the state technology law,
   14  as added by chapter 430 of the laws of 1997 and such section  as  renum-
   15  bered  by  chapter  437  of  the  laws  of  2004, are amended to read as
   16  follows:
   17    3. To recommend surveys and reports to be completed by the director to
   18  carry out all of the objectives and purposes of this article; [and]
   19    4. TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT TO THE OFFICE  IN  THE  DEVELOPMENT
   20  AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FORMAT AND CONTENT OF RESULTSNY.GOV; AND
   21    5. To perform such other acts as may be assigned by the chairperson of
   22  the  council  which  are necessary or appropriate to carry out the func-
   23  tions of the council.
   24    S 4. The state technology law is amended by adding a new article 4  to
   25  read as follows:
   26                                 ARTICLE IV
   27                              RESULTSNY.GOV ACT
   28  SECTION 401. SHORT TITLE.
   29          402. DEFINITIONS.
   30          403. RESULTSNY.GOV.
   31    S  401.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
   32  THE "RESULTSNY.GOV ACT".
   33    S 402. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
   34    1. "ELECTRONIC" SHALL MEAN OF OR RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY  HAVING  ELEC-
   35  TRICAL,  DIGITAL, MAGNETIC, WIRELESS, OPTICAL, ELECTROMAGNETIC, OR SIMI-
   36  LAR CAPABILITIES.
   37    2. "ELECTRONIC RECORD" SHALL MEAN  INFORMATION,  EVIDENCING  ANY  ACT,
   38  TRANSACTION, OCCURRENCE, EVENT, OR OTHER ACTIVITY, PRODUCED OR STORED BY
   39  ELECTRONIC  MEANS  AND  CAPABLE  OF BEING ACCURATELY REPRODUCED IN FORMS
   40  PERCEPTIBLE BY HUMAN SENSORY CAPABILITIES.
   41    3. "GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  STATE  DEPARTMENT,  BOARD,
   42  BUREAU,  DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENE-
   43  FIT CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE, OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY OR  OFFI-
   44  CER  OF  THE STATE HAVING STATEWIDE AUTHORITY, EXCEPT THE STATE LEGISLA-
   45  TURE, AND ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE.
   46    S 403. RESULTSNY.GOV. 1. THE OFFICE, IN COOPERATION  AND  CONSULTATION
   47  WITH  THE  COUNCIL,  SHALL  ESTABLISH,  MAINTAIN, UPDATE AND OPERATE THE
   48  RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE. THE OFFICE  MAY  REQUEST  FROM  ANY  GOVERNMENTAL
   49  ENTITY  SUCH  COOPERATION  IN  FURNISHING IT WITH INFORMATION THAT SHALL
   50  ENABLE THE OFFICE TO CARRY OUT ITS DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.  ALL
   51  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITIES  ARE  AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED TO PROVIDE TO THE
   52  OFFICE SUCH COOPERATION,  ASSISTANCE,  SERVICE,  ADVICE  AND  ELECTRONIC
   53  RECORDS IN A TIMELY MANNER.
   54    2.  THE OFFICE SHALL ENSURE THE RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE SHALL PROVIDE TO
   55  THE USER OF THE WEBSITE COMPARATIVE DATA AND STATISTICS TO IDENTIFY  THE
   56  STATE'S  PERFORMANCE  REGIONALLY  AND  NATIONALLY  RELATING  TO, BUT NOT
       S. 2233--A                          3

    1  LIMITED TO, THE ECONOMY, EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, ENERGY, HOUSING,  AND
    2  THE ENVIRONMENT.
    3    3. THE OFFICE, IN COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNCIL, SHALL
    4  COLLECT  FROM  ANY  AND  ALL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT
    5  ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE DATA. SUCH  DATA,  AT  A  MINIMUM,  SHALL
    6  DETERMINE:
    7    (A) DOES THE PROGRAM ADDRESS A SPECIFIC AND EXISTING PROBLEM, INTEREST
    8  OR NEED;
    9    (B) IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED SO THAT IT IS NOT REDUNDANT OR DUPLICATIVE
   10  OF ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL OR PRIVATE EFFORT;
   11    (C)  DOES  THE  PROGRAM  HAVE  A  LIMITED NUMBER OF SPECIFIC LONG-TERM
   12  PERFORMANCE MEASURES THAT FOCUS ON OUTCOMES AND MEANINGFULLY REFLECT THE
   13  PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM;
   14    (D) DOES THE PROGRAM HAVE AMBITIOUS TARGETS  AND  TIMEFRAMES  FOR  ITS
   15  LONG-TERM MEASURES;
   16    (E)  DOES  THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING PROGRAM PARTNERS, ACHIEVE ITS ANNUAL
   17  PERFORMANCE GOALS;
   18    (F) ARE  INDEPENDENT  EVALUATIONS  OF  SUFFICIENT  SCOPE  AND  QUALITY
   19  CONDUCTED  ON  A  REGULAR BASIS OR AS NEEDED TO SUPPORT PROGRAM IMPROVE-
   20  MENTS AND EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS AND RELEVANCE TO THE PROBLEM, INTEREST,
   21  OR NEED;
   22    (G) ARE BUDGET REQUESTS EXPLICITLY TIED TO ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE ANNU-
   23  AL AND LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE GOALS, AND ARE THE RESOURCE NEEDS PRESENTED
   24  IN A COMPLETE AND TRANSPARENT MANNER IN THE PROGRAM'S BUDGET;
   25    (H) DOES THE PROGRAM USE STRONG FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES;
   26    (I) HAS THE PROGRAM DEMONSTRATED ADEQUATE PROGRESS  IN  ACHIEVING  ITS
   27  LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE GOALS; AND
   28    (J)  DOES THE PROGRAM DEMONSTRATE IMPROVED EFFICIENCIES OR COST EFFEC-
   29  TIVENESS IN ACHIEVING PROGRAM GOALS EACH YEAR.
   30    4. THE OFFICE SHALL ENSURE  THE  RESULTSNY.GOV  WEBSITE  SHALL  ENABLE
   31  MEMBERS  OF  THE PUBLIC TO SUBMIT SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW
   32  TO SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY, HELP ELIMINATE WASTEFUL  SPENDING,  AND  OPERATE
   33  GOVERNMENT MORE EFFICIENTLY AND COST EFFECTIVELY. SUCH SUGGESTIONS SHALL
   34  BE REVIEWED BY THE OFFICE AND DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE.
   35    S 5. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   36  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
   37  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
   38  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to
   39  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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