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S06735 Summary:

BILL NOS06735
 
SAME ASSAME AS A07588-A
 
SPONSORKLEIN
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Directs the office of general services to conduct a study relating to the feasibility and advisability of establishing an office of risk assessment and management, and/or expanding the duties of the chief risk officer.
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S06735 Actions:

BILL NOS06735
 
06/15/2017REFERRED TO RULES
06/19/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1982
06/19/2017PASSED SENATE
06/19/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/19/2017referred to governmental operations
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S06735 Memo:

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S06735 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6735
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      June 15, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY --
          read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
          the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to direct the office of general services to conduct  a  study  to
          examine,  evaluate and make recommendations relating to the establish-
          ment of an office of risk assessment and management, and/or  expanding
          the powers and duties of the state chief risk officer
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The office of general services, in  consultation  with  the
     2  department of law, the department of audit and control, the state insur-
     3  ance  fund, the department of financial services, the office of employee
     4  relations, the state emergency management office, the state  chief  risk
     5  officer,  and  the division of budget, shall conduct a study to examine,
     6  evaluate and make recommendations concerning the  establishment,  within
     7  the office of general services or any other appropriate state agency, an
     8  office  of  risk  assessment and management, and/or expanding the powers
     9  and duties of the state chief risk officer. Such study shall address  at
    10  least the following:
    11    (a)  the  appropriate powers and duties of such office of risk assess-
    12  ment and management, and/or expanding the powers and duties of the state
    13  chief risk officer, which may include, but not be limited to, the  power
    14  to:
    15    (1)  analyze and make recommendations on the potential exposure of the
    16  state to liability and financial loss arising from its  acts  and  omis-
    17  sions, from the ownership, control or use of its real and personal prop-
    18  erty, or the conduct or actions of its employees or agents;
    19    (2)  establish  and coordinate business continuity programs for essen-
    20  tial state functions and services;
    21    (3) implement risk management programs to manage the state's  exposure
    22  to risk in the most cost effective manner including, but not limited to,

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03883-08-7

        S. 6735                             2
 
     1  programs to reduce the likelihood and potential cost of loss events, and
     2  the  purchase  of  insurance  or  other  risk sharing arrangements where
     3  appropriate;
     4    (4)  analyze  and  make recommendations on the implementation of state
     5  and local municipal natural disaster mitigation plans,  as  provided  in
     6  article  2-B of the executive law, as it relates to effectively minimiz-
     7  ing potential loss, exposure or damage to state  and  municipal  infras-
     8  tructure,  and  to  real  and  personal property in coastal areas of the
     9  state due to the occurrence of a catastrophic weather event  or  natural
    10  disaster; and
    11    (5)  coordinate  and support the risk management programs of all state
    12  agencies;
    13    (b) the appointment  of  a  state  chief  risk  officer,  who  may  be
    14  appointed  and  empowered  to  administer  the  proposed  office of risk
    15  assessment and management;
    16    (c) analysis of the nature and scope of risk exposures  faced  by  the
    17  state;
    18    (d) allowing any public benefit corporation, public authority or local
    19  government to contract for the services of the proposed state chief risk
    20  officer  and  the  office of risk assessment and management in the event
    21  that such public benefit corporation, public authority or local  govern-
    22  ment  is without internal risk assessment and enterprise risk management
    23  services, or wishes  to  supplement  such  internal  services  with  the
    24  services provided by the chief risk officer and the office;
    25    (e)  the  utilization  of  funds appropriated to the office of general
    26  services for a centralized risk management function within state govern-
    27  ment;
    28    (f) an estimate of the financial benefits that could  be  realized  by
    29  establishing  an office of risk assessment and management and/or expand-
    30  ing the powers and duties of the  state  chief  risk  officer,  and  the
    31  potential reduction in the state's liability exposure;
    32    (g)  the  financial costs and an estimate of the size of the workforce
    33  necessary to establish such an office and/or a state chief risk  officer
    34  with expanded powers and duties;
    35    (h)  the  method  or  process  by  which such proposed office could be
    36  established and the manner in which such office's  operations  could  be
    37  phased in across all state agencies over 5 years; and
    38    (i)  the  method  of financing the establishment and operations of the
    39  office of risk assessment and management and/or a state chief risk offi-
    40  cer with expanded powers and duties of such office.
    41    § 2. Within eighteen months of the effective date  of  this  act,  the
    42  office  of  general services shall submit to the governor, the temporary
    43  president of the senate, and the speaker of  the  assembly,  the  report
    44  required  by  this  act.  Such  report  shall  be publicly posted on the
    45  website of the office of general services.
    46    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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