Barclay, Blankenbush, Walsh, Montesano, Miller B, Miller M, Hawley, Morinello, Palmesano, Norris,
Byrne, Byrnes, Mikulin, Manktelow, Tague, Brabenec, Ashby, Lawler
Add §53-a, Leg L; amd §24, St Fin L
Relates to the sufficiency of itemization in the state budget; requires budget bills to clearly reference the section in the accompanying bill or bills where the corresponding appropriation or reappropriation can be located and requires that the legislature not act upon bills that neglect to do so.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 8, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. RA, BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, WALSH, MONTESANO,
B. MILLER, M. MILLER, HAWLEY, MORINELLO, PALMESANO, NORRIS, BYRNE,
BYRNES, MIKULIN, MANKTELOW, TAGUE, BRABENEC, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored
by -- M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means
AN ACT to amend the legislative law and the state finance law, in
relation to sufficiency of itemization in budget bills
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 53-a
2 to read as follows:
3 § 53-a. Budget item identification and limitation. All budget bills
4 submitted by the governor pursuant to section three of article seven of
5 the constitution, containing proposed legislation, shall clearly identi-
6 fy a corresponding appropriation within the budget appropriation bills
7 submitted by the governor for that fiscal year. The legislature shall
8 not act upon budget bills, pursuant to section three of article seven of
9 the constitution submitted by the governor, unless such bills have been
10 sufficiently itemized by setting forth, with particularity, the section
11 of the corresponding appropriation. Provided, however, this section
12 shall not apply to proposed legislation that amends the tax law.
13 § 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 24 of the state
14 finance law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2007, is amended to
15 read as follows:
16 The budget submitted annually by the governor shall be simultaneously
17 accompanied by a bill or bills for all proposed appropriations and reap-
18 propriations and for the proposed measures of taxation or other legis-
19 lation, if any, recommended therein. Such bills shall be submitted by
20 the governor and shall be known as budget bills. Such budget bills shall
21 clearly reference the section in the accompanying bill or bills where
22 the corresponding appropriation or reappropriation can be located.
23 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.