Establishes the definition for legislation; provides that such proposed language shall be presented in a clear and concise manner, be limited to 50 pages and use words that have common everyday meanings.
STATE OF NEW YORK
April 19, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. WALCZYK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the general construction law, in relation to the defi-
nition of legislation
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general construction law is amended by adding a new
2 section 27-a to read as follows:
3 § 27-a. Legislation. The term "legislation" shall refer to any
4 proposed language prepared in accordance with New York state law, the
5 rules of the assembly and the rules of the senate by the New York state
6 legislative bill drafting commission for introduction and passage by the
7 New York state legislature, whether such language be considered consol-
8 idated or unconsolidated for the purposes of enactment. Any such
9 language shall be prepared in a clear and concise manner, be limited to
10 no more than fifty pages, and consist of words having common everyday
11 meanings. The accompanying introducer's memorandum of support shall
12 identify organizations, associations or other non-governmental individ-
13 uals who have contributed to such legislative language and explain the
14 financial cost and expected funding sources for such legislation.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.