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A09902 Summary:

Add §27-a, Gen Con L
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.
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A09902 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     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.
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