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E00849 Summary:

MLTSPNSRAngelino, Ashby, Blankenbush, Brabenec, Brown E, Brown K, Byrne, Byrnes, DeStefano, DiPietro, Durso, Fitzpatrick, Friend, Gallahan, Gandolfo, Giglio JA, Giglio JM, Goodell, Hawley, Jensen, Lalor, Lawler, Lemondes, Manktelow, McDonough, Mikulin, Miller B, Montesano, Morinello, Norris, Palmesano, Ra, Reilly, Salka, Schmitt, Simpson, Smith, Smullen, Tague, Tannousis, Walczyk, Walsh
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E00849 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 849
BY: M. of A. Barclay
        AMENDING  section  2  of  Rule  IV of the Assembly
        rules,  in  relation  to  broadcast   of   committee
        meetings;  amending  section  4  of  Rule  IV of the
        Assembly rules, in relation to public hearings;  and
        amending section 7 of Rule IV of the Assembly rules,
        in relation to committees
  RESOLVED, That subdivision g of section 2 of Rule IV of the Assembly
rules is amended to read as follows:
  g.  The audio [and/or] and video broadcast of committee meetings shall
be made available on the Assembly Internet site  [when  practicable]  no
later  than  May 16, 2022, and shall be subject to the same requirements
as apply to televised proceedings of Assembly sessions pursuant to  Rule
  RESOLVED, That section 4 of Rule IV of the Assembly rules is amended
to read as follows:
  §  4.  Hearings.   a. During each legislative session, chairpersons of
standing committees  may  call  public  hearings  to  permit  interested
persons, groups or organizations the opportunity to testify orally or in
writing  on  legislation  or  other matters pending before such standing
committee provided, however,  that  each  chairperson  shall  call  such
public  hearings upon a petition signed by [a majority] one-third of the
members of the committee.  Such testimony if submitted in writing  shall
be posted on the Assembly Internet site to the extent practicable.
  b.  Consistent  with the provisions of subdivision d of section one of
Rule IV hereof, the chairperson of each standing committee shall call at
least one  public  hearing  after  the  adoption  of  the  state  budget
regarding   the   implementation   and  administration  of  programs  of
departments,  agencies,  divisions,  authorities,  boards,  commissions,
public  benefit  corporations and other entities within the jurisdiction
of such committee. The purpose of such public hearing shall include, but
not be limited to, the impact, if  any,  of  the  state  budget  on  the
implementation  and administration of the programs within such entities'
  c. Other public hearings may be called by committee chairpersons  with
prior   consent   of  the  Speaker  and  in  accordance  with  procedure
established by law.
  d. Each chairperson shall prepare a schedule setting  forth  the  date
and  place for hearings and the subject matter to be considered thereat.
Copies of such schedule shall be made available to  the  general  public
and  representatives  of the news media at least seven days prior to the
date of such hearing and filed  with  the  Assembly  Public  Information
  RESOLVED, That section 7 of Rule IV of the Assembly rules is amended
to read as follows:
  §  7. Discharge. a. No standing committee shall be discharged from the
consideration of a bill or resolution until after the  printed  bill  or
resolution  has  been  assigned  by the Index Clerk to the committee and
only in accordance with the provisions of this section.
  b. A standing committee shall not be discharged from the consideration
of  a  bill  or resolution except when sponsored by at least seventy-six
members of the House upon motion and by a vote of a majority of all  the
members elected to the Assembly. No such motion shall be in order, until
the  committee  has  had  sixty  days  from the date of referral to such
committee to consider such bill nor shall such motion be in order on  or
after  the  first  Tuesday  in  May except with unanimous consent of the
members or in the discretion of the Speaker where proper notice has been
given prior to the first Tuesday in May.
  c. (1) On any legislative day, not more than one motion  to  discharge
shall be in order;
  (2)  A motion to discharge may only be made by the sponsor of the bill
or resolution who has timely filed a request for consideration  pursuant
to section five of this rule.
  d.  Each motion to discharge, when timely made, shall be placed on the
Motion  to  Discharge  Calendar,  which  shall  be  printed  within  two
legislative  days. No motion to discharge may be considered by the House
until such motion has been  on  such  calendar  for  a  period  of  five
calendar legislative days.
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