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S02975 Summary:

Add 100-a, Exec L
Requires the secretary of state to compile, make public and keep current certain information about state boards.
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S02975 Actions:

04/30/20191ST REPORT CAL.483
05/01/20192ND REPORT CAL.
05/20/2019referred to governmental operations
06/03/2019substituted for a473
06/03/2019ordered to third reading cal.471
06/03/2019passed assembly
06/03/2019returned to senate
11/25/2019VETOED MEMO.160
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S02975 Committee Votes:

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S02975 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/03/2019Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 142/0
AbinantiYCrouchYGarbarinoYLupardoYPheffer AmatoYSimotasY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYGriffinYMcDonoughYRaiaYSteckY
BenedettoYDickensYHevesiYMill B YReillyYTagueY
BichotteYDilanYHunterYMill MGYReyesYTaylorY
BlakeYDinowitzYHyndmanYMill MLYRichardsonYThieleY
BronsonYEnglebrightYJohnsYNiouYRose D YWalkerY
BuchwaldYEpsteinYJonesYNolanYRose L YWallaceY
CookYGalefYLiftonYPeoples-StokesYSeawrightYMr SpkrY

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S02975 Memo:

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S02975 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to information  on  state
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  100-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  100-a.  Information  on  state  boards.  1. As used in this section
     4  "board" means any board, commission, committee, council, task  force  or
     5  any similar state public organization, required to be established pursu-
     6  ant  to state statutes or executive order, for the exercise of any func-
     7  tion of state government and to which members are appointed or  elected.
     8  "Board" does not include:
     9    a.  any  informal  advisory  organization established exclusively by a
    10  state agency to advise the commissioner, secretary, or director of  that
    11  agency on an informal basis;
    12    b. any joint standing committee of the legislature or any committee of
    13  the  assembly and/or senate composed entirely of members of the legisla-
    14  ture;
    15    c. any court;
    16    d. the board of trustees of any institution of higher education finan-
    17  cially supported in whole or in part by the state;
    18    e. any entity of local government;
    19    f. any public authority or public benefit corporation, a  majority  of
    20  whose  members  are  appointed  by  the  governor or serve as members by
    21  virtue of holding state offices to which  they  were  appointed  by  the
    22  governor, or any combination thereof; and
    23    g. any board of elections.
    24    2.  The secretary of state shall maintain a compilation of the member-
    25  ship and meeting information of all state boards, including state boards

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

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     1  established after the effective date of this section. The  secretary  of
     2  state  must  keep  such  inventory  in  a  public  record  available for
     3  inspection, and updated annually on the  department  of  state  website.
     4  Such compilation shall include, but not be limited to:
     5    a.  statutory  language,  executive order or other legal basis for the
     6  establishment of such board;
     7    b. public  information  including  departmental  affiliation,  contact
     8  address, phone number, and website;
     9    c. a brief description of the purpose of the board and its statutorily
    10  required duties, including required reports or other products;
    11    d.  the size of board membership, current member names, and any quali-
    12  fications;
    13    e. whether members of a board are eligible for payment of expenses  or
    14  other compensation in the performance of their duties as members of that
    15  board;
    16    f. dates and locations of all meetings held, and to be held within six
    17  months; and
    18    g. any other information the secretary of state may require.
    19    3.  The  secretary  of state shall update on an annual basis beginning
    20  April first, two thousand twenty-two on the department of state website,
    21  all vacancies, expired terms, those terms expiring within one year,  and
    22  the process for filling such vacancies on such boards.
    23    4. Each board or the state agency that provides administrative support
    24  or  is  otherwise  affiliated  with  a board shall annually on or before
    25  January first, submit to the secretary of state all information pursuant
    26  to this section in a manner specified  by  the  secretary  of  state  to
    27  facilitate   the   publication  requirements  of  this  section.    Each
    28  submission shall also include information on compensation  and  expenses
    29  incurred  in  the  prior  and current fiscal years, as well as projected
    30  costs for the coming fiscal year.
    31    5. The secretary of state shall receive from any department, division,
    32  board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state  any  information
    33  and  resources  as  will  enable  him  or  her to properly carry out the
    34  purposes of this section.
    35    6. On or before June first, two thousand twenty-two, the secretary  of
    36  state  shall  report  to  the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the
    37  temporary president of the senate, the chair of the assembly  oversight,
    38  analysis  and investigation committee and the chair of the senate inves-
    39  tigations and government operations  committee  on  the  status  of  the
    40  inventory including but not limited to the number of boards reported and
    41  verified;  and  the content and completeness of the information gathered
    42  in accordance with the requirements of this section. The secretary shall
    43  also report on any impediments to obtaining information.
    44    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
    45  the date on which it shall have become a law.
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