Bill A11207-2009

Requires the governor to meet with the assembly and with the senate once a month to answer questions relating to the state

Requires the governor to meet with the assembly and with the senate legislature once a month for the purpose of answering questions relating to the strategic direction, financial status and general governance of the state.

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  • May 25, 2010: referred to governmental operations

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 11207 IN ASSEMBLY May 25, 2010 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. KELLNER -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to monthly meetings between the governor and the legislature to allow the legislature to ask questions of the governor relating to matters concerning the state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c to read as follows: S 170-C. JOINT MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE ASSEMBLY; JOINT MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE SENATE. 1. ONCE EACH ODD-NUMBERED MONTH, FROM JANUARY THROUGH JUNE OR DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, AND ON A REGULAR OR SPECIAL SESSION DAY, AT THE INVITATION OF THE SPEAKER AND MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND UPON AGREEMENT BY THE SPEAKER AND THE GOVERNOR AS TO THE DATE AND TIME, THE GOVERNOR, FOR NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR, SHALL PUBLICLY ANSWER QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION, FINANCIAL STATUS AND GENERAL GOVERNANCE OF THE STATE FROM MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY IN THE ASSEMBLY CHAMBER. THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME ALLOTTED FOR QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY PARTIES SHALL BE ALLOTTED BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF REPRESENTATION OF EACH PARTY IN THE ASSEMBLY. THE SPEAKER AND THE MINORITY LEADER SHALL DETERMINE, FOR THE TIME ALLOTTED TO EACH, WHICH MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL ASK QUESTIONS AND THE ORDER IN WHICH THE QUESTIONS SHALL BE ASKED. 2. ONCE EACH EVEN-NUMBERED MONTH, FROM JANUARY THROUGH JUNE OR DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, AND ON A REGULAR OR SPECIAL SESSION DAY, AT THE INVITATION OF THE TEMPO- RARY PRESIDENT AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, AND UPON AGREEMENT BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNOR AS TO THE DATE AND TIME, THE GOVERNOR, FOR NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR, SHALL PUBLICLY ANSWER QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION, FINANCIAL STATUS AND GENERAL GOVERNANCE OF THE STATE FROM MEMBERS OF THE SENATE IN THE SENATE CHAM- BER. THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME ALLOTTED FOR QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY PARTIES SHALL BE ALLOTTED BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE
OF REPRESENTATION OF EACH PARTY IN THE SENATE. THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE MINORITY LEADER SHALL DETERMINE, FOR THE TIME ALLOTTED TO EACH, WHICH MEMBERS OF THE SENATE SHALL ASK QUESTIONS AND THE ORDER IN WHICH THE QUESTIONS SHALL BE ASKED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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