Bill A4013A-2011

Enacts the executive reorganization act of 2011 relating to the gubernatorial reorganization of governmental agencies and functions

Enacts the executive reorganization act of 2011 relating to the gubernatorial reorganization of governmental agencies and functions.

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  • Mar 12, 2011: print number 4013a
  • Mar 12, 2011: amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
  • Feb 1, 2011: referred to ways and means

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4013--A IN ASSEMBLY February 1, 2011 ___________ A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to article seven of the Constitution -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to gubernatorial reorgan- ization of governmental agencies and functions; and to amend the legislative law, in relation to formulation of a concurrent resol- ution; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof 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 article 3-A 2 to read as follows: 3 ARTICLE 3-A 4 EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2011 5 SECTION 33. SHORT TITLE. 6 34. DUTY OF GOVERNOR TO EXAMINE AGENCIES; LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. 7 35. DEFINITIONS. 8 36. FINDINGS BY GOVERNOR; ISSUANCE OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 9 37. CONTENTS OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 10 38. PROVISIONS NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN A REORGANIZATION PLAN. 11 39. EFFECTIVE DATE OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 12 39-A. EFFECT ON ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS. 13 39-B. SEVERABILITY. 14 S 33. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS 15 THE "EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2011". 16 S 34. DUTY OF GOVERNOR TO EXAMINE AGENCIES; LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. 1. 17 THE GOVERNOR, FROM TIME TO TIME, SHALL EXAMINE THE ORGANIZATION OF ALL 18 AGENCIES AND SHALL DETERMINE WHAT CHANGES THEREIN ARE NECESSARY TO 19 ACCOMPLISH ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 20 (A) TO PROMOTE THE BETTER EXECUTION OF THE LAWS, THE MORE EFFECTIVE 21 MANAGEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT AND OF ITS AGENCIES AND FUNCTIONS, AND THE 22 EXPEDITIOUS ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC BUSINESS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD12577-02-1 A. 4013--A 2 1 (B) TO REDUCE EXPENDITURES AND PROMOTE ECONOMY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT 2 CONSISTENT WITH THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT; 3 (C) TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO 4 THE FULLEST EXTENT PRACTICABLE; 5 (D) TO GROUP, CONSOLIDATE, COORDINATE AND MERGE AGENCIES AND FUNCTIONS 6 OF THE GOVERNMENT; 7 (E) TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF AGENCIES BY CONSOLIDATING THOSE HAVING 8 SIMILAR FUNCTIONS, AND TO ABOLISH SUCH AGENCIES OR FUNCTIONS THEREOF AS 9 MAY NOT BE NECESSARY FOR THE EFFICIENT CONDUCT OF THE GOVERNMENT; AND 10 (F) TO ELIMINATE OVERLAP AND DUPLICATION OF EFFORT. 11 2. THE LEGISLATURE DECLARES THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IS BEST SERVED BY 12 FULFILLING THE PURPOSES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND THAT SUCH PURPOSES 13 MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED MORE SPEEDILY AND EFFECTIVELY UNDER THIS ARTICLE. 14 S 35. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL 15 HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 16 1. "AGENCY" MEANS: 17 (A) ANY ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT OF STATE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT 18 LIMITED TO, ANY AGENCY, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, 19 INSTITUTION, OFFICE, STATE PUBLIC AUTHORITY, STATE TASK FORCE, OR OTHER 20 BODY, OR PARTS THEREOF, HOWEVER DESIGNATED, WHETHER OR NOT IT RECEIVES 21 LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY ENTITY WHOSE PRIMA- 22 RY FUNCTION IS SERVICE TO THE LEGISLATIVE OR JUDICIAL BRANCHES OF STATE 23 GOVERNMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW, THE DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT AND CONTROL 24 OR THE BOARD OF REGENTS; 25 (B) ANY OFFICE OR OFFICER IN ANY AGENCY, EXCEPT THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 26 AND DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT AND CONTROL; AND 27 (C) ANY STATE PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION CREATED 28 BY OR EXISTING UNDER ANY STATE LAW, OR PARTS THEREOF, HOWEVER DESIG- 29 NATED, WITH ONE OR MORE OF ITS MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR OR WHO 30 SERVE AS MEMBERS BY VIRTUE OF HOLDING A CIVIL OFFICE OF THE STATE, OTHER 31 THAN AN INTERSTATE OR INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO- 32 RATION, INCLUDING ANY SUBSIDIARIES OF SUCH PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC 33 BENEFIT CORPORATION. 34 PROVIDED THAT "AGENCY" SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD, 35 BUREAU, COMMISSION, DIVISION, OFFICE, COUNCIL, COMMITTEE OR OFFICER OF A 36 MUNICIPALITY OR A LOCAL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OR LOCAL PUBLIC 37 AUTHORITY OR LOCAL PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN 38 SECTION SIXTY-SIX OF THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LAW. 39 2. "ASSEMBLY" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY. 40 3. "FUNCTION" MEANS ANY ACTIVITY, ASSIGNMENT, DUTY, POWER, RESPONSI- 41 BILITY, RIGHT, SET OF OPERATIONS OR OTHER ACTIVITY. 42 4. "GOVERNOR" MEANS THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 43 5. "LEGISLATURE" MEANS THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 44 6. "OFFICER" MEANS EVERY OFFICER APPOINTED BY ONE OR MORE STATE OFFI- 45 CERS, OR BY THE LEGISLATURE, AND AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THEIR OFFICIAL 46 FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STATE, OR WITHOUT LIMITATION TO ANY 47 POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE, AND IS NOT LIMITED TO PERSONS 48 RECEIVING COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES. 49 7. "REGULATION OR OTHER ACTION" MEANS ANY REGULATION, RULE, ORDER, 50 POLICY, DETERMINATION, DIRECTIVE, AUTHORIZATION, PERMIT, PRIVILEGE, 51 REQUIREMENT, DESIGNATION, OR OTHER ACTION. 52 8. "REORGANIZATION" OR "REORGANIZE" MEANS: 53 (A) THE TRANSFER OF THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF ANY AGENCY, OR OF THE 54 WHOLE OR ANY PART OF THE FUNCTIONS THEREOF, TO THE JURISDICTION AND 55 CONTROL OF ANY OTHER AGENCY; 56 (B) THE ABOLITION OF ALL OR ANY PART OF THE FUNCTIONS OF ANY AGENCY; A. 4013--A 3 1 (C) THE CONSOLIDATION, COORDINATION OR MERGER OF THE WHOLE OR ANY 2 PART OF ANY AGENCY, OR OF THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF THE FUNCTIONS THERE- 3 OF, WITH THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF ANY OTHER AGENCY OR THE FUNCTIONS 4 THEREOF; 5 (D) THE CONSOLIDATION, COORDINATION OR MERGER, OF ANY PART OF ANY 6 AGENCY OR THE FUNCTIONS THEREOF WITH ANY OTHER PART OF THE SAME AGENCY 7 OR THE FUNCTIONS THEREOF; 8 (E) THE AUTHORIZATION OF ANY NON-ELECTIVE OFFICER TO DELEGATE ANY OF 9 THEIR FUNCTIONS; 10 (F) THE ABOLITION OF THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF ANY AGENCY WHICH DOES 11 NOT HAVE, OR UPON THE TAKING EFFECT OF REORGANIZATION WILL NOT HAVE, ANY 12 FUNCTIONS; OR 13 (G) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW AGENCY TO PERFORM THE WHOLE OR ANY PART 14 OF THE FUNCTIONS OF ANY EXISTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES. 15 9. "REORGANIZATION PLAN" OR "PLAN" SHALL MEAN THE BILL PREPARED BY THE 16 GOVERNOR, AND SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE AS A PROGRAM BILL, THAT 17 CONTAINS TERMS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE REORGANIZATION OF ONE OR 18 MORE AGENCIES PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE WHICH, WHEN ENACTED, SHALL ACCOM- 19 PLISH SUCH REORGANIZATION. 20 10. "SENATE" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE. 21 S 36. FINDINGS BY GOVERNOR; ISSUANCE OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 1. WHEN- 22 EVER THE GOVERNOR FINDS IT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, HE OR SHE MAY REOR- 23 GANIZE ONE OR MORE AGENCIES. 24 2. NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL PROHIBIT OR LIMIT THE AUTHORITY OF 25 THE GOVERNOR OR LEGISLATURE TO IMPLEMENT OR ENACT A REORGANIZATION PLAN 26 PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER LAWFUL PROCESS. 27 S 37. CONTENTS OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 1. A REORGANIZATION PLAN 28 SHALL: 29 (A) SET FORTH A DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE AND PURPOSES OF THE REORGAN- 30 IZATION, TOGETHER WITH AN EXPLANATION OF THE ADVANTAGES THAT WILL RESULT 31 FROM ITS IMPLEMENTATION; 32 (B) SPECIFY WITH RESPECT TO EACH FUNCTION THAT IS EITHER ABOLISHED OR 33 MERGED WITH ANOTHER FUNCTION INCLUDED IN THE PLAN THE STATUTORY AUTHORI- 34 TY FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNCTION; 35 (C) PROVIDE FOR THE UNINTERRUPTED CONDUCT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES 36 AND FUNCTIONS AFFECTED BY BUT NOT ABSORBED BY THE PLAN; 37 (D) PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER, ASSUMPTION OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THE 38 RECORDS, PROPERTY, AND PERSONNEL AFFECTED BY A REORGANIZATION, FURTHER 39 PROVIDED, SHOULD ANY EMPLOYEES BE TRANSFERRED FROM ONE AGENCY TO ANOTH- 40 ER, THAT SUCH TRANSFER WILL BE WITHOUT FURTHER EXAMINATION OR QUALIFICA- 41 TION AND SUCH EMPLOYEES SHALL RETAIN THEIR RESPECTIVE CIVIL SERVICE 42 CLASSIFICATIONS, STATUS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT DESIGNATIONS AND 43 BE GOVERNED BY APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS; 44 (E) PROVIDE FOR TERMINATING THE AFFAIRS OF AN AGENCY ABOLISHED; 45 (F) SET FORTH EVERY LAW AND CHAPTER THAT WILL BE DIRECTLY IMPACTED 46 PURSUANT TO THE REORGANIZATION PLAN; 47 (G) PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF SUCH UNEXPENDED BALANCES OF APPROPRI- 48 ATIONS AND REAPPROPRIATION OF REMAINING EXPENDED OR UNEXPENDED FUNDS 49 WHETHER ALLOCATED OR UNALLOCATED AND WHETHER OBLIGATED OR UNOBLIGATED, 50 AVAILABLE FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH A FUNCTION OR AGENCY AFFECTED BY A 51 REORGANIZATION, AS NECESSARY BY REASON OF THE REORGANIZATION FOR USE IN 52 CONNECTION WITH THE FUNCTIONS AFFECTED BY THE REORGANIZATION, OR FOR THE 53 USE OF THE AGENCY WHICH SHALL HAVE THE FUNCTIONS AFTER THE REORGANIZA- 54 TION PLAN IS EFFECTIVE. HOWEVER, THE UNEXPENDED BALANCES SO TRANSFERRED 55 MAY BE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE APPROPRIATION WAS 56 ORIGINALLY MADE; A. 4013--A 4 1 (H) PROVIDE THAT NO EXISTING RIGHT OR REMEDY SHALL BE LOST, IMPAIRED 2 OR AFFECTED BY ANY REORGANIZATION PLAN; 3 (I) PROVIDE THAT NO ACTION OR PROCEEDING PENDING AT ANY TIME WHEN SUCH 4 REORGANIZATION PLAN TAKES EFFECT, BROUGHT BY OR AGAINST ANY AGENCY WHICH 5 IS SUBJECT TO SUCH PLAN, SHALL BE AFFECTED BY ANY PROVISION OF THE PLAN, 6 BUT THE SAME MAY BE PROSECUTED OR DEFENDED IN THE NAME OF SUCH AGENCY. 7 IN ALL SUCH ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS, IF AN AGENCY IS ELIMINATED AND ITS 8 FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TRANSFERRED, THEN THE HEAD OF THE 9 SURVIVING AGENCY, UPON APPLICATION OF THE COURT, SHALL BE SUBSTITUTED AS 10 A PARTY; 11 (J) DESCRIBE IN DETAIL: 12 (I) OTHER ACTIONS, IF ANY, NECESSARY TO PLAN TO COMPLETE THE REORGAN- 13 IZATION; 14 (II) THE ANTICIPATED NATURE AND SUBSTANCE OF ANY ORDERS, DIRECTIVES, 15 AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL ACTIONS WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO 16 BE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING OR IMPLEMENTING THE REORGANIZATION; AND 17 (III) ANY PRELIMINARY ACTIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE IMPLEMENTA- 18 TION PROCESS; 19 (K) PROVIDE A PROJECTED TIMETABLE FOR COMPLETION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION 20 PROCESS; AND 21 (L) INCLUDE PROVISIONS FOR THE APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION OF THE 22 HEAD AND ONE OR MORE OFFICERS OF AN AGENCY (INCLUDING AN AGENCY RESULT- 23 ING FROM A CONSOLIDATION OR OTHER TYPE OF REORGANIZATION) IF THE GOVER- 24 NOR FINDS AND DECLARES THAT BY REASON OF A REORGANIZATION MADE BY THE 25 PLAN THE PROVISIONS ARE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. THE AGENCY HEAD MAY BE 26 AN INDIVIDUAL OR MAY BE A COMMISSION OR BOARD WITH MORE THAN ONE MEMBER. 27 IN ANY CASE, THE TERM OF OFFICE MAY NOT BE FIXED FOR A PERIOD IN EXCESS 28 OF THE TERM REMAINING TO BE SERVED BY THE THEN GOVERNOR, THE PAY MAY NOT 29 BE AT A RATE IN EXCESS OF THAT FOUND BY THE GOVERNOR TO BE APPLICABLE TO 30 COMPARABLE OFFICERS IN THE STATE GOVERNMENT, AND, IF THE APPOINTMENT IS 31 NOT TO A POSITION IN THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE, IT SHALL BE MADE BY THE 32 COMMISSIONER OR OTHER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOARD OR COMMISSION OF 33 THE AGENCY AFFECTED. 34 2. A REORGANIZATION PLAN MAY CHANGE THE NAME OF AN AGENCY AFFECTED BY 35 A REORGANIZATION AND THE TITLE OF ITS HEAD, AND SHALL DESIGNATE THE NAME 36 OF AN AGENCY RESULTING FROM A REORGANIZATION AND THE TITLE OF ITS HEAD. 37 S 38. PROVISIONS NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN A REORGANIZATION PLAN. 1. NO 38 REORGANIZATION PLAN SHALL PROVIDE FOR, AND NO REORGANIZATION UNDER THIS 39 ARTICLE SHALL HAVE THE EFFECT OF: 40 (A) ABOLISHING OR MODIFYING ANY AGENCY OR ENTITY CREATED OR ESTAB- 41 LISHED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, 42 THE BOARD OF REGENTS, LEGISLATURE, JUDICIARY, COMPTROLLER AND ATTORNEY 43 GENERAL, OR ABOLISHING OR MODIFYING ANY AGENCY OR ENTITY ADMINISTERED BY 44 SUCH CONSTITUTIONALLY ESTABLISHED AGENCY OR ENTITY THAT IS NOT SUBJECT 45 TO DIRECT GUBERNATORIAL CONTROL, OR ABOLISHING OR TRANSFERRING TO OR 46 FROM THE JURISDICTION AND CONTROL OF ANY SUCH AGENCY ANY FUNCTION 47 CONFERRED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION ON AN AGENCY AUTHORIZED BY 48 SUCH CONSTITUTION, OR AFFECTING OR CHANGING ANY IMPLEMENTING STATUTES 49 RELATED TO SUCH AGENCIES OR ENTITIES; 50 (B) ABOLISHING ANY FUNCTION REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW OR INTERSTATE 51 COMPACTS; 52 (C) VIOLATING ANY COVENANT WITH BONDHOLDERS; OR 53 (D) ABOLISHING STATUTORILY PRESCRIBED FUNCTIONS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH 54 FUNCTIONS MAY BE ASSIGNED TO A DIFFERENT AGENCY THAN THE ONE TO WHICH 55 THEY WERE ORIGINALLY ASSIGNED BY THE STATUTE. A. 4013--A 5 1 2. NO REORGANIZATION PLAN SHALL HAVE THE EFFECT OF LIMITING IN ANY WAY 2 THE VALIDITY OF ANY STATUTE ENACTED, OR ANY REGULATION OR OTHER ACTION 3 MADE, PRESCRIBED, ISSUED, GRANTED OR PERFORMED IN RESPECT TO OR BY ANY 4 AGENCY BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT 5 THE PLAN SPECIFICALLY SO PROVIDES NOR SHALL SUCH PLAN HAVE THE EFFECT OF 6 LIMITING OR ALTERING THE ROLE OF THE SENATE IN THE ADVICE AND CONSENT TO 7 THE SELECTION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS. 8 S 39. EFFECTIVE DATE OF REORGANIZATION PLAN. 1. A REORGANIZATION PLAN 9 SHALL BE VOTED ON BY EACH HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE, WITHOUT AMENDMENT AS 10 SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SUCH SUBMISSION. 11 THE GOVERNOR MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE SUCH PLAN ANNUALLY AND MAY AMEND THAT 12 PLAN ONE TIME WITHIN SUCH THIRTY DAY PERIOD. BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLA- 13 TURE SHALL THEN HAVE THIRTY DAYS FROM THE SUBMISSION OF SUCH AMENDMENT 14 TO VOTE ON THE AMENDED REORGANIZATION PLAN. WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF BOTH 15 HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, NEITHER A PLAN NOR AN AMENDMENT MAY BE 16 SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR AFTER THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY IN ANY YEAR. 17 2. UNDER PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN A REORGANIZATION PLAN, A PROVISION OF 18 THE PLAN MAY BE EFFECTIVE AT A TIME LATER THAN THE DATE ON WHICH THE 19 PLAN OTHERWISE IS EFFECTIVE. 20 S 39-A. EFFECT ON ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT 21 AFFECT ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS, CIVIL OR CRIMINAL, BROUGHT BY OR AGAINST 22 ANY AGENCY OR OFFICER, THE FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF WHICH HAVE 23 BEEN TRANSFERRED OR ABOLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE; NOR SHALL ANY 24 REORGANIZATION AFFECT ANY ORDER OR RECOMMENDATION MADE BY, OR OTHER 25 MATTERS OR PROCEEDINGS BEFORE, ANY AGENCY OR OFFICER, THE FUNCTIONS, 26 POWERS AND DUTIES OF WHICH HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED OR ABOLISHED PURSUANT 27 TO A REORGANIZATION PLAN UNDER THIS ARTICLE. 28 S 39-B. SEVERABILITY. IF ANY CLAUSE, SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH, SUBDIVI- 29 SION, SECTION OR PART OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE ADJUDGED BY ANY COURT OF 30 COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE INVALID, SUCH JUDGMENT SHALL NOT AFFECT, 31 IMPAIR, OR INVALIDATE THE REMAINDER THEREOF, BUT SHALL BE CONFINED IN 32 ITS OPERATION TO THE CLAUSE, SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH, SUBDIVISION, SECTION 33 OR PART THEREOF DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE CONTROVERSY IN WHICH SUCH JUDG- 34 MENT SHALL HAVE BEEN RENDERED. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE INTENT OF 35 THE LEGISLATURE THAT THIS ARTICLE WOULD HAVE BEEN ENACTED EVEN IF SUCH 36 INVALID PROVISIONS HAD NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION. 37 S 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 54-b to 38 read as follows: 39 S 54-B. REORGANIZATION PLAN. THE LEGISLATURE MAY BY CONCURRENT RESOL- 40 UTION PRESCRIBE RULES FOR THE CONSIDERATION AND DISPOSITION OF A REOR- 41 GANIZATION PLAN, AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE THREE-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. 42 S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed 43 repealed May 31, 2014.

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