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Bill S1863-2013

Requires global positioning system technology in state vehicles on and after January first, two thousand fourteen

Requires global positioning system technology in state vehicles on and after January first, two thousand fifteen.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S1863

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the state technology law, in relation to global positioning system technology in state vehicles on and after January 1, 2014

PURPOSE: This bill would require that all vehicles acquired for state use on or after January 1, 2014 be equipped with global positioning system technology.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - adds a new section 201-b to the Executive Law providing that all vehicles acquired for state use on or after January 1, 2014 shall be equipped with global positioning system technology. The Office of General Services, in coordination with the Office for Technology, is required to establish a program to track these vehicles and submit such plan to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly on or before July 1, 2014.

Section 2 - adds a new section 103-a to the State Technology Law to provide all vehicles acquired for state use on or after January 1, 2014 shall be equipped with global positioning system technology. The Office of General Services, in coordination with the Office for Technology, is required to establish a program to track these vehicles and submit such plan to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly on or before July 1, 2014.

Section 3 - Effective date.

CURRENT LAW: New law in New York State. Many local communities in New York, and other states and communities across the country have recognized the safety and cost benefits of using this technology.

JUSTIFICATION: Global positioning systems have now become mainstream technology that can provide many benefits at low cost. The systems can provide important safety benefits to operators of vehicles in the event of an accident, storm or vehicle breakdown. They can be used to help an operator who is lost, and instantly locate a vehicle that has been involved in an accident. In addition, the system can determine if a vehicle is being improperly used, offering savings to the state for fuel, wear on the vehicle, employee time misused and potential liability when a state vehicle is being improperly operated. The benefits, in both heightened safety and cost savings far exceed the modest costs to install and monitor these systems.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Expected savings to state.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.3518 -- INVESTIGATIONS 2011-2012 S.3226-A - FINANCE

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and the amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation

of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1863 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state technology law, in relation to global positioning system technology in state vehicles on and after January 1, 2014 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 201-b to read as follows: S 201-B. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IN STATE VEHICLES. 1. ALL VEHICLES ACQUIRED FOR STATE USE ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU- SAND FOURTEEN SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLO- GY. 2. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE OFFICE FOR TECHNOLOGY, SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO TRACK VEHICLES ACQUIRED BY THE STATE WITH THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND SHALL SUBMIT SUCH PLAN IN WRITING TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR- TEEN. S 2. The state technology law is amended by adding a new section 103-a to read as follows: S 103-A. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IN STATE VEHICLES. 1. ALL VEHICLES ACQUIRED FOR STATE USE ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU- SAND FOURTEEN SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLO- GY. 2. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE OFFICE FOR TECHNOLOGY, SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO TRACK VEHICLES ACQUIRED BY THE STATE WITH THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND SHALL SUBMIT SUCH PLAN IN WRITING TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
AND SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR- TEEN. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made.

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