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Bill S3646A-2013

Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement

Authorizes volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement.

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  • May 30, 2014: returned to senate
  • May 30, 2014: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 10, 2014: referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
  • Mar 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 11, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 10, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 4, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.142
  • Jan 9, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 3646A
  • Jan 9, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • May 30, 2013: referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
  • May 30, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 30, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 29, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 22, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.743
  • Feb 8, 2013: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation - Feb 5, 2014
Ayes (12): Little, Bonacic, Griffo, Grisanti, Marcellino, Marchione, Ritchie, Serrano, Kennedy, Hoylman, Gipson, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3646A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement

PURPOSE: To allow local volunteer fire and ambulance companies to apply for records management grants from the local government records management improvement fund.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 is a statement of legislative intent.

Section 2 of the bill amends subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 57.17 of the arts and cultural affairs law to include volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies in certain definitions.

Section 3 of the bill authorizes promulgation of rules and regulations by the commissioner of education.

Section 4 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies provide vital services to their local communities. These not-for-profit volunteer emergency response organizations work closely with officials in their respective localities and help lessen the burdens of our local governments. However, these organizations are not considered "local governments" for purposes of the records management improvement grant program. As a result, under current law, volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies are not eligible for this beneficial grant program.

In volunteer emergency response organizations, best practices call for proper organization, retention and management of various records and documents. These records can include active member lists, documentation relating to length of service award programs, budgets, and mutual aid agreements - to name just a few. Adequate resources are required for proper administration of these documents. By making volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies eligible for the records management improvement grant program, this legislation can help these important not-for-profit organizations operate more effectively and efficiently in our local communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3646--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 8, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, FELDER, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- recommitted to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tour- ism, Parks and Recreation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to authorizing volunteer fire and ambulance companies to receive grants for local government records management improvement THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies perform vital services for the municipalities they serve. These not-for-profit volunteer emer- gency response organizations serve a meaningful public purpose by help- ing to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. Further, these organizations work collaboratively with municipal officials in their respective localities and help to reduce the burdens on our local governments. The records of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance compa- nies are important since they indicate the relationship, rights and responsibilities with respect to the communities they serve. And, proper records management assists municipalities and emergency response organ- izations with their legal obligations under the general municipal law. In addition, these records make appropriate information available to the public and to municipal officials with respect to fire and emergency services, and also reflect the historical development of the communities served by such volunteer fire and ambulance companies. For these reasons, the legislature hereby further finds and declares that not-for- profit volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies should
be eligible for the records management improvement grant program in order to help them operate more effectively and efficiently in our local communities. S 2. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 57.17 of the arts and cultural affairs law, as added by chapter 737 of the laws of 1987, are amended to read as follows: 1. "Local government" means any county, city, town, village, school district, board of cooperative educational services, district corpo- ration, public benefit corporation, public corporation, FIRE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, or other government created under state law that is not a state department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency, heretofore or hereafter established by law. 3. "Local officer" shall mean and include a local officer as defined in section two of the public officers law and any officer of a public benefit corporation, FIRE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW. S 3. The commissioner of education is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate any rules or regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this act. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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