Bill S4505-2011

Requires agency payroll records be made available

Requires agency payroll records be made available.

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Actions

  • Jun 6, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • Jun 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 6, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 22, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.886
  • Mar 5, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Apr 7, 2011: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Investigations and Government Operations - Mar 5, 2012
Ayes (6): Marcellino, Alesi, Golden, Nozzolio, Zeldin, Diaz
Ayes W/R (2): Squadron, Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4505

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend public officers law, in relation to making agency payroll records available

PURPOSE: To ensure that the names, titles, salaries and public office addresses of public employees are clearly accessible to the public.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision three of section eighty-seven of the public officers law to clarify that notwithstanding any other provision in article six, each agency shall maintain and make available the records specified in subdivision three.

Section two provides that that this act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION: Section 87(3)(b) of FOIL already directs agencies to maintain a "record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency." In fact, this requirement has been in place for more than thirty years. While agencies have routinely disclosed this information, explicitly stating that the records must be made available will eliminate any questions regarding disclosure and ensure that the records are clearly accessible to the public.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4505 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 7, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend public officers law, in relation to making agency payroll records available THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 87 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: [Each] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THIS ARTICLE, EACH agen- cy shall maintain AND MAKE AVAILABLE: S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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