Establishes the task force for the review of rules, regulations and public authorities to perform a review and make recommendations relating to the necessity for each rule, regulation and public authority.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (2): Avella, Squadron
Excused (1): Martins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the task force for the review of rules, regulations and public authorities
PURPOSE: Establishes the task force for the review of rules, regulations and public authorities once every ten years.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1- The executive law is amended by adding a new article 3-B. Article 3-B establishes that every ten years on or before March ft (in years that end with a four) a task force for the review of current rules, regulations and public authorities will be convened. It establishes the composition of the board and provides for the task force to hold public hearings and have powers of a legislative committee pursuant to legislative law. Task force members will not be compensated for their services on this task force. The task force will submit a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the Governor, State Comptroller and the Legislature on or before January 1st of the following year. They also will submit legislative proposals as it deems necessary to implement its recommendations. The recommendations for the repeal of any unnecessary rule or regulation shall be binding unless by concurrent resolution the legislature rejects the recommendation in whole or in part. The task force will be dissolved upon submission of the report.
JUSTIFICATION: Quite often rules, regulations and public authorities may be necessary for a concept that becomes outdated with time. As such, the State and its agencies can become riddled with cumbersome rules and regulations that are no longer pertinent. Therefore, it is incumbent on the State's government to set up a system to evaluate all of New York State's public authorities, rules and regulations on a regular basis to weed out any unnecessary or archaic procedures. This will allow for the streamlining of regulatory reform and assist in making sure that the State and its agencies are running as efficiently as possible.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5519--A Cal. No. 1036 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the task force for the review of rules, regulations and public authorities 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 article 3-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 3-B REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES SECTION 39-G. TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. S 39-G. TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 1. ON OR BEFORE MARCH FIRST IN EACH YEAR THAT ENDS WITH A FOUR, THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL EXAMINE, EVAL- UATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE UTILITY OF AND THE NECESSI- TY FOR EACH STATE RULE, REGULATION AND PUBLIC AUTHORITY. 2. THE TASK FORCE FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES SHALL BE COMPOSED OF ELEVEN MEMBERS APPOINTED AS FOLLOWS: THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE STATE COMPTROLLER; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY; ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE; AND ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE GOVERNOR SHALL DESIGNATE THE CHAIR OF THE TASK FORCE FROM AMONG HIS OR HER APPOINTEES.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11014-02-3 S. 5519--A 2
3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SHALL HAVE THE POWERS OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW. 4. THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. 5. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE AND SHALL UTILIZE AND BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH FACILI- TIES, RESOURCES AND DATA OF ANY COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION, OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO CARRY OUT PROPERLY ITS POWERS AND DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. 6. THE TASK FORCE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST IN EACH YEAR THAT ENDS WITH A FIVE, SUBMIT A REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE LEGISLA- TURE, AND SHALL SUBMIT WITH SUCH REPORT SUCH LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE REPEAL OF ANY UNNECESSARY RULE OR REGULATION SHALL BE BINDING UNLESS BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION THE LEGISLATURE SHALL REJECT THE RECOM- MENDATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART. 7. EACH TASK FORCE SHALL BE DISSOLVED UPON SUBMISSION OF ITS REPORT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.