•  Summary 
  •  
  •  Actions 
  •  
  •  Committee Votes 
  •  
  •  Floor Votes 
  •  
  •  Memo 
  •  
  •  Text 
  •  
  •  LFIN 
  •  
  •  Chamber Video/Transcript 

A04591 Summary:

BILL NOA04591A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05807-A
 
SPONSORMcDonald
 
COSPNSRRozic
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §12, NYS Print L
 
Requires state agencies to make available all public documents in a digital format on their website in a manner that allows such documents to be printed; provides that no document required by law to remain confidential shall be deemed a public document.
Go to top    

A04591 Actions:

BILL NOA04591A
 
02/17/2023referred to governmental operations
03/09/2023amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
03/09/2023print number 4591a
03/15/2023reported referred to rules
03/15/2023reported
03/15/2023rules report cal.109
03/15/2023ordered to third reading rules cal.109
03/15/2023passed assembly
03/15/2023delivered to senate
03/15/2023REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
01/03/2024DIED IN SENATE
01/03/2024RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/03/2024ordered to third reading cal.126
Go to top

A04591 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4591A
 
SPONSOR: McDonald
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state printing and public documents law, in relation to requiring state agencies to make available all public docu- ments in a digital format on their website   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require state agencies to make public documents available online   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill is the title, "online digital paperwork reduction act." Section two would amend Section 12 of the Printing and Public Documents Law to require all state agencies to post public documents, such as annual reports, on their websites. Section three would set forth the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSIONS: Technical amendments to effectuate the intent of the bill, by amending Printing and Public Documents Law rather than the Executive Law.   JUSTIFICATION: In the past, we have evolved and made changes to avoid printing out so many documents as the Legislature. For example, in 2014, voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows for the legislature to go paper- less by removing the requirement that bills be printed and placed on lawmakers' desks. Years later, this shift remains a success. By elimi- nating automatic bill printing and having all legislation and annual reports available on a digital format, we likely saved taxpayers millions of dollars while keeping these documents easily accessible for viewing from a laptop or mobile device. Unarguably, this is the next logical step we need to take. This legislation requires state agencies to make public documents available online, in a manner that they may be printed if desired, but they will not be required to be printed, there- fore eliminating waste and preserving resources.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2022: A.6625 (Galef) - Referred to Governmental Operations 2021: A.6625 (Galef) - Referred to Governmental Operations 2020: A.6141 (Galef) - Referred to Governmental Operations 2019: A.6141 (Galef) - Referred to Governmental Operations 2018: A.10261-A (Galef) - Reported to Rules   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: There are no costs to the State or local governments associated with the passage of this legislation. However, it is projected that if passed, this legislation could show substantial savings to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 90th day.
Go to top

A04591 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         4591--A
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 17, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the New York state printing and public documents law, in
          relation to requiring state agencies  to  make  available  all  public
          documents in a digital format on their website
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 12 of the New York state printing and public  docu-
     2  ments law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  Each  state  agency shall make all public documents, as defined in
     4  this article, available in a digital format on its website in  a  manner
     5  that  allows such documents to be printed.  Under no circumstances shall
     6  any document that is required by law to remain confidential be deemed  a
     7  public document.
     8    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     9  have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08861-02-3
Go to top