Bill Text: NY A02640 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to electronic permit applications and electronic recordkeeping.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-08 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A02640 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02640-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2640
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        AN  ACT  to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to
          electronic permit applications and electronic recordkeeping
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The state administrative procedure act is amended by adding
     2  a new section 402 to read as follows:
     3    § 402. Electronic filing of applications for certain business permits.
     4  1.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a state agency
     5  may, by promulgation of regulations, permit an application for  a  busi-
     6  ness  permit  or other license subject to the provisions of this section
     7  to be filed with such agency, subscribed and affirmed by  the  applicant
     8  as  true  under penalty of perjury where statute otherwise requires that
     9  such signature be acknowledged, verified or sworn under oath.
    10    2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a state agen-
    11  cy may, by promulgation of regulations, permit  any  application  for  a
    12  business  permit  or  other  license  subject  to the provisions of this
    13  section to be submitted to such agency  by  electronic  means,  provided
    14  that  any  signature  required  thereon  shall  meet the requirements of
    15  subdivision three of section three hundred two of the  state  technology
    16  law,  and  the  use of electronic records shall meet the requirements of
    17  subdivision one of section three hundred five of  the  state  technology
    18  law.
    19    3.  This section shall apply to applications for the issuance, modifi-
    20  cation or renewal of any permit, license, certificate, approval,  regis-
    21  tration, charter, or similar form of permission or authority required by
    22  law,  or by state agency rules having the force and effect of law, which
    23  is required for a business  undertaking,  project  or  activity  for  an
    24  applicant,  but  shall  not  include  bonds  or  other forms of security
    25  required to be submitted by  applicants,  any  individual  licenses  for
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04581-01-9

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     1  practicing  a profession prescribed in title eight of the education law,
     2  filings under the uniform  commercial  code,  or  routine  licenses  and
     3  permits  for  individual  privileges, including licenses for operating a
     4  motor vehicle.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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