Bill Text: NY A06140 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes competitive paperwork reduction project grants; provides that such grants may be included for calculations of government efficiency plans.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - referred to governmental operations [A06140 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06140-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GALEF, ENGLEBRIGHT, ORTIZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED,
          MONTESANO -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to grants to assist local
          governments with reducing paper
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Article 7 of the executive law is amended by adding  a  new
     2  section 171 to read as follows:
     3    §  171. Grants to local governments for the reduction of paper use. 1.
     4  Within the annual amounts appropriated therefor, the secretary of  state
     5  may award grants on a competitive basis to local governments in order to
     6  reduce  paper  usage and to implement digital alternatives to paper. The
     7  secretary of state shall  by  regulation  establish  criteria  for  such
     8  competitive grants, which shall at a minimum:
     9    (a)  provide  that the maximum grant amount shall not exceed ten thou-
    10  sand dollars per local government;
    11    (b) require local matching funds equal to twenty-five percent  of  the
    12  total amount of such grant; and
    13    (c)  establish  an application, evaluation, and award process for such
    14  grant program, which shall be competitive and publicly available.
    15    2. Grants awarded to local governments pursuant to this section may be
    16  included in calculations to demonstrate  three  year  cost  savings  and
    17  efficiencies  for  government efficiency plans submitted to the director
    18  of the budget pursuant to subdivisions three and four of section three-d
    19  of the general municipal law.
    20    3. For the purposes of this section, the term "local government" shall
    21  have the same meaning as in section three-c  of  the  general  municipal
    22  law.
    23    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    24  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.