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A04635 Summary:

BILL NOA04635
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01311-A
 
SPONSORThiele
 
COSPNSRGriffin
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Ren §§1020-kk & 1020-ll to be §§1020-xx & 1020-yy, ren §1020-ll to be §1020-zz, add §1020-kk, Pub Auth L
 
Requires the Long Island Power Authority to prepare a semi-annual expenditure and lobbying report to be submitted to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly; defines terms.
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A04635 Actions:

BILL NOA04635
 
02/04/2021referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
05/25/2021reported referred to rules
06/01/2021reported
06/01/2021rules report cal.178
06/01/2021substituted by s1311a
 S01311 AMEND=A GAUGHRAN
 01/11/2021REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 01/26/2021AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 01/26/2021PRINT NUMBER 1311A
 02/02/20211ST REPORT CAL.252
 02/03/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 02/08/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 05/05/2021PASSED SENATE
 05/05/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/05/2021referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
 06/01/2021substituted for a4635
 06/01/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.178
 06/01/2021passed assembly
 06/01/2021returned to senate
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A04635 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4635
 
SPONSOR: Thiele
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the Long Island Power Authority to prepare a semi-annual expenditure and lobbying report   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill requires the Long Island Power Authority and its service providers to report to the Governor and Legislature on a semi-annual basis, a detailed description of all expenses of the Authority which are related to advertising and lobbying.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends sections 1020-kk and 1020-11 of the public authorities law, by requiring the Long Island Power Authority and its service providers to issue detailed quarterly expenditure reports detailing expenses of the authority, which are related to lobbying and advertis- ing. The first report would be due by March 31, 2022 Section 2. Technical relettering of sections. Section 3. Provides that this act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Public authorities are corporate instruments of the State created by the Legislature to further public interests. In New York, these entities develop, operate and maintain some of our State's most critical infras- tructure including roads, bridges, schools, and in the case of the Long Island Power Authority, they control Long Islanders' access electricity and power. The Long Island Power Authority currently engages in both lobbying and advertising campaigns. Questions have arisen as to whether all lobbying activities of the authority have been properly accounted for and reported. The ratepayers who fund the Authority deserve to have a clear picture of exactly how and why funding is expended. This legislation is meant to clarify for ratepayers the amount of money that the Authority is expending, and the purpose for such expenditures. Upon receipt of this detailed expenditure report, the Legislature can examine the appro- priateness of the utilization of funds by the authority for such purposes.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL 'IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A04635 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4635
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 4, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          Long  Island  Power Authority to prepare a semi-annual expenditure and
          lobbying report

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Sections 1020-kk and 1020-ll of the public authorities law,
     2  section  1020-kk  as  renumbered  by chapter 520 of the laws of 2018 and
     3  section 1020-ll as renumbered by chapter 415 of the laws  of  2017,  are
     4  renumbered  sections  1020-xx  and  1020-yy and a new section 1020-kk is
     5  added to read as follows:
     6    § 1020-kk. Semi-annual expenditure and lobbying  report.    1.  On  or
     7  before March thirty-first, two thousand twenty-two and every semi-annual
     8  period  thereafter, the authority and its service providers shall report
     9  to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and  the  speaker
    10  of  the  assembly  regarding  advertising and lobbying activities of the
    11  authority, the trustees of the authority, any employee of the  authority
    12  or any service provider of the authority.
    13    2.  For the purposes of this title, the following terms shall have the
    14  following meanings:
    15    (a) Lobbying shall mean any attempt to influence:
    16    (i) the passage or defeat of any legislation or resolution  by  either
    17  house  of  the state legislature including but not limited to the intro-
    18  duction or intended introduction of such legislation  or  resolution  or
    19  approval or disapproval of any legislation;
    20    (ii)  the  adoption,  issuance, rescission, modification or terms of a
    21  gubernatorial executive order;
    22    (iii) the adoption or rejection of any rule or regulation  having  the
    23  force and effect of law by a state agency;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04607-03-1

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     1    (iv) the passage or defeat of any local law, ordinance, resolution, or
     2  regulation by any municipality;
     3    (v)  the  adoption, issuance, rescission, modification or terms of any
     4  executive order issued by the chief executive officer of a municipality;
     5  and
     6    (vi) the adoption or rejection of any rule, regulation, or  resolution
     7  having  the  force  and  effect of a local law, ordinance, resolution or
     8  regulation.
     9    (b) Advertising shall mean any promotional activity or public  service
    10  announcement  that requires the purchase of media space, including tele-
    11  vision airtime, radio airtime, internet media space, billboards, newspa-
    12  per space, magazine space or any private publication which requires  the
    13  expenditure of any public funds.
    14    3.  The  authority  and  its  service providers shall prepare separate
    15  reports to include the following information:
    16    (a) For lobbying, such report shall include, but not  be  limited  to:
    17  the  name  of the trustee, employee of the authority or service provider
    18  engaging in lobbying; the name of the public official or public employee
    19  that the trustee lobbied; the date and time of the meeting  or  communi-
    20  cation;  the  subject matter discussed, and any expenses incurred by the
    21  authority or its service provider  for  travel,  lodging,  or  meals  in
    22  connection with such lobbying.
    23    (b) For advertising, such report shall include, but not be limited to,
    24  itemization  of  any  public  funds spent on advertising and information
    25  pertaining to the advertising marketing plan including measurable  goals
    26  and objectives for the advertising campaign.
    27    §  2.  Section 1020-ll of the public authorities law, as renumbered by
    28  chapter 520 of the laws of 2018, is renumbered section 1020-zz.
    29    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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