Bill Text: NY A01371 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to establishing a task force to study and report on the potential implementation of blockchain technology in state record keeping, information storage, and service delivery.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to governmental operations [A01371 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01371-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1371
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. VANEL, WOERNER, SIMON, BARRETT, MOSLEY, RA, RAIA,
          WRIGHT,  BARRON, PICHARDO, BLAKE, D'URSO, NIOU, HUNTER, DICKENS, JEAN-
          PIERRE, HYNDMAN, ARROYO, TAYLOR, SMITH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
          A.  COOK,  DenDEKKER  --  read  once  and referred to the Committee on
          Governmental Operations
        AN ACT in relation to establishing a task force to study and  report  on
          the  potential implementation of blockchain technology in state record
          keeping, information storage, and service delivery; and providing  for
          the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. A ten-member task force is hereby established to assess the
     2  feasibility, economic impacts and effectiveness of the implementation of
     3  blockchain technology in state record keeping, information storage,  and
     4  service delivery.
     5    § 2. The task force shall be comprised of:
     6    (a) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
     7    (b) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
     8    (c) two members appointed by the governor;
     9    (d)  two  members  appointed  by  the chief information officer of the
    10  office of information technology services;
    11    (e) one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and
    12    (f) one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.
    13    § 3. The task force shall meet  as  frequently  as  its  business  may
    14  require  and members of the task force shall receive no compensation for
    15  their services. The task force shall hold at least one public hearing in
    16  the course of conducting its examination and evaluation pursuant to this
    17  act.
    18    § 4. The task force shall provide a report to the governor, the speak-
    19  er of the assembly and the temporary  president  of  the  senate  on  or
    20  before January 1, 2021. Such report shall include:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01273-01-9

        A. 1371                             2
     1    (a) opportunities and risks associated with using blockchain technolo-
     2  gy in state record keeping, information storage, and service delivery;
     3    (b)  an  analysis of different types of blockchain technology, and the
     4  feasibility of implementing each type;
     5    (c) a list of private and public organizations in New York  state  and
     6  across  the  country which are currently using blockchain technology for
     7  record keeping, information storage, or service delivery; and
     8    (d) recommendations regarding the use of blockchain technology,  along
     9  with legislative and regulatory proposals as the task force deems neces-
    10  sary to implement such recommendations.
    11    §  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    12  deemed repealed January 1, 2021.
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