Bill Text: NY A01650 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes the New York state digital payment application agency acceptance task force to examine the possibility of offering such as a payment option for all moneys collected by state agencies from individuals.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-16 - referred to governmental operations [A01650 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01650-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1650
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced   by   M.   of  A.  VANEL,  DICKENS,  ORTIZ,  RIVERA,  BLAKE,
          JEAN-PIERRE, D'URSO, LAWRENCE, RAIA, LAVINE, PICHARDO, MOSLEY, BARRON,
          BICHOTTE, GIGLIO, GOODELL -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  COOK,
          DAVILA,  LUPARDO, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT establishing the New York state digital payment application agen-
          cy acceptance task force
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  1. The department of financial services is hereby author-
     2  ized to establish the New York state digital payment application  agency
     3  acceptance  task  force to provide the governor and the legislature with
     4  information  on  the  potential  effects  of  state  agencies  accepting
     5  payments via digital payment applications.
     6    2. The task force shall be comprised of:
     7    a. two members appointed by the governor;
     8    b. two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
     9    c. two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
    10    d. one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
    11    e. one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; and
    12    f. two members appointed by the superintendent of financial services.
    13    3. The task force shall:
    14    a.  identify  what  state  agencies collect payments from individuals,
    15  what such payments are collected for and  through  what  mechanism  such
    16  payments are currently permitted to be made through;
    17    b. examine and evaluate the availability, effectiveness, and trustwor-
    18  thiness  of  digital  payment applications including but not limited to,
    19  Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Google Wallet, Squarecash, and Applepay;
    20    c. identify any state or federal agency that currently accepts digital
    21  payment application payments and evaluate the effectiveness of such; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01296-01-9

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     1    d. make recommendations on how to effectively implement  the  practice
     2  of digital payment application acceptance by state agencies.
     3    4.  Such  task force shall collaborate with state and city of New York
     4  agencies including, but not limited to, the department of  taxation  and
     5  finance and the department of finance of the city of New York.
     6    5.  The  department of financial services shall submit a report, on or
     7  before January 1, 2021, to the governor and the legislature of its find-
     8  ings, conclusions and recommendations, and  legislative  and  regulatory
     9  proposals deemed necessary to implement such recommendations.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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