Bill Text: NY A08783 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates the digital currency task force to provide the governor and the legislature with information on the potential effects of the widespread implementation of digital currencies on financial markets in the state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-11-27 - referred to banks [A08783 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A08783-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          8783
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    November 27, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Banks
        AN ACT to establish the digital currency task force
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The department of financial services is hereby authorized
     2  to establish the New York state digital currency task force  to  provide
     3  the  governor  and  the  legislature  with  information on the potential
     4  effects of the widespread implementation of digital currencies on finan-
     5  cial markets in the state.
     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  the  department  of
    13  financial services.
    14    § 3. The task force shall:
    15    a. examine and evaluate digital currencies within the state;
    16    b.  identify the potential effects of the widespread implementation of
    17  digital currencies on financial markets;
    18    c. review the impact of the department's BitLicense program on the use
    19  of digital currencies; and
    20    d. make recommendations to further utilize digital  currencies  within
    21  the state.
    22    § 4. Such task force shall collaborate with state and city of New York
    23  agencies  including,  but not limited to, the department of taxation and
    24  finance and the department of finance of the city of New York.
    25    § 5. The department of financial services shall submit a report, on or
    26  before January 1, 2019, to the governor and the legislature of its find-
    27  ings, conclusions and recommendations, and  legislative  and  regulatory
    28  proposals deemed necessary to implement such recommendations.
    29    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13663-02-7
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