Bill Text: NY S01311 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-08 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01311 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01311-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1311

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          Long  Island  Power  Authority  to prepare a quarterly 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. Quarterly expenditure and lobbying report.  1. On or before
     7  March thirty-first, two thousand twenty-two and every  quarterly  period
     8  thereafter,  the  authority  shall report to the governor, the temporary
     9  president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly regarding adver-
    10  tising and lobbying activities of the authority,  the  trustees  of  the
    11  authority or any employee of the authority.
    12    2.  For the purposes of this title, the following terms shall have the
    13  following meanings:
    14    (a) Lobbying shall mean any attempt to influence:
    15    (i) the passage or defeat of any legislation or resolution  by  either
    16  house  of  the state legislature including but not limited to the intro-
    17  duction or intended introduction of such legislation  or  resolution  or
    18  approval or disapproval of any legislation;
    19    (ii)  the  adoption,  issuance, rescission, modification or terms of a
    20  gubernatorial executive order;
    21    (iii) the adoption or rejection of any rule or regulation  having  the
    22  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.
                                                                   LBD04607-01-1

        S. 1311                             2

     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  shall  prepare  a  report to include the following
    15  information:
    16    (a) For lobbying, such report shall include, but not  be  limited  to:
    17  the  name of the trustee or employee of the authority engaging in lobby-
    18  ing; the name of the public official or public employee that the trustee
    19  lobbied; the date and time of the  meeting  or  communication;  and  any
    20  expenses  incurred  by  the  authority  for travel, lodging, or meals in
    21  connection with such lobbying.
    22    (b) For advertising, such report shall include, but not be limited to,
    23  itemization of any public funds spent  on  advertising  and  information
    24  pertaining  to the advertising marketing plan including measurable goals
    25  and objectives for the advertising campaign.
    26    § 2. Section 1020-ll of the public authorities law, as  renumbered  by
    27  chapter 520 of the laws of 2018, is renumbered section 1020-zz.
    28    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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