File #: Int 1176-2016    Version: * Name: Requiring budget documents to be provided in certain formats.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 5/5/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring budget documents to be provided in certain formats
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Margaret S. Chin, James Vacca, Andrew Cohen, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: Beginning in Fiscal 2018, this legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to provide access to certain budget-related documents in a machine-readable format, such as an Excel or CSV spreadsheet. Specifically, it would require that OMB provide the documents in such format by posting them on its website, on the Open Data Portal, and through an application program interface, as well as providing a copy to the Council. The documents that would be included in such requirement include, the preliminary budget, and any supporting schedules; the executive budget, and any supporting schedules; the budget message; the council’s alterations to the executive budget, and any supporting schedules; the adopted budget, and any supporting schedules; the departmental estimates; the statement of proposed direct expenditures in each service district; the financial plan, and any supporting schedules or supplemental data; the draft ten-year capital strategy; the ten-year capital strategy; any report on staffing levels; and the budget function analysis.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1176, 2. Committee Report 6/12/17, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/12/17, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/12/17

Int. No. 1176

 

By Council Members Kallos, Ferreras-Copeland, Chin, Vacca, Cohen and Menchaca.

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring budget documents to be provided in certain formats

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 258.1 to read as follows:

§258.1. Format of documents. Beginning in fiscal year 2018, the office of management and budget shall at the time it posts on its website such documents as are required by chapters six, nine or ten of this charter or the financial emergency act for the city of New York and any other budget-related document provided by the mayor to the council, simultaneously provide such documents to the council and post such documents on its website, on the single web portal created pursuant to section 23-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York and through an open application program interface in both a human-readable format and non-proprietary format that permits automated processing capable of being downloaded in bulk, including, but not limited to, portable document format, ascii delimited comma separated values, opendocument spreadsheet, Excel binary file format, Microsoft Office open extensible markup language spreadsheet schema and extensible business reporting language or such other standards established by the secretary of the treasury and the director of the office of management and budget pursuant to section 4 of the digital accountability and transparency act of 2014, as enacted by public law 113-101. Such documents shall include, but not be limited to, the preliminary budget, and any supporting schedules thereto; the executive budget, and any supporting schedules thereto; the budget message; the council’s alterations to the executive budget, and any supporting schedules thereto; the adopted budget, and any supporting schedules thereto; the departmental estimates; the statement of proposed direct expenditures in each service district; the financial plan, and any modification thereof, and any supporting schedules or supplemental data thereto; the draft ten-year capital strategy; the ten-year capital strategy; any report on staffing levels; and the budget function analysis.

                     Section 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

                     

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