File #: Int 1176-2016    Version: Name: Requiring budget documents to be provided in certain formats.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
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: This legislation would require that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), at the time the Preliminary and Executive Budgets are submitted to the Council, provide the Council with both human- and machine-readable versions of the documents. In addition, for all other budget documents containing data, as defined by the Open Data Law, that OMB posts on its website, the legislation would require that within 10 days of posting OMB must also post machine-readable versions of the documents on their website and on the Open Data Portal.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1176-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1176, 3. Int. No. 1176, 4. Committee Report 6/12/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/12/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/12/17, 7. Proposed Int. No. 1176-A - 10/26/17, 8. Committee Report 10/31/17, 9. Hearing Transcript 10/31/17, 10. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement
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11/20/2017ABen Kallos Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/31/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Finance Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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6/12/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1176-A

 

By Council Member 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. Section 236 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 25 for the year 1998, is amended to read as follows:

Submission of the preliminary budget. Not later than the sixteenth day of January, the mayor shall submit to the council and publish a preliminary budget for the ensuing fiscal year. Copies of such budget shall be provided to the council, borough presidents, each community board and borough board, the city planning commission, and the department of city planning. [Beginning in calendar year 1999 and every calendar year thereafter, a] A copy of such preliminary budget shall also be provided to the council not later than the sixteenth day of January [on floppy disks having dimensions of three and one-half inches or on CD Roms. Such floppy disks or CD Roms shall be in a readable ascii format or readable Lotus or Excel spread sheet format] in both a human-readable format or spreadsheet and in a non-proprietary format or spreadsheet that permits automated processing and renders such data capable of being downloaded in bulk or any other format mutually agreed upon between the mayor and the council.

§2. Subdivision a of section 249 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 25 for the year 1998, is amended to read as follows:

a. Not later than the twenty-sixth day of April, the mayor shall submit to the council (1) a proposed executive budget for the ensuing fiscal year, and (2) a budget message, both of which, along with any accompanying reports and schedules, shall be printed forthwith. [Beginning in calendar year 1998 and every calendar year thereafter, c] Copies of such proposed executive budget, budget message and any accompanying reports and schedules shall also be provided to the council not later than the twenty-sixth day of April [on floppy disks having dimensions of three and one-half inches or on CD Roms. Such floppy disks or CD Roms shall be in a readable ascii format or readable Lotus or Excel spread sheet format] in both a human-readable format or spreadsheet and in a non-proprietary format or spreadsheet that permits automated processing and renders such data capable of being downloaded in bulk or any other format mutually agreed upon between the mayor and the council.

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

§258.1. Documents to be made available in certain formats. The office of management and budget shall, no later than ten days following the time it posts on its website any budget document, including, but not limited to, 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, post data, as such term is defined in subdivision b of section 23-501, contained in such documents on its website and on the single web portal created pursuant to section 23-502 in a non-proprietary format or spreadsheet that permits automated processing and renders such data capable of being downloaded in bulk, such as those formats that are consistent with the 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.

                     §4. This local law takes effect immediately.                      

 

RKC/ENB

LS #4467

5/2/2016 2:27p.m., amended 10/23/2017 8:43p.m.