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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Comptroller DiNapoli's Legislative Program


Since taking office in 2007, Comptroller DiNapoli has proposed legislation to increase accountability and transparency of New York state and local government.  These efforts have focused on reforming not only the investment practices of the Common Retirement Fund, the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System, the New York Police and Fire Retirement System, but also the State budget process, state procurement practices and school accountability.  Comptroller DiNapoli is committed to strengthening New York’s laws to:

  • Ensure accountability, transparency and appropriate spending of taxpayer dollars,
  • Stop fraud and abuse,
  • Improve the effectiveness of government programs, and
  • Protect the interests of New York’s citizens.

Legislative Session 2019-2020:

Proposed Legislation:

  • Comptroller Authority to Audit Local Development Corporations (LDCs) - A.7476 (Magnarelli)/S.5445 (Skoufis) - Relates to audits by the State Comptroller of certain organizations controlled by municipal corporations and certain other government entities.
  • Local Government Ethics - A.7477 (Theile)/S.5548 (Biaggi)- Strengthens the current conflict of interest and ethics laws covering local governments in a number of ways including, but not limited to, prohibiting municipal officers and employees from acting in relation to certain matters in which they or a relative have an interest and expanding the issues required to be addressed in local codes of ethics to include nepotism.
  • Ethical Standards for State Agency Contractors Act - S.5449 (Skoufis) - Establishes ethical standards for certain state agency contractors performing inherently governmental and mission-critical functions or rendering a service or services pursuant to an information-risk contract.
  • Omnibus Procurement Amendments - S.5624 (Krueger) - Relates to participation by state agencies in a system used by the comptroller to compile vendor responsibility information; defining information technology for procurement purposes; clarifying the use of best and final offers for invitations for bids and requests for proposals for goods, services and technology; clarifying the use of contracts let by another governmental agency; and clarifying the valuation of non-cash contracts by the state comptroller.
  • Audit Response Timeframe - S.5448 (Skoufis) – Relates to the timeframe for the implementation of recommendations included within final reports for corrective action.
  • Direct Deposit for New State Employees - S.5447 (Gounardes) - Requires the payment of salaries by direct deposit for state employees hired after January 1, 2021.
  • Increase ABLE Account Balance - A.7473 (Gunther) - Increases the maximum account balance for the New York Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program to match the federally authorized level.
  • Justice Center Audits - S.5446 (Carlucci) - Authorizes certain reports relating to reportable incidents involving vulnerable persons to be made available to officers and employees of the state comptroller for the purposes of a duly authorized performance audit.
  • Pre-Audit - State Insurance Fund - S.5789 (Ramos) - Relates to the pre-audit of expenditures from the state insurance fund by the state comptroller.

Archived Legislation