New York Consolidated Laws, State Administrative Procedure Act - SAP § 100. Legislative intent

The legislature hereby finds and declares that the administrative rulemaking, adjudicatory and licensing processes among the agencies of state government are inconsistent, lack uniformity and create misunderstanding by the public.  In order to provide the people with simple, uniform administrative procedures, an administrative procedure act is hereby enacted.  This act guarantees that the actions of administrative agencies conform with sound standards developed in this state and nation since their founding through constitutional, statutory and case law.  It insures that equitable practices will be provided to meet the public interest.

It is further found that in the public interest it is desirable for state agencies to meet the requirements imposed by the administrative procedure act.  Those agencies which will not have to conform to this act have been exempted from the act, either specifically by name or impliedly by definition.

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