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New York Consolidated Laws, State Administrative Procedure Act - SAP § 201-a. Job impact

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1. In developing a rule, an agency shall strive to accomplish the objectives of applicable statutes in a manner which minimizes any unnecessary adverse impacts on existing jobs and promotes the development of new employment opportunities, including opportunities for self-employment, for the residents of the state.

2. Before proposing a rule for adoption or adopting a rule on an emergency basis, an agency shall evaluate the potential impact of the rule on jobs and employment opportunities.

(a) When it is apparent from the nature and purpose of the rule that it will not have a substantial adverse impact on jobs and employment opportunities, the agency shall include in the notice of proposed rule making or the notice of emergency adoption a statement that the agency has determined that the rule will not have a substantial adverse impact on jobs and employment opportunities;  provided, however, that, where appropriate, such statement shall indicate that the agency has determined the rule will have a positive impact on jobs and employment opportunities, or will have no impact on jobs and employment opportunities.  Except where it is evident from the subject matter of the rule that the rule could only have a positive impact or no impact on jobs and employment opportunities, the agency shall include in the statement prepared pursuant to this paragraph a summary of the information and methodology underlying its determination.

(b) When it is apparent from the nature and purpose of the rule that it may have a substantial adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities, the agency shall issue a job impact statement which contains information on:

(i) the nature of the impact the rule will have on jobs and employment opportunities;

(ii) the categories of jobs or employment opportunities affected by the rule;

(iii) the approximate number of jobs or employment opportunities affected in each category;

(iv) any region of the state where the rule would have a disproportionate adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities;  and

(v) any measures which the agency has taken to minimize any unnecessary adverse impacts on existing jobs and to promote the development of new employment opportunities.

(c) When the information available to an agency is insufficient to enable it to determine whether a rule will have a substantial adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities, or to prepare a job impact statement pursuant to paragraph (b) of this subdivision, the agency shall issue a statement indicating the information which it needs to complete a job impact statement and requesting the assistance of other state agencies and the public in obtaining such information.

(d) An agency shall issue a revised job impact statement when:

(i) the information presented in the statement is inadequate or incomplete;

(ii) the proposed rule contains any substantial revisions which necessitate that such statement be modified;  or

(iii) the agency has issued a statement pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subdivision, and has received information from other state agencies or the public which enable it to provide a more complete evaluation of the potential impact of the rule on jobs and employment opportunities.

(e) If, after requesting the assistance of other state agencies and the public pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subdivision, an agency is still unable to determine whether the rule will have a substantial adverse impact on jobs and employment opportunities, it may adopt the rule.  When adopting a rule pursuant to this paragraph, the agency shall issue a revised job impact statement which includes information on the measures the agency took to evaluate the potential impact of the rule on jobs and employment opportunities.

(f) When adopting a rule on an emergency basis, an agency may defer the issuance of any statement pursuant to this section, provided that the statement is published in the state register within thirty days of the effective date of the emergency rule.

(g) When any statement issued pursuant to this section exceeds two thousand words, the agency shall prepare a summary of such statement in less than two thousand words for publication in the state register in which it shall identify the website of the agency, or of another state entity, on which the full text of the statement has been posted.

(h) An agency may consider a series of closely related and simultaneously proposed rules as one rule for the purpose of submitting a consolidated job impact statement.

(i) Where a rule would have a measurable impact on opportunities for self-employment, the agency shall include a discussion of such impact in any statement prepared pursuant to this section.

3. (a) The commissioner of labor and the commissioner of economic development may review any statement issued pursuant to this section, and may consult informally with any agency preparing such a statement and advise it on the potential impact of a rule on jobs and employment opportunities.

(b) When the commissioner of labor and the commissioner of economic development concur in a determination that additional evaluation of the potential impact of a proposed rule on jobs and employment opportunities is needed to assist in the minimization of any unnecessary adverse impacts of the rule on jobs or employment opportunities, they shall issue a statement of concurrence and transmit a copy of such statement to the agency and to the secretary of state for publication in the state register.  The statement of concurrence shall:

(i) identify each proposed rule which is the subject of the statement of concurrence;

(ii) set forth the basis for the determination that additional evaluation of the potential impact of the rule is needed to assist in the minimization of any unnecessary adverse impacts on jobs or employment opportunities, and, where relevant, identify each aspect of the job impact statement which is incomplete or deficient;

(iii) include appropriate recommendations for additional evaluation of the impact of the rule or of any measures which the agency should consider to minimize any adverse impacts of the rule on jobs or employment opportunities;  and

(iv) specify a time period of not more than ninety days for the agency to perform such additional evaluation or consider such recommendations.

(c) An agency shall strive to perform such additional evaluation or consider such measures as are recommended in a statement of concurrence within the time period set forth therein.  No agency shall adopt the rule which is the subject of the statement of concurrence until:

(i) the agency has performed the additional evaluation or considered the measures recommended in the statement of concurrence, and has issued a revised job impact statement, which is acceptable to the commissioners of economic development and labor, setting forth any changes which it will make to the rule to minimize any adverse impacts on jobs or employment opportunities;  or

(ii) after the expiration of the time period set forth in the statement of concurrence.

(d) The statement of concurrence shall be considered public comment for the purpose of this article and shall be summarized and analyzed in any assessment of public comment.

4. Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing an agency from adopting a rule on an emergency basis at any time.

5. Copies of any statement prepared pursuant to this section, including any statement of concurrence, shall be distributed as provided in subdivision six-a of section two hundred two of this article.

6. For the purposes of this section:

(a) “rule” shall mean any rule proposed or any rule adopted on an emergency basis pursuant to this article, except for:

(i) any rule defined in subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision two of section one hundred two of this article;

(ii) any rule defined in subdivisions ten, eleven or twelve of section one hundred two of this article;  or

(iii) any rule proposed or adopted by the state comptroller or the attorney general.

(b) “impact on jobs or employment opportunities” shall mean a change in the number of jobs and employment opportunities, including opportunities for self-employment, primarily attributable to the adoption of a rule, which would otherwise be available to the residents of the state in the two-year period commencing on the date the rule takes effect.

(c) “substantial adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities” shall mean a decrease of more than one hundred full-time annual jobs and employment opportunities, including opportunities for self-employment, in the state, or the equivalent in part-time or seasonal employment, which would otherwise be available to the residents of the state in the two-year period commencing on the date the rule takes effect.

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