New York State Assembly Introductory Books

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

This series contains a record of the introduction and subsequent progress of every bill introduced in the Assembly during legislative session from introduction to when it was delivered to the Governor and its final disposition. In addition to tracking its progress each bill includes: by whom and when introduced; Senate reprint number of Assembly bill, title; first , second and third readings; when sent and returned from Senate; when delivered to Governor; chapter number; and remarks.
12 cu. ft. (52 volumes)
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Chronological by year, then numeric by bill introductory number.

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This series contains a record of the introduction and subsequent progress of every bill introduced in the assembly during a legislative session.

The volumes contain the following information for each bill: date of introduction; by whom introduced; numbers: introductory, printers, Senate reprint number of Assembly bill; title; first reference (name of committee); second reading; when ordered to second reading; third reading; when ordered to third reading; rules report date; amend and recommit (date); amend on 2nd reading or 3rd reading (date); when passed, delivered to Senate; when returned from Senate amended; Senate amendments concurred; when returned from Senate; dates sent to City Clerk and returned by Mayor (1911-1923 only); Delivered to Governor: when, when returned to Governor; stricken Senate bill substituted reception number; chapter number; and remarks (e.g., died in Assembly, returned from Senate dead, passed and became Chapter [number filled in]).

This series is the primary record of the progress of each bill introduced in the Assembly. While most of the information appears in the New York Legislative Record and Index and other information appears in the Assembly Journal, the series contains the most complete information.

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Related Materials

Series L0054, Assembly Members Books, contain identical information arranged by sponsor of each bill. Series L0055, Assembly progress records of bills passed by Senate

Series L0056, Assembly progress records of Senate sponsors' bills passed

and Series L0057, Assembly bills progress registers, contain related records.

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