NY Assembly Enters Digital Age

Feb 20, 2015

Crews are busy wiring the desks of lawmakers in the state Assembly, three months after voters approved a constitutional amendment intended to bring the Legislature into the digital age.

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced Friday the creation of a new bipartisan working group to oversee the change. Previously, the state constitution had required printed bills, which tended to pile up on lawmakers' desks.The switch to paperless legislating will save millions of dollars in printing costs.

Heastie forecasts lawmakers will begin using computer tablets before the 2015 session ends in June.

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