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NY Assembly passes 'paperless' bill
ALBANY -- On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed legislation crafted by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco to have the state legislature go digital.
CBS6's Greg Floyd had reported several times about the millions of dollars in paper used, and often wasted, at the State Capitol. Much of it is in the form of bills that are printed over and over - hundreds of copies that aren't read.
This actually requires a Constitutional amendment, because the State Constitution says that bills must sit on members desks before the members can vote on them. It appears to have a good chance of passing in the Senate. If it happens, it would go up for a public vote in November next year.