S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
AN ACT to amend the general construction law, in relation to allowing
for online publication of public notices
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The general construction law is amended by adding a new
section 40-a to read as follows:
S 40-A. PUBLIC NOTICES AND PUBLICATIONS. 1. SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS
OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF
LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IN ANY CASE IN WHICH NOTICE OF ANY FACT IS REQUIRED
BY LAW TO BE PUBLISHED OR ADVERTISED IN A NEWSPAPER, IN ADDITION SUCH
REQUIREMENT SHALL BE SATISFIED BY PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE IN AN ONLINE
NEWS PUBLICATION THAT:
A. PROVIDES GENERAL INTEREST NEWS ON A DAILY BASIS TO A DEFINED
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION; AND
B. HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY PUBLISHED FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE.
2. ANY PUBLICATION MADE PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS AND STIPULATIONS OF PUBLICATION IMPOSED BY
LAW OR BY ORDER OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION WITH REGARD TO THE
NOTICE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A REQUIREMENT THAT THE NOTICE BE PUBLISHED
IN A NEWSPAPER.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.