senate Bill S2465

Requires that floor votes be listed on each member's page on the official website of their respective house

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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Requires that floor votes be listed on each member's page on the official website of their respective house.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2281
Versions:
S2465
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A6879, S5365A, A6879A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2465

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to
requiring that member floor votes be made available online

PURPOSE: Requires that floor votes be listed on each member's page on
the official websites of the Senate or Assembly.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 requires all votes taken on the floor of the Senate or
Assembly to be listed on each member's page on the official website of
the irrespective houses within twenty-four hours of the vote.
Requires the listing to include the bill number, date of vote, summary
of legislation, and the member's vote listed as yes or no.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will promote accessibility and
transparency by allowing the public to view their representatives
voting records on member pages of the Senate or Assembly websites.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.5365 - Referred to Investigations/A.6879
- Referred to Government Operations
2011: S.5365 - Referred to Investigations/A.6879 - Referred to
Government Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2465

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  that
  member floor votes be made available online

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 54-c
to read as follows:
  S 54-C. VOTES TO BE POSTED ONLINE. ALL VOTES TAKEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE
SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL BE LISTED ON EACH MEMBER'S PAGE ON THE OFFICIAL
WEBSITE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSES WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE VOTE.
SUCH LISTING SHALL INCLUDE THE BILL NUMBER, DATE OF VOTE, THE SUMMARY OF
THE LEGISLATION FROM THE LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND  THE  MEMBER'S
VOTE  LISTED  AS  YES OR NO. SUCH LISTING SHALL BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED AS
"MEMBER'S VOTING RECORD" ON THE MEMBER'S PAGE OF THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF
THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04039-01-3

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