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 29, 2013
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and
AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to requiring that
committee and floor votes be made available online and that session
and committee meetings be webcast
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. COMMITTEE AND FLOOR VOTES AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO BE POSTED
ONLINE. 1. ALL VOTES TAKEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY OR
VOTES TAKEN IN ANY COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE LISTED ON THE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE 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, WHETH-
ER SUCH VOTE WAS ON THE FLOOR OR IN A COMMITTEE AND EACH MEMBER'S VOTE
LISTED AS AYE OR NAY.
2. EVERY COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY SESSION SHALL
BE WEBCAST THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF EACH 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.