senate Bill S3046

Amended

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.156
  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Mar / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3046A
  • 14 / Mar / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3046B
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.22
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3046C
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2097
Versions:
S3046
S3046A
S3046B
S3046C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7487, S7487

Votes

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8
Aye
0
Nay
0
aye with reservations
0
absent
1
excused
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abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3046

TITLE OF BILL: 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

PURPOSE: This legislation requires that committee and floor votes are
made public online and that session and committee meeting are webcast.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new section to 54-c of the Legislative law which
requires all committee and floor votes by the Senate and Assembly be
listed online within 24 hours of the vote on each houses perspective
website. This listing will include the bill number, date of vote, the
summary of legislation from the legislative retrieval system, whether
such vote was on the floor or in a committee and each member's vote
listed as aye or nay. It is requires that every committee meeting of
the Legislature and every session shall be webcast through the
official website of each respective house.

Section 2: This legislation will take effect on the 120th day after it
shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to allow access to the
proceedings and voting records of committee and session activities
conducted by both houses of the State Legislature.

Currently, many of the activities discussed in this legislation are
shared through webcasts. However, it is important all the actions of
the State Legislature are provided in a location that is easily
accessible to those represented by State Legislative Officials.

The availability of this information will allow the interested public
to follow day to day activities of the State Legislature as well as
their elected representatives actions in Albany.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 7487 - Referred to Investigations and
Government Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

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

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

                                  3046

                       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
  Government Operations

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.
                                                           LBD03224-01-3

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