senate Bill S3046B
(R, C, IP) 5th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast.
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, or to the extent practicable, 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, nay, excused,
absent, or abstain. 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
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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