senate Bill S3046C

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

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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:
A2097C
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

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BILL NUMBER:S3046C

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 live webcast and archived

PURPOSE:

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

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 live webcast and archived
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; provided, however, that the obligation to
archive webcasts of committee meetings, hearings, and sessions of the
legislature as provided in section one of this act shall only apply to
webcasts occurring on or after the effective date of this act.


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

                                 3046--C
    Cal. No. 22

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, GIPSON, MARTINS, PARK-
  ER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Investigations  and  Government  Operations --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations and Government Oper-
  ations  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably
  from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

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 live webcast and archived

  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
SUCH  VOTE,  TO  THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.  SUCH LISTING SHALL INCLUDE THE
BILL NUMBER, DATE OF VOTE, THE  SUMMARY  OF  THE  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.
  2. EVERY COMMITTEE MEETING AND HEARING OF THE  LEGISLATURE  AND  EVERY
SESSION  SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND ARCHIVED THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03224-10-4

S. 3046--C                          2

  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that  the  obligation  to
archive  webcasts  of  committee  meetings, hearings and sessions of the
legislature as provided in section one of this act shall only  apply  to
webcasts occurring on or after the effective date of this act.

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