assembly Bill A5867B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2012 print number 5867b
Mar 06, 2012 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to governmental operations
Apr 28, 2011 print number 5867a
Apr 28, 2011 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Mar 02, 2011 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5867 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S393
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10314, S7109
2013-2014: A107, S3438
2015-2016: A5761, S2675
2017-2018: A4356, A9738, S4586
2019-2020: A121, S1630

A5867 - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

A5867 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5867

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, STEVENSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. P. RIVERA, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
  Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers law, in relation to publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section  1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 84. Legislative declaration. The legislature  hereby  finds  that  a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more  open  a  government  is with its citizenry, the greater the under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As state and local government services increase  and  public  problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with  the  resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it is incum-
bent upon the state and its localities to extend  public  accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and  to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is
basic to our society. Access to such information should not be  thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE  THE  FREEDOM  OF  INFORMATION  LAW, ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY HAVE
ENHANCED THE ABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO  AND  WIDELY  DISSEMINATE  PUBLIC
INFORMATION.    ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT GOVERNMENT AGEN-
CIES, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHOULD  PUBLISH  RECORDS  THAT  ARE  OF
PUBLIC  INTEREST  AND  AVAILABLE  UNDER  THIS ARTICLE PROACTIVELY ON THE
INTERNET.
  The legislature therefore declares that  government  is  the  public's
business  and that the public, individually and collectively and repres-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00837-01-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5867A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S393
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10314, S7109
2013-2014: A107, S3438
2015-2016: A5761, S2675
2017-2018: A4356, A9738, S4586
2019-2020: A121, S1630

A5867A - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

A5867A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5867--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, STEVENSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.  P. RIVERA, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section 1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by  chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 84. Legislative  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby finds that a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more open a government is with its citizenry,  the  greater  the  under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As  state  and  local government services increase and public problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it  is  incum-
bent  upon  the state and its localities to extend public accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations  is
basic  to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION  LAW,  ADVANCES  IN  TECHNOLOGY  HAVE
ENHANCED  THE  ABILITY  TO  GAIN ACCESS TO AND WIDELY DISSEMINATE PUBLIC
INFORMATION.  ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT  GOVERNMENT  AGEN-
CIES,  TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  SHOULD PUBLISH RECORDS THAT ARE OF
PUBLIC INTEREST AND AVAILABLE UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  PROACTIVELY  ON  THE
INTERNET.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00837-02-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5867B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S393
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10314, S7109
2013-2014: A107, S3438
2015-2016: A5761, S2675
2017-2018: A4356, A9738, S4586
2019-2020: A121, S1630

A5867B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

A5867B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5867--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, STEVENSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.  P. RIVERA, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to  the Committee on Governmental Operations in accordance with Assem-
  bly Rule 3, sec. 2 --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers law, in relation to publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section  1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 84. Legislative declaration. The legislature  hereby  finds  that  a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more  open  a  government  is with its citizenry, the greater the under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As state and local government services increase  and  public  problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with  the  resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it is incum-
bent upon the state and its localities to extend  public  accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and  to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is
basic to our society. Access to such information should not be  thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE  THE  FREEDOM  OF  INFORMATION  LAW, ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY HAVE
ENHANCED THE ABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO  AND  WIDELY  DISSEMINATE  PUBLIC
INFORMATION.    ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT GOVERNMENT AGEN-
CIES, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHOULD  PUBLISH  RECORDS  THAT  ARE  OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00837-04-2

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