assembly Bill A72B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires certain records discussed at open meetings be made available to the public prior to such meeting

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2012 signed chap.603
Dec 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 22, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.833
substituted for s3255b
Jun 02, 2011 recommitted to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
repassed assembly
May 17, 2011 amended on third reading 72b
May 17, 2011 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to assembly
recalled from senate
Mar 14, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.95
Mar 09, 2011 reported
Mar 02, 2011 print number 72a
Mar 02, 2011 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 25, 2011 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 05, 2011 referred to governmental operations

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A72 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3255
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9911, S6849

A72 - Summary

Requires records, including a proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation, policy or amendment thereto, scheduled to be presented and discussed by a public body at an open meeting be made available for review to the public; requires such records be made available on the agency's website if it is regularly updated and they utilize a high speed internet connection.

A72 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   72

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, MARKEY, REILLY, GALEF, CASTRO, KAVANAGH,
  PERRY, SPANO, ZEBROWSKI, LIFTON -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  GIBSON,  LUPARDO, MAYERSOHN, M. MILLER, PHEFFER, THIELE, WEISENBERG --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  certain  records which are the subject of a discussion conducted at an
  open meeting be made available to the public

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

  Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  AGENCY RECORDS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX OF
THIS CHAPTER, AS WELL AS ANY PROPOSED RESOLUTION, LAW, RULE, REGULATION,
POLICY OR ANY AMENDMENT THERETO, THAT IS SCHEDULED TO BE THE SUBJECT  OF
DISCUSSION  BY A PUBLIC BODY DURING AN OPEN MEETING SHALL BE MADE AVAIL-
ABLE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE  AGENCY  OR  THE
DEPARTMENT,  PRIOR TO OR AT THE MEETING DURING WHICH THE RECORDS WILL BE
DISCUSSED.  IF THE AGENCY IN WHICH A PUBLIC BODY FUNCTIONS  MAINTAINS  A
WEBSITE,  SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AS SOON AS PRACTI-
CABLE AS DETERMINED BY THE AGENCY OR THE DEPARTMENT, PRIOR TO THE  MEET-
ING.
  S  2.   This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00911-01-1

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A72A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3255
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9911, S6849

A72A - Summary

Requires records, including a proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation, policy or amendment thereto, scheduled to be presented and discussed by a public body at an open meeting be made available for review to the public; requires such records be made available on the agency's website if it is regularly updated and they utilize a high speed internet connection.

A72A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  72--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, MARKEY, REILLY, GALEF, CASTRO, KAVANAGH,
  PERRY, SPANO, ZEBROWSKI, LIFTON, LATIMER -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A. GIBSON, LUPARDO, MAYERSOHN, M. MILLER, PHEFFER, THIELE, WEISEN-
  BERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental  Oper-
  ations  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to requiring
  certain records which are the subject of a discussion conducted at  an
  open meeting be made available to the public

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

  Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) AGENCY RECORDS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX  OF
THIS CHAPTER, AS WELL AS ANY PROPOSED RESOLUTION, LAW, RULE, REGULATION,
POLICY  OR ANY AMENDMENT THERETO, THAT IS SCHEDULED TO BE THE SUBJECT OF
DISCUSSION BY A PUBLIC BODY DURING AN OPEN MEETING SHALL BE MADE  AVAIL-
ABLE,  TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE  AS  DETERMINED BY THE AGENCY OR THE
DEPARTMENT, PRIOR TO OR AT THE MEETING DURING WHICH THE RECORDS WILL  BE
DISCUSSED.    IF THE AGENCY IN WHICH A PUBLIC BODY FUNCTIONS MAINTAINS A
REGULARLY UPDATED WEBSITE AND  HAS  ACCESS  TO  A  HIGH  SPEED  INTERNET
CONNECTION, SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AS SOON AS PRAC-
TICABLE  AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE  AGENCY OR THE DEPARTMENT, PRIOR TO THE
MEETING.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00911-02-1

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A72B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3255
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9911, S6849

A72B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires records, including a proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation, policy or amendment thereto, scheduled to be presented and discussed by a public body at an open meeting be made available for review to the public; requires such records be made available on the agency's website if it is regularly updated and they utilize a high speed internet connection.

A72B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  72--B
                                                         Cal. No. 95

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, MARKEY, REILLY, GALEF, CASTRO, KAVANAGH,
  PERRY, SPANO, ZEBROWSKI, LIFTON, LATIMER -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of A. ABINANTI, GIBSON, LUPARDO, M. MILLER, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on Governmental Operations --
  reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- passed by Assembly and delivered to the Senate,
  recalled from the Senate, vote  reconsidered,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to requiring
  certain records which are the subject of a discussion conducted at  an
  open meeting be made available to the public

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

  Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) AGENCY RECORDS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX  OF
THIS CHAPTER, AS WELL AS ANY PROPOSED RESOLUTION, LAW, RULE, REGULATION,
POLICY  OR ANY AMENDMENT THERETO, THAT IS SCHEDULED TO BE THE SUBJECT OF
DISCUSSION BY A PUBLIC BODY DURING AN OPEN MEETING SHALL BE MADE  AVAIL-
ABLE,  UPON REQUEST THEREFOR, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE AS DETERMINED BY
THE AGENCY OR THE DEPARTMENT, PRIOR TO OR AT THE  MEETING  DURING  WHICH
THE  RECORDS  WILL  BE  DISCUSSED.    COPIES OF SUCH RECORDS MAY BE MADE
AVAILABLE FOR A  REASONABLE  FEE,  DETERMINED  IN  THE  SAME  MANNER  AS
PROVIDED  THEREFOR  IN  ARTICLE  SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.   IF THE AGENCY IN
WHICH A PUBLIC  BODY  FUNCTIONS  MAINTAINS  A  REGULARLY  AND  ROUTINELY
UPDATED  WEBSITE  AND  UTILIZES  A  HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, SUCH
RECORDS SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE  TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE  AS
DETERMINED  BY  THE  AGENCY OR THE DEPARTMENT, PRIOR TO THE MEETING.  AN

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