senate Bill S393B

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 15, 2012 print number 393b
amend and recommit to rules
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
May 06, 2011 print number 393a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Co-Sponsors

S393 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5867B
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7109, A10314

S393 - Summary

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

S393 - Sponsor Memo

S393 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   393

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government 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.

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

Co-Sponsors

S393A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5867B
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7109, A10314

S393A - Summary

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

S393A - Sponsor Memo

S393A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 393--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government  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.

Co-Sponsors

S393B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5867B
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7109, A10314

S393B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S393B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S393B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 393--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Investigations  and  Government  Oper-
  ations  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged and said bill  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00837-05-2

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