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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S176
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S176 - Details
S176 - Summary
Provides that the state legislature be subject to the same freedom of information laws as other state agencies.
S176 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S176 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, the environmental conservation law and the executive law, in relation to freedom of information pertaining to legislative documents; and to repeal certain provisions of the public officers law relating thereto PURPOSE: The bill would make the Legislature subject to the freedom of information law (FOIL) in the same manner that state agencies are subject to such law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 through 6 amend various subdivisions of public officers law § 87 to add the State Legislature to the existing FOIL provisions that apply to state agencies and other public entities. Section 7 repeals public officers law 188, which currently sets forth the public's ability to access state legislative records. Sections 8 through 11 make conforming changes to various provisions of public officers law 189.
S176 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 176 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, the environmental conservation law and the executive law, in relation to freedom of information pertaining to legislative documents; and to repeal certain provisions of the public officers law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading of section 87 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: Access to agency AND STATE LEGISLATIVE records. S 2. The opening paragraph of paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 87 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: Each agency AND HOUSE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to: S 3. The opening paragraph and paragraph (i) of subdivision 2 of section 87 of the public officers law, the opening paragraph as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (i) as amended by chapter 154 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: Each agency AND HOUSE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE shall, in accordance with its published rules, make available for public inspection and copy- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02813-01-3
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