senate Bill S3046B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (19)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2014 referred to governmental operations
Mar 17, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 3046c
Jan 23, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2014 1st report cal.22
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 25, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2013 amended on third reading 3046b
Mar 11, 2013 amended on third reading 3046a
Mar 07, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 06, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 05, 2013 1st report cal.156
Jan 29, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

view votes

Jan 14, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S3046B
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Investigations and Government Operations committee vote details

Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2014

Mar 5, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S3046
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2013

excused (1)

Bill Amendments

Original
A
B
C (Active)
Original
A
B
C (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S3046 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2097B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7487

S3046 - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3046

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 webcast

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

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 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 or nay. It is requires that every committee meeting of
the Legislature and every session shall be webcast 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.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3046

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

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 webcast

  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
THE VOTE. SUCH LISTING SHALL INCLUDE THE BILL NUMBER, DATE OF VOTE,  THE
SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION FROM THE LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, WHETH-
ER  SUCH  VOTE WAS ON THE FLOOR OR IN A COMMITTEE AND EACH MEMBER'S VOTE
LISTED AS AYE OR NAY.
  2. EVERY COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY SESSION  SHALL
BE WEBCAST THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03224-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S3046A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2097B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7487

S3046A - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3046A

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 webcast

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

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 webcast 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.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3046--A
    Cal. No. 156

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, AVELLA, GIPSON, PARKER -- 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

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 webcast

  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,  OR
TO  THE  EXTENT PRACTICABLE, OF THE VOTE. 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 OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY SESSION  SHALL
BE WEBCAST THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03224-02-3

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S3046B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2097B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7487

S3046B - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3046B

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 webcast

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

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 webcast 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.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3046--B
    Cal. No. 156

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, AVELLA, GIPSON, PARKER -- 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, retain-
  ing 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 webcast

  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 OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY SESSION  SHALL
BE  WEBCAST THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE TO THE
EXTENT PRACTICABLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03224-04-3

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S3046C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2097B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7487

S3046C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
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.


view full text
download pdf
                    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.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.