senate Bill S6593

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes the port authority of New York and New Jersey subject to certain freedom of information laws

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Feb 11, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

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S6593 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8841
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §86, Pub Off L; add §1 Art XV-B, Chap 154 of 1921

S6593 - Summary

Makes the port authority of New York and New Jersey subject to certain freedom of information laws.

S6593 - Sponsor Memo

S6593 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6593

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 and chapter 154 of the  laws  of
  1921  relating  to  the  port authority of New York and New Jersey, in
  relation to making the port authority  of  New  York  and  New  Jersey
  subject to certain freedom of information laws

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 86 of the public officers law,  as
added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  "Agency"  means  any state or municipal department, board, bureau,
division, commission, committee, public authority,  public  corporation,
council,  office  or other governmental entity performing a governmental
or proprietary function for the state or any one or more  municipalities
thereof, INCLUDING THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, except
the judiciary or the state legislature.
  S  2.  Section  1  of chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, relating to the
port authority of New York and New Jersey, is amended by  adding  a  new
article XV-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE XV-B
  THE  PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF NEW YORK PUBLIC  OFFICERS  LAW  SECTIONS  84-90,  COMMONLY
KNOWN  AS  THE  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW, AND TO THE PROVISIONS OF NEW
JERSEY P.L. 1963, C.73 (C.47: 1A-1 ET SEQ.), COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE  OPEN
PUBLIC RECORDS ACT.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the
state of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with  this
act,  but  if  the  state  of New Jersey shall have already enacted such
legislation, then it shall take effect immediately;  provided,  however,
the  state  of  New  Jersey  shall  notify the legislative bill drafting
commission upon the  occurrence  of  the  enactment  of  the  provisions
provided  for  in  this act in order that the commission may maintain an
accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws
of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the  provisions  of
section  44  of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public offi-
cers law.

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