senate Bill S7219

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the Erie county stadium corporation complying with the open meetings law

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Jun 16, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.976
May 06, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

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May 28, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S7219 - Bill Details

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A9454
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Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง103-a, Pub Off L

S7219 - Bill Texts

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Requires the Erie county stadium corporation and any working group, subcommittee, advisory committee or subsidiary formed thereunder to comply with the open meetings law; relates specifically to the new stadium working group.

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BILL NUMBER:S7219

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation
to the Erie county stadium corporation complying with the open
meetings law

PURPOSE:

To require any working group, subcommittee, advisory committee, or
subsidiary of the Erie County Stadium Corporation created by its lease
with Erie County to follow the open meetings law and make their
deliberations public.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the public officers law by adding a new section 103-a
that states that any working group, subcommittee, advisory committee,
or subsidiary created by the Erie County Stadium Corporation through
its lease agreement with Erie County shall be required to comply with
the open meetings law.

Section 2 states that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

After the unfortunate passing of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr.,
there has been significant interest in the future of the team and
making sure the Bills stay in Western New York. The New Stadium
Working Group, an advisory committee created under the Erie County
Stadium Corporation, has been tasked with determining potential sites
for building a new stadium and exploring the feasibility of making
additional renovations to the team's current Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Ninety five million dollars in state and county funds has already been
committed to improving the team's current stadium in Orchard Park.
With the vast amount of public money involved as well as the important
economic and cultural impact on Western New York, the New Stadium
Working Group should be subject to the open meetings law. This bill
would ensure this process is open and transparent.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  7219

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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, in relation to the Erie  county
  stadium corporation complying with the open meetings law

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

  Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new  section
103-a to read as follows:
  S  103-A.  OPEN  MEETINGS;  ERIE COUNTY STADIUM CORPORATION.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY,
ANY  WORKING  GROUP,  SUBCOMMITTEE,  ADVISORY  COMMITTEE  OR  SUBSIDIARY
CREATED  BY THE ERIE COUNTY STADIUM CORPORATION THROUGH ITS LEASE AGREE-
MENT WITH ERIE COUNTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO  THE  NEW  STADIUM
WORKING GROUP, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14945-01-4

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