senate Bill S7587

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires public authorities to conduct open meetings and provide an internet broadcast of its meetings

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May 15, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S7587 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8987
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง2824-b & 2824-c, Pub Auth L

S7587 - Summary

Requires public authorities to conduct open meetings and provide an internet broadcast of its meetings.

S7587 - Sponsor Memo

S7587 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7587

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  open  meetings  and  the  internet  broadcast of open meetings of each
  state authority and local authority

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding two new
sections 2824-b and 2824-c to read as follows:
  S 2824-B. OPEN MEETINGS. EACH  STATE  AUTHORITY  AND  LOCAL  AUTHORITY
SHALL  BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFI-
CERS LAW.
  S 2824-C. INTERNET BROADCAST OF OPEN MEETINGS. 1. EACH STATE AUTHORITY
AND LOCAL AUTHORITY SHALL BROADCAST OVER THE INTERNET,  LIVE  VIDEO  AND
AUDIO  OF EACH OPEN MEETING HELD BY THE AUTHORITY. THE TIME AND PLACE OF
EACH SUCH MEETING SHALL BE CONSPICUOUSLY POSTED ON THE  STATE  AUTHORITY
OR  LOCAL  AUTHORITY'S  INTERNET WEBSITE AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SUCH
MEETING.
  2. ALL MEETINGS BROADCAST IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE RECORDED, ARCHIVED, AND MADE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC
ON ITS WEBSITE FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR AFTER THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL MEETINGS  OF  THE
BOARD AND ITS COMMITTEES, BUT SHALL NOT APPLY TO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS HELD
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  4.  EACH STATE AUTHORITY AND LOCAL AUTHORITY WHICH: (A) HAS REVENUE OF
LESS THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS; (B) HAS OUTSTANDING BONDS OR DEBT OF LESS
THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS; AND (C) IS ALLOCATED  LESS  THAN  ONE  MILLION
DOLLARS  IN STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS, MAY WAIVE,
FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE
AND TWO OF THIS SECTION, IF VOTED UPON AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF  THE
STATE AUTHORITY OR LOCAL AUTHORITY.
  5.  EACH  STATE  AUTHORITY  AND LOCAL AUTHORITY THAT APPROVES A WAIVER
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SATIS-

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

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