|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S7587
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7587 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Authorities Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §§2824-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
BILL NUMBER:S7587 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require state and local authorities to webcast, record, archive and provide access to their meetings via the Internet to the public. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends public authorities law by requiring all state and local authorities to comply with the open meetings law. Requires state and local authorities to webcast their board and committee meetings, to record said meetings, to archive said meeting and to provide access to said archive on its website for the prior year. *Provides a webcasting exception for executive sessions. *Provides a one year waiver of the webcasting requirement for authorities which do not satisfy respective one million dollar
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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