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|Jan 06, 2016||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 12, 2015||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S1477
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Investigations And Government Operations Committee
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S1477 - Details
S1477 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1477 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to the availability of subject matter lists of records in the possession of a state agency PURPOSE: This bill would promote open government by requiring a state agency to transmit its subject matter list (of all categories of records in the agency's possession) to the Committee on Open Government (COG) within 30 days of an update, and to provide a copy of its current list without charge upon request of a member of the public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision (3)(c) of section 87 of the Public Officers Law to require each State Agency (as defined in subdivision 4) to transmit its subject matter list (SML) to the Committee on Open Government (COG) within 30 days of an update, and to provide a current list, without charge, to a person who requests it. Current statutory provisions which require that a state agency list shall be linked to or posted on the COG website, are deleted. Also, in its annual report to the Governor and Legislature, COG would be required to identify any state agency that had not provided it with an updated list in the preceding one-year period.
S1477 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1477 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 availability of subject matter lists of records in the possession of a state agency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 of section 87 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 499 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (c) a reasonably detailed current list by subject matter of all records in the possession of the agency, whether or not available under this article. Each agency shall update its subject matter list annually, and the date of the most recent update shall be conspicuously indicated on the list. Each state agency as defined in subdivision four of this section SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF ITS CURRENT LIST WITHOUT CHARGE TO A PERSON WHO REQUESTS IT, AND SHALL TRANSMIT A COPY OF ITS CURRENT LIST TO THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF UPDATING SUCH LIST. EACH SUCH STATE AGENCY that maintains a website shall post its current list on its website [and such posting shall be linked to the website of the committee on open government. Any such agency that does not maintain a website shall arrange to have its list posted on the website of the committee on open government]. IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE, THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT SHALL IDENTIFY ANY STATE AGENCY THAT HAS NOT TRANSMITTED AN UPDATED SUBJECT MATTER LIST AS REQUIRED BY THIS PARAGRAPH. S 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of this act, the department of corrections and community supervision shall not be required to make copies of its current list of all records by subject matter available to inmates without charge provided that one or more copies of such list is available to inmates without charge provided that EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02583-01-5
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