senate Bill S7958

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to giving public notice of meetings through electronic means

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6959 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2016 signed chap.302
Aug 30, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1711
substituted for s7958
Jun 14, 2016 substituted by a6959a
ordered to third reading cal.1711
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 31, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

S7958 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6959A
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง104, Pub Off L

S7958 - Summary

Relates to giving public notice of meetings through electronic means; allows notice to be given by posting through electronic means or electronic transmission.

S7958 - Sponsor Memo

S7958 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7958

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2016
                               ___________

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 giving public
  notice of meetings through electronic means

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 104 of the public officers
law, as amended by chapter 704 of the laws of 1979 and such  section  as
renumbered  by chapter 652 of the laws of 1983, are amended and subdivi-
sion 5 is renumbered subdivision 6 and a new subdivision 5 is  added  to
read as follows:
  1. Public notice of the time and place of a meeting scheduled at least
one  week  prior thereto shall be given OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED to
the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or  more  desig-
nated public locations at least seventy-two hours before such meeting.
  2. Public notice of the time and place of every other meeting shall be
given  OR  ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED, to the extent practicable, to the
news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or  more  designated
public locations at a reasonable time prior thereto.
  5.  IF  A  MEETING WILL BE STREAMED LIVE OVER THE INTERNET, THE PUBLIC
NOTICE FOR THE MEETING SHALL INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE  INTERNET  ADDRESS
OF THE WEBSITE STREAMING SUCH MEETING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-03-6

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