senate Bill S1796B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the board of regents to provide a live webcast for their meetings

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 01, 2016 amended on third reading 1796c
Jun 01, 2016 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 07, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2016 amended on third reading 1796b
Feb 24, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.216
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
May 08, 2015 print number 1796a
May 08, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 14, 2015 referred to education

Votes

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Feb 24, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S1796A
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committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1796 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6856
2017-2018: S1434

S1796 - Summary

Requires the board of regents to provide a live webcast of their meetings.

S1796 - Sponsor Memo

S1796 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1796

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, BONACIC, HANNON, MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER,
  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to meetings of the board
  of regents

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

  Section  1.  Section  204  of  the education law is amended to read as
follows:
  S 204. Meetings and absences. The  regents  may  provide  for  regular
meetings,  and  the chancellor, or the commissioner of education, or any
five regents, may at any time call a special meeting  of  the  board  of
regents  and  fix  the  time  and place therefor; and at least ten days'
notice of every meeting shall be mailed to the  usual  address  of  each
regent.  If  any regent shall fail to attend three consecutive meetings,
without excuse accepted as satisfactory by the regents, he may be deemed
to have resigned and the regents shall then report the  vacancy  to  the
legislature,  which  shall  fill it. THE REGENTS SHALL HOLD AT LEAST ONE
MEETING IN EACH CALENDAR YEAR IN EACH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OUTSIDE  OF  NEW
YORK  CITY  AND  AT  LEAST ONE MEETING IN EACH CALENDAR YEAR IN NEW YORK
CITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
ized to be made on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02181-01-5

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S1796A - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6856
2017-2018: S1434

S1796A - Summary

Requires the board of regents to provide a live webcast of their meetings.

S1796A - Sponsor Memo

S1796A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1796--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, BONACIC, HANNON, MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER,
  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to providing a live
  webcast for meetings of the board of regents

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 204-a
to read as follows:
  S 204-A. WEBCASTING MEETINGS. THE ENTIRETY  OF  EACH  MEETING  OF  THE
REGENTS SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE
DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH MEETING, AND ARCHIVED ON
THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, FOR A PERIOD OF NO LESS THAN TWO YEARS, WITHIN
TWENTY-FOUR  HOURS  OF THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE LAST MEETING.  THE DEPART-
MENT SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, VIA THE  DEPARTMENT'S  WEBSITE,
OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE LIVE WEBCAST OF SUCH MEETING AND SHALL NOTIFY
EACH  SUPERINTENDENT  OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND EACH DISTRICT SUPERINTEN-
DENT OF THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  MONTHLY  OF  THE
UPCOMING  MEETING  OF  THE REGENTS AND PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE AVAIL-
ABILITY OF AND WHERE TO OBTAIN THE LIVE WEBCAST OF SUCH MEETING  ON  THE
DEPARTMENT'S  WEBSITE.  THE  REQUIREMENT TO LIVE WEBCAST THE ENTIRETY OF
EACH MEETING SHALL NOT INCLUDE EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02181-07-5

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S1796B - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6856
2017-2018: S1434

S1796B - Summary

Requires the board of regents to provide a live webcast of their meetings.

S1796B - Sponsor Memo

S1796B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1796--B
    Cal. No. 216

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, BONACIC, HANNON, MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER,
  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Education in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged and said bill  committed
  to  the  Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  providing  a  live
  webcast for meetings of the board of regents

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  204-a
to read as follows:
  S  204-A. WEBCASTING MEETINGS. 1.  THE ENTIRETY OF EACH MEETING OF THE
REGENTS SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE
DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH MEETING, AND ARCHIVED ON
THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, FOR A PERIOD OF NO LESS THAN TWO YEARS, WITHIN
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE LAST MEETING.   THE  DEPART-
MENT  SHALL  PROVIDE NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, VIA THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE,
OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE LIVE WEBCAST OF SUCH MEETING.   THE  REQUIRE-
MENT  TO  LIVE  WEBCAST  THE  ENTIRETY OF EACH MEETING SHALL NOT INCLUDE
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "MEETING"  SHALL  INCLUDE
ANY COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE, TASK FORCE OR SUBGROUP OF THE REGENTS.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02181-08-6

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S1796C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6856
2017-2018: S1434

S1796C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of regents to provide a live webcast of their meetings.

S1796C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1796C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1796--C
    Cal. No. 216

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, BONACIC, HANNON, MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER,
  SERINO, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
  be  committed  to  the Committee on Education -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged  and  said  bill
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Rules -- ordered to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third  reading  --  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to providing a live
  webcast for meetings of the board of regents

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 204-a
to read as follows:
  S 204-A. WEBCASTING MEETINGS. 1.  THE ENTIRETY OF EACH MEETING OF  THE
REGENTS SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE
DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH MEETING, AND ARCHIVED ON
THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, FOR A PERIOD OF NO LESS THAN TWO YEARS, WITHIN
TWENTY-FOUR  HOURS  OF THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE LAST MEETING.  THE DEPART-
MENT SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, VIA THE  DEPARTMENT'S  WEBSITE,
OF  THE  AVAILABILITY OF THE LIVE WEBCAST OF SUCH MEETING.  THE REQUIRE-
MENT TO LIVE WEBCAST THE ENTIRETY OF  EACH  MEETING  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.
  2.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "MEETING" SHALL INCLUDE
ANY COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE,  TASK  FORCE
OR SUBGROUP OF THE REGENTS.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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

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