senate Bill S1909A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2016 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 18, 2016 amended on third reading 1909b
Mar 14, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2016 1st report cal.344
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 18, 2015 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 09, 2015 amended on third reading 1909a
Mar 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2015 1st report cal.146
Jan 15, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Mar 8, 2016 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1909A
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Mar 8, 2016

Feb 26, 2015 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1909
9
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 26, 2015

Co-Sponsors

S1909 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1887
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7487
2013-2014: S3046, A2097
2017-2018: S1748, A1621

S1909 - Summary

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast; listing shall include correspondence from the governor relating to legislation.

S1909 - Sponsor Memo

S1909 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1909

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative  law, in relation to requiring that
  committee and floor votes be made available online  and  that  session
  and committee meetings be live webcast and archived

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 54-c
to read as follows:
  S 54-C. COMMITTEE AND FLOOR VOTES AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO BE  POSTED
ONLINE.  1.  ALL  VOTES  TAKEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY OR
VOTES TAKEN IN ANY COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE LISTED  ON  THE
OFFICIAL  WEBSITE  OF  THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF
SUCH VOTE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.   SUCH LISTING SHALL  INCLUDE  THE
BILL  NUMBER,  DATE  OF  VOTE,  THE  SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION FROM THE
LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, WHETHER SUCH VOTE WAS ON THE FLOOR OR IN A
COMMITTEE AND EACH MEMBER'S VOTE LISTED AS AYE, NAY, EXCUSED, ABSENT  OR
ABSTAIN.
  2.  EVERY  COMMITTEE  MEETING AND HEARING OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY
SESSION SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND ARCHIVED THROUGH THE OFFICIAL  WEBSITE
OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law; provided, however, that the obligation to
archive webcasts of committee meetings, hearings  and  sessions  of  the
legislature  as  provided in section one of this act shall only apply to
webcasts occurring on or after the effective date of this act.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04631-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S1909A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1887
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7487
2013-2014: S3046, A2097
2017-2018: S1748, A1621

S1909A - Summary

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast; listing shall include correspondence from the governor relating to legislation.

S1909A - Sponsor Memo

S1909A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1909--A
    Cal. No. 146

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARCELLINO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, MARTINS -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative  law, in relation to requiring that
  committee and floor votes be made available online  and  that  session
  and committee meetings be live webcast and archived

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 54-c
to read as follows:
  S 54-C. COMMITTEE AND FLOOR VOTES AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO BE  POSTED
ONLINE.  1.  ALL  VOTES  TAKEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY OR
VOTES TAKEN IN ANY COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE LISTED  ON  THE
OFFICIAL  WEBSITE  OF  THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF
SUCH VOTE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.   SUCH LISTING SHALL  INCLUDE  THE
BILL  NUMBER,  DATE  OF  VOTE,  THE  SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION FROM THE
LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, WHETHER SUCH VOTE WAS ON THE FLOOR OR IN A
COMMITTEE AND EACH MEMBER'S VOTE LISTED AS AYE, NAY, EXCUSED, ABSENT  OR
ABSTAIN.  SUCH LISTING SHALL ALSO INCLUDE CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE GOVER-
NOR  RELATING  TO LEGISLATION, SUCH AS MESSAGES OF NECESSITY AND VETO OR
APPROVAL MEMOS.
  2. EVERY COMMITTEE MEETING AND HEARING OF THE  LEGISLATURE  AND  EVERY
SESSION  SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND ARCHIVED THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that  the  obligation  to
archive  webcasts  of  committee  meetings, hearings and sessions of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04631-03-5

Co-Sponsors

S1909B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1887
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7487
2013-2014: S3046, A2097
2017-2018: S1748, A1621

S1909B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast; listing shall include correspondence from the governor relating to legislation.

S1909B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1909B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1909--B
    Cal. No. 344

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARCELLINO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, MARTINS -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order  of  third  reading  -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the legislative  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  that
  committee  and  floor  votes be made available online and that session
  and committee meetings be live webcast and archived

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 54-b
to read as follows:
  S  54-B. COMMITTEE AND FLOOR VOTES AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO BE POSTED
ONLINE. 1. ALL VOTES TAKEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE  SENATE  OR  ASSEMBLY  OR
VOTES  TAKEN  IN ANY COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE LISTED ON THE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR  HOURS  OF
SUCH  VOTE,  TO  THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.  SUCH LISTING SHALL INCLUDE THE
BILL NUMBER, DATE OF VOTE, THE  SUMMARY  OF  THE  LEGISLATION  FROM  THE
LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, WHETHER SUCH VOTE WAS ON THE FLOOR OR IN A
COMMITTEE  AND EACH MEMBER'S VOTE LISTED AS AYE, NAY, EXCUSED, ABSENT OR
ABSTAIN.  SUCH LISTING SHALL ALSO INCLUDE CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE GOVER-
NOR RELATING TO LEGISLATION, SUCH AS MESSAGES OF NECESSITY AND  VETO  OR
APPROVAL MEMORANDA.
  2.  EVERY  COMMITTEE  MEETING AND HEARING OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EVERY
SESSION SHALL BE LIVE WEBCAST AND ARCHIVED THROUGH THE OFFICIAL  WEBSITE
OF EACH RESPECTIVE HOUSE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.

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

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