senate Bill S7157

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires state authorities to conduct open meetings and provide an internet broadcast of its meetings, where practicable

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  • 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.319
Aug 30, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.87
substituted for a9998
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2016 1st report cal.709
Mar 31, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 4, 2016 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S7157
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 4, 2016

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S7157 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9998
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง103, Pub Off L

S7157 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires state authorities to conduct open meetings and provide an internet broadcast of its meetings, where practicable.

S7157 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7157 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7157

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 31, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 requiring open
  meetings and the internet broadcast of open  meetings  of  each  state
  authority, where practicable

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (f) of section 103 of the public officers  law,
as  added  by  chapter  519  of  the laws of 2015, is amended to read as
follows:
  (f) Open meetings of an agency OR AUTHORITY shall be,  to  the  extent
practicable  and  within  available  funds,  broadcast to the public and
maintained as records of the agency  OR  AUTHORITY.  If  the  agency  OR
AUTHORITY  maintains  a  website  and  utilizes  a  high  speed internet
connection, such open meeting shall be, to the  extent  practicable  and
within available funds, streamed on such website in real-time, and post-
ed  on  such website within and for a reasonable time after the meeting.
For the purposes of this subdivision, the term "agency" shall mean  only
a  state  department, board, bureau, division, council or office and any
public corporation the majority of whose members are  appointed  by  the
governor.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "AUTHORITY" SHALL
MEAN A PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC  BENEFIT  CORPORATION  CREATED  BY  OR
EXISTING UNDER ANY STATE LAW, AT LEAST ONE OF WHOSE MEMBERS IS APPOINTED
BY  THE GOVERNOR (INCLUDING ANY SUBSIDIARIES OF SUCH PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR
PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION), OTHER THAN AN INTERSTATE  OR  INTERNATIONAL
AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01911-08-6

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