assembly Bill A1621

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Jan 12, 2017 referred to governmental operations

A1621 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1748
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-b, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7487
2013-2014: A2097, S3046
2015-2016: A1887, S1909

A1621 (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.

A1621 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1621

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental 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-b
to read as follows:
  § 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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD01508-01-7

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