|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2017||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S1941
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S1941 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1941 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to enacting the integrity in government act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To ensure greater adherence to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Meetings Law (OML) by creating enforcement powers for New York's Committee on Open Government (COOG). SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The Committee on Open Government shall be vested with powers to enforce FOIL and OML, such as the authority to compel the release of records that are being unlawfully withheld. JUSTIFICATION : The large majority of public officials in state and local governments work hard to abide by open government laws. In those instances, where FOIL or OML is violated, however, current statute does not provide for any opportunity to compel compliance other than a costly Article 78 proceeding. New York's Committee on Open Government presently oversees the
S1941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1941 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- 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 enacting the integrity in government act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "integrity in government act". § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 89 of the public offi- cers law, as amended by chapter 33 of the laws of 1984, is amended and six new paragraphs (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) are added to read as follows: (a) The committee on open government is continued and shall consist of the lieutenant governor or the delegate of such officer, the secretary of state or the delegate of such officer, whose office shall act as secretariat for the committee, the commissioner of the office of general services or the delegate of such officer, the director of the budget or the delegate of such officer, and seven other persons, none of whom shall hold any other state or local public office except the represen- tative of local governments as set forth herein, to be appointed as follows: five by the governor, at least two of whom are or have been representatives of the news media, one of whom shall be a representative of local government who, at the time of appointment, is serving as a duly elected officer of a local government, one by the temporary presi- dent of the senate, and one by the speaker of the assembly. The persons appointed by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly shall be appointed to serve, respectively, until the expi- ration of the terms of office of the temporary president and the speaker to which the temporary president and speaker were elected. The four persons presently serving by appointment of the governor for fixed terms EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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