senate Bill S1630A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 10, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 31, 2019 amended on third reading 1630b
Mar 14, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2019 1st report cal.269
Mar 06, 2019 print number 1630a
Mar 06, 2019 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 15, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Mar 12, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1630A
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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S1630 - Details

Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, ren §90 to be §90-a, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7109
2011-2012: S393
2013-2014: S3438
2015-2016: S2675
2017-2018: S4586

S1630 - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

S1630 - Sponsor Memo

S1630 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1630

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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  publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section 1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by  chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 84. Legislative  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby finds that a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more open a government is with its citizenry,  the  greater  the  under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As  state  and  local government services increase and public problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it  is  incum-
bent  upon  the state and its localities to extend public accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations  is
basic  to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW WAS FIRST  ADOPTED,  ADVANCES  IN
TECHNOLOGY  HAVE  ENHANCED  THE  ABILITY  TO  GAIN  ACCESS TO AND WIDELY
DISSEMINATE PUBLIC INFORMATION.  ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHOULD  PUBLISH  RECORDS
PROACTIVELY  ON  THE  INTERNET THAT ARE OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND AVAILABLE
UNDER THIS ARTICLE.
  The legislature therefore declares that  government  is  the  public's
business  and that the public, individually and collectively and repres-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1630A - Details

Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, ren §90 to be §90-a, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7109
2011-2012: S393
2013-2014: S3438
2015-2016: S2675
2017-2018: S4586

S1630A - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

S1630A - Sponsor Memo

S1630A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1630--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, SERRANO -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section 1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by  chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 84. Legislative  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby finds that a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more open a government is with its citizenry,  the  greater  the  under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As  state  and  local government services increase and public problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it  is  incum-
bent  upon  the state and its localities to extend public accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations  is
basic  to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW WAS FIRST  ADOPTED,  ADVANCES  IN
TECHNOLOGY  HAVE  ENHANCED  THE  ABILITY  TO  GAIN  ACCESS TO AND WIDELY
DISSEMINATE PUBLIC INFORMATION.  ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SHOULD PUBLISH RECORDS PROACTIVELY ON  THE  INTERNET
THAT ARE OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND AVAILABLE UNDER THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00936-02-9

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S1630B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §84, ren §90 to be §90-a, add §90, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7109
2011-2012: S393
2013-2014: S3438
2015-2016: S2675
2017-2018: S4586

S1630B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to publishing records of public interest by agencies and the legislature on their websites.

S1630B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1630B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1630--B
    Cal. No. 269

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SKOUFIS, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PARKER, SERRA-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Investigations  and  Government  Operations --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee, 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 public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  publishing
  records of public interest by agencies and the state legislature

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

  Section 1. Section 84 of the public officers law, as added by  chapter
933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 84. Legislative  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby finds that a
free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible
to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The
more open a government is with its citizenry,  the  greater  the  under-
standing and participation of the public in government.
  As  state  and  local government services increase and public problems
become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and
with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it  is  incum-
bent  upon  the state and its localities to extend public accountability
wherever and whenever feasible.
  The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making
and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations  is
basic  to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted
by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.
  SINCE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW WAS FIRST  ADOPTED,  ADVANCES  IN
TECHNOLOGY  HAVE  ENHANCED  THE  ABILITY  TO  GAIN  ACCESS TO AND WIDELY
DISSEMINATE PUBLIC INFORMATION.  ACCORDINGLY, THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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