senate Bill S272

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires public retirement systems to post board meeting minutes on their websites

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2019 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.851
Apr 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S272
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2019 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S272
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

S272 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6974
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805-a, R & SS L; add §506-a, Ed L; amd §§13-103, 13-202, 13-302 & 13-516, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7776, A11140

S272 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public retirement systems to post board meeting minutes on their websites to the extent practicable or otherwise required by law.

S272 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S272 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   272

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security  law,  the  education
  law,  and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation
  to requiring boards of trustees of public retirement systems  to  post
  board meeting minutes on their websites

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

  Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
a new section 805-a to read as follows:
  § 805-A. MINUTES OF PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD MEETINGS. IT  SHALL
BE THE POLICY OF THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF ALL PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
TO  MAKE  A  COPY  OF  MINUTES  OF  ANY OFFICIAL MEETING, SUBJECT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS  LAW,  ELECTRONICALLY
AVAILABLE ON SUCH PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM'S WEBSITE TO THE EXTENT PRAC-
TICABLE OR OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 506-a to
read as follows:
  § 506-A. BOARD MEETINGS; MINUTES AND RECORDS.  THE  BOARD  SHALL  KEEP
MINUTES  OF  ITS  OWN  PROCEEDINGS  AND  RECORDS  OF  ITS OTHER OFFICIAL
ACTIONS, AND SHALL MAKE A COPY OF SUCH MINUTES ELECTRONICALLY  AVAILABLE
ON  ITS WEBSITE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PROVIDED THAT ANY INFORMATION
DEEMED CONFIDENTIAL OR SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTIONS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE
SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW MAY BE REDACTED OR  OMITTED  FROM  SUCH
PUBLIC POSTINGS.
  § 3. Section 13-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:
  H.  THE BOARD SHALL KEEP MINUTES OF ITS OWN PROCEEDINGS AND RECORDS OF
ITS OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIONS, AND SHALL MAKE A COPY OF SUCH MINUTES  ELEC-
TRONICALLY  AVAILABLE ON ITS WEBSITE TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PROVIDED

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

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