senate Bill S539

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires each local government to live stream and post video recordings of all open meetings and public hearings

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

S539 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6640
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §104, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8868, A10937

S539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each local government to live stream and post video recordings of all open meetings and public hearings; requires each local government to post such recordings for a period of not less than five years.

S539 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    539
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  all
   local governments to live stream open meetings and public hearings and
   make  the  recordings  of  such meetings and hearings available on the
   webpage of the local government
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 104 of the public officers law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
   5-A.  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS SHALL BE REQUIRED, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE,
 TO STREAM ALL OPEN MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ITS WEBSITE IN  REAL-
 TIME. EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL POST VIDEO RECORDINGS OF ALL SUCH OPEN
 MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ITS WEBSITE WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS OF
 THE  MEETING  OR HEARING AND SHALL MAINTAIN SUCH RECORDINGS FOR A PERIOD
 OF NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04864-01-1


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