Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to investigations and government operations
|Jul 28, 2021||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7305
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7305 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7305 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7305 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings PURPOSE: To require public bodies to post recordings of open meetings in a timely manner and to require them to maintain such recordings for at least five years. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision f of section 103 of the public officers law to provide that open meetings of a public body shall be, to the extent practicable and within available funds, broadcast to the public and maintained as records of the public body. If the public body maintains a website and utilizes a high speed internet connection, such open meet-
2021-S7305 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7305 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E July 28, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (f) of section 103 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: (f) Open meetings of [an agency or authority] A PUBLIC BODY shall be, to the extent practicable and within available funds, broadcast to the public and maintained as records of the [agency or authority] PUBLIC BODY. If the [agency or authority] PUBLIC BODY maintains a website and utilizes a high speed internet connection, such open meeting shall be, to the extent practicable and within available funds, streamed on OR AVAILABLE THROUGH such website in real-time, and VIDEO RECORDING OF SUCH OPEN MEETING SHALL BE posted on such website within FIVE BUSINESS DAYS OF THE MEETING and for a reasonable time after the meeting AND SUCH RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS. [For the purposes of this subdivision, the term "agency" shall mean only a state department, board, bureau, division, council or office and any public corporation the majority of whose members are appointed by the governor. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "authority" shall mean a public authority or public benefit corporation created by or existing under any state law, at least one of whose members is appointed by the governor (including any subsidiaries of such public authority or public benefit corporation), other than an interstate or international authority or public benefit corporation.] § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11160-01-1
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