senate Bill S7305

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
Jul 28, 2021 referred to rules

S7305 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S4475, A2700

S7305 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings on their websites within five days of such meetings; requires such recordings be maintained for a period of five years.

S7305 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7305 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        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
   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
   (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
 [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.


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