assembly Bill A8107

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Jun 11, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A8107 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7305
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

A8107 (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.

A8107 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8107
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               June 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 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