assembly Bill A8591

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Extends provisions of law authorizing political subdivisions to permit any public body to hold meetings remotely and without in-person access during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2022 approval memo.1
signed chap.1
Jan 12, 2022 delivered to governor
Jan 11, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.12
substituted for s7623a
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
motion to amend lost
Jan 10, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.5
rules report cal.5
reported
reported referred to rules
Jan 06, 2022 referred to governmental operations

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A8591 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7623
Law Section:
Public Officers
Laws Affected:
Amd Part E §§1 & 2, Chap 417 of 2021

A8591 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends provisions of law authorizing political subdivisions to permit any public body to hold meetings remotely and without in-person access during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency.

A8591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8591
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 6, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. THIELE, ZEBROWSKI, PAULIN, ABINANTI, McDONALD,
   OTIS, NIOU, FRONTUS, McMAHON -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT to amend chapter 417 of the laws of 2021 relating to authorizing
   political subdivisions to permit any  public  body  to  hold  meetings
   remotely and without in-person access during the COVID-19 state disas-
   ter  emergency, in relation to public bodies holding meetings remotely
   and to the effectiveness thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Sections  1 and 2 of part E of chapter 417 of the laws of
 2021 relating to authorizing political subdivisions to permit any public
 body to hold meetings remotely and without in-person access  during  the
 COVID-19 state disaster emergency, are amended to read as follows:
   Section  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of article 7 of the public
 officers law to the contrary,  any  [state  agency,  department,  corpo-
 ration,  office,  authority, board, or commission] PUBLIC BODY, as [well
 as any local public body] DEFINED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO OF
 THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, [or public corporation as defined in section 66
 of the general construction law, or political subdivisions as defined in
 section 100 of the general municipal law, or a committee or subcommittee
 or other similar body of such entity,] shall be authorized to  meet  and
 take  such action authorized by law without permitting in public in-per-
 son access to meetings and authorize such meetings to be  held  remotely
 by  conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the
 ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings  are
 recorded  and  later  transcribed.  ["Local  public body" shall mean any
 entity for which a quorum is required in order to conduct  public  busi-
 ness  and  which  consists  of two or more members, performing a govern-
 mental function for an entity limited in the execution of  its  official
 functions  to a portion only of the state, or a political subdivision of
 the state, or for an agency or department thereof.]
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
 deemed repealed [January 15, 2022] UPON THE EXPIRATION OR TERMINATION OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.