senate Bill S4687

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs public bodies that have meetings that allow public comments to provide a means for the public to comment in real time

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1543
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2021 print number 4687b
Jun 02, 2021 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 06, 2021 print number 4687a
May 06, 2021 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Feb 08, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

S4687 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6863
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

S4687 - Summary

Directs public bodies that have meetings that allow public comments to provide a means for the public to comment in real time during the time allocated for public comment.

S4687 - Sponsor Memo

S4687 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4687
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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 directing public
   bodies that have meetings that allow  public  comments  to  provide  a
   means for the public to comment in real time

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision (g) to read as follows:
   (G) ANY MEETING OF A PUBLIC BODY THAT  IS  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  THAT
 ALLOWS  FOR  PUBLIC  COMMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE
 PUBLIC TO COMMENT IN REAL TIME BY ANY AVAILABLE MEANS  DURING  THE  TIME
 ALLOCATED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09413-01-1


S4687A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6863
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

S4687A - Summary

Directs public bodies that have meetings that allow public comments to provide a means for the public to comment in real time during the time allocated for public comment.

S4687A - Sponsor Memo

S4687A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4687--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to directing public
   bodies  that  have  meetings  that  allow public comments to provide a
   means for the public to comment in real time
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision (g) to read as follows:
   (G) ANY MEETING OF A PUBLIC BODY THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IS BROAD-
 CASTED,  WEBCASTED, OR OTHERWISE RECORDED AND/OR TRANSMITTED BY AUDIO OR
 VIDEO MEANS, AND ALLOWS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, SHALL PROVIDE FOR AN  OPPOR-
 TUNITY  FOR  THE  PUBLIC  TO COMMENT IN REAL TIME BY ANY AVAILABLE MEANS
 DURING THE TIME ALLOCATED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09413-02-1


S4687B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6863
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

S4687B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs public bodies that have meetings that allow public comments to provide a means for the public to comment in real time during the time allocated for public comment.

S4687B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4687B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4687--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to directing public
   bodies that have meetings that allow  public  comments  to  provide  a
   means for the public to comment in real time
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 103 of the public officers law is amended by adding
 two new subdivisions (g) and (h) to read as follows:
   (G) ANY MEETING OF A PUBLIC BODY THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IS BROAD-
 CASTED, WEBCASTED, OR OTHERWISE RECORDED AND/OR TRANSMITTED BY AUDIO  OR
 VIDEO  MEANS, AND ALLOWS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, SHALL PROVIDE FOR AN OPPOR-
 TUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT IN REAL TIME  BY  ANY  AVAILABLE  MEANS
 DURING  THE TIME ALLOCATED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. PUBLIC BODIES SHALL ADOPT
 AND MAKE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, RULES OR POLICIES REGARDING PUBLIC  COMMENT
 IN  ANY  MEETING  OPEN  TO THE PUBLIC THAT IS BROADCASTED, WEBCASTED, OR
 OTHERWISE RECORDED AND/OR TRANSMITTED BY AUDIO OR VIDEO AND  ALLOWS  FOR
 PUBLIC  COMMENT, THAT ARE REASONABLE AND TREAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
 EQUALLY.
   (H) THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT SHALL ESTABLISH  ADVISORY  GUIDE-
 LINES GOVERNING PUBLIC BODY RULES AND POLICIES AT OPEN PUBLIC BODY MEET-
 INGS  THAT  ALLOW  FOR  PUBLIC  COMMENT,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
 GUIDELINES REGARDING THE MANNER IN WHICH A PUBLIC BODY MAY MODERATE REAL
 TIME PUBLIC COMMENT AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING THE BEST  PRACTICES  AND
 STANDARDS  REGARDING  REAL  TIME  PUBLIC COMMENT AT PUBLIC BODY MEETINGS
 THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BROADCASTED, WEBCASTED, AND/OR  TRANSMITTED
 VIA AUDIO OR VIDEO.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 

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