senate Bill S4704A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires that minutes of meetings of a public body be posted on its website

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Current Bill Status Via A1108 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.473
substituted for s4704a
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a1108a
Mar 09, 2021 amended on third reading 4704a
Mar 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2021 1st report cal.473
Feb 09, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Mar 1, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4704
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2021

aye wr (2)

S4704 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1108
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §106, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11142

S4704 - Summary

Requires that minutes taken at a meeting of a public body be posted on the agency's website within two weeks from an open meeting and one week from an executive session.

S4704 - Sponsor Memo

S4704 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4704
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  requiring  that
   minutes of meetings of a public body be posted on its website

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 106 of the public officers law, as
 amended by chapter 704 of the laws of 1979, such section  as  renumbered
 by chapter 652 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   3.  Minutes of meetings of all public bodies shall be available to the
 public in accordance with the provisions of the freedom  of  information
 law  within  two weeks from the date of such meeting except that minutes
 taken pursuant to subdivision two [hereof]  OF  THIS  SECTION  shall  be
 available  to  the public within one week from the date of the executive
 session.  IF THE AGENCY IN WHICH A PUBLIC  BODY  FUNCTIONS  MAINTAINS  A
 REGULARLY AND ROUTINELY UPDATED WEBSITE AND UTILIZES A HIGH SPEED INTER-
 NET  CONNECTION,  SUCH MINUTES SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE WITHIN TWO
 WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF SUCH MEETING EXCEPT THAT MINUTES  TAKEN  PURSUANT
 TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
 WITHIN ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06235-01-1


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S4704A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1108
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §106, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11142

S4704A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that minutes taken at a meeting of a public body be posted on the agency's website within two weeks from an open meeting and one week from an executive session.

S4704A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4704A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4704--A
     Cal. No. 473
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment Operations -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to
   first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to  requiring  that
   minutes of meetings of a public body be posted on its website
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 106 of the public officers law, as
 amended by chapter 704 of the laws of 1979, such section  as  renumbered
 by chapter 652 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   3.  Minutes of meetings of all public bodies shall be available to the
 public in accordance with the provisions of the freedom  of  information
 law  within  two weeks from the date of such meeting except that minutes
 taken pursuant to subdivision two [hereof]  OF  THIS  SECTION  shall  be
 available  to  the public within one week from the date of the executive
 session.  IF THE AGENCY IN WHICH A PUBLIC  BODY  FUNCTIONS  MAINTAINS  A
 REGULARLY AND ROUTINELY UPDATED WEBSITE AND UTILIZES A HIGH SPEED INTER-
 NET  CONNECTION,  SUCH MINUTES SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE WITHIN TWO
 WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF SUCH MEETING EXCEPT THAT MINUTES  TAKEN  PURSUANT
 TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
 WITHIN ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION. FOR PURPOSES  OF
 THIS   SUBDIVISION  UNABRIDGED  VIDEO  RECORDINGS  OR  UNABRIDGED  AUDIO
 RECORDINGS OR UNABRIDGED WRITTEN TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE DEEMED TO BE MEETING
 MINUTES. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL REQUIRE THE CREATION  OF  MINUTES
 IF THE PUBLIC BODY WOULD NOT OTHERWISE TAKE THEM.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06235-09-1

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