senate Bill S7261

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to videoconferencing at public meetings and requiring that the minutes of a public meeting at which videoconferencing is used reflect such fact and the extent of such participation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 25, 2021 referred to rules

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S7261 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8155
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§103, 104 & 106, Pub Off L

S7261 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to videoconferencing at public meetings; requires that the minutes of a public meeting at which videoconferencing is used reflect such fact and the extent of such participation.

S7261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7261
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  videoconferenc-
   ing  at  public  meetings  and  requiring that the minutes of a public
   meeting at which videoconferencing is used reflect such fact

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subdivisions  (c)  and (d) of section 103 of the public
 officers law, subdivision (c) as added by chapter 289  of  the  laws  of
 2000 and subdivision (d) as added by chapter 40 of the laws of 2010, are
 amended to read as follows:
   (c) [A public body that uses videoconferencing to conduct its meetings
 shall  provide  an  opportunity  for  the  public  to attend, listen and
 observe at any site at which a member participates.
   (d)] Public bodies shall make or  cause  to  be  made  all  reasonable
 efforts  to  ensure  that  meetings  are held in an appropriate facility
 which can adequately accommodate members  of  the  public  who  wish  to
 attend such meetings.
   § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 104 of the public officers law, as added
 by chapter 289 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
   4.  If  videoconferencing is used to conduct a meeting OR SUCH MEETING
 IS BEING HELD BOTH PHYSICALLY AT A LOCATION OR  LOCATIONS  OPEN  TO  THE
 PUBLIC AND ALSO VIRTUALLY BY ONE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BODY AT A
 LOCATION  OR LOCATIONS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, the public notice for the
 meeting shall inform the public that videoconferencing will  be  used[,]
 AND  SHALL  identify  the PHYSICAL locations for the meeting[, and state
 that the public has the right to  attend  the  meeting  at  any  of  the
 locations] THAT SHALL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
   §  3.    Section 106 of the public officers law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11849-01-1

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