senate Bill S7306

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the availability of agency records prior to or at an open meeting

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
Jul 28, 2021 referred to rules

S7306 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7355
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

S7306 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the availability of agency records prior to or at an open meeting; removes the "to the extent practicable as determined by the agency or the department" limitation from the requirement that agencies and departments shall make records available.

S7306 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7306 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7306
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 the availability
   of agency records prior to or at an open meeting
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision (e) of section 103 of the public officers law,
 as added by chapter 603 of the laws of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   (e)  Agency records available to the public pursuant to article six of
 this chapter, as well as any proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation,
 policy or any amendment thereto, that is scheduled to be the subject  of
 discussion  by a public body during an open meeting shall be made avail-
 able, upon request therefor, [to the extent practicable as determined by
 the agency or the department,] prior to or at the meeting  during  which
 the records will be discussed. Copies of such records may be made avail-
 able  for  a  reasonable  fee, determined in the same manner as provided
 therefor in article six of this chapter. If the agency in which a public
 body functions maintains a regularly and routinely updated  website  and
 utilizes  a high speed internet connection, such records shall be posted
 on the website [to the extent practicable as determined by the agency or
 the department,] prior to the meeting. An agency may, but shall  not  be
 required  to,  expend  additional  moneys to implement the provisions of
 this subdivision.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11161-01-1


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