senate Bill S7404

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires public bodies to ensure that proceedings of meetings are audible for individuals in person and via broadcast

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


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
Sep 29, 2021 referred to rules

S7404 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8360
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Pub Off L

S7404 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public bodies to make reasonable efforts to ensure that proceedings of meetings are audible for individuals in person and via broadcast and to provide audio visual equipment as necessary.

S7404 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7404 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7404
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 29, 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 requiring public
   bodies to ensure that proceedings of meetings are audible for individ-
   uals in person and via broadcast

   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) PUBLIC BODIES SHALL MAKE OR CAUSE TO BE MADE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO
 ENSURE THAT PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS ARE AUDIBLE TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO
 ATTEND SUCH MEETINGS IN PERSON OR VIA BROADCAST BY PROVIDING AUDIOVISUAL
 EQUIPMENT,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS TO
 ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS IN ATTENDANCE AS WELL  AS  INDIVIDUALS  WATCHING
 VIA BROADCAST CAN ADEQUATELY HEAR THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13137-02-1


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