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A09998 Summary:

COSPNSROtis, Buchwald
Amd §103, Pub Off L
Requires state authorities to conduct open meetings and provide an internet broadcast of its meetings, where practicable.
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A09998 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 4, 2016
        Introduced  by M. of A. QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to  requiring  open
          meetings  and  the  internet  broadcast of open meetings of each state
          authority, where practicable
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision (f) of section 103 of the public officers law,
     2  as added by chapter 519 of the laws of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (f)  Open  meetings  of an agency or authority shall be, to the extent
     5  practicable and within available funds,  broadcast  to  the  public  and
     6  maintained  as  records  of  the  agency  or authority. If the agency or
     7  authority maintains  a  website  and  utilizes  a  high  speed  internet
     8  connection,  such  open  meeting shall be, to the extent practicable and
     9  within available funds, streamed on such website in real-time, and post-
    10  ed on such website within and for a reasonable time after  the  meeting.
    11  For  the purposes of this subdivision, the term "agency" shall mean only
    12  a state department, board, bureau, division, council or office  and  any
    13  public  corporation  the  majority of whose members are appointed by the
    14  governor. For purposes of this subdivision, the term  "authority"  shall
    15  mean  a  public  authority  or  public benefit corporation created by or
    16  existing under any state law, at least one of whose members is appointed
    17  by the governor (including any subsidiaries of such public authority  or
    18  public  benefit  corporation), other than an interstate or international
    19  authority or public benefit corporation.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    21  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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