STATE OF NEW YORK
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
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.