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S01150 Summary:

Amd §103, Pub Off L
Requires certain documents to be made available for open meetings.
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S01150 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 7, 2021
        Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, COONEY, GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
          gations  and  Government  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-

        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to  making  certain
          documents available for open meetings
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision (e) of section 103 of the public officers  law,
     2  as  added  by  chapter  603  of  the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    (e) Agency records available to the public pursuant to article six  of
     5  this chapter, as well as any proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation,
     6  policy  or any amendment thereto, that is scheduled to be the subject of
     7  discussion by a public body during an open meeting shall be made  avail-
     8  able, upon request therefor, to the extent practicable [as determined by
     9  the  agency  or the department,] at least twenty-four hours prior to [or
    10  at] the meeting during which the records will be  discussed.  Copies  of
    11  such  records  may be made available for a reasonable fee, determined in
    12  the same manner as provided therefor in article six of this chapter.  If
    13  the  agency  in  which a public body functions maintains a regularly and
    14  routinely updated website and utilizes a high speed internet connection,
    15  such records shall be posted on the website to  the  extent  practicable
    16  [as  determined  by  the agency or the department,] at least twenty-four
    17  hours prior to the meeting. An agency may, but shall not be required to,
    18  expend additional moneys to implement the provisions  of  this  subdivi-
    19  sion.
    20    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    21  have become a law.

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