STATE OF NEW YORK
May 31, 2016
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to giving public
notice of meetings through electronic means
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 104 of the public officers
2 law, as amended by chapter 704 of the laws of 1979 and such section as
3 renumbered by chapter 652 of the laws of 1983, are amended and subdivi-
4 sion 5 is renumbered subdivision 6 and a new subdivision 5 is added to
5 read as follows:
6 1. Public notice of the time and place of a meeting scheduled at least
7 one week prior thereto shall be given or electronically transmitted to
8 the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more desig-
9 nated public locations at least seventy-two hours before such meeting.
10 2. Public notice of the time and place of every other meeting shall be
11 given or electronically transmitted, to the extent practicable, to the
12 news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated
13 public locations at a reasonable time prior thereto.
14 5. If a meeting will be streamed live over the internet, the public
15 notice for the meeting shall inform the public of the internet address
16 of the website streaming such meeting.
17 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.