A02097 Summary:

BILL NO    A02097C

SAME AS    SAME AS S03046-C

SPONSOR    Hevesi

COSPNSR    Titone, Kearns

MLTSPNSR   McDonald

Add S54-c, Leg L

Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that
session and committee meetings be webcast.
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A02097 Actions:

BILL NO    A02097C

01/09/2013 referred to governmental operations
03/12/2013 amend and recommit to governmental operations
03/12/2013 print number 2097a
04/01/2013 amend and recommit to governmental operations
04/01/2013 print number 2097b
01/08/2014 referred to governmental operations
03/18/2014 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
03/18/2014 print number 2097c
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A02097 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02097 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2097C

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to
requiring that committee and floor votes be made available online and
that session and committee meetings be live webcast and archived

PURPOSE:

This legislation requires that committee and floor votes are made
public online and that session and committee meeting are webcast.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new section to 54-c of the Legislative law which
requires all committee and floor votes by the Senate and Assembly be
listed online within 24 hours of the vote on each houses' perspective
website. This listing will include the bill number, date of vote, the
summary of legislation from the legislative retrieval system, whether
such vote was on the floor or in a committee, and each member's vote
listed as aye or nay. It is requires that every committee meeting of
the Legislature and every session shall be webcast through the
official website of each respective house.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation seeks to allow access to the proceedings and voting
records of committee and session activities conducted by both houses
of the State Legislature.

Currently, many of the activities discussed in this legislation are
shared through webcasts. However, it is important all the actions of
the State Legislature are provided in a location that is easily
accessible to those represented by State Legislative Officials.

The availability of this information will allow the interested public
to follow day to day activities of the State Legislature as well as
their elected representative's actions in Albany.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.7487 (2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This legislation will take effect on the 120th day after it shall have
become law.
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