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A02067 Summary:

COSPNSRMiller, Smullen, Angelino, Gallahan, Lemondes, DeStefano, Brabenec, Giglio JM, Darling
Add §40-a, Gen Con L
Allows for online publication of public notices.
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A02067 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HAWLEY, MILLER, SMULLEN, ANGELINO, GALLAHAN,
          LEMONDES, DeSTEFANO, BRABENEC, J. M. GIGLIO -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M.  of  A.    DiPIETRO  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
          Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the general construction law, in  relation  to  allowing
          for online publication of public notices
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general construction law is amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 40-a to read as follows:
     3    §  40-a. Public notices and publications. 1. Subject to the provisions
     4  of subdivision two of this section and notwithstanding any provision  of
     5  law to the contrary, in any case in which notice of any fact is required
     6  by  law  to  be published or advertised in a newspaper, in addition such
     7  requirement shall be satisfied by publication of the notice in an online
     8  news publication that:
     9    a. provides general interest news  on  a  daily  basis  to  a  defined
    10  geographic location; and
    11    b.  has been continuously published for at least one year prior to the
    12  date of publication of the notice.
    13    2. Any publication made pursuant to the terms of this section shall be
    14  subject to all requirements and stipulations of publication  imposed  by
    15  law  or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction with regard to the
    16  notice with the exception of a requirement that the notice be  published
    17  in a newspaper.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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