Bill Text: NY S02959 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Amends the definition of "public body" to include any entity created or appointed to perform a necessary function in the decision-making process.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-10 - referred to governmental operations [S02959 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02959-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 174
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to
          first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in  relation  to  amending  the
          definition of a "public body"
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 102 of the public officers law, as
     2  amended by chapter 704 of the laws of 1979 and such  section  as  renum-
     3  bered by chapter 652 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
     4    2.  "Public  body" means any entity, for which a quorum is required in
     5  order to conduct public business and  which  consists  of  two  or  more
     6  members,  performing  a  governmental  function  for the state or for an
     7  agency or department thereof, or for a public corporation as defined  in
     8  section  sixty-six  of  the  general  construction  law, or committee or
     9  subcommittee or other similar body consisting of members of such  public
    10  body  or  an entity created or appointed to perform a necessary function
    11  in the decision-making process.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.