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*NEW! February 2021: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until March 16 in Executive Order 202.94

* January 2021: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until February 26 in Executive Order 202.92

* Committee Staff to provide virtual FOIL training on February 11, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click on link for registration information.

* December 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until January 29 in Executive Order 202.87

* December 2020: Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature

* December 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until January 1 in Executive Order 202.79

* November 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until December 3 in Executive Order 202.72

* October 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until November 3 in Executive Order 202.67

* September 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until October 4 in Executive Order 202.60

* August 2020: Recently Issued Advisory Opinion Regarding the Open Meetings Law and Executive Orders Relating to a Declared Disaster Emergency

* August 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until September 4 in Executive Order 202.55

* July 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until August 5 in Executive Order 202.48

* June 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until July 6 in Executive Order 202.38

* May 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until June 6 in Executive Order 202.28

* April 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law through May 7 in Executive Order 202.14

* March 2020: Recently Issued Advisory Opinions Regarding the Open Meetings Law and Executive Order 202.1

* March 2020: Governor Issues Executive Order 202.1 which suspends certain requirements of the Open Meetings Law to allow the attendance of meetings telephonically or other similar service

 

January 2020 - New York State Department of State Announces New Executive Director of Committee on Open Government


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