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*NEW! New York State Committee on Open Government to Meet on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. AGENDA

*NEW! Committee Staff to provide virtual FOIL training on December 3, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

*NEW! 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

*NEW! 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

February 2019 - Updates to FOIL and OML Case Law Summaries

December 2019 - Annual Report to the Governor and State Legislature


2019 Annual Report (pdf)

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