NEW! 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

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*NEW! 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

*NEW! 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

*NEW! 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.

*NEW! 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.

*NEW! 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


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Key Phrase Opinion Number
Cable Television 1388,15432
Camera, Used to Make Copies 14564, 15166, 16504, 19252,19271
Cancelled Checks 270, 1397, 1428, 2700, 3128, 5108, 5760, 8979, 13561, 13942 , 14921,
Cancer Data 12088, 12402,
Casualty Report 1403,
Census Information 766, 784, 994, 1010, 3635, 5462, 8344,
Census Information, Preschool 340, 441, 490, 3011, 3583, 8344,
Certification 1469, 2481, 2651, 2917, 3119, 3189, 3563, 3667, 3882, 3912, 4534, 4666, 6120, 6733, 8082, 8378, 9338, 9628, 10263 , 10384, 10691, 10731, 14672, 18946, 19074, 19303
Certification of Existence of or Search for Records 1276, 1327, 1447, 1453, 1724, 1760, 1909, 2270, 2310, 2365, 2415, 2580, 2741, 2803, 3256, 3316, 3971, 4283, 4344, 4372, 6388, 8898, 9863, 10384, 12223, 13543, 13909 , 15420 , 15456, 17434, 18781, 19611
Certification Regulations 8378,
Certified Payroll 10325, 12209, 16649,
CETA Employees 474, 1145,
Charges Against Public Employees 467, 685, 1253, 1334, 1338, 3513, 3519, 4640, 4787, 5161, 5346, 5419, 5735, 5825, 5920, 6064, 6123, 6693, 7123, 7276, 7549, 9383, 9399, 10050, 10399, 10463, 10754, 11163, 11271, 11274, 12722, 13378, 16260, 17195, 17799,
Charitable Corporation 255, 8078,
Charter Schools 11575, 17085,
Child Abuse 524, 4414, 4980, 5747, 6394, 6833, 7069, 7264, 10558, 11872 , 14865, 16738,
Child Protective Services 15513, 16738,
Child Support 16643,
Citizens Advisory Committee 6970,
Civil Defense Department 271,
Civil Service Examination 324, 649, 1688, 4402,
Civil Service Examination, Applicant for 324,
Civil Service Oral Examination 1787,
Civilian Complaint Review Board 757, 1675, 6098,
Clemency or Pardon 7568, 7586,
Client List 878,
Code of Ethics 520, 1740, 3892,
Code of Professional Responsibility 1823,
Collective Bargaining Agreement, Tentative 17709,
Collective Bargaining Negotiations 1092, 1100, 1109, 1223, 1300, 1387, 1646, 1926, 1929, 1993, 1998, 3264, 4758, 6576, 6841, 7091, 7380, 7409, 8733, 10209, 10482, 15094, 16610, 17689, 17709, 18882,
College Police Department 7774, 17252,
Commercial Information 373, 436, 1392, 6343, 6536,
Commercial Purpose 52, 478, 800, 897, 1130, 1315, 1559, 2284, 3000, 3190, 3421, 3741, 3954, 6249, 7827, 8552, 9523, 10474, 10556, 10609, 13822, 15707, 16494,
Committee on Open Government, Advisory Authority of 1853, 2178, 2209, 2285, 2294, 2363, 2457, 2577, 2621, 2650, 2721, 2816, 2890, 16729,
Commitment Papers 4682,
Community Action Agency 6010, 7221, 9387, 10697, 10758,
Community Board, NYC 845, 2044, 2564, 3387, 4748, 4807, 10815,
Community College 463, 2012, 2123, 8386,
Community Development Corporation 2032,
Competitive Injury 6343,
Compiled for Law Enforcement Purposes 16459, 16678, 19480
Complaint, Insurance 706,
Complaints 526, 820, 842, 875, 968, 976, 1018, 1236, 1310, 1370, 1742, 1744, 1819, 1828, 1963, 2057, 2432, 2652, 2678, 2780, 2834, 2851, 3048, 3049, 3123, 3703, 3714, 3724, 3837, 3892, 4102, 4142, 4235, 4251, 4512, 4528, 4650, 4923, 5275, 5287, 5296, 5302, 5421, 5594, 5949, 6142, 6272, 6285, 6356, 6529, 6768, 6770, 6886, 6905, 7123, 7771, 8596, 8901, 9673, 9921, 10172, 10544, 10598, 10754, 10880, 10982, 11036, 12201 , 13971, 14321, 14437, 15080 , 15301, 16679, 16926, 17301, 17521, 18743, 19735
Compromise under Civil Practice Law and Rules 17330,
Computer Application 12366, 12849 , 14534 , 15407, 17966,
Computer, Information Contained in 2999, 3012, 4781, 4897, 5014, 5051, 5165, 5545, 5649, 5652, 5916, 5944, 5952, 5982, 6062, 6369, 6503, 6628, 6823, 6858, 6950, 7006, 7109, 7174, 7184, 7470, 7595, 7686, 7864, 8066, 9333, 10566, 11318, 12191, 12305, 12559, 12565, 12776, 13777 , 14534 , 15298 , 15377,
Computer Code 3760, 6906, 9321, 9325, 9888, 12305, 12920, 17479, 18006, 18125, 19002
Computer, Personal 16407,
Computer Programming or Reprogramming 7109, 8013, 8077, 8315, 8833, 8863, 8990, 9760, 10213, 11814, 11969, 12776, 12849, 13575, 13777 , 14534 , 14755, 17351,
Computer Programs 2305, 2451, 10882, 12191, 19002
Computer Tapes or Disks 918, 977, 1227, 1315, 1680, 1786, 2092, 3102, 3114, 3477, 4032, 4261, 4370, 16796,
Conciliation Agreement 2464,
Condemnation 3905,
Conditional Discharge 16508,
Confidential Source 10038, 10094, 10100, 12579, 19029
Confidentiality, Assertion of 557, 798, 951, 1217, 1347, 1740, 1823, 2009, 2079, 2110, 2119, 2141, 2240, 2471, 2558, 2787, 3032, 3340, 3383, 3701, 3779, 4099, 5033, 5222, 5278, 5316, 5425, 5444, 5832, 6024, 6153, 6422, 6767, 7129, 7921, 8241, 8380, 8467, 9916, 10050, 11570, 11641, 11684, 12405, 12558, 13194, 13747, 14055 , 15509, 16204, 16321, 16511, 16530, 16901, 17045, 17328, 17492, 18788, 19550,
Confidentiality Established by Contract 1704, 3595, 8240, 8561, 10151, 10971, 13194 , 14575 , 15072, 16044, 15032, 17611, 17829, 19360 , 19726
Confidentiality Established by Local Law 1464, 3659, 3842, 3875, 5778, 5999, 6106, 7914, 8922 , 10398 , 10481 , 12558, 14038, 15374, 18298, 18476, 19757
Confidentiality Established by Regulation 989, 1027, 1405, 1666, 1996, 2924, 3306, 3573, 5544, 5589, 7947, 8602, 10181, 11466, 11833, 16044, 16623, 16782, 17877,
Confidentiality, Promise of 612, 673, 947, 989, 1002, 1105, 1154, 1388, 1548, 2056, 2074, 2076, 2094, 2106, 2711, 2894, 3217, 3336, 3843, 4255, 4399, 4617, 4689, 4861, 5208, 5219, 5302, 5444, 5594, 6482, 6777, 6883, 7544, 7684, 7931, 8113, 8899, 11641, 11858, 14038 , 14584, 15887,
Confidentially Disclosed to an Agency, Records 436, 15058,
Confidentiality under General Municipal Law, §805-a 12558, 16799, 18476,
Conflict of Interest 406,
Conflicts of Interest Board, NYC 8732, 12205,
Conservation Advisory Council or Conservation Board 7137,
Construction with Other Laws 385, 754, 829, 842, 1491, 6795, 6902, 6987, 11448, 11466, 11833, 12205, 18576,
Consultant Report 998, 1118, 1426, 1527, 1644, 1736, 1832, 2381, 2894, 3843, 3876, 3931, 4205, 4297, 4527, 4624, 4798, 4837, 4889, 5063, 5219, 5272, 5467, 5522, 5766, 5777, 5841, 5867, 6026, 6097, 6424, 6637, 6970, 7113, 7339, 7346, 7642, 8241, 9297, 9797, 10365, 10689, 11155, 11222, 11985, 12641, 13045, 13401, 13646, 19463 , 19664
Contact Information 18486,
Contract 737, 1159, 1398, 1434, 2123, 2246, 2524, 2917, 3333, 3565, 3579, 6281, 6576, 8511, 8582, 11235, 13296, 13400 , 15126, 15914, 19360, 19572
Contract Award 1646, 1713, 1763, 1783, 2025, 2319, 2477, 2576, 2717, 2727, 3328, 3432, 3589, 3896, 3905, 3922, 4080, 4088, 4128, 4321, 5033, 5071, 5288, 5589, 5832, 5989, 6150, 6281, 6301, 6709, 7288, 7409, 7563, 7593, 7763, 8937, 9299, 9512, 9641, 9751, 10795, 11235, 11590, 11933, 13327, 13400, 14719, 15090, 15126, 15837, 16013, 16473, 17946, 18067, 18338, 19237, 19286, 19713
Contract Award, Real Property 5907, 5917, 6301, 6359, 6713, 7425, 8582, 10422, 11590, 11639, 12604 , 12727 , 15090,
Contract Negotiations 6359, 6395, 7380, 7449, 7763, 9500, 9512, 9641, 10005, 10209, 10795, 12727, 13786 , 15126 , 15704, 17188, 17709, 18032, 18150, 18737, 19562
Contract, Tentative Agreement 17188, 17709, 19026, 19284
Contractual Abrogation of Rights of Access 704, 947, 1446, 1929, 1992, 5559, 8240,
Conviction Information 13240, 16547, 18823,
Cooperative Apartment 2589,
Cooperative Extension 9940,
Cooperative Housing 1981,
Copyrighted Materials 942, 1634, 5072, 5425, 5499, 5625, 5772, 5805, 5858, 5976, 7675, 9056, 9874, 10474, 11109, 11971,11992, 12385, 13350, 14190 , 15018 , 15568, 15695, 15987, 16494, 17337, 18124, 18556, 19246
Cornell University 2363, 5782, 5988, 10954, 12315, 14047 , 14396, 16086, 16726,
Correction or Amendment of Records 5237,
Correction Law, §500-f - Commitments & Discharges 7087, 7312, 10181, 19546
Counseling Memorandum 6685, 9383, 13978,
County Clerk, Dual Function of 755, 5000, 6839, 8907, 9349, 14308,
Court Administration, Office of 551, 892, 1013, 1155, 1985, 2409, 2426, 3503, 6296, 9208, 16467,
Court Records 641, 2193, 2239, 2599, 3236, 3569, 3621, 4378, 4931, 6296, 7538, 8262, 8804, 8907, 9208, 10675, 11111, 11462, 12048, 12343, 12719, 13590, 13849, 14225 , 14743, 15341, 15501, 15787, 16467, 16547, 17896, 19466, 19662, 19738
CPL, Discovery under in Relation to FOIL 641, 2193, 2239, 2599, 3236, 3569, 3621, 4378, 4931, 6296, 7333, 8023, 8877, 9787, 9884, 11934, 14306, 17330,
CPLR, Article 31 730, 1176, 1251, 1252, 1288, 2213, 2433, 2941, 2963, 3083, 4605, 4685, 4722, 5594, 6094, 6137, 7164, 11138, 12395, 14095, 17181,
Creation of Record 904, 913, 1131, 1253, 1262, 1373, 1386, 1655, 1680, 1682, 1700, 1760, 1773, 1862, 1906, 1954, 2002, 2108, 2197, 2276, 2285, 2290, 2319, 2331, 2333, 2337, 2341, 2344, 2349, 2353, 2426, 2432, 2516, 2518, 2555, 2560, 2586, 2613, 2643, 2650, 2666, 2671, 2726, 2736, 2909, 2917, 2970, 2974, 2981, 2999, 3010, 3012, 3031, 3033, 3043, 3055, 3071, 3113, 3180, 3183, 3189, 3257, 3589, 3596, 3647, 3649, 3665, 3701, 3113, 3180, 3183, 3189, 3257, 3589, 3596, 3647, 3649, 3665, 3701, 3726, 3765, 3827, 3908, 3936, 4158, 4215, 4236, 4272, 4372, 4773, 4781, 5165, 5446, 5545, 5649, 5693, 5748, 5884, 6503, 6841, 7174, 7349, 7408, 7595, 7686, 8013, 8433, 8863, 9760, 10213, 10543, 11543, 11734, 11814, 12000, 12191, 12849, 13575 , 15377, 18428, 18737, 18795,
Credit History 5229, 10831,
Crime Victims Compensation Board 482, 5008, 7909, 7979, 12934,
Criminal Action Dismissed in Favor of Accused 1653, 4604, 6289, 7094, 7317, 8115, 8313, 8322, 8786, 9501, 11272, 11475, 12318, 13469, 16044, 17740, 18099, 18799, 19123
Criminal History Records 680, 1231, 1247, 1354, 1408, 1887, 1934, 2061, 2385, 2396, 2642, 2862, 2911, 2997, 3359, 3455, 3529, 4269, 4947, 4963, 4983, 4995, 5155, 5191, 5540, 6147, 6312, 6584, 6694, 6816, 7058, 7198, 7407, 7988, 8383, 8602, 8952, 9287, 9727, 9818, 9859, 11097, 11176 , 14891, 16044, 16623, 17031, 17688, 18663, 19297
Criminal Investigation, Records Relevant to 4164,
Critical Infrastructure 15236, 17747, 17877,
Curriculum, Materials Used as Part of 5499,
Custody of Records 63, 137, 363, 860, 963, 987, 1104, 1208, 1327, 1335, 1347, 1429, 1546, 1619, 1620, 1783, 2154, 2257, 2342, 2386, 2488, 2987, 4099, 4742, 4753, 4783, 4798, 4826, 5219, 5261, 5292, 5488, 5843, 5939, 6031, 6116, 6146, 6295, 6460, 6748, 6812, 7427a, 7858, 7883, 8206, 8289, 8387, 8569, 8691, 8830, 9156, 9184, 9409, 9422, 9986, 10415, 11044, 11640, 11982, 12354, 13148, 13226, 14052 , 14883 , 14894 , 15072 , 15175, 15905, 16025, 16083, 16144,