Effective February 2, 2012, the public will have greater access to records discussed during open meetings. According to the COOG* website:
The purpose of the legislation is simple: those interested in the work of public bodies should have the ability, within reasonable limitations, to see the records scheduled to be discussed during open meetings prior to the meetings.
For the amendment to the statute, click here to see NY Public Officers Law Section 103(e).
For the long-form summary of the changes, click here.
*For those following this blog from its inception, you may remember the tip for finding the NY State Committee On Open Government's ("COOG") website just by typing into Google: COOG