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An Introduction to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board
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APPENDIX W:
Open Meeting Law
§§ 103 & 104

§ 103. Open meetings and executive sessions

(a) Every meeting of a public body shall be open to the general public, except that an executive session of such body may be called and business transacted thereat in accordance with section ninety-five (now section one hundred five)
(b) Public bodies shall make or cause to be made all reasonable efforts to ensure that meetings are held in facilities that permit barrier-free physical access to the physically handicapped, as defined in subdivision five of section fifty of the public buildings law.
(c) A public body that uses videoconferencing to conduct its meetings shall provide an opportunity for the public to attend, listen and observe at any site at which a member participates.

(Formerly §93, added L.1976, c. 511, §1; amended L.1977, c. 368, §1; renumbered §98, L.1977, c. 933, §2; renumbered §103, L.1983, c. 652, § 1.)

§ 104. Public notice

1. Public notice of the time and place of a meeting scheduled at least one week prior thereto shall be given to the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated public locations at least seventy-two hours before such meeting.
2. Public notice of the time and place of every other meeting shall be given, to the extent practicable, to the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated public locations at a reasonable time prior thereto.
3. The public notice provided for by this section shall not be construed to require publication as a legal notice.
4. If videoconferencing is used to conduct a meeting, the public notice for the meeting shall inform the public that videoconferencing will be used, identify the locations for the meeting, and state that the public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations.

(Formerly §94, added L.1976, c. 511, §1; renumbered §99, L.1977, c. 933, §2; amended L.1979, c. 704, §2; renumbered § 104, L.1983, c. 652, §1.)

An Introduction to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board
Table of Contents
List of Appendices


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