Open Meetings Law Extension

The newest Executive Order, issued on April 7th (EO 202.14), has extended the EO 202.1 suspension of certain aspects of the Open Meetings Law until May 7, 2020. MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich has confirmed this interpretation with the NYS Committee on Open Government’s staff.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202, for thirty days until May 7, 2020, except as limited below.”