New York State Capitol building

NEW! Authority for remote meetings ends June 24, 2021.

As of 6/25, Open Meetings Law again requires all meetings to be held IN PERSON. Authority for remote meetings ends 6/24.
Overview

The Committee on Open Government oversees and advises the government, public, and news media on Freedom of Information, Open Meetings, and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. The Committee offers guidance in response to phone inquiries, prepares written legal advisory opinions, and provides training to government and other interested groups.

Advisory Opinions
FOIL Advisory Opinions

Committee staff prepares written Freedom of Information Law advisory opinions in response to particular sets of facts and circumstances.

OML Advisory Opinions

Committee staff prepares written Open Meetings Law advisory opinions in response to particular sets of facts and circumstances.