Governor Cuomo Extends Executive Order Permitting Remote Public Meetings Another 30 Days

Hodgson Russ Municipal and Education Alert

On August 5, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.55.  This order continued the directives contained in Executive Order 202.1, the original order that suspended Article 7 of the Public Officers Law in order to permit public bodies to meet “remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”  The most recent Executive Order extends this directive for another thirty days through September 4, 2020. In-person meetings and hearings adhering to CDC/DOH guidelines (50% capacity, social distancing, masks etc.) are allowed.

If you have any questions regarding this alert, or need assistance developing safety protocols for your remote meetings and ensuring the public’s ability to view or listen to such proceedings, please contact Dan Spitzer (716.848.1420), Jeffrey Swiatek (716.848.1449), or Chuck Malcomb (716.848.1261), and we would be happy to assist.

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