Introduction to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board
Meeting Law §§ 103 & 104
Open meetings and executive sessions
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
(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.
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.)
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.
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.)