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NY Bill Would Require Online State Records

April 17th, 2010 04:48 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes “Micah Kellner, the New York State assemblyman who last year submitted a bill to provide a tax credit to open source developers, has now proposed the ‘Open New York Act,’ a law that would make it mandatory for state agencies to put almost all of their public records on the Internet. According to Kellner’s office, the law would ‘revolutionize the relationship between New Yorkers and their state government, requiring all state agencies to make their records available through a central website — where the data can be used by activists, entrepreneurs, and others to create a host of applications useful in everyday life.’ The Open Government Foundation, Citizens Union, and New York Public Interest Research Group all support the bill.”

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