This bill would require the Corporation Counsel and the Department of Records and Information Services to make available a searchable and machine readable compilation of all executive orders issued from 1974 to present.
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Int. No. 1091
By Council Members Koo, Yeger and Kallos
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the posting of machine readable executive orders
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 7 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 7-115, to read as follows:
§ 7-115 Online publication of executive orders. a. The corporation counsel and the department of records and information services shall make available through the city's website a true and complete compilation of all executive orders issued from 1974 to present. Such compilation shall be in a searchable, machine-readable format or formats that are capable of being downloaded in bulk, and which are chosen for the purpose of making such compilations available to the greatest number of users and for the greatest number of applications. Such compilation shall indicate any executive order that has been explicitly superseded or amended by a later executive order by annotating the superseded or amended executive order.
b. The corporation counsel and the department of records and information services, in their discretion, may also make executive orders available in formats that are not searchable or machine-readable, such as an image file or other fixed layout format, but the availability of executive orders in such formats shall not satisfy the requirements of this section.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.