State Senate Passes Bill to Open Stadium Meetings to Public

June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM EDT

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State Senate Passes Bill to Open Stadium Meetings to Public

June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WKBW) The New York State Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would require the New Stadium Working Group to hold public meetings.

Bill S-7219 would require all members of the Erie County Stadium Corporation to comply with New York State open meetings law during deliberations.

The corporation was formed by the Buffalo Bills lease agreement with Erie County. Included in the corporation is a subcommittee called the New Stadium Working Group, formed following the passing of Bills founder and owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. If the bill is signed into law, the working group would also have to comply with open meetings law.

To become law, the bill must now pass through the New York State Assembly and be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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