S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 11, 2013
Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to restricting the
distribution of students' personally identifying information and
directing the commissioner of the department of education to develop
appropriate regulations regarding permitted disclosure of such infor-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-c to
read as follows:
S 2-C. DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT INFORMATION. 1. NO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR
SECONDARY SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THIS ARTICLE,
OR CHARTER SCHOOL AS DESCRIBED IN ARTICLE FIFTY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER
SHALL SELL OR OTHERWISE RELEASE PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
REGARDING ANY STUDENT TO ANY THIRD PARTY.
2. EVERY STUDENT SHALL BE ASSIGNED A UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER BY
USE OF WHICH THE STUDENT'S INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL REPORTS MAY BE
ACCESSED BY THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND
TEACHERS AND BY THE STUDENT'S PARENTS.
3. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIB-
IT THE USE BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR THE STATE OF UNIDENTIFIED AGGREGATE
DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRACKING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, CURRICULUM TRACKING
AND OVERALL STUDENT PROGRESS, AND FOR APPLICATION OR QUALIFICATION FOR
S 2. The commissioner of the department of education is authorized and
directed to promulgate all rules, regulations and guidelines he or she
deems necessary to allow parents or guardians to consent to the disclo-
sure of their child's information to private third parties and to imple-
ment the provisions of this act on or before its effective date.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date upon which it shall have become a law and shall apply to all
school years commencing on or after such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.