senate Bill S1327

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes a process for the regulation of collecting, recording, and disclosing confidential information by state employees

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to codes
Jan 28, 2009 referred to codes

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S1327 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10559
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §50-f, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A1899

S1327 - Summary

Establishes a process for regulating the collecting, recording, and disclosing of confidential information by state employees.

S1327 - Sponsor Memo

S1327 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1327

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO, ADAMS, DILAN, KRUEGER, MORAHAN, ONORATO,
  PERKINS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  civil rights law, in relation to regulating the
  collection,  recording  and  disclosing  of  confidential  information
  obtained by state employees in the course of official duties

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
50-f to read as follows:
  S 50-F. DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION BY STATE EMPLOYEES.  1.
DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "CONFIDENTIAL  INFORMATION"  MEANS  ANY  INFORMATION MAINTAINED OR
OBTAINED BY A STATE AGENCY, OFFICER, OR EMPLOYEE CONCERNING AN  INDIVID-
UAL'S  HEALTH  OR  DISABILITY  STATUS, INCOME TAX RECORDS, SEXUAL ORIEN-
TATION, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE,  STATUS  AS  A  CRIME
VICTIM  OR WITNESS, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE STATUS, IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR ANY
INFORMATION THAT IS OTHERWISE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE BY ANY PROVISION
OF FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW; AND
  B. "LINE WORKER" MEANS ANY PERSON EMPLOYED BY ANY STATE  AGENCY  WHOSE
DUTIES INVOLVE CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC.
  2. PROCEDURE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
  A.  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED  IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO STATE
OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE SHALL DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL  INFORMATION  TO  ANYONE
EXCEPT  ANOTHER  STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE ACTING IN THE SCOPE OF HIS OR
HER OFFICIAL DUTIES.
  B. OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  CONFI-
DENTIAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY IF:
  (I)  THE OFFICER'S OR EMPLOYEE'S AGENCY IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO DISCLOSE
SUCH CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND PROVIDED THAT SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THAT REQUIRED BY LAW; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03680-01-9

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