senate Bill S6608A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the requirement that a person disclose their social security number

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8992 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 14, 2012 signed chap.372
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.847
substituted for s6608a
Jun 18, 2012 substituted by a8992a
May 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2012 1st report cal.847
Apr 30, 2012 print number 6608a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 02, 2012 referred to consumer protection

S6608 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8992A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ddd, Gen Bus L

S6608 - Summary

Tracks federal privacy act of 1974 with respect to the obligation of a person to disclose their social security number to another person, partnership, association or corporation; provides where there is no legal basis for request that a person may refuse to provide his or her social security number; provides for enforcement by attorney general.

S6608 - Sponsor Memo

S6608 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6608

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the  disclosure
  of social security numbers

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ddd to read as follows:
  S 399-DDD. DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. 1.  AS USED  IN  THIS
SECTION,  "SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT  NUMBER"  SHALL  INCLUDE THE NUMBER
ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL SOCIAL  SECURITY  ADMINISTRATION  AND  ANY  NUMBER
DERIVED  FROM  SUCH NUMBER.  SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY NUMBER THAT
HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
  2. NO PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION,  NOT
INCLUDING  THE  STATE  OR  ITS  POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, SHALL REQUIRE AN
INDIVIDUAL TO DISCLOSE OR FURNISH HIS OR  HER  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT
NUMBER,  FOR  ANY  PURPOSE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTIVITY, OR TO REFUSE
ANY SERVICE, PRIVILEGE OR  RIGHT  TO  AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHOLLY  OR  PARTLY
BECAUSE  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  REFUSES  TO  DISCLOSE OR FURNISH SUCH NUMBER,
UNLESS ONE OF THE EXCEPTIONS ENUMERATED IN  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION APPLIES.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IN THE FOLLOWING
INSTANCES:
  (A) THE INDIVIDUAL CONSENTS TO THE ACQUISITION OR USE OF  HIS  OR  HER
SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER.
  (B) THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER IS EXPRESSLY REQUIRED BY FEDER-
AL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION.
  (C)  THE  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT  NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR INTERNAL
VERIFICATION OR FRAUD INVESTIGATION.
  (D) THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR ANY  BUSINESS
FUNCTION  PERMITTED  OR  ALLOWED  UNDER THE GRAMM LEACH BLILEY ACT, P.L.
106-102 (1999).
  (E) THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER IS REQUESTED IN CONNECTION WITH
A REQUEST FOR CREDIT OR A CREDIT TRANSACTION INITIATED BY  THE  CONSUMER

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

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S6608A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8992A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ddd, Gen Bus L

S6608A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Tracks federal privacy act of 1974 with respect to the obligation of a person to disclose their social security number to another person, partnership, association or corporation; provides where there is no legal basis for request that a person may refuse to provide his or her social security number; provides for enforcement by attorney general.

S6608A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6608A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6608--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the  disclosure
  of social security numbers

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ddd to read as follows:
  S 399-DDD. DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. 1.  AS USED  IN  THIS
SECTION,  "SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT  NUMBER"  SHALL  INCLUDE THE NUMBER
ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL SOCIAL  SECURITY  ADMINISTRATION  AND  ANY  NUMBER
DERIVED  FROM  SUCH NUMBER.  SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY NUMBER THAT
HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
  2. NO PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION,  NOT
INCLUDING  THE  STATE  OR  ITS  POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, SHALL REQUIRE AN
INDIVIDUAL TO DISCLOSE OR FURNISH HIS OR  HER  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT
NUMBER,  FOR  ANY  PURPOSE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTIVITY, OR TO REFUSE
ANY SERVICE, PRIVILEGE OR  RIGHT  TO  AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHOLLY  OR  PARTLY
BECAUSE  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  REFUSES  TO  DISCLOSE OR FURNISH SUCH NUMBER,
UNLESS ONE OF THE EXCEPTIONS ENUMERATED IN  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION APPLIES.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IN THE FOLLOWING
INSTANCES:
  (A) THE INDIVIDUAL CONSENTS TO THE ACQUISITION OR USE OF  HIS  OR  HER
SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER.
  (B) THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER IS EXPRESSLY REQUIRED BY FEDER-
AL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION.
  (C)  THE  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACCOUNT  NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR INTERNAL
VERIFICATION OR FRAUD INVESTIGATION.
  (D) THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR ANY  BUSINESS
FUNCTION  PERMITTED  OR  ALLOWED  UNDER THE GRAMM LEACH BLILEY ACT, P.L.
106-102 (1999).

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

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