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
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 prohibiting the use
of social security numbers from being used as identification for indi-
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. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AS IDENTIFI-
CATION. 1. NO ORGANIZATION OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY SHALL USE AN INDIVID-
UAL'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN ANY MANNER FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES,
(A) PUBLICLY POSTING OR PUBLICLY DISPLAYING IN ANY MANNER AN INDIVID-
UAL'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER;
(B) PRINTING AN INDIVIDUAL'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON ANY CARD
REQUIRED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO ACCESS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY
THE ORGANIZATION OR AGENCY;
(C) REQUIRING AN INDIVIDUAL TO USE OR TRANSMIT HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECU-
RITY NUMBER TO ACCESS AN INTERNET WEB SITE; AND
(D) PRINTING AN INDIVIDUAL'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON ANY MATERIALS
THAT ARE MAILED TO THE INDIVIDUAL, UNLESS STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OTHERWISE
REQUIRES THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO BE ON THE DOCUMENT TO BE MAILED.
2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
(A) "GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY" MEANS ANY AGENCY OR UNIT OF THE STATE AND
ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF.
(B) "ORGANIZATION" SHALL MEAN ANY NATURAL PERSON, CORPORATION, LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, TRUST, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION, NOT-FOR-PROFIT
ORGANIZATION, PARTNERSHIP, AFFILIATE OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL ENTITY
LOCATED OR DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 264 2
(C) "PUBLICLY POSTING" OR "PUBLICLY DISPLAYING" MEANS TO INTENTIONALLY
COMMUNICATE OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.