senate Bill S4801A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits disclosure of highway, bridge, tunnel and other thoroughfare toll and transit records, with exceptions

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.758
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2013 referred to governmental operations
Jun 20, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1445
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 17, 2013 print number 4801a
amend and recommit to codes
Apr 24, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S4801A
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 18, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S4801A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4801 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §50-f, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10255, A1942
2009-2010: A4985

S4801 - Summary

Prohibits the disclosure of highway, bridge, tunnel and other thoroughfare toll records, and commuter railroad and transit records to protect privacy, unless necessary to perform law enforcement functions of certain public officials and bodies or to further another public entities official functions.

S4801 - Sponsor Memo

S4801 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4801

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  privacy  of  elec-
  tronic fare and toll records

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

  Section 1.  Statement of legislative intent. The legislature finds and
declares that public entities increasingly are  establishing  electronic
toll  and  electronic fare payment systems, which have the potential for
great convenience to the general public. E-Z Pass, for  example,  allows
motorists  to  have toll charges automatically deducted from pre-establ-
ished accounts.  Programs such as these have proven popular with consum-
ers. But some consumers,  public  officials  and  public  entities  have
raised  legitimate  questions about the extent to which records of indi-
vidual travel created by such electronic toll and fare  programs  should
be  disclosed,  and  under  what  circumstances.   This bill establishes
reasonable, uniform provisions for maintaining  the  confidentiality  of
such  records, while at the same time authorizing disclosure in cases of
legitimate law enforcement need.
  S 2.  The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 50-f  to
read as follows:
  S  50-F. PRIVACY OF ELECTRONIC TOLL AND FARE RECORDS. 1.  DEFINITIONS.
AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "ELECTRONIC TOLL INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN RECORDS CREATED  OR  MAIN-
TAINED BY A PUBLIC ENTITY OR BY A CONTRACTOR ON BEHALF OF A PUBLIC ENTI-
TY CONCERNING A MOTORIST OR MOTOR VEHICLE REGARDING THE USE OF ANY HIGH-
WAY,  BRIDGE, TUNNEL OR OTHER THOROUGHFARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
E-Z PASS RECORDS, WHICH CONTAIN INFORMATION SUCH AS (BUT NOT LIMITED TO)
THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED VEHICLE OWNER OR ACCOUNT  HOLDER,
A DESCRIPTION AND/OR LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OF THE VEHICLE, THE DATE, TIME
AND  LOCATION  OF  THE  PASSAGE  OF  A VEHICLE THROUGH A TOLL COLLECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00030-01-3

S4801A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §50-f, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10255, A1942
2009-2010: A4985

S4801A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the disclosure of highway, bridge, tunnel and other thoroughfare toll records, and commuter railroad and transit records to protect privacy, unless necessary to perform law enforcement functions of certain public officials and bodies or to further another public entities official functions.

S4801A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4801A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4801--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the civil rights law, in relation to privacy of elec-
  tronic fare and toll records

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

  Section 1.  Statement of legislative intent. The legislature finds and
declares  that  public entities increasingly are establishing electronic
toll and electronic fare payment systems, which have the  potential  for
great  convenience  to the general public. E-Z Pass, for example, allows
motorists to have toll charges automatically deducted  from  pre-establ-
ished accounts.  Programs such as these have proven popular with consum-
ers.  But  some  consumers,  public  officials  and public entities have
raised legitimate questions about the extent to which records  of  indi-
vidual  travel  created by such electronic toll and fare programs should
be disclosed, and under  what  circumstances.    This  bill  establishes
reasonable,  uniform  provisions  for maintaining the confidentiality of
such records, while at the same time authorizing disclosure in cases  of
legitimate law enforcement need.
  S  2.  The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 50-f to
read as follows:
  S 50-F. PRIVACY OF ELECTRONIC TOLL AND FARE RECORDS. 1.   DEFINITIONS.
AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "ELECTRONIC  TOLL INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN RECORDS CREATED OR MAIN-
TAINED BY A PUBLIC ENTITY OR BY A CONTRACTOR ON BEHALF OF A PUBLIC ENTI-
TY CONCERNING A MOTORIST OR MOTOR VEHICLE REGARDING THE USE OF ANY HIGH-
WAY, BRIDGE, TUNNEL OR OTHER THOROUGHFARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO
E-Z PASS RECORDS, WHICH CONTAIN INFORMATION SUCH AS (BUT NOT LIMITED TO)
THE  NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED VEHICLE OWNER OR ACCOUNT HOLDER,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00030-02-3

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