senate Bill S4856

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits libraries from disclosing records and registration information of minors with limited exceptions

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to libraries and education technology
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1205
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 26, 2013 referred to local government

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S4856 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง79, Gen Muni L

S4856 - Summary

Prohibits libraries from disclosing records and registration information of minors with limited exceptions.

S4856 - Sponsor Memo

S4856 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4856

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the disclosure
  of records and registration information by libraries

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

  Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
section 79 to read as follows:
  S 79. DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION BY LIBRARIES.
1. ANY LIBRARY WHICH IS IN WHOLE OR IN PART SUPPORTED BY  PUBLIC  FUNDS,
INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  PUBLIC,  ACADEMIC, SCHOOL OR SPECIAL
LIBRARIES, AND HAVING RECORDS INDICATING WHICH OF ITS DOCUMENTS OR OTHER
MATERIALS, REGARDLESS OF FORMAT, HAVE BEEN LOANED TO OR USED BY AN IDEN-
TIFIABLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SHALL NOT  DISCLOSE  SUCH  RECORDS  TO  ANY
PERSON EXCEPT:
  A.  PERSONS  ACTING  WITHIN  THE SCOPE OF THEIR DUTIES IN THE ADMINIS-
TRATION OF THE LIBRARY;
  B. PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO INSPECT SUCH  RECORDS,  IN  WRITING,  BY  THE
INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP; OR
  C. BY ORDER OF A COURT OF LAW.
  2.  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT MIDDLE AND
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES FROM MAINTAINING A SYSTEM  OF  RECORDS  THAT
IDENTIFIES  THE  INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TO WHOM LIBRARY MATERIALS HAVE BEEN
LOANED EVEN IF SUCH SYSTEM PERMITS A DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENT  OF  ANY
DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION BY THE LIBRARY, THAT DOCUMENTS OR MATERI-
ALS HAVE BEEN LOANED TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP.
  3.  ALL  REGISTRATION  INFORMATION  OF MINORS COLLECTED BY ANY LIBRARY
WHICH IS SUPPORTED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS,  INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED TO, PUBLIC, ACADEMIC, SCHOOL OR SPECIAL LIBRARIES SHALL NOT
BE DISCLOSED TO ANY PERSON EXCEPT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10623-01-3

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