senate Bill S5389

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the disclosure of contact information of seniors who visit senior centers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 16, 2013 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S5389
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Aging Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

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S5389 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2578
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5379
2009-2010: A10972

S5389 - Summary

Prohibits the disclosure of contact information of seniors who visit senior centers.

S5389 - Sponsor Memo

S5389 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5389

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  the  privacy  of  contact
  information of senior center members

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a  new  section  224  to
read as follows:
  S  224.  PRIVACY OF SENIOR CENTER VISITOR RECORDS. 1. DEFINITIONS.  AS
USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "SENIOR CENTER" SHALL MEAN FACILITIES OPERATED BY AN  AREA  OFFICE
OF  THE  AGING  OR  OPERATED  BY  AN ENTITY THAT HAS CONTRACTED WITH THE
OFFICE OR MUNICIPALITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO SENIOR CITIZENS ON A REGU-
LAR BASIS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO  MEALS,  RECREATION  AND  COUN-
SELING.
  (B) "CONTACT INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OF
SENIOR CITIZENS.
  2.  CONFIDENTIALITY  OF RECORDS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY
OTHER LAW, CONTACT INFORMATION OF SENIORS  WHO  VISIT  A  SENIOR  CENTER
SHALL  NOT  BE  OPEN  TO THE PUBLIC, NOR SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX OF THE  PUBLIC  OFFI-
CERS  LAW,  AND  NO  PUBLIC ENTITY OR EMPLOYEE, OFFICER OR AGENT THEREOF
SHALL DISCLOSE SUCH INFORMATION.
  3. EXCEPTION. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PRECLUDE THE DISCLOSURE OF
CONTACT INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED AND, IF  OTHERWISE  ADMISSIBLE,
BE  USED  IN A CIVIL COURT OR OTHER CIVIL ADMINISTRATIVE OR ADJUDICATORY
BODY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING PENDING THEREIN  WHEN  SUCH  ACTION  OR
PROCEEDING RELATES DIRECTLY TO THE ATTENDANCE OF A SENIOR CENTER.
  4.  VIOLATIONS.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  KNOWINGLY  RELEASES  OR PERMITS THE
DISCLOSURE OF THE CONTACT INFORMATION THAT IS  CONFIDENTIAL  UNDER  THIS
SECTION  TO  A PERSON OR ENTITY NOT ENTITLED TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF UP TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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