|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S924
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S924 - Details
S924 - Summary
Establishes a process for regulating the collecting, recording, and disclosing of confidential information by state employees.
S924 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S924 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to regulating the collection, recording and disclosing of confidential information obtained by state employees in the course of official duties PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will make it the policy of state employees to keep sensitive information they encounter while performing the functions of their job confidential. Exceptions are made for disclosures necessary to perform essential tasks and those that are required by law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 50-f to the civil rights law. JUSTIFICATION: This bill will protect sensitive information and allow individuals to rest assured that the information they provide to agents of the state will be held in confidence. Encouraging greater candor in dealings with state agencies will result in increasingly effective agencies, safer streets and greater protections of privacy within New York. Confidential information under this law includes any information
S924 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 924 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, ADAMS, DILAN, KRUEGER, PERKINS, STAVISKY -- 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 regulating the collection, recording and disclosing of confidential information obtained by state employees in the course of official duties 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. DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION BY STATE EMPLOYEES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: A. "CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION MAINTAINED OR OBTAINED BY A STATE AGENCY, OFFICER, OR EMPLOYEE CONCERNING AN INDIVID- UAL'S HEALTH OR DISABILITY STATUS, INCOME TAX RECORDS, SEXUAL ORIEN- TATION, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STATUS AS A CRIME VICTIM OR WITNESS, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE STATUS, IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR ANY INFORMATION THAT IS OTHERWISE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE BY ANY PROVISION OF FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW; AND B. "LINE WORKER" MEANS ANY PERSON EMPLOYED BY ANY STATE AGENCY WHOSE DUTIES INVOLVE CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC. 2. PROCEDURE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. A. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE SHALL DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE EXCEPT ANOTHER STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE ACTING IN THE SCOPE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES. B. OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION, CONFI- DENTIAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY IF: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00555-01-3
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