senate Bill S924

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a process for the regulation of collecting, recording, and disclosing confidential information by state employees

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

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S924 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §50-f, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2719
2009-2010: S1327

S924 - Summary

Establishes a process for regulating the collecting, recording, and disclosing of confidential information by state employees.

S924 - Sponsor Memo

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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