assembly Bill A6076

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the retention of emails of state employees

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Mar 12, 2015 referred to governmental operations

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A6076 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 3-A ยงยง50 - 52, Pub Off L

A6076 - Summary

Requires the retention of emails of state employees; defines terms.

A6076 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6076

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring the
  retention of all government emails for at least seven  years  for  all
  employees of New York State

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

  Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new  article
3-A to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 3-A
                         EMAIL USE AND RETENTION
SECTION 50. DEFINITIONS.
        51. PERSONAL EMAIL USE.
        52. RETENTION OF EMAIL.
  S  50.  DEFINITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE
DEFINED AS FOLLOWS:
  1. "STATE AGENCY" IS ANY AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD,  BUREAU,
OFFICE,  COUNCIL,  COMMISSION, AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, OR
OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY PERFORMING A GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNC-
TION FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK, EXCEPT THE JUDICIARY OR THE STATE LEGIS-
LATURE.
  2. "STATE EMAIL" IS ANY ELECTRONIC MAIL, INCLUDING METADATA,  SENT  OR
RECEIVED  BY  ANY STATE AGENCY IN PURSUANCE OF LAW OR IN CONNECTION WITH
THE TRANSACTION OF PUBLIC BUSINESS OF A STATE AGENCY, SUCH  AS  EVIDENCE
OF AN AGENCY'S ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, POLICIES, DECISIONS, PROCEDURES,
OPERATIONS,  OR  OTHER ACTIVITIES, OR THAT IS RELEVANT AND USEFUL TO THE
EXECUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ONGOING AGENCY WORK.
  3. "PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT" IS  ANY  EMAIL  ADDRESS  AND  ACCOMPANYING
ACCOUNT  ON  ANY COMPUTER NETWORK WHICH IS CONFIGURED TO SEND ELECTRONIC
MAIL, RECEIVE ELECTRONIC MAIL, OR BOTH,  EXCEPT  THOSE  PROVIDED  TO  AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09890-01-5

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