assembly Bill A7679

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to exempting certain statements relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclosure under FOIL

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to codes
May 09, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A7679 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6420
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2658, S2840
2021-2022: A3673, S708

A7679 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts statements of victims and witnesses relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclosure under FOIL provisions.

A7679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7679

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to exempting
  certain statements relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclo-
  sure

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 2 of section 87 of the public
officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to
read as follows:
  (e) are compiled for law enforcement purposes and which, if disclosed,
would:
  i.  interfere  with  law  enforcement   investigations   or   judicial
proceedings;
  ii.  deprive  a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudi-
cation;
  iii. identify a confidential source or disclose confidential  informa-
tion relating to a criminal investigation; [or]
  iv.  reveal  criminal  investigative  techniques or procedures, except
routine techniques and procedures; OR
  V. REVEAL ANY STATEMENT MADE BY A WITNESS OR VICTIM RELATING TO SEXUAL
ABUSE OR MISCONDUCT;
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11313-01-7