|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S79
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S79 (ACTIVE) - Details
S79 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S79 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring entities that submit records to state agencies that are excepted from disclosure under the freedom of information law to periodically re-apply for the exception PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL : The purpose of this bill is to provide for greater disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill would require that, subsequent to the effective date, when an entity submits a request to a state agency to have trade secrets excluded from release under the Freedom of Information Law, the request must specifically identify which portions of the record are to be excluded. The requester would also be able to set an expiration date for the exclusions, provided that such a date is not greater than 3 years. If the state agency agrees to the exclusions and the submitter did not set an expiration date, after 3 years the submitter must apply to the agency for a 3 year extension, upon which the agency must make a determination as to if the exclusions should be extended.
S79 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 79 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring enti- ties that submit records to state agencies that are excepted from disclosure under the freedom of information law to periodically re-ap- ply for the exception THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 89 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 890 of the laws of 1981, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 403 of the laws of 2003, paragraph (d) as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: 5. (a) (1) A person acting pursuant to law or regulation who, subse- quent to the effective date of this subdivision, submits any information to any state agency may, at the time of submission, request that the agency except such information from disclosure under paragraph (d) of subdivision two of section eighty-seven of this article. Where the request itself contains information which if disclosed would defeat the purpose for which the exception is sought, such information shall also be excepted from disclosure. (1-a) A person or entity who submits or otherwise makes available any records to any agency, may, at any time, identify those records or portions thereof that may contain critical infrastructure information, and request that the agency that maintains such records except such information from disclosure under subdivision two of section eighty-sev- en of this article. Where the request itself contains information which if disclosed would defeat the purpose for which the exception is sought, such information shall also be excepted from disclosure. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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