Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2020
referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Senate Bill S7246
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7246 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §719, Exec L; add §91-h, St Fin L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-S7246 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates a cyber security enhancement fund to be used for the purpose of upgrading cyber security in local governments, including but not limited to, villages, towns and cities with a population of one million or less and restricts the use of taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms in response to ransomware attacks.
2019-S7246 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7246 SPONSOR: BOYLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation to cyber security enhancement funding; and to restrict the use of taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill creates the Cyber Security Enhancement Fund that will make available grants and financial assistance to villages, towns, and cities with a population of one million or less for the purpose of upgrading the cyber security of their local government. The moneys from the cyber security enhancement fund shall be disbursed by the division of homeland security and emergency services. Additionally, this bill establishes that no local or state taxpayer funds shall be used to pay ransoms for ransomware attacks after January 1, 2022.
2019-S7246 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7246 I N S E N A T E January 14, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation to cyber security enhancement funding; and to restrict the use of taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 719 to read as follows: § 719. CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPGRADING CYBER SECURITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND CITIES WITH A POPU- LATION OF ONE MILLION OR LESS. 2. ALL COSTS OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE PAID FOR BY THE CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT FUND, ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-ONE-H OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 91-h to read as follows: § 91-H. CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB- LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSION- ER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT FUND. 2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TRANSFERRED BY THE STATE COMPTROLLER FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AND CONTRIBUTIONS CONSISTING OF GRANTS, INCLUDING GRANTS OR OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ANY AGENCY OF GOVERNMENT AND ALL MONEYS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER LAW TO BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO THE FUND. 3. THE MONEYS FROM THE CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT FUND SHALL BE DISBURSED BY THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES TO BE EXPENDED TO UPGRADE THE CYBER SECURITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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