assembly Bill A119B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to accessing records under the freedom of information law

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2020 amended on third reading 119b
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.4
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 29, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 23, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.366
May 21, 2019 reported
Apr 18, 2019 print number 119a
Apr 18, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 09, 2019 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

A119 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6608
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8255, S6816

A119 - Summary

Relates to accessing records under the freedom of information law including notification procedures and the release of names of natural persons and residential addresses.

A119 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   119

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to accessing
  records under the freedom of information law

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  iii  of  paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 and
subdivision 3 of section 89 of the public officers law, subparagraph iii
of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended by section 11 of part U  of
chapter  61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 223
of the laws of 2008 and paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 as added by chap-
ter 47 of the laws of 2018, are amended to read as follows:
  iii. sale or release of lists of names OF NATURAL PERSONS and RESIDEN-
TIAL addresses if such lists would be used  for  solicitation  or  fund-
raising purposes;
  3.  (a)  Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within
five business days of the receipt of a  written  request  for  a  record
reasonably  described,  shall  make  such record available to the person
requesting it, deny  such  request  in  writing  or  furnish  a  written
acknowledgement  of  the  receipt of such request and a statement of the
approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the  circumstances  of
the  request,  when  [such request will be granted or denied] A RESPONSE
WILL BE GIVEN, including, where appropriate, a statement that access  to
the  record  will  be  determined in accordance with subdivision five of
this section.
  (B) An agency shall not deny a request on the basis that  the  request
is  voluminous  or  that locating, GENERATING or reviewing the requested
RECORD OR records  or  providing  the  requested  copies  is  burdensome
because  the  agency  lacks sufficient staffing or on any other basis if
the agency may engage an outside professional service to  provide  copy-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A119A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6608
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8255, S6816

A119A - Summary

Relates to accessing records under the freedom of information law including notification procedures and the release of names of natural persons and residential addresses.

A119A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 119--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to accessing
  records under the freedom of information law

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  iii  of  paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 and
subdivision 3 of section 89 of the public officers law, subparagraph iii
of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended by section 11 of part U  of
chapter  61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 223
of the laws of 2008 and paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 as added by chap-
ter 47 of the laws of 2018, are amended to read as follows:
  iii. sale or release of lists of names OF NATURAL PERSONS and RESIDEN-
TIAL addresses if such lists would be used  for  solicitation  or  fund-
raising purposes;
  3.  (a)  Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within
five business days of the receipt of a  written  request  for  a  record
reasonably  described,  shall  make  such record available to the person
requesting it, deny  such  request  in  writing  or  furnish  a  written
acknowledgement  of  the  receipt of such request and a statement of the
approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the  circumstances  of
the  request,  when  [such request will be granted or denied] A RESPONSE
WILL BE GIVEN, including, where appropriate, a statement that access  to
the  record  will  be  determined in accordance with subdivision five of
this section.
  (B) An agency shall not deny a request on the basis that  the  request
is  voluminous  or  that locating, GENERATING or reviewing the requested
RECORD OR records  or  providing  the  requested  copies  is  burdensome

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A119B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6608
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8255, S6816

A119B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to accessing records under the freedom of information law including notification procedures and the release of names of natural persons and residential addresses.

A119B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 119--B
                                                          Cal. No. 4

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. BUCHWALD, GALEF, PAULIN, GOTTFRIED -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  accessing
  records under the freedom of information law

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph iii of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  2  and
subdivision 3 of section 89 of the public officers law, subparagraph iii
of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended by section 2 of part GGG of
chapter  59 of the laws of 2019, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 223
of the laws of 2008 and paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 as added by chap-
ter 47 of the laws of 2018, are amended to read as follows:
  iii. sale or release of lists of names OF NATURAL PERSONS and RESIDEN-
TIAL addresses if such lists would be used  for  solicitation  or  fund-
raising purposes;
  3.  (a)  Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within
five business days of the receipt of a  written  request  for  a  record
reasonably  described,  shall  make  such record available to the person
requesting it, deny  such  request  in  writing  or  furnish  a  written
acknowledgement  of  the  receipt of such request and a statement of the
approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the  circumstances  of
the  request,  when  [such request will be granted or denied] A RESPONSE
WILL BE GIVEN, including, where appropriate, a statement that access  to
the  record  will  be  determined in accordance with subdivision five of
this section.
  (B) An agency shall not deny a request on the basis that  the  request
is  voluminous  or  that locating, GENERATING or reviewing the requested