senate Bill S5496

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to access to certain records

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Current Bill Status Via A3939 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.654
substituted for s5496
Jun 04, 2019 substituted by a3939
May 15, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2019 1st report cal.654
May 03, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 13, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S5496
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Aye with Reservations
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

S5496 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3939
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§87 & 89, Pub Off L; amd §50-b, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9460
2013-2014: A5170
2015-2016: A4468
2017-2018: A3463

S5496 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring a particularized and specific justification for denial of access to records under the freedom of information law, exemption from disclosure under the freedom of information law of certain law enforcement related records and to records identifying victims.

S5496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5496

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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  a
  particularized  and  specific  justification  for  denial of access to
  records under the  freedom  of  information  law  and  exemption  from
  disclosure  under  the  freedom  of  information  law  of  certain law
  enforcement related records; and to amend the  civil  rights  law,  in
  relation to records identifying victims

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

  Section 1. Section 87 of the public officers law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  WHEN A REQUEST IS MADE FOR AGENCY RECORDS AND THE AGENCY RECEIVING
SUCH REQUEST IS CONSIDERING DENYING ACCESS PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH I OF
PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION  ON  THE  GROUNDS  THAT
DISCLOSURE  WOULD  INTERFERE  WITH  A  JUDICIAL  PROCEEDING,  THE AGENCY
RECEIVING SUCH REQUEST SHALL PROMPTLY  NOTIFY,  IN  WRITING,  THE  JUDGE
BEFORE  WHOM  SUCH  JUDICIAL PROCEEDING IS PENDING AND THE PERSON MAKING
THE REQUEST. SUCH JUDGE SHALL NOTIFY THE PERSON REQUESTING THE RECORD OF
ITS RECEIPT, AND OFFER THE PERSON REQUESTING  THE  RECORD  A  REASONABLE
OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. AFTER DUE DELIBERATION, SUCH JUDGE SHALL DETER-
MINE WHETHER ACCESS TO SUCH RECORDS SHOULD BE DENIED PURSUANT TO SUBPAR-
AGRAPH  I  OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL
SUBMIT SUCH DETERMINATION IN  WRITING  TO  THE  AGENCY  AND  THE  PERSON
REQUESTING THE RECORD.  THE AGENCY SHALL THEN PROCEED AS REQUIRED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS ARTICLE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COURT'S DETERMINATION.
  §  2. Subdivision 6 of section 89 of the public officers law, as added
by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977 and as renumbered by chapter  890  of
the  laws  of 1981, is amended and a new subdivision 10 is added to read
as follows:

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

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