senate Bill S6428

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates the automated decision systems task force and providing for powers and duties thereof

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to internet and technology
Jun 10, 2019 referred to rules

S6428 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S6428 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the "automated decision systems task force" to make specific recommendations on whether and how existing state laws, regulations, programs, policies, and practices related to the use of automated decision systems should be changed to promote fairness, accountability, and transparency.

S6428 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6428 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2019

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT creating the "automated decision systems task force" and provid-
  ing for the powers and duties thereof


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "automated decision systems task force".
  § 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this act,  the  following  terms
shall have the following meanings:
  1.  "Automated  decision  systems"  shall  mean any software system or
process that aims to aid or  replace  human  decision-making.  Automated
decision  systems  can  include  analyzing  complex datasets to generate
scores, predictions, classifications, or some recommended actions, which
are used by agencies to make decisions that impact human welfare.
  2. "Charitable corporation" shall have the meaning  ascribed  to  such
term by section 102 of the not-for-profit corporation law.
  3.  "Agency"  shall  have the meaning ascribed to such term by section
102 of the state administrative procedure act.
  § 3. Automated decision systems  task  force;  members.  1.  There  is
created   the  "automated  decision  systems  task  force"  (hereinafter
referred to as the task force) consisting of  fifteen,  non-governmental
members  with  expertise  in  the areas of fairness, accountability, and
transparency relating to automated decision systems. No fewer than seven
members shall be persons affiliated with  charitable  corporations  that
represent  persons  in  the  state affected by agency automated decision
systems one of whom shall be appointed chairperson. The members shall be
appointed as follows:
  a. four members to be appointed by the governor;

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


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