senate Bill S6608B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to accessing records under the freedom of information law

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2020 1st report cal.314
Jan 21, 2020 print number 6608b
Jan 21, 2020 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 19, 2019 print number 6608a
Jun 19, 2019 amend and recommit to rules
referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 28, 2020 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S6608B
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Aye with Reservations
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2020

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S6608 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A119
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6816, A8255

S6608 - 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.

S6608 - Sponsor Memo

S6608 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6608

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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-
ing, programming or other services required to  provide  the  copy,  the

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

Co-Sponsors

S6608A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A119
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6816, A8255

S6608A - 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.

S6608A - Sponsor Memo

S6608A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6608--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted 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
because the agency lacks sufficient staffing or on any  other  basis  if

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

Co-Sponsors

S6608B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A119
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6816, A8255

S6608B (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.

S6608B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6608B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6608--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Investi-
  gations  and  Government  Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- 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 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01195-06-0

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