senate Bill S7021

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to defining the terms "retiree" and "beneficiary" within the freedom of information law

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations

S7021 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4061
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§86 & 89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9461
2013-2014: A5171
2015-2016: A3149
2017-2018: A3306
2021-2022: S190, A5469

S7021 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to defining the terms "retiree" and "beneficiary" within the freedom of information law.

S7021 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7021 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7021

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  defining  the
  terms  "retiree"  and  "beneficiary" within 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. Section 86 of the public officers law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 6 and 7 to read as follows:
  6. "RETIREE" MEANS A FORMER OFFICER OR  EMPLOYEE  OF  AN  AGENCY,  THE
STATE LEGISLATURE, OR THE JUDICIARY WHO WAS A MEMBER OF A PUBLIC RETIRE-
MENT  SYSTEM  OF THE STATE, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWEN-
TY-THREE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE OF THE RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL  SECU-
RITY  LAW  AND IS RECEIVING, OR ENTITLED TO RECEIVE, A BENEFIT FROM SUCH
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
  7. "BENEFICIARY" MEANS A PERSON DESIGNATED BY A MEMBER OR RETIREE OF A
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE TO  RECEIVE  RETIREMENT  OR  DEATH
BENEFITS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF THE MEMBER OR RETIREE.
  §  2. Subdivision 7 of section 89 of the public officers law, as added
by chapter 783 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
  7. Nothing in this article shall require the disclosure  of  the  home
address  of  an officer or employee, former officer or employee, or of a
retiree of a public [employees'] retirement system OF THE STATE, AS SUCH
TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-THREE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED  ONE
OF  THE  RETIREMENT  AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW; nor shall anything in this
article require the disclosure of the name or home address of a  benefi-
ciary  of  a public [employees'] retirement system OF THE STATE, AS SUCH
TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-THREE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED  ONE
OF  THE  RETIREMENT  AND  SOCIAL  SECURITY  LAW,  or of an applicant for
appointment to public employment; provided however, that nothing in this
subdivision shall limit or abridge the right of  an  employee  organiza-
tion,  certified or recognized for any collective negotiating unit of an

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