senate Bill S703

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York state online genealogy website search policy and the release of certain information

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2019 referred to finance

S703 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995-b & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8664
2021-2022: S6130

S703 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York state online genealogy website search policy.

S703 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S703 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   703

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing  the  New
  York  state  online genealogy website search policy and relates to the
  release of certain information

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  13  of section 995-b of the executive law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) (I) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL PROVIDE NONBINDING  RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR A NEW YORK STATE ONLINE GENEALOGY WEBSITE SEARCH POLICY.  THE ONLINE
GENEALOGY  WEBSITE  SEARCH  POLICY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
ASSESSING  AND  EVALUATING  THE  ACCURACY  OF  USING  ONLINE   GENEALOGY
WEBSITES,  PROVIDING  RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PARAMETERS FOR USING ONLINE
GENEALOGY  WEBSITES,  CREATING  PROCEDURES  FOR  WHEN  ONLINE  GENEALOGY
WEBSITES  SHOULD  AND  SHOULD  NOT BE USED, AND DETERMINING THE EXPECTED
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONDUCTING ONLINE GENEALOGY SEARCHES IN NEW  YORK
STATE.
  (II)  FOR  THE  ACCOMPLISHMENT  OF  ITS PURPOSES, THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO UNDERTAKE ANY  STUDIES,  INQUIRIES,
SURVEYS OR ANALYSES IT MAY DEEM RELEVANT THROUGH ITS OWN PERSONNEL OR IN
COOPERATION  WITH OR BY AGREEMENT WITH ANY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGEN-
CY.
  (III) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL MEET  AND  HOLD  PUBLIC  HEARINGS  OR
PRIVATE  MEETINGS AND SHALL HAVE ALL THE POWERS OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMIT-
TEE PURSUANT TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
  (IV) THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A REPORT OF THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEES FIND-
INGS, INCLUDING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE  ACTION  AS  IT  MAY
DEEM  NECESSARY  AND APPROPRIATE, TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE NO
LATER THAN DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN.

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

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