senate Bill S7289

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the paying of ransom in the event of a cyber-attack

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2020 committee discharged and committed to internet and technology
Jan 16, 2020 referred to local government

S7289 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-b, Gen Muni L

S7289 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any municipal corporation or other government entity from paying ransom in the event of a cyber-attack against such municipal corporation's or government entity's critical infrastructure.

S7289 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7289 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7289

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  prohibiting
  the paying of ransom in the event of a cyber-attack

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 70-b to read as follows:
  §  70-B. PAYMENT OF RANSOM; CYBER-ATTACK.  NO MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR
OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY SHALL PAY RANSOM IN THE EVENT OF A  CYBER-ATTACK
AGAINST SUCH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR SUCH GOVERNMENT ENTITY. AS USED IN
THIS SECTION THE TERM "CYBER-ATTACK" SHALL MEAN A VIRTUAL ATTACK AGAINST
THE  CRITICAL  INFRASTRUCTURE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION
EIGHTY-SIX OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, OF  A  MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION  OR
OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY.
  § 2. This act shall tale effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14847-01-0

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