senate Bill S8450A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the confidentiality of contact tracing information

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Current Bill Status Via A10500 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.908
substituted for s8450c
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a10500c
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.908
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 18, 2020 print number 8450c
Jul 18, 2020 amend and recommit to health
Jul 09, 2020 print number 8450b
Jul 09, 2020 amend and recommit to health
Jun 05, 2020 print number 8450a
Jun 05, 2020 amend and recommit to health
Jun 03, 2020 referred to health

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8450C
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8450B
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

aye wr (1)
absent (1)

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S8450 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10500
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 Title 8 §§2180 - 2182, Pub Health L

S8450 - Summary

Provides for the confidentiality of contact tracing information from the identification of individuals who have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

S8450 - Sponsor Memo

S8450 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8450

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the confidentiali-
  ty of contact tracing information

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

  Section  1. Article 21 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 8 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 8
                       NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19
SECTION 2180. DEFINITIONS.
        2181. COVID-19 CONTACT TRACERS; REPORTS AND INFORMATION,  CONFI-
                DENTIAL.
  §  2180.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "CONTACT TRACING" MEANS THE IDENTIFICATION, MONITORING AND  SUPPORT
OF  INDIVIDUALS  WHO  HAVE  COME  IN  CONTACT  WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A
CONFIRMED OR PROBABLE DIAGNOSES OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, AND  WHO
HAVE  BEEN  EXPOSED TO, AND POSSIBLY INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AS PART OF A
CASE INVESTIGATION.
  2. "CONTACT TRACERS" MEANS INDIVIDUALS ENLISTED BY THE STATE,  COUNTY,
CITY OR AN AGENT THEREOF TO CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING.
  3.  "CONTACT  TRACING INFORMATION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR
THE PURPOSES OF CONTACT TRACING AND ANY  FURTHER  INFORMATION  COLLECTED
DURING THE CONTACT TRACING PROCESS.
  §  2181.  COVID-19 CONTACT TRACERS; REPORTS AND INFORMATION, CONFIDEN-
TIAL. 1. ALL REPORTS OR INFORMATION SECURED BY A BOARD OF HEALTH, HEALTH
OFFICER UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE, OR CONTACT  TRACER  ENLISTED
AS  A RESULT OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY RELATED TO PERFORMING CONTACT TRAC-
ING FOR COVID-19 SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE EXCEPT
IN SO FAR AS IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE  AND
SHALL  NOT  BE ACCESSIBLE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WITHOUT A COURT ORDER. SUCH
REPORT OR CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED:

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8450A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10500
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 Title 8 §§2180 - 2182, Pub Health L

S8450A - Summary

Provides for the confidentiality of contact tracing information from the identification of individuals who have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

S8450A - Sponsor Memo

S8450A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8450--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, GOUNARDES, JACKSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the confidentiali-
  ty of contact tracing information

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

  Section 1. Article 21 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new title 8 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 8
                       NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19
SECTION 2180. DEFINITIONS.
        2181. COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING; CONFIDENTIAL.
        2182. REGULATIONS.
  §  2180.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "CONTACT TRACING" MEANS CASE INVESTIGATION  AND  IDENTIFICATION  OF
CONTACT INDIVIDUALS.
  2.  "CONTACT  TRACER" AND "CONTACT TRACING ENTITY" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL
OR ENTITY EMPLOYED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE STATE, A LOCAL  GOVERN-
MENT,  A  STATE  OR  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, OR AN AGENT THEREOF, TO
CONDUCT CONTACT  TRACING,  ENGAGED  IN  CONTACT  TRACING,  OR  RECEIVING
CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION.
  3.  "CONTACT  TRACING INFORMATION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES
OR CAN REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF ANY PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUAL OR CONTACT  INDI-
VIDUAL,  AS  WELL  AS  ANY  COVID-19-RELATED  TEST  RESULTS, RECEIVED OR
COLLECTED FOR THE PURPOSE OR IN THE COURSE OF CONTACT TRACING.
  4. "CONTACT INDIVIDUAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS OR MAY  HAVE  COME
IN  CONTACT  WITH  A  PRINCIPAL  INDIVIDUAL  OR WHO HAS OR MAY HAVE BEEN
EXPOSED TO AND POSSIBLY INFECTED WITH COVID-19.
  5. "PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUAL" MEANS AN  INDIVIDUAL  WITH  A  CONFIRMED  OR
PROBABLE DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8450B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10500
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 Title 8 §§2180 - 2182, Pub Health L

S8450B - Summary

Provides for the confidentiality of contact tracing information from the identification of individuals who have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

S8450B - Sponsor Memo

S8450B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8450--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  RIVERA,  BAILEY,  BENJAMIN,  BIAGGI,  CARLUCCI,
  GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MYRIE, PERSAUD, RAMOS,
  SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY,  THOMAS  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Health -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the confidentiali-
  ty of contact tracing information

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

  Section 1. Article 21 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new title 8 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 8
                       NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19
SECTION 2180. DEFINITIONS.
        2181. COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING; CONFIDENTIALITY.
        2182. REGULATIONS.
  §  2180.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "CONTACT TRACING" MEANS CASE INVESTIGATION  AND  IDENTIFICATION  OF
PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUALS AND CONTACT INDIVIDUALS.
  2.  "CONTACT  TRACER" AND "CONTACT TRACING ENTITY" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL
OR ENTITY EMPLOYED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE STATE, A LOCAL  GOVERN-
MENT,  A  STATE  OR  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, OR AN AGENT THEREOF, TO
CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING, ENGAGE IN CONTACT TRACING, OR  RECEIVE  CONTACT
TRACING INFORMATION.
  3.  "CONTACT  TRACING INFORMATION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES
OR CAN REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF ANY PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUAL OR CONTACT  INDI-
VIDUAL,  AND  ANY COVID-19-RELATED INFORMATION OR TEST RESULTS, RECEIVED
OR COLLECTED FOR THE PURPOSE OR IN THE COURSE OF CONTACT TRACING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16487-10-0

Co-Sponsors

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S8450C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10500
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 Title 8 §§2180 - 2182, Pub Health L

S8450C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the confidentiality of contact tracing information from the identification of individuals who have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

S8450C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8450C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8450--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, COMRIE,
  GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,  KENNEDY,
  KRUEGER,  LIU, MAY, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA,
  SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the confidentiali-
  ty of contact tracing information

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

  Section  1. Article 21 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 8 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 8
                       NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19
SECTION 2180. DEFINITIONS.
        2181. COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING; CONFIDENTIALITY.
        2182. REGULATIONS.
  § 2180. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  "CONTACT  TRACING"  MEANS CASE INVESTIGATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF
PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUALS AND CONTACT INDIVIDUALS.
  2. "CONTACT TRACER" AND "CONTACT TRACING ENTITY" MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL
OR  ENTITY EMPLOYED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE STATE, A LOCAL GOVERN-
MENT, A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY,  OR  AN  AGENT  THEREOF,  TO
CONDUCT  CONTACT  TRACING, ENGAGE IN CONTACT TRACING, OR RECEIVE CONTACT
TRACING INFORMATION.
  3. "CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION  THAT  INCLUDES
OR  CAN REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF ANY PRINCIPAL INDIVIDUAL OR CONTACT INDI-
VIDUAL, AND ANY COVID-19-RELATED INFORMATION OR TEST  RESULTS,  RECEIVED
OR COLLECTED FOR THE PURPOSE OR IN THE COURSE OF CONTACT TRACING.

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

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