|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 08, 2021||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.679
substituted for s6017
|Jun 08, 2021||substituted by a5470|
|Apr 21, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 20, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 19, 2021||1st report cal.679|
|Mar 29, 2021||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S6017
Current Bill Status Via A5470 - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6017 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6017 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires a particularized and specific justification for denial of access to records under the freedom of information law; relates to exemption from disclosure under the freedom of information law of certain law enforcement related records and to records identifying victims.
S6017 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6017 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring a particularized and specific justification for denial of access to records under the freedom of information law and exemption from disclo- sure under the freedom of information law of certain law enforcement related records; and to amend the civil rights law, in relation to records identifying victims PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to clarify certain provisions of FOIL and other disclosure laws to make sure that people are not wrongfully denied access to public records. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would make changes to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
S6017 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6017 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 29, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 requiring a particularized and specific justification for denial of access to records under the freedom of information law and exemption from disclosure under the freedom of information law of certain law enforcement related records; and to amend the civil rights law, in relation to records identifying victims THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 87 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. WHEN A REQUEST IS MADE FOR AGENCY RECORDS AND THE AGENCY RECEIVING SUCH REQUEST IS CONSIDERING DENYING ACCESS PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH I OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT DISCLOSURE WOULD INTERFERE WITH A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING, THE AGENCY RECEIVING SUCH REQUEST SHALL PROMPTLY NOTIFY, IN WRITING, THE JUDGE BEFORE WHOM SUCH JUDICIAL PROCEEDING IS PENDING AND THE PERSON MAKING THE REQUEST. SUCH JUDGE SHALL NOTIFY THE PERSON REQUESTING THE RECORD OF ITS RECEIPT, AND OFFER THE PERSON REQUESTING THE RECORD A REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. AFTER DUE DELIBERATION, SUCH JUDGE SHALL DETER- MINE WHETHER ACCESS TO SUCH RECORDS SHOULD BE DENIED PURSUANT TO SUBPAR- AGRAPH I OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL SUBMIT SUCH DETERMINATION IN WRITING TO THE AGENCY AND THE PERSON REQUESTING THE RECORD. THE AGENCY SHALL THEN PROCEED AS REQUIRED PURSU- ANT TO THIS ARTICLE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COURT'S DETERMINATION. § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 89 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977 and as renumbered by chapter 890 of the laws of 1981, is amended and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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