|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S708
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S708 (ACTIVE) - Details
S708 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S708 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to exempting certain statements relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclo- sure PURPOSE: This bill explicitly exempts the statements of sexual abuse victims and witnesses from disclosure under FOIL to protect victims' and witnesses' privacy. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds subsection to include statements made by a witness or victim relat- ing to sexual abuse or misconduct as an exemption from disclosure under FOIL.
S708 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 708 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ 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 exempting certain statements relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclo- sure THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 2 of section 87 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: (e) are compiled for law enforcement purposes and which, if disclosed, would: i. interfere with law enforcement investigations or judicial proceedings; ii. deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudi- cation; iii. identify a confidential source or disclose confidential informa- tion relating to a criminal investigation; [or] iv. reveal criminal investigative techniques or procedures, except routine techniques and procedures; OR V. REVEAL ANY STATEMENT MADE BY A WITNESS OR VICTIM RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OR MISCONDUCT; § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00575-01-1
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