senate Bill S708

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to exempting certain statements relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclosure under FOIL

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

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S708 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3673
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6420, A7679
2019-2020: S2840, A2658

S708 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts statements of victims and witnesses relating to sexual abuse or misconduct from disclosure under FOIL provisions.

S708 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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