senate Bill S6154

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to creating a cyber security enhancement fund and restricting the use of taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Apr 12, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S6154 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §719, Exec L; add §91-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7246

S6154 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a cyber security enhancement fund to be used for the purpose of upgrading cyber security in local governments, including but not limited to, villages, towns and cities with a population of one million or less; restricts the use of taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms in response to ransomware attacks.

S6154 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6154 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6154
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
   ty and Military Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation
   to cyber security enhancement funding; and  to  restrict  the  use  of
   taxpayer moneys in paying ransoms

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 719 to
 read as follows:
   § 719. CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION
 OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  PROGRAM
 FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  UPGRADING  CYBER  SECURITY  IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND CITIES  WITH  A  POPU-
 LATION OF ONE MILLION OR LESS.
   2.  ALL  COSTS OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE PAID FOR BY THE CYBER SECURITY
 ENHANCEMENT FUND, ESTABLISHED  BY  SECTION  NINETY-ONE-H  OF  THE  STATE
 FINANCE LAW.
   §  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 91-h to
 read as follows:
   § 91-H. CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT FUND. 1.  THERE  IS  HEREBY  ESTAB-
 LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSION-
 ER  OF  TAXATION  AND  FINANCE  A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE CYBER SECURITY
 ENHANCEMENT FUND.
   2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TRANSFERRED BY  THE
 STATE COMPTROLLER FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AND CONTRIBUTIONS CONSISTING OF
 GRANTS,  INCLUDING  GRANTS OR OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ANY AGENCY
 OF GOVERNMENT AND ALL MONEYS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  SECTION
 OR ANY OTHER LAW TO BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO THE FUND.
   3.  THE  MONEYS  FROM  THE  CYBER  SECURITY  ENHANCEMENT FUND SHALL BE
 DISBURSED BY THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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