Assembly Bill A9621A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring agencies to report information about FOIL inquiries to the committee on open government

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    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-A9621 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8671
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §90 to be §90-a, add §90, Pub Off L

2023-A9621 - Summary

Requires all agencies to submit to the committee on open government a log of all freedom of information law requests for each year in which they received or have pending a request for records; requires the committee on open government to publish, on one webpage, all freedom of information law request logs it receives.

2023-A9621 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9621
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 26, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring agen-
   cies to report information about FOIL inquiries to  the  committee  on
   open government
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 90 of the public officers law is renumbered section
 90-a and a new section 90 is added to read as follows:
   § 90. FOIL REQUEST REPORTING.  1. ALL AGENCIES SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE
 SHALL, FOR EACH YEAR IN WHICH THEY RECEIVED OR HAVE  PENDING  A  REQUEST
 FOR  RECORDS UNDER THIS ARTICLE, SUBMIT TO THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERN-
 MENT THEIR LOG OF ALL SUCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW REQUESTS. FOR  THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, PENDING SHALL MEAN REQUESTS THAT REMAINED OPEN
 DURING THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD, INCLUDING THOSE FIRST SUBMITTED IN PRIOR
 YEARS. THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW REQUEST LOGS SHALL:
   (A) COVER A TWELVE-MONTH RANGE OF DATES AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE
 ON  OPEN  GOVERNMENT  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  DATA  REGARDING  ALL REQUESTS
 RECEIVED OR PENDING DURING THAT RANGE OF DATES;
   (B) BE SUBMITTED ON A SCHEDULE PRESCRIBED BY  THE  COMMITTEE  ON  OPEN
 GOVERNMENT;
   (C) BE IN A MACHINE-READABLE, TABULAR SPREADSHEET FORMAT PRESCRIBED BY
 THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ORDER
 OF THE DATA FIELDS INCLUDED;
   (D)  BE  SUBMITTED  IN A METHOD AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN
 GOVERNMENT, SUCH AS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL, WEB FORM, WEB PORTAL,  OR  OTHER
 METHOD AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE;
   (E)  INCLUDE  DATA  PRESCRIBED  AND  DEFINED  BY THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN
 GOVERNMENT, BUT AT THE MINIMUM INCLUDING:
   (I) THE NAME OF THE REQUESTOR;
   (II) THE AFFILIATION OF THE EMPLOYER OF THE REQUESTOR WITH THE AGENCY,
 IF APPLICABLE;
   (III) THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE REQUEST;
   (IV) THE DATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY THE AGENCY OF THE REQUEST;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

co-Sponsors

2023-A9621A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8671
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §90 to be §90-a, add §90, Pub Off L

2023-A9621A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all agencies to submit to the committee on open government a log of all freedom of information law requests for each year in which they received or have pending a request for records; requires the committee on open government to publish, on one webpage, all freedom of information law request logs it receives.

2023-A9621A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9621--A
                                                         Cal. No. 416
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 26, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. McDONALD, SIMON, FAHY, KELLES, McMAHON -- read
   once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Governmental  Operations  --
   reported  from  committee,  advanced  to  a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring  agen-
   cies  to  report  information about FOIL inquiries to the committee on
   open government
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 90 of the public officers law is renumbered section
 90-a and a new section 90 is added to read as follows:
   §  90.  FOIL REQUEST REPORTING.   1. ALL AGENCIES THAT PERFORM GOVERN-
 MENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTIONS FOR THE STATE SUBJECT  TO  THIS  ARTICLE
 SHALL,  FOR  EACH  YEAR IN WHICH THEY RECEIVED OR HAVE PENDING A REQUEST
 FOR RECORDS UNDER THIS ARTICLE, SUBMIT TO THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN  GOVERN-
 MENT  THEIR LOG OF ALL SUCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW REQUESTS. FOR THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, PENDING SHALL MEAN REQUESTS THAT WERE OPEN  AT
 ANY  POINT DURING THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD, INCLUDING THOSE FIRST SUBMIT-
 TED IN PRIOR YEARS. THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW REQUEST LOGS SHALL:
   (A) COVER A TWELVE-MONTH RANGE OF DATES AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE
 ON OPEN  GOVERNMENT  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  DATA  REGARDING  ALL  REQUESTS
 RECEIVED OR PENDING DURING THAT RANGE OF DATES;
   (B)  BE  SUBMITTED  ON  A SCHEDULE PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN
 GOVERNMENT;
   (C) BE IN A MACHINE-READABLE, TABULAR SPREADSHEET FORMAT PRESCRIBED BY
 THE COMMITTEE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ORDER
 OF THE DATA FIELDS INCLUDED;
   (D) BE SUBMITTED IN A METHOD AS PRESCRIBED BY THE  COMMITTEE  ON  OPEN
 GOVERNMENT,  SUCH  AS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL, WEB FORM, WEB PORTAL, OR OTHER
 METHOD AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE;
   (E) INCLUDE DATA PRESCRIBED AND  DEFINED  BY  THE  COMMITTEE  ON  OPEN
 GOVERNMENT, BUT AT THE MINIMUM INCLUDING:
   (I) THE NAME OF THE REQUESTOR;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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