Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2023||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S1726
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1726 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1726 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1726 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to accessing records under the freedom of information law PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify certain provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the public officers' law to make various technical and clarifying amendments. Section two states the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2023-S1726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1726 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 accessing records under the freedom of information law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph iii of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 and subdivision 3 of section 89 of the public officers law, subparagraph iii of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended by section 2 of part GGG of chapter 59 of the laws of 2019, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 223 of the laws of 2008 and paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 as added by chap- ter 47 of the laws of 2018, are amended to read as follows: iii. sale or release of lists of names OF NATURAL PERSONS and RESIDEN- TIAL addresses if such lists would be used for solicitation or fund- raising purposes; 3. (a) Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within five business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, shall make such record available to the person requesting it, deny such request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgement of the receipt of such request and a statement of the approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the circumstances of the request, when [such request will be granted or denied] A RESPONSE WILL BE GIVEN, including, where appropriate, a statement that access to the record will be determined in accordance with subdivision five of this section. (B) An agency shall not deny a request on the basis that the request is voluminous or that locating, GENERATING or reviewing the requested RECORD OR records or providing the requested copies is burdensome because the agency lacks sufficient staffing or on any other basis if the agency may engage an outside professional service to provide copy- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04958-01-3
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