Bill Text: NY A04061 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to defining the terms "retiree" and "beneficiary" within the freedom of information law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-12 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [A04061 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04061-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4061
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  GLICK, GALEF,
          ABINANTI, SEAWRIGHT -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Governmental Operations
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public officers law, in relation to defining the
          terms "retiree" and "beneficiary" within the  freedom  of  information
          law
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 86 of the public officers law is amended by  adding
     2  two new subdivisions 6 and 7 to read as follows:
     3    6.  "Retiree"  means  a  former  officer or employee of an agency, the
     4  state legislature, or the judiciary who was a member of a public retire-
     5  ment system of the state, as such term is defined in  subdivision  twen-
     6  ty-three  of section five hundred one of the retirement and social secu-
     7  rity law and is receiving, or entitled to receive, a benefit  from  such
     8  public retirement system.
     9    7. "Beneficiary" means a person designated by a member or retiree of a
    10  public  retirement  system  of  the state to receive retirement or death
    11  benefits following the death of the member or retiree.
    12    § 2. Subdivision 7 of section 89 of the public officers law, as  added
    13  by chapter 783 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
    14    7.  Nothing  in  this article shall require the disclosure of the home
    15  address of an officer or employee, former officer or employee, or  of  a
    16  retiree of a public [employees'] retirement system of the state, as such
    17  term  is defined in subdivision twenty-three of section five hundred one
    18  of the retirement and social security law; nor shall  anything  in  this
    19  article  require the disclosure of the name or home address of a benefi-
    20  ciary of a public [employees'] retirement system of the state,  as  such
    21  term  is defined in subdivision twenty-three of section five hundred one
    22  of the retirement and social  security  law,  or  of  an  applicant  for
    23  appointment to public employment; provided however, that nothing in this
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  subdivision  shall  limit  or abridge the right of an employee organiza-
     2  tion, certified or recognized for any collective negotiating unit of  an
     3  employer  pursuant  to  article  fourteen  of  the civil service law, to
     4  obtain  the  name or home address of any officer, employee or retiree of
     5  such employer, if such name or home address is otherwise available under
     6  this article.
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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