Bill Text: NY A06154 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Makes certain not-for-profit corporations subject to the freedom of information and open meetings laws.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06154 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06154-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the  not-for-profit  corporation  law,  in  relation  to
          making  certain  not-for-profit corporations subject to the freedom of
          information and open meetings laws
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The not-for-profit corporation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 116 to read as follows:
     3  § 116. Access to records.
     4    (a) Any not-for-profit corporation as defined in subparagraph five  of
     5  paragraph  (a)  of section one hundred two of this article, with twenty-
     6  five or more full time equivalent employees, which receives  either  one
     7  million  dollars  or more in government funding, or seventy-five percent
     8  or more of its gross revenues through government funding, and  which  is
     9  licensed by the office of people with developmental disabilities, office
    10  of  mental  health,  or  department of health as an approved provider of
    11  services, shall be subject to the provisions of articles six  and  seven
    12  of  the  public  officers law; provided, however, that the provisions of
    13  this section shall not apply to patient records as defined in the Health
    14  Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
    15    (b) Any records identified by the New  York  state  police  as  secure
    16  documents  requiring  the non-disclosure for security purposes shall not
    17  be subject to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    19  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.