2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 4, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- 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 prohibiting
          certain confidentiality and nondisclosure provisions from inclusion in
          contracts entered into by the state
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
     2  89-a to read as follows:
     3    § 89-a. Non-disclosure agreements; prohibitions.  Notwithstanding  any
     4  other  provision  of  law,  no agreement or contract entered into by the
     5  state or a local government or public authority or  school  district  or
     6  the  state  university  of  New  York  or  any  agency shall contain any
     7  provision, clause or language that provides that the contract or  agree-
     8  ment  or  any  of  its terms are confidential or that the parties to the
     9  agreement  or  contract  are  prohibited  from  disclosing,  discussing,
    10  describing  or  commenting  upon the terms of the agreement or contract;
    11  provided, however, such non-disclosure agreements shall  be  permissible
    12  in a claim involving sexual harassment if the condition of confidential-
    13  ity is the complainant's preference.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.