Bill Text: NY S04685 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to preference given to an appeal to the appellate division of the supreme court regarding a denial of an exception from disclosure.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-10 - 2ND REPORT CAL. [S04685 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04685-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4685
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 20, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 and the civil practice  law  and
          rules,  in  relation to preference given to an appeal to the appellate
          division of the supreme court regarding a denial of an exception  from
          disclosure
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 5 of section 89 of the  public
     2  officers  law, as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of 2004, is amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    (d) (i) A proceeding to review an adverse  determination  pursuant  to
     5  paragraph  (c)  of this subdivision may be commenced pursuant to article
     6  seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules. Such proceeding, when
     7  brought by a person seeking an exception  from  disclosure  pursuant  to
     8  this  subdivision,  must be commenced within fifteen days of the service
     9  of the written notice containing the adverse determination provided  for
    10  in subparagraph two of paragraph (c) of this subdivision. The proceeding
    11  shall  be  given preference and shall be brought on for argument on such
    12  terms and conditions as the presiding justice may direct, not to  exceed
    13  forty-five days.
    14    (ii)  Appeal  to  the  appellate division of the supreme court must be
    15  made in accordance with subdivision (a) of  section  fifty-five  hundred
    16  thirteen of the civil practice law and rules.
    17    (iii) An appeal taken from an order of the court requiring disclosure:
    18    (A) shall be given preference; and
    19    (B)  shall  be brought on for argument on such terms and conditions as
    20  the presiding justice may direct, upon application by any party  to  the
    21  proceeding; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10500-01-9

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     1    (C)  shall  be deemed abandoned when the party requesting an exclusion
     2  from disclosure fails to serve  and  file  a  record  and  brief  within
     3  forty-five  days  after the date of the notice of appeal, unless consent
     4  of further extension is given by all parties, or unless  further  exten-
     5  sion  is  granted  by  the court upon such terms as may be just and upon
     6  good cause shown.
     7    § 2. Subdivision (b) of rule 5521 of the civil practice law and rules,
     8  as amended by chapter 487 of the laws of 2016, is  amended  to  read  as
     9  follows:
    10    (b) Consistent with the provisions of section one thousand one hundred
    11  twelve  of  the  family  court  act,  appeals  from orders, judgments or
    12  decrees in proceedings brought pursuant to articles  three,  seven,  ten
    13  and  ten-A and parts one and two of article six of the family court act,
    14  and pursuant to sections  three  hundred  fifty-eight-a,  three  hundred
    15  eighty-three-c,  three  hundred  eighty-four,  and three hundred eighty-
    16  four-b of the social services law, and  pursuant  to  paragraph  (d)  of
    17  subdivision  four  and subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision
    18  five of section eighty-nine of the public officers law, shall  be  given
    19  preference  and  may be brought on for argument on such terms and condi-
    20  tions as the court may direct without the necessity of a motion.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    22  it shall have become a law.
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