Bill Text: NY S05781 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Exempts certain ministerial communications of school districts from the freedom of information law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-14 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S05781 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05781-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 14, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  exempting
          certain  ministerial communications of school districts from the free-
          dom of information law

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 87 of the public officers law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (q) to read as follows:
     3    (q) with respect to school districts only, are compiled regularly  and
     4  routinely to communicate ministerial matters of administration and where
     5  the  redaction  of such communications would place an unnecessary burden
     6  or undue hardship on such school district.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
     8  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.