A06112 Summary:

BILL NO    A06112 

SAME AS    SAME AS S07575

SPONSOR    Englebright

COSPNSR    Abinanti

MLTSPNSR   

Add S399-j, Gen Bus L

Prohibits persons or business entities from filing unnecessary personal
identifying information with an agency; provides for enforcement by the
attorney general.
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A06112 Actions:

BILL NO    A06112 

03/15/2013 referred to governmental operations
04/30/2013 reported referred to codes
05/07/2013 reported 
05/09/2013 advanced to third reading cal.329
05/22/2013 passed assembly
05/22/2013 delivered to senate
05/22/2013 REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
01/08/2014 DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/08/2014 ordered to third reading cal.285
02/03/2014 passed assembly
02/03/2014 delivered to senate
02/03/2014 REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
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A06112 Votes:

A06112 05/22/2013 138/0
AbbateYColtonYGarbariYKearnsYMillmanYRiveraYStevensY
AbinantYCookYGibsonYKellnerYMontesaYRobertsYStirpeY
ArroyoYCorwinYGiglioYKimYMorelleYRobinsoYSweeneyY
AubryYCrespoYGjonajYKolbYMosleyYRodriguERTediscoY
BarclayYCrouchYGlickYLalorYMoyaYRosaYTenneyER
BarrettYCurranYGoldfedERLavineYNojayYRosenthYThieleY
BarronYCusickYGoodellYLentolYNolanYRozicYTitoneY
BenedetYCymbrowYGottfriYLiftonYOaksYRussellYTitusY
BlankenYDenDekkYGrafYLopezYO'DonneYRyanYWalterY
BorelliYDinowitERGuntherYLupardoYOrtizYSaladinYWeinsteY
BoylandERDiPietrYHawleyYLupinacYOtisYSantabaYWeisenbY
BraunstYDupreyYHeastieYMageeYPalmesaYScarborYWeprinY
BrennanYEnglebrYHennessYMagnareYPaulinYSchimelYWrightER
BrindisYEspinalYHevesiYMaiselYPeoplesYSchimmiYZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYHikindYMalliotYPerryYSepulveYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYHooperYMarkeyYPretlowYSimanowY
BuchwalYFinchYJacobsYMayerYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYJaffeeYMcDonalYRaYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYJohnsYMcDonouYRabbittYSkoufisY
CamaraYGabryszYJordanERMcKevitYRaiaYSolagesY
CerettoYGalefYKatzYMcLaughYRamosYStecY
ClarkERGanttERKavanagYMillerYReilichYSteckY

A06112 02/03/2014 135/0
AbbateYCookYGjonajYLalorYNojayYRosenthYTitoneY
AbinantYCorwinYGlickYLavineYNolanYRozicYTitusY
ArroyoYCrespoYGoldfedYLentolYOaksYRussellYWalterY
AubryYCrouchYGoodellYLiftonYO'DonneYRyanYWeinsteER
BarclayYCurranYGottfriYLopezYOrtizYSaladinYWeisenbY
BarrettYCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWeprinY
BenedetYCymbrowYGuntherYLupinacYPalmesaYScarborYWrightY
BlankenYDavilaYHawleyYMageeYPalumboYSchimelYZebrowsY
BorelliYDenDekkYHeastieYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYMr SpkrY
BoylandABDinowitYHennessYMalliotYPeoplesYSepulveY
BraunstYDiPietrYHevesiYMarkeyYPerryERSimanowY
BrennanYDupreyYHikindERMayerYPichardYSimotasY
BrindisYEnglebrYHooperYMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
BronsonYFahyYJacobsYMcDonouYQuartYSkoufisY
Brook-KYFarrellYJaffeeYMcKevitYRaYSolagesY
BuchwalYFinchYJohnsYMcLaughYRaiaYStecY
ButlerYFitzpatYKatzERMillerYRamosYSteckY
CahillYFriendYKavanagYMillmanYRiveraYStirpeY
CamaraYGalefERKearnsYMontesaYRobertsYSweeneyY
CerettoYGanttYKellnerYMorelleYRobinsoYTediscoY
ClarkYGarbariYKimYMosleyYRodriguYTenneyY
ColtonYGiglioYKolbYMoyaYRosaYThieleY

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A06112 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A6112

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the general business law, in relation
to personal information restrictions for public records

PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
protect the privacy of New York State residents, by prohibiting the
filing of unnecessary identifying information with government
entities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would prohibit any person or
business entity from filing with the State or any political
subdivision or any division or department thereof, any personal
identifying information which is not relevant and necessary to
accomplish the purpose of the filing, or not required by state or
federal law, rule or regulation, or by court rule, without the consent
of the individual.

The bill would also require agencies that receive instruments for
filing to post a prominent notice describing the above prohibition..
Lastly, the bill would authorize the Attorney General to enforce the
provisions of this section by seeking an injunction against a
violator.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would protect the privacy of New York State
residents by prohibiting the filing of unnecessary personal
identifying information with government entities. Such filings are
records to which the general public may obtain access. Often documents
such as mortgages and judgments are filed with government entities for
public purpose and contain personal information not required by the
statutory filing requirements. While rare, there have been instances
when copies of a person's drivers license and credit card were
submitted as part of a filing. This sensitive information should not
be publicly available. Furthermore, as more and more localities
implement systems allowing for public access of records via the
Internet, the need to ensure that vulnerable personal information in
not included in such records is critical.

As the incidence of identity theft continues to rise, it is essential
that precautions are implemented to ensure that personal identifying
information does not become available to unauthorized persons.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: A.980 (Pheffer) - Passed Assembly
2009-2010: A.1819-A (Pheffer) - Passed Assembly
2007-2008: A.275-A (Pheffer) - Passed Assembly
2011-12: A9111 Gov Ops

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days after enactment.
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A06112 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6112

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    March 15, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
         Committee on Governmental Operations

       AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to personal infor-
         mation restrictions for public records

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
    2  399-j to read as follows:
    3    S  399-J. PERSONAL INFORMATION RESTRICTIONS FOR PUBLIC RECORDS.  1. NO
    4  PERSON OR BUSINESS  ENTITY  SHALL  INTENTIONALLY  CREATE  AN  INSTRUMENT
    5  AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION THAT IS TO BE FILED WITH OR SUBMITTED TO
    6  AN  AGENCY  CONTAINING  PERSONAL  IDENTIFYING  INFORMATION  OF ANY OTHER
    7  PERSON, UNLESS SUCH OTHER PERSON IS A DEPENDENT CHILD OR  HAS  CONSENTED
    8  TO THE INCLUSION OF SUCH PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, WHICH IS NOT:
    9    (A) RELEVANT AND NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE OF THE FILING; OR
   10    (B) REQUIRED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, OR BY
   11  COURT RULE.
   12    FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, THE PRINTING OR OTHER REPRODUCTION OF
   13  A DOCUMENT RECEIVED BY ELECTRONIC OR ANY OTHER MEANS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE
   14  CREATION OF THE DOCUMENT.
   15    2.  ANY  AGENCY  THAT  RECEIVES INSTRUMENTS FOR FILING SHALL POST IN A
   16  PLACE OR PLACES, CLEARLY VISIBLE TO ALL PERSONS, ADJACENT TO OR NEAR THE
   17  LOCATION WHERE SUCH AGENCY HAS DESIGNATED FOR THE RECEIPT OF INSTRUMENTS
   18  FOR FILING, A NOTICE DESCRIBING THE PROHIBITION CONTAINED IN SUBDIVISION
   19  ONE OF THIS SECTION AND SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  NINE-
   20  TY-NINE-DDD OF THIS ARTICLE.
   21    3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
   22    (A)  "AGENCY"  MEANS ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU,
   23  DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY,  PUBLIC  CORPORATION,
   24  COUNCIL,  OFFICE  OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY PERFORMING A GOVERNMENTAL

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06879-02-3
       A. 6112                             2

    1  OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE OR ANY ONE OR MORE  MUNICIPALITIES
    2  THEREOF, EXCEPT THE JUDICIARY OR THE STATE LEGISLATURE;
    3    (B)  "PERSONAL  IDENTIFYING  INFORMATION"  MEANS  A  DRIVER'S  LICENSE
    4  NUMBER, MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME, CONSUMER CREDIT ACCOUNT  NUMBER  OR  CODE,
    5  SAVINGS  ACCOUNT  NUMBER  OR  CODE,  CHECKING ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, OR
    6  DEBIT CARD NUMBER OR CODE.
    7    4. UPON ANY VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION,  AN  APPLICA-
    8  TION  MAY  BE  MADE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF
    9  THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO A COURT OR JUSTICE HAVING JURISDICTION TO ISSUE
   10  AN INJUNCTION, AND UPON NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT OF NOT  LESS  THAN  FIVE
   11  DAYS,  TO  ENJOIN  AND  RESTRAIN THE CONTINUANCE OF THE VIOLATION. IF IT
   12  SHALL APPEAR TO THE SATISFACTION  OF  THE  COURT  OR  JUSTICE  THAT  THE
   13  DEFENDANT  HAS VIOLATED THIS SECTION, AN INJUNCTION MAY BE ISSUED BY THE
   14  COURT OR JUSTICE, ENJOINING AND RESTRAINING ANY FURTHER VIOLATION, WITH-
   15  OUT REQUIRING PROOF THAT ANY  PERSON  HAS,  IN  FACT,  BEEN  INJURED  OR
   16  DAMAGED  THEREBY.  IN ANY SUCH PROCEEDING, THE COURT MAY MAKE ALLOWANCES
   17  TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH SIX OF SUBDIVISION  (A)
   18  OF  SECTION EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THREE OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW
   19  AND RULES, AND DIRECT RESTITUTION. IN  CONNECTION  WITH  AN  APPLICATION
   20  MADE  UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  THE  ATTORNEY GENERAL IS AUTHORIZED TO TAKE
   21  PROOF AND TO MAKE A DETERMINATION OF THE RELEVANT  FACTS  AND  TO  ISSUE
   22  SUBPOENAS  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  CIVIL  PRACTICE LAW AND RULES. ANY
   23  PENALTY OR INJUNCTION FOR A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
   24  SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PERSON OR BUSINESS ENTITY THAT CREATED THE
   25  INSTRUMENT. NO PERSON, BUSINESS ENTITY OR AGENCY SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE
   26  VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  IF  SUCH
   27  PERSON,  BUSINESS ENTITY OR AGENCY HAD NO INVOLVEMENT IN THE CREATION OF
   28  THE INSTRUMENT, OR CREATED THE INSTRUMENT WITHOUT THE INTENTION OR KNOW-
   29  LEDGE THAT THE INSTRUMENT WAS TO BE FILED WITH AN AGENCY.
   30    S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
   31  have become a law.
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