Bill Text: NY A05288 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to materials submitted in support of applications for an identity card issued by the city of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-08 - referred to cities [A05288 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05288-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5288
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 8, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINAN-
          TI, BARRON, BICHOTTE, COOK, DILAN, DINOWITZ, GANTT, GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,
          HYNDMAN, JAFFEE, LENTOL, MOSLEY, NIOU, NOLAN, O'DONNELL, ORTIZ, PERRY,
          QUART, RICHARDSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SIMOTAS, TITUS, WEPRIN
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to materials submitted
          in  support of applications for an identity card issued by the city of
          New York
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
     2  the  city  of New York issues a New York city identification card, which
     3  provides government issued identification to any resident  of  the  city
     4  who  files  an  application  with sufficient proof of identity and resi-
     5  dence. The legislature  further  finds  and  declares  that  information
     6  submitted  when  applying  for  such identification card is protected as
     7  confidential by the city of New York. The legislature further finds  and
     8  declares that in order to adequately protect the confidentiality of such
     9  applicants,  such  documents  fall within the personal privacy and other
    10  exemptions of the freedom of information law,  and  would  therefore  be
    11  exempt  from  disclosure.  However,  due  to the great importance of the
    12  privacy interests of such applicants, it should be made clear that these
    13  materials are not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information
    14  law. Accordingly, the legislature hereby finds and declares that  it  is
    15  necessary  and  appropriate  to  prevent  such documents from being made
    16  available for inspection and copying under the  freedom  of  information
    17  law and comparable provisions of the New York city charter.
    18    § 2. Subdivision 14 of section 20 of the general city law, as added by
    19  chapter 247 of the laws of 1913, is amended to read as follows:
    20    14. (a) To create, maintain and administer a system or systems for the
    21  enumeration, identification and registration, or either, of the inhabit-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08878-01-9

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     1  ants of the city and visitors thereto, or such classes thereof as may be
     2  deemed advisable.
     3    (b)  Any  materials  submitted  in support of applications for the New
     4  York city identity card issued pursuant to section 3-115 of the adminis-
     5  trative code of the city of New York shall  be  exempt  from  disclosure
     6  under  article  six  of  the  public  officers law, section one thousand
     7  fifty-eight, and section one thousand fifty-nine of the  New  York  city
     8  charter.
     9    §  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to any
    10  request submitted under article 6 of the public officers  law  or  under
    11  section 1058 or 1059 of the New York city charter made on or after Janu-
    12  ary 12, 2017.
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