Bill A430-2011

Restricts the availability and use of the entirety of a person's social security number

Restricts the availability and use of the entirety of a person's social security number.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • Jan 5, 2011: referred to governmental operations

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 430 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT, MAYERSOHN, ROBINSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, CAHILL, FARRELL, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HOOPER, LAVINE, MAGEE, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, J. RIVERA, N. RIVERA, TITUS, TOWNS, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Govern- mental Operations AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to social security number confidentiality THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 50-f to read as follows: S 50-F. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER CONFIDENTIALITY. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "PERSON" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL, FIRM, COMPANY, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION. (B) "SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER" SHALL MEAN THE UNIQUE NINE DIGIT NUMBER ISSUED TO A PERSON BY THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION. 2. NO PERSON SHALL MAKE THE ENTIRETY OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS PROHIBITION SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) INTENTIONALLY COMMUNICATING A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO THE GENER- AL PUBLIC; (B) PRINTING A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON A CARD REQUIRED FOR THE RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING CARDS ISSUED FOR RECEIPT OF SERVICES FROM THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; (C) REQUIRING USE OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OVER THE INTERNET WITH- OUT A SECURE CONNECTION OR ENCRYPTION SECURITY; (D) REQUIRING USE OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO ACCESS AN INTERNET ACCOUNT; OR
(E) PRINTING A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON MATERIALS MAILED TO A PERSON UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW. 3. NO PERSON SHALL REQUIRE USE OF THE ENTIRETY OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FOR AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, CREDIT APPLICATION OR OTHER TRANS- ACTION, EXCEPT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE OR MEDI- CAID PURPOSES. 4. NO PERSON SHALL REFUSE TO TRANSACT BUSINESS BECAUSE OF A REFUSAL TO PROVIDE THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, UNLESS THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. 5. NO PERSON SHALL TRANSMIT MATERIAL THAT ASSOCIATES A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WITH AN ACCOUNT NUMBER FOR A BANK, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OR CREDIT UNION, UNLESS BOTH NUMBERS ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF AN APPLICA- TION OR ENROLLMENT PROCESS OR TO ESTABLISH, AMEND OR TERMINATE AN ACCOUNT, CONTRACT OR POLICY OR TO CONFIRM THE ACCURACY OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY, BANK, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OR CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT NUMBER. 6. A PERSON MAY USE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IF THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: (A) IS PART OF AN APPLICATION OR ENROLLMENT PROCESS OR TO ESTABLISH, AMEND OR TERMINATE AN ACCOUNT, CONTRACT OR POLICY; (B) WAS FURNISHED FOR A DOCUMENT GENERATED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIR- TY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN AND THE PERSON IS COPYING OR REPRODUCING THAT DOCUMENT; OR (C) EXISTS ON AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT GENERATED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. 7. A PERSON MAY COLLECT, USE AND RELEASE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AS REQUIRED BY LAW OR FOR INTERNAL VERIFICATION OR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2012.

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