Requires agency payroll records be made available.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend public officers law, in relation to making agency payroll records available
PURPOSE: To ensure that the names, titles, salaries and public office addresses of public employees are clearly accessible to the public.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision three of section eighty-seven of the public officers law to clarify that notwithstanding any other provision in article six, each agency shall maintain and make available the records specified in subdivision three.
Section two provides that that this act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
Section 87(3)(b) of FOIL already directs agencies to maintain a "record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency." In fact, this requirement has been in place for more than thirty years. While agencies have routinely disclosed this information, explicitly stating that the records must be made available will eliminate any questions regarding disclosure and ensure that the records are clearly accessible to the public.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4505 - Passed Senate/A.6.995 - Referred to Governmental Operations 2011: S.4505 - Referred to Investigations/A.6995 Referred to Governmental Operations
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2483 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend public officers law, in relation to making agency payroll records available THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 87 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
[Each]NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THIS ARTICLE, EACH agen- cy shall maintain AND MAKE AVAILABLE: S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04907-01-3