Bill S4856-2013

Prohibits libraries from disclosing records and registration information of minors with limited exceptions

Prohibits libraries from disclosing records and registration information of minors with limited exceptions.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 11, 2013: referred to libraries and education technology
  • Jun 11, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 11, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1205
  • Jun 10, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S4856

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the disclosure of records and registration information by libraries

PURPOSE:

This bill would prohibit libraries from disclosing records and registration information of minors with limited exceptions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1- Amends the general municipal law by adding a new section 79.

Section 2 - Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

The data mining of personal information has become prevalent as the electronic means by which to transmit that information has increased. Minors should be afforded basic protections from these acts. This bill seeks to provide them by prohibiting public libraries from disclosing personal information provided to them by minors.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4856 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 26, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the disclosure of records and registration information by libraries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 79 to read as follows: S 79. DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION BY LIBRARIES. 1. ANY LIBRARY WHICH IS IN WHOLE OR IN PART SUPPORTED BY PUBLIC FUNDS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUBLIC, ACADEMIC, SCHOOL OR SPECIAL LIBRARIES, AND HAVING RECORDS INDICATING WHICH OF ITS DOCUMENTS OR OTHER MATERIALS, REGARDLESS OF FORMAT, HAVE BEEN LOANED TO OR USED BY AN IDEN- TIFIABLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SHALL NOT DISCLOSE SUCH RECORDS TO ANY PERSON EXCEPT: A. PERSONS ACTING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THEIR DUTIES IN THE ADMINIS- TRATION OF THE LIBRARY; B. PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO INSPECT SUCH RECORDS, IN WRITING, BY THE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP; OR C. BY ORDER OF A COURT OF LAW. 2. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT MIDDLE AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES FROM MAINTAINING A SYSTEM OF RECORDS THAT IDENTIFIES THE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TO WHOM LIBRARY MATERIALS HAVE BEEN LOANED EVEN IF SUCH SYSTEM PERMITS A DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENT OF ANY DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION BY THE LIBRARY, THAT DOCUMENTS OR MATERI- ALS HAVE BEEN LOANED TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP. 3. ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION OF MINORS COLLECTED BY ANY LIBRARY WHICH IS SUPPORTED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUBLIC, ACADEMIC, SCHOOL OR SPECIAL LIBRARIES SHALL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO ANY PERSON EXCEPT:
A. PERSONS ACTING ONLY WITHIN THE LEGITIMATE SCOPE OF THEIR DUTIES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LIBRARY; B. PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO INSPECT SUCH RECORDS, IN WRITING, BY THE INDIVIDUAL; OR C. BY ORDER OF A COURT OF LAW. 4. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "REGISTRATION INFORMATION" INCLUDES ANY INFORMATION REQUIRED OF A MINOR IN ORDER TO BECOME ELIGIBLE TO BORROW BOOKS, UTILIZE LIBRARY SERVICES, AND OTHER MATERIALS. 5. ANY SUSPICIOUS REQUESTS FOR RECORDS OF MINORS THAT MAY BE INDIC- ATIVE OF CRIMINAL INTENT SHALL BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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