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File #: Int 1647-2019    Version: * Name: Independent budget office’s access to information.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 7/23/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the independent budget office's access to information
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would expand the power of the Independent Budget Office by granting it access to confidential information.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1647, 2. Int. No. 1647, 3. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2019

Int. No. 1647

 

By Council Member Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the independent budget office’s access to information

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 259 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:

§ 259(c). The director shall be authorized to secure such information, data, estimates and statistics from the agencies of the city as the director determines to be necessary for the performance of the functions and duties of the office, and such agencies shall provide such information, to the extent that it is available, in a timely fashion. [The director shall not be entitled to obtain records which are protected by the privileges for attorney-client communications, attorney work product, and material prepared for litigation.] The director shall be entitled to obtain access to agency records required by law to be kept confidential, other than records which are protected by the privileges for attorney-client communications, attorney work products, or material prepared for litigation, upon a representation by the director that necessary and appropriate steps will be taken to protect the confidentiality of such records.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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6/27/2019