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A01141 Summary:

COSPNSRMagnarelli, McDonough, Giglio JM, Gonzalez-Rojas, Epstein, Burdick, O'Donnell, Hevesi, Galef, Carroll, Englebright
Amd §§172 & 172-b, Exec L
Prohibits the disclosure of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of contributors and the amounts contributed that are reported on financial disclosure reports of certain not-for-profit organizations.
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A01141 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 7, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, MAGNARELLI, McDONOUGH, J. M. GIGLIO,
          GONZALEZ-ROJAS, EPSTEIN, BURDICK, O'DONNELL -- read once and  referred
          to  the  Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to prohibiting the
          disclosure of certain information  required  on  financial  disclosure
          reports of certain not-for-profit organizations
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section  172  of  the  executive  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  43  of  the  laws  of  2002, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    8. Forms, financial reports, professional fund raisers' contracts, and
     5  other documents required to be filed pursuant  to  this  article  become
     6  public  records  of the attorney general, except that where such records
     7  are forms  including  the  names,  addresses  or  telephone  numbers  of
     8  contributors and amounts contributed by them, such names, addresses, and
     9  telephone  numbers of contributors and amounts contributed by them shall
    10  not be a public record and shall not be subject to  disclosure  pursuant
    11  to  article  six  of  the  public officers law, and the attorney general
    12  shall keep such information confidential, except when  authorized  by  a
    13  court  order,  and  use it solely for the purpose of conducting investi-
    14  gations and litigation to enforce  the  not-for-profit  corporation  and
    15  religious  corporation  laws,  the  provisions  of this article, article
    16  eight of the estates, powers and trusts law, and the attorney  general's
    17  other authority to oversee charities and charitable assets.
    18    §  2. Subdivision 9 of section 172-b of the executive law, as added by
    19  section 1 of part UU of chapter 55 of the laws of 2020,  is  amended  to
    20  read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 1141--A                          2
     1    9. Any registered charitable organization [that is required to file an
     2  annual  financial  report  pursuant  to  subdivision  one or two of this
     3  section, or] that is required to file a funding disclosure report pursu-
     4  ant to section one hundred  seventy-two-e  of  this  article,  and/or  a
     5  financial   disclosure   report   pursuant   to   section   one  hundred
     6  seventy-two-f of this article for a reporting period during the applica-
     7  ble fiscal year shall also be required to  file  such  annual  financial
     8  report,  including  all required forms and attachments, with the depart-
     9  ment of state.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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