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Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Office of the State Comptroller of New York.
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From: Benjamin Lesser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.

According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):

"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:

i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Lesser

From: FOIL@osc.state.ny.us

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FOIL@osc.state.ny.us
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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 17, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-566.

Thank you for your help.

From: Office of the New York State Comptroller

NEWS FROM STATE COMPTROLLER THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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For the Week Ending January 18, 2015

Comptroller DiNapoli Sworn in for Third Term as State Comptroller
This past Sunday, January 11, Comptroller DiNapoli was sworn in for his third term as New York's State Comptroller. The inauguration ceremony took place at Comptroller DiNapoli's alma mater, Hofstra University, in front of hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and elected officials. In speaking about continuing his work for four more years, Comptroller DiNapoli said "As I start this new term, I am fully aware that there is much more work to do. And I am as energized as I have ever been to serve the people of New York." Visit this office's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nyscomptroller) to see a short video and photos from the event.

DiNapoli: Special Education Providers Shortchanging Special Needs Children

Audits of special education providers across New York state have uncovered a disturbing pattern of mismanagement that cost taxpayers $42 million in the last decade, including $20 million in 2014 alone, according to a report released Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In conjunction with the report, DiNapoli released 11 new audits that identified more than $6.7 million in public funds that special education providers misspent or misused, including cases of possible fraud that have been referred to law enforcement for further investigation.

DiNapoli: Audits Find More Than $1 Million of Waste in New York's Medicaid Program

The state Department of Health inappropriately paid more than 29,000 pharmacy claims worth nearly $1 million over a 27-month period for thousands of Medicaid recipients whose benefits were already covered by managed care plans, according to an audit released Friday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. A second audit released Friday found another $61,711 in overpayments to providers because of incorrect Medicare coinsurance, copayment or deductible amounts.

DiNapoli Audit Highlights Need for Better Compliance with School Violence Reporting Law

The State Education Department has agreed to improve its enforcement of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (SAVE Act) after a state audit found schools failed to report numerous cases of violent and disruptive incidents and misclassified dozens of others, often as less serious events, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said Tuesday.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Wednesday announced his office completed audits of the Clark Mills Fire District, Village of Clinton, Elba Fire Department, Village of Ellenville, Village of Harriman, Hughsonville Fire Company, Village of Livonia, Plattekill #1 Fire District and the Town of Schroeppel.

Also in the News This Week:

Thomas DiNapoli touts strength of state pension fund at his swearing-in at Hofstra
Audits find 5 NY special ed providers overbilled state
State auditors say New York schools failing to report violence

From: Office of the New York State Comptroller

NEWS FROM STATE COMPTROLLER THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

To view stories online, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/index.htm.
This email was sent to requests@muckrock.com.
To unsubscribe, send an e-mail with the subject "Unsubscribe Outreach - Comptroller Weekly News" to MACROSinbound@osc.state.ny.us. Please include the above email address.
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For the Week Ending January 25, 2015

DiNapoli and Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plea in $120K Fraud of State Pension Benefits

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday announced that Graycelia Cizik, 64, a resident of Polk County, Florida, pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging her with grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony, before Supreme Court Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Court. Cizik will be sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison on March 13, 2015.

DiNapoli Releases December State Cash Report

State tax collections of just under $8 billion were $474.2 million higher than expected in December and $716.4 million higher than projected three quarters of the way through the state's fiscal year, according to the December cash report issued Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The state has also collected $4.2 billion from financial settlements since April, approximately $3.9 billion more than initially anticipated, with another $1.3 billion expected.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Thursday announced his office completed audits of the Groton Central School District, Herricks Union Free School District and the Stockbridge Valley Central School District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Thursday announced his office completed audits of the Allegany Engine Company, Columbia County and the Town of Tuxedo.

Also in the News This Week:

State audit finds fault with Plattekill Fire District finances
Tax revenue higher than expected in December
Audit: Fire Co. treasurer made cash withdrawals

From: Office of the State Comptroller

The following attachment concerns your recent FOIL request.

- Response

Thank you!

FOIL@osc.state.ny.us
Records Access Officer
Office of the State Comptroller
518-474-4015

Notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended solely
for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This
communication may contain information that is protected from disclosure
under State and/or Federal law. Please notify the sender immediately if
you have received this communication in error and delete this email from
your system. If you are not the intended recipient, you are requested not
to disclose, copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on the
contents of this information.

From: Office of the New York State Comptroller

NEWS FROM STATE COMPTROLLER THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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For the Week Ending February 1, 2015

DiNapoli: 90 School Districts in Fiscal Stress

Ninety school districts, more than 13 percent of districts statewide, have been designated as fiscally stressed under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. DiNapoli's office evaluated 672 school districts with fiscal years ending on June 30, 2014.

DiNapoli Applauds as Exxon Finally Agrees to Protect LGBT Rights

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Friday announced that ExxonMobil has, at long last, met the New York State Common Retirement Fun's request that it expand its equal employment and workplace protection policies to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Exxon's adoption of the Fund's proposal ends a long-running dispute between the corporation and a host of investors and advocates. The Fund will withdraw its pending shareholder resolution, which it had filed annually since 2001, and was co-filed this year with Trillium Asset Management.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract & Payment Actions for December 2014

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Friday his office reviewed 2,027 contracts valued at $3.3 billion and approved nearly 1.6 million payments worth nearly $10.5 billion in December. His office also rejected 178 contracts and related transactions valued at $252 million and more than 3,000 payments valued at nearly $2.2 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Friday the following audits have been issued: Office of Children and Family Services; Department of Environmental Conservation; Department of Health; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; New York State Health Insurance Program; and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Friday announced his office completed audits of the Town of Goshen, Town of Hague and Seaford Fire District.

Also in the News This Week:

90 school districts facing fiscal stress, DiNapoli says
State audit raps Salmon River financial management
State Comptroller critical of Town of Goshen police payroll

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