Subject matter listing (New York Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the New York Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection of New York.


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 current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency.


"Each agency shall maintain:


(c) a reasonably detailed current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency, whether or not available under this article. Each agency shall update its subject matter list annually, and the date of the most recent update shall be conspicuously indicated on the list."

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, 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.


Benjamin Lesser

From: Yorkbriggs, Wendy (DOS)

January 7, 2015

Mr. Benjamin Lesser
MuckRock News
Via email<>;<>;<>

Dear Mr. Lesser :

This in regard to your December 30, 2014 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests concerning Division of Consumer Protection records.

Your request is currently being reviewed and we will be in further contact within twenty business days. At that time, your request will either be granted or denied, in whole or in part, or you will be given a date that records responsive to your request will be made available for inspection or copying.

Wendy York-Briggs

Wendy York-Briggs
Assistant Records Access Officer
NY Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231-0001


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 30, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wilbard, Helen (DOS)

January 22, 2015

Dear Mr. Lesser:
This is in regard to your December 30, 2014 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) inquiry in which you seek:

"a copy of the current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency."
Because we were able to retrieve or produce the documents in electronic format, the records are being sent to you at no charge.
A link to the subject matter list may be found at:
In as much as the records you request from the Division of Consumer Protection are contained within the materials provided as part of the FOIL response from Department of State we will not duplicate the response.
If you believe that you have not been provided all documents responsive to your request, you have the right to appeal by writing to Daniel E. Shapiro, NYS Department of State, One Commerce Plaza 11th Floor, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231-0001, within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of this correspondence.

Helen Wilbard

Helen Wilbard
Assistant Records Access Officer