New York Consolidated Laws, Public Officers Law - PBO § 86. Definitions




As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise:

1. “Judiciary” means the courts of the state, including any municipal or district court, whether or not of record.

2. “State legislature” means the legislature of the state of New York, including any committee, subcommittee, joint committee, select committee, or commission thereof.

3. “Agency” means any state or municipal department, board, bureau, division, commission, committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function for the state or any one or more municipalities thereof, except the judiciary or the state legislature.

4. “Record” means any information kept, held, filed, produced or reproduced by, with or for an agency or the state legislature, in any physical form whatsoever including, but not limited to, reports, statements, examinations, memoranda, opinions, folders, files, books, manuals, pamphlets, forms, papers, designs, drawings, maps, photos, letters, microfilms, computer tapes or discs, rules, regulations or codes.

5. “Critical infrastructure” means systems, assets, places or things, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the state that the disruption, incapacitation or destruction of such systems, assets, places or things could jeopardize the health, safety, welfare or security of the state, its residents or its economy.


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