Substitute House Bill No. 7060
Public Act No. 17-177
AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes of this section, "person" means (1) any employee of a public agency, as defined in section 1-200 of the general statutes, or (2) any contractor that has entered into a contract with any such public agency.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no person shall solicit, disclose, receive or make use of, or authorize, knowingly permit, participate in or acquiesce in the use of, any list of the names of, or any information concerning, individuals applying for or receiving assistance from the Department of Housing or individuals participating in a program administered by said department, that is (1) directly or indirectly derived from the records, papers, files or communications of the state or any political subdivision or agency of the state, or (2) acquired in the course of the performance of the official duties of any such agency or political subdivision.
(c) The prohibition set forth in subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to (1) any solicitation, disclosure, receipt or use of, or authorization for use of, such list or information made for purposes directly connected with the administration of programs of the Department of Housing and in accordance with any regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Housing, or (2) data that does not directly or indirectly identify individual program applicants or participants, provided such data is used for research or investigatory purposes authorized by the Commissioner of Housing or the General Assembly.
Approved July 10, 2017