Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

In New York State, access to government records is provided under Public Officers Law, Article 6, Sections 84-90, commonly called Freedom of Information Law or "FOIL." This law enables citizens to view or to request copies of public records. To view or request copies of records held by the State University Construction Fund (the Fund) you may send a letter by mail; facsimile, or e-mail to:

Records Access Officer
State University Construction Fund
353 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 443-1009 FAX
SUCFFOIL@suny.edu

Your FOIL request should specify the records you seek and include, if known, the file designation and inclusive dates. Most State University Construction Fund (the Fund) records are filed by project number that the Fund has assigned to a project. If known, that project number, the project title and campus name should be included in your request to aid in locating requested records.

A reasonably detailed current list, by subject matter, of records in the possession of the Fund is provided here, whether or not the record is available under FOIL. - Subject Matter List

All NYS agencies and public authorities are required by law to acknowledge a FOIL request in writing within five (5) business days of receipt of the request. At that time, the agency must indicate whether the request will be granted or denied and an approximate date of that response. If the agency has denied access to requested records or, if it fails to acknowledge receipt of a request within five business days, the requestor has the right to an appeal. An appeal must be made in writing within 30 days of such denial and sent to:

Jo Anne Di Stefano
Appeals Officer
State University Construction Fund
353 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 443-1009 FAX

For more information about FOIL, visit the committee on Open Government's portion of NYS Department of State's web site. This site contains the full text of the Freedom of Information Law; more information about the process, as well as a sample letter that can be used to make a FOIL request.