S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
June 18, 2012
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a volun-
tary surveillance access database
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 718 to
read as follows:
S 718. VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE. 1. THE DIVISION SHALL
ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE TO BE MADE ACCESSI-
BLE, UPON WRITTEN REQUEST, TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SOLELY FOR
PURPOSES OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
2. RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO MAINTAIN A CLOSED-
CIRCUIT TELEVISION OR OTHER ELECTRONIC VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM MAY
ELECT TO REGISTER SUCH INFORMATION, LIMITED TO THE LOCATION OF SUCH
SYSTEM AND THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE OWNER, WITH THE VOLUNTARY
SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE. SUCH OWNERS MAY WITHDRAW SUCH REGISTRA-
TION FROM THE DATABASE AT ANY TIME.
3. REGISTRATION INFORMATION FROM SUCH DATABASE SHALL BE KEPT CONFIDEN-
TIAL AND SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR DISCLOSURE OR INSPECTION UNDER
THE STATE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW UNLESS A SUBPOENA OR OTHER COURT
ORDER DIRECTS THE DIVISION TO RELEASE SUCH INFORMATION OR IMAGE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.