senate Bill S1654

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires internet accessibility to videos and photographs of certain unsolved robberies

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S1654 - Bill Details

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S1654 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S1654

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring internet
accessibility to videos and photographs of certain unsolved robberies


PURPOSE :

To create, on the web site of the New York State Division of Criminal
Justice Services, a listing of all the video and/or photographs, when
it is available, from every unsolved armed robbery in New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 of the bill states that the home page of the Division of
Criminal Justice Services must include video and/or photographs, when
available, from every unsolved armed robbery occurring in New York
State.

Section 2 -- Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION :

When solving violent crimes, law enforcement's best resource is often
average citizens. The success and the popularity of the long-running
television show "America's Most Wanted" proves that when regular
people and law enforcement work together, dangerous criminals can be
brought to justice.

Not long ago, a local law enforcement agency in Kentucky created a web
site containing video and/or photographs from every unsolved armed
robbery that occurred in the jurisdiction. This bill seeks to
establish something similar for New York State.

Listing all the available video and/or photographs from New York
State's unsolved armed robberies on a single web site will make it
easier for the citizens of this state to help law enforcement bring
these very dangerous criminals to justice.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.6337/A.10618 of 2006
S.2058/A.720 of 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
January 1 next succeeding the date upon which this act shall have
become a law.
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