assembly Bill A1276A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use audio-visual equipment in courtrooms; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 07, 2012 print number 1276a
Feb 07, 2012 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

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A1276 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4367
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §218, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A730, S2476
2015-2016: A1818, S4658
2017-2018: A4934
2019-2020: A4216
2021-2022: A9592

A1276 - Summary

Authorizes an experimental program in which presiding trial judges, in their discretion, may permit audio-visual coverage of civil and criminal court proceedings, including trials.

A1276 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1276

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND,
  CAHILL,  REILICH,  ROBINSON,  WRIGHT  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  judiciary  law,  in  relation  to  audio-visual
  recordings  in the courtroom; to repeal section 218 of such law relat-
  ing thereto; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 218 of the judiciary law is REPEALED.
  S 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 218 to  read
as follows:
  S  218.  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF  JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 1. AUTHORI-
ZATION.   NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FIFTY-TWO  OF  THE
CIVIL  RIGHTS  LAW  AND  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE
CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE MAY AUTHORIZE AN  EXPER-
IMENTAL  PROGRAM  IN  WHICH PRESIDING TRIAL JUDGES, IN THEIR DISCRETION,
MAY  PERMIT  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF   CIVIL   AND   CRIMINAL   COURT
PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING TRIALS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE" SHALL MEAN THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF EACH
JUDICIAL  DISTRICT;  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  JUDGE  OF  NASSAU COUNTY OR OF
SUFFOLK COUNTY; THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE CIVIL COURT OF THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK  OR  OF THE CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; OR THE
PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
  (B) "AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THE ELECTRONIC BROADCASTING  OR
OTHER TRANSMISSION TO THE PUBLIC OF RADIO OR TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM THE
COURTROOM,  THE  RECORDING  OF SOUND OR LIGHT IN THE COURTROOM FOR LATER
TRANSMISSION OR REPRODUCTION, OR THE TAKING OF STILL OR MOTION  PICTURES
IN THE COURTROOM BY THE NEWS MEDIA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A1276A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4367
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §218, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A730, S2476
2015-2016: A1818, S4658
2017-2018: A4934
2019-2020: A4216
2021-2022: A9592

A1276A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes an experimental program in which presiding trial judges, in their discretion, may permit audio-visual coverage of civil and criminal court proceedings, including trials.

A1276A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1276--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN,  STEVENSON, GALEF, ROBERTS, QUART --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND,  CAHILL,  REILICH,  P. RIVERA,
  ROBINSON, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judici-
  ary  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  judiciary  law,  in  relation  to  audio-visual
  recordings  in the courtroom; to repeal section 218 of such law relat-
  ing thereto; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 218 of the judiciary law  is  REPEALED  and  a  new
section 218 is added to read as follows:
  S  218.  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF  JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 1. AUTHORI-
ZATION.   NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FIFTY-TWO  OF  THE
CIVIL  RIGHTS  LAW  AND  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE
CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE MAY AUTHORIZE
AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM  IN  WHICH  PRESIDING  TRIAL  JUDGES,  IN  THEIR
DISCRETION, MAY PERMIT AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURT
PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING TRIALS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE" SHALL MEAN THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF EACH
JUDICIAL  DISTRICT;  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  JUDGE  OF  NASSAU COUNTY OR OF
SUFFOLK COUNTY; THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE CIVIL COURT OF THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK  OR  OF THE CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; OR THE
PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
  (B) "AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THE ELECTRONIC BROADCASTING  OR
OTHER TRANSMISSION TO THE PUBLIC OF RADIO OR TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM THE
COURTROOM,  THE  RECORDING  OF SOUND OR LIGHT IN THE COURTROOM FOR LATER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.