assembly Bill A3489

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits public broadcast of 911 calls over radio, television or internet

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A3489 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §308, County L; amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10680
2013-2014: A1325
2015-2016: A1668
2017-2018: A1546

A3489 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public broadcast of 911 calls over radio, television or internet.

A3489 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3489

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, GABRYSZAK, MILLMAN, JEFFRIES, REILLY
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the county law and the public officers law, in  relation
  to prohibiting the broadcast of a 911 call

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 308 of the county law, as  amended
by chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  (A) Records, in whatever form they may be kept, of calls made to a
municipality's E911 system shall not be made available to or obtained by
any entity or person, other than that municipality's public safety agen-
cy, another government agency or body, or a private entity or  a  person
providing  medical, ambulance or other emergency services, and shall not
be utilized for any commercial purpose other than the provision of emer-
gency services.
  (B) NO ENTITY OR PERSON SHALL PLAY A RECORDING OF A CALL MADE OVER THE
E911 SYSTEM ON A BROADCAST MEDIUM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO  RADIO,
TELEVISION,  OR  THE INTERNET AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION
TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-B OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW.  THIS
SECTION  SHALL NOT PROHIBIT READING OR DISPLAYING A TRANSCRIPT OF SUCH A
RECORDING. WHOEVER VIOLATES THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A  FINE  OF
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH VIOLATION.
  S  2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 89 of the public offi-
cers law, as added by chapter 933 of the laws of 1977, subparagraph  iii
as  amended  by  chapter  223  of the laws of 2008 and subparagraph v as
amended and subparagraph vi as added by chapter 545 of the laws of 1998,
is amended to read as follows:
  (b) An unwarranted invasion of personal privacy  includes,  but  shall
not be limited to:
  i.  disclosure  of employment, medical or credit histories or personal
references of applicants for employment;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00558-01-1