senate Bill S2904

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to audio-visual coverage of judicial proceedings; repealer

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Feb 03, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S2904 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง218, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2043

S2904 - Summary

Relates to audio-visual coverage of judicial proceedings; defines terms; provides exemptions; authorizes judicial discretion (view more) provides supervision of audio-visual coverage and mandatory pre-trial conference; provides that consent is necessary for the audio-visual coverage of arraignments, bail hearings and all proceedings pursuant to article three of the family court act; directs the office of court administration to establish an educational program for all judges and justices of the unified court system; authorizes the promulgation of necessary rules and regulations; and provides for the monitoring of the provisions of this section by the office of court administration.

S2904 - Sponsor Memo

S2904 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2904

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to audio-visual  coverage
  of judicial proceedings and to repeal section 218 of such law relating
  to audio-visual coverage of judicial proceedings

  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 Section 218 of the judiciary law  is  REPEALED  and  a  new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,  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF  CIVIL   AND   CRIMINAL   TRIAL
PROCEEDINGS IS AUTHORIZED SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  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.
  (C) "NEWS MEDIA" SHALL MEAN ANY NEWS REPORTING OR NEWS GATHERING AGEN-
CY AND ANY EMPLOYEE OR AGENT ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH AGENCY, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT  LIMITED TO, TELEVISION, RADIO, RADIO AND TELEVISION NETWORKS, WIRED
AND/OR WIRELESS INTERNET OR ONLINE OR OTHER SERVICES USING ANY MEANS  OF
TRANSMISSION,   NEWS  SERVICES,  NEWSPAPERS,  MAGAZINES,  TRADE  PAPERS,
IN-HOUSE PUBLICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS OR ANY OTHER NEWS REPORTING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03768-01-1

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