senate Bill S3275

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits public officials from releasing sealed juvenile police records

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to children and families
Feb 15, 2011 referred to children and families

S3275 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9767
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Add §381.4, Fam Ct Act; amd §195.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7143, A3370

S3275 - Summary

Prohibits public officials from releasing sealed juvenile police records; makes such official misconduct a class A misdemeanor.

S3275 - Sponsor Memo

S3275 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3275

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
  Families

AN  ACT  to amend the family court act and the penal law, in relation to
  prohibiting public officials from unsealing juvenile police records

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

  Section  1.  The  family  court act is amended by adding a new section
381.4 to read as follows:
  S 381.4. PROHIBITION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS  TO  UNSEAL  POLICE  RECORDS.
UNLESS  AUTHORIZED  BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THE RELEASE BY
AN APPOINTED OR ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS A CARETAK-
ER OF JUVENILE OFFENDER RECORDS OR OTHER COURT RECORDS  THAT  HAVE  BEEN
SEALED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE IS PROHIBITED.
  S 2. Section 195.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  HE  OR  SHE IS AN APPOINTED OR ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR A PUBLIC
EMPLOYEE WHO IS THE CARETAKER OF  JUVENILE  OFFENDER  RECORDS  OR  OTHER
COURT RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN SEALED PURSUANT TO LAW, AND HE OR SHE KNOW-
INGLY  RELEASES  SUCH  SEALED  JUVENILE  OFFENDER RECORDS OR OTHER COURT
RECORDS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION BY AN ORDER OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07093-01-1

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