|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|
senate Bill S3275
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S3275 - Details
S3275 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3275 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act and the penal law, in relation to prohibiting public officials from unsealing juvenile police records PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent the unsealing and release of information contained in juvenile offender records by public officials and/or employees by making the offense punishable under the penal law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 1 of the Family Court Act by adding a new section 381.4 to provide that, unless authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction, the release by a public official and/or an employee of juvenile offender records, and other court records that have been, and are sealed, shall be specifically prohibited by law. Section 195.00 of the Penal Law is also amended to provide that, unless authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction, the release by an appointed or elected public official and/or a public employee of juvenile offender records and other court records that have been, and are sealed pursuant to law, shall be an act of official misconduct.
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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