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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|May 03, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S5128
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5128 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Civil Rights Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §50-a, Civ Rts L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5128 - Summary
Provides for the confidentiality of personnel records maintained by the department of taxation and finance for individuals defined as police and peace officers.
S5128 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5128 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the confidentiality of certain personnel records maintained by the department of taxation and finance PURPOSE: To amend the Civil Rights Law so as to include police officers and peace officers employed by the Department of Taxation and Finance within the group of law enforcement and public safety officials whose personnel records are deemed confidential by statute. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would amend Section 50-a of the Civil Rights Law to render confidential the personnel files of those individuals in the Department of Taxation and Finance who hold peace officer status pursuant to section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) or police officer status pursuant to section 1.20 of the CPL. EXISTING LAW: Presently, Section 50-a of the Civil Rights Law renders confidential the personnel files of police officers, State and county correction officers, firefighters and firefighter/paramedics, and parole officers. Such records may only be reviewed or inspected with
S5128 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5128 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the confidentiality of certain personnel records maintained by the department of taxation and finance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 50-a of the civil rights law, as amended by section 53 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. All personnel records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion, under the control of any police agency or department of the state or any political subdivision thereof including authorities or agencies maintaining police forces of individuals defined as police officers in section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law [and], such personnel records under the control of a sheriff's department or a department of correction of individuals employed as correction officers [and], such personnel records under the control of a paid fire depart- ment or force of individuals employed as firefighters or firefighter/paramedics [and], such personnel records under the control of the department of corrections and community supervision for individ- uals defined as peace officers pursuant to subdivisions twenty-three and twenty-three-a of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law AND SUCH PERSONNEL RECORDS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS DEFINED AS POLICE OFFICERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW OR AS PEACE OFFICERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW shall be considered confiden- tial and not subject to inspection or review without the express written consent of such police officer, firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, correction officer, PEACE OFFICER OR POLICE OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE or peace officer within the depart- ment of corrections and community supervision except as may be mandated by lawful court order. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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