senate Bill S5574A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2012 print number 5574a
amend and recommit to cities
Jan 04, 2012 referred to cities
Jun 03, 2011 referred to cities

Co-Sponsors

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S5574 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8198A
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §14-154, NYC Ad Cd

S5574 - Summary

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act".

S5574 - Sponsor Memo

S5574 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5574

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  enactment  of the "safe streets security camera registry
  act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "safe streets security camera registry act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. Currently, the police department of the  city
of  New  York  collects  information  on the location of privately-owned
security cameras manually, by means of  periodic  surveys  conducted  by
patrol  officers. Such surveys do not capture the locations of newly-in-
stalled privately-owned security cameras in a timely and complete manner
due to their periodic nature and reliance on  personal  observations  by
officers. It is the intent of the legislature that the police department
create  an online security camera registry and database for all private-
ly-owned and operated security cameras within the city of New York  with
fields of observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,
such  as  sidewalks,  as  well  as lobbies, courtyards and vestibules of
apartment  buildings.  Creating  the  security  camera   registry   will
strengthen  the department's ability to pursue perpetrators of crimes by
enhancing its ability to collect video  evidence  in  a  timely  manner,
thereby shortening the time needed to bring criminal investigations to a
successful  conclusion.  The  registry will only alert the department to
the existence of privately-owned security cameras that  observe  persons
in  public  places.  Nothing  in  this legislation will impinge upon the
civil liberties of the people of the city of New York.
  S 3. The administrative code of the city of New  York  is  amended  by
adding a new section 14-154 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11696-02-1

Co-Sponsors

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S5574A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8198A
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §14-154, NYC Ad Cd

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act".

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5574--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, ADAMS, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  OPPENHEIMER, STAVISKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Cities -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Cities in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  enactment  of the "safe streets security camera registry
  act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "safe streets security camera registry act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. Currently, the police department of the  city
of  New  York  collects  information  on the location of privately-owned
security cameras manually, by means of  periodic  surveys  conducted  by
patrol  officers. Such surveys do not capture the locations of newly-in-
stalled privately-owned security cameras in a timely and complete manner
due to their periodic nature and reliance on  personal  observations  by
officers. It is the intent of the legislature that the police department
create  an online security camera registry and database for all private-
ly-owned and operated security cameras within the city of New York  with
fields of observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,
such  as  sidewalks,  as  well  as lobbies, courtyards and vestibules of
apartment  buildings.  Creating  the  security  camera   registry   will
strengthen  the department's ability to pursue perpetrators of crimes by
enhancing its ability to collect video  evidence  in  a  timely  manner,
thereby shortening the time needed to bring criminal investigations to a
successful  conclusion.  The  registry will only alert the department to
the existence of privately-owned security cameras that  observe  persons

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11696-03-2

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