senate Bill S6796A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a voluntary surveillance access database

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1243
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 22, 2012 print number 6796a
amend and recommit to finance
Mar 22, 2012 referred to finance

S6796 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §718, Exec L

S6796 - Summary

Establishes a voluntary surveillance access database where residential homeowners and business owners may elect to have information and/or images obtained from their closed-circuit television or other electronic surveillance systems made available to law enforcement agencies.

S6796 - Sponsor Memo

S6796 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6796

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a  volun-
  tary surveillance access database

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 718 to
read as follows:
  S 718. VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE. 1. THE  DIVISION  SHALL
ESTABLISH  A  VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE TO BE MADE ACCESSI-
BLE, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR  CRIMINAL  INVESTI-
GATIVE PURPOSES.
  2.  RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO MAINTAIN A CLOSED-
CIRCUIT TELEVISION OR OTHER ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM MAY ELECT  TO
MAKE  SUCH INFORMATION AND/OR IMAGES OBTAINED FROM SUCH SYSTEM AVAILABLE
TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THROUGH SUCH  DATABASE;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
SUCH  LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SHALL OBTAIN SUCH OWNER'S PERMISSION, PRIOR
TO EACH INSTANCE IN WHICH SUCH AGENCY SEEKS TO  OBTAIN  ACCESS  TO  SUCH
OWNER'S SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.  SUCH OWNERS MAY WITHDRAW FROM THE DATABASE
AT ANY TIME.
  3.  ANY INFORMATION OR IMAGE OBTAINED FROM SUCH DATABASE SHALL BE KEPT
CONFIDENTIAL  AND  SHALL  NOT  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  FOR  DISCLOSURE   OR
INSPECTION UNDER THE STATE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14235-03-2

S6796A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §718, Exec L

S6796A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a voluntary surveillance access database where residential homeowners and business owners may elect to have information and/or images obtained from their closed-circuit television or other electronic surveillance systems made available to law enforcement agencies.

S6796A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6796A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6796--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a volun-
  tary surveillance access database

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 718 to
read as follows:
  S  718.  VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE. 1. THE DIVISION SHALL
ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE ACCESS DATABASE TO BE  MADE  ACCESSI-
BLE,  UPON  REQUEST, TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR CRIMINAL INVESTI-
GATIVE PURPOSES.
  2. RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO MAINTAIN A  CLOSED-
CIRCUIT  TELEVISION OR OTHER ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM MAY ELECT TO
MAKE SUCH INFORMATION AND/OR IMAGES OBTAINED FROM SUCH SYSTEM  AVAILABLE
TO  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES THROUGH SUCH DATABASE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
SUCH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SHALL OBTAIN SUCH OWNER'S PERMISSION,  PRIOR
TO  EACH  INSTANCE  IN  WHICH SUCH AGENCY SEEKS TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO SUCH
OWNER'S SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.  SUCH OWNERS MAY WITHDRAW FROM THE DATABASE
AT ANY TIME.
  3. ANY INFORMATION OR IMAGE OBTAINED FROM SUCH DATABASE SHALL BE  KEPT
CONFIDENTIAL   AND  SHALL  NOT  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  FOR  DISCLOSURE  OR
INSPECTION UNDER THE STATE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW UNLESS A  SUBPOENA
OR  OTHER  COURT  ORDER DIRECTS THE OWNER TO RELEASE SUCH INFORMATION OR
IMAGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14235-06-2

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