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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1816
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1816 - Details
S1816 - Summary
Authorizes police agencies to charge fees for searching, copying, and mailing police agency generated records.
S1816 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1816 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing police agencies to include administrative costs in fees for copies of police agency records PURPOSE: Enactment of this legislation would authorize police agencies to charge certain fees for searching, copying and mailing police agency generated records. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section 837-s by authorizing local police agencies to charge a fee for searching police agency records, copying said documents, and preparing such documents for mailing. No fee shall be charged for any public officer, board or other specified public entity. Subsection 2 states that such fee shall be five dollars per request for searches conducted manually, and three dollars for searches undertaken by electronic medium. Subsection 3 provides that the fee for copies of documents other than accident reports shall be one dollar per page, and the fee for an acci- dent report shall be fifteen dollars.
S1816 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1816 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing police agencies to include administrative costs in fees for copies of police agency records 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 837-s to read as follows: S 837-S. FEES FOR COPIES OF POLICE AGENCY RECORDS. 1. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW THAT NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED, LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES MAY CHARGE A FEE FOR SEARCHING THE POLICE AGENCY RECORDS, COPYING THE RESULTING DOCUMENTS, AND PREPARING SUCH DOCUMENTS FOR MAILING AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED ANY PUBLIC OFFICER, BOARD, BODY, AGENCY, OR DEPARTMENT OR VOLUN- TEER FIRE COMPANY, FOR SEARCHES OR COPIES OF DOCUMENTS TO BE USED FOR A PUBLIC PURPOSE. 2. FEES FOR SEARCHES OF POLICE AGENCY RECORDS. (A) THE FEE FOR A SEARCH WHICH IS MADE MANUALLY BY THE POLICE AGENCY SHALL BE FIVE DOLLARS PER REQUEST. (B) THE FEE FOR A SEARCH WHICH IS CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRONIC MEDIUM SHALL BE THREE DOLLARS PER REQUEST. 3. FEES FOR COPIES OF DOCUMENTS AND PREPARATION FOR MAILING. THE FEES FOR COPIES OF DOCUMENTS, OTHER THAN ACCIDENT REPORTS, SHALL BE ONE DOLLAR PER PAGE. A PAGE SHALL CONSIST OF EITHER A SINGLE OR DOUBLE-SIDE OF ANY DOCUMENT. THE FEE FOR A COPY OF AN ACCIDENT REPORT SHALL BE FIFTEEN DOLLARS. ALL COPIES OF DOCUMENTS SHALL BE CERTIFIED AT NO ADDI- TIONAL FEE. WHENEVER A SEARCH OF RECORDS OF THE POLICE AGENCY IS REQUIRED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COPY OF A DOCUMENT, THE FEE SHALL BE THE FEE FOR THE SEARCH AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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