senate Bill S2476A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of audio-visual equipment in courtrooms; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 print number 2476a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 17, 2013 referred to judiciary

S2476 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §218, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A1276A, S4367, S4367A

S2476 - Summary

Authorizes an experimental program in which presiding trial judges, in their discretion, may permit audio-visual coverage of civil and criminal court proceedings, including trials.

S2476 - Sponsor Memo

S2476 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2476

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  judiciary  law,  in  relation  to  audio-visual
  recordings  in the courtroom; to repeal section 218 of such law relat-
  ing thereto; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 218 of the judiciary law  is  REPEALED  and  a  new
section 218 is added to read as follows:
  S  218.  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF  JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 1. AUTHORI-
ZATION.   NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FIFTY-TWO  OF  THE
CIVIL  RIGHTS  LAW  AND  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE
CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE MAY AUTHORIZE
AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM  IN  WHICH  PRESIDING  TRIAL  JUDGES,  IN  THEIR
DISCRETION, MAY PERMIT AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURT
PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING TRIALS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE" SHALL MEAN THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF EACH
JUDICIAL  DISTRICT;  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  JUDGE  OF  NASSAU COUNTY OR OF
SUFFOLK COUNTY; THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE CIVIL COURT OF THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK  OR  OF THE CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; OR THE
PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
  (B) "AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THE ELECTRONIC BROADCASTING  OR
OTHER TRANSMISSION TO THE PUBLIC OF RADIO OR TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM THE
COURTROOM,  THE  RECORDING  OF SOUND OR LIGHT IN THE COURTROOM FOR LATER
TRANSMISSION OR REPRODUCTION, OR THE TAKING OF STILL OR MOTION  PICTURES
IN THE COURTROOM BY THE NEWS MEDIA.
  (C) "NEWS MEDIA" SHALL MEAN ANY NEWS REPORTING OR NEWS GATHERING AGEN-
CY  AND  ANY  EMPLOYEE  OR  AGENT ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH AGENCY, INCLUDING
TELEVISION, RADIO, RADIO AND TELEVISION NETWORKS, NEWS SERVICES, NEWSPA-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02899-01-3

S2476A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §218, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A1276A, S4367, S4367A

S2476A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes an experimental program in which presiding trial judges, in their discretion, may permit audio-visual coverage of civil and criminal court proceedings, including trials.

S2476A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2476A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2476--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary 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  judiciary  law,  in  relation  to  audio-visual
  recordings  in the courtroom; to repeal section 218 of such law relat-
  ing thereto; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 218 of the judiciary law  is  REPEALED  and  a  new
section 218 is added to read as follows:
  S  218.  AUDIO-VISUAL  COVERAGE  OF  JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 1. AUTHORI-
ZATION.   NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FIFTY-TWO  OF  THE
CIVIL  RIGHTS  LAW  AND  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE
CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE MAY AUTHORIZE
AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM  IN  WHICH  PRESIDING  TRIAL  JUDGES,  IN  THEIR
DISCRETION, MAY PERMIT AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURT
PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING TRIALS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE" SHALL MEAN THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF EACH
JUDICIAL  DISTRICT;  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  JUDGE  OF  NASSAU COUNTY OR OF
SUFFOLK COUNTY; THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE CIVIL COURT OF THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK  OR  OF THE CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; OR THE
PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
  (B) "AUDIO-VISUAL COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THE ELECTRONIC BROADCASTING  OR
OTHER TRANSMISSION TO THE PUBLIC OF RADIO OR TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM THE
COURTROOM,  THE  RECORDING  OF SOUND OR LIGHT IN THE COURTROOM FOR LATER
TRANSMISSION OR REPRODUCTION, OR THE TAKING OF STILL OR MOTION  PICTURES
IN THE COURTROOM BY THE NEWS MEDIA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02899-02-4

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