senate Bill S4490

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits the audio and/or televising, broadcasting or taking of motion pictures of certain civil and criminal court proceedings; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Apr 03, 2013 referred to codes

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S4490 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5851
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §52, Civ Rts L; amd §212, rpld §218, Judy L

S4490 - Summary

Permits the audio and/or televising, broadcasting or taking of motion pictures of certain court proceedings; authorizes the chief administrator of the courts to promulgate rules and regulations permitting audio-visual coverage of civil and criminal court proceedings.

S4490 - Sponsor Memo

S4490 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4490

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
  istration)  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law and the judiciary law, in  relation
  to broadcast of judicial proceedings; and to repeal section 218 of the
  judiciary   law   relating   to   audio-visual  coverage  of  judicial
  proceedings

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

  Section  1.  Section 52 of the civil rights law, as amended by chapter
352 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
  S 52. Televising, broadcasting or taking motion  pictures  of  certain
proceedings  prohibited.  No  person,  firm,  association or corporation
shall televise, broadcast, take motion pictures or arrange for the tele-
vising, broadcasting, or taking of motion pictures within this state  of
proceedings,  in  which  the testimony of witnesses by subpoena or other
compulsory process is or may be taken, conducted by a court, commission,
committee, administrative agency or other tribunal in this state; except
that the prohibition contained in this section shall not  apply  to  THE
AUDIO  BROADCAST OF ANY PROCEEDING CONDUCTED BY A COURT, TO ANY TELEVIS-
ING, BROADCASTING OR TAKING OF MOTION PICTURES  OF  THAT  PORTION  OF  A
COURT  PROCEEDING  AT WHICH NO WITNESS WILL TESTIFY, AND TO ANY TELEVIS-
ING, BROADCASTING OR TAKING OF MOTION PICTURES  OF  THAT  PORTION  OF  A
COURT  PROCEEDINGS  AT WHICH A WITNESS WILL TESTIFY WHERE ALL PARTIES TO
SUCH PROCEEDING AND THE WITNESS CONSENT IN ADVANCE TO  SUCH  TELEVISING,
BROADCASTING OR TAKING OF MOTION PICTURES OF HIS OR HER TESTIMONY OR, IF
SUCH CONSENT IS NOT GIVEN, WHERE THE IMAGE OF THE WITNESS WHILE TESTIFY-
ING  IS  VISUALLY OBSCURED OR TO public hearings conducted by the public
service commission with regard to rates  charged  by  utilities,  or  to
proceedings  by  either  house  of the state legislature or committee or
joint committee of the legislature or by a  temporary  state  commission

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08972-01-3

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