senate Bill S7639

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "personal privacy protection act" to prohibit the unauthorized use of satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles

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May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 21, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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May 28, 2014 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

S7639 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26-A §730, Exec L; add Part 3 Title N Art 252 §§252.00 - 252.15, Pen L

S7639 - Summary

Enacts the "personal privacy protection act" to prohibit the unauthorized use of satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles.

S7639 - Sponsor Memo

S7639 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7639

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the penal law, in relation to  the
  protection of personal privacy from the unauthorized use of satellites
  and unmanned aerial vehicles

  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 "personal privacy protection act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 26-A to read
as follows:
                              ARTICLE 26-A
             PROTECTION OF PRIVACY FROM UNAUTHORIZED USE OF
                 SATELLITES AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
SECTION 730. PROTECTION  OF  PERSONAL PRIVACY FROM THE USE OF SATELLITES
               AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.
  S 730. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL PRIVACY FROM THE USE OF  SATELLITES  AND
UNMANNED  AERIAL  VEHICLES.  1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS.
THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DETERMINES THAT  TECHNOLOGICAL  ADVANCES  HAVE
PROVIDED  EQUIPMENT THAT MAY BE UTILIZED FOR NEW SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES
THAT CAN PRODUCE IMAGES AND RECORDINGS BY NON-GOVERNMENT  ENTITIES,  FOR
NON-GOVERNMENT  PURPOSES,  AND WHICH CAN BE PLACED AND DISTRIBUTED IN AN
OPEN, PUBLIC DOMAIN. THESE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES OFTEN OUTPACE  PRIVACY
PROTECTIONS  AND  CAN  LEAD  TO  AN UNWARRANTED AND UNWANTED INVASION OF
PERSONAL PRIVACY.
  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND DETERMINES THAT REGARDLESS OF  THEIR
DESIGN,  APPLICATION  AND  SIZE,  THE  USE  OF  COMMERCIAL SATELLITES OR
COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES WITHOUT LIMITATION CAN CREATE  SERI-
OUS  PRIVACY  CONCERNS  FOR  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.  ADDITIONALLY, THE
INTEGRATION OF THESE SURVEILLANCE PLATFORMS INTO DOMESTIC AIRSPACE OFFER
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR APPLICATIONS WHICH ARE BOUND ONLY BY HUMAN  INGENUI-
TY,  AND  WHICH  WILL,  WITHOUT SOME REGULATION, PRESENT A HOST OF LEGAL
ISSUES AND PRIVACY CONCERNS.   MOREOVER, WITH THE  MODERN  TECHNOLOGICAL

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

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