|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|May 21, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S7639
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7639 REVISED 5/27/14 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill would establish guidelines for the use of commercial satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles over New York State airspace, and criminal penalties for the unauthorized use of such satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Specifically, this bill would establish a new section 730 of the executive law to establish guidelines for the use of commercial satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles over New York State airspace. This new section would: * Declare legislative findings and determinations as to the importance of protection of personal privacy from the unauthorized use of satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles; * Define the terms "satellite", "unmanned aerial vehicle", "commercial satellite", "commercial unmanned aerial vehicle" and "image or recording" in a manner consistent with other provisions of federal and
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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