senate Bill S945

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act"

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

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S945 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6656
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §14-154, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5574A, A8198A

S945 - Summary

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act".

S945 - Sponsor Memo

S945 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   945

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, ADAMS, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to enactment of the "safe streets  security  camera  registry
  act"

  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 "safe streets security camera registry act".
  S  2. Legislative intent. Currently, the police department of the city
of New York collects information  on  the  location  of  privately-owned
security  cameras  manually,  by  means of periodic surveys conducted by
patrol officers. Such surveys do not capture the locations of  newly-in-
stalled privately-owned security cameras in a timely and complete manner
due  to  their  periodic nature and reliance on personal observations by
officers. It is the intent of the legislature that the police department
create an online security camera registry and database for all  private-
ly-owned  and operated security cameras within the city of New York with
fields of observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,
such as sidewalks, as well as  lobbies,  courtyards  and  vestibules  of
apartment   buildings.   Creating  the  security  camera  registry  will
strengthen the department's ability to pursue perpetrators of crimes  by
enhancing  its  ability  to  collect  video evidence in a timely manner,
thereby shortening the time needed to bring criminal investigations to a
successful conclusion. The registry will only alert  the  department  to
the  existence  of privately-owned security cameras that observe persons
in public places. Nothing in this  legislation  will  impinge  upon  the
civil liberties of the people of the city of New York.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01324-01-3

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