senate Bill S4537

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to when booking photographs taken after arrest of a person or the defendant shall be made publicly available

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Mar 26, 2015 referred to codes

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S4537 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A626
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §160.10, CP L; amd §51, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7304, A8731
2017-2018: S5029, A838
2019-2020: S1998, A323

S4537 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to when booking photographs taken after arrest of a person or the defendant shall be made publicly available.

S4537 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4537 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4537

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the civil rights law,  in
  relation to when booking photographs shall be made available

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 160.10 of the  criminal  procedure
law,  as  amended by chapter 762 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read
as follows:
  3. Whenever fingerprints are required to be taken pursuant to subdivi-
sion one or permitted to be  taken  pursuant  to  subdivision  two,  the
photograph  and  palmprints  of the arrested person or the defendant, as
the case may be, may also be taken.  DURING THE PENDENCY OF  THE  CHARGE
OR  CHARGES  BROUGHT  WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ARREST, SUMMONS OR APPEARANCE
TICKET, A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION MAY NOT BE  MADE
PUBLICLY  AVAILABLE, BUT SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE (A) TO A PERSON, AGENCY
OR ENTITY PERFORMING A CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUNCTION, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION TEN OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, UPON
ITS REQUEST, FOR ANY SUCH FUNCTION, WHICH MAY WHEN  APPROPRIATE  INCLUDE
PUBLIC RELEASE OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPH; (B) PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER DIRECT-
ING  THE  RELEASE  OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPH; AND (C) TO THE ARRESTED PERSON OR
DEFENDANT, UPON HIS OR HER REQUEST.
  S 2. Section 51 of the civil rights law, as amended by chapter 674  of
the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  S  51.  Action  for injunction and for damages. Any person whose name,
portrait, picture or voice is used within  this  state  for  advertising
purposes  or for the purposes of trade without the written consent first
obtained as [above] provided IN SECTION FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE may  main-
tain  an equitable action in the supreme court of this state against the
person, firm or corporation so using his OR HER name, portrait,  picture
or  voice, to prevent and restrain the use thereof; and may also sue and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02343-01-5

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