|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to codes|
|Apr 20, 2015||referred to codes|
senate Bill S4808
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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S4808 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4808 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4808 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to personnel records of police officers, firefighters and correction officers PURPOSE: To narrow the exception preventing access to police, firefighter, and correction and peace officer records to allow public scrutiny of all public employees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Civil Rights Law 50-a currently prevents public access to any personnel or misconduct records of police officers. This wide protection is in addition to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) exemption preventing the disclosure of information that is an invasion of personal privacy or jeopardizes the safety or security of individuals. This bill would limit the scope of 50-a to records created and used solely to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion.
S4808 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4808 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 20, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to personnel records of police officers, firefighters and correction officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 50-a of the civil rights law, as amended by chapter 516 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: 1. All personnel records CREATED AND used SOLELY to evaluate perform- ance toward continued employment or promotion, under the control of any police agency or department of the state or any political subdivision thereof including authorities or agencies maintaining police forces of individuals defined as police officers in section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law and such personnel records under the control of a sher- iff's department or a department of correction of individuals employed as correction officers and such personnel records under the control of a paid fire department or force of individuals employed as firefighters or firefighter/paramedics and such personnel records under the control of the department of corrections and community supervision for individuals defined as peace officers pursuant to subdivisions twenty-three and twenty-three-a of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law and such personnel records under the control of a probation department for indi- viduals defined as peace officers pursuant to subdivision twenty-four of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law shall be considered confiden- tial and not subject to inspection or review without the express written consent of such police officer, firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, correction officer or peace officer within the department of corrections and community supervision or probation department except as may be mandated by lawful court order. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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