senate Bill S6030A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Excludes video camera recordings from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Dec 09, 2015 print number 6030a
Dec 09, 2015 amend and recommit to rules
Aug 07, 2015 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6030 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§50-a & 1-a, Civ Rts L; amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3140
2019-2020: S3398

S6030 - Summary

Excludes video camera recordings and raw data generated from such recordings generated from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records.

S6030 - Sponsor Memo

S6030 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6030

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law and the  public  officers  law,  in
  relation  to  excluding  video  camera recordings from cameras worn or
  used by police from being included as personnel records

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

  Section 1. Section 50-a of the civil rights law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  A.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO RECORDINGS
MADE   OF   POLICE   OFFICERS,   FIREFIGHTERS,   FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS,
CORRECTION  OFFICERS  OR PEACE OFFICERS IN THE COURSE OF DUTY, INCLUDING
RECORDINGS MADE BY BODY CAMERAS WORN BY AN  OFFICER,  DASHBOARD  CAMERAS
PLACED  ON  ANY  PART  OF  AN OFFICER'S MOTOR VEHICLE, TRUCK, BICYCLE OR
OTHER VEHICLE, CAMERAS MOUNTED ON A TASER OR OTHER WEAPON, OR ANY  OTHER
GOVERNMENT-OPERATED   RECORDING  DEVICE,  OR  THE  METADATA  FROM  THOSE
RECORDINGS.
  B. ANY RECORDING, AS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION  AND
RELEASED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW,
SHALL HAVE ALL IDENTIFYING DETAILS OF ALL PERSONS IN THE VIDEO REDACTED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  FACIAL  FEATURES  AND  VOICES  AND  OTHER
PERSONAL  INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION NINETY-
TWO OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  C. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL MODIFY THE RIGHTS OF LITIGANTS  IN  A
CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION TO ACCESS RECORDINGS OR METADATA.
  D.  NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO DISALLOW RECORDINGS
OR METADATA FROM BEING USED FOR DISCIPLINARY, HIRING OR OTHER  PERSONNEL
DECISIONS.
  E.  ANYONE WHO REQUESTS A RECORDING OR METADATA, AS SPECIFIED IN PARA-
GRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND RELEASED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHTY-SEV-
EN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, MAY ALSO REQUEST ANY OR ALL PUBLIC SAFETY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09301-07-5

Co-Sponsors

S6030A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§50-a & 1-a, Civ Rts L; amd §89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3140
2019-2020: S3398

S6030A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes video camera recordings and raw data generated from such recordings generated from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records.

S6030A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6030A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6030--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil rights law and the public officers law, in
  relation to excluding video camera recordings  from  cameras  worn  or
  used by police from being included as personnel records

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

  Section 1. Section 50-a of the civil rights law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. A. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO  RECORDINGS
MADE   OF   POLICE   OFFICERS,   FIREFIGHTERS,   FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS,
CORRECTION OFFICERS OR PEACE OFFICERS IN THE COURSE OF  DUTY,  INCLUDING
RECORDINGS  MADE  BY  BODY CAMERAS WORN BY AN OFFICER, DASHBOARD CAMERAS
PLACED ON ANY PART OF AN OFFICER'S  MOTOR  VEHICLE,  TRUCK,  BICYCLE  OR
OTHER  VEHICLE, CAMERAS MOUNTED ON A TASER OR OTHER WEAPON, OR ANY OTHER
GOVERNMENT-OPERATED  RECORDING  DEVICE,  OR  THE  METADATA  FROM   THOSE
RECORDINGS.
  B.  ANY RECORDING, AS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND
RELEASED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THE  PUBLIC  OFFICERS  LAW,
SHALL HAVE ALL IDENTIFYING DETAILS OF ALL PERSONS IN THE VIDEO REDACTED,
INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  FACIAL  FEATURES AND VOICES AND OTHER
PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION  NINETY-
TWO OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  C.  NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL MODIFY THE RIGHTS OF LITIGANTS IN A
CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION TO ACCESS RECORDINGS OR METADATA.
  D. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO  DISALLOW  RECORDINGS
OR  METADATA FROM BEING USED FOR DISCIPLINARY, HIRING OR OTHER PERSONNEL
DECISIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09301-12-5

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