assembly Bill A4268

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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A4268 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
2015-2016: A8368
2019-2020: A1685

A4268 (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.

A4268 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4268

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. QUART -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BENEDET-
  TO, BICHOTTE, BLAKE, BUCHWALD, DILAN, KIM, SEPULVEDA -- read once  and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

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-

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