assembly Bill A53

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides civilian review boards with the option to petition the court for an order that would permit the disclosure of all personnel records of certain officers

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Jan 04, 2017 referred to governmental operations

A53 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3279
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §50-a, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4053, S1779
2011-2012: A768, S1106
2013-2014: A1016, S2628
2015-2016: A2366, S1596
2019-2020: A2671, S4214

A53 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides civilian review boards with the option to petition the court for an order that would permit the disclosure of all personnel records if those records relate to an officer who was involved in a police shooting or police misconduct.

A53 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   53

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to civilian  complaint
  review boards

  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 used to evaluate performance 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 sheriff'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, AND EXCEPT THAT A MEMBER OF  A  CIVILIAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets