assembly Bill A1685A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Excludes video camera recordings from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records; makes certain records available to independent review boards

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Oct 25, 2019 print number 1685a
Oct 25, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 16, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A1685 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3398
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§50-a & 1-a, Civ Rts L; amd §89, Pub Off L; amd §§160.50, 160.55, 160.58 & 160.59, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8368, S6030
2017-2018: A4268, S3140

A1685 - Summary

Excludes video camera recordings from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records; makes certain records available to independent review boards investigating allegations of police or law enforcement misconduct.

A1685 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1685

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. QUART, BICHOTTE, BUCHWALD, KIM, DILAN, BENEDETTO,
  BLAKE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Oper-
  ations

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.

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A1685A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3398
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§50-a & 1-a, Civ Rts L; amd §89, Pub Off L; amd §§160.50, 160.55, 160.58 & 160.59, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8368, S6030
2017-2018: A4268, S3140

A1685A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes video camera recordings from cameras worn or used by police from being included as personnel records; makes certain records available to independent review boards investigating allegations of police or law enforcement misconduct.

A1685A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1685--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. QUART, BICHOTTE, BUCHWALD, KIM, DILAN, BENEDETTO,
  BLAKE,  EPSTEIN,  GOTTFRIED,  REYES  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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; and to  amend
  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in  relation to making certain records
  available to independent review boards  investigating  allegations  of
  police or law enforcement misconduct

  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.

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