assembly Bill A6787D

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of biometric identifying technology

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Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.779
substituted for s5140b
Jul 21, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 02, 2020 amended on third reading 6787d
Feb 03, 2020 amended on third reading 6787c
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.245
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.499
rules report cal.499
reported
Jun 07, 2019 amend and recommit to rules 6787b
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 29, 2019 print number 6787a
May 29, 2019 amend and recommit to education
Mar 20, 2019 referred to education

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Multi-Sponsors

A6787 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5140
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L

A6787 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A6787 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6787

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WALLACE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use  of  biometric
  identifying technology

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
read as follows:
  § 2-E. USE OF BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY. 1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  A.  "BIOMETRIC  IDENTIFYING  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL  MEAN  TECHNOLOGY THAT
UTILIZES A STUDENT'S BIOMETRIC RECORD  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
TECHNOLOGY  THAT PROVIDES AUTOMATED FACIAL RECOGNITION AND OBJECT RECOG-
NITION OF LIVE AND RECORDED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.
  B. "BIOMETRIC RECORD" SHALL MEAN A RECORD OF ONE  OR  MORE  MEASURABLE
BIOLOGICAL  OR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED FOR AUTOMATED
RECOGNITION OF AN INDIVIDUAL. EXAMPLES INCLUDE FINGERPRINTS; RETINA  AND
IRIS  PATTERNS;  VOICEPRINTS;  DNA SEQUENCE; FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS; AND
HANDWRITING.
  C. "FACIAL RECOGNITION" SHALL MEAN A BIOMETRIC APPLICATION  OR  BIOME-
TRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING OR VERIFYING
A  PERSON  BY  COMPARING  AND  ANALYZING  PATTERNS BASED ON THE PERSON'S
FACIAL CONTOURS.
  2. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, THE COMMIS-
SIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  DEPARTMENT'S  CHIEF  PRIVACY  OFFICER,
SHALL  STUDY  AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESI-
DENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  ON  WHETHER  BIOMETRIC
IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL RECOGNITION,
IS  APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
SCHOOLS, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND IF  SO,  WHAT  RESTRICTIONS  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10753-01-9

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Multi-Sponsors

A6787A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5140
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L

A6787A - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A6787A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6787--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALLACE, EPSTEIN, MOSLEY, M. G. MILLER, SIMON,
  GOTTFRIED -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, DE LA ROSA  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Education -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use  of  biometric
  identifying technology

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
read as follows:
  § 2-E. USE OF BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY. 1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  A.  "BIOMETRIC  IDENTIFYING  TECHNOLOGY" SHALL MEAN ANY COMPUTER SOFT-
WARE, ALGORITHM, PRODUCT, OR APPLICATION THAT COLLECTS OR ELECTRONICALLY
ANALYZES BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IDENTIFYING AN  INDI-
VIDUAL.
  B.  "BIOMETRIC  INFORMATION"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  MEASURABLE PHYSICAL OR
BEHAVIORAL  CHARACTERISTICS  THAT  ARE  ATTRIBUTABLE  TO  AN  INDIVIDUAL
PERSON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT
CHARACTERISTICS,  HAND CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS, VOCAL CHAR-
ACTERISTICS, AND ANY OTHER PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED  TO
IDENTIFY A PERSON INCLUDING, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: FINGERPRINTS; HAND-
PRINTS;  RETINA AND IRIS PATTERNS; DNA SEQUENCE; VOICE; GAIT; AND FACIAL
GEOMETRY.
  C. "FACIAL RECOGNITION" SHALL MEAN A BIOMETRIC APPLICATION  OR  BIOME-
TRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING OR VERIFYING
A  PERSON  BY  COMPARING  AND  ANALYZING  PATTERNS BASED ON THE PERSON'S
FACIAL CONTOURS.
  2. A. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE,  THE
COMMISSIONER,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT'S CHIEF PRIVACY OFFI-

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

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A6787B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5140
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L

A6787B - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A6787B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6787--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALLACE, EPSTEIN, MOSLEY, M. G. MILLER, SIMON,
  GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN,
  DE LA ROSA  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to the use of biometric
  identifying technology

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
read as follows:
  §  2-E.  USE  OF  BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY. 1. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION:
  A. "BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  COMPUTER  SOFT-
WARE, ALGORITHM, PRODUCT, OR APPLICATION THAT COLLECTS OR ELECTRONICALLY
ANALYZES  BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IDENTIFYING AN INDI-
VIDUAL.
  B. "BIOMETRIC INFORMATION"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  MEASURABLE  PHYSICAL  OR
BEHAVIORAL  CHARACTERISTICS  THAT  ARE  ATTRIBUTABLE  TO  AN  INDIVIDUAL
PERSON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT
CHARACTERISTICS, HAND CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS, VOCAL  CHAR-
ACTERISTICS,  AND ANY OTHER PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED TO
IDENTIFY A PERSON INCLUDING, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: FINGERPRINTS; HAND-
PRINTS; RETINA AND IRIS PATTERNS; DNA SEQUENCE; VOICE; GAIT; AND  FACIAL
GEOMETRY.
  C.  "FACIAL  RECOGNITION" SHALL MEAN A BIOMETRIC APPLICATION OR BIOME-
TRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING OR VERIFYING
A PERSON BY COMPARING AND  ANALYZING  PATTERNS  BASED  ON  THE  PERSON'S
FACIAL CONTOURS.

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A6787C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5140
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L

A6787C - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A6787C - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6787--C
                                                        Cal. No. 245

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALLACE, EPSTEIN, MOSLEY, M. G. MILLER, SIMON,
  GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL, REYES, OTIS, SIMOTAS, QUART, KIM,  RODRIGUEZ,
  FAHY,  ABINANTI,  WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN,
  DE LA ROSA, NOLAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Educa-
  tion -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
  committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
  ted  to  said  committee  --  ordered  to a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use  of  biometric
  identifying technology

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
read as follows:
  § 2-E. USE OF BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY. 1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  A.  "BIOMETRIC  IDENTIFYING  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL MEAN ANY TOOL USING AN
AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT ASSISTS IN VERIFYING A PERSON'S
IDENTITY BASED ON A PERSON'S BIOMETRIC INFORMATION.
  B. "BIOMETRIC INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN ANY MEASURABLE PHYSICAL, PHYSIO-
LOGICAL OR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO A PERSON,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT CHARAC-
TERISTICS, HAND CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS,  VOCAL  CHARACTER-
ISTICS,  AND  ANY  OTHER  CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY A
PERSON INCLUDING, BUT ARE  NOT  LIMITED  TO:  FINGERPRINTS;  HANDPRINTS;
RETINA  AND  IRIS  PATTERNS; DNA SEQUENCE; VOICE; GAIT; AND FACIAL GEOM-
ETRY.
  C. "FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHONOLOGY" SHALL MEAN ANY TOOL USING AN AUTO-
MATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT ASSISTS IN UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING  OR

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

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A6787D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5140
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L

A6787D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A6787D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6787--D
                                                        Cal. No. 245

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALLACE, EPSTEIN, MOSLEY, M. G. MILLER, SIMON,
  GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL, REYES, OTIS, SIMOTAS, QUART, KIM,  RODRIGUEZ,
  FAHY,  ABINANTI,  WEPRIN, ORTIZ, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  BRAUNSTEIN, DE LA ROSA, NOLAN -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- ordered to a third  read-
  ing,  amended  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order
  of third reading -- again amended on third reading, ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use  of  biometric
  identifying technology

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2-e to
read as follows:
  § 2-E. USE OF BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY. 1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  A.  "BIOMETRIC  IDENTIFYING  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL MEAN ANY TOOL USING AN
AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT ASSISTS IN VERIFYING A PERSON'S
IDENTITY BASED ON A PERSON'S BIOMETRIC INFORMATION.
  B. "BIOMETRIC INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN ANY MEASURABLE PHYSICAL, PHYSIO-
LOGICAL OR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO A PERSON,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT CHARAC-
TERISTICS, HAND CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS,  VOCAL  CHARACTER-
ISTICS,  AND  ANY  OTHER  CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY A
PERSON INCLUDING, BUT ARE  NOT  LIMITED  TO:  FINGERPRINTS;  HANDPRINTS;
RETINA  AND  IRIS  PATTERNS; DNA SEQUENCE; VOICE; GAIT; AND FACIAL GEOM-
ETRY.

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