|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1998
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1998 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1998 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1998 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law and the civil rights law, in relation to when booking photographs shall be made available PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent booking photographs, also known as "mug shots," from being made available to the public, with certain exceptions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Subdivision 3 of Section 160.10 of the Criminal Proce- dure Law, which permits a booking photograph and palm prints to be taken of an arrested person or defendant. The amendment to this section requires that a photograph taken pursuant to this subdivision may not be made publicly available during the pendency of the charge or charges brought with respect to the arrest. However, there are three exceptions.
S1998 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1998 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the civil rights law, in relation to when booking photographs shall be made available THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 762 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows: 3. Whenever fingerprints are required to be taken pursuant to subdivi- sion one or permitted to be taken pursuant to subdivision two, the photograph and palmprints of the arrested person or the defendant, as the case may be, may also be taken. DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE CHARGE OR CHARGES BROUGHT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ARREST, SUMMONS OR APPEARANCE TICKET, A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION MAY NOT BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, BUT SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE (A) TO A PERSON, AGENCY OR ENTITY PERFORMING A CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUNCTION, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI- SION TEN OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, UPON ITS REQUEST, FOR ANY SUCH FUNCTION, WHICH MAY WHEN APPROPRIATE INCLUDE PUBLIC RELEASE OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPH; (B) PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER DIRECT- ING THE RELEASE OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPH; AND (C) TO THE ARRESTED PERSON OR DEFENDANT, UPON HIS OR HER REQUEST. § 2. Section 51 of the civil rights law, as amended by chapter 674 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: § 51. Action for injunction and for damages. Any person whose name, portrait, picture or voice is used within this state for advertising purposes or for the purposes of trade without the written consent first obtained as [above] provided IN SECTION FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE may main- tain an equitable action in the supreme court of this state against the person, firm or corporation so using his OR HER name, portrait, picture or voice, to prevent and restrain the use thereof; and may also sue and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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