senate Bill S2662

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the dissemination of an image of a crime victim by public servants

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 15, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 14, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 13, 2020 1st report cal.60
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2019 1st report cal.807
Jan 28, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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Jan 13, 2020 - Codes committee Vote

S2662
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Jan 13, 2020

May 20, 2019 - Codes committee Vote

S2662
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 20, 2019

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S2662 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A989
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §250.70, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6376
2013-2014: A124
2015-2016: S2641, A1483
2017-2018: S3883, A4383

S2662 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the crime of dissemination of an image of a crime victim; makes a person guilty of such crime where the person is a public servant and, while in the course of the public servant's official duties, records a still image or motion picture of a crime victim and broadcasts or publishes such images or motion pictures outside of the course of conduct of the public servant's official duties; makes such crime a class A misdemeanor.

S2662 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2662 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2662

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  prohibiting  the  dissem-
  ination of an image of a crime victim by public servants

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "Caroline's
Law".
  §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 250.70 to read
as follows:
§ 250.70 DISSEMINATION OF AN IMAGE OF A CRIME VICTIM.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF DISSEMINATION OF AN IMAGE OF A  CRIME  VICTIM
WHERE  (A) THE PERSON IS A PUBLIC SERVANT OR IS PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF
A PUBLIC SERVANT IN RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL; (B)  WHILE  IN  THE
COURSE  OF  HIS  OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, RECORDS A STILL IMAGE OR MOTION
PICTURE OF A CRIME VICTIM; AND (C) INTENTIONALLY BROADCASTS OR PUBLISHES
SUCH IMAGES OR MOTION PICTURES OUTSIDE OF THE COURSE OF CONDUCT  OF  THE
PUBLIC  SERVANT'S  OFFICIAL DUTIES; EXCEPT, THAT NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE
CONSTRUED TO IMPAIR OR DIMINISH THE RIGHT TO USE SUCH IMAGES  OR  MOTION
PICTURES FOR OFFICIAL TRAINING PURPOSES.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "BROADCAST" MEANS ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTING A VISUAL IMAGE WITH
THE INTENT THAT IT BE VIEWED BY A PERSON.
  (B) "DISSEMINATE" MEANS TO GIVE, PROVIDE, LEND, DELIVER,  MAIL,  SEND,
FORWARD,  TRANSFER  OR  TRANSMIT, ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE TO ANOTHER
PERSON.
  (C) "PUBLISH" MEANS TO (I) POST, PRESENT, DISPLAY, EXHIBIT, CIRCULATE,
ADVERTISE OR ALLOW ACCESS, ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE, SO AS TO MAKE AN
IMAGE OR IMAGES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC; OR (II)  DISSEMINATE  WITH  THE
INTENT  THAT  AN IMAGE OR IMAGES BE POSTED, PRESENTED, DISPLAYED, EXHIB-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00255-01-9

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