senate Bill S4213

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to personnel records of certain law enforcement officers and other public employees

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Mar 04, 2019 referred to codes

S4213 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §50-a, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6826

S4213 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to personnel records of certain law enforcement officers and other public employees; authorizes the disclosure of personnel records under certain circumstances.

S4213 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4213 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4213

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to  personnel  records
  of certain law enforcement officers and other public employees

  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, as amended by chapter
778 of the laws of 1981, the section heading as amended by  chapter  757
of  the  laws of 1986 and subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 516 of the
laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  §  50-a.  Personnel  records  of  police  officers,  firefighters  and
correction  officers.  1.  [All]  EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS
FIVE AND SIX OF THIS SECTION, 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  subdi-
vision  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 twen-
ty-three and twenty-three-a of section 2.10 of  the  criminal  procedure
law  and such personnel records under the control of a probation depart-
ment for individuals defined as peace officers pursuant  to  subdivision
twenty-four  of  section  2.10  of  the  criminal procedure law shall be
considered confidential 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

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

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