senate Bill S4215

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to personnel records of police officers, firefighters and correction officers

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Mar 04, 2019 referred to codes

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S4215 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §50-a, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4808
2017-2018: S2850

S4215 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to personnel records of police officers, firefighters and correction officers.

S4215 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4215 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4215

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BAILEY -- 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 police officers, firefighters and correction officers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 50-a of the civil rights  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  516  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. All personnel records CREATED AND used SOLELY to evaluate  perform-
ance  toward continued employment or promotion, under the control of any
police agency or department of the state or  any  political  subdivision
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 sher-
iff'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 twenty-three and
twenty-three-a of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure  law  and  such
personnel  records under the control of a probation department for indi-
viduals defined as peace officers pursuant to subdivision twenty-four of
section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law shall be considered confiden-
tial 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 department of corrections
and  community  supervision  or  probation  department  except as may be
mandated by lawful court order.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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