senate Bill S6686A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of body-worn cameras by New York state police officers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2020 print number 6686a
Jun 05, 2020 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Sep 04, 2019 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

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S6686 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234, Exec L

S6686 - Summary

Relates to the use of body-worn cameras by New York state police officers; establishes the New York state police body-worn cameras program; requires the division of state police to provide body-worn cameras to be worn by all officers including state university police officers.

S6686 - Sponsor Memo

S6686 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6686

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 4, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the use  of  body-worn
  cameras by New York state police officers

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York state police body-worn cameras program".
  §  2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 234 to read
as follows:
  § 234. NEW YORK STATE POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS PROGRAM. 1.   THERE  IS
HEREBY  CREATED  WITHIN  THE  DIVISION  OF STATE POLICE A NEW YORK STATE
POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS PROGRAM. THE  PURPOSE  OF  THE  PROGRAM  IS  TO
INCREASE  ACCOUNTABILITY  AND EVIDENCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RESI-
DENTS OF THE STATE BY PROVIDING BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO  ALL  STATE  POLICE
OFFICERS  WHILE  ON  PATROL,  INCLUDING  THE  NEW  YORK STATE UNIVERSITY
POLICE.
  2. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL PROVIDE BODY-WORN CAMERAS, TO BE
WORN BY OFFICERS AT ALL TIMES, WHILE ON  PATROL.    SUCH  CAMERAS  SHALL
RECORD:
  (A)  IMMEDIATELY  BEFORE AN OFFICER EXITS A PATROL VEHICLE TO INTERACT
WITH A PERSON OR SITUATION, EVEN IF THERE IS A DASH CAMERA  INSIDE  SUCH
VEHICLE WHICH MIGHT ALSO BE RECORDING THE INTERACTION;
  (B)  ALL USES OF FORCE, INCLUDING ANY PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AND USE OF A
NON-LETHAL OR LETHAL WEAPON;
  (C) ALL ARRESTS AND SUMMONSES;
  (D) ALL INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY;
  (E) ALL SEARCHES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY;
  (F) ANY CALL TO A CRIME IN PROGRESS;
  (G) INVESTIGATIVE ACTIONS WHERE THERE ARE INTERACTIONS WITH MEMBERS OF
THE PUBLIC;

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6686A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234, Exec L

S6686A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of body-worn cameras by New York state police officers; establishes the New York state police body-worn cameras program; requires the division of state police to provide body-worn cameras to be worn by all officers including state university police officers.

S6686A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6686A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6686--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, COMRIE, JACKSON, KRUEGER, LIU, MONTGOMERY,
  MYRIE, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the use  of  body-worn
  cameras by New York state police officers

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York state police body-worn cameras program".
  §  2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 234 to read
as follows:
  § 234. NEW YORK STATE POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS PROGRAM. 1.   THERE  IS
HEREBY  CREATED  WITHIN  THE  DIVISION  OF STATE POLICE A NEW YORK STATE
POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS PROGRAM. THE  PURPOSE  OF  THE  PROGRAM  IS  TO
INCREASE  ACCOUNTABILITY  AND EVIDENCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RESI-
DENTS OF THE STATE BY PROVIDING BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO  ALL  STATE  POLICE
OFFICERS  WHILE  ON  PATROL,  INCLUDING  THE  NEW  YORK STATE UNIVERSITY
POLICE.
  2. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL PROVIDE BODY-WORN CAMERAS, TO BE
WORN BY OFFICERS AT ALL TIMES, WHILE ON  PATROL.    SUCH  CAMERAS  SHALL
RECORD:
  (A)  IMMEDIATELY  BEFORE AN OFFICER EXITS A PATROL VEHICLE TO INTERACT
WITH A PERSON OR SITUATION, EVEN IF THERE IS A DASH CAMERA  INSIDE  SUCH
VEHICLE WHICH MIGHT ALSO BE RECORDING THE INTERACTION;
  (B)  ALL USES OF FORCE, INCLUDING ANY PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AND USE OF A
NON-LETHAL OR LETHAL WEAPON;
  (C) ALL ARRESTS AND SUMMONSES;
  (D) ALL INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY;

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

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