senate Bill S7280

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to ensuring privacy protections for all emergency personnel present at a crime scene

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Jan 15, 2020 referred to codes

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S7280 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9107
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§245.20 & 245.70, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1522, A4949

S7280 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Ensures privacy protections for all emergency personnel present at a crime scene including ambulance services or advanced life support first response services, certified first responders, firefighters, emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians, who are employed by or enrolled members of any such service.

S7280 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7280 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7280

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. TEDISCO, BORRELLO, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, SEWARD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  criminal procedure law, in relation to ensuring
  privacy protections for all emergency personnel  present  at  a  crime
  scene

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of  section  245.20  of  the
criminal  procedure law, as added by section 2 of part LLL of chapter 59
of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) The names and adequate contact information for all  persons  other
than  law  enforcement  personnel,  AMBULANCE  SERVICES OR ADVANCED LIFE
SUPPORT FIRST RESPONSE SERVICES, CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDERS,  FIREFIGHT-
ERS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS OR ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNI-
CIANS, WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY OR ENROLLED MEMBERS OF ANY SUCH SERVICE, whom
the  prosecutor  knows  to  have evidence or information relevant to any
offense charged or to any potential defense thereto, including a  desig-
nation  by  the prosecutor as to which of those persons may be called as
witnesses. Nothing in this paragraph shall  require  the  disclosure  of
physical  addresses;  provided,  however,  upon  a motion and good cause
shown the court may direct the disclosure of a physical address.  Infor-
mation  under  this subdivision relating to a confidential informant may
be withheld, and redacted from discovery materials, without need  for  a
motion  pursuant  to section 245.70 of this article; but the prosecution
shall notify the defendant in writing that such information has not been
disclosed, unless the court rules otherwise for good cause shown.
  § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 245.70 of the criminal procedure law, as
added by section 2 of part LLL of chapter 59 of the  laws  of  2019,  is
amended to read as follows:
  4. Showing of good cause. In determining good cause under this section
the  court may consider: constitutional rights or limitations; danger to
the integrity of physical evidence or the safety of a witness;  risk  of
intimidation,  economic  reprisal,  bribery,  harassment  or unjustified

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

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