senate Bill S8493

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2020 signed chap.105
delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.64
substituted for a8674a
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.749
Jun 06, 2020 committee discharged and committed to finance
referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 8, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8493
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 28, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8493
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8493 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8674
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234, Exec L

S8493 (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.

S8493 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8493 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8493

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BAILEY -- 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.
  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;
  (H) ANY INTERACTION WITH AN EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED PERSON; AND
  (I)  ANY INSTANCES WHERE OFFICERS FEEL ANY IMMINENT DANGER OR THE NEED
TO DOCUMENT THEIR TIME ON DUTY.

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

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