senate Bill S8496

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records; and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2020 signed chap.96
Jun 11, 2020 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.67
substituted for a10611
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.751
reported and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2020 referred to codes

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S8496 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10611
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §50-a, Civ Rts L; amd §§86, 87 & 89, Pub Off L

S8496 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records.

S8496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8496

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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 and the  public  officers  law,  in
  relation  to  the  disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records;
  and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto

  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 Section 50-a of the civil rights law is REPEALED.
  §  2.  Section 86 of the public officers law is amended by adding four
new subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  6. "LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCIPLINARY RECORDS" MEANS ANY RECORD CREATED  IN
FURTHERANCE OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A) THE COMPLAINTS, ALLEGATIONS, AND CHARGES AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE;
  (B) THE NAME OF THE EMPLOYEE COMPLAINED OF OR CHARGED;
  (C) THE TRANSCRIPT OF ANY DISCIPLINARY TRIAL OR HEARING, INCLUDING ANY
EXHIBITS INTRODUCED AT SUCH TRIAL OR HEARING;
  (D) THE DISPOSITION OF ANY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING; AND
  (E) THE FINAL WRITTEN OPINION OR MEMORANDUM SUPPORTING THE DISPOSITION
AND  DISCIPLINE IMPOSED INCLUDING THE AGENCY'S COMPLETE FACTUAL FINDINGS
AND ITS ANALYSIS OF  THE  CONDUCT  AND  APPROPRIATE  DISCIPLINE  OF  THE
COVERED EMPLOYEE.
  7. "LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING" MEANS THE COMMENCEMENT OF
ANY  INVESTIGATION  AND  ANY  SUBSEQUENT  HEARING OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION
CONDUCTED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
  8. "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY" MEANS A 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,  A  SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT,  THE  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, A
LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, A LOCAL  PROBATION  DEPARTMENT,  A  FIRE
DEPARTMENT,   OR  FORCE  OF  INDIVIDUALS  EMPLOYED  AS  FIREFIGHTERS  OR
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS.

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

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