assembly Bill A5556

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe streets security camera registry act" for the city of New York

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Sep 15, 2021 enacting clause stricken
Feb 19, 2021 referred to cities

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A5556 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §14-177.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8198
2013-2014: A252, A6656
2015-2016: A7358
2017-2018: A5958
2019-2020: A1743

A5556 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act" for the city of New York.

A5556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5556
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PICHARDO, SAYEGH, TAYLOR, DICKENS, REYES, SIMON,
   COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities
 
 AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation  to  enactment  of the "safe streets security camera registry
   act"

   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 "safe streets security camera registry act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. Currently, the police department of the  city
 of  New  York  collects  information  on the location of privately-owned
 security cameras manually, by means of  periodic  surveys  conducted  by
 patrol  officers. Such surveys do not capture the locations of newly-in-
 stalled privately-owned security cameras in a timely and complete manner
 due to their periodic nature and reliance on  personal  observations  by
 officers. It is the intent of the legislature that the police department
 create  an online security camera registry and database for all private-
 ly-owned and operated security cameras within the city of New York  with
 fields of observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,
 such  as  sidewalks,  as  well  as lobbies, courtyards and vestibules of
 apartment  buildings.  Creating  the  security  camera   registry   will
 strengthen  the department's ability to pursue perpetrators of crimes by
 enhancing its ability to collect video  evidence  in  a  timely  manner,
 thereby shortening the time needed to bring criminal investigations to a
 successful  conclusion.  The  registry will only alert the department to
 the existence of privately-owned security cameras that  observe  persons
 in  public  places.  Nothing  in  this legislation will impinge upon the
 civil liberties of the people of the city of New York.
   § 3. The administrative code of the city of New  York  is  amended  by
 adding a new section 14-177.1 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08167-01-1