assembly Bill A954

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of biometric identifying technology; repealer

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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
Jan 28, 2021 signed chap.2
Jan 27, 2021 delivered to governor
Jan 25, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.46
substituted for s893
Jan 12, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.2
rules report cal.2
reported
reported referred to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

A954 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S893
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2-e, Ed L (as proposed in S.5140-B & A.6787-D); add §106-b, St Tech L

A954 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the director of the office of information technology services to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology; prohibits the use of biometric identifying technology in schools until July 1, 2022 or until the commissioner of education authorizes such purchase or utilization, whichever occurs later.

A954 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    954
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WALLACE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in  relation  to  the  use  of
   biometric  identifying technology; and to repeal certain provisions of
   the education law relating thereto

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 2-e of the education law, as added by a chapter of
 the laws of 2020 amending the education law relating to the use of biom-
 etric identifying technology, as proposed in legislative  bills  numbers
 S. 5140-B and A. 6787-D, is REPEALED.
   § 2. The state technology law is amended by adding a new section 106-b
 to read as follows:
   §  106-B.  USE  OF  BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS. 1. AS
 USED IN THIS SECTION:
   A. "BIOMETRIC IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  TOOL  USING  AN
 AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT ASSISTS IN VERIFYING A PERSON'S
 IDENTITY BASED ON A PERSON'S BIOMETRIC INFORMATION.
   B. "BIOMETRIC INFORMATION" SHALL MEAN ANY MEASURABLE PHYSICAL, PHYSIO-
 LOGICAL OR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO A PERSON,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT CHARAC-
 TERISTICS,  HAND  CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS, VOCAL CHARACTER-
 ISTICS, AND ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE  USED  TO  IDENTIFY  A
 PERSON  INCLUDING,  BUT  ARE  NOT  LIMITED TO: FINGERPRINTS; HANDPRINTS;
 RETINA AND IRIS PATTERNS; DNA SEQUENCE; VOICE; GAIT;  AND  FACIAL  GEOM-
 ETRY.
   C.  "FACIAL  RECOGNITION"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY TOOL USING AN AUTOMATED OR
 SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT ASSISTS IN UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING OR VERIFYING
 A PERSON BY COMPARING AND ANALYZING PATTERNS BASED ON THE PERSON'S FACE.

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