senate Bill S1522

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 12, 2021 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S1522 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§245.20 & 245.70, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7280
2023-2024: S678

S1522 (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.

S1522 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1522 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1522
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. TEDISCO, AKSHAR, BORRELLO, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO,
   HELMING, JORDAN, O'MARA, ORTT, RITCHIE, SERINO, STEC -- 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 amended by section 2 of part HHH of chapter
 59 of the laws of 2020, 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 the identity of a 911  caller,
 the  victim  or  witness of an offense defined under article one hundred
 thirty or section 230.34 or 230.34-a of the penal law, any other  victim
 or  witness of a crime where the defendant has substantiated affiliation
 with a criminal enterprise as defined in subdivision  three  of  section
 460.10  of  the  penal law, or a confidential informant may be withheld,
 and redacted from discovery materials, without need for a motion  pursu-
 ant  to section 245.70 of this article; but the prosecution shall notify
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.