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|Apr 20, 2021||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S6286
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
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S6286 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6286 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6286 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to prohibiting the public disclosure of unsubstantiated or unfounded complaints, allega- tions and charges made against law enforcement officers PURPOSE: To ensure that complaints made available for public records regarding law enforcement officers are substantiated. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Public Officers Law to define "unsubstantiated complaint, allegation or charge" and "unfounded complaint, allegation or charge." Section 2: Requires that records pertaining to technical infractions
S6286 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6286 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 20, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERINO, GALLIVAN, JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to prohibiting the public disclosure of unsubstantiated or unfounded complaints, allega- tions and charges made against law enforcement officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 86 of the public officers law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 10 and 11 to read as follows: 10. "UNSUBSTANTIATED COMPLAINT, ALLEGATION OR CHARGE" MEANS ANY COMPLAINT, ALLEGATION OR CHARGE AGAINST A PERSON EMPLOYED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AS A POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER, OR FIREFIGHTER OR FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC WHERE THE EVIDENCE IS INSUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PERSON EMPLOYED BY A LAW ENFORCE- MENT AGENCY DID OR DID NOT COMMIT MISCONDUCT. 11. "UNFOUNDED COMPLAINT, ALLEGATION OR CHARGE" MEANS ANY COMPLAINT, ALLEGATION OR CHARGE AGAINST A PERSON EMPLOYED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AS A POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER, OR FIREFIGHTER OR FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC WHERE THERE IS SUFFICIENT CREDIBLE EVIDENCE TO BELIEVE THAT THE SUBJECT EMPLOYED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGEN- CY DID NOT COMMIT THE ALLEGED ACT. § 2. Subdivision 4-b of section 87 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 96 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: 4-b. A law enforcement agency responding to a request for law enforce- ment disciplinary records, as defined in section eighty-six of this article, [may] SHALL redact any portion of such record containing the information specified in subdivision two-c of section eighty-nine of this article prior to disclosing such record under this article. § 3. Subdivision 2-c of section 89 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 96 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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