Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to codes
|Jan 06, 2021||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S675
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S675 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S675 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the "protect our privacy (POP) act" to impose limitations on the use of drones for law enforcement purposes; prohibits the use of drones by law enforcement at concerts, protests, demonstrations, or other actions protected by the first amendment and requires a search warrant prior to using a drone for law enforcement purposes.
2021-S675 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S675 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to imposing limita- tions on the use of drones for law enforcement purposes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation will impose limitations on the use of drones for law enforcement purposes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 52-c. Section 2: This act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION:
2021-S675 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 675 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to imposing limita- tions on the use of drones for law enforcement purposes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "protect our privacy (POP) act". § 2. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 52-d to read as follows: § 52-D. LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF DRONES; LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. 1. THE USE OF DRONES TO OBSERVE, MONITOR, DOCUMENT, RECORD, INVESTIGATE, OR COLLECT DATA BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT CONCERTS, PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, OR OTHER ACTIONS PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR SECTIONS EIGHT AND NINE OF ARTICLE ONE OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS PROHIBITED. 2. PEOPLE HAVE A REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY AND A CONSTITU- TIONAL RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM WARRANTLESS OBSERVATION, MONITORING, DOCUMENTATION, RECORDING, OR INVESTIGATION BY A DRONE. A SEARCH WARRANT, ISSUED UPON A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE, SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR ANY USE OF DRONES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. A SEARCH WARRANT CANNOT PERMIT THE USE OF DRONES FOR THE PURPOSEFUL OR INCIDENTAL OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION, RECORDING, INVESTIGATION, OR COLLECTION OF DATA BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT CONCERTS, PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, OR OTHER ACTIONS PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR SECTIONS EIGHT AND NINE OF ARTICLE ONE OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION. 3. THE USE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES OF ANY DRONE OWNED, CONTROLLED, OR MAINTAINED BY A PRIVATE COMPANY, PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, OR OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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