senate Bill S675

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "protect our privacy (POP) act" to impose limitations on the use of drones for law enforcement purposes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

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S675 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3311
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §52-d, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6435, A9931

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.

S675 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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