senate Bill S685A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to automatic license plate readers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2021 print number 685a
Jun 01, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

S685 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A940
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §840, add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7245
2017-2018: S23
2019-2020: S40, A7254

S685 - Summary

Relates to automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) and mandatory postings of policies and annual reporting requirements.

S685 - Sponsor Memo

S685 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    685
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
   relation to the use of automatic license plate reader systems

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 397-b to read as follows:
   § 397-B. USE OF AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS PROHIBITED.  AS
 USED IN THIS SECTION:   1. "AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE  READER  SYSTEM"  OR
 "ALPR  SYSTEM"  SHALL  MEAN A SYSTEM OF ONE OR MORE MOBILE OR FIXED HIGH
 SPEED CAMERAS USED IN COMBINATION WITH COMPUTER  ALGORITHMS  TO  CONVERT
 IMAGES OF LICENSE PLATES INTO COMPUTER-READABLE DATA.
   2.  IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL FOR ANY BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL, PARTNERSHIP,
 CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, OR STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT NON-LAW  ENFORCE-
 MENT ENTITY TO USE AN AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEM.
   3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO AN ELECTRONIC
 TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM OR ASSOCIATED TRANSACTION SYSTEM OR ANY COMPONENT
 THEREOF WHICH IS OPERATED BY A  PUBLIC  AUTHORITY  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
 IMPOSING AND COLLECTING TOLLS ON A ROADWAY WITHIN THE STATE.
   4.  A  VIOLATION  OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONSTITUTE A
 VIOLATION, AND UPON CONVICTION THEREOF SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A TERM  OF
 IMPRISONMENT  NOT  TO EXCEED FIFTEEN DAYS, OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN
 ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT. EACH UNLAW-
 FULLY INSTALLED OR MAINTAINED DEVICE SHALL  CONSTITUTE  A  SEPARATE  AND
 DISTINCT VIOLATION.
   §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 837-w to
 read as follows:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02067-01-1

S685A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A940
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §840, add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7245
2017-2018: S23
2019-2020: S40, A7254

S685A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) and mandatory postings of policies and annual reporting requirements.

S685A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S685A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  685--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the use  of  automatic
   license plate reader systems
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 840 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. THE COUNCIL SHALL, IN ADDITION:
   (A) DEVELOP, MAINTAIN  AND  DISSEMINATE  A  MINIMUM  STANDARDS  POLICY
 GOVERNING THE USE OF AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS. THE MINIMUM
 STANDARDS  POLICY  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, PROVISIONS ON
 PERMISSIBLE USES OF THE AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER TECHNOLOGY,  DATA
 SHARING AND DISSEMINATION, PROHIBITED USES, RECORD RETENTION AND MANAGE-
 MENT,  AND  TRAINING.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "AUTOMATIC LICENSE
 PLATE READER SYSTEM" OR "ALPR SYSTEM" SHALL MEAN A SYSTEM OF ONE OR MORE
 MOBILE OR FIXED HIGH-SPEED CAMERAS USED  IN  COMBINATION  WITH  COMPUTER
 ALGORITHMS  TO  CONVERT  IMAGES OF LICENSE PLATES INTO COMPUTER-READABLE
 DATA.
   (B) RECOMMEND TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF  THE  SENATE
 AND  THE  SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, RULES AND REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO
 THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION ON AN ONGOING BASIS OF  A  TRAINING
 PROGRAM  FOR  ALL CURRENT AND NEW POLICE OFFICERS REGARDING THE POLICIES
 AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  ALONG  WITH
 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERIODIC RETRAINING OF POLICE OFFICERS.
   §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 837-w to
 read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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