senate Bill S73

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of a facial recognition system by a landlord on any residential premises

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S73 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4352
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-i, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5687, A7790

S73 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of a facial recognition system by a landlord on any residential premises.

S73 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S73 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    73
 
                        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 Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation  to  prohibiting  the
   use  of  a  facial recognition system by a landlord on any residential
   premises

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
 235-i to read as follows:
   § 235-I. UNLAWFUL USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM. 1. AS USED IN THIS
 SECTION:
   (A) "FACIAL RECOGNITION" MEANS BOTH:
   (1) THE AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS BY WHICH A PERSON IS IDEN-
 TIFIED OR ATTEMPTED TO BE IDENTIFIED BASED  ON  THE  CHARACTERISTICS  OF
 THEIR  FACE, INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION OF KNOWN OR UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS OR
 GROUPS; AND
   (2) THE AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS BY  WHICH  THE  CHARACTER-
 ISTICS  OF  AN  INDIVIDUAL'S FACE ARE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE INDIVID-
 UAL'S SENTIMENT, STATE OF MIND, OR OTHER PROPENSITIES INCLUDING BUT  NOT
 LIMITED TO LEVEL OF DANGEROUSNESS.
   (B)  "FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM" MEANS ANY COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR APPLI-
 CATION THAT PERFORMS FACIAL RECOGNITION.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, IT  IS
 UNLAWFUL  FOR  ANY  LANDLORD  TO  OBTAIN, RETAIN, ACCESS, OR USE, ON ANY
 RESIDENTIAL PREMISES:
   (A) ANY FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM; OR
   (B) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR BY USE OF  A  FACIAL  RECOGNITION
 SYSTEM.
   3.  (A) WHEREVER THERE SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, AN APPLI-
 CATION MAY BE MADE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE  OF

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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