Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to governmental operations
|Mar 07, 2023
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A5251
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Jo Anne Simon
2023-A5251 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A5251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5251 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 7, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. KIM, SIMON, TAYLOR, JACKSON, MAMDANI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations 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-e to read as follows: § 52-E. LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF DRONES; LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. 1. THE USE OF DRONES BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF, OR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES, IS PROHIBITED, AND NO WARRANT MAY BE SOUGHT OR ISSUED AUTHORIZING SUCH USE OF DRONES. IT IS ALSO PROHIBITED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A PRIVATE ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER PAID OR OTHERWISE, TO OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM DRONES. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAY USE DRONES FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: A. SEARCH AND RESCUE. B. EXAMINING CONDITIONS OF DANGEROUS AREAS AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF MAY NOT USE A DRONE FOR DOCUMENTATION, RECORDING, INVESTIGATION, OR COLLECTION OF DATA 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 NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, NOR MAY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF POSSESS OR USE AN ARMED DRONE. 4. ANY DATA OBTAINED FROM DRONES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. FURTHERMORE, ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM SUCH DRONES MAY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04385-02-3
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