Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 25, 2023||
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A7625
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
2023-A7625 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Civil Rights Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 4 §40-h, Civ Rts L
2023-A7625 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits the use of biometric surveillance system or biometric surveillance information in places of public accommodation; prohibits entering into any agreement that authorizes any third party to use any biometric surveillance system or biometric surveillance information; provides penalties for violations.
2023-A7625 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7625 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 25, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SIMONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to prohibiting the use of biometric surveillance system or biometric surveillance information in places of public accommodation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 4 of the civil rights law is amended to add a new section 40-h to read as follows: § 40-H. BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "BIOMETRIC INFORMATION" MEANS ANY MEASURABLE PHYSIOLOGICAL, BIOLOG- ICAL OR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO AN INDIVID- UAL PERSON, INCLUDING FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS, FINGERPRINT CHARACTER- ISTICS, HAND CHARACTERISTICS, EYE CHARACTERISTICS, VOCAL CHARACTERISTICS, AND ANY OTHER PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT CAN BE USED, SINGLY OR IN COMBINATION WITH EACH OTHER OR WITH OTHER INFORMA- TION, TO ESTABLISH INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY. EXAMPLES OF BIOMETRIC INFORMA- TION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, FINGERPRINTS, HANDPRINTS, RETINA AND IRIS PATTERNS, DNA SEQUENCE, VOICE, GAIT, AND FACIAL GEOMETRY. (B) "BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE" MEANS EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING, ALONE OR IN COMBINATION: (I) AN AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS BY WHICH A PERSON IS IDEN- TIFIED OR ATTEMPTED TO BE IDENTIFIED BASED ON THEIR BIOMETRIC INFORMA- TION, INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION OF KNOWN OR UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS; AND/OR (II) AN AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED PROCESS THAT GENERATES, OR ASSISTS IN GENERATING, SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON THEIR BIOMETRIC INFORMATION. (C) "BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM" MEANS ANY COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR APPLICATION THAT PERFORMS BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07865-01-3 A. 7625 2
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