Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 18, 2023||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S7135
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7135 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7135 (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-S7135 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7135 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To safeguard biometric information, the measurable phycological, biolog- ical, or behavioral characteristics that are attributable to an individ- ual New Yorker, from surveillance. - SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill sets forth definitions, bars places and provid- ers of public accommodation from utilizing biometric surveillance with- out meeting specific conditions for collection, clarifies that these provisions are not to apply in instances where biometric information is used for the sole purpose of user authentication, sets forth penalties
2023-S7135 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7135 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN-SIGAL, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government 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
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