Senate Bill S7135

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of biometric surveillance system or biometric surveillance information in places of public accommodation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S7135 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7625
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4 §40-h, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S7135, A7625

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

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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