Senate Bill S7759

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "keep police radio public act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance 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-S7759 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §222-a, Exec L

2023-S7759 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "keep police radio public act"; provides that all law enforcement agencies in the state using encryption in radio communications shall adopt a written radio encryption policy; ensures such policy shall provide that, except for sensitive information, all radio communications are accessible to duly authorized media representatives and the general public.

2023-S7759 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7759 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7759
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             November 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  enacting  the  "keep
   police radio public act"
 
   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  "keep
 police radio public act".
   §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 222-a to
 read as follows:
   § 222-A. LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC ACCESS.    1.  FOR  THE
 PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A) "DULY AUTHORIZED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE  OR  ORGANIZATION"  MEANS  A
 DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OR ORGANIZATION OF ANY PRINT, DIGITAL, OR
 BROADCAST NEWS SERVICE.
   (B)  "EMERGENCY SERVICES ORGANIZATION" MEANS A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGEN-
 CY, VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION OR GROUP ORGANIZED AND  FUNCTIONING  FOR  THE
 PURPOSE  OF PROVIDING FIRE, MEDICAL, AMBULANCE, RESCUE, HOUSING, FOOD OR
 OTHER SERVICES DIRECTED TOWARD RELIEVING HUMAN SUFFERING, INJURY OR LOSS
 OF LIFE OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS A RESULT  OF  AN  EMERGENCY,  INCLUDING
 NON-PROFIT  AND  GOVERNMENTALLY-SUPPORTED  ORGANIZATIONS,  BUT EXCLUDING
 GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES.
   (C) "ENCRYPTION" MEANS THE  ENCODING  OF  VOICE  COMMUNICATION  ON  AN
 ANALOG  OR DIGITALLY MODULATED RADIO CARRIER, WHICH RENDERS THE COMMUNI-
 CATION DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO BE MONITORED BY COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE
 RADIO RECEIVERS OR SCANNERS.
   (D) "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY" MEANS ANY AGENCY  OR  DEPARTMENT  OF  ANY
 MUNICIPALITY,  ANY  POLICE  DISTRICT, OR ANY AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, COMMIS-
 SION, AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF  NEW  YORK

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13622-01-3
 S. 7759                             2
              

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