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SECTION 490.01
Liability protection
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 4, TITLE Y-1, ARTICLE 490
§ 490.01 Liability protection.

1. Any person who makes a qualified disclosure of suspicious behavior
shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for reporting such
behavior.

2. For purposes of this article, "qualified disclosure of suspicious
behavior" means any disclosure of allegedly suspicious behavior of
another individual or individuals to any person that is made in good
faith and with the reasonable belief that such suspicious behavior
constitutes, is indicative of, or is in furtherance of a crime or an act
of terrorism.

3. An action alleging that a statement or disclosure by a person of
any suspicious transaction, activity or occurrence indicating that an
individual may be engaging in or preparing to engage in suspicious
behavior which constitutes, is indicative of, or is in furtherance of, a
crime or an act of terrorism was not made in good faith and with the
reasonable belief that such suspicious behavior constitutes, is
indicative of, or is in furtherance of, a crime or an act of terrorism
must be pled with particularity pursuant to subdivision (b) of rule
three thousand sixteen of the civil practice law and rules.