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AB4642 Summary:

Add §52-a, Civ Rts L
Relates to a private right of action for unwarranted surveillance of a neighbor.
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AB4642 Actions:

02/03/2017referred to judiciary
01/03/2018referred to judiciary
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AB4642 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 3, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. CURRAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Judiciary
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  civil  rights  law, in relation to establishing
          private right of action for unwarranted surveillance of a neighbor
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
     2  52-a to read as follows:
     3    § 52-a. Private right of action  for  unwarranted  surveillance  of  a
     4  neighbor.  Any owner or tenant of residential real property shall have a
     5  private  right of action for damages against any person who installs any
     6  fixed mounted camera or drone pointed in  a  neighbor's  yard  or  in  a
     7  neighbor's  window  or windows without written consent of the surveilled
     8  neighbor.  The provisions of this section shall not  apply  to  any  law
     9  enforcement personnel engaged in the conduct of their authorized duties.
    10    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    11  have become a law, and shall apply to acts occurring on  or  after  such
    12  date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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