S00487 Summary:

BILL NOS00487
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01743
 
SPONSORRIVERA
 
COSPNSRSTAVISKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 14-177, NYC Ad Cd
 
Enacts the "Safe Streets Security Camera Registry Act" for the city of New York.
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S00487 Actions:

BILL NOS00487
 
01/09/2019REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
03/04/2019COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO CITIES
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S00487 Committee Votes:

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S00487 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S00487 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           487
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
          Construction and Community Development
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to enactment of the "safe streets  security  camera  registry
          act"
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "safe streets security camera registry act".
     3    §  2. Legislative intent. Currently, the police department of the city
     4  of New York collects information  on  the  location  of  privately-owned
     5  security  cameras  manually,  by  means of periodic surveys conducted by
     6  patrol officers. Such surveys do not capture the locations of  newly-in-
     7  stalled privately-owned security cameras in a timely and complete manner
     8  due  to  their  periodic nature and reliance on personal observations by
     9  officers. It is the intent of the legislature that the police department
    10  create an online security camera registry and database for all  private-
    11  ly-owned  and operated security cameras within the city of New York with
    12  fields of observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,
    13  such as sidewalks, as well as  lobbies,  courtyards  and  vestibules  of
    14  apartment   buildings.   Creating  the  security  camera  registry  will
    15  strengthen the department's ability to pursue perpetrators of crimes  by
    16  enhancing  its  ability  to  collect  video evidence in a timely manner,
    17  thereby shortening the time needed to bring criminal investigations to a
    18  successful conclusion. The registry will only alert  the  department  to
    19  the  existence  of privately-owned security cameras that observe persons
    20  in public places. Nothing in this  legislation  will  impinge  upon  the
    21  civil liberties of the people of the city of New York.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05465-01-9

        S. 487                              2
 
     1    §  3.  The  administrative  code of the city of New York is amended by
     2  adding a new section 14-177 to read as follows:
     3    §  14-177 Security camera registry. a. The department shall create and
     4  maintain an online registry and  database  of  all  privately-owned  and
     5  operated  security  cameras  within  the city of New York with fields of
     6  observation that look upon and capture video of public spaces,  such  as
     7  sidewalks,  as  well  as lobbies, courtyards and vestibules of apartment
     8  buildings.
     9    b. Any individual, company or entity which  installs  a  new  security
    10  camera  after  the  effective  date of this section shall, within thirty
    11  days after installation of such camera, register  the  location  of  the
    12  camera  and  the  contact  information  for  the owner of the camera and
    13  include a brief description of the view the  camera  captures  with  the
    14  registry  and  database  created  and  maintained by the department. The
    15  owner of the camera shall register such information with the  department
    16  through the department's online registry.
    17    c.  The  owner  of a security camera which has been installed prior to
    18  the effective date of this section shall  have  ninety  days  after  the
    19  effective  date  of  this section to register the location of the camera
    20  and the contact information for the owner of the camera with the depart-
    21  ment's registry and include a brief description of the view  the  camera
    22  captures as set forth in subdivision b of this section.
    23    d.  In the event that a crime occurs within the vicinity of a security
    24  camera  registered  with the department's database, the department shall
    25  obtain the consent of the camera owner to view any footage  recorded  or
    26  otherwise obtain a subpoena for production of such video.
    27    e.  The security camera registry and database shall be used solely for
    28  law enforcement purposes. Any data, records, photos, videos or  informa-
    29  tion  collected  for  such  camera  registry shall not be subject to the
    30  freedom of information law pursuant to subdivision two of section eight-
    31  y-nine of the public officers law.
    32    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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