Requires the division of criminal justice services to create internet accessibility to videos and photographs of certain unsolved robberies.
BILL NUMBER: S1654
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring internet accessibility to videos and photographs of certain unsolved robberies
To create, on the web site of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, a listing of all the video and/or photographs, when it is available, from every unsolved armed robbery in New York State.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 of the bill states that the home page of the Division of Criminal Justice Services must include video and/or photographs, when available, from every unsolved armed robbery occurring in New York State.
Section 2 -- Effective Date.
When solving violent crimes, law enforcement's best resource is often average citizens. The success and the popularity of the long-running television show "America's Most Wanted" proves that when regular people and law enforcement work together, dangerous criminals can be brought to justice.
Not long ago, a local law enforcement agency in Kentucky created a web site containing video and/or photographs from every unsolved armed robbery that occurred in the jurisdiction. This bill seeks to establish something similar for New York State.
Listing all the available video and/or photographs from New York State's unsolved armed robberies on a single web site will make it easier for the citizens of this state to help law enforcement bring these very dangerous criminals to justice.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.6337/A.10618 of 2006 S.2058/A.720 of 2007-2008
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
EFFECTIVE DATE : January 1 next succeeding the date upon which this act shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1654 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 4, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, MORAHAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring internet accessibility to videos and photographs of certain unsolved robberies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 843 of the executive law, as renumbered by chapter 490 of the laws of 2000, is renumbered subdivision 7 and a new subdivision 6 is added to read as follows: 6. SUCH HOMEPAGE SHALL ALSO CONTAIN VIDEOS AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ROBBERIES IN THIS STATE WHERE: (A) THE PERSON WHO COMMITTED THE ROBBERY WAS ARMED WITH A DEADLY WEAP- ON; (B) EACH PERSON INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED FOR SUCH ROBBERY; AND (C) SUCH VIDEOS AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROBBERY EXIST. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date upon which it shall have become a law and the division of criminal justice services is immediately authorized and directed to take any and all actions necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04774-01-9