Bill S5296-2011

Establishes the crime of unlawful dissemination of a security body scan

Establishes the crime of unlawful dissemination of a security body scan.

Details

Actions

  • May 21, 2012: referred to codes
  • May 21, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 21, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 14, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 9, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 8, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.708
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CODES
  • May 3, 2011: REFERRED TO CODES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - May 8, 2012
Ayes (14): Saland, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Gianaris, Huntley, Perkins, Squadron, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (1): Duane
Absent (1): Parker

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5296

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful dissemination of a security body scan

PURPOSE: This legislation will make it a misdemeanor to unlawfully disseminate security body scan images.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One - amends the penal law by adding a new section 250.70 to define a person guilty of unlawful dissemination of a body scan, when or she, without the permission of the person of whom the scan was made, knowingly disseminates a body scan taken for legal security purposes, or any image or images derived from such scan to any person who has not been authorized to receive the scan pursuant to state or federal statues or regulates.

Section One - classifies unlawful dissemination of a security body scan a class A misdemeanor.

Section Two - Sets forth the active date of the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: While understanding the need to protect our passengers and airports, this legislation secures the privacy of men, women and children who travel through the airports in the State of New York. Unfortunately, there will be employees who abuse the system and people's trust that they will perform their jobs in a professional, ethical fashion.

This bill will provide the State of New York with the ability to criminally prosecute those employees who take advantage of their position of authority.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5296 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 3, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful dissemination of a security body scan THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 250.70 to read as follows: S 250.70 UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF A SECURITY BODY SCAN. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF A BODY SCAN, WHEN HE OR SHE, WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE PERSON OF WHOM THE SCAN WAS MADE, KNOWINGLY DISSEMINATES A BODY SCAN TAKEN FOR LEGAL SECURITY PURPOSES, OR ANY IMAGE OR IMAGES DERIVED FROM SUCH SCAN, TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUCH SCAN PURSUANT TO STATE OR FEDERAL STAT- UTE OR REGULATION. UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF A SECURITY BODY SCAN IS A CLASS A MISDEMEA- NOR. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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