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Jun
29
2010
An Act to Amend the Criminal Procedure Law, in Relation to the Electronic Recording of Interrogations

Subject: A.5213-A/Lentol S.7877-A/Perkins AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to the electronic recording of interrogations. Position: SUPPORT

Jun
29
2010
Provides that People Arrested in Connection with a Felony Must Submit a DNA Sample

Subject: S.6213-B/Klein A.9425-A/Morelle Provides that people arrested in connection with a felony must submit a DNA sample. Position: Opposed This legislation would compel persons arrested for certain felony offenses to submit a DNA sample for inclusion in the state’s databank. The bill represents a significant departure from longstanding constitutional standards regarding criminal investigation and prosecution.

Jun
29
2010
Bus Lane Cameras

Subject: S.7735/Dilan A.10201/Bing Bus Lane Cameras Position: SUPPORT, WITH AMENDMENT This bill would authorize the use of video cameras to enforce express bus lane restrictions in New York City. While the NYCLU has taken no position on the concept of bus lane cameras, we caution that the city’s use of such cameras directly implicates the privacy rights of individuals traveling the streets of the city.

Jun
24
2010
An Act Prohibiting the Dissemination of Depictions of Animal Cruelty

Subject: A.11161-B/Glick S.7812-B/Krueger An Act prohibiting the dissemination of depictions of animal cruelty. Position: Opposed This legislation would create a new Class D felony offense of disseminating a depiction of animal cruelty. The Supreme Court recently struck down on First Amendment grounds a federal statute designed to punish the kinds of conduct that would be prohibited by A.11161-B/S.7812-B in United States v. Stevens, No. 08-769, slip op. (2010).

Jun
23
2010
Prohibits the Recording of Certain Identifying Information of a Person Subjected to Temporary Questioning

Subject: A.11177-A/Jeffries S.7945-A/Adams Prohibits the recording of certain identifying information of a person subjected to temporary questioning or search in a public place by police. Position: Support

Jun
15
2010
An Act to Amend the Executive Law

Subject: A3233-B/Clark S.6877/Parker An ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the independent office of the child advocate; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating to the office of the ombudsman. Position: SUPPORT

Jun
8
2010
Oppose Amending the Public Health Law and the Family Court Act

Subject: A.2357/Reilich A.6242/Barra An act to amend the public health law and the family court act, in relation to enacting the "family protection act". Position: Opposed The proposed legislation would create a legal requirement that parents of an unemancipated minor must provide consent or must be informed before the minor can receive an abortion.

Jun
1
2010
Barring Health Care Professionals from Participating in the Torture or Inappropriate Treatment of Prisoners

Subject: A.6665-B/Gottfried S.4495-A/Duane Barring health care professionals from participating in the torture or inappropriate treatment of prisoners. Position: Support

Jun
1
2010
Prohibits Possession of Certain Condoms as Evidence

Subject: A.10893/Clark S.1289-A/Montgomery Prohibits Possession of Certain Condoms as Evidence Position: Support

May
18
2010
Funeral Leave for Same-Sex Partners

Subject: A.2563/Glick S.6177/Montgomery AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to authorizing funeral or bereavement leave for same-sex committed partners Position: Support

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