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Legislative Memos

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
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

Jan
1
2004
State Terrorism Legislation

Subject: A.11723/ Lentol et al. AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the penal law, the public health law, the executive law, the state technology law, and the transportation law, in relation to enacting new terrorism related crimes and enhancing the public safety. Position: OPPOSED

Jan
1
2004
Anti-Terrorism Preparedness Act

Subject: A.11723/ Lentol et al. AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the penal law, the public health law, the executive law, the state technology law, and the transportation law, in relation to enacting new terrorism related crimes and enhancing the public safety. Position: OPPOSE

Jan
1
2004
Notification of Unauthorized Access to Personal Information

Subject: A.9184-A/ Klein et al. S.6517/ Fuschillo AN ACT to amend the state technology law and the general business law, in relation to notifying individuals when an unauthorized person has acquired certain personal information from a computerized information system Position: SUPPORT

Mar
12
2003
Jan
1
2002
Chemical or Biological Weapons

Subject: S.5823/ Balboni et al. AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the penal law and the executive law, in relation to creating the crimes of criminal possession/use of a chemical or biological weapon. Position: OPPOSED This legislation is intended to deter acts of terrorism that involve the use or possession of biological or chemical weapons. The bill would create four new felony offenses, two of which are classified as A-1 felonies with a mandatory penalty of life without parole.

Jan
1
2001
Bioterrorism Bill

Subject: A.9453 Creating crimes of criminal possession of a chemical or biological weapon Governor’s Program Bill #87 -- Amends the criminal procedure law . . . in relation to acts of terrorism. Position: Opposed These bills seek to deter acts of terrorism by applying criminal sanctions for the possession or deployment of certain weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical weapons. The NYCLU finds both proposals contain serious flaws and urges the Legislature to oppose the legislation as drafted.

Bioterrorism Bill (2001)

Subject: A.9453 Creating crimes of criminal possession of a chemical or biological weapon Governor’s Program Bill #87 -- Amends the criminal procedure law . . . in relation to acts of terrorism. Position: Opposed These bills seek to deter acts of terrorism by applying criminal sanctions for the possession or deployment of certain weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical weapons. The NYCLU finds both proposals contain serious flaws and urges the Legislature to oppose the legislation as drafted.

Congestion Pricing

Subject: S.7243-B / RULES Governor’s Program Bill #47

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