Stop and Frisk

AN  ACT  to  amend  the criminal procedure law, in relation to temporary
questioning of persons in public places in cities with a population of
one million or more

Became a law July 16, 2010, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section  1. Section 140.50 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:

4. In cities with a population of one  million  or  more,  information
that  establishes  the  personal  identity of an individual who has been
stopped, questioned and/or frisked by a police officer or peace officer,
such as the name, address or social  security  number  of  such  person,
shall  not  be recorded in a computerized or electronic database if that
individual is released without further legal action; provided,  however,
that  this subdivision shall not prohibit police officers or peace offi-
cers from including in a computerized  or  electronic  database  generic
characteristics  of an individual, such as race and gender, who has been
stopped, questioned and/or frisked by a police officer or peace officer.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of  the  Public
Officers  Law,  we  hereby  jointly  certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

Temporary President of the Senate

Speaker of the Assembly

EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.