Stop and Frisk
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
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.
MALCOLM A. SMITH
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [