senate Bill S2366
(R, C, IP) 51st Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Includes constables and police constables of a town or village within the definition of "qualified agencies".
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to including constables
and police constables of a town or village within the definition of
This legislation would permit constables to
access criminal history and other pertinent information contained in the
Division for Criminal Justice Services' databases.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill amends section 835(9) of the executive law to add
constables to the
list of "qualified agencies" that are permitted to access criminal
Constables are peace officers who
perform important law enforcement services. Constables often conduct
traffic stops, answer calls for service and have powers of arrest as
well. Under current law, however, constables are not included in the
definition of "qualified agencies" in section 835 of the Executive Law,
thereby making them unable to access criminal history and other
pertinent information contained within the Division of Criminal Justice
Services' databases. In addition to thwarting their ability to
accomplish their law enforcement duties, the inability of constables to
access this important information may put the safety of constables and
others at greater risk, Constables should be provided with every
possible tool to allow them to carry out their duties as safely and
effectively as possible and this legislation would help to ensure that
constables are able to access criminal history and other necessary
information in order to continue to carry out their important law
enforcement duties in a safe and effective manner.
S.3061 of 2009-10; S.7900 of 2008
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