senate Bill S6390A

Authorizes the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as peace officers animal control officers for certain purposes

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6390A
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.937
  • 31 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Authorizes the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as constables animal control officers for the purposes of enforcing article 26 of the agriculture and markets law and for the purpose of issuing appearance tickets permitted under article 7 of such law.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8467
Versions:
S6390
S6390A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6390A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to authorizing the
town of Babylon, county of
Suffolk, to designate as peace officers animal control officers for
certain purposes

PURPOSE:
To enable animal control officers in the Town of Babylon to enforce
provisions of the Agriculture and Markets law relating to the
treatment of animals.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new subdivision 83 to section 2.10 of the criminal
procedure law to designate animal control officers as peace officers
in the Town of Babylon when acting pursuant to article 26 of the
Agriculture and Markets law. However, nothing in this subdivision
shall authorize such officer to carry, posses, repair or dispose of a
firearm unless the appropriate license has been issued.

Section two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Several municipalities across the state have been authorized to
designate their dog and animal control officers as peace officers for
the purposes of enforcing article 26 of the Agriculture and Markets
law. This section of law deals with the licensing, identification and
control of animals. Granting peace officer status to animal control
officers is a cost-effective way to deal with violations of laws
protecting animals by allowing such officers to deter potentially
dangerous situations in a timely way and issue tickets without delay.
However, nothing in this proposal will authorize these officers to
carry or possess a firearm.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6390--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to authorizing
  the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as peace officers
  animal control officers for certain purposes

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 83 to read as follows:
  83. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF BABYLON, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK,
WHEN ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES IN MATTERS  ARISING  UNDER,
AND  IN  THE  ENFORCEMENT  OF  ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ISSUING APPEARANCE TICKETS  PERMITTED
UNDER  ARTICLE  SEVEN  OF  SUCH LAW MAY BE DESIGNATED AS PEACE OFFICERS;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  DEEMED  TO
AUTHORIZE  SUCH  OFFICERS  TO  CARRY,  POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR DISPOSE OF A
FIREARM UNLESS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE THEREFOR HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT
TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14341-02-2

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