senate Bill S6990

Expands the list of persons designated as peace officers to include special agents with law enforcement authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.651
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Expands the list of persons designated as peace officers to include special agents with law enforcement authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1699A
Versions:
S6990
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.15, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A4372, A4372
2007-2008: A11677, A11677

Votes

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Nay
2
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6990

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to United States
Environmental Protection Agency special agents

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would expand the list of
persons designated as peace officers to include Special Agents, with
law enforcement authority of the of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 2.15 of the criminal procedure
law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to include special
Agents with law enforcement authority within the United States
Environmental Protection Agency.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill is being introduced at the request of the
United States Environmental Protection Agency, in order for their
special agents who presently have law enforcement authority to be
classified as Peace Officers.

Giving these agents Peace Officer status would allow these special
agents to better carry out their duties and responsibilities.

These agents are assigned to conduct investigations of environmental
crimes under statutes administered by Environmental Protection Agency;
providing technical expertise on unique or complex criminal and civil
investigations impacting environmental programs for air, water,
taxies, pesticides, radiation, and solid waste pollution control;
providing legal support for enforcement actions; and responding to
incidents of national significance in support of anti-terrorism and
counter-terrorism efforts. These special agents work with federal,
tribal, state, local, and international law enforcement in pursuing
cases against violators.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.3001/Codes

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6990

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to United States
  Environmental Protection Agency special agents

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

  Section  1.  Section  2.15 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows:
  28. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SPECIAL AGENTS  WITH
LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04492-03-2

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