senate Bill S3496

Amended

Designates Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3496A
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.607
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A5011A

Summary

Designates Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3496
S3496A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3496

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation
to designating village of Lake George seasonal constables as peace offi-
cers

PURPOSE: To provide peace officer status to seasonal employees of the
Village of Lake George who are charged with enforcement of local laws.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one - provides that employees of the village of Lake George
employed as seasonal village constables are hereby designated as peace
officers with the power to issue appearance tickets and simplified traf-
fic informations for offenses defined in the code of the Village of Lake
George and for offenses designated to be violations in the statutes of
the state. These officers are further prohibited from carrying firearms
unless appropriately licensed pursuant to Section 400.00 of the Penal
law.

Section two - contains the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law provides for peace officer
designation.

JUSTIFICATION: The Village of Lake George hires 15-20 individuals each
summer season to patrol their streets, enforce local laws and direct
traffic. This seasonal program won the 2003 Local Government Achievement
A ward and has resulted in saving the community thousands of dollars
annually. This legislation has been introduced at the request of the
Village of Lake George in order to ensure the safety of residents and
tourists in Lake George during the busy tourist season.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S7729-A Veto number 126

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Enactment will result in annual savings of
$400,000 to $600,000 to the Village of Lake George.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3496

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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  designating
  village of Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers

  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 84 to read as follows:
  84.  SEASONAL VILLAGE CONSTABLES OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE WHO ARE
AUTHORIZED BY THE VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE TO ISSUE APPEARANCE TICKETS AND
SIMPLIFIED  TRAFFIC INFORMATIONS FOR OFFENSES DEFINED IN THE CODE OF THE
VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE AND FOR OFFENSES DESIGNATED TO BE  VIOLATIONS  IN
THE  STATUTES  OF  THE  STATE;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE SUCH OFFICER 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.
                                                           LBD08317-01-3

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