senate Bill S3600

Amended

Designates security hospital treatment assistants in the office of mental health 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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  • 07 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.609
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.579
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 13 / Jun / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3600A
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1500A

Summary

Designates security hospital treatment assistants in the office of mental health as peace officers while performing duties in or arising out of the course of such person's employment.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3600
S3600A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2949
2009-2010: S3003

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BILL NUMBER:S3600

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation
to certain persons designated as peace officers

PURPOSE: To designate security hospital treatment assistants as peace
officers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends subdivision 52 of Section 2.10 of the criminal proce-
dure law to designate security hospital treatment assistants as peace
officers while performing duties in or arising out of the course of
their employment. An appropriate license must still be issued pursuant
to section 400.00 of the penal law for such person to carry, possess,
repair or dispose of a firearm.

Section two states the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, section 7.25 of the mental hygiene law speci-
fies that the commissioner and the directors of the in-patient facili-
ties in the office of mental health may designate safety officers to act
as special policemen whose duty is to preserve peace and good order in
these facilities. These designated officers acting as special policemen
possess all the powers of peace officers. SHTAs, as front line staff
members in the mental health system, deal with the criminally insane on
a day-to-day basis. This legislation would designate security hospital
treatment assistants as peace officers and insure that the front line
staff is guaranteed a safe and secure working environment with training
appropriate to the clientele and nature of the job.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: Referred to Codes/A.471 - Referred to Codes
2011: Referred to Codes/A.471 - Referred to Codes 2010: Referred to
Codes/A.737 - Referred to Codes 2009: Referred to Codes/A.737 - Referred
to Codes 2008: S.8402-Passed Senate 2007: A.6070-Referred to Codes 2005:
A.1685 -Vetoed No. 9 2004: A.11140- Referred to Rules 2002: A.6153-Died
in Codes Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3600

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  certain
  persons designated as peace officers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 52 of section 2.10 of  the  criminal  procedure
law,  as added by chapter 969 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as
follows:
  52.  Security hospital treatment assistants[, as so designated by  the
commissioner  of]  IN  the  office  of mental health while [transporting
persons convicted of a crime to court, to other  facilities  within  the
jurisdiction  of  the  office of mental health, or to any state or local
correctional facility] PERFORMING DUTIES IN OR ARISING OUT OF THE COURSE
OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT; provided, however, that nothing in this subdivision
shall be deemed to authorize such employee 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 on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02398-01-3

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