senate Bill S4003

Signed by Governor

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 Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.611
  • 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
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1473
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.378
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 27 / Sep / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.366

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:
A1473
Versions:
S4003
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.15, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6990, A1699A
2009-2010: A4372, A4372
2007-2008: A11677, A11677

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BILL NUMBER:S4003

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 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, toxics, 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:

2011-12: S.6990/Codes/3rd Reading Floor, A.1699/Codes/3rd Reading
Floor
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4003

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD04183-01-3

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