S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 14, 2013
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to volunteer
wilderness/inland search and rescue teams
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 209-bb of the general municipal law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. WHENEVER A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR OTHER STATE AGENCY IS ENGAGED
IN A SEARCH OR RESCUE OPERATION, ANY VOLUNTEER WILDERNESS/INLAND SEARCH
AND RESCUE TEAM INVOLVED IN SUCH OPERATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE
COMMAND AND CONTROL OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER STATE AGENCY
CONDUCTING SUCH OPERATION.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.