senate Bill S4197

Relates to command and control of volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality by law enforcement

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.333
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1091

Summary

Provides that volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality shall be subject to the command of law enforcement or other state agency conducting an operation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1091
Versions:
S4197
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง209-bb, Gen Muni L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4197

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams

PURPOSE: To amend chapter 115 of the laws of 2012 to clarify the
command and control of law enforcement or other state agencies engaged
in search and rescue operations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision three to
section 209-bb of the general municipal law which clarifies that when
a law enforcement or other state agency is engaged in a search and
rescue operation, any volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue
team involved in such operation shall be under the command and control
of such law enforcement or other state agency.

JUSTIFICATION: This chapter amendment is necessary to clarify the
chain of control and command when law enforcement or other state
agencies are engaged in a search and rescue operation with volunteer
wilderness/inland search and rescue teams.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  4197

                       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.
                                                           LBD04297-01-3

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