senate Bill S7720

Relates to granting peace officer status to officers and members of the Schoharie county sheriff's tactical and rescue force

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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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  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1416
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Grants peace officer status to officers and members of the Schoharie County sheriff's tactical and rescue force.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9842A
Versions:
S7720
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7720

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in
relation to granting peace officer status to officers and members of
the Schoharie county sheriff's tactical and rescue force

PURPOSE:

This bill would grant peace officer status to officers and members of
the Schoharie County Sheriffs Tactical and Rescue Force.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure law by adding
a new subdivision 84 to include officers and members of the Schoharie
County Sheriffs Tactical and Rescue Force.

Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The officers and members of the Schoharie County Sheriffs Tactical and
Rescue Force are all volunteers who train and work with the Sheriff
and his deputies during events that require additional and/or extended
manpower which include public festivities, parades, fairs, etc., as
well as disaster situations.

Currently, the officers and members of the Force operate under the
authority of Article 2, Section 2.10, Subsection 2.10.26 which only
defines Peace Officer status during emergency situations, or in
preparation of emergency situations.

With the current wording of this subsection, members and officers of
the Force are not officially operating under Peace Officer status
while working at public festivities, fairs, parades, etc. This
proposed legislation would clearly define them as designated Peace
Officers and prevent the possibility of legal ramifications for any
actions taken by the officers or members acting in that capacity
during such events.

This proposal sits well with Governor Cuomo's call for better
preparedness throughout the State as it will allow the officers and
members of the Force to complete DCJS Peace Officer Certification
course and be a fully functional auxiliary unit of the Sheriffs
office.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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

                                  7720

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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  granting
  peace  officer  status to officers and members of the Schoharie county
  sheriff's tactical and rescue force

  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. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOHARIE  COUNTY  SHERIFF'S  TACTICAL
AND RESCUE FORCE WHEN ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE
ANY 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.
                                                           LBD15443-02-4

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