assembly Bill A1486

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Grants the attorney general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.129
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 11, 2009 referred to rules
Jun 10, 2009 delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 09, 2009 advanced to third reading cal.310
Apr 06, 2009 reported
reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2009 referred to governmental operations

A1486 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2059
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4382, S6534
2013-2014: A2803, S1043
2015-2016: A5524, S716
2017-2018: A3763, S1071
2019-2020: A3990, S480

A1486 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants the attorney general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct upon the request of the governor or the district attorney of the county wherein such misconduct was committed.

A1486 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1486

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT, AUBRY, PERRY, POWELL, JEFFRIES, KAVANAGH,
  KELLNER  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. ALFANO, BARRA, BOYLAND,
  BRENNAN, CLARK,  COOK,  DIAZ,  DINOWITZ,  ESPAILLAT,  FARRELL,  GANTT,
  GLICK, GOTTFRIED, GREENE, HOOPER, JOHN, ORTIZ, PRETLOW, REILLY, ROBIN-
  SON, SCARBOROUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Govern-
  mental Operations

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to granting the attorney
  general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct

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

  Section  1. Section 63 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16.  INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF  ANY  CRIMINAL  OFFENSE  OR
OFFENSES  COMMITTED  BY A POLICE OFFICER IN CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, AND PROSECUTE  ANY  SUCH  PERSON  OR
PERSONS  BELIEVED TO HAVE COMMITTED SUCH CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR OFFENSES IN
CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR  HER  OFFICIAL  DUTIES.    THE
ATTORNEY  GENERAL  MAY  ONLY  EXERCISE THE JURISDICTION PROVIDED BY THIS
SUBDIVISION UPON A WRITTEN FINDING THAT SUCH JURISDICTION  IS  NECESSARY
BECAUSE;  (A)  OF  A  LACK  OF  ALTERNATIVE  PROSECUTORIAL  RESOURCES TO
ADEQUATELY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE SUCH CRIMINAL OFFENSE  OR  OFFENSES
OR,  (B)  THE  EXERCISE  OF SUCH JURISDICTION IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE
CONFIDENCE  OF  THE  PUBLIC  IN  THE  JUDICIAL  SYSTEM.    IN  ALL  SUCH
PROCEEDINGS,  THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY HIS OR HER
DEPUTY OR ASSISTANT BEFORE ANY COURT OR GRAND JURY AND EXERCISE  ALL  OF
THE POWERS AND PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ACTIONS OR
PROCEEDINGS WHICH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WOULD OTHERWISE BE AUTHORIZED OR
REQUIRED TO EXERCISE OR PERFORM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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

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