assembly Bill A2953A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires a law enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck by a bullet to immediately report the incident

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 reported referred to rules
May 23, 2012 print number 2953a
May 23, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 21, 2011 referred to codes

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A2953 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-s, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5734
2013-2014: A3698
2015-2016: A6478
2017-2018: A3574
2019-2020: A927, A10608

A2953 - Summary

Requires a law enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck by a bullet to immediately report the incident to his or her supervisors.

A2953 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2953

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PERRY, CAMARA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  COLTON, ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation to requiring a police officer or peace officer who discharges
  his  or  her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck
  by a bullet to immediately report the incident

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 231 to
read as follows:
  S  231.  REPORT  OF  DISCHARGE  OF WEAPON.   1. ANY POLICE OFFICER WHO
DISCHARGES HIS OR HER WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY OR  OFF  DUTY  UNDER  CIRCUM-
STANCES  WHEREIN  A  PERSON COULD BE STRUCK BY A BULLET FROM THE WEAPON,
INCLUDING SITUATIONS WHEREIN SUCH OFFICER DISCHARGES HIS OR  HER  WEAPON
IN  THE  DIRECTION  OF  A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, SHALL VERBALLY REPORT THE
INCIDENT TO HIS OR HER SUPERIORS WITHIN SIX HOURS OF THE  OCCURRENCE  OF
THE INCIDENT AND SHALL PREPARE AND FILE A WRITTEN REPORT OF THE INCIDENT
WITHIN  FORTY-EIGHT  HOURS  OF  THE OCCURRENCE OF THE INCIDENT.  NOTHING
CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT ANY POLICE OFFICER FROM INVOKING
HIS OR HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AVOID SELF-INCRIMINATION.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION "POLICE OFFICER"  MEANS  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
STATE POLICE.
  S  2.  The  criminal  procedure law is amended by adding a new section
2.35 to read as follows:
S 2.35 REPORT OF DISCHARGE OF WEAPON.
  1. ANY PEACE OFFICER WHO DISCHARGES HIS OR HER WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY OR
OFF DUTY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHEREIN A  PERSON  COULD  BE  STRUCK  BY  A
BULLET  FROM  THE  WEAPON,  INCLUDING  SITUATIONS  WHEREIN  SUCH OFFICER
DISCHARGES HIS OR HER WEAPON IN THE DIRECTION OF A PERSON OR AN  ANIMAL,
SHALL  VERBALLY  REPORT  THE INCIDENT TO HIS OR HER SUPERIORS WITHIN SIX
HOURS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF THE INCIDENT AND SHALL  PREPARE  AND  FILE  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02646-01-1

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Multi-Sponsors

A2953A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-s, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5734
2013-2014: A3698
2015-2016: A6478
2017-2018: A3574
2019-2020: A927, A10608

A2953A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a law enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck by a bullet to immediately report the incident to his or her supervisors.

A2953A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2953--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PERRY, CAMARA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  COLTON, P. RIVERA, ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in  accordance  with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to requiring a law
  enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her  weapon
  under  circumstances  where  a  person  could be struck by a bullet to
  immediately report the incident

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-s
to read as follows:
  S 837-S. REPORT OF DISCHARGE OF WEAPON.  1. ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT  OFFI-
CER  OR  PEACE OFFICER WHO DISCHARGES HIS OR HER WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY OR
OFF DUTY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHEREIN A  PERSON  COULD  BE  STRUCK  BY  A
BULLET  FROM  THE  WEAPON,  INCLUDING  SITUATIONS  WHEREIN  SUCH OFFICER
DISCHARGES HIS OR HER WEAPON IN THE DIRECTION OF A PERSON, SHALL VERBAL-
LY REPORT THE INCIDENT TO HIS OR HER SUPERIORS WITHIN SIX HOURS  OF  THE
OCCURRENCE  OF  THE INCIDENT AND SHALL PREPARE AND FILE A WRITTEN REPORT
OF THE INCIDENT WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF THE  INCI-
DENT.   NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT ANY POLICE OFFI-
CER FROM INVOKING HIS OR HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AVOID SELF-INCRIMI-
NATION.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION "LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER" MEANS A STATE  OR
LOCAL  POLICE OFFICER AND "PEACE OFFICER" MEANS ANY PERSON DESIGNATED AS
A PEACE OFFICER PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 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.
                                                           LBD02646-02-2