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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Feb 01, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2795
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2795 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Criminal Procedure Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1.20 & 2.10, CP L; amd §§7.25 & 13.25, Ment Hyg L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2795 - Summary
Provides for the designation of chief safety officers at mental health facilities; provides for the powers and duties of such chief safety officers.
S2795 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2795 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law and the mental hygiene law, in relation to the powers of chief safety officers PURPOSE: Grants additional power to the chief safety officers employed by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) by conferring "police officer status" on these individuals. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the Criminal Procedure law and sections 7.25 and 13.25 of the Mental Hygiene law. JUSTIFICATION: OMH and OMRDD facilities need the immediate response of fully empowered law enforcement persons to better protect consumers, employees and visitors alike. Having to wait for a local police response is unacceptable and unsafe in some instances. These Chief Safety Officers are well-trained professionals with years of dedicated public service. They will have no difficulty prudently and professionally exercising this new authority.
S2795 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2795 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the mental hygiene law, in relation to the powers of chief safety officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 34 of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new paragraph (w) to read as follows: (W) A CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER DESIGNATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DIRECTORS OF IN-PATIENT FACILITIES IN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (C) OF SECTION 7.25 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW AND A CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER DESIGNATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THE DIRECTORS OF FACILITIES UNDER HIS OR HER JURISDICTION IN THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILI- TIES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (C) OF SECTION 13.25 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 34-a of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 428 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: (a) Except as provided in [paragraph] PARAGRAPHS (d) AND (E) of this subdivision, New York state constitutes the "geographical area of employment" of any police officer employed as such by an agency of the state or by an authority which functions throughout the state, or a police officer designated by the superintendent of state police pursuant to section two hundred twenty-three of the executive law; S 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 34-a of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: (a) Except as provided in [paragraph] PARAGRAPHS (d) AND (E) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, New York state constitutes the "geographical area of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07471-01-1
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