senate Bill S6390A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as peace officers animal control officers for certain purposes

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Jun 13, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.937
May 16, 2012 print number 6390a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Feb 02, 2012 referred to codes

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S6390 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8467
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2.10, CP L

S6390 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as constables animal control officers for the purposes of enforcing article 26 of the agriculture and markets law and for the purpose of issuing appearance tickets permitted under article 7 of such law.

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BILL NUMBER:S6390

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating certain
animal control officers of the town of Babylon, in the county of
Suffolk, as peace officers

PURPOSE:
To designate certain animal control officers in the Town of Babylon as
peace officers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill adds a new subdivision 83 to section 2.10 of
the criminal procedure law to designate as peace officers animal
control officers in the town of Babylon who are designated by the
Town Board as constables. This subdivision also stipulates that
nothing herein shall be deemed to authorize such officer to carry,
possess, repair or dispose of a firearm.

Section two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Town of Babylon has requested that the Legislature provide their
animal control officers with peace officer status in order to issue
appearance tickets for violations of the Agriculture and Markets law.
The volume of animal complaints received by authorities each year
places a considerable burden on already over-taxed police resources.
Allowing animal control officers to issue tickets would alleviate
this situation and provide for more effective enforcement of animal
control laws.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6390

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JOHNSON -- 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  designating
  certain  animal control officers of the town of Babylon, in the county
  of Suffolk, as peace officers

  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 83 to read as follows:
  83. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS  OF  THE  TOWN  OF  BABYLON  WHO,  AT  THE
DISCRETION  OF  THE  TOWN BOARD, MAY BE DESIGNATED AS CONSTABLES FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ENFORCING ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX OF THE AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS
LAW  AND  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF ISSUING APPEARANCE TICKETS PERMITTED UNDER
ARTICLE SEVEN OF SUCH LAW;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING  IN  THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE 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.
                                                           LBD14341-01-2

S6390A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8467
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2.10, CP L

S6390A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as constables animal control officers for the purposes of enforcing article 26 of the agriculture and markets law and for the purpose of issuing appearance tickets permitted under article 7 of such law.

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BILL NUMBER:S6390A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to authorizing the
town of Babylon, county of
Suffolk, to designate as peace officers animal control officers for
certain purposes

PURPOSE:
To enable animal control officers in the Town of Babylon to enforce
provisions of the Agriculture and Markets law relating to the
treatment of animals.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new subdivision 83 to section 2.10 of the criminal
procedure law to designate animal control officers as peace officers
in the Town of Babylon when acting pursuant to article 26 of the
Agriculture and Markets law. However, nothing in this subdivision
shall authorize such officer to carry, posses, repair or dispose of a
firearm unless the appropriate license has been issued.

Section two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Several municipalities across the state have been authorized to
designate their dog and animal control officers as peace officers for
the purposes of enforcing article 26 of the Agriculture and Markets
law. This section of law deals with the licensing, identification and
control of animals. Granting peace officer status to animal control
officers is a cost-effective way to deal with violations of laws
protecting animals by allowing such officers to deter potentially
dangerous situations in a timely way and issue tickets without delay.
However, nothing in this proposal will authorize these officers to
carry or possess a firearm.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 6390--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to authorizing
  the town of Babylon, county of Suffolk, to designate as peace officers
  animal control officers for certain purposes

  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 83 to read as follows:
  83. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF BABYLON, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK,
WHEN ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES IN MATTERS  ARISING  UNDER,
AND  IN  THE  ENFORCEMENT  OF  ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ISSUING APPEARANCE TICKETS  PERMITTED
UNDER  ARTICLE  SEVEN  OF  SUCH LAW MAY BE DESIGNATED AS PEACE OFFICERS;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  DEEMED  TO
AUTHORIZE  SUCH  OFFICERS  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.
                                                           LBD14341-02-2

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