|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S646
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S646 - Details
S646 - Summary
Authorizes Triborough bridge and tunnel peace officers the right to temporarily stop and question persons and conduct frisk for weapons.
S646 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S646 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to adding Triborough bridge and tunnel authority peace officers to those able to conduct temporary questioning of persons PURPOSE: To enhance the role of the peace officers employed by the TBTA in or about facilities operated by the TBTA by including the TBTA's officers in the provision of the criminal procedure law which permits certain peace officers to stop and frisk to afford better protection to citizens. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 140.50 of the criminal Procedure Law by adding new subdivision 3. JUSTIFICATION: The State has seen an increased need for public security since the unwarranted attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Currently, officers of the TBTA are charged with protecting those bridges and tunnels in and around New York City under TBTA control, however they are not entitled to question or frisk suspects in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Law. Sergeants, lieutenants and other officers of
S646 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 646 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 adding Triborough bridge and tunnel authority peace officers to those able to conduct temporary questioning of persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 140.50 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 911 of the laws of 1972, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 714 of the laws of 1973, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 237 of the laws of 1985 and subdivision 4 as added by chapter 176 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 140.50 Temporary questioning of persons in public places; search for weapons. 1. In addition to the authority provided by this article for making an arrest without a warrant, a police officer may stop a person in a public place located within the geographical area of such officer's employment when [he] SUCH POLICE OFFICER reasonably suspects that such person is committing, has committed or is about to commit either (a) a felony or (b) a misdemeanor defined in the penal law, and may demand [of him his] SUCH PERSON'S name, address and an explanation of his OR HER conduct. 2. Any person who is a peace officer and who provides security services for any court of the unified court system may stop a person in or about the courthouse to which [he] SUCH PEACE OFFICER is assigned when [he] SUCH PEACE OFFICER reasonably suspects that such person is committing, has committed or is about to commit either (a) a felony or (b) a misdemeanor defined in the penal law, and may demand [of him his] SUCH PERSON'S name, address and an explanation of his OR HER conduct. 3. ANY PERSON WHO IS A PEACE OFFICER AND ENFORCES ALL PROVISIONS OF LAW IN AND ABOUT THE TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE AND TUNNEL AUTHORITY FACILITIES, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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