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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S659
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S659 - Details
S659 - Summary
Enacts "Lori Ann's law" to establish procedures for law enforcement to locate and return missing persons; requires law enforcement agencies to immediately accept any missing person report; requires collection of identifying data of such person.
S659 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S659 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to creating a hazard PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To add a new hazard of abandoning a dangerous drug or controlled substance to penal law 270.10 crime of creating a hazard SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new subsection 3 to penal law section 270.10 that creates the crime of abandoning a dangerous drug or controlled substance as defined by penal law article 220 or 221. Defines "abandons" as "voluntarily discard, leave behind or relinquish his or her interest in such property as described in this section." EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Currently, there is no penalty when a drug suspect "tosses" or discards the controlled substance he or she was carrying. This bill would make that abandonment in a public place a class B misdemeanor. JUSTIFICATION: Drug suspects frequently "toss" narcotics or other controlled substances during police chases so they are not caught in possession of the illegal substances. Observant law enforcement officials are usually able to recover the dropped materials but not in all cases. These abandoned
S659 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 659 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, KLEIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to improving the ability of law enforcement to locate and return missing persons, to improving the identification of human remains, and to improving timely informa- tion and notification to family members of missing persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Lori Ann's law". S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 11-A to read as follows: ARTICLE 11-A PROCEDURES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, CORONERS/MEDICAL EXAMINERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS REPORTS AND IDENTIFYING UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS SECTION 235. MISSING PERSON REPORTS. 236. LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYSIS AND REPORTING OF MISSING PERSON INFORMATION. 237. REPORTING OF UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS. 238. UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS IDENTIFICATION RESPONSI- BILITIES. S 235. MISSING PERSON REPORTS. 1. REPORT ACCEPTANCE. ALL LAW ENFORCE- MENT AGENCIES WITHIN THE STATE SHALL ACCEPT WITHOUT DELAY ANY REPORT OF A MISSING PERSON. ACCEPTANCE OF A MISSING PERSON REPORT MAY NOT BE REFUSED ON ANY GROUND. NO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY REFUSE TO ACCEPT A MISSING PERSONS REPORT ON THE BASIS THAT: (A) THE MISSING PERSON IS AN ADULT; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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