assembly Bill A6538A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 reported referred to rules
Jun 17, 2014 print number 6538a
Jun 17, 2014 amend and recommit to codes
Mar 25, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to economic development
May 21, 2013 reported referred to codes
Apr 04, 2013 referred to economic development

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A6538 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A5652

A6538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies; separates licensing of private investigators from that of bail enforcement agents and patrol agencies; increases punishment for private investigation without a license.

A6538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6538

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Economic Development

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  licenses  for
  private  investigators,  bail  enforcement  agents and watch, guard or
  patrol agencies

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

  Section 1. Section 70 of the general business law, as amended by chap-
ter  562  of  the  laws  of 2000 and subdivision 3 as further amended by
section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  70.  [Licenses] PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR LICENSE.  1. The department of
state shall have the power  to  issue  [separate]  licenses  to  private
investigators[,  bail  enforcement  agents and to watch, guard or patrol
agencies]. Nothing in this article shall prevent a private  investigator
licensed  hereunder  from  performing  the services of a watch, guard or
patrol agency or bail enforcement agent as defined  herein;  however,  a
watch,  guard or patrol agency or bail enforcement agent may not perform
the services of a private investigator as defined herein.
  2. No person, firm, company, partnership, limited liability company or
corporation shall engage in the business of private investigator[, busi-
ness of bail enforcement agents or  the  business  of  watch,  guard  or
patrol  agency,]  or  advertise his, their or its business to be that of
private investigator[, bail enforcement agent or watch, guard or  patrol
agency,] notwithstanding the name or title used in describing such agen-
cy  or  notwithstanding  the  fact that other functions and services may
also be performed for fee, hire or reward, without having first obtained
from the department  of  state  a  license  so  to  do,  as  hereinafter
provided,  for each bureau, agency, sub-agency, office and branch office
to be owned, conducted, managed or  maintained  by  such  person,  firm,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06534-02-3

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6538A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A5652

A6538A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies; separates licensing of private investigators from that of bail enforcement agents and patrol agencies; increases punishment for private investigation without a license.

A6538A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6538--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, SKOUFIS, BRAUNSTEIN -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. McDONOUGH  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Economic Development -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Economic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  reported   and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  licenses  for
  private  investigators,  bail  enforcement  agents and watch, guard or
  patrol agencies

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

  Section 1. Section 70 of the general business law, as amended by chap-
ter  562  of  the  laws  of 2000 and subdivision 3 as further amended by
section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  70.  [Licenses] PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR LICENSE.  1. The department of
state shall have the power  to  issue  [separate]  licenses  to  private
investigators[,  bail  enforcement  agents and to watch, guard or patrol
agencies]. Nothing in this article shall prevent a private  investigator
licensed  hereunder  from  performing  the services of a watch, guard or
patrol agency or bail enforcement agent as defined  herein;  however,  a
watch,  guard or patrol agency or bail enforcement agent may not perform
the services of a private investigator as defined herein.
  2. No person, firm, company, partnership, limited liability company or
corporation shall engage in the business of private investigator[, busi-
ness of bail enforcement agents or  the  business  of  watch,  guard  or
patrol  agency,]  or  advertise his, their or its business to be that of
private investigator[, bail enforcement agent or watch, guard or  patrol
agency,] notwithstanding the name or title used in describing such agen-
cy  or  notwithstanding  the  fact that other functions and services may

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06534-03-4

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