senate Bill S1981

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of law enforcement professional standards

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

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S1981 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1089
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง837-aa, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6187, A9602

S1981 - Summary

Establishes the office of law enforcement professional standards within the division of criminal justice services; requires the commissioner of criminal justice services to appoint a director of such office; outlines the duties and functions of such office; establishes policies and procedures to prohibit traffic stops that result in the stopping, detention or search of any person when such action is solely motivated by considerations of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender or sexual orientation and the action would constitute a violation of the civil rights of the person.

S1981 - Sponsor Memo

S1981 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1981

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  establishing  the
  office of law enforcement professional standards

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-aa
to read as follows:
  S 837-AA. OFFICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. 1. AS USED
IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "DIRECTOR" SHALL MEAN THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF  LAW  ENFORCE-
MENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.
  (B)  "OFFICE"  SHALL  MEAN  THE OFFICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL
STANDARDS.
  2. CREATION OF THE OFFICE. (A) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED IN THE DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AN OFFICE OF LAW  ENFORCEMENT  PROFESSIONAL
STANDARDS WHICH SHALL PERFORM SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE, INVESTIGATIVE, POLICY
AND  TRAINING  OVERSIGHT,  AND MONITORING FUNCTIONS, AS THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL DIRECT, TO ASSURE AND MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY  OF  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
ACTIVITIES  AND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ENTITIES STATE-
WIDE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ESTABLISHING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
TO PROHIBIT TRAFFIC STOPS THAT RESULT  IN  THE  STOPPING,  DETENTION  OR
SEARCH  OF  ANY PERSON WHEN SUCH ACTION IS SOLELY MOTIVATED BY CONSIDER-
ATIONS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, GENDER OR SEXUAL
ORIENTATION, AND THE ACTION WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION  OF  THE  CIVIL
RIGHTS OF THE PERSON.
  (B)  THE  OFFICE  SHALL  TAKE  APPROPRIATE STEPS TO PROMOTE AND ENSURE
COMPLIANCE WITH THE GENERAL POLICY THAT PROHIBITS  RACIAL  PROFILING  IN
SELECTING  VEHICLES FOR TRAFFIC STOPS, OR IN DECIDING UPON THE SCOPE AND
SUBSTANCE OF POST-STOP ACTIONS.

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

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