senate Bill S2142

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits expenditure of state, local or public authority moneys relating to federal terrorism trials in the state of New York

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.416
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to ways and means
May 29, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2013 1st report cal.550
Jan 11, 2013 referred to finance

Votes

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Apr 29, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S2142
24
12
committee
24
Aye
12
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 6, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2142
20
11
committee
20
Aye
11
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2142 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3871
2009-2010: S6717

S2142 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the expenditure of state, local and public authority moneys relating to any civilian criminal trial of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in any federal court in the state of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S2142

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to prohibit the expenditure of state and local funds relating to any
trial of enemy combatants at any federal court in the state of New York

PURPOSE:
This bill would prohibit the expenditure of state, local or public
authority moneys relating to federal terrorism trials in the state of
New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISION:

Section one provides that the State, any political subdivisions or
public authorities shall not spend any funds relating to civilian
criminal trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in any
federal court located in New York State.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would prohibit the New York State, including the City of New
York from paying expenses incurred for the Obama Administration's
decision to conduct any enemy combatant, terrorist trials in federal
civilian court.

The ill-conceived plan by President Obama and Attorney General Eric
Holder to try the 9/11 terrorist suspects in New York City civil
court rather than a military tribunal sends a dangerous message to
our enemies that want to destroy our American way of life. The United
States should be sending a message to the world that we are serious
with dealing with foreign attackers by trying them in a military
tribunal.

Conducting a civilian trial for terrorists responsible for the 9/11
attack in New York City will unnecessarily place New Yorkers at risk
and also place a huge economic burden on the State and City
taxpayers. Not only will increased security cost taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars, it will negatively impact businesses and
their employees. Mayor Bloomberg estimates that a trial in New York
City will cost taxpayers almost $1 billion. Such trials will also
disrupt City residents' daily lives and potentially put their lives
at risk for another terrorist attack.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.3871 - Passed Senate / A.6975 - Referred to Ways and Means
2011: S.3871 - Passed Senate / A.6975 - Referred to Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATION: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2142

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to prohibit the expenditure of state and local funds relating  to
  any trial of enemy combatants at any federal court in the state of New
  York

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to  the  contrary,  no
moneys of the state, any political subdivision thereof or public author-
ity  shall  be expended relating to any civilian criminal trial of enemy
combatants for acts of terrorism in any federal court in  the  state  of
New  York, nor shall any such moneys be expended relating to the custody
and safety of such enemy combatants.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00806-01-3

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