senate Bill S2466

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to granting peace officer status to certain designated employees of the Richmond county public administrator's office

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S2466 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4443B

S2466 - Bill Texts

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Relates to granting peace officer status to certain designated employees of the Richmond county public administrator's office.

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BILL NUMBER:S2466 REVISED 1/29/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation
to granting peace officer status to certain designated employees of the
Richmond county public administrator's office

PURPOSE: This bill would provide for the designation of certain employ-
ees of the Richmond county public administrators office as peace offi-
cers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 84.

Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: The legislation is being amended to allow limited powers
only to Chief Investigators of the Public Administrators office.

The Public Administrator's primary job is to administer estates that
would otherwise remain unadministered, to protect the decedent's proper-
ty from loss or theft, make appropriate burial arrangements when no
close relative is available to make the decisions, conduct thorough
investigations to discover all assets, liquidate assets at public sale
and distribute assets to heirs, pay the decedent's bills and taxes, and
to find persons entitled to inherit from the estate and to make sure
that the legal distributes receive their inheritance.

In the original version of this bill, the designation of peace officers
was applied to certain employees of the Richmond County public adminis-
trators. This has now been changed to reflect only chief investigators
of the Public Administrators office. Furthermore, it will allow that
individual to make warrantless arrests, possess a firearm and use phys-
ical force. These last points axe very important because they ensure the
safety and well being of the officer who may sometimes enter a threaten-
ing situation and not have police assistance readily available.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:; 2012: S.4443 - Passed Senate/A6845 Referred to
codes 2011: S.4443 - Passed Senate/A.6845 Referred to Rules 2004:
A.10515/S.7262 - Referred to Codes 2006: A.3785A/S.1687A Reported,
Advanced to Third Reading

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2466

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  granting
  peace  officer  status to certain designated employees of the Richmond
  county public administrator's office

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

  Section  1.  Section  2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 84 to read as follows:
  84. THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OR THE CHIEF INVESTIGATOR OF  THE  OFFICE
OF  THE  RICHMOND  COUNTY  PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR,  WHEN  ENGAGING IN THE
PROTECTION OR TRANSFER OF A DECEDENT'S PROPERTY. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION  SHALL  AUTHORIZE  SUCH  OFFICER  TO  CARRY,
POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR DISPOSE OF A FIREARM UNLESS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE
THEREFOR HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04005-02-3

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