senate Bill S3000A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes conductors and motormen to carry tasers, electronic stun guns, and dazer-tasers during the performance of his or her duties

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2013 print number 3000a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 28, 2013 referred to codes

S3000 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.20, Pen L; add §65-a, Rail L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5371A

S3000 - Summary

Authorizes, after a required training course, conductors and motormen to carry tasers, electronic stun guns and dazer-tasers during the performance of his or her duties.

S3000 - Sponsor Memo

S3000 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3000

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law and  the  railroad  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  voluntary  programs  for conductors and motormen to carry
  tasers or electronic stun guns during the performance of  his  or  her
  duties

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended
by adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows:
  17. (A) POSSESSION OR USE OF A TASER OR ELECTRONIC STUN GUN BY CONDUC-
TORS OR MOTORMEN, AS SUCH TERMS ARE USED  IN  THE  RAILROAD  LAW,  WHILE
PERFORMING RAILROAD DUTIES.
  (B)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH THE TERMS "TASER" AND "ELEC-
TRONIC STUN GUN" SHALL MEAN ANY DEVICE DESIGNED PRIMARILY AS  A  WEAPON,
THE  PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO STUN, CAUSE MENTAL DISORIENTATION, KNOCK OUT
OR PARALYZE A PERSON BY PASSING A HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SHOCK TO  SUCH
PERSON.
  S  2. The railroad law is amended by adding a new section 65-a to read
as follows:
  S 65-A. USE OF TASERS BY CONDUCTORS AND MOTORMEN.  1. EVERY  CONDUCTOR
OR  MOTORMAN  WHO  PARTICIPATES  IN  A PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO CARRY A
TASER OR STUN GUN IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE  A
TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AND TASERS OR ELEC-
TRONIC  STUN  GUNS,  WHICH  SHALL BE PRESCRIBED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
STATE POLICE.
  2. NO EMPLOYER WHO HAS VOLUNTARILY INCORPORATED INTO ITS  ORGANIZATION
A  PROGRAM  TO AUTHORIZE CONDUCTORS AND MOTORMEN TO CARRY TASERS OR STUN
GUNS SHALL ALLOW ANY CONDUCTOR OR MOTORMAN IT EMPLOYS TO CARRY OR USE  A
TASER  OR  ELECTRONIC  STUN  GUN  DURING  ANY PHASE OF SUCH CONDUCTOR OR
MOTORMAN'S OFFICIAL DUTIES, WHICH CONSTITUTES ON-DUTY EMPLOYMENT, UNLESS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06089-01-3

S3000A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.20, Pen L; add §65-a, Rail L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5371A

S3000A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes, after a required training course, conductors and motormen to carry tasers, electronic stun guns and dazer-tasers during the performance of his or her duties.

S3000A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3000A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3000--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law and the railroad law, in relation to
  authorizing voluntary programs for conductors and  motormen  to  carry
  tasers,  electronic  stun  guns  or  dazer-taser  computer  controlled
  optical distractors during the performance of his or her duties

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended
by adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows:
  17. (A) POSSESSION OR USE OF A TASER OR ELECTRONIC STUN GUN BY CONDUC-
TORS  OR  MOTORMEN,  AS  SUCH  TERMS ARE USED IN THE RAILROAD LAW, WHILE
PERFORMING RAILROAD DUTIES.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH THE TERMS  "TASER"  AND  "ELEC-
TRONIC  STUN  GUN" SHALL MEAN ANY DEVICE DESIGNED PRIMARILY AS A WEAPON,
THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO STUN, CAUSE MENTAL DISORIENTATION, KNOCK  OUT
OR  PARALYZE A PERSON BY PASSING A HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SHOCK TO SUCH
PERSON. THE TERM DAZER-TASER SHALL MEAN ANY DEVICE DESIGNED PRIMARILY AS
A WEAPON, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO CAUSE  A  TRANSITORY  REDUCTION  OF
VISUAL ACUITY, ELIMINATING THE THREAT'S ABILITY TO SEE, ENGAGE OR EFFEC-
TIVELY TARGET THE OPERATOR.
  S  2. The railroad law is amended by adding a new section 65-a to read
as follows:
  S 65-A. USE OF TASERS, ELECTRONIC STUN GUNS OR DAZER-TASERS BY CONDUC-
TORS AND MOTORMEN.  1. EVERY CONDUCTOR OR MOTORMAN WHO PARTICIPATES IN A
PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO CARRY A TASER, STUN GUN OR DAZER-TASER IN  THE
STATE  OF  NEW YORK MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE
USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AND TASERS, ELECTRONIC STUN GUNS OR  DAZER-
TASERS, WHICH SHALL BE PRESCRIBED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06089-03-3

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