senate Bill S4000

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 11, 2014 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2014 1st report cal.181
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 29, 2013 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2013 1st report cal.217
Mar 04, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S4000 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L

S4000 - 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.

S4000 - Sponsor Memo

S4000 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4000

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ZELDIN, MAZIARZ, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer
  Protection

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

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