senate Bill S4197

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to command and control of volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality by law enforcement

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2013 signed chap.25
Apr 26, 2013 delivered to governor
Apr 24, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.333
substituted for s4197
Apr 24, 2013 substituted by a1091
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.333
Mar 14, 2013 referred to local government

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S4197 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1091
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง209-bb, Gen Muni L

S4197 - Bill Texts

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Provides that volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality shall be subject to the command of law enforcement or other state agency conducting an operation.

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BILL NUMBER:S4197

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams

PURPOSE: To amend chapter 115 of the laws of 2012 to clarify the
command and control of law enforcement or other state agencies engaged
in search and rescue operations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision three to
section 209-bb of the general municipal law which clarifies that when
a law enforcement or other state agency is engaged in a search and
rescue operation, any volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue
team involved in such operation shall be under the command and control
of such law enforcement or other state agency.

JUSTIFICATION: This chapter amendment is necessary to clarify the
chain of control and command when law enforcement or other state
agencies are engaged in a search and rescue operation with volunteer
wilderness/inland search and rescue teams.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  4197

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  volunteer
  wilderness/inland search and rescue teams

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

  Section 1. Section 209-bb of the general municipal law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  WHENEVER A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR OTHER STATE AGENCY IS ENGAGED
IN A SEARCH OR RESCUE OPERATION, ANY VOLUNTEER WILDERNESS/INLAND  SEARCH
AND  RESCUE  TEAM  INVOLVED  IN  SUCH  OPERATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE
COMMAND AND CONTROL  OF  THE  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OR  OTHER  STATE  AGENCY
CONDUCTING SUCH OPERATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04297-01-3

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