senate Bill S5225

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to peace officer powers of safety officers

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (12)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 28, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2014 1st report cal.914
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 10, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2013 1st report cal.1136
May 14, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S5225 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7.25 & 13.25, Ment Hyg L; amd §455, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7440, A10231

S5225 - Summary

Relates to peace officer powers of safety officers.

S5225 - Sponsor Memo

S5225 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and the  public  health  law,  in
  relation to peace officer powers of safety officers


  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 7.25 of the mental hygiene  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  22  of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as
  (a) The commissioner and the directors of in-patient facilities in the
office of mental health [may] SHALL designate safety officers to act  as
special  policemen whose duty it shall be, under orders of the appropri-
ate officer, to preserve peace and good  order  in  facilities  of  such
office  and  to fully protect the grounds, buildings, and patients. Such
safety officers [acting as special  policemen]  shall  possess  all  the
powers  of  peace officers, as set forth in section 2.20 of the criminal
procedure law[, while performing duties in or arising out of the  course
of  their employment]. Such peace officers when acting pursuant to their
special duties may issue and serve a simplified traffic information  and
appearance  ticket,  in the form prescribed by the commissioner of motor
vehicles pursuant to section two hundred seven of the vehicle and  traf-
fic law, upon a person when he has reasonable cause to believe that such
person  has  committed  a  traffic infraction in his presence, and shall
have the power to issue and serve an appearance  ticket  as  defined  in
section 150.10 of the criminal procedure law for an offense other than a
felony in lieu of an arrest.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (a) of section 13.25 of the mental hygiene law, as
amended by chapter 969 of the laws  of  1983,  is  amended  to  read  as

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


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