S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2014
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to motorcycle profiling
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 839-a
to read as follows:
S 839-A. MOTORCYCLE PROFILING. 1. THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUN-
CIL SHALL ENSURE THAT ISSUES RELATED TO MOTORCYCLE PROFILING ARE
ADDRESSED IN BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND OFFERED TO IN-SERVICE
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXISTING TRAINING REGARDING
2. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SHALL ADD A STATEMENT CONDEMNING
MOTORCYCLE PROFILING TO EXISTING POLICIES REGARDING PROFILING.
3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "MOTORCYCLE PROFILING" MEANS THE
ILLEGAL USE OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON RIDES A MOTORCYCLE OR WEARS MOTOR-
CYCLE-RELATED PARAPHERNALIA AS A FACTOR IN DECIDING TO STOP AND QUES-
TION, TAKE ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ARREST, OR SEARCH A PERSON OR VEHICLE
WITH OR WITHOUT A LEGAL BASIS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR
NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary
for the implementation of the foregoing provisions of this act on its
effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.