senate Bill S7713

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to auxiliary police and their ability to carry a collapsible police baton

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to codes

S7713 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.20, Pen L

S7713 - Summary

Relates to auxiliary police and their ability to carry a collapsible police baton.

S7713 - Sponsor Memo

S7713 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2014

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to auxiliary police and their
  ability to carry a collapsible police baton


  Section  1.  Subdivision  b  of  section  265.20  of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 75 of the laws of 1983, and as relettered by  chapter
376 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  Section 265.01 shall not apply to possession of that type of billy
commonly known as a "police baton" OR A COLLAPSIBLE "POLICE BATON" which
is twenty-four to twenty-six inches in length and no more than  one  and
one-quarter  inches in thickness by members of an auxiliary police force
[of a city with a population in excess of one  million  persons  or  the
county of Suffolk] when duly authorized by regulation or order issued by
the  police  commissioner of such city or such county respectively. Such
regulations shall require training  in  the  use  of  the  police  baton
including but not limited to the defensive use of the baton and instruc-
tion in the legal use of deadly physical force pursuant to article thir-
ty-five  of this chapter. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section
or any other provision of law, possession of such  baton  shall  not  be
authorized  when  used  intentionally to strike another person except in
those situations when the use of deadly physical force is authorized  by
such article thirty-five.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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