senate Bill S7828

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the jurisdiction of the St. Regis Mohawk tribal police

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Jun 12, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

S7828 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Indian Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง114, Indian L

S7828 - Summary

Relates to the jurisdiction of the St. Regis Mohawk tribal police and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof; expands the authority of the St. Regis police to include a specific area of Franklin county, outside of the state-recognized boundaries of the reservation commonly referred to as the Bombay Triangle; authorizes the superintendent of state police with the authority to certify tribal officers with additional authority to exercise police powers in this expanded area; the superintendent would also have the ability to revoke the expanded certification.

S7828 - Sponsor Memo

S7828 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7828

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the Indian law, in relation to the jurisdiction  of  the
  St.   Regis Mohawk tribal police; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 114 of the Indian law, as added by
chapter 558 of the laws of 2005, is amended and a new subdivision 8-a is
added to read as follows:
  2.  Upon  the  application of the St. Regis Mohawk tribal council, the
superintendent of state police may appoint any person as a police  offi-
cer  with  all powers provided for in the criminal procedure law, except
for those powers specifically excepted by this section, for the  preser-
vation  of  order and of the public peace, and the arrest of all persons
committing offenses upon the St. Regis  Mohawk  tribal  reservation  AND
UPON  ADDITIONAL  LANDS  AS  SET  FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION EIGHT-A OF THIS
SECTION.  The total number of appointments shall be  determined  by  the
superintendent in his or her discretion.
  8-A.  UPON THE APPLICATION OF THE ST. REGIS MOHAWK TRIBAL COUNCIL, THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE IS AUTHORIZED TO EXPAND THE JURISDIC-
TION OF ANY PERSON APPOINTED A POLICE OFFICER UNDER THIS SECTION TO  THE
AREA  WITHIN  THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDARY OF THE ST.
REGIS RESERVATION, TO THE AREA KNOWN AS THE "BOMBAY  TRIANGLE"  IN  SUCH
MANNER  THAT  THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE AREA OF EXPANDED JURISDICTION
SHALL BE A STRAIGHT LINE BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE  SOUTHERN  BOUNDARY
IN  THE  SOUTHWEST  QUADRANT  OF THE ST. REGIS RESERVATION, FIVE HUNDRED
FEET EAST OF THE ST. REGIS RIVER AT 44.9540N 74.6873W, CONTINUING IN  AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER IN THE SOUTHWESTERN
QUADRANT  OF  THE RESERVATION AT 44.9526N 74.6132W. THE AREA OF EXPANDED
JURISDICTION SHALL INCLUDE ALL POINTS NORTH OF THIS LINE DESCRIBED HERE-
IN CONTINUING TO THE SOUTHERN-MOST BORDER OF THE ST. REGIS  RESERVATION.
SUCH  EXPANDED  JURISDICTION  MAY  BE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED BY THE SUPER-

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

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