assembly Bill A59

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
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A59 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7810, S7713
2017-2018: A1195, A9739, S1537
2019-2020: A854

A59 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A59 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 7, 2015

Introduced by M. of A. SIMANOWITZ, GRAF, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A. MOSLEY -- read once and referred 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.