senate Bill S716

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Grants the attorney general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 04, 2016 defeated in investigations and government operations
Mar 14, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 28, 2015 defeated in investigations and government operations
Mar 20, 2015 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 07, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 4, 2016 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S716
2
4
committee
2
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 4, 2016

aye (2)
aye wr (1)
excused (2)

Apr 28, 2015 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S716
3
5
committee
3
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 28, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5524
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2059, A1486
2011-2012: S6534, A4382
2013-2014: S1043, A2803
2017-2018: S1071, A3763
2019-2020: S480, A3990

S716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants the attorney general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct.

S716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   716

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to granting the attorney
  general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct

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

  Section  1. Section 63 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17.  INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF  ANY  CRIMINAL  OFFENSE  OR
OFFENSES  COMMITTED  BY A POLICE OFFICER IN CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, AND PROSECUTE  ANY  SUCH  PERSON  OR
PERSONS  BELIEVED TO HAVE COMMITTED SUCH CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR OFFENSES IN
CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR  HER  OFFICIAL  DUTIES.    THE
ATTORNEY  GENERAL  MAY  ONLY  EXERCISE THE JURISDICTION PROVIDED BY THIS
SUBDIVISION UPON A WRITTEN FINDING THAT SUCH JURISDICTION  IS  NECESSARY
BECAUSE:  (A)  OF  A  LACK  OF  ALTERNATIVE  PROSECUTORIAL  RESOURCES TO
ADEQUATELY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE SUCH CRIMINAL OFFENSE  OR  OFFENSES
OR,  (B)  THE  EXERCISE  OF SUCH JURISDICTION IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE
CONFIDENCE  OF  THE  PUBLIC  IN  THE  JUDICIAL  SYSTEM.    IN  ALL  SUCH
PROCEEDINGS,  THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY HIS OR HER
DEPUTY OR ASSISTANT BEFORE ANY COURT OR GRAND JURY AND EXERCISE  ALL  OF
THE POWERS AND PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ACTIONS OR
PROCEEDINGS WHICH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WOULD OTHERWISE BE AUTHORIZED OR
REQUIRED TO EXERCISE OR PERFORM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05178-02-5

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