assembly Bill A5652

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 13, 2015 signed chap.115
Aug 03, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s3824a
referred to consumer protection
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.237
rules report cal.237
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Apr 28, 2015 reported referred to codes
Mar 03, 2015 referred to economic development



A5652 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A6538, S4000

A5652 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies; separates licensing of private investigators from that of bail enforcement agents and patrol agencies; increases punishment for private investigation without a license.

A5652 (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

                              March 3, 2015

Introduced  by  M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, SKOUFIS, BRAUNSTEIN -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   McDONOUGH -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Economic Development

AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to licenses for
  private investigators, bail enforcement agents  and  watch,  guard  or
  patrol agencies


  Section 1. Section 70 of the general business law, as amended by chap-
ter 562 of the laws of 2000 and subdivision  3  as  further  amended  by
section  104  of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 70. [Licenses] PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR LICENSE.  1. The  department  of
state  shall  have  the  power  to  issue [separate] licenses to private
investigators[, bail enforcement agents and to watch,  guard  or  patrol
agencies].  Nothing in this article shall prevent a private investigator
licensed hereunder from performing the services of  a  watch,  guard  or
patrol  agency  or  bail enforcement agent as defined herein; however, a
watch, guard or patrol agency or bail enforcement agent may not  perform
the services of a private investigator as defined herein.
  2. No person, firm, company, partnership, limited liability company or
corporation shall engage in the business of private investigator[, busi-
ness  of  bail  enforcement  agents  or  the business of watch, guard or
patrol agency,] or advertise his, their or its business to  be  that  of
private  investigator[, bail enforcement agent or watch, guard or patrol
agency,] notwithstanding the name or title used in describing such agen-
cy or notwithstanding the fact that other  functions  and  services  may
also be performed for fee, hire or reward, without having first obtained
from  the  department  of  state  a  license  so  to  do, as hereinafter
provided, for each bureau, agency, sub-agency, office and branch  office
to  be  owned,  conducted,  managed  or maintained by such person, firm,

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