senate Bill S3824

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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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5652 - Signed by Governor


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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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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
Jun 11, 2015 substituted by a5652
Jun 08, 2015 amended on third reading 3824a
Jun 08, 2015 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 19, 2015 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2015 1st report cal.168
Feb 18, 2015 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Mar 3, 2015 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S3824
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0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2015

S3824 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S4000

S3824 - 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.

S3824 - Sponsor Memo

S3824 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3824

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. VENDITTO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

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

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

  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.
                                                           LBD02336-01-5

S3824A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 85, add §70-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S4000

S3824A (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.

S3824A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3824A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3824--A
    Cal. No. 168

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. VENDITTO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

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

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

  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

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

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