senate Bill S3549

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of an office of special investigation within the department of law

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 24, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

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S3549 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §63-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7958
2015-2016: S2180

S3549 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the creation of an office of special investigation within the department of law to conduct special investigations where an unarmed civilian is killed by a law enforcement officer.

S3549 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3549 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3549

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER,
  PERKINS, SERRANO, SQUADRON -- 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 executive law, in relation to creating an office of
  special investigation within the department of law

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 63-e
to read as follows:
  § 63-E. OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION. THERE IS  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN
THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW AN OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE, THE OFFICE SHALL INVESTIGATE
ANY CASE IN WHICH THE DEATH OF AN UNARMED CIVILIAN IS CAUSED BY A POLICE
OFFICER DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER  DUTIES.  SUCH  OFFICE  MAY
ALSO BE PETITIONED TO TAKE OVER A CASE UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
WHEN  THE ABOVE CRITERIA ARE NOT EXTENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE OFFICE UNDER
THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED  BY  THE  DEPUTY  ATTORNEY  GENERAL  FOR
SPECIAL  INVESTIGATION, WHO 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.  WHERE AN INVESTIGATION REQUIRED  UNDER
THIS  SECTION  INVOLVES  THE  STATE  POLICE,  THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL
APPOINT AN INDEPENDENT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO CONDUCT SUCH INVESTIGATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02749-01-7

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