senate Bill S480

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Grants the attorney general jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute police misconduct

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

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S480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3990
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
2015-2016: S716, A5524
2017-2018: S1071, A3763

S480 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the attorney general to investigate and prosecute the alleged commission of any criminal offense or offenses committed by police officers in connection with the performance of their regular duties.

S480 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   480

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, COMRIE, KAVANAGH, SEPULVEDA, 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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD05461-01-9

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