senate Bill S8507A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits law enforcement agencies from receiving or purchasing certain property

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 29, 2020 print number 8507a
Jun 29, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 06, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S8507 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10660
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §837, Exec L

S8507 - Summary

Prohibits a law enforcement agency from receiving or purchasing the following property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government: (i) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; (ii) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; (iii) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; (iv) silencers (view more) (v) militarized armored vehicles; (vi) camouflage uniforms; (vii) bayonets; (viii) riot gear; (ix) firearms or ammunition; (x) explosives or pyrotechnics; or (xi) chemical incapacitants; defines terms; makes related provisions.

S8507 - Sponsor Memo

S8507 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8507
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 6, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to limitations on certain
   excess property provided to local law enforcement
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 23 to read as follows:
   23. (A) PROHIBIT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FROM RECEIVING OR PURCHASING
 THE  FOLLOWING  PROPERTY FROM A MILITARY EQUIPMENT SURPLUS PROGRAM OPER-
 ATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
   (I) DRONES THAT ARE ARMORED, WEAPONIZED, OR BOTH;
   (II) AIRCRAFT THAT ARE COMBAT CONFIGURED OR COMBAT CODED;
   (III) GRENADES OR SIMILAR EXPLOSIVES AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS;
   (IV) SILENCERS; OR
   (V) MILITARIZED ARMORED VEHICLES.
   (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY"  MEANS
 ANY  AGENCY  WHICH IS EMPOWERED BY LAW TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OR TO
 MAKE AN ARREST FOR A FELONY, AND ANY AGENCY WHICH IS AUTHORIZED  BY  LAW
 TO PROSECUTE OR PARTICIPATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF A FELONY.
   (C)  IF  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY REQUESTS PROPERTY FROM A MILITARY
 EQUIPMENT SURPLUS PROGRAM, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY  SHALL  PUBLISH  A
 NOTICE OF THE REQUEST ON ITS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE WITHIN FOURTEEN
 DAYS AFTER SUCH REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16576-03-0


Co-Sponsors

S8507A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10660
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §837, Exec L

S8507A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a law enforcement agency from receiving or purchasing the following property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government: (i) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; (ii) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; (iii) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; (iv) silencers (view more) (v) militarized armored vehicles; (vi) camouflage uniforms; (vii) bayonets; (viii) riot gear; (ix) firearms or ammunition; (x) explosives or pyrotechnics; or (xi) chemical incapacitants; defines terms; makes related provisions.

S8507A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8507A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8507--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 6, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI,  HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, SEPULVEDA --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to limitations on certain
   excess property provided to local law enforcement

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 23 to read as follows:
   23. (A) PROHIBIT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FROM RECEIVING OR PURCHASING
 THE  FOLLOWING  PROPERTY FROM A MILITARY EQUIPMENT SURPLUS PROGRAM OPER-
 ATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
   (I) DRONES THAT ARE ARMORED, WEAPONIZED, OR BOTH;
   (II) AIRCRAFT THAT ARE COMBAT CONFIGURED OR COMBAT CODED;
   (III) GRENADES OR SIMILAR EXPLOSIVES AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS;
   (IV) SILENCERS;
   (V) MILITARIZED ARMORED VEHICLES;
   (VI) CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS;
   (VII) BAYONETS;
   (VIII) RIOT GEAR INCLUDING BATONS, HELMETS, AND SHIELDS;
   (IX) FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION;
   (X) EXPLOSIVES OR PYROTECHNICS; OR
   (XI) CHEMICAL INCAPACITANTS.
   (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY"  MEANS
 ANY  AGENCY  WHICH IS EMPOWERED BY LAW TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OR TO
 MAKE AN ARREST FOR A FELONY, AND ANY AGENCY WHICH IS AUTHORIZED  BY  LAW
 TO PROSECUTE OR PARTICIPATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF A FELONY.
   (C)  IF  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY REQUESTS PROPERTY FROM A MILITARY
 EQUIPMENT SURPLUS PROGRAM, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY  SHALL  PUBLISH  A
 NOTICE OF THE REQUEST ON ITS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE WITHIN FOURTEEN
 DAYS AFTER SUCH REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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