assembly Bill A2495

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the use of electronic dart guns or electronic stun guns on school grounds by school safety agents

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Jan 23, 2019 referred to codes

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A2495 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.20, Pen L, add §2801-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5014
2015-2016: A2262
2017-2018: A1831

A2495 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the use of electronic dart guns or electronic stun guns on school grounds by school safety agents; authorizes the appointment of school safety agents by school principals or superintendents; defines terms.

A2495 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2495

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CROUCH, MORINELLO -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the education law, in relation to  the
  use  of electronic dart guns or electronic stun guns on school grounds
  and school buses by school safety agents

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended
by adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows:
  17. POSSESSION OR USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DART GUN OR ELECTRONIC STUN GUN
AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISIONS FIFTEEN-A AND FIFTEEN-C OF SECTION 265.00 OF
THIS ARTICLE BY SCHOOL SAFETY AGENTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OR  SCHOOL  BUSES
AS  AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE-C OF THE EDUCATION
LAW.
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  2801-c  to
read as follows:
  §  2801-C.  USE  OF  ELECTRONIC  DART  GUNS OR ELECTRONIC STUN GUNS ON
SCHOOL GROUNDS OR SCHOOL BUSES BY SCHOOL SAFETY AGENTS. 1. A. THE  BOARD
OF EDUCATION, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OR SOLE TRUSTEE OF ANY SCHOOL OR SCHOOL
DISTRICT, WHETHER PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR CHARTER, MAY AUTHORIZE THE PRINCI-
PAL  OR  THE  PRINCIPAL'S  OR  SUPERINTENDENT'S DESIGNEE OR DESIGNEES TO
POSSESS AN ELECTRONIC DART GUN OR ELECTRONIC  STUN  GUN  ON  THE  SCHOOL
GROUNDS  OF  EACH SCHOOL WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ON ANY SCHOOL BUS
BEING USED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE DESIGNATED A
SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT.
  B. AN INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT ONLY IF (I)
HE OR SHE IS NOT PROHIBITED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW  FROM  POSSESSING  A
FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN; AND (II) HE OR SHE HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
A  COURSE  OF  TRAINING  APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL  FORCE  AND  THE
USE OF ELECTRONIC DART GUNS OR ELECTRONIC STUN GUNS.

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

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