senate Bill S3341

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits law enforcement agencies or officers from inquiring about immigration status

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Feb 05, 2019 referred to finance

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S3341 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5325
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §844, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7228
2015-2016: A6382
2017-2018: A1247

S3341 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits law enforcement agencies or officers from inquiring about immigration status unless a person is booked into a detention facility or the immigration status of a person is pertinent to the criminal investigation.

S3341 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3341 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3341

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  prohibiting  a  law
  enforcement agency or officer from inquiring about immigration status

  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 844 to
read as follows:
  § 844. INQUIRY INTO IMMIGRATION STATUS LIMITED.  A.  IN  CONDUCTING  A
ROUTINE OR SPONTANEOUS INVESTIGATORY ACTIVITY, INCLUDING AN INTERVIEW, A
DETENTION,  A  TRAFFIC STOP, A PEDESTRIAN STOP, A FRISK OR OTHER TYPE OF
BODILY SEARCH OR A SEARCH OF PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, A  LAW  ENFORCE-
MENT AGENCY OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL NOT INQUIRE ABOUT OR SEEK
PROOF OF A PERSON'S IMMIGRATION STATUS.
  B.  IN  CONDUCTING  AN  INVESTIGATORY  ACTIVITY  IN CONNECTION WITH AN
INVESTIGATION, A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER
SHALL  NOT  INQUIRE ABOUT OR SEEK PROOF OF A VICTIM'S OR WITNESS'S IMMI-
GRATION STATUS.
  C. IN CONDUCTING AN  INVESTIGATORY  ACTIVITY  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  AN
INVESTIGATION,  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
SHALL NOT INQUIRE ABOUT OR SEEK PROOF OF A PERSON'S IMMIGRATION  STATUS,
UNLESS:
  (1) THE PERSON IS BOOKED INTO A DETENTION FACILITY; OR
  (2)  THE  PERSON  IS  ARRESTED FOR A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW OF THE
STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE AND THE IMMIGRATION STATUS
OF THAT PERSON IS PERTINENT TO THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00977-01-9

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