senate Bill S4550

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the attorney general to prosecute New York city police officers charged with a criminal offense in violation of any of the laws of this state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to local government
Mar 14, 2019 referred to local government

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S4550 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §700, County L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6140
2015-2016: S2526
2017-2018: S3433

S4550 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the attorney general to prosecute New York city police officers charged with a criminal offense in violation of any of the laws of this state.

S4550 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4550 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4550

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the county law and the executive  law,  in  relation  to
  requiring the attorney general to prosecute New York city police offi-
  cers  charged  with a criminal offense in violation of any of the laws
  of this state

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 700 of the county law, as amended
by chapter 560 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Except as provided in section seven hundred one of this chapter, it
shall be the duty of every district attorney to conduct all prosecutions
for crimes and offenses, EXCLUDING CRIMES AND OFFENSES ALLEGEDLY COMMIT-
TED BY POLICE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY A CITY HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION  OR MORE, cognizable by the courts of the county for which he or
she shall have been elected or appointed; except when the place of trial
of an indictment is changed from one county to another, it shall be  the
duty  of  the  district  attorney  of the county where the indictment is
found to conduct the trial of the indictment so removed, and it shall be
the duty of the district attorney of the county to which such  trial  is
changed  to assist in such trial upon the request of the district attor-
ney of the county where the  indictment  was  found.  He  or  she  shall
perform  such  additional and related duties as may be prescribed by law
and directed by the board of supervisors.
  § 2. Section 700 of the county law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF EVERY DISTRICT  ATTORNEY  TO  INFORM  THE
ATTORNEY-GENERAL  OF  ANY  CRIMES  AND  OFFENSES  ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY
POLICE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR
MORE FOR FURTHER ACTION BY THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION
TEN-A OF SECTION SIXTY-THREE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.

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

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