senate Bill S6540

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to residency requirements for certain peace officers in Monroe county

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 02, 2021 signed chap.371
Jul 21, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.450
substituted for a6330a
Jun 01, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1142
May 05, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations


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May 18, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

S6540 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-b, Pub Off L

S6540 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to residency requirements for certain peace officers in Monroe county; allows peace officers residing in counties adjacent to Monroe county to be appointed as peace officers for the Monroe county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

S6540 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6540 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                                May 5, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment Operations
 AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  residency
   requirements for certain peace officers in Monroe county

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-b of the public officers law, as
 separately amended by chapters 145 and 175  of  the  laws  of  2018,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  No  sheriff  of  a  county, mayor of a city, or official, or other
 persons authorized by law to appoint special  deputy  sheriffs,  special
 constables,  marshals, police officers, or peace officers in this state,
 to preserve the public peace or quell public disturbance, shall hereaft-
 er, at the instance of any agent, society, association  or  corporation,
 or  otherwise,  appoint  as  such  special  deputy,  special  constable,
 marshal, police officer, or peace officer, any person who shall not be a
 citizen of the United States and a resident of the state  of  New  York,
 and entitled to vote therein at the time of his appointment, and a resi-
 dent of the same county as the mayor or sheriff or other official making
 such  appointment;  provided,  however,  that when, in the judgment of a
 sheriff of a county except those counties within the city of New York  a
 situation  exists  which  requires temporary additional assistance, such
 sheriff may appoint special deputy sheriffs who are non-residents of the
 county but residents of the state of New  York  who  shall  hold  office
 until  such time as the appointing sheriff determines that the situation
 no longer exists; and no person shall assume or exercise the  functions,
 powers,  duties  or  privileges  incident and belonging to the office of
 special deputy sheriff, special constables, marshal, police officer,  or
 peace  officer, without having first received his appointment in writing
 from the authority lawfully appointing him.  Nothing  herein  contained,
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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