senate Bill S772A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of any individuals suspected of killing or seriously wounding any law enforcement officer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.606
substituted for a6318b
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1847
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 25, 2022 print number 772a
May 25, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S772 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6318
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6662
2013-2014: A2278
2015-2016: A4188
2017-2018: A2335
2019-2020: S5925, A4579

S772 - Summary

Establishes a blue alert system to aid in the identification, location and apprehension of any individuals suspected of killing or seriously wounding any police officer.

S772 - Sponsor Memo

S772 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    772
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, ADDABBO, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN, KENNEDY -- 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  establishing  a  blue
   alert  system  to aid in the apprehension of any individuals suspected
   of killing or seriously wounding any law enforcement officer
 
   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 two new sections
 837-w and 837-x to read as follows:
   § 837-W. BLUE ALERT SYSTEM. 1. THERE IS ESTABLISHED WITHIN  THE  DIVI-
 SION  THE  BLUE ALERT SYSTEM REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS THE "SYSTEM"
 WHICH IS A STATEWIDE PROGRAM TO AID IN THE IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION  AND
 APPREHENSION  OF  ANY  INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS SUSPECTED OF KILLING OR
 SERIOUSLY WOUNDING ANY LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LAW ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER"  MEANS
 ANY  PUBLIC  SERVANT  HAVING BOTH THE POWER AND DUTY TO MAKE ARRESTS FOR
 VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK,  AND  FEDERAL  LAW
 ENFORCEMENT  OFFICERS  AUTHORIZED  TO CARRY FIREARMS AND TO MAKE ARRESTS
 FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
   3. THE DIVISION SHALL DEVELOP REGIONS TO PROVIDE THE SYSTEM. THE DIVI-
 SION SHALL COORDINATE WITH LOCAL LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES  AND  PUBLIC
 COMMERCIAL  TELEVISION  AND  RADIO  BROADCASTERS TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE
 SYSTEM. IN THE EVENT THAT A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OPTS NOT TO SET
 UP A SYSTEM AND A KILLING OR SERIOUS WOUNDING OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFI-
 CER OCCURS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION, IT SHALL  NOTIFY  THE  DIVISION  WHO
 WILL NOTIFY LOCAL MEDIA IN THE REGION.
   4.  THE  BLUE ALERT SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE ALL STATE AGENCIES CAPABLE OF
 PROVIDING URGENT AND TIMELY INFORMATION  TO  THE  PUBLIC  TOGETHER  WITH
 BROADCASTERS AND OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES THAT VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S772A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6318
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6662
2013-2014: A2278
2015-2016: A4188
2017-2018: A2335
2019-2020: S5925, A4579

S772A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a blue alert system to aid in the identification, location and apprehension of any individuals suspected of killing or seriously wounding any police officer.

S772A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S772A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  772--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, ADDABBO, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN, KENNEDY -- read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Finance  in
   accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a blue
   alert system to aid in the apprehension of any  individuals  suspected
   of killing or seriously wounding any law enforcement officer
 
   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  837-w
 to read as follows:
   §  837-W.  BLUE ALERT SYSTEM. 1. THERE IS ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DIVI-
 SION A BLUE ALERT SYSTEM TO AID  IN  THE  IDENTIFICATION,  LOCATION  AND
 APPREHENSION  OF  ANY  INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS SUSPECTED OF KILLING OR
 SERIOUSLY WOUNDING ANY POLICE OFFICER.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   (A) THE TERM "BLUE ALERT" SHALL MEAN INFORMATION SENT THROUGH THE BLUE
 ALERT SYSTEM RELATED TO:
   (I) THE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER  IN  THE
 LINE OF DUTY;
   (II)  AN OFFICER WHO IS MISSING IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFICER'S OFFI-
 CIAL DUTIES; OR
   (III) AN IMMINENT AND CREDIBLE THREAT THAT AN  INDIVIDUAL  INTENDS  TO
 CAUSE THE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
   (B)  THE  TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION" SHALL MEAN
 THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY, OR
 THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE THAT IS INVESTIGATING AN  OFFENSE  NECESSI-
 TATING THE USE OF A BLUE ALERT.

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

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