Designates Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating village of Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers
PURPOSE: To provide peace officer status to seasonal employees of the Village of Lake George who are charged with enforcement of local laws.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one - provides that employees of the village of Lake George employed as seasonal village constables are hereby designated as peace officers with the power to issue appearance tickets and simplified traffic informations for offenses defined in the code of the Village of Lake George and for offenses designated to be violations in the statutes of the state. These officers are further prohibited from carrying firearms unless appropriately licensed pursuant to Section 400.00 of the Penal law.
Section two - contains the effective date.
Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law provides for peace officer designation.
JUSTIFICATION: The Village of Lake George hires 15-20 individuals each summer season to patrol their streets, enforce local laws and direct traffic. This seasonal program won the 2003 Local Government Achievement A ward and has resulted in saving the community thousands of dollars annually. This legislation has been introduced at the request of the Village of Lake George in order to ensure the safety of residents and tourists in Lake George during the busy tourist season.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S7729-A Veto number 126
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Enactment will result in annual savings of $400,000 to $600,000 to the Village of Lake George.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3496 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 4, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating village of Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new subdivision 84 to read as follows: 84. SEASONAL VILLAGE CONSTABLES OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE WHO ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE TO ISSUE APPEARANCE TICKETS AND SIMPLIFIED TRAFFIC INFORMATIONS FOR OFFENSES DEFINED IN THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE AND FOR OFFENSES DESIGNATED TO BE VIOLATIONS IN THE STATUTES OF THE STATE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE SUCH OFFICER TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF A FIREARM UNLESS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE THEREFOR HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08317-01-3