Bill S3496A-2013

Designates Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers

Designates Lake George seasonal constables as peace officers.

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  • May 22, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A5011A
  • May 21, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 20, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 8, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.607
  • Apr 26, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 3496A
  • Apr 26, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • Feb 4, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - May 8, 2013
Ayes (14): Nozzolio, Boyle, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, O'Mara, Squadron, Espaillat, Hoylman, O'Brien, Krueger
Nays (1): Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3496A

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 the 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.

EXISTING LAW:

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 award and as 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 or residents and tourists in Lake George during the busy tourist season.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S. 7729-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.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3496--A 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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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 FOR THE PURPOSES OF ISSUING APPEARANCE TICKETS AND SIMPLIFIED TRAFFIC INFORMA- TIONS 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.

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