Bill S4003-2013

Expands the list of persons designated as peace officers to include special agents with law enforcement authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Expands the list of persons designated as peace officers to include special agents with law enforcement authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Details

Actions

  • Sep 27, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.366
  • Sep 17, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 29, 2013: returned to senate
  • May 29, 2013: passed assembly
  • May 29, 2013: ordered to third reading cal.378
  • May 29, 2013: substituted for a1473
  • May 22, 2013: referred to codes
  • May 22, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 22, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 21, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 20, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 8, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.611
  • Mar 4, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

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:S4003

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to United States Environmental Protection Agency special agents

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would expand the list of persons designated as peace officers to include Special Agents, with law enforcement authority of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2.15 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to include Special Agents with law enforcement authority within the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is being introduced at the request of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in order for their special agents who presently have law enforcement authority to be classified as Peace Officers.

Giving these agents Peace Officer status would allow these special agents to better carry out their duties and responsibilities.

These agents are assigned to conduct investigations of environmental crimes under statutes administered by Environmental Protection Agency; providing technical expertise on unique or complex criminal and civil investigations impacting environmental programs for air, water, toxics, pesticides, radiation, and solid waste pollution control; providing legal support for enforcement actions; and responding to incidents of national significance in support of anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts. These special agents work with federal, tribal, state, local, and international law enforcement in pursuing cases against violators.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.6990/Codes/3rd Reading Floor, A.1699/Codes/3rd Reading Floor 2009-10: S.3001/Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4003 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 United States Environmental Protection Agency special agents THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2.15 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows: 28. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SPECIAL AGENTS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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