Bill S4197-2013

Relates to command and control of volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality by law enforcement

Provides that volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams contracted for by a municipality shall be subject to the command of law enforcement or other state agency conducting an operation.

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Actions

  • Apr 24, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A1091
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.333
  • Mar 14, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Apr 16, 2013
Ayes (9): Martins, Ball, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4197

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams

PURPOSE: To amend chapter 115 of the laws of 2012 to clarify the command and control of law enforcement or other state agencies engaged in search and rescue operations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision three to section 209-bb of the general municipal law which clarifies that when a law enforcement or other state agency is engaged in a search and rescue operation, any volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue team involved in such operation shall be under the command and control of such law enforcement or other state agency.

JUSTIFICATION: This chapter amendment is necessary to clarify the chain of control and command when law enforcement or other state agencies are engaged in a search and rescue operation with volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4197 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to volunteer wilderness/inland search and rescue teams THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 209-bb of the general municipal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. WHENEVER A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR OTHER STATE AGENCY IS ENGAGED IN A SEARCH OR RESCUE OPERATION, ANY VOLUNTEER WILDERNESS/INLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM INVOLVED IN SUCH OPERATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE COMMAND AND CONTROL OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER STATE AGENCY CONDUCTING SUCH OPERATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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