Designates uniformed officers of the fire marshal's office of the town of Huntington as peace officers.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating uniformed officers of the fire marshal's office of the town of Huntington as peace officers
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow those uniformed officers who serve in the Fire Marshal's office in the Town of Huntington the same powers and responsibilities as officers holding the same Positions in the towns of Southampton and Riverhead.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The Criminal Procedure Law, Section 2.10, Subdivision 63 is amended to add the words "and the Town of Huntington" to existing law.
In amending the Criminal Procedure Law, the State Legislature can dramatically expand the number of peace officers available to respond to certain emergencies by Providing peace officer status to unarmed, uniformed service members of the Fire Marshal's office in the Town of Huntington.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007: S.5778/A.8255 Passed both houses; vetoed 2008: S.8106/A.10719 Passed both houses; vetoed 2009: S.2407A/A.5709A Passed both houses; vetoed 2011: S.4209/A.6600 Passed both houses; vetoed 2012: S.6996/A.9883 Passed both houses; vetoed
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4545 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 10, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 uniformed officers of the fire marshal's office of the town of Hunt- ington as peace officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 63 of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 638 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 63. Uniformed members of the fire marshal's office in the town of Southampton
[and], the town of Riverhead AND THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, when acting pursuant to their special duties in matters arising under the laws relating to fires, the extinguishment thereof and fire perils; 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. LBD07905-01-3