Designates uniformed marine patrol officers in Cayuga county peace officer status.
Ayes (53): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (7): Gipson, Hassell-Thomps, Krueger, Montgomery, Rivera, Sanders, Tkaczyk
Excused (3): Adams, O'Mara, Parker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting uniformed marine patrol officers in Cayuga county peace officer status
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize uniformed marine patrol officers in Cayuga County to carry firearms.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends Section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law by adding a new subdivision 84 to allow employees appointed by the sheriff of Cayuga County, pursuant to their special duties serving as uniformed marine patrol officers; 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 has been issued pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal law or to authorize such officer to carry or possess a firearm except while on duty.
JUSTIFICATION: Cayuga Uniformed Marine Patrol requires peace officer status in order to effectively patrol the waterways of New York. Years previous have allowed the Marine patrol to operate in a ticketing capacity without the interference of criminal activity. Recent changes in crime trends have altered the safety of the marine patrols activities. With violent crime on the rise in Upstate New York, calls for service have increased the danger for the marine patrol. These individuals put their safety at risk every time they are on patrol. Properly equipping the marine patrol with the tools necessary to deter criminal activity is of the utmost importance. Authorizing the Cayuga Uniformed Marine Patrol to peace officer status will increase officer safety and enhance their capabilities in protecting Cayuga County's Waterways.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3119A of 2007
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4941 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 1, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 granting uniformed marine patrol officers in Cayuga county peace officer status 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. EMPLOYEES APPOINTED BY THE SHERIFF OF CAYUGA COUNTY, PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES SERVING AS UNIFORMED MARINE PATROL OFFICERS; 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 HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW OR TO AUTHORIZE SUCH OFFICER TO CARRY OR POSSESS A FIREARM EXCEPT WHILE ON DUTY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05138-02-3