Designates uniformed officers of the fire marshal's office of the town of Huntington as peace officers.
Ayes (52): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (7): Dilan, Duane, Hassell-Thomps, Montgomery, Perkins, Rivera, Squadron
Excused (3): Espaillat, Huntley, Krueger
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.
JUSTIFICATION: 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 member of the Fire Marshal' office in the Town of Huntington.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8255 - Vetoed in 2007 A.10719 - Vetoed in 2008 A.5709A - Referred to Codes, Rules. Passed Assembly, Senate Vetoed in 2009 Vetoed in 2011
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6996 A. 9883 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 19, 2012 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. CONTE, RAIA -- read once and referred 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. LBD09235-01-1