Bill S7424-2013

Relates to motorcycle profiling

Requires the municipal police training commission to ensure that issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training.

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  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S7424

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to motorcycle profiling

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would require that the municipal police training council include issues related to motorcycle profiling in basic law enforcement training.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 provides that the municipal police training council shall ensure that issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling. It also requires local law enforcement agencies to add a Statement condemning motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling,

Section 2 establishes an effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, there has been an increase in the profiling of-motorcyclists in the New York State area. This bill would require law enforcement officers to be trained regarding issues related to motorcycle profiling.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S5760 of 2013 A9974 of 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7424 IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to motorcycle profiling THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 839-a to read as follows: S 839-A. MOTORCYCLE PROFILING. 1. THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUN- CIL SHALL ENSURE THAT ISSUES RELATED TO MOTORCYCLE PROFILING ARE ADDRESSED IN BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND OFFERED TO IN-SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXISTING TRAINING REGARDING PROFILING. 2. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SHALL ADD A STATEMENT CONDEMNING MOTORCYCLE PROFILING TO EXISTING POLICIES REGARDING PROFILING. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "MOTORCYCLE PROFILING" MEANS THE ILLEGAL USE OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON RIDES A MOTORCYCLE OR WEARS MOTOR- CYCLE-RELATED PARAPHERNALIA AS A FACTOR IN DECIDING TO STOP AND QUES- TION, TAKE ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ARREST, OR SEARCH A PERSON OR VEHICLE WITH OR WITHOUT A LEGAL BASIS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of the foregoing provisions of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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