Grants uniform members of the bureau of fire prevention of the town of Islip peace officer status.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting uniformed members of the bureau of fire prevention of the town of Islip peace officer status
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would grant peace officer status to members of the Town of Islip's Bureau of Fire Prevention in matters arising under the laws relating to fires, the extinguishment thereof and fire perils.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law by adding a new subdivision B3 which establishes uniformed members of Town of Islip Bureau of Fire Prevention as having peace officer status.
JUSTIFICATION: Peace officers are able to investigate and prosecute arson cases and take statements in the field and in depositions. This bill would expand the powers of the members of the Town of Islip Bureau of Fire Prevention to include those duties, as well as allow members to inspect premises for violations of ordinances and conditions liable to cause fire. It would also provide training to the members in evidence, searches and seizures.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011: S.4104 Veto Number 35 2009-10: A.8333A - Passed Assembly, No same as in Senate 2008: S.8183/A.10971A - Veto 4131 2007: S.6195/A.9141 - Veto 121
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7721 IN SENATE June 15, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting uniformed members of the bureau of fire prevention of the town of Islip 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 83 to read as follows: 83. UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION OF THE TOWN OF ISLIP, WHEN ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES IN MATTERS ARISING UNDER LAWS RELATING TO FIRES, THE EXTINGUISHMENT THEREOF AND FIRE PERILS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE SUCH MEMBERS TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF A FIREARM UNLESS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE THEREFOR HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSU- ANT 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. LBD06991-01-1