Bill Text: NY A01823 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that if it appears that a death may have resulted from the commission of a crime, the coroner or medical examiner in any county with geographic jurisdiction over the crime shall have concurrent jurisdiction and authority to investigate the death.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-25 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [A01823 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01823-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1823
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
        AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to  the  jurisdiction  of  a
          coroner or medical examiner
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 673 of the county  law  is  renum-
     2  bered subdivision 3 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows:
     3    2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
     4  if it appears that death may have resulted from a crime, the coroner  or
     5  medical  examiner  in  any  county  with geographic jurisdiction of such
     6  crime pursuant to section 20.40 of the criminal procedure law shall have
     7  concurrent jurisdiction and authority to investigate the death.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05405-01-9
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