Bill Text: NY S06507 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Designates members of the security force of Rochester general hospital as peace officers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - referred to codes [S06507 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06507-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      June 14, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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
          peace  officer status to officers and members of the security force of
          Rochester General Hospital

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section  2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 85 to read as follows:
     3    85. Officers and members of the security force employed  by  Rochester
     4  General  Hospital.  The geographic area of employment for peace officers
     5  employed by Rochester General Hospital shall include any  public  street
     6  and  sidewalk  that  abuts  the  grounds,  buildings or property of such
     7  hospital. These officers shall only have the powers listed in  paragraph
     8  (c)  of  subdivision one of section 2.20 of this article, as well as the
     9  power to detain an individual for a  reasonable  period  of  time  while
    10  awaiting  the  arrival of law enforcement, provided that the officer has
    11  actual knowledge, or probable cause to believe, that such individual has
    12  committed an offense; provided however, that nothing in this subdivision
    13  shall be deemed to authorize such officer to carry, possess,  repair  or
    14  dispose  of  a  firearm unless the appropriate license therefor has been
    15  issued pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal law.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.