NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5334
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting
peace officer status to animal control officers of the county of Schuyl-
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To grant peace officer status to animal control officers of the county
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
(1) Modifies section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by
adding a new subdivision 86; to grant peace officer status to animal
control officers employed in Schuyler County
(2) States the effective date.
This bill proposes to confer peace officer status upon animal control
officers who are employed by the County of Schuyler. However, it is
important to note that this subdivision does not permit animal control
officers to carry, possess, repair, or dispose of firearms unless they
have obtained the necessary license in accordance with section 400.00 of
the penal law.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None to the state
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
March 7, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting
peace officer status to animal control officers of the county of
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 86 to read as follows:
3 86. Employees of the county of Schuyler serving as animal control
4 officers for such county; provided, however, that nothing in this subdi-
5 vision shall be deemed to authorize such animal control officers to
6 carry, possess, repair or dispose of a firearm unless the appropriate
7 license therefor has been issued pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal
8 law. For the purposes of this subdivision, the term "animal control
9 officer" shall have the same meaning as defined by section twenty-one
10 hundred forty of the public health law.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.