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A05656 Summary:

Amd §2.10, CP L
Designates uniformed court officers in the town of Ossining, county of Westchester as peace officers.
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A05656 Actions:

03/20/2023referred to codes
05/23/2023reported referred to rules
05/24/2023rules report cal.249
05/24/2023ordered to third reading rules cal.249
05/24/2023passed assembly
05/24/2023delivered to senate
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A05656 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Levenberg
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating uniformed court officers in the town of Ossining, county of Westchester as peace officers   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to grant peace officer status to uniformed court officers in the Town of Ossining.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. A new subdivision 85 is added to Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law, which would grant peace officer status to employees of the Town of Ossining who are serving as uniformed court officers in the Ossining town courts. Section 2. Establishes the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): This portion of this memorandum is not applicable at this time.   JUSTIFICATION: The Town and Village of Ossining have consolidated their court oper- ations in a cost-saving measure for their taxpayers. The newly consol- idated court is a successful example of municipalities sharing services, a top priority for the Governor and State Legislators. Since the consol- idation, however, there can be as many as 120 people in the courtroom at one time. Due to the inherent tension and potential for conflict in a courtroom setting, a Village of Ossining Police Officer has been hired for court sessions at a rate of $65.00 per hour. This legislation would provide uniformed court officers with peace offi- cer status so that they have the proper training and equipment to main- tain order in the courtroom. Since uniformed court officers have a different job classification, there will be significant cost savings. Several counties, towns and villages currently have court officers who have the benefit of peace officer status. The Village of Ossining Police will conduct training classes and all uniformed court officers will be required to make annual visits to the rifle range under the supervision of the Village of Ossining Police. Uniformed court officers will comply with all laws regarding firearms, registration and other required permits.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7152 and S.4731 of 2021/2022 A. 6684 and S. 4473 of 2019/2020 A. 6928-A and S. 5862-A of 2017/2018 A. 9330 and S. 6994 of 2013/2014   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: There are no fiscal implications to the State associated with the passage of this legislation, however, there will be a cost savings to the municipality.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A05656 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 20, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LEVENBERG  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation  to  designating
          uniformed  court officers in the town of Ossining, county of Westches-
          ter as peace officers
          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 town of Ossining serving as uniformed court offi-
     4  cers in the courts of the town  of  Ossining;  provided,  however,  that
     5  nothing  in this subdivision shall be deemed to authorize such employees
     6  to carry, possess, repair or dispose of a firearm unless the appropriate
     7  license therefore has been issued pursuant  to  section  400.00  of  the
     8  penal law.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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