Bill Text: NY A03747 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits law enforcement officers and peace officers from inquiring about the immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - referred to codes [A03747 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03747-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3747
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ORTIZ, QUART -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  law
          enforcement officers and peace officers from inquiring about the immi-
          gration status of a victim or witness to a criminal offense
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  837-t
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 837-t.  Prohibitions on law enforcement officers and peace officers.
     4  1.  A  law  enforcement officer or a peace officer may not inquire as to
     5  the immigration status of a victim of or witness to a  criminal  offense
     6  except as necessary to investigate the offense.
     7    2.  For the purposes of this section "law enforcement officer" means a
     8  state or local police officer  and  "peace  officer"  means  any  person
     9  designated  as  a peace officer pursuant to section 2.10 of the criminal
    10  procedure 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.
                                                                   LBD08191-01-9
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