N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 71-0705


All police officers and peace officers, when acting pursuant to their special duties, shall have the power to arrest without warrant any person committing an offense under the provisions of article 9 and may take such persons immediately before a magistrate having jurisdiction for trial, and exercise such other powers of peace officers as may be necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of article 9. No employees, police officers or peace officers shall compromise or settle any violation of article 9 without the order of the department.


In lieu of arrests, such persons designated pursuant hereto may issue appearance tickets as provided for in article one hundred fifty of the criminal procedure law to persons committing an offense other than a felony under the provisions of this article.

Source: Section 71-0705 — Enforcement, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/71-0705 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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