Exempts retired federal agents and border patrol agents who have been retired for a period not to exceed ten years from training requirements for security guards.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Krueger
Excused (1): Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to exempting retired federal agents and border patrol agents from training requirements for security guards
PURPOSE: To exempt retired Federal Agents and Border Patrol Agents from security guard training requirements provided that such individual provides proof of training substantially similar to the training required by law.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-n of the general business law to include retired Federal Agents and Border Patrol Agents as exempt from the security guard training requirements, if they provide proof of completion of training substantially similar to the training required by law.
Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, certain qualified and properly trained professionals are exempt from security guard training requirements. These professionals may include certain correction officers, bridge and tunnel officers, court officers, court clerks, and certain retired police and peace officers. However, retired federal agents ox border patrol agents are not exempt from such security guard training requirements. These federal agents possess years of valuable experience, and in many cases can demonstrate similar training to the standard of training required by law. The costs of completing training requirements can dissuade highly qualified retired federal agents from becoming security guards. This bill will allow retired federal agents to continue serving in a role of safety and protection without having to duplicate costly training.
PRIOR. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S6521 (2012) referred to Consumer Protection Committee.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4494--B 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 3, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to exempting retired federal agents and border patrol agents from training require- ments for security guards THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 4 of section 89-n of the general business law, as added by chapter 221 of the laws of 2003, is amended and a new paragraph h is added to read as follows: g. a peace officer as defined in subdivisions two, twenty and twenty- five and paragraphs a and b of subdivision twenty-one of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law who has been retired from such employment for a period not to exceed ten years, provided, however, that a retired peace officer who has been retired from such employment for a period in excess of ten years shall be required to provide proof to his or her security guard employer of his or her satisfactory completion of an eight hour annual in-service training course approved by the municipal police training council, and provided further, however, that a retired peace officer who will be required by his or her security guard employer to carry a firearm or will be authorized to have access to a firearm shall provide to such employer proof of his or her satisfactory completion of a forty-seven hour firearms training course approved by the municipal police training council and, if such firearms training course has not been completed within one year prior to employment, satisfactory completion of an additional eight hour annual firearmsEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10141-05-3 S. 4494--B 2
in-service training course approved by the municipal police training council, such training course to be completed at least annually
[.]; OR H. A RETIRED FEDERAL AGENT OR RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT WHO HAS BEEN RETIRED FROM SUCH EMPLOYMENT FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TEN YEARS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL PROVIDES PROOF OF HIS OR HER SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF TRAINING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE TRAINING SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and the secretary of state is hereby authorized to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date.