Bill S470-2013

Relates to payment for police services provided to the New York city housing authority

Provides that the New York city housing authority shall not be required to pay for police services provided to the New York city housing authority by the city of New York.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S470

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to police services provided to the New York city housing authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The New York City Housing Authority shall not be required to pay any charges, assessments or other fees in connection with police patrols provided to housing facilities by the New York City police department.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivisions 5-b:

(5-b) The New York City housing authority shall not be required to pay any charges, assessments of other fees in connection with police patrols provided to housing facilities by the New York city police department. Any provision of any agreement, contract, memorandum of understanding, or other arrangement by which the New York city housing authority agrees or is required to pay any such charge, assessment or other fee shall be null and void; provided that this subdivision shall not affect or impair the effectiveness or enforceability of any other provision of such agreement, contract, memorandum of understanding, or other arrangement.

JUSTIFICATION: Four hundred thousand residents, 5% of New York City's population, live in NYCHA housing. This cash strapped agency should not have to make cash payments to the city for basic services which are provided through tax dollars. One public agency should not have to pay another public agency to do what it should already be doing. Figures show that NYCHA pays $73 million to the NYPD for patrol services. These patrols often do not occur. Since 1994, NYCHA has paid the NYPD $1.2 billion. With NYCHA running a $200 million deficit every year, the payments should be eliminated and residents should receive police protection as do other residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 470 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to police services provided to the New York city housing authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-b to read as follows: 5-B. THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANY CHARGES, ASSESSMENTS OR OTHER FEES IN CONNECTION WITH POLICE PATROLS PROVIDED TO HOUSING FACILITIES BY THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. ANY PROVISION OF ANY AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT BY WHICH THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREES OR IS REQUIRED TO PAY ANY SUCH CHARGE, ASSESSMENT OR OTHER FEE SHALL BE NULL AND VOID; PROVIDED THAT THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT AFFECT OR IMPAIR THE EFFECTIVENESS OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION OF SUCH AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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