Bill S5794-2013

Grants peace officer status to public safety officers of Co-op City in Bronx county

Grants peace officer status to public safety officers of Co-op City in Bronx county.

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  • Jun 20, 2014: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 12, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 7, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 6, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.584
  • Apr 25, 2014: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - WITHDRAWN
  • Mar 11, 2014: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CODES
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - May 6, 2014
Ayes (11): Nozzolio, Boyle, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Gallivan, Lanza, O'Mara, Avella, Squadron, Espaillat, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (4): Golden, Griffo, Perkins, Hoylman
Nays (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5794

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting peace officer status to public safety officers of Co-op City in Bronx county

PURPOSE:

To codify the peace officer status of public safety officers at Co-op City

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill codifies the status of public safety officers serving at Co-op City in the Bronx by designating them as peace officers defined in Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The population and land area occupied by "Co-op City" in Bronx County is the largest single housing project or complex in the State. In Fact, if one complex was an actual incorporated city of the State, it would become, based on the 2010 census, the sixth largest city by population in the State.

The Public Safety Department for Co-op City currently employs 105 public safety officers who same at no cost to the taxpayers and they actively supplement and assist the Police Department for NYC in Providing law enforcement services to the complex. They are paid from a monthly assessment on the residents owning apartments in the complex. Their designation as peace officers will render the Public Safety Department for Co-op City eligible for grants and other funds from the state and federal governments. Their designation as peace officers will not materially alter or increase any of their current enforcement authority under Section 14-106 of the New York Administrative Code. Their designation as peace officers will not be deemed to supersede in any way the authority of NYPD to act under the authority of law.

It is significant to note that public safety officers currently carrying firearms while performing :heir special duties at the housing complex, are not permitted, under the rules of the Co-op City Public Safety Department, to posses them during their non-duty hours away from the housing complex. Further, the Public Safety Department requires all of its firearms bearing officers to obtain licensure from NYPD in order to possess a firearm while on duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar bills. A9077, Benedetto was introduced in 2009-10 and A10547, Benedetto was introduced in 2012

FISCAL IMPACT:

None to state or NYC

EFFECTIVE DATE:

First of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5794 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting peace officer status to public safety officers of Co-op City in Bronx county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new subdivision 84 to read as follows: 84. (A) PERSONS SERVING AS PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS FOR A LIMITED PROFIT HOUSING COMPLEX KNOWN AS "CO-OP CITY" IN BRONX COUNTY TO PREVENT CRIME AND ENFORCE THE LAW WHILE ACTING IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR SPECIALIZED DUTIES OF EMPLOYMENT; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE ANY SUCH OFFICER TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF A FIREARM UNLESS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE THEREFOR HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. (B) PRIOR TO PERFORMING THE DUTIES PERMITTED UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A PERSON MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT SET FORTH IN SECTION 2.30 OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY ADDITIONAL PEACE OFFICER TRAINING REQUIRED BY THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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