Bill S6000-2013

Requires the office of the mayor of certain cities to produce an annual report listing all contracts, memoranda of understanding or other agreements pertaining to additional police services

Requires the office of the mayor of a city with a population of one million or more to produce an annual report listing all compacts, memoranda of understanding or other agreements pertaining to any additional police services and their associated cost, to nullify certain contracts entered into by or on behalf of the New York City Housing Authority; requires certain reports by the New York City Housing Authority to the legislature.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Nov 27, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S6000

TITLE OF BILL: An act to require the office of the mayor of a city with a population of one million or more to produce an annual report listing all compacts, memoranda of understanding or other agreements pertaining to any additional police services and their associated cost, to nullify certain contracts entered into by or on behalf of the New York city housing authority and to require certain reports by the New York city housing authority to the legislature

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:

This bill would require transparency on "additional policing" provided to private businesses by NYPD and require NYCHA to relieve itself from its obligations under the 1994 MOU which has led to NYCHA being charged over $70 million a year for "additional police services."

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section One states that in cities with a population of one million or more, the office of the mayor is required to produce a report listing any compacts that re ongoing or have been entered into within the preceding 24 months to provide additional police services.

Section Two renders any compact entered into between January 1, 1994 and January 1, 1996 between the New York City housing authority and the New York City police department or the office of the mayor on behalf of the New York City Police Department nullified. However, if the New York City housing authority is unable to nullify such compact they are required to report back to the legislature in writing 120 days after the effective date of this act on how it is bound and for how long, what efforts it has taken to be relieved from its obligations and must report to the legislature every subsequent thirty days until it is relieved from its obligations.

Section three provides a definition for "additional police services".

Section four states that this act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION:

There is a considerable lack of clarity around additional police services supplied by the New York City Police Department.

This bill would require that the City provide information On all agreements to provide additional policing -- including through the Paid Detail Unit, an NYPD division that provides off-duty police personnel, in uniform, to private companies for an hourly fee. The city would be required to annually report the cost (to the department and the recipients), services provided, and policies for off duty personnel in uniform (eg. on the use of racial profiling) of additional police services.

In addition this bill would require NYCHA to relieve itself from its obligations under the 1994 MOU between the City and NYCHA for additional police services so that NYCHA is no longer the only residential landlord in the city required to pay for "additional"

police services. Public housing residents should not have to essentially pay double for policing, while large department stores and financial institutions apparently have additional NYPD personnel in their stores, under policies shrouded in secrecy.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal fiscal impact.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6000 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE November 27, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to require the office of the mayor of a city with a population of one million or more to produce an annual report listing all compacts, memoranda of understanding or other agreements pertaining to any addi- tional police services and their associated cost, to nullify certain contracts entered into by or on behalf of the New York city housing authority and to require certain reports by the New York city housing authority to the legislature THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. In cities with a population of one million or more, the office of the mayor shall produce a report no later than the first of April each year listing any compacts that are ongoing or have been entered into within the preceding 24 months to provide additional police services. The annual report shall include any policies and procedures that regulate additional police services, a summary of all additional police services provided, and the revenue received for any additional police services. S 2. Any compact entered into between January 1, 1994 and January 1, 1996 between the New York City housing authority and the New York City police department or the office of the mayor on behalf of the New York City police department shall be deemed nullified by this section. If the New York City housing authority is unable to nullify any such compact, the New York City housing authority must report back to the legislature in writing within 120 days after the effective date of this act on how it is bound and for how long, what efforts it has undertaken to be relieved of its obligations, and a plan to negotiate relief from its obligations. In such case, the New York City housing authority shall make an ongoing good faith effort to relieve itself from the obligations of such compact and is required to report to the legislature in writing
on progress on negotiating relief every 30 days until it is relieved of its obligations. S 3. "Additional police services" shall mean services provided by the police department in cities with a population of one million or more pursuant to memoranda of understanding, private contracts, or any other agreement with an entity other than the government of the city, includ- ing, but not limited to, any agreement that requires reimbursement, payment or transfer of funds to the government of the city, including one of its agencies, from another entity, public or private. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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