Bill S6000A-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.

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Actions

  • Jun 4, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6000A
  • Jun 4, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Nov 27, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6000A

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:

This bill would require transparency on "additional policing" provided to private businesses by NYPD.

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 are ongoing or have been entered into within the preceding 24 months to provide additional police services.

Section Two provides that "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, including, 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.

Section Three 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.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal fiscal impact.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6000--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE November 27, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SANDERS, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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 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. "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 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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