Provides for the transfer of police officers of the parks department of the county of Suffolk to the county police department.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to authorizing the transfer of police officers of the parks department of the county of Suffolk to the police department of such county without examination
PURPOSE: To enable the transfer of now existing Suffolk County Parks Police Officers Levels I-IV to the position of Suffolk County Police Officers without examination.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subdivision one of section 70 of Article V of the Civil Service law to add subdivision (7).
Section 2 amends section 70 of Article V of the Civil Service Law to add a new subdivision (7), providing for the one-time transfer of now existing Parks Police Officers Levels I-IV subject to a negotiated agreement with the police union.
JUSTIFICATION: Suffolk County currently maintains Park Police Officers on an annual basis to provide protection for the County's parks. This bill would authorize Suffolk County, subject to an agreement negotiated with the Police Benevolent Association, to transfer the present park officers to the Suffolk County Police Department. Park rangers and park security guards would then be employed on a seasonal basis in the parks. Suffolk County expects to realize savings of two million dollars per year.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6701 IN SENATE February 28, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to authorizing the transfer of police officers of the parks department of the county of Suffolk to the police department of such county without examination THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 70 of the civil service law, as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1993, is amended and a new subdi- vision 7 is added to read as follows: 1. General provisions. Except as provided in subdivisions four
[and], six AND SEVEN of this section no employee shall be transferred to a position for which there is required by this chapter or the rules estab- lished hereunder an examination involving essential tests or qualifica- tions different from or higher than those required for the position held by such employee. The state and municipal commissions may adopt rules governing transfers between positions in their respective jurisdictions and may also adopt reciprocal rules providing for the transfer of employees from one governmental jurisdiction to another. No employee shall be transferred without his or her consent except as provided in subdivision six OR SEVEN of this section or upon the transfer of func- tions as provided in subdivision two of this section. 7. TRANSFER OF SUFFOLK COUNTY PARK OFFICERS LEVELS I-IV TO THE POSI- TIONS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK MAY, BY AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED BETWEEN SUCH COUNTY AND AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF NOW EXISTING SUFFOLK COUNTY PARKS POLICE OFFICERS LEVELS I-IV TO POSITIONS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS. THE TRANSFER OF NOW EXISTING POSITIONS MAY BE EFFECTUATED WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY ELIGIBLE LISTS OR PREFERRED LISTS FOR REINSTATEMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14033-02-4