Relates to residency requirements for members of the security force employed by Kaleida Health.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to certain residency requirements
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends section 3 of the public officers law by adding a new subdivision 62, providing that a person serving as a member of the security force employed by Kaleida Health need not be a resident of the political subdivision or municipal corporation within which official functions are required to be exercised.
Section two of the bill is the effective date.
This legislation would provide more flexibility in the employment or appointment of members of the security force employed by Kaleida Health. Under current law, members of the security force employed by Kaleida Health are designated as peace officers. As such, these individuals are subject to restrictions on their residency. These restrictions can create difficulties in recruiting and retaining individuals to serve in this important safety capacity. Allowing Kaleida Health to accept individuals from neighboring counties to serve in this role will help resolve this problem and further ensure the safety of patients, visitors and employees.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7134 IN SENATE April 30, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to certain residen- cy requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new subdivision 62 to read as follows: 62. NEITHER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION OR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW, CHARTER, CODE, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, RULE OR REGULATION, REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE SHALL BE CHOSEN OR WITH- IN WHICH HIS OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE EXERCISED, SHALL APPLY TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A PERSON WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE SECURITY FORCE EMPLOYED BY KALEIDA HEALTH AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION EIGHTY-THREE OF SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH SECURITY FORCE OF KALEIDA HEALTH IS LOCATED OR AN ADJOINING COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14904-01-4