This bill has been amended

Bill S7347-2011

Relates to limiting service by police officers in a narcotics unit

Limits required service by police officers in an undercover assignment or capacity to no more than thirty-six months.

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  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S7347

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to service by police officers in a narcotics unit

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the general municipal law and administrative code regarding narcotic police service.

JUSTIFICATION: Narcotics service is one of the more difficult assignments for police officers. As such, after serving 36 months in this assignment, the continuation should be optional.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7347 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to service by police officers in a narcotics unit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 208-h to read as follows: S 208-H. SERVICE IN A NARCOTICS UNIT; LIMITATION. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW OR ANY RULE OR REGU- LATION OF ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR COMMISSIONER OR HEAD THEREOF, A MEMBER OF A POLICE FORCE, INCLUDING POLICE DETECTIVES, SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE NARCOTICS UNIT OF SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME WHICH EXCEEDS THIRTY-SIX MONTHS. SUCH TIME LIMIT SHALL BE THE AGGREGATE OF ALL SERVICE UNDER ANY TITLE, POSITION OR APPOINTMENT. S 2. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-117.1 to read as follows: S 14-117.1 SERVICE IN A NARCOTICS UNIT; LIMITATION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OR THE COMMISSIONER, A MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE, INCLUDING POLICE DETECTIVES, SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE NARCOTICS UNIT OF SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME WHICH EXCEEDS THIRTY-SIX MONTHS. SUCH TIME LIMIT SHALL BE THE AGGREGATE OF ALL SERVICE UNDER ANY TITLE, POSITION OR APPOINTMENT. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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