Bill S7886-2013

Establishes Briana's law requiring biennial CPR training for peace officers

Establishes Briana's law requiring biennial CPR training for police officers.

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  • Jun 16, 2014: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S7886

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the executive law, in relation to requiring police officers to be retrained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation every two years

PURPOSE: To require all police officers to be routinely trained in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section of law to the general municipal law; section 208-h.

JUSTIFICATION: In response to the tragic death of Briana Ojeda, it is imperative that all police officers are adequately trained in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This easy to learn procedure has been proven to save lives in emergency situations and could have helped save the life of Briana Ojeda. This bill will require every police officer in New York state to be retrained and tested in CPR. By requiring that all police officers are know how to administer CPR we can ensure that those in need will be saved in the future.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009/10 - A11702 - Referred to Local Governments; died in Senate 2011/12 - A1554 - Referred to Rules; died in Senate 2013A4974 - Passed Assembly; died in Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 60 days after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7886 IN SENATE June 16, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the executive law, in relation to requiring police officers to be retrained in cardiopulmo- nary resuscitation every two years THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Briana's Law". S 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 208-h to read as follows: S 208-H. BIENNIAL POLICE OFFICER CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION RETRAINING. EVERY POLICE OFFICER IN A CITY, COUNTY, TOWN OR VILLAGE SHALL, EVERY TWO YEARS BE: 1. RETRAINED IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVI- SION SIX OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW; AND 2. REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF TRAINING IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION. S 3. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 231 to read as follows: S 231. BIENNIAL STATE POLICE OFFICER CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION RETRAINING. EVERY STATE POLICE OFFICER SHALL, EVERY TWO YEARS BE: 1. RETRAINED IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVI- SION SIX OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW; AND 2. REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF TRAINING IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION. S 4. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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